FoL-ColorWhether your interest is creative writing, playing the dulcimer, or blacksmithing, the Berea Festival of Learnshops (July 7-23, 2017)  has something for you. Select among workshops that last from one hour to four days to pursue your interest in sustainable living, culinary arts, collage, painting, Appalachian crafts, fiber arts, jewelry, glass, storytelling, literary arts, music, multimedia sculpture, woodworking, or professional learning for educators. The Festival of Learnshops is family friendly, so bring your kids or grandkids, enroll them in the youth friendly offerings or join an intergenerational class and create together.

Using the search bar to the left you can search through any of our learnshops by title, category or even a general term like “Glass” or “Fiber”. Just type something in and hit enter! If you’d rather just browse, there are several options in the tabs below such as day by day calendar listings or a sortable list of our entire learnshop catalog.

Below is a list of all courses available for the 2017 Festival of Learnshops. Learnshops can be sorted by Category, Difficulty, Title, Age and Instructor. To sort the learnshops simply click on one of the header titles. You can also use the search bar to single out listings. Just type in a word and all learnshops that don’t conform will be removed from the list.

NOTE: Age restrictions and guidelines vary for each learnshop. Please be sure to check the learnshop listing(s) for details on age requirements and guidelines.
CATEGORIESTITLE / LINKDIFFICULTYAGEINSTRUCTOR
Acrylic,
Professional Learning
Acrylic Painting: On the HorizonAll LevelsYouth & Adult FriendlyJacqueline Sullivan
Jewelry,
Professional Learning
Advanced Memory Wire JewelryIntermediateYouth & Adult FriendlyLinda Stephenson
Storytelling,
Professional Learning
Advanced StorytellingAdvancedYouth & Adult FriendlyOctavia Sexton
Painting,
Professional Learning
Adventures with Oil PaintingBeginnerYouth & Adult FriendlyGina Dittmeier
Mixed Media,
Professional Learning
Alcohol Markers and Colored Pencils TechniquesAll LevelsYouth & Adult FriendlyDr. Jeannette K. Jones, RCC
Dance,
Professional Learning
American Folk DanceAll LevelsYouth & Adult FriendlyJoe Wilkie
Gourd Art,
Professional Learning
Antique Electric Pumpkin GourdBeginnerYouth & Adult FriendlyDonna Boshers
Music,
Professional Learning
Applying New KY Arts Standards: Elementary MusicAll LevelsAdultRichard Brown
Music,
Professional Learning
Applying New KY Arts Standards: Middle and HS MusicAll LevelsAdult Richard Brown
Professional LearningArts Education and Arts in Education: Updates and ApplicationsAll LevelsAdultJudy Sizemore
Painting,
Professional Learning
Asian Brush Painting - Cherry BlossomsAll LevelsAdultDiana Marra
Gourd Art,
Professional Learning
Baby Gourd CatsBeginnerYouth & Adult FriendlyDonna Boshers
Sustainable Living'
Professional Learning
Backyard BeekeepingBeginnerYouth & Adult FriendlyRichard Olson
Sustainable Living,
Professional Learning
Backyard ChickensBeginnerYouth & Adult FriendlyCheyenne Olson
