Crafts

Landscape Oil Painting (Jul - Sep)

Landscape Oil Painting (Jul - Sep)

Tuesday, August 16, 2022 | 9:30am-12:30pm

Tuesdays, July 19th - September 6th  (8 weeks)

In this 8-week landscape oil painting class, you will learn the 12 keys to masterful painting, how to effectively use compositional tools and colors to make your landscapes eye-catching, and experiment with light and shadow. Brush and color knowledge helpful but not required. Kathleen Hutter is a self-taught, award-winning artist who tells memorable stories using paint. (note: you may only take one series of the two oil classes offered – either Landscape or Beginners). Prime Members: free, Standard Members $100, Guests $125. Materials fee for all: $75, payable to instructor at time of class. Note: If you would rather purchase your supplies yourself, the list is below. If you have further questions about supplies, you can email Katie.

Kathleen, began painting at age 3, and credits her artist father and her sister for much of her inspiration. In her works, Kathleen transports the viewer to a different, memorable world that may or may not be familiar. We welcome Kathleen, a new member at The Center. 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 3

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Landscape Oil Painting (Jul - Sep)

Guests $125.00
Standard Members $100.00
Prime Members $0.00
Crafty Ladies

Crafty Ladies

Wednesday, August 17, 2022 | 9:30am-11:30am

Wednesdays, 9:30 am-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. No registration necessary.

 

 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Crafts DIY

Crafts DIY

Wednesday, August 17, 2022 | 12:00pm-1:30pm

Wednesdays, 12-1:30pm

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.  No registration necessary.

 

 

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Rea Everitt rea.everitt@gmail.com

Knit-Wits

Knit-Wits

Wednesday, August 17, 2022 | 2:00pm-4:00pm

Wednesdays, 2:00pm-4:00pm

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.  No registration necessary.

 

 

Members only.

Location: The Center

Beginner Oil Painting (Jul-Sep)

Thursday, August 18, 2022 | 9:30am-12:30pm

July 21st-September 8th (8 weeks)

Artist Kathleen Hutter will teach you the fundamentals of oil painting in this 8-week class. Learn the important elements of composition, how to use light and shadow, how to mix colors, and the different brushes and painting tools to use for fun results. (note: you may only take one series of the two oil classes offered – either Landscape or Beginners). 

Kathleen has been painting since she was 3 years old and has always viewed painting and color as a tool for creating magic. Her paintings have won awards throughout her life in various venues. She is largely self taught, but credits her artistic father and sister for much of her inspiration.  Prime Members free, Standard Members $100, Guests $125. Materials fee for all: $75, payable to instructor at time of class. 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 3

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Beginner Oil Painting (Jul-Sep)

Guests $125.00
Standard Members $100.00
Prime $0.00
Albemarle Woodcarvers

Albemarle Woodcarvers

Thursday, August 18, 2022 | 1:00pm-3:00pm

Thursdays, 1:00pm-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.”

No registration is necessary.  Contact program leader Howard Horn at howard.1938@comcast.net for more information.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Stitch and Learn

Stitch and Learn

Friday, August 19, 2022 | 10:00am-12:00pm

Meets the third Friday of every month

Need help with your hand sewing, embroidery projects, or class projects? Join Moira and Ellen MacAvoy for recreational and educational stitching sessions. This is an opportunity to enjoy stitching with others while learning new skills. Bring your own supplies. Kits are also available to purchase. No registration necessary. Center members only; free. 

Members only.

Location: The Center

Sew and Sews

Sew and Sews

Monday, August 22, 2022 | 10:00am-12:00pm

CURRENTLY NOT MEETING THE 1st MONDAY OF EACH MONTH.

Mondays 10:00am - 12:00pm

This group of members enthusiastically gets together on Mondays to make medical dolls for children who will be undergoing surgery, bags for tracheotomy children to carry their equipment, and baby bibs.  If you can trace a pattern, cut out a pattern, hand sew or use a sewing machine, there is a place for you here!

And any donations of fabric, thread and anything that could be used for all the new projects are always needed and greatly appreciated.

No registration necessary.  For more information contact Barbara Rogers at blr3340@embarqmail.com  

Members only.

Location: The Center

Dollhouse and Miniature Crafting

Dollhouse and Miniature Crafting

Wednesday, August 24, 2022 | 1:30pm-3:30pm

4th Wednesdays, starting June 22,  1:30–3:30 pm

Do you like dabbling in and creating dollhouse/room box projects and mini accessories? Bring small projects to work on such as room boxes, kits, lanterns or other small portable projects. For the first meeting, program leader Carolyn O’Hara will give a tutorial on making mini flowers.

For more info,  please contact Carolyn O’Hara

Members only.

