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

All Occasion Cards

There is no better way to show someone you care than to send them a card handmade by you. In each one of these classes, we will be creating cards that will delight and impress based on different themes. Come create with some amazing colors, images, techniques and folds designed for both the new and experienced stamper. Be sure to bring your own sharp scissors and double-sided adhesive to each class. Course fee includes $10 materials fee.

Course will be held in  Daycare Center, Room B06 

Sharyn Bouck, Instructor

All Occasion Cards
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Tuesday, 3/7
10:00 am - 11:30 am
ZARC-338 600 6 seats left $18
Thursday, 3/9
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
ZARC-338 601 8 seats left $18

All Season Basket

Starting on an 8” round wooden base, weave with natural and dyed reed of various sizes to match your 2” seasonal fabric strip. Fabric will be in various fall and winter patterns in red, blue and autumn hues. Basket is 7” tall and 12” wide with leather bushel basket handles to coordinate with the fabric strip.

Students will need to bring a pencil, tape measure, old towel, scissors, spring-type clothespins and a small spray bottle. Please note: Fees for materials are non-refundable less than five business days prior to the start of the course. This course includes a $40 materials fee.

Course will be held in Daycare Center, Room B05

Joyce Flower, Instructor

All Season Basket
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Wednesdays, 3/29 - 4/5
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
ZARC-354 600 0 seats left $74Section Full

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April Showers Bring May Flowers

There is no better way to show someone you care than to send them a card handmade by you. In each one of these classes, we will be creating cards that will delight and impress based on different themes. Come create with some amazing colors, images, techniques and folds designed for both the new and experienced stamper. Be sure to bring your own sharp scissors and double-sided adhesive to each class. Course fee includes $10 materials fee.

Course will be held in  Daycare Center, Room B06 

Sharyn Bouck, Instructor

April Showers Bring May Flowers
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Tuesday, 4/25
10:00 am - 11:30 am
ZARC-112 600 6 seats left $18
Thursday, 4/27
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
ZARC-112 601 12 seats left $18

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, 4/26 - 5/17
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
ZARC-070 600 0 seats left $59Section Full

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Birthday Cards

There is no better way to show someone you care than to send them a card handmade by you. In each one of these classes, we will be creating cards that will delight and impress based on different themes. Come create with some amazing colors, images, techniques and folds designed for both the new and experienced stamper. Be sure to bring your own sharp scissors and double-sided adhesive to each class. Course fee includes $10 materials fee.

Course will be held in  Daycare Center, Room B06 

Sharyn Bouck, Instructor

Birthday Cards
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Tuesday, 3/21
10:00 am - 11:30 am
ZARC-267 600 4 seats left $18
Thursday, 3/23
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
ZARC-267 601 10 seats left $18

Counter Basket

Start with a 4 1/2” filled base and continue to weave up the sides with a variety of sizes of natural and dyed reed to create a pleasing pattern. Basket is approximately 5” high and has two coordinating leather bushel basket handles.

Students will need to bring a pencil, tape measure, old towel, scissors, spring-type clothespins and a small spray bottle. Please note: Fees for materials are non-refundable less than five business days prior to the start of the course. This course includes a $25 materials fee.

Course will be held in Daycare Center, Room B05

Joyce Flower, Instructor

Counter Basket
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Saturday, 4/15
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
ZARC-355 600 1 seats left $55

Creative Doodling

Do you doodle? Neuroscience has shown that doodling increases focus, reduces stress, boosts memory and sparks creativity! In this class we will create beautiful artwork, like magic, through doodling in pen and other mixed media such as watercolor, markers, pencils and more. Come unleash your creativity and have fun! You will need to bring pad of sketch, mixed media or watercolor paper; watercolor paints; and colored pencils or markers of your choice.

