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LITCHFIELD COUNTY TIMES: Brookfield Craft Center hosts Learn-n-Turn day for benefit (02/07/2018)

Thursday, February 8, 2018   (0 Comments)
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Brookfield Craft Center and the Nutmeg Woodturners League will team up to make bowls for the Beads of Courage charity.

On Saturday, Feb. 17, the craft center will turn its wood-turning studio over to the league for a “Learn-n-Turn” day. Members of the public are welcome to attend and encouraged to try their hand at making a wooden bowl for charity. All the bowls made that day will be donated to Beads of Courage.

Beads of Courage is an arts-in-medicine supportive care program for children coping with serious illness, their families and the health care providers who care for them. The beads are used by the children as meaningful symbols of courage and hope along their treatment journey.

Ken Rist, president of the Woodturners League, said, “This event was so successful last year the members of our group wanted to do it again. It is great that we can partner with the Craft Center for this great cause.”

The Nutmeg Woodturners League is a local chapter of the American Association of Woodturners. The League promotes woodturning as a craft and art form. The primary goal of the League is to educate members and provide a meeting place for local wooturners where they can share ideas and techniques. They meet at the Brookfield Craft Center on the second Monday of every other month (January, March, May, September, November). All are welcome.

The Brookfield Craft Center was founded in 1952 and is recognized as one of the core fine craft schools in America. The center offers classes and workshops in glass arts, woodturning, ceramics, painting, jewelry, blacksmithing, fiber arts and other creative endeavors for children and adults, taught by professional faculty.

The historic Mill Building (ca 1780) Gift Shop and Exhibition Gallery is a beautiful venue for displaying fine craft. All works are carefully juried and are representative of the type of skills individuals can learn in our classes. As a force for arts advocacy and community building, Brookfield Craft Center strives to teach and preserve the skills of fine craftsmanship, and to enable creativity and personal growth through craft education.

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