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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JANUARY

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: Wednesday, January 13, 1:30-3:30pm
Part II: Wednesday, January 27 1:30-3:30pm
Facilitator: Gayle Swanbeck
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!
Friday, January 22, 1:30-3:30pm
Facilitator: Zoe Rhyne
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.
Saturday, January 23, 1:30-3:30pm
Facilitator: Zoe Rhyne
Fee:$20 supplies included.

Pen, Ink and Patterns
For those who love black and white art, come and learn some techniques that can enhance and expand your creative process.
Thursday, January 28 3-5 pm
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, January 28, 6-9pm
Facilitator: Terri McGuire
Fee: $20 supplies included with $10 supply fee payable to the instructor.

***BILINGUAL CLASS***CLASE BILINGÜE*** REFURBISHING MATS AND FRAMES // RENOVANDO QUADROS
It’s two for one in this workshop! You’ll learn to create stunning customized frames and mats by restoring old and damaged ones using a variety of beautiful papers, including mango, mulberry and exotic tissue paper.
Friday, January 29, 9:30-11:30 am
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,January 29, 1:30-3:30pm
Facilitator: Ingrid Aspromatis
Fee: $20 each or all four for $40.

Drawing With Pastels
Learn about the correct paper to use as support, techniques for successful finished artwork, all while using our expansive collection of pastels.
Saturday, January 30, 3-5pm
Facilitator: Gayle Swanbeck
Fee: $20 supplies included

FEBRUARY

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: Wednesday, February 10, 1:30-3:30pm
Part II: Wednesday, February 24 1:30-3:30pm
Facilitator: Gayle Swanbeck
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!
Thursday February 11, 1-5pm
Facilitator: Zoe Rhyne
Fee: Free!

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, February 11, 6-9pm 
Facilitator: Terri McGuire 
Fee: $20 supplies included

Mosaic Doorstops and paperweights
Using Small stones we will learn to use traditional mosaic techniques to make a beautiful door stop or paperweight, a delight wither way!
Part I: Friday, February 12, 1:30-4:30 PM
Part II: Friday,February 19, 1:30-2:30 PM
Facilitator: Linda K.
Fee: $30 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: Saturday, February 13, 9:30-12:30am
Part II: Saturday, February 20, 11:30-12:30pm
Facilitator: Zoe Rhyne
Fee: $30 supplies included

Let’s Draw Cats
You’ll learn some easy and fun methods for drawing our feline friends from whiskers to tails and everything in between.

Wednesday, February 17, 1:30-3:30pm
Facilitator: Gayle Swanbeck
Fee: $20 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.
Thursday, February 18 1:30-3:30pm
Facilitator:  Zoe Rhyne
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, February 25, 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, February 26, 1:30-3:30pm
Facilitator: Ingrid Aspromatis
Fee: $20 each or all four for $40.

MARCH

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, March 6, 1:30-3:30pm
Facilitator: Linda K
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,March 10, 10am – Noon 
Facilitator: Jordana Silvestri
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: Wednesday, March 10, 1:30-3:30pm
Part II: Wednesday, March 31 1:30-3:30pm
Facilitator: Gayle Swanbeck
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: Thursday, March 11 1:30pm-4:30pm
Part II: Thursday, March 18, 1:30-3pm
Facilitator: Zoe Rhyne
Fee: $30 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: Friday, March 12, 1:30-4:30 P.M.
PART II: Friday, March 19 1:30-2:30 P.M.
Facilitator: Zoe Rhyne
Fee: $25 Supplies included.

***NEW***
LET’S DRAW ANIMALS
Come and learn some easy and very effective techniques for sketching animals. Students will select the samples that inspire you from our filed images. 
Wednesday, March 17, 1:30-3:3-pm
Facilitator: Gayle Swanbeck
Fee: $20 Supplies included.

***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, March 20, 1:30pm – 4:30pm 
Facilitator: Zoe Rhyne
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, March 23, 6:30-8:30pm
Part II: Tuesday, March 30, 6:30-8:30pm 
Facilitator: Mary Theresa Dietz 
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, March 24, 1:30-3:30 PM
Facilitator:  Gayle Swanbeck
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,March 25, 1:30pm-4:30pm
Facilitator: Zoe Rhyne 
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,March 25, 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, March 26, 1:30-3:30pm
Facilitator: Ingrid Aspromatis
Fee: $20 each

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, March 27, 1:30-4:00pm
Facilitator:Tony DiAngelis
Fee: $20 supplies included

APRIL

MAKING ART WITH RECYCLED SUPPLIES
In the first part you’ll create a small simple painted assemblage art piece using recycled pieces of “trash”. 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, April 3, 1:30-4:30 PM
Part II: Saturday, April 10, 1:30-2:30 PM
Facilitator: Tony DiAngelis
Fee: $30 supplies included

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, April 7, 10am-Noon
Facilitator: Jordana Silvestri 
Fee: $20 supplies included.

WIND CHIMES AND SUNCATCHERS
In this workshop, we will use a variety of pretty,
dangling, shiny, colorful, metallic, recycled materials
to create something lovely to hang in your yard.
Thursday, April 8, 1:30- 4:30pm
Facilitator: Zoe Rhyne
Fee: $20 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, April 9, 1:30-4:30pm 
Part II: Friday, April 16, 1:30 – 3:00pm 
Facilitator: Linda K.
Fee: $25 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: Saturday, April 10 9:30am-12:30pm
Part II: Saturday, April 17, 11am-12:30pm
Facilitator: Zoe Rhyne
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: Wednesday, April 14, 1:30-3:30pm
Part II: Wednesday, April 28 1:30-3:30pm
Facilitator: Gayle Swanbeck
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!
Thursday, April 15, 1:30-4:30 PM
Facilitator:  Zoe Rhyne
Fee: $20 Supplies included.

LET’S DRAW LANDSCAPES
in this workshop you will learn ways to create realistic landscapes that easily translate into any medium.

Thursday, April 22, 1:30-3:30 pm
Facilitator: Gayle Swanbeck
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, April 23, 1:30-3:30pm
Facilitator: Ingrid Aspromatis
Fee: $20 each

OIL STICKS AND MONOPRINTS
You’ll design, using oilsticks on a glass pane painting
(8”x10”) and pull up to 3 prints. A final application
of paint will “clean up” your image, and you’ll
walk away with a reverse glass painting as well.
Tuesday, April 27, 6:30-8:30pm
Facilitator: Mary Theresa Dietz
Fee: $20.00 supplies included.

PERSONAL JOURNALS
Decorate a provided journal with collage techniques, and learn to laminate with packing tape,
For a finished project that is personal , functional and beautiful.
Thursday, April 29, 1:30-3:30 PM
Facilitator: Zoe Rhyne
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, April 29, 6-9pm
Facilitator: Terri McGuire
Fee: $20 supplies included with $10 supply fee payable to the instructor.

LET’S DRAW TREES
It’s Arbor day and what better timing to learn ways to draw an individual tree or forest.

Friday, April 30, 1:30-3:30 pm
Facilitator: Gayle Swanbeck
Fee: $20 supplies included

4 Replies to “School of the Arts”

    • 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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