2022 Saturday Classes

March 19, 2022


All classes during the weekend are offered “ala carte.” Register for one, or register for many. Just be mindful not to register for two classes during the same timeslot!

All of the RETREAT weekend details can be found by clickling here.


Copper Byzantine Bracelet
When: Saturday, March 19th, 9:00 am to 11:30 am
Instructor: Lynn Kvigne
Fee: $35 plus $30 kit fee payable to instructor at time of class
Class Level: Beginner
Class Location: Event Room

Learn the timeless Byzantine chainmaille weave. During the class, you will learn the weave in copper, create a hand forged clasp and stamped tag for a bracelet. As an option, you may want to give your copper a deep patina using liver of sulfur or a colorful flame painted patina. After you finish your bracelet, I’ll tumble polish it for a beautiful finish. Prerequisites: Must have hand strength to open & close 18 gauge wire rings. Also, please bring glasses if you need them for detail work.


Stamped Soldered Jewelry
When: Saturday, March 19th, 10:00 am to 11:30 pm
Instructor:  Kelli Sweet
Fee: $30 – All supplies included
Class Level:  Beginner
Class Location: Studio #317

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. 


Intro to Amigurumi – Crochet a Jellyfish, Beginner Level Class
When: Saturday, March 19th at 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Instructor: Val Kemp
Fee: $45 – All Supplies included
Class Level: Beginner
Class Location: Studio #317

Learn the Japanese art of Amigurumi, crocheting small soft creations. In this course you will learn the basic stitches to create your very own crocheted jellyfish, including standard crochet, increase and chain stitches. This section is for beginners who have little to no previous experience with crochet. Class fee includes all materials and tools.


Oil & Cold Wax Painting
When:  Saturday, March 19th, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Instructor:  Lori Elliott-Bartle
Fee:  $55 – All supplies included
Class Level:  Beginner
Class Location: Studio #210

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.



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