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Spring Arts Sampler
Saturday, April 9 at 10:00 am – 1:30 pm
Discover your new favorite craft by participating in the Spring Art 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.
These workshops are designed for adults of all experience levels. Whether you are interested in exploring a new artistic medium or building your techniques, let your creativity bloom by trying out the Spring Arts Samplers.
Session 1 from 10 am – 11:30 am: Embroidered Bouquets, Sign Up Here!
Celebrate the flowers of spring by making a multi-technique fiber bouquet combing appliqué, embroidery, and stitching on paper. Led by master quilter and teacher Laruen Kingsland, designs are inspired by Victorian posy holders, like those found in the Smithsonian collection. The finished project is 8”x10” and can be framed or shared as a special greeting card. BYO embroidery scissors and thimble, although there will be some to share. For beginners and experienced stitchers. Materials fee is $15 (paid directly to the artist). Participants will receive threads, fabrics, background materials, needles, and patterns.
Lauren Kingsland is a master quilter and teacher. She is a Visiting Artist with the Georgetown Lombardi Arts & Humanities program and teaches for the Smithsonian Studio Arts Program. Sandy Spring Museum was her studio home from 2012 – 2017 and her work is still a highlight of the Museum’s Fine Arts & Crafts Holiday Gift Show. She received the Maryland State Arts Council Folk Art Apprenticeship grant as a master teacher in 2020. She combines traditional and modern needlework techniques with design inspirations from around the world in her quilts and fiber art pieces. “Stitching can be a mindfulness practice when we are aware of our movements, and through our choices of environmentally friendly materials.”
Session 2 from noon – 1:30 pm: Redaction Booklet, Sign Up Here!
Discover a new way to create original art and poetry by making a “redaction” booklet, led by artist Marcie Wolf-Hubbard. Taking inspiration from items in Sandy Spring Museum’s archives, this mixed media collage allows you experiment with historical photos and documents to create your booklet. See what you can create with the past as your guide. No experience in art or poetry is necessary. The materials will inspire participants through the creative process.
Marcie Wolf-Hubbard received her B.A. from the University of Maryland in Studio Art and studied Fine Art & Illustration at the Maryland Institute, College of Art. Her paintings in encaustic (wax) and mixed media have been exhibited widely on the East Coast. Marcie is an instructor at Glen Echo Park, Yellow Barn Studios, The Smithsonian, and has transitioned to teaching virtually from her studio. “Students come together to focus on art in what feels like an art community— bringing people out of isolation and getting together to make art. Working with my students has also fueled me in this time of sadness and uncertainty. The attention to art has lifted anxiety and inspired us all to continue creating.”
For accommodation requests, please contact the museum via email or at 301-774-0022.