TAKE A CLASS

Virginia Secor Stranahan had a zest for learning & encouraged others to do so as well. Many of the Adult, Youth & Family classes listed monthly are offered by individuals in the community who want to share their knowledge & love for teaching. Please register below.

ADULT CLASSES

ACRYLIC PEACEFUL OCEAN BEACH

Learn to paint an ocean scene to delight the senses with a beautiful sky, distant islands, sailboat, gentle waves, beach & beach grass. Easy to follow guidance. All supplies provided to create your own 11" x 14" peaceful ocean beach on canvas. No experience necessary!  BRING: sack lunch. Leader: Mary Claire Roe Limit: 10     Fee: $25.00 
Wed - May 25
10am-2:30pm


ADULT THROWING

Practice your skills on the wheel in this intensive study class. Individual attention, all levels welcomed & class is set around your individual goals. There will be several demos. Hour lunch break on your own. PRE-REQUISITE: taken the 577 Adult Pottery class. Leader: Julie Beutler 577 Staff Limit: 5     Fee: $75.00 
Fri - May 27
9am-4pm


CLASSIC ITALIAN DESSERTS

Tiramisu, Pignoli cookies & Ricotta Pineapple Pie are sweet treats you will find at Italian family parties & celebrations. Learn how to make these timeless recipes to serve to your friends & family! Buono appetito! BRING: Apron. Meal included. Leader: Diana DePasquale Limit: 15     Fee: $25.00 
Fri - May 27
11:30am-1:30pm


HANDCRAFTED FLORA NOTECARDS

Learn what the buzz is about these beautiful handcrafted note cards & make some. Learn how to press & preserve flowers & leaves. Take with you instructions, templates & a baggie of preserved flowers & leaves. Easy to make these one-of-a-kind beauties. Leader: Joan Soldenwagner Limit: 12     Fee: $13.00 
Wed - May 25
6-7:30pm


PRO-RAKU POTTERY

A fun evening finishing your pots in this Japanese style firing! Enjoy a potluck (Bring dish to share!) PRE-REQUISITE: taken 577 Adult Pottery class & have 3-5 pots already bisque fired. Leader: Julie Beutler 577 Staff Limit: 0     Fee: $30.00 
Wed - May 25
5-9pm


RAKU POTTERY

A fun evening finishing your pots in this Japanese style firing! Enjoy a potluck (Bring dish to share!) PRE-REQUISITE: taken 577 Adult Pottery class & have 3-5 pots already bisque fired. Leader: Julie Beutler 577 Staff Limit: 12     Fee: $18.00 
Wed - May 25
5-9pm


SPRING HERB WALK

Many common “weeds” have a lot to offer once you get to know them. Join us as we stroll the grounds in search of wild food & medicine, meeting the herbs in their own environment. Discuss the characteristics, harvesting, use & lore of our best springtime allies. Handouts provided. BRING: notebook & pencil. Leader: Sarah Williams Limit: 20     Fee: $15.00 
Thu - May 26
5:30-7pm


SUMMER SALADS

Summer salads are delicious & go with grilled meat, poultry or fish. Lentil salad has a nice flavor & texture partnered with veggies & dressed with oil & lemon. Spinach salad is light & delicious. Chick pea salad is hearty & delicious. Avocado salad is addicting & satisfying. Taboole salad is the staple Lebanese salad, using nothing but fresh ingredients. Hot baked cheese bread made two different ways. BRING: “To Go” containers. Leader: Azeze Abdoney Limit: 15     Fee: $20.00 
Thu - May 26
12:30-4:30pm


ADULT THROWING

Practice your skills on the wheel in this intensive study class. Individual attention, all levels welcomed & class is set around your individual goals. There will be several demos. Hour lunch break on your own. PRE-REQUISITE: taken the 577 Adult Pottery class. Leader: Julie Beutler 577 Staff Limit: 5     Fee: $75.00 
Mon - Jun 27
9am-4pm


EVENING POTTERY-QUESTIONS? ANSWERS!

