Saturday, October 17, 2009

SRAC's VERY Special Christmas Present Workshops

SRAC is offering workshops to help you get creative with your Christmas ideas this year and at an affordable price. The workshops will be held every Saturday in November and December until Christmas. From glass art to children's books, there will be a different workshop every Saturday at SRAC available to help participants make or get get special gifts with all supplies and processing included in the registration price in most cases.

SRAC is also inviting the participants to bring a child to share in the fun of each workshop at no additional cost while making that one special gift together. SRAC's Deb Twigg explains, "There are many memories that I have of the Christmas holidays. Many of them are of making or finding special items for someone, or receiving that special gift that someone made or picked out with me in mind. These are gifts that took more thoughtfulness than money. This along with the current economic times gave us the idea to make these workshops available for others to experience the joy of giving gifts that are sure to be special for those that give and receive them."

Due to limited space availabilty, with the exception of the book sale on December 4th and 5th, preregistration is mandatory for each of the following workshops:

Saturday November 7th from 11:30am - 12:30pm
Workshop: Fused Glass Creatures with Mary Ann Taylor
All glass, supplies, and firing included. Must be picked the following Saturday (Nov 14th) due to firing process. Registration Fee: $20, $18 for SRAC members

Saturday November 14th, Three 1 hour workshops are available at 11:30, 12:30, and 2pm
Workshop: Beaded Trees with Inga Wells
All basic supplies included. Geode slice bases also available for additional fee.
Registration Fee: $6, $5 for SRAC members.

Saturday, November 21st, from 11:30 - 12:30
Workshop: Fused Glass Dishes
Fused glass dish is 4" square. Firing included, and requires 2 firings; therefore items take 2 weeks firing time. Must be picked up on Saturday, December 12th. Registration Fee: $25, $23 for SRAC members.

Saturday, November 28th, no workshop - holiday weekend.

Friday, December 4th from 1-5pm, & Saturday, December 5th from 11am - 4pm
Usborne Book Sale!
Usborne books are known for publishing the very best children's books in the world. They take pride in being part of the overall education and literacy movement in the nation, and believe their products can make a difference in the lives of children. There is also an online book sale going on and orders for this event are currently being taken at the close of the event on December 5th.

What will SRAC get? We will get 25% of total sales (up to $499) and to 50% of total sales ($500 & above) of children's books that we will donate to two lucky elementary schools in the Valley! Now if that isn't a great Christmas present, I don't know what is! order your books today!

Saturday, December 12th, from 11:30 - 12:30
Workshop: Fused Glass Necklaces and Earrings with Mary Ann Taylor
All glass, supplies, finding, and firing included. Must be picked up the following Saturday (Dec 19th) due to firing process. Registration Fee: $25, $23 for SRAC members.

Saturday, December 19th from 11am- 3pm
Workshop: Family Christmas Photos
Complete with a Christmas back drop, participants can bring their pets, family, etc and have portraits taken. The photos will be burned to a CD which will given to each participant to taken to a local photo processing booth for printing. Registration Fee: $10, $8 for SRAC members.

Note: ALL children under the age of ten years must be accompanied by an adult.

Those interested in attending the SRAC Special Christmas Gift Workshops are advised that additional workshops are still being added and can be viewed at

To register for any of the workshops - please call SRAC at 607-565-7960 Tuesdays through Fridays from 1-5pm or Staurdays 11am - 5pm. SRAC is located at 345 Broad Street Waverly, NY.

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