Classes – Current

Upcoming Classes at The Arts Barn

  • All classes take place at The Arts Barn.
  • All art will be completed to take home at each class (unless otherwise noted).
  • All supplies and tools will be provided.
  • No experience is necessary (unless otherwise stated).
  • There are always snacks and beverages available.
  • Dress appropriately (including proper footware) for the type of class you are attending. If in doubt, just call, and we will happily advise you.


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Mosaic Mondays – recurring class

Mosaic Trivits Class

This weekly class repeats indefinitely

6:00PM – 9:00PM

Minimum Age: 16

Cost: $150 for 5 classes, all materials and supplies included. Beginners: Give mosaics a try ($75 for 3 classes)

 

Explore the world of MOSAICS! You will choose your size piece, your design, and your colors of glass! You pay for 5 classes at $150. Four classes of construction and one class of grouting. Scheduling is your choice. The class meets every Monday, so you may come every week or skip a week or two and resume your work. This format is designed to fit your calendar.

Beginner Mosaic Monday’s class is a 3 week class: two for the design completion, one for grout finishing. Join us any Monday from 6-9 pm! Cost: $75.00 You will be making one tile, no larger than 8″ square. Students should bring design ideas with them. All supplies included; experience not required.

Class size is limited. There will be a wait list for those spaces that open up as students complete work and choose to not schedule continuing classes. We will then call you as spaces open.


  • Large Stained Glass Panel (5 class series)

    October 3 @ 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; 5:30PM – 9:30PM

    Artist: Deborah Powell Kramer
    Minimum Age: 15

    Cost: $250

    Panel design and size will be chosen by the student at the first class, bring a design idea. Completed panels will have approximately 40 – 50 pieces and measure up to 12×14. Students learn to cut glass, foil, solder, apply an edge, patina, and wax their completed panel.


  • Intro To Painting (4 part series for kids 6 – 10)

    October 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Taught by artist Karen Stafford

    Class 1 Oct 4 – 6-8pm: Painting Journal
    Students will create and design their own painting journal to record ideas and inspiration.

    Class 2 Oct 5 – 6-8pm: Painting Tools and Techniques
    Students will experiment with the tools used in painting and record their brushstrokes and painting in their journals.

    Class 3 Oct 11 – 6-8pm: Playing with Color
    Students will learn about primary and secondary color mixing, layering, and the effects of adding black or white to colors. Students will begin choosing the content for their final painting.

    Class 4 Oct 12 – 6-8pm: First Works
    Students will complete at least one painting using the skills they learned and practiced during class. Students will take home a beautifully matted or framed masterpiece.
    Cost: $75

    Taught by Karen Stafford ; meet Oct 4, 5, 11 and 12 6-8pm


  • Silk Scarf -Transfer Design

    October 7 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Artist: Wilfriede Axsmith
    Minimum Age: 16
    Cost: $50

    Easy and fun class! This technique involves transferring designs from silk ties onto silk scarves. With surprise color transfers, the student will never know the exact outcome of their design on the scarf. Please bring a sharp pair of scissors for cutting ties. Finished silk scarf will be 14 x 72 inches.


  • Wicker Melon Basket – 6 inch

    October 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    October 19, 2017 Artist: Toby Allender
    Minimum Age: 12

    CONSIDER MAKING BOTH a 6 and 10 inch basket – ONLY $50 (October 19 and 26)

    Cost: $25

    Lear how to make a 6 inch wicker melon basket. No experience necessary. This class fills weaving experience prerequisite for the 10 inch wicker basket class.


  • Painted Wine Glass/Wine Basket

    October 21 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

    Artists: Karen Stafford & Eileen Edling

    May 1, 9:30AM – 3:00PM

    Minimum Age: 18
    Cost: $50

    Relax and enjoy painting 1 – 2 wine glasses to accompany your own handmade woven single bottle wine basket! Learn painting on glass techniques, twining, over-under, start & stop weaving, rimming and lashing. Taste some local wine along with a light lunch. A perfect way to spend a day with friends or to make some new ones!


