21 Mill Street Littleton, NH 03561 

603-444-1066
littleton.studio.school@gmail.com

  www.nhcrafts.org/littletonstudioschool

We are a not-for-profit art and craft school that offers classes for students of all ages and at all levels of experience.

The school features a pottery and jewelry studio, with classes taught by both juried League members and professional
local artists. We have a growing number of classes and workshops in other media, including painting, drawing, fiber, blacksmithing and basketry. 

The Littleton Studio School opened near the Littleton League Gallery
in September 2008.
The school is located on Mill St across from Shilling Restaurant 

 

If you would like a printed copy of our schedule please send an e-mail to littleton.studio.school@gmail.com with your address
or stop by the studio and check out what is going on!

Private class? Party? Team building? Bridal Shower ?
The possibilities are endless!

Please call for more info + 603-444-1066

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CLAY  JEWELRY/METALS 
MIXED MEDIA/PAINTING
 KIDS/TEEN 

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CLAY CLASSES & WORKSHOPS

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Throwing/Hand-building
With Alison Dodd

 
Open to beginners and students with any level of clay experience. From
basic throwing and hand-building skills, to creating advanced forms and
applying surface designs, Alison works with students one on one to help
them develop their clay skills.
Four 6 weeks sessions
A.
Thursdays 6:00PM - 9:00PM September 3rdto October 8th
B. Tuesdays 6:00PM - 9:00PM October 27thto December 8th
C. Wednesdays 9:00AM-12:00PM October 28th to December 10th 

D. Thursdays 6:00PM - 9:00PM October 29th to December 10th 
Tuition: $198 Estimated Materials Fee: $30
*No Classes during Thanksgiving Week*
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Hand-building
With Maria Neal

Beginners or experienced potters will gain a solid foundation or stretch their abilities working with the hand-building process. Whether it is working with slabs to create mugs, bowls or boxes or learning coiling and pinching techniques to create vases and other forms, Maria’s creativity is sure to build upon your love of clay to create fun and fabulous pieces. Maria will tailor this class to the abilities of the students.

Two 6 Week Sessions
Mondays 2:30 to 5:00PM
A.
August 31st to October 5th
B.
October 26th to December 7th       
Tuition: $165 Estimated Materials Fee: $30

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Clay Open Studio Hours

Sunday 1-4
Tuesday 1-4
Wednesday 12-3
Friday 10-1

*Must have taken a class to participate in Open Studio*
Call 603-444-1066 for info & pricing 
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JEWELRY/METALS WORKSHOPS & CLASSES

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 Some Metal Jewelry Classes Are Open to Teens - Please Call to Inquire

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Guided Open Session

Learn new techniques while working on your own projects. The group chooses a single technique to explore during the session, such as bezel setting, soldering or enameling. The instructor leads group creative discussions where students learn from and inspire one another. Materials available for purchase. Students must have taken a prior Fundamentals or equivalent.

Two 6 Week Session
A.
Wednesdays, September 2nd – October 7th
6:00-9:00PM with Lucy Golden

B.
Thursdays, October 29th – December 10th 6:00PM - 9:00PM
with Jean Matray

Tuition: $203 Estimated Materials Fee: TBD

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 Jewelry Fundamentals

Explore fundamentals of metal-smithing, including soldering, sawing, forming, surface texture and finishing. Make a ring, a bracelet, earrings (and more!). Each project builds on the techniques learned in the last. This class can be taken repeatedly as students develop their skills and personal styles.
Two 6 Week Sessions
A. Thursdays, September 9th - October 8th 6:00PM - 9:00PM with Jean Matray B. Wednesdays, October 28th – December 9th 6:00-9:00PM with Lucy Golden 

Tuition: $203 Estimated Materials Fee: TBD

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Enameling: Color Play
with Lucy Golden

Enameling is the age-old art of fusing colorful glass to metal. In this class, beginning and ongoing students will be introduced to techniques of sifting, using stencils, and sgraffito, among others. Exciting colors of enamel are available. Millefiori beads, silver wire and foil can be added as accents. Students will have at least one finished piece by the end of the day.

