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Workshops

BareHands Artisans Workshops are drop-in style, go with the flow, creative outlet. Subject matters vary and new projects are added regularly to keep you on your toes. BHA is adding new workshops monthly as an easy way to gather with friends, take time for yourself, and learn in a social, fun no strings attached environment. Workshops can be Art and Health related and will evolve as the studio does. It's also a great way to get involved with less time commitment.

 
 
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Macrame Wall Hanging
Session C

DATE: SATURDAY 3/2/2019
TIME: 2:00PM-5:30PM
INSTRUCTOR: TONI PESCE
AGES: ADULTS
SKILL LEVEL: BEGINNER

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION:

We are thrilled to be presenting our second wall macrame workshop. With this resurgence of Macrame we are seeing… why not get in on it? This textile art is not new but the modern twist and functionality of both art and statement pieces for ones home, is now widely admired… click here to read more


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Parent/Child Clay Nesting Jewelry Dishes

DATE: FRIDAY 3/8/2019
TIME: 6:00PM-7:30PM
Instructor: Jillian Manno
AGES: 5 AND UP
SKILL LEVEL: BEGINNER

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION:

Join us for this Friday night hand-built clay workshop full of quality time and creativity! A win, win…

Each individual will be making their own a set of nesting jewelry dishes (2 sets per pair) perfectly fine for crystals, jewelry, something special, or to sit there looking pretty. With a wide variety of design options, full of texture, letters, shell prints, stamps, wooden rollers, and too many to list, the options will surely be unique… click here to read more


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Teen and Adult To Dye For: Indigo Shibori Workshop

DATE: 3/9/2019 SATURDAY
TIME: 2:00PM-5:00PM
INSTRUCTOR: KATE EGGLESTON
AGE: TEENS (13+)
SKILL LEVEL: BEGINNER

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION:

Discover the beauty of indigo shibori during our adult/teen workshop! This workshop for ages 13 and older is a great opportunity for a mixed-ages creative social outlet: take this alone or with friends and experience vivid satisfying results! Shibori is a series of Japanese resist dye techniques which create unique patterns on fabric by folding and binding… click here to read more


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“Make an Impression” Block Print Tea Towel Set

DATE: SATURDAY 3/16/2019
TIME: 2:00PM-3:30PM
INSTRUCTOR: MARY LEATHER
AGES: ADULTS, AND 12 AND UP
SKILL LEVEL: BEGINNER

WORKSHOP DETAILS

Join us and learn the 12th Century Art of wood block printing on textiles with traditional Indian Printing Blocks. This is our introductory workshop of this medium and we are excited about future variations… click to read more


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Hand-Built Tripod Create & Glaze Clay Planters

2-PART WORKSHOP (MINI AND BIGGER)

DATES: MONDAY 3/11/2019 AND MONDAY 3/25/2019
TIME: 6:00-8:00PM (BOTH NIGHTS MUST BE ATTENDED)
INSTRUCTOR: JILLIAN MANNO
SKILL LEVEL: BEGINNER OR EXPERIENCED
AGE: ADULTS

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION:

After such positive feedback we are expanding our 2-part workshops starting with this tripod planter workshop.

Each student will be making a total of two tripod planters; one mini, perfect for a warm up with clay, and one bigger one. Both special and will have their purpose once they are adorned with living starter succulents and other special plants as you wish. This workshop will be teaching great fundamentals of hand-building while creating these not your average tripod planters… click here to read more


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Ladies Night Coastal Clay Planters

SESSION C

DATE: 3/21/2018 THURSDAY
TIME: 6:30PM-8:30PM
INSTRUCTOR: JILLIAN MANNO
SKILL LEVEL: BEGINNER OR INTERMEDIATE
AGE: ADULT

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION:

This is a super fun HAND-BUILT, off the wheel workshop for adults to start their weekend off with great vibes.  Each adult enrolled in this workshop with have the opportunity to create a unique planter with encouragement and guidance to give it your own personal touch.  Skill- sets of Hand-building will be taught during the night such as: coil building, slab construction, joining seams, sculptural techniques, texturizing with natural and man- made materials to give it a coastal feel… click here to read more


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Parent/Child Planter
Session C

DATES: 3/23/2019 SATURDAY
TIMES: 2:00PM-4:00PM
INSTRUCTOR: JILLIAN MANNO
AGE: ADULT AND 5 AND UP
SKILL LEVEL: BEGINNER

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION:

This one day hand-built workshop is a great way to connect and literally create something together that will be functional, memorable and useful. Clay has a wonderful way of connecting people and quite honestly can be very relaxing. As a pair, you will be guided through making a special planter. Techniques such as slab work, draping, coil building and carving using various materials, both man-made and natural will create different textures to give each planter a unique touch. Once the workshop is complete the BHA studio will low fire, then glaze and high fire the work of Art which will have a glorious effect that will be pleasing and surprise your little one… click here to read more


