LUDLOW, Vt. – Fletcher Farm School will now offer weekday evening classes, starting Sept. 22. These classes are designed to provide introductions to some of the popular arts and craft subjects offered by the school. For those people who work or are not available for longer multi-day classes, each class will run from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on mid-week evenings. Most classes include the tools and materials for a nominal fee, to give students the opportunity to try a new skill without a large investment of time or money.
Evening classes include making a jewelry chain, knitting a slouch hat, learning primitive stenciling or painting, making a necktie chair seat, embroidering holiday ornaments, and learning a special painting technique called “sequencing.”
In addition, students can register for the full schedule of classes for fall, winter and spring. From Sept. 22-24, Lis-el Crowley is offering a precious metal clay class called Fire and Ice, in which students will learn how to fire glass in a kiln to make the “fire” pieces of dichroic glass “gems.” Those dichroic gems are then
used to make silver jewelry with precious metal clay (i.e. “ice”). For the weekend of Sept. 23-24, the school is also offering a class in creative metalworking with instructor Piper Strong. Learn how to make a metal animal sculpture in this fun class.
For more information or to register for any class, please visit the website, www.fletcherfarm.org, or call the school, 802-228-8770.