Workshop: Encaustic Mini Workshop

Instructor: Sandra Koberlein Level: Beginner This mini encaustic session provides a thorough introduction to the rich medium of encaustic. Sandra leads you step-by-step through the process of creating the luminous material of beeswax. You’ll get the basic techniques of encaustic under your belt, develop confidence in working with new materials, and walk away with a…

Workshop: Hand Tooled Leather Dog Collar

Instructor: Deb Mackie All Levels Pamper your favorite pooch with a custom-designed leather collar! Create deeply embossed designs on natural tooling leather, choose from a wide range of dyes and finishes, and assemble with a shiny brass buckle. Follow the sample designs or create your own using the instructor’s extensive leather stamp collection. Please measure…

Workshop: Leather Bound Hand-Sewn Book

Instructor: Patti Paulus Level: Any Hour Lunch: 12-1pm I love making books of all kinds! In this 2 part one-day workshop you will create your own leather bound sketchbook or journal using up-cycled leather and artist quality paper. No sewing experience required! Not only will you leave with your own beautiful handmade book, but you…

Workshop: Paper Beads!

Instructor: Lynn Strano-Whitt Level: Beginner Paper Beads are back! Join this fun workshop to learn how to make various paper bead of all shapes & sizes, including square pillow beads, saucer beads, bicones, tubes and, of course, round. All papers, tools and supplies will be provided by instructor. Lynn Strano-Whitt is a jewelry and textile…

Workshop: Wet Felted Flowers

Instructor: Sarah Dressler Level: Beginner In this fun hands on class we will be using super soft unspun merino wool roving, soapy water and your own hands to create lovely flowers that make great accessories or embellishments. Since art school Sarah has worked in variety of mediums and in a variety of styles. Teaching art…

Workshop: Writing Believable Historical Fiction

Instructor: Robert Lackey All Levels Bring your main character to life with believable emotions and actions, while inserting him/her into historic moments, but there is a trap there. The very reader you want to reach, not only wants your character to be alive, but holds you responsible for telling the history correctly. Your reader may…

Workshop: The Forgotten Discipline: Fiction Craftsmanship

Instructor: Tom Glenn All Levels Writing first-rate fiction requires creativity and craftsmanship, sometimes called technique or style. Creativity is innate; it can be nurtured but not taught. But craftsmanship is a learnable skill required to produce a publishable manuscript. This presentation offers the rudiments of craftsmanship unique to fiction—basic reference materials, formatting, copy editing, and…

Workshop: Felt is Fun

Instructor: Sarah Dressler Level: Beginner Participants will create an original felt doll, sunglasses case, or card wallet. Patterns will be provided but you are free to design your own project. We will learn some basic patterning, cutting and hand sewing. Once this technique is learned you will have a very portable hobby. No prior experience…

Workshop: Hand Tooled Leather Card Wallet

Instructor: Deb Mackie All Levels This slim card wallet is perfect for credit cards, ID, business cards, or a little folding money! Create deeply embossed designs on natural tooling leather, choose from a wide range of dyes and finishes, then hand sew the pockets with a simple saddle stitch. Follow the sample designs or create…