  • Cold Process Soap Making

    October 22 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    Artist: Lori Jo Whitehaus
    Minimum Age: 12

    Cost: $55

    Participants gain hands-on, make-and-take experience with cold-process soap making. Class includes Lori Jo’s instruction booklet, a portion of the soap made by the class and two bars from her inventory. Also, class will makea set of all natural lip balms to take home and share. Optional take home kits to create 10 – 12 more bars will be available for $25.


  • Fused Glass Open Studio

    October 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Artist: Amy Weidensaul
    Minimum Age: 12

    Cost: $55

    Get creative making fused glass masterpieces! No experience required. Amy will offer step-by-step instruction. Cost includes enough material to make two small dishes, bowls or tiles (or four pendants). Choose from various shapes, sizes and colors.


  • Wicker Melon Basket – 10 inch

    melon basket
    October 26 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Artist: Toby Allender
    Minimum Age: 12

    CONSIDER MAKING BOTH a 6 and 10 inch basket – ONLY $50 (October 19 and 26)

    Cost: $35

    Learn how to make a 10 inch wicker melon basket! Previous weaving experience required (6 inch basket qualifies).


  • Painting – The Basics (6 part series)

    November 4 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am

    Dates: November 4, 11, and 18; December 2, 9, and 16
    Artist: Karen Stafford
    Minimum Age: 18
    Cost: $85

    Learn the basics of painting. You will be taught how to use brushes, mix colors, color intensity and other techniques from a skilled artist. Brushes, paper and acrylic paint will be supplied. If you prefer to paint in watercolor, feel free to bring your own paints. No experience necessary.


  • Stained Glass Candle Holder (2 class series)

    November 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    November 6 and 13; 6:00PM – 8:30PM

    Artist: Deborah Powell Kramer
    Minimum Age: 15

    Cost: $55

    Excellent opportunity to try stained glass! You will be making a 4″ high, 4 sided votive candle holder, with 20 pieces of glass, in your choice of colors. You will be instructed through the process, including grinding edges, foiling, soldering and polishing.


  • Painting 101 (4 part series for youth 11 -16)

    painting class
    November 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Taught by artist Karen Stafford

    Class 1 Nov 8 – 6-8pm: Painting Journal
    Students will create and design their own painting journal to record ideas, inspiration and techniques.

    Class 2 Nov 9 – 6-8pm: Painting Tools and Techniques
    Students will experiment with tools and techniques used in painting and record their findings in their journals.

    Class 3 Nov 15 – 6-8pm: Playing with Color
    Students will play and experiment with paint, focusing on on mixing, layering, thinning and fattening their paints to achieve different results. Students will begin choosing the content or theme for their personal painting.

    Class 4 Nov 16 – 6-8pm: First Works
    Students will complete at least one painting using the techniques they learned and practiced during classes. Students will take home a beautifully matted or framed work of their art as well as a beautiful journal to record their journey as an artist.
    Cost: $75

    Taught by artist Karen Stafford Class 1 Nov 8 – 6-8pm: Painting Journal Students will create and design their own painting journal to record ideas, inspiration and techniques. Class 2 Nov 9 – 6-8pm: Painting Tools and Techniques Students will experiment with tools and techniques used in painting and record their findings in their journals. Class 3 Nov 15 – …


  • Wire Christmas Tree

    Wire Christmas Trees
    November 19 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    Artist: Mark Golomb
    Minimum Age: 15
    Cost: $55

    Just in time for the holidays! Hand shape your own wire Evergreen/Christmas tree from twisted wire affixed to a granite base! Lighted, topped with a wire star or a simple, elegant evergreen tree, you choose the wire color that best suits your taste. Other tree options available are natural, windswept, weeping will and Forest (Forest combines 3 evergreen trees on one base). Fairy LED lights are an optional touch. Eye protection is a must (glasses are fine). PLEASE REGISTER SPECIFICALLY FOR “FOREST Wire Tree Class”, if choosing this option, as our instructor will make you a special granite base in advance.