Fiber Art,
Professional Learning
Batik 3 Ways: Soy Wax, Flour Paste and GlueAll LevelsAdult Pat Sturtzel
Bead Art,
Professional Learning
Bead Weaving On a LoomBeginnerYouth & Adult FriendlyLinda Fifield
Gourd Art,
Professional Learning
Beehive or Sunflower Birdhouse GourdBeginnerYouth & Adult FriendlyDonna Boshers
Fiber Art,
Professional Learning
Beginner Brazilian EmbroideryBeginnerAdultLinda Stephenson
Jewelry,
Professional Learning
Beginner Cold Forged Copper BraceletBeginnerYouth & Adult FriendlyKen Gastineau
Jewelry,
Professional Learning
Beginner Copper or Brass Fold Formed NecklaceBeginnerYouth & Adult FriendlyKen Gastineau
Jewelry,
Professional Learning
Beginner Copper or Brass Stamped BraceletBeginnerYouth & Adult FriendlyKen Gastineau
Jewelry,
Professional Learning
Beginner Fold Formed Copper or Brass BraceletBeginnerYouth & Adult FriendlyKen Gastineau
Basket Making,
Professional Learning
Beginner's Basket for Public and EducatorsBeginnerYouth & Adult FriendlyDianne Simpson
Broom Making,
Professional Learning
Beginning Broom MakingBeginnerAdultChris Robbins
Storytelling,
Professional Learning
Beginning StorytellingBeginnerYouth & Adult FriendlyOctavia Sexton
Woodworking,
Professional Learning
Beginning Woodturning-BowlsBeginnerAdultChester Mullins
Woodworking,
Professional Learning
Beginning Woodturning - Candle Holder/VaseBeginnerAdultBob Bagley
Glass,
Professional Learning
Blow a Glass Tumbler or Stemless Wine GlassAll LevelsYouth & Adult FriendlyMichelle Weston
Glass,
Professional Learning
Blow Your Own Glass Ornaments for AdultsBeginnerYouth & Adult FriendlyMichelle Weston
GlassBlow Your Own Glass Ornaments for KidsBeginnerYouth & Adult FriendlyMichelle Weston
Glass,
Professional Learning
Blow Your Own Glass Vase or Candy DishIntermediateYouth & Adult FriendlyMichelle Weston
Acrylic,
Professional Learning
Bold Abstract Acrylic PaintingAll LevelsAdultAmy Lewis
Jewelry,
Professional Learning
Bracelet and Earring Basic BeadingBeginnerYouth & Adult FriendlyLinda Stephenson
Music,
Professional Learning
Build and Learn to Play a CantarAll Levels Youth & Adult FriendlyDonna Lamb
Mixed Media,
Professional Learning
Build a Fairy HomeAll LevelsYouth & Adult FriendlyMary Colmer
Jewelry,
Professional Learning
Button and Bead Necklace and EarringsBeginnerYouth & Adult FriendlyLinda Stephenson
Gourd Art,
Professional Learning
Cat in a Pumpkin GourdBeginnerYouth & Adult FriendlyDonna Boshers
Painting,
Professional Learning
Color Schemes and Abstract MotifsAll LevelsAdultDiana Marra
Mixed Media,
Professional Learning
Color Schemes and Origami: Color-Gami CardinalBeginnerAdult Diana Marra
Acrylic,
Professional Learning
Complete a Landscape Painting In Six HoursAll LevelsYouth & Adult FriendlyNeil Di Teresa
Culinary,
Professional Learning
Cooking Vegetarian - Family FavoritesBeginnerAdultBarbara Napier & Olivia Knuckles
Corn Shuck,
Professional Learning
Corn Shuck Arts - Flower MakingBeginnerYouth & Adult FriendlyMary Reed
Corn Shuck,
Professional Learning
Corn Shuck Doll MakingBeginnerYouth & Adult FriendlyMary Reed
