2019-2020 Craft Workshops
Craft workshops will be offered September through April, sponsored by West Plains Council on the Arts, and hosted by local artisan Tara Hensley.
The calendar of workshops is below. Details will be added as final plans are made.
Class size is limited.
Tickets can be purchased through the Facebook event page each month.
Watch the WPCA Facebook page for future class announcements.
ABOUT THE COORDINATOR:
Tara Hensley was raised in a small town in the Appalachian foothills of southern Ohio until about the age of 12. Her upbringing included being a member in the Patchworkers 4-H club, where most of her projects consisted of food, sewing and crafts taught by her mother, a 4-H leader. Hensley won ribbons for her work at local and state fairs, including an award for Outstanding of the Day at the Ohio State Fair. Hensley now lives in West Plains.
“For the most part I have created things for my own home but now have decided to share those things that I create and cherish so much,” says Hensley. “My passion is for what they are calling these days – rustic, primitive and farmhouse. Most of my items have been upcycled from a vintage piece or made from a common household item. This is what inspires me. Of course, I love frequenting vintage re-sale shops and antique stores for my inspirations, so most items that I make are pre-loved and show wear. DIY is a way of life in the Midwest. Thou art blessed who “rescues” unwanted items; her husband may be embarrassed but her projects are incredible!”
BARN QUILT WALL HANGING WORKSHOP
OFFERED IN SEPTEMBER
Create your own barn quilt wall hanging at this workshop September 10! Participants will create a rustic barn quilt wall hanging for indoor or outdoor display. West Plains Council on the Arts (WPCA) will host the workshop, conducted by local artist Tara Hensley, on September 10, 2019, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at The Hampton Inn-West Plains. Cost for the workshop is $30, all supplies included.
The hand-painted wooden décor is a nod towards heirloom quilting. Participants will also learn about the history of barn quilts and barn quilt trails. The quilt block pattern that will be used is the Martha Washington Star. Finished quilt block is 12” x 12”. While the rustic farmhouse version is the most popular, other colors will be available. Once you have mastered your own barn quilt wall hanging, you will be able to make them for gifts or for other areas in your home. You will easily be able to create other quilt block patterns as well.
Space is limited. Reserve your spot by reserving your ticket through Eventbrite on the WPCA Facebook event page – Barn Quilt Wall Hanging Workshop; or call Paula at 417-293-2325.
NO SEW FABRIC PUMPKIN WORKSHOP
OFFERED IN OCTOBER
Create your own no-sew fabric pumpkins at this workshop October 8! West Plains Council on the Arts (WPCA) will host the workshop, conducted by local artist Tara Hensley, on October 8, 2019, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at The Hampton Inn-West Plains. Cost for the workshop is $30, all supplies included.
In this workshop, you will create three quick and easy stuffed fabric pumpkins (indoor use only), perfect for the autumn season. These adorable fabric pumpkins are no sew and suitable for crafters of all levels. Fabric pumpkins are a wonderful way to welcome fall in your home decorations! There are so many ways to personalize these pumpkins and dress them up. And the best part? They live forever.
These pumpkins are a lot of fun to make and once you’ve mastered them you will be able to make more for family and friends as gifts or a wonderful last- minute Halloween or even a Thanksgiving decoration or centerpiece.
Space is limited. Reserve your spot by reserving your ticket through Eventbrite on the WPCA Facebook event page – No Sew Fabric Pumpkin Workshop; or call Paula at 417-293-2325.
Craft Class – Burlap Cone Tree
November 12 – 6:30-8:30 pm
Craft Class – Quilted Fabric Ornament
December 10 – 6:30-8:30 pm
Craft Class – Burlap Snowman
January 14 – 6:30-8:30 pm
Craft Class – Shabby Farmhouse Heart Rag Wreath
February 11 – 6:30-8:30 pm
Craft Class – Wooden Block Bunny Sitters
March 10 – 6:30-8:30 pm
Craft Class – Hand Painted Mason Jar Welcome Sign
April 14 – 6:30-8:30 pm