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Canva Essentials

Free

with Catherine Scanlon

Calendar Next available session starts May 13, 2024 at 4:30 pm, runs for 1 week

***Please Note: This workshop is only for Premier Members. Not open to the public.

Unlock your creative potential in 'Canva Essentials,' an engaging workshop focused on crafting digital assets with the user-friendly on-line software, Canva. From eye-catching social media graphics to polished presentations, discover the versatility of using a free or paid Canva account. In this workshop, you will learn the essentials like how to maneuver around the program, upload and place your own graphics and images, adjust your settings and explore advanced features.

Paint Night: The Monarch Butterfly

$55

with Shirley Anderson

Calendar Next available session starts May 15, 2024 at 5 pm, runs for 1 week

Paint Night w/ Shirley! With its flashy orange wings, Monarch Butterflies certainly are a favorite. Whether you're a gardener or just a nature lover you will certainly enjoy this paint class that is designed for beginners. Shirley Anderson will lead you step by step through the process of bringing this beautiful Monarch Butterfly to life. Canvas and paints are supplied.

Spring Soap Making

$35

with Colleen Condon

Calendar Next session starts May 16, 2024 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week
1 additional session on May 23, 2024

In this workshop, you will learn how to make solid dishsoap bars using the cold process technique with step-by-step directions and safety advice to follow while making soap with lye. Equipment and ingredients needed are included for an addtional $20.00 materials fee, payable to the instructor on the evening of the workshop.

Carving Chopsticks and Jam Spreaders

$45

with Zack Rouda

Calendar Next available session starts May 20, 2024 at 5 pm, runs for 1 week

***Please note that the date for this workshop has changed. The new date is Monday May 20th.

Explore the significance of knives as essential tools throughout history, used for cutting, carving, and shaping materials. While knives remain crucial in the modern era, many have limited their use to the kitchen. Rediscover confidence and resilience by mastering basic knife safety and carving skills. This course offers a comprehensive understanding of knives, guiding students to create practical utensils. Students will make a fine pair of chopsticks and/or a jam spreader. Next, try to make a spinning top! We’ll cover safety, techniques, good form, and various basic carving projects using a variety of green woods.

Basic Cyanotype: Capture the Sun's Magic

$25

with Catherine Scanlon

Calendar Next available session starts May 21, 2024 at 10 am, runs for 2 weeks

Unleash your inner artist with the sun as your paintbrush! This beginner-friendly cyanotype workshop will demystify the fascinating world of alternative photography and guide you through every step of creating your own stunning, sun-kissed prints. We'll break down the science behind cyanotype, safely mix and prepare the light-sensitive chemicals, and walk you through applying them to paper. Then, it's time to let the sun do its magic! We'll explore different ways to expose your artwork, from using leaves and objects to creating layered effects. The fun doesn't stop there, experiment with stencils and botanical specimens for unique creative possibilities. Most materials will be supplied for this workshop! Please bring scissors, 1' to 2" flat paintbrush and any special papers or fabrics you would like to use. This workshop is 2 Days: 5/21 + 5/28. There is a $50 materials fee, payable to the instructor on the first night of class, you will keep the contact print frame at the end of class and any leftover solution.

Beginner Ceramics

$125

with Heather O'Neil

Calendar Next available session starts May 21, 2024 at 3:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks
1 additional session

Ever wanted to take some time for yourself and play with clay? Learn the basics of hand building and wheel throwing in this 6 week class. This class is geared toward the beginner. The first 10 people to sign up have priority on the wheel. Please let admins know if you prefer to hand build or wheel throw so we can keep an accurate account. Glazing will also be covered so that you can leave with finished pieces. $65 materials fee is due to the instructor on the first night of class. *Purchasing additional clay: The fee is an additional $65 to cover the firing, glazes and other consumables used during class. Please note: If you miss a class, you cannot make-up the class at another time. The ceramics schedule is very tight and these classes are usually full. Thank you for your understanding! *No Class: 4/16.

Open Studio Ceramics (Tuesday Sessions)

$115

with Heather O'Neil

Calendar Next available session starts May 21, 2024 at 5:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks
1 additional session

Are you comfortable with your clay abilities and just looking for a place to work and improve your skills? Join us in the Morse High School Ceramics Studio and start making all those things you have been dreaming up! This is not an instructor lead class, but the instructor will be on site working in case you need something. $65 for materials and studio fee, payable to instructor, must be paid on the first night of class. *Purchasing additional clay: The fee is an additional $65 to cover the firing, glazes and other consumables used during class. Please note: If you miss a class, you cannot make-up the class at another time. The ceramics schedule is very tight and these classes are usually full. Thank you for your understanding! *No Class: 4/16.

Silver Jewelry Making

$60

with Penny Hartwell

Calendar Next session starts May 21, 2024 at 5:30 pm, runs for 3 weeks
1 additional session on Jun 3, 2024

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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