Aug
9
6:00 PM18:00

Nested Stone Earring Workshop - for ages 10+

Create a fun, unique-to-you, high-quality pair of earrings by the end of the workshop! Shannon Parker of Wisdom River Designs will walk you through the design & creation process of her popular Sticks & Stones Earrings. Over the course of the workshop, you will you will learn to cut, file, sand, wire wrap & manipulate wire to create your own headpins & ear wires.

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Make a Mala Workshop with Shannon Parker
Jul
25
to Jul 26

Make a Mala Workshop with Shannon Parker

Create a fun, unique-to-you, high-quality pair of earrings by the end of the workshop! Shannon Parker of Wisdom River Designs will walk you through the design & creation process of her popular Sticks & Stones Earrings. Over the course of the workshop, you will you will learn to cut, file, sand, wire wrap & manipulate wire to create your own headpins & ear wires.

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Apr
23
to May 21

Forest + Field Explorers Fall Session -- ages 4-8

Forest + Field Explorers (ages 4-8) 

Meeting 3 Tuesdays from 10:00-2:00

Cost: Sliding scale $108 - $132 ($36-$44 per day)

April 23, May 7 & 21 *Make up day 5/28

This Forest Kindergarten program takes place in the forest and fields of Chester, Vermont. This Nature based outdoor program weaves nature arts and PLAY based learning together OUTSIDE immersed in nature. We allow the children to create their own little worlds using what we gather from our surrounding forests and gardens. This program has lots of opportunities for harvesting and creating nature based art, fairy houses and also real houses for them to play in! Forest and Field Explorers is in its second year and is directed by Emily Burkland and Meg Minehan.

Class size limited.

Program Schedule:

10:00   Drop off / Morning Activity
10:30  Circle gathering / movement activity / snack
10:45-11:45   Free play time / guided nature play
12:00-12:20  LUNCH
12:20-12:30  Story time
12:30-12:45  MUSIC
12:45-1:45  Choice time / sensory play / projects
1:45  Closing circle or game / sharing time

 

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Pet Portraits with Mindy Fisher    (age 10 - adult)
Apr
21
1:00 PM13:00

Pet Portraits with Mindy Fisher (age 10 - adult)

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Join local artist Mindy Fisher for a dip into creativity! With her use of color and her pop-art style of painting, Mindy will guide artists ages 10 through adult to create an 8X8 pet portrait.

Materials included:
Gouache (gwash) paint
3/8” ready-to-paint panel primed with acrylic gesso size 8X8 with built in keyhole on the back for easy hanging.

Artists are encouraged to bring a photo to work from but not required.

Cost: $35 (materials included)

Date/Time: Sunday, April 21, 1-3pm

Location: Community Art Garden, 295 Main Street, Chester, Vermont

For more information about Mindy, visit www.mindyfisher.com

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Crochet 101
Mar
4
to Mar 18

Crochet 101

Dates: Sundays March 4, 11, 18
Time: 2:00p.m. - 4:00 p.m.


Cost: $75 per student

Join local fiber artist, Amber Paris, for a Sunday afternoon series covering the basics of learning to crochet.


Basic stitches, working in the round and increasing/decreasing will all be covered.
Amber has been an avid crocheter for 20 years and sells her handmade work online and at local stores and markets.

March 4, 11, 18...2:00-4:00
$75 for series- includes all materials
Pre-registration required.
Geared toward ages 10 - adult



About Amber

www.amberparis.com
 

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Nov
12
12:00 PM12:00

Bookmaking with the Western Codex Binding Method
ages 8+

Dates: Sunday, November 12th
Time: 12:00p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Cost: $50 per student

Learn how to make your own book with the Western Codex binding method in this 3-hour workshop!

Make a journal, a scrapbook, an address book, a sketchbook...the possibilities are endless! We'll cover everything from cover making and binding to special fun techniques to personalize the project. This class is geared toward ages 8+. Space is limited!

