Classes & Workshops

 

ADULT CLASSES: FALL 2017

We have FOUR ways to register!
1. Call Twiggs Gallery at 603-975-0015.
2. Stop in during Gallery hours: Thur-Sat 11-5 · Sunday 12-4
3.  Download Form and mail in with your payment.
4. Register and pay online via the EventBrite link for each class.

Download the Fall 2017 Catalog

Twiggs Cancellation Policy
All classes/workshops need a minimum enrollment of four people. We will give a 72 hour notice via email if we need to cancel, in which case, you may take your refund as a store credit or cash/credit card refund in the same form that you paid in.

A full refund will be given less a $25 registration fee if you withdraw from a class at least seven days prior to the first day of class. No refund will be given after that time. You will receive the class supplies and class handouts. You may give your spot to a friend to use, if you wish.


FALL 2017 CLASSES

FREE! TEACHER DEMO DAY: SATURDAY, AUGUST 26 FROM 1-3 PM
Stop by Twiggs to see what we have planned for our fall classes! We will have examples of some of the projects in the gallery and a few of the teachers will be in attendance to talk about their classes, answer questions and share a few fun techniques. FREE!

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 or SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1
Eco Dye Workshop
Instructor: Adele Sanborn
Time: 11:30-3:30 pm
(Bring your lunch, drinks are provided.)
Cost: $55 class fee plus $40 for materials=$95
Optional: Buy a silk scarf to dye for an additional $10 fee.
Note: Limit 4 students per class
Create eco-dyed papers made from natural leaves and flowers. No two sheets of paper come out alike. A fun and rewarding process. If you wish, buy a silk scarf to dye and take home as well!

September 21: Click here to register via Eventbrite
October 1: Click here to register via Eventbrite

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23
Introduction to Ink on Yupo Paper
Instructor: Ann Saunderson
Time: 1-4 pm
Cost: $75 class fee plus $15 for materials= $90
Note: Students must wear old clothes and expect to get messy!
You will be surprised and hopefully delighted by what you create with just ink and the magic of Yupo paper. Yupo is a synthetic paper, made of 100% polypropylene. It is waterproof, extremely durable, and receptive to a variety of aqueous techniques. We will be working abstractly using all the mark making tools we can find to push our creative boundaries! Click here to register via Eventbrite

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23
One-of-a-kind Bookmaking Class: Create a Clamshell Box
Instructor: Gail Smuda
Time: 11-4 (Bring your lunch, drinks are provided.)
Cost: $65 class fee plus $25 for materials= $90
Make a clamshell box ( 7.25” x 5.25” x 2) to hold anything from a small book to some other precious object. You will be able to choose papers to make your box unique and a one-of-a-kind. Click here to register via Eventbrite

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28
Beginning Wirework for Jewelry: Earring Class
Thursday, September 28 from 6:00-8:00 pm
Instructor: Gail Devoid
Cost: $35 Class Fee + $20 Kit = $55
Students will have several types of earring findings in their kit, along with components and stones with which they will make a series of earrings. Click here to register via Eventbrite

THURSDAYS, OCTOBER 5 AND 12
Indepth Exploration: Ink on Yupo
(Two Week Class)
Instructor: Ann Saunderson
Time: 1-4 pm
Cost: $125 class fee plus $30 for materials= $155
Note: Students must wear old clothes and expect to
get messy!
If you enjoy working on Yupo paper and want to learn more about it, then this is the class for you! This class will push your creativity while you experiment intensively with this unique and wonderful material. Click here to register via Eventbrite

THURSDAYS, OCTOBER 5, 12, 19
Beginning Knitting (3 week class)
Thursdays, October 5, 12 and 19 from 1-3 pm
Instructor: Shela Cunningham
Cost: $65 class fee (A materials list will be provided for the class.)
Geared for the first time knitter, learn the joys of knitting with this class for beginners. You will learn how to cast on, cast off, knit and purl while making a cotton dishcloth and a simple hat. Tools and techniques, pattern reading and troubleshooting will be discussed along the way. Knitting is a fun and relaxing hobby that anyone can enjoy! Click here to register via Eventbrite

