Kelp Pouch Making Class, Sunday August 13, 10:00am-2:30pm

Local artist Cheri Aldrich will share her skills for making a decorative kelp pouch using materials found on Newport’s  beaches. Participants will learn where, when and how to collect, clean, store and prepare seaweeds for making an artful wall pocket. You will learn the process from start to finish including making a variety of embellishments. You will leave with a one of a kind pouch and all the knowledge to continue creating on your own. The tools and materials (except scissors) will be provided for this class and is included in the class price. For more information or to register: call 541-265-7509 or stop by the museum.

Class Details:

Location: Pacific Maritime Heritage Center, 333 SE Bay Blvd. Newport, OR

Date: Sunday August 13 from 10 am – 2:30 PM.

Cost: $125/per person (LCHS Members $120).

Class size: 12 students.

Pre-registration and prepayment are required. Because this class is limited to 12 lucky students, tickets are non-refundable but transferable.

Wear clothes that can get wet, bring a full sized craft scissors (not your sewing scissors), and please pack a bag lunch and water bottle!

About the Class Instructor:

Cheri Aldrich has been a full time artist in Newport for the last 49 years. She calls herself an interdisciplinary artist since she works with many different mediums such as jewelry, book arts, paper arts, collage, botanical printing, stitching and nature art, including her kelp, basketry and mixed media vessels. Many of her pieces combine several of her mediums in a single piece. She’s mostly retired and enjoying lots of creative time in her Newport, Oregon studio.