DECORATIVE & FIBER ARTS


 ADULT

Loom Weaving (Beg)

You have to be warped to weave, or so they say. Join us in this playful class, focusing on loom warping skills. You will learn how to design with pattern, color and texture, creating a sampler and a project of your choice. Looms and some yarns provided. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org.

INSTRUCTOR:  Lou Grantham
LOCATION  Studio H, Heather Farm

$200:  9 classes        $5 supply fee due at first class

Class 26608       Tue            1:30pm-4:30pm                   9/16-11/18

Class 26609       Tue            6:30pm-9:30pm                   9/16-11/18

No class 11/11

 

 ADULT

Loom Weaving (Cont)

Once the weaver is secure in loom warping techniques, the range of weaving projects is limitless. Explore, at your own level, projects such as colonial overshot, rug weaving, lace weaving, wall hangings, double weave, and tapestry. To take this class you must be able to warp the loom on your own or have completed one beginning weaving workshop or course. Prerequisite: Beginning Weaving or instructor’s ok. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org.

INSTRUCTOR:  Lou Grantham
LOCATION  Studio H, Heather Farm

$200:  9 classes        $5 supply fee due at first class

Class 26610       Tue            1:30pm-4:30pm                   9/16-11/18

Class 26611       Tue            6:30pm-9:30pm                   9/16-11/18

No class 11/11

 

 ADULT

NEW | Whimsical Baskets for All Ages

Come join in the fun of whimsical basket making. Using your imagination and an array of reeds, grass, bark, rope, vines and other natural materials, the instructor will guide you to make a one of a kind basket. We will explore different techniques, shapes and sizes and stretch the possibilities of basket making. Bring a snack, lunch and beverage. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org.

INSTRUCTOR:  Karrie Dunham
LOCATION  Studio H, Heather Farm

$65:  1 class                                                  $10 supply fee due at class

Class 26712       Sat             9:30am-2:30pm                   10/25

 

 ADULT

Rigid Heddle Loom Weaving Workshop-I

The rigid heddle loom is a very portable, inexpensive, and elegantly simple tool for weaving. The Cricket Loom is a small rigid heddle loom that is ideal for knitters who want to use up leftover yarns, for spinners with yarn to spare, and for those just wanting to give weaving a try. Learn how to warp using the direct warping peg method and to weave a scarf using a variety of yarns. Returning students are encouraged. Bring your own yarn or pay a supply fee of $15. Loom may be rented for $5 or bring your own. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org.

INSTRUCTOR:  Reba Siero
LOCATION  Studio H, Heather Farm

$66:  1 class

Class 26560       Sun            9:30am-4:30pm                   9/28

 

 ADULT

Rigid Heddle Loom Weaving Workshop-II

Not only is the rigid heddle loom very portable and easy to use, it is very versatile. Think of the many beautiful indigenous pattern weavings of Latin American and Southeast Asia, which are made on looms similar to the rigid heddle loom. You will have an opportunity to explore a range of lace and patterned weaves such as leno lace, Spanish medallion and pick up patterns. Bring a lunch. Bring your own yarn or pay a supply fee of $15. Loom may be rented for $5 or bring your own warped rigid heddle loom.  Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org.

INSTRUCTOR:  Reba Siero
LOCATION  Studio H, Heather Farm

$66:  1 class

Class 26561       Sun            9:30am-4:30pm                   10/12

 

 ADULT

NEW | Explorations in Tapestry

Learn to create images with color and texture on a frame loom! A master weaver will inspire you with images and her own tapestries, and you will learn techniques of woven tapestry on small looms available for rent. Explore creating shapes, blending color from one area to another, weaving the curve. If you have handspun yarns, or weaving yarns, bring a bagful to play with. We’ll warp the looms in class, and you’ll weave a colorful sampler. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org.

