October • November • December
Classes are primarily for adults and teens unless otherwise specified as an adult-child class. Registration forms will need to be signed by a parent/guardian if participant is under the age of 18.
To register for a class please click on the “Register for this Class” button for the class you wish to register for and enter your information on the following page. You may pay by mailing a check to GRACE or with you credit or debit card via PayPal. We also offer a PDF form that you can print and mail to us with a check.
IF YOU ARE PAYING BY CHECK, PLEASE MAIL US A CHECK NO LATER THAN 1 WEEK PRIOR TO THE START OF THE CLASS
PO BOX 960
Hardwick, VT 05843
Please contact us if you would like to apply for a scholarship for any class. Please keep in mind that all classes require pre-registration no later than 1 week prior to the start of the class. This is because we have a minimum number of participants we have to meet to be able to run classes! Exceptions will be made on a case by case basis! Thanks for your understanding.
Stained Glass: Feathers
Dayna Sabatino – Daybreaks Glass
Saturday October 19
Cost: $45 + $10 materials fee
Must Pre-Register by 10/12
CLASS FULL – REGISTRATION CLOSED
Spend the day moving through the Stained Glass techniques of stained glass pattern making, cutting glass and soldering. Each student will create a stained-glass feather to bring home and leave with the basic knowledge of the stained glass process. Your finished pieces will make a lovely gift or look beautiful in your window all year long. This is a beginner level project, but all levels are welcome!
We will have an hour break for lunch between noon-1pm. Bring your own lunch or check out one of the local restaurants in the area
Wet Felting for Beginners
Wednesday October 16 & 23
11:00am – 2:00pm
Cost: $60 + $5 materials fee
REGISTRATION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 10/14/19!!
Have fun learning the basics of wet felting. We will begin with flat pieces and move on to three dimensional objects. You will need to bring a medium sized towel, small bar of soap (unscented) and a small sushi making mat (co-op keeps them) all other materials will be provided. There is a fair amount of water involved in this technique so please come prepared!
Birch Bark Ornaments
Tuesday December 3
5:30pm – 8:30pm
Cost: $25 + $25 material fee
Must Pre-Register by: 11/26
Enjoy the simple pleasure of creating a decoration or gift from local responsibly harvested materials. Utilizing techniques common to the Scandinavian and Russian style of basketry, you will craft birds and stars using strips of inner bark from the paper birch tree. You will also learn how these materials are harvested and prepared. This class is for teens, adults.
5 minimum enrollment, 12 maximum
No Fail Watercolor
Rosalie desGroseilliers & Patti Warren
Thursdays November 7, 14, 21 & December 5
10am – 12:30pm
Cost: $100 + $10 materials fee
Must Pre-Register by: 11/1
Class limit 10 students
Do you know that snow is not always white? Do you know that white areas in watercolor are the unpainted areas of the painting? Come join us as we paint together and focus on the winter landscape.
This class is for anyone who wants to learn and develop watercolor painting skills. AS we paint together, you will discover how to paint winter, the mountains, the trees, the snow – you will also experience the fun and joy of painting with watercolor. Come join us for a four (4) week “NO FAIL” painting class.
Lessons on painting wet-into-wet, simple landscapes, and the importance of learning to see and paint negative spaces are a few examples of the way the student artists will engage with pigment, shape and composition.
Painting materials will be provided for the class. However, if you have any watercolor supplies of your own, bring them to the first class as we will be discussing materials and supplies.
Rosalie and Patti are sisters who are retired art educators and administrators. Both are experienced watercolorists who frequently teach and paint together. Rosalie resides in Hardwick. Patti, who lives in Lebanon, NH is a frequent visitor to Hardwick.
Rosalie’s work is currently on display in the Clip Joint gallery area om downtown Hardwick until the end of October. Her website is: rdgstudio.com.
Ice Skates, Palms & Summer Bouquet by Patti Warren
The Road Less Traveled, Sisters & Sap Buckets by Rosalie desGroseilliers
Patti (in pink) & Rosalie (in blue)
Tuesday & Thursday November 19 & 21
6:00 – 8:00 pm
$40 + $10 materials fee
Must Pre-Register by: 11/12
In Coptic Bookbinding, participants will learn the whole process- from start to finish- to create a unique art journal. We will select beautiful handmade papers for the hardbound covers, and sew the open-spine binding using a traditional paired needle Coptic binding technique. This form of Coptic binding creates a lovely chain stitch at every sewing station and results in a structurally strong book with high-quality mixed-media pages for writing, drawing, doodling, or whatever your heart desires! This promises to be a full-immersion experience in book-binding; participants will leave with a handmade blank book and a wealth of knowledge.
Bio: Nancy VanWinkle spent nearly a decade teaching adolescents in a land-based Montessori program; it was here that she started teaching visual journaling as a form of self-expression. Over time, her love of books grew and Nancy learned everything she knows about bookbinding from Asheville-based artist, Erin Keane, dynamic book-binder and encaustic innovator. Nancy has been honored to join Erin as her teaching assistant at both John C. Campbell Folk School and Penland School for the Arts in western North Carolina. A relatively new transplant to Vermont, Nancy teaches classes through local organizations and creates books in her home-based Nomadic Roots Studio, located in Craftsbury Village.