Summer 2020 Workshops

New Horizons in Geometric Beadwork: Creating Mountains, Valleys and Plains

 

July 4 – 10, 2020. (Arrival afternoon July 4, depart morning July 10).

April 1 is registration deadline with ½ fee due by May 1st. Seats are limited!

 

Instructor: Diane Fitzgerald; Host: Sam Norgard

 

Join me on Nova Scotia’s beautiful French shore west of Halifax as we explore what can we create with an understanding of shapes and angles in beadwork: creating mountains, valleys and plains or ruffles. We’ll focus on six basic shapes made with peyote stitch and the increase cycles used to create their various angles: the triangle, square, pentagon, hexagon, octagon and decagon. Whether jewelry or decorative objects, from this starting point, we’ll explore:

-combining these into three dimensional shapes either solid or open;
-combining these shapes as “tiles” to form a two or three-dimensional quilt-like fabric;
-how patterns within each flat shape can combine with other shapes to form new patterns;
-and, finally, how the various increase cycles can be used within one piece to create both flat and dimensional shapes.

Rather than a project-oriented class, this will be an opportunity to experiment with shapes and angles and their myriad possibilities. Plan to be inspired, motivated and excited as you and your classmates weave wonders never before seen in the history of beadwork!

This class is hosted by Sam Norgard, Foundations Instructor at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Georgia. For more information about this workshop, please contact her: karensamnorgard@mac.com

 

Cost: $ 1,850.00 (not included: dinners, airfare and transfers from/to Halifax)

 

Includes 6 nights (mostly double room occupancy), free wifi access, at the Yellow Door House and Sunset Cottage

5 Days with Diane

Breakfast and lunch daily

24 hour studio access

Location: This workshop will be held in Nova Scotia, on the beautiful French Shore just a few hours west of Halifax.

For more information, contact Diane: dmfbeads@bitstream.net Tel: 612-333-0170

 

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A Guide to Beaded Wild Flowers!

 

 June 11- 15, 2020 (Arrival afternoon June 11th, depart morning June 15)

April 1 is registration deadline with ½ fee due by April 15.  $200 fee is retained for cancellation. Seats are limited!

 

Instructor: the incomparable Laura McCabe; Host: Sam Norgard

Explore Laura’s amazing work at:  www.justletmebead.com

See what Sam does at:  www.norgarddesigns.com

 

Explore creating organic flower forms with beads in this 3-day workshop.  Several different Nova Scotia wild flower patterns will be provided.  Days one and two will be dedicated to learning the construction and concepts behind making these various flowers which can be incorporated into either a necklace or bracelet.  Day three will be dedicated to incorporation and construction of these various flower forms into the finished piece of jewelry. Due to the extremely time intensive nature of this type of beadwork, the project will most likely not be finished in the workshop time.  Very detailed instructions will be provided to allow you to continue on after the workshop is over.  Pre-requisite for this workshop is proficiency in peyote stitch, right angle weave, and herringbone stitch.  Flowers are constructed using primarily size 15º seed beads.  Optional kits will be available for advanced purchase or students are welcome to bring their own beads based on a supply list which will be provided ahead of time.

 

Full Package Cost:  $ 1,050.00. USD
(not included: dinners, airfare and transfers from/to Halifax)

 

Full package includes workshop instruction at the School House with four nights at the Yellow Door House or Sunset Cottage (mostly double room occupancy), free wifi access, breakfast and delicious lunch daily, and 24 hour studio access.  We will enjoy dinners together at local restaurants but these are not included in the package cost.

Partial Package Cost (without overnight accommodations or breakfasts):  $525.00. USD

 

Location: This workshop will be held in Nova Scotia, on the beautiful French Shore just a few hours west of Halifax.  If you fly into Halifax you can arrange a shuttle ride with Mariner Shuttle Company www.marinershuttle.co  or Amero Shuttle www.ameroshuttle.tripod.com. The shuttle will bring you right to the house.

Yellow Door House addresses:  3503 Highway 1 or Sunset Cottage address:  32 White Cove Rd. in St. Bernard.  Confirm dates and costs directly from the shuttle company.

If you are taking a ferry from the states or Canada you will arrive in either Digby (about 20 minutes from the houses) or Yarmouth (40 minutes from the houses).

For more information about the workshop details, contact the instructor:  laura@justletmebead.com

Your host is Sam Norgard, Professor at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Georgia. For more information about this workshop, please contact her: karensamnorgard@mac.com

Send payment via check made out to Sam Norgard to:

916 Woodpecker Rd.
Savannah, GA. 31410

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