COOPERSTOWN — Students of all ages can learn indigo dyeing techniques at the Indigo and Shibori workshop taught by indigo master instructor Darius Homayounpour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday Aug. 9. His indigo studio is a block from the Art Garage at 689 Beaver Meadow Road, outside Cooperstown. According to a media release, the workshop will offer an indigo vat with shibori, the traditional Japanese approach to tie-dye. The basics of binding, stitching and clamping to produce a number of patterns will be covered, along with an introduction to essential techniques for dyeing in the indigo vat.

The following day, with free admission, visitors to the Art Garage will see a final look at the group show BLUE that features 15 regional artists. Also on display are wall hangings, home furnishings and clothing by the three featured indigo artists, Robert Seward, Darius Homayounpour and Ada Yonenaka. Yonenaka will be in residence from 1 to 4 p.m.

Preregistration is required for the workshop. Students of all levels of experience are welcome. Participants will make a series of samples learning a range of traditional techniques that produce variations in patterns. Fabrics and fibers for quilting, weaving, knitting, clothing, as well as home furnishings can be designed and produced. The $150 fee covers all materials and supplies. Participants should bring a bag lunch. For more information and to preregister, contact the Art Garage by texting 315-941-9607, calling 607-547-5327, or emailing


DELHI — Garden to Table — Growing and Preserving Herbs and Local Food, will teach participants how to grow, harvest and preserve herbs and can a jar of salsa with herbs using a water bath canner. The class will be presented from 2:15 to 4:15 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9, at 4-C Camp at 2420 Arbor Hill Road in Delhi. Jeanne Darling and Amy Van Alstyne of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Delaware County, will teach the class.

There is a $10 fee to take the class. Call 607-865-6531 for more information and to pay by credit card.


A workshop will be offered to parents on the individualized education plan at three locations by the Family Resource Network. Advocates will be available to discuss the plan, its classifications, levels of performance, specific, measurable, attainable, relevant and timely goals, testing accommodations and transition plans. They will also answer questions and be available for consultations.

The workshops will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. The first will be Wednesday, Aug. 14, at FRN’s office at 46 Oneida St. in Oneonta. The second will be on Monday, Aug. 19, at the Geroge F. Johnson Library at 1001 Park St. in Endicott, and the third will be on Tuesday, Aug. 27, at the Norwich Family YMCA at 68-70 N. Broad St. in Norwich.

Register online at click on the News & Events link and the Event Calendar. For more information and to register by phone, call 607-432-0001.


SIDNEY —The Japanese stitching technique sashiko will be taught from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, at Sidney Memorial Public Library at 8 River St. in Sidney.

According to a media release, the technique is used for visible mending or decoration. In class, participants will practice the techniques and begin stitching a small sachet for dried herbs/flowers. Students will leave with a set of sashiko patterns, basic supplies and resources for further study. A $7 materials fee is due upon registration, which must be done at the circulation desk.

Call 607-563-1200 for more information.


Students will attempt to “Paint Like Bob Ross” as they watch the Golden Rays of Sunshine television episode of “Joy of Painting” with Bob Ross from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20, at Sidney Memorial Public Library at 8 River St. in Sidney.

The $10 registration fee overs all supplies and is due at registration at the circulation desk.

Call 607-563-1200 for more information.


DELHI — Yoga instructor Jenine Osbon will teach a class at 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, at Cannon Free Library at 40 Elm St. in Delhi, for children 8 to 12. A free lunch will follow. Wearing comfortable clothes is recommended.

Call 607-746-2662 for more information.