Unleash your creative side this Holiday season at the Huntington Arts & Entrepreneurial Center by attending a workshop. December has an exceptional lineup of workshops to get you prepped for the holidays.
Luminary Lantern ceramics with Holly Dowidat – uses slab techniques to sculpt ceramic luminaries with designed-by-you cutouts for the candlelight to shine through. Participants will choose from a variety of glazes to finish the works created. December 6th
Beaded Bird Holiday Ornament with Katrina Mitten – construct a 3-dimensional bird design using felt material sewn together and adorned with beads. Attendees will be guided in hand-stitching fabric and edge beading. December 10th
Bread, Butter, and Bark!? With YouTube’s Broke Urban Farmer – try your hand at homesteading by making a versatile Bannock bread, homemade butter, and a delicious syrup using foraged tree bark. Let’s learn to end our reliance on the grocery store and be food secure. December 17th
Handmade Print Exchange with Katy Strass – produce a one-of-a-kind linoleum printing plate. Plates will be hand-printed on paper in a series of 5-inch by 7-inch images. All prints are created using recognized fine art print techniques with archival materials. December 30th
In addition to a stellar line of workshops, HAEC will welcome a new art exhibition. “A Journey Through Clay” with Holly Dowidat.
HAEC’s workshops enrich our community by providing a space to invest in yourself and develop your artistry. To register for workshops, visit our events page
Luminary Lantern Workshop
Visiting artist, Holly Dowidat of Dowidat Ceramics, invites you to HAEC for another clay workshop! Join us in using slab techniques to sculpt ceramic luminaries. The luminary will give off light by way of a candle and shine through designed-by-you cutouts in the clay vessel. Holly will teach participants all about the clay techniques. Participants will choose from a variety of glazes to finish the works created.
Beaded Bird Holiday Ornament Workshop
Local artist, Katrina Mitten, invites you to the HAEC workshop studios to create a holiday ornament. Participants will be using felt material to use with a template to construct a 3-dimensional bird design. Pieces of felt are sewn together and adorned with beads to accent and finish the bird motif. Katrina will guide attendees in hand-stitching fabric pieces and edge beading. Beaded embellishment techniques will be demonstrated and explored to create a unique design. Hang the ornament on your holiday tree or around your home with other cozy comforts this winter.
Bread, Butter, and Bark!?
In this class, you will learn to make a versatile Bannock bread that can be prepared traditionally in an oven, in a skillet, or even on a stick over a fire. This is not a fancy artisan bread but a practical bread every homesteader should know.
You will also make butter. Butter is an excellent way to preserve milk fats should you not be able to keep milk or cream cool. When the power goes out, it’s important not to have as much food waste, so we will dive into making butter and how it can be stored on the counter. Fancy equipment is also not required!
Lastly Bark? Yes, Bark! You will learn how to turn bark from a tree into a tasty syrup that tastes like toasted marshmallows.
Handmade Print Exchange
Printmaker, Katy Strass, invites you to the HAEC workshop studios to create handmade prints and obtain a collection of other artists’ prints. Participants will learn about the history of printmaking and explore different print mediums with the instructor. For their project, attendees will be using a linoleum printing plate used to transfer images and text to the surface being printed on. People participating in the project will produce a one-of-a-kind linoleum printing plate. Plates will be hand-printed on paper in a series of 5-inch by 7-inch images.