Previous Classes

Quilt Basket
Saturday, November 11, 2017
9:00am – 5:00pm
Instructor: Marcia Ballewag of Oklahoma Basket Supply
Class fee: $95 which includes instruction and materials

This large basket is both beautiful and functional…something you will treasure for years to come!! Come planning on spending a full day of weaving. Class size will be limited to 10 -12 people.

 

 

Workshop – Basics of Primitive Firing
Saturday, October 28, 2017 10:00am – 5:00pm
Instructor: Buck Dollarhide
Fees: Observer – $20 (allows only observation during the workshop)
Participant – $50 (allows active participation in firing a maximum of 3 enrollee provided vessels)
Partner – $60 (allows active participation in firing 1 “Buck thrown” vessel)
Add vessel – $20 each – approx. 6″ cube size (allows active enrollees to include additional “Buck” vessels)
“Participant” enrollees may bring a maximum of 3 bisque fired vessels (preferably a burnished or terra sigged raku type clay body) as candidates to be included in the firing process. These vessels should be no larger than a 6″ cube. The number of vessels that will be fired will depend on the space available in the kiln. Please vary the size of your vessels to increase the chances of all your vessels being fired. Participants need to bring their vessels, a notebook for comments and a cell phone/camera for pictures. All other items necessary for color development and firing will be provided by Buck.

 

 
Double-walled Cherokee Basket
Saturday, September 9, 2017
10:00am – 4:00pm

Instructor: Virgil Staggs
Class Cost: $50 (includes materials)

There will be a lunch break around noon, you are welcome to bring a sack lunch or visit one of the many area restaurants.

Join us in creating your own unique Cherokee style basket using different sizes of round reed to weave with. Some students may find this to be a novice level pattern for them, but it is also easy enough for beginners to accomplish.

Supplies for students to bring to class: water spray bottle and a packing tool (flat screw driver will work)

 
 

Reds Natural Dye Class
Saturday, August 19, 2017
10:30am – 4:00pm

Instructor: Gina Levesque
Class Fee: $75 (includes materials)

The Reds – Madder and Cochineal
This class will explore the history, modern uses and chemistry of the three best known reds, madder, cochineal, and brazilwood. Each has its own preferences for temperature and chemistry to unlock its deepest and most beautiful reds. (Madder is the biggest diva of the three!)
Although natural dyes can be used on a variety of materials including paper and reeds for basketry, we will be dyeing 100% wool yarn samples in class. Each student will be given a small skein to include in their dye notebook. Participants are encouraged to bring small samples of their own art medium (cotton, reed, other types of animal fibers) to drop into dye pots.

Dye books, and dyes will be available for purchase. Students may bring milk jugs or jars if they desire to take home remaining exhaust baths. Students should wear older clothing and/or aprons. Please bring your own lunch or plan to go to a local restaurant.

 
 

Melon Basket Weaving Class
Saturday, April 29, 2017IMG_0653
10:00an – 4:00pm

Instructor: Buck Dollarhide
Class Fee: $50 which includes instruction, basket materials and loaner tools
Class size limited to 12 participants.

Come and weave an 8″ diameter, ribbed melon basket using round and flat reed, in natural and dyed colors. It is a lovely basket, providing function and beauty.

Double-Walled Cherokee Basket with Virgil Staggs basketClass
Saturday, March 11, 2017 10:00am – 4:00pm
Class Cost: $35 (includes materials)
Lunch Break: 12:30pm – 1:00pm (you can bring a lunch or order from local restaurant)

Join us in making this unique Cherokee basket. And leave with a treasured basket!
Supplies for students to bring to class: water spray bottle and a packing tool (flat screw driver will work)

Glass Etching Ornament Class with Betsy Cox
Saturday, December 3, 2016 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Class fee: $40 which includes materials and supplies.glass3

We will be etching 3 – 3 inch bevel circle ornaments and which will be ready to hang on a Christmas tree. The class will feature the use of glass stencils and glass etching cream.

Reindeer Ornament Reed Weaving with Christine Bruce
November 5th 2016 10am – 12pm reindeer

Class fee: $20
The ornament is approximately 4.5″ X 7″. This is a fun little project that takes a small amount of weaving, but produces a treasured ornament! Materials will be provided. Students please bring a bucket for water to soak the reed.

Spinning Flax with Jeannine Glavesflax
This class is cancelled but will be rescheduled for another day.

September 24th 2016 10am – 4pm
Class fee: $70 Materials: $10
Come and have a wonderful time spinning flax into linen!

