Learn something new or practice your skills in a group setting. A variety of topics are offered. Is there something else you've been wanting to learn? Please contact us with your suggestions.
Specialty one day workshops will be provided by our visiting instructors. View the calendar for other upcoming projects.
HOLIDAY DECORATION WORKSHOP — Saturday, November 17th, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
While your family is out hunting come to The Workshop to make some holiday decorations. For $15 or one punch on our six class pass you can make three small projects: chose from clay ornament or necklace pendant, log slice snowman, wood burning log slice, and small painted sign. You can buy up for an extra $10 to make nail and string art. Or buy up to make a larger painted sign, priced by size and intricacy of design. Three of the smaller projects can reasonably completed in 2 hours. Nail and string art takes at least 2 hours. A larger painted sign takes around 2 hours. The Workshop will be open for three hours this afternoon. Please plan accordingly to complete your projects.
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FLOWER POUNDING - by request, (In colder seasons I have a small quantity of flowering plants for smaller classes, in warmer weather larger classes can be scheduled.)
Learn how to transfer the beauty of nature to make art using a hammer, flowers, and leaves. Becky Weidner will share her process of flower pounding, along with tips and tricks. Participants can practice flower pounding while making bookmarks and small art pieces. After refining skills, everyone is welcome to use a dish towel to create a larger art piece. These pieces of art can be framed; however, due to fading, it is suggested to photograph the pieces to preserve the brightness of color in the finished art works. Cost is $25 per person.
INDIGO DYEING EVENT - by request
The Workshop will be mixing up a new indigo vat to dye t-shirts and other fabric pieces. Participants can bring fabric to dip or can dye one of The Workshop t-shirts. Join us for this textile adventure.
Cost is $20 per person.
FLUID ACRYLIC - by request
Create beautiful abstract art by pouring and squirting acrylic paint on canvas. Add paint mediums and silicon for different effects. Instructor: Becky Weidner. Cost list is as follows based on the size and number of canvases you choose to make.
1 8x10 $20
2 8x10 $30
1 12x12 $25
2 12x12 $35
1 16x20 $40
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FALL LAKE OIL PAINTING - next oil class in December date TBD
Join Rod Hill in creating a fall scene with oil paint on a 12 x 16 canvas. Learn oil painting techniques--focusing on mountains, trees and a water with reflection. Cost for the class is $45.
Preregistration is required. Register on sign up genius. Pay the day of the class, cash or check only please.
ACRYLIC PAINTING CLASSES — (next acrylic classes in December, dates TBD)
Join Kelsey Curkeet for an acrylic on canvas experience. Learn perspective and color mixing skills while creating a wall-worthy painting. Preregistration required. Sign up on sign up genius. Pay the day of the class, cash or check only please.
CHAINMAILLE BRACELET - Ornament class in December, date TBD
Come make a beautiful chainmaille bracelet! All materials are provided.
Instructor: Julianne Moss.
Cost is $25 per person. Preregistration required.
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BURLAP FLOWER WREATH -- by appointment
Participants will create a flower wreath using colored burlap squares. Finished wreath measures approximately 22 inches. Cost for the class is $38 per person. Different color options are available.
Space is limited. Registration required. Use the sign up genius link to register. Pay the day of the event, cash or check only please.
CONCRETE LEAF CASTING -- seasonally by appointment
Concrete leaf casting is an easy and fun way to add a stepping stone or birdbath to your landscaping. Participants will learn to preserve rhubarb leaves in cement in this hands-on class. The natural depressions and veins of the leaf are captured in amazing detail, and once cured, the casting can be used ornamentally in the home or garden. Cost is $30 per person.
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GLASS MOSAICS -- by appointment
Occasionally we add glass mosaic workdays to the schedule, but this is a project you can come in any time to make. We prefer people to make an appointment to make sure there is space and time to complete your project.
All supplies will be available to make 5x7inch or 8x10inch faux stained glass mosaics. If participants prefer to work on a different project, they are welcome to bring other items such as trays, table tops, mail boxes, picture frames, etc. as a base for their mosaic. A 5x7 piece usually takes 2 to 3 hours; an 8x10 piece usually takes 3 to 4 hours. Cost is $25 for a 5x7, $35 for an 8x10.
The first part of the class will consist of gluing the glass pieces to the glass backing. Then the project requires about a half hour of time to sit and harden before grouting. Alternately, you could do the grouting at home with materials and instructions provided.
Children under 14 need to be accompanied by an adult.
SEWING INSTRUCTION -- by appointment
Diane Dhein is offering sewing instruction for all levels at The Workshop. Whether you need help with a specific project or want to learn how to use your sewing machine, Diane can be of assistance. She is experienced in pattern design, teaching sewing classes, technical writing, and so much more. The cost for private lessons is $12/hour plus the $5.00 Workshop studio fee. Contact Diane at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment.