Jewelry Workshop: Metal Cuff Bracelet with Rivets with Casey Bemis

Saturday 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

March 25

Class Fee: $60 ($55 Members)

Ages 14-Adult

In this workshop students will learn to work with metalsmithing tools to fashion a one-of-a-kind metal cuff bracelet with rivets. Copper, brass and white brass will be used for a variety of colors. Students will add texture to their pieces using a variety of jewelry hammers. Your original designs will be finished with patinas to make them shine. Check out examples of Casey’s work in the NCCA-Artsplace Artist Market. Bring a lunch.

Mural Painting with Renae Wallace

Thursday 6:00-8:30 p.m.

March 23 and 30

Class Fee: $35 ($30 Members)

Ages 14-Adult

Working side by side with artist and illustrator Renae Wallace, students will get guided lessons in layout, transfer of design, color theory, and application of paint through blocking in and detail work. Students will work on a group mural project, learning about scale, and painting together using a unified design and color pallet. This public mural project will be on display in the Corridor Gallery at NCCA-Artsplace during the summer of 2017.

Art Uncork’ed Acrylic Painting with Sharon Smithem: Lake Channel

Thursday 5:30-7:30 p.m.

March 23

Class Fee: $45($40 Members)

Ages 18-Adult

Call a friend and join artist Sharon Smithem for a relaxed painting experience. Sharon will guide you through the process of using acrylic painting techniques like blending colors, testing brush strokes, adding highlights and shadows, to create a colorful picture of a lake channel on a 16”x20” canvas. No prior experience is required.

Embroidery Hoop Dream Catcher with Kristi Visser

Saturday 12:30-2:00 p.m.

March 18

Class Fee: $45($40 Members)

Ages 10-Adult

Dreamcatchers originated with the Ojibwe peoples’ story of Spider Woman, known as Asibikaashi; she took care of the children and the people on the land. Mothers and grandmothers would weave magical webs for the children and it was said that they “caught any harm that might be in the air as a spider’s web catches and holds whatever comes in contact with it.” Students will be making a dreamcatcher using modern day materials, fabric, threads and charms to reflect their own personality.

Needle Felting: Bunny with Olivia Johnson

Thursday 6:00-8:00 p.m.

March 16

Class Fee: $30 ($25 Members)

Ages 12-Adult

Gather a few friends or young people together to enjoy an evening trying a fun technique. In this class colorful wool roving and a barbed needle are used to create a charming little bunny. Olivia will gently guide you through this felting process. A take home kit will be provided so you can create a colony of bunnies at home just in time for Easter.

Introduction to the Potter’s Wheel with Dakota Brandt

Saturday 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

March 11, 25

Class Fee: $85($80 Members)

Ages 14-Adult

This class is for the person who wants to learn the basics of throwing a piece of pottery on the wheel or would like to refresh their wheel skills. Learn to center the clay, pull up the walls, trim the bottom and also learn about the glazing process. This class is spread out over two weeks so participants have the opportunity to practice independently in our Pottery Place. One specific goal in the class is to learn to form a well designed handled mug. Class size is limited to 3.

Flintknapping with Scott Fessenden

Saturday 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

February 25

Class Fee: $45 ($40 Members)

Ages 12-Adult

Flintknapping is the traditional art of creating arrowheads using antler bone, stone and copper tools. In addition to making several arrowheads and a knife point students will learn about the history of flintknapping and the geology regarding the different types of flint and obsidian along with other survival skill tools. Prepare for a unique class experience. Must register at least one week in advance. Bring a lunch.

Quiltangle with Sandy Dekker

Thursday 6:00-8:30 p.m.

February 16, 23

Class Fee $60 ($55 Member)

Ages 16-Adult

Sandy creates the most amazing hand painted and free stitched quilts that look like intricate Zentangle© designs. Each participant in this class will complete a 16” x 16” quilt piece that could become a wall hanging or pillow top. Participants should be experienced machine quilters and bring their own free motion sewing machine with darning or open toe foot. All other materials provided. Please arrive early to set up your sewing machine.

Leather Working: Journal/Tablet Cover

Saturday 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.

February 4, 11

Class Fee: $50 ($45 Members)

Ages 12-Adult

Using at least five basic tools of leather working, create your own leather journal, or use it as a tablet keeper instead! Students will be introduced to leather working using a practice piece first, then planning and implementing their own leather design, tooling and finishing will follow in this two day course. All materials and tools are provided.

Jewelry Workshop: Metalsmithing with Casey Bemis

Saturday 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

January 28

Class Fee: $60 ($55 Members)

Ages 14-Adult

In this workshop students will learn to work with metalsmithing tools to fashion a one-of-a-kind set of earrings and pendant. Copper, brass and white brass will be used for a variety of colors. Students may add texture to their pieces using a variety of jewelry hammers. Your original designs will be finished with patinas. Check out examples of Casey’s work in the NCCA-Artsplace Artist Market. Bring a lunch.