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 PAINTING WORKSHOP

Learn to blend acrylic paint & practice brush, sponge & palette knife techniques on a canvas panel PLUS learn to paint "Mountain Grandeur," a beautiful mountain scene in an impressionistic style on an 11" x 14" canvas. No experience necessary! Supplies provided. BRING: sack lunch. Leader: Mary Claire Roe Limit: 10     Fee: $25.00 
Wed - Feb 17
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 
Wed - Feb 24
9am-4pm


ALL ABOUT TOMATOES

With garden season around the corner & tomatoes being one of the most popular grown plants on the planet, the race for the best & tastiest is on-going. This class will include a copy from the best-selling book “Epic Tomatoes” by author & tomato fanatic, Craig LeHoullier. We will outline his top picks, best varieties & the growing cycle from seed starting to seed saving. Leader: Vicki Gallagher 577 Staff Limit: 30     Fee: $20.00 
Wed - Feb 17
6-8pm


CARVE A CORK BOTTLE STOPPER: 18 yrs & older

Preserve the remnants of your bottle of beverage with a decorative & useful bottle stopper. Your carving will be attached to a cork that will fit most bottles. All levels of carving experience welcomed. Safety, sharpening & technique discussed. Tools, safety equipment & blanks provided. Leader: Jean McDonald Limit: 10     Fee: $25.00 
Sun - Feb 28
1-4pm


CARVE A CROAKING FROG: 18 yrs & older

Carve a frog that actually “croaks”. This little guy makes a croaking sound by rubbing a dowel across his back. Safety, sharpening and technique will be discussed. All levels of carving experience welcomed. Safety, sharpening & technique discussed. Tools, safety equipment & blanks provided. Leader: Jean McDonald Limit: 10     Fee: $25.00 
Sat - Feb 13
9am-12pm


GARDEN ART POTTERY

Start looking toward the spring with clay decorations for your garden. No experience required! Make unique garden inspired pieces using hand building techniques. 577 will finish pieces with a glaze. Leader: Julie Beutler 577 Staff Limit: 10     Fee: $45.00 
Sat - Feb 27
2-4:30pm


HERBS FOR THE RESPIRATORY SYSTEM

Late winter or early spring, when we’re depleted, is often when respiratory infections settle in. Learn about ways to care for the lungs & respiratory system using foods, herbs & simple techniques. Discuss how to address acute infections & strengthen our baseline health to avoid catching the illnesses in the first place. Leader: Sarah Williams Limit: 25     Fee: $15.00 
Sun - Feb 21
2-3:30pm


LUNAR NEW YEAR-FRI AM

Celebrate the Lunar New Year, the year of the Monkey, with a traditional Chinese meal. This is an important event of the year where the Chinese usher in the New Year with reunions, special foods & festivities. In China, also known as Spring Festival. During this celebration, family & relatives get together to celebrate for 15 days. The host or hostess serves traditional dishes like Dim Sum, roasted pork, seafood, vegetarian, herbal dishes, etc. Every dish has a name that is a reminder of good wishes, fortune, happiness, long life, good health. Examples of dishes are: Happy Family, Year Round Peace, etc. Learn about Chinese cooking techniques & traditional New Year dishes. BRING: apron. Meal included. Dishes: Seafood Rainbow Salad, Crisp Tofu, Honey BBQ Pork n Ribs, Curry Chicken Laksa (Noodle Soup) & Golden Coin Leader: Ching Leong Limit: 15     Fee: $20.00 
Fri - Feb 26
11:30am-2pm


LUNAR NEW YEAR-FRI PM

Celebrate the Lunar New Year, the year of the Monkey, with a traditional Chinese meal. This is an important event of the year where the Chinese usher in the New Year with reunions, special foods & festivities. In China, also known as Spring Festival. During this celebration, family & relatives get together to celebrate for 15 days. The host or hostess serves traditional dishes like Dim Sum, roasted pork, seafood, vegetarian, herbal dishes, etc. Every dish has a name that is a reminder of good wishes, fortune, happiness, long life, good health. Examples of dishes are: Happy Family, Year Round Peace, etc. Learn about Chinese cooking techniques & traditional New Year dishes. BRING: apron. Meal included. Dishes: Year Round Peace, Curry Chicken Laksa (Noodle Soup), Honey BBQ Pork n Ribs, Seafood Rainbow Salad & Golden Coin Leader: Ching Leong Limit: 15     Fee: $20.00 
Fri - Feb 26
6-8:30pm