Shibori Dyeing Workshop using Indigo dyes with Gina Levesqueshibori1
July 23 2016 from 10am – 4pm
Class Fee = $65

Shibori is an ancient Japanese art used to decorate the surface of cloth. Long before enhancing cloth by weave structure, ancient cultures used resist dye techniques to produce surface designs. By folding, tying, and otherwise manipulating fabric, students will learn the ancient art of shibori. A traditional indigo dye bath will be used to hi-light these techniques. Students will learn basic shibori techniques along with methodology for starting and maintaining indigo dye pots. Each student will take home a notebook of shibori samples, a pair of socks, and a bandana.

Chip Carving with Chris Bruce.IMG_0467

July 9th 2016 1pm – 4pm
Class fee: $20 Materials: $10
Come and learn the chip carving technique, on a basswood plate. After carving you will stain your piece, and take home a lovely keepsake.

Leaf Pottery with Betsy Cox
June 25 2016 and July 16 2016 1pm – 4pm
Class fee: $50 includes both Saturdays

During the first class you will learn a hand building technique, using a grape leaf to make a shallow dish. Your piece will be fired during the weeks in between classes. Come back for the second class to glaze your piece and leave for a second firing

Purse Basket with Marcia Ballewag of Oklahoma Basket Supply
June 11 2016 10:00am – 4:00pm
You will want this lovely basket for your own!!Purse Basket

Skill level: Advanced beginner to advanced weaver
Dimensions: 10” wide x 8” high without handles
class Fee: $45 Materials Fee: $28

This purse basket is a great size to carry your latest project or take to the mall. It is decorated with overlaid stitching and an interwoven lashing. Two leather handles included.

Frame Loom WeavingIMG_0487
Make your own piece of art, using a frame loom…it will be a relaxed, freeform day of weaving using a variety of yarn
March 12th 2016 1pm – 4pm
Class Fee: $50: includes loom rental and all materials/supplies OR if you would like to purchase the frame loom then the class fee is $70
Instructor: Donna Hilton

Winter KaiIMG_0468
Saturday February 13th, 2016 10am – 5pm
Class Fee: $30, plus $18 for Lamp Kit
A pre-warped Cricket Loom rental is available on a limited basis for $60

Materials: Pre-warped rigid heddle loom- 8-Dent reed, black cotton 5/2 mercerized, 8/2 unmercerized, at least 10″ wide, Weft yarns 3/2, 5/2, or 8/2 cotton, Slub yarns, rayon, bamboo. Call Art Center if you have questions.

A Kai, in Japanese, is a gathering of people to exchange and share ideas. For this Kai, SAORI enthusiasts get together in an informal setting for learning and fun. You will be weaving cloth of your own creation and then using your cloth to create a shade for a paper fusion lamp.

Anyone can experience SAORI and enjoy exceptional results. Handwoven textiles will be unique to the weaver and unlike any other. Follow the SAORI path to discover, awaken, and free your creative spirit. The primary tenets of this philosophy are:
•Consider the difference between machines and people
•Adventure beyond your imagination
•Look out through eyes that shine
•Learn from everyone in the group

 

Painting made easy!
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Saturday February 6th, 2016 1pm – 4:30pm
Instructor: Stacie Bebber
Fee: $45, all materials included

This class is a guide to the basics of color and how playing with layers can create interesting textures and effects. We will create an acrylic painting in 4 fun, easy steps. You will take home your own original painting! Come join us for a fun-filled afternoon exploring your creative spark!

Stacie’s contact information: www.paintedsagestudio.com
https://www.facebook.com/PaintedSageStudio
paintedsagestudio@gmail.com

 

Roc Day (Saint Distaff Day) Celebration
Sunday January 24th, 2016 1pm – 5pm
We will celebrate, a little late, the day that is a cultural tradition celebrated in the fiber community. The day after Epiphany, January 7, was the day the women would resume their spinning of yarn. In earlier days, spinning was a necessary chore for the weaving of cloth. If not for spinning, we might still be wearing only animal skins for clothing!

Instead of the traditional spinning games, we will be learning an old tradition of garneting. Garneting is a great way to recycle wool and silk cloth, scraps, loose fiber, dye samples, bad stash colors, moth victims, loom waste or any wool or silk that can be salvaged from Goodwill, the Salvation Army or a dumpster! You can redye, overdye, or use the existing fibers as a design element

Class Materials:
– Wheel or spindle
– Cotton cards, the Art Center can loan you a set
– Really sharp scissors
– Multiple bobbins, Niddy Noddy, and Kate would be helpful but not necessary to learn.
– Wool or silk woven fabric
– Knitted fabric
– Skeins of yarn
– Plus about 10% new fiber

The instructor is spinner extraordinaire, Clark Collier from Norman.

