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  • Pam Hirsch of Algonquin, front, and Ann Sutherland of Winfield learn how to weave on looms with the help of Fine Line Creative Arts Center volunteer Louise Ioder of Elburn Saturday. Ioder has been a volunteer at the St. Charles center for close to 15 years.

       Pam Hirsch of Algonquin, front, and Ann Sutherland of Winfield learn how to weave on looms with the help of Fine Line Creative Arts Center volunteer Louise Ioder of Elburn Saturday. Ioder has been a volunteer at the St. Charles center for close to 15 years.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Ann Sutherland of Winfield learns how to weave on a loom during "Fine Line Exploration Day" Saturday in St. Charles. She is a potter at the center and wanted to try her hand at weaving. "I like the rhythm of it, to watch the pattern develop."

       Ann Sutherland of Winfield learns how to weave on a loom during "Fine Line Exploration Day" Saturday in St. Charles. She is a potter at the center and wanted to try her hand at weaving. "I like the rhythm of it, to watch the pattern develop."
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Pam Schizzano of Winfield creates her design on a piece of copper during a copper etching class during the Fine Line Creative Arts Center's exploration day Saturday in St. Charles. This technique works in reverse -- whatever is drawn on the copper will stay and the rest will be etched away in a ferric chloride bath.

       Pam Schizzano of Winfield creates her design on a piece of copper during a copper etching class during the Fine Line Creative Arts Center's exploration day Saturday in St. Charles. This technique works in reverse -- whatever is drawn on the copper will stay and the rest will be etched away in a ferric chloride bath.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

 
 

Multiple rooms were buzzing with artistic activities at the Fine Line Creative Arts Center in St. Charles Saturday as dozens of people explored new art forms and techniques during the center's exploration day.

For a fee -- $50 for members or $75 for others -- artists and art newcomers could sample mini versions of art classes offered by the center that piqued their interest. All materials were covered in the fee and patrons could try their hand at as many of the art forms as they liked during the five-hour event. Options included knitting, basket making, copper jewelry etching, felting, blacksmithing and ceramics.

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Pam Hirsch of Algonquin and Ann Sutherland of Winfield came to try weaving on looms. Hirsch, who has been knitting for 15 years and crocheting for 30 years, said she loves fiber arts. She discovered she enjoyed the repetitive movements of working a loom while weaving, "because it's soothing. I learned how to spin for that reason."

Sutherland, who has been a potter at the Fine Line for several years, echoed Hirsch's comments saying, "I like the rhythm of it, to watch the pattern develop."

She said that after walking past the looms so many times at the center (there are close to 25 looms in the weaving room), "it looked like something I'd like to try."

For more information about classes, go to fineline.org or visit the center at 37W570 Bolcum Road in St. Charles Monday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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