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Reminder: Winter Lottery will be held October 17, 2017

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JEWELRY WORKSHOPS

Sec. J101 Fire and Ice: Metal Clay and Fused Glass with Lis-el Crowley

Learn two exciting art forms in this in depth workshop. We will begin with a basic fused glass class in which Lis-el will provide an extensive palette of clear, colored and dichroic glass for you to choose from to create your own unique glass cabochons. While the glass is firing, Lis-el will demonstrate utilizing colored glass with metal clay. Once the cabochons are fired and cooled, she will then show you a variety of ways to set them into metal clay, including cab surrounds, embrace settings, and a more traditional, bezel type of setting. You will have a lovely array of sparkling and beautiful wearable art at the end of this workshop. Material extra, payable to instuctor: approx. $125  This will include 50 grams of metal clay, glass for fusing and consumables used in class.  Maximum 12 students

  • 2 Days: Saturday and Sunday
  • March 3 and 4, 2018
  • 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tuition: $175/credit card $170/cash or check
  • Materials fee: $125 paid to instructor


 

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FELTING WORKSHOP

Sec. W101 Fabulous Felted Hat with Carol Ingram

Learn the art of seamless wet felting to create your own custom made wet-felted hat. Students will design a plastic resist as their pattern and turn wool fiber into a strong fabric that will conform to their particular head size. Blocking techniques, millinery finishing, as well as what crown and brim works best for the shape of your face will be covered.

Material Fee: $25 includes everything except a small plastic bowl for water and either olive oil soap bar or liquid detergent soap, scissors, notepad, tape measure and towel. There will be several options for hat blocks. Instructor will bring several to use, students will be given instructions on how to make their own hat block prior to the class, or students may want to purchase their own block or borrow one from a friend. Maximum 8 students

  • 2 Days: Saturday and Sunday
  • March 17 and 18, 2018
  • 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
  • Tuition:Tuition:$260/ credit card
    $255/check or cash
  • Materials fee: $25

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POTTERY WORKSHOP

Sec. P101 Back by Popular Demand- Adding Layers of Visual Interest to Your Cone 6 Pots with Richard Aerni

Participants in this intense three day workshop will learn various methods of upping the visual appeal to their electric fired cone 6 work through application methods, additions of various layers of glaze and slip, and how to work with glazes and amend them to suit their tastes. Participant bisque will be spray glazed and fired on the initial day, and while the kiln cools, we will explore sectional throwing methods easily achievable in the home studio or art center. An analysis of the fired results will be conducted on the final day as well.
This workshop requires some knowledge of throwing on the wheel and a familiarity with glazes and glazing. Participants are asked to bring their own bisque to glaze and fire in studio kilns. There will be correspondence with Richard pre and post workshop to familiarize participants with the upcoming workshop and to help digest and discuss developments in their post workshop potting.
Maximum 12 students

  • 3 days: Friday, Saturday, Sunday
  • March 23, 24 and 25, 2018
  • 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tuition: $305/credit card
    $300 /cash and check

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