MACreate South

Stained Glass Mosaic Ornaments

Location:  Cacapon Resort State Park – Nature Center

SESSION 1:  December 9, 1pm – 3:30pm   [register]

SESSION 2:  December 9, 4pm – 6:30pm   [register]

Instructor:  Michele Pasciullo

Just in time for the Holidays!
Learn the art of stained glass mosaics!
Fun and Easy for ages 12 and up.
Create your own unique stained glass ornaments in this one day workshop. Participants will leave with two completed ornaments made with their choice of colorful glass bits. Step by step guidance will be given to create unique handmade works of art that come alive when backlit.


Introduction to Soft Pastels
@The Ice House

Instructor:  Donna Housel

This workshop will cover basic information about pastels, such as brands of pastels and papers, whether to blend or not, hard and soft pastels, sanded papers and using fixatives on a pastel painting. You’ll learn how to begin a pastel land-scape and how to block in the main elements. By adding layers of colors, you will be able to produce a beautiful landscape painting to take home with you!



Previously Held Classes

Art From The Heart:  Intuitive Collage

November 4, 2-4:30pm
Location:  The Ice House

Instructor:  Halima Reilly

Tap into the intuitive wisdom that is beyond the knowing of your mind. In this creative process, your intuitive heart expresses in images to tell your story with scissors, glue and images from magazines.  Learn a new way to make art without effort, allowing your intuition to lead you in this transformative process. It is a fun and rewarding activity that you can easily use at home.  Let your inner artist shine! No experience needed. All materials are provided. Older Teens welcome. Create your unique artwork & take it home with you.


Forest Bathing and Nature Haiku

October 28, 1-3:30pm
Location:  Cacapon Resort State Park Nature Center

Instructor:  Eddy Rubin

Join us for a full immersion in the local environment of Eastern West Virginia by engaging in the ancient Japanese process of Forest Bathing.  This experience includes a short walk in our forest including deep relaxation exercises and a meditation session preceding an invitation to compose original Nature Haikus.  In keeping with the meditative nature of this program and the fact that it calls for deep awareness of the natural world, this will be a “cellphone-free” experience.  Bring a pencil/pen, a writing pad, and a towel or exercise mat.

This program takes place at the Nature Center at Cacapon Resort State Park.

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Tree of Life Ornament

October 14, 1-3:30pm
Location:  Cacapon Resort State Park Nature Center

Instructor:  Maya Fredo

As the countryside is ablaze with the warm and vibrant colors of fall, come join us in celebrating the wonders of the autumn season by making “Tree of Life” gemstone ornaments to adorn your home! You will discover your creative side by twisting and turning copper wire until a tree comes into being! A large variety of gemstone beads will be available for you to choose from to decorate your one of a kind creation. This class is open to everyone, all ages, no previous experience necessary and all tools and materials are provided. Just bring your creativity and sense of fun!


Live, Laugh, Fold
September 2, 1-3:30
Cacapon Park Nature Center

Instructor: Amanda Solo

Learn the basics of the Japanese art of Origami.  You will make 3 different small origami pieces, as well as a large origami tassel project.  Supplies will be provided, you just need to bring your imagination.  All ages welcome.




Arte-en-Estembre (Pressed Yarn)

August 26, 1-3:30
Cacapon Park Nature Center

Instructor: Francisco Loza

Learn how to press, cut, shape and thread yarn into intricate brightly colored designs on flat waxed wooden surfaces.  You will take your original creation home.

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Painting with Fibers
August 12, 1-3:30
Cacapon Park Nature Center

Instructor:  Carol Jackson

Use wisps of brilliantly colored wool, synthetic fibers or fur instead of paints and a barbed needle instead of a brush to “paint” a landscape.  This make and take workshop will open new doors to art for your home or wardrobe!   All materials provided.  Just bring you imagination.  All ages are welcome.

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Youth Theater Camp (2 week camp)

June 5-9 and 12-16

The camp runs daily M-F from 9am-4pm for ages 8-14 & 9am – noon for ages 5-7

Performances are Friday June 16 @ 7pm and Saturday June 17 @ 2pm

The 2 camps are the same camp, the younger campers go home at lunch because there is nothing for them to do after lunch

Cost:  $330


Join Directors Margi Griffiths and Brice Williams in producing Abracadabra Aladdin, a musical adaptation of the story of Aladdin from The Arabian Nights.

Aladdin’s mother and sister are trying to get him to stop tricking everybody.  Then one day, Aladdin meets Princess Jasmine and vows to marry her.  He’s visited, however, by evil Jammal and his wicked sister.  The greedy siblings know that only Aladdin can enter a secret cave which houses a mystical lamp.  Fooling the two and taking the lamp for himself, Aladdin wins the love of the princess!  But Jammal kidnaps Jasmine and takes the lamp.  To save Jasmine, Aladdin must regain possession of the lamp.

Every camper will learn acting, singing and dancing and have an onstage part in the final production.

Intro to Machine Sewing

June 19-23

9-3 daily

Ages 10-16

Learn to use an electric sewing machine to make a personal pillowcase and more.  Class covers all the basics of machine safety, how to measure, cut, simple straight stitching, and care of the machine.  This class will be SEW MUCH FUN!

Cost; $165

Taught by Carol Jackson

Wearables Art Camp

June 26-30

9-3 daily

Ages 10-16

Fashion is a way to express who you are. How about learning to make what you wear and wear what you make? Let’s show the world how daring you are! Learn to upcycle your old t shirts and jeans that you thought you would never wear again. Turn trash into jewelry

Cost: $165

Taught by Hiroko Kumagai Rubin

Visual Arts Camp

July 10-14

9-3 daily

Ages 6-14

Let’s Walk the Inca Trail!

Celebrate Peru and the ancient culture of the Incas! Walk the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu and see llamas, rock art, and handicrafts along the way.  Have fun weaving, embossing, painting, and making pottery inspired by nature and our travels. Alpaca my bags right now for Peru!

Cost: $165

Taught by Lynn Lavin and Anna Ruggiero

Japanese Culture

July 17-21

9-3 daily

Ages 9-16

We’ll learn all about Japanese culture including language lessons, writing Japanese letters and calligraphy, singing Japanese songs, making Japanese crafts and food, learning to draw manga and more!!

Cost: $165

Taught by Hiroko Kumagai Rubin

Leap & Flow 

August 14-18

11-4 daily

Ages 7-12

Explore dance techniques in a number of styles with

Whitney Bryan-Chapman of Twist & Turn by Whitney.

Play with a variety of art media, including watercolor and silk painting, with Kate Kolbe of Mineral Springs Trading Company

Cost: $165


Tuition Scholarship is available, details are available on the registration form

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