Art and Hobbies
Learn to make beautiful beaded jewelry creations using seed beads in these classes Three popular weaving and stitch patterns will be taught to have you creating necklaces, lanyards, bracelets and more. For all skill levels. Taught by professional jewelry maker, Darlene Fultz. Supply list provided upon enrollment. $25
- Bead Weaving/Ndebele
- Flat Weave Stitch
- Beaded Cabachons and Beaded Embroidery
This class is taught by professional photographer, Tonya Paul, so the class covers more than working with the computer; it will help you take better pictures. Learn how to use the location and lighting for the best effect and then how to use some basic techniques to enhance your efforts with Photoshop Elements. Learn how to change contrast for better pictures, cropping, adding special effects and much more. Classes offered for beginners and intermediate users.
Advance to the next level in eBay. Learn about opening an eBay store, how to use the powerful eBay tools and much more in this information-packed class.
Class requires basic computer knowledge and an eBay account. Class is taught by eBay Power Seller, Miriam Otto. This class is for students that have some eBay selling experience.
Looking for a way to make some extra cash? Work for yourself and be your own boss. Make money by selling on eBay! You’ll learn how to research what your items are worth, create attractive listings, take sharp photos, pack and ship, and put an item up for auction on eBay. Class requires basic computer knowledge and an eBay account. Class is taught by eBay Power Seller, and frequent eBay Radio guest, Miriam Otto.
Glass Fusion is the process of fusing different colors and types of glass, including dichroic glass, in a kiln which transforms the solid to a molten state. Different colors can be added to create functional and decorative glassware or jewelry. Glass bead making (lampworking) is a type of glasswork that uses a gas fueled torch to melt rods and tubes of colored glass to make decorative beads. For beginning or intermediate students. Course includes starter materials. A supply list will be provided in class.
$100 new students/ $75 returning students
Have you always wanted to make quilts for your family but did not know where to start? Learn to make heirloom quality quilts in this hands-on class. Pick a quilting or sewing project and get the help you need to complete it. Learn the basics of sewing or quilting by hand, machine, or Serger from a professional tailor. Even if your goal is alterations, pattern fitting, or making a prom/wedding dress, you can learn what you need in this class. All levels of experience are welcome.
Bring your own machine or use one of ours. Students are responsible to provide their own supplies and fabrics. Class is 8 weeks/schedule varies.
Learn the process and steps to design and create your own one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces in this creative and exciting class. Using raw materials (including silver and copper) and a variety of tools, torches and equipment, students will learn the basics of fabricated jewelry design, findings, clasps and pendant bails and explore a wide variety of finishes.
This project-based class is taught by Lucky Preston, a professional jewelry designer for over 30 years. Class fee includes starter materials. Some tools will be provided. An additional student supply list will be available during the first class period.
$100 fee includes project material
Using watercolor paint, local artist and instructor, Anna Olson, will help her students paint lovely florals and more in this step-by-step, demonstration-style class. Learning her techniques will delight and surprise even inexperienced students. Evening classes will be also be available starting Fall 2012.
Supply list for class (available at Michael's):
11x15 sheet 140 lb. cold press paper
Graphite paper, pencil, masking tape, water container, paper towels
Watercolor brushes #6 and #10 rounds (like Loew Cornell 7020 series)
Paints: (Grumbacher or Winsor Newton) Sap Green, Cadmium Yellow light, Alizarin Crimson, Ultra Marine Blue, Paynes Gray
This multi-level course includes training in industrial fabrication and repair. Students learn skills in sheet metal work, heat treating, use of equipment and industry safety. Class employs the use of oxygen-acetylene, arc, MIG/TIG or wire. Training prepares the student for entry-level jobs in the sheet metal and light fabrication industry. Welding certification may be arranged by the instructor for those students who meet the eligibility criteria.