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7 AND SUNDAY, OCTOBER 8
Gelli Plate Printing (Two day workshop)
Instructor: Gail Smuda
(Bring your lunch, drinks are provided.)
Saturday, October 7 from 11-3:30 pm & Sunday, October 8 from 11-3:30 pm
Cost: $95 class fee plus $35 Gelli Plate printing kit= $130
Have your own gelli plate? Supply fee is only $10 for paper and paint for a total cost of $105
A two part class that will cover some of the myriad possibilities of gelli plate printing including care of your plate and how to print multiple layers. Day one will be spent printing and experimenting with your gelli plate. We’ll be using a variety of papers. Day two will allow for overprinting of some of the prints you have made and some new prints on fabric. If time allows we’ll make a mini book or two using some of your freshly printed paper. Some papers will be supplied but if you have any particular paper you wish to use please bring it to the workshop. You may wish to bring a small notebook to track the color combinations and layer order in what you will produce. Click here to register via Eventbrite

SUNDAYS, OCTOBER 8, 15, 22
Drawing from the Right Side of the Brain
Instructor: Ann Saunderson
Time: 1-3 pm
Cost: $145 class fee (Materials list will be provided.)
Three classes is all you need to learn how to draw using this amazing technique…and of course…PRACTICE! The only tool you need is your eyes. Drawing is really fun and builds confidence towards so many other art forms. Join in! Join up! Click here to register via Eventbrite

SATURDAYS, OCTOBER 7, 14, 21, 28
Explore Watercolor Painting (4 week class)
Saturdays: October 7, 14, 21, 28 from 1-4 pm
Instructor: Mary Crump
Cost: $125 class fee plus $10 for materials= $135
Explore the joys of watercolor painting! Go step-by-step to explore basic techniques in the manipulation of brushes and colors to create lovely images and special effects. The focus of our color studies for this session will be autumn colors for October paintings. The mixing of colors is a challenge to learn for different seasons. Whether you choose to paint landscapes or still lifes, you will be able to complete many wonderful paintings by the end of this four week class! Click here to register via Eventbrite

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19
Ladies Night Out: Create a Halloween Fairy Garden
Thursday, October 19 from 5:30-8:00 pm
Instructor: Lorrie Carey
Cost: $75 class fee includes materials
Create an adorably spooky and long lasting Halloween Fairy Garden while enjoying wine and cheese during a fun “Ladies Night Out.” Materials and instruction included. Click here to register via Eventbrite

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21
Needlefelted Fairies: Beginning Sculptural Needlefelting
Saturday, October 21 from 11:30-3:30 pm
(Bring your lunch. Drinks will be provided.)
Instructor: Diane LaBella
Cost: $45 Class Fee + $15 materials= $60
Note: Add an additional $5 for foam block and needle if needed.
Learn the basics of sculptural needlefelting by creating needlefelted fairies and accessorizing them with fiber embellishments. Click here to register via Eventbrite

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 22
Autumn Dried Wreath Making
Sunday, October 22 from 1-3 pm
Instructor: Lorrie Carey
Cost: $75 class fee includes materials
Learn to create and decorate your own long lasting dried wreath using a variety of dried natural materials. Dried materials and instruction included. Click here to register via Eventbrite

THURSDAYS, OCTOBER 26 AND NOVEMBER 2
Beginning-Intermediate Beading: Kumihimo Necklace or Bracelet
Thursdays, October 26 and November 2 from 6:00-8:00 pm
Instructor: Gail Devoid
Cost: $35 Class Fee + $30 Kit = $65
Using a foam disk, students learn how to set up, load beads, and begin the art of Japanese braiding. Then learning how to add silver as an accent and reverse the spiral of the braid will be taught. Finally, ending the piece with endcaps will leave the students with a completed necklace or bracelet. Click here to register via Eventbrite

