Arts & Crafts

Program Description

Stained Glass – Beginning, Copper Foil                                    

Instructor: J. Rocker

Learn to make stained glass projects using the same copper foil technique that Tiffany used to create his legendary lampshades. You will be guided through the process of cutting glass pieces and assembling them using copper foil. Needed tools, which may cost up to $250, will be discussed at the first class; as well as sources for supplies. Some materials may contain lead. Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should refrain from using these materials. Attendance is required at first two classes. A $5 materials fee is payable to the instructor the first night of class.

5 Tuesdays     Feb. 6 – Mar. 6      6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
CRN 11331    Bldg. 2 – Rm. 219       Fee $65


Stained Glass – Intermediate, Lead                                              

Instructor: J. Rocker

Prerequisite: Stained Glass – Beginning, Copper Foil or equivalent.

You will learn to use lead cames and advance your glass cutting skills. We will be working on small panel projects and free form window hangings throughout this class. Some materials may contain lead. Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should refrain from using these materials.

5 Wednesdays        Mar. 14 – Apr. 11    6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
CRN 11332    Bldg. 2 – Rm. 219       Fee $65


Stained Glass – Advanced, Copper Foil & Lead Techniques            

Instructor: J. Rocker

Prerequisite: Stained Glass – Intermediate or equivalent.

A challenging, hands-on course for advanced stained glass techniques and pattern development. Class is suited for experienced stained glass artisans.

5 Tuesdays     Apr. 17 – May 15   6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
CRN 11333    Bldg. 2 – Rm. 219       Fee $65


Creations with Clay

Instructor: D. McMullen

Explore your creativity with clay. You will be introduced to the basics of working on the Potter’s wheel and create hand built projects using stoneware clay. Color slips are available, and projects will be finished using a glaze. A $20 materials fee is payable to the instructor the first night of class.

6 Wednesdays        Feb. 7 – Mar. 14       6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
CRN 11337    Bldg. 3 – Rm. 102       Fee $99


Calligraphy

Instructor: P. Herrera

Calligraphy is an ancient form of beautiful writing that has been used in formal documents through the ages. Join us as we explore various alphabets that can be used to create your own art, scrapbooking, holiday cards and more! All handouts will be provided and you are encouraged to bring a favorite verse or song lyric to use in class. This class is open to beginners and experienced calligraphers alike. Bring a calligraphy pen of your choice to the first class.

6 Mondays     Feb. 5 – Mar. 19    5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
CRN 11338    Bldg. 3 – Rm. 306 Fee $50

(No class Feb. 19)


Beginning Crocheting

Instructor: G. Farley

Crocheting is fast, fun and increasingly popular. In this four-evening class, learn the basic stitches and make a dishcloth. Learn chain stitch, single crochet, half-double crochet, double crochet and triple crochet. Please bring to class a 2.5-ounce skein of 100% cotton yarn (such as Peaches and Cream) in any color, a size H or I crochet hook, a blunt darning needle and sharp scissors. Patterns will be provided as part of the class.

4 Tuesdays     Mar. 6 – Mar. 27    5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
CRN 11339     Bldg. 3 – Rm. 306     Fee $44


Refresher Crocheting

Instructor: G. Farley

If you’ve crocheted in the past, but need some assistance to start back up, this is the class for you! You don’t need a beginner course, you just need help remembering how the stitches work and what they’re called. You might even have an unfinished project you started years ago; now is the time to complete that project! We will refresh your crochet memory and help you get back to crocheting. We will review the basic stitches and start (or finish) a project of your choice. Please bring to class one skein of worsted weight yarn and a size I or J crochet hook.

2 Thursdays    Mar. 29 – Apr. 5    5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
CRN 11340    Bldg. 3 – Rm. 306 Fee $28


Pattern Reading for Crocheting

Instructor: G. Farley

Learn the basics of pattern reading for crocheting in this one-night workshop, including terminology, symbols and how to interpret instructions. Bring yarn and a hook (any size) to class as we take a hands-on approach to learning.  

2 Thursdays    Apr. 12 – Apr. 19   5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
CRN 11341    Bldg. 3 – Rm. 306 Fee $28 


Crocheting – Storage Containers & Baskets

Instructor: G. Farley

Prerequisite: Beginner Crocheting, Refresher Crocheting or know crochet basics.