FEATURING: QUESTIONS? ANSWERS! Spend the evening doing pottery with Julie. Have projects you need advice on; questions to ask; or looking for some tips? This class is perfect for you! PRE-REQUISITE: taken the 577 Adult Pottery class. Leader: Julie Beutler 577 Staff Limit: 8     Fee: $18.00 
Tue - Jun 21
5:30-7:30pm


FAIRY GARDEN POTTERY

Fairy garden fun!  Make a door & other unique pieces for a one-of-a-kind garden at your home (can be used inside or out). Using hand building techniques so no experience in clay needed. 577 will finish pieces with a glaze/stain. Leader: Julie Beutler 577 Staff Limit: 12     Fee: $45.00 
Sat - Jun 18
2-4:30pm


fiber577 WORKSHOP - 2D FIBER COLLAGE

Artist Danielle Herrera believes one man's junk is another man's treasure. This is something that we will be putting into action. From old clothes, buttons, paper bags, even dryer lint. We will be making art out of this "junk". Step by step instructions & pre drawn out, no artist knowledge required. (LUNCH INCLUDED 12-1PM) For more information, visit www.fiber577.com/workshops PAYMENT DEADLINE MAY 16 (no refunds after 5/16.) Leader: Danielle Herrera Limit: 12     Fee: $35.00 
Sun - Jun 12
9am-1pm


fiber577 WORKSHOP - BOOK MAKING

Join artist Judy Kahle in exploring the art of handmade books using readily available supplies. You will learn easy ways to create a variety of soft & hard cover books including a maze book, an accordion book, a pamphlet & a lotus book. You will go home with your books & helpful tips as well as a bibliography & list of resources. BRING: good quality glue stick (UHU would be an example); a favorite bone folder (can bring, but not required). (LUNCH INCLUDED 12-1PM). For more information, visit www.fiber577.com/workshops PAYMENT DEADLINE MAY 16 (no refunds after 5/16.) Leader: Judy Kahle Limit: 10     Fee: $25.00 
Sun - Jun 12
9am-1pm


fiber577 WORKSHOP - CAN NOT RESIST DYEING FABRIC

Artist Brooks Harris Stevens will teach various resist dyeing techniques on silk scarves, t-shirts & fabric. This one-day workshop will focus on using various resist techniques such as clamped, bound, wrapped & shibori resists! We will use MX Fiber reactive dyes that will give you maximum color saturation, yielding good results for wearables as well as creating fabrics for your next sewing venture. Fabrics will be supplied for resist dyeing: two silk scarves, two cotton T-shirts, plus additional fabrics such as silk, linen & cotton for experimentation. This fun workshop is open for all learning stages. BRING: scissors, seam ripper, apron or work shirt, rubber gloves, wear clothes that won’t get ruined, & comfortable shoes! (LUNCH INCLUDED 12-1PM). For more information, visit www.fiber577.com/workshops PAYMENT DEADLINE MAY 16 (no refunds after 5/16.) Leader: Brooks Harris Stevens Limit: 10     Fee: $100.00 
Sun - Jun 12
9am-4pm


fiber577 WORKSHOP - CINDY STEILER - ARTIST TALK

Spend the evening with Cindy Steiler, a mixed-media textile artist & alternative-process photographer living in Gainesville, Florida. She will discuss creativity, inspiration, & the importance of a sketchbook. She will also cover venturing into mainstream art venues with fiber, textile arts, travel opportunities, & residencies for artists. Steiler recently ventured to Wales & Portugal to teach & exhibit her work. Her work was also selected for a solo show within the 2015 fiber577 show at The 577 Foundation. She studied set & costume design at Colorado State University & is a mixed media textile artist with a specialty in alternative process photography. Her work is represented by galleries both in the US & Europe & is currently on view at Angelwood Gallery in Grand Rapids, Ohio, as well as being featured in numerous publications. Complimentary snacks included. For more information, visit www.fiber577.com/workshops PAYMENT DEADLINE MAY 16 (no refunds after 5/16.) Leader: Cindy Steiler Limit: 51     Fee: $5.00 
Fri - Jun 10
6-8pm


