Classes & Workshops

COVID-19 NOTE: Class registration is open for classes scheduled after May 4, 2020 with a full refund policy if a class is cancelled due to an extension of NH’s Stay-at-Home orders.  


ADULT CLASSES: SPRING 2020

We have two ways to register!
1. Register and pay online via the EventBrite link for each class.

2.  Download Form and mail in with your payment.

 

SPRING 2020 CLASSES


BOOK ARTS


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DOUBLE NEEDLE COPTIC BOUND BOOK WITH PAINTED PAPERS
Saturday, May 30  from 11:30-4 and Sunday, May 31 from 12:00-3:30

Instructor: Anne McMillan
Cost: $135 class fee + $20 for materials= $155

Make a unique artist book with painted pages and learn how to bind a book using the double needle coptic binding . We’ll begin by having fun and painting the paper for our book, using different mark making techniques and mediums. Next, you’ll learn the art of double needle binding, a version of Coptic binding that gives you a book that opens completely flat. The class instruction will be for a small double needle bound artist book using our painted pages but we will also discuss how the stitch can be used for pocket journals and making larger books. The class takes place over two days to give us time to paint our pages, turn them into signatures, make our cover and bind our book, resulting in a one of a kind book. If you have any favorite painting or mark making tools please bring them along as well as a metal ruler, square or triangle (optional but handy), pencil, scissors and bone folder if you have one. Other materials will be provided. Some bookbinding experience is helpful. INTERMEDIATE

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ALTERED BOOK WORKSHOP 
Saturday, June 6 and Saturday June 20 from 11-4

Instructor: Carol Owen
Cost: $125 class fee + $25 material fee = $150
(Bring your lunch, drinks will be provided.)

Take an old book and give it new life with pop-ups, pockets, collage and more. Learn how to create a stunning interactive work of art. Every page is a surprise! All materials to make the book, including a book appropriate for altering, is included in the materials fee. You will be given a supply list of simple tools to bring to the class. ALL LEVELS

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CALLIGRAPHY


Due to popular demand, Adele Sanborn is offering two beginning calligraphy classes spring! Sign up early because class size is limited. 

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CALLIGRAPHY 101
First Session: Sundays, April 19 and May 3 from 1-3
CANCELLED

Second Session: Thursdays, May 7 and May 14 from 1-3
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Instructor: Adele Sanborn
Cost: $90 class fee + $15 material fee = $105

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. Sorry…no lefties! BEGINNER


DRAWING


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DRAWING FROM THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE BRAIN
Saturdays, April 25, May 2 and May 9 from 1-3 pm

Instructor: Ann Saunderson
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! BEGINNER

CANCELLED


FIBER ART


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LEARN THE MAGIC OF MARBLING ON FABRIC
Saturday, May 2 from 11:30-4:30

Instructor: Sarah Smith
(Bring your lunch, drinks are provided.)
Cost: $95 class fee + $20 materials fee= $115

Learn how to use marbling techniqes and apply them to fabric. Marbling is a fun and magical craft! Once you learn the basics, you will be able to create beautiful one-of-a-kind pieces. Marbling is a printing process which started over 1000 years ago in Asia and arrived later in Europe. Acrylic paint is manipulated on a thickened water bath and then the design is lifted from the surface. In this class, you will learn a few traditional patterns and also have an opportunity to create your own free-form artwork on fabric. BEGINNER

CANCELLED


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BLUE, BLUE BLUE…INTRODUCTION TO THE ART OF SHIBORI
Saturday, May 16 from 11-2 

Instructor: Gail Smuda
(Bring your lunch, drinks will be provided)
Cost: $80 class fee + $30 material fee = $110

Feel the “blues” in the most wonderful way by learning the beautiful art of Shibori hand-dyeing using bundling, clamping, and folding techniques. In this hands-on workshop you will learn the basics of shibori-inspired folding and binding techniques to create beautiful patterns on fabric with indigo dye. You will be amazed  by the incredible one-of-a-kind fabrics you will create in this class. Be prepared to get messy, so wear clothes and shoes you don’t mind getting stained. BEGINNER

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FUNKY FELTED FLOWERS
Saturday, May 16 from 1-4 pm

Instructor: Louise Jacob
Cost: $50 class fee + $25 material fee = $75

Create a bright and cheerful everlasting bouquet of fun and funky flowers out of handmade felt formed from tufts of wool. Put the flowers in a vase or hang them on the wall as art. Either way, this class will teach you the basics of  the basics of needelfelting while also creating a decorative conversation piece for your home! BEGINNER 

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INTRODUCTION TO THE ART OF BORO: CREATE BORO CLOTH
Saturday, June 6 from 1-4  

Instructor: Gail Smuda
(Bring your lunch, drinks will be provided)

