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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.
All Cracked Up with Mosaic Art!
with Brigit McCallum
Unleash your creativity and learn the basics of mosaic art and grow your skills to the next level in this six-week class! You’ll begin with basic cutting skills for stained glass, tile, and crockery, and create a mosaic birdbath on a terra cotta plant saucer. With those skills, you’ll start a second project involving glass-on-glass using clear colored glass and achieving a stained-glass effect. Get a jump-start or move to a whole new level in this creative and eco-friendly process that involves beauty and recycling all in one! Tools will be provided, but you may want to get your own after the first class. Project materials will be provided, and you are invited to bring your own to add to the mix. Build confidence in the design and creation of one of a kind mosaic pieces for your home or to give as gifts! Materials fee: $18 payable to instructor first day of class. 6 weeks
Beginners Quilt Series
with Jacqueline Soper
Make a simple, elegant quilt from start to finish. Join Jaki as she walks you through the process while you focus on proper techniques for cutting, sewing and ironing. Pick out the right needles and threads for your project. Learn about design and placement of your blocks and how to sew borders. We’ll cover the different types of batting, machine quilting procedures, and binding techniques while using the fabric of your choice. Supply list available from adult ed office. 4 weeks
Supply list: For the Stitch and Slice Baby Quilt
• Sewing Machine in good working order
• Sewing machine toolkit – including scissors, pins ripper, bobbins, extra 50 wgt thread, extra machine needles 80/12, measuring tape, post-it notes, pencil, manual for your machine.
• Rotary cutter with new blade
• 6” X 12” ruler or equivalent
• 50 wgt thread for piecing - (I usually use grey values for easy blending)
• Notebook and pencil
• Camera - (if you want to take pictures)
• There will be other supplies as the classes progress Fabric Amounts for the Small Size Quilt
• One charm pack plus 3 more matching 5” squares, or 1/3 yds each of 7 - 9 different matching print fabrics.
• ¼ yds of 5-7 solid color fabrics that match the print fabric. (this is for the small squares in the picture)
• 1 yd of background fabric (white or off-white)
• Backing fabric - 1 3/4 yds - (needed for class 3)
• Binding - ½ yd - (needed for class 3)
• Batting - 50” square piece - (needed for class 3) Note: Larger quilt size will require more fabric.
Supplies for Class 3
• Machine quilting needle
• Machine quilting glove
• Darning foot
• Curved safety pins or melt away thread
Chair Caning & Splint Seat Weaving
with Joanna Merrill
Transform your broken chair into a useful and attractive addition to your home. This class is for splint woven seats or seats with cane woven through holes around the edge of the chair seat.
Bring a plastic bucket, scissors, and a chair.
Materials fee: $30 payable to instructor first night for pegs and cane.
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
Intro to Acrylic Pour Painting
with Tara Finlay
Acrylic Pours use fluid paint mixed with various media to create unusual, unexpected abstract art paintings. No artistic experience is required. The class is limited to six participants and after the demonstration, each student will pour their art while the rest of the class observes so that each person can learn from the varied ways that different colors and ways of pouring impact the final piece.
All supplies are provided. Please wear old clothes and an apron.
Materials fee: $25 payable to instructor first day of class.
Placemats & Napkins Set
with Jacqueline Soper
You can’t have enough placemats! This set of four is made with a featured focus]fabric, surrounded by complimentary flying geese units. You’ll use a rotary cutter method for this easy and enjoyable procedure. We’ll sew scant quarter inch seams, squaring up blocks for accuracy and machine quilting suggestions. Supply list available from adult ed office.
* Sewing machine in good working order
* Your sewing kit (scissors, ripper, threads, pins, bobbins, extra machine needles, etc)
*50 wt thread to match your fabric (I use a gray color thread for most of my piecing)
* Rotary cutter
*Cutting board (if you have one)
* 6" x 12" rectangular ruler
* Omni Grid plastic for bottom of rulers (optional)
* Eleanor Burns Quilt-in-a-Day, Flying Geese ruler, small set (Eleanor Burns web site, Joann Fabrics, or quilt shop in your area)
*2/3 yds of novelty or fabric you wish to feature the most
* 1/4 yds of border fabric (bordering the main featured fabric)
*2/3 yds each of 2 different fabrics for the flying geese border on top and bottom of mat
* 1 yd of backing fabric
*1 yd of pellon fusible thermolam plus, #TP971F (Joann-Fabrics)
*1 1/4 yds of matching or coordinating fabric for napkins
Sewing for Beginners I
with Lori Roberts
Learn the basics of sewing with us! Start by threading a machine, winding a bobbin and accurately sewing a ¼ inch seam. We’ll introduce you to the different types of threads and needles and even how to clean your sewing machine. Make simple projects to build your skills and gain self-confidence then move on to making your own pillowcases. You must have a working sewing machine, needles and thread to bring to class. Please purchase your own fabric to make the pillowcases for the last two weeks of class. The instructor has a machine available for student use.
Working sewing machine