One Day Workshop
Saturday, September 12th 10:00AM – 4:00PM
Tuition: $84 Materials: $15

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Surface Textures
With Cathy Smith

In this class we will focus on different ways to add interest to the surface of metal. This will include embossing, hammering, stamping, layering, and adding patina. We will make earrings or a pendant learning the different techniques to embellish. Bring beads to add if you like.
Two Sessions
Wednesday August 5th &  August 12th
6:00PM-9:00PM
Tuition: $84 Estimated Materials Fee: $30
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Feather Earrings
With Lucy Golden

There are many approaches to making feather earrings, and in this class, students will be taught the basic metals skills of sawing, soldering and finishing silver to make the bases for the feathers. Colorful feathers will then be added and embellished, resulting in unique and exquisite earrings.
Sunday, December 6th 1:00-4:00PM
Tuition $56 Materials fee: $12 paid to instructor

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Finishing Tips & TricksWith Joy Raskin

Tired of using emerying paper and want to get a better finish on your jewelry?  We will discuss various ways to finish metal more efficiently, and use a variety of specialized grinding/polishing rubber wheels, 3M deburring wheels, tumbling, other polishing compounds and more.   If you need to take your skills up a notch and get better results, then this workshop will address your needs. Basic metalsmithing skills required.

One Day Workshop
Saturday, October 3rd 10:00AM to 4:00PM
Tuition: $94 Materials: $25


Ancient Coins

With Annie Salter

In this workshop students will make a pendant or earrings using fine silver, Argentium and widow's mite coins.  These coins were used throughout Judea and even circulated during Jesus’ lifetime. Students will learn how to set the coins using the prong setting technique. Basic metalsmithing skills required.

Two Day Workshop

Saturday & Sunday 12/12-12/13 10:00AM to 4:00PM

Tuition: $168 Estimated Materials Fee: $55


Introduction to Vitreous Enameling Examining Champleve and Cloisonne Techniques

With Jeanne Shafer

This introduction course on vitreous (glass) enameling will instruct students on how enamel is bonded under high heat (1400-1600 degrees) to various types of metal.  The student will explore two different inlaid techniques creating surface designs: champleve and cloisonne.  Each person will learn how various types of enamels work on copper and fine silver metals.The student will design one cloisonne piece in fine silver and learn how to enamel one champleve copper piece,  add interesting textural techniques and finish both pieces during the two-day class.

Two Day Workshop

Saturday, November 14th 10:00 to 5:00PM

Sunday, November 15th 10:00 to 5:00PM

Tuition $182 Materials: TBD 


Double Helix Bracelet

With Deb Fairchild

In this workshop you will learn how to create two spiraling motifs that chase each other around a central core. This is a variation of the basic spiral rope technique, creating a lush and flexible yet strong rope. Learn the basics and get lots of ideas for design possibilities. This class is fun and inspirational and always a favorite. All skill levels welcome.

One Day Workshop

Saturday, October 17th 10:00AM to 2:30PM

Tuition: $54 Estimated Materials: $20


 Basic Bezels

With Joy Raskin

Ever want to know everything about bezel setting stones? This one day workshop will cover the basics of how to make a bezel setting. Learn tips and tricks on how to set your stone perfectly, how to clean up your bezel and create a beautiful polish. Instructor will provide silver bezel strip, silver wire, and a small assortment of stones for students to purchase. Basic metalsmithing skills required.

One Day Workshop
Sunday, October 4th 10:00AM to 4:00PM
Tuition: $84 Materials: $10-$30


Fold Forming

With Monica Eastman

Students will learn to make fold formed leaves out of copper or brass to use as earrings, charms or as decorative vines to add interest to planters or wall space.  We will start with larger sizes to learn control and then work our way to the smaller sizes.

One Day Workshop
Saturday, November 11th 10:00AM to 4:00PM
Tuition: $84 Materials: $25


 Teen Classes with Lucy Golden

Ages 12-16

Teen Feather Earrings

There are many approaches to making feather earrings, and in this class, students will be taught the basic metals skills of sawing, soldering and finishing silver to make the bases for the feathers. Colorful feathers will then be added and embellished, resulting in unique and exquisite earrings. (pictured above)

Sunday, October 25th 1:00 to 4:00PM.

