New & Different Classes

SHI-03 Handmade and Altered Art Books
Instructor: Kathryn Field
July 6th, 2018
10 am – 4:30 pm
Location: artists’ studio – Field Fine Art, 74 Taylor Road, Sandwich
Tuition: $130 – materials included

Using a variety of simple techniques this class will cover the basics of bookbinding. Methods of fabrication such as accordion fold books, Japanese’s stab binding, and pamphlet binding will be demonstrated. Altering, cutting and deconstructing existing books will be explored. Fill the blank books you create with all kinds of media, painting, poetry, collage or photography. The Altered books will be refashioned to create secret compartments and discover their sculptural qualities.  No experience is required just a willingness to explore, play and discover your creative spirit with paper. Bring yourself and anything you would like to include in a handmade book.

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,

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-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.