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The Town of Williamsburg Massachusetts was founded in 1771 and is located in Hampshire County.

Williamsburg contains about 3000 year round residents.

The town contains two villages Williamsburg and Haydenville which both of which contain remarkable examples of Greek revival architecture in homes as well as public buildings.

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Metals & Jewelry
Make your own jewelry by learning to solder, file, shape and texture sheet metal, hammer wire, and much more. Incorporate polished stones into your rings and pendants with bezel settings. Make your own earwires for earrings. Simple chainmaking such as Viking knit and Egyptian spiral will also be covered. Brass, bronze, copper will be included; silver will be available for purchase. Bring your own stones or beads to incorporate. All levels welcome.

When: Oct 25, 2015 12 AM to Oct 31, 2015 12 AMin Williamsburg, Massachusetts (Sun, 25 Oct 2015 00 )
Glassblowing
Watch molten glass change from a glowing honey-like substance to a glittering solid as you learn the use of tools, gathering techniques, and how to blow basic forms such as cups, bowls, and paperweights. Develop your skills in attaching handles and bases. Finish the week with a glassblown pumpkin to mark the season. With one-on-one instruction, this class can accommodate both new and experienced glassblowers.

When: Oct 18, 2015 12 AM to Oct 24, 2015 12 AMin Williamsburg, Massachusetts (Sun, 18 Oct 2015 00 )
Paper Marbling
Immerse yourself in a week of learning how to make an endless array of exquisitely marbled papers in an astonishing complexity of color and pattern. Each student will work on a full size marbling tank using professional tools and will learn how to prepare the paints, paper, and carrageenan bath. Students will make a leather wrapped journal with a marbled edge and leather to match. Learn simple bookbinding skills to transform some the marbled papers into beautiful gifts and keepsakes.

When: Oct 18, 2015 12 AM to Oct 24, 2015 12 AMin Williamsburg, Massachusetts (Sun, 18 Oct 2015 00 )
Kiln-Fired Glass Pendants
Using clear and black Bullseye glass as a base, design and create a collection of glass pendants using dichroic, transparent and opaque glass. Experiment with glass frit, powders and other inclusions,including mica powders. Discussion topics will include firing schedules, coldworking techniques and wire wrapping to create a bail. Get a jump on handmade gifts or spice up your own jewelry box! All welcome.

When: Oct 17, 2015 12 AM to Oct 18, 2015 12 AMin Williamsburg, Massachusetts (Sat, 17 Oct 2015 00 )
Monoprinting on Fabric
Monotype printing on fabric with textile paints is a wonderfully spontaneous and serendipitous technique. Painting and drawing skills are NOT required! Using several sub-straights including gelatin, Plexiglas, and ceramic tiles on both dry and wet fabric allows for endless experimentation in adding or subtracting paint and imagery. Leave class with an armload of samples that can be embellished and embroidered to create finished fiber art pieces, or combine them into a larger piece or art quilt. Textile paints are water soluble, easy to use, and easy to clean. No experience required!

When: Oct 25, 2015 12 AM to Oct 31, 2015 12 AMin Williamsburg, Massachusetts (Sun, 25 Oct 2015 00 )
Stained Glass with Fused Elements
Make decorative fused elements to be included in a traditionally constructed stained glass panel. Fused imagery can range from representational to abstract in transparent or opalescent glasses. Explore a variety of fused techniques including how to "paint" with glass frit and stringer, photo image transfer on glass, and incorporating found objects. The complexity of final stained glass projects can be adapted to all skill levels.

When: Oct 18, 2015 12 AM to Oct 24, 2015 12 AMin Williamsburg, Massachusetts (Sun, 18 Oct 2015 00 )
Metal as Line: Forge, Fuse, Taper and Fabricate
se simple tools and techniques to create jewelry pieces for the neck. Learn to forge, taper, fuse and solder to create sinuous linear elements that can be transformed into elegant pieces of finished jewelry. Pendants and collars will serve as design springboards for forged, fused and soldered elements. Think in line, volume and form! Knowledge of soldering and annealing is helpful.

