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    • Mon, November 18, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 2

    Mondays, November 18, 25, December 2, 9

    Facilitator: Christi Russell

    Tapestry weaving is an ancient technique used by many cultures to create fabrics for clothes, wall hangings and furniture. In this class students will learn the basics of tapestry weaving, how to plan and design a tapestry project, and traditional easy to learn tapestry techniques. Students will also learn how to build and set up a loom, add plain weave, utilize rya knots, incorporate soumak and create shapes while experimenting with color, pattern and texture. Plus, a few important finishing steps to get your work off your loom and onto your wall. Take your loom home and keep creating after the class! Students need to bring: 4 skeins of different types of yarn in colors of their choice, optional beads and other things to add to their weaving.

    Reg by:11/16

    • Tue, November 26, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 3

    Tuesdays,  November 26, Dec 3, 10, 17 

    Facilitator: Sabrina Tassoni

    Learn techniques of hand-building with clay.  Join this fun class with fellow clay artists to bring yourself to your next level of creativity. Instructor led, mentoring, or independent study, whatever your skill level, you will enjoy this class of slab, coil, press mold, textures, image transfer and more. Bring your ideas to brainstorm since the sky's the limit! Wheels available for those who are proficient in throwing and wish to incorporate the two. Class includes 25 lbs of clay, glazes and firings. Additional clay available for purchase. Please bring to class an apron and hand towel. Each student must bring their own pottery tool kit (available at local craft stores or online.) 

    Register by 11/24

    • Tue, November 26, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 4

    Tuesdays,  November 26, Dec 3, 10, 17

    Facilitator: Sabrina Tassoni

    This class will be perfect for anyone who wants to learn the basics of creating pottery on a pottery wheel or someone with little experience who wants to further develop their skills. Learn essential wheel-throwing techniques from centering to trimming. Mugs and small vases will be the first forms we practice throwing on the wheel. Then enhance these pieces with hand-built elements such as handles and decorating the surfaces with underglaze, sgrafitto, and more. This class will give the student with little or no experience the opportunity to learn and develop a basic set of wheel-throwing skills. After taking this class, the student will take with them a small collection of functional wheel-thrown pottery as well as the confidence and skills needed to create more advanced pieces in the future. Fee includes up to 25lb of clay, glazes and firing. Please bring to class an apron and hand towel. Each student must bring their own pottery tool kit (available at local craft stores or online).

    Register by 11/24

    • Wed, November 27, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 8

    Wednesdays,  November 27, Dec 4, 11, 18

    Facilitator: Ron Wick

    This class is for beginners and intermediate painters who love to paint with acrylics. Join Ron's class and enjoy painting with acrylic on canvas and other surfaces. "To paint well is to have control of the medium". Together we will explore your potential. Ron will give demonstrations on different subjects each week. Come! Lets enjoy the experience together! Students can bring a painting they have done if they would like to have it critiqued in the first class. Please bring your paints, brushes and canvas and be ready to paint at the first class!

    Register by 11/25

    • Sat, December 07, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 7

    Saturday,  December 7

    10:00–1:00 pm

    Facilitator: Norm Knott

    Namaste! For centuries Prayer Flags have been hung to send beneficial prayers and good fortune into the atmosphere every time the wind blows them. Using centuries old ground rules we will design our own interpretations of Tibetan Prayer Flags. Each participant will be given a blank set of five flags to be decorated with prayers, positivity, good vibes, and the artists' energy. To decorate the flags we'll use vintage wood blocks from Norm's collection along with pens and paints. When they are completed they can be used to decorate home and garden areas! All supplies provided. 

    Register by: 12/1   *Note Early Registration Deadline!

    • Mon, December 09, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 5

    Monday December 9

    6:00–8:00 pm

    Facilitator: Kim Morhardt

    Learn to make goat's milk soap using the cold process method. At the end of the class you will be taking about two pounds of soap home with you. This class will be fun, informative and easy to do! We will talk about using essential oils and natural colorants in your soap to keep it as pure and natural as possible. The soap will be molded into milk carton, which will be provided. If you would like to use a decorative mold, please bring only silicone molds (found in the cake decorating isle at local craft stores or online). Plastic molds do not work well with the cold process soap. You will be working with lye and will learn how to handle it properly. Wear long sleeves, pants and closed toed shoes. Gloves and goggles will be provided, as well as all the ingredients for the soap. If you wish to use essential oils, please bring only 100% pure oils from a reputable company.

