Courses

Spring 2018 Course Schedule

Limited Enrollment – Sign Up Early!
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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SPRING BIRDS: PASTEL WORKSHOP

Saturday, May 19
10:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Instructor: Tif Farmakis-Day

Spring has sprung! Days are getting longer, the weather is getting warmer and the birds are chirping! Experiment with the many creative techniques to draw these beautiful song birds. Using color, line, composition, texture and form, students will learn to capture each bird’s unique form and expression. Students may bring their own images of birds, though photos will be provided. Everyone will leave with a finished Pastel drawing. Open to first time and experienced artists. Pastels and basic materials will be provided, including instructional handouts and tips. You may bring your own pastel set.

Tuition: Tuition: $55, Materials Fee: Pay Instructor $25

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PAINTING LANDSCAPES: 2-WEEK WORKSHOP

Sunday, May 13 AND May 20 (2 Weeks)
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Instructor: Jackie Cunningham

For experienced painters or students looking to refresh their painting skills, this class will expand upon basic painting techniques and composition. Students will create landscapes using a photo, preferably one you took yourself. Students will work on a small canvas, so that their paintings can be mostly completed in the time frame. Students will need to bring their own supplies. A materials list will be available upon registration. Jackie Cunningham is a well-known still life and landscape artist from the Seacoast. (Ages 16 – adult)

Tuition: Tuition: $60, Materials list will be provided.

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Jewelry
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JEWELRY I CLASS

Tuesdays, April 17 – June 5
6:30 PM – 9:00 PM (8 weeks)
Instructor: Lia Gormley

In this 8 week Tuesday evening workshop, students will learn basic skills – designing, sawing, filing, polishing, texturing, soldering, and making bezels. Create a variety of pieces from rings, earrings, bracelets or pendants, while learning these metalsmithing techniques. 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 12 – May 17
6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
(6 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 In this 6 week Thursday evening workshop, students will review all the basics (soldering, sawing, filing) in detail and practice time will be available. Create a project of your choice: a ring, earrings, bracelet, or pendant. Prerequisite: Beginning Jewelry or Instructor’s permission. Sterling silver and gemstones are available to purchase for an additional fee.

Tuition: $210, Sterling silver and gemstones available for purchase.

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ONE DAY JEWELRY MAKING WORKSHOP

Saturday, April 7
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Instructor: Lia Gormley

Learn how to make jewelry out of sterling silver sheet and wire by cutting shapes, filing, hammering, and texturing. Demonstrations will be given along with studio time for you to create a simple pendant or pair of earrings. Additional silver can be purchased in class. This workshop makes a great transition into the “Beginning Jewelry” class.

Tuition: $80, Sterling Silver available to purchase.

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ADVENTURES IN METALSMITHING WORKSHOP

Saturday, May 26
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Instructor: Lia Gormley

This jewelry workshop will introduce the basics of metalsmithing. Techniques such a doming, fold forming, and light forging will be demonstrated. Students will have the opportunity to make a pendant while practicing these skills. Class demonstrations will be shown in copper.

Tuition: $80, Sterling Silver available to purchase.

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STACKABLE RINGS WORKSHOP

Saturday, June 2
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Instructor: Lia Gormley

Create rings that are as fun to wear as they are to make! Students will create rings that can be worn stacked together or individually. Learn basic soldering and texturing techniques. Making rings with small embellishments, hammering, and texturing will be demonstrated. All studio tools and silver wire will be provided. Beginners are welcome!

Tuition: $75, Materials Fee: Pay Instructor $10- $30

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LEARN TO THROW IN ONE DAY WORKSHOP

Saturday, May 12
10:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Instructor: Jessica and Larry Lubowsky, Fire Pond Pottery

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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POTTERY FOR EVERYONE CLASS

Saturdays, April 14 – June 9, No class on 05/12/2018 (8 weeks)
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 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. (Ages 12 to adult).

Tuition: $270, includes 25 pounds of clay.

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CREATING WITH CLAY CLASS FOR KIDS

Saturdays, April 14 – June 2 (8 weeks)
Ages 6 -13
2:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Instructor: Sharon Lee

In this 8 week Saturday afternoon workshop for kids, 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. (Ages 6 to 10).

Tuition: $200, Materials and Firings Included.

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HANDBUILDING AND WHEEL BASICS

Tuesdays, April 17 – June 5 (8 weeks)
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Instructor: Wendy Jackson

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.

Tuition: $270, includes 25 pounds of clay.

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WHEEL AND HANDBUILDING BASICS

Thursdays, April 19 – June 7 (8 weeks)
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Instructor: Sharon Lee

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/ Printmaking
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INTRODUCTION TO NEEDLE FELTING

Saturday, April 21
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Instructor: Tif Farmakis-Day

This class is for beginning to experienced felters. Students will learn the art of sculpting in wool using wool roving and sharp barbed needles. Students will complete their own animal (think kitties and bunnies). We will start from scratch to complete the form— there are endless possibilities once you have learned the technique! (Ages 13- Adult)

Tuition: $50, Materials Fee: Pay Instructor $15

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LINOLEUM BLOCK PRINTMAKING

Saturday, May 5
10:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Instructor: Sarah Koff

Make your own original block print. Take your illustration and turn it into a hand carved print or greeting card, just in time for Mother’s Day! Students will transfer an image to linoleum blocks, carve into them, and hand-print each one. Sarah Koff is an Exeter based block printer who creates block prints inspired by nature, community, and food.

Tuition: $65, Materials fee included.

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NEEDLE FELTED LANDSCAPES

Saturday, June 9
10:00 AM -3:00 PM
Instructor: Tif Farmakis-Day

Open to all skill levels, students will learn how to “paint” with wool to create their very own fiber landscape, ready to frame! Using various textured fibers (wool roving) and sharp barbed needles, students will create a unique art piece! The finished work can be hung on the wall, used as a cover on a pillow or made into a trivet— the possibilities are endless once you have learned the technique! Instructional handouts and tips will be provided. Students are welcome to bring their own images or work from their imaginations!

Tuition: $50, Materials Fee: Pay Instructor $15

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