Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Calumet Art Center to offer new classes in twining and clay

CALUMET -- The Calumet Art Center (CAC) will offer two new classes that begin this week: "Twine a Wool Rug" and "The Spiritual Connection with Clay: Pulling from the Well."

A recent Calumet Art Center student's twining project. (Photos courtesy Calumet Art Center)

Twining is an ancient form of weaving which is done on a portable loom. Create a 27" x 38" twined rug using recycled wool. You may take the loom home during the week to work on your rug, or work on it at the CAC during open hours. Check with Ed Gray to make arrangements.

The "Twine a Wool Rug" class will meet from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays -- Nov. 5, 12 and 19. The rug will be completed at the last class session.

Class size is limited. Pre-registration and payment are required. Class Fee: $85. Materials Fee: $40 OR bring in three wool blankets to offset this cost.

"The Spiritual Connection with Clay: Pulling from the Well" will be taught by ceramic artist Ed Gray. This class is Beginner to Advanced. Learn to apply several surface textures and what effects this creates with the use of alternative firing techniques.

Snow bank smoke firing is one alternative method of firing clay.

This clay class will meet from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on the following dates: Nov. 6, 10, 14, 17, 20, 24; Dec. 1, 4. Pre-registration and payment are required. Class Fee: $135. Class Materials: $35. Firing fee: $20.

For more information call the Calumet Art Center at (906) 934-2228 or 281-3494.

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