Classes/Events

download (1)Vintage Inspired offers a wide range of classes for many areas of interest related to antiques, Chalk Paint® Workshops, crafts and much more. We proudly feature respected local antiques experts and experienced craftspeople/collectors – offered to you at the lowest possible prices (if not free!).

Please see our list below for ongoing classes, and check back often for frequent updates. Please also be sure to join our mailing list, subscribe to our RSS feed, or follow us on Facebook/Twitter/Instagram. We’ll only send important class and product updates, and we promise not to burden you with spam. Thanks!  


May 2017

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BTV Flea

Sunday, May 21st 

noon to 4 pm

Click here for information & contract

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Brimfield

Saturday, May 13th

Day trip to

Brimfield!

Click here for details

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April 2017

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The first BTV Flea of 2017!!!

Sunday, April 30th 

noon to 4 pm

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BYOP (Bring Your Own Piece) Chalk Paint® Workshop- 

Saturday, April 29th

Noon to 2 pm

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March 2017

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Spring Celebration Sale at 270 Pine St location only

10 am to 5 pm

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Spring Celebration Sale at 180 Flynn Ave location only

Saturday, March 11th & Sunday, March 12th

10 am to 5 pm Saturday

Noon to 4 pm Sunday

Click here for details

February 2017

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BYOP (Bring Your Own Piece) Chalk Paint® Workshop

Sunday, February 26th, 2017

1:30 pm

Click here for details

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BYOP (Bring Your Own Piece) Chalk Paint® Workshop

Sunday, February 5th, 2017

1:30 pm

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January 2017

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BYOP (Bring Your Own Piece) Chalk Paint® Workshop

Sunday, January 29th 

1:30 pm

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December 2016

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BYOP (Bring Your Own Piece) Chalk Paint® Workshop

Saturday, December 3rd

11 am

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November 2016

 

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Small Business Saturday,

November 26th

@ both Vintage Inspired’s locations!

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Saturday November 19th 10 am to 5 pm

Sunday, November 20th noon to 4 pm

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Chalk Paint® 101 Workshop

Wednesday, November 16th

5:30 pm

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BYOP (Bring Your Own Piece) Chalk Paint® Workshop

Saturday, November 5th

10am

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October 2016

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BYOP (Bring Your Own Piece) Chalk Paint® Workshop

Saturday, October 22nd

11am

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THIS CLASS IS CURRENTLY FULL

September 2016

Brimfield Brimfield or Bust!

Thursday, September 8th

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May 2016

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Wednesday, May 25th

5:30 to 7:30 pm

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Sunday, May 22nd 

noon to 4 pm

For information or to become a vendor:

CLICK HERE!

April 2016

 

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Art Dolls with Meta Strick

Saturday, April 16th 

10:30 am to 2:30 pm 

$75.00

Click here for details

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BYOP (Bring Your Own Piece) Chalk Paint® Workshop- 

Wednesday, April 6th, 2016 6 to 8 pm

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March 2016

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Spring Celebration Sale

Saturday, March 19th (both locations) 10 am to 5 pm

Sunday, March 20th (180 Flynn only & Barge Canal) Noon to 4 pm Sunday

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Saturday, March 12th 10:30am to 2:30pm

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February 2016

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Drop In: Needle Felting Valentine Heart

Wednesday, February 10th 6 to 8 pm

AND

Saturday, February 13th 12 to 3 pm

$15.

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Make a Valentine’s Mix Media Art Piece

Wednesday, February 10th 6 to 8 pm

Costs $35.

Click here for more information

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Chalk Paint® 101

Saturday, February 6th 11 am to 1 pm

Click here for more details

 

January 2016

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BYOP (Bring Your Own Piece) Chalk Paint® Workshop- 

Saturday, January 30th 11 am to 1 pm

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Mix Media & More!

Wednesday, January 27th 6 to 8 pm

Costs $35.

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December 2015

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BYOP (Bring Your Own Piece)

ANNIE SLOAN Chalk Paint® Workshop

Friday, December 18th 2 pm

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Christmas Open House!

Saturday, December 12th

10 am to 5 pm

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SANTA arrives noon to 4 pm

at our 180 Flynn Ave location

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Holiday Preview and Sale at 180 Flynn Avenue!

Please join us on Friday night for a kick off to our Christmas Open House and Sale!
This will be at our 180 Flynn location only.

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Winter Wonderland

Holiday Make ‘n Takes

Taught by Bonnie Rowell

Saturday, December 12th  1 to 4 pm
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September 2015

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BTV Flea!

Sunday, September 13th

noon to 4 pm.

