education

CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS

The Arts and Crafts Movement and its idealistic philosophy, based on the synthesis of nature, love of craft, and simple living, was the genesis of the Byrdcliffe Colony and remains a living and growing component. The tradition and the future of education is alive and centered at the historic Byrdcliffe Art Colony.

CERAMICS
Our Ceramics classes take place in the Lower Level of the Byrdcliffe Barn on 485 Upper Byrdcliffe Road, Woodstock, NY. The studio is available when classes are not in session (studio is open Monday through Saturday, closed on Sundays). The $30-$50 materials fee includes clay glazes and firing of first box of clay. Classes for 2018 are offered with Ceramics in Residence instructor, Rich Conti and other guest teachers. Check out details of the 2018 Ceramics classes and workshops and register online for any of the many different ceramics educational offerings.

JEWELRY and METALWORK
Our jewelry and metalwork classes at Byrdcliffe offer many techniques, from basic fabricating and finishing to chasing and casting, including wax carving and mold-making. Classes include all levels, because the mix of experienced and beginning students makes for a more creative environment. The 2018 jewelry and metalwork classes at Byrdcliffe will start again in April.
Check out the 2018 Jewelry and Metalwork class schedule and register online for any of the fabulous new classes or workshops.

NATURE & ART
Connect with nature on the grounds of the historic Byrdcliffe Art Colony in Woodstock with Licensed Guide and Certified Botanist, Kris Garnier. Each month we will take an informative wildflower walk, exploring a different ecosystem on the Byrdcliffe campus, focusing on genera in bloom, discussing plants, including how to press and catalog them. Read more about the Go Flower Go workshops at the Byrdcliffe Art Colony!

WEAVING
The Rigid Heddle Loom is the little loom with big possibilities! In this Beginner’s Weaving class, students will explore Rigid Heddle Weaving with several different projects utilizing techniques that will expand your creativity. You will plan, warp, weave and learn how to finish two projects. Have fun and let your creativity flow as you choose colors, design and weave your very own interpretation of a scarf and table runner or place mat. The 2019 Byrdcliffe winter weaving class will take place over seven weeks. Sign up now for our winter Weaving class – don’t wait since only 5 students will be admitted!

WRITING
Our writing classes permit individualized attention, with exercises and criticism designed to encourage and empower students’ verbal self-expression. Classes have limited enrollment, so don’t wait to register. Check out the 2019 Writing class schedule at Byrdcliffe and register for one or more classes online!