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 Design & Decor Workshops

All workshops below have a $15 supply fee due at class.

Reflections
Create collages, photos, and scrapbooking albums of people we love and perhaps lost. Incorporate favorite colors, flowers, leaves, and other elements that remind us of loved ones.

Renewal
Save flowers from your garden or a nature walk to make dried arrangements and postcards. You can also bring dried arrangements that need to be refreshed.

Spice is Nice
Add the special ingredient of spices to your floral arrangements to make special gifts. Add various teas and other spices that are healthy for mind and body.

Door Décor for the Holidays
Create a centerpiece, door swag, or wreath. Customize to any holiday.

Give Thanks
Make floral arrangements to adorn your home and tables with love in abundance with fresh smelling, colorful flowers.

Holiday Home
Traditional or contemporary arrangements that adorn your home with the fresh smell of Christmas greens, holly berries, pinecones, and seasonal flowers.

Jewelry

Beaded Chandelier Earrings
Learn how to make beautiful chandelier earrings using chain, beads and wire. $20 supply fee (supplies/tool rental). Instructor: Caren Johannes

Beading & Handcrafted Clasps
Create your own unique style of wearable accessories that feature hand-hammered sterling silver clasps that adorn pieces made with semi-precious stones or pearls on silk thread. Learn knotting techniques and more. $30 supply fee due at class. Half-hour lunch break. Instructor: Melissa Moore

Crystal Chain Necklace with Pendant
Create a delicate, elegant necklace and earring set using chain, wire, crystal beads and focal piece. $20 supply fee (supplies/tool rental). Instructor: Caren Johannes

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

Fiber Arts

Japanese Bunka
Bunka is needlework art done with a punch needle and special thread from Japan. Enjoy this relaxing fiber form while creating unique artwork. All Bunka supplies are purchased directly from the instructor – a beginner project costs approximately $55.  Instructor: Lois Weber.

Knitting - Beginner/Refresher
Learn to knit a simple square that will propel you into the wonderful world of yarn, needles and patterns. Instructor: Mary Anne Getchell

Quilting - Beginning
Explore the fundamentals of quilting in an encouraging atmosphere. Learn about fabric selection and preparation, sewing a basic block, seams, assembling, borders, layering and binding. Instructor: Mary Anne Getchell

Sewing – Beginning
Start with the basics: filling a bobbin, threading the machine, changing a needle, selecting stitches and lengths, and machine maintenance. Learn about reading patterns, types of stitches, seams, working with different
fabrics and more. Instructor: Mary Anne Getchell

Sewing - Hem and Mend
Bring jeans, skirt, dress, or slacks that need shortening. Learn basic mending skills, how to patch, and prevent future fabric misfortunes. Instructor: Mary Anne Getchell

Carving

Wood Carving
From European chip carving to relief 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