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Needle Felt a Wool Mouse with Sue Carey
Saturday, March 12, 2016 • 11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Needle felt an adorable mouse using wool from Sue Carey’s own sheep. We will also fashion a long, skinny tail and attach it using a special technique developed by Carey. This class is suitable for beginning and intermediate felters.
$25 members, $30 non-members
$15 materials fee

The Figure in Pastel with Robert Carsten
Saturday, March 19, 2016 • 9:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Using photos, we’ll work on proportions, action, color and design in placing the figure in an interior or exterior environment. Robert Carsten will show how he develops a study that is designed to understand the gesture prior to working on the finished painting. All levels of artist are welcome. A materials list will be provided at registration.
$75 members, $80 non-members

Create Your Own Dragon with Sue Carey
Saturday, April 2, 2016 • 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
This ever-popular fantasy creature makes a delightful ornament or toy. We will needle felt the body and wet felt the wings, combining colored mylar or glitz to add sparkle and pizzazz. The resulting dragon will be about 3 inches tall. The materials fee includes a felting needle that you can take home for future projects. If you want a specific color for your dragon, contact the instructor (802-446-2830 or
$25 members, $30 non-members
$25 materials fee

Painting Spectacular Flowers with Robert O’Brien
Saturday, April 16, 2016 • 9:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Students will learn basic floral painting techniques, with an emphasis on values and composition. We will focus on painting with a close-up reference of flowers in an artistic setting. Robert O’Brien will demonstrate the techniques, then students will paint while he provides hands-on guidance. There will be a critique and discussion at the end. The class is open to all levels of painting ability. A materials list will be provided at registration.
$70 members, $75 non-members
Making Fabric Pottery with Elizabeth Ezold
Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016 • 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Learn to sew beautiful multi-colored bowls in a variety of shapes and sizes using fabric strips, cording and coordinating thread. The bowls are eye-catching and functional. Students should bring a portable sewing machine and have some basic sewing ability. A full materials list will be provided at registration.
$35 members, $40 non-members
$10 materials fee

Learn to Sculpt a Living Landscape with Henry Homeyer Saturday, March 5, 2016 • 2:00–3:00 p.m.
Join “Gardening Guy” Henry Homeyer for a lively lecture on how to start a flower garden from seeds. He will discuss the best techniques for growing all the beautiful annuals you want for a tiny fraction of the cost of buying plants. He will also share ideas on garden design and answer your questions.
$12 members, $15 non-members

Needle Felt Snow People with Sue Carey
Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016 • 11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
What better way to spend a winter day than creating snow people ornaments in the warmth of the Gallery? We will make our own snow people by needle felting locally grown white wool. We will also create a brimmed hat and other attire for our snowmen and women. This class is suitable for beginning and intermediate felters.
$25 members, $30 non-members
$20 materials fee

Vacation Art Camps

Animal Menagerie
Feb. 15, 16, 18 2016 9:30-11:30 age 7 and up $30

Have you seen the wonderful animal portraits at the Great Hall? (100 River St. Open weekdays) We’ll draw, paint, and make collages of animals and have our own mini-exhibit!

Sewing Creations
April 18, 19, 21 2016 9:30-11:30 age 7 and up $30

You’ll hand sew a banner, which will give you the chance to experiment with various stitches and attaching things to cloth.

June 27 to July 1 2016 9-11:30 age 8 and up $50

We’ll use stop motion animation to make a little movie of the Vermont State Song- These Green Hills.  

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Create a Heart Filigree Valentine with Sue Carey
Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016 • 1:00–4:00 p.m.
Paper filigree or quilling is an art form that has been practiced for thousands of year. Just in time for Valentine’s Day we will make elaborate hearts using paper strips and beads. We will roll and shape the paper, then glue it into a heart shape to make your one-of-a-kind valentine. Students should bring a washcloth, tweezers and sharp scissors.
$15 members, $20 non-members
$5 materials fee