Crochet a basket, bin, or bowl to store your favorite crafting notions, yarn, or to decorate your home. Please bring any solid colored acrylic yarn and a size J or I hook to the first class as practice. Patterns will be provided along with instruction on magic loops, corner turning, and finishing the project.

4 Tuesdays     Apr. 17 – May 8     5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
CRN 11342    Bldg. 3 – Rm. 306 Fee $44


Paint Your Home, Barn or Favorite Building in Watercolor (Lifelong Learner class)

Instructor: T. Hempel

Prerequisite: Techniques and Tips in Watercolor for Beginners or previous watercolor experience.

Bring a photo of a home, barn, or other favorite building and create a unique painting for yourself or a friend as a gift. For instructional purpose, take the photo on a sunny day with the sun at your back. Bring to class a kneaded eraser, a 140 lb. cold press watercolor sketchbook, a set of six basic watercolors and three brushes.

4 Tuesdays     Jan. 9 – Jan. 30    Noon – 2:00 p.m.
CRN 11075    Outreach – Rm. 204   Fee $39 


Techniques and Tips in Watercolor for Beginners (Lifelong Learner class)

Instructor: T. Hempel

This class will get you started in watercolor painting by introducing you to brush stroke techniques and color composition. Watercolor is about the fluidity of paint, the texture of brush strokes and the amount of water. Every technique produces its own unique result. Learn basic watercolor techniques and you’ll be on your way to creating your own original watercolor painting. Bring to class a kneaded eraser, a 140 lb. cold press watercolor sketchbook, a set of six basic watercolors and three brushes.

4 Tuesdays     Feb. 6 – Feb. 27           Noon – 2:00 p.m.
CRN 11343    Outreach – Rm. 204   Fee $39


Watercolor Painting – Reflections, Shadows, Puddles and other Techniques

Instructor: T. Hempel

Prerequisite: Techniques and Tips in Watercolor for Beginners or previous watercolor experience.

This fun class can be taken as a refresher course or as a follow-up to Techniques and Tips in Watercolor for Beginners. You will learn to fine tune your watercolor skills while delving deeper into painting reflections, the sky, clouds, shadows and shading. Bring to class a kneaded eraser, a 140 lb. cold press watercolor sketchbook, a set of six basic watercolors and three brushes.

4 Tuesdays    Mar. 6 – Mar. 27         Noon – 2:00 p.m.
CRN 11344    Bldg. 3 – Rm. 306      Fee $39


Basics of Drawing for Beginners (Lifelong Learner class)

Instructor: A. Martin

Have you always wanted to learn how to draw or enjoy drawing but would like some fine-tuning? Then this is the class for you! You will be on your way to creating beautiful works of art with the help of an experienced artist. From beginning to end, each class will teach you techniques and tips for how to bring your ideas to life. Bring to class two #2 pencils, a white hi-polymer eraser and an 11” x 8.5” sketchpad with spiral binding on the side.

4 Wednesdays    Feb. 7 – Feb. 28        10:00 a.m. – Noon
CRN 11345       Outreach – Rm. 204    Fee $39


Drawing the Face – Creating Self –Portraits/Portraits (Lifelong Learner class)

Instructor: A. Martin

You will learn how to create a self-portrait/portrait. The first few classes will focus on different facial features and the shape of the head. Through learning about light, shading and the correct placement of all the facial features, you will create a unique piece of art. Bring two #2 pencils, a white hi-polymer eraser, an 11”x 8.5”sketchpad with spiral binding on the side, a photo of yourself or the person you are wanting to draw, and a mirror.

4 Wednesdays           Mar. 7 – Mar. 28        10:00 a.m. – Noon
CRN 11346       Bldg. 3 – Rm. 306    Fee $39


Drawing Animals (Lifelong Learner class)

Instructor: A. Martin

Have a favorite animal or pet or want to expand your drawing subjects? Join us and learn how to draw your favorite animals while connecting with nature in this relaxing environment. You will learn from an experienced drawing instructor the basic techniques such as shading, working on general shapes, details and capturing the essence of the animal subject. Bring to class two #2 pencils, a white hi-polymer eraser and an 11”x 8.5” sketchpad with spiral binding on the side.

4 Wednesdays Apr. 4 – Apr. 25    10:00 a.m. – Noon
CRN 11347      Bldg. 3 – Rm. 306        Fee $39