Adult Workshops

drawing and markmaking

This is a bit of a drawing class, a bit of a painting class and a bit of a sculpture class. We start by making our our brushes from a variety of found materials (branches, twigs, grasses, sponges, twine, etc.) based on the kinds of marks each student is interested in making (delicate, bold, brushy). These often turn out to be beautiful artifacts in and of themselves. When the brushes are made, we'll begin to draw with inks and paints and examine how our movements affect the marks and the final works that are made. This class has always been popular because it's so personal and unique. Plus, the artwork is exceptional.  REGISTER

•Class is 3 hours long.

•All materials are provided.

•For All Skill Levels.

•We can arrange to ship final products to you.

Paint It Red

Red or white? Spend an evening sipping wine and creating your own unique painting with the guidance of a professional artist. Don't worry if you've never painted before. We'll show you how to overcome all the hurdles to letting your creativity flow.  We pick a theme before class (examples: landscapes, self-portraits, still-lifes, famous paintings, etc.). All supplies (canvas, brushes, apron, paint) are included. REGISTER

•Class is 3 hours long. We start promptly.

•We can arrange to ship final product to you.

•For All Skill Levels.

Canvas and Coffee

Are you a morning person? Well, this is the perfect way to add some color, culture and coffee to your Sunday morning. We provide the canvas, coffee, and step-by-step instruction for you to paint something great. This is a supportive, relaxed environment to help bring out your creativity. We pick a theme before class (examples: landscapes, still-lifes, famous paintings, etc.). All supplies are included (canvas, brushes, apron, paint). REGISTER

•Class is 3 hours long. We start promptly.

•We can arrange to ship final product to you.

•For All Skill Levels.

Kite-making workshop

Kite-making has an extraordinarily long and rich history. The first kites were made in China more than 3000 years ago as a way for soldiers to warn each other when the enemy was approaching. Kites are an important part of culture around the world from Bali, Indonesia, Japan, Kuwait and of course, in the US. Kite-making combines design, art, engineering and creativity into examples of stunning aerial artistry.

 

Proceeds from the kite-making workshops benefit the scholarship program for our non-profit Ready To Fly. Your support helps others get ideas off the ground. Learn more about the amazing things that Ready To Fly makes possible here: www.ready-to-fly.org

Note: If you are traveling from out-of-town or out-of-state, we can make arrangements to ship your kite to your home. REGISTER

•Class is 3 hours long. We start promptly.

•We provide supplies.

•We can arrange to ship final product to you.

•For All Skill Levels.

Candlemaking workshop

Everyone loves well-made candles and you'll be able to learn how to make your own clean-burning all-natural soy candles in this hands-on class. Soy is a very slow-burning wax with very little residue or soot. You'll learn how to choose wicks and containers and how to use essential oils for ambiance and aromatherapeutic benefits.  REGISTER

•Class is 3 hours long. We start promptly.

•We can arrange to ship final product to you.

•All supplies included (though feel free to bring empty containers, if you have them).

•For All Skill Levels.

Decorative knot-tying workshop

We'll learn a wide-range of beautiful, decorative knots in the process of making a one of these gorgeous hanging pendant lights. Hands-on, tactile, fun and look at what you get to take home with you! We'll cover the basics of electrical wiring so that you can rest assured that your one-of-a-kind objects will light up the room. REGISTER

•Class is 3 hours long.

•All supplies included.

•For All Skill Levels.

Soapmaking Class

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Learn how to make your own soaps! This is the traditional method of soap making (not melt-and-pour). This is a hands-on class with in-depth instruction of 1)how to use lye, 2) the chemistry of different vegetable oils used in soapmaking, 3)how to formulate a recipe, 4) botanical and scent additions, 4)drying and curing. Each student will make their own 40 oz batch of soap (approx. 10 bars). All materials and ingredients are included (goggles, gloves, aprons, etc.). This class is taught by a soapmaker who has 12+ years of professional soapmaking experience. All materials and ingredients are included (goggles, gloves, aprons, etc.)  REGISTER

•Class is 3 hours long. We start promptly.

•We can arrange to ship final product to you.

•We cannot allow children in this class.

Soapmaking workshop class

Introduction to Essential Oils

Have you ever wanted to learn about the science behind aromatherapy? This class is taught by a Certified Aromatherapist, esthetician and skin care formulator. This unique class separates the science from the myth. We'll explore the 10 most popular essential oils, the difference between fragrance and essential oils, how to blend your own scents, and brief overviews of how to use oils in skin care.  REGISTER

•Class is 2 hours long

Make Your Own organic body care products

This holiday season cook up your own aromatically inspired botanical beauty gifts customized specifically for the people you love! Join us for a 4 hour hands-on workshop and learn to make 3 botanical beauty products, using authentic essential oils and certified organic plant-based ingredients.  We will be making lip balms, face/beard oils and body scrubs.  This class is taught by a professional skin care formulator with 12+ years of experience. All ingredients and packaging will be included.  REGISTER

•Class is 4 hours long. We start promptly.

•Snacks will be provided, along with short breaks.

•We can arrange to ship final product to you.

•Limited to 8 people per class.

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Centerpieces and Table-Top gardens

Spend two hours getting your hands dirty while making a beautiful living tabletop garden with friends. We'll cover all the basics of the plant care so you'll feel like an expert when the night is over. Unless specifically noted, these classes will focus on succulents and low-maintenance plants. Your instructor will guide you every step of the way through design and plant selection to your tabletop masterpiece.  REGISTER

•Plants, gloves, and supplies are included

•No plant experience needed