May 12, 2023
9:00 am - 2:30 pm


Newport Visual Arts Center

777 NW Beach Drive, Newport, OR 97365



Kelp and sewing needles included

Create a kelp pouch using materials collected from Oregon’s beaches.

Choose from kelp, seaweed, shell bits and other treasures that have washed ashore. Learn how to collect, process and store kelp. Sewing techniques will allow you to fashion one or more pouches that will be embellished with your handmade beads and other found objects Cheri collected over the years. The skills you learn will enable you to make more on your own, finding your personal style. Kelp materials and sewing needles are included in the registration.

This is a fun class with few rules and room for play!

Student Supply List: an apron, full-sized scissors, and two full bath towels that are used for crafts (or a roll of paper towels). Wear clothes that can get damp.

Optional: Awl, nytrile gloves, any beach finds that you might like to incorporate into your work. (Do NOT bring kelp)

May 12, 2023
9:00am – 2:30pm (Lunch break 12-1pm)
Newport Visual Arts Center
Ages 18+

Cost: $125
Scholarships are available. If funds are a barrier, please inquire.

Cheri Aldrich has been using natural materials found on beach walks since the late 1970’s. Her love of nature has been a part of her art for 49 years. Kelp has qualities that lend itself to making vessels, nature dolls and over the years she has added wall sculptures, rattles and jewelry.

Newport Visual Arts Center

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