School of the Arts

Welcome to the WomanKraft School of the Arts.

ATTENTION: Classes are limited to two students and the teacher, and we will be requiring face masks and sanitizers. All supplies and work stations are routinely sanitized for our safety. Due to the limited amount of space, PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Please call us as soon as possible to assure there is room for you. Leave us a message, and we will get back to you as soon as possible to confirm your spot! 

PLEASE NOTE: Due to some serious budget cuts, we have been forced to raise the price of some of our workshops, we are committed to maintaining affordability as much as possible, and will continue to keep our prices as low as we can. Some scholarships will be available to low income people over 50, please call (520)629-9976 ext 2 for more information.

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SEPTEMBER

POETRY, PROSE, AND STORYTELLING 2 PARTS
This workshop will meet twice a month and be open to both women and men writers of all levels will work on their skills through writing exercises, sharing, and gentle critiques. The goals will be to develop your own style of writing, to gain personal comfort performing your work, to ultimately be a part of a WomanKraft Press publication, and for those interested, a public performance
Part I: Tuesday,Sept 8, 1:30-3:30pm
Part II: Tuesday, Sept 22, 1:30-3:30pm
Facilitator: Gayle Swanbeck
Fee: $20 supplies included

HANDMADE GLYCERIN SOAP
You’ll have an opportunity to make many bars of this
natural vegetable based soap. Use specialty molds,
natural oils, organic and non-organic products to
customize each bar you make.
Thursday, Sept 10, 1:30-3:30pm
Facilitator: Zoe Rhyne
Fee:$20 supplies included.

FLAT STAINED GLASS MOSAIC 2 PARTS
Create an 8”x10” mosaic with an abstract or realistic design while learning to use the tools and tricks of the medium. It’s great fun and stained glass is always beautiful.
Part I: Friday, Sept 11 9:30am-12:30pm
Part II: Friday, Sept 18th, 11am-12:30pm
Facilitator: Zoe Rhyne
Fee: $30 supplies included

MOSAIC GARDEN STEPPING STONE 2 PARTS


Learn the techniques to make your very own garden stones. Add color and whimsy to your yard or garden. Learn to use glass and tile while having creative fun. 
Part I: Friday, Sept 11, 1:30-4:30pm 
Part II: Friday, Sept 18, 1:30 – 3:00pm 
Facilitator: Linda K.
Fee: $25 supplies included

STAINED GLASS MOSAIC VOTIVES 2 Parts
Learn how to use glass cutters, nippers, etc. It’s fun,
functional, and always successful.
Part I: Saturday, Sept 12, 1:30-4:30pm
Part II: Saturday, Sept 19, 1:30-3:00pm
Facilitator: Zoe Rhyne
Fee: $30 supplies included

NEEDLE FELTING
A Fun and surprisingly easy class, we will learn
classic needle felting (dry felting) techniques that can
be used to create delightful fiber art figures.
Wednesday, Sept 16, 3-5pm
Facilitator:  Zoe Rhyne
Fee: $20 Supplies included.

WATER COLOR COLLAGE 2 PARTS
Create unique patterns, while learning many
watercolor techniques, then tear, cut, and collage your
patterns into works of art.
Part I: Wednesday, Sept 23, 3-5pm
Part II: Wednesday, Sept 30, 3-5pm
Facilitator: Gayle Swanbeck
Fee: $20 supplies included.

BEADSTRINGING JEWELRY
You can make your own beautiful jewelry in this workshop, while learning how to use special tools and techniques to create long lasting and unique pieces. Hey, it’s fun to boot!
Thursday, September 24, 6-9pm
Facilitator: Terri McGuire
Fee: $20 supplies included with $10 supply fee payable to the instructor.

WISE WOMEN’S WRITING WORKSHOP
You can attend one or all of these popular workshops.
Learn to tap your infinite wisdom and playfully
connect with your inner writer. We’ll journal with
writing exercises, topics, and creative surprises.
Friday, Sept 25, 1:30-3:30pm
Facilitator: Ingrid Aspromatis
Fee: $20 each or all four for $40.

YOU DON’T HAVE TO DRAW A STRAIGHT LINE PART 1
GEOMETRIC SHAPES

Using geometric shapes you can draw anything. This group of workshops (parts 1-4) can be taken all together or one at a time depending on your interest. Part 1 will  give you some very useful techniques that will make drawing easier, more successful and fun.
Saturday Sept 26, 1:30-3:30pm
Facilitator: Gayle Swanbeck
Fee: $20 each or all four for $60  supplies included.

