ART is a PART of your HeART— Class Descriptions

Class Descriptions

Drawing as Meditation —is learning to see. If you draw this is an approach to practice mindfulness as you draw. If you have not considered you can draw it is a way to begin with no judgments and a way to focus, observe and translate what you see to paper. Try new techniques, strokes, shading that will improve your drawing or just give you insight. This is an ongoing class to be run again and again always developing your skills.

Drawing as Meditation
March 19 & 26
10am - 12pm
$70 for the two classes,

Materials list will be provided at registration

Zentangle® —is a method of drawing patterns using 5 elements: a line, circle, dot, curved line and an S shape. As you learn the patterns and shading, you focus and relax. I am a Certified Zentangle® Teacher or CZT. There are endless patterns and techniques we can explore and the class can be taken over and over. It will never the be the same twice.

Zentangle®   
March 2, 2019—10am - 12pm
$35 per class,

If you also take the afternoon Zen Folk Art class it is $60 for both classes, plus materials fee.

Zen Gems —Zen Gems are such a beautiful element to add to your Zentangle® art. They look like luminous gems. It takes only a few Prisma colored pencils to add this to your repertoire. It looks difficult but is remarkably simple set of steps and then you can create a whole box of gem stones. 

Zen Gems
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Gelli Printing —mono printing using a Gelli plate. Results are great for use in Zentangle®, scrap booking, card making, etc.

Gelli Printing
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Zen Folk Art —is a new technique of drawing Zentangle® patterns and folk art motifs using vibrant colored Gel Pens on black tiles. The resulting designs pop off the page, are playful and fun to do. Zen Folk Art was created by Jill Dailey and CZT from Connecticut.

Zen Folk Art
February 26, 10am - 12pm
$35 per class
Materials fee, $10.


March 2, 1pm - 3pm
$35 per class
Materials fee $10.


If you take this class and Zentangle® on Saturday the two classes together are $60 plus materials.

Needle Felting — is painting using wool fibers on a wool pre-felt back. This may be combined with a class on Dyeing Wool. I like to use a picture as inspiration to get started. 3 Dimensional needle felting is an option.

Needle Felting
March 5 &12, 2019, 10am - 12pm
$35 per class
Starter kit available for fee.

Wet Felting —is forming wool fibers into a shape using soap and hot water. Slippers, hat, scarf, bowl?

Wet Felting
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Dyeing Wool —this involves the use of chemicals, dyes, hot water, etc. I will teach a minimum of two techniques, dip dying and casserole. If there is greater interest in learning more techniques I am open to expanding this class.

Dyeing Wool
Coming when weather permits working outside. Call if interested.
(603) 219-2448

Ice Dyeing —is a dyeing technique using melting ice to determine the overall pattern. We would start dyeing a flat piece of fabric that could be used for a shawl or head wrap. If there is additional interest there’s a source of undyed garments that can be purchased to dye.

Ice Dyeing
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Hooking Rugs —is simple yet complex. There are many people who are reviving this old and versatile craft. There are Guilds in every state. I learned from my grandmother and have taken many classes at Green Mountain Rug School in Vermont. This class would ultimately involve a “field trip” to the Dorr Woolen Mill in Newport to get our supplies. This is not an inexpensive hobby. We would start small with a small “teaser” project before digging into a larger piece, self designed or kit. You want to know you love it and get the bug before digging in.

Hooking Rugs
January 29 and February 5, 12, 19
10am - 12pm

$100 for four classes, plus materials fee.
Field Trip to Dorr Woolens, TBD

Penny Rugs —these are really fun and is a good first step in learning wool applique. Tackle this and you’ll be making all kinds of other wool applique projects. It’s addictive.

Penny Rugs
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Watercolor/Acrylic Painting —this is an introductory exploration of watercolor and acrylic paints, what they do and don’t do and to play with color. We’ll start with learning color mixing, some color theory and terminology. We’ll begin by painting the same subject, kind of step by step and then open it up to an inspiration piece and then your own creations.

Watercolor/Acrylic Painting
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Paper Crafts —there are so many things you can do with paper from paper making, Origami, sculpture, to creating flowers with egg cartons. These are all projects I’ve done with elementary age students at Maple Dene School in Pepperell MA. Fun and surprisingly beautiful results.

Paper Crafts
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Beadwork —is everything from stringing beads on a string to sewing beads onto a background to 3 dimensional forms. This class will show you how to make a 3 wrap bracelet and how to make a pin with a cabochon center.

Beadwork
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Ukrainian Egg Painting —Petrykivka is a village in the Ukraine with a unique technique of stylized painting on clayware. I learned by decorating a wooden egg. The brush strokes are relatively easy to learn and combining them makes a wonderful decorative motif similar to Tole painting. Practicing until you are comfortable with the strokes will be encouraged before painting on a 3 dimensional object.

Ukrainian Egg Painting
March 30, 10am - 2pm
$45 per class
$5.00 materials fee

Book Binding —so many uses for book binding, from gifts to making art journals, nature journals, bird sighting notebooks. Cover designs are the most fun. Needle, thread, awl, paper, ruler and pencil! There are several Japanese binding stitches, we will use two.

Book Binding
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Decoupage —this is fun because of it’s simplicity but there are some tricks and some ideas of application we can explore. We’ll start with a personal exploration of words and pictures and how we see ourselves. This is an insightful and self affirming project. We will take the words and pictures and use them to decoupage the “cover” of an art journal. Additional projects will be self directed. Save your magazines!

Decoupage
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Mosaic —working with glass is mesmerizing whether it is stained glass, molten glass or bits of glass used to make a design. We will explore different materials and surfaces. We will make a colorful glass mosaic and a natural stone mosaic starting with a “stepping stone”.

Mosaic
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This list is only limited by what we want to learn. If you have an idea that is not listed here, let’s explore it together. I am open to learning and teaching new things all the time. Contact me and let’s have some fun!

Trillium Colorwork
57 Jaffrey Road
Fitzwilliam, NH
03447

Trillium Colorwork
57 Jaffrey Road
Fitzwilliam, NH
03447

Trillium Colorwork