2018 Adult/Teen Craft Classes & Workshops

Join us for some of the best craft classes in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire!

Most classes are also suitable for teens and all are encouraged to attend.

Please note that the Sound/Art workshop is suitable for ages 10 and up.

Please call if you have questions.

 

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AUGUST 2018 CLASSES

SHI-07 Wee Felting WorldFamily Project
August 2 & 3, 2018
10:00 am – 12:00 noon
Location: Sandwich Home Industries 32 Main Street, Center Sandwich
Tuition: $85 per family of 3 or 4, materials included.
At least one adult must accompany children
Both large and small families are welcome!

A class for families including children 3 years old and up will be able to create with needle-felt, a play-scape, or diorama approximately 18 by 24 inches in size.

Session 1: Create fields, a pond, flowers, a shelter, and paths.
Session 2: Make a tree, some rocks or bushes, an animal, and a person or two (could also be a fairy, gnome, or mermaid). Everyone works on different parts and then combines everything into one interactive project.

Please note that larger families may need to purchase extra materials as they could make a more complicated project with more figures and structures. Smaller families or individuals will get all the materials and instruction, but they may need to work more outside of class as there won’t be many helping hands. The break between classes will allow families the time to brainstorm and plan out what they would like to include in their project. All ages are welcome.

 

SHI-08 Flying Tying Workshop
Instructor: Steve from North Country Angler
August 6, 7, & 8, 2018
6 – 8 pm
Location: Sandwich Home Industries 32 Main Street, Center Sandwich
Tuition: $85, materials included

 This introductory course will welcome you to the art of fly tying. Tying flies to use as bait for fish has been happening since the time of the ancient Greek civilizations. There is nothing like catching a fish on a fly that you tied yourself!

This three evening course will cover:

  • Equipment used to tie your own flies,
  • Review of basic materials to get started,
  • Discussion of the thousands of materials available,
  • Discussion of the thousands of patterns and their formulas, and
  • Tying of one each of the four major fly groups: Streamer, Nymph, Wet fly, and Dry fly.

If you have your own fly tying equipment, we recommend you bring it to the course so that you can become familiar with the tools you will be using once the class has ended.

Steve Angers is the owner of the North Country Angler in North Conway. He has been fly fishing since the time he was ten and tying his own flies since the age of 12. He was born in North Conway and has spent his fishing lifetime trying to fish all the waters of the North Country and develop the flies necessary to catch the fish that inhabit the waters there.

 

SHI-09 Felting – Simply Sandwich Souvenir
Instructor: Diane Johnson
August 11th, 2018
10:00 am -12:00 noon
Location: Sandwich Home Industries 32 Main Street, Center Sandwich
Cost: $40, materials and felting kit included.

Center Sandwich has a number of small herds of sheep, goats, and alpacas. Whether you live here year-round, come here seasonally, or are visiting the area for the first time, this is a chance to make a truly personal souvenir of Sandwich.  You may choose to make a sheep, an angora goat, or an alpaca. The core wool will come from one of the sheep at the Sandwich Creamery (after class, you can take your project to the Creamery, eat some ice cream and visit the sheep and cows). The surface fleece will come from an animal that lives here in town. Along with that wool fleece, you will receive a picture with the name of the animal from which the fiber was shorn.

 

SHI-10 Kiln Fired Sun Catchers
Instructor: Lynn Haust
August 14th, 2018
10:00 am – 12:00 noon
Location: Sandwich Home Industries 32 Main Street, Center Sandwich
Cost: $50, 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. Simple wire working will be covered to hang your pieces. Due to firing and annealing times, your finished pieces can be picked up or sent to you. You will be able to make 1 large 6×6 inch piece or several smaller pieces. Finished examples and creative ideas will be available. Glass technology, safety, glass cutting, and equipment will be covered. We will be using System 96 Glass/COE 96.

Lynn is a glass artist and for the past 20 years has mastered the art of melting glass into original wall pieces, functional art, and jewelry. Her inspiration comes from the New England landscapes and the art and spirit of the ancient artist.


SHI-11 Sound Art Workshop
Instructor: Julia Weymouth Howell
August 15, 16, 17, & 18, 2018
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Location: Sandwich Home Industries 32 Main Street, Center Sandwich
Tuition: $165, plus materials

Over the course of the four hands-on workshop sessions, class members will learn about principles and practices of sound art and acoustic ecology through creating their own original work of freeform recorded sound art. By the end of the workshop, class members will be able to take home a CD recording of their finished piece, as well as class resources. The emphasis of the sessions will be on creativity, composition, listening, and connection to nature and the acoustic environment. No previous musical or specific technological background is necessary.

Suitable for ages 10 and up. This workshop includes both indoor and outdoor activities.

Julia holds a BMus from Loyola University New Orleans and an MMus and PhD from Cardiff University. She creates music that reflects the ways we listen to and remember music, and how technology shapes our perception. In addition to acoustic and electroacoustic concert music, Julia has composed music for theater, film, and museums.

