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August 2019

Imagination + Kids + Camera = FUN! Beginning Photography Age 10+ – 2 half-day classes

August 3 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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One event on August 10, 2019 at 2:00 pm

$65 6 tickets left

A picture is worth a thousand words!  This class will empower students to begin to capture images that express themselves in relation to the world around them.    Students will be introduced to technical and aesthetic aspects of photography, providing them with the foundation for life-long enjoyment & expression. This class is on 2 consecutive Saturdays:  August 3rd & August 10th, from 2:00pm- 4:30pm each Saturday. Bonus:  At the end of class, each student will own their own digital camera!…

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Punch Needle Rug Hooking

August 24 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
$100 10 tickets left

Punch needle rug hooking is quick and easy to learn, and once you know the basics, the possibilities of what you can make with this new fiber skill are endless!  Remember hooked rugs from your great-grandmother’s era?  While rug hooking uses a small hook that is used to pull up loops of yarn, the ‘punch needle’ tool allows users to paint with yarn and create rugs or other useful items more quickly and easily. Recently, there has been a rebirth…

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Create a Barn/Hex Sign

August 24 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
$55 6 tickets left

Barn signs or ‘hex signs’ are mostly known today for their decorative purposes, but some believe they were painted by Pennsylvania Dutch farmers to ward off evil spirits or storms, or to bestow blessings and protections on the farm family.  Using bright colors and often incorporating a star pattern, these beautiful designs were originally found primarily in southern Pennsylvania, a region settled by farmers from the Rhineland area of Germany. Create a unique handmade gift for friend or family, or…

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September 2019

Book Binding – Leather Wrap Long Stitch

September 14 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
$80 9 tickets left

Create a beautiful leather book in the medieval tradition, without the use of any adhesives.  Long-stitch book binding is one of the oldest methods of book binding and is still employed by book artists today.   In this  workshop you will produce a 4.5 x 6 x 1" journal which although simple, will be beautiful and robust.  Each one-of-a-kind journal becomes a piece of art, incorporating design decisions regarding paper, cover color, and finishing touches.  Students will then be able to…

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Introduction to Outdoor Painting in Oils

September 21 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
$50 10 tickets left

Take your oil paints outside and learn how to paint en plein air. This half-day class, held at William O’Brien State Park, will provide a hands-on introduction to outdoor painting. Nature is complex and light is fleeting. This class will help you gain a little control. You’ll learn to articulate why a scene is begging you to paint it. Then you’ll learn and practice a few skills and approaches that will help you organize the painting to capture the essence…

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Modern Tapestry Weaving for Beginners

September 21 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
$65 10 tickets left

Many cultures have used woven tapestry to record their histories, from China to Europe to American indigenous cultures.  Begin to create your own history, or create something more abstract, the choice is yours! In this beginning class, you’ll learn the essential skills needed to create a weaving on a wooden frame loom.  Students will learn all aspects of beginning weaving, including how to warp a loom, what to consider when choosing the correct yarns for a project and 3 weaving…

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Block Printing on Fabric

September 28 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
$80 8 tickets left

One of the oldest forms of art, block printing is both historical and accessible, as it involves simply creating a block, using ink or paint, and then transferring the image on to the receiving material.  In this class, students will use nature or cultural heritage or other sources for inspiration, creating beautiful designs on fabric. Join Karen Rognsvoog, experienced folk school teacher,  for an introduction to block printing on fabric, using ‘heat set’ fabric paint.  Learn how to carve your…

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November 2019

Beginning Quilting: Triangles & Stars – 2 half-day classes

November 9 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on November 23, 2019 at 9:00 am

$80 12 tickets left

Have you always wanted to try quilting and found the thought of it intimidating? With the guidance of expert quilter Wynn Martin, you will enjoy learning the basics and create an oversized block quilt suitable for a baby quilt or wall hanging. We will use the “Carpenter’s Star” block to create basic quilt components, evaluate color choices and also use tools, such as rulers, templates, and rotary cutters. Each student has the option of following the chosen pattern (as shown…

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January 2020

Fresh New Year Vision Board

January 4, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Free

Envision your best year yet! Be intentional and get the most out of your time and energy!  Join local professional coach Jen Bertsch for a mini-vision board workshop.  Explore your hopes and dreams.  Create an artistic visual plan that will ensure you accomplish what you hope to this year, and with inspiration for the future. This class is offered as a benefit to support the Marine Mills Folk School!  A goodwill offering of $20 is suggested.  An additional $5 is…

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