Glass,
Professional Learning
Create Your Own Glass PaperweightAll LevelsYouth & Adult FriendlyMichelle Weston
Glass,
Professional Learning
Create Your Own Glass Tide Pool PaperweightIntermediateYouth & Adult FriendlyMichelle Weston
Fiber Art,
Professional Learning
Creating Textile Design: Dyeing and PrintingAll LevelsAdult Pat Sturtzel
Dance,
Professional Learning
Dance for Educators and Youth LeadersAll LevelsYouth & Adult FriendlyDeborah Denenfeld
Mixed Media,
Professional Learning
DelicollageAll LevelsYouth & Adult FriendlyJacqueline Sullivan
Basket Making,
Professional Learning
Design Your Own Basket-Public & EducatorsIntermediateAdult Dianne Simpson
Drawing,
Professional Learning
Drawing 1, 2, and 3 Point PerspectiveBeginnerAdult Linda Kuhlmann
Dulcimer,
Professional Learning
Dulcimer Weekend for BeginnersBeginnerYouth & Adult FriendlyAnne MacFie
Dulcimer,
Professional Learning
Dulcimer Weekend for Intermediate and BeyondIntermediateYouth & Adult FriendlyTull Glazener
Dulcimer,
Professional Learning
Dulcimer Weekend for Just Past BeginnersBeginnerYouth & Adult FriendlyMaureen Sellers
Fiber Art,
Professional Learning
Dyeing to Meet EweBeginnerYouth & Adult FriendlyJoan Beck
Jewelry,
Professional Learning
Electro Etched PendantBeginnerAdultMicah Kirby
Fiber Art,
Professional Learning
Embellished Textile Assemblage: Intensive Two DayIntermediateYouth & Adult FriendlyJennifer A. Reis
Jewelry,
Professional Learning
Embossed and Punched JewelryBeginnerYouth & Adult FriendlyScott Mattingly
Music,
Professional Learning
Empower a Class or Group with Drum CirclesBeginnerYouth & Adult FriendlyRoberta Schultz
Fiber Art,
Professional Learning
Fabric Collage ProcessesAll LevelsAdultPat Sturtzel
Fiber Art,
Professional Learning
Fabric Dyeing Around the Color WheelAll LevelsAdult Pat Sturtzel
Gourd Art,
Professional Learning
Fairy House GourdBeginnerYouth & Adult FriendlyDonna Boshers
Mixed Media,
Professional Learning
Faux Metal JournalAll LevelsYouth & Adult FriendlyJacqueline Sullivan
Mixed Media
Professional Learning
Footstool Weaving 12" TallBeginnerYouth & Adult FriendlyMike Farmer
Mixed Media
Professional Learning
Footstool Weaving Tall Frame 18"All LevelsYouth & Adult FriendlyMike Farmer
Blacksmithing,
Professional Learning
Forge a Camp KnifeAdvancedYouth & Adult FriendlyJeff Farmer
Blacksmithing,
Professional Learning
Forge a Set of Three Decorative HooksBeginnerYouth & Adult FriendlyJeff Farmer
Blacksmithing,
Professional Learning
Forge a Letter Opener and a Leaf Key RingBeginnerYouth & Adult FriendlyJeff Farmer
Mixed Media,
Professional Learning
Forged Metal JournalAll LevelsYouth & Adult FriendlyJacqueline Sullivan
Weaving,
Professional Learning
Frame Loom WeavingBeginnerAdult Dianne Simpson
Pottery,
Professional Learning
Functional Pottery DesignIntermediateYouth & Adult FriendlyTeresa Cole
Glass,
Professional Learning
Glass FusingBeginnerYouth & Adult FriendlyBeth Cox
Gourd Art,
Professional Learning
Gourd ScarecrowBeginnerYouth & Adult FriendlyDonna Boshers
Fiber Art,
Professional Learning

