Arts and Crafts

Take your creativity to the next level with our wide variety of courses in arts and crafts.

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NOTE:  Individuals enrolling in on-campus classes must follow the COVID-19 vaccination requirements for students and should submit the COVID-19 Vaccination Documentation Form. Exemptions to these requirements may be requested based on either religious conviction or health reasons by submitting the appropriate Health Services form.

Courses

Anything Basket

This square basket can be used for anything you’d like: rolls, storage, the uses are endless. The basket measures 9” square and 6” tall and is woven with various sizes of natural and dyed reed. Learn to twine and do French randing in the colors of your choice for a striking embellishment. It also features a filled base and is finished off with two leather bushel basket handles. This course includes $30 materials fee.

All basket weaving workshops are taught by Joyce Flower. Students will need to bring a pencil, tape measure, old towel, scissors, spring-type clothespins and a small spray bottle.

Course will be held in Daycare Center, Room B06

Joyce Flower, Instructor 

Anything Basket
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Wednesdays, 11/2 - 11/9
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
ZARC-346 500 0 seats left $59Section Full

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Autumn Tranquility Painting

The rich and beautiful colors of fall have always been a favorite subject for artists. Join award-winning local artist Karen Woodin to learn how to paint your own version of trees decked out in the colors of autumn, reflecting in the tranquility of calm water. All materials, including acrylic and water-soluble oil paints, brushes, and canvas, are provided. Refreshments and coffee included. Participants will receive step-by-step instructions in a stress-free, beautiful environment. This class is perfect for painters of all skill levels. Course includes $45 materials fee.

Course held at The Living Room Art Gallery, Historic St. Agnes Cemetery, 48 Cemetery Ave, Menands

Karen Woodin, Instructor
Kelly Grimaldi, Coordinator

Directions: Take NY-378 W/High St., continue straight to stay on NY-378 W, Take the NY-32 ramp to Menands/Watervliet. Turn right onto NY-32 N/Broadway, turn left onto Cemetery Ave- St. Agnes Cemetery.

Autumn Tranquility Painting
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Wednesday, 9/28
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
ZARC-349 500 0 seats left $55Section Full

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Basic Watercolor

Join us to discover your own unique ways of using transparent watercolor paint, from free experimentation to more controlled approaches. Explore mixing and layering colors, while observing flowers, still life, and landscape. Learn color theory, pencil sketching, composition, drawing directly with a brush, and planning area of wash. Everyone is welcome, both first-time and long-time painters. Please bring whatever materials you may already have, or purchase the following supplies: a pan set of transparent watercolors; a pointed round watercolor brush (approximately size 6; handle will be shorter than oil painting brush); pad of 140# watercolor paper; masking tape; pencil; two water containers; and two pieces of cardboard (slightly larger than size of paper).

Course will be held in Daycare Center, Room B05

Carol Bollinger Green, Instructor

 

Basic Watercolor
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Wednesdays, 10/26 - 11/16
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
ZARC-070 501 0 seats left $59Section Full

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Beautiful Solitude Tree Canvas Painting

Beautiful Solitude Tree Canvas PaintingScientists have linked creative expression to overall wellness, brain stimulation, and stress reduction. Art also enhances cognitive abilities, stimulates imagination, sharpens problem solving skills, and so much more! Art in Mind is a wellness studio that emphasizes the powerful effects that art has on the soul. Students must withdraw five business days before the start of the course for a full refund.

Join the experienced educators from Art in Mind in creating a beautiful winter canvas painting. Learn techniques of painting with acrylic paints on canvas as we walk you though each step.  Students will be painting on a 16" x 20" canvas with all supplies included. Course includes a $45 materials fee.

Course will be held in Daycare Center, Room B06

Art in Mind, Instructor

Beautiful Solitude Tree Canvas Painting
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Thursday, 11/10
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
ZARC-289 500 12 seats left $55

Board Art

Fall Pumpkin Board ArtScientists have linked creative expression to overall wellness, brain stimulation, and stress reduction. Art also enhances cognitive abilities, stimulates imagination, sharpens problem solving skills, and so much more! Art in Mind is a wellness studio that emphasizes the powerful effects that art has on the soul. Students must withdraw five business days before the start of the course for a full refund.

Join the experienced educators from Art in Mind in creating a beautiful decorative fall board art. You will be walked through the steps of this pumpkin painting on a slatted wood board. You will learn techniques of acrylic painting on wood panels, including color wash, and brush work, plus you will have color options. All supplies included. No experience necessary. Course includes a $45 materials fee.

