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. All levels are welcome.
Spring Lambs, A Felting Frolic – Using wool and a special barbed needle, students will make their very own lamb! Needle felting is a method for turning soft, fluffy wool into sculpture. You will make a wire armature and then roll, fold, twist wool , poking it with needle. Before you know it, you will have your very own lamb. $10 material fee payable to the instructor.
Saturday, March 2 (March 9 snowdate), 9:00 – 1:00 pm
Instructor: Kristen Walsh
Fee:$59 ($54 for GA members)
Kristen Walsh has been involved in creative things her whole life. She has been exploring fiber for many years – first knitting, then spinning and finally felting. Kristen has been earning attention for her felting, winning prizes at the Old Saybrook Arts Show, Marlborough Arts Center and Glastonbury Arts Show in Connecticut, selected as a Best in Show finalist at the Neptune Festival in Virginia Beach, Virginia and having work selected for publication in Fiber Arts magazine and Cloth, Paper, Scissors magazine. Kristen also enjoys teaching and finds great satisfaction in helping people who might not think they are creative find the creative spark that she believes lives in all of us. She has taught out of her home, at art centers and galleries, schools, senior centers, fiber festivals and shops. Most recently she was selected to teach at the New York Sheep and Wool festival – one of the largest in the country. www.ScrapFelt.com