Your Hand, Your Spirit

Aug 26, 2023

Schedule: 9am-4pm Sat

Instructor: Carole Spelić

Registration Deadline: Aug 14

Description

We’re visual artists. We rely on our hands to express our ideas. Join me in making an artwork that celebrates your hand — and your essential self. Using fabrics, yarns, beads, and decorative stitching, we’ll make a piece incorporating an accurate silhouette of your dominant hand, and a symbol that stands for your core interests. A friendly no-sew technique will establish your base composition, and then it’s all fun with embellishment! You’ll leave this workshop with a modest-sized panel that can hang softly on the wall, be stretched onto a frame, decorate a funky garment, or be incorporated into a larger piece. No previous sewing experience needed – we’ll feature basic stitches, and in irregularity find the unique beauty of YOUR handwork.

All materials included.

Class size 8

Level Beginner and above

Student Supply List Bring good scissors, large and small, if you have them, and reading glasses if you use them. Fancy doo-dads like charms, beads, lace and unusual yarns or fabrics may be useful, but we’ll have plenty.

  • Tuition $140
  • Materials Fee $15

Instructor

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Carole Spelić

Carole Spelić grew up with educator parents and no television, so since childhood she’s been making things in 2D and 3D. She graduated from Bates College (ME) with a BA in Fine Art and earned her MA and MFA from the University at Albany (NY). After graduate school, Carole lived in Manhattan, New York City, for 17 years where she was assistant coordinator for the State University system’s Studio Semester in New York program.…Read More

Carole Spelić grew up with educator parents and no television, so since childhood she’s been making things in 2D and 3D. She graduated from Bates College (ME) with a BA in Fine Art and earned her MA and MFA from the University at Albany (NY).

After graduate school, Carole lived in Manhattan, New York City, for 17 years where she was assistant coordinator for the State University system’s Studio Semester in New York program.

She has retired from her senior lecturer position in the art area at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. She also retired from being program director with Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts, and is now a full-time artist, musician, workshop leader, and gallerist – Carole and her partner, painter Richard Moninski, own and operate Green Lantern Studios, a gallery of fine art and handicrafts in Mineral Point.

Her recent exhibitions include work at the Museum of Wisconsin Art (West Bend), a show at the Pump House (La Crosse, WI), award-winning work at the Center for Visual Arts (Wausau, WI), installations at the Evanston Art Center (Evanston, IL), and a one-person exhibition at the Nohr Gallery (Platteville, WI).

Workshops

Warp & Weave

Robust Rag Rug – April

Robust Rag Rug – May

Robust Rag Rug – June

Robust Rag Rug – July

Robust Rag Rug – September

Robust Rag Rug – October

Your Hand, Your Spirit

Farmhouse Clock

Chalet die Bestäubern (The Pollinators’ Chalet)

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.