Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Calumet Art Center to offer classes beginning September, October

CALUMET -- Calumet Art Center is offering several classes beginning in September and October. Pre-registration and payment are required for all classes. Each class is open for registration until it fills.

Here is the schedule:

Twining Class

Students will create an 18” x 13” twined rug using recycled wool. Twining is an ancient form of weaving which is done on a portable loom. The rug will be completed at the last class session.

Class Dates: Sept. 24, Oct. 1, Oct. 8 and again on Oct. 29, Nov. 5 and 12.  Class Time: 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Class Fee: $65. Materials Fee: $20.

Leather Class

Students will make a pouch using soft, tanned deerskin, a Glover’s needle, and various stitches while learning to make the best use of material. Embellish with beads, draw designs with a heated steel rod (similar to wood burning). You may also bring your own materials. If time permits, we will also make a fetish. These pouches can be used to hold many things such as scissors, stones, tobacco or items that are special to you.

Class Dates: Sept. 27, Oct. 4, 11, 18. Class Time: 10 a.m. - Noon. Class Fee: $135.   Materials Fee: $65.  

Fun with Clay Class

This is an intermediate class. Experience the processes of hand building, texturing and the use of terra sigillata.

Class Dates: Sept. 23, 25, 30, Oct. 2, 7, 9. Class Time: 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Class Fee: $145. Materials Fee: $40. Firing Fee: $20.

Lampwork Bead Class

Students will be provided detailed instruction about the tools and methods used to manipulate hot glass in the flame of a torch. Through demonstrations and hands-on practice, each student will use age-old techniques to create wound glass beads with a variety of shapes and patterns.

This is a 12 hour class split between two days. There will be an hour for lunch, so plan on bringing a brown bag lunch as well as something to drink. Each student must bring his/her own didymium safety glasses. This class is limited to ten students, and the age group is 16 and up. Register early.

Class Dates: October 25, 26. Class Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Class Fee: $135. Materials Fee: $35.

To register call the Calumet Art Center at 906-934-2228. Visit calumetartcenter.com for more information.

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