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2017

The Art of Colored Pencils
with Josephine Habeski
Saturday, April 22, 2017  11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Come explore this fun, versatile, portable art form with Josephine Habeski on Saturday, April 22 at Gallery at the VAULT. Josephine will cover the basics of pencil drawing and the techniques to achieve rich contrasts, textures, patterns and reflections. You will learn how to achieve the results that work best for you, using a minimal selection of tools. Comments by previous students include "great teacher, wonderful class, learned about new techniques to apply, excellent". This class is open to all levels of expertise to enjoy and learn.

$40 members, $45 non-members

Photographic Composition
with Stephen Whitaker 
Saturday, June 10, 2017  1:00 - 8:00 p.m.
and Sunday, June 11, 2017  5:30 a.m. - noon

In this two-day workshop, we will explore the principles of composition, the concept of “visual weight,” how to choose what to include and omit, and how to use texture, shape, form, color and quality of light to create beautiful images that you will be thrilled to share no matter what kind of camera you use. We will spend a mix of time in the classroom and in the field, shooting around sunset and sunrise to get great quality of light—and finishing in time for a much-needed nap on Sunday! All levels are welcome, and we will work with whatever camera you have.

$140 members, $145 non-members

Making Fabric Pottery
with Elizabeth Ezold
Saturday, May 6, 2017 10 am - 4 pm

Calling all people who like to work with fabric. Elizabeth Ezold makes amazing fabric pottery and will be sharing her expertise at Gallery at the VAULT. Learn to sew beautiful multi-colored bowls in a variety of shapes and sizes on Saturday, May 6 from 10 am to 4 pm. You will use fabric strips, cording and coordinating thread. The bowls are eye-catching and functional. Students should bring a portable sewing machine with zigzag ability and have some basic sewing ability. A full materials list will be provided at registration.

Beth began doing crafts at age 10, with sewing her main focus. She has taught elementary school and always added crafts to the curriculum, and still loves to teach. After retirement, she found quilting and discovered the wonders of making fabric bowls. "I have been making the fabric pottery for more than 5 years. Each bowl or mat is the chance to put fabric together in a new order, and each bowl's shape/size is a product of the moment I am making it" says Beth. Her creations include traditional quilts, landscape wall hangings, totes, commissioned pieces, children's toys, table runners, etc. She is also VAULT's new fabulous employee.

 $35. members, $40. non-members, $10. materials fee. 
Smoked-Fired Garden Sculptures and Animal Forms with Susan Raber Bray
June 26 - 29, 2017 
Mon. - Thurs. 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Come share in the joy of creating and embrace the spontaneity of the natural smoke-firing process! We will create garden sculptures and animal forms, drawing inspiration from indigenous cultures worldwide. Students will have the opportunity to learn or expand their knowledge of hand-building techniques—such as coil, pinch and slab—or throwing on the wheel. We will burnish our pieces with terra sigillata, or colored slip, and create surface designs using wax, tape, wire, brushes and tools for incising and sgraffito. We will also use a variety of local materials in the firing process, such as seaweed, sawdust, grasses and straw. For age 10 through adult.

$120 members, $130 non-members (includes materials). Please register by June 16.