January • February • March
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. Follow the prompts to complete the registration and submit payment.
***At this time we are only accepting online registrations with full payment via PayPal at the time of registration***
If you would like to pay with a check, there is a PDF form under the “EXPLORE Class Button” that you can print and mail to us with a check. Or you can call or email and request a copy emailed or mailed to you. IF YOU CHOOSE THIS OPTION, YOUR REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN 1 WEEK PRIOR TO THE START OF THE CLASS.
802-472-6857 – firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Up to three weeks prior to class start date – full refund less a $10 processing fee
Up to two weeks prior to class start date – a refund in the amount of 50% of the tuition.
Within one week of the class or after it has started, if you do not show up, or leave early for any reason – no refunds
Basics of Collage: Animals & More!
Thursdays February 20, 27 & March 5
4:30 – 7:00pm
Cost: $75 + $25 materials fee
Must Pre-Register by: 2/13
Learn the basics of collage, with a focus on realistic representations of animals, landscapes or your chosen imagery. In this three-class session, participants will learn how to prep a board for collage, layout a comprehensive image, chose papers, and construct your collage. There will be demonstration and examples as well.
Materials include a Masonite board, mod-podge, paints, and an extensive paper collection to choose from.
Participants should bring: several ideas or images that they are interested in re-creating in a collage and any papers (scraps, full sheets, wrapping paper, or anything else of interest) that they find that they might want to use.
Quilting: Creating a 9 patch hand piecing square
Wednesdays February 26 & March 4
Must Pre-Register by 2/19
Class limited to 5 students.
Creating a 9 patch hand piecing square. Materials supplied, but you are free to bring your own fabric. Nine patches are a traditional quilt block made with nine simple squares. Three rows of three squares create quilt design that is versatile, traditional and trendy — all at the same time. Today, most beginner quilt classes include a nine patch block. By choosing light and dark fabrics, and using them next to one another, a small checkerboard appears. There are no fancy tricks, or difficult techniques needed to make a wonderful simple block with so many possibilities. Because of this, nine patches are the perfect block for either hand piecing or machine piecing.
Introduction to Stained Glass: Sun Catchers
Dayna Sabatino of Day Breaks Glass
Saturday March 7
10 – 4pm
Cost: $65 + $20 material fee
Must Pre-Register by 3/1
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 sun catcher 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.
Tuesdays March 10 & 17
5:00 – 7:00pm
Cost: $45 + $10 materials fee
Must Pre-Register by: 3/3
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 bookbinding; 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.
Rug Hooking for Beginners
1:00 – 4:00pm
Cost: $40 + $45 materials fee
Must Pre-Register by: 3/7
Join Stephanie Allen-Krauss for an educational and relaxing afternoon of rug hooking. Class content includes basic technique, helpful tips and suggestions on mastering the technique, and ways to keep your body safe and healthy while rug hooking. Through lecture, demonstration and hands-on work, students will experience this historic craft while working on a small project to take home.
Stephanie has been teaching all aspects of rug hooking for many years in her Montpelier shop, Green Mountain Hooked Rugs, and will display some of her rugs as well as share some of the history of rug hooking.
The materials fee ($45) covers the cost of a kit which includes a pre-printed design, all the cut strips to complete the design, a color photo and a hook. They will have the opportunity to use a frame during class and then buy it at the end if they want to for an additional $35 fee paid directly to the instructor.
Even if you are not a beginner, you are welcome to come and brush up on your technique and enjoy the camaraderie of other rug hookers.