Featherstone Center for the Arts has a raft of classes this holiday season to help you make your home festive and inviting.
Lynn Hoeft offers a trio of workshops for participants intent on creating a happy holiday home. From 9 a.m. to noon tomorrow — Saturday, Nov. 10 — her first program is on how to make memorable pomanders and centerpieces. She shows how to create a sweet-smelling, clove-studded orange, or pomander, then graduates to demonstrate a holiday centerpiece in a planter of bright green moss, sparkling red berries and votive candles.
On Nov. 15, from 6 to 9 p.m., Ms. Hoeft begins with a sheet of brightly patterned paper to magically make a folded paper box. She then moves gracefully to create a very festive grapevine wreath adorned with berries, moss and ribbons.
A third program, set for Saturday, Dec. 1, from 9 a.m. to noon, focusses on a woven Swedish star made of thin wooden strips. Ms. Hoeft demonstrates intricate paper cut-out ornaments, tea-stained to give an antique appearance.
An excellent instructor who shares wit and wisdom in all her efforts, Ms. Hoeft welcomes all levels to the workshops, which cost $45 each.
Another memorable holiday program is offered by Else Membreno. Next Saturday, Nov. 17, from 10 a.m. to noon, Ms. Membreno demonstrates the attractive use of flowers in festive holiday arrangements. Participants should bring a favorite container, a sharp knife and a frog or low container to hold the flowers. This workshop costs $25.
Featherstone has many more enticing gifts to offer during the annual holiday gift show, which gets under way on November 17 at its gallery on Barnes Road near the blinker in Oak Bluffs.