Workshops & Events
Learning and experiencing art is what we at Artsworth do. By providing unique workshops to our community members, whether they are children, teenagers, or adults, we are able to open the doors to creativity and show all who wish to learn about the beauty of crafting high quality work with your hands and heart. Workshops are held at 25 Pine Street and range from learning about how to manipulate molten glass to how to solder metal to how to sculpt out of clay or fiber. Our goal is to remain open to suggestions and ideas of how to meet the interests and needs of our community by providing a space for all teachers to share their craft with students of all ages. We hope that if you have a great idea that you wish to share with others, that you will come to Artsworth, share our space and share with us. Below you will find a list of current offerings: check back as our list is always changing! Teach a workshop!
Upcoming Workshops and Events
Sat11Mar201710am-3pm25 Pine Street, Ellsworth, ME 04605
Warping Weaving Workshop with Susan Perrine
Warping Weaving Workshop
Freestyle Hand Weaving with Master Weaver Susan Perrine
10 a.m.- 3 p.m.
$60.00 • Supplies included
This workshop is designed for beginners or anyone wanting a warping refresher. All levels are welcome.
Students will choose yarns from our supply to create a one of a kind textile, such as a scarf, table runner or hanging fiber art by combining yarns of different weights and colors. Weave fabric to adorn your home or body while learning how to thread your loom, or ours.
You will have access to a warping board and warping mill, and will learn how to use your tabletop to make a warp. Next a large variety of yarn and fiber of all types, colors and weights will be made available to you to use in your "scarf". Susan Perrine will show you fun and useful new techniques like creating a buttonhole, tapestry weaving, and lace insertion.
Think of this workshop as a kind of weaving sampler, where you can explore different techniques and traditions that speak to you with Susan's expert guidance.
You may not finish your piece during the workshop. But we plan to have our weaving studio open for students to continue during the following 3 weeks. More information on open studio time will be discussed during the workshop.
Students will make small warps with about 100 warp threads/ends. (about 3-3 1/2 yards by 9 inches wide).
All materials needed to make a complete piece will be provided. Although, specialty yarns (cashmere, silk, hand spun yarn, etc...) will be available for an additional cost.
Call 207-664-0222 to reserve a spot on our wait list.