Baulines Crafts Guild

Baulines Craft Guild Summer Workshops
A workshop series in design and fabrication techniques for metal arts, paper structures and basketry, fiber, clay, and new mixed media taught by Master artists of Baulines Craft Guild
May 2010
Baulines Craft Guild offers workshops in fine craft  with Master Craft artists.  This summer, treat yourself to a creative adventure! Try your hand at Tapestry weaving, Ceramic sculpture, the Metal art of Chasing and Repoussee`.  Explore structures in paper, reed, or cane.  Try a new medium: the Art of Metal Infused Cast Concrete Sculpture. Take one or two, or more workshops and spend the summer exploring your new knowledge, or learning something completely different.  Register with Baulines Craft Guild.  Call 415-458-3535 to sign up and pay for your workshop by credit card, or request a registration form; you can sign up via postal mail and pay by check.  Email  the Guild office at with any questions.
Sign-ups must be complete by the registration deadline, or workshops will be cancelled.

Baulines Craft Guild offers Apprenticeships with master Artist members.  Study with an expert in a fully equipped professional studio, and learn the practice and business skills you need to advance your career.  Apprenticeships are available full and part time.  Potential apprentices are asked to submit a portfolio for review prior to being accepted.  Contact Baulines Craft Guild director, Janet Moore, at 415-458-3535 to learn more about apprenticeships in wood furniture, metal arts, tapestry, ceramics, and other forms of fine craft.

Junior Apprenticeships are offered to high school juniors and seniors in Master artist's studios.  Junior Apprenticeship is 15 day long visits in the workshop of a professional artist. Learn exciting skills, and advance  your chances of scholarships to art schools and professional programs. Small stipends  are available.

Participating in a creative workshop is a wonderful way to make community and meet new friends. 

Baulines Craft Guild supports the growth of the creative, independent artist and seeks to encourage a climate of appreciation for craft in contemporary society.  Membership is by invitation and jury of submitted materials. If you are interested in joining, contact Janet Moore, Executive Director, Baulines Craft Guild.

Alex Friedman 5 faces Five Faces
with Alex Friedman
Portraits in tapestry are exciting and fun!  Alex Friedman introduces you to the fine art of weaving small portraits: pets, friends, family, yourself, imaginary pals. On simple looms, Alex will guide you through an exploration of imagery creating any character that you can imagine or observe in tapestry weaving. Materials provided by instructor. Bring your own frame or table loom, or purchase a copper pipe loom from Alex. Intermediate level weavers encouraged.

Location: Alex Friedman Studio, ICB  480 Gate 5 Road, Sausalito
Dates: September 18-19, Saturday and Sunday
Cost: $250, limit of 6 participants
Registration deadline: September 8

Chuck Quibell;  bowl, turned wood Explore Chasing and Repoussee`
with Griffe Griffiths
Master metal artist Griffe Griffiths inspires excitement about the medium of copper and bronze and the art of chasing and repoussee` (drawing and raising).  If you have taken Griffe's introductory class, you will want to continue on and learn more about this ancient technique. New to the medium? You'll learn and enjoy!
Create drawings, symbols, 2d and 3d objects; jewelry furniture fittings, and more. Suitable for beginners and experienced alike. You will alter simple hardware tools to fit the creative purpose.

Location:  ArtWorks Downtown, 1337 4th Street, San Rafael, CA
Dates:  June 26-27, Saturday and Sunday   10 AM-4 PM
Cost:  $275 with materials fee paid to instructor of $50.  You will receive copper, a steel bench block, and use of tools and propane torches. Limit of 8 participants.
Registration deadline:   June 18
Hersey-Tall lightsPaper Structures with Susan Hersey
Creating Art with Paper Pulp
Use reeds, bamboo, twigs, gauze and sprayed paper pulp to explore sculptural forms in paper with Master artist Susan Hersey.
You may embellish your sculpture with fibers, bits of colored fabric,  other papers, or paint. Work in  Susan's studio: an unusual and beautiful environment in the countryside near Petaluma.  Her well-equipped studio has a Hollander beater, tables and plenty of outside workspace to enjoy your day creating with pulp.  Recommended for all levels and interests. Limit of 8 people.  Wear old clothes so you can enjoy getting wet.

