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We offer weekend workshops, weekly after school classes (and half-day week-long programs during the summer). Small classes and our highly skilled and professional artist/craft teachers and assistants will offer lots of individual help and allow each child (or family unit) a hands-on exploration of their personal creativity and the process of making. Classes may include Glass Beadmaking, Wood Turning, Painting Blacksmithing, Jewelry making, Fiber, Fused Glass and Clay.

Full 2017 Adult and Student Curriculum for fiber arts, forge, glass, ceramics, woodturning and jewelry classes.

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Parent/Child Adventures in Clay
Parent/Child Adventures in Clay
Tuition $75.00
Registration Closed

Materials Fee: $5.00
All Levels, child age 3-5 plus a parent/caregiver
Kaitlin Clark

CL8202 May 4, 11, 18, 25, June 1, 8, 2018 (3:00pm-4:00pm) 6 Fridays (Clay Studio)

Join us for a fun and creative experience as we explore adventures in clay! This class focuses on creativity and the art making process. Through observation, attention to detail and our imaginations, we will explore space, shapes, colors and more. This class is designed for an adult to work one on one with a child and the $70 tuition is for an adult and child and includes clay, glazes and firing fees for 2 people. Techniques and concepts incorporate the use of problem solving, cognitive and cooperative learning techniques. Childrens' literature books are the focus on a theme such as insects, nature, animals, seasons landscapes, etc. This class requires the parent/caregiver's attendance and participation. Clay, firing and glazing are included in the material fee.
BLOCKPRINTING ON FABRIC: TEA-TOWEL WORKSHOP
BLOCKPRINTING ON FABRIC: TEA-TOWEL WORKSHOP
Tuition $80.00

Materials Fee: $10
Karin Mansberg

SD8218 June 30, 2018 (10am-2pm) Saturday (River Room)

This workshop will cover the basics of block printing and making repeat patterns for designing fabric. The instructor will show different patterns. Students will design and carve and finally print their own design patterns on tea towels. We will be using lino cutting tools and soft cut print blocks. This course will also cover comparison of different fabrics suitable for block printing by hand. Students will print their own patterned tea towels with special fabric inks that are permanent and washable after drying. A material fee of $10 will be added to the tuition. Students Ages 14 and over.
July 9-13 AM Youth Hands-on, Hands-dirty Forge
July 9-13 AM Youth Hands-on, Hands-dirty Forge
Tuition $250.00

Youth

YM8301 Jul 9,10, 11, 12, 13, 2018 (9am-12pm) Mon-Fri (Forge)

What's more fun than bending, stretching and twisting hot metal with hammer and anvil? In a coal forge, students will learn to use fire and hammer to shape hot iron, giving the student a taste of the ancient art of blacksmithing. Each daily project will feature a basic technique fundamental to the craft. As we move along, students will also learn safety procedures, fire maintenance and some of the history and practical aspects of blacksmithing. This hands-on, hands-dirty course is a chance for our youth to come to grips with a real material with real world limitations as they successfully complete a number of useful projects. Ages 11-16.
July 9-13 PM Advanced Youth Hands-on, Hands-dirty Forge
July 9-13 PM Advanced Youth Hands-on, Hands-dirty Forge
Tuition $250.00

Youth

YM8302 Jul 9,10, 11, 12, 13, 2018 (1-4pm) Mon-Fri (Forge)

This class is for children who have already taken one of our youth blacksmithing workshops, allowing them to continue advancing their skills Ages 11-16.
Jul 9-13 AM Youth Drawing & Watercolor Painting
Jul 9-13 AM Youth Drawing & Watercolor Painting
Tuition $250.00

Youth

YS8301 Jul 9,10, 11, 12, 13, 2018 (9-12pm) Mon-Fri (River Room Studio)

Students will be introduced to multiple media including graphite and watercolor, in a unique engaged way of teaching. With different creative projects, students will be encouraged to explore a wide variety of art styles and techniques; while strengthening both their artistic skills and their understanding of art. Each students will be encouraged to work at their level and stretch their imagination in a relaxed and fun environment. Students will develop an individual awareness through an in-depth exploration of value, color, form, and composition. Supplies included. Ages 8-15.
Jul 9-13 PM Youth T-shirt Design with Blockprinting
Jul 9-13 PM Youth T-shirt Design with Blockprinting
Tuition $250.00

Youth

YS8302 Jul 9,10, 11, 12, 13, 2018 (1-4pm) Mon-Fri (River Room Studio)

This course is for those who are interested in block printing an original design on T-shirts. In the first part of the class students will learn the basics of relief printmaking technique to carve their designs into soft rubber blocks with various size linoleum cutters. Positive and negative space, line, color, scale and incorporating type will be discussed with images will be discussed. Students will then print their own designs on a fabric with special fabric inks that are permanent and washable. In the second part of the class students will design a logo for their T-shirts and carve another print block, which will be used for printing packaging labels, wrapping paper or a set of stickers for their T-shirt brand. By the end of the class every student will have created their own T-shirt brand. Supplies included. Ages 10-14.
Jul 9-13 PM Youth Joy of Pottery
Jul 9-13 PM Youth Joy of Pottery
Tuition $250.00

Youth

YC8302 Jul 9,10, 11, 12, 13, 2018 (1-4pm) Mon-Fri (Clay Studio)

