Community and Professional Education

Winter/Spring 2017 Offerings: Arts and 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).
4 Sessions, DCC B05
Thurs., 4/27 - 5/18, 1 - 4 p.m.
Carol Bollinger Green, Instructor

Beginning Pastels
This class is designed for beginners who are interested in learning how to work with the beautiful drawing medium of soft pastel. We will focus on techniques, color blending, composition, and effects that can be achieved with this medium. Some drawing experience is required. Please see materials list for this class posted at
8 Sessions, DCC B05
Wed., 4/26 - 6/14, 12 - 2:30 p.m.
Colleen Connolly, Instructor

Glass and Ceramic Painting
Just in time for spring! Have fun on a Saturday learning to paint on glass and ceramic pieces. Create beautiful designs on plates, wine glasses, bowls – the possibilities are endless! Our focus will be on painting and brush techniques as well as interesting composition and designs. Some experience with drawing and painting is helpful but not required. Please see the materials list for this class at:
1 Session, DCC B05
Sat., 4/1, 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. with a ½ hour break for lunch
Colleen Connolly, Instructor

Intermediate Acrylics
This class will focus on building and exploring techniques with acrylics. The focus will be on the properties of this medium, brush types and use, color mixing, texture and composition. We will address the elements involved in landscape, seascape and still life. Some experience drawing and painting with acrylics is required. Please see materials list for this class posted at:
8 Sessions, DCC B06
Thurs., 4/27 - 6/15, 12 - 2:30 p.m.
Colleen Connolly, Instructor


Creative Completion
This workshop will teach you to see things from a different perspective, to think creatively to apply problem solving in your daily life, and to see creative endeavors to completion. Everyone has a creative side, and this workshop can help bring creativity to the surface so it can be used in your daily life. Please see materials list for this class posted at:
4 Sessions, DCC 138
Thurs., 4/6 - 4/27, 6 - 8 p.m.
Robin Hutchinson, Instructor

We will create one large tangle pattern each week. Prior knowledge of Zentangle and Zen Gems encouraged, but not required. Course fee includes $25 materials fee.
4 Sessions, DCC B05
Thurs., 4/27 - 5/18, 6 - 8 p.m.
Cynthia Bishop, Instructor

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.

Marbled Mania
Weave up this large rectangular basket woven on a wooden "D" handle, using a hand-marbled maple strip and accent dyed reed to match it. Finish by wrapping the handle. This very bright and festive basket is approximately 12" long by 8" wide and 7" tall without the handle. Course fee includes $33 materials fee.
2 Sessions, DCC B05
Wed., 3/1 - 3/8, 6 - 9 p.m.

Springtime Plaid
Start out with dyed and natural stakes and you take it from there, creating your own spring plaid basket with various colors of dyed and natural reed. Finished off with a wooden "U" handle, this basket is 6" long by 4" wide and 5" tall, without the handle. Course fee includes $24 materials fee.
1 Session, DCC B05
Sat., 3/18, 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. with a 1/2 hour break for lunch

Pie Basket
Using a round wooden base and attaching a wooden handle to it, you will learn to weave this pie carrier basket, suitable for a large pie. We will use natural and dyed reed to give it a pleasing design and finish with a wrapped rim for a distinctive look. This basket is 12" round and 5" tall without the handle. Course fee includes $33 materials fee.
2 Sessions, DCC B06
Wed., 3/29 - 4/5, 6 - 9 p.m.

Lunch Box Tote
This handy carrier, which measures 8" long by 5" wide and 8 1/2" tall, is perfect for packing your lunch and those extra water or soda bottles. Made using natural and dyed reed, it is finished off with short Shaker tape straps for easy carrying. Course fee includes $26 materials fee.
1 Session, DCC B05
Sat., 4/29, 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. with a 1/2 hour break for lunch

Beginner Twill on Wooden Base
Previous weaving experience may be helpful for this twill pattern basket. Starting with a square wooden base, we will weave a "V" shaped twill pattern using dyed and natural reed. Finished basket will be round and approximately 8" tall by 8" wide at the top. Course fee includes $29 materials fee.
2 Sessions, DCC B05
Wed., 5/3 - 5/10, 6 - 9 p.m.


Crochet for Beginners
Creating a sampler scarf using various popular pattern designs, you will learn the basic crochet stitches: single, double, half double. 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… Hook and yarn will be provided at the first class. Class fee includes $7 materials fee.
4 Sessions, DCC B06
Thurs., 2/23 - 3/16, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Aleta Schweigert, Instructor

Crochet for Beginners - Level Two
Not your Grandma's Granny Square! This class will explore some of the many variations of the basic square. Using stitches like the popcorn, and cluster and flowers you will create squares to put together for a scarf, hat, purse or afghan. Following pattern directions is the focus of this class. You will need to supply your own hook (size F, G, or H) and your own four-ply worsted weight yarn in two or three colors for contrast.
4 Sessions, DCC B06
Thurs., 3/30 - 4/20, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Aleta Schweigert, Instructor

Knitting for Beginners
Learning to knit and purl – only two stitches - 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 knitting for yourself or for someone else. Knitting needles and yarn will be provided at the first class. Class fee includes $7 materials fee.
4 Sessions, DCC B06
Tues., 2/21 - 3/14, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Aleta Schweigert, Instructor

