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Crochet a Basket

$39

with Meleena Erikson

Calendar Feb 10, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Know how but are tired of making blankets and pot holders? Join us for some basic crochet skills and leave with a completed basket. Tuition includes basket pattern, materials and instructions. Required: One size K or L crochet hook.

Meleena Erikson has been crocheting for over 15 years and currently sells the items she creates in her Etsy shop. She has over 10 years of experience teaching college and adult education courses.

Punch It Up!

$49

with Sarah deGrandis

Calendar Feb 25, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Decorative Modern Punch Needle Punch needle is traditionally used for contemporary rug hooking and in the art of ancient cultures. Use basic punch needle techniques, worsted weight yarn and embroidery hoops to create a modern piece of art. Tuition includes one craft cocktail or mocktail and all the supplies needed to create your punch needle masterpiece.

Sarah deGrandis, BFA in New Media from ME College of Art, is a formally trained artist and longtime crafter who knows a little bit about a lot of things. She is passionate about learning different crafts and using modern, fun takes on traditional techniques.

Photographing Precious Moments

$49

with Walter Margerison

Calendar Feb 26, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 3 weeks

The best photographs capture unique, beautiful moments remaining forever frozen in time. From parents and grandparents looking to create better images for their family albums to intermediate photographers looking to add to their portfolio, this class is for YOU!

With a focus on camera readiness, location approaches, tips to give photos more life, post production tips and how to store your photo files for easy access - learn to tell the most precious visual stories of your life with your digital camera.

Required: Digital camera with full manual settings with an availability of at least 12 megapixels and access to a computer at home.

Walter Margerison, BFA in Photography, worked alongside & studied under world renowned photographer Henry Wessel. He has worked 20+ years in the wedding photography industry, as a photographer with the US Navy and teaches street photography as well.

Stained Glass Art

$39

with Sarah Walker

Calendar Feb 26, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Gain the fundamentals of stained glass work while constructing a light-catching hanging artwork. Learn to copper foil and solder stained glass pieces while incorporating wire to create links. Tuition includes materials to make one piece of hanging artwork.

Art Night Out instructors are experienced crafters providing a relaxed environment, lots of support and quality materials/tools to ensure a positive experience.

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Coiled Raffia Bowl

$29

with Sarah deGrandis

Calendar Feb 27, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Need a place to stash your keys, spare change or other small things? Look no further! Learn this easy technique to create a small coiled bowl using natural and dyed raffia and sea grass. This is a fun and easily customizable project for any skill level.

Required: Pay $10 to instructor in class for supplies.

Sarah deGrandis, BFA in New Media from ME College of Art, is a formally trained artist and longtime crafter who knows a little bit about a lot of things. She is passionate about learning different crafts and using modern, fun takes on traditional techniques.

Simple Book Binding

$35

with Wendy Johnson

Calendar Mar 1, 2020 at 2 pm, runs for 1 week

Learn the age-old skill of bookbinding using a variety of materials. Create simple pamphlet sewn binding books and a more complex sewn signatures soft cover book. Student will take home 2-5 bound books. Tuition includes one beverage.

Required: A ruler, scissors, waxed dental floss and a pencil. You can also bring "fancy" thick paper suitable for covers, printed quotes, news clippings, personal pictures or images from magazines.

Wendy Johnson is a wealth of creative knowledge and is especially passionate about book binding, photography and the combination of the two.

Beginner Digital Photography

$99

with Walter Margerison

Calendar Mar 3, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 5 weeks

Explore how digital photography works and all the benefits your Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR) camera has to offer. Learn to make a photograph by understanding all of your camera's settings and controls. Gain an understanding of composition, design and how to download and edit your photos to make them ready for production.

Note: This class is not for point & shoot cameras - only cameras with full manual settings (DSLR, some mirrorless cameras).

Required: DSLR camera, fresh batteries, a memory card and your questions!

Recommended: Laptop computer (no WiFi access), thumb drive.

Walter Margerison, BFA in Photography, worked alongside & studied under world renowned photographer Henry Wessel. He has worked 20+ years in the wedding photography industry, as a photographer with the US Navy and teaches street photography as well.

Japanese Sashiko

$29

with Anna Hewitt

Calendar Mar 8, 2020 at 10 am, runs for 1 week

The Art of Visible Mending Learn the traditional Japanese form of decorative embroidery used for mending textiles and garments to extend their life. The basic techniques and simple but beautiful stitches for mending your garments can be both meditative and an eco-conscious practice.

Required: Scissors and one or two garments to mend (preferably woven fabric: denim, linen, cotton or silk - not stretchy fabrics).

Anna Hewitt works to encourage creativity, connection and provides resources for living a less wasteful, more abundant life with a focus on using scraps, odds & ends and stuff that is often thrown away to create something beautiful, useful or delicious.





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