Click here for details or for contract

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ASSEMBLAGE MIXED MEDIA PIECE

With Renée Savoie
 Saturday, September 12th 1pm – 4pm
Cost: $50
DURING ART HOP 

CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION

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Art  Hop!

Friday, September 11th

5 to 7 pm

Featuring work by Renee Savoie & Ginny Joyner

 

August 2015

BYOP (Bring Your Own Piece) Chalk Paint® Workshop

July 2015

BTV FLEA!

Sunday, July 26th

Noon to 4 pm
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BYOP (Bring Your Own Piece) Chalk Paint® Workshop

Sunday, July 19th at 2 pm

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May 2015

BTV FLEA!

Beginning Sunday, May 17, Burlington’s South End Arts District will have the “BTV Flea” to its line-up of destination events.

Voted Yankee Magazine Editor’s Choice Award for Best of New England 2015 

Dates

Sunday, May 17th

Sunday, June 14th

Sunday July 26th

Sunday Sept 13th

Sunday, Oct 11th

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Brimfield or Bust!

Have you always wanted to go shopping in Brimfield but felt overwhelmed by it all?  Well here’s your chance to GO!  Brimfield Flea Market is known as the largest outdoor antique market in the world with 20 plus fields and thousands of vendors.  We would leave 7 am on Friday, May 15th and return Saturday, May 16th in the early evening.

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Levity Seven Trunk Show

Friday, May 1st: 5-8pm,

Saturday, May 2nd: 12-5pm

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April 2015

 

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Saturday, April 18th

11 am to 12:30 pm

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Chalk Paint® 101

Saturday, April 4th

9:30 am

Click here for details

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March 2015

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Needle Felting Rabbit 

Sunday, March 29th

1 to 3 pm

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BYOP (Bring Your Own Piece) Chalk Paint® Workshop

Saturday, March 28th 

9:30 am

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Needle Felt an Owl

Wednesday, March 18th

6 to 8:30 pm

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Soldering 101

Wednesday, March 11th

6 to 8 pm

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Needle Felting: Project Pig

Sunday, March 8th

1 to 3 pm

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Chalk Paint® 101

Sunday, March 1st

1 to 3 pm

Click here for details

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February 2015

Appraisal Day

Sunday, Feb 8th

1 to 3:30 pm

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 Needle Felting: Project Lamb

 Needle Felted Lamb with wire armature class

Sunday, Feb 8th

1 pm

$40.

Click here for details

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Drop In:

Make Your Own Valentines

with Vintage Paper

*Saturday, Feb 7th -1 to 3 pm

*Wednesday, Feb 11th -6 to 8 pm

or

Saturday Feb 14th -1 to 3 pm

This is a favorite time of year at Vintage Inspired.  It is when we pull out all the vintage paper we have stashed away over the years and invite our friends in to make their own valentines.  We’ll supply all the materials for up to 4 valentines and all you need to bring is your creativity!  All ages welcome.

Cost: $15

Call 802.488.5766 or email info@VintageInspired.net.

 

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Drop In:

Needle Felt a Valentine’s Heart

Saturday, February 7th

1:00 to 3:00 pm

$10

Click Here for Details

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January 2015

Friday, January 30th

10 am to noon

BYOP (Bring Your Own Piece) Workshop

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Sunday, January 25th

1 pm

Lamb Needlefelting

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Saturday, January 17th

11 am

(this class is full.  Please call for information and to arrange for the next class)

BYOP (Bring Your Own Piece) Workshop

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Wednesday, January 14th

6:00 pm

Needle Felting Hedgehog

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November 2014

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Holiday Celebration Saturday, Nov 15th, 2014 10 am to 5 pm

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October 2014

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Saturday, October 25th

1 pm

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Needle Felting Class: Project  GNOME

Wednesday, October 22nd 6 pm

$30

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BTV Flea

Sunday, October 19th

noon to 4 pm

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Harvest Sale!

Saturday, October 18th 

10 am to 5 pm

Join us in CELEBRATING FALL!!!

Stop by for a store wide sale all day on Saturday. Meet the vendors, have a nibble and enjoy sales throughout the marketplace.

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BYOP (Bring Your Own Piece) Workshop-

Wednesday, October 8th 6 to 8 pm

Friday, October 17th at 11 am

and

Sunday, October 26th at 1 pm

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September 2014

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Sunday, September 28th

1 pm

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Sunday, September 21st 

noon to 4 pm

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Etsy 201

with Laura Hale

Sunday, September 14th at 1 pm

CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

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BYOP (Bring Your Own Piece) Workshop

CHALK PAINT® decorative paint

Wednesday, September 3rd

6 pm

or

Friday, September 12th 

10 am 

CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

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Brimfield

Brimfield or bust!!!

