Spinning class at Ice House
After six weeks of Art Saturday classes at the Ice House, the Morgan Arts Council (MAC) presents two unusual offerings this week. Kirsten Trump is teaching dialects to the youth class, and any adults who choose to attend, from 10 a.m. to noon. "Learning to speak with a specific accent is an important skill for an actor as well as lots of fun, " said Mary Hott, MAC's Executive Director.
One of the artists on exhibit in the Ice House Farm art show, Susan Elkin is teaching a special four-hour Introduction to Spinning class to adults from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. "Students will learn to spin wool into yarn including how to prepare raw wool," said Elkin who teaches regularly at the Augusta Heritage workshops. Elkin is bringing both treadle and great spinning wheels so those attendees will have a chance to try both. "Students will take home some yarn as well as a quick hat pattern I have that works well with the usually lumpy beginning yarn," she said. "People may start off being clumsy, " said Elkin, "but spinning is like riding a bicycle: once they get the hang of it, they never forget how."
Elkin raises New Zealand Coopworth long haired sheep on her Coburn Creek Farm near Morgantown.
Both classes are drop-in and require no registration.
These classes are funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, West Virginia Commission on the Arts and local hotel/motel taxes.