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    • Sat, January 20, 2024
    • Sat, May 25, 2024
    • 18 sessions
    • Emergent Arts
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    This Drop-In Glass Fusing Studio happens every Saturday unless Emergent Arts is closed or for special events. While it's not necessary to sign up online, it's encouraged so we can prepare for your visit!

    Participants can choose from several projects:

    -a fused glass pendant

    -a fused glass suncatcher or ornament

    -a fused glass tile

    -a fused glass nightlight

    No experience needed. This drop-in activity is completely self-led with some orientation from a staff person. Glass is pre-cut. Parents/Guardians must decide what is age appropriate for their child, and you will be responsible for guiding your child through the process. Please keep in mind, glass is sharp. 

    Glass pieces are fused in a kiln by Emergent Arts, and is based on our firing schedule. You will be notified when your piece is ready for pick-up, usually within two weeks of your visit.

    Cost varies by project. Tuition is due at the end of your session.

    • Sat, January 20, 2024
    • Sat, May 25, 2024
    • 19 sessions
    • Emergent Arts
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    This Drop-In Paint Your Own Pottery Studio happens every Saturday unless Emergent Arts is closed or for special events. While it's not necessary to sign up online, it's encouraged so we can prepare for your visit!

    Participants can choose from a variety of projects and price points.

    No experience needed. This drop-in activity is completely self-led with some orientation from a staff person. Parents/Guardians must decide what is age appropriate for their child, and you will be responsible for guiding your child through the process. 

    Pottery pieces are fired in a kiln by Emergent Arts, and is based on our firing schedule. You will be notified when your piece is ready for pick-up, usually within two weeks of your visit.

    Cost varies by project. Tuition is due at the end of your session.

    • Sat, February 03, 2024
    • Sat, March 16, 2024
    • 7 sessions
    • Emergent Arts
    • 0
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    7 weeks: Saturdays,  9:00AM-12:00PM

    $260, plus $30 supply fee (covers clay, glazes, and firing in the kiln) 

    Fee also includes an 7 week membership to Emergent Arts, allowing students to access Emergent Arts on their own time (24/7) to practice the skills being learned in class.

    This class is suitable for beginners, as well as more advanced students who would like access to a teacher and studio space to further their skills. Students will practice making round objects on the potter's wheel such as bowls, cups, and vases. Students will also learn how to glaze works, and Emergent Arts will fire all student pieces in our kilns.

    Need based scholarships available. Email kara@emergentarts.org for an easy, non-invasive application.


    • Fri, February 23, 2024
    • 5:00 PM
    • Sun, February 25, 2024
    • 6:00 PM
    • David Watkins Park


    • Sat, February 24, 2024
    • Sat, March 02, 2024
    • 2 sessions
    • Emergent Arts
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    Beginning Weaving on a Rigid Heddle Loom: 101, Learn to Weave a Scarf! 

    Weaving 101, February 24 and March 2, 1pm-5pm. Total class time, 8 hours.

    LEVELBeginner
    AGEAdults, 15 and up

    CLASS DETAILS:

    Join weaver/instructor Yasmin Martin for this fun weaving course! Using an 10” Ashford Rigid Heddle Loom, you will the learn basic techniques needed to weave a scarf! Classroom looms are provided

    In the first class, you will learn how to set up and dress/warp the loom. You will then learn the techniques necessary to weave a scarf you’ll be proud of! By the end of our first class, you will be weaving! You will then practice your weaving at home, between classes. (Yes, homework!) The second class begins with cutting your scarf off the loom and learning finishing techniques, including different fringe finishes. Wet finishing will be demonstrated.

    By the end of this course, you will have basic knowledge of weaving on a rigid heddle loom, from start to finish! And, you’ll take home a scarf you will be proud of! 

    SUPPLIES NEEDED:

    Please bring with you: Scissors, Tape Measure, Blunt Tapestry Needle, Pen and Paper for taking notes.
    2 skeins/balls of all 1 color, or 2 coordinating colors of #4 (worsted/medium weight) wool yarn, approximately 200 yards each. Paton's Worsted Wool Yarn* suggested, or similar yarn
    *Paton’s Worsted Wool Yarn is available in limited colors at Michael's Stores. More colors, including some variegated colors can be found at online retailers. (Hint: Choosing one solid color with one complementary solid or one variegated color can add additional interest to your weaving!)