LUNAR NEW YEAR-SAT PM

Celebrate the Lunar New Year, the year of the Monkey, with a traditional Chinese meal. This is an important event of the year where the Chinese usher in the New Year with reunions, special foods & festivities. In China, also known as Spring Festival. During this celebration, family & relatives get together to celebrate for 15 days. The host or hostess serves traditional dishes like Dim Sum, roasted pork, seafood, vegetarian, herbal dishes, etc. Every dish has a name that is a reminder of good wishes, fortune, happiness, long life, good health. Examples of dishes are: Happy Family, Year Round Peace, etc. Learn about Chinese cooking techniques & traditional New Year dishes. BRING: apron. Meal included. Dishes: Happy Family, Seafood Rainbow Salad, Honey BBQ Pork n Ribs, Curry Chicken Laska (Noodle Soup) & Golden Coin Leader: Ching Leong Limit: 16     Fee: $20.00 
Sat - Feb 27
6-8:30pm


MIDDLE EASTERN VEGETARIAN DINNER

Mjadara is a signature Middle Eastern dish made with lentils, rice & garnished with crispy onions. A lightly fried eggplant side dish with fresh spices that you will love. The lentil stew pairs well with salad, the spinach salad is my favorite with its tart dressing. Tomato & cucumber salad, another option. As always, cheese bread! BRING: “To Go” containers. Leader: Azeze Abdoney Limit: 15     Fee: $20.00 
Wed - Feb 24
12:30-4:30pm


MORNING YOGA & YOUR HEALTH

Welcome to this beginner yoga class, where we experience movement, mindfulness & peacefulness. BRING: your own mat or use ours. Leader: Pam Bortz Limit: 8     Fee: $60.00 
Tue - Feb 23 Mar 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
9:30-11am

Thu - Feb 25 Mar 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
9:30-11am


RAKU POTTERY

A fun evening finishing your pots in this Japanese style firing! Enjoy a potluck (Bring a dish to share!) PRE-REQUISITE: taken the 577 Adult Pottery class & have 3-5 pots already bisque fired. Leader: Julie Beutler 577 Staff Limit: 15     Fee: $18.00 
Mon - Feb 29
5-9pm


SATURDAY POTTERY-ALTERED FORMS

FEATURING: ALTERED FORMS 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 - Feb 27
9am-12pm


SATURDAY POTTERY-GLAZING

FEATURING: GLAZING 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 - Feb 20
1:30-4:30pm


SATURDAY POTTERY-TEAPOT

FEATURING: TEAPOT 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 - Feb 20
9am-12pm


STAMPED CARDS & PAPERCRAFTS

Spring is around the corner! Create amazing cards & three dimensional projects that feature beautiful colors & a spring theme. Cards appropriate for get well, sympathy, birthday & thinking of you. Make a treat container (treats included) that can be given as a quick "pick me up"! Projects include techniques such as dry & heat embossing. wax paper resist, glitter & sparkle, other embellishments. Class for beginners & seasoned stampers.  Leader: Chris Smith Limit: 18     Fee: $20.00 
Mon - Feb 22
6:30-8:30pm


YOGA & YOUR HEALTH

Welcome to this beginner yoga class, where we experience movement, mindfulness & peacefulness. BRING: your own mat or use ours. Leader: Pam Bortz Limit: 8     Fee: $60.00 
Tue - Feb 23 Mar 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
5-6:30pm


ACRYLIC CRASHING WAVES

Learn to paint a seascape with clouds, water, waves crashing over rocks & a seagull or two. Easy to follow guidance. Supplies are provided for you to create your 11"x14" masterpiece. No experience needed. BRING: sack lunch. Leader: Mary Claire Roe Limit: 10     Fee: $25.00 
Mon - Mar 7
10am-2:30pm


