Art classes offered at Petersham Art Center

Monday, March 05, 2018

PETERSHAM — Petersham Art Center will present two classes in March to welcome springtime.

Woolen nests

On three consecutive Saturdays, March 10, 24, and 31, Karen Healey of the Dappled Ewe in West Brookfield will help students make woolen nests to hold handcrafted felted wool eggs. The colorful folk-art creations can be used for Easter decorations, gifts or your own collection.

Healey has been practicing the craft of rug hooking, appliqué and other fiber arts for more than a decade. She is a member of the Wachusett Mountain Chapter of the Association of Rug Hooking Artists.

The class will run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Saturday.

Pysanka egg decoration

On Saturday, March 17, from 1 to 4 p.m., Ed Lesage and Marc Hamel will return to teach the art of Pysanka egg decorating. Using wax, dye and heat, intricate designs and colors are imprinted onto eggs. The decorated eggs that result are a treasure of jewel-like beauty.

The method originated in the Ukraine, where the eggs represented the coming of spring and imparted good luck to the household for the coming year.

Lesage and Hamel are stained glass artists who are also well-known for creating cloth vestment art.

The class is open to ages 8 and older.

For more information or to register, call Petersham Art Center, 8 North Main St., at 978-724- 3415. There is a fee for each class. Visit the center on Facebook.

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