Clarksville Artists
Workshops



















































    Basket Weaving
    Workshops
    Artist/Instructor:        Marcia Whitt

    A basket maker and fiber artist for over 25 years, Marcia finds satisfaction
    in weaving natural materials into her creations.  She has taught classes in
    Missouri, Iowa and Wisconsin.  Her work is available at the family business,
    The Bent Tree Gallery, in downtown Clarksville.

    Antler Basket

    Students will create a medium-sized basket with a deer antler handle, a reed
    and sea grass body and use other natural materials for accents.

    Egg Basket

    This medium-sized basket, which was historically used for gathering eggs,
    uses oak, red and other natural materials in its construction.

    Gourd Embellishment
    Workshop
    Artist/Instructor:          Marcia Whitt

    A basket maker and fiber artist for over 25 years, Marcia finds satisfaction
    in weaving natural materials into her creations.  She has taught classes in
    Missouri, Iowa and Wisconsin.  Her work is available at the family business,
    The Bent Tree Gallery, in downtown Clarksville.

    Course Description:        Students will stain a precut and cleaned gourd with
    choice of colors and then add coils of natural fiber.  Personalize your
    creation with provided beads, feathers, arrowheads, etc., or bring your own
    embellishments.

       Fiber Arts
    Workshop
    Scarfmaking
    Artist/Instructor:          Marcia Whitt

    A basket maker and fiber artist for over 25 years, Marcia finds satisfaction
    in weaving natural materials into her creations.  She has taught classes in
    Missouri, Iowa and Wisconsin.  Her work is available at the family business,
    The Bent Tree Gallery, in downtown Clarksville.

    Course Description:        "Arty Scarf" – Using a sewing machine, students
    will make a neckscarf in your choice of color blends, using yarns from
    around the world.  Your new fashion statement can be worn all year round!!

       Fiber Arts
    Workshop
    Needlefelting
    Artist/Instructor:          Marcia Whitt

    A basket maker and fiber artist for over 25 years, Marcia finds satisfaction
    in weaving natural materials into her creations.  She has taught classes in
    Missouri, Iowa and Wisconsin.  Her work is available at the family business,
    The Bent Tree Gallery, in downtown Clarksville.

    Course Description:        Beginning needlefelting – Find out why this art
    form is taking the country by storm!  Using colorful roving, create as many
    original pins as time permits.


    Contact:           Marcia Whitt
                           P.O. Box 293, 102 2nd Street
                           Clarksville, MO 63336

                           (573) 242-3200
                           info@thebenttree.com
                           www.thebenttree.com/baskets




    Bent Willow Chair
    Workshop
    Artist/Instructor:        John Whitt

    John began building rustic furniture in 1982.  With his background in
    education, classes are always well-taught and entertaining.  He has a
    successful business in downtown Clarksville, Missouri where he displays and
    sells his work.

    Course Description:  During this 2-day workshop, students will make a
    beautiful and comfortable bent willow fanback chair.  They will also learn
    the history of rustic willow furniture, learn the location, recognition and
    harvesting of willow, and design and construction techniques.  All levels of
    experience are welcome.

    Contact:         John Whitt
                           P.O. Box 293, 102 2nd Street
                           Clarksville, MO 63336

                           (573) 242-3200
                           info@thebenttree.com
                           www.thebenttree.



    Traditional Milk Painting
    Classes: Last Sunday of each month (10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.)
    Artist/Instructor:          Caron Quick

    Caron is the owner and manager of The Windsor Chair Shop.  She
    and her husband have been creating by hand colonial Windsor chairs
    for nine years.  Their award-winning chairs are always painted by
    hand with traditional milk paint, a durable and environmentally safe
    material for long-lasting beauty.

    Course Description: Learn 18th century painting.  Project is provided.
    Class is FUN!!!  Bring a friend.  Learn to hand paint with traditional
    milk paint.  

    $35 deposit required per class to reserve space  (wear old clothes)


    Contact:           Caron Quick
                           107 S. North First Street
                           Clarksville, MO 63336

                           phone:  (573) 242-3700
                           fax:       (573) 242-9656
                           www.TheWindsorChairShop.net


         Jewelry Making Workshop
    Beaded Jewelry
    Artist/Instructor:  Dawn Beckwith, owner & principal artist,
    Dawn of Creation Art Studio in historic Clarksville, Missouri

    Dawn has art in her blood.  College educated and fostering a career in
    business for years, she finally gave it all up to start her own working art
    studio and gallery.  First a potter, which runs in the family, then a stained
    glass artist, her interests have evolved to include jewelry making, fused
    glass, mosaic.

    Course Description:         In this class, you will learn the basic tools,
    terminology and techniques of beaded jewelry creation.  Students will create
    and take home a bracelet and one pair of earrings of their own making from
    high quality components, and will have the knowledge to go on and purchase
    commercial findings and create jewelry themselves.