Tuesday, September 2nd 

&

Thursday September 4th 

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Needle Felting a Pig

with Susi Ryan

Saturday, September 6th 1pm

CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

August 2014

July 2014

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Bring Your Own Piece

Saturday, July 19th

and 

Friday, July 25th

10 am to noon

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with Laura Hale

Sunday, July 13th at 12:30

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June 2014

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Paint Your Own Piece

with Decorative Paint by Annie Sloan

Monday, June 30th

11:00 am

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ETSY 101 

Laura Hale

Sunday, June 29th 12:30pm

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Pearl Knotting with Marie Mastro

Wed June 11th at 6:30 pm

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COUNTRY LIVING FAIR

Rhinebeck, NY

Vintage Inspired will be showing at the Country Living Fair in Rhinebeck, NY June 6th to 8th.

Click here for more information.

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May 2014

 Needle Felting: Project Lamb

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B Y O P : Bring your own piece to paint

Decorative Chalk Paint by Annie Sloan

Saturday, May 17th 10:00 am

Click here for details

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Needle Felting Class: Project  Hedge Hog-$30

Wed, December 11th, 6:30pm

Length of class: 1.5 hours

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Friends who sell things!!!! BTV Flea is starting up again in May and happens on the 3rd Sunday of every month May-October right in the beautiful South End of Burlington! Interested in peddling your wares? Click here for contract.  Art, handmade goods, vintage pop up shops, food-whatever you sell there’s a place for you at BTV Flea!! Here are the dates: Sunday, May 18 Sunday, June 15 Sunday, July 20 Sunday, August 17 Sunday, September 21 Sunday, October 19

April 2014

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Saturday, April 12th

10 am to 5 pm

On Saturday, discounts will be offered throughout the marketplace for one day only.  There will also be a pop up flea going on in the back hallway.  Come meet the vendors. Munchies will be provided.

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Wednesday, April 9th

6 to 8 pm

Paint Your Own Piece Workshop

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Needle felting GNOME 

Sunday, April 6th

12:30

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March 2014

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Wednesday, March 12th

6:30 to 8 pm

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February 2014

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Soldering 101

Sunday, February 23rd

2 to 4pm

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Saturday, February 22nd

1 to 3 pm

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Make Your Own Valentine with Vintage Paper

Session one: noon to 1 pm

Session two: 1 to 2 pm

Session three: 2 to 3pm

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January 2014

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1:00 to 3:00pm

Etsy 101

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6:30

Soldering 101

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Saturday, January 11th at 1pm

Annie Sloan Paint Your Own Piece

December 2013

 

Needle Felting Class: Project  Hedge Hog-$25

Wed, December 11th, 6:30pm

Vintage Inspired Lifestyle Marketplace

180 Flynn Avenue

Burlington VT 05401

Length of class: 1.5 hours

In this class you will learn how the basics of needle felting and how to needle felt a simple hedge hog. Wool will be provided by the instructor. Materials needed: Skewer, thread, foam felting base and felting needles (38 T, 38 S, 36T). If you don’t have these materials you may purchase them through the teacher if you wish for 10 dollars.

Call 802.488.5766 or email info@VintageInspired.net for registration.

Comparison shop:

Local Store: Felting needles: 5.75 to 7.75

Instructor: felting needles (2 Star 38 needles, 2 38 Triangle needles and 1 36 triangle): 5.00

Local Store: Felting Base: 7.50

Instructor: Felting Base: 6.50

Tools package together (needles, foam and skewer) from instructor is 10.00.

Instructor: Susi Ryan, Susi is the owner/ fiber artist of The Felted Gnome Knows by susio and has been designing and creating from local wool through needle felting and wet felting for the past several years. She has exhibited her work at The S.P.A.C.E Gallery, The Artist’s Medium and Grand Isle ArtWorks. Find her on Facebook www.facebook.com/TheFeltedGnomeKnowsbysusio or on her website: www.thefeltedgnomeknows.com

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ART/WORD JOURNAL

With Renee Savoie

Saturday, Dec 7th 11am

We all have a story to tell.  Whether it is through the written word, art or a combination of both, one must have a beautiful book to contain all of this brilliance.

We will be turning a vintage book into a journal and work of art as well as picking up some mixed media tips along the way.  Bring an old book (that will be taken apart) and if you have an image that you feel represents yourself, please bring it.

All supplies will be provided.