OCTOBER

PERSONAL JOURNALS
Decorate a provided journal with collage techniques
For a finished project that is personal , functional and beautiful.
Friday, Oct 9, 1:30-3:30 PM
Facilitator: Zoe Rhyne
Fee: $20 supplies included

MOSAIC PLANTERS 2 PARTS
Come and learn how to mosaic a flower pot using
glass and ceramic shards. Make a one of a kind unique
creation any plant would be proud to grow in!
PART I: Saturday, Oct 10, 1:30-4:30 P.M.
PART II: Saturday, Oct 17 1:30-2:30 P.M.
Facilitator: Zoe Rhyne
Fee: $25 Supplies included.

POETRY, PROSE, AND STORYTELLING 2 PARTS
This workshop will meet twice a month and be open to both women and men writers of all levels will work on their skills through writing exercises, sharing, and gentle critiques. The goals will be to develop your own style of writing, to gain personal comfort performing your work, to ultimately be a part of a WomanKraft Press publication, and for those interested, a public performance
Part I: Tuesday, Oct 13, 1:30-3:30pm
Part II: Tuesday, Oct 27, 1:30-3:30pm
Facilitator: Gayle Swanbeck
Fee: $20 supplies included

HANDMADE PAPER MASKS 2 PARTS 


This is a two-for-one workshop. First we will learn to make 100% post-recycled paper and then we will use those techniques to create personalized masks, then the second part of the workshop you will decorate this handmade masterpiece. 
Part I: Thursday Oct 15, 1:30-2:30pm
Part II: Thursday, Oct 22, 1:30-4:30pm 
Facilitator: Zoe Rhyne 
Fee: $20 Supplies included.

LITTLE BOXES, LTTLE ALTARS
Using recycled film and Altoid cans and canisters,
we will be making a tiny personal altar.
Come with an idea in mind, or let your imagination
run wild, a truly terrific teeny tiny treat in a tin!
Friday, Oct 16, 1:30-4:30 PM
Facilitator:  Zoe Rhyne
Fee: $20 Supplies included.

EXTENDED WEAR
It’s time to toss those favorite shoes, hat, pants, or
top? Maybe not. Here’s an artistic answer to
extending the life of your apparel. Come and learn
ways to cover stains, holes, and scuffs using paints,
buttons, and more. Bring along your piece of clothing
and I’m sure you’ll be pleasantly surprised.
Wednesday, Oct 21, 3-5 PM
Facilitator:  Gayle Swanbeck
Fee: $20 Supplies included.

BEGINNING TIE DYE
Bring your own white cotton, pre-washed (old or
new) 1 shirt or 2 pillow cases or 4 napkins, etc. You’ll
learn the basics for this fun and practical fiber art.
Friday, Oct 23, 1:30-3:30pm
Facilitator: Linda K
Fee: $20 supplies included

LAMINATE YOUR PAPER COLLAGE
Collage both sides of a 81/2 by 11 piece of paper utilizing color, contrast and composition techniques. we will finish by laminating and sharing our works of art.
Saturday, Oct 24, 1:30-4:00pm
Facilitator:Tony DiAngelis
Fee: $20 supplies included
UNDERSTANDING HOW TO BEGIN ABSTRACT WORKS OF ART
In this workshop you will learn some useful techniques that will aid you in creating abstract imagery, regardless of your chosen medium. 
Wednesday, Oct 28, 3-5pm PM
Facilitator:  Gayle Swanbeck
Fee: $20 Supplies included.

BEADED BOOKMARKS


Using a wide variety of beads you’ll create a beautiful and distinctive bookmark while learning the tools and tricks of jewelry making. 
Thursday,Oct 29, 6-8pm
Facilitator: Terri McGuire 
Fee: $20 supplies included.

WISE WOMEN’S WRITING WORKSHOP
You can attend one or all of these popular workshops.
Learn to tap your infinite wisdom and playfully
connect with your inner writer. We’ll journal with
writing exercises, topics, and creative surprises.
Friday, Oct 30, 1:30-3:30pm
Facilitator: Ingrid Aspromatis
Fee: $20 each

YOU DON’T HAVE TO DRAW A STRAIGHT LINE PART TWO
LIGHT AND SHADOW

This workshop teaches you all about lights and shadows and how important they are to successfully  draw and paint objects, whether you’re creating one tree or a forest, folds in cloth or wrinkles in skin.