Tuition: $56 Materials: $12 paid to instructor

 

Teen Color Play with Enamels

Enameling is an ancient art in which powdered glass is fused with metal. In this class, students will be introduced to the techniques of sifting, stenciling, and sgraffito, among others, and will end up with unique and colorful pieces.

Sunday, November 8th 1:00 to 5:00PM.

Tuition $56 Materials: $15 paid to instructor

 

Teen Bangle Bracelet

Bangle bracelets are as much fun to make as they are to wear. In this class, students will learn and practice the basic metal-working skills of soldering, hammering, wire-work and finishing. The end product will be a Sterling bangle bracelet embellished with additional Sterling and bead details.

Sunday, October 18th 1:00 to 5:00PM.

Tuition: $56 Materials: $15 paid to instructor


 Metals Open Studio Hours

Tuesdays 6-9 PM

Need more independent time in the studio to continue working on a class project or start other personal projects?   A  monitor will be available to oversee the studio.
Students provide their own materials, but may utilize the tools, soldering and finishing equipment in the studio.

$5.00 per hour      ~      10 hours for $40.00

Prerequisites:  Students who have completed Jewelry Fundamentals and at least one course of Guided Open Session may use the Metals Open Studio. 

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MIXED MEDIA CLASSES & WORKSHOPS

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Basket Making
With Ray Lagasse

 

Choose from an assortment of Ray’s wonderful baskets.
 1.) Double Pie Basket- 10" W X 20" X 5" high w/ 2 wooden swing handle,
2.) Pack Basket- 7" W X 14" L by 17" high with strap, 
3.) Market Basket- 9" W X 18" L X 8" high w/ 2 wooden swing handles, 
4.) Laundry Basket- 11" W X 18" L X 12" high with 2 handles.

Saturday October 31st 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Tuition:$150 Estimated Materials Fee:Included

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Stained Glass
With Jacki Smith


if you have always wanted to try stained glass here is the workshop for you! You will select a color family for making a sun catcher. After cutting the glass, grinding it to fit, copper foiling the piece and soldering, you will take home your very own sun catcher. All materials and machines will be provided by the instructor. When registering
please specify which colors you want to use.
One Day Workshop
Saturday, October 17th 10:00AM – 3:00PM
Tuition: $65 Estimated Materials Fee: $10


 

KIDS CLASSES & WORKSHOPS

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Clay People
With Melissa Jones

Students will practice coil building, pinch pot, and sculpting skills in all the same project.  Construct a clay person that resembles someone you know or a fantasy character!
FULL
Two Day Workshop
Tuesday & Wednesday August 11th & 12th
9:00AM -11:00AM
Tuition: $64 Materials Fee: Included

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Kids Mixed Media
With Nicole Knowlton

Students will combine the powers of observation with imagination in this exploratory mixed media class. Within a fun and supportive environment, students are encouraged to develop their skills with a variety of media such as pencil, acrylic paint, water color, and more!
ONLY ONE SPACE LEFT
Three Day Workshop
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday August 18th, 19th & 20th
9:00AM – 11:30AM
Tuition: $83 Estimated Materials Fee: TBD

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Holiday Ornaments

Fun for the whole family.  Cut out holiday shapes and paint them with underglaze! They will be fired in time to hang on your holiday tree!!! Bring your own cookie cutters if you would like.
One Day Workshop
Saturday November 21st 9:00AM to 12:00PM Ages 6+
Tuition: $42 Materials: Included

                                                                                                                              

Click here to download our registration form.

*DISCOUNTS*

Are you a supporting member of the League of NH Craftsmen?

Are you registering 3 weeks in advance?

• If you answered "Yes" to either take $5 OFF each class tuition!

• 10% off one registration for siblings in the same class.

*One discount per registration, discounts cannot be combined. 

*Scholarships are available for all ages*

You may either Mail or drop your registration form and payment at:
Littleton Studio School
21 Mill St., Littleton, NH 03561
Or call: 603-444-1066

All Major Credit Cards Accepted

  • Full tuition is due at the time of registration. Failure to make full payment may result in the loss of your place in the class.
  • A full refund less a $25 registration fee will be given if you withdraw from a class at least seven days prior to the first day. No refund will be given after that time.
  • We reserve the right to cancel classes due to inadequate enrollment and other circumstances beyond our control. In the event of a cancellation a credit or full refund will be given.

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