 

SHI-12 Kiln Fired Glass Pendants
Instructor: Lynn Haust
August 23, 2018
10:00 am – 12:00 pm, & 2
August 24, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm.
Location: Sandwich Home Industries 32 Main Street, Center Sandwich
Tuition: $150, materials included

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. Using clear and black Bullseye glass as a base, design and create a collection of glass pendants using dichroic, transparent and opaque glass. In the 1st class, we will be cutting the dichroic glass to create color and design. The clear and black dichroic glass pieces will be fully fused into two large squares. In the second class, you will cold work the glass by cutting and shaping the glass into pendants. The pieces will be fired a second time to fire polish the glass into the finished pendants. Get ready to work hard and have fun! Glass technology, safety, glass cutting, equipment, resources and creative directions will be covered. You will complete 10-12 dichroic pendants, depending on the size of each pendant. Due to firing and annealing times, your finished pieces can be picked up or sent after class.

Materials/firing: Glass firing, use of cold working equipment, Bullseye COE 90 Glass, fine silver wire and several sterling silver chains and information packet.

Lynn is a glass artist and for the past 20 years has mastered the art of melting glass into original wall pieces, functional art, and jewelry. Her inspiration comes from the New England landscapes and the art and spirit of the ancient artist.


 SEPTEMBER 2018 CLASSES

SHI-13 Drawing Animals and Nature
Instructor: Kathryn Field
September 8th, 2018
10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Location: Sandwich Home Industries 32 Main Street, Center Sandwich
Tuition: $105, materials included

If you enjoy watching your pets move and play and want to capture that in your art, join me for a class in the basic drawing of shape, form, and textures. In this day-long workshop, we will explore drawing with both wet and dry medium and focus on issues of perspective, proportion, and value to make drawings that come alive. All materials are provided and all levels are welcome.

Wear clothing that you can comfortably work outside in. We will start the class inside and then move to a local farm and draw outside. Bring a bag lunch and drink to enjoy on the green at SHI.

Kathryn Field is a painter and sculptor who lives in Center Sandwich and exhibits  at Patrica Ladd Carega Gallery in Sandwich and Mill Brook Gallery in Concord NH. Her work is included in public and private collections, nationally and internationally. You can see examples on her website, kathrynfield.com


OCTOBER 2018 CLASSES

SHI-14 Natural Dyes Part I: Indigo and Shibori
Instructor: Sara Goodman
Friday, October 19, 2018
3:00 – 7:00pm
Saturday & Sunday, October 20 & 21, 9:00am – 4:00pm
Tuition: $200, plus $25 in material fees
The class will take place at the instructor’s studio in Center Harbor on Squam Lake

This is a class for quilters and stitchers of all kinds who want to dye their own cloth. It is also appropriate for spinners, knitters, and weavers who want to dye their yarn.

Japanese shibori is an ancient technique for creating patterns on cloth. Using various ways of reserving portions of cloth with folds, pleats, pulled stitches, wrapped string etc. areas of shaped resist are made where the dye cannot penetrate. The Japanese developed the techniques of shibori into a sophisticated and complex art form. There are literally hundreds of different Japanese shibori techniques, each with their own name.  In this class, we will learn three essential methods: mokume (stitching), arashi (pole wrapping), and itajime (fold and clamp). For experienced students, more variations of each of these will be taught, along with boshi or capping. We will also be using a clay resist that can be applied to cloth with a print block, silkscreen, or paintbrush. Participants will be given 15”X15” squares of cotton cloth for making samples. Students can also bring their own cloth to experiment with. Proper scouring instructions will be provided prior to class to obtain good results. An indigo vat will be available for dyeing once the cloth is prepared.  How to set up and maintain a natural indigo vat will also be demonstrated.

Sara Goodman is a textile artist with a studio in Center Harbor, NH. She has been weaving, dyeing with natural dyes, and doing shibori for over 35 years. Her work has been featured in many fiber arts publications and also in national and international exhibitions. She has been a juried artist with the League of NH Craftsmen since 2006.

 

SHI-15 Natural Dyes Part II: The Mordant Dyes on Cloth and Yarn
*It is not necessary to take both of these classes.  You can sign up for either or both.*
Instructor: Sara Goodman
Friday, October 26, 2018 3:00 – 7:00pm
Saturday & Sunday, October 27 & 28, 9:00 – 4:00
Tuition: $200, plus $25 in material fees.
The class will take place at the instructor’s studio in Center Harbor on Squam Lake

This is a class for quilters and stitchers of all kinds who want to dye their own cloth. It is also appropriate for spinners, knitters, and weavers who want to dye their yarn. This class will cover fiber preparation on all natural fibers – both plant and animal — for successful dyeing.  The second key to good dye results is proper mordanting. We will be using alum and iron for mordants in various concentrations and combinations. This will allow for a range of colors with each dye that we use. We will apply the dyes to either cloth or yarn, cold as a thickened paste, or hot in a full immersion dye bath.  Concentrated natural dye extracts will be the main source of dyes, but we will also work with both fresh and dried local dye stuffs. Overdyeing with indigo will allow us to get purples and greens. Using thickened cold preparations of the mordents and dyes will allow us to print, paint, and silkscreen on cloth and yarn.  Basic shibori techniques will be taught on cloth.  (See Natural Dyes Part I class description for a definition of shibori.) Participants will be given 15”X15” squares of cotton cloth for making samples. Students can also bring their own cloth to experiment with. Proper scouring instructions will be provided prior to class to obtain good results.

Sara Goodman is a textile artist with a studio in Center Harbor, NH. She has been weaving, dyeing with natural dyes, and doing shibori for over 35 years. Her work has been featured in many fiber arts publications and also in national and international exhibitions. She has been a juried artist with the League of NH Craftsmen since 2006.



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