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Clay Elephant Workshop
Jul
28
11:00 AM11:00

Clay Elephant Workshop

Elephants are magnificent gentle giants loved by many. Learn to sculpt one of these great animals in a few fun and easy steps using oven bake clay. Choose from a variety of colors and pose them as you want but most importantly enjoy this creative hands on craft. This will be hosted during our kids market at Matchstick Market, stop by and create while you shop!

Date & Time: July 28, 2019 11:00AM-12:00PM

Cost: $15/person

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Podcast Essentials Workshop: Session 4
Jul
22
6:00 PM18:00

Podcast Essentials Workshop: Session 4

Interested in hosting your own podcast or radio show? Join us for the last session in this workshop series! Utilize this platform to be an influencer in whatever field you are targeting. This series is made up of four sessions, each 90 minutes in length. You must sign up for each session individually.

Date & Time: Monday, July 22, 2019 from 6:00pm-7:30pm

Price: $25.00/person

Overview: The goal of this workshop is to familiarize attendees with the most critical elements of podcasting, recording, editing, and publishing. The creative process of writing and delivering content through spoken word will also be addressed as well as an in-depth look at creating a media host account. Independent Visionary Dan Thibeault, will deliver direct instruction on the technical aspects and lead participants to producing their own audio file that is ready for publishing.  

 Materials needed: Laptop computer with WiFi capabilities, Audacity (free) or similar software download. If the participant would like to publish*their podcast, they may be required to subscribe to a media host account. Dan will provide a podcast microphone, a portable recorder, graphic design software, small speakers and inspiration. Anyone without a laptop may work on the presenter’s laptop during the sessions.

Session 4

·       Media host accounts

·       Creating artwork

·       Configuring RSS feeds

·       Writing show notes

·       Publishing to major directories

*An Apple ID is required to be in Apple Podcasts.

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Build Your Own Dream Catcher Workshop
Jun
20
6:00 PM18:00

Build Your Own Dream Catcher Workshop

Dream Catchers are an ancient art form easily recaptured with a trending modern, vintage flair. Learn the basics of building a dream catcher, customize for color, and even implement natural rustic elements into your design! Enjoy the textures of natural raw hide, varied feathers, beading, and thread work.

Cost $35.00


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Podcast Essentials Workshop: Session 3
Jun
10
6:00 PM18:00

Podcast Essentials Workshop: Session 3

Interested in hosting your own podcast or radio show? This is the workshop series for you! Utilize this platform to be an influencer in whatever field you are targeting. This series is made up of four sessions, each 90 minutes in length. You must sign up for each session individually.

Overview: The goal of this workshop is to familiarize attendees with the most critical elements of podcasting, recording, editing, and publishing. The creative process of writing and delivering content through spoken word will also be addressed as well as an in-depth look at creating a media host account. Independent Visionary Dan Thibeault, will deliver direct instruction on the technical aspects and lead participants to producing their own audio file that is ready for publishing.  

Session 3

·       Recording

·       Post-production editing

·       Laying in music beds

·       Applying effects

·       File types & specs

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Podcast Essentials Workshop: Session 3
May
27
6:00 PM18:00

Podcast Essentials Workshop: Session 3

Interested in hosting your own podcast or radio show? This is the workshop series for you! Utilize this platform to be an influencer in whatever field you are targeting. This series is made up of four sessions, each 90 minutes in length. You must sign up for each session individually.

Date & Time: Monday, May 27, 2019 from 6:00pm-7:30pm

Price: $25.00/person

Overview: The goal of this workshop is to familiarize attendees with the most critical elements of podcasting, recording, editing, and publishing. The creative process of writing and delivering content through spoken word will also be addressed as well as an in-depth look at creating a media host account. Independent Visionary Dan Thibeault, will deliver direct instruction on the technical aspects and lead participants to producing their own audio file that is ready for publishing.  

 Materials needed: Laptop computer with WiFi capabilities, Audacity (free) or similar software download. If the participant would like to publish*their podcast, they may be required to subscribe to a media host account. Dan will provide a podcast microphone, a portable recorder, graphic design software, small speakers and inspiration. Anyone without a laptop may work on the presenter’s laptop during the sessions.

