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Fall 2017 Offerings: Arts & Crafts

Basic Watercolor
Join us to discover different ways of using transparent watercolor paint, from free experimentation to a more controlled approach. You will learn about color theory, sketching and composition while observing flowers, still life and landscape. Everyone is welcome; no experience is necessary. Please bring whatever materials you may already have or purchase the following supplies: a pan set of transparent watercolor paints, a pointed-round watercolor brush (approximately size 6), a 9" x 12" pad of 140# watercolor paper, pencil, masking tape, two water containers, and two pieces of cardboard (slightly larger than size of paper).
50198
$59
4 Sessions, DCC B05 (Viking Day Care Center (DCC): Parking Information)
Thurs., 10/26 - 11/16, 1 - 4 p.m.
Carol Bollinger Green, Instructor


Basic Drawing
Throughout this basic drawing course, we will focus on introductory skills associated with pencil drawing. These skills will include line, shape, form, composition, shading, textural effects, and drawing from observation. Students will learn how to work with various grades and types of pencils in order to create light, shade, and contrast in their drawings.
Basic Drawing Materials List
50837
$90
5 Sessions, DCC B05 (Viking Day Care Center (DCC): Parking Information)
Tues., 10/17 - 11/14, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Colleen Connolly, Instructor


Intermediate Acrylics - Exploring Technique and Painting Styles
This course is a continuation of the spring intermediate class. Anyone with prior acrylic painting experience can take this course. Students will further explore the use of acrylics, acrylic additives, brush technique, palette knife technique, and developing one's personal style. Students will be exposed to various painting styles – realism, impressionism and abstract – which will impact and further influence their ideas.
Intermediate Acrylics-Exploring Technique and Painting Styles Materials List
50838
$125
8 Sessions, DCC B06 (Viking Day Care Center (DCC): Parking Information)
Thurs., 9/14 - 11/2, 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Colleen Connolly, Instructor


Intermediate Pastel
This course is a continuation of the beginning pastel course offered in the spring. Students should have a basic understanding of pastel. We will continue to work with soft pastel, pastel pencil, subject matter and technique. There will be instruction to pan pastel for those students who own and work with them. Anyone who is interested in trying them may contact the instructor for purchase information.
Intermediate Pastel Materials List
50836
$125
8 Sessions, DCC B06 (Viking Day Care Center (DCC): Parking Information)
Wed., 9/13 - 11/1,10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Colleen Connolly, Instructor


CARDS & STAMPING

Cards, Cards, Cards
Each week you will be using a different item to embellish your cards, and the leftovers will go home with you. Each course includes $10 materials fee. Please bring sharp scissors and your choice of adhesive. Register for six classes and save $13 in materials fees.

All classes held in DCC B06 (Viking Day Care Center (DCC): Parking Information).

Christmas Cards
50917
$18
Mon., 9/25, 6 - 7:30 p.m.

Birthday Cards
50920
$18
Mon., 10/2, 6 - 7:30 p.m.

Christmas Cards
50918
$18
Mon., 10/16, 6 - 7:30 p.m.

Heat Embossing Techniques
50922
$18
Mon., 10/23, 6 - 7:30 p.m.

Miscellaneous Cards
50921
$18
Mon., 11/6, 6 - 7:30 p.m.

Christmas Cards
50919
$18
Mon., 11/13, 6 - 7:30 p.m.

Register for all 6 and save $13 on materials fees.
50349
$95

Registration deadline for these courses is one week prior to the start date of the class. Fees for materials are non-refundable less than five business days prior to the start of the course. Classes are taught by Sharyn Bouck, independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Contact Sharyn with any questions at sharynbouck@hotmail.com or (518) 522-2344.


CROCHET/KNITTING AND SEWING

Crochet for Beginners
You will learn the basic crochet stitches - single, double, half double - as we create a sampler scarf using various popular pattern designs. While learning to follow the directions of a pattern, you will do the popcorn stitch, cluster and others. Crochet uses one hook so is easier to do for some of us (even if you are left handed!) After completing this class you will be able to make blankets, hats, purses and more. Hook and yarn will be provided at the first class. Class fee includes $7 materials fee.
50222
$65
6 Sessions, DCC B05 (Viking Day Care Center (DCC): Parking Information)
Thurs., 10/12 - 11/16, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Aleta Schweigert, Instructor


Learn to Knit and Purl
With only two stitches you can create endless designs. This class will make a sampler neck scarf and ribbed hat using the garter stitch (knit every row), the stockinette stitch (knit a row, purl a row) and ribbing. Learn to cast stitches onto the needles and bind off the end row of stitches. You will find this relaxing, creative class fun whether you knit for yourself or for someone else. Knitting needles and yarn will be provided at the first class. Class fee includes $7 materials fee.
50162
$65
6 Sessions, DCC B05 (Viking Day Care Center (DCC): Parking Information)
Tues., 10/10 - 11/14, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Aleta Schweigert, Instructor


