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Youth & Adult Workshops


BACKSTRAP WEAVING WORKSHOP

BACKSTRAP WEAVING WORKSHOP
Ages Adults and Teens

Backstrap Weaving, an ancient technique that has continued to thrive since the Pre-Columbian era, was historically passed down over the generations through Mayan women. Over the centuries, the backstrap weaving technique has remained unchanged, and is one of the ways in which Mayan women have preserved their identity and culture. With one end of the loom bound to a post or tree while the other is tied around the weaver’s waist, the weaver becomes just as much a part of the loom as the weaving itself. During this workshop, students will learn how to create and weave on their own backstrap loom, as we create exquisite weavings inspired by the Mayan culture.


Fee: $60 / $54 members
Time: 1:30 - 4:00PM
Seats Remaining: 10
Instructor: Cynthia Alberto from Weaving Hand
Dates:   Jul 22  

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BEGINNER KNITTING

BEGINNER KNITTING
Ages Teens and Adults

This class is an introduction to knitting and purling.  Additional techniques will be presented as needed as you begin your first project.  We will talk about different fibers and the advantages/ disadvantages of each one.

 

Materials provided.


Fee: $64 / $60 members
Time: 2:00-4:00 PM
Seats Remaining: 8
Instructor: Stephanie Lieberman Paley
Dates:   Aug 05  

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EN PLEIN AIR LANDSCAPE DRAWING AT BARTOW PELL MANSION

EN PLEIN AIR LANDSCAPE DRAWING AT BARTOW PELL MANSION
Ages Adult

Enjoy two lovely days at the Bartow Pell Mansion. Learn to incorporate basic drawing skills such as proportion, range of tone, contrast and perspective into a cohesive landscape. Use composition to design an interesting and manageable drawing. Along with group discussions a good deal of one-on-one instruction will allow for both beginner and more advanced students to participate.

 

Rain dates - June 14/15

 


Fee: $170 / $154 members
Time: 10:00AM - 2:00PM
Seats Remaining: 9
Instructor: Frank Guida
Dates:   May 31   Jun 01  

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INTRO TO FAIR ISLE KNITTING

INTRO TO FAIR ISLE KNITTING
Ages Adults and Teens

Discover the wonderful technique of color stranding. It’s easier than it looks.  Learn to read charts and practice knitting in the round with two colors.  We will discuss color selection, yarn tension and how to catch long floats. Before long, you will be starting on one of these hats. This workshop is for knitters who are comfortable knitting and purling and are ready to tackle something new.  

  Materials:

2 colors of DK weight wool, 150 yards of each color

size 6 needles, 16 inch circular

stitch markers

 


Fee: $66 / $60 members
Time: 2:00PM-5:00PM
Seats Remaining: 8
Instructor: Stephanie Lieberman Paley
Dates:   Jul 08  

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KEEPING A VISUAL JOURNAL

KEEPING A VISUAL JOURNAL
Ages Adult

A visual journal is a great place to grow ideas and foster creativity. Your journal can help improve drawing, capture a memory and help one stay present. A journal can be a portable studio you always have with you. Come join us as we explore how and what to keep in your visual journal. We will try out new techniques, use words and images, as well as collage and mixed media. We will also look at sketch books of famous artists and designers for inspiration.


Fee: $88 / $79 members
Time: 2:00PM - 6:00PM
Seats Remaining: 10
Instructor: Jackie Meier
Dates:   May 20  

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PAINTING FRUIT AND FLOWERS

PAINTING FRUIT AND FLOWERS
Ages Adult

Back by popular demand! Using “Alla Prima” methods students will paint a fruit and vegetable arrangement from life while receiving one-on-one instruction in composition, drawing, color, value and edges. All levels welcome!


Fee: $165 / $148 members
Time: 10:00AM - 3:00PM
Seats Remaining: 10
Instructor: Patt Baldino
Dates:   May 16   May 17  

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