Session 3

·       Recording

·       Post-production editing

·       Laying in music beds

·       Applying effects

·       File types & specs

Participants will decide if they want to take the next step and publish their podcast in the final session. All are welcome to observe and learn the process. There are several different ways to achieve this, but it does cost money. Beyond publishing, audio files may be embedded into websites with functional players.

*An Apple ID is required to be in Apple Podcasts.

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Bud Vase Workshop: Part 2
May
23
6:45 PM18:45

Bud Vase Workshop: Part 2

  • 55 Sterling Street Clinton, MA, 01510 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us for two nights of fun making ceramic bud vases! The vases will be shaped on Thursday, May 16 and decorated/glazed on Thursday, May 23. Beginners are welcome! Our Resident Visionary Donna Pioli is hosting this multi-day workshop. She has specialized in ceramics for over ten years and her trademarks include playful and feminine sculptural additions to her pieces. You can check out some of her work here.

Your pieces will be fired in Donna’s kiln and the pick up date for the completed art will be determined at the time of the workshop.

Date & Time: 6:45pm-8:45pm on Thursday, May 16, 2019 and Thursday, May 23, 2019

Cost: $65 (includes materials and firing)

Age: 16+ years old

There is a minimum requirement of four participants for this workshop to be held. If you paid for the workshop and it is cancelled, you will receive a full refund. You will be notified of a canceled workshop within 24 hours of the workshop.

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Bud Vase Workshop: Part 1
May
16
6:45 PM18:45

Bud Vase Workshop: Part 1

  • 55 Sterling Street Clinton, MA, 01510 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us for two nights of fun making ceramic bud vases! The vases will be shaped on Thursday, May 16 and decorated/glazed on Thursday, May 23. Beginners are welcome! Our Resident Visionary Donna Pioli is hosting this multi-day workshop. She has specialized in ceramics for over ten years and her trademarks include playful and feminine sculptural additions to her pieces. You can check out some of her work here.

Your pieces will be fired in Donna’s kiln and the pick up date for the completed art will be determined at the time of the workshop.

Date & Time: 6:45pm-8:45pm on Thursday, May 16, 2019 and Thursday, May 23, 2019

Cost: $65 (includes materials and firing)

Age: 16+ years old

There is a minimum requirement of four participants for this workshop to be held. If you paid for the workshop and it is cancelled, you will receive a full refund. You will be notified of a canceled workshop within 24 hours of the workshop.

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Watercolor Workshop
May
5
12:00 PM12:00

Watercolor Workshop

This is a great class if you’ve always wanted to play with watercolors without investing in all the materials. Everything is included as well as a mat and sleeve for your finished painting.

Cheryl will lead you step-by-step through the process of creating a sunset or night sky scene. Then you can choose what silhouette you want to add to the bottom of the painting. Cheryl will have lots of ideas but you are welcome to bring ideas and images as well. You could do a favorite city skyline or scene!

Don’t worry about drawing! If you don’t feel comfortable sketching, you can trace your elements.

Cost is $35.00 and all instructions and supplies are included.

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Lino Cut Block Printing Tea Towel
May
2
6:00 PM18:00

Lino Cut Block Printing Tea Towel

Work under Resident Artist Amber Haney of AHaneyArt to create a one of a kind cut linoleum printing block that can be used on multiple surfaces repeatedly. From cards, to bags, and tea towels…Take home two beautiful tea towels that are functional and made by you… as well as the skills needed to explore a whole new world of block printing.

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Podcast Essentials Workshop: Session 2
Apr
22
6:00 PM18:00

Podcast Essentials Workshop: Session 2

Interested in hosting your own podcast or radio show? This is the workshop series for you! Utilize this platform to be an influencer in whatever field you are targeting. This series is made up of four sessions, each 90 minutes in length. You must sign up for each session individually.

Date & Time: Monday, April 22, 2019 from 6:00pm-7:30pm

Price: $25.00/person

Overview: The goal of this workshop is to familiarize attendees with the most critical elements of podcasting, recording, editing, and publishing. The creative process of writing and delivering content through spoken word will also be addressed as well as an in-depth look at creating a media host account. Independent Visionary Dan Thibeault, will deliver direct instruction on the technical aspects and lead participants to producing their own audio file that is ready for publishing.  

