Workshop Updates

August 1, 2020

Dear Shake Rag Alley Community Members,

Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts was founded to provide educational experiences in visual, performing, and literary arts for adults and children; cultivate the creativity that thrives in our rural community; and rehabilitate and preserve our historic buildings and rustic campus.

Since reopening our 2.5-acre campus and programs to the public in June, we’ve adjusted the way we operate in order to provide a healthy and safe environment for staff and visitors alike. Our reopening and operating plan is informed by the following resources:

 
Our office hours through October are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday for essential business only, and weekends when workshops are in session. Although we are open to support our workshop, lodging, and general operations we are:
•  limiting the number of visitors allowed in the office to two at a time;
•  following CDC, state, and county guidelines regarding masks, hand hygiene, and social distancing, which are all required to participate in our programs;
•  introducing new protocols for checking students in the day of their workshops (see What to Expect here);
•  adding a 24-hour housekeeping block on either side of lodging reservations;
•  and limiting group sizes for indoor events and site rentals to a maximum of 10 (a maximum of 20 are permitted in the Lind Pavilion).
 
As we continue to work with instructors to reschedule workshops adversely impacted by the pandemic, we are contacting enrolled students regarding our emergency cancellation policy effective March 20:
•  Registered students whose workshops have been canceled or are being rescheduled are eligible for a transferable gift certificate for future workshops through 2021;
•  Students with lodging reservations are eligible for gift certificates in the full amount of their booking;
•  We will return to our normal workshop cancellation and lodging cancellation policies following this crisis.
 

We continue to be grateful for your patience and understanding during these unprecedented times. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at info@shakeragalley.org or (608) 987-3292.

We would be grateful if you would consider making a donationpurchasing a gift certificate, or shopping our new Artisan Marketplace — your support will help us get to the other side of this crisis.

With sincere thanks,
Sara Lomasz Flesch
Executive Director

Retreat Updates

Postponed to 2021

Jewelry Boot Camp workshops will be rescheduled. Please call our office with any questions:
(608) 987-3292.

Rescheduled

from May 29-31

to September 25-27, 2020

open studio & lab updates

Pottery Open Studio
with Joelle White & Katie White

will reopen to appointments as soon as possible

Please call our office with any questions:
(608) 987-3292.

Open Lab for Blacksmithing
with Dennis McKernan

is being rescheduled
from April 26

Openings are available in the previously scheduled August 30 – Open Lab for Blacksmithing

Please call our office with any questions:
(608) 987-3292.

Workshop

Status

Intro to Photo Encaustic
with Sarah Rehmer

has been rescheduled
from April 3-5
to October 30 – November 1

Register now or call our office with any questions:
(608) 987-3292.

Coppersmithing 101
with Vickie Scherz

is being rescheduled
from April 3-5

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(608) 987-3292.

An Introduction to Drawing
with Richard Moninski

has been rescheduled
from April 7 – May 26
to September 8 – October 27

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(608) 987-3292.

Cloisonné on Fine Silver
with Maya Madden

is being rescheduled
from April 18-19

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(608) 987-3292.

Metamorphosis: Creating a Figurative Sculpture
with Kate Church

is being rescheduled
from April 19-24

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(608) 987-3292.

Intro to Torch Welding
with Dennis McKernan

is being rescheduled
from April 19

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(608) 987-3292.

Robust Rag Rug – April
with Carole Spelić

is being rescheduled
from April 19

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(608) 987-3292.

Precious Little: Poetics of the Found-Object
with Keith Lo Bue

is being rescheduled
from April 22-26

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(608) 987-3292.

Pottery Wheel Throwing Boot Camp
with Joelle White

is being rescheduled
from April 23-26

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(608) 987-3292.

Beginning Blacksmithing
with Greg Winz

is being rescheduled
from May 2

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(608) 987-3292.

The Chaos of Perfection
with Maday Delgado

has been rescheduled
from May 2
to October 3

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(608) 987-3292.

Steeling Nature
with Sabrina Fadial

is being rescheduled
from May 8-10

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(608) 987-3292.

Bento Box
with Seth Apter

is being rescheduled
from May 15-17

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(608) 987-3292.