Course will be held in Daycare Center, Room B05

Cynthia Mulvaney, Instructor

Creative Doodling
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Thursday, 4/20
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
ZARC-364 600 19 seats left $45

Design Your Own Spring Wreath

Design your own wreathCelebrate spring with a beautiful decorative wreath of your own design! Join designer/ decorator Erina Dacey as she guides you step by step in the creative process of making your own original wreath.  In this class you will learn how to put together a perfectly balanced wreath with an arrangement of flowers, ribbon and ornamental trinkets that looks like a professional florist created it.  All materials will be provided, but feel free to bring items you would like to include in your design. Class will be held in The Living Room Art Gallery, located in the Visitor Center of Historic St. Agnes Cemetery, Menands. It is a large, airy room with lots of natural light.  Delicious baked goods and coffee are provided.  Just come ready to design something beautiful for your home or to give as a gift! Students must withdraw five business days before the start of the course for a full refund.

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

Erina Darcey, 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.

Design Your Own Spring Wreath
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Wednesday, 5/10
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
ZARC-352 600 0 seats left $60Section Full

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Dogwood Estate Painting

Dogwood Estate PaintingJoin artist Noreen Powell for a lesson in light and color using acrylic paints on a 12” x 16” canvas. Noreen will do an original version of the image featured above and instruct participants on how to achieve perspective, depth, light and shadows in the creation of their own interpretation of “Dogwood Estate.” All materials including paint, brushes and canvas are provided. Delicious refreshments and coffee are also included. Class will be held in The Living

Room Art Gallery, located in the Visitor Center at Historic St. Agnes Cemetery. The room is open and airy with a lot of natural light. Our art classes are relaxing and fun! Noreen provides step-by-step instruction to help you create your own beautiful piece of art. Students must withdraw five business days before the start of the course for a full refund.

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

Erina Darcey, 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.

Dogwood Estate Painting
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Friday, 5/5
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
ZARC-351 600 14 seats left $60

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, 2/15 - 4/7 ZILC-065 600 15 seats left $99
Online, 3/15 - 5/5 ZILC-065 601 15 seats left $99
Online, 4/12 - 6/2 ZILC-065 602 15 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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Wednesday, 3/22
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
ZARC-329 600 0 seats left $35Section Full

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Everett's Stuffie Basket

Practice your creativity on this large square storage basket. Start with a 12” square filled base, weave the side (11” tall) with a bit of natural reed, and then the fun begins. Choose from various sizes and colors of dyed reed and let your imagination go to create the middle of the basket. Finish off the side with natural reed, rim and add leather bushel basket handles for a large, sturdy basket for magazines, hats and mittens, or, as Joyce’s grandson Everett might, use for stuffed animals!

Students will need to bring a pencil, tape measure, old towel, scissors, spring-type clothespins and a small spray bottle. Please note: Fees for materials are non-refundable less than five business days prior to the start of the course. This course includes a $40 materials fee.

Course will be held in Daycare Center, Room B05

Joyce Flower, Instructor

Everett's Stuffie Basket
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Wednesdays, 2/15 - 2/22
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
ZARC-353 600 0 seats left $74Section Full

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Fauxligraphy

Learn how to turn your own everyday handwriting into the most beautiful calligraphy you ever did see! No special tools or experience necessary. You’ll learn strokes while creating an alphabet, so by the time you’re at “Z,” you’ll have the whole calligraphy thing down! Then we’ll connect those letters to make words, and you’ll be guided through how to put it all together to create your own finished design and transfer it to your very own coffee mug.

Course will be held in Daycare Center, Room B05

Cynthia Mulvaney, Instructor

Fauxligraphy
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Thursday, 4/27
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
ZARC-363 600 3 seats left $45

Glass Painting - Set of Margarita Glasses

Glass Painting Margarita GlassesScientists 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 glass! You will be walked through the steps of painting your own set of colorful margarita glasses. Learn all about glass preparation, the techniques of painting with enamels, layering, and more. No experience necessary.

