It's wintertime at Fletcher Farm School for the Arts and Crafts

The staff of Fletcher Farm School for the Arts and Crafts is pleased to announce 41 new classes and new class times for winter and spring. Along with our regularly scheduled weekend classes we are offering young artists classes and weekly A.M. and P.M. series classes.

From painting to pen amd ink, felting, lapidary arts, Zen drawing, mosaics, watercolors and knitting, to name a few. We have something for every age and creative interest.

Our weekly Series classes include Pen and Ink Mixed Media with Don Hofer, Alla Prima Oil Painting with Nancy Griswold, the Fundamentals of Silversmithing and Beginning Punch Needle Rug Hooking.

For the young artists we are offering Beginning Silversmithing for ages 10-17, this is a wonderful time for your creative teen to learn some life skills in jewelry making. Other offering for the youngsters are: Paper Mache Masks, and a new Crafter School Club for Boys and Girls on Mondays in March from 3-5 p.m. And a special teens only painting class, students will work with oil paints or acrylics.

Please call for tuition pricing. A materials fee is paid to the instructor in class and most courses also have a Supply List which includes items that students need to bring to class. Please plan ahead so as to insure space availability in the course of your choice. One-on-one instruction is always emphasized in all of our classes.If you are a Ludlow, Cavendish or Proctorsville resident (age 7 and up) you are entitled to 50 percent off one class per calendar year. Register online or for a copy of our fall flyer call 802-228-8770.

You can shop at Fletcher, too: Choose from a wide selection of note cards, photographs, hand painted sap buckets, lamp-work glass beads to fit your slide bead bracelets, doll clothes, marbled scarves, candles, bags etc. Also available will be a fabulous selection of hand-knit sweaters, slippers, scarves plus wonderful felted wool hats and much more.

The non-profit Fletcher Farm School for the Arts and Crafts is operated by the Society of Vermont Artists and Craftsmen, Inc. The society has leased the campus and buildings that house the school from the Fletcher Farm Foundation, Inc. since 1947.

Laurie Marechaux can be reached at laurie@fletcherfarm.org

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