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Alcohol Ink Art
with Tara Finlay
Learn to use permanent alcohol ink and Yupo paper to create beautifully colorful works of art. Students will have the option to create pendants from the art they make, or they may opt to keep the art whole and frame it at home. Wear old clothes. Materials fee: $15 payable to instructor day of class.
Fun with Acrylic Painting
with Susan Cannafarina
Join us for a fun class that begins with practicing basic drawing skills and understanding of how to mix colors. Then, move on to using different painting techniques by studying the Masters’ works. Each class will help you understand how to balance shadows and highlights to bring out details in your drawings and paintings. The paintings you do will explore different artist’s styles and the results will be memorable keepsakes to save or give as gifts. Supply list available from adult ed office.
8 weeks No class: 11/14 & 11/21
Supply list: (Available at any art store or Michael's or Walmart••• for example)
1) 2 pencils for basic drawing (one hard eg. #2 and one soft eg. charcoal) & MULTI-PURPOSE mixed media paper (which can be used for drawing or painting with acrylics)
2) 1 set of basic brushes with different sizes (from very small & fine to 1-2" flat ends & slanted ends, and a fan brush... you don't need more than 5 or 6 of varying sizes and shapes)
3) 1 set of acrylic paints (make sure they have at least the primary colors: red, yellow, green, blue, black, brown and white)
4) 7 canvases (they can be gesso covered panels=hard board or gesso, covered stretched over a frame) 1 canvas size 8xl0, 4 canvases size 11x14, and 2 canvases size 12x16 or 16x20 (FYI: panels are less expensive)
5) A ‘palet knife’ (not a real knife…more like a bent butter knife)
6) A cup for water
7) Paper plates or a roll of wax paper or something else to put your paint on
Vintage Grandmother's Fan Block
with Jacqueline Soper
Fans always have been a popular design motif. The “fan block” quilt has an interesting history. Quilters in Victorian times used silks, satins, and velvets to make this quilt and embellished their design with lace, ribbons, and beads. During the Great Depression, quilters used their scraps to make this popular design. We will be making an elegant, 1930’s Vintage Grandmother Fan Block in just one class! Leave prepared to sew more blocks for the quilt creation of your desire. Supply list available from adult ed office.
Supply List Fabric for one block
6 – 2 ½” strips of coordinating fabric
1 – 9 ½” sq of background fabric
1 – 3 ½” sq of a darker coordinating fabric
Fabric for a small quilt
1/3 yds each of 6 – 10 coordinating fabrics
1 ½ yds of a background fabric
Sewing Machine in good working order
Sewing Machine toolkit including pins, scissors, marking pen or pencil, ripper, sewing thread, extra sewing machine needles, etc.
Small Cutting Mat
6” X 12” ruler
Woven Holiday Stocking
with Ida Atkinson
Welcome the holidays into your home with this adorable Santa’s stocking! This woven reed project could be that little extra something for friends, neighbors, and gift exchanges. Fill them with candy, small toys, lottery tickets, etc., and you’ll have a wonderful gift! Measuring approximately 5” x 4.5”, it makes a crafty addition to the tree or a wreath.
Materials fee: $7 is payable to instructor the night of class.
Please bring a small bucket, scissors, pencil, ruler, old towel and any other basket tools that you may have.