Saturday, January 30, 2010

Knock your socks off amazing workshop!

Beginner's PMC- Precious Metal Clay
Saturday, February 6th, 10am - 4pm

PMC Beginner's WorkshopHave you ever wanted to try PMC? And what is PMC anyway? PMC (Precious Metal Clay) is a wonderful material which has revolutionized the world of jewelry making. It is a clay consisting of microscopic silver particles suspended in an organic binder. PMC can be worked much like any modeling clay. It is then fired at a high temperature, burning away the binder and leaving a pure silver piece. With very few tools and a bit of imagination, anyone can make beautiful jewelry with PMC.
PMC earrings
In Introduction to PMC you will learn about the different types of PMC as well as all about the tools needed to work with it and firing and finishing options. We will learn about using textures and you will learn to make your own rubber stamp to use with PMC. You will come away at the end of the class with a necklace and earrings that you made & designed yourself, as well as the knowledge and skills to continue working with PMC on your own.

PMC workshopIf you have been intrigued by PMC and have wanted to try it or if you want to learn to make beautiful silver jewelry, then this is the class for you! In the class you will receive a materials packet which contains some basic tools and materials, including PMC and findings to complete your necklace and earrings, and handouts with all the information you will need to work with PMC, including projects you can do at home. A tools kit specially assembled by the instructor with her favorite tools will be available for use in class and can be purchased at the end of class for those who wish to continue working with PMC at home.
PMC supplies provided
What to bring: Everything you need for working with PMC will be provided and you need bring nothing but your imagination. However, if you have worked with PMC before and have some favorite tools, do feel free to bring them. If you use magnifying or reading glasses for small work, you should bring those. If you have any favorite rubber stamps or interesting textures you would like to work with (lace, leaves, buttons), feel free to bring those as well.

$130, supplies included (see above), bring a bag lunch

Instructor: Lisa Salsbury, Ellsworth, ME
"I don’t create specifically to express myself. It is the act of working with the beads, metal and clay, sometimes more than the finished product, which drives me. I enjoy it more than nearly any kind of activity and it can relax and energize me in a way nothing else can. There is (almost) nothing more exciting to me than starting on a new project or trying a new technique. I do not usually design my pieces ahead of time, but let the beads or metal design for me. I feel I work best when I go into a project without any preconceived notions of what I would like a piece to be."
Lisa received her PMC Certification in March of 2009. See more of her work at

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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Crafting for your sweetie!

Love You Much Valentine's Class
Saturday, January 30th, 1pm - 4pm

What better time of year is there to express your love and appreciation to your family and friends than Valentine’s Day?

In this class you’ll create 4 love & friendship cards, 4 3” x 3” friendship notes, and 9 tags that can be used when packaging up Valentine’s treats for your kids, teachers, friends, &/or co-workers. The whole collection is packaged in this one-of-a-kind Stationery Purse.

$25, students need to bring scissors and adhesive (double sided tape, tape runner, tombo glue or another scrapbooking glue). All other supplies are included.

Instructor: Carrrie Arsenault, Gardiner, ME
Carrie has been a Stampin' Up Demonstrator for 2 years and a scrapbooker for 12 years.
Artwork © Stampin’ Up!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

New Year's Resolution-- Learn a new instrument!

Introduction to Violin
Wednesdays: January 20th - March 24th, 6pm - 8pm (10 sessions, 2 hours each)

Image: Daniel St.Pierre /
Intro to Violin WorkshopIn this course you will learn the basic foundation skills of playing the violin. Among other things, students will be taught to identify the parts of the violin, and the basic technique.

You will need a violin in working order along with a bow. A limited number of violins may be available for rental from the instructor. Please inquire at registration. Once those run out we can suggest local music stores to rent from.

$200 for this 20 hour class.

Instructor: Hannah Miller, Waldoboro, ME
Hannah has played violin for over 19 years, and has taught private lessons during that time.