Fall 2019 Arts & Crafts Courses

Take your creativity to the next level with our wide variety of painting, drawing, weaving and crafting courses.

Basic Watercolor
Join us to discover different ways of using transparent watercolor paint, from free experimentation to more controlled approaches. We will explore painting techniques, color theory, sketching, and composition while observing flowers, still life, and landscape. Everyone is welcome, beginners and long-time painters alike. Please bring whatever materials you already have, OR purchase the following supplies: a pan set of transparent watercolor paints, a pointed-round watercolor brush (approximately size 6), a 9” x 12” pad of 140# watercolor paper, pencil, masking tape, two water containers, and two pieces of cardboard (slightly larger than size of paper).
Day Care Center (DCC): Parking Information
50198
$65
4 Sessions, DCC B05
Thurs., 10/31 - 11/21, 1 - 4 p.m.
Carol Bollinger Green, Instructor

Drawn To Awesome Ideas: The Art of Sketch-Noting
Pictures and symbols have always been a means of making messages more clear and memorable. Sketch-noting, the newer art form of taking notes by using cool pictures one creates, can be an asset to professionals and students of all ages. Sketch-noting emphasizes main ideas. Business presentations of all kinds can benefit from the visual jazz of sketch-noting, which is extensively used in human services and as a person-centered planning technique. Expect a mix of art class, mass media ideas, and awesome means of documenting and retaining ideas. Sketch-noting helps lifelong learners make their mark – literally.
Day Care Center (DCC): Parking Information
51171
$25
2 Sessions, DCC B05
Mon., 9/16 - 9/23, 6 - 8 p.m.
Dan Gallagher, Instructor

Collecting Fine Art: A History and Practical Guide
This course, divided into three sections – Fine Painting and Works on Paper, Original Prints and Fine Sculptures and Ceramics – will provide you with the skills needed to curate a collection of art. We’ll discuss how to identify your specific taste as well as how to select the appropriate works for the style of your home, your budget and any installation concerns. This course combines art history with an insider’s guide from the perspective of the art business. We will also discuss the major collections and institutions that specialize in each medium.
51177
$49
3 Sessions, ADM 102
Fri., 9/13 - 9/27, 5 - 8 p.m.
Diana Erdos, Instructor

Glass Etching
Have you ever wanted to learn how to personalize your glassware? Together, we will learn how to etch words on glass surfaces. We will practice on glasses and mason jars that you can take home that day. After this class, you won’t have to pay for expensive personalized glassware because you will have the skill to do it yourself. Class fee includes
$10 materials fee.
Day Care Center (DCC): Parking Information
51092
$25
1 Session, DCC B06
Sat. 11/2, Noon - 2 p.m.
Alexandra Omecinsky, Instructor

Cricut® Crafting Basics
Whether you’re a creative pro or brand new to DIY, Cricut® will help you make personalized, professional-quality projects with ease. Cricut® smart cutting machines allow you to create projects for home décor, parties and events, weddings, apparel and more. Learn how to use Circuit Design Space™ software to find images, projects and fonts, and design your heart out. All great projects start with an idea – make yours come to life using your computer, tablet or smartphone! This course teaches students how to navigate Circuit Design Space™ and provides a review of Cricut® smart cutting machine options, cutting materials, and cutting tools. Students will have an opportunity to use the Cricut Maker© to cut pieces for a fall themed project and then assemble and take home. You do not need to bring a Cricut machine to this class. Course fee includes a $3 computer fee and $5 materials fee.
Day Care Center (DCC): Parking Information
51172
$35
1 Session, DCC 134
Sat., 10/19, 9 a.m. - Noon
Heather Chase, Instructor

Cricut® Crafting Intermediate
Cricut® smart cutting machines are an amazing tool to create beautiful crafts for home décor, parties and events, weddings, apparel and more. Navigating Circuit Design Space™ is key to successful crafting with Cricut®. In this course you will learn how to upload SVG, JPEG, and PNG files, how to use the group, attach, weld, slice and contour functions, and how to add score lines in Circuit Design Space™. Students will have an opportunity to cut and adhere an iron-on project using the Cricut Easy Press™. Course fee includes a $3 computer fee and $10 materials fee.
Day Care Center (DCC): Parking Information
51173
$40
1 Session, DCC 134
Sat., 11/9, 9 a.m. - Noon
Heather Chase, Instructor

Cricut® Open Crafting
Cricut® smart cutting machines are amazing for helping you create projects for home décor, parties and events, weddings, apparel and more. Understanding how to navigate Circuit Design Space™, the best methods for completing projects, or just setting up your machine can sometimes be overwhelming. Bring your Circuit Design Space™ access, computer, and Cricut® machine and let’s help you reduce that frustration with your projects and move you toward the joys of creating with Cricut®. Course fee includes a $3 computer fee.
Day Care Center (DCC): Parking Information
Heather Chase, Instructor

51213

$30
1 Session, DCC 134
Sat., 10/19, 1 - 4 p.m.

