Holyoke Creative Arts Center

Holyoke Creative Arts Center

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Stanley is digging our new digs!
Great tag sale today at the Holyoke Creative Arts Center, 384 Dwight St in Holyoke! Monster moving sale... 8-2 or later; everything must go! Come check out all the goodies.
Thank you to all the folks that volunteered this weekend to help Gary and Stanley organized the.Front St Studio in West Springfield. It's really coming together nicely. Great teamwork, awesome job!!
Big thanks to everyone who showed up to help yesterday! Much progress was made. The Upholstery studio and flex space are about 60% set up. We need more volunteers today anytime btwn noon and 4pm. 150 Front Street, West Springfield 01089. It’s also not too late to donate to our move. Every dollar counts. Please consider going today at this link. https://tinyurl.com/y23eom7h
Come Party April 27th at Gateway
Looking forward to teaching the new Fiber Arts Workshop, and helping people with everything fibery: Sew, quilt, knit, crochet, weave, spin, felting.... new thing I’m working on is weaving without a loom-making a tote bag on a cardboard box!
Stash window reflection
Will there be pottery for the upcoming Jan session? Thanks
Will you be set-up at the Holyoke Winter Shops in a couple weeks?

Address: 150 Front St., West Springfield MA For more info email us at [email protected] or call 413-532-0465.

Come take a class with us!! We are a 95 year old institution in Holyoke offering classes in the following: Celtic Knitting, Knitting/ Crotching, Chair Caning, Oil Painting, Sewing, Quilting, Upholstery, and Woodcarving. The center also offers a variety of workshops throughout the year.

[05/18/20]   We wanted to update our membership on the center as we remain closed due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

We are pleased to announce that we have been awarded the PPP grant, which will allow us to pay some staff salaries and other expenses while we are closed. We are working with staff to plan for a projected summer reopening, in accordance with MA State recommendations and the safety of our instructors and students. We are also working with our instructors to confirm Spring rosters so that credit or refunds can be issued to students who attended that partial session.

We also wanted to update you that our Board President, Cyndi Stein, has resigned in order to attend to some important family responsibilities out of state. We thank Cyndi for her tremendous service to this organization.

In the past year the organization has overcome tremendous difficulties, from moving our central location (a monumental task!) to paying back debt owed to our landlords, vendors, and other small businesses. We could not have done this without you.

Many small businesses and organizations need your support desperately in these uncertain times. We understand that you may not have the ability to support all of them. If you have any ability to make a small donation in support of our fixed expenses during this pause between classes (primarily rent and insurance), you may do so here: https://www.holyokecac.org/donate-now

Stay safe, and stay creating!

HCAC Board of Directors

[03/30/20]   Students and supporters,

In recognition of local public health recommendations and abundance of caution for our instructors and students, we will have extended the postponing classes at all locations of the Holyoke Creative Arts Center until May 4th.

In the meantime, we encourage students and instructors to stay in touch virtually. If anyone would like to offer a virtual demo of a new technique or art project, please let us know at [email protected].

We would be happy to coordinate such an activity free of charge.

Please stay safe and healthy.

Warm Regards,
Holyoke Creative Arts Center Board of Directors

[03/14/20]   Students and supporters,

In recognition of local public health recommendations and abundance of caution for our instructors and students, we will be postponing classes at the all location of the center until April. Any uncashed checks for March classes will be held uncashed, and students will be given the option to enroll in April classes when we reopen.

For a small, tuition-drive organization such as ours, deciding to close temporarily is a major decision, and was not made lightly. We value the support of our wonderful community of students and supporters. In the meantime, we encourage students and instructors to stay in touch virtually. If anyone would like to offer a virtual demo of a new technique or art project, please let us know. We would be happy to coordinate such an activity free of charge.