Cost: $80 class fee + $30 material fee = $110

Japanese boro cloths have a beauty like no other. The cloths can be seen as embracing the concept of ‘wabi sabi’, seeing beauty in an object’s impermanence and imperfections. Because mistakes and wonky stitching can be embraced, it’s the perfect project for beginner sewers as well as those who are more experienced. Often called “slow fashion” each sewer can express themselves as well as spending time for contemplation and mindfulness. BEGINNER

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FLORAL DESIGN


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FRESH FLORAL TABLE WREATH
Sunday, April 26 from 1-3

Instructor: Lorrie Carey
Cost: $50 class fee + $20 material fee = $70We will be creating a lovely table wreath out of succulents and fresh flowers. Perfect for celebrating Mother’s Day or adding some fresh interest to your dininig table. ALL LEVELS

CANCELLED


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MEMORIAL DAY PLANTER
Sunday, May 17 from 1-3

Instructor: Lorrie Carey
Cost: $50 class fee + $20 material fee = $70

Start your summer off right with a fantastic Memorial Day planter. Create your own planter in a handcrafted container using hardy outdoor plants, rocks, mosses and other decor. Suitable for a door step or as a Memorial Day graveside 

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LITERARY ARTS


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Poetry & Friendship
Friday, May 15, 2020 thru Friday, June 12, 2020 from 1-3 pm
(6 week class)

Instructor: Catherine O’Brian
Cost: $190 class fee 

In this six-week generative writing class, we will use poetry, creative writing and the arts, to explore “friendship” and its connection to creative aging and wellness. We will explore some poems and letters of poets: Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell; Maxine Kumin and Anne Sexton; the Bronte Sisters; Charles Simic and James Tate; Don Hall and Jane Kenyon. Participants are encouraged to bring a new journal and some of your favorite art supplies. No writing experience is necessary. Optional: Class participants are invited to join the Percheron Poets, and read/share their poems and/or journal pages at a Twiggs Poetry Reading on Friday, May 29 from 3-4:30 which is National Senior Health and Wellness Day. The theme of the reading will be Poetry & Friendship. ALL LEVELS

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MIXED MEDIA


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Nature Journaling Class
Presented in 3 month sessions on the 4th Thursday of the month from 11:00 – 2:00
Limit 6 students per session

Session One: April 23, May 28 & June 25
CANCELLED

Session Two: August 27, September 24 and October 29
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Instructor: Melanie Shaw
Cost: $125 per session
(Bring your lunch, drinks are provided.)

Do you love Nature?  Do you like to draw or paint? Write or keep a journal? This class offers a shared interest in all three!  You will be observing and making new discoveries in the beauty of nature around you, writing and creating illustrations of your discoveries by keeping a nature journal along with others whom share the same interest.

This class will present a topic of nature study to work on each month,including inspiring materials to get you started, a demonstration in watercolor and plenty of time for sharing and working on each subject.

Class supplies should include a journal, conductive to your choice of medium you want to work with, a sketch book, along with your own art materials.

You do not have to be an expert in anything other then your love for nature!    Please join us, it is both fascinating and fun! BEGINNER


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Go Fly A Kite!
Saturday, April 25 from 11:30-4
Sunday, April 26 from 12:30-3

Instructor: Deb Fairchild
Cost: $120 class fee + $25 material fee = $145 per Adult or Adult/Child Team

During the Saturday session, we will build and decorate several mini-kites as we learn about different shapes and styles.  We will also discuss the aerodynamics of kites and consider what makes kites (or rather allows kites as well as airplanes to) fly.  Each student (or adult-child team) will then build and decorate a full-size kite…ready to test fly the next day!

On Sunday, we will explore an entirely different art form and fly our kites in the fields that surround TWIGGS Gallery!

This class is designed for adults including teens 16 and older. Children between 10 and 15 must be accompanied by an adult. One adult per child. BEGINNER

CANCELLED

 


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Sunday, April 26 from from 12:30-3:30

Instructor: Ann Saunderson
Cost: $75 class fee + $15 for kit = $90Much of art making involves the miracles that…just happen. We will experiment with some techniques that ensure surprises. The decision-making process will follow. Bring old works on paper or other images for collage, cutting, tearing. The rest will be provided.
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CANCELLED


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INTRO TO YUPO PAPER USING COLORED INKS
Sunday, May 3 from from 12:30-3:30

Instructor: Ann Saunderson
Cost: $75 class fee + $15 for kit = $90
Note: Wear old clothes and expect to get messy

You will be surprised and hopefully delighted by what you create with just colored inks 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! BEGINNER

CANCELLED


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Multi-Faced Fidgets (aka Flexagons!)
Sunday, May 3 from 12-4

