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Knit a Hat
with Rebecca Abecassis
Each participant will learn the knit and purl stitches, how to cast on, and how to bind off. The instructor will provide needles and yarn that participants can take home and practice the stitches. Students will learn how to knit a hat on circular needles and how to use double point needles as well as how to read a pattern.
Note: Participants will pay a materials fee for needles and yarn. The cost will vary depending on the yarn chosen and the class project which will be chosen by the group.
Rebecca Abecassis grew up in the area and has owned the Knit Wit Yarn Shop in Sperryville for 10 years. She learned to knit Icelandic sweaters in 1988 while living in Iceland and has enjoyed knitting ever since.
Painting with Flowers
with Perrot/ Schiffman
This class features the study and discussion of three works of art: a portrait, a landscape and a Dutch still life which participants will refer to for inspiration in creating their own floral arrangements. Suzanne Schiffman will lead a power point analysis of each work after which Jen Perrot will demonstrate and lead the class in flower arrangements that mirror or build on the art viewed. All floral materials and vessels will be provided. Participants will take home their creations.
Note There is a $75 materials fee.
Jen Perrot of Flourish Root - floral & events - owns and operates a floral studio in Sperryville. Her floral studio creates nature inspired custom designs for weddings, events, everyday and commercial spaces.
Suzanne Schiffman was a docent at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. for many years and loves talking about art. She also enjoys gardening, writing and travel.
Stained Glass for Beginners
with Patricia Brennan
Did you ever wonder how stained glass was made? In this one-day workshop, you will learn the process of creating a small stained glass panel. Students will cut glass, copper foil and solder their project. All tools and materials will be provided.
Stained glass artist, Patricia Brennan, is the artist/owner of De’Danann Glassworks. Her studio is located outside Sperryville, Va. She has been working as a commissioned glass artist for 36 years. She enjoys sharing her glass skills and experience with her students.