 Materials needed: Laptop computer with WiFi capabilities, Audacity (free) or similar software download. If the participant would like to publish*their podcast, they may be required to subscribe to a media host account. Dan will provide a podcast microphone, a portable recorder, graphic design software, small speakers and inspiration. Anyone without a laptop may work on the presenter’s laptop during the sessions.

Session 2

• Recording

• Post-production editing

• Laying in music beds

• Applying effects

• File types & specs

 The next session will be a continuation of session 2. Participants are encouraged to come to Session 3.

*An Apple ID is required to be in Apple Podcasts.

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Ring Dishes Workshop
Mar
28
6:45 PM18:45

Ring Dishes Workshop

  • 55 Sterling Street Clinton, MA, 01510 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Do your rings and trinkets need a place to rest? Come make ceramic ring dishes with us! Our Resident Visionary Donna Pioli is hosting this wonderful workshop. She has specialized in ceramics for over ten years and her trademarks include playful and feminine sculptural additions to her pieces. You can check out some of her work here.

Your pieces will be fired in Donna’s kiln and the pick up date for the completed art will be determined at the time of the workshop.

Date & Time: 6:45pm-8:45pm on Thursday, March 28, 2019

Cost: $35 (includes materials and firing)

Age: 16+ years old

There is a minimum requirement of four participants for this workshop to be held. If you paid for the workshop and it is cancelled, you will receive a full refund. You will be notified of a canceled workshop within 24 hours of the workshop.

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Podcast Essentials Workshop: Session 1
Mar
25
6:00 PM18:00

Podcast Essentials Workshop: Session 1

  • 55 Sterling Street Clinton, MA, 01510 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Interested in hosting your own podcast or radio show? This is the workshop series for you! Utilize this platform to be an influencer in whatever field you are targeting. This series is made up of four session, each 90 minutes in length. You must sign up for each session individually.

Date & Time: Monday, March 25, 2019 from 6:00pm-7:30pm

Price: $25.00/person

Overview: The goal of this workshop is to familiarize attendees with the most critical elements of podcasting, recording, editing, and publishing. The creative process of writing and delivering content through spoken word will also be addressed as well as an in-depth look at creating a media host account. Independent Visionary, Dan Thibeault, will deliver direct instruction on the technical aspects and lead participants to producing their own audio file that is ready for publishing. 

Materials needed: Laptop computer with WiFi capabilities, Audacity (free) or similar software download. If the participant would like to publish* their podcast, they may be required to subscribe to a media host account. Dan will provide a podcast microphone, a portable recorder, graphic design software, small speakers and inspiration. Anyone without a laptop may work on the presenter’s laptop during the sessions.

Session 1

·       Overview of the podcasting space

·       RSS Feeds

·       Artwork specifications

·       Sound effects and music beds

·       Equipment options

·       Sampling podcasts

·       The creative process

·       Voice-over techniques

·       Timing

·       Types of shows/content

·       General understanding of DAW (Digital Audio Workstation)

Participants will be encouraged to come to the next workshop with written content, ready to record, and to learn basic editing skills.

*An Apple ID is required to be in Apple Podcasts.

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Family Paint Party
Mar
24
10:00 AM10:00

Family Paint Party

  • 55 Sterling St. Clinton United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us for a fun and creative afternoon of painting with your little ones. There will be lots of paintings to choose from or you may paint anything your heart desires. Cheryl will be on hand to provide samples and guide you in your painting choices. You may also bring in some ideas from home.

Cost is $25.00 for an adult and child. All supplies and instructions are included.

Cost is $10.00 for a child.

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Tree of Life - Metallic Painting Workshop
Jan
20
3:00 PM15:00

Tree of Life - Metallic Painting Workshop

Join us to paint this acrylic painting of a stylized Tree of Life. Rich metallic paints are used on a black paper surface. You will go home with a completed 11” x 14” painting, matted to fit into a 16” x 20” frame. Cheryl Hughes, the hosting Visionary, will help you get your sketch on the paper and will go step-by-step painting your tree. You can paint as shown or make it your own by using a color palette of your choice. It will be a fun and creative night and you will go home with a completed painting you can be proud of. Once you learn the technique, you can paint this tree on a variety of surfaces from canvas, slate, and wood, just to name a few.

