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Basic Wire Wrap Jewelry


with W Clowater

Calendar Nov 19, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Create a necklace or two by learning the basic frame-work for creating simple wraps for stones with holes and without.  Simple bails, fancy design for finishing the pendants, using curls and spirals.  Bring your tools and supplies, and any questions you may have.  Supplies and tools can be purchased at: Joann Fabric and Craft Stores, Hobby Lobby, or Butler Hill Beads on Minot Avenue in Auburn.  Items to bring with you are as follows: wire: 18 gauge, and 26 or 28 gauge; stones (this can be  a tumbled stone, cut stone or glass); chain or cord (neck chain or cord to compliment wire); clasps and connector magnetic, lobster claw, or toggle, split rings to attach closure.

Beginning Watercolorist


with P. Cook

Calendar Sep 9, 2019 at 5:30 pm, runs for 5 weeks

The objectives of this class are to develop, at an introductory level, abilities in watercolor painting.  Students will acquire an understanding of the tools and terms used in this medium.  We will experiment with Dry, Damp and Wet Surfaces to explore some of the possibilities and outcomes.  In addition to mastering basic washes, we will investigate glazing and layering as well as applicaiton techniques.  Each class project will focus on a different aspect of visual perception and composition.  The aim of this course is to develop an understadning of the technical and aesthetic issues involved in the compostion of watercolor paintings.  Please supply your own materials.  A list of basic materials is available.

Hot Dog Pillowcase


with C Maxwell

Calendar Oct 8, 2019 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

What a unique method to make an attractive pillowcase.  Fabrics can be wild or calm and quiet.  It's a great gift or a treat for your self.  Sewing experience helpful.  Supply Fee of $5 payable to instructor the first night of class.

Jewelry Bracelet, Earrings - Findings


with W Clowater

Calendar Dec 3, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Create a bracelet and earrings, along with the findings to but it all together.  Simple ear wires to creating wire style earrings.  For making a bracelet, learn to create chain links and hook and eyes for clasps.  Bring your tools and supplies along with any questions you may have.  Supplies can be purchased through Butler Hill Beads, Joann Fabric, Hobby Lobby or Michael's Craft.  Items you will need: wire can be different colors - 20, 26, 21 or 22 gauge; beads; spacers (if desired).  Some beads or crystals that are 1.6 mm and/or 2 mm (these are for creating wire bead mix).

Leaf Wall Hanging


with C Maxwell

Calendar Oct 15, 2019 at 5:30 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Autumn colors will glow in this leaf theme wall quilt.  It goes together quickly with rotary cutting, easy piecing and a tiny bit of applique.  Sewing experience helpful.  Supply Fee of $5 payable the first night of class.



with Russell Jabaut

Calendar Sep 12, 2019 at 6:30 pm, runs for 12 weeks

Join us and create projects of your choice with guidance and assistance from the instructor.  In the process, you will learn the safe use of a wide variety of hand and power tools.  A general familiarity with tools is essential.  We provide the space and equipment.  You provide the plans, materials, and enthusiasm.  

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