BOTTLE CUTTING AND BICYCLE BASKETS THIS WEEKEND AT OIL AND COTTON
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Friday, September 17th, 6:00-8:00pm
Since prehistoric times, bottle containers were created from clay or asphaltum sealed woven containers. Early glass bottles were produced by the Phoenicians. In this workshop we will learn how to use a glass cutter, a combination of cold and hot water, and fine grit polishing paper to make drinking glasses from recycled Topo Chico bottles. The bottle necks may used to make light fixtures, funnel, or paint brush holders…
Teacher: Shannon Driscoll
Saturday, September 18th, 10:00am-4:00pm
This sweet bike basket can hold a lot of weight with its solid ash wood bottom. Learn all the basic weaves and shaping using rattan reed and seagrass. Finish it off with leather straps and a sturdy metal handle so you can take your basket with you. Jan has developed a series of classes for Oil and Cotton that will be taught monthly. Students interested in gaining a deeper understanding of this beautiful craft should consider registering for the full Fall 2010 series.
Teacher: Jan Schmidt
POLISH PAPER CHANDELIERS
Thursday, September 23rd, 6:00-8:00pm
Learn the traditional art of the pajaki, a paper chandelier. These colorful examples of Polish folk art have recently popped up on many design blogs. Use various materials such as tree branches, feathers, decorative papers, twine and shells to construct this sweet interpretation of an old fashioned craft.
Teacher: Shannon Driscoll
CLAY CONSTRUCTION AND GLAZING
Two Saturdays, September 25th and October 2nd, 10:00-11:30am
In part one of this two-session workshop, students use their hands to build artwork out of earth clay. The clay will be fired to prepare for week two, when students learn to glaze their ceramics. Pierette’s classes offer the opportunity to learn intuitively with the guidance of a nurturing and experienced teacher.
Teacher: Pierrette Lacour
Price: $65 (for two sessions)
FLAT FELTING BASICS
September 25th, 1:00-4:00pm
Felt is the oldest textile known to man, and has been created for centuries all over the world for use as clothing, shelter, rugs, and art. Participate in this non-woven fabric making legacy. Lizzy has developed a four part workshop series that will explore the traditions and process of felting from dying wool rovings to using felt to draw, build and as a way to create both decorative and functional objects. Students interested in gaining a deeper understanding of this versitile art material should consider registering for the full four part series.
Teacher: Lizzy Wetzel