Your Creative Self Spring ’18

These classes are sponsored by
Dixon Automotive Collision & Service Center.

#127     Woven Log Cabin Coasters

Date: Saturday, February 24  at 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Participants will learn how to warp & weave the Log Cabin pattern guided by Linda Mesavage. A variety of cotton yarn will be supplied sized for either a 12 dent reed.  Learn how to hem stitch in this class.

Students must supply their own rigid heddle loom with warping equipment.      

Cost: $60.00   Supply fee: $10.00    Register by  February 17                      Registration Button                                    

 

#128    Ukrainian Pysanky


Date: Thursday, March 15 at 6:00 PM

Tammy Budnovitch will teach the basic steps to creating  Ukrainian pysanky. Students will be given hands-on, step-by-step instructions to help them complete their own pysanky egg.

Cost: $20.00     Register by  March 8Registration Button

 

#129    Collage

 

Date: 3 Tuesdays, March 27, April 3, 10  at 600 PM

Earl Lehman will teach you how to create a striking collage using paint, paper and fabric. Let your imagination soar! Click here for supply list.

Cost: $60.00   Register by  March 20Registration Button

 

#130 Oil Painting Floral Still Life

Dates: 5 Wednesdays, April 4, 11, 25,  May 2, 9 at 1:00-3:00 PM

Oil painting instruction for beginners to intermediate artists with artist Marylou Chibirka. Provide your own photo or bring an arrangement.  Click here to find needed supplies

Cost: $80.00    There’s still room in this class. Call  570.563.2402 to register.

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#131    Spoon Carving

This Class is Closed.

Date: April 5, 12    at 6:30-8:30 PM

Participants will learn how to carve a wooden spoon. Safe knife grips will be taught, along with best oils for preserving the spoon. This is a  small class (only five students) for 2 hours and 2 sessions. Each of Jeff’s spoons are carved from wood of trees downed in storms. Jeff Kuchak is constantly learning new techniques in this time-worn craft of wood-carving.

 Cost: $30.00   Supply fee: $20.00     Register by March 28
Supply fees are paid directly to the instructors the first night of class.

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#132    Fundamentals of Wire Jewelry – Earrings     

                    

Dates: Thursdays, April 5, 12   at 1:00-3:00 PM

Let Kristie Miller McMahon teach you the fundamental skills needed to create one-of-a- kind wire earrings.

Cost: $50.00   Supply Fee: $10.00  
Supply fees are paid directly to the instructors the first night of class.

There’s still room in this class. Call  570.563.2402 to register.
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#133     Acrylic Landscape Painting

Dates: 3 Tuesdays, April 17, May 1, 8   at 6:00 PM

Earl Lehman will instruct you in the art of using acrylic paint as you use the out-of-doors as inspiration to create your own landscape masterpiece.  Click here for supply list.

Cost:  $60.00      Register by April 10
Supply fees are paid directly to the instructors the first night of class.
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#134   Crochet Storage Baskets with Yarn or Repurposed Materials

The Class is Full

Dates: 3 Wednesdays, April 18, 25, May 2  at  6:30 PM

In this 3-session beginner to intermediate series taught by Kristina Laurito, attendees will learn the basics of crochet to create a medium-sized round storage basket with either commercial or recycled yarns, as well as the technique of creating homemade recycled yarn from scrap fabric, t-shirts, and plastic grocery bags. Methods of making baskets discussed will include crochet over coiled cord to add structure, tapestry crochet to add color and designs, and ways to add handles to a basket.

Basic crochet skills covered:

∙ Chain stitch
∙ Joining / crocheting in the round
∙ working basic crochet stitches
∙ finishing edges with “crab stitches”
∙ adding a new ball of yarn to a work in progress

Finishing a crochet piece

Each participant is furnished with a project kit containing yarn, a crochet hook stitch marker, darning needle, and a printed copy of an original crochet pattern.  Project-sized samples of various yarns and cords will be available to participants.

Cost: $30.00    Supply Fee: $8.00    Register by April 11
Supply fees are paid directly to the instructors the first night of class.
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#135   Tips and Techniques: Repurposing Furniture

Dates: 4 Tuesdays, May 1, 8, 15, 22   at 7:00-8:15 PM                                                                                       This class is an opportunity to transform that old table or chair into a beautiful piece of furniture that will be noticed by everyone.  Val Langan, owner and artist of Woods and Company, will guide the class through the steps of repurposing furniture, starting with gentle sanding and ending with a coat of paint to give it that “pop” of new life and style.  Participants should bring a smaller piece – the size of a nightstand or smaller-to work on through the course. Val’s instruction will teach you to do even more pieces at home.  

Cost: $25.00   Supply fee: $20.00     Register by April 23
Supply fees are paid directly to the instructors the first night of class.
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#136      Knit a Spring Wrap

Date: 3 Wednesdays, May 9, 16, 23   at 6:30 PM

In this introductory to intermediate series Kristina Laurito will demonstrate basic skills of knitting while participants create a lightweight rectangular wrap, with an optional “Old Shale” edging.

Topics covered include:

∙ Casting on / binding off

∙ Working knit and purl stitches

∙ Methods of increasing and decreasing stitches

∙ Finishing a knitted piece

Each participant is furnished with a project kit containing yarn, a circular knitting needle, stitch markers, darning needle, and a printed copy of a knitted wrap pattern. Project-sized samples of various yarns will be available to participants.

Cost: $30.00   Supply Fee: $10.00      Register by May 2
Supply fees are paid directly to the instructors the first night of class.
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#137   Signs, Signs Everywhere

 

Date:  Friday, April 13  at 5:00-8:00 PM                                                                                                            We want to suggest a great way to spend a relaxing Friday night!  Shiloh Richner Byrnes, owner of From Drab to Fab furniture repurposing shop in Mayfield, will return for another Paint Party.  All who sign up will work under Shiloh’s guidance to create and paint one of three sign patterns that can be crafted to highlight your home decor.  Shiloh will bring all the wood, paint, brushes and patterns.  We’ll have snacks to keep your spirits and energy up as you create your own sign.  By the end of the Party, all will leave with their own completed, painted work of art.   Class fee includes wood for signs and all needed supplies.  

Cost: $45.00      Register by  April 6      Registration Button

Many Thanks to our Patrons
           Abington Heights Civic League    Hampton Inn, Clarks Summit                   John & Carol Heim

Maryann Kaufman     Kristie & Pat McMahon     Millett Real Estate
Oliver, Price & Rhodes, Attorney at Law
Rotary Club of the Abingtons      Walsh Electrical, INC