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08 August 2019
Craft a Custom Fit Moccasin
with Donna Mienk
Saturday, August 24, 2019
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuition: $80 Materials: $35
Moccasins are the best natural footwear ever devised. Warm, light & lithe, they're said to give you "magic feet" that can be rolled up and taken with you to parties, and worn inside your own home.
You will learn to create a pattern for deerskin moccasins, customized to fit your feet. This style of moccasins is a two-piece style, all hand-sewn. YAt the end of the class, you will either have a pair of completed moccasins or possibly have some work left to do at home.
Students should bring pliers and scissors. Feel free to bring any beads you may have to decorate the top with one special bead or a simple design.
About the Instructor: Donna Mienk has her own moccasin-making business and has taught the process for many years. View her craft at her Mienko's Moccasins facebook site.
Making Watercolor Notecards
with Holly Meeker Rom
Saturday, August 18, 2019
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Tuition: $20 Materials: $15
Have you ever wanted to create your own cards for that special occasion? You will learn about color mixing and watercolor techniques with brush, paint, and paper and will explore a variety of subject ideas. You will create individual, original notecards on paper and envelopes supplied in class.
Materials will be provided, but feel free to bring your favorite brushes or other watercolor supplies if you have them.
About the instructor: Holly Meeker Rom has worked in the watercolor medium professionally since 1980, and has taught drawing, watercolor and color theory for 40 years. Holly enjoys teaching and guiding students at all levels in the adventure of watercolor painting. She is inspired by the landscape of the lakes and forests of Ely, MN.
She has taught locally at the Ely Folk School, the Miner's Dry and the Art Corner. Holly's work can be viewed on her website, www.hollymeekerrom.com.
She has an MFA in painting from American University in Washington, DC, and an MA in Art Education from California State Univ. in Sacramento. She is a signature member of the Northwest Watercolor Society and The Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club. She led art historical tours at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC for 17 years in School programs. She has been a part-time resident of Ely, MN for 20 years.
Weave a Towel - Intermediate Weaving
with Diane Thomson
This is a two-day class: Notes the different times each day
Friday, August 16, 2019 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Saturday, August 17, 2019 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuition: $120 Materials: $30
Come join this class to expand your skills on the use of rigid heddle looms. You will learn to warp a rigid heddle loom for a kitchen towel. That when woven, can result in two different patterns, stripes or plaid.
The first day we will plan and warp your towel pattern. On the second day, you will spend most of the day weaving your towel and then learning to finish the ends. If you have your own loom, feel free to bring it, the recommended heddle size is 10 epi.
Prerequisites: Prior experience on the use of a rigid heddle loom or completion of the Learn to Weave class.
About the instructor: Diane Thomson enjoys many of the fiber arts and learned to weave in high school. She rediscovered weaving in 1985 when she purchased her first loom. She spent most of her weaving time on rag rugs until the 90’s, when she focused on spinning and knitting, which she has since taught at several yarn shops in the Twin Cities and at the Ely Folk School. She currently is offering knitting classes at Sisu Designs Yarn Shop in Ely.