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​PAYMENT POLICY
Payment is due upon registration.

​REFUND POLICY
In order to give our teachers time to prepare all registrations must be in one week prior to the start of class.​
Full refunds will be made if class is cancelled due to insufficient enrollment.
Student cancellations must be received at least one week prior to class date in order to receive a refund (minus a $20 processing fee).
We are not able to give refunds once the class has begun, or within one week before the class start date​.

NOTIFICATION
If a class is cancelled due to low enrollment, registrants will be notified 1 week before the start date.​​​​​​

INCLEMENT WEATHER
Please call Five Crows for cancellation information. (508) 653-2526.
​We will make every effort to make the best decisions we can about whether to run classes when weather may be an issue. We will also do our best to call registrants if class is cancelled due to inclement weather.

PARKING / ACCESSIBILITY
Parking in Natick Center is free after 6:00pm. For daytime classes there are 5 hour metered spaces in several lots near the shop; a small lot on Summer Street and in the large lot facing Main Street.
Saturday parking is free all day in the large lot behind the shop.​

SHOP ENTRANCE​
Please note that we have moved to 41 Main Street, still in Natick Center​​!
For classes that are held when the shop is not open, please enter through back door.

​​​​Classes are held in the basement. Ability to descend and climb stairs is required.


FOOD & DRINK
We encourage students to bring snacks and drinks so that you can be comfortable throughout the entire class. Bathroom facilities are available upstairs from the classroom.


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Winter/Spring 2017
Class Schedule​
Beginning Watercolor Class
Instructor: Laurie Leavitt

Class Description: In this beginning watercolor class you will learn about the quick , clean and unpredictable watercolor medium and acquire basic skills by practicing different techniques. Through exercises, instruction and demonstrations you will be able to handle watercolor’s transparent washes of color and begin to use it for your own expression. We will also work from still lifes, photographs and imagination.

Date: Wednesday, February 8 - April 5 (no class February 22)
Time: ​​​6:30 - 8:30
Cost: $165.00​
Materials List : available upon registration​
Canvas Confections - Acrylic Painting
Instructor: Cathy Howe

During this 6 week class, you will create at least one 20 x 20 acrylic painting of a confection of your choice. You will learn and use different techniques of acrylic painting including color mixing, blending, dry brushing and wet on wet.

DATES: Tuesday, February 7 - March 21 (no class February 21)
Time: 10:30am - 12:00
Cost: $110.00​​​​










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3 Row Leather Cord and Bead Cuff
Instructor:Anita K./The New England Bead Company

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Class Description: Don't you just love this cuff? It's one of Anita's personal favorites and she is thrilled to bring this oh so awesome project to you. It's comfortable and eye-catching! You'll have the opportunity to choose from a variety of leather cord colors and Czech glass beads. 

Date: Saturday, February 11​​
Time: 11:00am - 4:00pm​
Cost: $65.00​
Materials Fee: $39.00​
Cape Cod Inspired Chain Maille Bracelet
Instructor: Anita K./The New England Bead Company


Class Description: ​​​The art of fashioning jump rings into chain goes back to the times of the Vikings. Today, the same techniques are used to make beautiful fine jewelry pieces. In this introductory class participants will learn about the materials/tools needed and the correct way to open/close jump rings.  All participants will leave with a sterling silver 3-in-1 weave bracelet with gold filled bead accents.  (includes materials for 7.5"" sterling  silver bracelet w/gold filled bead accents. Additional jump rings/beads to create bracelets longer than 7.5" are extra. 

Date: Saturday, February 25
Time: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Cost: $65.00​​​​
Materials Fee: $45.00​
Basic Kumihimo Necklace
Instructor: Anita K./The New England Bead Company


Class Description: ​​​Join us and learn the ancient art of Japanese braid making. In this class you will create a beautiful necklace comprised of satin cord. Choose from a variety of colors. You will also learn how to attach decorative endcaps and a clasp.  Your choice of focal beads (as shown) will add the finishing touch. This is an easy technique that you'll find easy to master and relaxing to complete. Once you learn this simple technique, you'll find the design possibilities to be endless.

Date: Saturday, March 18
Time: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Cost: $65.00​​​​
Materials Fee: $35.00 - $45.00​
Earrings in a Day
Instructor: Joy Raskin


Class Description: ​Spend a day making your own fabulous earrings! Using wire, we will make french ear wires, dangles, hoops and much more. Wire, and some sheet metal, plus beads will all be used. Silverplated, goldplated, and copper wire will be used. If you need to use sterling or other metals for earwires, please let us know when registering so that Joy can provide it at an additional cost.