 

NATURAL DYE CLASS
Saturday, November 7th, 10am – 4:30pm
Techniques of natural dyeing will be taught using traditional methods. Students will learn the difference between a dye and a stain and the properties of each. Mordants and their effects on dyes will be taught. We will use dyes dating back over 500 years, learning their history and importance to ancient cultures and Native Americans. Each student will create a dye notebook to take with them. Dyes used will include, but are not limited to, indigo, madder, osage orange, black walnut, cochineal, logwood, onion skins, and turmeric. This all day workshop will give us time to utilize no less than twenty dyes in our dye pots. Although natural dyes can be used on a variety of materials including paper and reeds for basketry, we will be dyeing 100% wool yarn samples in class. Each student will be given a sample to include in their dye notebook. Participants are encouraged to bring small samples of their own art medium (cotton, reed, other types of animal fibers) to drop into dye pots.
Yarn, dye books, and dyes will be available for purchase. Students may bring milk jugs or jars if they desire to take home remaining exhaust baths. Students should wear older clothing and/or aprons.
Class fee: $75 – All materials included
Instructor – Gina Levesque

 

CROCHET MARKET BAGbag pic
2-sessions: Oct 10th and Oct 24th from 1PM – 4PM
Instructor: Van French
Cost: $25, materials included

 

WOVEN HAT RIGID HEDDLE CLASS
September 26, 2015wovenhat
Make a fun woven hat!

Skill level: All
Class and Materials Fee: $30, plus a $15 loom rental fee (or bring your own 15-inch rigid heddle).
Instructor: Donna Hilton

 

SILK WARP PAINTING
August 29th, 2015
Ever wish those wonderful skeins of yarn came in colors that are your special colors? This dyeing silk class will give you a chance to pick your own colors for warp painting. Serendipity or precise—the painting choice will be up to you. We will be mixing whatever colors you can envision using Lanaset acid based dyes. You will need to provide your own prewound silk warp. Just grab your oldest clothes and we will paint away.
Saturday, August 27th, 10 am – 3 pm
Fee: $40

Instructor – Gwen Witherspoon

 

COLD PROCESS SOAP MAKING
August 8th, 2015
soap barsThis is a beginning-level soapmaking class designed to teach students to make soap by hand at home. The main focus of this class is the “cold process” soapmaking method; although the class does briefly describe “melt & pour” and “hot process” soap crafting. After learning soapcrafting safety, students share the process of making cold process soap during the class session and take home molded bars.
Classroom time: 3-4 hours (Depends on size of class, along with the nature of soap crafting, timing varies with each batch.)
Minimum 3 students – maximum 8
Supplies required: Elbow high gloves (think dishwashing), safety glasses, empty pringles can
Saturday, August 8th, 10 am to 3 pm
Class and Materials fee: $50

Instructors: Karin Roeple and Ann Schneider

 

BASKET WEAVING – Muffin Basket
July 18th, 2015
muffin basketThis class will teach the student to make a square to round basket and incorporate making your own handles within the basket walls.
Dimensions: Finished size: Base approx. 8 1/2″ square, Rim approx. 11″ diameter
Classroom time: 4 to 6 hours, depending on the skill of the weaver.
Skill level: All
Minimum 6 students – maximum 12
Saturday, July 18th, 10 am to 4 pm
Class and Materials fee: $65

Instructor- Marcia Ballewag of Oklahoma Basket Supply, in Wellston

Playing with Color
June 18 2016 1:00pm – 4:30pmabstractflower1
Instructor: Stacie Bebber
Fee: $45, all materials included
To register contact Donna Hilton at 405.822.8927

Painting Made Easy! A fun guide to color basics, discover how playing with layers can create interesting textures and effects using process painting to create an acrylic painting in fun, easy steps.

Choose one of three sunflower or abstract styles and take home your own original 16″x20″ painting. Wear clothes that you don’t mind getting a little paint on and join us for a fun-filled afternoon exploring your creative spark!

Stacie’s contact information: www.paintedsagestudio.com
https://www.facebook.com/PaintedSageStudio
paintedsagestudio@gmail.com