Recovering Your Life Through Craft
Living well with an ongoing illness: a program for patients, their families, & caregivers.
Living well with ongoing illness; a program for patients, their families & caregivers
Spring is the time to renew your spirit in our expanded Recovering Your Life Through Craft (RTC) program. Our newest offerings are designed to fit around your busy schedule, so there’s never been a better time to explore your imagination in our clay, metal, or mixed media studios. This is also a great opportunity to learn a new technique you can use at home, in the hospital, or while visiting a loved one. No special artistic talent or prior experience is necessary for you to find joy in this relaxed and supportive community. You will leave feeling empowered and with something you made.
Thanks to generous donations we are able to offer RTC classes at a discounted rate to people dealing with ongoing illness, their families and caregivers. As with all of our programs, scholarships are available for these classes.
Have an idea for a Recovering Your Life Through Craft class? Interested in a class for a small group? Contact us; we welcome the opportunity to create a class that suits your needs.
❖ Denotes other classes for ages 15 & up that you may find rejuvenating located throughout CraftStudies’ clay, metals, and mixed media studios.
Regrettably, some of our studios are not handicapped accessible. Please call if you have any questions.
Scholarships are available and in some classes instruction is free.
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What is Recovering Your Life Through Craft? Check out this video.
Weekly Classes For Ages 15 & Up
No prior experience necessary.
~ Where indicated, you choose and pay for any 5 sessions of the 7 sessions offered. If you choose to participate in additional sessions of the same class, each additional class is $15.
❖Letting Go With Metals; Jewelry And Sculpture
April 4-May 9. 4 sessions, 8 hrs
Estimated materials fee, payable to the instructor: $25
The power of taking a raw material and transforming it into something that is beautiful, and “works”, is immeasurable. In our marvelous metals studio you will develop concrete skills that will allow you to leave feeling fulfilled. The class as a whole will be walked through different projects that allow creative space for as much personal decision-making as you want. The added benefit is you will become a part of a community that will nourish you in surprising ways. You pay $65 and choose any 4 of the 6 sessions offered. Additional classes cost $15 per class; this tuition can be paid to instructor at the class. The estimated materials fee of $25 is payable to the instructor at the first class. The final materials fee is based on materials actually used.
❖Clay Pure And Simple
April 29-June 10. 5 sessions, 12.5 hrs
Tuition: $115 (materials included)
Humans have known the soothing, healing quality of clay for ages. From mud baths to clay masks, connecting with the earth has calmed and cleansed us through the centuries. This class will have you basking in the meditative act of coil rolling, the joyful freedom of expression, and the empowerment of creating something new. Basic hand building skills will be taught and projects will allow for individual embellishment and interpretation. Gather for mornings of relaxation as we explore the many healing qualities of working with clay. You pay $115 and choose any 5 of the 7 sessions offered. Additional classes cost $15 per class; this tuition can be paid to instructor at the class. Materials are included in the tuition.
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❖Friluftsliv: Norwegian Felting
May 5-June 9. 4 sessions, 8 hrs
Material fee payable to instructor: $30
Friluftsliv translates directly from Norwegian as "free air life." It is the concept that being outside is good for human beings' mind and spirit. Take some time to collect something from nature that soothes you. Bring it to class and learn to create a replica in felt for a permanent, tangible reminder of all the goodness and beauty that the Upper Valley has to offer! You pay $85and choose any 4 of the 6 sessions offered. Additional classes cost $15 per class; this tuition can be paid to instructor at the class. The materials fee of $30 is payable to the instructor at the first class.
❖I Want To Smash Something! An Introduction To The Art Of Mosaics
June 1-29. 5 sessions, 15 hrs
Material fee payable to instructor: $45
This class focuses on putting broken china, glass and other objects broken with a hammer and tile nipper into a pleasing composition. You will learn the basics of mosaic using the direct method. Mosaic is very contemplative and relaxing. Release stress and put the pieces back together—create a very relaxing and wonderful time for you. You will complete at least one 8” x 8” wall piece. No art or mosaic experience is necessary. Class meets at the artist’s studio in Lebanon, NH.