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Arts & Crafts Workshops

Painting, Sculpting, Felting, Sketching, Sewing...

Exercise your creativity!

Artists in the Mountains

June 5 - August 30, 2015.

Take some time out from the Summer sun to dabble in the arts. Specially designed, hands-on workshops help you create your own art and craft projects to enjoy for years to come. Local artists provide instruction and all the materials needed to complete your project.

Walk and Watercolor
Monday & Wednesday, 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
$48 per person, per session

Join Karen Winslow in this outdoor painting class that exercises the heart, mind and spirit. We will be walking to various locations at Smuggs, then setting up to produce small plein air studies using both opaque and transparent watercolor on toned paper. Atmospheric perspective, color, composition, design, and movement, as well as working in mass and creating an illusion of outdoor light and depth, will be our goal. All levels. Materials included.

Sketch & Go
Monday, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$48 per person, per session

Walking along the hiking trails at Smugglers' offers some of the finest drawing opportunities to artists of all abilities. The open vistas, or forest interiors, with the beautiful trees and foliage lit by shafts of light, are inspiring. Join Karen Winslow in this outdoor sketch class using pencils, pen & ink, and gouache or chalk to capture a monochromatic impression of some of natureʼs beauty, as we explore the trails. Each participant receives a small sketchbook to keep.

Edible Fondant Flower
Monday, 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
$25 per person, per session

Edible play dough is made from marshmallows and powered sugar and it is called Marshmallow Fondant (MMF). We will make two lovely edible roses to top your frosted cupcakes. This class will teach you how flowers are made to decorate cakes. It will be fun for all ages! Lick your fingers now or later! Either way you’ll enjoy it!

Hair Braiding
Monday & Tuesday, 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Priced by style (average $15 - $45)

Tropical style braids done at the mountain, in the Clubhouse. We have an array of hair braiding styles ranging from a simple straight braid decorated with beads to a whole head of styled corn rows. Come look through our catalog and pick a style that’s just right for you. Enjoy it through your vacation and wear it home to show your friends. Appointments are highly recommended and walk-ins are seen when time allows. Before calling for an appointment, please have a style chosen from the catalog available at the Clubhouse. For an appointment or information call Jo at 802-498-4785.

Sunset Landscape Painting
Monday & Wednesday, 5:00 pm - Sunset
$48 per person, per session

The Sunset Landscape Painting Class is back!! Join Karen Winslow for this fun painting class to capture the beauty of the Vermont landscape at the most beautiful time of day. Students will learn to simplify a scene into planes of light and value shapes in order to create an illusion of light, form, depth and movement. Watercolors and gouache. All levels welcome. Materials included.

The Painting Place and U-Bead It Open Studio
Tuesday & Wednesday, 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Prices range from $10 - $20 for beading. Pottery is $9 per hour plus the price of the pottery.

This open studio is for people of all ages. The three main beading projects of focus will be earrings, necklaces and bracelets. For the painting place you can choose from a variety of unpainted pottery pieces such as plates, mugs, picture frames, ornaments and more then create your own pottery masterpiece. Meets in the room adjacent to the Clubhouse.

Art Journal - Drawing on Nature
Wednesday, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$48 per person, per session

This drawing class expands the drawing experience in Sketch & Go (which is more monochromatic or black & white) and introduces color and mixing mediums, if desired. Using a variety of drawing mediums, including: regular pencils, colored pencils, watercolor pencils, oil pastels, pastel pencils, pen & ink, and/or watercolor and gouache, we will be studying nature. If the weather cooperates, we will be outside (plein air) to draw trees, flowers, etc. If it rains, we will draw/paint indoors and study the fruits, vegetables and flowers of the season.

Painter's Palette
Thursday, 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
$54 per person, per session

Acrylic painting for anyone who has considered painting but didn't think they could, or for artists who wish to increase their creativity. Primary colors are explored, along with composition and play. Each person will be pleased to bring home a painting at the end of this 2 1/2-hour session. Ages 12 & up.

Sculpting Workshop
Thursday, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
$54 per person, per session

Explore your creative side as you develop natural forms into clay images in the three-dimensional art form. Nancy Schade leads you in clay modeling, learning the properties of various clays and forming clay into a piece that can be finished. Take home a complete sculpture. Ages 12 & up.

Make and Take a Window Star
Friday, 9:30 am - 10:30 am
$16 per person, per session

These fabulous decorations for your window are fun and easy to fold. The sun shining through the many layers of the star will display great designs. These make fun and unusual gifts, or keep for yourself. Class includes pre-cut German kite paper and all other supplies. Class is suitable for beginners.

Shrink Art Jewelry and Key Chains
Friday, 11:00 am - 12:00 noon
$16 per person, per session

Cut, stamp, color...shrink! Super fun class to make small gifts and keepsakes. Ages 8 & up, under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.

Polymer Clay Magic
Friday, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
$24 per person, per session

Learn about this truly amazing clay as we make beads and all kinds of things. We'll bake during class so you'll have finished items to take home. Ages 8 & up, under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.

Needle Felt a Picture
Friday, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
$24 per person, per session

Make a pin, bracelet, bookmark or wall hanging as you learn to "paint" with wool and a felting needle. Fun and easy. Ages 8 & up, under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.

All Art Workshops require advanced registration, and have limited space availability.

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