Classes & Workshops

 

ADULT CLASSES: SPRING 2018

We have FOUR ways to register!
1. Call Twiggs Gallery at 603-975-0015.
2. Stop in during Gallery hours: Starting March 15th- 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.

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.


SPRING 2018 CLASSES

FREE! TEACHER DEMO DAY
SATURDAY, MARCH 24 FROM 1-3 PM

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Stop by Twiggs to see what we have planned for our spring 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!


BOOK ARTS


INTRODUCTION TO BOOKMAKING
SATURDAY, APRIL 14 AND 21 (2 day workshop)
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Instructor: Gail Smuda
Time: 11:30-4
(Bring your lunch, drinks are provided.)
Cost: $115 class fee plus $15 materials fee= $130
No experience is needed for this introduction to book making. Use of materials, simple one page formats, accordion formats and simple three hole and five hole bindings will be covered. BEGINNER


MINI BOOKS/JEWELRY
SUNDAY, MAY 6
Smuda book necklaces
Instructor: Gail Smuda
Time: 1:00-4:00 pm
Cost: $40 class fee plus $8 materials fee= $48
(an 18” necklace will be included)
Learn how to create tiny, miniature books using a variety of materials for the cover and contents. These books can be given as gifts with little notes written inside or hung on a chain and worn as jewelery. Come prepared to have some fun! BEGINNER

Click here to Register: Mini Books/Jewelery


GELLI PLATE FABRIC BOOK WITH STUB BINDING
THURSDAY, MAY 17 AND FRIDAY, MAY 18 (2 day workshop)
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Instructor: Gail Smuda
Time: 11:30-3.30
(Bring your lunch, drinks are provided.)
Cost: $100 class fee plus $45 materials fee= $145
Have your own gelli plate? Supply fee is only $20 for materials for a total cost of $120
This is an advanced bookmaking class. The first day will be spent gelli plate printing on assorted fabrics. You will create a selection of custom fabrics that you can choose from to create your book cover. On the second day, the class will learn how to create a fabric book with a padded cover and a concertina fold with stub binding. ADVANCED

Click here to Register: Gelli Plate Fabric Book with Stub Binding


CALLIGRAPHY


CALLIGRAPHY 101 SOLD OUT
SATURDAYS, MAY 5, 12 (2 week class)
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Instructor: Adele Sanborn
Time: 1:00-3:00 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. Sorry…no lefties! BEGINNER


CALLIGRAPHY: NOW WHAT?
SUNDAYS, JUNE 3, 10 (2 week class)
Sanborn_ Calligraphy Workshop
Instructor: Adele Sanborn
Time: 1:00-3:00 pm
Cost: $80 + $15 material fee= $95
You know the basics of calligraphy and now you want to write out a poem or inspirational quote to create a work of art? Adele will show you the steps on how to create a composition, lay it out and letter it in calligraphy. Pen, nibs and paper will be provided. Bring any color of ink (or inks) you would like to use for the class. INTERMEDIATE

Click here to Register: Calligraphy: Now What?


DRAWING


DRAWING FROM THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE BRAIN
SUNDAY, APRIL 15, SATURDAY, APRIL 21 AND SUNDAY, APRIL 22 (3 day workshop)
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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! BEGINNER

Click here to Register: Drawing from the Right Side of the Brain


EN PLEIN AIR CLASS: DRAWING HORSES
SATURDAY, MAY 19
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Instructor: Gail Smuda
Time:11:30-4:00 pm
Cost: $60 (Materials list will be provided.)
Everyone loves the beautiful draft horses who play and frolic in the pasture next door to Twiggs Gallery. For this class, you will spend the day outside drawing the horses from life. Learn how to quickly capture movement using the skills of gesture drawing. ALL LEVELS

Click here to Register: En Plein Air Class: Drawing Horses


FIBER ART


BEGINNING KNITTING (3 week class)
FRIDAYS, APRIL 13, 20 ,27
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Instructor: Shela Cunningham
Time: 1:00-3:00 pm
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! BEGINNER


FLORAL DESIGN


MAKE YOUR OWN HAND-TIED WEDDING BOUQUET
SUNDAY, APRIL 22
Instructor: Lorrie Carey
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Time: 1:00-4:00 pm
Cost: $80 includes all materials
Learn how to create classy hand-tied wedding bouquets in preparation for your own wedding or learn how to make one for a friend or loved one. Whatever the case, you will leave the class feeling extra special with your beautiful bouquet! ALL LEVELS

