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Upcoming Art & Craft Classes

A variety of art and craft classes for all ages are coming up at “my little studio & island arts” in downtown Stevensville. Our classes are always fun, non-intimidating, and of course educational! For more information or to register, please call (410) 604-0721, email joan@mylittlestudio.com, or stop by the studio at 321 Love Point Road (across from Peace of Cake). These and any other classes we may add can be found on our website (www.kentislandart.com).

Knot Just For Pearls –  Monday, October 24th 11:00 – 1:00
Beginners will learn the basics of knotting while creating a trendy necklace that sparkles with crystals, seed beads and metallic thread!
Level: Beginner
Instructor: Lori Manoogian
Cost: $28.00
Bring an assortment of crystals, big eye needle, metallic thread of your choice and a clasp.

Simple Jewelry – Thursday, October 27th 1:00 – 2:30
Have fun using beads, wire and findings to design and create a pair of earrings and a bracelet to take home with you. Simple techniques and the use of the appropriate jewelry tools will be covered.
Instructor: Joan McWilliams
Cost: $25 (includes materials and use of tools)

Copper Clay Basics – Saturday, November 5th 9:30 – 2:00
From clay to metal in one day. Learn a new way of creating a solid copper element that can be worked into a piece of jewelry or within other art forms. No metalsmithing or other artist background is needed. Students will complete at least one item to take home, with firing done in class. Ages 16 and up.
Minimum of 3 students and maximum of 5
Instructor: Janice Colvin
Cost: $45 (includes clay and use of necessary tools)
Bring small objects for texturing or mold making: shells, bark or buttons.
Bring a bag lunch.

Wine Glass Painting – Friday evening, November 11th 7:30 – 9:00
Paint a wine glass or two using special paints and techniques that you’ll learn.  Receive instructions for making the design permanent once you get home. Enjoy a glass of wine, too!
Instructor: Joan McWilliams
Cost: $15, plus $5 per glass

Tree of Life Pendant  – Thursday evening, November 10th 6:00 – 8:00
Using about 40 3-4mm beads and copper wire, students will create a stunning pendant that celebrates mother earth! Students will also learn to patina using liver of sulpher. You can also use chips. Gemstones and glass work best.
A great project for the fall!
Level: Beginner wirework & patina
Instructor: Lori Manoogian
Cost: $28.00

Folk Art Painting – Monday, November 14th 1:00 – 3:00
Learn the basic brushstrokes and techniques used in the folk art style of painting. Apply what you learn to a project that you will be able to take home with you.
Level: Beginner
Instructor: Joan McWilliams
Cost:  $35 (includes supplies)

Kids’ Beading – Saturday, November 19th 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Learn basic stringing and design techniques and leave class with either a necklace or a bracelet! Class size is limited to 10 students.
Instructor: Joan McWilliams
Cost: $15 (all materials and supplies are included)

Illusion Necklace – Thursday evening, December 1st  6:00 – 8:00
Get ready for the holidays with this wonderfully unique and elegant necklace!
The best part is that you can use all your mismatched beads!
Bring assorted beads, pearls and crystals not larger than 8mm, and a clasp. Illusion cord provided.
Level: Beginner
Instructor: Lori Manoogian
Cost: $28.00

Tribal Bangle Bracelets – Saturday, December 10th, 10:00 – 2:00
Make a faux bone, ivory or wood tribal pattern bracelet with easy to use oven baked clay and simple tools. Texture and embellish your work with glass or metal beads, wire, small shells or stones. Once cured in the oven, bracelets may be sanded, painted with acrylic paint and polished with soft cloth to achieve an antiqued or ancient weathered look. The resulting bracelets are lightweight and beautiful. Ages 14 and up.
Minimum of 3 students and maximum of 5
Instructor: Janice Colvin
Cost: $39 (includes clay and use of necessary tools)
Bring a bag lunch.

Ongoing Classes……
Kids’ Drawing Class – Satudays 11 a.m. – noon
For ages 5 – 12
Instructed by Joan McWilliams
A drawing class just for kids! Learn the fundamentals of drawing, including line, shape, value, perspective, shading techniques, and more. This class is meant to be a fun learning experience, providing inspiration to those children who already love art, and those who want to give it a try. A variety of drawing mediums and materials will be introduced.
Cost: $15 per session. All materials supplied by the instructor.

Painting – Wednesdays noon – 3:00
Instructor: M. Bannon
Receive excellent painting instruction from this accomplished artist and certified educator. Beginners and experienced painters welcome.
Cost: $22 per session.Please call the instructor at (410) 643-9075 for more information and/or to register.

Quilting – Wednesdays 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Instructor: Marilyn AstonCome quilt with us every Wednesday. Students bring a project of their choosing to work on and get excellent instruction and/or guidance from Marilyn.
Cost: $15 per session

Students Learn How to Turn Precious Metal Clay Into Silver Jewelry

Have you always wanted to make your own jewelry? Here’s you chance. On Saturday, Jan. 30 from 9-1pm, Island Arts in Stevensville is offering a simple workshop that teaches you how to create your very own fine silver charms out of precious metal clay. This beginner class, taught by PMC-certified artisan Melissa Kay-Steves of CharmTree still has a few slots available for anyone ages 12 years old and older.

Not sure you’re ready? Come watch a live demonstration, shop for jewelry, browse designs, or just enjoy a complimentary dessert. One lucky person will win a silver charm.

Workshop Fee: $75 (includes up to 4 charms + jump ring findings) All students should bring a brown bag lunch. Pre-registration by 1/16 required. ($20 non-refundable deposit can be made at Island Arts/My Little Studio). Space is limited so please call (240) 422-6716 or email charmtree@verizon.net for more information or visit www.charmtreejewelry.com.

If you would like more information about this topic or to find out the complete line up of fall classes and workshops at Island Arts or to schedule an interview with Melissa Kay-Steves, please call Joan McWilliams at (410) 604-0721 or send an email to mylittlestudio1@aol.com.