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 
Wed - Mar 9, 16, 23 Apr 6, 13, 20
6-8pm


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 
Thu - Mar 3
9am-4pm


AUTHENTIC CHINESE MEAL

Quick & simple recipes that take 30 min. of preparation. Be amazed at how authentic Chinese meals can be easily prepared. These recipes are full of nutritious & healthy ingredients. BRING: apron. Meal included. Dishes: Chicken Ginger Wine Soup, Sizzling Sweet & Sour Shrimp, Crispy Turmeric Fish, Sweet Potato Coconut Cake Leader: Ching Leong Limit: 15     Fee: $20.00 
Fri - Mar 18
6-8:30pm


AUTHENTIC INDIAN COOKING

Spice up your kitchen & your life with a lesson on traditional Indian cooking! Basic steps will be covered on how to prepare popular & delicious dishes. Learn how to easily use Indian spices to create these dishes that can quickly become some of your favorites to prepare. Discover the rich culture of India. BRING: Apron. Meal Included. Leader: Abigail Johnson Limit: 15     Fee: $20.00 
Fri - Mar 4
6-8:30pm


CARVE A FRIDGE MAGNET: 18 yrs & older

Tired of looking at the same old magnets on your refrigerator? Carve a one of a kind fridge magnet from basswood. All levels of carving experience welcomed. Safety, sharpening & technique discussed. Tools, safety equipment & blanks provided. Leader: Jean McDonald Limit: 10     Fee: $25.00 
Sat - Mar 5
9am-12pm


CARVE A UNIQUE PEN: 18 yrs & older

Using a predrilled pen blank, use your imagination to carve a unique pen barrel. Insert a ball point pen refill & you will be ready to write with your handcrafted pen. All levels of carving experience welcomed. Safety, sharpening & technique discussed. Tools, safety equipment & blanks provided. Leader: Jean McDonald Limit: 10     Fee: $25.00 
Thu - Mar 31
6-9pm


CHIP-N-DIP WHEEL DEMONSTRATION

Julie Beutler, 25 years of pottery experience, will be demonstrating on the potter’s wheel the specifics of making chip & dip platters. This is a favorite of hers. 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 
Thu - Mar 31
6-7pm


CLIMATE HOPE

Green Energy Solution for Your Home. Join in conversation & action planning around the critically important issue of climate change. Ultimate goals: deepen understanding about climate change, promote sustainable & practical solutions & instill HOPE over fear. We will focus on ways you can save energy, save money & help save the earth through decreasing your carbon footprint. CEUs available. Presenters: Jodi Haney, BGSU & Xcite Learning with Sam Evans, Maumee High School Leader: Jodi Haney Limit: 25     Fee: $5.00 
Wed - Mar 2
6-8pm


CREATING SOAP FROM SCRATCH

In this hands-on class, create a pound of soap from scratch with olive oil, lye & water. Learn about the cold process method, safety when working with lye & about different types of soap-making oils to achieve a soap that reflects your needs & desires. BRING: safety goggles, rubber gloves & long-sleeved shirt. Go home with a pound of soap! Leader: Elissa Teal Limit: 12     Fee: $30.00 
Sat - Mar 5
2:30-4:30pm


DIM SUM COOKING

Dim Sum in Chinese means “touch your heart”. Years ago, chefs in the royal court of China created delightful little morsels to appease the Emperor’s appetite & mood. With the same meat, the chefs prepared different dishes by changing textures, tastes, or cooking styles. Today, restaurant chefs create these same delicate morsels to satisfy different desires of the customers. BRING: apron. Meal included. Dishes: Chicken & Shrimp Pan Fried Noodles, Steam Crystal Shrimps, Meat Dumplings Soup, Sweet potato Coconut Cake Leader: Ching Leong Limit: 15     Fee: $20.00 
Fri - Mar 18
11:30am-2pm


