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Workshops and Classes for May

Each month, we curate a list of upcoming workshops and classes available to West Virginian artists and creatives. To receive these opportunities as well as market and presentation opportunities in West Virginia and beyond; a round-up of our top blog posts; updates on recent additions to resource library; and more in your inbox each month, sign up to receive our monthly Tamarack Foundation U Dispatch. Select that you are an “Artist or Arts Organization” through our email sign-up form »

If you have an opportunity to share, please email it to Tamarack Foundation Program Director Emma Fisher at [email protected]

Spotlight on Business:
Tamarack Foundation U Business Webinar

Give it to Me Straight: Demystifying Website Building for West Virginia Artists & Creatives
Featuring presenter Megan Bullock from MESH Design and Development
Thursday, June 9, noon – 1 pm
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Whether you’re starting from scratch or have a website that needs a refresh, we will discuss what you need to know to make a confident decision about next steps. We’ll touch on: the best website options to get you started; how to handle costs; considerations for presenting yourself in the best light using language and images; and examples of well-designed artist websites. We’ll explain what a content management system is, and when and how to work with a professional web designer. All West Virginia artists and creatives have the potential to use an online presence to build their opportunities within and beyond state boundaries. Let’s discuss how to get there.

Spotlight on Craft:
Quilting Workshop

The West Virginia Division of Culture and History
Priscilla Godfrey, National Quilting Association Certified Judge
Friday, May 6, 10 am – 2 pm, Culture Center, Charleston, WV
Fee: $20
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The workshop, “Celebration on the Courthouse Steps,” will teach students how to make a paper-pieced variation of a nine-inch log cabin quilt block. Pre-marked paper foundation patterns will be provided. The workshop is suitable for beginning and intermediate quilters. Class size is limited and registration is required.

Artwork/Craft Skills Development

  • Berkeley Springs, WV – Fundamentals of Ice Dyeing (May 7); Introduction to English Paper Piecing (May 14) at Morgan Arts Council Ice House
  • Buckhannon, WV – Scarf Painting (May 3); Fiberart Postcard (May 7); Scarf Painting (May 16) at Artistry on Main
  • Charleston, WV – Jewelry Box Making (May 7, 14, 21); Beginners Cutting Class (May 4 or May 26); Lead Came Class (May 6, 13); Beginners Fusing (May 11-18); Fusing Jewelry (May 12-19); Glass Repair (May 5); Mosaic Flower Pot (May 3, 10) at Amanda’s Glass Art
  • Huntington, WV – All About Clay Series, featuring Reshaping the Wheel (May 7); Surface Decoration (May 14) Pieces and Parts (May 21) at Huntington Museum of Art
  • Hurricane, WV – Morning Pottery Class Series (May 31 – July 12); Evening Pottery Class Series (May 30 – July 11) at Arts and Thoughts Studio
  • Lewisburg, WV – Helix Knitting (May 6); The Lazy Knitter’s Guide to Pattern Stitches (May 6); Two-Handed Two-Color Knitting (May 7) at Carnegie Hall
  • Martinsburg, WV – Acrylic Textures & Technical Know-How (May 4, 11, 18, and 25, June 1, 8) at Berkeley Art Works
  • Parkersburg, WV – iPhoneography 101 (May 21) at Parkersburg Arts Center
  • Ripley, WV – Stained Glass; Watercolor; Quilting; Woodturning: Form, Technique & Finishing; Basketry (all May 1 – 6) at Cedar Lakes Conference Center

Allied Artists of West Virginia now has a waiting list for the 4 day workshop with artist Sue Archer, AWS, NWS, TWS, on October 26, 27, 28, 29. On Tuesday, October 25th at 7pm, there will be a lecture and demo by Sue Archer that is free and open to the public. The cost for the class is $300 for members and $350 for non-members. Class limited to 15; Level- Advanced-beginner through advanced. No refunds after Sept. 1, 2016 unless replacement is found. Contact Brenda Beatty 304-727-3015 or [email protected] to be added to the list.