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    Mosaics 101: Introduction to Mosaics

    Sunday, September 23 / 10 am - 3 pm

    Students will learn the basics of mosaics, including techniques, design and grouting. Using various materials, students will work towards a 10” x 10” mosaic mirror or 6 x 12 plaque project. All materials provided but students may bring other objects (stones, jewels, beads, etc.) to incorporate into their piece. This class is intended for those unfamiliar or new to mosaics but all skill levels are welcome. At the end of the workshop, students will be given a grouting demo and take home grout kit. Students can take the grout home or may choose to complete the project with guidance at a later date at Copper Cat Studios in Sparks.

    Instructor: Katie Packham
    Ages: Adults (15+) / All Levels

    $75 General / $65 Museum members

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    Upcycled Envelope Wallets

    Sunday, October 21 / 1 - 4 pm

    You have a wealth of book-making materials passing through your home every day, often ending up in the trash or recycling. In this fun introductory class, students will learn to turn junk mail envelopes into clever pocketbooks using basic bookbinding and collage techniques. Two pocketbooks will be completed during the class, so you’ll finish with a gift for a friend or family member. This structure is perfect for stashing cash and credit cards, tickets and ephemera, or any other small treasures. Both novice and intermediate book makers welcome. *Supply list.

    Instructor: Bel Mills
    Ages: Adult (15+) / All levels

    $35 General / $32 Museum members

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    Bar Soap Box Book

    Saturday, November 3 / 10 am - 2 pm

    In this fun introductory class, you will learn how to use patterned paper, book cloth, and waxed thread to turn an ordinary bar-soap box into a thick mini-journal with a hand-stitched spine. Students will leave with a compact journal ideal for taking on the road or giving as a gift. With just over 365 pages, the journal is also an ideal “line-a-day” diary, habit tracker, or dream journal. Also a great place for artists to test pens and paints, or demo rubber stamps. A variety of basic bookbinding techniques will be covered, including proper folding, gluing and stitching practices. Both novice and intermediate book makers welcome. *Supply list.

    Instructor: Bel Mills
    Ages: Adult (15+) / All levels

    $45 General / $42 Museum members

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    Mailable Book from a Shipping Box

    Wednesday and Thursday, November 14 and 15 / 10 am - 3 pm

    In this class, students will make a totally unique mailable book whose cover is a shipping box that can – and will-- be sent through the mail. Two books will be made over the course of two days: one the students will address to themselves – which will be mailed by the instructor after the class is over-- and one addressed to a friend for students to mail when they choose. Upon arrival in the mail, the flaps of the boxes are opened and trimmed to create the finished book. Class activities will include assembling and embellishing the page sections of the books; sewing the sections into the boxes; embellishing and addressing the covers of the books and creating a button closure. If you love postage stamps, mail art collage, or upcycled crafts, this is the class for you. All experience levels welcome. *Supply list.

    Instructor:Bel Mills
    Ages: Adult (15+) / All levels

    $115 General / $105 Museum members

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    Hand Painted Ornaments

    Saturday, December 1 / 9 am - 12 pm

    Inspired by her Czechoslovakian heritage, instructor Iva Neveux will introduce student to basic painting techniques to create beautiful holiday ornaments. Each student will create two hand-painted ornaments using combinations of dots, lines, dashes and curves. All materials included with registration.

    Instructor: Iva Neveux
    Ages: Adults (15+) / All levels

    $40 General / $35 Museum members

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    Hand Painted Ornaments

    Sunday, December 2 / 1 - 4 pm

    Inspired by her Czechoslovakian heritage, instructor Iva Neveux will introduce student to basic painting techniques to create beautiful holiday ornaments. Each student will create two hand-painted ornaments using combinations of dots, lines, dashes and curves. All materials included with registration.

    Instructor: Iva Neveux
    Ages: Adults (15+) / All levels

    $40 General / $35 Museum members