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Please Note: We will follow all potential COVID restrictions regarding vaccines, masks and social distancing according to Grand County guidance and local positivity rates.

Beginner Rug Hooking Workshop

April 22 & 23, 2022
Workshop fee $95 + kit fee

No experience necessary for this 2 day beginner rug hooking class — just bring a pair of scissors. The workshop will be on Friday, April 22 & Saturday, April 23 from 9 am to 4 pm with a 1 hour lunch break.

Join us in this introduction to traditional rug hooking where students are guided through basic rug hooking techniques including foundation fabrics, types of wool (as is, hand dyed, recycled), strip sizes, cutters and finishing techniques. You can try out different hooking frames and hooks in class. By the end of class you will know everything you need to start and finish any rug hooking project.

Kits include foundation monks cloth or linen, all pre-cut wool needed to finish the pattern, a hook and instructions on finishing your edge. You will work on loaner frames and hoops.

Registration is first come first serve. After the class fills, we will keep a wait list and contact you if a spot becomes available. Registration and kit choice due by March 15th and are non-refundable.

For additional information, registration and payment information, email Lisa Hut using the button below or call 720-201-0326.

Plein Air Oil Painting Boot Camp

April 29 — May 1, 2022
Workshop fee $375

Do you want to learn to paint plein air but are intimidated or don’t know where to start?

This class is for beginner to intermediate painters and will be held in and around Grand Lake, Colorado. Scott will give you the low down on materials to use and why. He’ll help you build a palette of colors to meet your needs without breaking the bank. Knowing what tools are available and how to use them will give you a significant head start.

Scott will teach the fundamentals of painting outdoors, on location and get you out in the field to do plein air painting. He has great exercises to deal with changing light, composition and creating a work of art. You will leave the class with confidence to create your own interpretations of painting en plein air. Some portions of the workshop may be held indoors due to inclement weather.

Primitive Rug Hooking Workshop

Sept 30 — Oct 4, 2022
Workshop fee $300

Please join us for this new and exciting event! Our teacher, Theresa Rapstine, is a reputable, creative, fun teacher with a wealth of knowledge. She will help you make your rugs look old using many textures and colors of wool.

Create the look of vintage, worn and well used rugs using specific wools, primitive cuts (9, 10 and hand-torn) and Theresa’s non-traditional hooking style. Students choose from one of her antique inspired, hand drawn patterns on unbleached, primitive linen.

During this class, students will learn:

  • Recycled and vintage wools and how to select them to make a rug look antique
  • Simple use of large cuts, 9 and larger and how to tear strips for hooking
  • Theresa’s 10 tips for making a rug look vintage and old

Bring your own wool to class or purchase from her stash. Remember, to create this vintage style, wool selection is important. Please be open to wools you have never seen or used before. You will need a large variety of wools for each motif and background. Theresa will bring recycled, as-is, and a little bit of everything.

For additional information, registration and payment information, email Lisa Hut using the button below or call 720-201-0326.