Calendar 2018

f2018 CLASSES & SHOWS, as of 12/2/2017

*** January 23 & 30

*** February 14, & 21

The Clearing in Winter, PRACTICAL ORIGAMI, classes held 9-12 in my Home Studio, Sister Bay.

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*** March 8, 2018, Friends of Gibraltar/ Hardy Gallery Creativity Class in Box Making/Cartonnage

In a one day workshop in my Sister Bay Home Studio, Gibraltar Middle and High School students will learn cartonnage techniques and create their own Treasure Boxes.

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*** June 14-17, A MARBLING INTENSIVE, Sievers School of Fiber Arts, Washington Island, Wisconsin

Involve yourself in three days of actylic marbling and learn a range of both traditional and contemporary techniques of this ancient art with both paper and fabric.

*** June 17-23, AN ASIAN ARTS SAMPLER: BONSAI, RAKU, AND ORIGAMI, The Clearing, Ellison Bay, WI

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Spend a week immersed in Asian arts. On Monday you will make Raku pottery, that is hand shaped rather than thrown with John Dietrich, with glazing and firing later in the week. Michelle Zimmer and Jack Douthitt are accomplished bonsai artists who will help you on Tuesday to create a bonsai of your very own. On Wednesday you will join Nancy Akerly for a joyful day of origami. Challenge both hemispheres of your brain and enjoy the meditative and zen aspects of origami and kirigami - Asian paper play at its best!

*** July 1-7, PAPER ARTS: MARBLING, BOOKS AND BOXES, The Clearing,Ellison Bay, WI

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A week long paper arts survey, starting with Marbling and paste paper techniques, then using your papers to create handmade journals, boxes,and books with additional papers from around the world.

*** August 2-3, The Clearing Workshop, Building a Cartonnage ToolBox, Ellison Bay, WI

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Create a sturdy toolbox using cartonnage and bookbinding techniques, made to fit your needs. Dimensions are approximately 13.5” x 5.5” x 3.5” or smaller. whether used for sewing, knitting, Temari Balls, bookbinding tools, Dremels, jewelry, beading or any other art or craft storage need, you can perosnalize the size and interior of your tool box, Creating a functional work of art! If time allows we will also create a smaller bonus box.

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*** August 26-31, A JOURNALING TOOL KIT, The Clearing, Ellison Bay, WI

Join long time Clearing instructors Darlene Cole and Nancy Akerly for an in-depth week of jounaling and paper arts. You will explore your own creative processeswhile making a long stitch personal journal from bookboard and fine papers, learning techniques and daily practices to help you reflect on and explore your unique perspective and thoughts.

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*** September 22, THE CORNER OF THE PAST, Sister Bay Historical Society, Marbling Demonstration, 9-12 during the Farmers Market

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*** SUMMER and FALL HOME STUDIO CLASSES, Wednesdays, 9-2

HOME STUDIO CLASSES are small intimate classes of five or six people taught in my Sister Bay Studio, normally on Wednesdays. Classes range from Long Stitch Binding, Coptic Binding, and Secret Belgian Binding to Box Making 101 and more advanced Box Making Classes. The classes start at 9 and run to about 2 or so, with a short break for lunch. Students bring a bag lunch. There is water and soda available and a small refrigerator. The goal is learning made fun!

Schedule of Classes and Topics coming soon . . .


*** November 29-30 FRIENDS OF GIBRALTAR HOLIDAY ART FAIR, Sister Bay Village Hall, Sister Bay, WI

LGPA work can be seen at The Clearing Gift Shop, Ellison Bay, WI, and at The Glass Door Studio Artists Co-op, directly behind Ecology Sports across from the Marina in Sister Bay, WI, and in various art shows in Door County, including The Meadows Gallery, Sister Bay, and by appointment, 920-854-4246.

http://www. Nancy Akerly 2017