Our current workshops:


Portraits in Colored Pencil Workshop
Fridays • February 22 & March 1, 8, 15, 22 • 10am-12:30PM
Instructor: Liz MONACO

Students will learn how to use colored pencil applications to create the characteristics of facial features, skin colors, and hair. Teacher will supply a reference photo. (Students who are repeating this class and would like to use their own reference would be fine, but the photo must be at least 8x10 and a full face view.)

Members pay $120, Non-members pay $130. Class size 6-12 people.

*Please note:  Some workshops allow for a deposit.  If so, the deposit part ($25) of your workshop fee is non-refundable, unless the workshop is cancelled by FCAL.


Felted Soap
Cancelled until further notice
Instructor: Liz Canali

Create your own, one-of-a-kind FELTED SOAP
Felted soap is an exquisite gift for yourself or to give to someone else. There is no need for a washcloth or a loofah, just take your new felted soap in the tub or shower and it gently exfoliates your skin. As you used it, soap suds come through and the wool will continue to felt (shrink) around the bar of soap until you are left with a little scrubby. Wool is antibacterial and your soap will last longer, too!

Members pay $20, Non-members pay $25.
All felting materials are included. Please bring 2 or 3 bars of soap, 2 large towels and 2 hand towels with you. BEGINNER FRIENDLY.

*Please note:  Some workshops allow for a deposit.  If so, the deposit part ($25) of your workshop fee is non-refundable, unless the workshop is cancelled by FCAL.


Felted Vessels Workshop
Saturday • April 27 • 10Am-4PM
Instructor: Liz Canali

Using a circular template, students will work with the seamless flat resist method. Experiment with shape and color while making a small vessel in the morning session. In the afternoon, experiment with surface design, handles and more while creating a second vessel. We’ll also talk about surface embellishment, using the resist method for bags, pillows and lights.

Members pay $70, Non-members pay $85.
All felting materials are included for 2 small vessels. Materials available for sale for larger pieces. Please bring 3 large towels and 3 hand towels PLUS beads, wood, and any embellishments you might want to use on your vessels. BEGINNER FRIENDLY.

*Please note:  Some workshops allow for a deposit.  If so, the deposit part ($25) of your workshop fee is non-refundable, unless the workshop is cancelled by FCAL.


DRAWING 101
Fridays • MARCH 29, APRIL 5, 12, 26 & May 3, 10 • 10am-12:30PM
Instructor: Liz MONACO

Whether you are an absolute beginner or would like to get back to the basics of drawing, this workshop will give you the skills to create realistic artwork.

Members pay $120, Non-members pay $130. Class size 6-12 people.

*Please note:  Some workshops allow for a deposit.  If so, the deposit part ($25) of your workshop fee is non-refundable, unless the workshop is cancelled by FCAL.


Wool Painting
Friday • May 17 • 10Am-1PM & Saturday • May 18 • 10AM-1PM
Instructor: Liz Canali

What is WOOL PAINTING?
It is exactly what it sounds like: painting with wool. The difference is that you’re using a notched/barbed needle instead of a paint brush, and colorful tufts of wool instead of paint. This style of 2D needle felting lets you layer and “paint” embellishments for pieces that are bursting with texture and depth. You can decorate a tote or garment, or create a frameable artwork.
This class is for all levels.

Members pay $150, Non-members pay $175.
Basic materials for this class are included - small felting pad, prefelt for background, wool assortment and felting needles.
Optional material list will be provided before workshop starts.

*Please note:  Some workshops allow for a deposit.  If so, the deposit part ($25) of your workshop fee is non-refundable, unless the workshop is cancelled by FCAL.


Explorations in felt
Thursdays • June 13, 20, 27 & July 11, 18, 25 • 1:30pm-4PM
Instructor: Liz Canali

Focus on wet felting techniques. Explore different ways to use/create with fiber. Learn to make wall hangings, vessels, felted rock rugs, scarves, bags, lights and more while exploring different techniques and materials. Let you imagination run wild in this 6 week class. Beginners learn new techniques, experienced felters can try new ways to approach old methods. The first 3 lessons will focus on materials and techniques, creating small projects. The last 3 weeks will focus on individual projects with guidance and suggestions from the instructor.

Members pay $200, Non-members pay $250.
$20 Materials cost for the first three days. Estimated cost of additional materials ($10-$50) will vary according to the size of the individual projects. Materials fee paid directly to instructor.

*Please note:  Some workshops allow for a deposit.  If so, the deposit part ($25) of your workshop fee is non-refundable, unless the workshop is cancelled by FCAL.