Artist 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 | 2019 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.


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


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.


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.


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

2019 Schedule

Date Workshop Instructor Description Contact
April 25, May 25, June 22, and Aug 31 Jewelry Making - Ring Workshop Doug Salmon $175 includes materials
May 11, and June 8 Jewelry Making - Bracelet Workshop Doug Salmon $175 includes materials
May: 31, June 1 and 2
August 2, 3 and 4
October 25, 26 and 27
Beginning Weaving Ann Jones Cost: $225 plus instructor's materials fee ($35) and optional book.

An introduction to weaving on a four shaft loom, this three day class will take you through two projects. 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 completed. Class is held in the Glotfelty log cabin. Limit 4 students.
June 5, 2019 Beginners Quilling Reita Marks Cost: $25

Quilling is a paper art form dating back to approximately 13th century. It is the rolling of small pieces of paper to make two or three dimensional designs. All materials are furnished. Students should bring their patience. Feel free to bring your lunch or you can purchase lunch at nearby restaurants. Class is held in the Annie Stanton House from 9:15 to mid afternoon. Will be making a Violet or Daisy.
724-504-8130 or home at 304-599-1746
June 13, 2019
July 25, 2019
Quilling Reita Marks Cost: $25 - Cardinal, Black Capped Chickadee (June 13) or Gold Finch and Bouquet of Asters (July 25)

Feel free to bring your lunch or you can purchase lunch at nearby restaurants. Class is held in the Annie Stanton House from 9:15 to mid afternoon.
724-504-8130 or home at 304-599-1746
June 14, 15 and 16
November 1, 2 and 3
Advanced Weaving Ann Jones Cost: $225 plus instructor’s materials fee ($35) 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, and Traditional Overshot. 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. Class is held in the Glotfelty log cabin. Limit 4 students.
August 30-31 Ruffed 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. The instructor is Gary Yoder, a Master Bird Carver and resident artist. Gary has many of his works in museums and has won numerous national awards.
October 22 Watercolor Flowers Mary Byrd Cost: $50

Instructor Mary Byrd located in the Red Shed just to the right of the entrance of Spruce Forest Artisan Village.