Courses

Spring 2017 Course Schedule

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Additional fees apply when you register online.

FOR CURRENT STUDENTS, PLEASE NOTE THAT EFC HOSTS SPECIAL COMMUNITY WORKSHOPS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR. CONTACT OUR GALLERY FOR OPEN STUDIO AVAILABILITY.

New Classes & Workshops
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DISCOVER THE ZEN IN ZENTAGLE

Saturday, April 22
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Instructor: Tif Farmakis-Day

Learn about and experiment with the peaceful art of Zentangle. Everyone is welcome to explore this easy to learn art form! A fun and relaxing method of creating beautiful imagery, Zentangle is a pen on paper method of pattern drawing. Starting from the ground up, students will create their own unique drawings using repetitive patterns. Marvel at how you can create a seemingly intricate work of art from just a few simple pen strokes! All materials, including instructional handouts and tips will be provided. (Ages 12 – adult)

Tuition: $45, materials fee included<

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BEZEL SETTING A RING

Saturday, April 29
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Instructor: Lia Gormley

In this advanced workshop, students will learn how to hand fabricate a silver ring with a bezel set gemstone. Lia will demonstrate each step of the process. There will be a small assortment of oval and round faceted gemstones to choose from. Tuition includes enough silver and a gemstone for one ring. Prerequisite Jewelry I and ll

Tuition: $95, Materials fee included.

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JEWELRY OPEN STUDIO

Saturday, May 13
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Instructor: Lia Gormley

Students will have an opportunity to work on their own projects, with Lia’s guidance and instruction. Copper and studio tools will be provided. Sterling silver is available to purchase for an additional fee. Prerequisite: Jewelry l

Tuition: $50, Sterling silver available to purchase.

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KBinnsFlowerRings

EXPLORING PASTEL DRAWING

Saturday, May 27
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Instructor: Tif Farmakis-Day

This workshop will teach you how to design and make an adjustable ring. They can be elegant, versatile, and easy to wear! Students may use a variety of decorative elements such as flowers, leaves, and butterflies that rest between fingers for an original and creative approach to ring making. No experience necessary. (Ages 14 – adult)

Tuition: Tuition: $60, materials fee included

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Jewelry
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SPIN RING WORKSHOP

Saturday, April 15
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Instructor: Lia Gormley

Put a fresh spin on an ordinary ring! Create rings that are as fun to wear as they are beautiful. Students will make two separate ring bands, one wider than the other that will be fabricated together to allow the thinner band to move freely over the wider band. Several jewelry making techniques will be demonstrated: soldering, forming, and hammering to make your own spin ring. Copper and studio tools will be provided.

Tuition: Tuition: $70, sterling silver available to purchase.

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BasicJewelryClassHands

JEWELRY I CLASS

Tuesdays, April 18 - June 6
6:30 PM – 9:00 PM (8 weeks)
Instructor: Lia Gormley

In this 8 week Tuesday evening workshop, students will learn basic skills in this 20-hour evening beginner’s class – designing, sawing, filing, polishing, bezel and texturing metal techniques. Design and hand make a sterling silver pendant with a bezel set gemstone. Copper and studio tools will be provided. Sterling silver and gemstones are available to purchase for an additional fee.

Tuition: $275, Sterling silver and gemstones available for purchase

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JEWELRY ll CLASS

Thursdays, April 20 – June 8
6:30 PM – 9:00 PM (8 weeks)
Instructor: Kathy Binns

If you have previous jewelry experience and you want to reinforce your skills, this is the class for you! In this 8 week Thusday evening workshop, students will review all the basics (soldering, sawing, filing) in detail and practice time will be available. Bring in a project that you are working on and/or a small quick project will be done in class. Sterling silver and gemstones are available to purchase for an additional fee.

Tuition: $275, Sterling silver and gemstones available for purchase.

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Clay
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LEARN TO THROW IN ONE DAY WORKSHOP

Saturday, May 6
10:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Instructor: Jessica and Larry Lubowsky

Learn the basics of how to throw a pot on the potter’s wheel from start to finish. This hands-on, intensive workshop is ideal for students who have never worked in clay or haven’t touched clay for years. In just four hours, complete at least one piece to take home after it is fired in the kiln. (Ages 16- adult)

Tuition: $65, materials fee included.