Saturday, Oct 31, 1:30-3:30pm
Facilitator: Gayle Swanbeck
Fee; $20 supplies included

NOVEMBER

MOSAIC RESIN PLATES 2 PARTS
Using a glass dinner plate, you’ll design and
execute your mosaic. In the second half sealing it with
a thin coat of resin. It’s a way to turn the ordinary into
the extraordinary.
Part I: Friday,Nov 6, 1:30-4:30 PM
Part II: Friday,Nov 13, 1:30-2:30 PM
Facilitator: Linda K.
Fee: $25 supplies included

HOW TO RESIN FLAT ARTWORKS 2 PARTS


In the first part you’ll create a small simple painted assemblage art piece. Feel free to bring “special” assemblage pieces from home and/or use our huge selection. In part 2 you’ll learn how to resin your artwork with valuable money saving tricks that include optimal climate conditions, methods fro mixing, pouring, brushing the resin and more. learn from one of the best!
Part I: Saturday, Oct 7, 1:30-4:30 PM
Part II: Saturday, Oct 14, 1:30-2:30 PM
Facilitator: Tony DiAngelis
Fee: $30 supplies included

POETRY, PROSE, AND STORYTELLING 2 PARTS
This workshop will meet twice a month and be open to both women and men writers of all levels will work on their skills through writing exercises, sharing, and gentle critiques. The goals will be to develop your own style of writing, to gain personal comfort performing your work, to ultimately be a part of a WomanKraft Press publication, and for those interested, a public performance
Part I: Tuesday, Nov 10, 1:30-3:30pm
Part II: Tuesday, Nov 24, 1:30-3:30pm
Facilitator: Gayle Swanbeck
Fee: $20 supplies included

TREAT YOURSELF: THE MANI / PEDI
In the all Natural hair and body salon housed in “The Castle” the Sanctuary is offering a workshop so you can learn professional techniques and secrets for manicures, facials, about skin care, aroma therapy and more.
Wednesday,Nov 11, 10am – Noon 
Facilitator: Jordana Silvestri
Fee: $20 supplies included

ALPHABET SOUP
Enjoy a hot steaming bowl of recycled reading! In this workshop we will be taking lines and words from old poetry books and using them to create our own new poems. For those of you who have a hard time coming up with your own words but long for the thrill of writing a good poem, this is the class for you!
Thursday, Nov 12, 1:30pm-4:30pm
Facilitator: Zoe Rhyne 
Fee: $20 supplies included

PRISMACOLOR PENCILS AND ABSTRACT ART


Here’s an opportunity to play with Prismacolor pencils and techniques that will help you understand and create a beautiful piece of abstract art. 
Thursday, Nov 12, 6-9pm 
Facilitator: Terri McGuire 
Fee: $20 supplies included

PAINTING WITH OILSTICKS 2 PARTS 


You’ll learn to create beautiful artworks with this unique oil painting medium. It’ll free up your style! 
Part I: Tuesday, November 17, 6:30-8:30pm
Part II: Tuesday, November 24, 6:30-8:30pm 
Facilitator: Mary Theresa Dietz 
Fee: $20 Supplies included.

STAMPING AND EMBOSSING CARDS
In this workshop we will use our excellent collection of stamps, inks and embossing powders to create a variety of beautiful, personalized cards to send to anyone for any occasion!
Thursday, Nov 19, 1:30-3:30pm
Facilitator: Zoe Rhyne
Fee: $20 Supplies included.

WISE WOMEN’S WRITING WORKSHOP
You can attend one or all of these popular workshops.
Learn to tap your infinite wisdom and playfully
connect with your inner writer. We’ll journal with
writing exercises, topics, and creative surprises.
Friday, Nov 20, 1:30-3:30pm
Facilitator: Ingrid Aspromatis
Fee: $20 each or all four for $40.

***BILINGUAL CLASS***CLASE BILINGÜE**** 
MANDALAS ON VINYL :: DISCOS DE VINILO PINTADOS

 
In this workshop we will be creating an “endless” art piece, on an old vinyl record album we will paint, draw, and decorate a personal mandala, which will stay beautiful no matter which direction it is viewed from. 
Saturday, Nov 21, 1:30pm – 4:30pm 
Facilitator: Zoe Rhyne
Fee: $20 supplies included

COLLAGING CHAIRS


Come and help us beautify our new classroom chairs! This workshop will teach the techniques or collaging with magazines and mulberry paper, and it’s a nice big space to cover with lots of room for pretty pictures!
Friday, Nov 27, 1-5pm
Facilitator: Zoe Rhyne
Fee: Free!

