View announces June workshops

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OLD FORGE —View, the center of arts and culture at 3273 Route 28, will host workshops in the coming weeks on felting, writing and basket weaving. Pre-registration is required by calling 315-369-6411, or online at ViewArts.org/workshops.

• “Weave A Hand-Crafted Melon Basket” with basket maker Linda Scherz on June 9. The workshop runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Scherz will share her experience, as she guides students through creating their own hand-crafted Melon Basket. The cost of this class is $90, $80 for members.

Scherz exhibits in select shows and conferences across the country. She was awarded “Best in Show for Fine Art/Craft: Body of Work” at the 2012 Annual Fine Furnishings Show in Providence, RI. In 2013 one of her baskets was selected for the National Basketry Organizations “All Things Considered VII” Exhibition and in 2015 another basket was selected for “All Things Considered VIII” Exhibition. These shows featured“benchmarks in excellence in traditional and sculptural basketry that demonstrate superior technique, and original concept and design. 

• “Make a Wet and Needle Felted Bird Yurt” on June 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Are you a nature lover who enjoys eco-friendly craft projects? Are you looking to learn a new skill set, which could turn into your new favorite hobby? Join View and renowned fiber artist Mallory Zondag for a fiber arts workshop, focused around creating a one-of-a-kind bird yurt using the ancient techniques of wet and needle felting.

“The Wet and Needle Felted Bird Yurt workshop is ideal for anyone who enjoys hand-crafting activities.” This workshop will demonstrate the process and techniques of creating three dimensional felt vessels that can be both decorative and functional. Students will take home a one of kind felted bird yurt, as well as an appreciation for fiber arts. Zondag will lead with step-by-step demonstrations, then have participants try creating their own bird yurt with her guidance.

The cost of the workshop is $100, $90 for members.

Zondag’s artwork involves felting, dyeing, weaving and other mixed media fiber practices to create sculptural wall hangings and installations. The growth and decay of the natural world and humanity’s place within that balance informs her creations of dimensional textures and sculptural pieces.

• Writing Coach David Hazard leads a Zoom writing workshop “Finding Your Voice and Breaking In” on June 12 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Looking to become a writer? Want to learn how to set your voice apart from other first-time authors? In this digital workshop, Hazard will help attendees achieve a stronger sense of who they are as a writer and what they want to say in their work. For those considering publication, they will also learn how to connect with agents and editors, making book publication dreams achievable.

Throughout the session, participants will be encouraged to share short excerpts of their work for group enjoyment and feedback.

The cost of the workshop is $60, $45 for members.

Hazard is an international writing coach, who has launched bestselling, award-winning, and acclaimed authors for 40 years, and the founder of View’s Art*iculation Writing Program. One of his specialty areas is helping writers handle issues of mindset, organization, and strategy - and how to evaluate their ideas to be sure they’re on the right track for publishing their work.

COVID-19 guidelines

All current Federal, State, and local COVID-19 guidelines will be followed. Masks and social distancing will be required unless proof of Covid vaccine is provided. Once proof of vaccine is provided, masks and social distancing will become optional.

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