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Sewing with Knit Fabrics
with Diana Falciani
with Sherwood Hilt
This class is for beginners in wood carving. You will learn the art of carving a wood sign from an instructor who has been carving a variety of objects for over 31 years. Signs can be small or large, carved plain or decoratively, and made from a variety of wood. At the first class, we will discuss tools you will need and how to use them. The materials fee of $12 is payable to the instructor at the first class.
Woodworking - Basic Hand Tools
with Libby Schrum
Jump right into the world of working with wood, tools and creating useful objects with your hands in this beginning woodworking course. Using materials found at your local hardware store, you will learn which tools to use for which tasks, and how you use each of them to cut, join, shape and sand wood into a simple functional piece. In addition to conversations about tool and shop safety we will have discussions about wood as a material, different types of joinery, and dip our toes (not literally) into the basics of finishes and clear coats. Participants will make a pair of nesting serving trays as they learn all these tools and techniques. Materials fee of $30 is to be paid to instructor and is based on wood prices as of press time so may be higher at class time.
Watercolor For Everyone
with Holly Smith
Sewing for Beginners
with Sandy Clement
Carving the Eastern Screech Owl
with Michael McCune
These small (6-10" tall) owls have curious yellow eyes and reddish or grey feathers; their plumage usually boasts complex patterns for better camouflage when the owl hides among tree bark. This class can accommodate the intermediate or experienced carver. Students need to bring a large 1" straight chisel, a #9 7mm gouge, a #7 8mm fishtail, and a small v-tool. The instructor will supply basswood blanks and eyes, and paints and brushes. A $35 materials fee is to be paid to the instructor.
with Sandy Clement Linda Leach
This semester will offer studies in wind and waves. Using both brush and palette knife we will explore the power of wind across the water, learning to express with paint the strength of the air as it tosses the water against the rocks and sprays delicate droplets high in the sky. Materials needed for first class are oil paints, 2-3 brushes, a painting or palette knife, a 16 x 20 canvas, palette or palate paper. Supplies will be available from instructors if needed. A general materials list can be obtained through the Adult Ed office. Class skips 10/25 and 11/22.
Take Your Knitting to the Next Level
with Tina Casteris
This is an INTERMEDIATE level class. Students MUST already know how to cast on, knit, purl, increase, decrease, and bind off. This class is for Advanced Beginners who want to improve their knitting skills and complete a more advanced project. You will have your choice of making a cabled hat, a lace hat, or a colorwork hat. Topics covered will be: Recognizing the difference between the knit stitch and the purl stitch, and how to tell if the stitches are oriented correctly on the needle; Recognizing errors and how to fix them; Pattern reading, abbreviations, and charts; Different techniques for casting on, increasing and decreasing stitches, and binding off; and knowing when it’s best to use each one; Easy lace, cables, and colorwork; Seaming and finishing. Suggested projects: Jason’s Cashmere Hat (cables): https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/jasons-cashmere-hat Perky Little Hat: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/perky-little-hat Finlandia Hat (lace): https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/finlandia-3 Sheep Love Hat (colorwork): https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/sheep-love-hat