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Sewing - Basic Pattern Fitting

$79

with Diana Falciani

Calendar Sep 27, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 5 weeks

Have you ever tried to make something from a pattern and had trouble getting it to fit you? Students of all levels will learn how to customize the fit of a shirt pattern from expert seamstress Diana Falciani. Before class, choose a pattern with a collar, cuffs and a button-down front - Vogue, McCall’s, Butterick or Simplicity are the best to work with. At the first class bring your pattern along with three yards of muslin or white cotton fabric, scissors, pins, measuring tape, a clear ruler and permanent markers in red and black. Class does not meet on 10/11.

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Watercolor For Everyone 9.27.21

$99

with Holly Smith

Calendar Sep 27, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 5 weeks

This class welcomes all levels of students wanting to experience watercolor painting. The weekly exercises are designed to build confidence through step by step instructions. Techniques such as wet on wet, dry brush, blotting etc. are integrated into each watercolor painting. Color theory and mixing is covered along with how to create a successful composition. Many students have returned each year remarking how much they enjoy the class. They learn something new each time they attend. Come and enjoy meeting great people who love to paint and have fun!

Full Course

Carving Wood Spoons & More

$59

with Sherwood HIlt

Calendar Sep 28, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 5 weeks

This class is for beginners in wood carving. You will learn the art of carving a wooden spoon from an instructor who has been carving a variety of objects for 29 years. Spoons can be small or large, carved plain or with decorative handles, and made from a variety of wood. After carving your spoon, the instructor will offer a variety of other small carved objects, such as birds, jack-o-lanterns, or small animals, which you can choose for a second project. In the first class, we will discuss the tools you will need and how to use them. The materials fee of $10 is payable to the instructor at the first class and includes a booklet on carving for you to keep as a reference.

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Knitting Socks

$45

with Tina Casteris

Calendar Sep 30, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Have you always wanted to make socks? Have you dabbled in sock knitting but just can't seem to get the hang of it? Or, are you an experienced sock knitter looking to improve your skills? In these tutorials we'll break down sock construction from heel to toe, compare different methods, discuss patterns, yarns, books and resources to provide you with what you need to explore the rich world of sock knitting. Prerequisites: You must already know how to knit, purl, increase, decrease, cast on, and bind off. Experience knitting in the round is helpful. Double pointed or circular needles are both suitable. Materials: 100g sock weight yarn such as Berroco Sox; 4 or 5 double pointed knitting needles size 0, 1, or 2; darning needle, scissors, tape measure, stitch markers if you have them.

Watercolor For Everyone 9.30.21

$99

with Holly Smith

Calendar Sep 30, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 5 weeks

This class welcomes all levels of students wanting to experience watercolor painting. The weekly exercises are designed to build confidence through step by step instructions. Techniques such as wet on wet, dry brush, blotting etc. are integrated into each watercolor painting. Color theory and mixing is covered along with how to create a successful composition. Many students have returned each year remarking how much they enjoy the class. They learn something new each time they attend. Come and enjoy meeting great people who love to paint and have fun!

Full Course

Quilting Beginner Basics

$99

with Beverly Shejen

Calendar Oct 5, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 8 weeks

Creating a practical sampler lap quilt will help you learn the techniques of buying, preparing and cutting fabric; grains of fabric, accurate measurements, determine exact seam allowances; sew uniform quilt blocks together; proper use of a seam ripper; understand pressing vs ironing; art of borders, calculating batting and backing needs; and ultimately learn machine quilting and binding. Prerequisites: You must have previously grasped the basics of simple sewing with a machine and have had your sewing machine serviced recently, including a new needle. There are no dumb questions when it comes to the basics of quilting and in this class, you will not be hurried, although there will be homework for you to complete each week. Get ready to learn a fun new craft that brings out the creative side in everyone! Click this link for your tools list.

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Carving the Harlequin Drake

$85

with Michael McCune

Calendar Oct 7, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 9 weeks

The Harlequin duck is native to arctic waters. It has very colorful plumage that makes it a beautiful bird to carve and paint. This class can accommodate the intermediate or experienced carver. Students should bring a minimum of a straight carving chisel, a 7mm #9 gauge, and an 8mm #7 fishtail. The instructor will supply basswood blanks and eyes and paints. A $35 materials fee is to be paid to the instructor.

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Pastels, Further Explorations

$69

with Resa Randolph

Calendar Oct 13, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

In this class we will continue to explore the vibrant colors of pastels on archival sanded paper. No drawing experience is necessary. Attendance of previous class is not required.





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