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Arts & Crafts Workshops

Painting, Sculpting, Felting, Knitting, Sewing...

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Artists in the Mountains


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.

Landscape Painting for Everyone
Monday, 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
$65 per person, per session


In this class you'll paint a late winter Vermont maple scene while you learn basic painting principles. Ages 10 & older. All levels welcome. All materials & handouts included.
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Glass Etching
Tuesday, 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
$30 per person, per session


Stencil a memory. You'll stencil a design on a glass ornament using glass etching cream. Ages 10 & older. All materials included.
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(BYOB) Paint and Sip - Summer Flowers
Monday, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
$45 per person, per session


Learn how strokes are made on canvas and how your brushes do the work with acrylic paint. All while you sip your favorite drink. All levels. Materials included. 21 & older only. Alcoholic beverages are not provided.
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Cupcakes: Fondant & More
Tuesday, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
$25 per person, per session


Edible play dough is made from marshmallows and powdered sugar and it is called Marshmallow Fondant (MMF). We will make two lovely edible daisies 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! All ages. Under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
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Kindness Rocks
Tuesday, 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
$10 per person, per session


The Painted Rock Movement - You can bring a stone to class or choose one of ours and you'll paint whatever you want on them. It could include dates, kind words, initials, something about Smuggs and more. The object is to go out and drop your stone in places that you travel. If someone picks up the stone they should travel with it and place it in a new location of their choice. Ages 8 & up, under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.
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Sketching Outdoors
Sketching Outdoors
Wednesday, 9:30 am - 11:30 am
$28 per person, per session



Explore various media as we sketch and draw in the fresh air. We will use pencil, charcoal, inks and more. No experience or particular skills necessary, but please wear attire and shoes suitable for walking. In case of bad weather, we will start in the art room, and then proceed to a cozy place to sketch people instead. Ages 10 & older. All materials included. Includes an artist quality sketchbook and pencil to take home.
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Sketching Indoors
Wednesday, 12:00 noon - 2:00 pm
$28 per person, per session


Explore various media as we sketch and draw inside the Artists in the Mountains room at the Morse Highlands Day Lodge. We will use pencil, charcoal, inks and more. No experience or particular skills necessary. Ages 10 & older. All materials included. Includes an artist quality sketchbook and pencil to take home.
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Exploring Watercolors
Wednesday, 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
$65 per person, per session.


In this workshop you'll spend a half-hour indoors learning the basics of how the paints work, then we'll head outdoors. Please bring a water bottle and a bag or backpack (if you have them). We will stay within a quarter mile of the art building, but wear walking shoes. Ages 12 & older. All materials as well as a painting stool are provided.

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Painter's Palette
Thursday, 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
$58 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 & older.
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Sculpting Workshop
Thursday, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
$58 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 & older.
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Clay modeling

Learn how to fold and shape paper into a beautiful 3-dimensional flower. All materials provided. Ages 8 & up, under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.
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Fold and weave paper into a bracelet, like a gum wrapper chain for your wrist. Ages 8 & up, under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.
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All Art Workshops require advance registration, and have limited space availability.

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