Arts and Crafts

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

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Courses

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 sharynbouck@hotmail.com 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
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Thursday, 2/29
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
ZARC-338 601 3 seats left $18
Tuesday, 3/19
10:00 am - 11:30 am
ZARC-338 602 0 seats left $18Section Full

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Thursday, 3/21
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
ZARC-338 603 2 seats left $18
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 8 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 5 seats left $18

Anne's Butterfly Basket

All basket weaving workshops are taught by Joyce Flower. Students will need to bring a pencil, tape measure, old towel, scissors, spring-type clothespins, and a small spray bottle. Please note: Fees for materials are non-refundable less than five business days prior to the start of the course. Learn to weave this cheerful basket, inspired by one of the instructor’s teachers, Anne Bowers. This basket is rectangular, woven on a wooden “D” swing handle with natural and dyed green reed. The basket is 9” long by 6” wide and 4” tall without the handle. Wooden butterfly buttons are attached after the basket is woven, creating a fun little addition to your spring and summer decorations. This course includes a $40 materials fee.

Course will be held in Daycare Center, Room B05

Joyce Flower, Instructor

Anne's Butterfly Basket
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Saturday, 4/6
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
ZARC-387 600 0 seats left $74Section Full

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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

Dazzling Spring Centerpiece

In this class, you will create a lovely springtime centerpiece using your imagination. Each student will obtain personalized training on how to learn to utilize and arrange vibrantly-colored artificial flowers to create a distinctive, vivid centerpiece, finished with springtime shades of ribbon to create a bow. Join us to enjoy an evening of developing your inner creativity. Materials provided will include the centerpiece dish, green moss, square foam, artificial flowers and ribbon. Please bring a ruler, a hot glue gun with glue sticks, an extension cord, a pair of scissors and wire cutters to class. Completed project may differ from photo representation. Course includes a $35 materials fee.

Course will be held in Daycare Center, Room B05

Susan Smith, Instructor

Dazzling Spring Centerpiece
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Thursday, 3/7
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
ZARC-385 600 5 seats left $58

Easy Soap Making

Learn how to make, melt and pour soap using silicone molds, goat's milk, essential oils and other additives.  Options for fragrance and packaging will be discussed.  Students will leave class with four bars of soap. Course includes a $10 materials fee.

Course will be held in Daycare Center, Room 135

Karen DuJack, Instructor

Easy Soap Making
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Tuesday, 3/19
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
ZARC-329 601 0 seats left $37Section Full

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Easy Soap Making II

Learn how to layer soap, make swirls in soap, add loofah sponges to soap, and add decorations to easy melt and pour soap. You will take home one swirled soap, one layered soap, one loofah soap and one kaleidoscope soap. All materials will be provided. Course includes a $10 materials fee.

Course will be held in Daycare Center, Room 135

Karen DuJack, Instructor

Easy Soap Making II
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Tuesday, 3/26
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
ZARC-378 601 0 seats left $37Section Full

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Fauxligraphy

Learn how to turn your own everyday handwriting into the most beautiful calligraphy you ever did see! No special tools or experience necessary. You’ll learn strokes while creating an alphabet, so by the time you’re at “Z,” you’ll have the whole calligraphy thing down! Then we’ll connect those letters to make words, and you’ll be guided through how to put it all together to create your own finished design and transfer it to your very own tote bag.

Course will be held in Daycare Center, Room B05

Cynthia Mulvaney, Instructor

Fauxligraphy
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Thursday, 4/4
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
ZARC-363 600 1 seats left $45

Hummingbird Slate 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 painting a beautiful spring scene on genuine roofing slates removed from Adirondack homes! You will learn about painting on natural stone, as well as many other painting techniques, as we walk you through this project. All supplies included. No experience necessary.

Course will be held at Art in Mind Studio.  The address is 123 Saratoga Road (route 50), Glenville, NY 12302. (Often comes up as Schenectady on GPS) They are in Socha Plaza toward the back corner of the plaza (suite 2-06), next door to Ruggiero's Pizza

Art in Mind, Instructor

Hummingbird Slate Painting
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Thursday, 4/4
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
ZARC-392 600 19 seats left $59

Mountain Scene Vinyl 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 painting a beautiful mountain scene on a genuine vinyl album. Learn how to paint on this unique surface as we walk you through this project. After class you can pull out your favorites at home and paint them up! All supplies included. No experience necessary.

 

Course will be held in Daycare Center, Room B06

Art in Mind, Instructor

Mountain Scene Vinyl Painting
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Thursday, 3/7
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
ZARC-391 600 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 9 seats left $75

Scrappy Applique Quilt

Scrappy applique is a raw-edge applique technique created by Shannon Brinkley. It is quick and simple to learn, yet allows for a lot of creative possibilities! Join thousands of other quilters and learn this fun and easy technique. You will be able to finish a small quilt by the end of this workshop, or have all the finishing options available to you to finish at home. Lots of samples will be available to see, along with patterns and kits. This course includes a $50 materials fee, which includes a kit and pattern for this first project. You will need to bring fabric of your choice and a sewing machine for this class; you will be emailed an additional supply list before the class starts. There will be a 30-minute break for lunch.

Course will be held in Daycare Center, Room B05

Joann Waidelich, Instructor

Scrappy Applique Quilt
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Saturday, 4/20
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
ZARC-368 600 12 seats left $95

Sheep's Wool Dryer Balls

Learn how to make wool dryer balls using wool roving. You will make three dryer balls, with instructions to wash and dry them to finish. You will also be given one finished dryer ball and learn how to needle felt a design on it. You’ll take home four dryer balls total. Balls can be fragranced with provided essential oils if desired. All materials will be provided. Course includes a $10 materials fee.

Course will be held in Daycare Center, Room 135

Karen DuJack, Instructor

Sheep's Wool Dryer Balls
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Tuesday, 4/9
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
ZARC-348 600 0 seats left $37Section Full

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Spring Light-up Glass Bottle 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 Creative Wellness Studio in learning how to paint on a glass bottle that will light up to beautifully glow! You will be taken through the steps of painting beautiful butterflies. The class will include a light kit and ribbon/beads to embellish the bottle. No experience necessary.

 

Course will be held in Daycare Center, Room B06

Art in Mind, Instructor

Spring Light-up Glass Bottle Painting
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Thursday, 4/25
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
ZARC-393 600 19 seats left $59

Tides Out Basket

All basket weaving workshops are taught by Joyce Flower. Students will need to bring a pencil, tape measure, old towel, scissors, spring-type clothespins, and a small spray bottle. Please note: Fees for materials are non-refundable less than five business days prior to the start of the course.Weave this colorful basket on a wooden racetrack oval base. You will use dyed and natural reed and seagrass to weave this oval basket and finish it off with leather bushel basket handles. It stands 8” tall, 9” long and 7” wide. This course includes a $48 materials fee.

Course will be held in Daycare Center, Room B05

Joyce Flower, Instructor

Tides Out Basket
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Wednesdays, 3/20 - 3/27
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
ZARC-389 600 0 seats left $79Section Full

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Fax: (518) 629-8103

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)