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28
Funky Necklaces
Saturday, October 19 from 11:30-3:30 pm
Instructor: Adele Sanborn
Cost: $50 + $20 material fee= $70
Tiny matchboxes become great new necklaces with embossed metal and beads. Bring your own photos to use, or use some of mine…a great idea for hiding a check or money in gift giving. The layered watch is an age-old favorite with a current twist of a ball chain necklace.  Click here to register via Eventbrite

SATURDAYS, OCTOBER 28 AND NOVEMBER 11
Altered Book Class (Two week class)
Instructor: Gail Smuda
Time: 1-4 pm
Cost: $65 class fee plus $15 materials fee= $80
(Students will be provided with a materials list.)
Day 1: You will begin the day with altering a book provided by the instructor. Tools and materials will be furnished for this part of the process. In addition, bring a book you wish to alter and any materials you think you may want to use. There will be demonstrations on different techniques and a discussion of ways to alter your book. Bring a notebook to jot down the many possible ways your particular book could be altered.

Day 2: You will share your work in progress as well as possible ways to finish your cover with hands on alterations. Bring materials and questions as well as your notes!

Click here to register via Eventbrite

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11
4” x 4” Mixed Media Exploration
Instructor: Ann Saunderson
Time:1-4 pm
Cost: $75 class fee plus $15 for materials=$90
Students will spend the day creating small, intimate and abstract works of art using a variety of interesting materials. Working small will offer an opportunity to experiment with ideas and techniques without a huge investment of time. The creative challenge will be to compose in a square…abstractly! Click here to register via Eventbrite

SUNDAYS, NOVEMBER 12 AND 19
Calligraphy 101 (2 week class)
Instructor: Adele Sanborn
Sunday, November 12 from 1-3 pm
Sunday, November 19 from 1-3 pm
Cost: $80 + $15 material fee= $95
Always admired the beautiful art of calligraphy? Here’s your chance to do it yourself! Learn how to do the basic strokes of Italic lettering, the layout of letters, and putting the letters together. Click here to register via Eventbrite

THURSDAYS, NOVEMBER 16 AND 30
Painted Beads – Using Pebebo Reactive Paints
Thursdays, November 16 and 30 from 6:00-8:00 pm
Instructor: Gail Devoid
Cost: $30 Class Fee + $30 Kit = $60
Description: Using copper blanks, the class will use 2-3 colors of Pebebo reactive paint to paint copper blanks. After the paint has dried, the second class will be designing earrings with the components made and earrings findings. Click here to register via Eventbrite

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 19
Thanksgiving Centerpiece
Sunday, November 19 from 1-3 pm
Instructor: Lorrie Carey
Cost: $65 class fee includes materials
Create your own fresh Thanksgiving Centerpiece with candles just in time for the holiday. Fresh flowers, candles and centerpiece container provided- or bring your own container. Click here to register via Eventbrite

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2 AND SUNDAY, DECEMBER 3
One-of-a-kind Bookmaking Workshop: Create a Tiny House Book
Instructor: Gail Smuda
Saturday, December 2 from 1-4 pm
Sunday, December 3 from 1-4 pm
Cost: $65 class fee plus $15 materials fee= $80
Create this fun and unusual house book with views through windows and doors that open. The book when fully opened contains four distinct rooms. This is an unusual format that can be recreated using any theme you’d like. Perhaps as a wedding gift or one with a Christmas theme – the possibilities are endless. Click here to register via Eventbrite

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 3
Balsam Wreath Making Workshop
Sunday, December 3 from 1-3 pm
Instructor: Lorrie Carey
Cost: $65 class fee includes materials
Make and decorate your own fresh balsam wreath to hang on your front door for the holidays. Wreath making materials and decorations included. Please note your decoration color preference when you sign up. Includes bow making instruction Come prepared to get messy! Click here to register via Eventbrite


OUR INSTRUCTORS

Lorrie J. Carey
Lorrie J. Carey is a New Hampshire native, a cum laude graduate of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, a Master’s in Public Affairs, and a Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management. She is the third generation owner of Marshall’s Florist in Boscawen and a past winner of the NH Business in the Arts award. Active in the arts community, she has served on a number of local non-profit boards and legislative committees. Contact Lorrie Carey at myflower@tds.net.

