League of NH Nashua Fine Craft Gallery Classes

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


Winter Class Schedule

Beyond Introduction to Zentangle®      Tom Weaver6-tangles1

Saturday, February 25pre-strung-filled
10:30am – 12:30pm
Tuition: $22    Materials: $10
Ages: Adults and teens 12+

Take your Zentangle® to another level.  Learn 6 new tangles (picture right), then apply one or more to a ‘pre-strung’ (sectioned) paper tile (picture left). Beautiful artwork created by you!


PENDANTS!   Christine Keenan

Saturday, February 25Christine - pendants orangeChristine - pendants star
1:30pm – 3:30pm
Tuition: $22     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.


Beadweaving: Trellis Necklace     Deb Fairchild fairchild-trellis-necklace

Saturday, March 4
10:30am – 3pm
Tuition: $48     Materials: $25

Get a new slant on bead netting!  This graceful necklace is made using a diagonal netting technique.  Combine crystals, pearls, or semi-precious stones with seed beads to make this piece perfect for everyday or a special occasion.  Previous beadweaving experience is helpful but not required.  Please bring magnifiers if you generally use them for close work.


Zentangle®-Inspired Jewelry      Christine Keenanchristine-jewelry

Saturday, March 11
10:30 – 1:30pm
Tuition: $32    Materials: $20
Ages: Adults and teens 12+

Learn how to use your favorite Zentangle patterns and basic jewelry-making skills along with shrink plastic to create one-of-a-kind jewelry.  This is a fun class that will leave you impressed with yourself!  Zentangle® basics required.


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.


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.


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.



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


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.

98 Main Street
Nashua, NH 03060
email: nashuarg@nhcrafts.org


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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