Get in the spirit with hol­i­day craft­ing classes.

Two work­shops set for Novem­ber

The Southern Berks News - - FRONT PAGE -

As cooler weather ap­proaches, many of us start to wish for quiet in­door time with fam­ily and friends. Clay on Main of­fers two work­shops this Novem­ber that will pro­vide a won­der­ful way to get to­gether and en­joy good com­pany, while mak­ing beau­ti­ful gifts or keep­sakes.

On Nov. 4, from 10 a.m.noon, lo­cal busi­ness owner and artist Beth Glick will teach about Patch­work Doo­dles, her med­i­ta­tive tech­nique for cre­at­ing beau­ti­ful line draw­ings. Max Rhoads, a multi-dis­ci­plinary artists and mem­ber of Clay on Main’s co-op, will guide stu­dents through the sim­ple process of mak­ing fused glass or­na­ments on Nov. 18 from 10 a.m. to noon.

Glick and Rhoads are both pas­sion­ate about en­cour­ag­ing ev­ery­one to make art, what­ever their level of ex­pe­ri­ence. “I started cre­at­ing my patch­work doo­dles as a child in church,” ex­plains Glick. “It was just a sim­ple ac­tiv­ity I did on my own to pass the time, and I still find it calm­ing and fun. Later on, I cre­ated Patch­work doo­dles as a way to use up some of my scrap pa­per. It’s amaz­ing how gor­geous the re­sults can be – all of us have the abil­ity to cre­ate beau­ti­ful de­signs.” Rhoads’ artis­tic jour­ney has taken her through var­i­ous me­dia; in ad­di­tion to her glass cre­ations, she works with clay and fab­rics and has been de­sign­ing and craft­ing cos­tumes for lo­cal the­atri­cal pro­duc­tions for years.

Clay on Main’s homey at­mos­phere is complemented by the friend­li­ness of the staff, al­most all of whom are vol­un­teers. Clay on Main’s mis­sion is ded­i­cated to cre­at­ing a wel­com­ing en­vi­ron­ment for get­ting to­gether and mak­ing art, whether it’s func­tional crafts, fine art, or mu­sic. Both work­shops are $40 plus a ma­te­ri­als fee, and are open to stu­dents of all ages.

Clay on Main is a non­profit artists’ co­op­er­a­tive, lo­cated at 313 Main St in the his­toric vil­lage of Oley.

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A fused glass work­shop will be held at Clay on Main this month.

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Up­com­ing on Nov. 4, a work­shop will be held about Patch­work Doo­dles, Beth Glick’s med­i­ta­tive tech­nique for cre­at­ing line draw­ings.

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