October 2014

Form and Figure - Opening Reception

Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 6:00pm

Frog Hollow Welcomes Irene Lederer LaCroix to the Gallery as our October Featured Artist.

Frog Hollow, the Nation's First State Craft Center will feature an exhibit of new work by acclaimed Vermont potter Irene Lederer LaCroix. For many years Irene has been identified by her intricately designed raku and, more recently, saggar fired vessels. Over the past two years Irene has made a shift in her work, developing larger sculptural pieces. Initiated by a group show in 2012 at Frog Hollow, the artist is now pleased to present this new body of work for exhibit to the public.

Come and meet Irene and see her new work at Frog Hollow on the first Thursday of the month, October 2nd, from 6-8 PM.

The opening is free and open to the public.

Coil Pots - Saturday Drop-In for Kids

Saturday, October 4, 2014 - 10:00am

Introduce your child to the joy of making on Saturdays at the Shelburne Craft School.

Arrive at 10am for a 90 minute session where your child will complete a project.

The cost is $10 per child. Activities are appropriate for ages 5 to 15 and are guided by an instructor.

Children must be accompanied by an adult who may choose to participate or not.

No pre-registration is necessary.

Projects will be ready for pick up at a later date, because wet, sticky things don’t travel well.

This class is offered through The Shelburne Craft School, to register visit www.theshelburnecraftschool.org

Frog Hollow members receive a 10% discount on all classes at The Shelburne Craft School!

Blacksmithing

Saturday, October 4, 2014 - 10:00am

Instructor: Bob Wetzel

Two-Day Workshop, Saturday and Sunday, 10am-4pm, October 4th and 5th

Members $157.50, Non-Members $175, Material Fee $30

Using a forge you will learn basic blacksmith techniques from building and maintaining fire to hammer control. Students will create hooks, pokers and small leafs during this 2- day workshop.

Class size is limited to 4 individuals.

This class is offered through The Shelburne Craft School, to register visit www.theshelburnecraftschool.org

Frog Hollow members receive a 10% discount on all classes at The Shelburne Craft School!

Small Stained Glass Box

Saturday, October 4, 2014 - 11:00am

Instructor: Sarah Sprague

1- Day Workshop, Saturday 11am-3pm, October 4th

Members $54, Non-members $60, Materials: $20

Come learn to make a small glass box with hinges. Choose from beautiful pieces of glass for a one of a kind personal box. Learn about pattern and color design, cutting glass and how to assemble your box with Hinges, to open and close your box.

This class is offered through The Shelburne Craft School, to register visit www.theshelburnecraftschool.org

Frog Hollow members receive a 10% discount on all classes at The Shelburne Craft School!

Sabra Field Event

Saturday, October 4, 2014 - 1:00pm

Meet the Artist this Saturday, October 4th from 1-5 PM!

Frog Hollow will welcome longtime exhibiting artist--and Vermont icon--Sabra Field to the Gallery on Saturday, October 4th from 1-5 PM. Perhaps no artist is more identified with capturing Vermont’s pastoral qualities than Sabra Field. This event provides a rare opportunity to meet this remarkable individual. Frog Hollow has obtained a large selection of prints by the artist which span her career. Sabra will be on hand presenting signed copies of her book In Sight to visitors who purchase one of her prints during the event.

Frog Hollow will also feature two of Sabra's newest prints presented in the GILEAD SUITE, as well as a first look at Sabra's newest print HAYING NEAR CAMELS HUMP.

The event is free and open to the public.

Forest to Furniture

Friday, October 10, 2014 - 2:00pm

DATE: Friday, October 10, 2014 to Sunday, October 12, 2014

TIME: Friday, 2pm - 7 pm; Saturday, 9 am - 6:30 pm, Sunday 9 am - 5 pm

FEE: $375 members of Shelburne Farms or Shelburne Craft School; $400 nonmembers (includes instruction materials, lunch on Saturday & Sunday, dinner on Friday & Saturday)

Build a rustic table or bench out of a slab of wood from a tree grown on the Farm! Explore the source of your table - the Shelburne Farms forest, select your piece of wood, and craft it into a table or bench. Prior wood working experience is helpful, but not necessary. This program is a partnership with the Shelburne Craft School.

Instructors:
Chris Ramos, Shelburne Craft School Wood Shop Manager
Marshall Webb, Woodlands Manager, Shelburne Farms
Matt Kolan, Field Naturalist

Day 1 (Friday)
Explore the natural history of Vermont's landscape and discover the importance of forest ecosystems with Field Naturalist, Matt Kolan. Discuss all aspects of forest management, including harvesting practices and historical context with Woodlands Manager, Marshall Webb. Visit the Old Dairy Barn which houses 18 species of wood harvested and milled here on the property. Select the material for your table or bench based on the properties of the wood and your planned use for your project. Share a locally sourced meal with participants on the North Porch of the Inn at Shelburne Farms for further conversation!