Cost $40.00

Call or email to register

Peaberry™ Designs

The Art & Soul of Renée Savoie

www.peaberrydesigns.com

November 2013

Soldering 101

Wed, November 13th, 2013

6:30 to 8pm

Learn the basics of soldering your own jewelry.  Supplies included.   Email info@VintageInspired.net or call 802.488.5766 to register.  Costs $45.

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Holiday Open House

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SANTA!!!

Friday, Nov. 8th

5 to 8pm

Santa arrives at 6pm.

We are kicking off our holiday season with lots of vintage decorations, wine and munchies!

Please bring the kiddies and we’ll supply the fun!

We will be collecting cash donations for Toys for Tots.

October 2013

Needle Felting Class: Project Gnome-$25

Wed, October 30th, 6:30 pm Length of class: 1.5 hours In this class you will learn how the basics of needle felting and how to needle felt a simple gnome. Wool will be provided by the instructor. Materials needed: Skewer, thread, foam felting base and felting needles (38 T, 38 S, 36T). If you don’t have these materials you may purchase them through the teacher if you wish for 10 dollars. Call 802.488.5766 or email info@VintageInspired.net for registration. Comparison shop: Local Store: Felting needles: 5.75 to 7.75 Instructor: felting needles (2 Star 38 needles, 2 38 Triangle needles and 1 36 triangle): 5.00 Local Store: Felting Base: 7.50 Instructor: Felting Base: 6.50 Tools package together (needles, foam and skewer) from instructor is 10.00. Instructor: Susi Ryan, Susi is the owner/ fiber artist of The Felted Gnome Knows by susio and has been designing and creating from local wool through needle felting and wet felting for the past several years. She has exhibited her work at The S.P.A.C.E Gallery, The Artist’s Medium and Grand Isle ArtWorks. Find her on Facebook www.facebook.com/TheFeltedGnomeKnowsbysusio or on her website: www.thefeltedgnomeknows.com Needle Felting Class: Project Gnome-$25 Participants: 6-8 Length of class: 1.5 hours In this class you will learn how the basics of needle felting and how to needle felt a simple gnome. Wool will be provided by the instructor. Materials needed: Skewer, thread, foam felting base and felting needles (38 T, 38 S, 36T). If you don’t have these materials you may purchase them through the teacher if you wish for 10 dollars. Comparison shop: Local Store: Felting needles: 5.75 to 7.75 Instructor: felting needles (2 Star 38 needles, 2 38 Triangle needles and 1 36 triangle): 5.00 Local Store: Felting Base: 7.50 Instructor: Felting Base: 6.50 Tools package together (needles, foam and skewer) from instructor is 10.00. Wed.Oct 30th at 6:30pm. Call 802.488.5766 or email info@VintageInspired.net for registration. Instructor: Susi Ryan, Susi is the owner/ fiber artist of The Felted Gnome Knows by susio and has been designing and creating from local wool through needle felting and wet felting for the past several years. She has exhibited her work at The S.P.A.C.E Gallery, The Artist’s Medium and Grand Isle ArtWorks. Find her on Facebook www.facebook.com/TheFeltedGnomeKnowsbysusio or on her website: www.thefeltedgnomeknows.com

June, 2013

Modern God/Goddess Canvas Class Saturday, June 29th, 11am to 5pm $80

Mixed Media with Renée Savoie
This class is modeled after Renée’s Modern Goddess series which celebrates discovering your inner child to reveal the true god/goddess that lies within. As adults it is easy for some of us to forget who you are or lose your way. You are still in there, every single bit of you. Your hopes and dreams and good memories and that happy, fun, adventurous YOU is in there! In this class you will create an 18”X18” canvas mixed media piece where you will collage and paint yourself back to your happy place. There will be lots of room for self-expression and no experience is necessary. Renée is a firm believer that there are no mistakes, only happy accidents.
All materials will be provided but students should bring if they have available: A heat gun, favorite paint brushes, old photos or ephemera, images that truly speak to you, favorite acrylics and an answer to the questions “What did you want to be when you grew up?” or “What made you truly happy as a child?”
Renée Savoie: Renée Savoie of Peaberry Designs is a self-taught mixed media artist from Canada’s capital region. Renee has been creative for as long as she can remember but once she discovered the world of mixed media she knew she had found her bliss. She has lived in different places around the world but no place has been as influential on her creativity as her time spent in the Canadian North. A huge fan of all things vintage, she combines previously loved items with her love of texture, paper and paint to make things with depth and character. Renee loves to experiment, constantly trying new products and techniques. When this coffee addict is not traveling to teach or showcase her work she is hanging out with her partner Chris and three beautiful girls who are a huge source of inspiration. She hopes to inspire people all over to find and follow their bliss!! You can find her and her creative musings at www.peaberrydesigns.com
Cost: $80/Class (6 hrs)
When: Saturday, June 29th, 11am to 5pm
Registration: To sign up for this class, please email info[at]vintageinspired[dot]net or call (802)488-5766. To RSVP via Facebook, please click here.


