Chalet die Bestäubern (The Pollinators’ Chalet)

July 13, 2023

Schedule: 8:30-11:30am Thu

Instructor: Carole Spelić

Registration Deadline: July 3

Description

Build an attractive home for the tiny pollinators in your garden. Using basic carpentry tools and skills, you’ll assemble a stylish little wooden lodge, then fill it with the cozy materials that encourage beneficial insects — like lacewings, mason bees, solitary wasps, and hoverflies — to remain in your yard year-round. If there’s time, you may decorate your bug chalet with both found and provided doo-dads. Viel Spaß!! (Have fun!)

Class size 8

  • Materials Fee $18

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

Instructor

Photo of Carole Spelić

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).

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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)

Woodlanders Thursday

Did you remember to purchase your day fee?

Add the $115 Woodlanders Day Fee for Thursday (or $60 Half-Day Fee) to your cart, then select as many Thursday 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.

Thursday, July 13, Workshop Schedule:

7:30-8:30               Registration check-in

8:30-11:30       A01     Embossed Gourd Vases: Deb Ready

8:30-11:30       A02     Learn to Use a Pottery Wheel: Katie White & Joelle White

8:30-11:30       A03     Chalet die Bestäubern (The Pollinator’s Chalet): Carole Spelić

8:30-4:00        A04     Carve a Red-winged Blackbird: Nick Scheuer

8:30-11:30       A05     Rustic Shelf: Phil Nelson

8:30-11:30       A06     Woven Basket Tote: Regina Riley

11:30-1:00                Lunch on the Green

1:00-3:30        A07     Washi Egg Ornaments: Deb Ready

1:00-5:00        A08     Farmhouse Clock: Carole Spelić

1:00-5:00        A09     Rustic Accent Table/Plant Stand: Dan Soman

1:00-4:30        A10     Historical Blacksmith Display: Dennis McKernan

1:00-4:00        A11     Nature’s Bounty – The Many Uses of Wild Plants: David Eagan

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.