February 1st will be here in only three weeks! That day, all of our 2023 classes will be open for registration and the class descriptions, along with complete information, will be available on our website. The site will be in “maintenance mode” soon, but available again for registration on February 1.
Featured on the cover of the 2023 brochure are some of the many colorful splint-woven baskets made by Jeanette Biederman. Thank you, Jeanette, for all the beautiful baskets and equally beautiful friendships you’ve made with us and your students over the past 32 years!
Many of our instructors are returning in 2023 and we welcome two new teachers this year, Joyce Gitter and John Rezachek. Both Joyce and John have been Sievers students. Joyce first came to Sievers as a student in 2014 and has taken classes in book arts, marbling and dyeing. She’s been the assistant instructor for Nancy Akerly’s Marbling class the past two years and now she will teach the Marbling: Paper and Fabric class. John was a student in Ken and Michelle Workowski’s 2005 Bent Willow Chair class and has gone on to make more since then, as well as taking classes in woodcarving and basketry at Sievers. In addition, we’re excited to welcome back Karen Tembreull in September for her class, Eco-Printing on Birch Bark. Retiring from teaching at Sievers are Sandy De Master, Mary Sue Fenner and Ken and Michelle Workowski. Janine Bajus is on a sabbatical and Susan Hoffmann is taking this year off from teaching at Sievers.
Again…registration begins February 1st. Classes that receive more registrations during the first week (Wednesday, February 1 to Tuesday, February 7 at 4pm Central Time) than have space available will be subject to a drawing and we will begin a waiting list for those classes. All registrations received during that registration week time frame will be treated equally, that is, there’s no advantage to register at midnight on February 1st.
To see the 2023 list of classes, click Sievers Class List 2023.
Here’s some of the classes being offered:
Shibori & Indigo Dyeing with Anne Landre, June 12-15
Weaving: Four or Less with Nancy Adams, June 12-17
Open Quilt Studio, No Instructor, July 17-22
Marbling: Paper and Fabric with Joyce Gitter, July 25-28
Bead Embroidery: Cabochons with Francie Broadie, Aug. 2-6
Natural Baskets with Jo Campbell-Amsler, Aug. 14-18
Beg. Spinning & Rainbow Dyeing with Deb Jones, Aug. 21-26
Cartonnage: Tower Box with Nancy Akerly, Aug. 29-Sept. 1
Portable Weaving with Susan Frame, Sept. 7-10
Netting & Nålbinding with Donna Kallner, Sept. 12-16
Boundweave Rugs with Lynn Schuster, Sept. 23-28
Eco Printing on Birch Bark with Karen Tembreull, Sept. 25-28
Bent Willow Chair with John Rezachek, Sept. 29-Oct. 1
Creative Knitting Retreat with Mary Germain, Oct. 3-8
Sievers Scholarships are available for any class. Lifelong learners, young adults and those new to Sievers are encouraged to apply. Awards are based on a combination of the desire for artistic development and financial need. Scholarships for partial and full class fees are available. Applications are accepted throughout the season. Please contact us for more information.
We look forward to hearing from you, seeing you in class, as a visitor to our shop, or simply by staying connected through these posts in 2023!