JEWELRY CLASSES with Frances Killam


My Story in a Necklace Workshop, Saturday 5/2, 10 am to 4 pm, $90 workshop fee and $30 materials fee, all tools provided

Do you have a small, special keepsake that you would love to wear in a piece of jewelry?  Maybe you have an old broken pin, a single earring from a special time in your life, or even a bottle cap from childhood.  Bring up to three small objects or choose from our collection and we will use them to create a necklace that tells your story!  This is an all day workshop with a break for lunch.

Silver Jewelry from Metal Clay: An Introduction  6/11 7:00 to 9:00 pm   $30 class fee and $25 materials fee, all tools are providedIf you can play with play dough you can make pure silver jewelry in a single class!  We will use silver metal clay to make a pendant and charm, all in one class.  Metal clay is powdered metal (in this case pure .999 silver) mixed into an organic clay binder.  We will shape the metal clay into jewelry and then fire it in a special kiln.  The clay binder burns away leaving pure metal jewelry, ready to finish and wear home!

Frances is a certified PMC Instructor     







Colorful Elegance: Introduction to Polymer Clay Jewelry  7/9 7:00 to 9:00 pm   $30 class fee and $10 materials fee, all tools are provided

We will learn to make colorful, elegant jewelry using polymer clay (Sculpey, Fimo).  This is not just a children’s craft material!  Polymer clay is a plastic that can be shaped into beautiful jewelry with simple tools and rubber stamps.  We will bake the clay in a dedicated toaster oven to cure and harden it, and you will leave wearing your new jewelry!       


Second Friday Jewelry Studio Night with Frances Killam, Beginning  May 8, 7:00 to 9:00 pm

Come work on your jewelry project and Frances Killiam will be here to offer guidance.  (No Soldering)  $10 at the door

Questions?  Email Frances at

Frances Killam is an artist from Chelmsford, MA. Her work focuses on metalsmithing, printmaking and fiber arts.‎ Her BFA is from the University of North Texas and her MFA is from the Cranbrook Academy of Art‎.  Frances seeks to impart the presence of the hand in her work: a sense of right relationship between process, materials, and the world they inhabit.


Pace e Bene Dance is an easy form of dance open to all.  No dance experience required.  A joyful combination of movement and imagination. With diverse inspiring music, we explore light choreography and free self-expression. Come spring into Spring and celebrate your unique creativity giving yourself and others more peace and wellbeing. This is a class for adults of all abilities.
When and Cost: 8 weeks, April 7, 14, 28; May 5, 12, 19, 26; and June 2, 10 am – 11 am$125 for the series or try the first class for $15 (which will be deducted if you sign up for the series)
What to bring:  The class is a barefoot class. Wear breathable clothing that allows a range of motion.  Remember to listen to your body and go at your own pace.   Also, allow yourself to be judgment free, enjoy and have fun!
About the Teacher:    Alyson Jane McEvoy is a resident of Chelmsford.  Born in Boston, she has lived several years in Brasil, France, Switzerland and other countries which brings an authentic International flare to her approach to dance.  Alyson is certified from Kripalu as a ‘Let Your Yoga Dance™’  instructor.
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Joy of Paint March and April Schedule 2015

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March 5
“Morning Glory”

March 19
“Twin Sailboats”

April 2
“Cranberry Bog Shack”

April 16


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Cartooning, Anime Drawing, and Sketching with Michael Vieira

Beginning April 29, 6 Wednesdays from 4-6 pm  

For children 8 to 14.  This course will teach you the basics of cartooning and creating your own characters. Students bring in pictures of Cartoons and Anime characters they’d like to learn to draw and learn the formal elements of drawing. We will learn the different styles and proportions for cartoons. We will also go through different techniques of shading, and practice drawing basic poses.


We will use the particular style of their choosing to develop their own creations and create a drawing all of their own.

Materials for class:

  • Sketchbook 8 1/2 X 11 or there about.
  • Pencils – Derwent wash pencils
  • Kneaded eraser
  • Blending stump

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