51214
$30
1 Session, DCC 134
Sat., 11/9, 1 - 4 p.m.

Fall Light-up Wine Bottle Painting Class
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. Join the experienced educators from Art in Mind Creative Wellness studio in learning how to paint on 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 light string attached to insert into bottle, embellishments for the bottle, and an extra set of batteries to take with you. No experience is necessary. Students must withdraw by Sept. 11 for a full refund.
Day Care Center (DCC): Parking Information
51048
$55
1 Session, DCC B06
Wed., 9/18, 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Art in Mind Studio, Instructor

Fall Pumpkin Board Art
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. Join the experienced educators from Art in Mind Creative Wellness studio in creating a beautiful decorative fall board art. You will be walked through the steps of this painting on a 16” x 20” slatted wood board. You will learn techniques of acrylic painting on wood panels, including color wash and brush work. All supplies included. No experience is necessary. Students must withdraw by Oct. 9 for a full refund.
Day Care Center (DCC): Parking Information
51174
$55
1 Session, DCC B06
Wed., 10/16, 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Art in Mind Studio, Instructor

Winter Light-up Wine Bottle & Glass Set Painting Class
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. Join the experienced educators from Art in Mind Creative Wellness studio in learning how to paint on glass wine bottle that will light up to beautifully glow with two glasses to match. You will be walked through the steps of painting a winter scene on a frosted wine bottle and two wine glasses. The class will include a battery powered cork with light string attached to insert into bottle, embellishments for the bottle and wine charm for glass, plus an extra set of batteries to take with you. No experience is necessary. Students must withdraw by Nov. 13 for a full refund.
Day Care Center (DCC): Parking Information
51258
$65
1 Session, DCC B06
Wed., 11/20, 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Art in Mind Studio, Instructor

Sign up for all three courses (Fall Light-up Wine Bottle Painting Class, Fall Pumpkin Board Art and Winter Light-up Wine Bottle & Glass Set Painting Class) and save $20!
51176
$155

FIBER ARTS

Sewing 101
In this class, you will learn the basics of sewing, including the differences between threads and fabrics, and more. The instructor will also teach you anything you want to know about your sewing machine. Even if you have sewn before, you will still learn something from this class. You will also make a super-simple tote bag in the class. You must bring your own machine.
Day Care Center (DCC): Parking Information
50678
$55
4 Sessions, DCC B06
Mon., 9/9 - 9/30, 6 - 8 p.m.
Fatima Bey, Instructor

Open Sew
Work on any sewing project you like at Open Sew. In this class you can finish projects, get help with a sewing technique, or get direction on what you need to start or finish a sewing project. Bring your project, pattern (if applicable), your own sewing machine, and basic sewing supplies. This class is open to all levels and any sewing projects.
Day Care Center (DCC): Parking Information
51212
$55
4 Sessions, DCC B06
Mon., 10/7 - 11/4, 6 - 8 p.m.
No class 10/14
Fatima Bey, Instructor

Crochet for Beginners
In this class, you will learn the basic crochet stitches, including single, double and half double, by creating a sampler scarf using various popular pattern designs. You will also learn the popcorn stitch, cluster stitch and others while learning to follow the directions of a pattern. Crochet uses one hook so is easier to do for some of us (even if you are left handed!) After completing this class you will be able to make blankets, hats, purses, and more. Hook and yarn will be provided at the first class. Class fee includes a $7 materials fee.
Day Care Center (DCC): Parking Information
50222
$69
5 Sessions, DCC B05
Tues., 9/17 - 10/15, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

51178
$69
5 Sessions, DCC B05
Tues., 10/22 - 11/19, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Aleta Schweigert, Instructor

BASKET WEAVING WORKSHOPS

Topsy-Turvy Basket
Learn to weave this rectangular basket, woven on a wooden “D” handle using natural and dyed reed and add some height to the sides for some extra flair. Add small wooden feet when done. The basket is 10” long by 8” wide and 8” tall on the sides. Course fee includes a $29 materials fee. NOTE: Fees for materials are non-refundable less than five business days prior to the start of the course. Students should bring a measuring tape, a pencil, spring-type clothespins, scissors and an old towel to class.
Day Care Center (DCC): Parking Information
51183
$65
2 Sessions, DCC B06
Wed., 9/25 - 10/2, 6 - 9 p.m.
Joyce Flower, Instructor

Rainbow Waves
This basket is woven with natural and dyed reed of varying sizes. Starting with a racetrack oval wooden base and dyed reed, the basket is woven in a twill pattern. It’s finished off with a “new to us” rim treatment called a folded rim. The basket is approximately 8” tall and 10” long and 7” wide. Course fee includes a $33 materials fee. NOTE: Fees for materials are non-refundable less than five business days prior to the start of the course. Students should bring a measuring tape, a pencil, spring-type clothespins, scissors and an old towel to class.
Day Care Center (DCC): Parking Information
51184
$69
2 Sessions, DCC B05
Wed., 10/30 - 11/6, 6 - 9 p.m.
Joyce Flower, Instructor