Click here to Register: Make Your Own Hand-Tied Wedding Bouquet


MOTHER’S DAY COUNTRY STYLE BASKET
SUNDAY, MAY 6
Mothers Day Bouquet
Instructor: Lorrie Carey
Time: 1:00-4:00 pm
Cost: $65 includes all materials
Treat yourself or your mother to a lovely arrangement using fresh spring flowers, a willow basket and beautiful ribbons. Invite your mother to the class and you can both go home with a special gift at the end of the day. ALL LEVELS

Click here to Register: Mother’s Day Country Style Basket


DESIGN YOUR OWN EUROPEAN DISH GARDEN
SUNDAY, JUNE 3
Dish Garden
Instructor: Lorrie Carey
Time: 1:00-4:00 pm
Cost: $65 includes all materials
Using a combination of foliage and blooming plants, create an easy-care indoor garden that will look fantastic in any room in your house. Use as a long-lasting centerpiece or fill that empty corner. The possiblities are endless! ALL LEVELS

Click here to Register: Design Your Own European Dish Garden


JEWELRY


BANGLES & CHARMS!
THURSDAY, MAY 3

Bangle and charm
Instructor: Kim O’Neill
Time: 11-4:30 pm
(Bring a sack lunch, drinks will be provided)
Cost: $105 plus $30 materials fee=$135
In this class we will transform a simple piece of wire into a beautiful piece of timeless jewelry. We will pound and shape wire to make a versatile silver filled bangle that opens to add charms and bling. We will then make charms to add our own personal sentiments, words or numbers for a one-of-a-kind take away piece of jewelry. This is great beginners class to learn simple metal forming skills and basic etching techniques. Students will leave with one bracelet and 3 charms. Tools will be available for use.

Techniques covered: bending and shaping heavy gauge wire, making a simple clasp, drilling metal, etching techniques (which include making copy, transferring copy, metal gauge and numerous other etching techniques), making headpins, and simple wire wrapping bling. BEGINNER

Click here to Register: Bangles & Charms!


ETCHING WITH ALCOHOL INKS
THURSDAY, MAY 17
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Instructor: Kim O’Neill
Time: 11-4:30 pm
(Bring a sack lunch, drinks will be provided)
Cost: $105 plus $25 materials fee=$130
Learn the ancient art of etching in a modern world! Make 3 pendants that can be worn separately or together. Students will learn several ways to get a resist onto metal, positive and negative etching echniques, how to transfer text onto metal and the ideal conditions in which to transfer image and etch a perfect piece every time!

Once the images are etched, we will experiment with alcohol inks to get permanent color onto the metal. Other techniques covered are sanding and drilling metal, wire wrapping bling, and the correct way to add a jump ring. Once designs are set into metal, we will learn basic sealing techniques. Students will leave with 3 pendant charms and one chain. Tools will be available for use. BEGINNER

Click here to Register: Etching with Alcohol Inks


ETCHED STERLING SADDLE RING
THURSDAY, MAY 24
Ring
Instructor: Kim O’Neill
Time: 11-4:30 pm
(Bring a sack lunch, drinks will be provided)
Cost: $105 plus $35 materials fee=$140
Learn how easy it is to etch sterling silver in this fun and exciting class! Join us to customize your script or design for etching raised or recessed images and words permanently into the metal. Once your silver is etched, we will make and solder on adjustable ring shanks for a simple but professional looking ring. Make your choice of one script ring using special words or quotes, OR one “boho” style ring with a floral/or other design. Instructor will provide a variety of copy for etching. Techniques covered will include basic metal working skills, shaping, hammering, soldering, and surface finishing. Students will leave with one ring ready to wear! This class is limited to eight students. Tools will be available for use. BEGINNER

Click here to Register: Etched Sterling Saddle Ring


LITERARY ARTS


FROM SHADOW TO LIGHT: EXLORING AND WRITING POETRY
FRIDAYS, MAY 4, 11, 18, 25 (4 week class)
Poetry
Instructor: Catherine O’Brian
Time: 1:00-3:00 pm
Cost: $130
Poetry can provide a sudden sense of mental and spiritual nourishment by connecting us with the deeply human realms of love and loss, joy and death, as well as our daily and natural worlds. This creative and generative four-week poetry class is for adults of all abilities who wish to explore new, exciting ways to express themselves. Participants will be encouraged to write and share their work in a supportive, relaxed environment. We will be writing alone and together. Our writing prompts will include poems, art, music and nature. Treat yourself to an inspiring, creative and community building experience. No previous writing experience is required. Please bring a pen and journal. ALL LEVELS