EVENING POTTERY-REFESHER CLASS

Featuring: Refresher Class. Class provides intermediate & advance students pottery skill instructions, individual attention, demonstrations & a chance to ask questions. PRE-REQUISITE: taken the 577 Adult Pottery class. Leader: Julie Beutler 577 Staff Limit: 8     Fee: $18.00 
Mon - Mar 14
5:30-7:30pm


GARDEN ART POTTERY

Start looking toward the spring with clay decorations for your garden. No experience required! Make unique garden inspired pieces using hand building techniques. 577 will finish pieces with a glaze. Leader: Julie Beutler 577 Staff Limit: 10     Fee: $45.00 
Wed - Mar 30
5:30-8pm


HOT & MILD SAUCES

In Asian cooking, sauce plays an important role in every dish. From mild tasting foods to rich hot flavors, cooking gets its unique taste from the region they are created in. The climate of each region would influence the cuisine of each ethnic group. Learn how to make hot & mild sauces from South East Asia. BRING: apron. Meal included. Dishes: Chicken Ginger Wine Soup, Curry Mutton, Cashews Chicken with Tofu & VG, Sweet Potato Coconut Cake Leader: Ching Leong Limit: 15     Fee: $20.00 
Sat - Mar 19
6-8:30pm


LEBANESE LUNCHEON

Cabbage rolls, or malfouf, is easy & delicious. Stuffed with a perfect blend of meat & rice, with spices is melt in your mouth delicious when cooked to perfection. Grape leaves can be made with meat but we are making a vegetarian version. The popular hommus, chick pea dip, is a perfect accompaniment. A tabolee salad made with the freshest of ingredients. So healthy & delicious. BRING: “To Go” containers. Leader: Azeze Abdoney Limit: 15     Fee: $20.00 
Fri - Mar 11
12:30-4:30pm


MIDDLE EASTERN SWEETNESS

Baklava uses phyllo dough stacked with a simple syrup & nuts to make a sweet Mediterranean dessert that everyone will love. There are variations & ways to make this dessert. Maamoul, a butter cookie, stuffed with dates or walnuts is a popular dessert. Elephant ears made with homemade dough & sprinkles with sugar, cinnamon, both or neither is so easy & delicious. BRING: “To Go” containers. Leader: Azeze Abdoney Limit: 15     Fee: $20.00 
Wed - Mar 30
12:30-4:30pm


NEEDLE FELTED FAIRY GARDENS

Cigar boxes, small plates & unique, little containers will be used to hold a secret garden for fairies. Use one of mine, or a favorite of your own. Create a forest or grassy meadow. We will use hand-dyed locks, rovings & batts to fill the gardens with mushrooms, tree stumps, flowers & the like. Let your imagination run wild. See www.therovingartist.com for details and photos.  Leader: Margret Ann Miller Limit: 10     Fee: $30.00 
Wed - Mar 16
12:30-3:30pm


NEEDLE FELTED MINIATURE FAIRIES

Tiny fairies with hand-dyed locks of hair, rich colored roving dresses & fun little details will bring your fairies to life. Choose from different styles. Make one style in class & take home supplies to make one at home. Might be a centerpiece for a felted fairy garden. See www.therovingartist.com for details & photos. Leader: Margret Ann Miller Limit: 10     Fee: $30.00 
Wed - Mar 9
12:30-3:30pm


SATURDAY POTTERY-FLOWERS

Featuring: Flowers. 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 - Mar 12
1:30-4:30pm


SATURDAY POTTERY-UNIQUE PLANT HOLDERS

Featuring: Unique Plant Holders. 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 - Mar 12
9am-12pm


SO YOU WANT TO START A GARDEN

Master Urban Farmers, Crystal Taylor & Penny Bollin will discuss the basic requirements to start & grow a successful backyard garden. For beginning gardeners & those wanting to improve their garden yield. Topics: proper site selection, determining soil type, creating easy to maintain garden plans & more. Crystal & Penny will share years of gardening experience. You will take home a mini herb garden. Leader: Crystal Taylor Limit: 25     Fee: $20.00 
Thu - Mar 17
6-8:30pm