Course will be held in Daycare Center, Room B05

Art in Mind, Instructor

Glass Painting - Set of Margarita Glasses
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Monday, 5/1
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
ZARC-359 600 16 seats left $55

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, 2/15 - 4/7 ZILC-067 600 13 seats left $115
Online, 3/15 - 5/5 ZILC-067 601 15 seats left $115
Online, 4/12 - 6/2 ZILC-067 602 15 seats left $115
Online, 11/16 - 1/6 ZILC-067 501 15 seats left $115

Northern Lights Slate Painting

Northern Lights Slate 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 painting a beautiful scene on genuine roofing slates removed from Adirondack homes! You will learn about 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 will be held in Daycare Center, Room B06

Art in Mind, Instructor

Northern Lights Slate Painting
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Monday, 3/27
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
ZARC-357 600 16 seats left $55

Paint Your Pet in Watercolors

Would you love to create watercolor paintings of animals, but find it a bit intimidating? Would you like to be able to create animal paintings that are impactful and full of life? In this course you will learn everything you need to know to create a beautiful, realistic portrait of your favorite pet! You’ll learn transfer and wet-on-wet techniques, blooming, masking, and how to create backgrounds and use layers of color to create depth and life in your portrait. It’s fun and easy when you know how! There will be separate segments on painting a variety of eyes, different types of fur, and how to create details that will bring your painting to life. Students need to bring watercolors (ultramarine blue, cerulean blue, permanent rose, lemon yellow, raw sienna, burnt sienna, white); brushes (¾” oval wash, 1 ½” hake, round synthetic #6, fan brush); palette (plastic palette (container) with lid); watercolor paper pad – 11” x 14” preferred; and a kneaded eraser. There will be a half hour break, so please bring your lunch.

Course will be held in Daycare Center, Room B06

Cynthia Mulvaney, Instructor

Paint Your Pet in Watercolors
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Saturday, 4/15
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
ZARC-365 600 15 seats left $75

Rise and Shine Canvas Painting

Rise and Shine CanvasScientists 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 Studio in creating a beautiful winter canvas painting. Learn techniques of painting with acrylic paints on canvas as we walk you through each step. Students will be painting on a 16” x 20” canvas with all supplies included. No experience necessary.

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

Rise and Shine Canvas Painting
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Monday, 2/27
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
ZARC-356 600 15 seats left $55

Rose Sugar Scrub Bars

Learn how to make an exfoliating sugar scrub bar. Each student will make three scrub bars and can keep the mold to make more at home! All materials will be provided. Course includes a $10 materials fee.

Course will be held in Daycare Center, Room 135

Karen DuJack, Instructor

Rose Sugar Scrub Bars
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Tuesday, 4/4
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
ZARC-361 600 0 seats left $35Section Full

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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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Wednesday, 3/29
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
ZARC-348 600 6 seats left $35

Spring Basic Deco Mesh Wreath

Spring Basic Deco Mesh WreathHave you noticed the variety of deco mesh wreaths hanging on your neighbors’ doors or at craft fairs? Mesh wreaths are becoming an extremely widespread technique to decorate a home inside and out for any season! This class will nurture your most inner forms of creativity and imagination as you learn to make one of the most popular mesh wreaths: the bubble method. Come and create your own 14” wreath! Course includes a $30 materials fee.

Student need to bring a ruler and pair of scissors to class.

Course will be held in Daycare Center, Room B05

Susan Smith, Instructor

Spring Basic Deco Mesh Wreath
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Thursday, 3/2
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
ZARC-362 600 8 seats left $55

Spring Board Art

Spring 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 us in creating a beautiful and unique spring board art project! You will learn techniques of painting on wood, including color wash and stenciling. Students will be painting on wood boards with several quote options, stencil shapes, and colors to choose from. No experience necessary.

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

Spring Board Art
Schedule Section Seats Left Cost Register
Monday, 4/17
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
ZARC-358 600 18 seats left $55

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