Saturday, June 20
Facilitator: Norm Knott
Due to the Covid19 social distancing recommendations class size is limited to 4 students and masks will be required in the studio.
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: 6/12 *Note Early Registration Deadline!
Thursday, June 25
Facilitator: Cherie Heck
Due to the Covid19 social distancing recommendations class size is limited to 6 students and masks will be required in the studio.
Bring some flickering candlelight to your garden or patio and recycle those beautiful wine bottles you can't bring yourself to throw away! You will try your hand at using a bottle cutter to turn that wine bottle into a candle holder on a copper pole.
You may bring some wine bottles in the color you wish to create with (bring a few, there may be breakage involved!) Or there will be some available at the class, all other supplies are also included. You may want to bring a pair of leather or gardening gloves to handle the glass.
Register by: 6/23
Saturday, June 27
Facilitator: Karla Lombardo
Due to the Covid19 social distancing recommendations class size is limited and masks will be required in the pavilion.
Karla Lombardo of ArtbyKarla will teach you how to make your very own colorful Peace Pole to add creative flair to your garden. Each Peace Pole is a PVC post sleeve measured 4″x4″x44″. ArtbyKarla will provide all of the materials needed to create this project except for varnish that takes overnight to dry. As this class takes around 5 hours, please feel free to bring a lunch and/or snacks along. Space is limited so don’t wait to register! This class will fill up fast!
Register by: 6/24
Tuesday, June 30
Add a little sparkle to your garden this summer. With a metal watering can and beads you can make this delightful sun catcher for your garden. Watering cans, beads and supplies are included in the fee, but feel free to bring some beads or trinkets you would like to add to your creation. Please note early registration deadline!
Register by: 6/22
Tuesday, June 30
Wednesdays, July 8
Facilitator: Rafaela Wickstrum
Beginner Level. Here comes the sun!...Learn to sculpt your own Sun and use a variety of materials in this class. Paper mache is an exciting medium where you can create 3-dimensional objects Your imagination makes this class a stepping stone to limitless creativity! No kiln or oven, all air dry materials. There will be a 15 min. break with refreshments halfway through class. Wear old clothes or bring a smock. Come and create something magical! Fee includes all materials.
Register by: 7/6
Thursday, July 9
All supplies are included, EXCEPT you need to bring your own needle-nose pliers/wire cutters. The 4 different ring sizes are 6″, 8″, 14″ and 19″ which are all included.
Register by: 7/7
Saturday, July 11
9:00 am–12:00 pm
For all ages (Kids 12 and under are free with a paid adult). Join in this popular annual event as Norm provides you with ideas and some materials to create an amazing Fairy House to leave in the Womanspace Forest. Fun morning family time adventure! This is just in time for the Fairy Festival on July 18th where hundreds of children, adults (and fairies!) journey through the forest hunting for and admiring these creative and fun fairy homes. Come play in our gardens and woods and use natural materials you find or bring your own all-natural materials to create a comfortable dwelling for our forest fairies. Leaves, shells, stone, pet hair, nut shells, feather are moss are just a few ideas that make beautiful additions to any fairy home. Bring your camera, plus garden gloves, hiking shoes, long sleeves and pants for protection from the forest. Class is limited to 6.
Spend the day doing fun fairy things and sign-up for the Make Your Own Fairy House class. Bring lunch and have a picnic in the garden!
Register by: 7/9
Create a special indoor fairy house of your very own! Norm will lead you on a special quest to create a special indoor fairy house. We will be using boxes, birdhouses and gourds to start, but please bring your own favorite container like wooden cigar boxes, small wooden crates, or CD cases. Clean out your craft area (or look through Mom's) and bring items to add to the Fairy exchange table for house and furniture assembly. Also, you can bring any artificial and real things from nature (feathers, moss,pebbles, etc) Anything goes, as long as your fairy will feel cozy in their new home! Class is limited to 6
For all ages (Kids 12 and under are free but must register with an adult).
Tuesday, July 14, 21, 28
Facilitator: Nancy Mayhew
Register by: 6/30
Mondays, July 20, 27
Facilitator: Marsha Goodheart
Release your inner hippy and use up some of your treasured trinkets you have been saving for something! Join Marsha for this fun class making your own Hippy Dippy Stick to give your life a little sparkle and fun! Supplies included but feel free to bring things you would like to add and a cool stick.
Register by: 7/18
Wednesday, July 22
No mosaic experience needed! Make a one-of-a-kind original piece of mosaic jewelry and learn some new skills in this fun 2-hour workshop. Students will design and complete either two mosaic pendants or one pendant and one wrap bracelet from start to finish.
All materials will be supplied, which include:
Register by: 7/20
Thursday, July 23
Create your very own Wind Chimes! Karla will provide all the supplies needed (wood, beads, washers, bells, etc.), but feel free to bring some items that you may want to add to your design. Don't wait to sign up for this class because there is limited seating.
Sunday, August 9, 16
Facilitator: Emily Watson Rice
Learn the art of silk dyeing! This simple technique is easy to grasp for novices but flexible enough to allow for loads of creativity. Once students have learned the basics of ombre dyeing, they will learn the unique technique of layering lace transfer dyes over top of their ombre. Students will experiment on practice fabric before moving to their main project — dyeing their own silk scarf. Dress for mess — wear clothes and shoes that you don’t mind getting permanently dyed.
Fee includes rubber gloves, dye & two silk scarves. Additional scarves will be available for purchase during class, if students would like to work on additional projects. ($10-$25 each depending on the size)
Register by: 8/7
Wednesday, August 12
Beginner level. Here comes the sun!...Learn to sculpt your own Sun and use a variety of materials in this class. Paper mache is an exciting medium where you can create 3-dimensional objects. Your imagination makes this class a stepping stone to limitless creativity! No kiln or oven, all air dry materials. There will be a 15 min. break with refreshments halfway through class. Wear old clothes or bring a smock. Come and create something magical! Fee includes ALL materials.
Register by: 8/10
Saturday, August 15
11:00 am–1:00 pm
Facilitator: Kathy O'Dierno
Register by 8/13
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