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Birdwatching: Top Bird Felted Sculpture with Ellen Silberlicht
Birdwatching: Top Bird Felted Sculpture with Ellen Silberlicht

Sat, Oct 15



Birdwatching: Top Bird Felted Sculpture with Ellen Silberlicht


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Time & Location

Oct 15, 2022, 9:00 AM – Oct 16, 2022, 9:00 AM

Lexington, 130 Waltham St, Lexington, MA 02421, USA

About the Class or Event

2 Sessions, 9:00 AM-5:00 PM

October 15 and October 16, In Studio 

Skill Level: All

Class: $372 (Log in for membership discount prices)


Description: Come join the flock as we create our own birds to watch. You can choose your favorite bird that will inspire your work. With the wet felting technique, you will create a felted tree, complete with a branch and nuno felted leaves. A felted bird will be the "lid" sitting on top of your tree. You will use a resist and learn how to nuno felt, cover wire with wool, use a stiffener, along with manipulating the wool so it turns into a stopper as the lid. This weekend workshop covers  many felting techniques, and your creation will be completely customizable with colors and embellishments of your choosing. You can make whatever type of bird and tree, real or imagined, that you want.

Whether you are a begining felter or more advanced, Ellen is an exceptional teacher and will skillfully guide you through each step of your one of a kind custom bird and tree. This vessel with its lid makes quite the conversation piece!

This weekend workshop will be held on the following two dates: October 15th and October 16th.  There will be a lunch break, so bring some food with you! 

Prerequisites: Some simple beginning experience with laying out wool in the wet felting technique. 

Materials: Materials for this class should be purchased by students here

About the instructor: Ellen Silberlicht is an artist who combines clay with sculptural felted tops, in a unique marriage of materials. Ellen says of her creations: "I enjoy the thrill in translating an idea into wool, for wool has limitless possibilities and the problem solving involved keeps me engaged and continually challenged."

Ellen's creative expressions have always taken her on adventures across mediums. Her travels, life experiences, and education have given her a distinct style. Through fiber, clay, metal arts, painting and more, Ellen translates her concepts into the materials combinations best suited for her artwork. As a retired art teacher, she has successfully demonstrated her ability and love of sharing her passions. Her sense of humor and positive outlook on life unfolds in the work she creates and the joy she shares with others.

Please take a look at our registration policy and our current covid policy before your class.

Local dining options, accommodations, and more information about our facility can be found HERE. For any other questions our contact information is HERE.


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