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ONSITE: Magpie Books: Bookmaking as Collage

July 12, 2022

Make books from anything! Bring clippings, wrappers, cards, boxes, any kind of paper you're willing to cut and glue. A great workshop for collage makers, journalers, collectors, photographers, travelers and anyone who loves paper and wants to learn about bookmaking. Basic bookmaking tools and supplies provided; students will bring paper and materials for their books […]

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ONSITE: Carve + Cast a Signet Ring Workshop

July 12, 2022

In this intensive weekend-workshop we will learn the process of lost wax casting. Each student will start by carving a wax signet, then learning the process of investment and burn out then finishing up with centrifugal casting and clean up. We will be casting in sterling silver.

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ONSITE: Raku Firing Workshop (B)

July 12, 2022

Head over to VisArts' courtyard and join us for some raku pottery firing—an exciting approach to pottery surface design! Participants will glaze their pieces, help load them into the kiln, grab a beer or snack across the street at Goatocado, then return to enjoy the campfire-like atmosphere with friends on our back patio.

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ONSITE: Make a Wall Flower Pot

July 12, 2022

In this one-day workshop, we'll discuss texture, design and form and you’ll learn hand-building techniques to create your own wall flower pot!

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ONSITE: Contemporary Crazy Quilting

July 12, 2022

This fast-moving, fun class explores a spontaneous approach to a traditional quilting favorite, emphasizing contemporary design. Participants will learn a new way to piece quilt blocks together and create unique arrangements of blocks. Students will use rotary cutting and machine piecing to create pillow tops or start a quilt top. We will not quilt pieces […]

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ONSITE: Needle Felting Miniatures

July 12, 2022

Learn how to make small three-dimensional forms through dry needle felting with wool roving in this workshop. Be prepared for a few finger pricks and a lot of cuteness!

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ONSITE: Fiber Flower Crown

July 12, 2022

Learn to make a flower crown from beautiful, colorful fibers! We will make an armature framework and learn basic weaving and macrame stitching techniques to create flower shapes with yarn and string.

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ONLINE: Writing Home

July 12, 2022

What does it mean to write about home? We’ll examine the many kinds of homes that exist, ranging from houses to nations to the body itself. Our conversation will take us from the Grimms’ Fairytale “Hansel and Gretel” to the present day as we write about our changing relationships with home in the time of […]

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ONSITE: Freewriting Intensive: Creative Nonfiction

July 12, 2022

Are you curious about translating real-life events onto the page? Do you have personal stories that seem like they could work together holistically? Are you a consummate journaler who wants to experiment with craft? In this two-day intensive, we break down specific craft elements (structure, characterization, time management, etc), and then use what we’ve learned […]

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ONSITE: Introduction to Metal Jewelry Workshop

July 12, 2022

Discover the fundamental concept of jewelry design and learn basic techniques for working with metals in this introductory class. The class begins with instruction on techniques such as drilling, sawing, texturing, working with wire, and finishing techniques. Soldering with a torch will also be introduced. Students will then use these skills to make a piece […]

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ONSITE: Raku Firing Workshop (E)

July 12, 2022

Head over to VisArts' courtyard and join us for some raku pottery firing—an exciting approach to pottery surface design! Participants will glaze their pieces, help load them into the kiln, grab a beer or snack across the street at Goatocado, then return to enjoy the campfire-like atmosphere with friends on our back patio.

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ONSITE: Networking: Sculptural Construction in Flameworking

July 12, 2022

Learn to build in the round with borosilicate glass rods on a propane and oxygen fed torch! In this class students will develop 3D forms utilizing the networking technique. These caged structures have the ability to get quite large. We will discuss multiples and drawing with glass, hot and cold seals, as well as design […]

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ONSITE: Raku Firing Workshop (D)

July 12, 2022

Head over to VisArts' courtyard and join us for some raku pottery firing—an exciting approach to pottery surface design! Participants will glaze their pieces, help load them into the kiln, grab a beer or snack across the street at Goatocado, then return to enjoy the campfire-like atmosphere with friends on our back patio.

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ONSITE: Raku Firing Workshop (C)

July 12, 2022

Head over to VisArts' courtyard and join us for some raku pottery firing—an exciting approach to pottery surface design! Participants will glaze their pieces, help load them into the kiln, grab a beer or snack across the street at Goatocado, then return to enjoy the campfire-like atmosphere with friends on our back patio.

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ONSITE: Freewriting Intensive: Fiction

July 12, 2022

Do you have story ideas but don’t know where to start? Are you wondering what to do with those completed story drafts that need revision? Or, maybe you’re a first-time writer looking for a way into the work? In this two-day intensive, we break down specific craft elements (POV, time management, characterization, etc), and then […]

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ONSITE: Contemporary Crazy Quilting

July 12, 2022

This fast-moving, fun class explores a spontaneous approach to a traditional quilting favorite, emphasizing contemporary design. Participants will learn a new way to piece quilt blocks together and create unique arrangements of blocks. Students will use rotary cutting and machine piecing to create pillow tops or start a quilt top. We will not quilt pieces […]

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ONSITE: Introduction to Glass Fusing Workshop (A)

July 12, 2022

Learn to fuse and slump glass in the kiln. We'll create designs by cutting colored sheet glass, using glass stringers, rods and frits. By layering patterns and firing glass in kilns, students can create tiles, bowls, plates or panels. No previous experience needed.

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