STAINED GLASS MOSAICS

Learn the basics of mosaics. Students will make a 5"X5" mosaic panel. 10 designs will be available or make your own. All tools & materials are provided. For a photo go to www.stevesglassclass.com. Leader: Steve Noblet Limit: 12     Fee: $25.00 
Mon - Mar 21
6:30-9:30pm


STAMPED CARDS & PAPERCRAFTS

Spring is around the corner!  Create treat packages for St Patty's Day & Easter, easy to duplicate for giving!  Cards feature beautiful spring colors & flowers! Sentiments on cards can vary for needs from birthday to thank you, sympathy, thinking of you, hello, etc. Projects feature techniques including die cuts, heat & dry embossing, washi tape & embellishments! Class for beginners & seasoned stampers.  Leader: Chris Smith Limit: 18     Fee: $20.00 
Thu - Mar 10
6:30-8:30pm


THE INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF PULSES

Launched by the United Nations, this year will focus on beans, peas, lentils, chickpeas & other legumes known as “pulse” crops. They are trying to raise awareness globally about protein power & health benefits of dried beans & peas in our diets & the shortages in underdeveloped countries. We will provide you with recipes & legume seeds to grow & explain the health benefits to you & the humanitarian efforts of sharing them. Leader: Vicki Gallagher 577 Staff Limit: 30     Fee: $20.00 
Sun - Mar 13
2-4pm


YOGA NIDRA INTEGRATIVE MEDITATION

The body has an innate mechanism for maintaining balance & health. Chronic tension & stress weakens our ability to maintain this balance. Learn step by step easily practiced meditation techniques to reverse the effects of stress & create a state of physical, mental & emotional relaxation & wellness. BRING: pillows for body support in comfortable lying meditation. Leader: Nancy Sloan Limit: 8     Fee: $15.00 
Thu - Mar 3
6:30-8pm


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: 50     Fee: $5.00 
Fri - Jun 10
6-8pm


fiber577 WORKSHOP - CYANOTYPES

Artist Cindy Steiler, in this two day workshop, 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. Brief history of cyanotype & Anna Atkins, the first female photographer who employed it. Will also be covering: chemistry; fabric preparation; contact printing botanicals, objects, lace, etc.; preparing digital negatives from both old photos & jpegs; printing photographs; cyanotype toning (turning the blue & white image to black & white or sepia); 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: 10     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: 6     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


YOUTH AND FAMILY CLASSES

DIGGING DINOS!: 3-5 yr olds w/Adult

Were the dinosaurs here? Take a trip back in time & learn more about dinosaurs, what they ate, how they lived & where they went. Eat a snack to extinction & take home your own dino! Leader: Maureen Schell Limit: 12     Fee: $6.00 
Tue - Feb 16
1-2pm


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

Adult & child enjoy an exploration of hand built pottery projects. Make projects using coils, pinch, slab or extruded clay techniques. Make projects together or individually. Decorate with colored slips. 577 will finish pieces with a clear glaze. BOTH ADULT AND CHILD MUST REGISTER FOR CLASS. Leader: Christy Cordell 577 Staff Limit: 10     Fee: $20.00 
Mon - Feb 15
10am-12pm

Mon - Feb 15
2-4pm


NATURAL ART START: 3-5 yr olds w/Adult

Nature Art is the best. Try some new things using nature to make art. Paint with a feather, print with a leaf & try other fun ways to combine nature & art. Enjoy a natural snack. Take home frame worthy creations! Leader: Maureen Schell Limit: 12     Fee: $6.00 
Tue - Feb 23
1-2pm


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

Designed for preschoolers. Bring a grown up to join in the fun & help create beautiful art projects. Do you like bugs? I do. Let 's make some. Leader: Carole Jambard-Sweet Limit: 14     Fee: $5.00 
Tue - Feb 16
10-11am


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

Designed for preschoolers. Bring a grown up to join in the fun & help create beautiful art projects. It is Penguin Day! Come graduate from Penguin University. Leader: Carole Jambard-Sweet Limit: 14     Fee: $5.00 
Tue - Feb 23
10-11am


