Artist Workshops

Workshops


To sign up for a class, please print off and return the Registration Form or Contact Spruce Forest

Workshops meet in various historic buildings on the Spruce Forest Campus and the Annie Stanton House (between the church and Fernwood Gallery) and also the Riverside Studio (beneath the Potter cabin).

Special Topics Workshops | 2018 Schedule | Workshop Gallery



Special Topic Workshops

Does your small group, home schoolers, scouts, clubs or other groups want to try pottery on the wheel or carving, blacksmith or wood turning contact the instructor for these crafts and check our workshop schedule to see dates already scheduled.


WHEEL THROWN POTTERY

Lynn Lais, the resident potter at Spruce Forest will offer special topic workshops upon request. His student limit for workshops are usually three to four students. Contact: the pottery 301-895-5932


QUILTING

Four Seasons Stitchery in Grantsville offers quilting courses during which students learn techniques.
Please contact Shelley Booska at Four Seasons for schedule and location of classes at 301-895-5958.


WOOD TURNING

Instructor Gene Gillespie is the resident wood worker at Spruce Forest. Gene can do private workshops tailored to the student's abilities.
Contact him directly to discuss options at 540-336-5127


SCHERENSCHNITTE (paper cutting)

Joan Miller will be Guest Artist during the month of October in the Hostetler House. Please contact her at this location to set up individual or small class sizes in the art of paper cutting.
Her phone is 301-884-7349.


BLACKSMITH WORKSHOPS

Classes can be scheduled upon request with Resident Instructor Mike Edelman. Classes cover fundamental forging techniques with an emphasis on both design and technique. Participation is hands-on allowing the opportunity to complete your own hand-forged project. Students will use both traditional and modern tools. The metal will be heated to over 2000 degrees, and then shaped on the anvil. Blacksmith class sizes are limited to two people per class, so the curriculum can be catered to the students skill level and interests.
Contact Mike Edelman at mikeedleman@spruceforest.org



2018 Schedule


Date Workshop Instructor Description Contact
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
9:15 a.m.
QUILLING - ROSES Reita Marks Cost: $25 (Bring lunch or buy at nearby restaurant)

Quilling was used as early as the 13th century using paper filigree to decorate reliquaries and religious medallions with elaborate designs made from thin strips of paper and wrapped around quills of feathers to shape for design. Reita is a guest artist in the Village.
724-504-8130
Tuesday, June 5, 2018
9:15 a.m.
QUILLING BEGINNERS CLASS - VIOLETS AND DAISEY Reita Marks Cost: $25 (Bring lunch or buy at nearby restaurant)

Students will learn the basic techniques of quilling and complete one project.

Quilling was used as early as the 13th century using paper filigree to decorate reliquaries and religious medallions with elaborate designs made from thin strips of paper and wrapped around quills of feathers to shape for design. Reita is a guest artist in the Village.
724-504-8130
Saturday, June 9
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP Penny Knobel-Besa Cost: $50 per student

Penny is an award winning fine arts photographer. The day will start with a slide show of tips for taking better photos and then each attendee will go on a photographers scavenger hunt to find and photograph 20 items in and around Spruce Forest. After lunch there will be review and discussion relating to photography issues i.e. matting & framing and an hour long model photo shoot. Lunch is not included. There are several restaurants at Spruce Forest as well as picnic tables.
301-478-2735 or pkbphoto@hughes.net
Friday-Sunday, June 22, 23, 24
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Beginning Weaving Workshop Ann Jones Cost: $210 plus instructor's material fee (approx. $40) and optional book

An introduction to weaving on a four shaft loom, this three day class will take you through two projects. The intention is to begin to get you familiar with the process of weaving and to encourage you to continue learning. The first day is spent weaving a small project from beginning to completion. The next two days are spent on a pattern sampler that is woven with perle cotton in squares, each square showing a different color and weave combination. It is a reference project that makes a beautiful table runner or wall hanging when done. There is an optional text book for this class. It serves as a reference for learning loom set-up and weave structures as well as other information that beginners and more experienced weavers need to know. Limit 4 students. Class held in the weaver's cabin. Other dates possible by request.
301-895-3159 or annjones@spruceforest.org
Saturday, June 23
Sunday, June 24
FEATHER CARVING - PINTAIL Feather Gary Yoder Cost: $250

Students will make a feather from tupelo wood using heat and water. They will bend and shape their feather. The painting will focus on vermiculation.

Instructor Gary Yoder, Master Bird Carver and Resident Artist. Gary has many of his works in museums and has won numerous national awards
301-268-4318
Friday, June 29
11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
BEGINNERS DRAWING (ages 10 to 17) Lenore Lancaster Cost: $35

Students can bring a lunch and a pencil. Other materials will be provided. Learn basic drawing skills from supplied booklet.

