2021 Saturday Classes

February 20, 2021

Register for RETREAT, Retreat + Classes, or Classes only.
Come CREATE with us!

Retreat only registration allows you to bring your own project (or projects!) in any art & craft medium to work on for the weekend. It is YOUR dedicated time and space to be creative! For more info, click here

Intro to Lampwork Glass Bead Making
Session 1:  10:00-12:00 am
or  Session 2:  1:00-3:00 pm
Instructor:  Lori Skupa
Fee: $75 – All supplies included
Class Level:  Beginner

Have you always wanted to learn how to make your own beads?  Want to learn how to make truly personalized jewelry?   Step it up and learn how to make your own beads!  This is a great intro class to see if you’d like to further explore that art of glass bead making, also known as lampworking or flameworking.  No prior torch experience required.

Form Folded Flame Painted Copper Earrings
Saturday, February 20, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Instructor:  Angela Szelag
Fee: $55 – All supplies included
Class Level:  Beginner

Join us for this fun and colorful beginning level earring class.  Learn the art of form folding metal to create a rippled effect and add a splash of color with fire painting the copper.  It’s a fun, easy and carefree project.

You will have your choice of creating copper ear wires or sterling silver ear wires to account for those that have sensitive ears. 

All materials included.  All tools will be provided for the class.

Stamped Soldered Jewelry
Saturday, February 20, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Instructor:  Kelli Sweet
Fee: $30 – All supplies included
Class Level:  Beginner

Learn how to make beautiful stamped soldered earrings using copper or brass blanks. Students will have a variety of shapes to choose from and will learn how to assemble into finished earrings using sterling silver ear wires, a necklace or a key chain. 

Fused Glass Wine Stoppers & Pendants
Saturday, February 20, 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Instructor:  Rhonda Bruggeman
Fee: $50 – All supplies included for 1 wine stopper and 1 pendant.  Additional pendants and special embellishments available for purchase payable to instructor.
Class Level:  Beginner (16 or older)
In this class, the participants will be making a fused glass wine bottle stopper and a glass pendant, with the option to make additional pendants. Participants will be able to choose how to embellish these fused items.  As this is a fused glass project, Rhonda will take items home to fire (i.e. melt) in her kiln and will coordinate delivery either via mail or pick up on the Omaha area.

Oil & Cold Wax Painting
When:  1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Instructor:  Lori Elliott-Bartle
Fee:  $55 – All supplies included
Class Level:  Beginner

In this 2-hour session of creative play, you’ll explore color, pattern, design and abstraction with oil paints mixed with cold wax medium, a product gaining popularity for its versatility and range.  Lori will show you tools & techniques, and you’ll create pieces on archival paper.

Students are not required to bring tools/materials, but are welcome to. For example, you may bring household items that might make interesting patterns or textures.  Pieces of burlap, corrugated cardboard, bubble wrap, shelf liner, ribbons and string can all be pressed into the paint surface.  Tools such as small trowels or dough scrapers can be used to apply paint or create textures.   If students have art supplies such as oil paints in colors they particularly like, or tools such as print making brayers or palette knives that they enjoy using, they may bring those too.

Sterling Silver Stacking Rings
Saturday, February 20, 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Instructor:  Angela Szelag
Fee: $125 – All supplies included
Class Level:  Beginner

Make these three sterling silver rings!  Stack ‘em all on one finger for yourself or make them to share.  Bring your Mom, your best friend or come and try a skill on your own.  This is a beginning level introduction to silversmithing and the basics of soldering.

No experience necessary.  Come and join in on the fun!

If you have long hair, you will need to have it pulled back as we will be playing with fire.  Safety first.

Acrylic Paint Pouring
Saturday, February 20, 2020,  1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Instructor:  Dia Hilton
Fee:  $20 – All supplies included
Class Level:  Beginner

Learn the basic set-up for acrylic paint pouring, including at least 3 different pouring techniques.

Additional kits available for $15 (payable to instructor)

Please bring an apron to cover your clothes, or wear something you might not mind getting paint on.

Polymer Clay Pendant
Saturday, February 20, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Instructor:  Skyler Thomas Koehn
Fee: $20 – All supplies included
Class Level:  Beginner

In this class students will be making two polymer clay pendants. Skyler will bring a variety of polymer clay canes to choose from for decorating your pendant. You will need to take your creation home and bake it. Instructions will be included. Your finished item can be used as a pendant, ornament, magnet or cabochon!

Dot Mandala Journal
Saturday, February 20, 3:00-5:00
Instructor:  Ina Ohnmeiss
Fee:  $65 – All supplies included
Class Level:  Beginner

You will learn the basics of Dot Mandala and have a beautiful journal when finished.

Easy Watercolor Florals for Beginners
Saturday, February 20, 3:30-5:30
Instructor:  April Bussa
Fee:  $50 – All supplies included
Class Level:  Beginner

Students will be introduced to water color techniques on how to paint a basic floral composition. 

For more samples of April’s work; check out A World in Watercolor on Facebook.

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