Click here to Register: From Shadow to Light: Exploring and Writing Poetry


MIXED MEDIA


THE ART OF QUILLING
SATURDAY, APRIL 28
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Instructor: Gail Smuda
Time: 11:30-3:30 pm
(Bring your lunch, drinks are provided.)
Cost: $60 class fee plus $12 for materials=$72
Quilling is a wonderful paper craft that is enjoying a resurgence! During the Renaissance, French and Italian nuns and monks used quilling to decorate book covers and religious items.It is an art form that involves the use of strips of paper that are rolled, shaped, and glued together to create decorative designs. You’ll learn how to roll coils and scrolls, then pinch, shape, and arrange them into decorative patterns using a variety of colored papers. Quilling can be done with simple tools and supplies, and almost anyone will get beautiful results. BEGINNER

Click here to Register: The Art of Quilling


ECO DYE WORKSHOP
THURSDAY, APRIL 12 OR SATURDAY, MAY 26
Instructor: Adele Sanborn
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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! BEGINNER

FULL: Eco Dye Workshop/April 12
One space left: Eco Dye Workshop/May 26


INTRODUCTION TO INK ON YUPO PAPER
SATURDAY, APRIL 14
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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! BEGINNER TO YUPO

Click here to Register: Introduction to Ink on Yupo Paper


ART RESIN AND POLYMER CLAY WORKSHOP: STAINED GLASS LAMP
SATURDAY, APRIL 21 AND
SUNDAY, APRIL 28 FROM 1-4
SUNDAY, APRIL 29 FROM 1-3
(Three Day Workshop)
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Instructor: Colby Lynch
Cost: $145 class fee plus $75 for materials= $220
(Note: For your lamp, choose between a glass block or a medium tin lantern with glass inserts. Add on an additional $10 for an extra large tin lantern.)
Create “Light Art” and learn to achieve incredible stained glass effects using polymer clay and art resin. While creating your lantern, you will learn translucent clay dyeing and cutting techniques; art resin casting; how to create special effects using mixed media textures, back-light reactive and glow-in-the-dark clays; and lighting basics including creating 3-D effects. ALL LEVELS

Click here to Register: Art Resin and Polymer Clay Workshop: Stained Glass Lamp


SIX BY SIX: MIXED MEDIA EXPLORATION
THURSDAY, MAY 3
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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 6” x 6” 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! ALL LEVELS MIXED MEDIA

Click here to Register: Six by Six: Mixed Media Exploration


SCULPTURAL MINI FOLDING SCREENS
SATURDAY, MAY 5
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Instructor: Ann Saunderson
Time:11:30-4:00
(Bring your lunch, drinks are provided.)
Cost: $110 class fee plus $15 for materials=$125
Using a variety of mixed media painting and collage techniques, this class will show you how to take two dimensional works of art and pop them off the page to create free standing sculptures. Creating these mini folding screens will push you to expand your artistic horizons. ALL LEVELS

Click here to Register: Sculptural Mini Folding Screens


INDEPTH EXPLORATION: INK ON YUPO
Thursday, May 10
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Instructor: Ann Saunderson
Time: 11:30-4 pm
(Bring your lunch, drinks are provided.)
Cost: $110 class fee plus $30 for materials= $145
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. INTERMEDIATE YUPO

Click here to Register: Indepth Exploration: Ink on Yupo

 


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.

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.

Colby Lynch
Colby got started with polymer clay when touring with The Grateful Dead from 1993-1995. Back then, she made hemp jewelry and funky dreadlock beads. Fast forward a few decades, she is still working with polymer clay, but has switched over to the translucent clay variety. She has refined her techniques and textures to include resin casting. The clay remains her medium of choice, which she dyes and applies to glass to create lanterns, lamps, and various items to achieve a stained glass look. Contact Colby at gr8ful2@hotmail.com.

Catherine O’Brian
Catherine is a poet and educator with an Master of Arts in Writing Poetry from the University of New Hampshire. She has a background in the fields of creative aging and arts in health. She recently retired from the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, where she coordinated Arts in Education and Arts in Health grants and programs. Her manuscript, The White Nightgown received the Thomas Williams Poetry Award. Her book, “Lucky to be Born in a House of Milk” with poems from “The White Nightgown” was published by Hobblebush Press as part of Oyster River Press’ “Walking to Windward Series”. Her poems have been published in many literary journals.

Kim O’Neill
Kim is a nationally exhibited, self-taught jewelry artist. She recently moved here from Ohio where she participated in local shows in Boston Mills and Cain Park. She taught at various venues in the Ohio area including Bead and Button, Bead Fest, Flux Metal Arts, Grand River Beads, and Beadtini Boutique. Her work has been featured on magazine covers, how-to articles and on the PBS production of Beads and Baubles. She is currently teaching a beginners metal workshop at the NH Institute of Art. Her specialty is personalizing jewelry. Anything can be put in a piece of metal! Contact Kim at kimoneill1@me.com.

 

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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