Courses

Winter/Spring 2018 Course Schedule

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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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LINOLEUM BLOCK PRINTMAKING

Saturday, February 10
10:00 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 Valentine’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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CUFF BRACELET WORKSHOP

Saturday, April 14
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Instructor: Lia Gormley

Students will learn how to cut, forge, and shape metal wire using metalsmithing and jewelry tools to make a wide cuff bracelet. Copper is included for practice.

Tuition: Tuition: $70, Sterling Silver available to purchase from instructor.

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BEADWEAVING A HALF SHELL BRACELET

Saturday, April 28
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Instructor: Deb Fairchild

Use fire polish beads and seed beads to create a supple, beautiful base for this lovely bracelet, then embellish it according to your whim to make it your own! This is an ideal first beading project. Bring magnifiers if you usually use them for close work. (Ages 12 – adult)

Tuition: Tuition: $35, Materials Fee: $20 to instructor.

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BASIC JEWELRY I CLASS

Tuesdays, February 13 – April 10 (No Class 02/27)
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, February 8 – March 29
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, February 17
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Instructor: Lia Gormley

This beginner’s workshop teaches you how to make jewelry out of copper and sterling silver sheet and wire. Cutting shapes, filing, and surface texturing will be explored. Demonstrations will be given along with studio time for you to create a pendant or pair of earrings. Copper will be provided.

Tuition: $75, Sterling Silver available to purchase.

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SPRING SPIN RING

Saturday, March 17
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: $70, Sterling Silver available to purchase.

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POTTERY BASICS FOR KIDS

Saturdays, February 3 – March 24 (8 weeks)
Ages 6 -13
10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Instructor: Sharon Lee

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, from simple to more complex forms, depending on experience level. Bring a towel to use in class.

Tuition: $200, Materials and Firings Included.

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WHEEL AND HANDBUILDING BASICS

Saturdays, February 3 – March 24 (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 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 15+).

Tuition: $270, includes 25 pounds of clay.

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WHEEL THROWING BASICS AND BEYOND

Tuesdays, February 6 – March 27 (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, Febraury 8 – April 5 (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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NEEDLE FELTED CACTUS

Saturday, February 24
10:00 AM -3:00 PM
Instructor: Tif Farmakis-Day

Create your own Needle Felted Cactus In a small terra cotta planter for display, or to be used as a pincushion. Students will start from scratch, using a simple wire armature, wool roving, and sharp barbed needles to complete the form.

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

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NUNO FELTING— ART TO WEAR WORKSHOP

Saturday, March 3
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Instructor: Paula King

This class is for any experience level. Students will learn about felting materials, techniques (“laminating” loose fibers to fabric using wet felting techniques to form a new fabric), and a little folklore. Use Merino wool roving, other luxurious fibers, art yarns, wool curls, and organza silk fabric to create a decorative, lightweight art piece you can wear or hang proudly on your wall. Your finished work will be approximately 12” X 54”. Bring 4 big towels with you. They will not be harmed.

Tuition: $55, materials fee: pay instructor $20

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INTRODUCTION TO NEEDLE FELTING

Saturday, March 24
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 lambs and bunnies for Easter). We will start from scratch to complete the form. There are endless possibilities once you have learned the technique! (Ages 13- Adult)

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

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STAINED GLASS CLASS

Saturdays, March 3 – May 5
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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FEBRUARY VACATION WEEK Kids Workshops
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PAPER BEAD MAKING

Monday, February 26
10:30 AM -1:00 PM
Instructor: Deb Fairchild

Make some colorful paper beads! String them on wire and add a few faceted beads. Sculpt a sun catcher to capture the sun’s rays at a bright window, or decorate your bedroom door. You’ll have fun using wire, string, and other odds and ends to make a one-of-a –kind personal creation! (Ages 5 – 8)

Tuition: $45, materials fee included

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CREATE A BUTTERFLY MOBILE

Tuesday, February 27
10:30 AM -12:30 PM
Instructor: Tif Farmakis-Day

Paper dye art is a simple and fun technique to create beautiful designs on paper. In this workshop, students will create their own winged sculptures using watercolors as dyes! Students will be encouraged to use their imaginations and have fun experimenting with various color combinations. (Ages 6 – 10)

Tuition: $25, materials fee included

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PAINT WITH YARN

Wednesday, February 28
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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PYSANKY EGG WORKSHOP

Wednesday, February 28
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Instructor: Tif Farmakis-Day

Pysanky is an ancient and colorful folk art form from the Ukraine. Similar to the Pysanky method of decorating eggs using beeswax and dyes, Students will use oil pastels and watercolors to create their own unique designs on wooden eggs. Learn the art of Pysanky and create your own beautiful keepsake! All necessary materials, including handouts with instructions and history behind the art form will be provided. (Ages 6 – 13)

Tuition: $35, materials fee included

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CHAIN MAILLE MAGIC

Thursday, March 1
10:30 AM -1:00 PM
Instructor: Deb Fairchild

We will learn how to use pliers to connect jump rings (small wire rings) and rubber O Rings to create awesome silver jewelry for you and your friends. A fun and easy way to make jewelry! (Ages 9 – 11)

Tuition: $45, materials fee included

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CHAIN MAILLE: THE BYZANTINE WEAVE

Thursday, March 1
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Instructor: Deb Fairchild

It is astounding what you can do with a pile of jump rings (small wire rings) and a pair of pliers! The Byzantine weave is a great introduction to chain maille. It is simple to learn, but looks so complicated! You will choose from other techniques to add texture and variety to your chain maille designs. (Ages 12+)

Tuition: $50, materials fee included

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WHEEL AND HANDBUILDING CLASS

Friday, March 2
10:30 AM - 1 PM
Instructor: Sharon Lee

Explore a variety of pottery making techniques from hand building; using coils, slabs, and pinch pots, to working on the wheel. Students will create a variety of pieces to take home using self- hardening clay. (Ages 8-15)

Tuition: $35, materials fee included

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