The last day of our 2020 season of classes was as always, bittersweet. We missed seeing so many of you this year, teachers and students alike. On the other hand, we were grateful for the classes that were able to be held. By early March, we had already registered 305 students. In the end, we had 41 students attend two open studio sessions and six classes taught by five instructors, two of which live on Washington Island. We also rented the studios three separate times to Sievers alumni. Going back, only the first year of classes in 1979 had a comparable number of students…33.
That being said, it’s not quantity, it’s quality! And we finished the season in the same way we’ve done for many years now, with Deb Sharpee’s Rag Rug Weaving class. Four students, weaving at four corners of the studio, turning their collected, dyed-at-home or coordinating fabrics into rugs.
Now that we’re in November, our fall colors are fading very fast or have already fallen to the ground, but we hold in our memory these scenes from the last week of October.
After the last class, we start chatting about next year. Right now, our goal is to see all of you! Since the start of classes will be several months from now, we want to say hello to you today from the shop and office. We miss you!
We’ve navigated through this year with your warm comments, thoughts and wishes. Thank you! With those in mind, we’ll be using the days ahead to set our course for 2021.Share Sievers with Friends...