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Beading Basics: Necklace and Earring Set
with Michelle McCarthy
Learn about beading supplies, tools, wires, thread, clasps etc and learn to make your own jewelry. Design and create a unique necklace and earring set. Students will learn to make a "pendant" focal point for the necklace as well as how to bend wire to make earrings. All materials and tools will be provided by the instructor. Materials fee of $20 payable to instructor at class.
Mindfulness with Clay 3/23
with Annie Buccholz
This Mindful Clay workshop is where we’ll make beads to create our own meditation necklaces while talking about craft and mindfulness. Clay is a powerful medium that contains so much energy and can bring connectivity and healing to peoples lives. Join us! Materials fee of $12 (cash please) payable to instructor at class.
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Level 2: The Half Apron
with Nancy O'Connell
Love to wear aprons to protect your clothing from spills and stains. This half apron is great beginner project with big impact. Your choice of fabric reflects your bright personality. Bring one yard of quality cotton quilting fabric of your choice, sewing machine, and sewing supplies.
Pocket Planter: Adult Clay Night
with Amanda Williams
Come on in and create this adorable, versatile planter to enjoy at home or office! Form, decorate and glaze your piece and we will fire them for you! Materials fee of $12 (cash please) is payable at class.
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with Sue Colley
Two busy mornings and little bit of homework iin between should be sufficient for you to be the proud owner of a beautiful, durable, functional purse tote. Be prepared for the compliments, ooh, and ahhhs. (I get them all the time!). We'll be using the Camden Bag pattern by Aunties Two Patterns, with a few changes and enhancements. Pattern and some supplies are proivded by the instructor for a $12 fee. Please see website for full materials. Brinig a sturdy sewing machine with straight & zigzag stitch, in good working working order. Registration deadline 3/20.
Traditional Watercolor Technique 3/30
with Sheila Clough
Our session will begin with an introduction to and demonstration of traditional watercolor techniques. Subsequent weeks will include composition, the use of color and value to create form in a still life and depth in a landscape. Class will be modified to accommodate students of all levels and is appropriate for true beginners and artists who have taken previous classes.
No class 4/20
SuppliesSketch pad, kneaded gum eraser, soft pencil (HB or softer), pencil sharpener, good student grade cold press watercolor paper pad, paper towels, a good sized water container, watercolor box or watercolor pallet to use with tube paints.BrushesAlways get the best brushes you can afford, they really make a difference. Recommended bush size: round #3, 6, 8, 12; flat 1/2”, 1”My personal favorites are Sax Arts & Crafts True Flow Golden TalonPaintThe quality of the paints you purchase will depend on your experience level. Beginners who are doing watercolor for the first time can get by with a good quality half pan set. Intermediate students are okay with student grade paints. More advanced students will like professional grade. I use Winsor & Newton tube watercolors.All you need is red, yellow and blue so don’t worry about getting the colors listed below if you have different ones already. The list is just a suggestion of basic colors.WatercolorsI like Winsor & Newton tube watercolors. The colors marked with * would be an excellent limited set.Cobalt Blue *Ultramarine Blue*Cadmium Yellow Yellow Ochre*Cadmium red med. Alizarin CrimsonWatercolor PaperThe best papers are expensive. Thickness varies from 72 lb. (thin) to 400 lb. (very thick). The poundage is based on the weight of a ream of 500 sheets. Cold press or rough student grade paper is fine for practice. I use 140 lb. cold press (rough). Hot press is more difficult to use.Art Suppliers:Michaels Arts and Crafts. I always use the coupons found in their weekly adAC Moore – also has couponsArtist & Craftsman supplies, Portland. Traditional Watercolor supply list
Level 3: Kitchen Placemats
with Nancy O'Connell
This week we are kicking it up a notch with straight line stitching with these practical and oh so handy kitchen placements. Your choice of fabric determines the mood of your dinner table. Bring one yard of quality cotton quilting fabric of your choice, sewing machine, and sewing supplies.
Surface Decoration on Clay
with Annie Buccholz
Try out imagery on the ceramic surface! Combine texture, color and imagery to create a customized, handmade dinner plate. Students will experiment with under-glazing, stamping, slip trailing, and carving. There will be a variety of tools and stencils for students to try out. Materials fee of $12 (cash please) payable to the instructor.