Classes & Workshops

 

ADULT CLASSES: SPRING 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 Spring 2017 Class 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.


SPRING 2016 CLASSES

SATURDAY, MARCH 18
Teacher Demo Day: FREE!
1-3 pm
Stop by Twiggs to see what we have planned for our Spring 2017 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!

untitledTHURSDAY, APRIL 6
Mixed Media Collage
Instructor: Ann Saunderson
Time: 1-4 pm
$75 class fee plus $15 material fee=$90
Here is your chance to recycle scraps from unsuccessful paintings, use your treasured pieces of wrapping or handmade papers, repurpose those old newspapers and magazines you have been saving for an art project someday…bring in whatever you think might be added to paint and glue to create a collage. We will paste them up to create new works of art!

SATURDAY, APRIL 8
Photoshop Elements: The Basics for Artists
Instructor: Charley Freiberg
Time: 12-4 pm
Cost: $95 class fee
Note: 4 Student Limit
Learn the basics of editing your artwork photos with Photoshop Elements. Resizing, retouching, adjusting color and learning about dpi among other mysteries! Bring your laptop with Photoshop Elements already loaded on it and some photos you would like to edit.

Smuda_BookmakingTHURSDAY, APRIL 13 AND APRIL 20
Introduction to Book Making (2 week class)
Instructor: Gail Smuda
(Bring your lunch, drinks are provided.)
Thursday, April 13 from 11-4 pm
Thursday, April 20 from 11-4 pm
Cost: $85 instruction fee plus $10 kit= $95
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.

 

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SATURDAY, APRIL 15
Eco Dye Workshop
Instructor: Adele Sanborn
Time:11:30-3 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
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!

 

sunderson-ink_yupoSATURDAY, APRIL 22
Ink on Yupo Paper Class
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!

 

pb_-bunny-loveSATURDAY, APRIL 22
Beginning Rughooking: Bunny Love Kit
Instructor: Pam Bartlett
Time: 1-4 pm
Cost: $45 class fee + $40 for kit= $85
Note: Kit includes, hook, pattern and wool to complete project. Color selections vary. Students will need a small pair of scissors and a 12” quilting hoop. If you don’t have a 12” quilting hoop, you can purchase one for an additional $28.
In this spring-y project class students will learn the basics of rug hooking and the simple how-to’s to “pulling wool”. Join us for three hours and learn to be a hooker!


Ice Resin Class1SUNDAY, APRIL 23 AND APRIL 30
Ice Resin Workshop II (Two week class)
Instructor: Adele Sanborn
Sunday, April 23 from 1-3 pm
Sunday, April 30 from 1-3 pm
Cost: $50 class fee plus $30 for materials= $80
Got Ice Resin? A fabulous product that you can use for jewelry making and mixed media fun.  You’ll make a completed bezel, paper transformation and other cool ways to use this two-part epoxy.  Join me for a fun-filled workshop….the sky’s the limit!

THURSDAY, APRIL 27two-drop-peyote Beginning Beading: Two Drop Peyote Bracelet
Instructor: Gail Devoid
Time: 6 pm-8 pm
$35 Class Fee + $25 Kit = $60
Using larger beads, students will learn peyote that has two beads picked up at one. Once students have the body of the bracelet made, they will learn how to embellish with flowers, pearls, and other beads. Lastly, students learn how to fabricate a peyote toggle and make a beaded clasp.

SATURDAYS, APRIL 29 AND MAY 13altered-book-spread-3
Altered Book Class (Two week class)
Instructor: Gail Smuda
Saturday, April 29 from 1-4 pm
Saturday, May 13 from 1-4 pm
Cost: $65 class fee plus $10 materials fee= $75
(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!

SATURDAY, APRIL 29
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Springtime Basket
Instructor: Lorrie Carey
Time: 1 – 3 pm
Cost: $65 Class fee includes all materials
Learn how to create a bright and lovely basket arrangement using spring flowers and seasonal greens.

 

 

vase-group-1-low-resTHURSDAY, MAY 4
Glass Vase Painting
Instructor: Marcia Santore
Time: 1-3 pm
Cost:  $50 class fee plus $29 for kit= $79
Note: Kit includes glass paints, brushes and a glass vase.
Create a one-of-a-kind work of art to showcase flowers from your garden or the florist. When not displaying your favorite blossoms, your vase will stand on it’s own as a beautiful piece of art in your home!