fiber577 WORKSHOP - CYANOTYPES

Artist Cindy Steiler, in this two day workshop, you will explore printing botanicals & photographic images on fabric using the cyanotype process for many applications in textile art. The cyanotype process creates stunning imagery that works wonderfully for genealogy & memorial projects, art quilts, wearables, & mixed media projects. This comprehensive workshop will cover the nuts & bolts of creating a home studio plus creative possibilities with cyanotypes on fabric. Also learn more about the history of the birth of the cyanotype process & Anna Atkins. Anna Atkins was a botanist & claimed to be the first female photographer & the first person to create a book illustrated with photographs. Go girl power! You will learn all this & more!: • Options for creating a portable or temporary “darkroom” • Instructions to create a “dark bag” to store treated fabric and paper • Learn which suppliers can provide get necessary equipment • How to prepare digital negatives from both old photos and jpegs • Great workarounds to keep initial investment low without sacrificing results • Find out the secret to transforming the blue and white cyanotype images to black and white or sepia tone • Explore options to add additional color to cyanotype photographs • Contact printing botanicals, objects, lace, etc. • Combine cyanotypes with embroidery and other materials (fabrics, photographs) • How to prepare your fabric for proper printing • Care of cyanotype when used for wearables. BRING: sketchbook. (LUNCH INCLUDED 12-1PM). For more information, visit www.fiber577.com/workshops PAYMENT DEADLINE MAY 16 (no refunds after 5/16.) Leader: Cindy Steiler Limit: 15     Fee: $200.00 
Sat - Jun 11 Sun -12
9am-4pm


fiber577 WORKSHOP - HOOK A SMALL MAT

Artist Sharon Hammer Baker says the traditional art of hooking uses simple tools & materials to create durable & beautiful textiles. During this one day workshop, you will learn about the history of traditional hooking, appropriate materials for mat & rug making, & basic techniques for designing, creating, & finishing a piece. Once the fundamentals are mastered, the possibilities for creative variations of color & texture are endless. A small mat will be completed during the workshop. BRING: Scissors, paper & pencil, short lengths of yarn & small pieces of wool or cotton fabrics if you have them. (LUNCH INCLUDED 12-1PM). For more information, visit www.fiber577.com/workshops PAYMENT DEADLINE MAY 16 (no refunds after 5/16.) Leader: Sharon Hammer Baker Limit: 8     Fee: $90.00 
Sat - Jun 11
9am-4pm


fiber577 WORKSHOP - MIXED-MEDIA ENCAUSTIC COLLAGE

Artist Jennifer Solon shares that this workshop will explore methods of mixed-media collage using encaustic wax, a combination of beeswax & damar resin. Along with its adhesive properties, this versatile wax medium brings a beautiful translucency to artwork. Using various surface design techniques, you will create fabric & paper collage materials to incorporate into your pieces. Oil paints, pigments, crayons & other media will be used to further enhance these multi-layered compositions. BRING: apron or wear clothes that won't be ruined. (LUNCH INCLUDED 12-1PM). For more information, visit www.fiber577.com/workshops PAYMENT DEADLINE MAY 16 (no refunds after 5/16.) Leader: Jennifer Solon Limit: 8     Fee: $110.00 
Sun - Jun 12
9am-4pm


fiber577 WORKSHOP - NEEDLE FELTED BABY DRAGON

Artist Margret-Ann Miller quotes J.R.R. Tolkien as an inspiration to her class, “It simply isn’t an adventure worth telling if there aren’t any dragons.” Students who have participated in at least two of my 3D sculptural classes in 2015 & 2016 may embark on this journey. There are sculptural classes slated for Mar, Apr, May if you need to get the pre-requisite in. The making of a dragon is not for the faint of heart. The struggle is real & patience a virtue. I will provide the skin of Smaug the Needle Felted Dragon. I will bear the weapons of choice, felting needles. You bring basic survival gear. If you truly believe, together we will breathe the fire of life into his tiny lungs. (LUNCH INCLUDED 12-1PM). For more information, visit www.fiber577.com/workshops PAYMENT DEADLINE MAY 16 (no refunds after 5/16.) Leader: Margret Ann Miller Limit: 10     Fee: $95.00 
Sat - Jun 11
9am-4pm


fiber577 WORKSHOP - RUSSIAN LEAF

Russian leaves are a trademark style for artist Jenny Schu as she uses them both as the focal point in her beaded jewelry & as accents in her sculptural fine art work. In this half-day workshop, participants will learn the twists & turns of weaving a beaded leaf which can then be turned into earrings or other projects. Instructions will be provided for participants to follow on their own later. BRING: scissors, notebook. (LUNCH INCLUDED 12-1PM). For more information, visit www.fiber577.com/workshops PAYMENT DEADLINE MAY 16 (no refunds after 5/16.) Leader: Jenny Schu Limit: 6     Fee: $45.00 
Sat - Jun 11
12-4pm


