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FRIDAY NIGHT LECTURE SERIES

FRIDAY NIGHT LECTURE SERIES

CRAFT WORKSHOP
Holiday Penguin Felting Workshop

December 19, 2021

3 PM - 5 PM

Nordia House

NORDIC NORTHWEST MEMBERS: $30

GENERAL ADMISSION: $40

Curious about the wooly world of needle felting? Felt artist LeBrie Rich will lead you through a two-hour program and introduce you to needle felting. Perfect for the beginner crafter, needle felting is the approachable and addictive skill of sculpting raw wool with a barbed felting needle. By the end of the session, you will craft a cute penguin ornament, just in time for the holiday season. After the workshop you will be equipped with the skills to needle felt all kinds of animals and other small sculptures.

 

We’ll also cover all the needle felting basics: what fibers and tools work best, and great sources for high quality supplies. Warning: felting is habit forming! This might be your new favorite thing.

Maximum class size is 20 students.

 

About your instructor,

LeBrie Rich has been exploring the visual possibilities and emotional resonance of felted wool since 2004. Her work has appeared internationally in a variety of settings, including museums, galleries, storefront windows, and art-vending machines. Venues that have shown her work include the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Project Space in New York, NY; Portland Art Museum and Blackfish Gallery both in Portland, OR; and Albus Gallery in Fukuoka, Japan. She has been awarded artist residencies at the Rauschenberg Residency (2013/2015), Ucross Foundation (2018), and Kayamori House (2012) in the mountains outside of Nara, Japan.

COVID-19 Safety Precautions:

Our thoughts go out to those who have been personally affected by the pandemic. Nordic Northwest is concerned and cares about the health and well-being of each guest at Nordia House and we are taking all the precautions we can during this time of the COVID-19 pandemic.  We cannot eliminate all risk, but we are following Oregon mandates and guidelines.  Here is what we are doing to make your visit enjoyable and as safe as possible and how you contribute to your own safety and the safety of others.

  • Face coverings are required when indoor & when physical distancing is not possible outdoor - except for when guests are actively eating or drinking and unless the individual is: under 5 years of age; has a medical condition that makes it hard to breath or has a disability that prevents the individual from wearing a face covering. If you do not have a face covering on, you will be asked to kindly leave.  

  • At Nordic Northwest events we will physically distant seating.  Each workshop participant will have their individual work table.

  • At most Nordic Northwest events and whenever possible we will offer guests the option to join in person or through live streaming, giving guests the choice to participate in Nordic educational and cultural programming in the format you feel the safest.

  • When visiting Nordia House maintain social distancing in lobby areas and when visiting the Exhibit.

  • Wash your hands before and after visiting.  Hand sanitizer is available at our events and at Nordia House entrances/exits.

  • Stay at home if you’re feeling sick or have been in contact with someone who is sick.  Follow Oregon quarantine mandates if you have a confirmed COVID-19 case or you have been in close contact with someone with COVID-19.

  • Follow local and national health guidance.

Refunds: All ticket sales are final.

 

Parking: We encourage guests to use public transportation or ride-sharing services. Our 50-space parking lot is open on a first come, first-served, basis and limited street parking is available on SW 89th & 90th Avenues.

Accessibility: Nordia House has two accessible parking spots in our main lot facing SW Oleson Rd. Both the main entrance facing SW Oleson Rd. and our side entrance facing SW Taylors Ferry Rd. are wheelchair accessible. All restrooms have accessible stalls but no power doors. We will do our best to accommodate your needs upon arrival. Please call 503-977-0275 or email info@nordicnorthwest.org to arrange further assistance.