Lenore is a yearly guest artist at the Village and won awards for both colored pencil and miniature art.
304-738-3180 or lancaster@atlanticbb.net
Saturday, June 30
12 - 5 p.m.
JEWELRY MAKING - RING WORKSHOP Hannah Ehlman Cost: $175 includes materials

Student will make two rings from bronze and sterling silver using metal working techniques such as texturing, forging, soldering, and fusion welding. You will leave with two unique rings that are polished and ready to be worn.
hannahehlman@spruceforest.org
Saturday, June 30
6 p.m.
EVENING OF ACRYLIC PAINTING Peggy Nixon Instructor, Peggy Nixon, former resident slate painter artist at Spruce Forest Artisan Village 301-895-3332
Saturday, July 7
12 - 5 p.m.
JEWELRY MAKING - RING WORKSHOP Doug Salmon Cost: $175 includes materials

Student will make two rings from bronze and sterling silver using metal working techniques such as texturing, forging, soldering, and fusion welding. You will leave with two unique rings that are polished and ready to be worn.
hannahehlman@spruceforest.org
Saturday, July 14
12 - 5 p.m.
JEWELRY MAKING - RING WORKSHOP Doug Salmon Cost: $175 includes materials

Student will make two rings from bronze and sterling silver using metal working techniques such as texturing, forging, soldering, and fusion welding. You will leave with two unique rings that are polished and ready to be worn.
hannahehlman@spruceforest.org
Saturday, July 14, 2018
from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
BEGINNING TATTING Carolyn Groves Cost: $30 (Set of tatting needles, thread and instruction book provided)

Instructor Carolyn Groves will offer BEGINNING TATTING at the Annie Stanton Classroom. She is a well-known instructor and demonstrator in the area.
301-689-3389 - Website
Saturday, July 28
10:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
COLOR PENCIL TECHNIQUES (Beginners ages 16 and up) Lenore Lancaster Cost: $35

Students to bring colored pencil set. Bring a packed lunch or eat at nearby restaurants. Techniques such as blending and laying will be basic.

Lenore is a yearly guest artist at the Village and won awards for both colored pencil and miniature art.
304-738-3180 or lancaster@atlanticbb.net
Saturday, August 11
6 p.m.
EVENING OF ACRYLIC PAINTING Peggy Nixon Instructor, Peggy Nixon, former resident slate painter artist at Spruce Forest Artisan Village 301-895-3332
Thursday August 16, 2018
9:15 a.m.
QUILLING - SHASTA DAISEY BOUQUET Reita Marks Cost: $25 (Bring lunch or buy at nearby restaurant)

Quilling was used as early as the 13th century using paper filigree to decorate reliquaries and religious medallions with elaborate designs made from thin strips of paper and wrapped around quills of feathers to shape for design. Reita is a guest artist in the Village.
724-504-8130
Saturday, August 25, 2018
9:15 a.m.
QUILLING - CHRISTMAS ITEMS Reita Marks Cost: $5 per stuent and invidual project fee from $3 to $20

Quilling was used as early as the 13th century using paper filigree to decorate reliquaries and religious medallions with elaborate designs made from thin strips of paper and wrapped around quills of feathers to shape for design. Reita is a guest artist in the Village.
724-504-8130
Saturday, September 22
Sunday, September 23,
FEATHER CARVING - BLACK DUCK Feather Gary Yoder Cost: $250

Students will use traditional carving and texturing techniques. Painting will emphasize iridescence.

Instructor Gary Yoder, Master Bird Carver and Resident Artist. Gary has many of his works in museums and has won numerous national awards
301-268-4318
Saturday, October 6
6 p.m.
EVENING OF ACRYLIC PAINTING Peggy Nixon Instructor, Peggy Nixon, former resident slate painter artist at Spruce Forest Artisan Village 301-895-3332
Saturday, October 20
Sunday, October 21
FEATHER CARVING - ROUGHED GROUSE Feather Gary Yoder Cost: $250

Using traditional hand carving tools and wood burner, students will carve, texture, and tint Ruffed Grouse feather. Great class for beginners or anyone.

Instructor Gary Yoder, Master Bird Carver and Resident Artist. Gary has many of his works in museums and has won numerous national awards
301-268-4318
Saturday, October 20
6 p.m.
EVENING OF ACRYLIC PAINTING Peggy Nixon Instructor, Peggy Nixon, former resident slate painter artist at Spruce Forest Artisan Village 301-895-3332
Tuesday, October 23
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
ACRYLIC PAINTING - PEARS Mary Bryd Cost: $100

Intro to successful layout and color application. Mary is a former designer with Hallmark Cards and owner of a graphic design business. All level of students are welcome.
mary@marybrydproductions.com
Saturday-Monday, October 27, 28, 29
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Beginning Weaving Workshop Ann Jones Cost: $210 plus instructor's material fee (approx. $40) and optional book

An introduction to weaving on a four shaft loom, this three day class will take you through two projects. The intention is to begin to get you familiar with the process of weaving and to encourage you to continue learning. The first day is spent weaving a small project from beginning to completion. The next two days are spent on a pattern sampler that is woven with perle cotton in squares, each square showing a different color and weave combination. It is a reference project that makes a beautiful table runner or wall hanging when done. There is an optional text book for this class. It serves as a reference for learning loom set-up and weave structures as well as other information that beginners and more experienced weavers need to know. Limit 4 students. Class held in the weaver's cabin. Other dates possible by request.
301-895-3159 or annjones@spruceforest.org
Dates TBA, Friday-Sunday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Advanced Beginning Weaving Workshop Ann Jones Cost: $210 plus instructor's material fee (approx. $75) and optional book

Take your knowledge a step further with an introduction to reading and planning drafts that you will then weave. Projects include Swedish Lace, Twill Variations, Huck, Traditional Overshot, and an eight shaft pattern. Students will gain experience using cotton, wool, and a linen blend. We will also experiment with various finishing techniques. This three day class will keep you busy and give you a lot to take home for further experimentation. Lots of handouts in this class. Limit 4 students. Class held in the weaver's cabin. Other dates possible by request.
301-895-3159 or annjones@spruceforest.org