Courses

Fall 2017 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.

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STAINED GLASS CLASS

Saturdays, September 30 – December 2
10:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Instructor: Kathy Blackmer

Beginners to Intermediate students are welcome. Week one will consist of cutting techniques and tool options. Students will select their project and pattern preparation from an assortment of pattern books. If you have tools, please bring them. Otherwise, a basic cutter and a “breaker grozer plier” will be available to purchase for $20, providing you request them when signing up. During the ten week class, there will be other necessary tool and material investments, ($150 - $450). Kathy will help steer you to the appropriate choices and suppliers.

Tuition: $350, pay instructor for materials and tools<

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BIRDHOUSE BUILDING 101 FOR WOMEN

Two 6-hour Workshops Saturday, September 30 to Sunday October 1: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM or
Saturday, October 14 to Sunday October 15: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Instructor: Susan Ratnoff

If you have always wanted to learn woodworking, this workshop is a perfect introduction. Each student will learn to construct and complete a small wooden birdhouse. After a brief safety demonstration and training, the participants will use hand and power tools to complete their project.* Although the structures are the same, everyone’s personal artistic touch will come into play when finishing and decorating each birdhouse. Come make some sawdust so our avian friends can enjoy some creature comforts in your backyard! *Please note: Participants will be required to sign a liability waiver before beginning the workshop. Once registered, Susan will email further details and directions to her studio.

Tuition: $125, Materials fee included.

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STACKABLE RINGS WORKSHOP

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

Put a fresh spin on ordinary rings. 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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FREEFORM WIRE PENDANT WORKSHOP WITH BEZEL SET GEMSTONE

Saturday, October 21
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Instructor: Lia Gormley

Create a sterling silver pendant using a “cabochon” gemstone of your choice. Students will learn forming and hammering techniques, how to use a torch to solder, make a bezel, and set a gemstone. Lia will have silver and an assortment of gemstones from which to choose. All skill levels are welcome!

Tuition: Tuition: $75, Materials fee: Pay Instructor $10- $35.

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BEGINNING JEWELRY CLASS

Tuesdays, September 26 – November 14
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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BASIC JEWELRY ll CLASS

Thursdays, September 28 – November 16
6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
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 8 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: $275, Sterling silver and gemstones available for purchase.

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ONE DAY JEWELRY MAKING WORKSHOP

Saturday, September 23
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. (Ages 15 – adult)

Tuition: $80, Materials fee: Pay Instructor $12 for sterling silver.

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WHEEL AND HANDBUILDING BASICS

Saturdays, September 30 – November 18 (8 weeks)
2:00 PM – 4:00 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.

Tuition: $270, includes 25 pounds of clay.

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WHEEL THROWING BASICS AND BEYOND

Tuesdays, September 26 – November 14 (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.

Tuition: $270, includes 25 pounds of clay.

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HANDBUILDING AND WHEEL BASICS

Thursdays, September 28 – November 16 (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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LEARN TO THROW IN ONE DAY WORKSHOP

Saturday, September 23
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: $70, materials fee included.

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NEEDLE FELTING PUMPKINS

Saturday, October 28
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 their own needle felted pumpkins! There are endless possibilities once you have learned the technique. (Ages 13- Adult)

Tuition: $45, Materials Fee: Pay Instructor $15

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FIBER PET PORTRAITS WORKSHOP

Saturday, November 11
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Instructor: Tif Farmakis-Day

Makes a great Holiday gift! No drawing experience required. Open to beginning and experienced felters. Learn how to use wool roving and sharp barbed needles to create a needle-felted mural (“fiber painting”) of your own pet! Bring a photograph of your pet and learn how to transform it into a unique needle-felted portrait. We will use iron- on transfer pens to trace your pet’s image onto fabric on which you will felt the composition. (Ages 13- Adult)

Tuition: $45, Materials Fee: Pay Instructor $15

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NEEDLE FELTED SANTA ORNAMENTS

Saturday, December 2
10:00 AM -3:00 PM
Instructor: Tif Farmakis-Day

Create whimsical Santa ornaments by sculpting in wool. Students will start from scratch, using a simple wire armature, wool roving, and sharp barbed needles to complete the form. There are endless possibilities once you have learned this technique! Open to all skill levels. (Ages 13- Adult)

Tuition: $45, Materials Fee: Pay Instructor $15

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**NEW** Kids Workshops
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WHEEL AND HANDBUILDING CLASS

Saturdays, October 14- November 18
10:30 AM -12:30 PM
Instructor: Sharon Lee

In this 6 week class, 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 functional or sculptural forms, going from simple to more complex forms, depending on experience level. (Ages 9 – 15)

Tuition: $140, materials and firings included

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PAPER DYEING: CREATE A BUTTERFLY

Saturday, September 23
10:30 AM -12:30 PM
Instructor: Tif Farmakis-Day

Paper dye art is a simple technique used to create colorful designs on paper. In this fun and tactile workshop, students will create their own winged sculptures using watercolors as dyes. Students will be encouraged to use their imagination and experiment with various color combinations. All necessary materials will be provided. (Ages 6 – 10)

Tuition: $25, materials fee included

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DRAW YOUR PET!

Saturday, September 30
10:30 AM -12:30 PM
Instructor: Tif Farmakis-Day

Create a portrait of your own furry pal! Students will go home with a finished 9”x 12” colored pencil portrait, ready for framing. Bring a photo of your pet’s face to work from. Open to first time and experienced young artists. Basic materials, including instructional handouts and tips, will be provided. You may bring your own colored pencils set if you prefer. (Ages 13 – 18)

Tuition: $35, materials fee included

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PAINT WITH YARN

Saturday, November 4
10:30 AM -12:30 PM
Instructor: Tif Farmakis-Day

In this fun and tactile art class, students will use yarn to create a brightly colored design of their choosing. Inspired by the art of the Huichol Indians, yarn painting has become a time-honored craft. Each student will be encouraged to create their own spin of this beautiful art form that they can hang on the wall or use to enliven the surfaces of boxes, cards, notebooks, and more. All necessary materials will be provided. (Ages 6 – 10)

Tuition: $25, materials fee included

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JUST WEAVE IT: CREATE A WOVEN BAG

Saturday, November 4
10:30 AM -12:30 PM
Instructor: Tif Farmakis-Day

Learn basic weaving techniques and make your very own drawstring bag! Using a cardboard loom and colorful yarns, students will create a 4”x 5" bag for storing school supplies or special treasures. All necessary materials will be provided. (Ages 11 – 13)

Tuition: $25, materials fee included

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NEEDLE FELTED FURRY PETS

Saturday, November 18
10:30 AM -12:30 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 their own needle felted Cats, Dogs, Pigs, even Turtles. Use your imagination! Your pets can even be made into ornaments. There are endless possibilities once you have learned the technique. All materials will be provided. (Ages 13 – 18)

Tuition: $35, materials fee included

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