Artist Workshops

Workshops


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

Workshops meet 10-5 on Saturday and 10-5 on Sunday, unless otherwise noted. Workshops meet in various historic buildings on the Spruce Forest Campus. Students may bring lunch or purchase lunch at Penn Alps Restaurant across the street. There are many motels and bed and breakfasts in the area, some in walking distance. Please check the Spruce Forest website for links to lodging options.

Special Topics Workshops | Calendar | 2015 Schedule



Special Topics Workshops

Does your small group – home-schoolers, scouts, clubs, or other groups - want to try pottery on the wheel or carving a hummingbird feather, hand-building clay Christmas ornaments, or drawing with colored pencils? Groups may request a class in the Riverview Clay Studio or with the bird carver, or colored-pencil artist. Prices vary. Contact the instructor to arrange your special workshop or class.


WHEEL THROWN POTTERY

Lynn Lais, the resident potter at Spruce Forest, will offer 1-2 day workshops for 4- 8 adults in special topics, including forming or glazing techniques. Weekly classes in pottery may also be arranged for groups of three adults.
Contact: the pottery 301-895-5932


FEATHER CARVING

Gary Yoder will offer advanced topics for returning students. Beginner groups may arrange a one-day workshop for up to 4 students (see June 7 Hummingbird feather description)
Contact: Gary Yoder 301-268-4318


COLORED PENCIL DRAWING

Lenore Lancaster will offer individual students aged 16 and up one-hour to 1⁄2 day instruction in basic colored pencil techniques.
Contact: Lenore Lancaster 304-738-3180


QUILTING

Four Seasons Stitchery in Grantsville offers a 10-week quilting course during which students learn techniques and complete a queen-sized quilt. Classes often meet at Spruce Forest Artisan Village during the spring and summer. Please contact Shelley at Four Seasons for more information about a summer class.
Contact Shelley at Four Seasons 301-895-5958




Calendar

Upcoming Workshops



2015 Schedule


May 15-17
August 21-23
June 14-16
October 26-28
8am-5pm

Beginning Weaving Workshop
$210.00 plus instructor's materials fee ($50 optional book)
Instructor: Ann Jones

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 and encourage you to continue weaving in the future. The first day is spent weaving a small project from beginning to completion. The next two days are spent on a "work blanket" 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.

Contact:
Ann Jones
301-895-3159

May 23-24

Rings in Silver, Bronze and Copper
$200.00 plus $55 materials
Instructor: Hannah Ehlman

Using various metals, make 4 rings, including one with a bezel-set stone. Beginning to intermediate, no experience necessary.

Contact:
Doug Salmon
301-895-3332
info@spruceforest.org

May 30
June 13
July 11
October 3

Introduction to Genealogy
$45 (includes materials)
Instructor: Elizabeth Smead

This is a one-day workshop in researching your family tree. Explore introductory genealogy by learning techniques and identifying resources to get you started on your research plan and staying organized along the way.

Contact:
Elizabeth Smead
240-446-6404
mmonroe61@gmail.com

May 29-31
October 22-24

Advanced Beginning Weaving Workshop
$210.00
$50 materials fee plus optional book
8am-5pm
Instructor: Ann Jones

Previous Weaving Workshop students: 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, Overshot, and an eight shaft twill 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.

Contact:
Ann Jones
301-895-3159

June 6

Basket Weaving
$100 plus $35 materials
Instructor: Shelia Brown

Participants will learn the basics of basket weaving and leave with a completed functional basket, incorporating a wooden handle, plain and dyed reed and ceramic adornment. Finished basket measures 6" x 9" x 12" high. For beginners or those with previous basket weaving experience.

Contact
Shelia Brown
304-329-1362

June 7

Feather Carving
$125
Instructor: Gary Yoder

Ruby Throated Hummingbird Feather: For beginner to advanced students. Learn or improve your knife skills. Use a wood-burning tool for texture, and paint the feather using layering and glazing techniques.

Contact:
Gary Yoder
301-268-4318

June 8-9

Weaving Rag Rugs
$120, plus materials (approx $30)
8am-5pm
Instructor: Ann Jones

Have an old rug loom but don't know what to do with it? This class is an introduction to setting up a rug loom and weaving a rag rug made from cotton fabric. Using heavy looms suitable for weaving rugs each student will set up a loom, prepare the fabric, and weave a rug. This is a two day class with some "homework" before you come to the first class. Students will receive a description of fabric to find or purchase and prepare. Limit 4 students.

Contact:
Ann Jones
301-895-3159

June 13-14
September 12-13

Beginning Jewelry Fabrication
$200.00 plus 55.00 materials
Instructor: Douglas Salmon

Play with fire in this exciting weekend course. Learn elementary techniques for creating three-dimensional jewelry designs. Cutting, forming and welding with a variety of jewelry metals.

Contact:
Doug Salmon
301-895-3332
info@spruceforest.org

June 27-28

Feather Carving
$250
Instructor: Gary Yoder

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

Contact:
Gary Yoder
301-268-4318

July 11
Sept 10

Basic Techniques of Paper Quilling
$45 includes materials
Instructor: Reita Marks

Quilling, also known as paper filigree, was thought to have originated in the 12th century when the colorful curled designs were used by nuns to decorate religious texts. In Reita's class students will learn basic techniques of quilling and complete one project.

Contact:
Reita Marks
724-504-8130

July 16
September 24

Quilled Paper Roses
$45 includes materials
Instructor: Reita Marks

Quilling is also known as paper filigree. Students will learn and use folding and quilling techniques to complete a 4x6" picture of roses.

Contact:
Reita Marks
724-504-8130

July 18-19

Silver Jewelry Fabrication
$200.00 plus 55.00 materials
Instructor: Douglas Salmon

Play with fire in this exciting weekend course. Learn elementary techniques for creating three-dimensional jewelry designs. Cutting, forming and welding with silver.

Contact:
Doug Salmon
301-895-3332
info@spruceforest.org

July 25-26

Feather Carving
$250
Instructor: Gary Yoder

Kestrel Feather. Use traditional tools for carving. Shape the feather using moisture and heat, and use a wood-burning tool for color and texture. Paint using thin washes.

Contact:
Gary Yoder
301-268-4318

August 15-16

Jewelry Techniques for teens
$200.00 plus 55.00 materials
Instructor: Douglas Salmon and Hannah Ehlman

Play with fire in this exciting weekend course. Learn elementary techniques for creating three-dimensional jewelry designs. Cutting, forming and welding with a variety of jewelry metals.

Contact:
Doug Salmon
301-895-3332
info@spruceforest.org

August 29-30

Feather Carving
$250
Instructor: Gary Yoder

Green-Winged Teal feather. Students will carve a feather using traditional chisels and wood burning tool. Finish with iridescent paints.

Contact
Gary Yoder
301-268-4318

September 7 10am-noon
September 20 1pm-3pm

Scherenschnitte
$25 includes materials
Instructor: Joan Miller

Learn scherenschnitte, a traditional 16th century German technique of folding and cutting intricate, often symmetrical designs. Bring your own sharp scissors or x-acto knife.

Contact:
Joan Miller

September 13-14

Feather Carving
$250
Instructor: Gary Yoder

Red Tailed Hawk feather. For beginner to advanced students. Learn or improve your knife skills. Use a wood-burning tool for texturing, and paint the feather by layering washes.

Contact:
Gary Yoder
301-268-4318