Learn to TURN! Next session of woodturning with @rosatowoodturning starts Feb 3. In this 3 week session you’ll complete 3 finished pieces, using both kiln dried & green woods on the lathe. Just a few spots left, but don’t worry, there is another session coming up on a March 9 ~ Join us & learn to turn a chunk of tree trunk into a wooden bowl !
If you see our talented Woodshop Manager, Teacher & Facilities Manager, Ryan, be sure to wish him a happy birthday 🎉 and thank him for all he does for the Craft School & our community ! . Ryan inspires all the students he teaches and provides them with a safe, creative and FUN woodworking experience. He cares for our campus and keeps up with the ongoing and often surprising maintenance projects. He connects with area schools & partners, works on curriculum, maintains & cares for our tools, manages our Resident Woodworker Program, organizes all the courtyard games of spud, serves as a mentor.....and the list goes on! Thank you Ryan 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽
*new class* ! Teen Wheel Throwing & Handbuilding starts 1/30 and runs for 8 weeks, 4-6pm. Students will learn how to center clay, shape a vessel, trim, glaze, shape and build...working both on the potters wheel and with hand building techniques. Open to students age 13-17. Join a fantastic community of makers 🤍 . . #clay #pottery #ceramics ##handmade #claywheel #clayhandbuilding #keepcraftalive #madeinvermont #shelburnevt #vermont #kids #kidscrafts
...We’re back! We are refreshed & ready to create/make/connect/enliven/disrupt/challenge/center/CRAFT with you in 2020. We’ve got an AMAZING line up of classes in printmaking (images here by incredible new instructor Kat Lawlis @__katpayntar__ ) clay, drawing & painting, woodworking & woodturning, glass, weekend workshops, kid & teen ...truly something for everyone. Head over to our website to get inspired 🤍🖤 Don’t wait...many classes start next week. Happy 2020 all ✨✨
New beauties in the gallery by Craft School teachers Sarah Wilson & Rik Rolla. Give the gift of beautiful handmade pottery this holiday season 🤍 Our craft gallery is open Thursday and Friday 10-3. Gift certificates available as well ✨❄️
$10,000 raised for craft education ✨Thank you all so much... our sponsors, artists, those who came & donated & showed your support. We are still basking in the light of this amazing event. . Our 75-year-old community based not-for-profit has a budget deficit every year that we close through fundraising. The dollars raised at our annual wreath auction help to close that gap, and we couldn’t be more thankful to all who support us✨ This event is so much more than fundraising however, it’s a chance to showcase what our artists are capable of, how giving they are and how much this community comes together to show support. Here’s to the next 75 years of education 🥂
Find Paige & the Craft School at the Waldorf Holiday Fair (Turtle Lane) tonight & tomorrow ! Shop & support your local artisans . . #shoplocal #handmade #madeinvermont #craft #keepcraftalive #holiday #gifts #clay #ceramics #pottery #glass #stainedglass #fineart #shelburnevt
Kids Woodworking for the win! Collaboration for our Wreath Fundraiser on Thursday. Full reveal at AO glass 💓 . (Glue bottle was hard to keep out of the frame!)
WREATH preview ! 10 days before our festive fundraiser at AO Glass...get your tickets in our bio 🥂 You don’t want to miss these beauties, live music, Arts Riot & Dedalus treats and drinks ... +++We’ve got some surprises up our sleeves for the auction . . ✨ Sponsored by @condoguyvt @seabavt @mysa.vermont @balance.active @shelburnefarms @commondeer @dedalus
Snow day ❄️ the perfect day to stay home & work on your artist wreath for our Festive Fundraiser Dec. 5th ! ❄️❄️❄️ Adult & youth classes, open studio & our office will be closed today 11/19, stay warm & safe all
Thinking of sending holiday cards?? Us too!🌲 ❄️ ⛄️ Join us for a festive celebration in our new printmaking studio! We will get in the holiday spirit by making Lino cut holiday cards and enjoying a pint. Monday Nov 18th, 6-9pm, $35, visit our website to register!
Snow day! Adult & youth programs, open studio and our offices will be closed today, Tuesday 11/12. ❄️ ⛄️
Happy snowy afternoon ! Our afterschool programs are cancelled today, Monday 11/11. We hope you get cozy & crafty at home ❄️
Meet Sarah! Originally from Ottawa, Canada, she moved to Burlington in the fall of 2016. Shortly after moving to Vermont, she signed up for a clay class at the Craft School, fell in love with the vibrant clay community and hasn’t looked back since. In addition to seeing her smiling face in the clay studio, you now can visit her in the front office, as our Student Services & Youth Programs Coordinator 👏🏽🎉😊 Sarah says: “When I’m not working with clay, you might find me baking a pie, spending time in my garden, weaving, or hanging out with my cat, Penelope.” Join us in welcoming Sarah !! She brings so much light to our Craft community ✨✨
A little lathe wood turning slow mo eye candy @rosatowoodturning . . 🎥 @mkc_dc
Today we are wishing our Program Director Wylie ✨congratulations✨ for the next step in her professional path. Wylie has been honored with two grants to support her painting career as an artist full-time, a dream come true. We are so proud and so thankful to her for all she has given to the Craft School. Please join us in thanking her and be sure to follow her incredible work.
Kids Woodworking making wood tools and cheese boards ! Beautiful work, fun & expert instruction by teacher Ryan
I spy 👀 ...a beautiful labor of love of clay flowers🌹 by Jessica ! . . There a only a few spots left in Beginner Wheel, Mixed Level Wheel and Alternative Firing, starting in 2 weeks. Link in profile to get you craftin’ !
We kicked off a new 3 week session of Wood Turning with @rosatowoodturning and our students are making their first handmade bowl 🙌🏽 Our next session begins Oct 21st! . . #woodworking #woodturning #lathe #bowls #madebyhand #keepcraftalive #turning #woodisgood
🍁🌽🎃 Community mosaic at Shelburne Farms Harvest Fest + Clay demos. Thousands of hands came together to make a glass mosaic harvest scene ✨Thank you April, Rik, Barbara, and Dayna @daybreaksglassvt for the inspiration & tips
Courtyard drawing on this perfect day ☀️ with @misooart
Then & now. Son of Craft School Founder (Lynwood) and brother of long time Director (Woody) Frank Smith is seen on the second floor working on the Craft School as a young boy ...and today visiting us and sharing memories of his time as a student. We are collecting stories for our 75th anniversary next year, email us if you’ve got one !
. . #history #keepcraftalive #shelburnevt #madeinvermont #anniversary #woodworking
“The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members” Thankful 🙌🏽 📸 Katie Natale 💛💙🧡
Thanks Community, that was a LOT of fun 🎉💓 . . “Every successful individual knows that his or her achievement depends on a community of persons working together” P.Ryan . . 🙏🏽🙌🏽💛 Jane & Charlie Kittredge, Dylan Fitzsimmons, Board members, staff, Artists in Residence, volunteers, local businesses, teachers, students, woodshop community renters...what an amazing village !! . . @calitosicecreamsandwiches @rivenstudio @rabbitcoyote @selfcommissioned @trashbirdglassvt @c_zarzeka @whatsonthetelisheva @fiddleheadbrewing @nancywinshipmillikenstudio @tesseverett14 @rollarik @ryancocina @mkc_dc @maplewindfarm @doesleapfarm @sarahcamillewilson @jenberger7 @mshoudt @infullbloomvt @misooart @kaylastrom