fiber577 WORKSHOP - SILK SHIBORI SCARF

Artist Erin Miller will teach the fundamentals of shibori dyeing to create your own silk scarf. Together we will create a number of technical samples including clamping, stitching, wrapping, binding, & folding to create patterns on fabric. While doing this you will learn the basics of mixing dye & applying dye to fabric in the most effective way for a home studio. After experimenting with the techniques you will be given the opportunity to apply what you have learned to a full size silk scarf. Leave with an illustrated collection of samples & notes in addition to your completed scarf. BRING: rubber gloves, apron, sketchbook, pencil. Wear clothes that might get dye on them. (LUNCH INCLUDED 12-1PM). For more information, visit www.fiber577.com/workshops PAYMENT DEADLINE MAY 16 (no refunds after 5/16.) Leader: Erin Miller Limit: 10     Fee: $40.00 
Sat - Jun 11
9am-4pm


fiber577 WORKSHOP - TWO DROP PEYOTE STITCH

Artist Jenny Schu describes peyote stitch as the base for various types of beadweaving techniques & has unlimited opportunity for application to creative design. In this half-day workshop, we will work in two-drop peyote stitch to create a bracelet which will have a loop & pearl clasp. As we get going on the stitch, we will discuss design & color change in two drop peyote. BRING: scissors, notebook. (LUNCH INCLUDED 12-1PM). For more information, visit www.fiber577.com/workshops PAYMENT DEADLINE MAY 16 (no refunds after 5/16.) Leader: Jenny Schu Limit: 10     Fee: $45.00 
Sat - Jun 11
9am-1pm


fiber577 WORKSHOP - WEAVING FOR THE WALL

Artist Trey Gehring: Small Tapestry Weaving. Woven wall hangings are all the rage & there is no question as to why. This fun & versatile textile art can make any room feel like home & add much needed texture & color to any space. Participants will be given the supplies they need, including their own tapestry loom that they get to bring home with them. Each participant will create a custom wall tapestry using easy & versatile techniques. Armed with their own loom & new skills they will be able to make countless tapestries at home. BRING: scissors, notebook & pencil, ruler or tape measure. (LUNCH INCLUDED 12-1PM). For more information, visit www.fiber577.com/workshops PAYMENT DEADLINE MAY 16 (no refunds after 5/16.) Leader: Trey Gehring Limit: 12     Fee: $45.00 
Sun - Jun 12
12-4pm


POTTERY & COOKING

The first 3 classes make/glaze hand built kitchen inspired pots like plates, bowls & baking dishes. The 4th class, enjoy a cooking class (with recipes to keep) for the pots you made & eat our end results with a festive dinner party with our clay pieces! Beginners to advance students welcome! No cooking or pottery skills required! Leader: Julie Beutler 577 Staff Limit: 10     Fee: $85.00 
Tue - Jun 14 Thu -16 Tue -28 Thu -30
5:30-7:30pm


SATURDAY POTTERY-BUTTER DISHES

FEATURING: BUTTER DISHES Class provides intermediate & advance students pottery skill instructions, individual attention & demonstrations. PRE-REQUISITE: taken the 577 Adult Pottery class. Leader: Julie Beutler 577 Staff Limit: 15     Fee: $18.00 
Sat - Jun 18
9am-12pm


ADULT POTTERY: 18 yrs & older

A comprehensive adult pottery class!! This class is for adult beginners through advance potters. All levels welcome to experience in-depth clay work. We will teach pinch, slab, coil & extruder techniques. Learn the potter’s wheel & understand the techniques in glazing pots. Leader: Julie Beutler 577 Staff Limit: 12     Fee: $120.00 
Thu - Jul 7, 14, 21, 28 Aug 4, 11
2-4pm


AUTUMN INSPIRATIONS POTTERY

Think ahead for the cool days of fall, make autumn inspired pieces like pumpkins & leaves. Use hand building techniques. No experience required!. 577 will finish pieces with a glaze. Leader: Julie Beutler 577 Staff Limit: 12     Fee: $45.00 
Sat - Jul 9
2-4:30pm


