LACKAWANNA COLLEGE ENVIRONMENTAL INSTITUTE – Spring 2011 Art-Based Events

March 26, 2011                         Art in Nature: Making Beeswax Candles, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Join artist Sally Robertson for an all-natural candle making workshop. Pure beeswax candles have a natural sweet fragrance, burn longer and are free of the harmful chemicals and toxins than found in most store-bought candles.  Participants will learn several techniques including tapering and sand casting.  Classes are $15 per person and all materials will be provided. Registration is limited and pre-payment is required.  For more information or to register, contact Lackawanna College Environmental Institute at 842-1506.

April 9 & 16, 2011                     Art in Nature: Beginner Pottery Workshop, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Learn the simple construction techniques of pinch, coil, and slab and successfully create hand built  sculptural ware with artist Ellen Jamiolkowski and Frank Goryl of Moscow Clayworks.  During the second day of this 2-day workshop participants will learn how to make their pottery come alive with different types of surface design and glazing techniques as well as transfer methods.  No experience is necessary.  This 2-day class is $30 per person and all materials will be provided. Pre-payment is required.  To register, contact Lackawanna College Environmental Institute at 842-1506.  For more information about Moscow Clayworks go to www.moscowclayworks.com

April 15, 2011                             Art Opening: Feather Art, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Stop by to enjoy the opening of Feather Art, by local artist, Allen Crothamel. Allen paints wildlife and landscapes on the unusual medium of tail feathers from wild turkey and grouse! He has been selected for numerous awards in the art world, including the Eastman Kodak award for innovative art printing.  Original work and prints will be available for purchase. Refreshments will be served. Allen’s work will be on display from April 15th to June 2nd.   Admission is free. For more information, contact the Lackawanna College Environmental Institute at 570-842-1506.

May 14, 2011                Art in Nature: Weaving w/ Recycled Materials, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Explore the intersection of design and environmental responsibility by weaving recycled and natural materials into original works of art with artist Sally Robertson.  No experience is necessary.  Classes are $15 per person and all materials will be provided. Registration is limited and pre-payment is required.  For more information or to register, contact Lackawanna College Environmental Institute at 842-1506.

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