Fiber Classes Weaving on the Go: Rigid Heddle, Felted Embellishments and “In the Garden” Embellishing with Felted Flowers. http://store.brookfieldcraftcenter.org/fiber-classes-s/135.htm Glass Classes Introduction to Lampworked Beads, Intermediate Lampworked Beads, Fused Embellishments with Window Glass, Docent Fused Glass 3 Pack, Docent Fused Glass Single Session and Fused Glass Ornaments. http://store.brookfieldcraftcenter.org/glass-classes-s/107.htm Jewelry Classes Docent Jewelry 3 Pack, Docent … Read moreFall Classes are Up! Register Today!
Join us for Writing on the Wall: Social Media for Artists Professional Development Workshop with Artist and BCC Education Director Heather Lawless Saturday, May 19, 10am-12pm The principles of networking haven’t changed in decades, but the social scene is all new. Whether you are apprehensive, dragging your feet, or ready to embrace social networking … Read moreSocial Media Seminar for Artists
Starting July 5, 2011–This workshop is an introduction to the basics of weaving. Using a portable 2-heddle loom (bring your own or purchase one from us), you will learn how to set up a loom with the warp and how to make a plain weave piece in mixed textures or colors. The first project will be a sampler and you will probably be able to complete two projects.
Saturday, July 9 (9:30am – 12:30 pm) with Claire Watson Garcia. Everyone can enjoy learning how to use this loose and spontaneous style of drawing. Absolutely no prior art experience is required! Learning to sketch is a joy in itself, however the sketching line is also an accuracy tool. Learn how to use it to design and conceptualize your work in “try out” form before you commit to larger 3-D work with more costly materials.
July 11 – August 15, 6 Monday evenings, 6pm-9pm
Students will create lidded vessels with sculptural additions. Pieces will be wheel thrown or hand built depending on students prior experience. Handles and decorative elements will be added to the pieces. Each work will be unique with the student’s individual vision shining through.
From sea life and birds, to creatures that roam the land, animals have been a favorite item for glass workers for many years. This class will introduce you to the skills that will produce small and medium size figures at the torch. Students will leave with the basic knowledge on how to work with hot glass rods and construct such figures. This one day workshop is a great idea for anyone with an interest in working with glass, and a love for animals.
In this introductory 2-day workshop, students will learn how to create a small mosaic panel. The main focus is the indirect method where the mosaic is assembled on a temporary substrate of contact paper, then adhered with a trowel to a cement backerboard panel. Registration closes June 16.
This is a beginning level class for students with little or no previous turning experience. All aspects of beginning turning will be covered: lathe safety, wood preparation, tool selection and use, basic design, sanding and finishing. Students can expect to complete two bowls during the class. Registration closes June 22.
Here is your chance to work in 3 different mediums in one class! In 7 weeks each student will create multiple bowls and develop a new love of mediums they may never have tried before. Hurry… space is limited to just 6 students: the registration has been extended until June 22.
Join expert jeweler Joy Raskin as she teaches two great aspects of craft: wireweaving and stonesetting. The wireweaving class happens May 28-29, and stonesetting is June 4-5. Register for either or both of these weekend workshops!
Drawing is an accessible skill everyone can enjoy. This 3-hour workshop on June 11 teaches students who have absolutely no previous drawing experience how to create a convincing likeness. Join artist and author Claire Watson Garcia as she takes you through the process.
Calling all metalsmiths: Whether you have a flexshaft already or are considering buying one, this workshop is for you! In this hands-on and demonstration-packed three-hour session, you’ll learn how a flexshaft can enhance your jewelrymaking skills.