NOTES ABOUT CLASSES
In our workshops you will learn a new skill and leave with a fabulous piece of usable or wearable art! Come join the fun!
Follow the link below the class description to register for classes and for terms and conditions.
- Payments must be received 7 days prior to start of class.
- Payment can be made by Paypal, Credit or Debit card when you register
Deadline for class registration is one week prior to first class.
Creative Writing and Publishing Workshop – $65
Instructor: Ed Londergan
Saturday, January 13th, 10am-noon POSTPONED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER!
NEW DATE: Saturday, February 10th, 10am-noon
Local author Ed Londergan will hold a creative writing and publishing workshop.
The workshop is open to people of all ages especially those that have a story to tell. It is geared to anyone who wants to write and does not know where to start or those that have some writing experience but either haven’t written anything for a while or are not sure what to do next.
The workshop will cover the entire writing and publishing process from how to develop ideas, story structure and creation of atmosphere/location, how to put together a chapter, character development, creating authentic dialogue, the flow of the book and how to hold readers interest. Also included are writing exercises and group discussion of common issues and problems like overcoming writer’s block.
The how’s and why’s of publishing will also be covered from self-publishing to finding an agent, to using small publishing houses, to marketing including press releases and author events to increase book sales.
Polymer Clay Jewelry Workshop- $85
Price includes $15 for materials
Instructor: Kathleen DeQuence Anderson
Saturday, February 24, 2018, 10am-4pm
Join award winning artist Kathleen DeQuence Anderson, for this introductory polymer clay techniques workshop designed for beginners and intermediate clayers. Using multiple clay colors and basic color theory, participants will create several different patterned canes which they will use to make a pendant or brooch and coordinating beads that can be used for a necklace or earrings.
Silver Jewelry Making Workshop – $125 Non-Member/ $100 Member – BG600WS
Price includes $35 for materials
Instructor: Bevlynn Gallant
2018 dates coming soon!
In this one day class you will learn how to make pure silver jewelry without hammering or soldering. We will use Precious Metal Clay (PMC®) which is a clay-like material made of extremely tiny particles of pure silver, water and a nontoxic binder. It can be molded, textured, and layered with simple tools to make pendants, earrings, charms and beads. The work is dried and fired in a kiln where the binder is burned away to leave a unique object that is 100% pure silver. You will have enough PMC to make 2 pair of earrings and a small pendant. No experience needed to have fun! Bevlynn is a certified PMC (Precious Metal Clay) instructor who originally was a bench jeweler but now works in metal clay and teaches in Western MA.
From Field to Fine Art-Workshop – $125 Non-Member/ $100 Member
Instructor: Ceil Rossi
Saturday, January 13, 2018, 10am-4pm or
Saturday, March 3, 2018, 10am-4pm
Maximum 4 students
All materials included
FROM FIELD TO FINE ART WITH CEIL ROSSI “THE COPPERTOP GOURD” Working with a hard-shelled California gourd, the students will plan, design, wood-burn, ink dye and learn the art of gold-foiling This is an introductory project in which the student will learn the basic skill to go on to more advanced gourd art. No artistic skill in painting or drawing necessary. Instructor will provide all tools and embellishments for completing a successful art project.
Tarot Card Reading and Deck Making Workshop- $100
Instructor: Julie Pepper
Dates: coming soon!
This is a super-special workshop with visiting artist Julie Pepper!
Join us for a workshop on the feminine principal and it’s many expressions. Julie Pepper will take us on a journey with a guided meditation, and teach us about the many expressions of the sacred feminine through symbolism and mythology. Julie will use the oracle deck she designed, the Fountain of Trabazon, as a vehicle for these teachings and teach you about using and creating a oracle deck yourself. Decks will be available for purchase at the end of class, if you’d like to go home with your own deck.
Julie Pepper is an artist, farmer, and yoga therapist, from Barre, Massachusetts. Julie believes in the mythology of gratitude and good things to come. The Fountain of Trabazon oracle deck is self-published and composed entirely of her original paintings. Her paintings were inspired by global feminine mythology and tell a story of the archetypes of women.
Registration coming soon!
Sip-n-String! Monogram String Art Workshop/ $30/p
Instructor: Lauren Kostantin
Friday, February 9th, 6pm-9pm- SOLD OUT
Saturday, February 10th, 6pm-9pm- SOLD OUT
Sunday, February 11th, 1pm-4pm – SOLD OUT
All materials included
Bring a few friends and your favorite bottle of wine and join us for this fun evening workshop! You will create a beautiful, unique monogrammed piece of string art for your home or to give as a gift! Lauren of Troubadour Mercantile will help you get in touch with your crafty side and guide you in completing your string art project.