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Acid Etched Wine Glasses

$38

with Penny Hartwell

Calendar Oct 25, 2017 at 6 pm

LOCATION CHANGE:  Adult Ed. Center

Want to create a unique holiday gift for someone speical, maybe for yourself? Come learn how to create beutiful acid-etched wine glasses. Penny will provide many designs to choose from to create your personalized wine glasses. Great class for the novice craftsman! Bring four wine glasses to acid-etch. Fee for additional materials of $8 included in price of course. No discounts.

Artful Lettering

$60

with Mandy Russell

Calendar Nov 30, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Learn a whimsical lettering style perfect for art journaling, card making, mixed media art, and more. Become confident in your down-strokes and you can letter up anything! Students will learn one basic whimsical font and practice with several different art mediums as well as learn to add serifs, curls, and ball terminals to certain letters as well. Bring to class a short quote or phrase. There is a $5 materials fee made payable to the instructor at the start of class. FMI visit www.mandyrussell.com. No discounts.

Botanical Drawing, Colored Pencils on Black Paper, Fruits and Berries

$30

with Lili Bates

Calendar Nov 4, 2017 at 9:30 am

Working with Prismacolor colored pencils, achieve a rich glow using multiple layers of pigments that will achieve an intriguing luminosity. Colors you think you know, can change their appearance on black paper. Control these changes and sequence your colors to capture fruits and berries in all their forms and vibrant hues. Bring your own fruits /berries. Drawing experience necessary. Materials: Prismacolor colored pencils, white pastel pencil, tracing paper, drawing paper, drawing board, kneaded eraser, 2H, HB graphite pencils, pencil sharpener, artist tape. Bring your own fruits and/ or berries. Instructor will furnish black paper. Bring lunch and snacks. No Discounts.

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Botanical Drawing, Season of Wither
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Botanical Drawing, Season of Wither

$30

with Lili Bates

Calendar Dec 2, 2017 at 9:30 am

Using graphite and/or colored pencil, capture the fine details and textures of plants gone by. An abundance of plant material can be found during the dormant months displaying intense color, i.e. dogwood branches, lamium, Chinese Lantern, withered flowers, etc. Bring your own subjects , but some will be provided. Drawing experience necessary. Materials: 2H, HB pencils, kneaded eraser, colored pencils, drawing paper, tracing paper, pencil sharpener, drawing board. Plants gone by from your garden. Please bring lunch and snacks. No Discounts.

Crochet a Basket

$50

with Meleena Erikson

Calendar Oct 18, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Baskets are eternally useful and can hold anything you need to organize. Join this class to learn how to crochet a strong, machine washable basket in 4 hours. Using bulky yarn and basic stiches (single and double crochet) you will create a basket about 12” in diameter and 10” tall. With this basic skill your basket-making ability will soar! Materials fee is included in the price; yarn and hook will be provided. No Discounts.

Darling Needle Felted Animals

$62

with Deb Arter

Calendar Nov 30, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

We’ve all seen them – those adorable hand-felted animals that make you wish you knew how to make. Here’s your opportunity to have that happen by attending this two-session class, where each participant will make a cozy small mammal or bird of their choice out of wool roving. We will use the needle felting method to create the features and details of the sculptural creatures. A material fee of $12 is included in the payment and covers all beads, wool and wire necessary to create two unique needle felted animals. No experience is required! You will want to make an entire zoo to keep and give some as gifts because it is so much fun! Class size is limited. If you wear reading glasses please bring them with you! Debra holds a MA in Fine Art and has been teaching adults various art processes for many years. She has worked on her own needle felting projects even while in an airplane! Building community through art and cooking classes is her specialty. No discounts.

Full Course

Darling Needle Felted Animals-Wednesday

$62

with Debra Arter

Calendar Nov 29, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

We’ve all seen them – those adorable hand-felted animals that make you wish you knew how to make. Here’s your opportunity to have that happen by attending this two-session class, where each participant will make a cozy small mammal or bird of their choice out of wool roving. We will use the needle felting method to create the features and details of the sculptural creatures. A material fee of $12 is included in the payment and covers all beads, wool and wire necessary to create two unique needle felted animals. No experience is required! You will want to make an entire zoo to keep and give some as gifts because it is so much fun! Class size is limited. If you wear reading glasses please bring them with you! Debra holds a MA in Fine Art and has been teaching adults various art processes for many years. She has worked on her own needle felting projects even while in an airplane! Building community through art and cooking classes is her specialty. No discounts.

Paint a Vintage Holiday Sign

$30

with Miki Earle

Calendar Oct 25, 2017 at 5:30 pm

Create your own beautiful holiday sign for your home or for gift giving. Each student will choose between several options to complete the sign in the class. Each sign will be painted, aged and waxed for a one-of-a-kind treasure. More than walking out with a completed sign, you will learn the skills to make any sign without expensive equipment, stencils or vinyl. Miki Earle, creator of The Royal Chalk paint line, has taught hundreds of DIY students. Wear paint clothes and bring a small drop cloth. All materials, paints and tools will be provided. Materials fee $25 payable to the instructor on the night of class. No discounts.

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