Fall classes at Fletcher Farm School for the Arts and Crafts include the following:
• September 19 and 20 - Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday., 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Primitive Stenciling, Step Stool or Floorcloth-Join Sande Snyder and her contagious enthusiasm for stenciling and create a one-of-a-kind wooden step stool or floorcloth.
Students will be using decorative, acrylic paints in many colors and your choice of stencils. These historic style floorcloths are durable for walking on and can also be hung on the wall for decorating. Prior painting experience is necessary.
• September 19 and 20, learn to draw Indigenous Mola's with Willow Bascom-Indigenous people love to decorate - their bodies, vehicles, places of worship and clothing. Forget all the rules about symmetry, color usage and perspective and come play. We will explore my collection of Mola's (colorful, hand stitched fabric panels made by Kuna women) and other samples of indigenous art.
You will have the opportunity to create several projects. If you already have an affinity for a native art form, please bring it to share with others and expand our decorative tool kit.
• September 26 and 27, Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday., 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.-Let's Make Dolls: Garden Witches and Hags with award winning instructor Muffy Kashin Grollier-in this class you can let your imagination play.
We will start with a basic stump doll and dress her to meet the full moon, conjure up a batch of bat wing soup or tend to the plants and herbs that need to prepare for winter. Your doll can be as simple or as detailed and you want to make it.
Or try Nature in Watercolor with William Lambert-Understanding the spirit of light and color and harmony and balance in watercolor beginning with the foundation of drawing and composition, mixing of colors and their vibrations in the natural world.
You will be guided individually by demonstrations how to handle brush technique, use of warm and cool tones, deep and subtle nuances.
By breaking the fear of making mistakes we can stay open to the creative process by allowing the water and paint to move in exciting ways. Using natural shapes of flowers, leaf, delicate branches, wild plant life, stones, moss, dragon flies, bees or butterflies and bamboo, we will capture the heart and tranquility of nature while opening your mind to new and exciting approaches with watercolor.
Check out 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
The Fletcher Farm School for the Arts and Crafts is operated by the Society of Vermont Artists and Craftsmen, Inc. The Society has leased the campus and buildings that house the school from the Fletcher Farm Foundation, Inc. since 1947.
The Society of Vermont Artists and Craftsmen, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) publicly supported organization.