ESSA to have more summer sessions July 10-19

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Eureka Springs School of the Arts will have its sixth and seventh summer sessions from July 10-19, offering six workshops during that time.

Alice McKee will teach “Build Your Own Birkenstocks,” introducing students to the art of shoemaking. Students will design their own sandals based on the popular Birkenstocks footbed.

“Mud Pies & Chocolate Clay” will be taught by Donna Doss, targeted toward students from 11-17. The students will make fun and functional clay pieces, learning to work on the wheel, learn different finishes for their art and make their own edible clay.

Carrie Siegfield-Haase will teach “Metal Magic” for students from 11-17, offering a lesson on the basic metalsmithing skills and techniques to form, forge, stamp, solder and river. Students will use copper and silver to create three pieces.

“It’s in the details: Taking your work to the next level” will be taught by Judy Ditmer. In this woodturning workshop, students will explore and practice getting the best results with a variety of tools, as well as tightening up designs in turned objects.

Lisa Krannichfled will teach “Experimental Watercolor,” where students will explore the versatile medium of watercolor with a fun and experimental approach using traditional and non-traditional techniques including the use of easy-to-find household tools.

“Fashion Sandals” will be taught by Alice McKee. Students will learn the basics of building a clog-soled sandal, experimenting with painting on leather and choosing from two different styles. Top stitching and simple inlay will also be covered.

For more information or to sign up, visit or call 479-253-5384.

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