Course will be held in Daycare Center, Room B06

Art in Mind, Instructor

Board Art
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Thursday, 10/13
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
ZARC-303 500 11 seats left $55

Drawing for the Absolute Beginner

If you've always been interested in drawing but don't really know how to get started, then this is the course for you. Gain a solid foundation and understanding of the basics of drawing and become the artist you've always dreamed you could be! You'll become intimately familiar with paper types, drawing styles, rendering techniques, and the basic principles of perspective, layout, design, lighting, volume, and space. If you have an interest in learning what it's like to draw or would love to increase your current knowledge in the field of art and illustrating, then this course aims to fulfill all of your needs. This course is taught online through our partnership with Ed2go. To log into your online classroom, please visit www.ed2go.com/hvcc and select My Classroom. Please note, it may take 24 – 48 hours before your registered course appears in My Classroom.

Drawing for the Absolute Beginner
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Online, 10/12 - 12/2 ZILC-065 500 13 seats left $99
Online, 11/16 - 1/6 ZILC-065 501 14 seats left $99
Online, 12/14 - 2/3 ZILC-065 502 14 seats left $99

Easy Soap Making

Learn how to make, melt and pour soap using silicone molds, goat's milk, essential oils and other additives.  Options for fragrance and packaging will be discussed.  Students will leave class with four bars of soap and a set of molds to keep. Course includes a $10 materials fee.

Course will be held in Daycare Center, Room 135

Karen DuJack, Instructor

Easy Soap Making
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Tuesday, 10/4
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
ZARC-329 500 0 seats left $29Section Full

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Fall Light-up Wine Bottle

Fall Light -Up Wine BottleScientists have linked creative expression to overall wellness, brain stimulation, and stress reduction. Art also enhances cognitive abilities, stimulates imagination, sharpens problem solving skills, and so much more! Art in Mind is a wellness studio that emphasizes the powerful effects that art has on the soul. Students must withdraw five business days before the start of the course for a full refund.

Join the experienced educators from Art in Mind in learning how to paint on a glass wine bottle that will light up to beautifully glow! You will be walked through the steps of painting a fall scene on a frosted wine bottle. The class will include a battery powered cork with a light string attached to insert into the bottle, embellishments for the bottle, and an extra set of batteries to take with you. No experience necessary. Course includes a $45 materials fee.

Course will be held at Art in Mind Studio.  The address is 123 Saratoga Road (route 50), Glenville, NY 12302. (Often comes up as Schenectady on GPS) They are in Socha Plaza toward the back corner of the plaza (suite 2-06), next door to Ruggiero's Pizza. 

Art in Mind, Instructor

Fall Light-up Wine Bottle
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Thursday, 9/29
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
ZARC-288 500 11 seats left $55

Holiday Cards

Your friends will be so impressed when they receive their beautiful card this year, made by you! In this class you will stamp a variety of holiday cards using a variety of embellishments and techniques. Each class will be different designs. No previous stamping experience necessary! Please bring scissors and double sided adhesive or glue sticks. All rubber stamping classes are taught by Sharyn Bouck, independent Stampin’ Up! demonstrator since 1996. Those younger than 14 must be accompanied by a class registered adult.  Contact Sharyn Bouck at sharynbouck@hotmail.com with any questions.  

Course will be held in  Daycare Center, Room B05 

Sharyn Bouck, Instructor

Holiday Cards
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Tuesdays, 10/11 - 11/1
10:00 am - 11:30 am
ZARC-340 500 0 seats left $72Section Full

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Thursdays, 10/13 - 11/3
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
ZARC-340 501 11 seats left $72

Holiday Helper Basket

Learn to weave this rectangular basket to serve your holiday rolls or put a nice arrangement on the table. It measures 12” long by 5” wide and is 5” tall. It is woven with various sizes of natural and red/green spaced dyed reed. Finished off with two leather bushel basket handles that coordinate with the reed. This course includes $30 materials fee.

All basket weaving workshops are taught by Joyce Flower. Students will need to bring a pencil, tape measure, old towel, scissors, spring-type clothespins and a small spray bottle.

