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Simply download the registration form for the class you're interested in, fill it out completely, and drop it off in person during business hours (12:00-6:00 PM, Monday through Saturday)—or email us at info@lacismuseum.org—or call us at (510) 843-7290!
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Recent Classes | Class Schedule


Summer/Fall 2021

         Pleated Pansy: A Ribbon Flower Class
         with Patrice Krems

         Saturday, August 14, 2021 — 12:30 to 5:00 PM

Don't miss out on Patrice's next ribbon-work flowers class
in September, Delightful Daffodils!

         Beginning Tatting
         with Kevin Baum

         Saturday, August 21, 2021 — 12:30 to 4:00 PM

Don't miss out on Kevin's next tatting workshop
in September, Beginning Tatting and Beyond!

         Beginning Bobbin Lace      • SOLD OUT •
         with Eva Gergely

         Saturday, August 28, 2021 — 10:00 to 4:00 PM

This class filled up quickly! Want to learn bobbin lace yourself?
We will be offering bobbin lace classes in the future, so let us know and secure your spot now!

         Delightful Daffodils: A Ribbon Flower Class
         with Patrice Krems

         Saturday, Sept. 11 — 12:30 to 5:00 PM

         Tambour Embroidery      • SOLD OUT •
         with Zoya Parkansky

         Saturday, Sept. 18 & Oct. 2, 2021 — 10:00 to 5:00 PM

How exciting! That was just the first of two class sessions, and everyone did so well. We can't wait to see Zoya's students again in October, and see how far they've come!

10/2/2021 Update!

Well, Zoya, you've done it again.

With the basics of tambour beading now under their belts, these students are excited to take the technique in all the myriad directions their inspiration dictates. You know we love to see it.

Great job, everyone!

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Fall 2021 - Spring 2022

         Three-Petal Flower with Vintage Ruffle Edge
         with Patrice Krems

         Saturday, October 9 — 12:30 to 5:00 PM
           $55 + $20 kit fee (payable to instructor)

Learn how to make this exquisite vintage 1920s-inspired, hand-gathered ruffled edge three-petal flower with leaves and a bud using thread for the stamens.

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         Beginning Tatting (And Beyond)
         with Kevin Baum

         Saturday, October 16 — 12:30 to 4:00 PM

In this class you'll learn the double stitch, which all shuttle tatting is based on. After that comes rings and picots, and then connecting them. This is a multi-level class, so if you need a refresher or would like to further your tatting skills, this is the class for you!

Kevin Baum is an accomplished tatter and teacher with many years of experience. He's taught classes at both Lacis and SFSNAD, the San Francisco School of Needlework and Design.

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         Elevate Your Embellishments
         with Kim Van Antwerp

         Saturday, October 23 — 12:30 to 4:30 PM
           $40 + $56 kit fee (payable to instructor)

This new class will offer an opportunity to create an eye-catching, one-of-a-kind sampler using special embellishment materials! You will be initiated into the world of Shrinkets plastic, a plastic that can be shaped into ruffles, cups and saucer shapes. Shrinkets provide the perfect canvas for velvety rich color and fine detail when used with colored pencils. They're lightweight, colorful, and catch the light like stained glass. What more could you want in an art material?

Kim Van Antwerp has been internationally recognized for her work with wool, beads and body ornament. Her work has been published in various books and magazines, and she has taught both needle felting and bead weaving at venues across the United States.

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         Cabochon Roses
         with Patrice Krems

         Saturday, November 6 — 12:30 to 6:00 PM
           $55 + $20 kit fee (payable to instructor)

This versatile ornament is often seen on the clothes of the 1910s and 20s—learn to fashion wired ribbon into stunning cabochon roses and add an instant splash of vintage panache to an ensemble!

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         Irish Crochet
         with Máire Treanor

         April 20-23, 2022 — 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
           $300 for all 4 days (or $100/day with a $200.00 minimum)

Learn to make Irish crochet lace! Students just need to know how to chain stitch, single crochet, and double crochet. You'll learn how to make the sumptuously, wildly organic motifs that comprise gorgeous Clones lace: the small rose, the large wild rose, shamrock, vine leaves and grapes...

Máire Treanor completed her degree in Irish Studies at the University of Ulster, and was employed by Irish World as a development officer when she discovered the lace of Clones, Ireland (located in the Border Region). She's worked hard to revive the tradition since the late '80s, authoring the book Clones Lace: The Story and Patterns of an Irish Crochet, republished by Lacis in 2010, and teaching Irish crochet all over the world.

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