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Mold-Making: Saturday, March 10th, 12-3pm

This mold-making workshop will address  2 part molds slip-casting molds, press molds, slump molds, sprig molds and textured slabs- through a series of demonstrations. Students will learn how to prep forms to mold, prepare and pour molds, and utilize and care for molds. This workshop will also provide an overview on the possibilities of mold-making, for both sculptural and functional ceramics.

Instructor: Melissa Moody
Cost: $25 Member/$30 Non-Member


The Art of Tarot: Saturday, April 21st, 12-3pm

Have you ever received a tarot reading and thought, “Wow, I wish I could do that”? Are you trying to learn tarot on your own but struggling to memorize the meaning of each card?
Tarot is a form of divination that has been around for centuries. You don’t need to have psychic powers or follow any particular spiritual path to read tarot. Nor do you have to memorize every keyword in the guide book to perform an effective reading.
The tarot is a wonderful tool for tapping into your intuition and deepening your self-inquiry. In this hands-on workshop, we’re going to explore ways to connect with the cards so that you can be on your way to reading for yourself and others.

This workshop will cover:

  • The history, art, and symbolism of the tarot
  • Tarot deck structure: Major Arcana, Minor Arcana, and Court Cards
  • Making personal connections with the cards
  • Telling a story in a tarot spread

Using the techniques we discuss, you and your fellow students will practice reading for one another in pairs or small groups.
This class is for anyone who has been curious about tarot or has read tarot before but may want a fresh approach to the cards.
Please bring a copy of the Rider-Waite-Smith tarot deck or another tarot deck of your choice to class if you have one. A limited number of extra decks will be available to borrow during the workshop.

About the Instructor: Jen Meli, Tarot Reader
Jen Meli is a writer, editor, and tarot reader based in Rochester, NY. She has been reading tarot for several years and has had a lifelong fascination with all things mystical. Visit her website Words & Wands at jenmeli.com and follow her on Instagram @jenmwrites.