Past Classes

Nuno Felting101:   Felted Wall Hanger

Chau Nguyen, Instructor

NOW SCHEDULED FOR:

Sunday May 7th

Time: 1PM to 5PM

Cost: $75 Non-Members ($65 Members)

Ages: 13 & up (younger must be accompanied by an adult)

PLEASE SIGN UP BY APRIL 28TH TO ENSURE CLASS MATERIALS CAN BE ORDERED IN TIME.

Class Size limited to 10 Students (Minimum 6)Class Location: Livingston Center for Art and Culture, 119 S. Main Street

About Chau Nguyen

Chau has been doing nuno felting for five plus years. She is a self-taught artist and loves the transformation of raw wool and fabric into works of art that can be hung like a traditional painting or worn on one’s body! Her work is represented locally in Livingston galleries, sold on her Etsy shop and at art festivals.

This workshop is designed to give you a beginning working knowledge of the nuno technique: a method of felting wool fibers into a fabric base. This technique was developed by Polly Stirling, a fiber artist from New South Wales, Australia, around 1992. The name is derived from the Japanese word “nuno” meaning cloth. The technique bonds loose fiber, usually wool, into a sheer fabric such as silk gauze, creating a lightweight felt.

In this class, participants will create a nuno felted wall hanger (prefelt size 24” x 16”) using open weave fabric, wool rovings’ and embellished yarns. You will learn how to pull the wool, form shape and lay it down. We will discuss how to hang your finished work and the instructor will show you how to create a felted sleeve for hanging. Bring to class couple pictures or drawn designs. Please wear comfy shoes and clothes that can get messed up. You will be standing when felting. Materials you must provide: One old bath towel, one hand towel that you don’t mind getting messed up and a spray bottle.

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Pour Painting with Grey Wilson

Cost: $40 per Non-Member ($35 for members of the Livingston Center).

Saturday, April 22nd

11am – 1pm at The Center:

119 South Main Street, Livingston, MT  59047

This new class taught by Grey Wilson will demonstrate the basics of creating paintings that use gravity as your paint brush.  Use of specific materials will be explained, how to use them and effects that can be achieved when combining them.

Students will be able to do more than one painting in the class.  They may have to pick up their art the following Tuesday, as it only takes overnight to dry.  Completed paintings also move slightly, so it is better to let them set.  Drawing skills are not necessary.  If you can put ketchup on a hamburger, you can do this.  It’s lots of fun and you will be surprised how creative you will become.

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“The Art of Fermentation”   

taught by Tina Struble, Instructor

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Thursday, February 23
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Cost of class: $42 ($37 for members)
Age: Adult

 In this evening course at the Livingston Center for Art and Culture, as a part of our monthly sip and create events, we will learn about the history, science and health values of ferments while each student designs and prepares their own ferment, learning prep and knife techniques along the way. Ferments will rest at the Center and students are invited back to check on the products of their creativity.  Students need to provide their own vegetables, cutting board and knife and mixing bowl. Jars and Spices provided.

Fermentation: verb. one of the oldest known food preservation techniques. Along with drying and salting, fermentation was a key method of extending the life of foods, allowing them to be available and eaten safely, in times of scarcity or seasonal non-availability. These methods helped allow the transition from hunting and gathering to organized food cultivation and storage, which took place some ten to fifteen thousand years ago in the Middle East.

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VISION BOARDS with Bev Dawson.Monday January 30th. 6:30 TO 9PM.

Cost: $15 per participant. Bring a new member to the Center, get a discount!

The 1st New Moon in the New Year is a perfect time to envision what you want to do, or be, or have in your life. A Vision Board is a collage you make that reminds you of your focus. When made with intention and placed where you see it and study it a Vision Board calls you to see yourself having these things in your life. Using photos, words, maps, images, anything that inspires and can be glued to a poster, you create a picture of what you want.


DANCE CLASSES

DANCE CLASSES

$30 per person for both classes
($25 for Members, or IF you take both classes)

Ask about member and couples discounts.

8 Person Minimum


Slow Blues Dance from 6:15-7:30 pm

If you love slow, bluesy music, you’ll love Blues Dancing! Blues is actually a family of dances, danced to a variety of music styles, including blues, jazz, pop and even slower rock and country.  There’s less focus on patterns and more emphasis on creativity and partnership.  This course will cover both vintage styles and modern styles like drag blues and even some tango fusion!


Salsa Dance Bootcamp from 7:30-9:00 pm

learn the hottest dance around! Salsa is a super fun, upbeat Latin dance with lots of spins and sexy styling. You’ll get a solid grasp of partnering and turning techniques, how to listen to the music, and foundational patterns for dancing at weekly dances in Bozeman and wherever salsa is danced throughout the world! Salsa isn’t just for Latin music; you’ll be surprised how versatile it can be.

