League of NH Nashua Fine Craft Gallery Classes

Classes and workshops are held in the spacious class room behind the gallery, unless otherwise noted.
PLEASE CALL TO REGISTER!

Supporting and Juried members of the League will now receive a 10% discount on class fees (not on material fees)

(NEW CLASSES ADDED!)

WINTER CLASS SCHEDULE

 

Discover Your Creative Mind     Cindy Lee

Saturday, March 30
1 – 4pm
Tuition: $38  Materials: $20
Ages Adults and teens 12+

Unleash your inner creativity…In this workshop, you’ll explore working intuitively and responding to what shows up before your eyes. Using the mesmerizing effect of the flow of paint you can release your mind from discipline and logic and experience the freedom of pure creativity. This workshop is designed for both the artist who practices realism and needs to loosen up, as well as anyone claiming they have no artistic talent!  (This may be messy, so dress accordingly)

 

 

 

Paper Collage Earrings     Victoria Levesque

Saturday, April 6
10:30am – 1:30pm
Tuition: $38     Materials: $8
Ages: Adults and teens 12+

Using your imagination and any paper images you scrounge from the huge assortment supplied (or bring with you), you can create wearable works of art! Pre-cut forms are provided along with instruction for layering, assembly and preserving your work. You will be able to make 2 pair of ready-to-wear earrings during this class.

 

Joyful Collage      Karen Beaver

Saturday, April 6
2:30 – 4:30
Tuition: $25  Materials: $12
Ages: Adults and teens 14+

Let loose in this fun and stress-free collage class. We will make our own papers and use found materials to create our own collages. Lots of colored and patterned papers provided but bring some of your own as well if you like.

 

Rug Hooking               Lisa Chaloner

Saturday, April 13
12 – 3:30pm
Tuition: $44  Materials: $40
Ages: Adult and teens 14+

Beginners welcome! Learn the art of creating beautiful rugs.  In this class you will learn basic hooking techniques, including rug types, backings, color planning and finishing options. Kits will include a choice of 12” x 12” pattern, wool and a rug hook.  If you have a piece you’ve always wanted to finish, you are welcome to use this class to learn to do so!

 

 

Red, White & DenimUpcycling Jeans Part 1

Saturday, April 20
10:30am – 1:30pm
Tuition: $38  Materials: $7
Ages: Adults and teens 14+

Give those tired old blue jeans a second life by up-cycling them into this summer’s picnic wear!  This class will teach you how to make a picnic placemat, wine tote and lunch bag.  One part of two classes you can take to use old jeans! Next class on May 18 – Denim Tablecloth.

Materials required:

Sewing machine that can handle sewing jeans
2-4 pairs of jeans
thread

 

Introduction to Metal Clay(Your Choice of Pendant, Charms or Earrings)  Gail Moriarty

Saturday, April 27
10:30am – 3pm
Tuition: $50  Materials: $35+
Ages: Adults and teens 12+

This introductory class is for people who are not familiar with metal clay.  Metal Clay consists of microscopic particles of silver, gold, copper and base metals combined with an organic binder.  Metal Clay can be worked with carving tools, molds, shapes and textures.  Your creativity is the limit.  Once your piece is filed to a smooth finish, it is fired in a kiln.  The organic binder burns off, and the piece is then solid metal.  We will discuss the workings of the clay, the tools used, and the process from beginning to end after which you’ll have a piece of jewelry of your own creation and choice: pendant, charms, earrings, etc…

 

Go with the flow! – Abstract Painting   Karen Beaver

Saturday, May 4
10:30am – 1:00pm
Tuition: $30    Materials: $15
Ages: Adults and teens 14+

Abstract art is all about creating from the imagination. We can experiment with color, shape, line and feeling as we allow our image to emerge. This a great opportunity to learn to trust ourselves as artists in a judgement-free zone. We will work with tempera and acrylic paints. Bring your sense of adventure and painting clothes! All materials provided.

 

 

Alcohol Ink Tiles    Christine Keenan

Saturday, May 11
10:30am -1:30pm
Tuition: $38  Materials: $15
Ages: Adults and teens 12+

This workshop illustrates the ease and fun of creating your own custom ceramic tiles which can be used for back splashes, kitchen and bathroom accents, trivets, coasters or wall hangings.  Alcohol inks are dyes which have an isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol base and can be manipulated in fascinating and unpredictable ways when mixed with other liquid mediums and applied to a porous surface.  No experience necessary.

