2022 Sunday Classes

March 20, 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.

The full list of classes can be found on the Class Line-up Page by clicking here.


Starter Stitches
When: Sunday, March 20, 2022
Time: 9:00-11:30 am
Where: Hot Shops Art Center, Studio #317
Instructor: Amy Bowling
Fee: $40 – Students may bring their own supplies or order/purchase a kit from instructor.

Kit Fee:  $15 for needle pack, hoop, floss, fabric, & threader.
Class Level: Beginner

Modern embroidery is different than your granny’s crossstitch and it doesn’t involve the back of your work being neat! Join me to learn six basic embroidery stitches and the fun of the new “rules” of embroidery. You’ll also learn a few variations that can be applied to most stitches to make them altogether new. A kit for this class is optional, but you will need to request it one week ahead. If bringing your own supplies, at minimum you will need to have a piece of cotton or muslin cloth (this could be the end of a tea towel) and a needle you can thread, along with some embroidery floss. Scissors will be available for use, or you can bring your own. Please remember your reading glasses if needed.


Shibori Fabric Dying
When: Sunday, March 20, 2022
Time:  9:30 am to 11:30 am
Where: Hot Shops Art Center, Event Room
Instructor:  Steph Wolcott
Fee: $40 – Each student must bring 5 small cotton items
Class Level: Beginner

Learn the Art of Shibori Dyeing to create beautiful patterns on fabric. During this class, you will learn a variety of techniques and patterns along with the history of this art. Please bring a few items (5) of your own white goods to dye – they must be 100 Percent cotton..t-shirts, dish towels, pillow cases, fabric, totebags.


Gelli Printed Fairy Lights
When: Sunday, March 20, 2022
Time: 9:30-11:00 am
Where: Hot Shops Art Center
Instructor:  Cindi Brusse
Fee: $30 – All supplies included
Class Level: Beginner
Class Location:  Event Center

Take your gelli plate printing to a new level using different papers and materials to print.  Print with vellum, deli paper and even fabric.  We will make a garland of fairy lights with the prints.  All items to print and make your fairy light garland are provided.


Painted Earrings
When: Sunday, March 20, 2022
Time: 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Where: Hot Shops Art Center
Instructor: Michele Michaelsen
Fee: $30 – All supplies included
Class Level: Beginner
Class Location:  Crystal Forge Studio

Create unique, artistic earrings using a wood blank to paint on with acrylics, watercolors, markers or a mix of media. Students can freeform their design or use photos or templates that the instructor will have on hand. Students will learn how to properly attach ear wires as well as be able to decorate their earrings with bead if desired. Students can make more than one pair if time is available.


Copper Tree of Life Pendant
When: Sunday, March 20, 2022
Time: 1:00 – 5:00 pm
Where: Hot Shops Art Center, Crystal Forge Studio
Instructor: Michele Michaelsen
Fee: $80 – All supplies included
Class Level: Beginner to Intermediate

Students will learn how to create this beautiful Tree of Life and attach it to a focal stone. Skills learned will include the basics of working with wire, how to “sculpt” the tree using regular round wire, how to attach a stone to a frame, how weave a bail using a basic weave pattern and how to patina and polish copper.


Copper Etched Jewelry
When: Sunday, March 20, 2022
Time:  12:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Where: Hot Shops Art Center, Event Room
Instructor:  Steph Wolcott
Fee: $34 – All supplies included
Class Level: Beginner

Learn how to turn copper into beautiful jewelry pieces that you design. Create bracelets and pendants…great way to make some special gifts!


Fingerpaint and Fantasy- Affirmation Card Deck
When: Sunday, March 20, 2022
Time:  1:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Where: Hot Shops Art Center, Creative Mornings Studio
Instructor: Jackie Jacober
Fee: $70 – All supplies included
Class Level: Beginner

In this class, we will use light yoga and writing to uncover our dreams we want to bring into reality. We will look at our beliefs holding us back, and create statements that are personally designed to counteract our blocking thoughts. Using acrylic paint, we will fingerpaint our cards and use washi tape to adorn the edges. With gel pens we will write our affirmative statements on our deck. This deck can be used in a daily practice to keep your thoughts bringing your dreams into being. This class is for the whole person and uses creativity to feel fully alive!


Intro to Amigurumi – Crochet a Jellyfish, Intermediate Crochet Level
When: Sunday, March 20th at 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Where: Hot Shops Art Center, Studio #317
Instructor: Val Kemp
Fee: $40 – All Supplies included, Bring your own size 4 crochet hook
Class Level: Intermediate


Learn the Japanese art of Amigurumi, crocheting small soft creations. In this course you will learn how to create your very own crocheted jellyfish. Stitches used include standard crochet, increase and chain stitches. This section is for those who have do have previous crochet experience. Class fee includes all materials. Bring your own size 4 crochet hook.


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Let’s Tie One On – Learning Macrame
**SOLD OUT**
When: Sunday, March 20, 2022
Time:  2:00-4:30 pm
Where: Hot Shops Art Center, Studio 106
Instructor: Caroline Schmitz
Fee: $30 – All supplies included
Class Level: Beginner

The class will begin with instruction in basic macrame knots – square knots, double half hitch, and half knot twist. If you can tie your sneakers, you can do macrame knots! A wall hanging will be made that is approximately 5”wide x 20” long. The approximately 35 yards of cord (white soft cotton) and mounting board will be precut for the project. Variations can be made from the posted macrame picture. Many examples of other macrame pieces I have made will be shown and resources shared.


Gelli Print Jewelry
When: Sunday, March 20, 2022
Time:  3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Where: Hot Shops Art Center, Event Room
Instructor:  Steph Wolcott
Fee: $35 – All supplies included
Class Level: Beginner


Explore the world of Gelli Printing with a twist. We will be creating Jewelry that is unique, crazy, Colorful, and Fun! We will work with a variety of mediums along with the gelliplate to create bracelets, earrings, and pendants. You will learn fabulous techniques to create One of a Kind, handmade mini works of Art!


Dot Mandala Journal
When: Sunday, March 20, 2022
Time: 3:00 – 5:00 pm
Where: Hot Shops Art Center
Instructor: Ina Ohnmeiss
Fee: $65 – All supplies included
Class Level: Beginner
Class Location:  Event Center

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


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