Both Classes hosted by the LCAC but

held in the Movement Room at

the Shane Center!


Photography Workshop with   Robert Osborn THROCKMORTON Osborne

Saturday & Sunday, October 29 and 30
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Cost: $200

($190 members of the Center)

Please register early, 5 person maximum.

ROBERT OSBORN (robertosborn.com) will present a very solid introduction into fine art photography, with an emphasis on digital cameras and the portrait style of Robert Osborn.  An important component of this workshop is understanding and controlling exposure.

Saturday session: UNDERSTANDING EXPOSURE (Shutter speeds, aperture and ISO settings, depth-of-field, noise, and white balance…how to control exposure to achieve your creative goals).

Sunday session: UNDERSTANDING COMPOSITION (Visualization, designing a photograph, creativity, finding your own subject matter…how to raise your photography to the level of art).

This is a hands-on, somewhat intense, workshop with opportunities on both days to apply the skills you are learning…and a portrait shoot with a model on Sunday to put everything you have learned into a powerful photograph.

Location: Osborn Gallery; 119 W. Callender ST


Introduction to Precious Metal Clay

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Instructor: Beth Gregory, Level 3 Certified PMC Artisan
Date: Saturday, September 24
Times: 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM, with a lunch break (BYOL)
Cost: $100 ($95 for members of the CENTER)

Precious Metal Clay (PMC) is a versatile material that consists of silver (or copper or bronze or gold) particles embedded in an organic binder.  The material is malleable, and can be shaped, textured, or carved.  Once dry, the PMC is fired with a torch or in a kiln, burning off the binder and allowing the silver particles to bind together, resulting in a stunning piece of 99.9% fine silver!

In this class, you’ll learn to work with PMC3 (fine silver) to create a pair of earrings and a pendant, or two pendants (your choice).  We’ll cover texturing, shaping, drying, sanding, firing, burnishing, adding a patina, and polishing. You will be provided with a supply list and resources to help you pursue this fun medium further in your home.  The materials fee covers the cost of 16 grams of PMC3, use of class tools, a chain and earwires so you can wear your jewelry out the door!


Precious Metal Clay – Setting Stones

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Instructor: Beth Gregory, Level 3 Certified PMC Artisan
Date: Sunday, September 25
Times: 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM, with a lunch break (BYOL)
Cost: $110 ($105 for members of the Center)

In this class, you’ll learn three methods for including gemstones in your PMC creations.  We’ll cover “pillow” settings and “syringe technique” settings for incorporating stones that can be fired in place.  We’ll also cover methods for adding stones after the firing process…for those gemstones that cannot withstand the temperature of the kiln.  The materials fee covers the cost of 16 grams of PMC3, cz’s and a choice cabochon (others may be purchased from the instructor), use of class tools, and findings needed to complete the jewelry.  Prerequisite: Introduction to Precious Metal Clay


 Introduction to Copper Enameling

Instructor: Beth Gregory
Date: Saturday, October 22
Times: noon to 4 PM
Cost: $80 ($75 members of the Center), includes all materials

Enameling is the ancient art of sifting colored, powdered glass onto metal, and fusing it under the heat of a torch or kiln.  This technique is super fun, and produces dynamic, colorful jewelry!

In this class, you’ll start with recycled copper or precut copper shapes, and learn to safely coat them with enamels.  We’ll cover cleaning the metal, layering colors, line application, stenciling, and wet-packing. The class fee covers the use of class tools and supplies, a dust mask, a chain and ear wires so you can wear your jewelry out the door!


Precious Metal Clay – Rings!

Date: Sunday, October 23
Times: 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM, with a lunch break (BYOL)
Cost: $105 ($100 for members of the Center)

Create a custom silver ring!  You’ll learn to size the ring and create a strong ring shank.   Learn to set a stone in PMC  (if desired) and to add decorative elements.  The materials fee covers the cost of 16 grams of PMC3, a selection of cubic zirconium stones, and use of class tools.  Prerequisite: Introduction to Precious Metal Clay

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Katie Sisium a local Montana glass artist who runs Glassisum Designs will be teaching a 2 hour class, The class will be 40$ members and 45 non members. This would be a 13 age up class with a parent or guardian mandatory for 13-16 years old. The project is a 10 inch grout less mirror class. The class will be in the Shane Center.

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Get the feel of working with stained glass while creating a project you can take home in one morning! The 10 inch square mirror project is a grout less mosaic. Students will learn to shape glass by using glass nippers. Abstract or detailed projects welcome. Materials included as well as the ability to make a mess in an artists studio!

 

 

 

 

 

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