Instructor: Pigman, Eleanor
This class introduces various bead embroidery stitches to create your own abstract beaded piece. This class will teach 5 embroidery stitches such as free form peyote, stacking, fringe, and couching. Discussions about color, bead size variation and bead movement to create texture and abstraction. A $15 materials fee is paid directly to the instructor.
Instructor: Graham, Lisbeth
This is a 3 day workshop.
You will be amazed how a three day retreat can change your approach to your creativity, even perhaps your life. Find the joy in creating in a non-stress, non-judgmental environment that welcomes non-artists and artists who want a little out-of-the-box thinking. We use dream work, meditation, visual journeys, and yoga stretching to “clear the pathways to creativity.” Please bring personal memorabilia, or photos that are meaningful to you. Class projects will include sketching, painting, collage and paper creation additives, found object assemblage and journaling.
Instructor: Renz, Caryl
This class is an introduction to the favorite pastime of shell collecting & crafting during the Victorian period, which produced the beautiful octagonal shadowboxes filled with shell mosaics known as 'Sailors Valentines'. Students will learn how to creatively incorporate shells into personal art projects, such as jewelry, paperweights, pocketwatch treasures or shadow box mosaics in hopes of inspiring a contemporary revival in this art form. If one loves detailed, focused work that requires patience—they will find this media truly relaxing and gratifying. A $25 materials fee paid directly to the instructor includes a starter kit with tools, shells, glue, etc.