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We offer a variety of hands-on classes, workshops and gatherings throughout the year, led by some of our most talented local artists and craftspeople. Come hone your skills, learn a few new techniques, and meet some friends and neighbors!
with Dixie Sullivan
In this three-part workshop series, participants will learn about the health benefits of safe, tonic herbs and get hands-on experience making their own herbal creations including creating an herbal infusion, a botanically infused facial mask, and nutritious adaptogen treats. These workshops are meant to bring meaningful experience and knowledge of herbs into everyday life through easy, traditional recipes, interesting stories & facts, and personal creations that nourish, rejuvenate and support the body while cultivating positivity and peace in the mind and inspiration in the heart. Participants will also engage the body’s sensory organs to obtain a deeper understanding of the quality of the herbs & constituents within them.
Cost is $15 for each class or $30 for all three classes. All materials are provided except as indicated in class descriptions below. Pre-registration is required, please stop by the Art Center to sign up and pay course fees.
Herbal Infusions: Drink in Health
Saturday, Sept. 14, 1-3pm
Understand what an herbal infusion is and how it is different than herbal tea
Learn about the different kinds of nutrient dense herbs that are safe, increase energy levels, uplift mood, and nourish & support the body (well-being and vitality)
Learn about the plants’ roles woven into history
Sample a variety of herbal infusions
Use the body’s senses to gain insight into the herbs & yourself through an organoleptic evaluation
Create your own herbal infusion to take home
Please bring a quart mason jar with a lid, and if you have a scale, please bring that also — no worries if you do not have one.
Beauty from the Sea: Plant-Based Rejuvenating Facial Masks
Saturday, Sept. 21, 1-3pm
Bring an earth-friendly spa treatment into your home!
Dive into the ancient art of thalassotherapy
Learn to create an all-natural facial serum with no harmful or toxic chemicals
Receive a step-by-step beauty routine that cleanses, tones, and brightens the skin
Explore the concept of plant-based beauty products
Take home a facial mask to indulge and replenish the skin
Please bring a 4 oz. glass bottle or container with a lid
Delightful Adaptogens: Herbs to Nourish the Body During Stressful Times
Saturday, Sept 28, 1-3pm
Learn about the restorative benefits of adaptogenic herbs and how they support the body in these busy, hectic times
Learn how to incorporate adaptogens into food for herbal support
We will get into the kitchen so to speak and create adaptogen treats from a classic recipe!
Learn about different adaptogen herbs including their properties and energetics to personalize the recipe & get the most benefit
Use your senses to gain useful knowledge of the herbs & yourself through an organoleptic evaluation
Instructor Dixie Sullivan is a budding herbalist with a passion for plants & fungi, health, cooking, art and beauty in the world. Her background consists of herbal medicine from various schools and philosophies, conservation & forestry, gardening, wild foraging, fermentation projects, mushroom growing, and long trips in the backcountry. Well-versed in botany, mycology, and phyto-chemistry, she is continually fascinated by the relationship between people, plants, and health. She looks forward to serving as a bridge, connecting people with plants and inspiring students to try new ways of looking at the world.
SNAC: Social Night at the Art Center!
This is our chance to kick back in a low-pressure atmosphere, meet new friends, learn some new skills and let our creativity run wild! Talented local artists lead the group in "No Experience Necessary" projects, from canvas painting to ceramics, and send participants home with their very own creation. Cost generally runs $20-$40. Festivities start at 6:30pm, with all supplies and light appetizers provided. Bring your own beverages...and bring your friends!
Projects vary month to month, and space is limited so please let us know if you plan to attend. Register here or call us at 406.535.8278 for more information!
LIVE MODEL FIGURE DRAWING
Join us for a lively, low-pressure night of practicing our observation skills - absolutely no experience necessary! We'll play fun games and experiment with different poses as we learn basic pencil and charcoal drawing techniques; participants are encouraged to develop their own style of sketching what they see!
Cost of the class is $35 ($30 for LAC members!) and includes all materials and instruction, appetizers and a free drink. Space is limited; register here or call 535.8278 for more information. Bring along your favorite beverages and an open mind...we can't wait to see you there!
Classes fill up quickly so be sure to register early and reserve your space!!
**LAC Members receive discounts on select events! Join today and discover the many other perks of being part of the Lewistown Art Center family!**
We're always looking for new project ideas and instructors! What do you want to see more of? What are you interested in learning? We want to hear your suggestions...and if you'd like to share your own creative talent with a fun-loving group of friends and neighbors, please let us know!