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Needle Felted Penguins ~ Beginners

Instructor: Karen Zukas

Ages: 10 up

Format: 3 hour workshop 

Date: Saturday, December 9th

Time10:00 to 1:00

Course Fee: $45 All materials included 

Needle Felted Penguins ~ Beginners

  • Choose your own colors !  Learn the enchanting skill of needle felting while creating these adorable little seasonal Penguins.   It's such a satisfying process, creating these little darlings from fibers.  Using wool mostly from our friend's sheep farm in NY upstate, and barbed felting needles, you'll recreate one of the cutest little baubles around.  We'll take you through the process step by step building the body, head, features, wings, feet and finally giving them a cute hat (I'll show you several styles). Making a penguin teaches you various needle felting techniques which you can then apply to future projects.  It's easier than you may think to felt one of these delightful characters, and with a little practice, you'll be doing it with speed and accuracy and develop your own unique style.  They make great gifts for so many occasions or you can create a fun menagerie of your own.    

  • Karen Charbonneau Zukas has been making all kinds of stuff  for most of her life.  Needle Felting is a recent skill acquired, but she has taken off like a rocket, making sweet little domestic and woodland animals for fun.  She is a graduate of Tufts university and The School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston with a master’s degree in education from Western New England University. She is a recognized portrait painter and potter and former columnist for the Bulletin in Boston. She has been teaching various subjects, primarily advanced ESL, fine art, writing, test prep, debate and humanities; at universities, preparatory, public, private and international schools and community ed in Boston and now locally for over 35 years. She and her family moved back to the south coast in 2013. She is currently working on a book which is a series of short animal stories from her personal experiences. She is the proprietor of Peasantware Pottery in New Bedford and the founder of The New Bedford Art and Cultural Emporium at Kilburn ! Email: 

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