INSTRUCTOR:  Janet Moore
LOCATION  Studio H, Heather Farm

$129:  4 classes        $7.50 supply fee due at first class

Class 26702       Sat             1:00pm-4:00pm                   9/20-10/18

No class 10/4

 

 ADULT

NEW | Accessorize Your Fiber Creations with Polymer Clay

Make your own buttons or earrings from polymer clay to go with that spectacular spun, woven, knitted and/or sewn garment.  Blend colors to match even hand-dyed yarns or fabrics and create designs to compliment the garment. Bring your garment and fashion buttons, beads, earrings, pins and/or barrettes to embellish or wear with the garment. This class is appropriate for beginners as well as those who have work with polymer clay. Can enroll in this class with the one below, if desired, or both. Bring a lunch.

INSTRUCTOR:  Dotty Calabrese
LOCATION  Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

$87:  1 class                                                  $30 supply fee due at class

Class 26703       Sat             9:30am-5:30pm                   9/27

 

 ADULT

NEW | Simulating Weave Structures
with Polymer Clay

Learn to create strips, transitional stripes, twill, herringbone, birdseye, ikat and shibori designs from polymer clay. Even learn to weave with it. You can use these designs to create buttons, beads, earrings, pins, and/or barrettes. Can enroll in this class with the one above, if desired, or both. Bring a lunch.

INSTRUCTOR:  Dotty Calabrese
LOCATION  Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

$87:  1 class                                                  $30 supply fee due at class

Class 26705       Sun            9:30am-5:30pm                   9/28

 

 ADULT

NEW | Knitter’s Swatchbucking

Avast ye maties! Let’s bring improved ergonomics to life in your knitting technique. We’ll swatch to improve your posture, comfort, and efficiency. We’ll examine yarn tensioning techniques and all phases of stitch creation first with simple and then more challenging swatches and stitches. We’ll also look at ways to add movement to knitting to avoid stiffness and injuries caused by disuse. Class is appropriate for students who are comfortable with basic knit purl stitches. 

INSTRUCTOR:  Carson Demers
LOCATION  Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

$48:  1 class

Class 26710       Sat             9:30am-12:30pm                 10/11

 

 ADULT

NEW | Ergonomics for Spinners

Time seems suspended when you’re at your spinning wheel. Hours melt away but stress and strain can be accumulating in your body. Spinning shouldn’t hurt! In this class you’ll learn what ergonomic risk factors are and where they exist in spinning at a wheel. Most importantly you’ll learn what to do to minimize them and early warning signs that could prevent an injury. Safer strategies for seating, balancing your spinning work and, of course, stretches will all be taught. Students must be able to spin a singles.  

INSTRUCTOR:  Carson Demers
LOCATION  Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

$48:  1 class

Class 26709       Sat             1:30pm-4:30pm                   10/11

 

 ADULT

NEW | Makers Series:
Put a Hex in Your Basketry

Explore a flexible sturdy open weave technique in colorful cane basketry. It’s amazing how strong this open structure is. Three fun projects to be completed in class: an iPad stand, a small hanging basket and an unusual triangular form. The hexagonal structure can be manipulated into many shapes and over woven in materials of your choice to create stunning sculptures. Enjoy seeing how others have employed hex weave. Open your mind to working sculpturally or just create some useful gift items. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org.

INSTRUCTOR:  Barbara Shapiro
LOCATION  Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

$48:  1 class                                                  $10 supply fee due at first class

Class 26607       Sun            9:30am-2:30pm                   11/23

 

 ADULT

NEW | Makers Series:
Needle-felted Gifts and Ornaments

Needle felting is a technique for creating small ornaments. Using colored wool, a foam pad, felting needles, and miniature wool cards you can create small animals and birds; shapes such as hearts and stars, even little gnomes and elves. This technique can be used to decorate pre-made felt and embellish wet-felted balls. Styrofoam balls can be covered with wet and dry-made felting to create fantastic tree ornaments. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org.

INSTRUCTOR:  Janet Moore
LOCATION  Studio H, Heather Farm

$53:  1 class                                                  $18 supply fee due at first class

Class 26699       Sat             10:00am-3:30pm                 12/6