 
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Oct
9
to Nov 13

Bookmaking for TEENS (ages 12+)

 

Join local artist, Amber Paris, at The Community Art Garden after school on Mondays from October 9th through November 13 from 3:15-4:45 for a unique bookmaking class designed especially for teens! Students age 12 and up are invited to come and learn a variety of interesting bookmaking techniques. Cost is 100.00 for the entire 6 class series and includes the cost of all provided materials. Pre-registration is required, a minimum of 5 registered students will be needed to run the class.
 

For bio information on Amber, visit amberparis.net.

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Aug
20
12:00 PM12:00

Bookmaking with the Stab Binding Method
ages 8+

Dates: Sunday, August 20th
Time: 12:00p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Cost: $50 per student

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Learn how to make your own book with the stab binding method in this 3 hours workshop. Each student will complete one book - it can be a blank journal, a scrap book, a sketchbook...the possibilities are endless! Reserve and pay for your this workshop online via the button below or contact Emily today to register and pay by cash or check. Instructor: Amber Paris

About Amber

Amber completed her BFA through Tyler school of Art where she spent a lot of time learning about and making handmade books - she has taught bookmaking to students from ages 4 - adults.

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Aug
18
7:00 PM19:00

Wool Play Food -- Fruits and Veggies

Friday, August 18th, 7-9
Cost:  $36

We will create vegetable and/or fruit pieces during this Create and Sip event at The Community Art Garden in Chester.

$36/student will cover the cost of all natural materials (100% wool felt, unprocessed wool fill and cotton embroidery floss), how-to booklet, patterns and instruction by the creator of the patterns and designs.

Taught by local fiber artist Amber Paris.

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Macrame Plant Hangers -- sip and create!
Jul
28
to Jul 31

Macrame Plant Hangers -- sip and create!

Date:   Friday, July 28, 2017
Time:   7:00pm - 9:00pm
Cost:    $30

Looking for a fun girl's (or guy's!) night out?

Bring some friends and come out to my macrame plant hanger/wall hanging class Friday, July 28 from 7-9...bring a bottle of wine or some beer and learn this sweet craft to give your home a bohemian look!

cost of $30 includes materials to make one plant hanger (bring your own pot/plant) or wall hanging and macrame technique instruction.

Minimum of 5 people to run class.

Pre-registration required.

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Jun
30
7:00 PM19:00

Wool Play Food Toy Making Workshop (birthday cupcakes)

Friday, June 30th, 7-9pm
cost:  $36

We will create a birthday cupcake with removable candle during this Create and Sip event at The Community Art Garden in Chester.

$36/student will cover the cost of all natural materials (100% wool felt, unprocessed wool fill and cotton embroidery floss), how-to booklet, pattern and instruction by the creator of the pattern and design.  Class taught by local felting artist Amber Paris.

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Bookmaking Workshop<br>ages 8-Adult
Nov
19
12:00 PM12:00

Bookmaking Workshop
ages 8-Adult

Dates: Saturday, November 19th
Time: 12:00p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Cost: $36 per student + $10 materials fee

Learn how to make your own book with the Western Codex binding method in this 3-hour workshop!

Make a journal, a scrapbook, an address book, a sketchbook...the possibilities are endless! We'll cover everything from cover making and binding to special fun techniques to personalize the project. This class is geared toward ages 8+. Space is limited!

Reserve and pay for your this workshop online via the button below or contact Emily today to register and pay by cash or check.


Meet Instructor Amber Paris

Amber completed her BFA through Tyler School of Art; there she spent a lot of time learning about and making handmade books. She has taught bookmaking to students from ages 4 to adult. 

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Jul
19
10:00 AM10:00

Sensory Art Explorers
ages 2-5

Dates: July 19th (Tuesday)
Time: 10:00a.m. - 11:15a.m.
Cost: $15

Immerse your child in a sensory adventure!  We will paint with our toes, use scented play-dough, & explore sensory art stations.

You are welcome to drop your little one off, but depending on what best suits your child you are also welcome to stay.

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Jul
12
10:00 AM10:00

Sensory Art Explorers
ages 2-5

Dates: July 12th (Tuesday)
Time: 10:00a.m. - 11:15a.m.
Cost: $15

Immerse your child in a sensory adventure!  We will paint with our toes, use scented play-dough, & explore sensory art stations.

You are welcome to drop your little one off, but depending on what best suits your child you are also welcome to stay.

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