Don't miss these upcoming workshops in Dorset, Baysville & Dwight for youth ages 8 and up! Gillian Thomas will lead the drumming & I will offer art making!
WORKSHOPS ARE AVAILABLE PRIVATELY AND IN GROUPS AT STONE TREE STUDIO AND OTHER LOCATIONS!
This loon was carved by a student from JD Hodgson Elementary School!
STONECARVE SMALL SCULPTURES
Ages 10 and up
Learn how to design your sculpture, remove extra stone with a hacksaw, define with rifflers, sand smooth with polishing papers, and add finishing details after it has been oiled. Carve a small sculpture in a 3 hour workshop or have longer lessons using chisels & mallets to work on large pieces!
These necklaces were carved by two women at a workshop at the Rosseau.
Ages 6 and up
Come carve amulets in a 1.5 hour workshop. Think of a symbol and learn how to carve it out of soapstone or alabaster. It can be a touchstone or necklace. If you focus on an intention while carving it can have extra meaning.
Masks are just one of many possibilities at an Expressive Arts session.
No Artistic experience necessary! It's all about the process.
Elise Muller has her post-grad certificate in Expressive Arts from Fleming College. EXA sessions use a variety of media, art, creative writing, and music to help you explore and hear messages from your inner creative self! Individual sessions can be arranged but also it can be fun to get a group together for a couple of hours!
Pictured below is Elise teaching an Expressive Arts Girls Night at the Bohemian.
Elise Muller has been sculpting stone since 2001 and has taught stone carving workshops privately and in the schools through electives, Kaleidoscope in Muskoka, and Artists in the School for Haliburton County. Elise also facilitated youth programs for YWCA Muskoka from 2006-2013. She has a post-grad certificate in Expressive Arts from Fleming College and also offers sessions in that field. In 2014 Elise received a Township of Lake of Bays Youth Programming grant to run 5 sessions of “Arts 4 Youth” in Dorset followed by funding from Nuit Blanche North to offer 5 more sessions. Elise has had interactive booths for all 5 of the Nuit Blanche North festivals in downtown Huntsville - Mask decorating, Hat making, Textile Printing, Stone Carving, and Wing making. Elise is passionate about encouraging creativity in herself and her students.