Hand Sewn Pin-Cushion
IntermediateYouth & Adult FriendlyDevonna Hisel
Drawing,
Professional Learning
How to Draw What You SeeBeginnerAdult Linda Kuhlmann
Broom Making,
Professional Learning
Intermediate Broom MakingIntermediateAdult Chris Robbins
Storytelling,
Professional Learning
Intermediate StorytellingIntermediateYouth & Adult FriendlyOctavia Sexton
Pottery,
Professional Learning

Introduction to Throwing on the Potter’s Wheel
BeginnerYouth & Adult FriendlyTeresa Cole
Jewelry,
Professional Learning
Introduction to Torch-Fired JewelryBeginnerAdultScott Mattingly
Bonsai,
Professional Learning
Introduction to Tropical BonsaiBeginnerYouth & Adult FriendlyTim Weckmam
Mixed Media,
Professional Learning
Japanese Book with Pierced BindingAll LevelsYouth & Adult FriendlySusan Bradish
Mixed MediaLearn All About PodcastingBeginnerYouth & Adult FriendlyTroy Price & Della Justice
Woodworking,
Professional Learning
Learn to Chip CarveBeginnerAdult Will Bondurant
Drawing,
Professional Learning
Learn Six Drawing Techniques in Six HoursAll LevelsYouth & Adult FriendlyNeil Di Teresa
Printmaking,
Professional Learning
Linoleum Cut Relief PrintmakingAll LevelsAdult Stephen Wiggins
Woodworking,
Professional Learning
Make Your Own Cutting BoardsBeginnerYouth & Adult FriendlySteve Farmer
Sustainable Living


Make Mead Like a VikingBeginnerAdultJereme Zimmerman
Sustainable Living,
Professional Learning


Make Natural Artisanal SodasBeginnerYouth & Adult FriendlyJereme Zimmerman
Sustainable Living,
Professional Learning

Make Sauerkraut & KimchiBeginnerYouth & Adult FriendlyJereme Zimmerman
Woodworking,
Professional Learning
Make a Set of 4 Shaker BoxesBeginnerAdult Will Bondurant
Mixed Media,
Professional Learning
Make and Take ElfIntermediateAdultLindy Evans
Mixed Media,
Professional Learning
Make and Take Santa ClausBeginnerAdult Lindy Evans
Mixed Media,
Professional Learning
Make Your Own Hardback JournalBeginnerAdult Linda Kuhlmann
Sustainable Living,
Professional Learning
Making an Urban Farm WorkBeginnerYouth & Adult FriendlyMichelle Flannery
Drawing,
Professional Learning
Manga Bunny-Drawing in Japanese Manga StyleAll LevelsAdult Diana Marra
Basket Making,
Professional Learning
Market Basket at the Berea Craft FestivalBeginnerAdult Dianne Simpson
Drawing,
Professional Learning
Mastering the Human FigureBeginnerAdultGina Dittmeier
Jewelry,
Professional Learning
Memory Wire Jewelry BasicsBeginnerYouth & Adult FriendlyLinda Stephenson
Painting,
Professional Learning
Metallica - Painting with Metallic PaintsAll LevelsAdult Diana Marra
Fiber Art,
Professional Learning
Mini Embellished Art QuiltBeginnerYouth & Adult FriendlyJennifer A. Reis
Mixed Media,
Professional Learning
Mixed Media Art JournalingAll LevelsYouth & Adult FriendlyDr. Jeannette K. Jones, RCC
Gourd ArtMushroom Birdhouse Gourd for KidsBeginnerYouth & Adult FriendlyDonna Boshers
Gourd Art,
Professional Learning
Mushroom Birdhouse GourdBeginnerYouth & Adult FriendlyDonna Boshers
Music,
Professional Learning
Music and Movement Activities for Elementary ChildrenAll LevelsAdultRichard Brown
Mixed Media,
Professional Learning
Nature Printing, Sun Printing and MoreAll LevelsAdult Pat Sturtzel
Fiber Art,
Professional Learning
Nuno Felt ScarvesIntermediateAdultVallorie Henderson
Pastels,
Professional Learning
Pastel Landscape In A DayAll LevelsAdultDiana Colgate
Mixed Media,
Professional Learning
Polymer Clay Nativity Scene on WoodBeginnerYouth & Adult FriendlyDonna Boshers
Gourd Art,
Professional Learning
Pumpkin GourdBeginnerYouth & Adult FriendlyDonna Boshers
Painting,
Professional Learning
Quilt Block PaintingBeginnerYouth & Adult FriendlyMary Reed
Jewelry,
Professional Learning
Roman Foldover EarringsBeginnerAdult Chuck Bruce
Watercolor,
Professional Learning
Rural and Urban Landscapes in WatercolorAll LevelsAdult Judy Mudd
Puppets,
Professional Learning
Shadow Puppetry for Learning ProjectsAll LevelsYouth & Adult FriendlyMary Brown & Richard Brown
Fiber Art,
Professional Learning
Sheep to Scarf Fiber ArtsBeginnerYouth & Adult FriendlyJoan Beck, Judy Cowen & Jessica Faulhaber
Mushrooms,
Professional Learning
Shiitake and Oyster Mushroom Log InoculationAll LevelsAdult Robin Reed
Bonsai,
Professional Learning
Shohin (Small Size) Chinese Elm Bonsai WorkshopBeginnerYouth & Adult FriendlyTim Weckmam
Puppets,
Professional Learning

