funky felted fish

Join guest artist to Debbie Penley, and learn the basics of wet felting. Students will learn the process of working with resists to create a 3D shape, plus techniques to add dimension and texture, while creating this funky colorful fish! All levels of students welcome – no prior experience necessary! The class fee includes all necessary materials and use of tools and equipment.

This will be an IN PERSON class. While we wait on our new location to be finished we will be using the art rooms at Infinity Visual and Performing arts in Jamestown, NY. All local covid regulations will be observed. As this is a long class we will take a short break while we work!

Not local or not ready for in-person attendance yet? Join us via zoom instead. Reserve your class spot, then email Deb at pearlcityclayhouse.org to arrange shipping for your class kit.

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fun felted jewelry

 

Join guest teaching artist Lyn Harris, and learn to make basic felted shapes and then use them to create unique pieces of wearable art! Students will learn to make felted beads and ropes, as well as techniques for using them to make pins, bracelets and necklaces. If time allows we will cover basic floral shapes. All levels welcome. No prior felting experience needed.

The class fee includes all materials including high quality merino top wool and a small selection of beads, findings and embellishments, plus use of wet and needle felting supplies. Students are encouraged to bring any beads or decorative threads they wish to use to embellish their creations.

This will be an IN PERSON class. While we wait on our new location to be finished we will be using the art rooms at Infinity Visual and Performing arts in Jamestown, NY. All local covid regulations will be observed.

Not local or not ready for in-person attendance yet? Join us via zoom instead. Reserve your class spot, then email Deb at pearlcityclayhouse.org to arrange shipping for your class kit.

BOOK NOW!

 

wooly wreaths

On the sixth day at the Clay House my true love gave to me, 6 wooly wreaths, 5 button baubles! 4 Nordic stars, 3 sparkling snowflakes, 2 festive flowers and a sleepy sloth for my holiday tree!

These charming little wreaths use odds and ends you can easily find around the house, or scrounge up amongst your friends and family. Our example use super fluffy chenille style yarn, which hides a multitude of sins, and makes for an elegant finished product.

There’s an optional kit available in our online shop or a complete materials list will be emailed to students.

Stellar string (stars)

On the ninth day at the Clay House my true love gave to me 9 stellar strings, 8 fluffy Frosties, 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!

Be warned this is a sloppy, sticky craft! But once you have mastered the basic idea you can turn it into many different forms. If DIY crafting makes you nervous, never fear! Deb can guide you through the process step by step for a polished final result.

A materials list will be sent to all registered participants before the event.

 

Button Bauble

On the fifth day at the Clay House my true love gave to me, 5 button baubles! 4 Nordic stars, 3 sparkling snowflakes, 2 festive flowers and a sleepy sloth for my holiday tree!

Inspired by Victorian pomanders, this modern take uses buttons and pearl headed pins, along with some ribbon and a few beads. Pick colors to match your holiday decor, or go with a more traditional red and green.

This class has a kit which is available in our online shop or you can assemble your own from the materials list which will be emailed to you after registration.

festive flowers

On the second day at the Clay House my true love gave to me, 2 festive flowers, and a sleepy sloth for my holiday tree!

Join experienced florist, Michele Bango, as she walks you through the creation of this stunning holiday ornament. The finished ornament would look great on your tree but would also be beautiful displayed elsewhere on an ornament stand.

THIS CLASS REQUIRES A KIT. You can purchase your KIT here from our online shop.

*If you are an experienced floral artist please feel free to contact us for a materials list in lieu of the purchased kit

You will also need the following tools: a low temp glue gun, some wire cutters and small scissors.

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!