SHI-01 Five-Day Summer Weaving Intensive – 5 Warps in 5 Days
June 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 9:30 – 4:30
Sara Goodman Tuition: $495.00 / materials: $30.00
This is a weaving class for all ability levels. Students will be instructed on the following: basic warping of the loom, elements of pattern, color, and design, reading pattern drafts, basic weave structures, finishing hand woven cloth: fringe, hemming, washing, and pressing. Students will leave with a finished hand woven product. There will be open studio time included in this fee.
SHI-02 Kiln Fired Glass Suncatchers
July 1 10:00 – 1:00
Lynn Haust Tuition: $65.00 / materials Included
Melting glass is so much fun! Cut brilliant colored pieces of sparkling glass and combine them with stringers, noodles and confetti. Your creations will be fired in a kiln, melting the glass into beautiful sun catchers. Instruction about glass technology, safety, glass cutting and equipment will be covered.
SHI-03 Making Stamped Jewelry
July 5 10:00 – 12:00
Ann Mandanici Tuition: $45.00 / materials: TBD
Make a beautiful stamped ring. This ring will be stamped with a name, phrase or inspirational words! It’s a fun workshop and participants will leave with a nice piece of jewelry with a very personal meaning!
SHI-04 Painting Lake Landscapes with Watercolor
July 7 10:00 – 3:00
Tuition: $85.00/watercolor paper included; Materials list
Whether a tranquil pond or a lake on a breezy day, water plays a dominant role in a lake landscape. Students will explore techniques specific to painting water creating calm reflections, ripples and sparkle within a landscape setting.
SHI-05 Kiln Fired Glass Pendants
July 8, 15 10:00 – 1:00
Tuition: $95.00 / materials: $30.00
Melting glass, also known as the ancient art of kiln forming, is fun and addictive! This fast paced class will give you a chance to explore kiln-fired glass and many of the techniques that make melting glass so exciting. Create several kiln-fired pendants, working with both clear and black dichroic glass. In the first class, we will be cutting the dichroic glass to create color and design. In the second class you will cut and shape the glass into pendants. Students will leave class with a beautiful finished pendant.
SHI-06 Chair Fiber Rush Weaving for Beginners
July 11, 18, 25 9:30 – 11:30
Tuition: $65.00 / materials: $30.00
Learn all steps in the traditional rush weaving process using natural rush. Bring your chair or stool.
SHI-07 Introduction to Metal Clay
July 12, 13 10:00 – 4:00
Tuition: $175.00 / materials included
In this 2-day workshop, students will be introduced to the versatile medium of metal clay. Students will be shown the tools and techniques required to work with silver metal clay. Texturing, stamping, hollow forms and setting fire able stones will be demonstrated. After firing, students will be shown how to finish their pieces and add color by both patina and a few alternative color techniques.
SHI-08 Traditional Basketmaking
July 19 9:00 – 5:00
Tuition: $110.00 / materials included
Make a basket using traditional methods. Choose from four styles:
#1 Double-Pie or Garden Basket, 10” x 20” x 5”
#2 Pack basket – 7” x 14” x 18”
#3 Woolgathering Basket 12” x 12” x 12”
#4 Laundry Basket 11” wide x 18” long x 12” high
All with wood or leather handles. Materials and use of tools included in workshop fee.
SHI-09 Chair Caning For Beginners
July 20, 30, Aug 3, 9, 17 9:30 – 11:30
Tuition: $65.00 / materials: $30.00
Learn all eight steps in the chair caning process using natural cane. Bring your own chair and take home a newly woven seat that you will be proud of.
SHI-10 Bracelets and Rings
July 22 10:00 – 5:00
Tuition $95.00 / materials included
In this workshop, we will make bangles, cuff bracelets, and rings. Simple wire rings and bracelets will be hammered for texture, and embellished with wire work. Cuff bracelets will be textured and shaped into a C-shape bracelet. You will leave with rings and bangles that you’ve made yourself and these will make great gifts!
SHI-11 Lets Explore Flowers In Pastels
July 24 10:00 – 4:00
Tuition $75.00 (includes pastel paper; see materials list online)
This workshop will concentrate on simplifying the complex reality of flowers. Techniques will be taught that make painting flowers easier than ever imagined. Instructor will demonstrate these techniques and assist students at their easels. The day will end with a critique, along with some framing tips. Students will leave with new insights of various pastel techniques to improve their work.
SHI-12 Felted Mandala
July 26 1:00 – 3:00
Tuition $30.00 / materials included
Learn the art of needle felting. Get your creativity and imagination flowing, by needle felting a colorful mandala or an elegant felted tapestry square.
SHI-13 Large Scale Portraits in Watercolor Session 1
July 29 & 30 9:30 – 3:30
Tuition $250.00 / materials included
Create a life-like portrait in watercolor working from high-resolution photographs. Learn to use techniques for creating a grid to aid your drawing of proportions, and work with large brushes and pouring of paint to produce unique color effects. This class will be held at the instructor’s studio in Sandwich.
SHI-16 Sock Knitting 101
August 5 9:30 – 12:30
Donna Kay Tuition $60.00/see materials list
Have you caught the sock knitting fever but aren’t sure where to start? This class will take you step by step as you knit a child’s sock. Learn how to knit with double-point needles, a stretch cast on, shape heels, gusset and toes. Students will leave with a pattern for adult socks. This class is for those who understand the basics of knitting and are comfortable with a number of simple techniques. Supplies and tools list to be provided.
SHI-17 Introduction to Two Color Knitting
August 5 1:00 – 4:00
Donna Kay Tuition $60.0/see materials list
Learn the traditional method of Icelandic Fair Isle knitting. This stranded knitting which uses two colors per row is easy to do! We will cover how to hold the yarns, the method for tangle free knitting, chart reading and finishing. Start a hat in class you can finish at home. This class is for those who understand the basics of knitting and are comfortable with a number of simple techniques. Supplies and tools list to be provided.
SHI-18 Large Scale Portraits in Watercolor Session 2
Friday August 11th 10:30 – 4:30
Monday August 14th 10:30 – 4:30
Kathyrn Field Tuition $250.00 / materials included
Bring a high resolution image of the person you wish to paint and a lunch for yourself.
Drinks and refreshments will be served at tea break.
Create a life-like portrait in watercolor working from high-resolution photographs. Learn to use techniques for creating a grid to aid your drawing of proportions, and work with large brushes and pouring of paint to produce unique color effects.
This class will be held at the instructor’s studio in Sandwich. Directions will be provided when you sign up.
SHI-20 Watercolor Landscape Painting
August 16 10:00 – 4:00
Robert O’Brien Tuition $95.00 Materials List
This workshop will cover various techniques used when painting in the watercolor medium. They include: glazing techniques, use of color, value study, composition, light and shadow and dry brush techniques. The focus of study will be landscape. Students will need to supply their own materials. Full list will be provided.
SHI-21 Needle Felt a Loon
August 19 9:30 – 11:30
Diane Johnson Tuition $30.00 / Materials included
Learn the art of needle felting. Get your creativity and imagination flowing, by needle felting a loon.