March, 2013

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® Class Saturday, March 9th, 9am to Noon $95

Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan is amongst the finest paint in the world. Designed to emulate an Old World European look, Chalk Paint can be used a number of ways. In this hands-on class, you’ll learn four fabulous painting techniques, including distressing and how to add wax to Chalk Paint. All you’ll need to bring is a small piece (something you can carry yourself) to paint.
Cost: $95/Class (3 hrs)
When: Saturday, March 9th, 9am to Noon
Materials provided; Expert instruction by Cara Worthley of Cara’s Finishes
Registration: To sign up for this class, please email info[at]vintageinspired[dot]net or call (802)488-5766.

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® Class Saturday, March 23rd, 9am to Noon $95

Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan is amongst the finest paint in the world. Designed to emulate an Old World European look, Chalk Paint can be used a number of ways. In this hands-on class, you’ll learn four fabulous painting techniques, including distressing and how to add wax to Chalk Paint. All you’ll need to bring is a small piece (something you can carry yourself) to paint.
Cost: $95/Class (3 hrs)
When: Saturday, March 23rd, 9am to Noon
Materials provided; Expert instruction by Cara Worthley of Cara’s Finishes
Registration: To sign up for this class, please email info[at]vintageinspired[dot]net or call (802)488-5766.


February, 2013

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® Class Saturday, February 9th, 9am to Noon $95

Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan is amongst the finest paint in the world. Designed to emulate an Old World European look, Chalk Paint can be used a number of ways. In this hands-on class, you’ll learn four fabulous painting techniques, including distressing and how to add wax to Chalk Paint. All you’ll need to bring is a small piece (something you can carry yourself) to paint.
Cost: $95/Class (3 hrs)
When: Saturday, February 9th, 9am to Noon
Materials provided; Expert instruction by Cara Worthley of Cara’s Finishes
Registration: To sign up for this class, please email info[at]vintageinspired[dot]net or call (802)488-5766.

Make Your Own Valentine Saturday, Feb 9th, 1 to 4pm $10

Vintage Inspired is having a fun day of making Valentines, and oh, what fun it will be! Mary spent the month of January working with Felicia Kahl-Professional Organizer and found out just how much paper she does have. Now it’s time to share!
Drop in anytime between 1 and 4 and join the fun! The back room will be filled with vintage paper and more to make your own valentines. $10 per person. Children are welcomed if accompanied by adult.
Cost: $10/Person
When: Saturday, February 9th, 1 to 4pm
Registration: To sign up for this class, please email info[at]vintageinspired[dot]net or call (802)488-5766.

Books Unbound Saturday, February 16th, 10am to 5pm $95; Class Size Limited To 8

This workshop will have you gluing, cutting, painting and tearing up old books to create 3 dimensional works of art. We will break all rules set into place by librarians and school teachers who told you books were meant to be kept on shelves. This class will offer you a space to freely develop your own personal narrative with found objects; transforming ordinary pages of text into something mythical and profound, using something as simple as an old book as your base. We will bravely enter into creative new territories in this process oriented class.
Students Should Bring: A few old books 2-4 to alter no bigger than 8×10″. Make sure bindings are intact, and make sure it’s something that interests you; Old paper/ephemera to collage with such as old magazines, cards, etc, illustrations, text, etc.; Old photos, color copies if you don’t want to destroy or use original; Craft knife with fresh blade; Glue stick; Found objects such as rusty things, picture frames, doll parts, watch pieces, and what have you. Old fabric, scraps, etc.; Golden Medium Gel Medium- MATTE; E6000 or comparable heavy/strong CLEAR glue; Acrylic paints if you want to add color to your piece. (Bring it if you have it. There will be plenty to share); Old paint brushes; Cordless drill and heat gun (if you have them.); and, If you’re messy, bring an apron/smock.
The Instructor Will Provide: Additional adhesives; Paints: van dyke brown, white and black (If you’d like to use color/paint please bring your favorites); Additional found objects/paper etc.; Drill and other power tools; Heat gun; and, Screws/wire/nails.
Cost: $95/Class (7 hrs)
When: Saturday, February 16th, 10am to 5pm
Registration: To sign up for this class, please email info[at]vintageinspired[dot]net for more info.

