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 $350, 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 $10 materials fee is payable to the instructor the first night of class.

5 Tuesdays             Sept. 4 – Oct. 2             6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
CRN 81308           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 Tuesdays             Oct. 9 – Nov. 6              6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
CRN 81309           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. 13 – Dec. 11         6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
CRN 81310           Bldg. 2 – Rm. 219          Fee $65


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. 10 – Oct. 22        5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
CRN 81311           Outreach – Rm. 204     Fee $50
(No class on Oct. 8)


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. 18 – Oct. 9           5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
CRN 81313           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. 11 – Oct. 18          5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
CRN 81314           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.  

2 Thursdays           Oct. 25 – Nov. 1            5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
CRN 81315           Outreach – Rm. 103       Fee $28


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. 8 – Nov. 15           5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
CRN 81316           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. 13 – Nov. 20        5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
CRN 81317           Outreach – Rm. 103     Fee $28


Techniques and Tips in Watercolor for Beginners
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. 4 – Sept. 25         Noon – 2:00 p.m.
CRN 81318           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 3 brushes.

4 Tuesdays             Oct. 2 – Oct. 23             Noon – 2:00 p.m.
CRN 81320           Outreach – Rm. 204       Fee $39


Paint Your Home, Barn or Favorite Building in Watercolor
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             Nov. 6 – Nov. 27           Noon – 2:00 p.m.
CRN 81321           Outreach – Rm. 204      Fee $39


Basics of Drawing for Beginners
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        Sept. 12 – Oct. 3           10:00 a.m.  – Noon
CRN 81319           Outreach – Rm. 204       Fee $39


Drawing Animals
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        Oct. 17 – Nov. 7            10:00 a.m.  – Noon
CRN 81322           Outreach – Rm. 204       Fee $39


Drawing the Face – Creating Self –Portraits/Portraits
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. 21 – Dec. 12         10:00 a.m.  – Noon
CRN 81323           Outreach – Rm. 204       Fee $39