When: Oct 24, 2015 12 AM to Oct 25, 2015 12 AMin Williamsburg, Massachusetts (Sat, 24 Oct 2015 00 )
Glassblowing
Watch molten glass change from a glowing honey-like substance to a glittering solid as you learn the use of tools, gathering techniques, and how to blow basic forms. Explore using the bubble as the base for more sculptural objects that retain their function. With one-on-one instruction, this class can accommodate both new and experienced glassblowers.

When: Oct 17, 2015 12 AM to Oct 18, 2015 12 AMin Williamsburg, Massachusetts (Sat, 17 Oct 2015 00 )
Minding Your Beeswax
Explore a variety of modern approaches to the ancient technique of painting with hot wax. Start with basic skills such as making and applying medium, fusing with a heat gun and torch, and making lines and creating textures. Add an assortment of textiles, fibers, papers, oil sticks, graphite paper, image transfers, ink, and pastels. Find your painterly voice in this expansive medium. No experience necessary.

When: Oct 4, 2015 12 AM to Oct 10, 2015 12 AMin Williamsburg, Massachusetts (Sun, 04 Oct 2015 00 )
Comprehensive Flameworking
From handmade beads to blown shapes, this class will cover many techniques in both soft and borosilicate glass. Large and small sculpture, murrini and glass chains are among the many possibilities. A blend of artistic and scientific glassblowing techniques will be used to form glass pieces. With lots of individual attention, students are encouraged to bring sketches and ideas. Emphasis will be on exploration, spontaneity, investigation and fun. Open to all levels.

When: Jul 30, 2015 12 AM to Aug 2, 2015 12 AMin Williamsburg, Massachusetts (Thu, 30 Jul 2015 00 )
One-of-a-Kind Monoprinting
Monotypes are one-of-a-kind prints, created within a series. Students will learn transfer drawing to explore simple mark making, create masks and stencils for easy shapes, and layer with multiple color plates and collage elements. Discover new practices that encourage improvisation and creative play. These mostly printed-by-hand monotypes use methods that are easy to recreate at home. All inks wash up with soap and water.

When: Oct 4, 2015 12 AM to Oct 10, 2015 12 AMin Williamsburg, Massachusetts (Sun, 04 Oct 2015 00 )
Bonnie Delongchamp


When: Oct 3, 2015 6 PM in Williamsburg, Massachusetts (Sat, 03 Oct 2015 18 )
How to Successfully Marble Fabrics
Students will learn how to properly prepare fabrics, paints, and a carrageenan bath for successful marbling. Start with tanks that accommodate 18" x 20" size pieces of fabric and learn how to apply paints and patterns with a stylus and combs. Progress to full-size marbling tanks for making scarves or larger pieces of fabric. Explore many different traditional marbling patterns using a variety of combs to create beautifully intricate patterns. Experiment with the process to invent your own patterns! For all skill levels. Snow Farm offers simple accomodations and fresh, homemade meals. Students can also register for the workshop only.

When: Jul 30, 2015 12 AM to Aug 2, 2015 12 AMin Williamsburg, Massachusetts (Thu, 30 Jul 2015 00 )
Printmaking: What a Relief
From monotypes with repurposed textural materials to individually carved soft plastic plates to using soft foam shapes as objects and stencils, students will be challenged each day with new material to roll and print. Using waterbase inks, the class will explore trace monotypes, making stencils, learning transparent ink strategies for multiple layering, and much more. Students will leave with a portfolio of finished works and many ideas for future exploration in printmaking, all accomplished with hand printing.

When: Sep 5, 2015 12 AM to Sep 7, 2015 12 AMin Williamsburg, Massachusetts (Sat, 05 Sep 2015 00 )
Wood Turning and Carving
From simple bowls to candlesticks or platters, learn to shape wood on the lathe and then embellish your pieces with carved surface designs and textures. Carving techniques will include traditional and free form, using both hand and power tools. For all levels.

