This is a 2-day workshop on the fundamentals of hardcover bookbinding using traditional case-binding methods and sewn signatures/booklets. Each student will learn how to bind books using equipment that is readily available and easy to replicate at home, while making an approximately 6inx9in personal journal. At the end of the course, students will have a Bookbinder's Essential Toolkit and the ability to bind books at home!
No prior knowledge is required. All materials will be provided, and you are encouraged to bring an apron and wear comfortable clothing and shoes. There will be time for lunch - please bring food (or check out nearby foodtrucks and restaurants!) and a water bottle.
Join us for this new 2-part introductory series to learn about scrimshaw, a unique maritime art which encompasses the engraving of bone or ivory. Explore the origins and rich history of scrimshaw as a folk art with an emphasis on the materials and tools traditionally used. Discover the techniques by which contemporary scrimshaw is created, to include preparing the engraving surface, design work, and the engraving process. All materials used are legally sourced.
This class is suitable for the complete beginner. All levels of experience are welcome and all supplies will be provided. You may like to bring an apron or wear clothes that can get dirty. Participants will leave with a finished piece, engraving tool and ink, and practice materials to continue creating unique works of scrimshaw art at home.
I am a weaver of baskets, a gatherer, an artist, a farmer, a teacher, a naturalist, a fermentationist, an upcycler and recycler, and a lover of wildness. I love to turn supple willow into beautiful and sturdy baskets that can carry the garden harvest or hold my yarn.
I was introduced to this form by an old German man when I was a child. He had learned it as a child. He inspired me and weaving with willow has been a passion of mine for decades. As we weave together you will learn all aspects of this basket form: hoops, god’s eyes, ribs, weaving, and sustainable gathering. Come join me to weave willow and community. (Kari Bown)
Appropriate for all skill levels. No prior experience necessary. All materials will be provided. Students should bring (if you have them) a sharp knife (pocket knife, grafting knife, or carving knife) and pruners/clippers. The instructor has a few extra hand pruners and knives, and they can be shared to some degree. Baskets will be roughly 14 inches in diameter.
Please bring lunch (there are also various eateries nearby to purchase food), snacks, and water.
Note: Before registering for a series (a course which contains more than one class) students should make sure that individual class dates aren’t in conflict with their schedules because, regretfully, we cannot provide refunds or make-ups. Course payment is for the entire series and not individual classes within the series. If you do miss a class, let your instructor know, and they will be happy to answer your questions about what you may have missed.
This is an amazing string-teaching program that allows youth and adults with no previous fiddling experience to acquire basic skills on the fiddle (violin) and to be able to solo perform a three-chord fiddle tune with guitar accompaniment. Additionally, participants will learn how to produce sound effects to musically illustrate a short folk story narrated by the instructor. Students will learn about the history and traditions of the fiddle in Louisiana Cajun culture, while learning basic musical concepts such as rhythm and dynamics.
This course is designed for families to participate together, adults and youth ages 7+. Fiddles are supplied for all students participating in the workshop.
Instructor Kelly Thibodeaux is a working musician from Louisiana with 25 years of experience sharing the Cajun Fiddle with students of all ages and skill levels.
Please register each family member intending to participate. There are 3 payment options shown below: $10, $25, and $40. Please add to cart the payment option needed. This sliding scale is offered in support of families with financial need thanks to the City of Olympia and community donors. Thank you!
Bring your fiddle and have fun learning Louisiana Cajun traditional tunes!
Learn to play by ear two Louisiana Cajun two-step fiddle tunes with 'swamp rock' artist Kelly Thibodeaux. Tunes will be slowed down in segments to facilitate learning, and participants are encouraged to bring a recording device to record the session for later reference.
This workshop is suitable for intermediate and advanced musicians. Instructor Kelly Thibodeaux is a working musician from Louisiana with 25 years of experience teaching the Cajun Fiddle.
Message phone: (360) 350-0187
120 State Avenue NE, #298
Olympia, WA 98501
Facility Physical Address (no mail please):
610 4th Ave E.
Olympia, WA 98501
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