    Beginning Fused Glass Workshop
    Square Glass Sushi Dish or Glass Pendant
    Artist/Instructor:   Dawn Beckwith, owner & principal artist,
    Dawn of Creation Art Studio in historic Clarksville, Missouri

    Dawn has art in her blood.  College educated and fostering a career in
    business for years, she finally gave it all up to start her own working art
    studio and gallery.  First a potter, which runs in the family, then a stained
    glass artist, her interests have evolved to include jewelry making, fused
    glass, mosaic.

    Course Description:         In this class, Students will learn to safely score
    and cut glass, use the glass grinder and properly clean and prep glass for
    fusing.  All projects (your choice of one glass plate or two pendants) will be
    created and assembled for fusing during class.  Students will need to pick up
    their finished projects one week after class or arrange with instructor to
    have them shipped.


    Contact:           Dawn Beckwith, Dawn of Creation Art Studio
                           (573) 242-9600
                           dawnofcreation@sbcglobal.net
                           www.dawnofcreationartstudio.net







         

Simpatico
    an Art Gallery Co-op
 Simpatico Artists

    Gail Crozier - Lampworked Glass Beads
    Veronica Greene - Hand painted silks
    Debbie Mansir - Functional Pottery
    Skip & Racheal Matthews - Copper Colorists
    Jean McMullen - Watercolor and Collage
    Kathlyn Miller - Fused and Stained Glass
    Amanda Moon - Handmade Pottery
    Lori Purk - Nature Photography
    Mary Beth St. Clair - Custom Silverwork  
Clarksville Glassworks
          
    Arrange your own CLASS at the Bent Tree Gallery
        (We are trying something new and exciting this year at the Bent Tree Gallery!)  

    Just find a few others who would like to take the same class as you, then call and give us a date that will work for
    you.  Unless we have another class or art show on that date, we will hold your class for you at the time you specify.

                                   Classes available are listed below.  Price includes all materials.

    RUSTIC BENT WILLOW CHAIR  Sat-Sun class; $250.00; 2 students minimum
      Build your very own willow chair like our best-selling #1010 chair.  Class runs from 9-5 on Sat., and 9 until completion
      of your chair on Sun.  Field trip to view willow patch included.

    EGG BASKET  4-hr. class; $50.00; 3 students minimum
     Students will create an 8” egg basket with oak or ash and reed.  Emphasis on shaping and weaving techniques.  Basket may
      be left natural, stained, or painted.  Nice size for decorating  or for practical use.

    ANTLER BASKET  4-hr. class; $60.00; 3 students minimum
     Students will weave a rib-style basket with deer antler handle.  Sizes and shapes will vary.  Emphasis on shaping and weaving
     techniques.  Variety of natural materials provided for use and experimentation.

    CONTEMPORARY NATURAL WALL BASKET  3-hr class; $40.00; 4 students minimum
     Students will make an ice-cream-cone-shaped basket to hang on the wall, using grapevines,  willows, and an assortment of
     natural materials.  Finished size approx. 5” diam x 34” long,  or any size that pleases.

    GOURD EMBELLISHMENT  3-4 hr class; $55.00; 3 students minimum
     Students will begin with a cleaned gourd 6-8” diameter, then dye or paint with their choice of colors.  Natural materials will
     be stitched around the top, and more materials applied as a focal point.  (Wear your painting clothes.)

    FELTED HANDBAG  4-hr class; $60.00; 3 students minimum
     Using your choice of my many felted sweaters, students will create their own medium to large
     handbag.  Add pockets, handle, or shoulder strap to this very personal and artistic item!

    NEEDLE FELTED SCARF  2-hr class; $35.00; 4 students minimum
     Bring a wool or other winter neck scarf, and experience the wonderful world of needlefelting!
     Using a variety of colorful wool roving and the special needle which you may keep, create  a     
     one-of-a-kind art scarf.  Flowers, words, or abstract…you get to be the designer!  

    NEEDLE FELTED PINS  1-2 hr class; $15.00;  4 students minimum
     Using felt base and colorful wool roving, create one or more pins, brooches, or hair clips.  Students will ‘paint’ with wool
     onto the small felt ‘canvas’.  It’s easy and fun!

    CHIFFON FLOWER PINS  1-2 hr class; $15.00; 4 students minimum
     Students will create their own light and airy flower pins or hair clips with this fun and easy technique.  There will be
     time to make several in this enjoyable class.  


    Call The Bent Tree Gallery at 573-242-3200 to schedule your class.  All tools and materials will be provided, but you may
    wish to bring some of your own tools.  Be sure to wear appropriate clothes for the class you will take; some of our classes can
    be messy.  A 50% deposit is required at time of scheduling, refundable up to one week before class time.

    Our gallery is located in Clarksville, Missouri, just a short hour north of St. Louis on Hwy 79.  
           To be on our email list for future classes, send a note to info@thebenttree.com.
    The Bent Tree Gallery
    102 S. 2nd St.  PO Box 293
    Clarksville Missouri 63336
    573-242-3200
    www.thebenttree.com
    www.thebenttreegallery.etsy.com
    email:  info@thebenttree.com