Randolph, Vermont

WRCC CLosed to the Public

With the current public health crisis and social restrictions due to  COVID-19, The White River Craft Center is postponing all WRCC  programming through the months of March and April. 


This includes  workshops, exhibitions, and community lunches. We will update our  website and social media outlets when we are able to offer programming  once again.


 If interested in a future workshop or event from our Spring  calendar or for any other reason, we would be happy to hear from you,  contact us at info@whiterivercraftcenter.org


Be well, we are in this together!


in the Gallery

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Play of Light A solo exhibition by Janet Cathey

On View: February 14 - closing date TBD (Extended due to COVID-19)

Gallery will reopen tentatively on April 15, 2020. 


The White River Craft Center is pleased to announce Play of Light, by
Janet Cathey.


Explore the diversity of Cathey’s printmaking in this solo show, running
this spring. Cathey’s work celebrates the simplicity and striking beauty of nature.
Through playful abstraction she creates depth and movement in each
print. Her contemplation of natural shapes results in a vibrant
perspective

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Monotype Workshop

Postponed; new dates available soon


Teaching Artist: Janet Cathey, http://janetensia.wixsite.com/mysite

Never printed before? Monotypes are an excellent entry into printmaking.

Explore the possibilities of layering colors and shapes on prints, using stencils and more than one plate. Try scraping and drawing marks on the thin plexiglass plates we will use. Process over product will be emphasized.

Come and play! All inks and cleaning materials are non-toxic.

Dreamcatchers

Postponed; new dates available soon


Teaching artist: Erica Venuti

Weave a dreamcatcher with materials sustainably harvested from nature. Learn about the origin of the dreamcatcher and the traditional methods and design. Create your own unique piece and decorate as you like.  (Ages 14+)

April Classes

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Introduction to Stained Glass

Postponed; new dates available soon


Scholarships available

Teaching Artist: Dayna Sabatino, www.daybreaksglassvt.com

Join us for this one day intensive on the process of stained glass. The instructor will provide a large variety of patterns as well as a large selection of colorful glass. Students will spend their day moving through the techniques of selecting and cutting glass, copper foiling methods and soldering. Each student will make a piece to bring home and leave with the basic knowledge of the stained glass process. Your finished works will make a lovely gift or look beautiful in your window.

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Pysanky Egg Painting

Postponed; new dates available soon


Teaching Artist: Jeanne Conde

Celebrate the return of spring with an introduction to Pysanky, a traditional Ukrainian egg painting technique. Make beautiful, multi-colored eggs that will become family treasures! 

Learn how to design, etch, and use wax resist to create your own unique relief image. Participants will also learn of the history of eggs at Easter time and will take home a kit to continue the craft! 

Re-purpose Painting with Rusty

Postponed; new dates available soon


Teaching Artist: Rusty Trombley

Do you have an old painting somewhere that has a great frame? Is there an object or heirloom that could use a fresh look? Yes? Then let's re-paint it and give it new life! Students should bring in a framed painting, canvas, or small object, less than 24 inches long. For instance, a birdhouse, footstool, or box. Learn how to prepare a surface, prime or base coat and use basic painting techniques using brushes, sponges, rags, and other tools. Students can be at any skill level.

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All Species Mask Making

Postponed; new dates available soon


Teaching Artist: Janice Walrafen

Join us in making colorful wearable masks to Celebrate Earth Day!

Using easy to trace patterns or altering these patterns you will create your own animal mask from cardboard, poster board, fabric and paints.

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Collaborative Glass Mosaic Workshop

Postponed; new dates available soon


Teaching Artist: Dayna Sabatino, www.daybreaksglassvt.com


For more information or to inquire about scholarships, contact info@whiterivercraftcenter.org

Learn the craft of glass mosaics in this day long class. With the guidance of stained glass and mosaic artist Dayna Sabatino, participants will learn to use glass cutting tools to design and create unique elements of a larger art piece to be installed on location at The White River Craft Center. A brief discussion on community art projects will benefit teachers interested in creating murals for schools or those interested in place-making efforts. The mosaic will be grouted after class hours and presented at the WRCC's Earth Day festivities on April 25th.

Earth Day Celebration

Postponed; new dates available soon


Parade, mask making, art exhibition, and more! Join us for an afternoon of honoring our planet and celebrating the earth with friends and family!

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Earring Workshop - Natural Materials

Postponed; new dates available soon


Teaching Artist: Erica Venuti

This is an exploratory workshop using reclaimed copper and birchbark to make earrings. Basic methods of working with the materials will be taught. Tools will be available for use and materials will be provided. Bring your creativity. 

May Classes

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Printmaking Collagraph Workshop

Postponed; new dates available soon


Teaching Artist: Janet Cathey, http://janetensia.wixsite.com/mysite

Our printing plates start as 10" X 10" pieces of matboard.  We will glue and emboss textured materials such as lace, sandpaper, thread, recycled papers, and more to these surfaces.  Each participant will create a supply of plates for multi-layered printmaking. We will experiment with staining some of our printing paper with acrylics before and after printing.  We'll roll ink onto our plates, decide how we will coax the elements of our plates into a cohesive design, and print!  Serendipity is embraced in this process.  Beginners welcome.  All inks and cleaning materials are non-toxic.