Adult Workshops

The Everhart Museum Adult Workshop Series gives adults an opportunity to experiment with materials in the fine arts or traditional craft.

Participants can expect a one-day 101 class with a professional artist. This class is for all levels. Each class will be 2 hours in length and will have a take-away.


WOOL SPINNING WORKSHOP
with Jordan Oakey
Thursday, October 24
ALL LEVELS
5:30 to 7:30 pm
$25 per person
Participants will learn important parts of the history of wool spinning: which fibers were popular in different cultures around the world, how they were prepared for spinning, and how they were spun (some cultures to include- Andean peoples, Viking settlements, colonial America). From there, participants will learn which preparation techniques are appropriate for which fibers, and how the prep causes differing results in yarn and garment construction.

Participants will leave this workshop with tools and know-how to prepare and spin fiber into yarn for various projects including knitting, crocheting, needlepoint, cross stitch, and weaving. They will also learn basic knowledge of the history of textiles from various cultures around the world.

This workshop has limited availability and seats are first come, first served. If minimum number of participants is not met, the workshop will be cancelled and participants will receive a full refund. 

Deadline to register: October 21, 2019


SOFT COVER BOOK WORKSHOP
with Mel Rosato
Thursday, November 21
ALL LEVELS
5:30 to 7:30 pm
$25 per person
In this class participants will create a soft cover book. Participants will learn how to measure and prepare folios and how to make aesthetic decisions when adding detail and accent pages within a book block. They will also be guided through how to sew your book block to your cover with an entry level stitching pattern. Participants will be given the additional option to add a button and ribbon closure or ribbon bookmark to their journal or sketchbook.

This workshop has limited availability and seats are first come, first served. If minimum number of participants is not met, the workshop will be cancelled and participants will receive a full refund.

Deadline to register: November 18, 2019


ORNAMENTAL PYSANKY
with Stefanie Colarusso
Thursday, December 12, 2019
ALL LEVELS
5:30 to 7:30 pm
$25 per person
Participants will learn the basics of wax resist on eggs using traditional Pysanky tools. Participants will view Pysanky from the Everhart Museum collection while discussing the symbolic nature of traditional dye colors and patterns. Participants will leave with an ornamental two-color Pysanky. 

Deadline to register: December 9, 2019 CLASS IS CANCELLED 

Pre-registration and pre-payment are required and space is limited. All classes are first-come, first served. 

To register, contact the programs department at 570.346.7186 ext. 516 or email assistant.programs@everhart-museum.org

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