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*PLEASE NOTE: If the class of your choice is full or canceled due to lack of enrollment, you will be notified and entitled to a full refund. Class tuition is due in full on or before the first day of the class session. Make-up classes will only be offered when the instructor is unable to teach his/her class.Members of the Library Arts Center may subtract 10% from tuition prices of all classes. Scholarships for children’s classes are available, please inquire. Sun Painting & other fabric painting techniques Instructor: Nancy Graham SESSION ONE: Tuesday, June 18, 10am-2pm OR SESSION TWO: Tuesday, August 20, 10am-2pm Tuition: $37.00 Description: Design your own gorgeous hand-painted fabrics, using brushes, paints and simple techniques. Create your own beautifully hand-painted fabrics including silk scarves, materials for sewing and quilting, and decoration. Students will explore sun painting, scrunching & tying techniques, & many more creative ways to achieve a variety of colorful design elements by painting on fabric. Paints, supplies & a silk scarf will be provided for each student. Students should bring a few yards of white cotton fabric, white clothing &/or silk scarves (pre-washed & non-perma-pressed fabrics are recommended). Bring an apron and a pair of dish gloves, as the studio will be filled with paints, inks & wet, colorful creations (don’t wear anything you would mind getting a little paint on)! To get a feel for what Nancy teaches in her classes visit her blog: www.fiberbird.blogspot.com Improvisational Fabric Stamping & Printing Instructor: Nancy Graham Dates/Times: Wednesday, July 24, 10am-2pm Tuition: $37 Description: Nancy will fill the studio with color and possibility in this workshop designed to inspire & teach a multitude of techniques for printing on fabric. Learn to print your own unique images and patterns on fabrics which you can use for wall hangings, quilts, art wear, collages & more. Make your own printing plates and one-of-a-kind stamps using easily found supplies and tools. Leave this workshop with many samples & thousands of ideas of creative projects to start as soon as you get home! Paints & supplies will be provided for each participant. Students should bring a few yards of white cotton fabric, white clothing &/or silk scarves (pre-washed & non-perma-pressed fabrics are recommended). Bring an apron as the studio will be filled with paints, inks & wet, colorful creations (don’t wear anything you would mind getting a little paint on)! To get a feel for what Nancy teaches in her classes visit her blog: www.fiberbird.blogspot.com Watercolor Workshop Instructor: Margaret Dwyer Dates/Times: Thursday, July 25, 9am – 3pm (bring a bag lunch) Tuition: $40 Any experience level welcome. Description: If you want to try your hand at watercolor, or if you are a practiced painter – this class is designed to engage each student beginner to advanced. This is a great opportunity to immerse yourself in watercolor. Core techniques will be covered along with more playful exercises to keep the learning fun. Come & enjoy an interactive painting process that promises to deliver beautiful, colorful & surprising results. Materials list to be posted shortly. Introduction to Felting Instructor: Margaret Dwyer Dates/Times: Friday, July 26, 9am-3pm (bring a bag lunch) Tuition: $50 (includes all materials) Description: A variety of techniques will be covered in this day long workshop giving the beginner felter a full sampling of many felting styles and techniques. The day will start with needle felting 2D scenes, as the day progresses participants will create 3D felted animal figures! Leave the studio with these two projects as well as the skills and resources to start felting at home. Basket Weaving Instructor: Ray Lagasse Dates/Times: Saturday, July 27, 8:30am – 4:30pm (bring a bag lunch)Tuition: $98.00 Description: In this one-day workshop students can choose to make one of four large-sized baskets: a wool gathering basket, laundry basket, double-pie, or pack basket. The baskets will be woven using reed with a hardwood base, rails, and rim. All materials are created and prepared by Ray Lagasse. Each participant will be asked to choose which basket he or she will be making upon registration. Each Student will leave the workshop with the completed basket of his or her choosing. Registration will close a week before the class starts. Wool Gathering Basket 12x12x12 basket form with leather handles and a wooden bottom Laundry Basket 11x18x12 basket form with leather handles Double Pie Basket 10x20x6 basket form with wooden handles Pack Basket 7x14x18 basket form with straps Fabric Dyeing Demystified Instructor: Nancy Graham Dates/Times: Tuesday, August 13, 10am-4pm For beginners and beyond, class limited to 5 participants, bring a bag lunch Tuition: $110 Description: Bring a fresh, colorful look to all your quilting and crafting projects by creating your own unique hand-dyed fabrics using Procion MX Fiber-reactive dyes. If you have been hesitant to try fabric dyeing, fear no more. Nancy will share techniques that are fun an easy. This day long workshop will provide students with all the info needed to begin fabric dyeing when they get home-and Nancy promised no chemistry or math skills are required! If you are in love with color like Nancy is, come and experience the magic of turning plain, white fabric into exuberant, colorful creations. Fabric Dyeing Demystified Supply List Adult Open Studio Art Group: Open Studio – The Wednesday Open Studio group will not meet in the month of June. In July, the group will meet for plein air painting sessions in beautiful, nearby locations – more information, and locations to follow. Fall Landscape Workshop
Instructor: Robert J. O’Brien AWS NWSFee: $125.00 Dates/Time: Two-Day Workshop–Oct. 26-27, 9:30am-4:00pm Description: Learn to paint the beautiful fall colors with watercolorist Robert J. O’Brien AWS NWS. This two-day workshop will focus on painting the spectacular fall landscape of New England in its glorious splendor. The class will begin with a demonstration by the instructor who will explain his technique for capturing the essence of the subject in a short amount of time. Techniques for creating light and shadow will be shown. The class will then paint for the duration of the class followed by a critique. Hands on assistance will be provided by the instructor. This class is open to all abilities with some drawing experience recommended.