Join us for a fun, inspiring and collaborative environment as we create unique pieces in clay! This week-long session will cover hand-building techniques (slab, pinch, and coil) as well as wheel thrown methods to create your own vessels or sculptures to take home and use! Each day we will explore a variety of methods and how they apply to creating unique and functional art. Project ideas will be customized to adapt to the interests of each participant and we encourage you to bring in your own ideas as well! Pieces will be under glazed and fired with a clear glaze that is food safe. No experience necessary - All levels are welcome! Age group 8-14.
Jul 9-13 AM Youth Roll it! Throw it!
Jul 9-13 AM Youth Roll it! Throw it!
Tuition $250.00

Youth

YC8301 Jul 9,10, 11, 12, 13, 2018 (9am-12pm) Mon-Fri (Clay Studio)

Join us for a fun week of learning the basics of hand building and wheel throwing cups, bowls, and plates. Add texture, color and a clear glaze to your designs making them fun and functional. Supplies included. Ages 11-14.
July 23-27 AM Youth Hands-on, Hands-dirty Forge
July 23-27 AM Youth Hands-on, Hands-dirty Forge
Tuition $250.00

Youth

YM8303 Jul 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 2018 (9am-12pm) Mon-Fri (Forge)

What's more fun than bending, stretching and twisting hot metal with hammer and anvil? In a coal forge, students will learn to use fire and hammer to shape hot iron, giving the student a taste of the ancient art of blacksmithing. Each daily project will feature a basic technique fundamental to the craft. As we move along, students will also learn safety procedures, fire maintenance and some of the history and practical aspects of blacksmithing. This hands-on, hands-dirty course is a chance for our youth to come to grips with a real material with real world limitations as they successfully complete a number of useful projects. Ages 11-16.
July 23-27 PM Youth Hands-on, Hands-dirty Forge
July 23-27 PM Youth Hands-on, Hands-dirty Forge
Tuition $250.00

Youth

YM8304 Jul 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 2018 (1-4pm) Mon-Fri (Forge)

What's more fun than bending, stretching and twisting hot metal with hammer and anvil? In a coal forge, students will learn to use fire and hammer to shape hot iron, giving the student a taste of the ancient art of blacksmithing. Each daily project will feature a basic technique fundamental to the craft. As we move along, students will also learn safety procedures, fire maintenance and some of the history and practical aspects of blacksmithing. This hands-on, hands-dirty course is a chance for our youth to come to grips with a real material with real world limitations as they successfully complete a number of useful projects. Ages 11-16.
July 23-27 AM Youth The Art of Weaving
July 23-27 AM Youth The Art of Weaving
Tuition $250.00

Youth

YF8301 Jul 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 2018 (9am-12pm) Mon-Fri (LTB Studio)

Students will learn how to weave on a small tapestry loom. Each student will learn how to prepare the loom for weaving, basic weaving techniques, and how to finish their creation into a piece of woven art. The children will explore the interplay between color and texture, and will have the opportunity to express their own creativity. A fully prepared floor loom will also be available to give each student the opportunity to experience weaving on a larger scale. At the end of the class each student will keep the pop out loom kit to continue their weaving adventure at home. Ages 6-14
Jul 23-27 AM Youth Having Fun with Clay
Jul 23-27 AM Youth Having Fun with Clay
Tuition $250.00

Youth

YC8303 Jul 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 2018 (9am-12pm) Mon-Fri (Clay Studio)

The focus of this clay summer youth program will be exploring and having fun with clay. They will be taught techniques such as making cylinders, pinch pots, coil building as well as slab building to create their own animal menagerie. They may come with their own ideas of what they want to create. They will be taught different glazing techniques. Supplies included. Ages 6-10.
Jul 23-27 PM Youth Exploring Clay
Jul 23-27 PM Youth Exploring Clay
Tuition $250.00

Youth

YC8304 Jul 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 2018 (1-4pm) Mon-Fri (Clay Studio)

During this clay program, the youths will learn a variety of hand building techniques such as pinch pots, as well as slab and coil building and different glazing techniques. All levels of skills are welcome and projects will be customized to adapt to the interests of each youth. Supplies included. Ages 9-10.
Jul 23-27 AM Youth Fashion Illustration & Basic Sewing
Jul 23-27 AM Youth Fashion Illustration & Basic Sewing
Tuition $250.00

Youth

YS8303 Jul 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 2018 (9-12pm) Mon-Fri (River Room Studio)

This class will teach students to sketch clothing and style their own designs. Watercolor, pencils and mixed media will be used to draw garments (dresses, gowns, jackets). There will be a live fashion model to sketch from. Students will learn basic sewing skills: sewing a button, creating a patch, working with beads and sequins to create a beautiful pattern. There is so much fun and creativity with fashion and all levels are welcome to join! Supplies included. Ages 6-14.
July 23-27 AM Youth Lampwork Glass
July 23-27 AM Youth Lampwork Glass
Tuition $250.00

Youth

YGL8303 Jul 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 2018 (9am-12pm) Mon-Fri (Glass Studio)

You can learn to make your own glass beads! This 5 day workshop provides you with the opportunity to learn the craft of lampworking on a propane oxygen-fueled torch. We'll begin with information about safety, the use of the torch and other lampworking equipment, as well as an introduction to basic glass beadmaking techniques. The Instructor will guide the children each day as they explore and create different types of beads.
   
 
 
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