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Needle Felted Mushrooms with Firefly Studios

Tuesday, September 19, 2023
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm (Expired)
Blandford Nature Center
1715 Hillburn Ave. NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Contact & More Info
Contact: Community Programs Coordinator
Email: registrar@blandfordnaturecenter.org
Phone: (616) 735-6240
Event posted by: Blandford Nature Center

Join Firefly Studios to create your very own mushroom(s) sculpture using wool and barbed needles. You may make 2-3 smaller mushrooms or one large mushroom. Class instruction goes over the needle felting process, proper needle use and safety, how to create a sculptural core and attach felt pieces, as well as adding exterior wool and details. If you’ve never tried needle felting, this is a wonderful class to begin with, and is also fun for those with previous experience! Examples and demonstrations of techniques will be provided, and plenty of wool options will be available to choose from. Completed project sizes may vary.

This program is for adults and teens, ages 10 and up. Registered kids must be accompanied by a registered adult.

Pre-registration is required to attend this program. Online registration closes at 12pm the day before the program, unless it is sold out first. If the program is sold out, please complete the online registration to be added to the waitlist. You will not be charged to be added to the waitlist.  If you have further questions, please email Camilla Voelker at camilla@blandfordnaturecenter.org.

About the Instructor: I am a self-taught felt artist, and have been making felt since being introduced to both needle felting and wet felting in 2009. The sculptural qualities of wool are impressive, making creative possibilities seemingly endless. I glean much of my inspiration from the natural environment, particularly patterns, colors, and shapes. From there, I create various types of items including vessels, wall art pieces, sculptures, jewelry, and wearable felted items that are nuno felted.  Along with working in the studio, I also regularly teach classes concerning these art forms at varying locations and age groups.

Member: $33
Non-Member: $38

Please Note: This program will be held indoors.