Knitting for Beginners - Level Two
Make a lace pattern and cable stitch hat using a circular needle and double pointed needles. Join us if you already know the basics of casting on and the knit and purl stitches. This class will build on your skills while learning to follow directions/patterns. You will need to bring to class one skein of 3.5 or 4 ounce knitting worsted, four-ply yarn. Choose any beautiful color or variegated color yarn you like. As a tip, do not choose a black or dark color because they are very difficult to work on at night. Course fee includes a $12 materials fee for the circular needle and double pointed needles which will be supplied at the first class.
4 Sessions, DCC B06
Tues., 3/28 - 4/25, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
No class 4/18
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 and supplies.
4 Sessions, DCC B05
Mon., 3/13 - 4/10, 6 - 8 p.m.
No class 3/20
Fatima Bey, Instructor

Learn How to Do Your Own Alterations
Are you tired of things not fitting you? Alterations can be so costly, so why not do it yourself? In this class, you will learn different methods of altering clothing or household items. This class is appropriate for all ability levels, and you will be working at your own pace. No sewing knowledge is required. Just bring in the item you wish to alter and the items from the supply list.
4 Sessions, DCC B05
Mon., 2/13 - 3/6, 6 - 8 p.m.
Fatima Bey, Instructor

Open Sew
An Open Sew classroom just for you. It is open to anything that has to do with sewing. In this class, you can finish projects, get help with a sewing technique, quilting, or get direction on what you need to start or finish a sewing project. Bring your project, pattern (if applicable), your own sewing machine, and basic sewing supplies. This class is open to all levels and any sewing projects. Available spots in this class are limited.
4 Sessions, DCC B05
Mon., 4/24 - 5/29, 6 - 8 p.m.
No class 5/8 and 5/22
Fatima Bey, Instructor

All classes held in DCC 138
Registration deadline for these courses is one week prior to the start date of the class unless otherwise indicated. Fees for materials are non-refundable less than five business days prior to the start of the course. Materials fees for Card Making Basics are non-refundable after 2/17. Classes are taught by Sharyn Bouck - independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator. Contact her with any questions at

Oh Happy Day Card Kit
If you're new to crafting or just want simple cards you can quickly put together, than this is the class for you. It includes everything you need to make 20 different cards including card bases, envelopes, die-cut glittered shapes, chipboard shapes, images, gold foil and white shapes to embellish with; Basic Black Archival stampin' spot, 13 photopolymer stamps and more! At the end of the class, everything goes home with you. Bring sharp scissors and your choice of adhesive. Course fee includes $35 materials fee.
1 Session, DCC 138
Tues., 2/21, 6 - 7:30 p.m.

Card Making Basics
Learn the basics to successful card making, starting with how to measure and score for a perfectly folded card. Next we will learn the secret to perfect layers. And when the class is done, you will be taking home the scorer/trimmer you used in class so you can continue using the skills you learned. Bring your choice of adhesive. All students must be signed up by Feb. 17. Course fee includes $30 materials fee.
1 Session, DCC 138
Tues., 2/28, 6 - 7 p.m.

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 all 5 and save $10 in materials fees.
All 5 Cards, Cards, Cards Classes
Tues., 3/7 - 4/11, 6 - 7:30 p.m.
No class 3/21

Wink of Stella - glitter pen for accenting stamped images
Tues., 3/7, 6 - 7:30 p.m.

Heart and Stars Decorative Masks and Sponge Brayer - create fun backgrounds for scrapbook pages, cards and more
Tues., 3/14, 6 - 7:30 p.m.

Designer Washi Tape - a simple way to add stripes of color and patterns
Tues., 3/28, 6 - 7:30 p.m.

Rhinestone Basics - add sparkle to your cards with these small self-adhesive rhinestones.
Tues., 4/4, 6 - 7:30 p.m.

Dazzling Details - dazzle and sparkle with less mess using this glitter adhesive
Tues., 4/11, 6 - 7:30 p.m.


Floral Design for Fun
This course is just in time for Mother's Day! Moms always enjoy handmade gifts because you put thought and energy into creating them. Why not join us for an evening of creativity as you design your own vase arrangement using a variety of colorful fresh flowers suitable for gift giving. You will learn how to create a beautiful, tasteful arrangement as well as proper care and handling of fresh flowers. You will need a sharp folding pocket knife and a bucket, box or crate suitable to carry your arrangement home in. Students should also bring a pen and paper to take notes. Course fee includes $35 materials fee.
1 Session, DCC B06
Tues., 5/9, 6:30 - 8 p.m.
Judy Pochobradsky of Celestial Designs, Instructor

Paper Filigree Flowers
Welcome spring with fun and beautiful crafts! Quilling, or paper filigree, is the art of creating designs with narrow strips of paper. It is believed to have originated during the Renaissance, when French and Italian nuns used quilling to decorate religious items to simulate the iron filigree work of the time. The name quilling comes from the belief that bird quills were used to roll the paper coils. The shaped coils can be arranged to form flowers and seasonal decorations (bunnies, ducks and more)!

You can then use the shapes to create cards and gifts tags, or to adorn picture frames, boxes, scrapbook pages and more. This class will focus on creating beautiful spring flowers and seasonal decorations to adorn your crafts. Please bring scissors, tweezers and a ruler with you to class. Course fee includes $7 materials fee.
1 Session, DCC B06
Wed., 4/12, 6 - 8 p.m.
Laurie Hepler, Instructor