Mary Crump
Mary Crump is a New Hampshire native. After graduating in Fine Art from UCLA, she taught school. Her passion for painting is the primary focus in her life. She strives to interpret the beautiful scenery New Hampshire has to offer and to capture the essence of a location She is a member of the Nashua Art Association, the Manchester Art Association and paints with the New Hampshire Plein Aire Painters. Contact Mary Crump at marycrump19@yahoo.com.

Shela Cunningham
Shela grew up surrounded by needle artists. At an early age, she learned to sew, knit, crochet and embroider. She graduated from Boston University and studied art (drawing, water color and pastels) at the Worcester Art Museum. She is a member of the Lakes Region Art Association and has exhibited in the New England area. Now she is enjoying the New Hampshire Lakes Region and her passions of art (painting, mixed media and paper crafts) and knitting. In her knitting portfolio she has crafted scarves, hats, wristers, baby and doll clothes, and baby blankets. Contact Shela at shelacunningham@metrocast.net.

Dr. Gail H. Devoid, Ph.D.
Gail Devoid has been beading in earnest since 2005. The Internet helped her learn to bead and the Fire Mountain Gems catalogs became her reference books. Gail has taught throughout the United States, in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Texas. She teaches techniques through programs at the Bead Society of New Hampshire, and Michaels in Concord, NH. She also publishes free tutorials on her website at NeedForBeads.us. In August, 2012, Cousin Corporation of America chose her to become a Founding Creative Circle Ambassador. Her store, Need For Beads, Inc. in Boscawen specializes in bead crochet, Kumihimo, and bead embroidery and soutache. You can visit Gail’s website at NeedForBeads.us. 

 

 

Diane LaBella
From a very young age Diane LaBella has dabbled in various art mediums, experimenting with texture, color and design. She began with designing and sewing her own clothes, drawing, painting and stained glass and is presently doing pottery, needle-felting, jewelry and writing. Diane has taken one year of art at the College of the Redwoods in California and several art classes in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire. She pursues, on her own, whatever art interests stir her imagination. Diane’s current projects include needle-felted fairies and animals, alcohol ink jewelry, hand-built pottery, writing a children’s book, and designing and building miniature cottages. Visit Diane’s etsy site at www.etsy.com/shop/SyzygyCreatives.

Adele Sanborn
You may remember Adele Sanborn at CAARDVARK, her old retail store in downtown Concord, NH, or met her at the Craftsmen’s Fair in her calligraphy booth, Cornerstone Design.  She has now opened her new gallery, TWIGGS, which also holds her working studio and a funky retail area as well.  Adele has been a working calligrapher for over 30 years.  She is trained in the art of photography and has spent the last fifteen years making books, boxes and cards from papers that she has created.  She is a juried member of the League of NH Craftsmen and the NH Art Association as well as galleries throughout the New England area. Visit Adele’s website at cornerstonedesignnh.com.

Ann Saunderson
Ann Saunderson has been an artist all her life and an art teacher for 40 years. She paints, draws, makes etchings and monotypes and works in mixed media. She has a BFA in Painting from the Rhode Island School of Design and has shown her work both locally and regionally. Visit Ann’s website at annsaundersonart.com.

Gail Smuda
With books as her focus for the last twenty five years, Gail Smuda has been an exhibiting artist whose work has been seen in forty-seven states as well as Ireland, Australia and Italy. For the last decade she has taught art history and drawing at Southern New Hampshire University. Visit Gail’s website at gailsmuda.com.


Cancellation Policy

All classes/workshops need a minimum enrollment of four people. We will give a 72 hour notice via email if we need to cancel, in which case, you may take your refund as a store credit or cash/credit card refund in the same form that you paid in.

A full refund will be given less a $25 registration fee if you withdraw from a class at least seven days prior to the first day of class. No refund will be given after that time. You will receive the class supplies and class handouts. You may give your spot to a friend to use, if you wish.


If you have any questions about Twiggs classes/workshops or if you would like to join our mailing list,  please contact Laura Morrison for more information.

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