Glastonbury Arts

Master the medium of your choice in one of our workshops.

These workshops are taught by professional artists who are eager to share their knowledge and techniques. These workshops are designed for painters who want to “up their game” in a particular medium, or who want to experiment with a new medium. 



Felt a “Tomte” Swedish Santa – Using  needle felting techniques, students will learn how to sculpt wool making a 4 to 5 inch Swedish Tomte. By rolling, twisting and poking wool with a special barbed needle, students will see first hand the magic of turning fluffy wool into one of a kind treasure.  Students will use natural wool locks to make the beard and merino wool for the body(choice of red or gray).  If desired,a ribbon may be added for hanging.

Thurs., 6:30–9:30 pm, Dec. 5.
Instructor: Kristen Walsh
Fee: $45 ($40 for GA members), plus a $5 material fee payable to instructor




Kristen Walsh- felted mice

Eek! A Mouse! – You see these everywhere. Now make your own! Learn to fold and roll wool into the cutest mouse you’ve ever seen.  Built around an armature, your mouse will be fully poseable and stand about 4” high. Class will address working a standalone piece of wool (for ears) and also blending colors as well as many other needle felting techniques. Materials provided by instructor: Wool roving in several colors, felting needles, wire for armature. Foam pads and hand carders for blending colors may be borrowed from instructor. $10 material fee payable to the instructor.
Saturday, Feb. 1 (snow date Feb. 8), 9:00 – 1:00 pm
Instructor: Kristen Walsh
Fee: $60($55 for GA  members), $10 material fee payable to instructor