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® Class Saturday, February 23rd, 9am to Noon $95

Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan is amongst the finest paint in the world. Designed to emulate an Old World European look, Chalk Paint can be used a number of ways. In this hands-on class, you’ll learn four fabulous painting techniques, including distressing and how to add wax to Chalk Paint. All you’ll need to bring is a small piece (something you can carry yourself) to paint.
Cost: $95/Class (3 hrs)
When: Saturday, February 23rd, 9am to Noon
Materials provided; Expert instruction by Cara Worthley of Cara’s Finishes
Registration: To sign up for this class, please email info[at]vintageinspired[dot]net or call (802)488-5766.


December, 2012

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint™ Class Sunday, December 2nd, Noon to 3pm $95

Annie Sloan Chalk Paints™ are among the finest furniture paints in the world. In this engaging class you’ll learn four fabulous painting techniques, distressing techniques, and how to add wax to Chalk Paint™.
Cost: $95/Class (3 hrs)
When: Sunday, December 2nd, Noon
Registration: To sign up for this class, please email info[at]vintageinspired[dot]net for more info.


November, 2012

Royal Haeger / Royal Hickman Discussion with Tom Jiamachello Thursday, November 15th, 6:30pm – Free

Founded in 1871 in Dundee Illinois, the Haeger Pottery Company is one of the oldest in America still producing. They created their “Royal Haeger” line in 1939.
Haeger’s lines of pottery changed with the times and reflected the design aesthetic of the era. From the Art Deco inspired sculptural animal lines of the 1920-1940 period to the wilder and funky Post-War period, Haeger hired chief designers who knew what the American public wanted in their homes.
Two special designers stand out, one a master of shape, the other a master of glaze.
Royal Arden Hickman joined the Haeger company in 1939, recruited by the President of the Company, Edmund Haeger. Prior to joining Haeger his designs had been produced in California. The abstract sculptural nature of his designs have many collectors chasing his wares. What is less known about his production is that in 1944, he moved to Tennessee and started his own pottery company, taking with him a glaze master named Frank Petty, whose “Petty Crystal” glazes were way ahead of the time.
The glaze master whose work appeals to me most is Alrun Guest, who was Chief Designer at Haeger from 1969 to the present. Well aware of the trends in color and design in Europe, her work resembles the Italian Mid-century pottery of Bitossi. Her volcanic brutalist glazes are commanding attention from discerning collectors today, particularly her Orange Peel, Lemon Peel, and Lime Peel glazes items.
I will feature items from the Art Deco period of Haeger to the stunning examples of Alrun Guest’s work in my lecture. Come prepared to discover masterpieces of 20th century design made right here in the heart of America.
Cost: Free!
When: Thursday, November 15th, 6:30pm
Registration: To sign up for this class, please email mary[at]vintageinspired[dot]net for more info.


October, 2012

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint™ Class Saturday, October 20th, 10am to 1pm $95

Annie Sloan Chalk Paints™ are among the finest furniture paints in the world. In this engaging class you’ll learn four fabulous painting techniques, distressing techniques, and how to add wax to Chalk Paint™.
Cost: $95/Class (3 hrs)
When: Saturday, October 20th, 10am
Registration: To sign up for this class, please email info[at]vintageinspired[dot]net for more info.

Make Your Own Journals Sunday, October 21st, 4pm to 5:30pm $25 (or 2 for $40.00)

“Make Your Own Journals” instructed by Susan Luce. This fun and easy class is a lesson on using old ephemera to make amazing journals for writing and sharing. We’ll provide all supplies and images or bring your own.
Cost: $25/Class (or 2 for $40.00) (1.5 to 2 hrs)
When: Sunday, October 21st, 4pm
Registration: To sign up for this class, please email info[at]vintageinspired[dot]net for more info.


September, 2012

Make Your Own Journals Thursday, September 13th, 6:30pm to 8pm $25 (or 2 for $40.00)

“Make Your Own Journals” instructed by Susan Luce. This fun and easy class is a lesson on using old ephemera to make amazing journals for writing and sharing. We’ll provide all supplies and images or bring your own.
Cost: $25/Class (or 2 for $40.00) (1.5 to 2 hrs)
When: Thursday, September 13th, 6:30pm
Registration: To sign up for this class, please email info[at]vintageinspired[dot]net for more info.


