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Watch this space for more information coming soon on this February class.
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Watch this space for more information coming soon on this March class.
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Friday, October 19, noon - 4pm
4 hour class: $90  
All materials included
Play with a Gelli monoprint plate that has an appealing gelatin texture. Create monoprints with luscious surfaces with myriads of unexpected colors, patterns and textures. You’ll make a pile of monoprints that can be enjoyed simply for themselves, or used to make a new piece altogether. Use your prints for collage, art journaling, or greeting cards. You can also alter the monoprint with watercolor, pastels, pencil, or added texture. We will use Golden Artist Colors in OPEN and High Flow acrylics, plus commercial or hand made stencils. You may bring your own stencils or found objects.
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Saturday, Oct. 20, 9am - 1pm
4 hour class: $65  
Includes your practice gourd
Pyrography is the art of burning designs onto wood or other sur-faces. This technique class is
especially for gourd artists and applicable to many other art forms. We will look at new ways
to use your wood burning tool to draw lines, shade and create elements that will enhance
your work. These techniques will give beginners the basics while the experienced artist will come
away with creative options and refined skills. Students need to bring their burner with these
tips: skew (medium size) or a sword, and a medium/large ball tip or writer. Also, bring a good dust mask.
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Sat., Nov. 10, 9am-5pm
One day class: $65
+ $20 materials fee to instructor Includes gourd, carving burr & more
Learn to carve a gourd with your Dremel carving tool! In this one day class, you will carve out a lovely fall leaf pattern on the edge of a gourd bowl. If you are new to gourds, this is the perfect class to get a feel for carving, wood burning and finishes.
Leave with an art piece you’ll be proud of! You will need to bring your dremel tool or carver, carving burrs, a good dust mask, and a simple one-temperature or temperature-controlled burner.
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Sat., Dec. 1, 8:45am-3:30pm
One day class: $70
+ $5 materials fee to instructor
Kim Black has been making and teaching pine needle basketry for over 30 years. Join her for this one day class which will cover instruction in beginning pine needle basketry skills. Students will start with a wood base and complete a 4 inch dish using two stitches. Material preparation will also be covered. It is a fun way to spend a day learning something new. All materials and handouts are provided. Class size is limited so sign up early!
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Sun/Mon, Dec 2, 3, 10am - 3pm
Two day Workshop: $160*
Supply list available or pay $20 for supplies from instructor
*Early Bird Discount: $130
Use Coupon Code
if you sign up by November 2
Create a luminous ground for landscape or abstract using a blend of oil paint, medium and beeswax. Layers are rubbed, scraped, textured and built with magical results. A bit of a mystery always comes to the surface when colors blend and under-paintings pop through. As you begin, we will cover the basics of composition. Expect to work on 6 to 8 pieces during the class. Sensitive to oil scent? There’s usually no problem as this medium has a tiny amount of oil paint in each layer.
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Sat., January 5, 10 am—4pm
One day class: $65,
All supplies included
<> Create spiritual connection
<> Embrace your deepest self
  • <>Learn to listen to your Soul
  • You will find this workshop most helpful to deepen your connection with your Soul for the New Year. In this fun but deep workshop we will use the four directions of the medicine wheel to access ancient knowledge. We will make ally cards for the four directions on the wheel, connecting us with our Soul, allowing us to embrace parts of ourselves that may have been misplaced or misunderstood. These cards will help us remember that we are supported by angels, ancestors, and allies working on our behalf to bring our greatest good. Bring your journal. No art experience necessary.
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Sat., January 12, 11am—3pm
4 hour class: $40
+ $15 supply fee to instructor
Learn to make your own collage paper including techniques such as citrasolv, brayering, stencils, stamping, gelli prints, combing, and more… then start creating a wild and colorful abstract collage. We will talk about color and abstraction, then have fun turning your own photo (or one available to choose from) into abstract art! All supplies included. Beginners and Intermediate students welcome.
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Friday, March 15, 9am-4pm
Full Day Class: $95
+ $30 materials fee to instructor
Make an elegant etching on glass using the Amazing Dremel. It’s as easy as drawing on paper. You will be introduced to the dremel as you do a few practice pieces and see the results of various bits. Then you will move on to your 8”x 10” piece. Go abstract or realistic, add color or dimension by working on both sides of the glass. From this class you can easily move on to 3-D wine glasses, vases, dishes, glazed ceramics and much more. This workshop, specific to using your dremel on glass, is a good project class to compliment The Amazing Dremel class offered March 16 and 17.   No experience is necessary. The $30 kit fee includes the glass and a selection of bits that are yours to keep. Everything you need except the dremel.
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Sat. & Sun., March 16 & 17, 9am - 4pm 
2 Day Workshop $185*
+ $50 materials fee to instructor.
*Early Bird Discount: $160
Use Coupon Code 190316EarlyBird
if you sign up by Feb. 16
In this transforming 2 day workshop, learn how to use the amazing Dremel. Learn how to drill, cut, carve, etch, shape, polish and grind craft materials such as glass, plastic, metals, clay, wood, tile and more. You’ll work with hard and soft materials
and learn to use the numerous bits effects. As you play with the dremel, you will make a small book, for future reference, filled with the samples you created in various materials. Great for book artists, printmakers, jewelers, sculptors, or anyone wanting to work with materials beyond paper and fabric. The $50 materials fee includes a case containing 228 rotary bits for your dremel tool for working most any material, as well as precut materials for class and other misc. supplies. All skill levels are welcome. Please bring your own dremel tool. Sign up early, class size is limited.
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Sat., March 23, 9 am— 5 pm
One day class: $70
+ $25 material fee to instructor
Coiling is a fun and easy basket weaving technique. Learn how to attach hand dyed Danish cord to the edge of a gourd, how to weave open and closed coiling, how to free form coil, and how to attach a row of beads to the coil. Choose from several color combinations of gourds, Danish cord and waxed linen thread to personalize your own creation. Jane will share her own technique of dyeing the gourd and cording to match. You should be able to finish this project in class. No weaving experience is required. You will need to bring a drill or Dremel tool with collet for small 1/16” bit (there will be extras if you don’t have one) and a pair of scissors. All other materials will be provided.
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