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Fiber Workshops at Sarah Tremaine's Sunset Farm Studio



Make & Take Workshops for Adults– November/ December 2017

·         Get it Started & Finish at Home

·         Monday December 11th 12-3pm - Chunky Knits - Lap Blanket, Floor Mat or Scarf

Learn to knit a chunky lap blanket, floor mat or scarf using chunky yarn.  Create your pattern, get started and get instructions on finishing your item when you are done.   Class instruction $35, Buy the Cascade Magnum Yarn you need for 20% off retail… I will need your yarn color and which item you will be making, at least a week in advance.  Class limited to 6.


Coming in 2018

February 2-4, 2018 – Eco Print and Wineries Weekend

·         Friday – 3 -6+pm) Gather, intro, fabric prep I… Wine, live music & food at local winery

·         Saturday (9-6)– Fabric prep II, Lunch - another winery, natural dyes , first eco prints started (dinner on your own – downtown Cville?)

·         Sunday – (9-3pm) Eco printing!!  Reveal & group discussion.

Class limited to 8.  The price is $350, for 20 hours of instruction and includes $50 of fabric, scarf & shawl blanks & supplies you can keep.  The price also includes 2 wine tastings & 2 lunches.  I will post more details by November 19th... stay tuned!  If you are coming from out of town, there are B&Bs and Airbnb’s in the area (no Crozet hotels).


For registration:

1.  email me: full name, address, phone number, email address and which class you are interested in. 

2.  If I have asked for information for materials pre-order, please add that (ie: for chunky knitting)

My email address is: 

Payment for the workshops are due in advance to hold your place (hoping my tech guru can put payment link, on web site, if not, we’ll go to a plan B)


Unless otherwise noted - all workshops will take place at

Sunset Farm Studio, located at 5026 Jones Mill Rd, Crozet, VA 22932

Intro to Precious Metal Clay

By Annie Armistead

By Annie Armistead

January 13, 2018

10:00-5:00pm @ SVAC


Instructor: Annie Armistead

learn all the basics of working with precious metal clay, including, sculpting, texturing, carving, sanding, firing and polishing. All materials included and no experience needed!

Register by emailing Annie:

Sculpting Bronze Clay For Jewelry

Annies intro to bronze

January 14, 2018

10:00am-2:00pm @ SVAC


Instructor: Annie Armistead

Incorporating the same techniques used for silver metal clay, without the cost of fine silver, you will learn to sculpt with bronze clay to make your own piece of wearable art. All materials included and no experience needed! Due to the firing time, your projects will be mailed to you.

Register by emailing Annie:

Stone Setting with Silver Precious Metal Clay

by Annie Armistead

by Annie Armistead

January 19th & 20th

Saturday 10:00am-5:00pm @ SVAC

Sunday 9:00am-4:00pm @ SVAC


Instructor: Annie Armistead

In this 2 day workshop, you will learn two stone setting techniques using semi-precious stones, jeweler’s investment and bezel wire. Firing schedules, tools and equipment use will be covered. All materials are included.

Precious metal clay experience is required.

Register by emailing Annie:

Precious Metal Clay Rings

February 10, 2018

10:00am-2:00pm @ SVAC


Instructor: Annie Armistead

Using silver metal clay, learn basic metal clay techniques to make your own silver ring. All materials included and no experience needed!

Register by emailing Annie:

Acrylic "Surprise" Workshop

Coming in February and April 2018 

Joy Tartter's Acrylic "Surprise" Workshop will be employing a variety of techniques to work some paper MAGIC! 

Joy Tartter's Acrylic "Surprise" Workshop will be employing a variety of techniques to work some paper MAGIC! 

This 3 day workshop will be an adventure in color, values & composition requiring a touch of forethought & a lot of imagination!

The main materials are acrylic inks*, regular acrylics, watercolors, a very good spray bottle for water, large sheets of 140# or heavier watercolor paper (these can be cut to create smaller works), canvas "paper",  brushes, Saran Wrap (preferred), wax paper, rags &/or paper towels, styrofoam plates for mixing and anything you may want to experiment with. Plan to do about 6 large pieces. Oh! AND be ready to do some serious laughing!

*Because the inks can be pricey (Daler Rowney), consider sharing the cost with a friend.  Michael's coupons do apply to Liquitex ink. Choose the colors you want to use. I use the primaries, secondaries, a brown, a sienna, paynes grey and others that just might give a "edge".

Call Joy to sign up: 540-836-7137

$90 with a minimum of 4 participants and maximum of 8

P.S. Don't wear good clothes, Creativity is sometimes messy!

Tai Chi in the Art Gallery! 

Every Tuesday morning from 9am-10am in our Invitational Gallery, come discover the graceful art that is tai chi.  Gentle movements from time long ago, combined with breath, help to open the energy passages throughout the body, leading to overall improvement in body, mind, and spirit.  Each week we will add on to what we've learned in previous classes, and practice until participants are confident in their practice.

No special clothes needed. Comfortable clothing and athletic/flat shoes suggested.  

Instructor: Linda Revis, $10 per class, cash or check only.  All are welcome! 

Everything Linda teaches can be adapted for persons in a wheelchair or sitting in a folding chair.

Clay Classes at Make Waynesboro! 

Jake Johnson and his wife Katie have recently opened Make Waynesboro- a fully equipped clay studio right in Waynesboro. They are offering wheel and hand-building classes as well as open studio space for experienced clay artists. 

Check them out here.