League of NH Nashua Fine Craft Gallery Classes

Classes and workshops are held in the spacious class room behind the gallery, unless otherwise noted.

(almost) SPRING Class Schedule

 Nuno Felt a Scarf     Melinda LaBargeMelinda - student scarf

Saturday, March 18
10:30am – 4pm
Tuition: $60     Materials: $35
Ages: Adults and teens 12+

Learn one of the fastest growing techniques in felt-making. Nuno Felt is the integration of silk fabric and wool roving to make one fabric. You will create a Nuno Scarf from a piece of hand dyed silk, wool roving and a few embellishments. The materials fee includes instructions and raw materials. Please note that this class requires standing most of the day. No experience is necessary.

 

Multi-Media Alcohol Ink       Alene Sirott-Cope

Saturday, March 25Alene - collage
10:30am – 1:30pm
Tuition: $32     Materials: $10
Ages: Adults and teens 12+

If you enjoyed the alcohol ink tile workshop, this fun workshop delves further into the world of alcohol ink substrates and the joy of collage. We will be incorporating Yupo, an acid free, polystyrene tree-friendly paper recommended for larger works. The inks react almost the same way on Yupo, but with shorter drying time. We will paint, cut, roll, place, paste, and glaze to create colorful ceramic tiles suitable for further collaging and hanging. All tools, materials and handouts are included. Bring some colorful magazines for rolling. Basic knowledge of this medium is helpful, but not required.

 

Introduction to Zentangle®   Thomas Weavernew-zentangle-pic

Saturday, March 25
2:30 – 4:30pm
Tuition: $22     Materials: $10
Ages: Adults and teens 12+

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.

THIS CLASS HAS SOLD OUT, SESSION ADDED APRIL 8

Walk on the Wild Side       Christine Keenan

Saturday, April 1IMG_4625 Christine - NH
10:30am – 1:30pm
Tuition: $32  Materials: $ 15
Ages: Adults and teens 12+

Create colorful NH Theme artwork  Get your wild on and let go… using paints, papers, inks, and stencils to create a unique mixed media piece that will impress yourself!  Be ready to have some fun and get a little messy.  You will complete either a moose or NH map and leave with your work matted and ready to show off!  (Please select the image you want to make when signing up.)  WARNING – Prepare to have fun!


Knot Bag
         Clare Collins

Saturday, April 820170119_16565720170119_165735
10:30am – 1:30pm
Tuition: $32       Materials: $10
Ages: Adults and teens 14+

Up-cycle leftover fabric to make an ingenious and reversible project bag or a granny chic evening bag. Some experience with sewing machines is necessary.  All materials provided. If you prefer to work with your own machine, feel free to bring it.

 

Walk on the Wild Side       Christine Keenan

Saturday, April 8IMG_4625
Christine - NH2:30pm – 5:30pm
Tuition: $32  Materials: $ 15
Ages: Adults and teens 12+

Create colorful NH Theme artwork  Get your wild on and let go… using paints, papers, inks, and stencils to create a unique mixed media piece that will impress yourself!  Be ready to have some fun and get a little messy.  You will complete either a moose or NH map and leave with your work matted and ready to show off!  (Please select the image you want to make when signing up.)  WARNING – Prepare to have fun!

It’s a Wrap!/Wire Wrapping     Christine Keenan Christine - wrapping

Saturday, April 15
10:30am – 1:30pm
Tuition: $32  Materials: $15
Ages: Adults and teens 12+

Sea glass, Seashells and Stones will be twisted and tamed with the basic wire wrapping techniques learned in this workshop.  Enjoy this portable activity while your toes are in the sand this summer.   With a little practice and patience, you will be a wire ‘whisperer’  before you know it!   Glass pieces, shells and rocks will be available, however, feel free to bring in something special if you’d like too!  No experience necessary.

 

Zentangle Basics    Christine Keenannew-zentangle-pic

Saturday, April 15
2:30am – 4:30pm
Tuition: $22  Materials: $10
Ages: Adults and teens 10+

Explore this unique and relaxing art form.  Zentangle is an easy to learn method to create beautiful art using structured patterns.  One Stroke at a Time, Anything is Possible.  No experience necessary.

