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2021 Workshops
2021 Workshops

2021 Workshops

Choose one of our workshops & experienced teachers will lead hands-on instruction. Limited Class Sizes.

Registration Begins April 1st

Time & Location

May 22, 2022, 9:00 AM EDT – Sep 10, 2022, 5:00 PM EDT

Highland County, VA

About the event

Immerse yourself in learning a new skill through experienced teachers and hands-on learning  

Additional Materials Fee may be required by Class Instructors- please check Workshop Description for more details. 

Whisk Brooms- All Things Whisk 

Instructor: Emily Bell

Date: June 25

Fee: $75

Eco Printing – Ecoprint Naturally on Silk and Wool

Instructor: Theresa Brown

Date: June 11

Time: 9 am – 4 pm

Fee: $75


Instructor: Heather Scott and Lorraine White

Date: July 19 - 21 and July 29-30

Time: 1pm – 4 pm

Fee: $250

Print Making 

Instructor: Karen Milnes

Date: July 22 - 24

Time: 9 am – 4 pm

Fee: $150

Barn Quilt Painting 

Instructor: Margie Boesch

Date: August 5th & 7th

Time: 9 am – 12 pm, Thursday and Saturday

Fee: $75


Instructor: Judith Saunders

Date: August 12- 14

Time: 9 am – 4 pm each day

Fee: $150


Instructor: Elizabeth Larson

Date: August 19 - 21

Time: 9 am – 4 pm

Fee: $150


  • Brooms- Whisk- June 25

    Learn to make a few styles of whisk broom. Try your hand at small and large turkey wing whisks as well as flat stitched whisk brooms. Various techniques will be shown and students will be able to create unique brooms to reflect their own style and personality.

  • Brooms- Sweeper - June 26

    Learn how to make your very own beautifully handcrafted sweeper broom! The workshop will start with a discussion on the materials used and demonstration of each step as students work on their own project.

  • Print Making July 22-24

    Participants will go over the basic types and techniques of printmaking. Experienced or beginner printmakers are welcome to join as we create multiple prints in this three part class. Students will learn the balance of composition (negative/positive space) that makes an intriguing print no matter your skill level.

  • Barn Quilt Workshop- Aug 5 & 7

    Workshop Summary; Participants will learn how to design and execute a 2x2’ barn quilt under the leadership of artist Margie Boesch. On Thursday morning, technique and design will be discussed and participants will then be given Friday to finalize patterns and colors on their own. Saturday morning will include transferring patterns to boards and painting experience so barn quilts can be finished by students at home.

  • Basketry: Aug 12-14

    Whether a beginner or experienced basket weaver, you will learn techniques from this experienced basket artist and create at least one basket of your own design.

  • Photography Aug 19-21

    EXPLORING HIGHLAND COUNTY, VIRGINIA THROUGH YOUR LENS TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY - Learn how to create inspiring and memorable travel photographs with beautiful Highland County as your backdrop. We will focus on the natural environment, the landscape, local culture, architecture, and the people of the area.

  • Pottery

    This is a perfect opportunity to discover your skill and interest in pottery. The workshop provides experience throwing on a wheel as well as hand built pottery, information about clay characteristics, and glazing options. Participants will produce completed works in both techniques. The materials cost includes up to 10 lb. of clay, use of molds, wheels, tools, and a variety of glazing colors. Workshop will begin with demonstration and instruction on wheel thrown and hand built pottery.from Ju

  • Felting- We Felt Great

    This workshop is designed for youth, ages 10-16, that want to learn more about felting with wool and other natural fibers. 3 techniques will be introduced; making a felt ball, using felt to wrap wire and creating art by painting with wool fibers. Children must be 10-16yrs old.

  • EcoPrinting: Paper- Oct 1

    Learn how to ecoprint (also known as Botanical printing) on assorted papers using the tannins from the leaves to imprint beautiful designs onto the fibers! You will also learn additional techniques to add color into the backgrounds of your designs! In the end, students will know how to use Nature’s resources, different papers and techniques to create beautiful note images to frame or use as cards! Students will be imprinting on approximately 10-12 pieces 4” x 4” up to 8”x10”

  • EcoPrinting: Silk & Wool-Oct 2

    Learn how to ecoprint on silk and wool naturally! Ecoprinting (also known as botanical printing) involves collecting leaves, plants and flowers to imprint their images directly upon protein fibers using a water bath process. Students will learn techniques to create beautiful, natural designs with colors drawn directly from Nature on silk and wool.

  • EcoPrinting:Large Scale- Oct 3

    In this workshop, students should be experienced in the basic techniques of Ecoprinting! Using silk yardage 36"-45” x 72", they will learn about dye and mordant blankets, layering silk yardage, plus techniques for condensing large ecoprinted pieces into manageable size bundles!




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