Workshops

We offer a wide range of single day workshops from crafting to fine arts! 


Friday Night BYO

Bring your favorite bottle of wine,  a few friends, a date, or just yourself to our Friday night crafting sessions! You’ll have a blast meeting new people while learning a new craft, or skill. 


Latin Dancing Night!
Friday, June 1st, 7pm-9pm
Instructor: Donna Michelle
Friday, June 1st, 7pm-9pm
$30 for one,  $50 for two

BYO favorite drink and join us in the Grand Hall for fun evening of Latin Dancing! You will learn basic movements to the three most popular latin dances: Salsa, Merengue and Bachata! Donna will show you what to do and how to look good doing it!

No experience needed, No partner required. No rubber soles!

Register here. 

 


Artisan Workshops


Silver Jewelry Making Workshop – $125 Non-Member/ $100 Member – BG600WS
Price includes $35 for materials
Instructor: Bevlynn Gallant
Saturday, June 9th, 9am-4pm

Silver Jewelry Making Workshop, Workshop13, Ware, MAIn 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.

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Nuno Felted Scarf – $125 Non-Member/ $100 Member
Instructor: Eva Camacho-Sanchez
Additional $40 materials fee, paid to instructor
Saturday, June 2nd,  9am–4pm

Join award winning fiber artist Eva Camacho- Sanchez in this amazing workshop where participants will learn, create and explore various techniques to create a very light nuno felted scarf. After this project, students will be able to use these techniques to create other projects such jewelry, curtains or more accessories.

Nuno felting exploits the capability of wool fibers to bond to any open-weave fabric before shrinking, creating a very lightweight, drapeable and textured felt.

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Wet Felted Bag – $165 Non-Members/ $125 Non-Members
Instructor: Eva Camacho-Sanchez
Additional $30 materials fee, paid to instructor
Saturday, August 11th, 9am-5pm

This one day workshop is designed for students with some felting experience, but beginners are also welcome! Participants will learn how to build layers of silk, cotton and wool fibers to create a patched looking bag that follows a Japanese pattern. 

 

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Fine Arts Workshops


 

Mother’s Day Scratchboard!
Instructor: Loretta Mediros
Saturday, May 12th, 9am-12pm
$40 a person or two for $70

Scratchboard is a fun medium that is growing in popularity! Come give it a try!

Register here.

 


 

Wipe-Out! Mass Drawing – $65
Instructor: Eliza Moser 
Saturday, May 26th, 10am-1pm

Learn a new method of drawing! “Wipeout method”, using charcoal and paper, deals with a non-linear approach to figure drawing by shaping and moving masses of charcoal, instead of “coloring-in” an outline. This mass-oriented technique is excellent for drawing students who are looking for a new perspective, or looking for a segway into painting. It also helps students overcome the most common beginner mistake—over-describing details. In this course we will literally teach you how to see the world differently; the focus will be on training your eye to see like an artist, and to swiftly but accurately capture the gesture, proportions, light affect, and planar construction of the figure.

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Portrait Painting – 3 Day workshop – $225 Non-Member/ $180 Member
Instructor: Eliza Moser 
Friday, June 1st, 6pm-9pm
Saturday, June 2nd, 9am-noon
Sunday, June 3rd, 9am-noon

Portrait painting doesn’t have to be daunting! This 3-day workshop will take you step-by-step through the process of creating a beautiful and convincing portrait. The process is broken down into a simple method so that students can approach the canvas with confidence. Day one we will nail the drawing with a monochromatic underpainting; day two, we will discuss color mixing and paint application, and day 3 will be refining and finishing. By the end of the course, students will know how to capture proportions of the individual sitter, create convincing sense of light and form, color mixing basics, and of course, how to create likeness. 
Open to all levels, prior drawing or painting experience is helpful, but not required.

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Personal Growth Workshops


Doorway to the Future – a Visioning® Workshop – $20
Instructor: Chris Shirtcliff
NEW DATE! Saturday, June 9th, 9am–12:30am

Are you interested in unlocking your potential and creating the life of your dreams? Choose to focus on your overall future or your current life challenge. Learn about tools to continue your plan. This workshop includes generation of a collage and targeted journaling exercises. Presented by Chris Shirtcliff, Certified Creative Journal Expressive Arts Instructor and Visioning® Coach. Based on the book Visioning, Ten Steps to Designing the Life of Your Dreams by Lucia, Capacchione, Ph.D. A.T.R., R.E.A.T.

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Card Reading and Deck Making Workshop-

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!

Join us in this workshop to 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. Save