Workshops

To see more photos, detailed workshop descriptions, and to register, please go to the Register page.

Please scroll down to see upcoming classes in my Rockville studio.

Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival

This year, I am teaching three needle felting workshops on May 2, 3 and 4 at the the biggest and best event of the year, the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival! See details on the Festival website and register on EventBrite.  

Needle Felted Lamb Workshop

Wednesday, May 2, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Room 5 at Turf Valley Resort

Celebrate your love of fiber by learning to needle felt an adorable mini sheep or lamb! Students will learn the basics of needle felting, including how to form shapes and create a smooth, solid felted surface with wool, as well as how to add natural wool curls for the fluffy fleece and fine details for the face.

 

 

 

Needle Felted Sculpture Workshop

Thursday, May 3, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Room 5 at Turf Valley Resort

Unleash your creativity and the versatility of needle-felting to create an original wool sculpture. Students will build on their existing needle-felting skills to learn advanced and alternative methods for achieving desired shapes, firmness, and textures. Come learn how wool, like your imagination, has no limits!

Needle Felted Cupcake Workshop

Friday, May 4, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Room 5 at Turf Valley Resort

Make a fun and colorful needle felted cupcake entirely out of wool. Your creation can be used for decoration or as a pin cushion. Students will learn the basics of needle felting, including how to form shapes and create a smooth solid felted surface with wool, as well as how to add precise details and textures. Intermediate students will learn ways to improve their technique.

 

 

Workshops Series in Rockville Starting in 2018

If you prefer, come visit the studio during Open Studio hours to check out the offerings and register in person.  

Make Up Policy:  If you miss a class, make-up will be arranged during Open Studio hours, or if space allows, during the next session of the same or similar class.

Needle Felting Workshop Series 

This four-week series of needle felting will really allow you to express your creativity and explore the unlimited potential of wool. Beginners will learn to needle felt, and experienced felters will build on needle felting skills. Students will have the options to make their own versions of sample projects or to make original creations of their own design. Meets Sunday afternoon for 4 weeks. $135 includes instruction, wool, and use of tools. Additional $20 to purchase foam felting pad, kit, and needles to keep.  Ages 12 and up.

 Sundays, 12 -2pm, March 4-25 

8 Week Option:  After teaching/reviewing basics in the first four weeks (described above), Jill will introduce wire armatures and other advanced techniques, as well as wet felting. Students will have the options to make their own versions of sample projects or to make original creations of their own design. Meets Tuesday mornings for 8 weeks. $245 includes instruction, wool, and use of tools. Additional $20 to purchase foam felting pad, kit, and needles to keep.  Ages 12 and up.

 Tuesdays, 10am - 12pm, Jan. 16 - March 6 

Art Journaling Workshop Series

Art Journaling is a wonderful creative outlet, combining written with visual expression. In this six week series, we will make our own journals, hand sewing mixed media papers, binding and decorating canvas book covers. We will use a wonderful array of art materials, including paints, art markers, gel pens, colored pencils, as well as collage and decoupage. $135 including materials.  Ages 16 and up.

Thursdays, 7 - 8:30pm, March 1- April 12  (no class March 29)

Paper Mâché Workshop Series

If you haven't done paper mâché since elementary school, you'll be amazed at how fun and versatile this fiber arts medium can be. Over the course of four or eight weeks, we will take paper mâché and our creativity to new levels, making sturdy detailed sculptures out of paper and flour. We will finish our paper mâché sculptures with a combination of painting, collage, and decoupage. $165 for 6 weeks  including materials.  Ages 12 and up.

Saturdays, 10am-12pm, March 3 -  April 14  (6 weeks, no class March 31)