Classes for Adults
Upcoming Classes: Please register at least 7 days in advance. A 30% deposit is required to hold your
place and the deposit is non-refundable for cancellations within 10 days
of the class start date. Register by phone at (802) 586-2200, in person
at The Art House, or
Click on titles to register for a class.
Four Sessions, 2.5 hours each, Saturday mornings
March 8, 15, 22, and April 5th (not March 29th)
First class, 9-11:30; all others 9:30-noon
Cost: $95 plus $10 materials fee.
Limit 8 students
More joy! We’ll study color theory from new angles – further explorations of fundamentals of value, hue, saturation, complements, contrast and harmony, and communication with color. There are almost infinite subtleties to the subject. Mediums will be gouache and collage.
Felting Days (click the day below to sign up)
Saturdays, March 22, April 26
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cost: $15 donation to The Art House
March 22: Mug Rugs: basic wet felting.
Now that you can't put the felting needle down, give this felting technique a try: wet felting uses hot water, soap, and agitation to bind fibers together, creating a felted mat. We'll make a small practice piece to learn about laying out, wetting down, and shrinkage, and then we'll create some fancy little mug rugs--great decorations under vases and bowls, or use as coasters to protect wooden surfaces. Take some wool home to make a wet-felted template for the next class, which we will embellish.
April 26: Embellishing Felted Items.
Now that you know how to wet felt and needle felt, it's time for you to get into surface design and embellishment. Learn to use yarn, thread, roving, beads, and more to decorate an already-felted item.
Instructors Barbara Mutrux and Margaret Pitkin
March 15 and 29
9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Cost: $150 (includes felting lessons, yoga relaxation,
and lunch both days)
Join us at The Art House for a special “coming out of winter” prescription for personal renewal through creativity. Two classes in March will offer participants the opportunity to explore felting with wool. Instruction in wet and needle felting along with explanations regarding the properties of various types of wool fiber, will fill the morning and afternoon. In between, participants will enjoy delicious snacks, lunch and a 45 minute relaxing, stretching yoga session each day.
Yoga will be led by Tina Ghantous
. Tina has taught yoga for 20 years and is an RYT-200 instructor. For the last three years tina has taught in the Northeast Kingdom as a path of healing, earth connection, and empowerment. Tina has trained with many gifted teachers of dance, yoga, meditation, and song.
Felting instructor is Barb Mutrux, RN, has studied felting with accomplished fiber artists Chad Alice Hagen of NC, Karolina Arvilommi of Finland, Fiona Duthie and Sharon Costello, Black Sheep Designs, NY. For the last four years she has been felting in her Craftsbury home and using her felting skills to support The Art House.
The workshop will be held at The Art House on March 15 and 29 from 9:30am-3pm each day. The all-inclusive fee for both days is $150. Register early as class size is limited. Bring a friend and renew!
All proceeds from this class will be donated to The Art House.
with Gabe Tempesta
Tuesdays, March 11 - April 15
2:00 - 4:00 pm
Cost: $35 plus materials fee
Gabriel Tempesta teaches basic acrylic painting methods. Working from photographs and painting on primed masonite, students will learn the basic characteristics of acrylic paint such as drying time, mixing, types of brushes to use.
This is the perfect follow-up class to students who took Susan Sawyer's Color Theory and Practice class.
Want to make a suggestion? The Art House tries to accommodate students interests and availability. Let us know what you would like to take and when.