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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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.

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.

I Spy Your Eye Photography – June 13

Thursday, June 13, 2 p.m.

I Spy Your Eye Photography

Join artist Mary Church in this three-part class covering the key principles of photography. In the first part of the class, Church will talk you through the key elements including perspective, composition, color, design and imagery. Then, under her guidance, you will explore the grounds of the Sawdust Festival to create three different printed images (one 8.5” x 11” and two 4” x 6”) that you will take home. The final element of this class will be a display of your images and discoveries that you made during your time there.

To participate in this class, you will need to have either a digital camera, an iPhone/ iPad, or Android/smart phones (all digital devices welcome). This class is suitable for ages 10 to 110.

Cost: $95.

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