Classes and Workshops

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Classes,  Workshops and Events

To sign up for a class, just go here for more info until we are able to fully repopulate this page. Thanks for your pateince.

Unfortunately, No refunds or exchanges will be made on classes that make.  Check your schedule ahead of registration to be sure you can make it!    Please read more about our policy at the bottom of this page, thanks! **

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Events listing 

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Thursday,  July 22    6:00 – 8:00 PM

Fused Glass Mosaic Bowl with Larry Pile

LP Class Mosaic 9 Bowl

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Cost $90 (includes $25 materials fee)

Beginner – Intermediate
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Students make one stunning 9 inch bowl using clear glass, 1” colored squares and black, fine frit. Skills include cutting circles (and small squares, if desired), glass mosaic technique

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July 24 & 25    11:00 – 5:00 Sat; 12:00 – 4:00 Sunday  (free)

Kimberley Morris Trunk Show 

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Kim has a wonderful, graphic style that’s earned its place in the heart of many collectors thanks to the bright, beautiful colors and shapes she employs.
In the past year she’d been creating a groovy line of graphic felt pillows which you can see at the shop in the pillow tower!
Let’s welcome her back and come collect some more joyful pieces for your Kim Collection. She’s going to be there Saturday and Sunday during regular store hours both days.

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July 31 – Saturday     1-3:00 PM

Kartoon Kamp with Dan Dudley   $30

ALL AGES

Learn how to to draw with Dan – a cartoonist since the day he first picked up a pencil and sketched on the church bulletin.
 
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We’ll learn the basics of drawing cartoon characters by exploring the facial expressions and the way the angles of the head and body change. Basic art principles will be covered and are valuable in all kinds of art! With the tools he’s developed, all skill levels will have success. We’ll watch cartoons as well as draw some.
Dan Dudley is a fabulous potter at MC2, but is most proud of having made his living as an artist since the early 80’s, making props for theme parties, illustrating books and magazines, and animator 6 independent cartoons! He also did storyboards for 3d productions.
Bring your inner child – pencils and paper will be provided.
 
Duration: 2 hours
 
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August 12 – Thursday  2 – 4 PM +`

Collage Play Date with Selena Dixon

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Sunday, August 15   2:00 – 4:00
Sushi Plate & Wasabi Bowl – Fused Glass with Larry Pile   $105
 
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Create a beautiful one-of-a-kind 10″ fused glass sushi plate under the watchful eye of well-regarded glass artist Larry Pile. Each student will make a 10” x 10” sushi plate and a complimentary 2” x 3” wasabi dish using colorful art glass and accessory glass supplied by the instructor using frit and stringer adornments.
 
Price includes materials fee, firing, and cleaning.  You end up with a gift-worthy set!
 
 
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August 21  Saturday  2 – 4:00 PM
 
Alcohol Ink Jewelry with Kris & Chris 
 
 
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Alcohol inks are SO much fun! Did you know they can be used on metal to create fun jewelry even with inexpensive metal like washers? We will make beautiful bracelets and necklaces using the techniques Kris H will teach you (using the inks) and Chris U. will then lead you in finishing your creations with leather cord or chain.
 
You will get to make and take two pieces – either two bracelets or a necklace and bracelet.
Class limit 8.
Cost $40 (includes materials for two pieces)
 

Additional pieces can be made for $8.00 each. 
 
 
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August 22  Sunday    2:00 – 4:00pm
 
Silk Scarf Painting with Valery Guignon 
 
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Ever want to try painting on silk satin? Well, Valery does it for a living and has all the materials. She can guide you while you have time to do your own experiment in silk painting.

First we will experiment on scraps of silk. You’ll find colors you want to work with and shapes and “textures” you want to develop into a design. You’ll learn how the dye runs and how adding water
blends colors. I’ll teach about Guta – a quick drying resist – that will keep the liquid dyes in spaces rather than blend with the other colors and simple candle wax melted into the silk to resist the liquid dye. I’ll show how easy it is to set these dyes with a hot Iron.

You will purchase a hemmed silk satin scarf from me at cost. On a board you will lay scarf out.  After you choose your colors and brushes there’s nothing to do but start. We cant wait to see what you come up with! Expect surprises.

Instructor will supply poster board, pins, brushes, newspaper, palates, guta, blow dryer, markers, sponges, iron, wax, fabric dye crayons.

Students can bring their own natural fiber scarves, light weight natural fiber fabrics, dyes, acrylic paint, design ideas, apron, dish washing gloves (dyes dye all natural fiber i.e. hands) rags to sop up spills,
scissors,

Contact us with questions – like – how do I tell if a scarf is natural fiber or synthetic?

(Materials fee of $25 is included in cost of class and includes a white silk scarf)

Class fee $65.00

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**  POLICIES:   More info you need to read and know before signing up….

 Please be sure to prepay up to two days before the class is scheduled to ensure that the class ‘makes.’ We ‘call’ the class at 24 hours prior to start time.  In most cases the classes will require a minimum of two participants in order to go forward.  (However, a few workshops are formatted more loosely as ‘make and takes’ or won’t have attendance minimums.)  Please read more about classes before signing up at the bottom of the page…but also,

If you signed up and paid and the class you wanted doesn’t make, we’ll let you know via email and allow for reschedule for the same or another class.  (if there’s no desired class, repayment will be made in the same form as originally paid.)  If the class you later take costs more, payment for the difference will be due.

Should you need to cancel or reschedule a class at Makers Connect, we require 36 hours notice.  A full refund will be issued or you may request a Class Credit to be used toward another class we offer.  If a cancellation is received less than 72 hours prior to the class, no refund or Class Credit will be issued.  This allows the teachers to be fully prepared for the correct number of students and to allow for time to fill the slot in classes that often have a waiting list. 

Also, please don’t assume we’ll have space for a friend on the day of class – though we love the enthusiastic sharing of information, there are many classes that require specific tools that we might simply not have enough of and we don’t wish to disappoint.  Just call or email ahead and see if we can accommodate your friends!Save

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