The Jamestown Audubon Center and Sanctuary will host a silk scarf workshop from 1 to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday led by Kathleen Tenpas.
A western Chautauqua County resident for most of her life, Tenpas has been immersed in its farms, fields and woods. She is a poet, photographer and fiber artist, having retired from full-time dairy farming several years ago. With a master's degree in creative writing from the MacGregor School of Antioch University, she has written for the Dave's Garden and All Things Plants websites and the Jamestown Audubon Society.
Tenpas's photographs have been displayed at Jamestown Community College, the Patterson Library and the Wright Gallery at the Arts Council for Chautauqua County. One of her fiber pieces was part of the Women Create exhibit in the 3rd on 3rd Gallery earlier this year.
The workshop is planned for outdoors, so dress for the weather. Ms. Tenpas will bring pressed leaves; participants will gather leaves during the class and are welcome to bring some with them. If inclement weather prevails, the event will be inside: the print technique will work without the sun, but will take 24 hours. If the weather is bad, try to bring a flat surface such as a cafeteria tray or piece of stiff cardboard 24 to 36 inches long to keep the scarf flat when it is being transported.
Class size is limited. Reservations are requested by calling 569-2345 with credit card information or coming to the center to register and pay. The fee is $45 or $35 for Friends of the Nature Center. Additional scarves are $8 each while supplies last; participants who wish to make extra scarves can pay the day of the workshop.
Audubon education programs are made possible in part through funding from the Johnson Foundation, the Carnahan Jackson Foundation, the Hultquist Foundation and the Jessie Smith Darrah Fund.
The Audubon Center and Sanctuary is at 1600 Riverside Road, off Route 62 between Jamestown and Warren.
To learn more about Audubon and its many programs, call 569-2345 or visit www.jamestownaudubon.org.