Face of Nature

July 15, 2023

Schedule: 8:30am-4pm Sat

Instructor: Kelly & Michael Bird

Registration Deadline: July 3

Description

In this workshop we will be making masquerade-style masks out of natural materials. You’ll start with a pre-made paper clay sculpted face form and a variety of natural materials that have been prepared for you to custom-create your own masquerade-style mask. We hope that after making this piece you will walk away with a new perspective and the appreciation of the beauty that nature can provide in color, texture, and form.

Class size 10

Student Supply List Bring along any dried, natural materials you would like to incorporate in your mask.

  • Materials Fee $20

This workshop requires a Woodlanders Day Fee. Learn more here.

Instructor

Photo of Kelly and Michael Bird

Kelly and Michael Bird

Michael and Kelly Bird are the married art team and the parents to four children and two grandchildren. Being in nature and exploring the outdoors has always been a favorite activity for the family to do together. From the Mississippi River to the drift-less areas of northern Iowa and Wisconsin, we discovered inspiring objects and landscapes that motivated us to create pieces of art that pay tribute to the many faces of nature we would see.…Read More

Michael and Kelly Bird are the married art team and the parents to four children and two grandchildren. Being in nature and exploring the outdoors has always been a favorite activity for the family to do together. From the Mississippi River to the drift-less areas of northern Iowa and Wisconsin, we discovered inspiring objects and landscapes that motivated us to create pieces of art that pay tribute to the many faces of nature we would see. We have dedicated years using the natural materials and combining them with elements we grow. The natural materials we use are sustainable, renewable, and can be acquired without destroying or negatively altering the environment where they are found.

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Add the $115 Woodlanders Day Fee for Saturday (or $60 Half-Day Fee) to your cart, then select as many Saturday workshops as you wish, ensuring that your choices don’t overlap times. Materials fees listed at the end of each workshop description will be added to the shopping cart as you make your selections.

Day fees include: your choice of workshops, lunch, snacks, beverages, and evening activities. Thursday and Sunday registrants are welcome to attend evening events on Friday or Saturday.

Half-day fees include: your choice of morning/afternoon workshops, am/pm snacks, and beverages. Does NOT include lunch, which can be purchased separately.

Saturday, July 15, Workshop Schedule:

7:30-8:30                Registration check-in

8:30-11:30       C01     Forge a Triangular Dinner Bell: Bob Tuftee

8:30-11:30       C02     Rustic Garden Bench: Max Klick & Jim Arendt

8:30-11:30       C03     Silk Scarf Dyeing & Painting: Nancy Welch

8:30-11:30       C04     Soaps & Scrubs: Megan Kulick

8:30-4:00        C05     Face of Nature: Kelly & Michael Bird

8:30-4:00        C06     Bottle Cap Fish Sculpture: David & JoEllen Wollangk

11:30-1:00               Lunch on the Green

1:00-5:00        C07     Rock & Bottle Rain Chain: Carole Spelić & Jamie Rogness

1:00-5:00        C08     Carve a Doodle Fox or Cat: Ann Ristow

1:00-3:00        C09     Woodturning Demonstration with the Harry Nohr Woodturners

1:00-5:00        C10     Rustic Twig Signs: Todd Kingery

5:00-6:30                   Picnic on the Green

7:30                            Saturday Evening Fun Event

Registration Policies & Waiting Lists

Class Confirmation
You will receive a registration confirmation via email. If you do not have an email address, you will receive a snail-mail confirmation.

Please read your class confirmation carefully as it may include a supply list and other important details, and note our current COVID-19 protocols on our Planning Your Workshop Experience page.

Materials Fees
Many classes have materials fees in addition to the tuition. These are identified in the class listing and are usually paid with the tuition payment, however in some cases materials fees are paid directly to the instructor at class time (check the class listing).

Cancellation Policy
While we recognize that life intrudes and plans change, in consideration of the time and energy instructors invest in preparing for classes, we must adhere to the following cancellation policies:

Student cancellations

> Cancellations made 31 days before the published registration deadline date for any given workshop are eligible for a full refund less 25% of the workshop fee OR a gift certificate in the full amount of the workshop fee. The gift certificate can be applied to workshops or lodging one year from the date of cancellation.

> Cancellations made 30 days or less than the published registration deadline date for any given workshop are not eligible for refunds. We encourage all students to purchase trip insurance.

> Cancellation requests must be made by calling our office at (608) 987-3292.

> If you have booked lodging with Shake Rag Alley in conjunction with your class, please refer to our lodging page for the lodging cancellation policy.

Cancellations by Shake Rag Alley

> If Shake Rag Alley must cancel a class you will be notified immediately via email or phone and will receive a full refund or transferable gift certificate.

> If a class does not meet a minimum number of students, it may be cancelled. A decision to cancel a class due to under enrollment will be made on the day following the published registration deadline.

> If you have booked lodging with Shake Rag Alley in conjunction with a class cancelled by Shake Rag Alley, you may receive a full refund on lodging should you wish to cancel the lodging. Please call the office at (608) 987-3292.

Waiting Lists

If a workshop you are interested in is sold out, please fill out this waiting list form. We will contact you if a spot becomes available. The class code requested on the form is the Workshop ID shown at left, beneath the Add to Cart button.

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