 

kumihimo

THURSDAY, MAY 11
Beginning-Intermediate Beading: Kumihimo Bracelet
Instructor: Gail Devoid
Time:6-8 pm
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 completed bracelets.
CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR THIS CLASS VIA EVENTBRITE

4x4THURSDAY, MAY 11
4” x 4”
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. Working small will offer an opportunity to experiment with materials and ideas without a huge investment of time. The challenge will be to compose in a square…abstractly!
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TG_Watercolor ClassSATURDAYS, MAY 13, 20, 27 AND JUNE 22
Explore Watercolor Painting (4 week class)
Saturdays: May 13, 20, 27 and June 3  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 images and special effects. You will be able to complete wonderful paintings by the end of the four week class!

anne-dinan-decalSATURDAY,  MAY 20 AND SUNDAY, MAY 21
Creating Laser Transfer Decals for Vitreous Enamels
Instructor: Anne Dinan
Saturday, May 20 from 12-5 pm
Sunday, May 21 from 12-5 pm
Cost: $270 workshop fee plus $30 for materials=$300 for two day workshop
Beginners welcome! In this class, students will learn about all of the aspects of decals for Vitreous Enamels including: how to get great results with kiln-fired enamels; alternative techniques for manipulating decals; options for color using many different mediums; how to prepare your photo for the best outcome; troubleshooting and finishing. Each student will leave class with many samples that can be used in jewelry or other art pieces.



photographerSUNDAY, MAY 21
Learning Your Camera
Instructor: Jessica Ginther
Time: 1-3 pm
Cost: $35 class fee
Not sure how to process all of your digital photos? Bring your image capturing device in (iPhone, digital camera, Android, tablets, etc) and learn how to retrieve, edit and share your life’s moments. This workshop will help you explore basic solutions, as well as answer any questions you may have about using your device.

GS_Book MakingTHURSDAY, MAY 25
Advanced Book Making Workshop IV
Instructor: Gail Smuda
(Bring your lunch, drinks are provided.)
Thursday, May 25 from 11-4
Cost: $65 class fee plus $10 for materials= $75
The two books created will consist of a flat laying sketchbook that is relatively easy to make and can be quite colorful and a book that has a pocket sewn into it to allow treasures to be saved within the book you will create.
CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR THIS CLASS VIA EVENTBRITE

chris-krone-bookSATURDAY, MAY 27
Bookmaking: Spiral Folded Books
Instructor: Christopher Krone
(Bring your lunch, drinks are provided.)
Saturday, May 27 from 11-4
Cost: $65 class fee + $20 materials= $85
Note: Tools and materials will be supplied, but feel free to bring tools, papers, paint from home to help embellish your books.
These are two new books created by our instructor, Christopher Krone. Learn how to make these unique artist books folded from single strips of paper. Once the basic form is mastered, students will learn variations on the theme to create and embellish their own books with materials they bring from home.
CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR THIS CLASS VIA EVENTBRITE

duncan-memorial-daySATURDAY, MAY 27
Memorial Day Planter
Instructor: Lorrie Carey
Time: 1 – 3 pm
Cost: $65 Class fee includes all materials
Start your summer off with a Memorial Day planter for yourself or a loved one. Your creation will last all summer long!
CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR THIS CLASS VIA EVENTBRITE


bead-crochetTHURSDAYS, JUNE 1 AND JUNE 8

Beginning Bead Crochet: Rainbow Bracelet
Instructor: Gail Devoid
Thursday, June 1, 6-8 pm
Thursday, June 8, 6-8 pm
$65 Class Fee + $10 Kit = $75
Note: Open to both right and left-handers.
Class 1: Starting a bead crochet bracelet can be difficult. Students begin with large pony beads and yarn, and then graduate to 8/0 beads. An easy start will be taught for 11/0 beads, as well as how to use a bead spinner.
Class 2: How to add thread, how to do an invisible join, how different effects can be achieved.
CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR THIS CLASS VIA EVENTBRITE

Gelli PlatesSATURDAYS, JUNE 3 AND 10
Gelli Plate Printing (Two week class)
Instructor: Gail Smuda
(Bring your lunch, drinks are provided.)
Saturday, June 3 from 11-3:30 pm
Saturday, June 10 from 11-3:30 pm
Cost: $95 class fee plus $35 Gelli Plate printing kit= $140
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 paper as well as fabric. Day two will allow for more prints in the morning followed by possible uses for the prints in the afternoon. We’ll make some mini books with freshly printed gelli plate covers. 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 SIGN UP FOR THIS CLASS VIA EVENTBRITE