Course will be held in Daycare Center, Room B06

Joyce Flower, Instructor 

Holiday Helper Basket
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Saturday, 12/3
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
ZARC-312 500 0 seats left $55Section Full

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Introduction to Interior Design

Are you a creative person with an eye for design? If so, this course will show you how to transform plain living spaces into beautiful and functional rooms.  Interior design takes training as well as talent, and these lessons will give you the know-how you need to design a room from floor to ceiling. You’ll delve into color theory, industry trends, spatial arrangements, floor plans, traditional and modern interior design ideas, and other basics. In addition, you’ll explore a range of careers in interior design and get insider tips for entering this exciting field.  Because interior design is constantly evolving, you’ll also learn about some of the latest trends affecting the industry. You’ll investigate “green” sustainable design, and you’ll find out how to modify your designs for people with special needs.  As you master design skills step-by-step, you’ll complete your first project: a fully developed room design complete with spatial layout, lighting, and finish selections. Your new knowledge and hands-on practice will give you the confidence you need to start creating beautiful residential interiors for yourself and others.  This course is taught online through our partnership with Ed2go.  To log into your online classroom, please visit www.ed2go.com/hvcc and select My Classroom. Please note, it may take 24 - 48 hours before your registered course appears in My Classroom.

Introduction to Interior Design
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Online, 10/12 - 12/2 ZILC-067 500 15 seats left $115
Online, 11/16 - 1/6 ZILC-067 501 15 seats left $115
Online, 12/14 - 2/3 ZILC-067 502 15 seats left $115

Sheep's Wool Dryer Balls

Sheep's Wool Dryer BallsLearn how to make wool dryer balls using raw wool. Students will first wrap a piece of wool into a ball, then use hot soapy water and their hands to felt the ball. Once the balls are washed and dried, students will use needles to decorate the balls and then add fragrance using essential oils. Students must bring a pair of pantyhose and small bottle of dish soap to class. Students must not be allergic to wool. Course includes a $10 materials fee.

Course will be held in Daycare Center, Room 135

Karen DuJack, Instructor

Sheep's Wool Dryer Balls
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Tuesdays, 10/11 - 10/18
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
ZARC-348 500 5 seats left $29

Slate Painting

Scientists have linked creative expression to overall wellness, brain stimulation, and stress reduction. Art also enhances cognitive abilities, stimulates imagination, sharpens problem solving skills, and so much more! Art in Mind is a wellness studio that emphasizes the powerful effects that art has on the soul. Students must withdraw five business days before the start of the course for a full refund.

Join the experienced educators from Art in Mind in painting a holiday scene on beautiful genuine roofing slates removed from Adirondack homes! You will learn techniques of painting on natural stone, as well as many other painting techniques as we walk you through this project. All supplies included. No experience necessary. Course includes a $45 materials fee.

Course will be held at Art in Mind Studio.  The address is 123 Saratoga Road (route 50), Glenville, NY 12302. (Often comes up as Schenectady on GPS) They are in Socha Plaza toward the back corner of the plaza (suite 2-06), next door to Ruggiero's Pizza. 

Art in Mind, InstructorSlate of Joy Painting

Slate Painting
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Thursday, 12/8
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
ZARC-316 500 12 seats left $55

Welcome Back Basket

Welcome back to basket weaving! We will make a large rectangular basket which measures 19” long by 8” wide and 8” tall without the handle. This basket is woven on a wooden “D” handle with various sizes of natural and dyed reed. A great refresher class after a long break or a great intro to basket weaving. Course fee includes $36 materials fee.

All basket weaving workshops are taught by Joyce Flower. Students will need to bring a pencil, tape measure, old towel, scissors, spring-type clothespins and a small spray bottle.

Course will be held in Daycare Center, Room B06

Joyce Flower, Instructor

Welcome Back Basket
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Wednesdays, 9/28 - 10/12
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
ZARC-345 500 0 seats left $69Section Full

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Winter Pine Serenity Painting

Winter Pine Serenity PaintingThe subject of this art class is the quiet of winter captured in a painting. Class will be held in The Living Room Art Gallery, located in the Visitor Center at Historic St. Agnes Cemetery, Menands. Join award-winning artist Karen Woodin and learn to create your own version of snowy pines against the backdrop of snow -covered hills. All materials, including acrylic and water-soluble oil paints, brushes, and canvas, are provided. Refreshments and coffee included. Participants will receive step-by-step instructions in a stress-free, beautiful environment. This class is perfect for painters of all skill levels.
Course includes $45 materials fee.

Course held at The Living Room Art Gallery, Historic St. Agnes Cemetery, 48 Cemetery Ave, Menands

Karen Woodin, Instructor
Kelly Grimaldi, Coordinator

Directions: Take NY-378 W/High St., continue straight to stay on NY-378 W, Take the NY-32 ramp to Menands/Watervliet. Turn right onto NY-32 N/Broadway, turn left onto Cemetery Ave- St. Agnes Cemetery.

Winter Pine Serenity Painting
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Wednesday, 11/2
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
ZARC-350 500 5 seats left $55

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Regular Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Summer Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
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