Champlevé Enameling with Fine Silver
with Maya Madden

is being rescheduled
from May 16-17

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(608) 987-3292.

Gas Forge Blacksmithing
with Dave Rich

is being rescheduled
from May 16-17

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(608) 987-3292.

Weaving with Four Harnesses
with Kathleen Nutter

is being rescheduled
from May 16-17

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(608) 987-3292.

The New Nouveau
with Andrea Matus deMeng

has been rescheduled
from May 21-24
to July 15-18, 2021 (save the date)

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(608) 987-3292.

Intro to Torch Welding
with Dennis McKernan

has been rescheduled
from May 24
to September 19

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(608) 987-3292.

Discovering Form Through Pinching Clay
with Michael Imes

is being rescheduled
from May 27-31
to June 2-6, 2021 (save the date)

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(608) 987-3292.

Hammer, Anvil, and Forge
with Mike Kazmerski

has been rescheduled
from May 29-31
to October 16-18

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(608) 987-3292.

Color Alchemy with Shibori
with Mary Mendla

is being rescheduled from
from September 26-27

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(608) 987-3292.

SAORI Weaving – Discover Yourself!
with Chiaki O’Brien

has been rescheduled
from June 6
to October 24

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(608) 987-3292.

Kaleidoscope Design Furoshiki (Wrapping Cloth) with Bengala Mud Dye
with Chiaki O’Brien

has been rescheduled
from June 7
to September 26-27

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(608) 987-3292.

Crazed Anatomy
with Michael deMeng

has been rescheduled
from October 1-4
to May 13-16, 2021 (save the date)

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(608) 987-3292.

Make a Bent Willow Chair
with Jim Arendt

has been rescheduled
from June 13-14
to June 12-13, 2021 (save the date)

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(608) 987-3292.

Toolmaking for Blacksmiths
with Greg Winz

is being rescheduled
from June 27

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(608) 987-3292.

Refining and Expanding Wheel Throwing Techniques
with Joe Cole

has been rescheduled
from July 17-19
to July 16-18, 2021 (save the date)

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(608) 987-3292.

Buckles, Bolos and Barbed Wire: the Art of the Buckle
with Richard Salley

is being rescheduled
from July 17
to 2021

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(608) 987-3292.

Buckles, Bolos and Barbed Wire: the Bolo Tie
with Richard Salley

is being rescheduled
from July 18
to 2021

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(608) 987-3292.

Buckles, Bolos and Barbed Wire: Barbed Wire Cuff
with Richard Salley

is being rescheduled
from July 19
to 2021

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(608) 987-3292.

Welding Wild Yard Art
with Dick Anderson

is being rescheduled
from July 18-19

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(608) 987-3292.

Surface History: Layered Collage Paintings
with Sara Post

will be delivered virtually as scheduled
from July 24-26

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(608) 987-3292.

Watercolor from the Beginning
with Dawn Flores

has been rescheduled
from July 29
to July 29, 2021 (save the date)

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(608) 987-3292.

Color Theory Through Watercolor
with Dawn Flores

has been rescheduled
from July 30
to July 30, 2021 (save the date)

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(608) 987-3292.

Abstract Watercolor Exploration
with Dawn Flores

has been rescheduled
from July 31
to July 31, 2021 (save the date)

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(608) 987-3292.

Abstract Fiber Sculpting
with Clarissa Callesen

has been rescheduled
from July 31
to June 11-13, 2021 (save the date)

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(608) 987-3292.

Watercolor Still Life with Flowers
with Dawn Flores

has been rescheduled
from August 1
to August 1, 2021 (save the date)

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(608) 987-3292.

Beginning Blacksmithing
with Greg Winz

has been canceled
for August 1

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(608) 987-3292.

Basics of Ceramics
with Joelle White and Katie White

has been canceled
for August 6 – September 10

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(608) 987-3292.

Revolutionary Pendant
with Kieu Pham Gray

has been rescheduled
from August 6-7
to July 29-30, 2021 (save the date)

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(608) 987-3292.

Small Stitched Landscape
with Suzi Dillinger

has been rescheduled
from August 7
to July 18, 2021 (save the date)

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(608) 987-3292.