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BOLD Wall/Plant Hanger MACRAME Combo

DATE: SATURDAY 4/6/2019
TIME: 2:00PM-5:30PM
INSTRUCTOR: TONI PESCE
AGES: ADULT
SKILL LEVEL: BEGINNER, AND WITH EXPERIENCE

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION:

Macrame makers and aspiring admirers this workshop is here to kick it up a notch. We are happy to host this next level modern macrame workshop “BOLD Wall/Plant Hanger MACRAME Combo”. All beginners welcome because our pace is slow and inclusive and we will be sure everyone leaves with more skills and  a completed piece they can be proud of. Opportunities to take new adapted option will be there for those with experience but overall the design will speak for itself… click here to read more


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Spoon Carving/Wood Working

DATE: SUNDAY 4/7/2019
TIME: 1:00PM-4:30PM
INSTRUCTOR: ABBY MECHANIC
AGE: ADULT
LEVEL: BEGINNER AND/OR EXPERIENCED

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION:

We are excited to offer our first functional wood-working intensive! We welcome our new instructor, Abby Mechanic, as we introduce this new fine art medium.

The most obvious trait of wood as a material is its linear structure. When we begin to manipulate this structure that's when the real fun begins! In this class Manipulating Materials // Shaping Wood, students will have the opportunity to create curves, volumes, and 3-dimensional forms out of wood while creating a one of a kind spoon or creative object.

The first portion of this class will revolve around design and development of an object. We will discuss how to plan, mark, and prep material for shaping. We will begin on the bandsaw learning how to properly cut a curved form out of a solid block of wood… click here to read more


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Button and Bead Supply Workshop

DATE: SATURDAY 4/13/2019
TIME: 4:00PM-6:00PM
INSTRUCTORS: MARY LEATHER AND JILLIAN MANNO
AGES: ADULTS AND 12 AND UP
SKILL LEVEL: BEGINNER

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION:

Calling all jewelry makers, bead enthusiasts, weavers, and textile creators. This is our introductory workshop for Bead and button making hand made from Clay! We are calling it a “supply” themed workshop because it’s a great opportunity to make beads to embellish textile creations, stand alone for statement pieces, future jewelry creating and inspiration. Consider it making your own creative supplies.

As a bonus, we will first make a clay pinch pot to hold your creations, then spend the time forming various beads and or buttons with texture, using different techniques with both simplicity and fine detail… click here to read more


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Fabric Marbling

DATES: SATURDAY 4/27/2019
TIME: 1:00PM-6:00PM
INSTRUCTOR: NATALIE STOPKA
SKILL LEVEL: BEGINNER
AGE: ADULTS & TEENS

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION:

Attention all artists and art enthusiasts… if you are curious or passionate about fabric printing, this workshop is for you! We are thrilled to feature instructor Natalie Stopka, who with her knowledge and experience, packs a full course into a one-day unique workshop intensive! This workshop also leads into exciting new fiber arts courses coming this Fall! 

Fabric marbling is a wonderful blend of monotype printing, repeat pattern development, and color play! In this intensive one-day workshop, students will learn the fundamentals of marbling, including how to select materials and manipulate the chemistry of the marbling tray. We’ll discuss the history behind European marbled decoration as we explore traditional techniques and combed patterns... click here to read more


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Suminagashi: Japanese Fabric Marbling

DATES: SATURDAY 6/8/2019
TIME: 2:00PM-6:00PM
INSTRUCTOR: NATALIE STOPKA
SKILL LEVEL: BEGINNER
AGE: ADULTS & TEENS

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION:

Attention all artists and art enthusiasts… if you are curious or passionate about fabric printing, this workshop is for you! We are thrilled to feature instructor Natalie Stopka, who with her knowledge and experience, packs a full course into a one-day unique workshop intensive!

In this workshop students will explore suminagashi, the Japanese craft of marbling. By manipulating ink floating on the surface of water, students will develop marbled designs inspired by the forms of nature. As we work, we’ll discuss the ideology shaping this historical technique… click here to read more


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Bundle Dyeing with Botanicals

DATES: SUNDAY 7/21/2019
TIME: 1:00PM-5:00PM (4 HOURS)
INSTRUCTOR: NATALIE STOPKA
SKILL LEVEL: BEGINNER
AGE: ADULTS & TEENS

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION:

Attention all artists and art enthusiasts… if you are curious or passionate about fiber arts, this workshop is for you! We are thrilled to feature instructor Natalie Stopka, who with her knowledge and experience, packs a full course into a one-day unique workshop intensive! This workshop also leads into exciting new fabric dyeing courses coming this Fall! 

Join us for a relaxing and vivid afternoon of bundle dyeing to extract color and pattern from plants. Students will imprint fabric with the botanical dyes of petals, leaves, and roots. We’ll reveal the wealth of color hidden in common dye plants such as coreopsis, marigold, and cosmos... click here to read more


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