Artist Workshops/Classes

Art Classes and Workshops

Winter Workshop: Handcrafted Books

Thursdays, February 6, 13 & 20, 7PM - 9PM
Series: Members $150, Nonmembers $175
Single class: Members $50, Nonmembers $60

Learn how to use beautiful papers, upcycled materials and whimsical embellishments to create decorative and useful handcrafted books. All supplies provided. No experience necessary.
Week 1: Accordion Books
Week 2: Japanese Side Stitch Books
Week 3: Writing Journals
Registration required. Email or call 978.456.3924 x291.

Winter Workshop: Still-Life Drawing Class with Helen Byers

Thursdays, February 27-March 27, 1PM - 4PM
Members $180, Nonmembers $210

Using Fruitlands Museum collections as inspiration, students will build and hone drawing skills in our new art class by local artist Helen Byers. Still-life subjects will be objects borrowed from Fruitlands’ rich collections — Native American pottery, Shaker bentwood boxes, nineteenth-century market baskets and more. Explore the effects of traditional media including charcoal, graphite, and Conte crayons on paper as you learn the basics of drawing techniques, composition, line, proportion and value. A list of recommended supplies will be sent to participants. Appropriate for all levels. Space is limited. Registration required. Email or call 978.456.3924 x291.


Winter Workshop: Introduction to Basket Weaving

Thursday, March 6, 13 & 20, 7PM-9PM
Members $150, Nonmembers $175

Curious about basket making, but haven’t had a chance to find out if it’s right for you? We have the perfect solution! Basket artist and Fruitlands Interpreter Ruth Bobzin will guide you step by step in the creation of a rattan market basket – the perfect project for those who want to make first forays into the art of basket weaving. Fruitlands will supply all you need to create a beautiful basket of your own! Space is limited. Registration required. Email or call 978.456.3924 x291