All supply costs are paid directly to the instructor on the first night of the class.
#128 Class Act Backpack
Dates: 3 Wednesdays, Sept. 20, 27, Oct. 4 Time: 1-3 P.M.
Sew this useful & attractive backpack with Agnes Fell as your instructor. Bag includes magnetic closure flap, two zipper pockets, multiple outside pockets, adjustable straps.
Cost: $20.00 Supply cost: $13.50 Register by Sept. 13
#129 Mini-Art Pendant
Date: Thursday, Sept. 21 Time: 6:00 to 8:00 P.M.
Learn to create your own miniature art pendant with Eileen Healey. Have fun while you discover how to work with watercolors, create tiny 1” watercolor paintings, and then transform your artwork into a beautiful pendant. For ages 14 thru adult.
#130 Oil Painting with Marylou Chibirka
Dates: 5 Thursdays: Sept. 28, Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26 Time: 6:00 to 7:00 P.M.
Marylou Chibirka will bring her talent as an oil painter to instruct this five-session class. Beginners and intermediate students will learn the basic colors, value study, mixing colors, composition and design elements. Each participant will work from an image he has brought in and will create an oil painting with Marylou’s guidance.
Cost: $80.00 Student brings own supplies: Click here for the list.
Register by Sept. 21
#131 Beginning Rigid Heddle Weaving
Date: Saturday, Oct. 7 Time: 9:00 A.M. to 4 P.M.
In this full day workshop, instructor Linda Mesavage will provide information and hands-on experience for you to warp your loom, weave and remove your project from the loom. Linda will discuss each step as each class member weaves a sampler that provides all with a chance to learn and experiment with different yarns. Handouts will be provided so students will have the information to weave independently after class.
All participants should have a rigid heddle loom with rigid heddle threading hook, warping peg and at least one stick shuttle. Each student is encouraged to contact instructor prior to class at 570-881-0783 regarding equipment, especially rigid heddle dent size. Linda will have limited loom rentals available for students who do not have their own loom.
#132 The Basics of Knitting
Dates: 3 Mondays: Oct. 2, 9, 16 Time: 7:00 P.M.
Five years ago, course instructor Kristina Laurito rediscovered her love of knitting and crochet, which bloomed into a hobby then a part-time business, selling her creations locally and online via Etsy. She will share her knowledge of knitting with this introductory class that will demonstrate basic skills as participants learn to knit a triangular shawlette. This class will cover casting on/binding off, working knit and purl stitches, increasing and decreasing stitches, and finishing a knitted piece.
#133 Repurposing Workshop (other people’s “junk” …)
Dates: 2 Thursdays: Oct. 12, 19 Time: 7 P.M.
Repurposing is the art of seeing what could be instead of what is. Paint, glue, sewing can make your tired old “whatever-it-is” into the envy of your friends. You are limited only by your imagination, and Leslee’s class is designed to feed your flights of fancy! Leslee will demonstrate how she repurposed chairs and a table. For the first class, students may acquire a straight chair, side table, or small soft chair, or they may use a piece that Leslee will bring in. For the second class, participants may bring materials from home. After discussing all the possibilities, students will work on their creations, exchanging ideas with others in the class as they work together. Leslee will bring fabric, notions and some tools.
#134 Poetry- Write Your Heart Out
Dates: 5 Wednesdays: October 18, 25, Nov. 1, 8, 15 Time: 7 P.M.
What is poetry? Where does it come from? How do I put my emotions on the page/screen? Led by Leslee Clapp, the class will discuss the creativity and mechanics of poetry so that each student will discover or refine his inner poet. Leslee has led poetry groups and poetry workshops, has been published and has won prizes for her verses.
#135 Paint Party! Furniture Refinishing Workshop
Date: Friday, October 20 Time: 5 P.M. to 8 P.M.
In this three-hour workshop, Shiloh Richner Byrnes will instruct students in a step-by-step refinishing of a small furniture piece (the size of an end table). Students will choose from three colors supplied by Shiloh and will work through sanding, painting with chalk paint and sealing. All will leave class with their newly enhanced, completed piece at the end of the workshop that night. Shannon will supply chalk paint.
#136 Making a Felt Hat around a Resist
Dates: 3 Tuesdays: Oct. 24, 31, Nov. 7 Time: 6:30 to 8:30
You’ll be wearing your new hat with pride after you complete this class. Instructor Emily Rancier will help you choose or create your own non-plastic pattern, envelop it with wool roving, shape it to your vision and let your creativity take over! You’ll be warm and fashionable this winter.
#137 Introduction to Hand Spinning
Dates: Wednesday, October 25 Time: 1:00 – 2:30 P.M.
Learn the basics of spinning wool and/or silk on a hand spindle. Instructor Emily Rancier will draw on her 38 years of spinning and weaving experience to demonstrate different wool and silk preparation for hand spinning. Emily will lend her own equipment to participants and will list options for buying your own to continue your spinning. All in the class will have hands-on experience with this admirable, ancient craft.
#138 Mandala Workshop
Date: Thursday, Nov. 9 Time: 6:00 to 7:30 P.M.
The word “Mandala” means “circle” in the Sanskrit language. In art, a Mandala refers to symbols and patterns that are drawn, sketched or painted in a circular frame. In this workshop, art instructor Eileen Healey will guide you as you create your own Mandala drawing. Each artist will explore the process of drawing in a symmetrical circular format using a variety of tools and templates. Mandala creation can be meditative and unpredictable. Not even the artist knows what will happen as the Mandala drawing is gradually built by a series of creative choices. You will be amazed as you watch your mandala emerge from the blank piece of paper into a beautiful work of art. Ages 14 and up.