Paper Folding and Origami Workshop with Amy Custis and Daisy Lifton
Date: Saturday, February 11
Location: Art Barn Painting Studio
Fee: $110 includes materials. Please bring these items to class if you have them: ruler, pencil, eraser, sharp scissors.
Winter doldrums? Cabin Fever? Learn a new skill that you can refine on those snowy weekends!
Whether planning a party or decorating a gift, origami provides an elegant and delicate accent. People who see and touch something that you have shaped or folded, will feel the love. The magic of origami is that, as you take the time to do origami, you will relax and carve a peaceful moment out of a busy day.
In this class, Amy and Daisy will cover both the basics of paper folding techniques and origami, completing models that can be used on a gift package or at your holiday table. Instruction is for all levels. Origami papers will be provided along with most of the tools you will need. You to have a chance to become familiar with different papers, designs, and directions, and will leave with a sense of how to access origami materials and instructions online.
Students will have the opportunity to complete 4 small projects to take home, and will have the new skills to complete many more in the future.
Collage Workshops with Bricque Garber
(there will be a different theme each month, listed below)
Dates: January 22 // February 19 (Presidents' Day weekend) // March 26 // April 23 // May 21
Location: Art Barn Painting Studio
Fee: $110 includes all materials* (students are encouraged to bring their own paper, photos, fabric, pictures, stencils & stamps). *Please bring scissors and a small (baby-food size) jar with a lid and scissors.
Collage is a visual representation made from an assembly of different forms, materials and sources to create a new whole.
A Collage or Mixed Media piece may include paint, news paper clippings or pictures, ribbons, threads or yarns, bits of colored paper or hand made papers, portions of other artwork, photographs and such... glued or otherwise affixed to a canvas or other solid support surfaces.
It’s super fun and foolproof. Many previous attendees have amazed themselves with the results of their creations. The process is totally forgiving allowing for renovation and revision. Your creative juices will flow in a relaxed and supportive atmosphere.
We are planning a workshop every month, throughout the winter and spring and each will have a different theme to help provide some focus.
January theme: Create With Words - Play with paper and typography to make a Collage that captures a word/words, a phrase or numbers that speak to you. We will have stamps, stencils, news print and old books as help-mates and you are welcome to bring any bits and pieces you like.
February theme: Though cold weather is mostly associated with the holidays, once the holidays have come and gone, we're left with bitter temperatures and sometimes lots and lots of snow. Sure, it's a long countdown until spring, but as you wait for flowers to bloom, embrace the winter with creativity. What are you seeing outside in your yard, on your winter walks and easy drives around our quiet island? What’s going on inside when you sit by a blazing fire with a good book? I invite you to think about the cold when we meet in the warmth of Featherstone’s art room to tear, glue, cut, paint & share.
“Withstanding the cold develops vigor for the relaxing days of spring and summer. Besides, in this matter as in many others, it is evident that nature abhors a quitter.”
― Arthur C. Crandall, New England Joke Lore: The Tonic of Yankee Humor
Mixed Media Open Studio assisted by Bricque Garber
Dates: January 26 / February 2, 9, 16, 23 / March 2, 9
Location: Painting Studio
Bring your projects and materials and work alongside friends during this 3 hour open studio time. Although this is non-instructional time, artist Bricque Garber will be working beside you during each 'meeting' and will be available for guidance and inspiration!