Art Workshops, Classes & Retreats


"Make It, Take It! Weaving Mug Rugs (Coasters)"
June 22, 2019
 

Discover the fun of weaving your own fabric on a multi-harness loom in this hands-on experience, and take home your own mug rug creations. After a short orientation, you choose the color palate and threads to create the cloth on one of several looms already set up for your use. All participants under the age of 16 need to be accompanied by an adult. Please bring a bag lunch.
 
Location: Donaldson, Indiana
Instructor: Peg Coffey
Cost: Member $40; Non-member $45 (Materials included)
Sponsor: MoonTree Studios
Website, email, 574-935-1712


"English Paper Piecing"
July 13, 2019
 

Learn how to make English Paper Pieced hexagon rosettes, fussy cut to make patterns pop, applique them to a base fabric, and hand quilt to showcase your rosette. Participants will make a small needlebook or pincushion. Participants under 16 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
 
Location: Donaldson, Indiana
Cost: Member $30; Non-member $35
Sponsor: MoonTree Studios
Website, email, 574-935-1712


"Caning a Chair Seat: Doing the 7-Step Process"
July 27, 2019
 

Participants weave each of the 7-steps to hand cane a wooden frame using the most common pattern found in woven seats of chairs and rockers. When completed the sample serves as a reference tool for future caning projects. Participants need to bring small hand clippers, old washcloth, small spray bottle, awl, pencil, and plastic bag to keep instructions dry. All participants under the age of 16 need to be accompanied by an adult. Please bring a bag lunch.
 
Location: Donaldson, Indiana
Instructor: Phil Coffey
Cost: Member $50; Non-member $55
Sponsor: MoonTree Studios
Website, email, 574-935-1712


"Book It! Create a Book"
July 27, 2019
 

An experience to introduce or rediscover basic book-binding skills. Participants create a cover design, choose the types and number of pages to include, then bind them with a traditional stitching technique. You are welcome to incorporate your own handmade paper in your project. All participants under the age of 16 need to be accompanied by an adult. Please bring a bag lunch.
 
Location: Donaldson, Indiana
Instructor: Peg Coffey
Cost: Member $40; Non-member $45
Sponsor: MoonTree Studios
Website, email, 574-935-1712


"Intro to Tunisian Crochet"
August 10, 2019
 

This is a half day experience and follows an Introduction to Crochet. What looks like knitting or weaving but isn’t either one--Tunisian crochet. In this experience, we will start from the beginning, including making samples of various stitches, learning to increase and decrease and read written patterns. Chain stitch and single crochet stitch is necessary. Intermediate participants.
 
Location: Donaldson, Indiana
Instructor: Jo Hoffacker
Cost: Member $35; Non-member $40 (Materials included)
Sponsor: MoonTree Studios
Website, email, 574-935-1712


"Intro to Crochet"
August 10, 2019
 

Start from the beginning, making samples of various stitches, learning to increase and decrease, to work in the round and to read written patterns.
 
Location: Donaldson, Indiana
Instructor: Jo Hoffacker
Cost: Member $35; Non-member $40 (Materials Included)
Sponsor: MoonTree Studios
Website, email, 574-935-1712


"Weaving a Pine Needle Basket"
August 24, 2019
 

You’ll start the morning with a pile of long pine needles and sinew. And you’ll finish with a unique natural basket of your own design and making. You’ll experience the basket weaving technique and the joys of choosing and caring for natural basket-making materials. No experience necessary. Please bring a sack lunch.
 
Location: Donaldson, Indiana
Instructor: Jo Hoffacker
Cost: Member $60; Non-member $65 (Materials included)
Sponsor: MoonTree Studios
Website, email, 574-935-1712


"Tunisian Crochet Cowl"
August 31, 2019
 

Using the Tunisian Crochet technique, create your own cowl which can serve as a head cover or scarf in cooler weather. Participants under 16 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
 
Location: Donaldson, Indiana
Instructor: Jo Hoffacker
Cost: Member $40; Non-member $45 (Materials included)
Sponsor: MoonTree Studios
Website, email, 574-935-1712


"Felted Hat"
September 21, 2019
 

Make your own unique felted hat using wool with both wet and dry felting techniques. All participants under the age of 16 need to be accompanied by an adult.
 
Location: Donaldson, Indiana
Instructor: Jo Hoffacker
Cost: Member $75; Non-member $80 (Materials included)
Sponsor: MoonTree Studios
Website, email, 574-935-1712


"Weaving a Pine Needle Basket with Gourd"
September 28, 2019
 

You’ll start the morning with a pile of long pine needles and sinew. And you’ll finish with a unique natural basket of your own design and making. You’ll experience the basket weaving technique and the joys of choosing and caring for natural basket-making materials.
 
Location: Donaldson, Indiana
Instructor: Jo Hoffacker
Cost: Member $60; Non-member $65 (Materials included)
Sponsor: MoonTree Studios
Website, email, 574-935-1712


"Beginning Weaving: Place Mat/Table Runner"
November 1-3, 2019
 

For those with no weaving experience (or as a review) to understand how the weaving process takes place and how equipment is used. Each person will plan, measure, and thread a loom to weave your choice of project. Direction and instructions are given every step of the way to accomplish your goal. Skills learned easily transfer to use of a floor loom. Handouts, all tools, supplies, and loom rental is included. All participants under the age of 16 need to be accompanied by an adult. Bring a sack lunch.
 
Location: Donaldson, Indiana
Instructor: Peggy Coffey
Cost: Member $180; Non-member $195 (includes materials)
Sponsor: MoonTree Studios
Website, email, 574-935-1712


"Create a Gratitude Journal"
November 23, 2019
 

Make your one-of-a-kind book to record feelings, thoughts, ideas, and wishes from a grateful heart. Basic bookmaking techniques and unique fasteners will be included in the process and you may add your own handmade papers or choose from those produced by Twin Rocker Paper Studio in Brookston. Participants under 16 years old must be accompanied by an adult. Please bring a bag lunch.
 
Location: Donaldson, Indiana
Instructor: Peg Coffey
Cost: Member $45; Non-member $55 (Materials are included)
Sponsor: MoonTree Studios
Website, email, 574-935-1712


"Begin to Spin Yarn on a Wheel"
December 7, 2019
 

For the novice or returning spinner, this experience covers what makes a thread a yarn, how a spinning wheel works, as well as the way to use and care for the wheel. You'll begin by drafting fibers and spin enough to ply it on the wheel, then wind it into a skein on a niddy-noddy for a "wash and set." Several types of ready-to-spin wools and blends are provided with enough to continue spinning once home. Bring your own spinning wheel or rent one for the day from MoonTree for an additional $10. All participants under the age of 16 need to be accompanied by an adult. Bring a bag lunch.
 
Location: Donaldson, Indiana
Instructor: Peg Coffey
Cost: Member $55; Non-member $60
Sponsor: MoonTree Studios
Website, email, 574-935-1712


 

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