Classes, Events and Calendar
Summertime Kids Classes
Hands On is offering kids classes on Wednesdays this summer, starting June 18th and running weekly through August 13th. We will have 2 different sessions each day. The morning session runs from 9am - Noon and the afternoon session runs from 1-4pm. Each session includes two to four projects and provides an opportunity for children ages 7 and older to be creative while making FUNctional art pieces.
Prices range from $30-$40 for each session, depending upon the projects. Students who sign up for multiple sessions (and pay in full at the time of reservation) receive a 10% discount. This includes siblings.
A snack and drink will be provided for each artist. Pick up of projects will be one week after the class ends.
June 18th 9am-Noon: THE ART OF THE SNACK June 18th 1-4pm: AMERICANA June 25th 9am - Noon: AMERICANA June 25th 1-4pm: ONE IN A MINION July 2nd 9am - Noon: ONE IN A MINION July 2nd 1-4pm: MY BEST FRIEND July 9th 9am-Noon: MOSAIC MADNESS July 9th 1-4pm: LIFE'S A BEACH July 16th 9am-Noon: FROZEN FUN July 16th 1-4pm: MONOGRAM WALL ART July 23rd 9am-Noon: MY BEST FRIEND July 23rd 1-4pm: OCEAN ORIGINALS July 30th 9am-Noon: LIFE'S A BEACH July 30th 1-4pm: MOSAIC MADNESS August 6th 9am-Noon: MONOGRAM WALL ART August 6th 1-4pm: THE ART OF THE SNACK August 13th 9am-Noon: OCEAN ORIGINALS August 13th 1-4pm: FROZEN FUN
The Art of the Snack : Learn new painting techniques as you create a FUNctional popcorn container, mason jar and ice cream dish. $30 Americana: Paint a trendy chevron American flag plate and create a patriotic fused glass votive holder. $30 One in a Minion: Everyone loves the cute and inspiring minions from Despicable Me. Learn how to make your own clay minion ornament & glass minion nightlight & turn a simple mason jar into an adorable painted minion. $30 My Best Friend: Is your dog your best friend? Show him or her how much you love them as you learn new painting techniques. You’ll paint a food bowl and a treat jar as well as create fun dog or cat fused glass magnets. $40 Mosaic Madness: Learn how to use shiny, colorful tiles to create pretty pictures. Mosaics are so much fun! You’ll make a mosaic wall hanging that includes ceramic and glass tiles, fused glass pieces as well as a 6” tile that you paint yourself. The finished project can be a name plate, dry erase board or just a funky wall hanging. $40 Life’s a Beach : Perfect for summer time, this class teaches you how to create a SUMMER RULES canvas, a flip flop clock and a fused glass surfboard magnet. $35 Frozen Fun: All the kids are crazy about the Disney movie, Frozen, so we created a class around themes from the movie. You’ll learn how to make a fused glass snowflake to hang in your window plus a Clay Olaf Ornament and an adorable Reindeer Mug. $30 Monogram Wall Art: Paint three trendy tiles using contact paper, chevrons, stickers, patterns and clay carbon paper. Then we’ll install these tiles into a specialty frame that holds all three and hangs on the wall. $40 Ocean Originals: All kinds of creatures live under the sea. We’ll show you how to create a jellyfish fused glass suncatcher, and paint an octopus chip n dip set using bubbles and paint. $30
Pottery Wheel Throwing Class for Adults: Next Class Starts September 30th/October 1st, 2014
Learn the various aspects of wheel thrown pottery, including how to wedge, center, throw, trim and glaze. This is a pottery wheel class for beginners and hobbyists. Classes meet once a week at the times shown below with 2 hours instruction and final 1/2 hour with routine clean up. Cost for this 6 week session is $165 and includes glazes, kiln time and the first 25 pound bag of clay. Potery toolkit will be supplied to first time students. Additional clay supplies can be purchased as needed. We will also be recycling clay, which will be available for free use.
Instruction will include how to wedge, center, throw and trim clay. We will spend time getting the feel of the clay and practicing techniques to yeild simple forms such as bowls, mugs, vases, etc. Week 6 will cover the glazing process.
All pottery wheel classes are taught by Paula Dodd, member Magic Valley Arts Council. Reservations for classes are now being taken at Hands On. Call 736-4475 to reserve your spot. Deposit $75 at time of reservation with balance due at first class.
