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Saturday, May 19, 2018

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Painting Workshop with Susan Wahlrab

Painting Workshop with Susan Wahlrab

As a part of West Branch Gallery's current exhibition, Deep Into Nature, Susan Wahlrab will host a daylong workshop designed to deepen your observational skills of the natural world. Each participant will create a mosaic of hues, tones and values using a small natural object of their choice as inspiration. A rock, leaf, flower, stick - you get the idea!

As our instructor, Susan brings to the workshop a lifetime of observing the intricacies and pulse of nature, through layering color in an attempt to walk between the worlds of matter and energy. She will share support and experience to guide us through this journey, while also introducing us to her unique technique of vanished watercolor on claybord.

In more than 15 years of teaching, including at Brown university and Maine College of Art, Susan found that this was always students' most insightful exploration. It is specially designed for all levels of experience - fun for all! Beginners to seasoned painters are equally welcome to participate!

Workshop Details:

- Workshop will be held at West Branch Gallery on Saturday, April 21st from 10am to 4pm
- Lunch will be provided (please note any dietary restriction in your email to reserve a spot)
- Some materials will be provided, though Susan will suggest a list of additional materials to bring
- Limited to twelve participants, so reserve your spot ASAP!


- $175 for workshop, select materials, and lunch
- Due to the limited number of spots available, cancellations will not be refunded

Email us at or call 802-253-8943 to reserve your spot today!

5/19/18 10:00am - 4:30pm

West Branch Gallery & Sculpture Park, Stowe


Watercolor Workshop

Watercolor Workshop

WORKSHOP: Watercolor Still Life
Materials: List, Member: $90, Non-Member: $100
Instructor:Frances Cannon
In this introduction to watercolor painting, we will turn our attention to the beauty of Vermont winter crops and natural objects: gourds and squash, driftwood, lake stones, dried herbs and flowers, and other specimens from our landscape. We will learn how to translate a three-dimensional object onto a two-dimensional surface through basic drawing techniques, how to set up a color palette, and how to apply basic color theory. We will also explore various approaches to texture and composition.
SPRING 2018: 1 day, Saturday, 10:00am-4:00pm, May 19

5/19/18 10:00am - 4:00pm

64 Harbor Rd, Shelburne


Coptic Bookbinding Class

Coptic Bookbinding Class

Learn the whole Coptic bookbinding process from start to finish! Select beautiful handmade papers for the hardbound covers, and sew the open-spine binding using a traditional paired needle Coptic binding technique, then finish your book with a button closure. Coptic binding creates a lovely chain stitch that results in a structurally strong book with high-quality mixed-media pages for writing, drawing, doodling, or whatever your heart desires! This promises to be a full-immersion experience in book-binding; participants will leave with a handmade book and a wealth of knowledge. All materials are included! Open to participants ages 12 and older.

Class fee: $40 ($30 for students and seniors)
Instructor: Nancy VanWinkle
Location: Craftsbury Town Hall, 85 S Craftsbury Rd
Time: 1:00 - 5:00 (4 hrs)

To register for a class please visit
For more information visit or call 802.533.9370.

5/19/18 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Craftsbury Town Hall, Craftsbury

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Vacation MakerCamp at Green Mountain Performing Arts

Vacation MakerCamp at Green Mountain Performing Arts

The Why
Out-of-school learning programs in the summer months provide critical support and enriching experiences for children and teens.
A safe, healthy environment over the summer weeks can make all the difference in a child’s inner and outer well-being. The opportunity to discover or pursue passions is invaluable.
Self-confidence soars as collaborative abilities strengthen during camp experiences that develop age-appropriate skills.
The How
Get absorbed in imaginative, creative projects that whiz, buzz, jitter, wobble, wiggle, blink, and shine.
Learn about electrical circuitry and take away items that you may wish to continue working on at home
The What
Participants may choose to integrate their creations into video expressions that can be filmed and edited to include sound and animations.
With a wide variety of materials and digital media, this program experience will include construction of cardboard pinball machines, simple robots, and simple electronic wearable items.
Both an imaginative and creative outlet for vacation fun AND a structured opportunity to use building tools and follow a progression of skill-building.
We will build small robots, hack into electronic toys, and create wearable electronics such as bracelets, hats, hairbands, etc.
To learn about electrical circuitry, we'll use LEDs, coincell batteries and conductive materials such as thread, paint, and electro-dough.
We'll use hobby motors, alligator clips, and battery packs, and more.
We may even use a sewing machine, a soldering iron, or a dremel -- maybe even all three.

2/26/18 9:00am - 8/25/18 3:00am

37 Commercial Street, Waterbury