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Arts & Crafts
with Cherise Feser
Bring out your inner Picasso and learn to draw! During the first class, you’ll try pencil, charcoal, pen and ink, crayon, colored pencil, and pastel and decide which medium works best for you. Then, you’ll get a short supply list to get only the items you need for the rest of the class. We’ll cover perspective, shading, gesture, figure drawing & critique, using various techniques and methods. This is a good class for beginners or if you have a specific drawing problem or goal you would like to accomplish. Everyone can be an artist, so put on your comfortable painting clothes and join us for eight weeks of fun and learning! 8 Weeks.
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. 8 Weeks Materials fee: $30 payable to instructor first night for pegs and cane.
Chalk Painting Your Furniture or Kitchen Cabinets
with Meredith Earle
Is there furniture in your home that needs a fresh look? Been dreaming of a new kitchen? This class is for YOU! Learn the simple Royal Chalk 4-step system for painting your furniture in this single evening course. Create any look...vintage, cottage, antiqued, modern…in any painted color you desire at a fraction of the cost of new cabinets or new furniture. No experience required! Miki Earle, creator of The Royal Chalk paint line, has taught hundreds of DIY students to successfully refinish furniture and cabinetry. Visit the royalchalk.com site to get an idea of the beauty you can create.
Bring a small portable piece of furniture, (for the sake of time no more than 4 spindles on any piece please) or wooden craft (cleaned thoroughly in a degreasing soap like DAWN), to paint AND a one cup sample mixed in the color you love of flat low-primer paint. We love the Home Depot BEHR Premium Plus flat sheen 8 ounce samples. They will mix-in your color choice.
Wear paint clothes or an apron and bring a small drop cloth. All chalking materials, finishes, paint brushes and tools will be provided. Materials Fee: $25 payable to instructor night of class.
Digital Photography II
with Eamon White
Learn lighting techniques, image enhancement through Photoshop and how to shoot video with your DSLR camera. Note: You must have a DSLR camera (with removable lenses) for this course. Bring your laptop to class if you have one. Prerequisite: Digital Photography or equivalent knowledge. Note: This is not the class for you if you own a point and shoot or a smartphone. (See our course: “Taking Great Photos Using Your Cell Phone or Small Camera” if you own one of these cameras.) 6 weeks Location: TBD
Fun with Acrylic Painting
with Susan Cannafarina
Join us for a fun class that begins with practicing basic drawing skills and understanding 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. A supply list is available from adult ed office. 8 weeks No class: 4/18
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
Hunter Star Quilt
with Jacqueline Soper
Ann Marie Tucker developed this very unique procedure for cutting and piecing this Hunter Star Block. Her ingenious instructions limit working with too many bias seams, so creating these units comes with much ease. An interesting additional block can be made with the piece of fabric that gets cut off as waste. This quilt is very stunning when constructed using two fabrics. Materials list available from adult ed office. 2 Weeks
• Fabric Yardage requirements for a 54” x 68” quilt, using two contrasting fabrics – 3 ¼ yards for each color fabric, not including borders. A third color may be introduced for a border. ( More fabric is required for a larger quilt)
• 50 wt thread to match your fabric ( I use a gray color thread for most of my sewing)
• Sewing Machine in good working order
• Your sewing kit ( scissors, ripper, threads, pins, bobbins, extra machine needles, etc)
• Stylist (optional, but very helpful when sewing )
• Rotary cutter
• 6” x 12” rectangle ruler
• 7” x 7” square ruler, by Nifty Notions or and 8 ½ “ sq or 9 ½ “ sq ruler ( necessary for squaring up blocks)
• camera Preparation of fabric
• Wash, dry, STARCH, and iron, all cotton fabric before class. (Starching the fabric helps tremendously, when sewing the pieces together.
Sewing for Beginners I - p.m.
with Lori Roberts
Learn the basics of sewing with us. Start by threading a machine, winding a bobbin and accurately sewing a ¼” 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. 8 weeks
Working sewing machine
Sewing for Beginners II - a.m.
with Lori Roberts
Build on your knowledge of the ¼ inch seam and create more intricate projects, like a Mason jar bag that has a gathered tie, a microwave cozy, or a hot iron carrier/ironing mat. You’ll learn the basics of rotary cutting and reading simple patterns. You should have basic sewing supplies such as needles, thread and a seam ripper, a rotary cutter, cutting mat and rulers for the class. You will need to purchase all fabric for this class. The first project will be a Mason jar bag for a quart jar. The instructor has a machine available for student use during class. Materials list available from adult ed office. Prerequisite: Sewing for Beginners or equivalent knowledge of sewing. 8 weeks
Materials list: (2) Pieces of fabric 8" by 14" for outer layer
(2) Pieces of fabric 8" by 14" lining
(2) 25" lengths of 3/8" ribbon or 1/2" wide coordinating fabric
Working sewing machine