Beat the winter blues!


Missouri Artists On Main, 315 – 321 S. Main, St. Charles, MO  63301

(636) 724-1260

Art Classes in the Gallery

What better way to spend a January afternoon, evening, couple of hours or an entire weekend than stirring your creative juices. We have a great lineup of onetime workshops and multi-week classes taught by the artist who exhibit in MAOM. St. Charles is a great spot to explore your creative side and the gallery is easily accessible from interstate 70.


Watercolor taught by resident artist Joyce Rothermich is an eight week class meeting on Friday afternoons 1:30 – 4 p.m. Starting January 20th – March 17th (no class or March 10th).


Snow Fun taught by resident artist Janine Helton a one day workshop meeting Wednesday, January 25, 2017 from 12 noon – 5 p.m.


Intro to Drawing taught by resident artist Adam Long a four week class with two options Tuesday afternoons 1 – 3 p.m. or evenings 6 – 8 p.m starting January 31st.


Kumihimo Beaded Bracelet taught by resident artist Rosanne Sartori is back by popular demand. Sunday, January 15th from 1 – 4 p.m.

Check out the webpage ( )for a complete list of upcoming classes.




Missouri Artists On Main 315-321 South Main Saint Charles MO 63301  (636) 724-1260


The Silk class was a HUGE success, HUGE! Participants worked with Jean McMullen and Deb Mansir to create beautiful scarves.

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Contact the gallery and ask to be placed on the contact list to be notified as classes are scheduled. You can also check the webpage ( ) to see the list of upcoming classes.

The Art of Kumihimo


Missouri Artists on Main

319 – 321 South Main Street

St. Charles, MO

(636) 724-1260

kumi himo means gathered threads in Japanese. It is an ancient form of braiding


Kumihimo is a Japanese form of braid-making. Cords and ribbons are made by interlacing strands. Traditionally tools were used such as the marudai or maru dai which was a frame for braiding round cords. The takadai is the rectangular or square frame used to braid flat kumihimo or ribbons. Throughout history, kumihimo has been admired for its dual qualities of usefulness and beauty. Kumihimo cords were used by the Samurai as both a decorative and functional way to lace up their own and their horses armor. Today the cords are used as ties on jackets and kimonos. (Carey, Jacqui. Japanese braiding: The craft of Kumihimo. Tunbridge Wells, Kent: Search Press, 2009.)

Modern kumihimo disks made of foam can be used to weave cords and beads into beautiful jewelry.


Kumihimo jewelry by MAOM artist Rosanne Sartori

 Join Rosanne Sartori at Missouri Artists on Main for a half day workshop. Leave class with a bracelet and the Kumihimo disk so that you will be able to continue working to create additional pieces.

Kumihimo Beaded Bracelet Class

October 18, 2015

1:00 – 4:00 pm

Call Missouri Artists on Main to reserve your spot in the class (636) 724-1260

COST: $65 (includes all materials)


Missouri Artist on Main 319 – 321 S. Main Street, St. Charles, MO 63301  (636) 724-1260

The word “jewelry” is from the Latin work “jocale” meaning plaything. (Grove Dictionary of Art, Oxford Art Online)

AllisonNorfleetBruenger  Allison Norfleet Bruenger

Jewelry is as old as humankind. Whether coming from a primitive culture or modern civilization of the West or East, and regardless of material and style, humans of both genders and all age groups have the need for self-adornment.

Julie_Bell_necklaceJulie Bell

In prehistoric times, as well as in contemporary cultures, jewelry is not only ornamentation for the body, but also a means of communication.

KCraddock_Neck015-210Kathy Craddock

Jewelry is often associated with treasure—gold, gemstones, valuable materials—and is considered to be objects of intrinsic beauty, though the early beginnings were very different.It was not until a later stage of human development that people chose precious and scarce materials from far-away for jewelry.

Ruth Rochester necklaceRuth Rochester

 Jewelry is not only a sign of wealth and taste, but also reflect—and communicate—the personal character and temperament of the wearer.

Rosanne Sartori Knitted jewelryRosanne Sartori

Missouri Artist On Main offers a large selection of contemporary jewelry for your consideration. And, we wish to congratulate Rosanne Sartori on becoming the newest MAOM artist to become a juried member of the Best of Missouri Hands.