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Create a Hardbound Book

$110

with Consie Powell

Calendar May 19, 2018 at 9 am

Two-Day Class:
May 19, 2018, 9:00 AM- 1:00 PM
May 20, 2018, 9:00 Am- 1:00 PM

Tuition: $80 Materials: $30

An elegant and sturdy hand-bound book is a joy to make and a pleasure to use, whether for writing, sketching or as a guest book. In this class, we will create a hardbound, cloth-covered book with blank pages of high quality, acid-free paper. At the end of the class, you will have a book ready for whatever use you desire. The skills you gain using simple tools will enable you to make hardbound books at home without complicated bookbinding equipment.

About the Instructor: Consie Powell is an artist and writer who creates picture books for young readers and has been making her own sketch journals for years. She has taught bookbinding skills to numerous individuals, as well as teaching journaling classes for the Ely Folk School.

Create a Hardbound Book

$110

with Consie Powell

Calendar Jun 20, 2018 at 9 am

June 20, 2018, 9:00 AM- 1:00 PM
June 21, 2018, 9:00 Am- 1:00 PM

Tuition: $80 Materials: $30

An elegant and sturdy hand-bound book is a joy to make and a pleasure to use, whether for writing, sketching or as a guest book. In this class, we will create a hardbound, cloth-covered book with blank pages of high quality, acid-free paper .At the end of the class, you will have a book ready for whatever use you desire. The skills you gain using simple tools will enable you to make hardbound books at home without complicated bookbinding equipment.

About the Instructor: Consie Powell is an artist and writer who creates picture books for young readers and has been making her own sketch journals for years. She has taught bookbinding skills to numerous individuals, as well as teaching journaling classes for the Ely Folk School.

Create a Hardbound Book

$110

with Consie Powell

Calendar Jul 18, 2018 at 9 am

Two Day Class:
July 18, 2018, 9:00 AM- 1:00 PM
July 19, 2018, 9:00 Am- 1:00 PM

Tuition: $80 Materials: $30

An elegant and sturdy hand-bound book is a joy to make and a pleasure to use, whether for writing, sketching or as a guest book. In this class, we will create a hardbound, cloth-covered book with blank pages of high quality, acid-free paper .At the end of the class, you will have a book ready for whatever use you desire. The skills you gain using simple tools will enable you to make hardbound books at home without complicated bookbinding equipment.

About the Instructor: Consie Powell is an artist and writer who creates picture books for young readers and has been making her own sketch journals for years. She has taught bookbinding skills to numerous individuals, as well as teaching journaling classes for the Ely Folk School.

Create a Hardbound Book

$110

with Consie Powell

Calendar Aug 11, 2018 at 9 am

Two Day Class:
August 11, 2018, 9:00 AM- 1:00 PM
August 12, 2018, 9:00 Am- 1:00 PM

Tuition: $80 Materials: $30

An elegant and sturdy hand-bound book is a joy to make and a pleasure to use, whether for writing, sketching or as a guest book. In this class, we will create a hardbound, cloth-covered book with blank pages of high quality, acid-free paper .At the end of the class, you will have a book ready for whatever use you desire. The skills you gain using simple tools will enable you to make hardbound books at home without complicated bookbinding equipment.

About the Instructor: Consie Powell is an artist and writer who creates picture books for young readers and has been making her own sketch journals for years. She has taught bookbinding skills to numerous individuals, as well as teaching journaling classes for the Ely Folk School.

Create a Northwoods Switchplate

$35

with Kay Vandervort

Calendar May 12, 2018 at 9:30 am

Saturday, May 12, 2018
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Tuition: $25  Materials: $10

Create a leaf-themed switch plate using polymer clay for your Northwoods home or cabin. Polymer is an easy-to-use medium that can be stamped, carved, scored, and painted to achieve the desired effect. Participants will have a finished switch plate at the end of the class.

Additionally, it is a chance for students to experiment with the medium before they consider investing in the supplies and clay. Polymer clay, as a medium, has many uses for creating unique jewelry, decorative bowls, art pieces, and figurines. Wear clothes you can get paint on.

