Monday, September 22, 2014

2014 fall class schedule


Beginning Drawing
Have you always wanted to learn how to draw, but just don't know where to start?
Convinced you could never learn?
Or are your drawing skills a bit rusty, and you need to refresh the fundamentals?
Then this is the course for you!
We'll learn the basic principals of drawing, including composition, shading, contour and line, with
hands-on exploration of materials and techniques.
What are you waiting for? Start drawing!

Bring an 11" x 14" spiral-bound sketch pad, kneaded rubber eraser, and 2H, HB, 2B and 4B pencils to first class.
Sorry, this class is closed.
(Six sessions)
Wednesdays,  Oct. 8- Nov. 12    7-9pm    cost: $125
Ages 14-adult  • Class size is limited  •  Preregistration required
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Beginning Sewing
Unravel the mysteries of the sewing machine and how to use this fantastic power tool!
In this 2-session, 5 hour course, learn the very basics of how the machine works, and the fundamentals of sewing. We'll make a patchwork pillow to take home. Materials list will be provided upon registration.
Sorry, this class is closed.
Saturday, October 11th   10am-noon
Sunday, October 12th  noon-3    cost: $60
Ages 8-up  •  Class size is limited  •  Preregistration required

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Saturday Night Doodlefest
Join us for the first in a series dedicated to jumpstarting your creative spirit.
In these workshops, artists and non-artists alike will learn how doodling and noodling around not only helps stimulate the creative juices, but how it has also been found to help us improve our concentration, listening and recall skills.  We'll provide all the materials you'll need, but feel free to bring your favorite doodle pen or pencil and sketchbook. No drawing experience required.
We'll have sparkling cider, wine and goodies to nibble, tunes and fun conversation.
All materials provided, just bring your creative self!

Saturday, October 18th           7 - 9 pm          cost: $30
Adult  •  class size is limited  •  Preregistration required

Sorry, this class is closed.
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Kid's Drawing Studio
An open studio where kids ages 5 and up can come and draw to their heart's content in a supportive, non-critical environment.
Artists are free to choose from a variety of materials such as charcoal, graphite, ink, crayon, pastels, markers and colored pencils; and draw from imagination or various visual sources such as photographs and still life. All materials provided.

Friday, October 24th  1-3 pm         cost: $25 
Sorry, the October 24th class is closed.
Monday, November 10th  10am-noon       cost: $25
Ages 5 and up  •  Class size is limited  •  Preregistration required

number of students attending:
choose a class date

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Sew a Sock Snake!
In this fibre arts workshop, we'll sew some crazy, colorful snakes from mis-matched socks. Teaches basic hand sewing skills.
All materials provided.

Thursday, October 30th     10am-noon         cost: $25
Ages 5-up • Class size is limited • Preregistration required

Sorry, this class is closed.
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Mummy Workshop
Another fun Halloween project, these poseable mummies can really liven up your spooky decorating!
All materials provided.

Thursday, October 30th     1:30-3:30pm         cost: $25
Ages 5-up • Class size is limited • Preregistration required

Sorry, this class is closed.
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(photo borrowed from here)

Dia de los Muertos Art
In Mexico on November 1st and 2nd, Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), is a traditional holiday dedicated to the memory of departed loved ones. It is a day to celebrate and remember them with joy and thanks, rather than sorrow.
Altars are made in honor of friends and family members (even beloved pets!) and are displayed with bright colors, mementos, favorite snacks and decorations in a place of honor in the home.
We'll learn a little about this custom (in a non-scary way) and build our own altars for people or pets who were dear to us.
Bring a photo or memento to use in your project.

Saturday, November 1          1 - 3 pm          cost: $25
Ages 6-up  •  class size is limited  •  Preregistration required
Sorry, this class is closed.

Boot Stuffers
Take care of your boots! Don't you hate how they flop over and get creased in your closet? Make these stylish and aromatic stuffers to keep your boots crease-free, smelling fresh and ready for the cold weather.  Bring your boots for a custom fit.
All stuffing and trim materials included for one pair.  Materials for additional pairs are available for $5.
Fabric yardage requirements will be sent upon registration.

Saturday, November 8th   7-9 pm                  cost: $35     
Ages 13 - Adult   •   Class size is limited
Registration required by Saturday, November 1st

Sorry, this class is closed.

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Fabulous Fairy Footwear
Make your very own designer Fairy or Elf shoes. We'll draft a custom-sized pattern and sew and embellish with threads and buttons and ribbons and magic. No prior sewing experience necessary. All materials provided.

Monday afternoon, November 10th   1:30-4:30 pm       $30   
Ages 6 and up  •  Class size is limited  •  Preregistration required

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Saturday, September 20, 2014

fall classes are starting soon!

Today the temperature is hovering around 90ยบ and the sky is blindingly blue. It's hard to think that summer is almost gone and autumn is well on its way!

Autumn is, of course, the traditional time to return to classes…and I'm cooking up some new ones to add a spark of creativity to brighten up those dark days that are soon to come.

By Monday, I'll have the new class schedule up. Just in time for the change of seasons. Stay tuned!