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Adobe Studio January 2016 Classes Fiber Arts Fundamentals—Spinning, Dyeing and Weaving 4 Mondays, January 11, 18, 25, February 1, 11am - 3pm Instructor: Brad Mowers (30 years experience in all fiber techniques; working artist and instructor 700p (instruction and materials) In this class you will get your hands on the essentials of the fiber arts. You will start working with wool fiber with a Mayan paddle spinner and spin the fiber into yarn. On the second day we will fire up natural dyes in primary colors – marigold for yellow, cochineal for red, and indigo for blue – and give your yarn brilliant coloration. On the two final days you will weave the yarn into your own constructions and patterns to take home. Raku Pottery Class 3 Tuesdays, January 12, 19, 26, 10am – 1pm. Joe Smith, instructor (40 years teaching experience) 850p (includes instruction, materials, glazes and firing) Raku is a six-hundred year-old Japanese tradition of firing pottery by loading pots into a hot kiln and 20 minutes later unloading the glowing hot pots and reloading with more pots. We will add the Western process of placing the red hot pots in combustible materials to bring out metallic sheens in the glazes. Students will have hands-on experience in all steps of the process. Hand-building and wheel-throwing will be taught in the class. No previous experience is necessary. Advanced students are welcome. Formed Paper Sculpture 3 Thursdays, January 7, 14, 21, 10 -1pm. Instructor, Jan Steinbright (40 years experience as working artist and teacher) 600p (instruction and materials) This class will cover the techniques of working with paper on wire as a sculptural medium. Students will make containers (baskets, bowls), masks, free standing figures and much more. Each class requires 100p deposit to reserve place. Class size is limited so register early. For information and or register, contact Jan: email@example.com.