Classes/Events 2014


Twine a Wool Rug

Students will create a 18″ x 13″ twined rug using recycled wool.

Twining is an ancient form of weaving which is done on a portable loom.

The rug will be completed at the last class session.

Class size is limited.

Pre-registration and payment required.

Dates below reflect one class of two sessions.

Class Dates: September 24, Oct. 1, 8 and again on Oct 29, 5, 12

Class Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Class Fee: $65.00
Materials Fee: $20 

Twined rug

Sample of a rug made with twining technique










Leather Class

Students will make a pouch using soft, tanned deerskin, a Glover’s needle,

and various stitches while learning to make  the best use of material.

Embellish with beads and draw designs with a heated rod (similar to wood burning).

You may also bring your own materials to use. If time permits, we will also make a fetish.

These pouches can be used to hold many things such as scissors, stones,

tobacco or items that are special to you.

Class Dates: Sept. 27, Oct. 4, 11, 18      Class Time: 10am – Noon

Class Fee: $135     Materials Fee: $65


Fun with Clay

This is an intermediate class.

Experience the processes of hand building,

texturing and the use of terra sigillata.

Class Dates: Sept. 23, 25, 30, Oct. 2, 7, 9

Class Time: 6 – 8 p.m.        Class Fee: $145

Materials Fee: $40        Firing Fee: $20



Fall Weaving with Eve Lindsey

This is a beginning weave class.

Students will learn to wind a warp and weave a sample rag rug.

Warping Class Dates: Oct. 8, 15    Weaving Class Dates: Oct. 22, 29

Class Time: 10 a.m. – Noon

Class Fee: $35      Materials Fee: $10


Glass Lampworking with Sherrie McCabe


Beads by Sherrie



Sherrie graduated from Northern Michigan University with a BS degree in Art Education. Hot glass became her passion about 25 years ago. After two trips to Venice, studying under America’s glass master Loren Stump and retiring from teaching art in the public schools of Michigan, bead making became her focus. She now works in a small home studio overlooking Lake Superior.

Besides the several juried art shows that she exhibits at each year, Sherrie has taught bead making in the public schools, through her home studio and at the Porcupine Mountains Folk School all in Ontonagon, Michigan as well as at the Clearing Folk School in Door County, Wisconsin.

Students will be provided detailed instruction about the tools and methods used to manipulate hot glass in the flame of a torch. Through demonstrations and hands-on practice, each student will use age-old techniques to create wound glass beads with a variety of shapes and patterns.

This is a 12 hour class split between two days. There will be an hour for lunch, so plan on bringing a brown bag lunch as well as something to drink.


The artist with her torch.

 Class Dates: Saturday October 25 & Sunday October 26

Class Time: 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

Class Cost: $135

Class Fee:$35 for materials

 Student age: 16 and up.

Students required to purchase didymium safety glasses prior to this class.

 This class has a six student minimum and ten student maximum.

Call us today (934-2228) to indicate your interest and to sign up for this great opportunity! Classes fill up early!



Precious Metal Clay Class with Kristy Walden, Master Instructor for Art Clay America.            Metal Clay Leaves

Beginning Project: Metal Clay Leaves

Learn two techniques in metal clay.

¨ Learn how to choose a leaf

¨ How to use liquid silver

¨ How to use metal clay to make a bail and a toggle, for a completed necklace.

¨ Learn how to cut and make a four strand leather chain for your design.

This class will take 4 weeks to complete, 3 hour sessions on Thursday evenings in October.


Class Dates: Oct. 16, 23, 30, Nov. 6   Class Time: 6 – 9pm   Class Fee: $125

Materials Fee: $65


Enameled Copper Pendants and Earrings with Joan Heuvelhorst

Join us on Saturday Oct. 18 from 10:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M. and create your own wearable art.              Copper on Enamel Class Picture

You will cut shapes from unfinished sheet copper, clean them and

apply powdered glass (enamel) to your pieces,

heat them in a kiln to melt the powdered enamel into a permanent finish.

Embellish with beads and wire to finish your piece.

This process is easy and very rewarding and the colors and finished designs are endless.

Class Date: Oct. 18

Class Fee: $70





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