Inspired by the little treasures you save and love, we will cleverly combine old and new elements to create spectacular jewelry. Bring your special and sentimental keepsakes, single earrings, buttons, charms, chains, family photos, and found objects and let Bonnie Arkin inspire your creativity. We can create wonderful new designs from vintage treasures....
Monday May 1st, 7pm
Learn the art and craft of cold process soap making (from scratch... not melt and pour) during this 2-hour workshop. Tammy will demystify the process of "saponification" (soap making) coaching students in the creation of wonderful herbal soaps. Students work together to learn the entire process (from start to finish) as they create...
Students will use different techniques to add designs and color to gift cards. Students will apply cornstarch paste on fabric and draw designs into the paste, and will also use the process of suminagashi, a Japanese form of marbling with ink on paper. Students will also have the option of using watercolor to add designs to the front cover of the card. ...
Saturday May 6th, 11am
Students learn fundamental mask construction, making masks in cardboard, Venetian Style papier mache', found objects and plaster gauze.
Utilizing skills garnered in the beginning bookbinding class, students will explore more complex structures with in-depth techniques, potentially covering Coptic bindings, long-stitch, advanced Japanese side-stitch or others, as well as taking time to develop content for their pieces. Some experience with bookbinding is helpful, though students who...
Tuesday Apr 25th, 11:30am
Start with casting your own face for two mask making matrices, then learn sculpting and casting your own creations in paper mache'. Note: You should take beginner mask making before this class. Session price includes materials.
More experienced mask makers get involved with more expensive materials, develop their own tool kit and pursue projects of their own with guidance from our resident master Jeff Semmerling. Note: You should already took intermediate course.
In intermediate stone carving students will learn how to work with medium hardness stones like sandstones and lime stones. Students can carve small sculpture projects in a stone of medium hardness or can learn to carve larger project in soft stones. Note: This class is not for students with back problems or arthritis.
In beginning stone carving students will learn the basic techniques for composing and carving small sculpture out of alabaster and other soft stones. Students will need to purchase carving tools and materials. Note: This class is not for students with back problems or arthritis.
Mixed Media Painting & Collage gives you the opportunity to explore the art of the collage, in this relaxed, social environment. Using found papers, images, and paint learn to create a unique piece of art. Learn basics of composition to create intriguing backgrounds to transfer your found images. Recycled papers and personal mementos can take...
Saturday Jun 24th, 6:15am
Learn the whimsical craft of making dreamcatchers! Learn how to weave the string design and then decorate your finished piece with ribbons, feathers, and beads. Perfect to decorate your home, or to give as gifts!
Sunday Jul 23rd, 1pm
Learn the Semmerling and Schaefer methods for shaping leather masks. You will make and finish three to four leather masks and leave with sources for materials and tools.
Saturday Jul 15th, 1pm
This hands-on fundamentals course is for people who want to learn how to make items and projects out of a variety of weights and types of leather. Whether you have done some leather work on your own, have already attended a workshop at the school or have never worked with leather before, this is the best class to refine your skills and move forward...
Thursday Aug 3rd, 6:30pm
Return to the studio and learn what’s next after the “Shaping Leather “ workshop. Sculpting, Skiving & New Sizing Methods will be taught. Feel free to bring projects you are working on.
Saturday Jul 22nd, 1pm
You will create your own abstract background with the help of an artist - you choose the colors of your masterpiece! We provide the ring, the rope, the beads, rhinestones, feathers - everything you need to add your 3D dreamcatcher to your painting! You get to pick out all of the materials you'd like to use.
Sunday Jun 25th, 2pm