Vellum leaves

Join cut paper artist Wendy Bale on zoom to make some vellum leaves.

In this fun, beginner-level class, you will learn the basics of paper sculpture, using vellum and other specialty papers to personalize your work, while creating colorful paper leaves.

No previous art experience required. The techniques you will learn in this  two-hour workshop will include embossing and shaping the paper, various ways to add embellishments, plus cutting skills and tips to  create texture and detail.  ​

All materials are included in the cost of the workshop and will be mailed to participants before class.

Floral Embroidery

May will bring flowers regardless of the weather here in Western New York, with this floral embroidery workshop!

Following on from our other very popular embroidery workshops, Deb is back, with an introduction to adding flowers and foliage to your embroidery skills. During the workshop we will focus on making a small sampler hoop, but floral embroidery can also be a beautiful way to customize your wardrobe, and adds panache to mending skills.

Didn’t take any of the other workshops, no worries, this class is suitable for complete beginners.

The workshop price includes all materials, along with expert tuition, as well as a fun evening with like-minded creators.

Space is limited, so sign up today!

 

beginning embroidery

You asked – we listened! After our really popular visible mending workshop many of you reached out to ask for a follow-up embroidery class. Join our program director Deb Eck, who has been sewing since she was a small child, for this beginner level class. Never picked up a needle? No problem. This workshop will cover all the basics of thread, needle and fabric selection, how to mark out your fabric and transfer patterns, and of course, introduce a range of starter stitches you can build upon to create a contemporary sampler.

Thanks as always to our wonderful pop-up partner, ARTCloth + Craft, for letting us use their pretty space again while we wait for construction to wrap up.

The workshop includes all materials and supplies and will take place over two evenings – March 23rd and 30th from 6-8pm.

Seating is limited so sign up today!

 

 

 

 

Beginner Embroidery 1 – daytime session

February is International Embroidery Month and we are celebrating all month long here at Pearl City Clay House. Join us for one of our introductory classes, or at our celebration of stitching meet up at the end of the month.

This introduction to hand embroidery workshop will focus on straight stitches executed in lines or grids. It is suitable for complete beginners with no embroidery or sewing experience. If you have always wanted to give embroidery a try, these basic stitches are a great place to begin.

Deb, our program director and sewing aficionado will share her tips and tricks for making a simple sampler. We will start with how to lay out your design, then learn some simple basic stitches, along with ways to combine and customize the stitches into more elaborate patterns.

Participants will need the following supplies:

  • a 6″ embroidery hoop
  • a piece of plain cotton (any color is fine) about 8″ square
  • 2 or 3 skeins of embroidery floss in coordinating colors
  • a embroidery needle
  • small scissors
  • a fabric marking pen
  • a piece of plastic canvas

Beginner Embroidery 1 – evening session

February is International Embroidery Month and we are celebrating all month long here at Pearl City Clay House. Join us for one of our introductory classes, or at our celebration of stitching meet up at the end of the month.

This introduction to hand embroidery workshop will focus on straight stitches executed in lines or grids. It is suitable for complete beginners with no embroidery or sewing experience. If you have always wanted to give embroidery a try, these basic stitches are a great place to begin.

Deb, our program director and sewing aficionado will share her tips and tricks for making a simple sampler. We will start with how to lay out your design, then learn some simple basic stitches, along with ways to combine and customize the stitches into more elaborate patterns.

Participants will need the following supplies:

  • a 6″ embroidery hoop
  • a piece of plain cotton (any color is fine) about 8″ square
  • 2 or 3 skeins of embroidery floss in coordinating colors
  • a embroidery needle
  • small scissors
  • a fabric marking pen
  • a piece of plastic canvas

singing (paper) stars

On the eleventh day at the Clay House my true love gave to me, 11 singing stars, 10 foamy flakes, 9 stellar strings, 7 folded flurries, 6 wooly wreaths, 5 button baubles! 4 Nordic stars, 3 sparkling snowflakes, 2 festive flowers and a sleepy sloth for my holiday tree!

In this workshop, resident paper artist Deb Eck will show you how to create this six sided star, some paper beads, and then two ways to display them – either as ornaments or strung together as a garland.

A materials list and printable pattern will be sent to all registrants before the class.

Class Guide

  • Root

    Beginner level classes suitable for everyone.

  • Shoot

    Ready for a little more of a challenge?

    These classes build on skills from root level classes – but may still be suitable for those with little experience. Not sure if the class is for you, just ask us.

  • Bloom

    Get ready to REALLY grow your skills!

    Classes for students with experience. Our teaching artists will identify what skills you should already have. If you are unsure if a class is for you, please ask, we’d be happy to help you!