Click here to join Adult Artisan Workshop, a live virtual program happening at 5pm. Limited supplies will be available at each library for pick up between 12-3pm on a first-come, first-served basis.

If you’re having difficulties, please refer to Zoom’s support information. Westbank Library is unable to provide tech assistance during the program. Please contact questions@westbanklibrary.com if you would like to schedule tech help or if you would like additional information regarding this library program.

Wraps created by Cathy Thompson.

Beeswax Arts

Beeswax is completely natural, antibacterial, antifungal, waterproof, moisturizing, and it never goes bad. In the first class we will make some awesome food storage wraps with beeswax, tree resin, jojoba oil, and cotton cloth. The wraps are soft and pliable, and provide a healthy and much needed alternative to plastic. In the 2nd class we will pour beeswax into locally gathered Burr Oak acorn caps, creating a nature-inspired centerpiece of floating candles. You will need a few pans, a stove, spoon, scissors, and toothpicks. We provide the rest of the materials. The classes will take place in 2 sessions, November 3rd & 10th.

If you can’t attend the program, you can find the instructions for your own Beeswax Arts here!

Fall Adult Artisan schedule and links to recorded programs:

  • September 15th & 22nd: Wet Felting a Vessel
  • October 6th & 13th, 5pm: Alcohol Inks
  • November 3rd & 10th, 5pm: Beeswax Projects
  • December 8th & 15th, 5pm: Ecoprinting

Instructor Barbara Attwell is an award-winning professional artist and dedicated crafter. Nature is her inspiration and to that end she is also a Texas Master Naturalist and occasional environmental educator. She is passionate about instilling a love of art and of all things wild –  both of which are central to the human experience. Her work can be seen at www.barbaraattwell.net.