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Art Night Out - Natural Brass Embossed Jewelry
with Art Night Out
Art Night Out - Wire Bound Seaglass Necklace and Earrings
with Art Night Out
Twist, wrap, and loop your way to a sophisticated design using elements drawn from the sea. Using sterling silver wire, pearls and seaglass, you'll create a lovely necklace and earring set. No drilling required. Bring your own seaglass or choose from our collection. Workshop fee includes all materials to make a pendant and one pair of earrings in sterling silver. There are only 8 seats available for this class. Register early.
Beginner's Crochet - Session II
with Samantha Dimmick
Have you wanted to learn how to crochet, but were overwhelmed by the vast array of available hooks, yarns, stitches, and patterns? In this class, you’ll learn about the tools and materials needed for crocheting, basic stitches, how to troubleshoot mistakes and how to read a yarn label. Students can choose to make a scarf, dish cloth, coffee cup cozy or headband - add a crochet flower for extra appeal. No previous experience is necessary. This class is the foundation for all crochet projects. Supplies needed will be discussed at the first class.
Calico Easter Bunny
with Marge Otis
This adorable free standing Easter Bunny is decked out with a patch work design. You can paint similar to the sample or shake it up and choose your own color arrangement! Bring your acrylic brushes to class. Other materials will be provided. Sample will be on display at the Adult Ed office for viewing before class. Material fee of $6.00 payable to instructor at class time. No experience necessary.
Candle Making with Essential Oils
with Mary Alderman
Come join us in this two-night hands-on class and take home a lovely, scented candle made with essential oils. You will learn how to make a beautiful candle made out of multiple mediums, such as paraffin, bees wax or soy. We will also learn some of the basics about essential oils, we can answer any questions you have, and introduce you to some of the most popular oils and how to use them. A materials fee of $20 is due to the instructor at the first class.
Crochet Granny Square
with Samantha Dimmick
You won’t believe how many things you can do with a granny square! These versatile crochet patterns are the foundation for lots of fun and creative projects. Students will learn how to follow a pattern to create a granny square and how to join squares to create a larger project such as a blanket, tote bag or pillow. Basic knowledge of crochet stitches is required. Bring one crochet hook size 5.5mm, 6.0 mm or 6.5 mm along with two skeins of two coordinating colors.
Dragonflies & Bees in Stained Glass
Choose a colorful dragonfly or bee to adorn your favorite houseplant. In this session your soldering experience will come in handy as you foil, solder and strengthen with wire, your fancy flier. You'll be using glass and beads (you'll select from my stock) in the production of your selected piece. You will learn to wire overlay when you assemble either piece. Your completed project will be wired to hang or stand in your favorite house plant. All supplies, materials and equipment needed are included in your cost - appr.$10.00 for each dragonfly and appr. $6.00 for each bee. Glass cutting and soldering experience is necessary to complete these projects. Deadline to register is April 23 and specify dragonfly or bee when registering.
Folk Art Rug Hooking
with Janet Conner
Like all old fashioned crafts, rug hooking is low-tech, simple and lots of fun! Learn the sequence and procedure of rug hooking, from start to finish. Every step will be demonstrated. Once you have mastered the basics, you can easily incorporate rovings, hand spun and commercial yarns, felting techniques and embellishments, We will discuss the history and tradition of primitive rug hooking, learn about finding and preparing materials, and research sources for design inspiration. You will choose from a variety of simple folk art designed rug hooking KITS, for a small mat or chair pad, purchased directly from the instructor. See available kits at http://www.jconnerhookedrugs.com/kits.html. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to indicate the kit you prefer. Your rug hooking kit will include everything needed: hook, instructions, design suggestions, binding, burlap, hoop and a selection of one-of-a-kind heirloom and hand dyed wools ($41-$60, depending upon size). If you have a favorite pair of sharp fabric scissors, please bring these to class as well as a bag lunch if you wish.