2020 is a Leap Year! As you may know, Julius Caesar created the concept of leap year and was further refined by Pope Gregory XIII in 1582 when he created the Gregorian calendar that we use today. Incidentally, it was not an easy change and riots broke out; check out more information on this bit of history here.
Whatever the history, you can use your extra 24 hours as you wish. Of course, we hope you’ll join us for a class! Our late-February classes a variety of techniques including seed beading, drilling stones (yes, another class has been added!), soldering, felting, metalwork, and metal clay.
Here are the classes and open sessions scheduled February 21 – 29:
Saturday, February 22
Huichol-style Bead Mosaic: Taking it inside a Bowl
Instructor: Pamela Kearns
10:00am – 1:00pm
Explore the art of this ancient style of bead mosaic!
Sunday, February 23
Turtle Tab Setting a Cabochon or Flat Back Crystal or Flat Bead
Instructor: Liz Kennedy
12:00 – 3:00pm
Delve into metalwork and learn how to set your favourite flat bead without heat while learning how to add texture and patina to sheet metal for a one-of-a-kind pendant!
Monday, February 24
Wednesday, February 26
Thursday, February 27
Saturday, February 29 – Leap Day!
Best of Both – Silver metal clay textures and soldered construction (2 days)
Instructor: Christine Woollacott
10:00am – 5:00pm
Explore how to combine silver metal clay and traditional metalsmithing techniques! Class continues Sunday, March 1, 11:00am – 4:00pm.
Needle Felted Landscapes: Pendants and Brooches
Instructor: Anne Marie Desaulniers
11:00am – 5:00pm
Learn how to blend bead embroidery, traditional embroidery stitches and needle felting to create a fantasy landscape!
Click on the links for additional information. Check-out what is coming up on the March class calendar!