You can view Cheryl Hughes website here.


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Monotype Printing Technique Workshop
Jan
19
6:00 PM18:00

Monotype Printing Technique Workshop

  • 55 Sterling St. Clinton, MA 01510 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

In this workshop participants will learn several different Monotype printing techniques. The main focus of this workshop will be on using watercolor crayons to create an image on a piece of plexiglass, which will then be transferred to a final piece of paper.  Each print is unique and participants will be able to create a personalized print. We encourage exploration and experimentation in your art!


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How to Become a Successful Etsy Seller: Part 4
Jan
13
6:00 PM18:00

How to Become a Successful Etsy Seller: Part 4

If you're a maker and have dreamed of opening your own Etsy shop to sell your products, this is the course for you. Don’t let your doubts of not knowing where to begin stop you any longer. Or perhaps you already have an Etsy shop, but you would like to improve your visibility and sales, this is still the course for you!  No matter what the case may be, if you want a more successful Etsy shop, then grab a laptop and join us for this four-part Etsy Course. Taught by a professional whose store has rapidly grown and expanded over the past few years, this course will give you the tools to make your Etsy store a success.

 What you will learn in this course:  

  • How to properly set up your shop so it looks and feels professional.  

  • How best to title and tag your products so that your items show up in searches. 

  • What you need in your photos to make them stand out from the crowd and make your items clickable. 

  • What you need to include in your descriptions in order to answer all the buyer's questions.

This is Part 4 of 4 in an extended learning course. Participants have to sign up and pay for each part separately. The total cost for this four-part course is $200.00.

Part 4 will be held on Sunday, December 23, 2018 from 6:00pm-7:00pm

For a quick peak at Debora’s amazing talents, check out her website here.

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Kids Snowman Workshop
Jan
6
12:00 PM12:00

Kids Snowman Workshop

Join us to create a painted snowman on a distressed wood board. We will paint the snowman, then decorate with painted hats, mittens, etc. At the end of the workshop, we will add a spattering of snow, a wire hanger, and personalization with wording or a name. Glitter will be available to add a little sparkle :-) This is a fun sign that can be hung indoors or out.

The hosting Visionary, Cheryl Hughes, will be reaching out to participants prior to the event to answer any questions in regards to the children’s activity. You can view her website here.


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Ukulele Bootcamp for Kids
Dec
20
5:00 PM17:00

Ukulele Bootcamp for Kids

  • 55 Sterling St. Clinton, MA 01510 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Ukulele Bootcamp is for kids ages 7-17. Here you can learn the basics of this simple instrument that can be used for a springboard to the great world of musical possibilities. Please bring your own Soprano Ukulele; we will not provide any Ukuleles.

This Bootcamp will take place Monday, December 17 through Thursday, December 20, 2018 from 5:00pm-6:00pm every day.

The hosting Transient Visionary, Edyn-Mae Stevenson, will reach out prior to the Bootcamp to answer any questions parents might have regarding the Bootcamp. You can check out her Instagram here.

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Ukulele Bootcamp for Kids
Dec
19
5:00 PM17:00

Ukulele Bootcamp for Kids

  • 55 Sterling St. Clinton, MA 01510 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Ukulele Bootcamp is for kids ages 7-17. Here you can learn the basics of this simple instrument that can be used for a springboard to the great world of musical possibilities. Please bring your own Soprano Ukulele; we will not provide any Ukuleles.

This Bootcamp will take place Monday, December 17 through Thursday, December 20, 2018 from 5:00pm-6:00pm every day.

The hosting Transient Visionary, Edyn-Mae Stevenson, will reach out prior to the Bootcamp to answer any questions parents might have regarding the Bootcamp. You can check out her Instagram here.

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Ukulele Bootcamp for Kids
Dec
18
5:00 PM17:00

Ukulele Bootcamp for Kids

  • 55 Sterling St. Clinton, MA 01510 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Ukulele Bootcamp is for kids ages 7-17. Here you can learn the basics of this simple instrument that can be used for a springboard to the great world of musical possibilities. Please bring your own Soprano Ukulele; we will not provide any Ukuleles.