cover-jpegSUNDAYS, JUNE 4 AND 11
Altered Art Journaling
Instructor: Lisa Hurley
Sunday, June 4 from 1-4 pm
Sunday, June 11 from 1-4 pm
Cost: $95 class fee plus $15 for materials= $110
Art journaling is a fun and creative process of pulling together color, words and images. It is one of the most freely creative spaces to work on. An art journal is both a workbook and a playground!  It is a creative space that no one has to see. Unless you choose to share it, you are the audience! Experiment with different techniques as you document your thoughts and feelings in an artistic way. Discover how to make a unique visual journey using mixed media and collage basics. Plus, you’ll learn a simple formula to allow your mind to work freely and create journal artwork without the fear of the blank page! All levels welcome. No experience necessary. Come, play and enjoy the process of creating! Ages 18 and up.
CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR THIS CLASS VIA EVENTBRITE

Button Bowl Class1SATURDAY, JUNE 10
Fun and Colorful Button Bowl
Instructor: Adele Sanborn
Time: 12-3 pm
Cost: $40 class fee plus $10 for materials=$50
Learn the tips and tricks for creating fun and colorful button bowls! A great summer project for decorating or giving as a gift.
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OUR INSTRUCTORS

Pam Bartlett
Pam Bartlett is a juried member of the League of NH Craftsmen and first began rug hooking in 1982. Pam is a certified rug hooking teacher with the Pearl K. McGown Rug Hooking Guild, and has completed the teacher training program with the Rug Hooking Guild of Nova Scotia. She has been awarded the Master Artist/Apprenticeship grant four times from the NH State Council on Arts Traditional Arts Program. Pam believes it is important to preserve as many of the traditional arts, crafts and skills that were so vital to the comfort and necessity in the everyday life of previous generation. She enjoys sharing her love of rug hooking and its history by demonstrating at various venues such as Canterbury Shaker Village, Strawberry Bank Museum, and the Sunapee Craftsmen’s Fair. Pam owns the Woolen Pear and Red Horse Rugs store in Loudon, NH. You can visit Pam’s website at redhorserugs.com. 

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.

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. 

Anne Dinan
Anne Dinan attended the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and was always interested in glass and metal and studied welding, glass blowing, cast glass, glass fusing and more. After years of working separately with these two mediums, she discovered enamels, glass and metal combined. Her inspirations come from nature and nature’s intersection with the industrial world. She created the “Trade Handmade” Facebook page that connects thousands of artists globally. She has taught online decal classes and has had 100 students from around the world. Visit Anne’s website at annedinan.com.

Charley Freiberg
Charley Freiberg has been a commercial photographer for 30 years. He has shot for all kinds of companies and people; fashion, food, industry, magazines, artists and historical documentation. He has traveled around the country and many parts of the world, shooting for clients or his own portfolio. Contact Charley at charleyfreiberg@tds.net.

Jessica Ginther
Jessica Ginther has always loved creating. She’s dabbled in everything from oil paint, printmaking, knitting, crocheting, charcoal, pastels and much more, but her love for photography overpowers them all. It began in high school, when she took her first black and white film photography class, it was love at first develop! Jessica feels there is nothing quite like the calm you experience behind the camera, having an idea of what you want to capture, but letting the world surprise you. Contact Jessica Ginther at jesicca.ginther@gmail.com.

Lisa Hurley
Lisa Hurley has been creating art for decades. After several years of focusing on textile designs her interest shifted to the broad and versatile world of mixed media. Lisa’s work has been published in Somerset Studio publications, Kearsarge Magazine and Memory Makers.  She currently teaches mixed media classes for the League of NH Craftstudies program in Hanover and The Center for the Arts in New London. You can contact Lisa at thescrapyard@rocketmail.com.

Christopher Krone
Christopher Krone is a traditionally trained Hand Bookbinder for over 35 years. He has rebound and repaired restored old books for several clients in New England and around the country. Krone has taught at NH Institute of Art, the League of NH Craftsman and is one of the two founders of the Washington Area Artisans Open Studio Tours. Now working and teaching privately at his studio in his home in Washington, NH. Chris enjoys working with “crusty old books” as well as creating contemporary artists books that challenge peoples concept of books. You can contact Christopher at christophkrone@gmail.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.

Marcia Santore
Marcia Santore is a contemporary painter. Her work uses vivid color, intriguing texture, and image-based abstraction to convey mystery and movement. Santore has exhibited her paintings, collages, and other art work in solo, juried, and group exhibitions throughout the United States, and her artwork is held in public and private collections in the U.S. and abroad. Visit Marcia’s website at marciasantore.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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