The Gathering Workshops

The Gathering is a few short days away and class registration ends this Saturday September 22!  I know I mentioned in my last post why these are so important to me and really the were the first spark in this dream of the event.  Connecting women through the power of creativity is a real passion for me.  Even if you do not think you are crafty I encourage you to step out of your comfort zone or try a new medium and you might discover a new passion of your own.
We have limited seating in our classes and even minimum class sizes.  We need a few more students in a few classes to bump up those numbers.  As a class participant you not only get one on one training, you receive an exclusive goody bag AND if you also pre order your lunch you get the chance to win some free cash to spend in the vendor arena.
Please consider this opportunity at this one of a kind event in our area.  Register on this blog under the subheading The Gathering.
Cream & Sugar Wool Handbag with Nora Neely 9-Noon $50 Creamy, luscious wool, fresh from a local sheep farm in Missouri. Design this durable little handbag that you will enjoy for years to come and possibly pass on down to your daughter. Learn the fascinating vintage technique of wet wool felting using wool roving straight from a sheep! Please bring an old bath towel, an apron & basic sewing kit. An additional supply fee of $10 (to be paid to instructor on the day of the class) includes vintage laces, sari ribbon, assorted buttons & embellishments. register!

Grandma’s Jewelry Box
Grandma’s Jewelry Box with Sheila Rumney 9-Noon $50 Each student will be provided with a beautiful kit of salvaged treasures from Grandma’s Jewelry Box including found objects and reclaimed pretties. Along with the found treasures your kit will also contain wire & findings to put together your unique, one of a kind treasure. I encourage you to bring your own treasures to make it uniquely your own. You will learn simple wire techniques, connecting your treasures & aging your metals. This class is great for the beginner or the advanced. All levels encouraged to come & create together. Please bring these supplies: jewelry pliers; round nose & flat nose & wire cutters. Optional supplies are: vintage treasures such as keys, broaches, shoe clips, etc . register!

Luminous Layers of Beeswax
Luminous Layers of Beeswax with Amanda Jolley 9-Noon $50 Curious how beeswax is used as a medium? This class will explore the basics of painting with encaustic medium, a mix of beeswax & demar resin. We will explore creating depth, inscribing lines, embedding visual imagery infusing color and adding collage elements. Each persons creation will be beautifully their own. Supplies you may bring if you choose: personal collage materials that can fit inside a quart ziplock bag, high contrast photos printed on regular copy paper (no inkjet photos please), apron or paint shirt. register!

Silk Scarf Class
Painting on Silk Scarves with Nora Neely 1-4 $50 Fabrics, paints & beads as well as instruction will be yours for this lovely class. Please bring a basic sewing kit with you to the class. An additional supply fee of $10 (to be paid to instructor the day of the class) will provide vintage laces, ribbons & beading needle. register!

SnapShots of Life Class
Snapshots of Life with Sheila Rumney 1-4 $50 “A good snapshots stops a moment from running away.” Eudora Wetley. Capture your memories & moments in this vintage inspired album. Gather your photos that stitch your story of family, friends & precious moments. This album is filled with vintage findings, keys, lace, fabrics & papers. Showcase this album in a vintage strawberry container that comes in your kit. Supplies to bring: scissors, paper trimmer,brown ink. Optional: glue gun, glitter glue, pop dots . register!
Gratitude Journal Class
Visual Gratitude Journal with Amanda Jolley 1-4 $50 Visual journaling can be a fresh way to tell stories, remember events and intuitively express emotions. This class will explore ways of expressing appreciation and gratitude through visual journaling in your very own handmade journal. Supplies to bring: Personal collage materials & photos on copy paper (optional) & favorite paintbrushes if you would prefer to use your own although they will be provided. Apron or paint shirt. register!
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