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ThrowingPotonWheel

HANDBUILDING AND WHEEL BASICS

MORNING WORKSHOP!
Saturday, April 8 – June 3 (8 weeks)
(No class on 4/15)
10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Instructor: Sharon Lee

In this 8 week Saturday morning workshop, students will explore a variety of pottery making techniques from hand building; using coils, slabs, and pinch pots, to working on the wheel. Students may choose to focus on hand building, the wheel, or both to create a variety of forms. Glazes and firings included. Bring a towel to use during class. (Ages 12 – adult)

Tuition: $270, includes 25 pounds of clay.

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ThrowingPotonWheel

WHEEL THROWING BASICS AND BEYOND

Tuesdays, April 18- June 6 (8 weeks)
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Instructor: Lorraine Dilmore

This 8 week Tuesday evening workshop will introduce simple throwing techniques, with weekly demos and instruction given on the wheel. Students will practice and learn at their own pace and be guided toward creating a variety of simple forms. Continuing students can refine and expand their capabilities to work on more challenging forms, matching sets, larger pieces, etc. Glazes and firings included. Bring a towel to use during class. (Ages 12- adult)

Tuition: $270, includes 25 pounds of clay.

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StudentThrowingatWheel

WHEEL AND HANDBUILDING BASICS

Thursdays, April 13 - June 1 (8 weeks)
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Instructor: Wendy Jackson

In this 8 week Thursday class, students will explore a variety of pottery making techniques from hand building, using coils, slabs, and pinch pots, to working on a wheel. Students may choose to focus on hand building, the wheel, or both to create a variety of forms. Glazes and firings included. Bring a towel to use during class.

Tuition: $270, includes 25 pounds of clay.

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Fiber/ Mixed Media
TFarmakisNeedleFeltedSheep

INTRODUCTION TO NEEDLE FELTING

Saturday, April 8
10:00 AM -3:00 PM
Instructor: Tif Farmakis

This class is for beginning to experienced felters. Students will learn the art of sculpting in wool using wool roving and sharp barbed needles. It is fun, simple, and easy to learn. Students will complete their own animal (think bunnies for Easter!), flowers or whatever comes to mind. We will start from scratch to complete the form. There are endless possibilities once you have learned the technique!

Tuition: $60, materials fee included

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BasketWeaving

REED BASKET MAKING— YOUR CHOICE!

Saturday, May 6
10:00 AM -5:00 PM
Instructor: Ray Lagasse
Registration deadline is one week before class.

In this informative and productive workshop, you can choose from a variety of large or small functional ash reed baskets to complete in class from start to finish using reeds with a sturdy hardwood base, rails and rim. Make a bread or laundry basket, a back pack, or even a lidded picnic basket for those warm summer picnics!

Tuition: $145, materials fee included

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TFarmakisNeedleFeltedSheep

NEEDLE FELTED BLOSSOMS

Saturday, May 20
10:00 AM -3:00 PM
Instructor: Tif Farmakis

Create a never wilting garden by sculpting in wool! From flowers to mushrooms and even the little critters that live within, create your garden using a simple wire armature, wool roving and sharp barbed needles. Students will be given a small flowerpot with Styrofoam to fill with their own unique blossoms. There are endless possibilities once you have learned this technique! This class is for beginning to experienced felters. All materials, including instructional handouts and tips will be provided. (Ages 16- Adult)

Tuition: $65, materials fee included

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FIBER PET PORTRAITS WORKSHOP

Saturday, June 10
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Instructor: Tif Farmakis-Day

Open to all skill levels, students will learn the art of sculpting in wool using wool roving and sharp barbed needles to create a needle-felted mural (“fiber painting”) of your pet!. Bring an old t-shirt and a photograph of your pet and learn how to transform it into a unique needle-felted picture! There are endless possibilities once you have learned the technique! Students are required to bring an old t-shirt that can be cut up and a photo to class. All other materials, including instructional handouts and tips will be provided. (Ages 16- Adult)

Tuition: $65, materials fee included

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FUSED GLASS PENDANT WORKSHOP

Saturday, June 3
10:30 AM -12:30 PM
Instructor: Dacia Essensa

This class is a great introduction to the basic principles behind forming glass in the kiln to create colorful fused glass pendants. You will learn basic fusing techniques, glass cutting, and materials selection. Students will also learn how to drill and attach bails to their pendants. Each student will make three pendants, and will pick them up after they are fired, one week after class. Bring a friend and experience the fun and beauty of glass fusing! (Ages 16 – adult)

Tuition: $65, materials fee included

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