Create your own mesmerizing mandala in this unique opportunity. You’ll be guided by experienced polymer artists Barbara McGuire and Deb Hart in completing a ready-wear polymer mandala. All the materials are prepared and laid out in a pick and choose fashion, ready for your unique expression. Special guest canes by Ivy Niles! Experience the unfolding patterns and fascinating movement created by radial symmetry. Three sessions available, Friday October 23, 12-1, 1:30- 2:30 or 3:00 – 4:00. Limited seating available and distancing practices observed as required by the CCCD.
Make n Take Oct. 23, 12-1pm registration through EventBrite
Make n Take Oct. 23, 1:30-2:30pm registration through EventBrite
Make n Take Oct. 23, 3-4pm registration through Eventbrite
The art of stringing - is even better with company! There's room for 7 socially distanced 'stringers' in the inspirational setting of the CCCD board room. Barbara McGuire is your host. Specific design is up to your choice of bead styles and patterns. Barbara will teach you how to crimp beading wire to connect your 'strand' to a toggle or clasp. Cost for the evening is $35 inclusive and includes one 18" necklace, no matter which beads you choose. Beads available are from the private collection of your host and have been amassed over 20 years of teaching and designing! This is a private event and participants must adhere to social distancing requirements of the CCCD. You must also be able to walk to the second story for that delightful view!
Nov. 20, 6-8pm registration though EventBrite
Dec. 11, 6-8pm registration though EventBrite
Enhance your wearable creations with basic wire wraps and links. This is a timeless skill set! We will work with varying gauges of wire to produce eye pins, spiral headpins, jump rings, spiral links and caged beads. This semi-private class includes all materials to make a strand of beaded links. Students will be working mainly in copper with a brief introduction to sterling. Choose from Barbara's assortment of beads or bring your own special collection. Tool kits available for use. Private lessons by request. Please note this class adheres to social distancing requirements of the CCCD. Barbara McGuire is the author of 'Wire in Design' (2001).
*Fridays available by Appt. - or the following scheduled dates and times.
Friday October 30, 1-4pm. $75 inclusive. Registration through Eventbrite
Friday November 20, 1-4pm. $75 inclusive. Registration through Eventbrite
Friday December 20, 1-4pm. $75 inclusive. Registration through Eventbrite
In this workshop, polymer clay artist Barbara McGuire will teach you how to apply her unique brand of mokume gane surface design to create one-of-a-kind clay beads, art jewelry, pendants, cabochons, covered journals, or sculpted art. You’ll be amazed at how easy the process is—yet how mesmerizing the results are! Students will spend most of the workshop experimenting with the mokume gane technique and will create a beautiful mokume gane pendant by the end of class.
Hosted by Pam Robbins of Purple Crayon Asheville 1-5pm $72 (Members), $80 (Non-Members)
Oct. 17th class is sold out! Please add your name to the wait list to receive another opportunity.
Class description above. Fee may vary as class fee (6 students) and kit fee.
Two sessions available 10-2pm and 3-6pm.
Please contact Kelly Dalton Dale
2270 College Ave, Suite 509
Forest City, NC, 28043 828-245-0306
Your Inner Artist Experience! Design your own private or small group class. Available via Zoom
Live Class location is at the Ruby Slippers Sanctuary (home studio) in Mars Hill, NC
Polymer - Color Blending, Mokume Gane, Leaf Canes
Metal Clay - Silver Clay, Bronze Clay
Wire Wrapping and Links for Beads (held at the CCCD)
Encaustic, Oil Painting, Oil Pastels