Sawdust Festival looks forward to more exciting classes

Sawdust Art Classes has many expressive and informative classes offered every week that the Sawdust Art Festival wants to share with you (far too many to mention here!). For more information, click here.

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Mixed Media Collage – May 25

Saturday, May 25, 2-4 p.m.

Mixed Media Collage

Embark on a journey of texture, color and composition in Michelle Burt’s creative explorations Mixed Media Collage class where the traditional boundaries of art meet innovative expression. This class is designed to allow you to dive into the world of mixed media, exploring the unique potential of handmade and specialty papers, sheet music, mixed mediums and Burt’s own images. In this engaging class, you will discover the limitless possibilities of incorporating diverse materials into your collage, allowing you to freely explore and express your creativity to create a truly unique composition.

All levels are welcome – all you need is enthusiasm and a desire to explore.

Cost: $110.

Sunday, May 26, 11 a.m., second of two-part class

Fused Glass – Reactions and Metals

In this class, you’ll learn about the alchemy of glass types and how they react with each other. The magic of copper and silver foil will surprise and delight you. Create abstract ideas in glass and transform it into a wall pocket vase using frit (small pieces of glass), glass powder and sheet glass. Step-by-step, Barbara Lolli will guide you on how to design, assemble and prepare your glass for firing. Create a piece of art that will truly be unique to you.

Please note: The firing of your pieces will be done offsite and will be available for pick-up at the Sawdust or mailed to you by USPS priority mail at a small extra cost depending on the size of the piece.

Cost: $125.

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Fused Glass Pocket Vase and Coaster – May 26

Sunday, May 26, 11 a.m.

Fused Glass Pocket Vase and Coaster

Learn how to create a scene or abstract idea in glass and transform it into a wall pocket vase and coaster using frit (small pieces of glass), glass powder and sheet glass. Glass artist Barbara Lolli will guide you step-by-step on how to design, assemble and prepare your glass art for firing. The firing of your pieces will be done offsite and will be available for pickup at the Sawdust or mailed to you by USPS priority mail at a small extra cost depending on the size of the piece.

Cost: $125 per student. This three-hour class includes all materials and firing costs.

Bunting Banner Whimsy – June 6

Wednesday, June 6, 10 a.m.

Bunting Banner Whimsy

Make this simple but beautifully finished bunting that you can use to decorate either inside or outside your home to add fun and whimsy to any occasion. Choose from an array of beautiful fabrics (or bring your own). Learn how to measure and cut out the triangle pennants to achieve maximum use of material. Using a sewing machine, you will then learn how to sew the back and front of each pennant together to achieve a neat triangular point. Finally, attendees will “string” all the triangles together (again using a sewing machine) into bias binding tape ready to hang. The approximate length of your finished string of bunting will be about 4’ long. This class is for all skill levels.

Cost: $50 per person which is fully inclusive of all materials including fabric, threads, bias binding and use of a Singer sewing machine.

Five students maximum per class.

Note: If you purchase this class with their “Little Hearts Simple Sewing,” you will receive a reduction of $25. Call to reserve and receive the discounted price.

Little Hearts Simple Sewing – June 7

Friday, June 7, 10 a.m.

Little Hearts Simple Sewing

Master the charming craft of sewing simple stuffed fabric hearts which you can string together to make a beautiful garland. Choose from an array of beautiful fabrics and embellishments (or bring your own) and learn how to transform soft, colorful fabrics into adorable hearts.

In this class you will learn how to make a simple heart template and trace it onto fabric, sew the fabric together using a sewing machine and then “seam rip” to make an opening for the stuffing. You will also learn how to hand stitch (to close the opening) and how to string the hearts together using ribbon, beads and other little jewels. This class is for all skill levels.

Cost: $50 per person which is inclusive of fabric, threads, needles, ribbon and beads. Five students maximum per class.

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Intro to Sewing: Messenger Bag – June 7 and 21

Friday, June 7, 1 p.m.

Friday, June 21, 10 a.m.

Intro to Sewing: Messenger Bag

Learn how to sew a one-of-a-kind messenger bag on a sewing machine in this introduction to textiles with Carmen Gundelach. Working with a selection of sewing supplies (needle, thread, buttons, webbing, scissors and a sewing machine), Gundelach will show you how to cut out the bag pattern, the basics of sewing on a sewing machine (if you’ve never used one!) and using straight stitches to assemble your pieces. You can choose to bring your own materials if you wish, but upholstery fabric and lining is included in the price of this class.

This class is suitable for all age groups, but children aged 7-10 years must be accompanied by an adult.

This class is not suitable for children under 7 years of age.

Cost: $125.


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