Warm Regards,
Holyoke Creative Arts Center Board of Directors

[03/12/20]   HCAC Members, Students, and Friends: This is a challenging time as many organizations are coping with how best to handle the COVID-19 health crisis. Here at HCAC we are carefully monitoring this ever-changing situation. The safety and security of our students, employees, volunteers, and supporters is our highest priority. We will be initiating new cleaning procedures and we are asking our students to be mindful of the situation and help by staying home if sick, avoiding handshakes and hugs, washing hands frequently, coughing into elbows, etc. Presently, we will continue with our March classes as planned. This may change as the situation develops, and we will notify students as early as possible should we decide to postpone or cancel future classes. We thank you for your support of our organization, teachers, and creative community. If you have any concerns or questions, please feel free to contact us at [email protected]

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Sunday: Open Quilting Studio March 15

Got a quilt that needs that final push to move it along? Basting, binding, color coordination or just figuring out the pattern? Come hunker down and quilt with us on Sunday March 15. $20 per person for 6 hours of great company.

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Holyoke Creative Arts Center | Search for Programs

Spring 2020 Upholstery Classes with our one and only favorite Master Upholsterer, Gary Clarke, are Open For Registration! Classes offered 6 days a week at our West Springfield studios!

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Rug Hooking with Yarn Friday Mornings March

Interested in learning a new and simple craft? Try Rug Hooking with Yarn 🧶 with the incredibly talented Margaret Arraj from Mill River Rugs at our satellite studio in Florence MA. She has all the supplies you'll need to get started. Friday mornings in March.

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Quilting @WistariahurstMonday Mornings in March

Calling ALL Quilters and Quilt Curious!! March classes at Wistariahurst Museum are open for registration. Come quilt in the beauty of the Gallery and find your inspiration threaded through our history and traditions of quilting. AM & PM classes on Monday's in March.

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Alice is finishing up her elephants today!!!! Beautiful

Big thanks to Katherine McClelland for her Wet Felting workshop in our West Springfield studios! We had a great time and all got a good upper body workout to boot.

Another fun workshop in the books! Wet felted handbags at Holyoke Creative Arts Center

Projects being worked on this morning at Wistariahurst class !!!

Projects being worked on this morning at Wistariahurst class !!!!

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Wet Felting Workshop | Holyoke Creative Arts Center

Got plans this Sunday? Not yet? We have a few seats left in our Wet Felting workshop. Come on over and make a beautiful heart felted bag with Katherine McClelland and enjoy a homemade seasonal soup and salad!

holyokecac.coursestorm.com Create a beautiful Heart Felted Bag. Students will learn how to create a unique piece of art using fiber! In this 5 hour workshop, you will learn how to create a felted bag with a heart on it using wet felting techniques. We will supply all...

Sheila completed another project, a total redo. The "kaleidoscope effect" with the channeling is perfect!

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Wet Felting Workshop | Holyoke Creative Arts Center

It’s not too late! We have 2 seats left in our workshop with Katherine McClelland next Sunday Feb 9th. It’s a heart felt way to get your valentines 💕 mojo rolling.

holyokecac.coursestorm.com Create a beautiful Heart Felted Bag. Students will learn how to create a unique piece of art using fiber! In this 5 hour workshop, you will learn how to create a felted bag with a heart on it using wet felting techniques. We will supply all...

Our next session of Wood Carving with Jim Barrett starts next Tuesday February 4th. 6 to 8pm on Tuesdays at our West Springfield studios. Come make something beautiful for a friend or loved one.

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Wet Felting Workshop | Holyoke Creative Arts Center

Calling all felt lovers 💕! Come celebrate Valentines Day at our felting workshop on Feb 9. In this 5 hour workshop with the incredibly talented felting artist, Katherine McClelland, you'll make a beautiful felted heart bag. Seasonal soup & salad will be served for lunch. Come cozy up and get your felt on!

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Quilting @WistariahurstMonday Mornings in February

Our February Quilting classes at Wistariahurst Museum start this coming Monday February 3. We have a morning and evening class every Monday for 4 weeks. Come quilt in the beauty of historical Holyoke. We have machines, tools and our expert quilter Joanne Kindness Tryba! Come make something beautiful.

reg135.imperisoft.com Come quilt in the beautiful Gallery room at Wistariahurst in Holyoke. Would you like to hug someone in fabric? Make a quilt! This is an unstructured quilting class, for beginners and experienced quilters alike. It allows you to learn to quilt while you learn about various tools and techniques that m...

