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Five Town CSD Adult & Community Education

Arts & Crafts

in Personal Enrichment

Sewing with Knit Fabrics


with Diana Falciani

Calendar Sep 12, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks
Learn the basic properties of a knit fabric and how it differs from woven fabrics. We will construct two t-shirts in class, time permitting. Students will bring a favorite t-shirt to copy along with scissors, fabric marking pen, pins, and measuring tape. Please also bring 2 yards pre-laundered (washed and machine dried) knit fabric and matching thread. The knit fabric for the second t-shirt will be discussed in class.

Carving Signs


with Sherwood Hilt

Calendar Sep 13, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 5 weeks

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

Calendar Sep 14, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 8 weeks

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

Calendar Sep 15, 2022 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! The supply list available on our website or by calling the adult ed office.

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Sewing for Beginners


with Sandy Clement

Calendar Sep 22, 2022 at 5:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks
Learn the basics of machine sewing and how to troubleshoot problems while working on 2 fun projects. We will start by sewing an envelope pillow with pillow insert. We will also be making a cute and easy zippered pouch. I will supply muslin for the pillow insert and polyester stuffing as well as the fusible fleece and zipper for the pouch. No need to bring fabric to the first class. You may bring your own machine or use one in the classroom. A $10 materials fee is included in the registration.

Carving the Eastern Screech Owl


with Michael McCune

Calendar Sep 22, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 9 weeks

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.

Oil Painting


with Sandy Clement Linda Leach

Calendar Sep 27, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 8 weeks

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.

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Take Your Knitting to the Next Level


with Tina Casteris

Calendar Sep 27, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

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):  Perky Little Hat: Finlandia Hat (lace): Sheep Love Hat (colorwork):

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