Pebble Jewelry Workshop

Workshop led by Molly Sharp • May 21, 10am-4pm
$125 + $25 materials fee

Have you ever collected perfectly smooth, round pebbles from beaches, lakes and rivers and then wondered what to do with them?  This course offers the perfect solution!  Using traditional silversmithing techniques, we’ll drill these natural, unpolished pebbles then transform them into earrings, pendants, bracelets and rings.  Sterling silver will be used to fabricate each piece into their unique designs.  Discover the song of the jeweler’s saw, the hum of the drill, the intrigue of cold connections, the intricacies of soldering and go home with three or four handmade works of art to wear….truly treasures form the earth.  Bring pebbles if you have them, but I will have a supply for you to choose form.  All other supplies and materials will be provided.  There will be a $25 materials fee.  Good eyesight, strong reading glasses, or optivisors are essential.  

***As of May 1, this class is FULL.  Please email the gallery if you would like to be notified when this class is offered again.***

Modern Brush Script - Calligraphy Workshop

Workshop led by Catherine Langsdorf of Long Village Studio
June 25, 3pm -5pm • $60 includes your own supply kit (see photo)

This class will focus on the drills and skills to create modern brush calligraphy.  This fun workshop will help YOU gain the insights into calligraphy and this modern tool.  Discover the craft for personal use with cards, signs, gift items, home decorating, and more.  Catherine has been a professional calligrapher for over 20 years and a professional teacher.  She is the owner of Long Village Studio, serving wedding clients all around the country.  The class includes a wealth of material to take home and your own supply kit to get you started.

The History of Scarves

Artist Talk by Christine Mariotti - Professional Artist and Educator
July 8 • 1pm • Free and open to the public

Christine will be speaking about the evolution of the scarf as a fashion accessory and how it came to be from a functional object to a statement of art.  She will give references to the many purposes that scarves have served from commemorative to designer signatures. She will show many pieces from her private collection of vintage scarves and other unique examples.

Along with the history of the scarf, Christine will talk about her own process of hand painting silk, mostly in the form of wall hangings and scarves.  She will quickly demonstrate a few techniques that she uses in her work.

Finally, Christine will show a few scarf tying secrets that are also diagrammed in a booklet that she has prepared for the presentation and available to the audience.

Make Your Own Handbound Photo Frame

Workshop led by Mary Carol Koester of Azalea Bindery
July 24, 1pm -4pm • $40 + $20 materials fee

This class is inspired by the desire to share our memories.  Using linen book cloth and hand marbled paper, you will combine color, design, and skill to make this frame your very own.  And, ready just in time for preserving summer memories!