Sewing 101
In this class, you will learn the basics of sewing, including the differences between threads and fabrics and more. The instructor will also teach you anything you want to know about your sewing machine. Even if you have sewn before, you will still learn something from this class. You will also make a super-simple tote bag in the class. You must bring your own machine.
Sewing 101 Materials List
50678
$49
4 Sessions, DCC B05 (Viking Day Care Center (DCC): Parking Information)
Mon., 9/18 - 10/16, 6 - 8 p.m.
No class 10/9
Fatima Bey, Instructor


Learn to Do Your Own Alterations
Are you tired of things not fitting you? Alterations can be so costly. Why not do it yourself? In this class you will learn different methods of altering clothing or household items. This class is for all levels and you will be working at your own pace. No sewing knowledge is required. You must bring your own machine.
Learn How to do Your Own Alterations Materials List
50566
$59
5 Sessions, DCC B05 (Viking Day Care Center (DCC): Parking Information)
Mon., 10/23 - 11/20, 6 - 8 p.m.
Fatima Bey, Instructor


Introduction to Interior Design
Are you a creative person with an eye for design? If so, this course will show you how to transform plain living spaces into beautiful and functional rooms.

Interior design takes training as well as talent, and this online course will give you the know-how to design a room from floor to ceiling. You'll delve into color theory, industry trends, spatial arrangements, floor plans, traditional and modern interior design ideas, and other basics. In addition, you'll explore a range of careers in interior design and get insider tips for entering this exciting field.

Because interior design is constantly evolving, you'll also learn about some of the latest trends affecting the industry. You'll investigate "green" sustainable design, and you'll find out how to modify your designs for people with special needs.

As you master design skills step-by-step, you'll complete your first project: a fully developed room design complete with spatial layout, lighting and finish selections. Your new knowledge and hands-on practice will give you the confidence you need to start creating beautiful residential interiors for yourself and others.

This course is taught online through Ed2go. You will receive your username and password via email within one week of registration. More detailed information on this course can be found at www.ed2go.com/hvcc.
50864
$99
Online Course Dates: 10/18 - 12/08/17


Pinterest: Fantastic Fall Fun
We will create fabulous fall crafts including: fall-themed string art, festive garlands, mason jars dressed for the season, and more. It is important that you attend both sessions because we will start projects on the first Saturday and finish them on the second Saturday. For ages 12 and up. Course fee includes $20 materials fee.
50865
$45
2 Sessions, DCC B06 (Viking Day Care Center (DCC): Parking Information)
Sat., 10/14 - 10/21, 12 - 3 p.m.
Alexandra Omecinsky, Instructor


BASKET WEAVING WORKSHOPS

All basket weaving workshops are taught by Joyce Flower. Students should bring a measuring tape, a pencil, spring-type clothes pins, scissors and an old towel to class. Basket Weaving Materials List

Fraidy Cat
Don't be afraid to learn how to weave a cathead basket, master this new technique with a basket that has little "kitten ears" on the base. This basket starts as a 9" square and ends up round. Woven with dyed stakes and mostly natural weavers. It has two handmade pottery handles and a sturdy rim. Finished basket is 9" tall and 12" across. Course fee includes $32 materials fee.
50810
$65
2 Sessions, DCC B05 (Viking Day Care Center (DCC): Parking Information)
Wed. 9/27 - 10/4, 6 - 9 p.m.


Pass the Tissues, Please
Learn to weave this tissue-topper basket, started on a rectangular wooden base. Woven with a variety of natural reed for a textured look. Finished basket is 10" long by 6" wide and 6" tall. Please bring your favorite box of tissues to use for a mold so we get the sizing correct. Course fee includes $25 materials fee.
50811
$45
1 Session, DCC B05 (Viking Day Care Center (DCC): Parking Information)
Sat., 10/14, 10 - 2:30 p.m. with a ½ hour break for lunch


Odd and Arrows
Using dyed reed for the stakes, we'll create an unusual base, using cane for an arrow overlay, and weave the body of the basket in natural reed in a twill pattern. Base is 8" square and basket is 3" tall. Course fee includes $28 materials fee.
50812
$61
2 Sessions, DCC B05 (Viking Day Care Center (DCC): Parking Information)
Wed., 10/25 - 11/1, 6 - 9 p.m.


Peanut Basket
Weave a peanut-shaped basket on a peanut-shaped wooden base with a handle/divider in the middle. Designed to use one side for your peanuts and the other side for the shells, or for wherever your imagination takes you. This basket is 11" long, 7" wide and 5" tall without handle. Course fee includes $29 materials fee.
50813
$49
1 Session, DCC B05 (Viking Day Care Center (DCC): Parking Information)
Sat., 11/18, 10 - 2:30 p.m. with a 1/2 hour break for lunch


Sasha's Christmas Basket
Learn to weave this large rectangular basket designed by Dianne Stanton. It will be woven using dyed and natural materials of varying sizes and finished off with hand-carved bushel basket handles. Basket measures 20" long by 13" wide and 9" tall. Course fee includes $35 materials fee.
50814
$68
2 Sessions, DCC B05 (Viking Day Care Center (DCC): Parking Information)
Wed., 11/29 - 12/6, 6 - 9 p.m.