YOU DON’T HAVE TO DRAW A STRAIGHT LINE PART 3
BLACK AND WHITE WITH INK AND PENCI


In this workshop you will learn a myriad of techniques for creating rich and interesting black and white imagery. 
Saturday, Nov 28, 1:30-3:30pm
Facilitator: Gayle Swanbeck
Fee; $20 supplies included

DECEMBER

TREAT YOURSELF // THE FACIAL
In the all Natural hair and body salon housed in “The Castle” the Sanctuary is offering a workshop so you can learn professional techniques and secrets for facials, skin care, aroma therapy and more. 
Wednesday, Dec 2, 10am-Noon
Facilitator: Jordana Silvestri 
Fee: $20 supplies included.

BEADSTRINGING JEWELRY
You can make your own beautiful jewelry in this workshop, while learning how to use special tools and techniques to create long lasting and unique pieces. Hey, it’s fun to boot!
Thursday, Dec 3, 6-9pm
Facilitator: Terri McGuire
Fee: $20 supplies included with $10 supply fee payable to the instructor.

HOT GLUE GUN ART

Learn exciting techniques creating your own work of art from that old friend, hot glue guns! Using paint an glue we will create a stunning work of art that appears almost three dimensional when  its done. 
Friday, Dec 4, 1:30-3:30pm 
Facilitator: Linda K.
Fee: $20 supplies included.

POETRY, PROSE, AND STORYTELLING 2 PARTS
This workshop will meet twice a month and be open to both women and men writers of all levels will work on their skills through writing exercises, sharing, and gentle critiques. The goals will be to develop your own style of writing, to gain personal comfort performing your work, to ultimately be a part of a WomanKraft Press publication, and for those interested, a public performance
Part I: Tuesday, Dec 8, 1:30-3:30pm
Part II: Tuesday,Dec 22, 1:30-3:30pm
Facilitator: Gayle Swanbeck
Fee: $20 supplies included

***BILINGUAL CLASS***CLASE BILINGÜE*** 
STAINED GLASS MOSAIC VOTIVES 2 PARTS // 
VASOS DECORADO CON VIDRIO


Learn to use glass cutters, nippers, etc. It’s fun, functional, and always successful.
Part I: Thursday, Dec 10, 1:30-4:30pm
Part II: Tuesday, Dec 17, 1:30-3:00pm
Facilitator: Zoe Rhyne
Fee: $30 supplies included

COPPER EMBOSSING
In this workshop you’ll learn all the techniques
needed to create beautiful copper embossed art and
choose between making wall adornments, ornaments,
or…..
Friday, Dec 11, 1:30-3:30pm
Facilitator: Zoe Rhyne
Fee: $20.00 supplies included.

YOU DON’T HAVE TO DRAW A STRAIGHT LINE PART 4
DRAWING THE HUMAN FORM


This workshop will take a lot of the mystery and frustration out of drawing people. You might find yourself surprised with how easy it can be. Saturday, Dec 12, 1:30-3:30pm
Facilitator: Gayle Swanbeck
Fee; $20 supplies included


AFFIRMATION CHAINS


First you will create and write down a list of personal affirmations on beautiful strips of paper. Then we will join the papers, creating a hanging “chain” decoration that will be a positive and inspirational reminder.
Thursday, Dec 17, 9:30-11:30pm
Facilitator: Zoe Rhyne
Fee: $20 supplies included.

WISE WOMEN’S WRITING WORKSHOP
You can attend one or all of these popular workshops. Learn to tap your infinite wisdom and playfully connect with your inner writer. We’ll journal with writing exercises, topics, and creative surprises. 
Friday, Dec 18, 1:30-3:30pm
Facilitator: Ingrid Aspromatis
Fee: $20 supplies included

HANDMADE PAPER AND SEEDS
Learn to make 100% post-consumer recycled paper, with various wildflower seeds imbedded. Plant in your yard, or someone else’s!
100% fun…100% Successful!
Saturday, Dec 19, 1:30-3:30pm
Facilitator: Zoe Rhyne
Fee: $20 Supplies included.

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    • Grace Post author

      Thank your for the warm memories. On our page “Welcome! Here’s a little bit about us.” There is contact info, you can leave a message for the castle with your address to receive our newsletter. We no longer have the upstairs as a guest suite, I am sorry to inform you. Hope to hear from you soon!

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