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!

FALL CLASS SCHEDULE 

(More dates added for Fabric Collage and Nuno Felt…see below)

 

PENDANTS!         Christine Keenan

Saturday, October 6
10:30 – 12:30pm
Tuition: $23     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.

 

All Wrapped Up/Wire Wrapping       Christine Keenan

Saturday, October 6
1:30pm – 4:30pm
Tuition: $35  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.

 

Rug Hooking               Lisa Chaloner

Saturday, October 13
12 – 3:30pm
Tuition: $40       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!

 

Slate Painting      Linda Murphy

Sunday, October 14
11:30am – 2pm
Tuition: $28            Materials: $8
Ages: Adult and teens 12+

Choose a fall theme and personalize a welcome plaque for your home! Use stencil, paint and your imagination to stylize this unique piece of art. No experience necessary.

 

Discover Your Creative Mind     Cindy Lee

Saturday, October 27
1 – 4pm
Tuition: $35  Materials: $15
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)

 

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

Saturday, November 3
10:30 – 3pm
Tuition: $46  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…

 

Fabric Collage      Cheryl Miller

Saturday, November 10
10:30am – 4pm
Tuition: $62  Materials: $15 (all inclusive)
Ages: Adult and teens 14+

Using hand dyed cottons and batiks we will explore an improvisational approach to making fabric collages using a raw edge machine applique technique.  We may also incorporate handmade papers or vintage elements into our compositions.  This class will require students to bring their own sewing machine with a basic working knowledge of how to use it.  We will be stitching through multiple layers of fabric and paper to create small collages that can be framed or incorporated into larger mixed media pieces.    Students will have time to experiment and complete at least one matted 4 x 6” collage suitable for framing.

Students will need to bring their own sewing machine and fabric scissors.  Students may bring any fabrics and threads of their own if they wish but there will be plenty provided by the instructor.

 

Paper Collage Earrings     Victoria Levesque

Sunday, November 11
12 -3pm
Tuition: $35     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.

Make a Totem!       Christine Keenan

Saturday, November 17
10:30am – 3:30pm
Tuition: $52  Materials: $20

Enjoy an afternoon bringing your own version of a wooden totem to life!  Using a wide variety of artfully decorated and textured papers, mark-making, paints, embellishments, stamps, and stencils you will be guided through the design process and have a blast creating and mounting your masterpiece.  Have fun taking your time to make something truly unique. All supplies provided. NO PAINTING OR OTHER EXPERIENCE REQUIRED!

 

NEW SESSION starting in January!

Beginner Stained Glass Classes*  Donna Solomon

Thursdays 6:30-8:30pm
5 Week Session:  January 3 – January 31, 2019
Tuition: $250 (includes tools & pattern)**
Materials: $15 – $30 (cost of glass)

This five-week class will be an exploration of copper foil stained glass technique. Basic skills of cutting glass, pattern cutting, glass grinding, copper foil application, soldering & finishing will be taught while creating your first sun catcher. Many patterns to choose from! Adults only.

*  Classes are held at Kaleidoscope Glass 135 Rt 101A, Amherst, NH
**There are no make ups or refunds for missed classes

 

 

Nuno Felt at Any Level      Melinda LaBarge

Saturday, January 12, 2019
10:30am – 4pm
Tuition: $68    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.

 

 

Nuno Felt at Any Level      Melinda LaBarge

Saturday, February 23 2019
10:30am – 4pm
Tuition: $68    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.

 

 


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.

 

Stained Glass Classes**  Mark and Kathy Frank

CLASSES ARE CURRENTLY FULL. CHECK BACK FOR FUTURE LISTINGS

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

 

Fundamentals of Making Jewelry*        Sussy-Rose Shields

Taking the Summer off…New Sessions to Start in September…Call for more info!

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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November
Tue: 10am – 5pm
Wed: 10am – 5pm
Thu: 10am – 8pm
Fri: 10am – 6pm
Sat: 10am – 5pm
Sun: 11am – 4pm
Mon: closed

December
Mon, Tue, Wed: 10am – 5pm
Thu: 10am – 8pm
Fri, Sat: 10am – 6pm
Sun: 11am – 4pm

Closed December 30 – January 1

-or by appointment or chance

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