Dates and Times: Tuesdays or Wednesdays 8:30am - 11am or 6pm-8:30pm Call us at 736-4475 for additional Information and Class Dates.
FUSED GLASS CLASSES
At Hands On, we offer a variety of walk-in project kits so that customers may do a fused glass project at any time, even without an appointment. If you would like to take a more intensive glass class or learn how to make a project which is not on our "walk-in-project" list, you'll want to take one of our FUSED GLASS Basics Classes. We offer these classes on the fourth Saturday of the month 10am-1pm. Discover the basics of working with hot glass. Come learn about the different types of glass, how to score and break glass, volume control, slumping and dichroic glass. Our classes are designed for people who are not artists but just want to have fun. If you’ve always been curious about how glass pieces are made, this class is for you. Classes cost $10 plus the price of the project you choose. All tools and materials are provided.
Upcoming Glass Classes: Saturday August 23rd 10am SPECIAL NOTE: If you have a group of 8 or more, we can customize a Fused Glass Class just for you! Call us to discuss the possibilities.
TUESDAY NIGHT ART CLASS
Tuesday August 5th or Tuesday August 19th 6:30 pm.
Join us for a painting class where we’ll show you step by step how to create this classy CHEVRON MONOGRAM PLAQUE. You choose your ceramic piece and we provide everything else—no experience is required. $10 class fee (includes studio and glazing fees, tools, instruction, patterns and snacks) plus the price of the piece you choose to paint. We require the $10 class fee to be paid at the time of your reservation.
MAGIC VALLEY MINION MANIA CONTEST:
Entries Accepted: June 16th-August 16th Voting August 17th-Midnight August 25th
FIRST FRIDAY MUSIC NIGHT
August 1st: Gabby Lutz & Avery Gonzales September 5th: Brianne Lynn
Join us on the first Friday of each month 7:30-10:30 for First Friday Music Night, featuring live music, studio-fee-free pottery painting (for new projects), drinks, snacks and a whole lot of fun. This is family-friendly event and a great way to spend a Friday evening in downtown Twin Falls. No reservations required. Just drop in anytime between 7:30pm and 10:30pm in the evening. Check out the other businesses in downtown Twin Falls that are also open on First Fridays (Rudy's, A Cook's Paradise, Jensen Ringmakers, Scrappin' Girlfriends, Twin Falls Sandwich Company and Slice) and then stop in at our place, grab a drink and hang out and be creative.
A unique storytime & pottery painting adventure especially designed for kids ages 2-8. We read a story together, have a snack & complete a painting project that relates to the story. Parent participation is required. Call the studio at 208-736-4475 for information and reservations.
Friday August 8th: IT'S A MONSTER PARTY Saturday August 23rd 1pm: TINA COCOLINA, QUEEN OF THE CUPCAKES
DIVA NIGHT: Thursday August 21st 7-10pm
A ladies night out event, devoted to Creating a handmade gift, Partaking in treats and Relaxing with friends (a little CPR for you). On Thursday August 21st 7-10 pm, we'll be hosting a fun and relaxing InSPAration Night featuring chair massages by Sharon Johnson from MASSAGE AND BODYWORKS. We'll even provide special treats for all the painters! This is your opportunity to get re-inspired and re-charge your battery before the craziness of BACK TO SCHOOL really sets in. You might even meet some new friends. It's going to be a great night! Cost is $12 cover charge plus the price of your pieces. The cover charge includes studio & glaze fees, snacks, chair massages for all the painters and so much more! Advanced reservations are appreciated by calling 736-4475.
FRIDAY EVENING MATINEE
We're offering a different special each Friday this summerOur Friday matinee special is valid from 5-9 pm each Friday evening. Check out our July schedule:
Friday August 1st: GARDEN ART SALE - 20% off all flower pots, frogs, gnomes, garden markers and votive holders! Friday August 8th: SPORTS FAN SPECIAL - 10% off all sports banks and boxes Friday August 15th: BOWL-A-THON - 20% off all bowls (cereal bowls, mixing bowls, berry bowls, oh my!) Friday August 22nd: CHIPS N SALSA NIGHT - 25% off Chip n Dip platters plus we'll provide the snacks (you got it - chips n salsa) Friday August 29th: FREEBIE FRIDAY - Free Studio Fees for everyone!
See our calendar for additional details
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