Classes

The North Conway League of NH Craftsmen Gallery is pleased to offer the community regular craft classes, now for both adults and KIDS!  We’ll be adding classes to meet the demand, so please check back soon to see new classes listed since your last visit.  Space is limited!  Call 603-356-2441 to reserve a space in your class! 

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Adult Classes  

Please register at least 3 days before your class is scheduled to begin.  Full tuition is due at the time of registration.  A full refund less a 10% registration fee will be given if you withdraw from a class less than five days prior to the first day of class.  No refund will be given after that time.  We reserve the right to cancel classes due to inadequate enrollment and other circumstances beyond our control.  In the event of a cancellation a credit or full refund will be given.


SP18C1 Silver Metal Clay and Jewelry Design

Learn to make one-of-a-kind jewelry using interesting textures and designs, and incorporating a semi-precious stone!  The focus of this class will be to make 2-3 pendants. Students will learn how to use silver metal clay, apply surface treatments, bezel set a stone, and construct jewelry pieces with multiple components.  Silver metal clay is a medium made from fine silver powder.  Your jewelry will be formed like clay, then fired in a kiln to just below the melting point. The binder burns away while all the particles of silver fuse together leaving you with pure silver jewelry!

Teacher: Karen Eisenberg   Date/Time: Thursday Evenings 5-8pm   5/3, 5/10, 5/17 (three 3-hour classes)  Ages: teen-adult  Tuition: $265 (Tuition includes up to $100 in materials.) Please register before April 30 so that materials may be ordered on time!


SP18C2 Intro to Stained Glass

Learn the basics of stained glass and take it home with you!  Learn how to prepare a pattern, cut glass, apply foils, and solder your project together. Your project could make a great gift for someone or adorn your home!

Teacher: Carol Hanson   Date/Time: Thursday Mornings 9-11am   5/3, 5/10, 5/17 (three 2-hour classes)  Ages: teen-adult  Tuition: $102


SP18C5 Intro to Knitting

Learn the basic essentials of knitting.  Students will learn how to cast on, knit stitch, purl stitch, and bind off as well as a surprise emergency knitting essential skill!  

Teacher: Carol Hanson   Date/Time: Fridays 11:30am-1:30pm   5/4, 5/11, 5/18 (three 2-hour classes)  Ages: teen-adult  Tuition: $77


  

S18C6  Cutting and Piercing Metal Jewelry

Join metal artist, Jessica Mixer, for a class in how to draw and cut your own designs in copper and silver. In this class you will create and take home a pair of earrings, or a necklace, or both!  Jesse will share her secrets and techniques to help you create personal and unique jewelry of your very own design using simple hand tools and cold connection applications.

Please bring to class: protective eyewear and or reading glasses, any ideas designs that you have, and any personal tools and beads that you might like to incorporate.

Teacher: Jessica Mixer   Date/Time: Wednesday Evenings 4-7pm 6/20, 6/27 (two 3-hour classes)  Ages: teen-adult  Tuition: $95 (includes materials)


S18C7  Tie-dye on Ice!

Learn this exciting “ice-dyeing” technique  to make colorful wearable art! Students will learn how to create intricate and one-of-a-kind patterns using basic folding and tying techniques, soda ash, and fabric dyes.  You’ll love wearing your own unique t-shirt, or giving it as a gift!

Teacher: Edy McAndrews   Date/Time: Wednesday July 18, 3-5pm and Thursday July 19, 4-5pm (two classes totalling 3 hours) Ages: teen-adult  Tuition: $43 (cotton t-shirts and materials provided.)


S18C8  Decoupage Boxes

Create a useful collage box! This is an excellent way to use magazine pictures you that admire. Use pictures for color or patterns, and decoupage your own unique design!  

Teacher: Edy McAndrews   Date/Time: Thursday July 19, 12-3  (one 3-hour class) Ages: teen-adult  Tuition: $35 (box and all supplies provided.)


S18C9 Copper Bracelet Stamping

Get inspired, and individualize a beautiful hand-hammered bracelet by stamping it with your own chosen words!  Come with ideas: maybe the names of your loved ones, or a simple quote? Or maybe you just want to add your own creative texture! You’ll love having this unique bracelet, or giving it as a gift!

Teacher: Laura Guptill  Date/Time: Wednesday July 25, 2:30-4:30pm  Ages: Teen-Adult  Tuition: $56

 

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Kids Classes  

Summer Kids Classes:  Walk-ins Welcome!

Every Saturday morning during the month of July, Edy McAndrews, a fabulous art teacher from Marblehead, MA, will be offering a different fun art project for kids!  These quick classes are just an hour long, but will keep your kiddo busy for hours afterward! Learn the techniques in class, and then take your project to-go! A great addition to a fun-filled day in North Conway!  Be spontaneous and bring your kids in for an art class! Walk-ins are welcome!


