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Beaded Bezel Shell

Join instructor, Janice Gryzb, for a new workshop! In this class, students will learn to bead a bezel to surround a shell and will create a beautiful pendant. Beading techniques explored include the brick stitch and peyote stitch, as well as, decorative finishing stitches.

All materials included with class fee:

$90 Members | $105 Non-Members

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Painting on a Silk Scarf

Join instructor, Vivien Pollack, to learn how to change fabric into a beautiful piece of art! This class will include two different methods of silk painting! You will paint a 12″ x 12″, piece and also come home with a hand-painted silk scarf you painted yourself. Learn silk painting techniques using salt and alcohol. Then you will go on to paint a 11″ x 60″ silk scarf using a design of your choice. Silk painting produces beautiful results; no previous art background necessary! For experienced artists, this is an exciting new medium to explore which allows creative freedom.

Materials included: silk, silk scarf and dyes.

Students: wear appropriate clothes or bring a smock, the silk dyes will stain clothes. Also, bring watercolor brushes if you have them and a large water jar and protective gloves.

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$75 Members | $85 Non-Members

Wool Drying Basket

Join instructor, Barbara Chuvalas, in making this beautiful Wool Drying Basket! This basket was used historically for just that, drying fleece! The basket has legs so that air could circulate through the wool. Side handles help carry the basket & wool. This is an all-over twill pattern.

Please bring: pencil, ruler, scissors, small flat screwdriver,spray bottle and 15-20 spring-type clothespins

All basket making materials included in class fee:

$100 Members | $110 Non-Members

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Learn to Spin

Knitters, crocheters, weavers…we all use and love yarn! This is your chance to learn about the world of spinning raw fibers into usable yarn. Adele from Looliemom Fiber Arts will demonstrate different spinning techniques as well as guide you in using a simple drop spindle and niddy noddy to create your own hand-spun skein of yarn.

Tuition includes:  your own drip spindle, niddy noddy and fibers to spin.

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$75 Members  |  $85 Non-Members

Yarn by YOU!

Create your own custom skein of yarn, the rainbow is your limit! Fiber artist and expert dyer, Adele from Looliemom Fiber Arts, will guide you through multiple dying techniques including speckles and stripes. Your finished yarn will be uniquely YOU!

Tuition includes: your own skein of superwash fingering weight yarn, dyes, and all other materials. Please wear old clothes and shoes to work in.

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$75 Members  |  $85 Non-members

Spring Tree Embroidery

Join us for a relaxing day of creating. Instructor, Connie Klos, will teach students how to embroider the chain stitch, outline stitch and french knot to create this mini Spring scene.

The finished project will be suitable for framing in a 4 X 4 (pictured below) or larger frame.

Prior knowledge of sewing helpful, but not necessary!

Bring embroidery thread, needles, scissors, hoop, your hand sewing kit.

Materials provided: Background, needles, some pearl cotton, and hoops.

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Member: $35    |   Non-Member: $45

Materials Fee: $5 due to instructor day of class

 

Spring Pysanka Workshops

Join instructor, Hannah Ritter, for our Spring Pysanka workshops, April 7th and May 5th!  The Spring workshops will feature floral designs based on traditional motifs.  Beginners will complete a Pysanka in approximately 2 1/2 hours.  Several designs and color variations will be presented, and dye color choices will be available.  Sessions will be suitable for both beginners and experienced eggers, and students can attend both sessions.Pysanky is a centuries-old folk art, primarily Ukrainian with variants found throughout Eastern Europe.  Melted wax is applied with special tools to an eggshell which is then dipped in dye.  Successive layers of wax are applied, followed by additional colored dye baths, resulting in complex designs and patterns. Many traditional designs carry symbolic meanings originating in Pagan times.

Members: $40 | Non-Members: $50

or for BOTH Sessions

Members: $80 | Non-Members: $100

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Instructor Bio: Hannah Ritter has a BS in Art and Design from MIT.  She has worked and exhibited in a variety of media, primarily encaustic and printmaking.  She was a longtime member of the Graphic Eye Gallery in Port Washington and has taught adult classes at a variety of locations including the Great Neck Adult Program.  Soon after relocating to Hampton Bays, she took a Pysanky workshop and was instantly hooked!  Writing Pysanky is fun, rewarding, and has truly endless possibilities.  She has exhibited her eggs and presented workshops at several area libraries and galleries. Etsy shop:  HannahSellsShells | Instagram: @ritterart