Arts and Crafts

Take your creativity to the next level with our wide variety of courses in arts and crafts.

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All Occasion Cards

There is no better way to show someone you care than to send them a card handmade by you. In each one of these classes, we will be creating cards that will delight and impress based on different themes. Come create with some amazing colors, images, techniques and folds designed for both the new and experienced stamper. Be sure to bring your own sharp scissors and double-sided adhesive to each class. Course fee includes $10 materials fee.

All rubber stamping classes are taught by Sharyn Bouck, independent Stampin’ Up! demonstrator since 1996. Those younger than 14 must be accompanied by a class-registered adult. Contact Sharyn Bouck at with any questions.

Each week will be creating four different cards. Day and evening classes will create the same cards.

Course will be held in  Daycare Center, Room B05 

Sharyn Bouck, Instructor

All Occasion Cards
Schedule Section Seats Left Cost Register
Tuesday, 4/23
10:00 am - 11:30 am
ZARC-338 604 0 seats left $18Section Full

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Thursday, 4/25
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
ZARC-338 605 5 seats left $18
Tuesday, 5/7
10:00 am - 11:30 am
ZARC-338 606 0 seats left $18Section Full

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Thursday, 5/9
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
ZARC-338 607 3 seats left $18

Basic Watercolor

Join us to discover your own unique ways of using transparent watercolor paint, from free experimentation to more controlled approaches. Explore mixing and layering colors, while observing flowers, still life, and landscape. Learn color theory, pencil sketching, composition, drawing directly with a brush, and planning area of wash. Everyone is welcome, both first-time and long-time painters. Please bring whatever materials you may already have, or purchase the following supplies: a pan set of transparent watercolors; a pointed round watercolor brush (approximately size 6; handle will be shorter than oil painting brush); pad of 140# watercolor paper; masking tape; pencil; two water containers; and two pieces of cardboard (slightly larger than size of paper).

Course will be held in Daycare Center, Room B05

Carol Bollinger Green, Instructor


Basic Watercolor
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Wednesdays, 4/24 - 5/15
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
ZARC-070 600 0 seats left $59Section Full

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Canvas Tote Bag Painting

Scientists have linked creative expression to overall wellness, brain stimulation, and stress reduction. Art also enhances cognitive abilities, stimulates imagination, sharpens problem solving skills, and so much more! Art in Mind is a wellness studio that emphasizes the powerful effects that art has on the soul. Students must withdraw five business days before the start of the course for a full refund.

Join the experienced educators from Art in Mind in creating a beautiful canvas tote bag! Learn the techniques of painting on fabric as we walk you through this fun project. You will be painting on a 14” x 14” canvas tote bag that you can enjoy all summer. All supplies included. No experience necessary.

Course will be held in Daycare Center, Room B06

Art in Mind, Instructor

Canvas Tote Bag Painting
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Thursday, 5/16
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
ZARC-394 600 16 seats left $59

Paint Your Pet in Watercolors

Would you love to create watercolor paintings of animals, but find it a bit intimidating? Would you like to be able to create animal paintings that are impactful and full of life? In this course you will learn everything you need to know to create a beautiful, realistic portrait of your favorite pet! You’ll learn transfer and wet-on-wet techniques, blooming, masking, and how to create backgrounds and use layers of color to create depth and life in your portrait. It’s fun and easy when you know how! There will be separate segments on painting a variety of eyes, different types of fur, and how to create details that will bring your painting to life. Students need to bring watercolors (ultramarine blue, cerulean blue, permanent rose, lemon yellow, raw sienna, burnt sienna, white); brushes (¾” oval wash, 1 ½” hake, round synthetic #6, fan brush); palette (plastic palette (container) with lid); watercolor paper pad – 11” x 14” preferred; and a kneaded eraser. There will be a half hour break, so please bring your lunch.

Course will be held in Daycare Center, Room B06

Cynthia Mulvaney, Instructor

Paint Your Pet in Watercolors
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Saturday, 4/13
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
ZARC-365 600 0 seats left $75Section Full

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Regular Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Summer 2023 Hours (May 22 - July 28): Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Friday, Closed
(excluding college holidays and vacations)