When: Sep 5, 2015 12 AM to Sep 7, 2015 12 AMin Williamsburg, Massachusetts (Sat, 05 Sep 2015 00 )
Table Manners - Table Matters
With a little skill, a little will, and a little more time, design and construct a table using easy techniques. There are many possibilities for beginning and intermediate students: tapered, turned or carved legs; bridle joints or mortise and tenon; curved aprons for a round top. Topics will include stock selection & preparation, glue-ups, shaping and profiling, laminating for curves, and designing with correct proportion and simple but elegant details.

When: Aug 16, 2015 12 AM to Aug 22, 2015 12 AMin Williamsburg, Massachusetts (Sun, 16 Aug 2015 00 )
Welding for the Home and Garden
Create artwork from metal that can weather the seasons and grace your garden and home for years to come. Trellises, plant stands, gates, tables, and sculptures can be fabricated with steel and and a range of techniques - endless possibilities. No previous experience is necessary. Welding equipment includes MIG, arc and oxy-acetylene.

When: Aug 9, 2015 12 AM to Aug 15, 2015 12 AMin Williamsburg, Massachusetts (Sun, 09 Aug 2015 00 )
The Zen Nature of Japanese Watercolor Painting
Create the movement of grasses, mist, and water or the mosses and rocks and changing seasons in Japanese-influenced watercolor compositions. Experience the spontaneous energy of how the brush moves as Bill guides the process from foundation to applying washes and the proper mixing of colors. Lose your fear of mistakes by being present with your brush. Be inspired by the landscape, seascapes, or up close flora and fauna.

When: Aug 2, 2015 12 AM to Aug 8, 2015 12 AMin Williamsburg, Massachusetts (Sun, 02 Aug 2015 00 )
Glassblowing for Everyone
Students with different levels of experience will come together in class to work together. Beginners will work on paperweights, to help build gathering and turning skills, and also pumpkins, using some of the pattern molds that we have in the studio, and ornaments. More experienced students will work in teams on advancing their glassblowing skills. A class for everyone who is drawn to the magic of melting glass.

When: Aug 2, 2015 12 AM to Aug 8, 2015 12 AMin Williamsburg, Massachusetts (Sun, 02 Aug 2015 00 )
Mosaics: A Smashing Good Time
Work with glass, ceramic tile, pottery, stone, and found objects to create a wall panel or tabletop mosaic. Cutting, color, shape, pattern, design, and personal expression will all be explored during the workshop. Work in either direct or indirect method. Christine will discuss how to set up your own mosaics studio at home to continue creating. For all levels.

When: Aug 2, 2015 12 AM to Aug 8, 2015 12 AMin Williamsburg, Massachusetts (Sun, 02 Aug 2015 00 )
Stone Carving
Working in marble, beginning students will learn and practice important techniques for carving and creating sculpture in stone. The use and care of traditional hand tools will be covered, including chisel sharpening. Students will learn techniques such as layout, modeling, roughing out, shaping, splitting, letter carving, and finishing. All welcome to explore this compelling craft.

When: Aug 9, 2015 12 AM to Aug 15, 2015 12 AMin Williamsburg, Massachusetts (Sun, 09 Aug 2015 00 )
Durham County Poets


When: Sep 5, 2015 7 PM in Williamsburg, Massachusetts (Sat, 05 Sep 2015 19 )
Welding & Mixed Media Sculpture
Steel, wood, glass, and found objects lend themselves to a variety of techniques for "working in the round" on both large and small scale sculptures. Norm will emphasize discovering and exploring the materials and techniques that best suit each person. With access to the full power of the welding studio - anything goes! Be amazed and astonished by what you can make. All experience levels welcome. Snow Farm offers simple accommodations and fresh homemade meals. Students can also register for the workshop only.

When: Jul 30, 2015 12 AM to Aug 2, 2015 12 AMin Williamsburg, Massachusetts (Thu, 30 Jul 2015 00 )

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