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Spring Arts Sampler
Saturday, April 16 at 10:00 am – 1:30 pm
Discover your new favorite craft by participating in the Spring Art Day Samplers. Try one, two, three classes, or all four. Each class is $30 for non-members and $25 for museum members. Enter discount code when you register.
In each artist-led art-making session, you can explore range of media including fiber arts, ceramics, and collage. Learn a new skill, try different tools and materials, and take home a project inspired by the spring season.
Art workshops are designed for adults of all levels. Whether you are interested in exploring a new artistic medium or building your techniques, let your creativity bloom with Spring Arts Day Samplers.
Session #1 from 10 am – 11:30 am: Play with Clay! Sign Up Here!
Have fun and get inspired with clay with this hands-on introduction to sculpture with resident artist and full-time potter Pamela Reid. Learn the inner workings of the ceramics studio, the properties of clay, basic pottery techniques in hand building and wheel throwing. Learn how clay is a blank canvas for endless exploration. No finished products will be made in this session; this program inspires you to learn more about the medium.
Pamela Reid is a teaching artist and co-owner of Blue Thistle Pottery. She teaches at the Montgomery County Department of Recreation and Artivate in Silver Spring, MD and has a studio at Sandy Spring Museum.
Session #2 from noon – 1:30 pm: Embroidered Recycling with Suzanne Herbert Forton, Sign Up Here!
Can’t throw anything away? Explore how to incorporate recycled materials with basic embroidery techniques to create a unique piece of artwork. This workshop is for you whether you are a beginner or an experienced embroiderer. An assortment of scrap fabrics, buttons, beads, sequins, and a variety of found objects will be available to use in your creation, or you can bring some favorite trinkets with you to incorporate in your work of art. Materials fee is $5.00 (paid directly to the instructor). Participants will receive a kit with an embroidery hoop, floss, needle, and fabric.
Suzanne Herbert-Forton has spent her life as a working artist in Baltimore. She creates and exhibits mixed media pieces using hand embroidery, ceramics and found objects. The work is inspired in part by the artisans of the middle ages, and by her Russian orthodox heritage. Her background in fiber arts and abiding interest in costume led her to a parallel career in professional theater. Suzanne enjoys sharing her skills, working with children and adults teaching in a wide range of settings, from recreation to regular classroom. She is a teaching artist with Arts for Learning, Maryland and a residency artist with the Maryland State Arts Council Arts in Education program since 2002. Suzanne enjoys her ongoing relationship with Sandy Spring Museum that began with the Big Weave in 2015, and led to facilitating monthly activities in the WondeRoom from 2018 to 2020.
For accommodation requests, please contact the museum via email or at 301-774-0022.