    Bio

    Yasmin has been working with fiber for over 30 years, including crochet, embroidery, rug hooking, basketry, bead weaving, tapestry weaving, hand loom weaving, and most recently, spinning. She discovered rigid heddle looms 10 years ago, and fell in love with these small, versatile looms. “They are the perfect balance of simplicity and functionality.” 

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    • Fri, March 08, 2024
    • Sun, March 17, 2024
    • 6 sessions
    • Emergent Arts
    • 3
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    Jewelry Making Class Syllabus

    Instructor: Mark London G.G., International Award-Winning Jewelry Designer and Goldsmith

    Class Duration: March 8-10 and 15-17

    Class Schedule:

    • Fridays: 4 PM – 7 PM
    • Saturdays: 1 PM - 5 PM
    • Sundays: 12 PM – 4 PM
    • Total Hours: 22

    Course Description:

    This course offers hands-on experience in jewelry making, focusing on setting and finishing techniques using sterling silver and synthetic stones. Students will learn from the expert guidance of Mark London G.G., gaining practical skills in jewelry design and craftsmanship.

    Course Objectives:

    • To understand the basics of jewelry settings and stone placement.
    • To develop skills in using professional jewelry-making tools.
    • To complete several pieces of jewelry, including pendants, earrings, and rings.

    Course Materials:

    1. Settings:
    • Sterling Silver 8 x 6mm Oval ReadySet Pendant Mounting, 6-Prong
    • Sterling Silver 9 x 7mm Oval Hexagon Basket Post Earring Mounting
    • Sterling Silver 4mm Round ReadySet Post Earring Mounting
    • Sterling Silver ReadySet 5mm Hexagon Ring Mounting
    1. Synthetic Stones:
    • 5 mm Round Machine-cut White Cubic Zirconia
    • 8x6 mm Oval Faceted White Cubic Zirconia
    • 9x7 mm Oval Faceted White Cubic Zirconia
    • 4 mm Round Machine-cut White Cubic Zirconia
    1. Tools:
    • Stone Setting Pliers Prong Bending Jewelry Ring Repair Jewelers Setters Plier 5"
    • Rotary Flex Hanging Shaft Grinder Mill Jewelry Tool 560W

    Course Fees:

    Please contact kara@emergentarts.org for financial aid scholarship information.

    • Settings: $57.00
    • Gems: $33.00
    • Tools: $75.00
    • Tuition: $260.00
    • Total Tuition with Settings and Gems: $350.00
    • Total Tuition with Settings, Gems, and Tools: $425.00

    Weekly Breakdown:

    Week 1 (March 8-10):

    • Introduction to Jewelry Making
    • Overview of Tools and Materials
    • Basic Techniques in Stone Setting

    Week 2 (March 15-17):

    • Advanced Stone Setting Techniques
    • Creating Pendants, Earrings, and Rings
    • Finishing and Polishing

    Course Completion:

    Students will complete the course with several finished pieces of jewelry and a comprehensive understanding of basic jewelry making techniques.


    • Sat, March 16, 2024
    • Sat, March 23, 2024
    • 2 sessions
    • Emergent Arts
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    Weaving on a Rigid Heddle Loom: 102

    Introduction to Color and Weave: Houndstooth Plaid Scarf

    March 16 and 23, 1pm-5pm. Total class time, 8 hours.

    PREREQUISITE

    Beginning Weaving on a Rigid Heddle Loom: 101 (suggested)


    OR

    Previous experience warping and weaving on a Rigid Heddle Loom, at least once. 

    LEVEL
    Beginner/Advanced Beginner

    AGE:
    Adults, 15 and up

    CLASS DETAILS:

    Join weaver/instructor Yasmin Martin for this fun weaving course and take your weaving to the next level with Color and Weave! Using an 10” Ashford Rigid Heddle Loom, you will learn how to weave a Houndstooth Plaid Scarf using a simple Color and Weave technique that only looks complicated! 

    Classroom looms are provided

    Skills taught in the course:

    How to calculate the amount of yarn needed for your project.
    How to set up and dress/warp the loom for weaving a Houndstooth Plaid, using Color and Weave.
    How to weave with 2 shuttles.
    How to hem stitch on the loom. 