 

THIS CLASS IS FULL…NOW ENROLLING FOR SUNDAY, MAY 7

Alcohol Ink Tiles      Alene Sirott-Cope

Fire Sky copy

Saturday, April 22
10:30am – 1:30pm
Tuition: $32     Materials: $10
Ages: Adults and teens 12+

Create your own custom ceramic tiles with Alcohol ink 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 non-porous surface.  Take home 4 tiles!  No experience necessary.

 

Mandala            Karen Beaver

Saturday, April 22mandala 5
2:30pm – 4:30pm
Tuition: $22     Materials: $8
Ages: adults and teens 14+

Learn to draw Mandalas. The Mandala, a circular design found in many cultural traditions and time periods, is a symbol of wholeness and can be a great form of self-expression and contemplation (think coloring but more creative!). Step by step instruction will be provided to complete a Mandala using pen, colored pencils, and markers. No drawing experience is required.

 

Lion’s Head (Needle-Felting)        Lynda Petropolous

Saturday, April 29Lynda - lion class
10:30am – 3:30pm
Tuition: $50              Materials:$40
Ages: 15+

Wisdom, strength, and courage are symbolized by the lion.  Create your own beautiful needle felted lion sculpture to display in your home.  You will learn basic needle felting techniques including “painting” with dyed fiber.  Previous needle felting experience is not required.

 

 

Rug Hooking               Lisa Chalonerfullsizerender-4

Saturday, May 6FullSizeRender (2)
12 – 3:30pm
Tuition: $38       Materials: $40
Ages: Adult and teens 14+

Beginners (and returning beginners) welcome!  Come and 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 the pattern of your choice (3 to choose from!), 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!

 

Alcohol Ink Tiles      Alene Sirott-Cope

Fire Sky copy

Sunday, May 7
11:30am – 2:30pm
Tuition: $32     Materials: $10
Ages: Adults and teens 12+

Create your own custom ceramic tiles with Alcohol ink 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 non-porous surface.  Take home 4 tiles!  No experience necessary.

 

Painted and Decorated Paper  Karen Beaverpainted paper 22017-01-31 10.54.29

Saturday, May 13
10:30am – 1pm
Tuition:  $27         Materials: $12

Come to this class to relax, have fun and create your own unique painted paper designs. We will explore color, pattern, and texture using a variety of techniques such as washes, printing, sgrafitto, and orizomegami (dipping folded rice paper into dyes). You can use these techniques to create your own cards, wrapping paper, book covers and decorated boxes. You will go home with greeting cards and a rainbow of beautiful papers to use in your own projects at home or in the Collage class.


Mother’s Day Zentangle®
   Thomas Weaver

Saturday, May 13IMG_1456IMG_1457
2 – 4pm
Tuition: $22     Materials: $10
Ages: Adults and teens 12+

Personalize your card/gift to Mom!  This class is open to everyone beginner or not; learn new Tangles and a great way to play with them. This project will be done right on a card you can use or copy to make more. Zentangle is a great way to create unique art and relax at the same time…give it a try!

PENDANTS!   Christine Keenan

Saturday, May 20Christine - pendants orangeChristine - pendants star
10:30pm – 1pm
Tuition: $27     Materials: $10
Ages: Adults and teens 12+

In this fun, creative workshop, you will be introduced to several easy techniques to apply to large glass “stones” using a variety of materials to create your own stunning glass pendants. Each participant will bring home three beautiful pieces.

 

In Love with Paper: COLLAGE        Karen BeaverKaren - collageKaren - collage blue

Saturday, May 27
10:30am – 1pm
Tuition:  $27         Materials: $12

Bring your intuition and your sense of adventure to this collage class. Arranging cut and torn papers and attaching them to paper or board, we will create collage paintings and decorative compositions. There will be hand-painted papers, Japanese rice papers, photos, magazines, maps, music sheets to choose from. We will learn about color, shape and design, and delve into some image transfer techniques as well. Feel free to bring your own papers from home. Participants can apply their collages to greeting cards and prayer flags.


Year-round Classes


On-Going Basket Weaving Classes     Ruth Boland

Thursdays 6:15 – 9:15pm; or Fridays 9:30am – 12:30pm
Tuition: individual classes $20, 4-week month $60
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.

 

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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GALLERY HOURS:
January through March
Tue: 11am – 4pm
Wed: 11am – 4pm
Thu: 11am – 8pm
Fri: 10am – 4pm
Sat: 10am – 4pm
Sun: Closed
Mon: Closed

-or by appointment or chance

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