Creative Workshops :: Spring 2012

Red Bird Crafts Workshops
{for children and adults}

[Spring Session 2012]

Small Pieces  
{a collection of art & writing projects}

Group 1: Ages 6-9 Monday afternoons 3:30-4:30
Group 2: Ages 9-12 Thursday afternoons 3:30-4:30
8 week session :: April 2-June 4 (no classes on 4/16 & 4/19)  
$120 (includes materials fee)at 
Second Chances in South Amherst
In this unique workshop, children will experiment with a collection of art and writing projects that embrace the little things in life.  Each art project will be paired with a companion writing prompt in an effort to connect children's art and writing.  Quite literally, children will be taught techniques which use small bits of materials in order to design more elaborate creations. We'll collage, make tissue paper creatures, create small villages, string garlands, make punchy necklace pendants, and more. In the same sense, children will experiment with compact writing formats (list making, poetry, speech bubbles, single words) in order to give life to big ideas. As always, much emphasis will be placed on celebrating each child's particular mode of artistic expression.

Simple and Satisfying Beginners Hand Printing Workshop for Adults   

June 16::  Relief Printing (with found objects and foam) 
$55/ workshop (There is a materials list for this workshop) Held at my home studio 
Learn to make your own relief prints! The first part of this workshop will focus on learning to see your surroundings as a means for collecting printing inspiration.  We'll collect nature, and examine found materials, thumb through vintage books, and do some quick hand sketches as part of this important gathering process. After this, I'll teach three distinct and simple relief printing skills: craft foam blocks printing, nature printing, and found object printing. You’ll leave with your own relief blocks, hand printed muslin squares, and/or hand printed note cards. Additionally, you're welcome to bring your own t-shirts, fabric, and stationary to class, and you’ll learn the best ways to print and apply your hand printed images.  No previous printing experience needed!  

Classes fill quickly, so if you or your child wish to join, please contact me as soon as possible.  And, please visit my Workshops page for more registration details and information.

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