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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Sep
26
to May 22

Forest + Field Explorers -- ages 4-8

Forest + Field Explorers (ages 4-8)

Meeting 6 Tuesdays from September, 2017 - May, 2018  from  10:00-2:00

This Forest Kindergarten program will take place once a month for 6 months during the months of September, October, November, March, April and May on the last Tuesday of the month (except for May) from 10-2.   This will be a Nature based outdoor program where we weave nature arts and just general PLAY based learning OUTSIDE immersed in nature.  If you have read "Roxaboxen" by Alice McLerran, I intend to allow the children to create their own little world here in our field using what we gather from our surrounding forests and gardens.  Lots of chances for harvesting and creating fairy houses but also maybe even real houses for them to play in....!

Class size limited to 8 children.

Cost will be $25 per week and run 10-2

$30 Discount if you enroll in all six sessions ($120)

Program dates:
September 26
October 24
November 28
March 27
April 24
May 22

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Sep
20
to May 23

KindergARTen -- a Nature based program for 4-8 year olds

Kindergarten (ages 4-8) 
 

4 6 week sessions

Time: 10:00 - 2:00

Cost: $900  

$100 deposit due upon registration.  Tuition to be paid in monthly installments.  Back out date December 2018.  

This once a week program for children ages 4-8 is scheduled to run Wednesdays at Community Art Garden starting September 20, 2017 and is taught by Community Art Garden owner, Emily Burkland.  We will weave our day in and out-side following a natural rhythm and will include music, art, snack and sack (packed) lunch. Outside time will include walks around town, to the library, footbridge, to the water as weather allows and working on and in our little garden space out back.  There will be plenty of free time and also of course ART with a focus on Sensory Art, Art stations, nature, social play and autonomy. 
 

Daily schedule:  (tentative)

9:30 - 10:00  arrival / morning stations
10:00   Greet the day / brief morning circle
10:00 - 11:00  stations / free choice / snack time as needed
11:00 - 12:00  OUTSIDE time
12:00   LUNCH (either picnic or inside)
12:30 - 12:45   Quieter activities such as story time / music time
12:45 - 1:45    FREE PLAY  (either in or outside)
1:45    Gather / circle time / sharing
2:00    Farewell

Dates for the program are:
Sept  20,  27
Oct  4, 11,  18, 25
Nov  1, 8,, 15, 29
Dec  6, 13, 
Jan  3,  10, 17, 24, 31
Feb  7, 28
March  7, 14, 21, 28
April 4, 11, 25
May 2, 9, 16, 13

Snow day make up days will be May 30 & June 6

 

 

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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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Jun
13
to Jun 15

Nature Arts Camp
ages 5-8

Program is full
Dates: June 13-15th (M-W)
Time: 9:30a.m. - 11:30a.m.
Cost: $45

In this camp suited for ages 5-8, we will explore the ARTS that are possible when we embrace the natural world!  Campers will have the opportunity to create tiny nature houses as well as a fairy village, weave take home nature looms, create nature puppets and spend time outside.

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