This Bootcamp will take place Monday, December 17 through Thursday, December 20, 2018 from 5:00pm-6:00pm every day.

The hosting Transient Visionary, Edyn-Mae Stevenson, will reach out prior to the Bootcamp to answer any questions parents might have regarding the Bootcamp. You can check out her Instagram here.

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Ukulele Bootcamp for Kids
Dec
17
5:00 PM17:00

Ukulele Bootcamp for Kids

  • 55 Sterling St. Clinton, MA 01510 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Ukulele Bootcamp is for kids ages 7-17. Here you can learn the basics of this simple instrument that can be used for a springboard to the great world of musical possibilities. Please bring your own Soprano Ukulele; we will not provide any Ukuleles.

This Bootcamp will take place Monday, December 17 through Thursday, December 20, 2018 from 5:00pm-6:00pm every day.

The hosting Transient Visionary, Edyn-Mae Stevenson, will reach out prior to the Bootcamp to answer any questions parents might have regarding the Bootcamp. You can check out her Instagram here.

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How to Become a Successful Etsy Seller: Part 3
Dec
16
6:00 PM18:00

How to Become a Successful Etsy Seller: Part 3

  • 55 Sterling St. Clinton, MA 01510 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

If you're a maker and have dreamed of opening your own Etsy shop to sell your products, this is the course for you. Don’t let your doubts of not knowing where to begin stop you any longer. Or perhaps you already have an Etsy shop, but you would like to improve your visibility and sales, this is still the course for you!  No matter what the case may be, if you want a more successful Etsy shop, then grab a laptop and join us for this four-part Etsy Course. Taught by a professional whose store has rapidly grown and expanded over the past few years, this course will give you the tools to make your Etsy store a success.

 What you will learn in this course:  

  • How to properly set up your shop so it looks and feels professional.  

  • How best to title and tag your products so that your items show up in searches. 

  • What you need in your photos to make them stand out from the crowd and make your items clickable. 

  • What you need to include in your descriptions in order to answer all the buyer's questions.

This is Part 3 of 4 in an extended learning course. Participants have to sign up and pay for each part separately. The total cost for this four-part course is $200.00.

Part 3 will be held on Sunday, December 16, 2018 from 6:00pm-7:00pm

Part 4 will be held on Sunday, December 23, 2018 from 6:00pm-7:00pm

For a quick peak at Debora’s amazing talents, check out her website here.

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Modern Calligraphy Lettering Workshop
Dec
16
3:00 PM15:00

Modern Calligraphy Lettering Workshop

  • 55 Sterling St. Clinton, MA 01510 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

If you love the look of the new modern lettering styles, this class is the class for you! This class will be filled with additional skills, techniques, worksheets, and the hosting Visionary’s favorite collections of styles, pens, paper, inks, books, and artists.

We will practice different styles using different pens, and then learn how to embellish our own handwriting to give it a calligraphy look. The hosting Visionary has been trained in formal Calligraphy for decades and this modern style is a nice transition. No experience is required, just a love for beautiful letters. Handouts, worksheets, and a beginner Lettering Kit is included in price.

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Painting Holiday Wineglasses Workshop
Dec
15
6:00 PM18:00

Painting Holiday Wineglasses Workshop

  • 55 Sterling St. Clinton, MA 01510 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us to make a last minute gift for yourself or a loved one. We will hand paint a set of wine glasses with a holiday or winter design. You can make more if time allows. Cheryl Hughes, the hosting Visionary, will have lots of samples and ideas for you to peruse. You will go home with instructions on how to cure these glasses in your oven and they will be dishwasher safe when you’re done. You may also bring along your own glassware to paint if you have something special you would like to do. Cheryl will provide written instructions and a materials list so you will go home with the knowledge to create your own hand painted glassware.

You can view Cheryl’s website here.


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Soap Making Workshop
Dec
10
6:00 PM18:00

Soap Making Workshop

  • 55 Sterling St. Clinton, MA 01510 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Know what goes on your skin! Learn the basics of this incredible smelling and skin nourishing essential oil soap. This soap is perfect for anyone on your Christmas list and a staple for your home. This class works with a lye-based, natural oil recipe which makes for beautiful suds and a powerful non-stripping clean.


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