April • May • June
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
(limit one scholarship per person per session)
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
Black Ash Berry Baskets
Saturday April 25
10:00am – 4:00 pm
Cost: $75 + $25 materials fee
Must Pre-Register by: 4/18
Class Limit: 6
Make your own basket and in the process learn one of the oldest crafts in human history. For thousands of years baskets served as indispensable objects in every culture. Carry on the tradition and take home a beautiful, durable and useful basket crafted from local and responsibly harvested, hand pounded black ash splints. Students will weave an approximately 6″x8″ square to round basket with an optional leather strap. A discussion on the harvesting and preparation of the material will be included.
Basics of Collage: Animals & More!
Thursdays April 30, May 7 & 14
4:30 – 7:00pm
Cost: $75 + $25 materials fee
Must Pre-Register by: 4/23
Class Limit: 6
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.
Vermont Springtime in Watercolor – Lisa Forster Beach NWS
Saturday May 9
9:30am – 3:30pm
Must Pre-Register by: 5/2
Class Limit: 15
Explore watercolor painting focusing on the magic of the medium and Vermont’s emerging Springtime. Included are a demonstration, painting time, encouragement, guidance, and a positive critique. Update or learn new skills with watercolor painting.
You can bring any watercolor materials that you have and /or use. A list of those that I use will be provided but are not required. Please bring your own reference photos or sketches that you have made or taken yourself.
**Students bring their own materials to this class. Lisa’s list of suggested materials will be emailed to you upon registration.
LISA FORSTER BEACH, N.W.S.
Lisa Forster Beach is an award winning artist living in Stowe, Vermont. She is widely recognized for her drawings and watercolor paintings. They represent her responses to her environment, experiences, impressions, and perceptions both seen and felt. In addition to many solo shows, her work has been accepted in numerous group and national exhibitions. She was awarded signature membership in the National Watercolor Society in 1986. Her background includes a Master of Fine Arts degree in Painting from Rochester Institute of Technology, a BS degree in Art Education from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, and study with many master painters. She is acclaimed for her teaching, which includes watercolor workshops, internationally, nationally, and regionally, art museum classes, college courses, public school, Elderhostel, and classes in her Stowe Hollow Studio. (802) 253-8393 All rights reserved.
Community Barn Quilt Project
A Collaboration with Hazen Union High School
Days: Every Weekday from “times tbd”
Cost: $50 Materials Fee
Must Pre-Register by: tbd
Limit 5 Community Members
** The exact dates of the J-Term have not yet been set by Hazen Union Highschool” it will most likely be the first 2 weeks in June, but we will update it as soon as we have the exact dates**
This will be the second year that GRACE and Hazen Union High School are collaborating with community members on a June-Term class which will bring middle and high school students and community members together at GRACE’s Old Firehouse to design, construct and paint barn quilts for local farms. A barn quilt is a quilt pattern painted onto plywood and attached to the side of a barn or other building. In some communities when there are several barn quilts in an area, there are often maps published so visitors can travel to see the quilts and admire the artwork. The two-week project will begin in early June of 2020, with a tour of the Chelsea Vermont barn quilt trail and a meeting with its coordinator. Students will then collaborate with owners of local farms in their communities to explore creating a barn quilt for them. Through a meaningful and collaborative process, the students will create a design which symbolizes the essence of each farm and the family who has lived there. Participants will then paint their barn quilt design on a 4’ by 4’ plywood frame.
This project will begin on DATE TBD, in conjunction with Hazen Union’s June-Term experiential learning program. For two weeks, students and community members will be guided with support from GRACE and Hazen staff members. The group will meet daily for a block of time in the middle of each day for the two weeks, totaling 10 meeting times. The project will be completed on DATE, with an exposition of student learning on DATE TBD at Hazen Union where community member class participants will also be invited to display their barn quilts.
Full directions: https://www.hqbt.org/barn-quilt-instructions.html