Monday, January 13, 2014

Calumet Art Center to offer three new classes in January, February

CALUMET -- The Calumet Art Center is offering three new classes beginning this month: Fun with Clay, Beginner to Intermediate; Twining; and Winter Weaving. Pre-registration is required for these classes: Call Ed Gray at 906-281-3494 or call the Center at 906-934-2228.

Students learn the basics of hand-building, and texturing clay. (Photos courtesy Calumet Art Center)

Fun with Clay, Session I: Beginner to Intermediate, to be taught by Ed Gray, will be offered from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. beginning TOMORROW, Tuesday, Jan. 14, and continuing Jan. 21 and 28 and Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25 and 27. Experience the processes of hand building, texturing and the use of terra sigillata. The class fee is $135; materials cost $35 and firing $15.

The Twining Class will be taught from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursdays: Jan. 16, 23, 30 and Feb. 6, 2014. Twining is an ancient textile technique that is several thousand years old. Help preserve this traditional handwork of our ancestors during this four-week class on Thursday evenings -- a relaxing, pleasant way to be creative during the longest nights of the frozen U.P. The class fee is $65; materials are $45.

Mary is learning the beginning rows of twining. In the Twining Class you can learn to twine a 37.5" x 27" wool rug.

Instructor Eve Lindsey will offer a Winter Weaving beginning weave class from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on two Tuesdays: Jan. 21 and 28. Learn to wind a warp and weave a sample rag rug. The class fee is $35; materials cost $5.

Weaving instructor Eve Lindsey works on a wonderful pattern.

Call 906-934-2228 now to register for a class. The Calumet Art Center is located at 57055 Fifth Street in Calumet.

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