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Pottery - Get Creative with Clay!


with Randy Fein

Calendar Sep 26, 2023 at 5:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Randy Fein will guide you on your creative journey to explore multiple ways to create unique vessels and sculpture in clay. This class is geared for both continuing adult education clay students and newcomers to the art of clay. Students will experience guided instruction in a variety of clay hand-building and wheel-thrown pottery techniques. Students can find inspiration from instructor-led presentations of visual and hand-on clay objects made by ancient cultures and various contemporary artists. All participants will explore the use of low fire glaze application to complete their handmade work. No experience necessary, just bring your desire to create in clay! The first three weeks of classes meet twice a week on Tuesday & Thursday. The last class meets on Thursday only. Each class builds on the other so it's advisable to attend all classes. Class meets: 9/26, 9/28 (work in wet clay), 10/3, 10/5 (work in wet clay), 10/10, 10/12 (glaze), and 10/19 (pick up work).

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Embroidery Personal Best


with Susan Hill

Calendar Sep 27, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 5 weeks

This course is designed to present a strong vocabulary of embroidery stitches, with particular attention to the beauty and function of each stitch. You will learn successful, simple practices that insure (and improve) beautiful, and secure, stitching. The instructor will be responsive to participant's requests for specific stitches and skills, giving support to individual styles and aesthetics. The instructor will provide class materials; individual supplies will also be welcome. Open to all skill levels. Materials fee of $5 included in registration.

Sewing with Knit Fabrics 10.2.23


with Diana Falciani

Calendar Oct 2, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 5 weeks

Learn the basic properties of knit fabric and apply these toward the construction of a t-shirt. Bring a favorite crew neck t-shirt to copy as well as scissors, pins, ball point and universal needles of assorted sizes, fabric marking pen, measuring tape and 2 yards of solid cotton knit fabric (prewashed and machine dried) as well as matching thread and a spool of thread that doesn't match. Be prepared to cut out your fabric the first night of class.

Paper Cutting Around the World


with Leslie Miller

Calendar Oct 4, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 3 weeks

PAPER CUTTING! Sounds simple? Just think... a piece of paper...a tool with which to cut. 3,000 year old scissors were found in China, where we are pretty sure paper was invented, way before the papyrus in Egypt. Well... what can you do with this "simple" paper and cutting tools? You will explore the world of paper cutting, an art which is found in countries all over the world. Bring your experiences and curiosity! A $5 materials fee is included in registration.

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Carving the Hooded Merganser


with Michael McCune

Calendar Oct 5, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 9 weeks

This small colorful duck is a beautiful addition to any bookshelf and may be hand carved as a decoy or a highly textured decorative piece. Students should bring a minimum of a ¾” straight chisel, a 7mm #9 gouge, an 8mm #7 fishtail gouge and a 12mm #5 gouge or equivalent. Students are also encouraged to look for as much reference material as possible to aid in carving and painting. The instructor will supply basswood blanks and eyes, and paints and brushes. There will be the option of carving a male duck or a female duck, please contact adult ed a week before class with your choice. A $35 materials fee is to be paid to the instructor.

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Plant Design with the Magical Air Plant Aerarium


with Elba-Gloria Rangel-Erazo

Calendar Oct 12, 2023 at 6 pm

You will create an enchanted home called an Aerarium for the air plant known as a Tillandsia, so that you can enjoy it year-round in your house. There are plants, like vegetables, that require moist, nutrient-rich soil. Others, like your pet cactus, prefer dry rocky soil, and there are others that grow in mud or water, like the lotus flower. But have you ever seen a plant that grows with NO soil whatsoever? That's the Tillandsia - or "Air Plant", and this class will teach you how to care for this magical plant. Similar to building a terrarium, you will go home with a container, your new plant, and some decorative items to highlight your plant. You will also learn all about Tillandsia and how to care for them! Materials fee includes plant, container, and decorations for one Aerarium.

Soap Making


with Susanna Elliott

Calendar Oct 16, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Cold processed soap-making is a process that can be enlightening and fun for anyone looking to learn a slightly less accessible craft due to ingredient prices, time and appropriate space. Anna will give you an intro on week one about soap making, including a how-to, proper safety procedures, and ingredient run downs. Week two will be spent making your own cold processed soaps. Ingredients fee of $35 is included in the registration and will provide you with 4 soaps.

Carving Signs


with Sherwood Hilt

Calendar Oct 17, 2023 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.

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