DRAWING FUN WITH MR. PICASSO: 2nd-7th grds

Local artist Roy Wilson, as Mr. Picasso, will help youth develop drawing & compositional skills. His step-by-step method is accessible & challenging to all levels. Explore nature & cartooning themes. Come share your creativity! BRING: #2 pencil, eraser, 12x18 drawing pad. Leader: Roy Wilson Limit: 20     Fee: $50.00 
Fri - Mar 18, 25 Apr 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 May 6, 13, 20
3:55-5pm


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

Adult & child enjoy an exploration of hand built pottery projects. Make projects using coils, pinch, slab or extruded clay techniques. Make projects together or individually. Decorate with colored slips. 577 will finish pieces with a clear glaze. BOTH ADULT AND CHILD MUST REGISTER FOR CLASS. Leader: Christy Cordell 577 Staff Limit: 10     Fee: $20.00 
Tue - Mar 29
10am-12pm

Tue - Mar 29
2-4pm


FAMILY POTTERY: 4 yr olds-K with adult

Adult & child make hand built pottery together or individually from demonstrations. Work with pinch, slab or extruded clay, decorate with colored slips. 577 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 
Mon - Mar 7
10-11:30am


MUSICAL JAMBOREE: 2-4 yr olds & adult

Come & make music in this class designed for preschoolers. We will dance, play games, sing, listen to stories & use toy musical instruments to make our own music. Take home a cluster of ribbons & CD of songs. Leader: Elaine Sneider Limit: 12     Fee: $58.00 
Mon - Mar 21, 28 Apr 4, 11, 18, 25 May 2, 9
10-10:45am


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

Designed for preschoolers. Bring a grown up to join in the fun & help create beautiful art projects. Easter is around the bend. Easter surprises are fun to make. Leader: Carole Jambard-Sweet Limit: 14     Fee: $5.00 
Tue - Mar 22
10-11am


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

Designed for preschoolers. Bring a grown up to join in the fun & help create beautiful art projects. Let’s go to the farm & see who we can find. Leader: Carole Jambard-Sweet Limit: 14     Fee: $5.00 
Tue - Mar 1
10-11am


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

Designed for preschoolers. Bring a grown up to join in the fun & help create beautiful art projects. Let’s make some beautiful salt art. Leader: Carole Jambard-Sweet Limit: 14     Fee: $5.00 
Tue - Mar 29
10-11am


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

Designed for preschoolers. Bring a grown up to join in the fun & help create beautiful art projects.The top of the morning to you. Here comes St. Patrick's Day. Leader: Carole Jambard-Sweet Limit: 14     Fee: $5.00 
Tue - Mar 15
10-11am


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

Designed for preschoolers. Bring a grown up to join in the fun & help create beautiful art projects. Let’s go to the zoo & meet some friends. Leader: Carole Jambard-Sweet Limit: 14     Fee: $5.00 
Tue - Mar 8
10-11am


YOUTH POTTERY: 3rd-5th grds

Let your child experience the fun of working in clay! Learn the basics of hand building & explore the potter’s wheel. Learn about glazing & finish their pieces with high & low fire glazes. Leader: Christy Cordell 577 Staff Limit: 12     Fee: $95.00 
Wed - Mar 9, 16, 23 Apr 6, 13, 20
4-5pm


YOUTH POTTERY: 6th-12th grds

Students will focus on developing their creative side in many hand built & wheel projects. The course will feature extruded work, slab work & potter’s wheel skills. They will glaze & get an understanding of firing. Leader: Christy Cordell 577 Staff Limit: 12     Fee: $95.00 
Tue - Mar 8, 15, 22 Apr 5, 12, 19
5:15-6:45pm


YOUTH POTTERY: K-2nd grds

Have fun with clay! In this class learn to make pinch, extruded, slab, coil pots & other fun hand built projects. Learn about glazing & take home several pieces! Leader: Christy Cordell 577 Staff Limit: 9     Fee: $75.00 
Tue - Mar 8, 15, 22 Apr 5, 12, 19
3:45-4:45pm