    We will also briefly review the basic techniques necessary to weave a scarf you’ll be proud of! At the end of our first class, you will be weaving! You will then practice your weaving at home, between classes. (Yes, homework!) The second class begins with hem stitching the other end or your scarf, removing it from the loom, knot, braid, or twist the fringe, and prepare your scarf for wet finishing at home. Wet finishing will be demonstrated in class. 

    SUPPLIES NEEDED:

    Please bring with you:

    Scissors, Tape Measure, Blunt Tapestry Needle, Pen and Paper for taking notes.

    2 skeins/balls in CONTRASTING colors of #4 (worsted/medium weight) wool yarn, approximately 200 yards each. Paton's Worsted Wool Yarn* suggested, or similar yarn. 

    *Paton’s Worsted Wool Yarn is available in limited colors at Michael's Stores. More colors can be found at online retailers. (Hint: the greater the contrast between the two colors, the better the houndstooth pattern will stand out.)


    Bio

    Yasmin has been working with fiber for over 30 years, including crochet, embroidery, rug hooking, basketry, bead weaving, tapestry weaving, hand loom weaving, and most recently, spinning. She discovered rigid heddle looms 10 years ago, and fell in love with these small, versatile looms. “They are the perfect balance of simplicity and functionality.” 

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    • Fri, March 22, 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Emergent Arts
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    Close the Chinese (Lunar) New Year with us, with a special dinner at Emergent Arts! Taiwanese/Hot Springs artist, Bai Mros, will prepare a special meal for participants which includes Chinese and Taiwanese dishes. 

    The lunar new year begins on February 10, 2024. Starting in January through the month of February, Emergent Arts and Taiwanese/Hot Springs artist, Bai Mros will bring you unique experiences to celebrate the occasion.

    See our calendar for other events and package deals, if you want a Lunar New Year workshop pass that allows entry to several or all of our events throughout the months of January and February.

    Other events include:

    -Chinese Paper Cutting

    -Chinese Calligraphy

    -An introduction to Feng Shui

    -The Tea Fest

    -Lantern painting

    -The lighting of the lanterns in David Watkins park during the weekend of February 23,24,25

    -An art show featuring sculptural art lanterns by local artists

     

    • Sat, March 23, 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Emergent Arts
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    Unleash Your Inner Artist – Intro to Wet-on-Wet Oil Painting

    Everyone can paint these mountains using the wet-on-wet, alla prima, technique, made famous by artists such as Van Gogh, Monet and Bob Ross, using just three colors, three brushes, and a palette knife. Join Collective Arts Gallery artist John Chiego for this fun, three-hour, class introducing the oil painting technique that will allow you to unleash your “Inner Artist."

    All materials will be provided and no painting experience is necessary. However, if you are a painter and have natural bristle brushes that you would like to use you are more than welcome to use your own brushes. The brushes you will need for the class are a 1 inch brush, a #3 fan blender brush, a #5 straight-edge palette knife, and a 1 inch foam brush. Come and unleash YOUR “Inner Artist!"



    • Sat, May 11, 2024
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Emergent Arts
    • 12
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    Taught by Michelle Crandell

    More info to come


    • Sat, September 14, 2024
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Emergent Arts
    • 12
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    Taught by Michelle Crandell

    More info to come


    • Sat, October 12, 2024
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Emergent Arts
    • 12
    Register

    Taught by Michelle Crandell

    More info to come


Past events

Sat, February 17, 2024 Light Up! Tea Fest
Sat, February 17, 2024 Acrylic Painting with June Lamoureux
Sat, February 10, 2024 Light Up! Introduction to Feng Shui
Sat, February 10, 2024 Light Up! Lantern Painting
Sat, February 03, 2024 Light Up! Lantern Painting
Sat, February 03, 2024 Light Up! Chinese Calligraphy
Sat, January 27, 2024 Light Up! Chinese Paper Cutting
Sat, January 27, 2024 Painting with June Lamoureux
Thu, January 25, 2024 Pole Dance for Strength and Flexibility
Sat, January 20, 2024 Light Up! Lantern Painting
Sat, January 20, 2024 Light Up! Gather Healing Qi from the Universe and Awaken the Soul
Wed, November 01, 2023 Jewelry Class Drop-In with Mark London
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