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For Adults 18 yrs. and older. These single and multi session classes and workshops are designed to enable individuals to create a piece of art and learn a craft. 

 

MELT AND POUR SOAP BASICS

April 18 • Thursday, 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Facilitator: Lyndzi Miller
Register By: April 11
Cost: $20

Do you enjoy the look, scent, and feel of handmade soaps? Want to create a soap that will match your bathroom design or your personal style? Want something exfoliating, moisturizing, or just cute? Come learn the basics of melt-and-pour soap making. Cost of class includes all soap making supplies (silicone soap mold, melt-and-pour soap base, fragrance oil, and optional extras like colors and exfoliates) and you get to take home your soap mold, soap base, and finished soaps so you can make more at home!

 

CANDLE MAKING

May 14  Tuesday, 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Facilitator: Matthew Tucker
Cost: $15.00 
Register by: May 7

Come learn about the ancient art of candle making! Whether you want to save on electricity, reuse old candles or keep your home bathed in a warm glow to keep the winter blues away, this class provides you the skills to create your own! Learn how to color, add fragrances, and utilize different techniques to create unique, beautiful additions to your home. Every student walks away with a votive candle, and a skill that lasts a lifetime!


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WATERCOLORING WORKSHOP

July 8 - 29 • Mondays, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Facilitator: Beki Borman
Cost: $75 for all four classes
Register by: July 1

Using traditional watercolor techniques students will learn how to plan and execute a painting using a photograph as reference. In this class we will look at many examples of how photographs translate to paint. Through demonstration, students will be shown techniques such as wet on wet, layering, and more. This class will provide opportunities to transform any image into a work of art. All supplies will be provided.

 

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COPPER ETCHING

June 11 • Tuesday, 6:00 - 8:30 pm
Facilitator: Joann Haas
Cost: $60
Register by: June 4

In this workshop we will be using a chemical, ferric chloride, to etch a piece of copper. The copper will be drawn or stamped in a pattern of your choosing and placed in the solution to etch the design into the metal. After it is removed from the solution we will clean the metal, darken it to give the pattern depth and form it into a shape adding embellishment. While not toxic in the usual sense, the solution stains clothes and hands. Please wear a work shirt or apron that if stained will not be a problem. All materials are supplied, copper, stamps and markers, ferric chloride, tools, wire and pearls. Those with breathing issues or skin sensitivity are encouraged to wear gloves or a mask.


KNITTING 101

July 11 • Thursday 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Facilitator: Lyndzi Miller, Lady Purl Designs
Register by: July 3
Cost: $15

Want to make a present for a special person in your life? Love the look and feel of handmade knits, but could never get the hang of it? Come learn the basics of knitting with us! Supplies will be provided, but feel free to bring your yarn of choice and any needles between the sizes 6-10 if you'd like. Lyndzi Miller has been knitting for over a decade and running her own geeky yarn business, Lady Purl Designs, since 2010.