PIE PAN/PLATE WHEEL DEMO

Julie Beutler, 25 years of pottery experience, will be demonstrating on the potter’s wheel the specifics of pie pans out of clay. With clay being such a great conductor of heat, pie plates are a pottery classic. Enjoy a piece of pie while watching the demo! She will show you different styles, sizes, finished examples & answer your questions while you watch her throw. Leader: Julie Beutler 577 Staff Limit: 15     Fee: $10.00 
Wed - Jul 13
6-7pm


SATURDAY POTTERY-EXCITING EXTRUSIONS 2.0

FEATURING: EXCITING EXTRUSIONS 2.0 Class provides intermediate & advance students pottery skill instructions, individual attention & demonstrations. PRE-REQUISITE: taken the 577 Adult Pottery class. Leader: Julie Beutler 577 Staff Limit: 15     Fee: $18.00 
Sat - Jul 9
9am-12pm


YOUTH AND FAMILY CLASSES

PARTNERS IN FUN-PIRATE: 3-4 yr olds w/adult

Designed for preschoolers. Bring a grown up to join in the fun & help create beautiful art projects. Aye Matey! Want to be a pirate? Leader: Carole Jambard-Sweet Limit: 14     Fee: $5.00 
Tue - May 24
10-11am


FAMILY POTTERY: 1st-12th grd w/adult

You & your child will explore hand built pottery! We will demonstrate projects using techniques like coils, pinch, slab, extruded clay. You can make projects together or individually. Decorate with colored slips. We will finish pieces with a clear glaze. No experience necessary! BOTH ADULT AND CHILD MUST REGISTER FOR CLASS. Leader: Connie Vasbinder 577 Staff Limit: 13     Fee: $20.00 
Wed - Jun 29
10am-12pm

Wed - Jun 29
2-4pm


FAMILY POTTERY: 4 yr olds-K with adult

You & your child can make hand built pottery projects together or individually from demonstrations we will show! Work with coils, pinch, slab or extruded clay. Decorate with colored slips. We will finish pieces with a clear glaze. BOTH ADULT AND CHILD MUST REGISTER FOR CLASS. Leader: Connie Vasbinder 577 Staff Limit: 10     Fee: $15.00 
Wed - Jun 15
10-11:30am


SLAB OF SUMMER: Entering K-2nd grd

Spend 5 mornings exploring clay! We will make fun clay projects daily and also get a chance to try the potter’s wheel! BRING: snack/drink for a break each day! Leader: Connie Vasbinder 577 Staff Limit: 10     Fee: $75.00 
Mon - Jun 20 Tue -21 Wed -22 Thu -23 Fri -24
10-11:30am


FAMILY POTTERY: 1st-12th grd w/adult

You & your child will explore hand built pottery! We will demonstrate projects using techniques like coils, pinch, slab, extruded clay. You can make projects together or individually. Decorate with colored slips. We will finish pieces with a clear glaze. No experience necessary! BOTH ADULT AND CHILD MUST REGISTER FOR CLASS. Leader: Connie Vasbinder 577 Staff Limit: 11     Fee: $20.00 
Tue - Jul 12
10am-12pm

Tue - Jul 12
2-4pm


SLAB OF SUMMER: Entering 3rd-5th grd

Spend 5 mornings have fun with clay! With summer as our inspiration, we will use hand building techniques to make fun and creative projects! We also will be able to try the potter’s wheel! We will also learn about glazes & weather permitting, we will do a raku firing. Leader: Connie Vasbinder 577 Staff Limit: 12     Fee: $95.00 
Mon - Jul 18 Tue -19 Wed -20 Thu -21 Fri -22
10am-12pm


SLAB OF SUMMER: Entering 6th-12th grd

Fun in the summer time with clay! The students will use hand building techniques to make interesting projects using inspiration from summer as well as be able to try the potter’s wheel!  We will also learn about glazes & weather permitting, do a special outside firing (raku). Leader: Connie Vasbinder 577 Staff Limit: 12     Fee: $95.00 
Mon - Aug 1 Tue -2 Wed -3 Thu -4 Fri -5
10am-12pm