I can't believe it's that time of year again...Art of Craft is just around the corner...well around the Thanksgiving, Holiday and New Year corner! We are excited to announce our annual creative event has been scheduled for January 9th, 10th and 11th, 2015. Filled with some of the most creative teachers around, our Art of Craft event features three days of workshops and lots of old and new friends!
Never taken a flower making class from Arlene Baker? Now's you chance...Arlene is the best at what she does...making beautiful millinery flowers! On Friday, Arlene kicks off our event by teaching a beautiful hand-wired burlap flower. Arlene's techniques and instructions will allow you to continue making flowers and experimenting with all sorts of materials...including leather, denim and wool!
Friday evening we welcome one of my favorite friends, Monica Medeiros, from Port Costa, California. Monica is not only a talented typesetter and printer, but has amazing typography skills and will be teaching a chalkboard typography class. Each student will receive their own framed chalkboard and choose an inspirational quote that will be scripted on the board.
Saturday morning, we start bright and early with a breakfast of Bread Lounge croissants and coffee, and then jump right in to Robert Mahar's workshop. Robert, one of our resident crafters, will be teaching a pretty tableau using early bird trading cards printed on linen and demonstrating how to make millinery botanical leaves and stems.
Jenny Hart returns to Art of Craft to teach her craft, creative embroidery! Saturday afternoon, after lunch, Jenny breaks down the simple task of learning how to put needle to thread and making small works of art. Inspired by the Proust questionnaire, Jenny has designed this embroidery sampler and will teach you how to transfer your favorite color onto the canvas.
Old friend and artist, Wendy Addison joins us for the very first time this year, Sunday morning, to teach her hand-dipped wax flower crown. Made to look like an antique French wedding crown, Wendy will bring all sorts of vintage millinery which will be dipped into wax and then formed into a beautiful crown. Silk ribbon streamers will add the finishing touch to the headpieces which can be worn or hung.
It wouldn't be an Art of Craft without Molly Meng finishing up the workshops on Sunday afternoon! After lunch, Molly will reintroduce us to her world of miniature shrines and collage techniques. Filled with lots of old ephemera and millinery, students will design a small world which will be preserved for years to come under the bell jar.
Sign ups are limited to twenty-five students per class. Friday night we serve proseco and snacks, and both Saturday and Sunday we serve breakfast and lunch. Sunday evening, we throw our annual Art of Craft Soiree from 6-9pm and all students are invited back for a creative craft gathering with friends and artists that are visiting town for the CHA show.