Students will learn the basics of how to throw on the pottery wheel. Then they will decorate their unique pieces with texture from the many different options available, and finish their pieces with a choice of several different glazes. All work made will be dinnerware and dishwasher safe. Liz Proffetty holds a BFA in ceramics and certification in teaching art. She has been working as a professional potter for 30 years and loves sharing her passion for clay with others.
Tired of paying crazy expensive prices for candles? Are you looking for a great gift giving idea? Come learn how to make handmade candles, made with non-toxic soy wax and scented with all natural essential oils. Each student will receive 2 pounds of soy wax, wicks, a variety of scents and containers to choose from, and be able to take their creations home that night, to give away or keep for themselves.
Use hand and power tools to build a small box of a design you choose with your choice of materials. The class will run three consecutive nights for two hours each night, for a total of six hours of instruction. At the end of the class students will have a project they can take home to finish as they wish. There is a $25 materials fee to be paid to the instructor the first night of class. All tools and safety equipment will be provided.
Participants will make a batch of hot press goat milk soap using a variety of molds and having many scents and extra add-ins to choose from. Each person will come out of the class with 4-8 soaps, depending on choice of mold, as well as the recipe and know-how to make future batches at home. Each student will need to bring a dedicated crock pot and submersion blender/hand mixer to class that night. All molds, scents and soap materials will be provided by instructor. Soaps will be ready for pick up the following week, due to curing time.
In this two evening class each participant will make one or more cozy soft small mammals or birds of their choice out of wool and use the needle felting method to create the features of their new friends. A $10 material fee (included in the cost) covers all wool and armature materials, plus one felting needle. You may create a treasured gift or something to keep for yourself. No experience required! Bring your glasses if you wear them for close vision. Young people aged 12 and up may attend with an adult. Class size is limited to six. Debra Arter holds a MA in Fine Art and has been teaching adults various art processes for many years. She has worked on her needle felting projects even while on an airplane!