Fletcher Farm School for the Arts and Crafts in Ludlow will host the following fall classes:
• October 3 - Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Drafting for Weavers, Made Easy-Susan Rockwell.
We will start at the beginning taking the mystery out of reading and understanding basic weaving drafting. Students will progress to profile drafting for blocks. Profile drafting is a shorthand method for placement of blocks in the threading and treading. These blocks can then be threaded to a block weave of your choice.
• October 3 and 4-Drawing in Perspective with Donald Hofer.
This course provides you with the ability to unlock the mystery of one of the foundation's to all painting and drawing. Learn to use the correct perspective in developing the illusion of depth on a flat surface.
This course will improve those who have painted before and give a giant leap to anyone who always wanted to paint. • October 7, 14, 21, 28, November 4 -Wednesdays, 6 - 9 p.m. Beginning Woodcarving and more with Al Wilkinson-Learn the basic skills of Woodcarving in a few easy lessons. The class will create a story stick of a caricature face. The human face will be discussed and studied. We will complete a caricature bottle stopper and may also choose from: a Santa, animal, wood spirit etc. The projects will be finished with Acrylic paints.
• October 10 and 11
One Stroke Painting and Fabric... a Natural Combination with Barbi Weaver - Barbi Weaver, One Stroke Certified Instructor (OSCI) will help students become comfortable with the basic strokes upon which the world-renowned technique is based. Students will practice on several varied fabric surfaces.
Once mastered, the same strokes apply equally to any other surface the student would care to decorate paper, glass, metal, stone or ceramic, you name it and you can paint it.
• October 10 and 11-Rug Braiding with Kris McDermett - Learn the skills of Rug Braiding by using all the techniques for making a round chair pad for your favorite chair. Instructor will provide all tools and materials under the Materials Fee.
Techniques include: making a pattern, apple peel center, straight braiding, tapering, and lacing, increasing, and butting the outer 1-2 rows for a perfect edge. Braiding around a hooked rug piece will also be demonstrated.
Please call for tuition pricing. View our website at www.fletcherfarm.org for more fall classes. Most classes have a materials fee and student supply list. One-on-one instruction is always emphasized in all of our classes and class size ranges from 6-10 students. Fletcher Farm School is one of the countries leading Arts and Crafts Schools.
If you are a Ludlow, Cavendish or Proctorsville resident (age 7 and up), you are entitled to 50 percent off one class per calendar year. Take advantage of this opportunity to learn from the country's finest instructors.
Register online, or for a copy of our fall flyer call 228-8770.