Thursday, October 26
Instructor: Pat Sullivan
Create a spectacular object of art in this fun class, where you will make a free-standing wave of fused glass. Each student will cut and arrange strips of glass in a wave shape, which will then be fired in a kiln. After firing, the wave will be set in driftwood for a beautiful statement piece for your home.
The completed works of art will then be fired in a glass kiln, and students may pick up their work at Womanspace in 7-10 days. No glass cutting experience required. Safety glasses and masks will be provided if working with powdered glass. Closed-toe shoes will be required.
Register by October 24
Minimum Registered: 4
Saturday, October 28, November 4, 11, 18
Instructor: Pat Jeffers
Over the centuries prayer shawls have come to symbolize shelter, peace, and spiritual substance. The message is of caring that enriches both the lives of the giver as well as the recipient. This class focuses upon a knit stitch that develops into a functional accessory. We will see choices for colors and types of yarns and needles, and ways to enhance our finished project. This simple shawl begins from one stitch in an easy to follow pattern of increasing. Embellishments can include a fringed border, or crocheted edge with/without ribbon insertion.
Finished size approximately 65 x 33"
Supply list:3 skeins of acrylic yarn
Register by November 2
Minimum Registration: 3
Tuesdays, November 7, 14
Instructor: Rita Carpenter
Gelli Plate Printing uses a gelatin plate to press to fabric or paper. The process is easy as the paint is put on the gelli surface, spread out with a brayer then a variety of stencils and other textural objects are placed on the gelli plate, removed and placed on the fabric.Join this class and have fun learning this interesting technique. No previous experience necessary.
Suggested supplies: Bring favorite colors of acrylic paint ( some choices will be provided). For the collage process bring scrap book papers, old dictionary pages, found papers, postage stamps, etc.
Bring a subject to collage. Rita has a bird photo for reference
Register by November 5
Minium Registered: 3
Saturday, November 18
Ages 8+ Create a unique piece of art—a fused glass snowflake or wreath—a perfect family activity! Using glass scraps and pre-cut embellishments, makers will create a wreath or snowflake of the colors and patterns of their choosing.
Each piece will then be fired in Pat's kiln, and will be ready for pickup at Womanspace one week after class. Then, hang them on your tree, in your window or anywhere you see fit! Most glass pieces will be pre-fired, so no sharp edges. Safety goggles and masks will be supplied.
Register by November 16
Minimum Registered: 4
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