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Arts & Crafts

Japanese Knotweed Flutes

$35

with Zack Rouda

Calendar Aug 27, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Japanese knotweed is a frustrating invasive; it overruns and denudes our landscape and should generally be eradicated. It grows quickly and is difficult to remove. Finding as many uses for Japanese knotweed makes sense, as it is now abundant and largely unavoidable. Its young shoots are edible, and its roots may be used to fight Lyme disease. Its stalks resemble bamboo but are unfortunately not as strong and are useless for building, but they can be fashioned into functional musical instrument! Learn to use Japanese knotweed stalks to make a working flute. We'll cover identification, best gathering practices, materials storage and processing. Using knives, wood-burners, rubber bands and string we’ll make several types of flutes. $35 includes all required tools and materials. No Discounts.

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Mosiac Wine Stopper

$39

with Art Night Out

Calendar Jul 23, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Impress your friends and family with handcrafted items that you've made yourself. This is a great activity in which to spend a relaxing time with friends. Learn basic mosaic techniques to wine stoppers using tiles from our extensive collection. Workshop fee includes all materials needed to make two stoppers. No Discounts.

Taught by Certified Art Night Out Instructors --Art Night Out instructors are experienced artists who provide a relaxed atmosphere, lots of support, and quality materials/tools to ensure a positive experience. Leave class with new skills and an amazing piece you created yourself.

Paint a Bird Step-by-Step

$39

with Art Night Out

Calendar Aug 15, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Painting birds can be as enjoyable as watching them. Go on a color adventure, starting with bold colors and paint your way to harmony as you layer colors and land back with your bird. Workshop includes materials to make one 11x14 inch painting.

Paint a Meadow and Barn Step-by-Step

$39

with Art Night Out

Calendar Aug 13, 2019 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Barns invoke memories and have a special place in our heart. Learn how to paint one while exploring color and value. Even if you’ve never tried painting before this is easy to accomplish and provides the opportunity to express your creativity. Workshop includes all materials to make one 11 x 14 inch painting. No Discounts.

Taught by Certified Art Night Out Instructors --Art Night Out instructors are experienced artists who provide a relaxed atmosphere, lots of support, and quality materials/tools to ensure a positive experience. Leave class with new skills and an amazing piece you created yourself.

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Painted Pincones Glassware

$39

with Art Night Out

Calendar Jul 30, 2019 at 5:30 am, runs for 1 week

Make your occasions or the everyday more special with personalized glassware. Learn easy one stroke painting techniques to make a pinecone motif with enamel paint specially designed for painting glass. Workshop fee includes all materials to make a set of 2 stemless wine glasses.

The Art of Photographing Flowers

$45

with Leah Haraden

Calendar Jul 18, 2019 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

Join this one day, hands-on photography class and learn to capture the beauty of flowers with your camera. Photographing flowers looks easy but to do it well requires some basic technical knowledge and the use of proper lighting and gear. You will learn how to decide what camera and lens settings to choose and when to use them for a desired effect. You will be photographing flowers from a local florist shop but feel free to bring in some from your own garden. The rules of good composition in photography and color theory will be discussed. Lastly, we will be exploring the use of DIY tools and accessories to help make your flower images truly unique and budget-friendly. All students need to bring a tripod, DSLR camera and at least one Macro and/or Zoom lens or camera capable of Manual Mode with built-in lens, fully charged camera battery and charger, extra SD and/or CF cards. Bring lunch and snacks. $10 material fee included in the price of the class. No Discounts.





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