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Star ornament from workshop at the League of NH Craftsmen Meredith Fine Craft Gallery. Courtesy photo.




Make Your Own
Holiday craft classes and workshops

11/26/15
By Angie Sykeny asykeny@hippopress.com



 Instead of buying holiday decorations, why not make some? Check out these crafty events.

 
• Unwind this holiday season at E. W. Poore Art Studio’s (775 Canal St., Manchester) “A Day of ‘Z’” Friday Zentangle sessions. On Friday, Nov. 27, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., make ’tangled holiday decorations and adornments with bling. On Friday, Dec. 11, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., create ’tangled Christmas cards, embellished letters and Zendala gift boxes. The cost for each session is $59. Previous basic instruction from a certified Zentangle teacher is required. Students must supply their own basic materials, and the instructor will provide any specialty materials. Visit ewpoore.com.
• There will be a wreath-making workshop with Beaver Brook and League of New Hampshire Craftsmen at the 4th Annual Holiday Bazaar at LaBelle Winery (345 Route 101, Amherst) on Saturday, Nov. 28, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 29, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Enjoy refreshments and holiday music in the wine cellar while you fashion a long-lasting, mixed evergreen wreath with pine, mountain laurel and eastern hemlock. The cost is $30 per person. Register in advance at beaverbrook.org.
• If you’re looking to give your home some festive flair, come to Holiday Decorating with Nancy Godbout and Aimee Lindh on Tuesday, Dec. 1, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Manchester City Library (405 Pine St.). Students will learn how to make wreaths, roping and more decorations for the holiday season. Registration is required. Visit manchester.lib.nh.us.
• The Hooksett Public Library (31 Mount St Mary's Way) will host an adult craft night on Wednesday, Dec. 2, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Participants will make a snowman out of a flower pot and other craft supplies. Light refreshments will be served. This event is also open to teens age 15 and up. There is a $5 fee to cover the cost of the supplies. Speak with a library staff member to register. Visit hooksettlibrary.org.
• Join Beaver Brook for a greens-gathering hike and wreath-making on Thursday, Dec. 3, from 9 to 11:30 a.m., at the Beaver Brook Brown Lane Barn (52 Brown Lane, Hollis). Take a hike to gather eastern hemlock, white pine, mountain laurel, pine cones and winter berries. Then, return to the barn and enjoy tea and cookies while you fashion a long-lasting holiday wreath. Bring your own clippers if you have them; wreath rings and wire will be supplied. The cost is $25 per person. Visit beaverbrook.org.
• Get in the holiday spirit with a Natural Creations craft at Amoskeag Fishways (4 Fletcher St., Manchester) on Friday, Dec. 4, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Come with your family and make natural adornments with evergreen boughs, pine cones and more. Hang them up in your own home or give them as a gift. The cost is $8 per family, and advance registration is required. Visit amoskeagfishways.org.
• The League of NH Craftsmen Nashua Gallery (98 Main St.) will have a Snowflake Zendala workshop on Saturday, Dec. 5, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., open to adults and kids age 10 and up. A Zendala is a hybrid of a mandala circle and Zentangle art. Create snowflake-shaped Zendalas that can be used as ornaments. All experience levels are welcome. Tuition costs $20, and materials cost $15. Visit nhcrafts.org. 
• E. W. Poore Art Studio (775 Canal St., Manchester) will have a Zentangle Inspired Christmas Workshop on Saturday, Dec. 5, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Students choose from a selection of holiday-themed Zentangle projects including cards, decorations, embellished letters and Zendala gift boxes. The cost for the workshop is $49. Previous basic instruction from a certified Zentangle teacher is required. Students must supply their own basic materials, and the instructor will provide any specialty materials. Visit ewpoore.com.
• Join Amoskeag Fishways (4 Fletcher St., Manchester) for family wreath-making on Saturday, Dec. 5, from 10 a.m. to noon. Work with your family using natural materials to create a fragrant, long-lasting wreath to hang in your home. The cost is $15 per wreath. Advance registration is required. Visit amoskeagfishways.org. 
• The Wilton Public and Gregg Free Library (7 Forest Road, Wilton) will host a holiday centerpiece workshop on Saturday, Dec. 12, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Create a lovely centerpiece to put on your holiday table. Please bring a container and any items such as boughs, branches or other greenery to share. Visit wiltonlibrarynh.org.
• Stop by the Currier Museum of Art (150 Ash St., Manchester) on Saturday, Dec. 12, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. to make your own 2016 calendar inspired by works in the Currier’s collection. All ages are welcome. This project is free with museum admission and free for New Hampshire residents between 10 a.m. and noon. Visit currier.org.
• Did you know that Sunday, Dec. 13, is National Cocoa Day? Celebrate at Sandown Public Library (305 Main St.) from noon to 2 p.m. Mix your own hot chocolate powder, then create adorable snowman jars to store it in. Visit sandownlibrary.us.
• Get in the holiday spirit with a star ornament workshop at the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen Meredith Fine Craft Gallery (279 Daniel Webster Highway, Meredith) on Saturday, Dec. 13, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Crafters will make their own paper beads, add some sparkle and string the beads onto a wire along with some accent beads to create a shimmering holiday star ornament. Tuition costs $19 per student, and materials cost $10. Pre-registration is required. Visit meredith.nhcrafts.org/classes.
• Head to Sandown Public Library (305 Main St.) on Wednesday, Dec. 16, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. to create a mini felt ball wreath. No felting experience is needed. Visit sandownlibrary.us. 





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