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Felting Nature: Birds

$95

with Jennifer Field

Calendar Oct 1, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Students will explore a variety of wet and needle felting techniques to turn wool fleece into a standing sculptural bird. Students will learn how to make wire legs, needle felt a core with undyed wool, wet felt sheet felt to use as wings and tail. Students will assemble a sculptural bird complete with handmade glass eyes created by the instructor.  Students will also learn how to create sculpted beaks. This an amazing, colorful sculptural medium. Some felting or sculpture experience would be helpful but not necessary. This is a beginner friendly class, but students will hopefully gain the confidence to take on any felting project and more advanced students will learn a bunch of my tricks and techniques. Bring to class: a sketchbook for notes, an old bath towel (not your best), VERY SHARP scissors and bring LOTS of photos of your intended subject bird. A 3 needle pink Clover needle holder is my favorite and recommended. It can be found online or purchased from the instructor for $14

Tuesday, Oct. 1-15, 6-9 pm, 3 sessions

Course Fee: $95

Material Fee: $40,payable to instructor at first class(materials includes basic wet felting kit, extra felting needle, felting foam, glass eyes, wire, beak material and a variety of fleece. Extra fleece, needles and holders and glass eyes available for purchase.)

Jennifer Field is a mixed media artist living in Eliot, Maine. She travels all over the country teaching and showing her glass beads, jewelry and felted sculptures. Her work incorporates needle and wet felted wool, lampworked glass, enameled metal and other mediums into whimsical sculptures and jewelry. Her subject matter is inspired by nature: Birds, animals and flowers are among her favorite forms. With a background as a toy, fabric, graphic and product designer and an illustrator and after 20+ years creating lampworked glass beads and metal jewelry, Jennifer discovered felting with wool and it has become her primary passion. Jennifer maintains a colorful dreamy studio at Salmon Falls Mills in Rollinsford, NH.

 

Felting Nature: Holiday Florals

$65

with Jennifer Field

Calendar Nov 5, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Students will learn how to wet felt wool into beautiful realistic poinsettia flowers and holly leaves and berries that can be combined as Holiday decorations or made into pins. We will be using soft, quick felting short fiber merino wool in luscious colors, aromatheraputic olive oil soap, warm water and some elbow grease. Students will learn how wet felt flower petals, leaves, and berries.  Students will spend the first day learning how to create flower components and the second day on leaves, berries and construction. More complicated flowers forms techniques will be discussed. I cannot overstate the therapeutical and relaxing effects of wet felting and the satisfaction of recreating nature with wool. Bring to class: an old bath towel, VERY SHARP large and small scissors (I like Fiskars), notebook and pen for taking notes. Not required but if students have a Pink Clover needle pen please bring. I will have them available for sale for $14 and additional supplies & fleece.

Tuesday, Nov. 5-12, 6-9 p.m., 2 sessions

Course Fee: $65

Material Fee: $25,payable to instructor at first class (Materials kit will include fleece, basic wet felting tool kit, felting needles, foam block, soap and wire.)

Jennifer Field is a mixed media artist living in Eliot, Maine. She travels all over the country teaching and showing her glass beads, jewelry and felted sculptures. Her work incorporates needle and wet felted wool, lampworked glass, enameled metal and other mediums into whimsical sculptures and jewelry. Her subject matter is inspired by nature: Birds, animals and flowers are among her favorite forms. With a background as a toy, fabric, graphic and product designer and an illustrator and after 20+ years creating lampworked glass beads and metal jewelry, Jennifer discovered felting with wool and it has become her primary passion. Jennifer maintains a colorful dreamy studio at Salmon Falls Mills in Rollinsford, NH.

 

 

Goat Milk Soapmaking

$36

with Michele Meyer

Calendar Oct 15, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Students will learn techniques for making beautiful handcrafted soaps utilizing farm fresh goat milk, natural colorants including clays, oatmeal, honey, herbs, activated charcoal, and essential oils for scenting. We will make two 5 pound loaves of goat milk soap. Each student will leave with a bar of previously made & cured soap. Back Fields Farm is the home of The Little Creamery and a herd of a beloved Nubian Dairy Goats. Michele is proud to hand milk and hand craft goat milk soaps & bath/body products. This small farm operates with a philosophy of compassionate sustainability: A no-kill farm where healthy, productive animals forage in organic pasture and woodlands and all born here live out long happy lives in our care. Bring to class: eye protection and wear long sleeves. Class size limited to 10.

Tuesday, Oct. 15 or Nov. 19, 6-8 p.m., 1 session

Course Fee: $36

Goat Milk Soapmaking

$36

with Michele Meyer

Calendar Nov 19, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Students will learn techniques for making beautiful handcrafted soaps utilizing farm fresh goat milk, natural colorants including clays, oatmeal, honey, herbs, activated charcoal, and essential oils for scenting. We will make two 5 pound loaves of goat milk soap. Each student will leave with a bar of previously made & cured soap. Back Fields Farm is the home of The Little Creamery and a herd of a beloved Nubian Dairy Goats. Michele is proud to hand milk and hand craft goat milk soaps & bath/body products. This small farm operates with a philosophy of compassionate sustainability: A no-kill farm where healthy, productive animals forage in organic pasture and woodlands and all born here live out long happy lives in our care. Bring to class: eye protection and wear long sleeves. Class size limited to 10.

Tuesday, Oct. 15 or Nov. 19, 6-8 p.m., 1 session

Course Fee: $36

Holiday Victorian Boxwood Tree

$17

with Felicia Motherway

Calendar Dec 3, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Fashion an elegant, holiday decoration from fresh boxwood, velvet ribbon, gold balls, berries and naturally dried gypsophila. This tree makes a great gift that can be enjoyed for months.

Tuesday, Dec. 3, 6-8 p.m., 1 session

Course Fee: $17

Material Fee: $25, payable to instructor at class

Holiday Victorian Boxwood Tree

$17

with Felicia Motherway

Calendar Dec 5, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Fashion an elegant, holiday decoration from fresh boxwood, velvet ribbon, gold balls, berries and naturally dried gypsophila. This tree makes a great gift that can be enjoyed for months.

Thursday, Dec. 5, 6-8 p.m., 1 session

Course Fee: $17

Material Fee: $25, payable to instructor at class

 

Intermediate Paper Quilling - Create a Mandala, Session 1

$80

with Dianne Couture

Calendar Sep 17, 2019 at 3:30 pm, runs for 5 weeks

Intermediate Paper Quilling brings together students who have already completed Beginner Paper Quilling classes or have previous

quilling experience. In this session, we will be creating a multicolor mandala. Bring to class: A good amount of quilling paper in a broad array of colors. This project requires more paper than past projects we have completed

Tuesday, Sept. 17-Oct. 15, 3:30-6:00 p.m., 5 sessions 

Course Fee: $80

Intermediate Paper Quilling, Session 2

$80

with Dianne Couture

Calendar Oct 22, 2019 at 3:30 pm, runs for 5 weeks

In Session 2 you will continue working on your more complex and intricate projects. It's amazing how much there is to learn and practice when creating designs with paper quilling. Get tips, tricks and shortcuts. Develop your style, expand your imagination and create stunning pieces with this pleasantly addictive paper art.

Tuesday, Oct. 22 – Nov. 19, 3:30-6:00 p.m., 5 sessions 

Course Fee: $80





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