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Holiday Paint Night: Snowman with Bird


with Shirley Anderson

Calendar Dec 1, 2022 at 5 pm, runs for 1 week

Get into the winter spirit and bring this wonderful snowman to life. This class is designed for beginners and will be a fun night out, so come with a friend. You will learn how to mix colors, create good composition and paint up a snow storm. All materials included.

Polymer Clay Creations


with Melissa Smith

Calendar Dec 1, 2022 at 5 pm, runs for 1 week

In this workshop you will learn to make one of a kind creations from polymer clay. No experience needed and all materials will be provided. Learn new techniques like silk screening, as well as finishing tips and tricks that will result in professional looking creations. Perfect for gift-giving, everyone will leave with 2 or 3 pieces.

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Holiday Macrame


with Sarah McDarby

Calendar Dec 7, 2022 at 5 pm, runs for 1 week

Join Sarah to learn several basic knots and create a few ornaments for your holiday tree. You will learn beginner knots as well as some common terminology associated with the art of macrame. A materials fee of $5.00 must be paid to the instructor at the beginning of class.

Open Studio with Ed Higgins


with Ed Higgins

Calendar Dec 9, 2022 at 8 am, runs for 10 weeks

Open Studio starts Friday 12/9, stop by anytime between 8am-11am, for 10 weeks! Any medium, bring in your projects, get one-on-one tutelage from Master Artist Ed Higgins.

NO CLASS: 12/23, 12/30, 2/24.

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Light Painting


with Dave Cleaveland

Calendar Dec 10, 2022 at 3 pm, runs for 1 week

A super fun photography class- light painting, "painting with light" uses long exposures and different light sources to create after dark masterpieces! We will start off with a classroom session, talking about long exposures and going over camera settings. We will learn how to correctly use your tripod, and then we will select our exterior light sources- flashlights, strobes, and even sparklers! For our field trip, we will look for a good subject to use for our light painting, and teach you how to write with light, create ghosts, and paint with light. ***Must have equipment includes a DSLR camera (or a mirrorless camera) and a tripod (the sturdier the better). Bonus if you have a remote shutter release, either wired or wireless. You must be familiar with how to use and change your camera settings. Bring your cameras and tripods to the classroom and we will practice before going into the field.

*3-5pm for the in-classroom portion, then 6-8pm for the activity portion

Festive Table Arrangements


with Hilary Rodriguez

Calendar Dec 11, 2022 at 12 pm, runs for 1 week

Calling all Christmas enthusiasts! Beginners are encouraged and welcome. Come join new friends Hilary and Catherine for this one-day winter table arrangement design workshop. Together we’ll create a fabulous make & take seasonally-inspired winter table arrangement and have fun reconnecting with nature, your creativity and each other! Please bring a basket or container, scissors or a floral knife, any found objects you’d like to incorporate into your own unique design (branches, foliage, seed pods, dried flowers, feathers, gourds, driftwood etc). Pine boughs and other greenery will be provided, candles NOT included. You may just have more of a creative side than you think! Materials fee included.


Creating a Lightbox for Photography
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Creating a Lightbox for Photography


with Dave Cleaveland

In this class, we will discuss the uses, and sizes, of various lightboxes, and their use in professional photography.  Then, we will construct a simple, small, lightbox, made from easy to find materials.  When we are finished building the lightbox, we will set up a camera and Dave will demonstrate how to photograph various products, using the lights and lightbox.  Feel free to bring a camera and tripod to class to practice on the class lightbox at the end of class.

Silver Jewelry Making


with Penny Hartwell

Calendar Feb 20, 2023 at 5:30 pm, runs for 3 weeks


Working with Silver Clay is an exciting process where the inexperienced can explore their artistic abilities and create unique one of a kind items. Come join this exciting class where beginners can easily learn to create earrings, pendants, charms, beads, bracelets, and rings. Experience a new creative adventure and learn how easy and fun it is to make beautiful items from Precious Metal Clay (PMC) or Art Clay Silver (ACS). Materials fee of $80 is payable to the instructor on the first night of class.

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