Leather Playdate
with Kieu Pham Gray

has been rescheduled
from August 6-7
to July 29-30, 2021 (save the date)

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(608) 987-3292.

Creating Art Cloth with Resists
with Suzi Dillinger

has been rescheduled
from August 8-9
to July 19 & 20, 2021 (save the date)

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(608) 987-3292.

Animal Sculptures
with Jennifer Mally

is being rescheduled
from August 8-9

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(608) 987-3292.

Separation Anxiety – An Exploration in Enamel
with Kieu Pham Gray

has been rescheduled
from August 9
to August 1, 2021 (save the date)

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(608) 987-3292.

Welding Wild Yard Art
with Dick Anderson

has been canceled
for August 22-23

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(608) 987-3292.

The Birds and the Beeswax Book
with Nicole Austin

has been canceled
for August 28

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(608) 987-3292.

Texture Meets Metal
with Jacqueline Sullivan

has been canceled
for August 28

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(608) 987-3292.

Introduction to Zentangle®
with Tess Imobersteg

has been canceled
for August 28

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(608) 987-3292.

Zentangle® on Dark Paper
with Tess Imobersteg

has been canceled
for August 28

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(608) 987-3292.

Organics Plus Abstracts: Working in a Series
with Nicole Austin

has been canceled
for August 29

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(608) 987-3292.

Molding Paste and the Book
with Jacqueline Sullivan

has been canceled
for August 29

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(608) 987-3292.

Flower Child
with Nicole Austin

has been canceled
for August 30

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(608) 987-3292.

Delicollage
with Jacqueline Sullivan

has been canceled
for August 30

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(608) 987-3292.

Make a Bent Willow Table
with Jim Arendt

has been canceled
for September 12, 2020

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(608) 987-3292.

Stix n Stonz
with Eva Sherman

has been rescheduled
from September 11, 2020
to September 17, 2021 (save the date)

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(608) 987-3292.

Faux Channel Setting
with Eva Sherman

has been rescheduled
from September 12, 2020
to September 18, 2021 (save the date)

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(608) 987-3292.

Boundweave: Weaving a Flower Garden
with Jennie Hawkey

has been rescheduled
from September 12-13, 2020
to September 18-19, 2021 (save the date)

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(608) 987-3292.

Open Box Bezel Pendant
with Eva Sherman

has been rescheduled
from September 13, 2020
to September 19, 2021 (save the date)

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(608) 987-3292.

Capturing Small Cabochons through Wire Weaving
with Sarah Thompson

has been canceled
for September 17-20, 2020

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(608) 987-3292.

Rug Hooking Retreat: Learn How to Use Swatches and Color Planning Your Rugs
with Teresa Steele

has been rescheduled
from September 18-20, 2020
March 26-28, 2021 (save the date)

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(608) 987-3292.

Colored Pencil: The Drama of Realism and Abstraction in One
with Rhonda Nass

has been canceled
for September 19-20, 2020

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(608) 987-3292.

Bold and Uninhibited: Oil and Cold Wax Painting
with Serena Barton

has been rescheduled
from September 25-27
to October 22-24, 2021 (save the date)

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(608) 987-3292.

Moku Hanga
with Alfred Stark

has been rescheduled
from October 2-4, 2020
to October 1-3, 2021 (save the date)

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(608) 987-3292.

Fly Away Home: Creating a Mixed Media Artist Book
with Roxanne Evans Stout

has been rescheduled
from October 9-11, 2020
to September 24-26, 2021 (save the date)

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(608) 987-3292.

Hidden Settings for Colored Pencil on Copper
with Mary Karg

has been canceled
for October 3-4, 2020

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(608) 987-3292.

Abstract Landscape and Nature-Based Painting with Oil and Cold Wax
with Mark Russell

has been rescheduled
from November 5-8
to November 4-7, 2021 (save the date)

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(608) 987-3292.

Making Glass Beads
with Julie Lukosaitis

has been canceled
for November 7

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(608) 987-3292.

Stone Capturing Setting Stones without Solder
with Deb Donaghue

has been canceled
for November 7

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(608) 987-3292.