Benefits

Don’t wait to create! Sign up to today and enjoy some of the benefits of participating in a fine craft class:

  • Enables you to create something unique that reflects your interests and spirit
  • Creates opportunities to form new friendships
  • Enables you to express thoughts and emotions that can be hard to put into words
  • Helps you shift your focus away from pain and stress to activities that are soothing and enjoyable

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Class Offerings

Floral Arrangement 

Floral Design - Valentine's Day

Save money and put your heart into making a special centerpiece to keep or give away. Learn floral design skills as you create a fanciful arrangement that includes fresh flowers, hearts and sweets, then make a small Valentine’s card to accompany your bouquet. $15 supply fee due at class. Instructor: Flora Cardenas

Floral Design – Front Doors

Does your front door entrance need some help? Learn to make creative door theme designs that herald the seasons and celebrations. Share memories and instill your personality into a warm welcome for you and your guests! $10 supply fee due at class. Instructor: Flora Cardenas

Floral Design - Spring Bling

Learn design concepts and create a fresh flower bouquet that will brighten anyone’s day and celebrate the season. While you’re there, make an arty embellishment for your arrangement. $15 supply fee due at class. Instructor: Flora Cardenas

Acrylic Workshops

Great for beginners and those new to art but open to all! 

Palette Knife Abstract Art

Experiment with a palette knife as you learn to create on an abstract background using acrylic paint. All supplies included. Instructors:  Chromatix

Cherry Blossom Paint Pour

Utilizing a paint pour technique, learn to create a beautiful cherry blossom branch on your canvas using a variety of tools. All supplies included. Instructors: Chromatix

Dotted Technique - Dancer's Dress

Great for dancers or those who love dance! Using a dotting technique, create a beautiful dress for the dancer. Learn the beauty of mixed media and how different tools give your art character. All supplies included. Instructors: Chromatix

Spring-themed Paint Swipe

Similar to a paint pour technique, paint swiping creates a beautiful piece fusing acrylic on canvas. $5 supply fee due at class. Instructors: Chromatix

Jewelry

$35 supply fee includes precious metal wire, earrings findings, beads, and use of jeweler's tools.

Jewelry - The Hug Ring

Learn how to make an elegant ring with a “hug” in it. Pre-requisite: Wire Wrap Pendant class. $35 supply fee includes precious metal wire, choice of cut stone, and use of jeweler’s tools. Instructor: Caren Johannes

Jewelry - Wire Wrapped Pendant

Create your own pendant using classic wire-wrapping techniques. $35 supply fee includes precious metal wire, choice of cut stone, and use of jeweler’s tools. Instructor: Caren Johannes

Jewelry – Hoop Earrings

Hoop earrings are always in style. Learn how to make four different types of hoop earrings using wire, beads, common things from around your home, and a little inspiration.  $35 supply fee includes precious metal wire, earrings findings, beads, and use of jeweler’s tools. Instructor: Caren Johannes

Fiber Arts

MAC's Bunka/Crochet Combo Class
Bunka is unique needlework art done with a punch needle and special thread from Japan. All Bunka supplies are purchased directly from instructor Lois Weber. A beginner project costs approximately $55. No class April 20 or 23. Instructor: Lois Weber.

Sewing - Beginning

Start with the basics: filling a bobbin, threading the machine, changing a needle, selecting stitches and lengths, and machine maintenance. Learn basic mending skills, such as hemming pants or dresses, repairing rips and pockets, and replacing zippers. Bring your project the first day and a sewing machine in good working order. Instructor: Mary Anne Getchell

Needle Felting - Cats and Dogs

Needle felting is an ancient process that entangles fibers to create fabrics and 3D objects. Learn to needle felt an artistic dog or cat, using only wool and sharp barbed needles. Breed-specific colors will be available to make soft, little sculptures of your best friend. Supply fee of $15 includes wool, a set of felting needles, other craft materials and a list of resources for further learning. Instructor: Michelle Bowman

Sewing – T-Shirt Quilt

Be comforted by that collection of special t-shirts you’ve saved over the years by creating a one-of-a-kind quilt. Learn the best ways to construct a t-shirt quilt and add a border if desired. When all squares are sewn together, layer your piece with batting and backing. Learn how to “stitch in the ditch” by machine. Instructor: Mary Anne Getchell

Sewing – Spring Decor Workshop

Create unique, seasonal pieces for your home from luxe fabrics in seasonal colors. See samples in the showcase at City Park Recreation Center. $10 supply fee due at class. Bring a sewing machine in good working order. Instructor: Mary Anne Getchell

Glass Arts



Stained Glass - Introductory Workshop

Want to try stained glass before making the commitment to a six-week class? Learn the basics and make a small ornament at this demo day. Instructor: Marva Moir

Stained Glass - Copper Foil

Enjoy the restorative qualities of working in glass as you learn to make a stained glass panel or paneled box using the copper foil technique. $25 supply fee, payable first day, includes stained glass, supplies and use of tools for your project. Instructor: Marva Moir

Stained Glass Lab

Need extra time and the tools to work on uncompleted projects? The lab is open on a space-available basis during the stained glass classes. Pre-requisite: completion of a stained glass class and ability to work on your own. No instruction provided. Bring your glass or purchase on site. Call 303-658-2213 at least two days in advance to confirm that space is available.

Glass Etching

Explore this fun and easy way to etch glass. Start with a simple design on a basic piece that you can use later with more challenging pieces. Make personalized gifts for Mother’s Day, graduations and more. Class is for all levels – no experience required. $40 supply fee due at class includes materials to use again at home. Instructor: Loren Cybyske

Glass Fusing  

Create unique glass pieces that make wonderful gifts or enhance your home. Learn how to cut and design with fusible glass and glass elements. Supply fee includes a wide selection of glass, materials and multiple firings.

Pocket Vase

Create a beautiful fused glass pocket vase to hold fresh or dried flowers. Learn the basics of working with fusible glass while crafting a stunning display piece. $25 materials fee due at class. Instructor: Erinn Diekman

Garden Art

Design and create your own garden stake made of vibrant fusible glass. Learn how to cut and design while crafting unique garden art. $25 materials fee due at class. Instructor: Erinn Diekman

Wood Carving

From European chip carving to relief carving and carving-in-the-round, receive step-by-step instruction on using hand tools. Class focuses on individual projects with technical aid from the instructor. $8 supply fee for new students payable to instructor. Experienced students can use the class as studio time. Instructor: Joseph Sikora