Location:  Studio Hersey  1285 San Antonio Road,  Petaluma, CA
Dates:    July 17-18, Saturday and Sunday, 9:30 AM- 4 PM
Cost:  $200, with materials fee of $15 paid to instructor.  Limit of 8 participants; bring a lunch and any embellishments that you would like to use. Susan has a lovely garden to relax in and share your experience of the day. 
Urn of Cast Concrete-Malone Small Objects in Metal Infused Concrete with Grayson Malone
This is a unique exploration of the properties and possibilities of working with concrete.  You will learn fundamentals of metal and concrete combination, casting and finishing techniques and become familiar with the tools of the trade.  Two class sessions, on two consecutive Saturdays, will give you ample opportunity to create a box, a vase, or an oil lamp.  Processes involve mold preparation, casting, scraping, grinding, carving, and embellishing with trinkets or found objects.  There are more creative possibilities than you can imagine! Wear old clothes that you will ruin.  Guild Master member Grayson Malone is an accomplished sculptor and former contractor who knows her materials!
This workshop will be offered in two sessions. choose one to fit your schedule.

Art Works Downtown   1337 4th Street   San Rafael
Dates: 1st Session:
July 10, Saturday, and July 17, Saturday   10 AM-5 PM
            2nd Session:  July 11, Sunday and July 18, Sunday.
Cost:  $250 with materials fee of $25 paid to instructor.  Materials will be enough to create more than one object.  Bring found objects to experiment with.

Shapiro-Hanging basket Plaited Paper and Cane Baskets with Barbara Shapiro
Master member Barbara Shapiro shares her techniques of plaiting with paper and cane to create unique baskets that can form the basis of collage to be embellished with stitching, painting, paper skins,  or other surface design techniques with your favorite materials.  The resulting small works could be used as holiday gifts, a simple vase,  or a container for precious objects. Barbara combines her rich knowledge of historical and ethnic textiles with broad technical experience.   She is a much sought after teacher in the Bay Area and nationally.  This full day workshop will explore both paper and cane plaiting to create unique personal works.  Limit of 10 students of all levels of ability.

Location:  ArtWorks Downtown  1337 4th Street San Rafael
Dates: August 7, Saturday 10 AM-4 PM
Cost: $150 +$20 Materials fee to instructor.  BCG members $125 + materials fee
Jonah Carol Wedemeyer teaches Combining Clay with Found Objects

This is a fast moving event that will keep your attention.  Only a few tools are needed and it is fun and funny: Carol Wedemeyer, national foot bag champion, is a ceramic sculptor with a wicked sense of humor and an amazing vision.  Carol will demonstrate and you will use clay to form basic shapes that make up eyes, nose, and mouth.  You will be amazed at how fast figurative realism happens! During 2 subsequent session, you will glaze or burnish your creation and combine with found objects for personal poetic results.
Many great artists have used figurative abstraction in their work, and Carol will share slides. Three session workshop is suitable for all levels.  Materials fee to the instructor will cover clay, glazes, paint, and firing fee. This workshop is suitable for all levels. Limit of 8.

Location:  Art Works Downtown 1337 4th Street  San Rafael
Dates:  July 24, Saturday, 10 AM-4 PM;  July 31, Saturday, 10 AM-12 PM; August 8,
              Sunday, 10 AM-12 PM
Cost: $200 plus $20 materials fee.  BCG members $150 + materials
Register for your workshop by phone, post, or email. 
You may send a check or use your credit card to pay by phone. Wordshops will be cancelled if minimums are not met by ten days prior to workshop.  Invite a friend to attend and be sure your choice is available!
Baulines Craft Guildencourages the growth of the independent artist through education, exhibition, and creation of community.  Attend a Guild workshop and make new friends, increase your knowledge of fine craft and just have a real good time. Thank you, and Enjoy!
To Register for any workshop: Contact Baulines Craft Guild
BCG Summer Workshops
or visit our website at to download a registration form
Master Card and Visa accepted
Janet Moore