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.
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 available when you register. This is a Wednesday evening class.
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!
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 is a Tuesday evening class.
Let’s solve the mystery! Why are certain pieces of art considered masterpieces? Who are the artists who painted them? Why did they paint them? Who and what influenced the masters? What techniques did they use? In each lesson, we will review several classic works of art and the artists who created them. After exploring these masterpieces, we’ll try our hand at simple, fun projects ourselves.
This drawing class, for all levels, will focus on developing individual interpretations of objects from the natural world. We will experiment with a wide variety of drawing materials and techniques, while encouraging creative and imaginative approaches to the subject. Composition and observational skills will be explored through gesture and abstraction. Everyone can draw! The instructor is providing the supplies; a materials fee of $18 has been added.