Art Workshops, Classes & Retreats

"Cochineal Dyeing & Zapotec Weaving"
October 3-8, 2021

During this unique 5 day experience, delve into the fascinating techniques of traditional Zapotec weaving practices, along with an introduction to the art of natural dyeing with cochineal – one of the oldest pigments used in Mexico. Enjoy the beauty of Lake Superior, healthy, locally-sourced meals, onsite lodging, and retreat amenities, all in peaceful surroundings in the woods and on the water. Lodging packages available.
Location: Bayfield, Wisconsin
Instructor: Porfirio Gutierrez
Cost: From $1,149
Sponsor: Wild Rice Retreat
Website, email, 715-779-0178

"Wet Felted Vessels"
November 13, 2021

Create a beautiful wool and silk felt vessel for yourself or someone on your gift-giving list! In this workshop you will learn the magical process of wet felting. Using only soapy water and your hands, in a few hours you will transform a handful of loose wool fibers into a solid and seamless three-dimensional felt object. You will take home a gorgeous felt vessel of your own design, along with the knowledge needed to create more on your own. No previous experience needed. We recommend you wear clothes that can get wet.
Location: Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin
Instructor: Janis Merkle
Cost: $35 class fee + $15 kit fee
Sponsor: River Arts Inc
Website, email, 608-643-5215

"Macrame Plant Holder"
February 5, 2022

Instructor Kami Strunsee will guide you step by step through the process of creating a hanging macrame plant holder! All materials are provided, no prior experience necessary.
Location: Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin
Instructor: Kami Strunsee
Cost: $60
Sponsor: River Arts Inc
Website, email, 608-643-5215


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