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NEW! First Fridays: Open Studio 

Welcome to the First Fridays: Open Studio Creative Cookies Night!

 from 6:00 - 9:00 each month, come meet us and play with a different local artist for demonstrations, arts or crafts each month from: wet and dry felting, paperclay, watercolor, acrylic, pastels, drawing, jewelry, encaustic, hand stitching, knitting...  

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Wet-felting: Scarves

Workshop

From raw wool to beautiful apparel! Come join us in some fun with one of nature's most versatile fibers - WOOL! We'll take you through processing the wool, washing to carding, to some basic dying and wind it up with a finished Nuno felted scarf.


Sound fun? Please let us know by contacting us here, tell us you would like to participate!

Basic Needle-Felting Workshop: click to register

You've asked for it! We're going to try something a little different, a weekday workshop short and designed to give you a taste for what is possible with sculptural needle felting. You'll leave with a sweet little bunny or bear and an idea of how to create most mammals.
  Go Here to Register (you can Register to save  your place and pay via PayPal or pay when you  ​get here. Or just drop by and leave a check. Tell us what you are looking for.) 



And if you can't make it, 

Coming Workshops...

Basic Encaustic (Painting with Hot Wax) Workshop, 

Dittmer ArtBarn, Time: sign up to request a date

Encaustic is one of the oldest forms of painting, with paint made from pure pigment mixed with beeswax and resin. The mixture is applied hot, and then reheated to fuse the layers together. It's one of the most forgiving mediums available, allowing you to "undo" virtually anything, giving you the freedom to be fearless and let your creativity flow.
We will cover the basics, including information about how to make paint. We’ll also learn about commercial paints and their applications, supports, grounds and techniques: paint application, fusing, glazing, inscribing and mixed media approaches, safety, materials, demos of applying paint, glazing. How to get that smooth surface! We will also introduce mixed media, working with oil bar, pigment, creating lines and texture and image transfer. We will emphasize how these techniques can be developed to create a unique encaustic language for each student. We will talk (and demo) how to create glaze layers, as well as some special techniques like inscribing and using dry pigment. Participants will leave with printouts containing pertinent information as well as a list of suppliers.

What to bring:
• comfortable shoes and clothing you  aren’t afraid to get waxed
• bag lunch and any additional personal snacks (the Studio will provide coffee, tea, water and some sort of baked item)


Go Here to Register (you can Register to save
​your place and pay via PayPal or pay when you
​get here. Or just drop by and leave a check.



And if you can't make it,



News!

All the news that's fit to tell

This is all so new and exciting that we can't put it all in right now.  Do you have news you would like posted? Let us know. You can register and write a message or simply drop us an e-mail at: kwilson@dittmerartbarn.com or follow us at: Facebook.com/DittmerartBarn