August, 2012

Make Your Own Greeting Cards Thursday, August 9th, 6:30pm – $20

Vintage Inspired is pleased to announce we’re offering another session of Susan Luce’s popular class, “Make Your Own Greeting Cards.” This fun and easy class is a lesson on using old ephemera to make an assortment of greeting cards to give and share. We’ll provide all supplies and images or bring your own.
Cost: $20/Class (1.5 to 2 hrs)
When: Thursday, August 9th, 6:30pm
Registration: To sign up for this class, please email info[at]vintageinspired[dot]net for more info.
Next class: Thursday, Sept 13th, 2012 – Make your own Journals with Susan Luce

Mid Century Italian Pottery Lecture by Tom Jiamachello Thursday, August 30th, 6:30pm – Free

After World War II, some of the most beautiful pottery items from the top designers in Italy were imported to fill the desire for “the modern” and “the colorful.” Two major importers were the New York City based firm of Richards Morgenthau & Co whose Raymor line competed with the Rosenthal-Netter line. Both firms imported vast quantities of top-notch Mid-century design into the U.S.
Great artists such as Aldo Londi, Alvino Bagni, Manicoli, Bruno Bagnoli, Fantoni – all produced works imported into this country.
I will concentrate my talk on the work of the Bitossi firm– or more precisely the artistic wing of Bitossi called Flavia – where Aldo Londi, was Art Director from 1946. Based in Montelupo, Tuscany, Bitossi exported pieces from Italy under both the Raymor and Rosenthal Netter labels. I will have examples of these vintage pieces for you to see, touch and admire.
Cost: Free!
When: Thursday, August 30th, 6:30pm
Registration: To sign up for this class, please email mary[at]vintageinspired[dot]net for more info.


July, 2012

Make Your Own Journals Wednesday, July 18th, 6:30pm to 8pm – $25

“Make Your Own Journals” instructed by Susan Luce. This fun and easy class is a lesson on using old ephemera to make amazing journals for writing and sharing. We’ll provide all supplies and images or bring your own.
Cost: $25/Class (1.5 hrs)
When: Wednesday, July 18th, 6:30pm
Registration: To sign up for this class, please email info[at]vintageinspired[dot]net for more info.


May, 2012

Watercolor Workshop – Fun With Fruit Wednesday, May 16th, 6:30pm to 8pm – $25

Looking to add some color to your life? Learn how to paint a simple still life with experienced watercolor artists, Nini Crane and Deb Runge. Beginners are welcome; All materials provided.
Cost: $25/Class (1.5 hrs)
When: Wednesday, May 16th, 6:30pm
Registration: To sign up for this class, please email info[at]vintageinspired[dot]net for more info.

Make Your Own Journals Sunday, May 20th, 4pm to 5:30pm – $20

“Make Your Own Journals” instructed by Susan Luce. This fun and easy class is a lesson on using old ephemera to make amazing journals for writing and sharing. We’ll provide all supplies and images or bring your own.
Cost: $20/Class (1.5 hrs)
When: Sunday, May 20th, 4pm
Registration: To sign up for this class, please email info[at]vintageinspired[dot]net for more info.


April, 2012

Make Your Own Journals Wednesday, April 25th, 4pm to 5:30pm – $15

Vintage Inspired is pleased to announce we’re once again offering “Make Your Own Journals” instructed by Susan Luce. This fun and easy class is a lesson on using old ephemera to make amazing journals for writing and sharing. We’ll provide all supplies and images or bring your own.
Cost: $15/Class (1.5 to 2 hrs)
When: Wednesday, April 25th, 4pm
Registration: To sign up for this class, please email info[at]vintageinspired[dot]net for more info.

David Gil and Bennington Potters Wednesday, April 18th, 6:30pm – Free

In this engaging and informative lecture, Vintage Inspired Marketplace vendor Tom Jiamachello discusses the extraordinary work of Vermont potter David Gil and his celebrated studio, Bennington Potters.
Prior to changing the name to Bennington Potters around 1960, David Gil’s company was known as Cooperative Design. There, he and other Alfred University trained graduates fashioned all sorts of interesting Mid-Century items. Having trained at Alfred University, Gil came to Bennington in 1948. His designs are included in many Mid-Century exhibits and catalogues.
His early designs have not yet been completely documented, so rarities are still out there to be found. There is a large group of people who are interested in David Gil’s designs. (For more information, please click here.)
David Gil was featured in the publication Vermont Life in its Winter 1961 issue. In an eight page spread with one full color image and 13 black and white images, there is a full history of the founding of the pottery along with great visual references of the ware being made at that time. One can see the iconic designs of Yusuke Aida, especially the double trigger mug and coffeepot along with other fascinating items. A great reference!
Bennington Potters is among the few American studio potteries that turned into production potteries in the midcentury. It evolved into a co-operative of different art potters. After 1960, they made their bread and butter by making gorgeous modern styled dinnerware that was distributed throughout the US and sold in fine department stores. In their 1964 catalogue, Gil described their creations as “Art Objects in the Practical Realm” – Museum Honored, Hand-Crafted, Modestly Priced”
Tom will present many hard-to-find designs he’s collected in the last ten years. Come see the whimsy and brilliance of the late David Gil (1923? -2002)
Cost: Free!
When: Wed Apr 18th 6:30pm
Registration: To sign up for this class, please email mary[at]vintageinspired[dot]net for more info.