Small Puppet Theaters for Learning Projects
All LevelsYouth & Adult FriendlyMary Brown
Sustainable Living,
Professional Learning
Small-Scale AquaponicsBeginnerYouth & Adult FriendlyRichard Olson
Glass,
Professional Learning
Stained Glass Free Form 3-D SuncatcherAll LevelsAdult Diane Gilliam
Glass,
Professional Learning
Stained Glass Suncatcher with OverlayAll LevelsAdult Diane Gilliam
Jewelry,
Professional Learning
Sterling Silver Personalized BraceletBeginnerYouth & Adult FriendlyLinda Stephenson
Drawing,
Professional Learning
Techniques for Successful DrawingsAll LevelsAdult Diana Colgate
Mixed Media,
Professional Learning
Ten Little Tags - Mixed Media / ZentangleAll LevelsAdultDiana Marra
Fiber Art,
Professional Learning
Textile Printing and Painting: Dye and PaintsIntermediateAdult Pat Sturtzel
Jewelry,
Professional Learning
Textured Metal JewelryBeginnerYouth & Adult FriendlyScott Mattingly
Writing,
Professional Learning
The Path of Ecstatic Poetry: A Weekend RetreatAll LevelsYouth & Adult FriendlyBrandon Thompson, M.A.
Fiber Art,
Professional Learning
Tie-Dye at the Berea Craft FestivalBeginnerYouth & Adult FriendlyPat Sturtzel
Acrylic,
Professional Learning
Topiary Triad - Painting with Primary Color TriadAll LevelsAdult Diana Marra
Jewelry,
Professional Learning
Torch-Fired Enameled Charm BraceletBeginnerAdult Scott Mattingly
Broom Making,
Professional Learning
Traditional Broom Making: BeginnersBeginnerYouth & Adult FriendlyJustin Dean Burton
Broom Making,
Professional Learning
Traditional Broom Making: Full Size BroomIntermediateYouth & Adult FriendlyJustin Dean Burton
Acrylic,
Professional Learning
Tree Frog - Painting from Color WheelAll LevelsAdult Diana Marra
Basket Making,
Professional Learning
Twill Weave Bread BasketAdvancedAdult Dianne Simpson
Jewelry,
Professional Learning
Twisted BraceletBeginnerYouth & Adult FriendlyScott Mattingly
Dance,
Professional Learning
Visit the Colonial Dancing MasterAll LevelsYouth & Adult FriendlyDeborah Denenfeld
2D Visual Art,
Professional Learning
Visual Arts for Primary & Elementary EducatorsBeginnerAdult Dianne Simpson
Painting,
Professional Learning
Wabi-Sabi Abstract LandscapeAll LevelsAdultDiana Marra
Mixed Media,
Professional Learning
Wabi-Sabi Rice Paper CollageAll LevelsAdult Diana Marra
Writing,
Professional Learning
So You Want to Write a Children's BookAll LevelsYouth & Adult FriendlyNancy Kelly Allen
Watercolor,
Professional Learning
Watercolor: Bees to ButterfliesAll LevelsYouth & Adult FriendlyPat Banks
Watercolor,
Professional Learning
Watercolor: Dogwood BlossomAll LevelsYouth & Adult FriendlyPat Banks
Watercolor,
Professional Learning
Watercolor: Sunflowers and DaisiesAll LevelsYouth & Adult FriendlyPat Banks
Watercolor,
Professional Learning
Watercolor: Water on WaterAll LevelsYouth & Adult FriendlyPat Banks
Weaving,
Professional Learning
Weaving BasicsBeginnerYouth & Adult FriendlyMichelle Amos
Weaving,
Professional Learning
Weaving Patterns for Advanced BeginnersBeginnerYouth & Adult FriendlyMichelle Amos
Basket Making,
Professional Learning
Wood Base Basket for Public and EducatorsBeginnerAdult Dianne Simpson
Woodworking,
Professional Learning
Woodworking - Make a Set of 4 Square CoastersBeginnerAdult Tim Wade
Woodworking,
Professional Learning
Woodworking - Make a Whirly-BirdBeginnerAdult Tim Wade
Woodworking,
Professional Learning
Woodworking - Make Wooden Cherry UtensilsIntermediateAdult Tim Wade
Mixed Media,
Professional Learning
Writing CalligraphicallyBeginnerYouth & Adult FriendlyRobert Berger

