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Natural History & Fine Arts Museum

Spring Workshops

The safety of students and staff is the museum’s priority. All in person workshop sizes are limited, proper social distancing will be in place, and masks are required at all times.

Friends of the Museums members receive special pricing on all workshops.  Not a member yet?  Join here today!

 

PAINTING

 

Hand Painted Margarita Glasses

Wednesday, May 5  |  6:30pm – 8:30pm  |  $40 ($55 non-member price)
Instructor: Kelly Drumm-Frederick

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in style with hand-painted margarita glasses! Make a set of two glasses using food safe enamel paints.

 

 

Acrylic Painting

Thursdays, June 3 – June 24  |  6:30pm – 8:30pm  |  $75 ($90 non-member price)
Instructor: Kathy Laybourn

For beginners or those with previous experience who want to expand skills. Be enchanted with texture and color in acrylic paint! Learn how to construct a painting by determining basic composition, blocking in the underlying dark, middle and light values, and layering color. Students will work from an image of an impressionist painting.

 

 

FUSED GLASS

Angular Wind Chimes with Driftwood

Thursday, April 15  |  6pm – 8:30pm  |  $25 ($40 non-member price)  |  Supply Fee: $25
Instructor: Jayne Herring

 

 

 

Fluted Bowl

Thursday, May 20  |  6pm – 8:30pm  |  $25 ($40 non-member price)  |  Supply Fee: $25
Instructor: Jayne Herring

* students have a choice to make either a fluted bowl or four sided candle holder

 

 

 

Wine Bottle Wrap

Thursday, June 17  |  6pm – 8:30pm  |  $25 ($40 non-member price)  |  Supply Fee: $25
Instructor: Jayne Herring

 

 

 

LANGUAGES

Beginning Sign Language

Thursdays, April 22 – June 10  |  6:30pm – 8pm  |  $60 ($75 non-member price)
Instructor: Tina Denning

This eight week class is designed to teach beginning communication in American Sign Language along with the history and culture of the American deaf community. All skill levels welcome!

 

Beginning Potawatomi Language

Saturday, May 22  |  1pm – 3pm  |  $15 ($30 non-member price)
Instructor: Mike Zimmerman, Jr.

Learn the language of the indigenous people from this area, the Potawatomi. Participants will explore the structure and use of the language as well as reflect upon elements of Potawatomi culture and history.

 

 

ARTS & CRAFTS

Rubber Stamping Handmade Cards

Saturday, April 10  |  12pm – 3pm  |  $30 ($45 non-member price)  |  Supply Fee: $10
Instructor: Sue Marshall

Create 16 colorful cards for spring and summer. Please bring your preferred adhesive.

 

 

Garden Harvest Basket

Saturday, April 24  |  10am – 4pm  |  $40 ($55 non-member price)  |  Supply Fee: $22
Instructor: Sandy Bulgrin

The sides of this oval basket have a combination of triple twining, triple twining arrow and start stop weaving, finished with a unique braided rim. You’ll enjoy gathering flowers or vegetables from the garden with this lovely basket. Basket measures 7″ x 11″ x 5″ without handle.

 

 

Wire Jewelry

Thursday, April 29  |  6pm – 8pm  |  $35 ($50 non-member price)  |  Supply Fee: $10
Instructor: Tiffany Knopow

Need a gift for your mom or grandmother for Mother’s Day? Create a one-of-a-kind gift as you learn how to wrap and create shapes with wire as we create two different necklaces and a pair of earrings.

 

 

Intro to Wet Felting

Saturday, May 8  |  10am – 1pm  |  $30 ($45 non-member price)  |  Supply Fee: $10
Instructor: Tiffany Knopow

No experience necessary!  Learn how to wet felt as we make a variety of objects including a flower, a flat piece of felt, and an essential oil diffuser. Please bring two hand towels and one bath towel to class.

 

 

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