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Larry has written 8 posts for handworkstudio.ca

Private Classes

Private Art and Craft Classes with
Larry and Kathie Young

Vase and Easter Egg Workshop

Sunday April 4, 2010, 11:30-5:00

Felted Tea/Wine Cozy Workshops

4 hour workshops
$120 includes material


Felting is the process by which natural wool fiber is stimulated by friction to bind loose fibers together. Natural, unprocessed wool has scaly fibers, which when moistened and agitated bond together, creating a denser fabric. Using a variety of layering and wool colors, beautifully crafted objects ranging from dolls to purses can be created. Handwork […]

Watercolor Painting

Unlike oil or acrylic painting, where the paints essentially stay where they are placed, watercolor painting is a much more fluid process, involving the application of pigments and their interaction within a watery medium. Utilizing a wet-on-wet approach, students will become familiar with how form flows into being and the effects of intermingling colors, creating […]


Drawing exercises train fine motor skills, develop hand/eye coordination and have a calming effect on the inner life. Black and white drawing exercises focus on line and form and the dynamic interplay of light and darkness. Pencil drawing, in particular, with its fine, clear line “sharpens” the intellect; our faculty of objective thinking. Drawings using […]


Neurophysiologists have determined that handwork stimulates the dense nerve endings in our fingertips, which in turn nourishes the brain and improves our all around development. Knitting, sewing and felting perhaps most directly develop and train our fingers and the form building capacity of the hand muscles.

Watercolour/Drawing Workshop

2 classes — 2 hours per class