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Oil Painting with Ski Holm - January 16 - February 20, 2020

January 23, 2020
Ski Holm by 1:00pm, Return by 4:00pm

Whether you're a beginner looking to develop good habits or more experienced and looking to break some bad ones, this class can help. While demystifying the oil painting process, you'll work from direct observation to develop greater hand-to-eye coordination. Basically, “see it, paint it”. You will also learn step-by-step methods of color mixing, making form by blending, and many of the do's and don't's of composition.  “Remember, oil painting is a simple process but not necessarily an easy one. Nothing worthwhile ever is.”  Call for materials list. Check out Ski’s blog at http://skiholm.blogspot.com      

Chunky Knit Blanket Workshop - Saturday Afternoon 1/25/20

January 25, 2020
Brianna Neil by 1:00pm, Return by 4:00pm


NEW CLASS at the CFTA! Students will create a blanket approximately 40”x50”; similar blankets retail on Etsy for $150 to $350! The yarn to make these blankets ranges from $7 to $20 per skein, and each blanket will require 4 to 6 skeins of yarn to complete. The yarn will not be provided, but is available upon request for the prices per skein. Please email the instructor with any questions or yarn needs at [email protected] . Students might not finish the blanket during the workshop but will leave with the knowledge required to finish it. No knitting experience or other tools required. Yarn must be purchased by the student prior to class or obtained by emailing the instructor in advance. 



Oval Shopper or Blanket Basket

January 27, 2020
Susan Matson by 6:30pm, Return by 9:30pm


With six sizes of oval baskets from which to choose, there is surely something here for everyone!  All of the baskets begin on a wooden base, and combine natural and dyed or smoked materials to create striking patterns in the weaving.  Shoppers are topped with swing handles, blanket baskets with a center stationary handle or end bushel handles.  The shopper sizes are: small, 9”l x 6”w x 6”h; medium-small, 11”l x 8”w x 8”h; medium-large, 14”l x 10”w x 10”h; and large, 16”l x 12”w x 12”h.  Blanket basket sizes are: medium, 20”l x 14”w x 14”h; and large, 24”l x 14”w x 14”h. Please indicate which size basket you desire, and the handle style if you will be weaving a blanket basket…no matter when you are registering!  All skill levels welcome.  Materials fee payable to instructor: small shopper-$32, medium-small shopper-$43, medium-large shopper-$52, largest shopper-$58, medium blanket-$82, large blanket-$98; end handle upgrade for blanket basket-$14.