Instructor: Antzee Magruder
Dates: July 12th & 13th
This workshop is a must for quilters and other people who wish to take that next step into creating highly original works in fabric, works that transcend traditional patterns.
Fiber Artist & Instructor Antzee Magruder begins with fabrics, then, through endless combinations of hand stitching, overlapping, collage with found objets, and even painted accents, she creates intricate balances between the old and new.
The final pieces may remain richly abstract or may contain narratives that slowly emerge as you examine the intricate textures and patterns. Here, the initial fabrics are the medium, or support, for the final works.
Students, the creators, then need to be fully engaged as they add to and interact with each stage of development.
Techniques, materials, possibilities, and individual coaching are all part of this workshop. Appropriate for all levels.
Instructor: Anne Criss
Dates: July 20th
Have you ever looked at a really creative wall hanging and wondered, “How did they do that?” Well, the answer just might be on a piece of cardboard!
If you want to get creative without spending a lot of money or time procuring supplies, this class will teach you how to weave beautiful creations using just a piece of cardboard and yarn!
During this workshop, you’ll take a piece of heavy cardboard, which will be provided, yarn (you can bring your own if you have something special you’d like to work with), and create a wall hanging or placemat in a day. All you’ll need to bring is a pair of scissors. It is fun, can be three dimensional, it is super easy and very portable. Once you take it off the loom, you have a beautiful creation!
Instructor: Dorothy Anderson
Dates: July 25th & 26th
In this two day threaded picture workshop, students will choose a photograph to bring to class and will learn how to turn it into a threaded work of art! Pictures of pets are a popular choice. Chosen photos will be printed onto computer printer fabric and threads will be added to create your design. The instructor will have an image of the buffalo river available as a template for students if desired. See pictured. Though this project requires patience, it can be very relaxing and students will end up with an incredible work of art.
Instructor: Mike Engle
Dates: July 29th
In this 1/2 day beginner’s glass course, glass artist/instructor Mike Engle teaches the students the basic techniques and safety required to begin or refine their practice of creating beautiful glass beads and pendants. Students will leave this course with several new creations and a passion for this ancient art form!
Suitable for beginners to intermediate level students, aged 16 and up.
Instructor: Barbara Cornett
Dates: August 16th & 17th
In this two day beginner stained glass course, students will create a stained glass window using one of four patterns that are provided by the instructor, glass artist Barbara Cornett. Students will learn how to cut out glass pieces for their window, how to use a glass grinder to finish the glass edges, as well as how to fit the pieces together. They will use copper foil to wrap each piece of glass they make and solder their pieces together to create a one of a kind work of art. Students will patina their window and finish it with a zinc frame. A selection of glass will be available to choose from. All tools will be provided. All that is needed for this two day class is your enthusiasm and creativity! For safety reasons, no tank tops or open toed shoes in the glass studio please.
Learn to make a basket that is both beautiful and functional. This class will be making what is called a Bean Pot Basket. Deep enough to hold your pot of beans to and from that upcoming holiday potluck. This workshop is appropriate for people new to basket making as well as those who wish to learn this particular style.