Crafts

Sew and Sews

Sew and Sews

Monday, January 21, 2019 | 10:00-12:00pm

Pinkie Puppets is now the Sew & Sews! The need for our dear puppets is no more; we are re-inventing ourselves and invite you to join us. We are making medical dolls; baby, children, and adult bibs; children’s pillowcases; foster care bags; and wheelchair and walker holders—much more diversified than before. There is a lot of machine sewing, basting, pinning, and cutting. All skill levels can be put to wonderful use. Donations of fabric, thread, and anything that could be used for our new projects would be greatly appreciated.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Abstract Art Class

Abstract Art Class

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 | 1:00-3:00pm

This 8-week course is built on the elements and principles of design and evaluation of various abstract techniques. Guidance will be offered for students to find pleasing and unique solutions when abstracting from direct observation. Students will need drawing paper of at least 80# weight, pencil, eraser, and colored pencils. Class is limited to 12 participants. Open to the community. Register online or at the Welcome Desk. Members $75; Guests $85.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Abstract Art Class

Members $75.00
Guests $85.00
Crafty Ladies

Crafty Ladies

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 | 9:30-11:30am

Established in 1992 with the goal of utilizing participants’ skills to give back to the community, this group makes quilts for local charities to use for fundraising; knits hundreds of hats and mittens for children enrolled in the MACAA Head Start Program; knits or crochets caps for newborns at UVa Hospital, and more. Much prep work is done on our own time at home (using mostly donated materials) and we come together for finishing work. New members of all skill levels are welcome.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Knit-Wits

Knit-Wits

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 | 3:00-4:00pm

Knit-Wits is the new name for the Knitting for Beginners group. If you want to learn to knit--join us! If you want company while you knit--join us! If you want some ideas for your projects--join us! New participants always welcome and will learn at the first meeting what donated supplies are available and what they will need to purchase.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Marge Haugen 434.964.0197

Fee: To be announced

Crafts--DIY

Crafts--DIY

Thursday, January 24, 2019 | 11:15-12:45pm

Bring your own materials and come work on your favorite project while sharing ideas, learning new skills, and enjoying the company of fellow crafts enthusiasts.  After the new year, the group will select some projects to work on or learn together.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Joan Hanlon 434.202.0498 or Diana Souza-Castro 434.964.6687

Fee: free

Albemarle Woodcarvers

Albemarle Woodcarvers

Thursday, January 24, 2019 | 1:00-3:00pm

Novice, intermediate, and accomplished woodcarvers gather weekly to learn the craft or hone skills. Participants provide their own supplies, although current members provide assistance and loan supplies to get new participants started and offer information on what to purchase to continue. As founder Will Hansen said, “If you can peel a potato, you can learn to do woodcarving.”

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Al Crittenden, Program Leader - (434) 296-1749

Fee: free

All About The Beads

All About The Beads

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 | 10:00-12:00pm

Tuesday, February 5, 10:00 AM - 12: 00  PM

1st and 3rd Tuesdays beginning February 5, 10:00 AM - 12 Noon

Join instructor Bobbi Hughes as she walks you through various jewelry-making techniques.  All classes are a la carte:  take only one or as many as you like!  After learning a few different skills, some sessions will be open studio time for you to finish projects that you started, swap beads with classmates, or just enjoy the company of fellow beading enthusiasts while you look for future projects!  Open to all; necessary materials are included in the cost advertised per class.

February 5 - Learn to make a multi-strand beaded necklace with a clasp.  Open to all; materials included.  Class size is limited but please register at the Welcome Desk or online.  Members: $15; Guests: $20.

February 19 - This session focuses on how to make a teardrop-bead statement necklace with clasp.  Open to all; materials included.  Class size is limited, but please register at Welcome Desk or online.  Members: $10, Guests: $15.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

All About The Beads

February 5 Member $15.00
February 5 Guest $20.00
February 19 Member $10.00
February 19 Guest $15.00
Paint Party

Paint Party

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 | 10:00-12:00pm

Join local artist Tamara Murray as she walks you through a step-by-step painting lesson designed to help you learn to differentiate between positive and negative space, to practice mixing colors, and to sharpen your manual dexterity.  Participants will leave with new skills and a floral painting to celebrate the coming of spring! Class size is limited to 14 participants. Members: $30/Guests: $35. Please register in advance at the Welcome Desk or online.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Paint Party

Member $30.00
Guest $35.00