About the instructor: Kay Vandervort remembers, “As children we could get out of doing dishes if we read...so we read a lot. And, we could watch television if we had a project to work on, so I developed the habit of having a lap project---jewelry making, embroidery, sewing, or experimenting with a variety of artistic media. It is the exploration of color and texture that excites me about working with polymer. It can be manipulated, stacked, stamped, carved, and scored to create interesting layers and textures

Kay has a degree in secondary education and taught both in high school and technical college before moving to a career in not-for-profit management. She has trained at both regional and statewide conferences on topics related to non-profit marketing, volunteer management, and volunteer recruitment and screening. She has taught several jewelry and polymer clay classes in the past at the Ely Folk School.

 

Create a One-of-a-Kind Embroidered Bracelet

$85

with Kay Vandervort

Calendar May 5, 2018 at 9:30 am

Saturday, May 5, 2018
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Tuition: $65 Materials: $20

Learn the technique of bead embroidery while creating a one-of-a-kind bracelet. It is a fun and easy way to create interesting texture and color combinations for unique pieces of jewelry. It does not require following a specific pattern or counting beads or stitches, allowing for total creativity, combining color and texture in unique patterns. This technique is adaptable to other applications such as an embellishing clothing and making necklaces, book covers, or wall hangings. Participants will end up with one completed bracelet and ideas for other projects.

 About the instructor, Kay Vandervort: "Although I've never really thought of myself as an artist, I've had both visual art and one-of-a-kind jewelry items accepted in galleries in both Wisconsin and Michigan. My love of art began in my youth with a mother who did not believe idle hands were a good thing. Our choices were to create something, read, study, garden, or clean. I threw myself into everything except the cleaning part and found I love to experiment with color, texture, and random lines. I make jewelry because I like to wear it and would prefer to wear something of my own design."

Kay retired to Ely three years ago after a career as a freelance writer followed by thirty years as a nonprofit executive director. She is experienced in teaching both high school and adult education courses in communication. She has taught several jewelry and polymer clay classes in the past at the Ely Folk School.

Herringbone Beaded Bracelets

$35

with Kay Vandervort

Calendar May 18, 2018 at 1 pm

Friday, May 18, 2018
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Tuition: $20  Materials: $15

This lovely bracelet, which is also sometimes called a chevron bracelet, is easy to make and elegant to wear with any outfit. It utilizes jump rings to create the unique herringbone design. Once you master the technique, you can whip up a bracelet in less than an hour.

About the instructor: Kay Vandevort remembers, “As children we could get out of doing dishes, but only if we read...so we read a lot. And, we could watch television if we had a project to work on, so I developed the habit of having a lap project---jewelry making, embroidery, sewing, or experimenting with a variety of artistic media. Kay creatively combines media and has exhibited art to wear and three dimensional, mixed media wall hangings in galleries in three states. She shows students the way to explore textures, colors and layers to create unique, wearable pieces of art.

Kay has a degree in secondary education and taught both in high school and technical college before moving to a career in not for profit management. She has trained at both regional and statewide conferences on topics related to non-profit marketing, volunteer management, and volunteer recruitment and screening. She has taught several jewelry and polymer clay classes in the past at the Ely Folk School.

 

Marvelous Mathematical Models

$50

with Barb Jones

Calendar May 13, 2018 at 10 am

This is a two-session class:

Sunday, May 13, 2018  10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
AND
Sunday, May 20, 2018  11:00 - 12:00

Tuition: $30  Materials: $20

What do you get when you combine art, craft and math? Some amazing shapes and 3D solids!

You don't need to know any math to build and appreciate these beauties, so don't be scared. All it takes is card stock, scissors, glue, and, of course, a little patience. During the first two-hour session, you will learn the tricks of creating a simple 3-dimensional project by assembling some basic solids and will start on a more complicated model to complete at home.

During the second session, you can bring your questions and your project for show and tell. You will also receive a kit and instructions for a more advanced project to do on your own. Once you learn the techniques, you can have fun creating a variety of colorful models to fill your world with flamboyant, mathematically-correct beauty, impressing your friends with interesting structures and fascinating symmetries.

About the instructor: Barb Jones started making drawings, designs and models in high school. She taught physics for 40 years in London, Minnesota and California, grade school to grad school. Since retiring to Ely in 2008, she has had fun making log furniture, wooden clocks and kinetic sculptures.

 





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