Holiday Helper
Just in time for the holidays, weave this “squarish” basket that is woven on a wooden “D” handle using natural and space dyed holiday colors. It measures 6” wide and long and is 7” tall without the handle. Course fee includes a $28 materials fee. NOTE: Fees for materials are non-refundable less than five business days prior to the start of the course. Students should bring a measuring tape, a pencil, spring-type clothespins, scissors and an old towel to class.
Day Care Center (DCC): Parking Information
51185
$55
1 Session, DCC B05
Sat., 11/16,10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. with half hour break for lunch
Joyce Flower, Instructor

Beaded Treasure
Using a plastic bowl as a mold, we will start to weave on a 7” round wooden base. Using various sizes of dyed and natural reed, we will do some continuous weaving and stacked twilling. We will enhance the look with some wooden beads woven in a row and finish off with a braided rim. Basket is approximately 9” tall and 10” wide. Course fee includes a $35 materials fee.
NOTE: This course is for experienced weavers only! Fees for materials are non-refundable less than five business days prior to the start of the course. Students should bring a measuring tape, a pencil, spring-type clothespins, scissors and an old towel to class.
Day Care Center (DCC): Parking Information
51186
$69
2 Sessions, DCC B05
Wed., 12/4 - 12/11, 6 - 9 p.m.
Joyce Flower, Instructor

CARDS, CARDS, CARDS

Looking Up Card Kit
Create beautiful all-occasion cards in minutes. This class is perfect for new crafters, busy crafters or crafters on the go. Kit includes Looking Up stamp set with acrylic block for mounting, ink spot, and embellishments to make 15 cards with envelopes – three each of five different designs. Complete what you can in class, the kits is yours to keep to take home and complete the rest. Course fee includes a $30 materials fee. All registrations and withdrawals must be received 10 business days prior to the start of the course. Contact the instructor at sharynbouck@hotmail.com with any questions.
Day Care Center (DCC): Parking Information
51179
$38
1 Session, DCC 138
Tues., 10/29, 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Sharyn Bouck, Instructor

Christmas Cards
During each class you will be making different cards to give to your friends and family this holiday season. They won’t believe you actually made them. Course fee includes a $10 materials fee. All registrations and withdrawals must be received 10 business days prior to the start of the course. Contact the instructor at sharynbouck@hotmail.com with any questions.
Day Care Center (DCC): Parking Information
50917
$18
1 Session, DCC B05
Mon., 11/4, 6 - 7:30 p.m.

50918
$18
1 Session, DCC B05
Mon., 11/11, 6 - 7:30 p.m.

50919
$18
1 Session, DCC B05
Mon., 11/18, 6 - 7:30 p.m.

51046
$18
1 Session, DCC B05
Mon., 11/25, 6 - 7:30 p.m.

Sharyn Bouck, Instructor

Register for all four sessions of Christmas Cards course and save $10!
51182
$62

All Occasion Card Series

For the Love of Felt
We will be using fun felt flowers and layers to add texture and dimension to three handmade cards. Course fee includes a $10 materials fee. All registrations and withdrawals must be received 10 business days prior to the start of the course. Contact the instructor at sharynbouck@hotmail.com with any questions.
Day Care Center (DCC): Parking Information
51181
$18
1 Session, DCC B06
Tues., 9/24, 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Sharyn Bouck, Instructor

Cards for the Men in Our Lives
Handmade cards always add something special when we give them. We will be making cards within this theme using a variety of different techniques. Course fee includes a $10 materials fee. All registrations and withdrawals must be received 10 business days prior to the start of the course. Contact the instructor at sharynbouck@hotmail.com with any questions.
Day Care Center (DCC): Parking Information
51045
$18
1 Session, DCC B06
Tues., 10/1, 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Sharyn Bouck, Instructor

Cards for the Women in Our Lives
Handmade cards always add something special when we give them. We will be making cards within this theme using a variety of different techniques. Course fee includes a $10 materials fee. All registrations and withdrawals must be received 10 business days prior to the start of the course. Contact the instructor at sharynbouck@hotmail.com with any questions.
Day Care Center (DCC): Parking Information
50920
$18
1 Session, DCC B06
Tues., 10/8, 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Sharyn Bouck, Instructor

Cards for the Kids in Our Lives
Handmade cards always add something special when we give them. We will be making cards within this theme using a variety of different techniques. Course fee includes a $10 materials fee. All registrations and withdrawals must be received 10 business days prior to the start of the course. Contact the instructor at sharynbouck@hotmail.com with any questions.
Day Care Center (DCC): Parking Information
51180
$18
1 Session, DCC B06
Tues., 10/15, 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Sharyn Bouck, Instructor

Sign up for all four All Occasion Card Series classes and save $10!
50349
$62

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