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Autumn Wonder - Traveling Sketchbook

$159

with Mary Byrom

Calendar Next session starts Sep 18, 2018 at 10 am, runs for 6 weeks
1 additional session on Oct 30, 2018

This traveling sketchbook class is for everyone! With just a pen, pencil and sketchbook you can start this creative adventure. This class begins with an overview of different types of sketchbooks, how you can use them and the various supplies you will need. We will look at various techniques you can apply to your sketchbook. Beginner-to-experienced artists will love this process. Sketching develops your observing and drawing skills, increases your visual vocabulary, expands your creativity and is very relaxing. Individual expression and creativity is encouraged. Every week we will meet at a different location. For all levels. This class is perfect for beginners who would like to try a new experience with a minimum expense for supplies. Beginners are very welcome!

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Cabin Fever Cure - Traveling Sketchbook

$159

with Mary Byrom

Calendar Next session starts Jan 22, 2019 at 10 am, runs for 6 weeks

This is the perfect cure for cabin fever! This traveling sketchbook class will venture out to select locations both indoors and out, you will be cozy and warm and this will be an interesting and fun adventure! This traveling sketchbook class is for everyone. With just a pen, pencil and a sketchbook you can begin this creative adventure. This class begins with an overview of different types of sketchbooks, how you can use them and the various supplies you will need. We will look at various techniques you can apply to your sketchbook. Beginner-to-experienced artists will love this process. Sketching develops your observing and drawing skills, increases your visual vocabulary, expands your creativity and is very relaxing. Individual expression and creativity is encouraged. Every week we will meet at a different location. For all levels. This class is perfect for beginners who would like to try a new experience with a minimum expense for supplies. Beginners are very welcome.

Cape Cod Knotted Bracelet

$69

with Alice Carroll

Calendar Next session starts Jan 19, 2019 at 10 am, runs for 1 week

Each student will create a beautiful sterling silver knotted bracelet. Through deMonstration and hands on time the students will learn soldering and forming. This is a one day 3 hours class. Students will be familiarized with all bench tools, hammers and torches. No experience necessary. All tools and supplies provided.

Cornucopia of Cupcakes

$19

with Debby Mansor

Calendar Next session starts Nov 13, 2018 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Learn how to make a 3-D cornucopia out of a cupcake decorated with buttercream fruits and vegetables. This demo will show how to make buttercream fall leaves, pumpkins, corn, grapes, bananas and apples. Students will get to partic pate in decorating simple fall-themed cupcakes to take home.

English Smocking

$59

with Linda Monagle

Calendar Next session starts Oct 23, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

You will learn the basic stitches and techniques of hand smocking while completing a special garment for yourself or a loved one. Basic sewing skills helpful. Materials list umpn registration. Options include: holiday apron, dainty camisole or nighty, sweet baby bonnet, jumper or pinafore. Former shop owner/instructor at The Smock Exchange, Danvers/Hamilton, MA and FLOSSIE in Essex, MA. Linda has been smocking and teaching classes for over 35 years to adults and children. Linda also volunteered for many years in Coolidge Hall at the Topsfield Fair, as chairperson of the Smocking, Heirloom Sewing and Sewing Departments. She has been blessed with two beautiful granddaughters who help perpetuate her love of sewing and smocking.

Fabulous Landscapes - Studio Painting in Oil, Acrylics, and Gouache

$135

with Mary Byrom

Calendar Next session starts Jan 2, 2019 at 5:30 pm, runs for 5 weeks
1 additional session on Feb 6, 2019

This studio painting class is for beginner-to-experienced painters wishing to expand their landscape painting skills. We will explore different ways to key a painting, how to make color choices, create solid designs and increase our visual vocabulary while having a lot of fun! Each week we will focus on different elements that will significantly improve your ability to see and understand how successful landscapes are painted. Asking key questions, we will work from direct observation, plein air sketches and photographs to design and develop landscapes with impact. Students will be introduced to a process for starting a landscape painting with a key set of questions and powerful tools that will provide a strong foundation for their painting. Individual expression and creativity is strengthened by this process. Students may use oil, acrylic or gouache in this class. Beginners through intermediate painter are welcome. Materials list provided here : http://marybyrom.com/info/classesandworkshops/materials/ Mediums: Oils , Acrylics, Gouache.

Felted Totebag - Sewing Project

$20

with Mary Trigge

Calendar Next session starts Jan 30, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Did you shrink your favorite wool sweater and you don’t know what to do with it? Your can make it into a usable bag to put yo knitting or whatever you want in. Bring your supplies and sewing machine.

Hand Forged Silver Chain

$69

with Alice Carroll

Calendar Next session starts Feb 9, 2019 at 10 am, runs for 1 week

Make your own handmade sterling chain. Each student will learn to cut, hammer and drill links. These links will be soldered together to create a beautiful chain. This is a 3 hour class with deMonstration and plenty of time to wok. All materials and supplies included, Not experience needed.





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