Class Offerings – Fall 2017

Independent Study

For those who would like to work alone or with another person without an instructor, e.g. writing, painting.

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Instructor/Artist: Kat Ballard

An art form that is fun, versatile, and easy to learn! Beginners will learn the basics on a simple cowl. Intermediate knitters will hone their skills on a leaf-lace pattern cowl.

Supply Fee of $14.00 – Class Limit 5 Beginner and 5 Intermediate.

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Instructor/Artist: Elke Shubert

Spinning is relaxing and fun! We will discuss different types of fiber preparations and fiber selection, learn how to draft fibers, spin on a hand spindle and spinning wheel, ply and how to store yarn. Students can bring their own spinning wheel – wheel has to be in good working order. Students can also bring other spinning equipment (if they have it already at home) like hand carders, niddy noddy, yarn ball winder, and nostepinne. Teacher will supply fiber and hand spindle.

Supply Fee of $15.00.

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Stained Glass // FULL

Instructors/Artists: Ethel Wright and Nancy Brockway

Participants will build a simple stained glass panel using the copper foil or lead method; you will learn basic stained glass techniques, including: glass cutting, breaking and grinding, the copper foil (Tiffany) or leaded glass construction method and soldering.

Supply Fee of $35.00 – Class limit 8.

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Upcycled Art

Instructor/Artist: Ruth Pattison

For a total creative folk art experience gather up a couple of moth eaten woolens and flannel plaids, and some wool sweaters that don’t fit anymore and wash them hot and dry them high to shrink them to a perfect pleasing density. Then, come to Camp Mikell and cut and stitch and shape your way to some fanciful Christmas stockings, or if you prefer, a cozy for a French Press or tea kettle. Think outside the box of the Christmas red and green.
We will have notions galore: rick rack, buttons, beads, ribbons, colorful felt squares, embroidery floss and even some extra sweaters. Bring extras of anything if you want to share. No sewing skills necessary. No sewing machine required, but bring one if you have one.
We will conjure St Nicholas to give some thought as to why we would ever do such a thing as this!

Supply Fee of $15.00.

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Instructor/Artist: Ann Lynn Whiteside

We will be weaving a scarf out of wool that has long color changes. The technique is called Clasped weft. It is an easy technique to master and the results are stunning.

Supply Fee of $30.00 – Class limit 7.

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Wood Turning // FULL

Instructor/Artist: Doc Davis

Learn to turn a bowl, make boxes and to do spindle turning, such as candlesticks and pens.
Each participant from beginner to experienced turner will work at their own pace and skill level.
Bring wood turning tools if you have them. Otherwise, tools will be provided.

Supply Fee of $20.00 – Class limit 9.

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