The following color coding is used to distinguish the course difficulty for each listing.

DPCal-beginner  DPCal-intermediate  DPCal-advanced

Make sure to check back. Special offers will be added as they become available.

SHOPPING

Berea Soaps & Gifts

Show your Festival of Learnshops name badge at Berea Soaps & Gifts, 209 Short Street (College Square District) to receive 10% off your total purchase. Offer valid July 7-23, 2017.

Hot Flash Beads

Show your Festival of Learnshops name badge at Hot flash Beads, 2 Artist Circle (Artisan Village District) to receive 10% off your total purchase. Offer valid July 7-23, 2017.

Kentucky Guild of Artists and Craftsmen

Print and take this ad (click here) or show it on your phone at the Kentucky Guild of Artists and Craftsmen, 116 North Broadway to receive 1 free cup of coffee per participant for the duration of the learnshops. Coffee shop is open 10-2 on Tues-Sat.

LODGING

Historic Boone Tavern Hotel & Restaurant

The Historic Boone Tavern located at 100 Main Street, is proud to offer special room rates for Festival of Learnshop participants for July 9 thru July 23, 2017.

  • Scholar Full $72
  • Standard Queen $104
  • Standard King $112
  • Standard Double/ Double $112

Call the hotel directly to make your reservations:  859-985-3700.

HomeGrown HideAways

Book your Festival of Learnshops stay at HomeGrown HideAways for Monday through Wednesday and get Thursday for FREE! Book online at www.HomeGrownHideAways.org and be sure to mention Festival of Learnshops to get your free night. Questions? Email Jessa@HomegrownHideAways.org.

Holiday Inn Express Berea

Festival of Learnshops (July 7-23, 2017) participants receive 15% off their stay at Holiday Inn Express, 219 Paint Lick Road. Click Here to book your stay online or call the hotel directly and ask for the Festival Promotional Rate, 859-985-5500.

Fairfield Inn & Suites

The Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott located at 227 Paint Lick Road, is proud to offer the following special rates to all Festival of Learnshops (July 7-23, 2017) participants:

  • Standard King (1 king bed) $79
  • Standard Double (2 double beds) $79

Call the hotel directly at 859-985-8191 to book your stay. Make sure to ask for the Festival of Learnshops rate or BFLA for 2 Doubles or BFLB for 1 King Bed.

Holiday Motel

Holiday Motel, 100 Jane Street is offering a special discounted rate of $40 (after tax) to Festival of Learnshops participants. This discounted rate of $40 after tax is for  1-2 occupants, additional occupants are $5 per occupant, per night, (the norm is $10 per additional occupant),  and pets are $5 per pet, per night (the usual fee for pets is $10). Call to reserve your room, ask for the Festival of Learnshops rate, 859-986-9311.

The Attendee Resources page contains all necessary forms for Youth Consent, Course Cancellations and Waiting List. This page also contains local lodging, dining, shopping and event calendar links.