 

Round and Round in Delft   Susan Nutting

Saturday, May 18
2:30pm – 5pm
Tuition: $30            Materials: $10
Ages: Adults and teens 12+

Inspired by fellow Certified Zentangle® Teachers, this project uses orbs and spheres filled with simple designs, and depth added by shading, to create a monochromatic piece of art-in-blue!

Zentangle® is a relaxing, easy to learn method of creating beautiful images by using simple structured patterns. Artists and non-artists alike enjoy the simple elegance of putting pen to paper and find that it enhances creativity and stress relief. Prior basic Zentangle® experience is encouraged, but not required.

 

Fabulously Fused Florals        Susan Bleiweiss

Saturday, May 25 
10:30am – 3:30pm
Tuition: $56          Materials: $40
Ages: Adults and teens 12+

Create a flower themed art quilt using simple raw edge fusible appliqué techniques.   Choose from provided designs or create your own.  You’ll learn Sue’s techniques for working with Mistyfuse fusible web and her quilt-as-you-go method and easy four strip fused binding technique.  You can even learn easy ways to add text to your art quilt. Suitable for all levels from beginner to expert!   All materials are included but students should bring a sewing machine (or let us know you’ll need to borrow one), scissors, a variety of thread colors (please no metallics!) and bobbins.

 

 

Nuno Felt Collage    Melinda LaBarge

Saturday, June 1 
10:30am – 4pm
Tuition: $68    Materials: $65
Ages: Adults and teens 12+

Try something new in felting. Whether you’ve played with Nuno before or not, this silk collage class will open your eyes to new possibilities. You’ll choose from kits of different color-schemes and the collage will be all your creation. Each kit will contain a solid hand dyed silk scarf as your base, hand dyed merino wool and a variety of solid and print silk. Please note that this class requires standing most of the day.  No experience is necessary.


Year-round Classes


On-Going Basket Weaving Classes     Ruth Boland

Thursdays 6:15 – 9:15pm; or Fridays 9:30am – 12:30pm

$25 for a single class,
$90 for a set of 4 classes (do not need to be consecutive), or
$275 for a set of 16 classes (do not need to be consecutive)

Materials: costs vary by project
Open to adult and teens 14+

Classes are offered in an “open weave” tradition. In these classes students can choose from numerous projects appropriate for their level, and progress at their own pace with teacher assistance. All levels from beginner to advanced students are welcome.

 

Stained Glass Classes**  Mark and Kathy Frank

CLASSES ARE CURRENTLY FULL. CHECK BACK FOR FUTURE LISTINGS. SEE ABOVE FOR ALTERNATE STAINED GLASS CLASS

** These Stained Glass workshops will be held at Renaissance Glassworks 3 Pine Street in Nashua.

 

Fundamentals of Making Jewelry*        Sussy-Rose Shields

Dates: Open Enrollment/Choose Wed, Thur, or Fri

Time:   2 hours/session, 6 sessions total
Tuition:  $240     Materials: $50 – $90
Ages:  Adult and teens 14+

Basic techniques of jewelry making will be taught using wire and sheet in copper and silver.  Learn to pierce, solder and finish metals.  You can expect to complete 4 or 5 projects.

* This class will take place at SRS Studio, 35 Howard Street, Wilton, NH

 

 

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Free parking is available in lot behind the building for all classes held at the Gallery.

E-mail nashuarg@nhcrafts.org or call 603-595-8233 for more information or to register.

  • Class Fee is due at the time of registration.
  • Material Fee is due to the instructor at the beginning of class, payable with cash or check.
  • A refund less a 20% administration fee will be given if you withdraw from a class at least 7 days prior to the first day. No refund will be given after that time.
  • We reserve the right to cancel classes due to inadequate enrollment and other circumstances beyond our control. In the event of a cancellation a credit or full refund will be given.

VISIT US:
98 Main Street
Nashua, NH 03060
603-595-8233
email: nashuarg@nhcrafts.org

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January through March
Tue, Wed: 11am – 4pm
Thu: 11am – 8pm
Fri, Sat: 10am – 4pm
Sun, Mon: closed

-or by appointment or chance

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