In this course, we will start with the basics of photography. We’ll cover the settings that all cameras share, to the basics of light and composition. It doesn’t matter what kind of camera you have—from a smartphone to a DSLR—the basics of photography remain unchanged. If your camera is a phone, we’ll talk about some different camera apps that can give you the same controls that regular cameras have. The goal is to create great images. Understanding how your camera functions will help you make more compelling images that you can be proud of. Bring your camera of choice to class!
Join Danica for an introductory class in crochet (that’s the one with the hook, not the two needles). Crochet is a really quick and fun way to make some unique and trendy items, including those faux fur pom-poms! Learn about the different types of yarn, hooks, stitches, sources, and how to read a pattern. Once you get started, choose a beginner or intermediate pattern to crochet a hat, scarf, or cowl of your very own! The first class includes starter materials; students will then choose their own project and materials with instructor guidance. This is a course for beginners or those that would like a refresher; the class can run on a Zoom format, if necessary.
Designed for those who wish to acquire or improve their basic skills in watercolor painting. You’ll be introduced to new skills and approaches each week, with plenty of class time to work on a painting and get instructor feedback. A list of student-grade watercolor paints, brushes, paper and sundries is viewable below. This class is conducted entirely via Zoom.
With tips and guidance from the instructor and two texts for reference (Marlinspike Sailor by Herbie Garret Smith or Des Pawson's more recent Knot Craft), learn to manipulate various types of rope to create key fobs, bracelets, pouches, floor mats and more. This book was originally written and illustrated 60 years ago, but remains the go-to guide for clear instruction and inspiration in rope craft. The book and a few simple tools and cording will get you deep into the handwork. This class may be conducted via Zoom, if necessary. See the suggested supply list below.
You're all grown up now, but remember when you built your first model car from a kit? Relive that experience and more by taking some artistic expression with plastic modeling. This course may be right for you if you like using your hands, getting creative, and putting something together that is unique, challenging, and rewarding. Modeling knows no limits, so this course is designed for anyone over age 16+ and will take you from the very basics, to the move advanced, and anything in between. Using a six week time frame, we will cover good fundamental techniques of modeling along with solid painting techniques from our resident auto collision instructor that will help you to create something to be enjoyed and treasured when completed. Plastic modeling comes in many different subject matters: cars, planes, boats, buildings, animals, human figures, and science fiction, and beyond. So, come with your chosen model and be prepared to have a great time making new friends and getting creative in this course. A list of suggested supplies/tools will be provided when you enroll.