ART HAPPY HOUR: Knitting Clinic TWO (RE:Create)

Knitting Clinic TWO 

During this Tuesday Art Happy Hour, Sheila French provides instruction and guidance on basic knitting techniques. FREE!

As a follow-up to the Mar. 10 Knitting Basics workshop, this event is an informal gathering to review basic knitting skills including how to cast on (start a project), knit, purl, and cast off (finish a project). Sheila French, along with a few other experienced knitters, will be available to review basic skills, provide tips to take your knitting to the next level or help jumpstart you on your next project.

This is a FREE event presented by ArtCentral SpearfishRecommended for ages 15 and up. Younger children may attend but must be accompanied by an adult. *Some of these events will have wine and beer for sale. IDs will be checked. 

The workshop takes place in the ArtCentral RE:create makerspace in The Matthews’ art gallery.

Sign-up is preferred

Even though the workshop is free, sign-up would be preferred in order for the instructor to be prepared with the correct amount of materials and supplies. Either call the art gallery at 605.642.7973 ext.0 — OR email [email protected] to add your name to the class list. If emailing, be sure to provide a phone number. 

About the Instructor

Sheila French began knitting at age 10. She sat by the fireplace on winter evenings with her mother. In the beginning, her mother would have to cut her knitting off the needle because it was too tight. Year after year she would give it another shot until she mastered it. By high school, she was knitting sweaters.

By age 10 she had already learned to embroider, at 16 she began weaving, and at 17, she tackled her first quilt. Fiber arts are definitely in Sheila’s blood. Every evening as the day draws to a close, you will find her with a needle of some sort in her hand working on her next creation.

 

AUTHOR VISIT: Kaija Swisher (RE:Create)

Author Visit with Kaija Swisher

Kaija has written for the Black Hills Pioneer since 2006. She will discuss her writing process and considerations associated with news writing in the digital age.

Kaija Swisher grew up in Spearfish. She studied at Augustana College and the University of South Dakota. She enjoys traveling, reading, hiking, learning new things, and spending time with loved ones.

This is a FREE event presented by ArtCentral SpearfishRecommended for ages 15 and up. Younger children may attend but must be accompanied by an adult.

The event takes place in the ArtCentral RE:create makerspace in The Matthews’ art gallery.

Re:Create Makerspace in Art Gallery

From February 3 through March 24, 2018, the art gallery will be transformed into a makerspace with the theme, Re:Create — Making art from found objects. 

More information to be added at a later date.

 

Workshop: Knitting Basics

 

Let’s learn how to knit.

In this session, you will learn the basics of knitting including how to cast on (start a project), knit, purl, and cast off (finish a project). For this workshop, we will knit a dishcloth. The instructor is Sheila French.

This is a FREE event presented by ArtCentral Spearfish. All materials are included. Recommended for ages 15 and up. Younger children may attend but must be accompanied by an adult.

The workshop takes place in the ArtCentral RE:create makerspace in The Matthews’ art gallery.

Sign-up is preferred

Even though the workshop is free, sign-up would be preferred in order for the instructor to be prepared with the correct amount of materials and supplies. Either call the art gallery at 605.642.7973 ext.0 — OR email [email protected] to add your name to the class list. If emailing, be sure to provide a phone number. 

About the Instructor

Sheila French began knitting at age 10. She sat by the fireplace on winter evenings with her mother. In the beginning, her mother would have to cut her knitting off the needle because it was too tight. Year after year she would give it another shot until she mastered it. By high school, she was knitting sweaters.

By age 10 she had already learned to embroider, at 16 she began weaving, and at 17, she tackled her first quilt. Fiber arts are definitely in Sheila’s blood. Every evening as the day draws to a close, you will find her with a needle of some sort in her hand working on her next creation.

 

Re:Create Makerspace in Art Gallery

From February 3 through March 24, 2018, the art gallery will be transformed into a makerspace with the theme, Re:Create — Making art from found objects. 

More information to be added at a later date.

 

AUTHOR VISIT: Courtney Huse Wika (RE:Create)

Author Visit with Courtney Huse Wika

Courtney Huse Wika believes in the art of collection — overheard quotes, forgotten stories, and sometimes animals. She is the author of “Perch,” a chapbook of nature poetry from Anchor and Plume Press. Her creative work has appeared in Kindred, South Dakota Magazine, Midwestern Gothic, Scissors and Spackle, Backwards City Review, Paddlefish, 605 Magazine, Life on the Farm and Ranch: A South Dakota Anthology, and the Macguffin.

Her collaborative work with artist Becky Grismer has also appeared in numerous juried shows and galleries in the United States.

She received her BA in philosophy and English from Augustana University and her MA and PhD in English with a specialization in creative writing from the University of South Dakota. She currently teaches at Black Hills State University.

This is a FREE event presented by ArtCentral SpearfishRecommended for ages 15 and up. Younger children may attend but must be accompanied by an adult.

The event takes place in the ArtCentral RE:create makerspace in The Matthews’ art gallery.

Re:Create Makerspace in Art Gallery

From February 3 through March 24, 2018, the art gallery will be transformed into a makerspace with the theme, Re:Create — Making art from found objects. 

More information to be added at a later date.

 

Re:Create Makerspace in Art Gallery

From February 3 through March 24, 2018, the art gallery will be transformed into a makerspace with the theme, Re:Create — Making art from found objects. 

More information to be added at a later date.

 

COFFEE TALK & TINKER: Pocket Notebooks (RE:Create)

Workshop: Pocket Notebooks 

Bring that coffee shop conversation and your coffee friends – to RE:Create and see what happens when you explore creativity together.

In this session, Elizabeth Freer instructs on pocket notebooks from found objects.  This is a FREE event presented by ArtCentral Spearfish. All materials are included. Recommended for ages 15 and up. Sign-ups are requested to make sure we have enough materials.

Using magazine covers, paperboard boxes, found and recycled paper, colorful waxed embroidery floss for stitching, and other materials available in RE:Create, we will create new mini-notebooks out of recycled materials.

There will be lots of flexibility for how you construct and make your mini-notebook. You might make a notebook with multiple or single book signatures, perhaps you’ll want to sew (or glue) a fabric cover, add a button closure, include a pocket, or make a mini-pocket sized notebook. Or, maybe you will want to practice your decoupage skills and make a collage cover.

Feel free to bring an old partially used notebook if you want to harvest the paper for your new notebook, or bring paper you have on hand from another project. We will use basic skills and techniques learned during the recent Bookmaking workshop (copies of handouts available), along with a few other project ideas.

The workshop takes place in the ArtCentral RE:create makerspace in The Matthews’ art gallery.

Sign-up is preferred

Even though the workshop is free, sign-up would be preferred in order for the instructor to be prepared with the correct amount of materials and supplies. Either call the art gallery at 605.642.7973 ext.0 — OR email [email protected] to add your name to the class list. If emailing, be sure to provide a phone number. 

 

 

Re:Create Makerspace in Art Gallery

From February 3 through March 24, 2018, the art gallery will be transformed into a makerspace with the theme, Re:Create — Making art from found objects. 

More information to be added at a later date.

 

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