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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, 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.
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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.
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Edible Fondant Daisies
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 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!
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Hair Braiding
Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday, 5:00 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.
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Sunset Landscape Painting
Monday, 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.
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The Painting Place and U-Bead It Open Studio
Tuesday & Wednesday, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Prices range from $15 - $25 for beading. Pottery is $12 per hour plus the price of the pottery($5-$50).


No experience required! All ages welcome! Leave Smuggs with a brightly painted and useful pottery piece or a beading project made by you.

Beading projects include earrings, necklaces, bracelets and key rings. For the pottery, choose from a wide range of white bisque pieces, including plates, bowls, trinket boxes, animal figurines, tiles, picture frames, mugs and more. Paint the pieces with bright colors and the pieces will be glazed and fired before you leave. Meets in the room adjacent to the Clubhouse.
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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.
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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.
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Make Your Own Gift Tags
Friday, 10:30 am - 12:00 noon
$14 per person, per session


Using a variety of rubber stamps and colored inks make your own gift tags. Class includes all supplies. Ages 8 & up, under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.
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3D Origami Flower Workshop
Friday, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
$15 per person, per session


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 a Paper Bracelet
Friday, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
$12 per person, per session


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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