Instructor: Deb Fairchild
Cost: $65 class fee + $10 material fee = $70

In this workshop, we will create paper models so that we can consider the fascinating properties of making flat paper constructions that have more than two faces!  We will make at least 4 different models starting with models that have 6 faces and progressing to models that have 12 faces!  We will also decorate these models so that we can explore the secrets of flexing them to reveal all faces as we try to fathom the mysteries of the inside out and upside down re-positioning of the components of each face.  These intriguing constructions provide outstanding artistic possibilities and endless hours of flexing!  BEGINNER

CANCELLED


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GELLI PLATE PRINTING
Saturday, May 9 from 11:30-3:30 pm

Instructor: Adele Sanborn (Bring your lunch, drinks are provided.)
Cost: $95 class fee plus $35 Gelli Plate printing kit= $140
Have your own gelli plate? Supply fee is only $15 for paper and paint for a total cost of $110

Ok…so you bought yourself a Gelli-plate, or maybe you’ve taken one of our classes, but there it is…still sitting on the shelf, neglected and lonesome. Well here’s a chance to get her out and put her to work. I will be showing you some fun techniques using stencils, leaves, hardware tools, pan pastels, and lots of other surprises. We’ll make lots of backgrounds and then overprint.  We’ll do monoprints as well.  You’ll leave with a bunch of work great for collage, cutting into tags, or adding more marks for a final piece.  I can’t wait to join you….because I too need an excuse to get my plate out!! BEGINNER

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WAXED MEMORIES:
FRAMED VINTAGE PHOTO

Saturday, June 6 from 12 to 3 and Sunday, June 7 from 12:30 to 3:30

Instructor: Anne McMillian
Cost: $120 class fee + $20 for materials= $140

Take an old sepia toned or black and white family photo and turn it into a piece of artwork.  With some coloring, mark making, stencils, inks and paper we will enhance the photo and then finish by creating a unique frame that we will seal with beeswax. You will need to bring a few copies of a 5 x 7 old photo to alter (scanned images and copies must be copied or scanned using the color mode of your printer), ruler and a pencil, any pattern stencils you may want to use (I will also have some to pick from) and any other art supplies or objects you may want to use like old buttons or other ephemera.  Other supplies will be provided and full instructions for the photos will be provided to participants before the class. BEGINNER

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PAINTING


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WATERCOLOR FOR BEGINNERS
Saturdays, April 18, 25, May 2, 9 from 1-3 (4 week class)

Instructor: Melanie Shaw
Cost: $135 class fee + $75 material fee = $210

If you have always wanted to try watercolor, or have once taken a class and would like to refresh your interest, then this is the class for you! These four classes will start you off slow with lots of information in regard to knowing the right paint colors to use as a beginner, mixing the paints in your pallet, types of brushes, paper and watercolor painting techniques. 

Presenting the right approach for a beginner, along with short demonstrations and class practice will empower you to feel successful and confident to continue with this challenging medium. 

The $75 materials fee includes everything you need to get started. Everyone will be working with the same paint colors and professional grade materials. It does make a difference in your success! Included is an 10 x 14 pad of Arches watercolor paper, 5 professional level brushes, a pencil and eraser, Mijello Pallet with 24 paint wells and 3 mixing areas, and 16 professional grade Daniel Smith and Windsor & Newton watercolors (half pan size) which will be preset in your pallet and will last you long beyond the class. BEGINNER 

CANCELLED


PHOTOGRAPHY


Kamman_Photography Fall 2019 EBCELLPHONE Photography 101: Turn any snapshot into a stunning image!
Sunday, June 7 from 1-3 

Instructor: Sher Kamman
Cost: $50 class fee

The cellphone has transformed the art of photography. Now wherever you go you have one of the most inspiring, capable, and fun photographic systems in your hand. It is an amazingly powerful tool for creating beauty and art.

Learn how to unlock the power of your cellphone images by becoming fluent with the easy to use photo-editing app Snapseed. You will learn how to edit and stylize your images from the moment of capture. Before coming to class you must download the Snapseed app on to your phone so we can quickly start learning how to use it. Class limited to 10 so register early!  ALL LEVELS

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OUR INSTRUCTORS


Lorrie J. Carey: Lorrie is a NH 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.

Sher Kamman: Sher is a photographer and a psychologist who has been following the light that illuminates landscapes since she was 6 years old. She is passionate about helping others see and immerse themselves in the beauty of the natural world with all of it’s infinite possibilities. It is her hope that they will step into her images, and this experience will awaken in them a desire to protect and honor the world that surrounds them.

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.

Sarah Smith: The first time Sarah Smith saw marbled paper, she knew it was something special, mysterious and amazing and she immediately signed up for a course with marbling craftsmen, Galen Berry at NHIA. From there, she has studied with the Chena River Marblers, Regina and Dan St. John at the Bennett Street School and Snow Farm. Contact Sarah at sarahsheasmith1031@gmail.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 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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