The Art of Quilling
Melissa Crocetti, Oswego County artist, will instruct the third program in Amboy 4-H Environmental Education Center's Nature Inspires Series on Monday, August 4th. The Art of Quilling workshop will begin at 6:30 pm.
Quilling or paper filigree is the art form of cutting and rolling narrow strips of paper into coils of several sizes to create designs. Strips of paper are curled, twisted and manipulated by fingers or tools. The process, which dates back to at least the 13th Century, originated with religious orders who used the gilded edges of old manuscripts to decorate religious artifacts. It is believed the paper was curled around the base of a quill (or feather), hence the name quilling. Today, this art form is resurging in popularity with some modern day techniques and tools.
Guest artist, Melissa Crocetti, is trained in graphic arts but has always done drawing and painting. She combines her love of drawing and painting with the crafting arts to create her whimsical paper sculptures. Many of her sculptures are replicas of flowers, small animals and other natural items found in her backyard. Crocetti's artwork has earned her several community awards. She is a member of the Red Door Artisans, LLC located in Cicero, New York.
During The Art of Quilling workshop, attendees will watch a demonstration on quilling before they try their hand at it. All tools and supplies are provided. The program fee for this artistic workshop is $13.00 per kit. This hands-on workshop does require registration since seating is limited. To register for this program, please contact Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego County 4-H Program at 963-7286 ext. 401.
Nature Inspires is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York Legislature and administered by CNY Arts. The Art of Quilling is being held at the Amboy 4-H Environmental Education Center located on State Route 183 in eastern Oswego County. Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego County provides equal program and employment opportunities. Please contact the office if you have any special needs.
The Amboy 4-H Environmental Education Center will be presenting a public program on Tuesday, August 5, 2014, at 10:00 am. Kids of all ages are invited to come for a “wet and wild” summer morning adventure. Participants will hike through Rowell Brook, investigating wildlife that live in and near the brook. Feet will get wet and hands will be busy while everyone explores for crayfish, minnows, insect larva and other waterworld creatures. Everyone is requested to wear old clothes and footgear (old sneakers or water shoes, no flip-flops please).
There is a $3.00 fee per person with a family rate of $12.00. Children under the age of 3 are free. Pre-registration is helpful, but not mandatory. The Amboy 4-H Environmental Education Center is located at 748 State Route 183 in Amboy, eastern Oswego County. Please call Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego County if you choose to pre-register for this program, 963-7286, ext. 401. Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego County provides equal program and employment opportunities. Please contact the office if you have any special needs.