Date:  Saturday, March 4​​
Time: 10:30am - 4:30pm
Cost: $75.00​​
Materials Fee: ​$20.00
Wire Knitting
​Instructor: Joy Raskin


Class Description: I​n this one day workshop, we will work small to large scale knitting with wire. Using 14g to 28g, using a small variety of tools, we will knit wire flat, in tubular form and freeform. There are multiple ways to knit wire and we will explore all of them for they all have slight differences, but the same basic knitted structure. The Viking knit will be our first project. Great for knitting chains, bracelets, and much more. Best of all, its low tech and portable.

Date: Saturday, March 11
Time 10:30am - 4:30pm
Cost: $75.00
Materials Fee: $25.00​​​​​
Making your own Wire Chains!
​Instructor: Joy Raskin

Class Description: This one day workshop will demonstrate how to make wonderful chains using just wire, a few hand tools, and your imagination. Chains such as Egyptian spiral chain, Viking ( knitted) chain, wirewrapped links with beads chains, basic link chains will be covered. Using 14g. to 26g. round wire, we will wrap, bend, knit, hammer, spiral our way to make your own chain samples, and a chain to be worn.

​Date: Saturday, March 25
Time: 10:30am - 4:30pm​
Cost: $75.00
​​Material Fee: $30.00
Resin Jewelry
Instructor: Joy Raskin
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Class Description: Explore the colorful, fun world of using resin to add color to your jewelry! Using 2 part quick setting expoy, we will add paint, herbs, tea leaves, colored powder, glitter and much more, mix expoy and color together, and apply onto jewelry. Instead of using stones to set in jewelry, why not use resin? Works great for jewelry with texture, recessed areas, empty stone settings and anything else that you want to try. Instructor will provide ready-made forms (pendants, earrings, rings, charm drops), epoxy and coloring agents. Students should feel free to bring anything that they want to add to expoy to make resin-filled jewelry. Even twigs have been used for resin jewelry! 

Date: Saturday, April 1
Time: 10:30am - 4:30pm
Cost: $75.00
​​​​​Material Fee: $30.00
Perspective Drawing
Instructor: Sandy Valpey
 Cordts

Class Description: This two-day workshop sets out to make the concepts of Perspective Drawing simple and understandable. Students will explore many ways of creating the illusion of three dimensions on a two-dimensional surface. Learn to add depth to your paintings and drawings using a variety of concepts including diminishing scale, overlapping, foreshortening and atmospheric perspective. Through demonstrations and hands-on drawing, students will learn basic linear perspective: including how to establish the vanishing points in one-point, two-point and three-point perspective. Developing an understanding of the eye level, horizon line, cone-of-vision, station point and the picture plane will all contribute to creating a sense of space in 2D work. Students will learn to identify these points of view and how to use them with confidence within their own works of art. This class is geared toward painters, illustrators, interior designers, urban sketchers, children's book illustrators and anyone who loves to draw.

Dates: Saturday, April 22 & Sunday, April 23
Time: 10:00am - 3:00pm
Cost: $125.00​​​​​​​​​
Watercolor Group
Facilitated by: Ginger McEachern​


​​This group is for watercolor painters who feel confident enough to work independently as there is no instructor. We will provide a supportive environment where you can paint, share ideas and have some fun!
Space is limited, sign-ups will be taken week by week.

Date: Thursday, February 9 (weekly)
Time: 9:00 - 11:00​​am
Cost: $10.00/​meeting
Illustrating on Enamels
Instructor: Cait Marchetti​


Turn your dearest illustrations into preserved wearable jewelry. Preserve your own drawings in enamel jewelry with the help of an instructor! This workshop is open to all skill levels . If you are an artist, great! You will LOVE preserving your work forever in glass jewelry! If not, there are plenty of simple nature designs that can be made with dots of enamel, pigments and simple line drawings, that you can do with or without my help! Or you may choose an art style you feel comfortable with such as abstract inspired designs.

Dates:  Saturday, April 29​​ & Sunday April 30
Time: Saturday, 12:00 - 3:00  &  Sunday 11:30 - 12:30​
Cost: $100.00
All materials included​