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.
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.
Mixed metals are the hot trend with the cost of precious metals soaring. Make copper and brass components to produce fabulous earrings. You will rivet and learn basic metalsmithing techniques including dapping, stamping, rolling mill texture plates and hammer texturing. Registration closes June 17.
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.
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!
April 30-May 1 is another busy weekend at Brookfield Craft Center! Take your pick of a unique class in fiber arts, jewelry making, or woodturning.
All of these classes are either 1-2 day workshops and are designed for students who are just starting in each craft (see each course for details). Make a plan to spend some time with us this weekend.
April 16-17 is a busy weekend at Brookfield Craft Center! Take your pick of a unique class in fiber arts, glass, jewelry making, blacksmithing, or woodturning… there’s something here to suit your fancy.
We’re happy to announce the return of blacksmithing and bladesmithing to our curriculum. Accomplished blacksmith Matthew Parkinson and master bladesmith Joe Szilaski share their talents with you in these weekend workshops in our forge.
We have two woodworking workshops coming up in the next two weeks. Both will be led by master woodturner Buster Shaw. Learn to turn wood into beautiful works of art!
In all the holiday season hustle and bustle, make some time for yourself and take a class at BCC! You’ll learn a new skill–something that will help you make gifts for friends and loved ones in the future (hint, hint). Space is limited; register now!