Day 2 (Saturday)
Instruction on hand tools including a plane, clamps, draw shaves, and spoke shaves will guide you as you work on your project under the forest canopy in an outdoor classroom along the shores of Lake Champlain. Enjoy dinner together and reflect on the work that you have accomplished during the day.

Day 3 (Sunday)
Work with power tools in the woodshop at Shelburne Craft School to complete your one of a kind project. You will have instruction on the use of a power sander, drill press and band saw to shape the legs and joinery. Attributes of oil and water based finishes will be discussed including ease of use and durability. Apply the finish to your project based on the type of wood and how you plan to use your table or bench.

This class is offered through The Shelburne Craft School, to register visit www.theshelburnecraftschool.org

Frog Hollow members receive a 10% discount on all classes at The Shelburne Craft School!

Colorful Birds - Saturday Drop-In for Kids

Saturday, October 11, 2014 - 10:00am

Introduce your child to the joy of making on Saturdays at the Shelburne Craft School.

Arrive at 10am for a 90 minute session where your child will complete a project.

The cost is $10 per child. Activities are appropriate for ages 5 to 15 and are guided by an instructor.

Children must be accompanied by an adult who may choose to participate or not.

No pre-registration is necessary.

Projects will be ready for pick up at a later date, because wet, sticky things don’t travel well.

This class is offered through The Shelburne Craft School, to register visit www.theshelburnecraftschool.org

Frog Hollow members receive a 10% discount on all classes at The Shelburne Craft School!

Jack-O-Lanterns - Saturday Drop-In for Kids

Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 10:00am

Introduce your child to the joy of making on Saturdays at the Shelburne Craft School.

Arrive at 10am for a 90 minute session where your child will complete a project.

The cost is $10 per child. Activities are appropriate for ages 5 to 15 and are guided by an instructor.

Children must be accompanied by an adult who may choose to participate or not.

No pre-registration is necessary.

Projects will be ready for pick up at a later date, because wet, sticky things don’t travel well.

This class is offered through The Shelburne Craft School, to register visit www.theshelburnecraftschool.org

Frog Hollow members receive a 10% discount on all classes at The Shelburne Craft School!

"Mad Scientist Workshop, Daylight Edition"

Sunday, October 19, 2014 - 10:00am

Instructor: John Brickels

1-Day Workshop, Sunday, October 19th, 10am-4pm

Member $94.50, $ Non-Member$105, Materials Included, Max 12

Dr.Brickelstein presents "Mad Scientist Workshop, Daylight Edition".

Scientists will be building Steampunk styled sculptures exploiting the versatility of
Dr.Brickelstein's trademark mocha colored stoneware clay. Vacuum tubes, valve handles, faux meter dials and more are included for you to incorporate into your scientific creation. No previous experience with clay or vacuum tubes is required.

This class is offered through The Shelburne Craft School, to register visit www.theshelburnecraftschool.org

Frog Hollow members receive a 10% discount on all classes at The Shelburne Craft School!

Name Plaque - Saturday Drop-In for Kids

Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 10:00am

Introduce your child to the joy of making on Saturdays at the Shelburne Craft School.

Arrive at 10am for a 90 minute session where your child will complete a project.

The cost is $10 per child. Activities are appropriate for ages 5 to 15 and are guided by an instructor.

Children must be accompanied by an adult who may choose to participate or not.

No pre-registration is necessary.

Projects will be ready for pick up at a later date, because wet, sticky things don’t travel well.

This class is offered through The Shelburne Craft School, to register visit www.theshelburnecraftschool.org

Frog Hollow members receive a 10% discount on all classes at The Shelburne Craft School!

FALL HARVEST Crafts: a sampler (ages 6 & UP)

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 3:00pm

Instructor: Sarah Sprague

6 weeks, Wednesdays, 3-5pm, October 29th – December 10th (No class November 26th)

Member $144 Non-Members $160

This course is designed for students who love to try different mediums. Each week we will focus on the theme Fall Harvest. Students will learn to paint, draw, sew fabric and use other materials to create different and unique one of a kind projects.

This class is offered through The Shelburne Craft School, to register visit www.theshelburnecraftschool.org

Frog Hollow members receive a 10% discount on all classes at The Shelburne Craft School!

Clay on the Wheel (ages 10 & UP)

Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 3:00pm

Instructor: Rik Rolla

6 Weeks, Thursdays, 3:00-5:00pm

Session 2: October 30th – December 11th (No Class November 27th)

Member $144.00 Non-Members $160

Learn the essentials of working on the potter’s wheel, from centering to forming, pulling, and trimming cylinders and bowls. Students will create a variety of pieces including bowls, mugs, pitchers, plates, and vases as they improve their wheel-throwing skills.

This class is offered through The Shelburne Craft School, to register visit www.theshelburnecraftschool.org

Frog Hollow members receive a 10% discount on all classes at The Shelburne Craft School!