Our new woodworking class schedule through March is now available. Call or email with any questions or to reserve your space. The Colonel Spencer Innoffers discounts for anyone needing overnight accommodations while attending a class. These classes could be a great Christmas gift as well!
Build an 18” Cherry Side Table -- 3 Weekend Class -- 2 Sessions Available
All the materials and instruction needed to build an heirloom quality cherry side table. This class will cover: * Dimensioning Wood * Mortise & tenon joinery * Leg tapering * Finishing techniques & more Cost: $325 materials included Maximum 3 students Dates & Times: Two class sessions to choose from: Jan. 14, 15, 21, 22, 28 and 29. Saturdays 9-2, Sundays 1-4. Or March 17, 18, 24, 25, 31 & Apr. 1 Sat. 9-2, Sun. 1-4.
Hand-Cut Dovetails – 1 Weekend Class
You will receive dimensioned wood to build a cherry box with a lid. We will focus the lesson on the skills and steps to hand-cut dovetailing. Materials & Hardware included. Bring your own tools or use those provided.
Cost $160 Materials included Maximum 4 students Dates & Times: Sat. Feb. 11 9:00 to 3:00, Sun. Feb. 12 Noon to finish.
Build a furniture quality Picture Frame—1 Day Class
* Learn mitering and spline joinery is this one-day class. Cost: $50 Max. 4 Students Lunch provided or bring your own Saturday, February 25: 9:00 to finish
New Members: Dick Batchelder, owner of Harmony in Wood from Bristol, and Barbara McAlister, owner of The McAlister Collection in Canaan, were voted into the gallery this month. Dick, who does spectacular woodturning, was a member of Village Artists of Ashland for many years, and served two terms as that group's president. Barbara, widely known for her whimsical hand-painted wood carvings, was a member of the Cardigan Mt. Co-Op in Canaan and sells her work at several locations, including the Shelburne Museum in Shelburne, VT. Dick and Barbara are both also juried members of the highly-respected League of New Hampshire Craftsmen.
New Look: Four times each year, the gallery, is given a brand new look. Last month, all forty-five juried local artisans moved to different locations and brought in exciting new work. Thousands of original, locally-crafted works of art in dozens of media including woodworking, fiber arts, metal smithing, painting, drawing, photography, mosaics, paper, glass, jewelry, pottery, prints, carvings, sculpture, decorative painting, and more. Members, who each work one day a month in the gallery, often demonstrate their mediums in the AR class room that is handicap accessible.The two large display windows in front of the gallery have also just been redone.
Work by Dick Batchelder
New Classes: The winter class schedule includes sessions for people of all ages, levels and abilities. Classes are being offered in oil painting with Cam Sinclair, watercolor painting with Cheryl Johnson, multi-plate printing with Alma Grand, and portrait drawing with Carol Phenix. Patti Burlingame will present jewelry making and felted scarf classes, while Lynn Haust will offer two workshops in kiln-fired glass. More classes are being added to the schedule all the time. Check the AR website www.artisticroots.com for current offerings. In addition to classes, AR also offers Art Parties that are fun sessions in various mediums available for birthdays, friends' nights out, family gatherings, corporate functions, and more.
New Director: Monique MacIntosh of Campton has been selected to replace Cheryl Johnson as Executive Director of Artistic Roots. Monique, who joined the group in August specializes in recycled paper bead jewelry. She has a professional background in communication and administration, and recent education in global sustainability. She hopes to use that knowledge to help the co-op achieve its mission and become successful, green and a positive force in the community.
We are so pleased to announce that Eric has recently successfully juried into the respected League of New Hampshire Craftsmen. This long standing group has established a reputation for excellence among its members, so it is with great pleasure that we have achieved this association.
If you aren't familiar with The League of New Hampshire Craftsmen or its members, you might enjoy reading more about it here.
Also, our first class session has begun. Two enthusiastic students are building a classic cherry side table that will be ready well before Christmas. We are working on the class schedule for the New Year and have created an email list just for those specifically interested in woodworking classes, so if this interests you or someone you know, please email or call so that we can inform you of the classes to be offered.
Finally, we would like to thank everyone that joined us for our Open House the first weekend of November. The lovely company and beautiful weather combined to make a great event! We appreciate each one that took their time to come, visit, explore the world of heirloom quality furniture, and meet us & our guest artists, Cheryl & Joyce!
Without our customers there would be one less small business in America!