Make Your Own Journals Sunday, April 15th, 4pm to 5:30pm – $15

Vintage Inspired is pleased to announce we’re offering “Make Your Own Journals” instructed by Susan Luce. This fun and easy class is a lesson on using old ephemera to make amazing journals for writing and sharing. We’ll provide all supplies and images or bring your own.
Cost: $15/Class (1.5 to 2 hrs)
When: Sunday, April 15th, 4pm
Registration: To sign up for this class, please email info[at]vintageinspired[dot]net for more info.

Make Your Own Greeting Cards Sunday, April 1st, 4pm to 5:30pm – $15

Vintage Inspired is pleased to announce we’re offering “Make Your Own Greeting Cards” instructed by Susan Luce. This fun and easy class is a lesson on using old ephemera to make an assortment of greeting cards to give and share. We’ll provide all supplies and images or bring your own.
Cost: $15/Class (1.5 to 2 hrs)
When: Sunday, April 1st, 4pm
Registration: To sign up for this class, please email info[at]vintageinspired[dot]net for more info.


February, 2012

Stanley Ballard’s Vermont Pottery Wednesday, February 8th, 6:30pm – Free

In this engaging and informative lecture, Vintage Inspired Marketplace vendor, Tom Jiamachello, offers insights into the extraordinary work of Vermont potter, Stanley Ballard.
Vermont studio potter Stanley Ballard (1917-1960) produced a body of work that has attracted national attention from collectors of Mid-century pottery.
Stanley Ballard graduated from Alfred University’s highly respected Ceramic Program in 1939, having studied there while these influential teachers were part of the faculty: Marion Fosdick, Charles Harder, Clarence Merritt, and C. Katherine Nelson.
Ballard’s first studio was in Burlington’s Old North End. By the early 1950s, he had progressed to a store on Shelburne Road near Holmes Raod. At age 43, Ballard’s career ended with his untimely tragic death in February 1960. He was featured in the Summer 1953 issue of Vermont Life.
His work is most widely available here in Vermont, particularly in the Burlington area. Come see a selection of Ballard’s work–from early studio ware to later production pieces–from Tom Jiamachello’s collection of 750 pieces.
Cost: Free!
When: Wed Feb 8th 6:30pm
Registration: To sign up for this class, please email mary[at]vintageinspired[dot]net for more info.

From Hot Pads to Rag Rugs: Crochet Basics Sundays, February 12th & 19th, 4pm – $20

Vintage Inspired is pleased to announce we’re once again offering From Hot Pads to Rag Rugs: Crochet Basics
This fun and easy class is a lesson on using old materials to make anything from a hot pad to a rag rug. We will learn the basics of crochet, while creating fun and functional items! We will provide materials, all you need is a large crochet hook (we will have some for sale for those in need) and an imagination to create.
Cost: $20.00 for 2 Classes (2 hrs. each). 1st Class info lesson and questions; 2nd Class crochet circle and questions!
When: Sun Feb 12th 4pm; Sun Feb 19th 4pm
Registration: Registration for this class ends Saturday, February 11. To sign up for this class, please email mary[at]vintageinspired[dot]net for more info.


January, 2012

From Hot Pads to Rag Rugs: Crochet Basics Wednesdays, January 18th & 25th, 6:30pm – $20

This fun, and easy, class is a lesson on using old materials to make anything from a hot pad to a rag rug. We will learn the basics of crochet, while creating fun and functional items! We will provide materials, all you need is a large crochet hook (we will have some for sale for those in need) and an imagination to create.
Cost: $20.00 for 2 Classes (2 hrs. each). 1st Class info lesson and questions; 2nd Class crochet circle and questions!
When: Wed Jan 18th 6:30pm; Wed Jan 25th 6:30pm
Registration: Registration for this class ends Tuesday, January 17. To sign up for this class, please email mary[at]vintageinspired[dot]net for more info.