WORKSHOPS IN 2017

Red Garage Studio hosts occasional artist-led workshops for adults and teens.

Scroll down to see what’s coming up in 2017!


Traditional Saddle Stitched Leather


Date: Saturday, July 15, 2:00-5:00 pm
Instructor: Beth Dow
Cost: $65

Sew your own leather wallet, your choice of two styles. In this 3-hour workshop you will learn the craft of hand sewing vegetable tanned leather with a traditional two-needle saddle stitch and waxed linen thread. We will touch on leather selection, sewing technique, tools, pattern making, wet-molding, and finishes. No prior sewing experience is necessary, but this class will require good hand dexterity. Bring your reading glasses if you need them! Other supplies provided. Class size 6-8. Ages 14 and up.

→ Email us HERE to sign up for this class. ←
Please put LEATHER WORKSHOP in the subject line.

About the Instructor:

Beth Dow is a Minneapolis-based artist and educator. When not working with cameras and computers she keeps her hands busy with leatherwork and woodcarving. She teaches wood and leather craft at North House Folk School in Grand Marais, the American Swedish Institute, and the St Olaf Folk School.

Beth’s wood/leather website is www.fieldworkgoods.com


Making Small Books from Paper, Plants, & Found Materials

Date: Saturday, August 19, 1:00-4:00 pm
Instructor: Jennifer Schultz
Cost: $60

Learn how to reuse interesting papers from the recycling bin, like gift wrap and security envelopes, in addition to quality papers, to make interesting booklets for journaling or artist books. We will learn to use the bone folder, book binding needles and thread, etc; most techniques would be glue free. We will also learn how to use garden plants and floral waste for making eco-printed papers to use in your project. This is a 3-hour workshop and everyone will take home one finished book. Class size of 5-10. Teens welcome.

→ Email us HERE to sign up for this class. ←
Please put BOOKMAKING WORKSHOP in the subject line.

About the instructor:
Jennifer A. Schultz is a fiber artist and book maker from Minneapolis, and is a recent recipient of a Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative grant for book arts. Jennifer’s work can be seen at www.jenniferaschultz.com.


Spoon Carving

Dates and details coming soon!
Check back or send us a message and we’ll email you info when it’s available.