    Register by 12/7

    • Wed, December 11, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 7

    Ring Pouring

    Wednesday, December 11

    6:00–8:00 pm

    Facilitator: Tres Testolin

    New pour painting techniques! Come and have fun, get messy with this free flowing medium! Tres will guide you through the steps using different techniques to achieve some amazing pour painting results. Each session offers a new interesting outcome!   

    Ring pouring through cylinders, over circles and bottle bottoms. Everything you'll need to paint two 14 x 14" paintings is included.  Paints are also included, but if you would like to bring your own colors you will need 4 small bottles of craft paint.

    Register by: 12/09

Past events

Sat, November 16, 2019 Therapeutic Jizo Doll (MX19K-1)
Thu, November 14, 2019 Cancelled - Cold Process Soap Making III (MX19M-3)
Thu, November 14, 2019 Art Lecture: Gustav Klimt (AL19-3)
Thu, November 14, 2019 Splashdown! II (WC19-4)
Wed, November 13, 2019 New Twists with Pour Painting III (PTG19T-3)
Tue, November 12, 2019 Toes In The Water II (WC19-3)
Sat, November 09, 2019 Cancelled - Getting Started in Art Journaling (MX19S-2)
Thu, November 07, 2019 Coil Baskets II (MX19R-2)
Thu, November 07, 2019 Sculpt It! Santas! II - (MX19W-4)
Wed, November 06, 2019 Learning to See / Learning to Draw (DW19-4)
Wed, November 06, 2019 Whimsical Handbuilt Creations II (HB19B-2)
Tue, November 05, 2019 Cancelled - Fruit Carving II (MX19B-2)
Mon, November 04, 2019 Cancelled - Sculpt It! Santas! I - (MX19W-3)
Mon, November 04, 2019 Fired Up About Clay III (WWC19-3)
Mon, November 04, 2019 Cancelled Crash Course: Create a 1 page Zine! (DW19-3)
Mon, November 04, 2019 Cancelled-More Chinese Painting! II (CP19-2)
Sat, October 26, 2019 Cancelled - Beginning Wheel Thrown Pottery II – Saturday (WT19T-5)
Thu, October 24, 2019 Advanced Beginner–Intermediate Wheel Thrown Pottery II (INT19J-2)
Tue, October 22, 2019 Art In The Abstract II (AC19T-2)
Mon, October 21, 2019 Manic Monday: Intermediate Wheel Thrown Pottery II (INT19N-2))
Tue, October 15, 2019 Beginning Wheel Thrown & Handbuilt Pottery II (HB19T-2)
Thu, June 06, 2019 Paint as your muse! (AC18-43)
Wed, June 05, 2019 Painting With Acrylics On Canvas II (AC18-42)
Sat, May 05, 2018 Encaustic Painting I (PTG17-41)
Mon, October 23, 2017 Intuitive Painting (PTG17-5)
Thu, October 19, 2017 Pen & Ink Drawing II (DW17-4)
Thu, October 19, 2017 Splashdown! II (WC17-4 )
Tue, October 17, 2017 Toes In The Water II (WC17-3)
Mon, October 16, 2017 Art Uncorked: Paint a Friendly Witch (AW17-2)
Thu, October 12, 2017 Loose Threads Group-October 12 (LT17-2)
Thu, October 12, 2017 Art Lecture: Wassily Kandinsky (AL17-2)
Mon, October 09, 2017 Have Fun With Pencil Drawing I (DW17-3)
Sat, October 07, 2017 Mosaic Jewelry Workshop (MXM17-3)
Wed, October 04, 2017 New Class Added! Pour...then Pour (PTG17-11)
Wed, October 04, 2017 Painting With Acrylics On Canvas II (AC17-2)
Tue, September 05, 2017 Toes In The Water I (WC17-1)
Wed, June 14, 2017 Art Uncorked: Simple Flower Arranging (AW16-10)
Sat, June 10, 2017 Encaustic Painting II (PTG16-21)
Thu, June 08, 2017 Loose Threads Group-June (LT16-2)
Thu, June 08, 2017 Art Lecture: The Intimist Art of Edouard Vuillard and Pierre Bonnard (AL16-10)
Thu, June 08, 2017 Splashdown! I (WC 16-14)
Wed, June 07, 2017 Light Up The Night (MXM16-16)
Wed, June 07, 2017 Painting With Acrylics On Canvas II (AC16-11)
Tue, June 06, 2017 Toes In The Water I (WC16-13)
Mon, June 05, 2017 Art Uncorked! Light Up The Garden II (AW16-9)

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