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Dec 28, 2023

Last chance to register for these upcoming January 2024 classes: 

Nov 11, 2023

Etui Boxes [Workshop]

The Etui Box was designed in France sometime in the late 18th century and originally used as a traveling sewing kit. Its compact form allowed for easy carrying, but when… 

Nov 10, 2023

Intermediate/Advanced Knitting

For knitters who have taken a beginning class or experienced knitters who would like to stretch themselves by taking on a more complicated project. Bring your own yarn, tools, and… 

Nov 5, 2023

2024 Spring registration dates>

Nov 1, 2023

Woodturning Kitchen Tools [Workshop]

This workshop focuses on spindle and small bowl turning techniques as well as a bit of pyrography / embellishment techniques. Start with a smaller French rolling pin (spindle roughing gouge… 

Nov 1, 2023

The Art of Charcuterie [Workshop]

Learn to craft a unique experience, starting with designing and making your very own charcuterie board in our Wood Studio. Then we’ll join our partners from Wellness and Recreation for… 

Nov 1, 2023

Plant Stand [Workshop]

Is your houseplant feeling low? Give it a boost with a portable plant stand. In this workshop for beginners, you will use jigs, explore ways to cut dados, and install… 

Nov 1, 2023

Introduction to Woodturning: Bowls

Turn wooden bowls! In this introductory class, you will have the opportunity to explore the very different experiences found in turning the end grain found in making a bowl. The… 

Nov 1, 2023

Introduction to Hand Tools [Workshop]

It may not be glamorous, but it’s the first step. This weekend workshop is focused on using hand tools to plane a rough board to dimension. Participants will also explore… 

Nov 1, 2023

Ideation: Furniture Design Seminar [Workshop]

Time to step away from the sawdust. Participants in this class will focus on the rudimentary techniques for designing a woodworking project. With a focus on choices, process, and product,… 

Nov 1, 2023

Gadget Box [Workshop]

It’s time to build a box! Join us for a weekend and walk away with a small box for storing trinkets, valuables or simply lightening the load on your junk… 

Nov 1, 2023

Flat Plane Carving [Workshop]

Pull up a seat, grab a knife, and start whittling. This workshop will introduce participants to the techniques of flat plane carving (or whittling) with a variety of knives and… 

Nov 1, 2023

Bowl Carving [Workshop]

In this two-day workshop you will be hand carving a small to medium bowl.  You will be using a variety of hand tools including gouges and mallets to design, shape… 

Nov 1, 2023

Advanced Woodworking

Advance your knowledge and capability in woodworking. With instructor guidance, you will design and execute a project of your own creation. You’ll learn how to choose materials based on the… 

Oct 31, 2023

Photo Retouching I  [online class]

This is an online class that will meet remotely via ZOOM. Whether you’re taking pictures with a phone or a DSLR, this retouching class will improve your knowledge of basic and… 

Oct 31, 2023

Mounting Your Artwork [Workshop]

This is a seminar style workshop geared towards meeting individual project needs! Katy has five years of experience in custom framing, with much of that time focused on mounting unconventional… 

Oct 31, 2023

Introduction to 4×5 Photography

Nothing rivals the visual fidelity of large format film photography – though it can be a little intimidating to start. From learning how to load film into film holders, to… 

Oct 31, 2023

Digital Photography: Getting Started

The digital camera… so much capability that so few people fully comprehend! From learning the various camera controls to exercising the options of how and when they are best used,… 

Oct 31, 2023

Winter Landscape in Watercolor [Workshop]

No experience necessary. Enjoy painting a simple winter landscape in watercolor. Use the creative process of the watercolor medium to create a chilly landscape through textures and techniques. Instructor: Laura… 

Oct 31, 2023

Sea Birds Over the Ocean in Watercolor [Workshop] 

Capture the grace and freedom of seabirds soaring above the water. Recall the feel of the sand between your toes, the scent of salty air, and the calls of the… 

Oct 31, 2023

Portrait of a Rose in Watercolor  [Workshop]

Roses are jewels of the garden. Capture their magnificence in watercolor! Join Laura and let her guide you step by step in using watercolor to paint this beautiful flower. No… 

Oct 31, 2023

Pansies in Watercolor  [Workshop]

Everyone loves these flowers with the cheerful “faces.”  Come spend a fun afternoon learning to paint pansy flowers in watercolor. No experience necessary – beginners welcome. All supplies included. Instructor: Laura… 

Oct 31, 2023

Mono-Printing 101 [Workshop]

In this wildly creative and playful class, you will learn to make prints using found objects for texture and image, layered paints for varied colors, and a mask [an image… 

Encaustic Mermaid Painting

Oct 31, 2023

Encaustic Mermaid Painting [Workshop]

Join encaustic artist Marcia Streithorst as she teaches you all about encaustic painting while walking you through the steps to craft your very own beautiful mermaid painting. You will paint… 

Oct 31, 2023

Encaustic Collage [Workshop]

Join encaustic artist Marcia Streithorst for a fun mixed media class where you will learn how to use paper and wax to make a fun mixed media collage painting. We… 

Oct 31, 2023

Coptic Binding [Workshop]

The Coptic binding was a method of bookbinding developed by the Christian Copts in early Egypt. Some date its use from as early as the 100s AD. Coptic bindings were among… 

Oct 31, 2023

Climbing Clematis Flowers in Watercolor [Workshop]

Clematis is known as the queen of climbers. Learn how to use watercolor to paint these star-like flowers and foliage climbing up a post or mailbox. No experience necessary –… 

Oct 31, 2023

Spinner Ring in Silver [Workshop]

Rings unite! Create your own spinner ring using a forming technique known as anticlastic raising. In this process an outer band is formed in such a way to creatively “capture”… 

Oct 31, 2023

Simple Enameled Ring [Workshop]

More adventures in torch fired enameling! This workshop will introduce students to fabricating finger fashion in a simple way. Familiarity with vitreous enameling is necessary. Intro to Torch Fired Enameling… 

Oct 31, 2023

Wire Wrapping Basics

Learn basic wire weaving techniques while creating pendants or earrings. A new project will be taught each week; you will practice the new wire weave prior to creating your jewelry…