Workshops at Branford Art Center
Teen Art Night
Teen Art Night at Branford Art Center
Teens, come express yourself through drawing, painting, collage, etc, on Wednesday nights from August 16-Sept 6 from 6:30 – 7:30. You will be guided by Yvonne Gordon-Moser, MAAT, and Michelle Marenna, MSW. Materials supplied, bring your own music. $25 for one night; $80 for all 4 nights. For more information and to register, please contact Yvonne (86-334-4642) or Michelle (203-606-0587). All four classes take place at the Branford Art Center, 1229 Main St., Branford.
Martha Haeseler, Instructor
Martha Haeseler, retired art therapist, specializes in fiber arts at the Dudley Farm Farmer’s Market in Guilford. Her creations may be found also at the Branford Art Center and the Guilford Art Center.
Felting is a meditative and transformational process of taking natural fibers and agitating them with warm, soapy water (wet-felting) or with a barbed needle (needle-felting) so they lock together, shrink, and make tight, decorative and useful felt fabric or 3-dimensional forms.
Introduction to Wet Felting: Make a Felted Soap
Date: April 29, 2017, 2:30-4:30 pm
Materials fee: $10
Limit: 8 participants
Participants will learn the qualities of wool and wet-felting processes. They will make a felted ball, then will felt a 4.4 oz bar of Papoutsanis Pure Olive Oil Soap, which is organic, vegetarian, long-lasting, gentle, with no artificial colors or fragrances. A variety of dyed and natural fibers and yarns will be provided. The felted soap becomes a gently exfoliating sudsing washcloth, and helps the soap last longer. Please bring a towel in a plastic bag, and be ready to roll up your sleeves!
Introduction to Needle Felting: Create a Felted Pendent Necklace
Date: May 13, 2017, 2:30-4:30 pm
Materials Fee: $10
Limit: 8 participants
Participants will be introduced to needle felting fibers, tools and processes. They will needle felt a pendant, either free-form or using a shape provided. They will receive a set of felting needles and foam mat to take home. Wool roving and yarn, beads, fresh-water pearls, bails, and silver-plated chain or cord necklaces will be provided. Children who are careful with needles, 8 years and older, are welcome.
To register, call the Branford Art Center at 203-208-4455. $5 discount for attending both classes.
Creative Meditation & Painting Workshop w/ Yvonne Gordon-Moser, MAAT
Sunday, Feb 19, 2017
Yvonne Gordon-Moser MAAT., a Master of Arts in Art Therapy,
will guide you through a relaxing, spiritual and sensorial meditation,
inspiring you to create a personally meaningful painting.
Release your inner soulful voice!
$50.00 includes all materials and beverages
(Cucumber water and Herbal teas)