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     Sept. 5 – Oct. 3     6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
CRN 81455    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        Oct. 11 – Nov. 8  6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
CRN 81456    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     Nov. 14 – Dec. 12 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
CRN 81457    Bldg. 2 – Rm. 219       Fee $65


Creations with Clay
Instructor: D. McMullen

Explore your creativity with clay. This class is for the beginner who wants to learn to create projects 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        Sept. 6 – Oct. 11 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
CRN 81454    Bldg. 3 – Rm. 102       Fee $99


Calligraphy
Instructor: P. Herrera

Calligraphy is an ancient writing technique that creates artistic lettering using thick and thin lines depending on stroke of the pen. Join us as we learn to produce decorative handwriting and lettering with a calligraphy pen that you can use in creating your own art, scrapbooking, holiday cards and more! Please bring a verse, song lyric or quote, any color of paper, parchment paper (9”x12” or larger) and a calligraphy pen.

6 Mondays     Sept. 11 – Nov. 6     5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
CRN 81458     Outreach – Rm. 204   Fee $50

(No class on Oct. 9 and Oct. 23.)


Fused Glass Jewelry Making
Instructor: L. Steffen

You will make jewelry from layers of glass and will get the opportunity to work with beautiful dichroic glass. You will learn finishing techniques after the first firing and will finish pieces off with bails to use as pendants. Color combinations and mosaic techniques will also be taught. All tools and equipment will be provided. Please bring a notebook to class. A $50 materials fee is payable to the instructor the first night of class.

3 Wednesdays        Sept. 20 – Oct. 4 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
CRN 81459    Outreach – Rm. 106   Fee $38


Advanced Glass Fusing
Instructor: L. Steffen

Prerequisite: Fused Glass Jewelry Making or prior experience cutting glass.

Take your fusing skills to the next level. Learn new ways to use glass for larger projects. Topics include: using frit, decals, painting on glass, making part sheets and puddle glass, using molds and slumping to shape. Tools and some materials provided. Bring your imagination! A $125 materials fee is payable to the instructor the first night of class.

8 Tuesdays     Oct. 10 – Nov. 28  6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
CRN 81460    Outreach – Rm. 106   Fee $83


Beginning Knitting
Instructor: C. Krueger

“Click” your way to knitting those projects that can make wonderful gifts. Class will include knit and purl, cast on, bind off, increase and decrease, stitch construction and correcting mistakes. Become familiar with reading knitting patterns. Choose to knit a small towel or scarf, wrist warmer or sampler. Bring to class: two skeins (any color), worsted weight yarn, one set U.S. size 9, 10 or 11 needles plus one yarn needle.

4 Wednesdays        Oct. 4 – Oct. 25  6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
CRN 81461    Outreach – Rm. 103   Fee $48


Knitting – Hats
Instructor: C. Krueger

This popular class has been extended with fun new patterns added!! Learn to knit hats on circular needles. We’ll be knitting, purling, reducing and more to make beautiful and functional hats. Learn to read a pattern and design your own! Bring to class: two skeins (any colors), worsted weight yarn, two sets of circular needles (size US8, 16 inch), plus one yarn needle. Optional supplies: cable needles, scissors, patterns to try.

6 Wednesdays        Nov. 1 – Dec. 6   6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
CRN 81462    Outreach – Rm. 103   Fee $55


Beginning Crocheting
Instructor: Staff

Crocheting is fast, fun and increasingly popular. In this four-evening class, learn the basic stitches and make a pretty 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     Sept. 19 – Oct. 10 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
CRN 81526    Outreach – Rm. 103   Fee $44


Refresher Crocheting
Instructor: Staff

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    Oct. 12 – Oct. 19  5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
CRN 81524    Outreach – Rm. 103   Fee $28


Pattern Reading for Crocheting
Instructor: Staff

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.  

1 Thursday     Oct. 26                 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
CRN 81525    Outreach – Rm. 103   Fee $18


Crocheting a Gift
Instructor: Staff

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

Crochet a “Critter” stuffed animal, fingerless gloves, a friendship shawl or slippers as a gift for someone or for yourself! Come to class with one skein of worsted weight yarn, preferably a “soft” yarn, a size H hook and leave with a handmade gift!

2 Thursdays    Nov. 2 – Nov. 9      5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
CRN 81527    Outreach – Rm. 103   Fee $28


Crocheting – Scarf Project
Instructor: Staff

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

Scarves have become quite the accessory in recent years and now is the time to make one for yourself or a friend! Patterns will be provided by the instructor. Come to class with one skein of a worsted weight yarn, preferably a “soft” yarn and a size H crochet hook.

2 Tuesdays     Nov. 14 – Nov. 21  5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
CRN 81528    Outreach – Rm. 103   Fee $28


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 3 brushes.

4 Tuesdays     Sept. 5 – Sept. 26 Noon – 2:00 p.m.
CRN 81463    Outreach – Rm. 204   Fee $39


Watercolor Painting – Reflections, Shadows, Puddles and other Techniques   (Lifelong Learner class)
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 3 brushes.

4 Tuesdays     Nov. 7 – Nov. 28    Noon – 2:00 p.m.
CRN 81464    Outreach – Rm. 405   Fee $39


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

(Registration for this class begins Nov. 7)


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        Oct. 4 – Oct. 25  10:00 a.m. – Noon
CRN 81465    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        Nov. 1 – Nov. 22  10:00 a.m. – Noon
CRN 81466    Outreach – Rm. 204   Fee $39


Paint Your Own Holiday Cards in Watercolor (Lifelong Learner class)
Instructor: S. Larson
This holiday season, send out your own artwork! Step by step, we’ll create three or four small watercolor paintings that are ideal for using as holiday cards. Learn how to make snow glisten on trees and on rooftops. By the end of this class, you’ll have your original artwork reproduced onto cards ready to send. Beginners welcome! Bring to class Arches watercolor paper (140 lb cold press) any size is suitable, fine-point waterproof artist pen, set of at least eight basic watercolor paints and three sable watercolor brushes (sizes 12, 8 and 3 are preferable but not necessary).

4 Tuesdays     Oct. 10 – Oct. 31  3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
CRN 81467    Outreach – Rm. 204   Fee $39


Creating Your First Watercolor Mini-Journal
Instructor: S. Larson
This is the perfect class for beginners who want to learn and play with watercolor techniques. Together, we will create page after page of small paintings that include a variety of subjects: trees, animals, buildings, flowers, clouds, barns, houses, etc. By the time your journal is complete, you’ll have a solid grasp of watercolor painting basics and a journal to show your progress! Bring to class a small (6”x9” or so) book-type or spiral pad of watercolor paper, fine point waterproof artist pen, set of at least eight basic watercolor paints and three sable watercolor brushes (sizes 12, 8 and 3 are preferable but not necessary).

4 Tuesdays     Oct. 10 – Oct. 31  5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
CRN 81468    Outreach – Rm. 204   Fee $39