Want to try indigo dyeing? Here's your chance to try one of the oldest and most loved textile dyes! You'll experience the magic of watching your fabric turn from green to blue as it comes out of the indigo vat and see first-hand the complexity of blues produced by this ancient and incomparable dye. We'll dye as much as we can over the course of the afternoon! Stay for the duration and watch how the blue changes, lightening as the vat wears.

Bring a favorite t-shirt, new cloth for your next sewing adventure, an unsuccessful weaving or dyeing project, a skein of yarn, shibori-stitched fabric, or ...


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August 24/25, 2019 - 4-9:00 p.m.

Skill Level: Intermediate to Advance

2-Day, 4:00 – 9:00 (snacks and drinks will be provided)

Learn to sculpt your own one of a kind character doll in polymer clay! This Character Doll Class is recommended to anyone who wishes to learn beginning to advanced doll making. We’ll have two packed, fun filled workshop days in an intimate environment, which covers beginning as well as advanced topics. This class includes making (head, hands, and feet) armatures for body and a soft sculpted body. Having some knowledge of human anatomy will greatly enhance the experience in this class. We’ll be working on a 14" doll and learning the fundamental elements and construction of the doll, from armature building, hardware design/construction and placement, to assembly for positioning with artist Kim Wilson.
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Time: August 3, 4   – 4:00 – 9:00p.m.

Intro to Hand Building will be an opportunity for students to work with clay as an art medium.  Each student will become familiar with the basic methods of construction, decoration, vocabulary, as well as sculptural techniques.

Includes enough stoneware clay for 4 tumblers, glazing/firing & additional studio access (see studio hours below)

Learning Objectives:
Slab building
Coil Method
Pinch Method
Modeling


Surface Applications, such as:
Scraffito
Transfer
Stencils
Brush


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A Character Doll Workshop Intensive!

Your Choice, Your Workshops: Choose Here!

Here are three dates to choose from (please choose a date and indicate a class, if you are flexible or would like multiples, just write it in!) Each date has two possibilities  - Morning Sessions: 9:00 - 1:30, Afternoon Sessions: 2:00 - 6:30 Please indicate date, time, and workshop preference.  Indicate your choices HERE...

And Yes! Gift Certificates are available through PayPal and check! 

Go HERE for PayPal or for Check please CONTACT Kim Wilson to purchase.
Like to gift a Class, Workshop or Studio Time, or just a portion thereof? Just click HERE, and you can send either a cash amount voucher or direct purchase (just type in the class or workshop and description amount) to any of the above to send a gift.

Private Lessons 

Please contact Kim Wilson for details



Like to have private lessons in drawing, painting, computer arts? Privates are available either  by the hour or as a package. Feel free to call or write with your thoughts and we'll see chat we can do to help you.


Tuesday, Thursday 10:00-12:00 a.m.
Ages 10 and up, $25.00 per half-hour session (or save with a package), Materials fee available on an as needed basis

Basic Needle-Felting Workshop

Dry-felted Animal Treasures, June 15, 2019 - 4:00-9:00 p.m. 

Yep, a weekend workshop - short and sweet, designed to give you a taste for what is possible with sculptural needle felting. You'll leave with a sweet little creature and an idea of how to create most mammals.

 The perfect gift project for just before the holidays. We’ll keep it simple enough for anyone to master. For the beginner and intermediate fiber artist. MORE:
Private Sessions
Open Studio Sessions

Open Studio

Monday and Friday afternoons



Tired of working home alone? Come join us at the Studio and share the space, conversation and ideas. Maybe breathe deep and just enjoy the animals and the great outdoors. Sometimes it's easier to stay energized and come up with new ideas in the company of other like minded folk. Bring your own materials and projects or pay a materials fee and use our stuff. Do call to make sure we have enough space each time.


Pay by check, cash or PayPal: single or monthly billing.


Monday, Friday 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Ages 10 and up, $15.00 a session. (Materials fee available on an as-needed basis) 

Do let us know if you are coming, limited spaces are available!

Workshops (These guys are generally short and sweet. If you have additional ideas, let us know!)

Scroll to see Open Studio, Private Sessions, and Gift Certificates below

Barn

where art and artisan meet in the country

Create a light and airy nuno scarf in this one-day workshop. We will be felting with a palette of merino wool, and lightweight silk fabric in addition to using some resist and shibori techniques. One of the nice things about this scarf design is that very little wool comes in contact with the wearer’s skin, making it a great accessory for cool as well as warmer weather. This adaptable scarf pattern can be worn buttoned or draped.

Participants will create a soft, lightweight, and textural scarf using fine layers of merino wool, novelty fibers and a base of lightweight silk fabric.  Learn how to choose materials and a surface design that can be elegant or playful, to suit your personal style.    

This workshop is designed to give you a working knowledge of the nuno technique: a method of felting wool fibers into a fabric base.  Participants will create their scarflette as they explore layout methods, fabric weights, and creative possibilities.

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Time: July 7, 14 – 4:00 – 9:00p.m.

Blues Day (Indigo Dye Day)

August 10, 2019 - 4:00- 9:00 p.m

Dittmer ArtBarn – Hand Building Ceramic Class for Beginners – Tumblers!


Nunofelt Summer Scarf Workshop

Don't know what dry needle or wet or Nuno felting is? Take a look at these short videos!