Mold-making can be beneficial for a wide array of mediums and practical applications. Experiment with both skin-safe molds and silicone rubber mold-making as you learn how to safely make precise replicas of your handmade sculptures and/or found objects.
Supply Fee: $25.00
Create a needle felted artwork from sheared alpaca fiber and end up with a finished felted sculpture. In this 2 day workshop, you will experience cleaning and dyeing the alpaca fiber, blending and designing your work of art, and finish off with embellishment.
Learn how to use different shades of paper to create your own pulp paper portrait in the style of contemporary American artist, Chuck Close; known for his large-scale portraits created using a variety of media.
Looking forward to those cozy winter evenings but your toes are always cold? Take this workshop to make yourself or your loved ones a pair of snuggly wool slippers. You will learn how to felt wool roving, resulting in a one-of-a-kind pair of cozy winter slippers to keep those toes toasty.
This introduction to virtual reality will give the entire family the opportunity to learn how to set up a room-scale session using Google’s virtual reality Tilt Brush program. An adult must participate in the workshop – the tuition fee covers one individual and you must register for each adult and child attending.
Pre-registration is required.
Learn the traditional art of hand embroidery through demonstration and practice. See examples of contemporary embroidery and then start or complete a small project of your own as you learn how to transfer your design, choose needles and embroidery thread, and how to make about a dozen of the basic stitches.
Learn the Japanese resist dye techniques known as Shibori to make a series of tailored home goods. Students will be supplied with pre-washed cotton fabric to make custom, Shibori dyed napkins, tea towels, accessories, pillow cases…the possibilities are limitless!
Braided rugs are beautiful and durable floor coverings that have graced American homes and hearths for the past 200 years. In this one-day workshop learn to create the three basic components of a braided rug; the start, body, and ending. Leave with a small, completed round table topper or chair pad, and the skills necessary to make a full-sized rug on your own.
Create a small, multi-purpose tote from natural reed while learning basic weaving techniques such as truing a base, twining, start/stop weaving, packing and lashing. Basic weaving terms and tools will also be covered.
Learn how to build a custom tapestry loom and weave one-of-a-kind wall hangings or functional objects such as pillow cases, laptop sleeves or placemats. We will cover warping your loom, weaving and finishing techniques resulting in two to three finished projects (time permitting).