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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. We apologize but there can be NO REFUNDS for classes within two weeks of their start date.
Due to current events, schedules may be adjusted. Students will be notified via email if any changes are made.

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 2020 will be offered with Ceramics in Residence Director, Rich Conti and other guest teachers. Please check out the most recent updates of the 2020 Ceramics classes and workshops and register online!

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. Please check out the most recent updates of the 2020 Jewelry and Metalwork classes and workshops and register online!

NATURE & ART
Connect with nature on the grounds of the historic Byrdcliffe Art Colony in Woodstock with Licensed Guide and Certified Botanist, Kris Garnier. Over the course of three weeks we will collect prolifically growing plants from the Art Colony grounds, take field notes, identify and press them. We will learn different mounting techniques. The end result will be frameable keepsakes and a deeper appreciation of the plants growing in our region. Come back soon to read more about and sign up for the 2020 Go Flower Go workshops at the Byrdcliffe Art Colony!

WEAVING
The Rigid Heddle Loom is the little loom with big possibilities! In this class, beginning-level weaving 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. CLASS POSTPONED!

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. Come back soon to check out the 2020 Writing class schedule at Byrdcliffe and register for one or more classes online!