Exposed spine bindings are a lovely way to showcase the stitching on multi-signature books that lay flat when open. Combine multiple stitches of your choice with a hard cover that covers the fore edge of the book and there you have the perfect handmade book ready to receive your artwork, journaling, photographs, ideas or stand as a work of art on it's own. Coptic Stitch, French Link Stitch and Long Stitch will all be incorporated into one magnificent hardcover book during this 4-hour workshop.
You will learn how to create stunning floral centerpieces using seasonal and local blooms. Caitlin will share secret techniques that enable you to create floral designs worthy of any event you may have. Perfect way to spend a Sunday with a friend or loved one! You will learn the essentials such as depth, texture, color and flower care. Leave the class with a beautiful arrangement and a professional photograph of your final design. Perfect for sharing with your social media friends! Please bring a pair of gardening clippers.
Working from a live model with water-based clay, students will focus on the gesture rather than the detailed anatomy of the human figure, with the objective of improving their ability to depict life, movement and emotion. Starting with short poses (20 min to one hour) on Saturday, students will have the opportunity to create several “sketches”, before working on longer poses the second day. The class will also address technical aspects of clay sculpting such as types of clay, tools, armatures, requirements for firing and more. Demonstrations and hands-on critique will be an important part of the class. The price includes the model fee.