New & Different Classes

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Introduction to Mosaics
Instructor: Cindy Stanton
Tuition: $40/student
Materials fee: $15
Location: Center Sandwich Fine Craft Gallery, Center Sandwich, New Hampshire
June 4, 2019 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Appropriate for adults & students 12 years of age or older

Come and enjoy a day of hands-on exploration of mosaics! The class will begin with an introduction to the direct method of making a mosaic and a brief presentation on elements of design in mosaic art.

The class will begin with an introduction to the direct method of making a mosaic and a brief presentation on elements of design in mosaic art. Employing techniques and safe practices when cutting glass, beginning and experienced students will create at their own level and will be able to finish a 4″ x 4″ mosaic of their own design. A wide variety of materials will be available for student use, including vitreous glass, ceramic and mirrored tile, stained glass, and millefiori ceramic dishware. Students are also encouraged to bring their own materials such as old plates, pottery, or other small objects which might be meaningful to them, to incorporate into their design. All materials required to complete the project will be provided. 

A member of the New England Mosaic Society, Cindy Stanton is a retired academic who began creating mosaics in the picassiette style (with broken pottery) and is now exploring the use of stone and Italian smalti glass using a traditional hammer and hardie board.

Stenciled Floorcloths
Instructor: Michele Hollick
Tuition: $150/student
Location: Center Sandwich Fine Craft Gallery, Sandwich, New Hampshire
Date: August 20, 2019
9:00am – 4:00pm

Stenciled Floorcloths: Also referred to as painted canvases, oil cloths, and floor canvases, stenciled floorcloths are a part of our American heritage dating back to the 1700s. In this class, you’ll learn everything you need to know about how to make one of these functional works of art. Learn tricks of the trade from certified stenciler, Michele Hollick, who has been making floorcloths for more than 30 years! Choosing from a variety of colors and patterns, students will make one
2’x 3’ stenciled floorcloth.

Crafting a Shaker Box
Instructor: John Ryan
Tuition: $120/student
2-day class
Location: Center Sandwich Fine Craft Gallery Classroom, Sandwich, New Hampshire
August 23 and 24, 2019
10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Experience Shaker craftsmanship! Created from bentwood, which is made by wetting wood then bending it and letting it harden into curved shapes, Shaker-style boxes are easily recognized and widely admired for their simplicity, function, and decorative appeal. Starting with a flat cherry band, you will learn all the steps and skills involved in creating a small, #3 size, finished box. You will cut the fingers, taper and shape the band on molds, tack the fingers, and use followers to hold the shape as it dries. Then you’ll learn how to cut out the tops and bottoms, pin the tops and bottoms in place with wooden pegs, sand, and apply the finish. At the end of this 2-day class, your Shaker-style box will be complete!

Having trained at Shaker Village in Canterbury, NH, John Ryan has been perfecting the art of making Shaker oval boxes for nearly 30 years. In addition, John and his wife, Diane, have a line of Shaker-inspired contemporary woodenware. An accomplished chair maker in the Shaker and Windsor styles, John has been featured on the PBS program Rough Cut with Tom McLaughlin and in Early American Life magazine as one of America’s best. He’s been a juried member of the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen for 30 years.

Botanical Pop-Up Books
Instructor Rebecca Goodale
Tuition: $90 & Materials Fee: $10
Location: Center Sandwich Fine Craft Gallery, Center Sandwich, New Hampshire
Date: September 14, 2019
10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Relax and have fun making a pop-up book about your favorite plants. You will learn five pop-up techniques that will each lend themselves to the expression of botanical forms. We will provide an opportunity for you to wander in the garden for inspiration. You will leave with a 10-page paperback book filled with paper flowers and a lifetime of ideas.

Provided by the instructor:
Paper, Glue, Some extra tools for students to borrow

Students should bring the following:
Scissors, X-Acto knife and blades, self-healing cutting mat, pencil, ruler, bone folder tool, brush and ink, markers, or colored pencils (whatever you enjoy for making marks).
Recommended but not required: a bouquet of flowers or photos or sketches of your garden or favorite plants