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  • Baskets - Primitive Hearth Basket

    The primitive hearth basket will use a new weaving technique called stair-step side to form the sloping design of the sides. Completed basket is 10"x18.5" with 7.5" sides and 3.5" ends. The handle is hardwood market D. All materials except finishing stain will be provided to complete this project. A $42 supply fee is due to the instructor at the class. 
  • Baskets - Storage Basket

    The storage basket is a large multi-purpose basket with leather bushel handles. Completed basket has a 13" square base, 18" round top and 9" sides. All materials except finishing stain will be provided to complete this project. A $44 supply fee is due to the instructor at the class. Feel free to bring a snack for this longer session.
  • Baskets - Wine Bottle Tote Basket

    This adorable basket has a divider woven up the center to separate two bottles. It's perfect for dinner parties or holiday gift giving! Completed basket is 5"x10" with 8" sides, handles are 14" Market D. All materials except finishing stain will be provided to complete this project. A $34 supply fee is due to the instructor at the class. 
  • Canvas au Latte - Glowing Globes

    Wake up and discover your inner artist! Paint along with the instructor as she guides you step-by-step from a blank canvas (16X20) to a finished rendition of glowing globes. No experience needed, just come and have fun with acrylics, using intense colors for the background while achieving a translucent effect for the globes. Coffee provided. Materials fee of $3 is payable to the instructor in class.
  • Crock Pot Cooking

    Are you using the crock pot to its full potential? Learn more about Crock Pot cooking as you discover tips, recipe conversions, how to prepare meats, as well as an easy side dish that will make you look like a champ! You will prepare stuffed peppers to take home to cook. Supply fee $3/pepper payable at class. Please indicate number of peppers you would like and if you would like hamburger, black bean or both.
  • Czech Kolaches

    Czechoslovakian immigrants brought their passion and recipes for Kolaches to the Midwest as early as the 1860's. Learn to make these national pastries from start to finish. Taste the different variations that you made while in class. Plan to take home an assortment to share with family, friends or to freeze. You will leave with many recipes, tips and techniques to master these Old World delicacies. Better than the bakery! $13 food fee payable in class. Bring containers for leftovers.
  • Four Famous Ethnic Cookies

    Add the international flair to your baking repertoire! Learn to create the rolled Norwegian cookie Krumkake, anise-flavored Italian Pizzelles. The chewy, almond Swedish Sandbakkelse baked in tiny tins to resemble tarts and Rosettes, the Scandinavian delicacy. Expect great recipes plus the many tips and techniques that will make your baking a success! A $13 food fee is payable in class. Please bring containers to take your creations safely home.
  • Fresh Spring Rolls

    Meet the owner of Bambu Restaurant in Maplewood as she shares the secret to making fresh spring rolls, one of the restaurant’s best sellers. Although considered simple, spring rolls can be challenging to perfect and it takes a zen-like balance to make them memorable. Once you learn, you will be able to pass on Yin’s lovely, elegant recipe and technique to your family and friends! Make four spring rolls plus take home a bottle of the amazing Bambu Peanut Sauce.
  • Glasswork Fundamentals: Paperweight

    Experience glass blowing! Working with the staff at Vandalia Glassworks, you will design and create a solid paperweight that is unique to you! The paperweight is the most fun and forgiving piece for first-time glass blowers. You will learn the fundamentals of glasswork including gathering, coloring, shaping and transferring the piece off the pipe. All materials are included in the class fee.
  • Making Felted Wool Slippers

    In this class you will learn about how to select and felt (shrink) your beloved but old wool sweaters. You will create a custom pattern to fit your foot. Materials will be provided for you to cut out one pair of slippers and one set of fleece lining. Participants will learn how to hand sew the slippers using a blanket stitch. We will also discuss how to sew the slippers on a sewing machine if you desire to do so at home. A $10 supply fee is payable to the instructor at class. 
  • Needle Felted Ornament

    Tis' this season for making gifts for loved ones! Celebrate your holiday by creating the handmade wool ornament perfect for embellishing your home, decorating your tree or even attach a pin to create a one-of-kind brooch. Beginners are welcome! All tools and supplies included.
  • Shibori Dyeing and Textile Center Tour

    Explore the Japanese dyeing technique of shibori - the precursor to contemporary "tie-dye" - to make a vibrant silk scarf, tea towel or wine gift bag. Learn about the history of color and how different tools and shaping methods create stunning patterns and designs in the fabric. Use tools in our state-of-the-art Dye Lab to apply colors and complete your unique creation. Experience includes a tour of the textile center during the drying phase. Afterwards, visit the Artisean holiday shop or explore the area for some great eats and treats! Transportation is not included. 
  • Watercolor Pouring Workshop

    Add a more luminous, spontaneous and fluid effect to your painting with the pouring technique. You will complete two paintings as you learn how to define shapes by blocking them out with masking fluid in various stages of the pouring. Be amazed at how the color of each poured layer becomes more intense than the layer preceding it. The instructor will demonstrate two scenes, which you may recreate or you can chose any subject or scene you wish, just bring photo references. Materials fee of $5 is payable to instructor at workshop. Supply list is available online. This class may end early on the second day.Supply List:Bring one full sheet (22x30 inch) of 300 lb Arches bright white paper, 2 flat wood boards (24x16 inch) and (12 x 16 inch), masking fluid, water container, brushes, fresh paint in tubes (primary yellow, red and blue) photo references, transfer or carbon paper, masking tape pencil, eraser and paper towel. Questions on supplies, contact instructor at brushcolour@yahoo.com or 651-352-5695.