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Birch Bark Ornaments


with Sandi Cirillo

Calendar Nov 4, 2017 at 1 pm, runs for 1 week

Create up to four holiday ornaments using birch bark. Bring in dried flowers or other materials to embellish your creations. Please bring a pair of scissors.

Material fee of $5 paid to instructor at class.

Carving a Wooden Santa Ornament


with Bob Perry

Calendar Nov 2, 2017 at 5:30 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Learn the basics of wood carving while having fun creating a whimsical Christmas ornament in three sessions.  If we complete the carving in the first 2 sessions, we will paint them at the last session.

Material fee of $5 paid to instructor at first class.


A pencil, white eraser, "knit KEVLAR glove" is highly recommended, carving knife, PLEASE NOTE - instructor will have some for use in class or will have them for purchase, $16.


Holiday Collage Glass Ornament


with Art Night Out

Calendar Dec 7, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Make your own meaningful Holiday mini-collages using paper, text, photos and other ephemera. Collage techniques include color washing, glazing, and applying pigment powders. After completing your two-sided collage, you will place it between glass and finish with a unique, solderless metal frame to achieve a polished look. This technique can be used to create ornaments or embellishments for jewelry design. NOTE: If using your own images, ONLY laser copies will work in these collages. Size of charm is 1”x 3”. Workshop includes all materials to make 3 two-sided ornaments.

Holiday Gift Basket


with Diantha Bleau

Calendar Dec 2, 2017 at 10 am, runs for 1 week

Have a homemade holiday!  You will be making up to 4 items to put in a gift basket for someone special, including a "headache" pillow, lip balm, felted soap and hand lotion.  So nice, you may just want to keep them all for yourself!

Please bring a small basket to put your items in.  The instructor will supply the matierals to make all the "gifts".

Material fee of $15 paid directly to the instructor at the beginning of class.


Japanese Shibori Silk Scarves


with Sandi Cirillo

Calendar Nov 4, 2017 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

Create a beautiful gift to give during the holidays.  “Shibori” is the Japanese resist method of creating designs on silk scarves using PVC pipes.  Learn how to wrap scarves around the pipes and spill color onto the pipe in layer after layer.  You will also be able to paint directly on your scarves.  Finish 2 unique scarves, just in time for Mother’s day gift giving!  Wear old clothes and bring an old tower and scissors.  

Material Fee of $10 paid to instructor at class.

Seaglass Jewelry


with Art Night Out

Calendar Nov 16, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

In this class we will use colorful pre-drilled seaglass or stones to create sterling plated wire-wrapped pieces. You will learn the easy technique for creating spirals and wire wrapping, and add beautiful beads to create unique and special jewelry.  Let’s make and create from the Sea! Workshop includes all materials to make a pendant and key chain. Includes a sterling plated chain.

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