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#BLUBIRDTEACHES: MODERN FIBER

Our creative collaboration with the community at MUSEjar in East Aurora continues to thrive, as we work together to discover new applications of fiber as a medium and encourage new interest in the fiber arts, and we now offer classes through the Brainery in Rochester as well.  The individual monthly workshops and intensive series are geared towards helping anyone interested in exploring fiber as a creative medium, and are focused around small projects that can be accomplished in two hours which all rely on some basic fiber skill set that can be used to explore new ways to create.
Any group concept can be tailored to fit individual private groups, or private one-on-one instruction, either in studio, or as a "cocoon" in the MUSELoft upstairs.

 
 

CLASS SCHEDULE

LEARN FOR AUGUST

NEEDLE FELTED PUMPKINS

MUSEJAR - EAST AURORA
OCT 4

Two words: Real Stems. Spend an evening learning how to sculpt with wool using needle felting. We’ll create a collection of fall pumpkins and gourds for your table or mantle using just wool craft! Class includes supplies for three pumpkins in student’s choice of color.

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LEARN TO WEAVE
BASICS FOR BEGINNERS

MUSEJAR - EAST AURORA
OCT 22

Weaving Returns to the Loft for our fall session with a gentle neutral palette and weaving basics. You'll work with a clean white and shades-of-gray palette and materials, and a selection of curated colors to choose from. By working with a pre-warped flat loom you’ll learn how to create modern tapestry wall hangings. Instruction will include weaving time as well as finishing and hanging your work. This class is perfect prep for our technique based intermediate weaving class this winter, so you can come back and use this knowledge to refine your skills.

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SOMETHING DIFFERENT
BEGINNER'S TAROT

MUSEJAR - EAST AURORA
OCT 7

Tarot is Back for the fall. Learn everything you need to know to learn how to understand Tarot and starting reading for yourself - the history, the patterns that form the meanings behind the minor and Major Arcana and how to cultivate an intuitive practice that will develop the skill to “see” beyond the physical symbols hidden in each suit. Students will receive a learner’s deck and instruction, and learn exercises to deepen their understanding and relate it back to other creative practices.

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SOMETHING MORE DIFFERENT - 
PERSONAL ASTROLOGY

MUSELOFT - EAST AURORA
OCT 28

Just for Scorpio Season: Learn the basics of your astrological blueprint: the Birth Chart, and how your individual placements of Sun, Moon and Rising signs fit together. Our Birth Chart is our personal sky, a snapshot of the planetary action at the moment of our birth and can be utilized as an energetic “map.” Understanding how we’re made is a question of where the signs fall in our personal story and can be a valuable tool for self-analysis and awareness.

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NEW! BEGINNER'S OIL 1 -
WORKING LEAN + MIXING A COLORSCAPE

MUSEJAR - EAST AURORA
OCT 29

Get started with the basics of working with oil painting. We'll get acquainted with the materials and methods, and create a first basic "lean" layer by creating with a simple gradient color scape, which allows you to focus on color mixing, palette work and working with solvents without worrying about brush technique. Learn all the basics of working with oil. Beg 2 (Nov) will include cold wax medium and palette knife painting.

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NEEDLE FELT PUMPKINS - ROCHESTER

ROCHESTER BRAINERY
NOV 1

Spend an evening learning how to sculpt with wool using needle felting. We’ll create a collection of fall pumpkins and gourds for your table or mantle using just wool craft! Class includes supplies for three pumpkins in your choice of color.

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CYANOTYPE COMPOSITIONS - PRINTING WITH LIGHT

ROCHESTER BRAINERY

Create images using cyanotype, a manual photographic printing process used to create print patterns. This process was used for almost 200 years to capture images using sunlight and a photosensitive solution that turns simple fabric into a printable surface so anyone can create original prints with definition and an intense shade of blue. In this class we’ll work with prepared sheets, pressed flowers and a variety of other organic materials to create botanical-based compositions.

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NEW SERIES

MONTHLY CHAKRA COLOR STUDIES

A monthly examination of the chakras, using color association and exploration of multiple media! Chakras are energetic power centers that form an important part of our creative identities, and are accessible through many associations ranging from color, scent and even certain foods. Understanding and unlocking these points have powerful impact on our ability to feel, embody our power, speak, sing, dance and create. In each class we use color, sound and scent to help understand the point of energy that chakra represents, using continually varied physical art mediums to bring them up close and personal to all our senses.   These workshops are immersive and expand our awareness AND our range of creative skills. 
This series ended in September, but don't worry. If there is enough interest, we will resume February 2022.
We miss it already!

 

KIDS AND TEENS

We teach smaller hands and minds, too. 

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FIBER FOR THE SMALL(ER) HUMANS

 

SUMMER CAMPS

Summer Camps make up a huge part of our summer programming. We start planning these in February, so reach out if you have ideas or interest. 
Group program rates are also available for homeschool groups upon request, regardless of the season.

 

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Have a kiddo who needs some art time in a safe distanced setting? Drop a message. Private instudio lessons as well as closed door studio sessions for small groups are available.

 
 

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