Join Kasia Drake-Hames (www.kdhartstudio.com) and learn the traditional Polish art form of making paper Christmas ornaments, just in time for the holidays. Each student will create at least five different ornaments – woven basket, flower, mushroom, star and porcupine. Patterns will be provided to take home and continue the creativity. A brief history and background of this art form, and traditions of a Polish Christmas will also be discussed in this fun, hands-on workshop. No experience required. All are welcome. The class will be small and relaxed so each student receives individual attention.
Kasia teaches art classes to adults and youths in a variety of locations. She loves engaging people through art, and encouraging creativity. She has a BFA in Fiber from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, continued with Theory and History of Art Therapy at Mount Mary College, and recently attended the Sievers School of Fiber Art on Washington Island in Door County, WI. She has exhibited her work in numerous solo and juried exhibitions including the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts, Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, and the Milwaukee Art Museum. Kasia has completed many public art commissions including for the Shorewood Public Library and the Healing Center in Milwaukee.
Cost for the workshop is $45 which includes all supplies and lunch in the Cedar Valley dining room.