Relaxing Stuff

This makes our Monday!

this artist creates incredibly detailed and whimsical stop-motion animations all out of wool 📽️ IG @andreaanimates

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Wet Felting Workshop | Holyoke Creative Arts Center

Katherine McClelland is back to teach a Felting Workshop on Sunday February 9th to celebrate Valentine's day. In this workshop you will learn to wet felt a beautiful handbag with a heart on it! Only 9 spots left. Register today at the link below or message us to sign up.

holyokecac.coursestorm.com Create a beautiful Heart Felted Bag. Students will learn how to create a unique piece of art using fiber! In this 5 hour workshop, you will learn how to create a felted bag with a heart on it using wet felting techniques. We will supply all...

Another beautiful quilt from Monday evening quilt class at Wistariahurst. Would love to have you join us. Please check the website to register.

Another beautiful quilt completed at Monday morning quilt class at Wistariahurst. Sign up today to make yourself a beautiful quilt !!!!!

Another beautiful quilt from our Wistariahurst quilting class. Come join us to learn a new technique or to finish a project with a nice group of quilters.

First day of class. Stripping down a chair.

Upholstery classes are up and running in our studios @Mill City in West Springfiled. Register today at the link below and find a tresurer or make a new one. https://reg135.imperisoft.com/HCAC/Search/Registration.aspx

Can you make the cut? We can teach you how to make your own upholstered cushions. Bullnose or boxed. DYI in our Cushions class. It's not too late to sign up. Starts next Wednesday Jan 8th. Register now at the link below. https://reg135.imperisoft.com/HCAC/ProgramDetail/3137313435/Registration.aspx

Go from sad 😞 to rad 😁 in our January Chair Caning class!! It's not too late to sign up. Class starts next Wednesday Jan 8th, 6pm-8:30pm. Register at the link below.

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Quilting @WistariahurstMonday Mornings in January

Calling all Winter Quilters! Come quilt in the comfort and beauty of Holyoke's own Wistariahurst Museum. It's not too late to sign up! We have 4 week session on Monday mornings 10am-1pm and evenings 5:30pm-8:30pm. It a great place to make new friends and quilt in a historic landmark.

reg135.imperisoft.com Come quilt in the beautiful Gallery room at Wistariahurst in Holyoke. Would you like to hug someone in fabric? Make a quilt! This is an unstructured quilting class, for beginners and experienced quilters alike. It allows you to learn to quilt while you learn about various tools and techniques that m...

Wood Carving with Jim Barrett.

Jim Barrett teaches a Wood Carving class on Tuesday evenings from 6pm to 8pm in our West Springfield studio @Mill City. Use coupon code PINE to receive $10 off this class. Register at the link below.
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A year in review
Students if you could post your before pictures in the comments we'd love to see them!

[12/25/19]   Merry Christmas to the entire HCAC community, near and far. We value each and every person who makes our organization so special.

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Rug Hooking with Yarn Friday Mornings January

Looking for a cozy winter craft? Picture yourself in a beautiful studio surrounded by colors and light. Rug hooking with Yarn, taught by the incredibly talented Margaret Arraj, might be your jam.

reg135.imperisoft.com This class is taught at the HCAC Satellite Studio @ Brushworks Arts & Industry, 221 Pine St., Florence, MA 01062. This class is designed to introduce you to rug hooking as you build your skills to create a future heirloom. This class uses only rug wool yarn and may be right from the mill or hand dye...

Rug Hooking with Yarn

Margaret Arraj demonstates Rug Hooking with Yarn in her studio Brushworks Arts & Industry Building in Florence MA. Come take a class with Margaret through the Holyoke Creative Arts.

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Holyoke Creative Arts Center | Search for Programs

Looking for last minute gift ideas? Register for a class with a friend or loved one. It's a great way to spend time together and learn something new. Our Winter 2020 classes are open for registration at the link below. Try Wood Carving, Upholstery, Chair Caning, Quilting, Sewing, Rug Hooking at our various studios in the Pioneer Valley. Happy Holidays!!

reg135.imperisoft.com Check out what classes are running at HCAC. Select a semester to view all available classes in upholstery, rug hooking, quilting, sewing, and more! Don’t see what you’re looking for? Email us at [email protected].

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Come take a class with us! We are a 100-year old institution in Holyoke offering classes in quilting, sewing, upholstery, chair caning, painting, and wood carving. The center also offers a variety of workshops throughout the year.

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First day of class. Stripping down a chair.
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150 Front St
West Springfield, MA
01089
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