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

Friday Night Sip-N-Crafts

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.

Penny Rug Candle Mat – $30
Friday, March 23rd, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Instructor: Susan Koblara
All materials included
Max: 20 students

Learn a heritage craft! Penny rugs can be simple and fun to make using felted wool and other materials. You will learn the history of penny rugs along with the techniques and stitches necessary to complete the class project and create your own projects in the future. Materials will be supplied for your choice of a dark colored mat or a lighter, more neutral colored mat.

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Doily Dreamcatcher Workshop – $35
Friday, April 6th, 6pm-9pm
All materials included
Max: 30 students

Join us for this fun evening workshop! Using vintage materials you will create a beautiful doily dreamcatcher 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 dreamcatcher.

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Artisan Workshops

Silver Jewelry Making Workshop – $125 Non-Member/ $100 Member – BG600WS
Price includes $35 for materials
Instructor: Bevlynn Gallant
Saturday, April 14th, 10am-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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Fine Arts Workshops

Color Mixing – Limited Palette/ $65
Instructor: Eliza Moser 
Saturday, March 24th, 10am-1pm

The Limited Palette, famously used by Anders Zorn, gets at the heart of the nature of light and color. Using only the primary colors, the artist is compelled to interpret what he sees, instead of copy. In the process, he or she gains a deep understanding of how all colors are connected and relate to each other. In this one-day course students will learn applicable methods to push the boundaries of the limited palette, all the while exploring color theory and the inner workings of light, form and color.
Medium: Oil Paint

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Alla-Prima Oil-Painting Workshop-$100 Non-Member/ $80 Member
Instructor: Eliza Moser 
Cancelled, March 10th, Saturday 10:00am – 4:00pm * RESCHEDULED for April 21st, 2018

“Alla-Prima”, Italian for “In-One-Go”, is the method of starting and finishing a painting in one sitting. When painting Alla Prima, the artist must work “wet-into-wet”, directly applying the colors as he or she observes them. In this One-Day course we will paint a simple still life from start to finish, using a traditional academic method. We will learn to block-in the shapes and proportions, how to mix paint and color-match, and how to apply the paint with boldness and accuracy. Alla-Prima painting is an excellent course for anyone interested in gaining confidence with a brush.
Medium: Oil Paint

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Painting in Pastel – $125 Non-Member/ $100 Member
Instructor: Jeff Kern
April 7th, Saturday 10:00am – 4:00pm

This workshop will take the students through the entire process of developing a painting in pastel. An image will be provided, and artists will be guided throughthe stages of the picture and leave with a substantially finished painting. Discussions will cover drawing, color theory, layering and blending.
Students should bring a set of Nupastels or whatever they have.

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Personal Growth Workshops

Doorway to the Future – a Visioning® Workshop – $20
Instructor: Chris Shirtcliff
April 7th, 9:00am -11:30am

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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Tarot 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.

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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