S18C1 Origami

Your child will love learning the ancient art of Japanese paper folding; boxes, animals, flowers and more!  The basic techniques will teach precision and patience, then become more complex and challenging as your child’s skills advance.  Paper folding is portable and can be done almost anywhere. Origami is fascinating and fun for children of all ages! Traditional paper and patterns are provided.

Teacher: Edy McAndrews   Date/Time: Saturday July 7, 10am-1pm   Ages: 5 and up  1-hour class tuition: $15 (includes materials)  We’d love to know you’re coming, but walk-ins are also welcome.


S18C2  Oil Pastel Stenciling

In this class your child will learn a simple technique using paper stencil patterns and oil pastels to create a beautiful air brush effect that has endless design applications. Create landscapes, pictures, and custom greeting cards!  A variety of papers and applications will be provided to bring home and extend the fun.

Teacher: Edy McAndrews   Date/Time: Saturday July 14, 10am-1pm   Ages: 5 and up  1-hour class tuition: $15 (includes materials)  We’d love to know you’re coming, but walk-ins are also welcome.


S18C3  Macrame

Are your kids being knotty??  In this class they will be! Your child will learn some traditional basic knotting skills that make bracelets and necklaces easy!  Customize your creation with beads or variety of colored threads. Macrame has endless possibilities and can be worked anywhere!

Teacher: Edy McAndrews   Date/Time: Saturday July 21, 10am-1pm   Ages: 5 and up  1-hour class tuition: $15 (includes materials)  We’d love to know you’re coming, but walk-ins are also welcome.


  

S18C4  String Art

Back by popular demand, this class is a variation of the “string and nail art” you might remember. Using straight lines to make patterns of colorful circles, this string art technique teaches kids design, pattern, and mathematics, as well as simple sewing skills!  Numbered patterns are easy to follow and designs have many possibilities. Enjoy your vacation with a craft your kids can take anywhere!

Teacher: Edy McAndrews   Date/Time: Saturday July 28, 10am-1pm   Ages: 5 and up  1-hour class tuition: $15 (includes materials)  We’d love to know you’re coming, but walk-ins are also welcome.

 

Adult Classes   Kids Classes   Pottery Classes


Pottery Classes  

Please register at least 3 days before your class is scheduled to begin.  Full tuition is due at the time of registration.  A full refund less a 10% registration fee will be given if you withdraw from a class less than five days prior to the first day of class.  No refund will be given after that time.  We reserve the right to cancel classes due to inadequate enrollment and other circumstances beyond our control.  In the event of a cancellation a credit or full refund will be given.


Pottery on the Wheel 

Perfect for beginners and intermediates alike! Led by Karissa Masse Jacobs, these classes are an excellent introduction to pottery making, as well as a great way to improve your skill. Students will explore wheel throwing, trimming, making handles, decorating and glazing techniques.

S18P2 Tuesday Evenings 5-8 pm 6/26, 7/3, 7/10, 7/17, 7/24, 7/31   (six 2-hour classes)

Teacher: Karissa Masse Jacobs    Ages: teen-adult   Tuition: $180


SP18C6 Clay Handbuilding and Sgraffito

“Sgraffito,” (in Italian,“to scratch”) is a unique surface decorating technique done by applying colors to the leather hard pottery, and then scratching off parts of the layers to create contrasting images, patterns, and textures, revealing the clay color underneath.  Learn basic handbuilding techniques along with this unique approach! This class is great for seasoned pottery students and beginners alike!

Teacher: Karissa Masse Jacobs   Date/Time: Tuesday Afternoons 2-4pm, 7/10, 7/17, 7/31(three 2-hour classes)  Ages: teen-adult  Tuition: $90 (includes all materials and firings)

 


OPEN STUDIOS: Continue to improve your skills and creativity on your own! Open Studio time is available for pottery students who have taken a minimum of 12 hours of pottery classes at the North Conway League of NH Craftsmen. Monthly Memberships include 8 hours of studio time.

**Open Studio Summer Special!**  For the months of July and August, we will be offering an “Unlimited” Open Studio Special.  Your monthly membership will give you full access to all the Open Studio times slots, with no hourly tracking!  Get up to 36 hours for the same 8-hour monthly membership price!  So come in and make some pots!

Monthly Memberships: $55 plus firings

Open Studio Firings: $3.50/lb (includes bisque firing, glaze firing, clay, and glazes)

Open Studios are held Mondays 1:30pm-4:30pm,  Thursdays 10am-1pm, and Saturdays 9:30am-12:30pm (ongoing)

Please sign in and out at the front counter of the gallery.  Wheels are reserved on a first come first served basis. 

 


Space is limited! Call 603-356-2441 to reserve a space in your class!

We’ve been adding classes to meet the demand, so please check back soon to see new classes listed since your last visit!

 


 

If you would like to receive notifications about upcoming classes, please contact us and ask to be added to our mailing list.  New sessions are announced seasonally (4 times per year.)  You can also join us on Facebook to keep updated about classes, demonstrations, and exciting new exhibits that come to the gallery.

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2526 White Mountain Hwy
PO Box 2614
North Conway, NH 03860
603-356-2441

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