Location: The Center

Monotypes Workshop with Ann Cheeks

Monotypes Workshop with Ann Cheeks

Tuesday, September 6, 2022 | 1:30pm-4:30pm

Want to try a fun art technique using limited color? Monotypes are a simple way to create one-of-a-kind prints with a soft, loose result. Colored pencil or pastel can be added to enhance. The result is always a surprise. Prime members: free, Standard members $10, Guests $15. Materials fee $15 for all, payable to instructor at time of class.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 10

Pay for this event

Monotypes Workshop with Ann Cheeks

Prime Members fee $0.00
Standard Members $10.00
Guests $15.00
Beginning Scrapbooking

Beginning Scrapbooking

Wednesday, September 7, 2022 | 1:00pm-3:00pm

Wednsedays, September 7-28, 1-3 pm (4 weeks)

Learn how to preserve memories and photos in ways that POP and please the eye and heart. In this four week class with scrapbooker Laurie Bayma you will make solid progress or even complete an album project during class that includes the story behind the featured photos. Please come to the first class with 25 - 75 photos you wish to use.  Prime members: free, Standard members $25, Guests $35. Materials fee either $50 or $62 depending on album package purchased, payable to instructor at first class. 

Material fee includes: album, pages and page protectors for album, photo adhesive, and photo safe pen, a choice of colors of cardstock to mat some photos and decorative papers and stickers to add to the design of your pages.

  • 12 x 12 package: $ 62.00
  • Small Album package: $50.00

About Laurie:

"I have been teaching scrapbooking for 29 years. I am a retired MSBSN with many years of teaching experience over a 37 year career. The creativity of photography and album making helped balance the demands of my nursing career. Now I am delighted to make creating pages, and telling the stories behind photos an important part of my daily life. I look forward to sharing my enthusiasm and knowledge with you!"

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 8

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Beginning Scrapbooking

Guests $35.00
Standard Members $25.00
Prime $0.00
Wine Glass Paint and Sip

Wine Glass Paint and Sip

Wednesday, September 7, 2022 | 4:00pm-6:00pm

Wednesday September 7, 4:00pm-6:00pm

Paint a beautiful set of 4 wine glasses. Explore some creative freedom in this class while having some instruction from Jamie Schwartz for painting on glass. These classes are open to everyone and no experience is required. A glass of wine will also be provided by Greenberry’s wine selection. Material fee due to instructor day of class, $20. Prime members $5, Standard members $15, Guests $30. This class will take place on our back terrace.

Upon arrival, grab your glass of wine  from Greenberry's and meet us on the back terrace!

Brief bio of Instructor: My name is Jamie and I own an Art & Craft Bar in downtown Charlottesville called Pikasso Swig. I have a degree in Studio Art and have spent my entire life creating. I now teach classes at my own studio to both children and adults. I have worked with all age groups and have worked with all artistic abilities, from beginners to advanced students.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 27

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Wine Glass Paint and Sip

Guests (Sept. 7) $30.00
Standard Member (Sept. 7) $15.00
Prime Member (Sept. 7) $5.00
Fall Cookie Jar Creation

Fall Cookie Jar Creation

Friday, September 9, 2022 | 1:00pm-3:00pm

Friday September 9, 1:00pm-3:00pm

Create a painted sunflower cookie jar to be filled with your favorite treats. Students will learn the art of painting sunflowers on glass from instructor Jamie Schwartz. Please bring your favorite cookie recipe to share with the group! Beginners welcome and open to all. Material fee due to instructor day of class $20. Prime members free, Standard members $10, Guests $20. 

 

Brief bio of Instructor: My name is Jamie and I own an Art & Craft Bar in downtown Charlottesville called Pikasso Swig. I have a degree in Studio Art and have spent my entire life creating. I now teach classes at my own studio to both children and adults. I have worked with all age groups and have worked with all artistic abilities, from beginners to advanced students.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 13

Pay for this event

Fall Cookie Jar Creation

Guest (Sept. 5) $20.00
Standard Member (Sept. 5) $10.00
Prime (Sept 5)
Intro to Wool Applique and Embroidery

Intro to Wool Applique and Embroidery

Monday, September 12, 2022 | 10:00am-12:00pm

2 week class - September 12th and 19th

Butterfly Garden Pincushion

In this class you will learn basic wool appliqué and embroidery skills as you make this “Butterfly Garden Pincushion.”  The first session will be devoted to wool appliqué.  We will show you how to trace a design and make templates using freezer paper, cut out the wool elements and sew them to the background.  Then in the next session you embellish your butterfly with basic hand embroidery.  Instructions for making your pincushion will be provided, and we will be available to help with this process if necessary. Materials fee: $20 for all, payable to instructor at time of first class.

Your kit will include all the materials needed to make your Butterfly Garden Pincushion: Pattern, Instructions, Wool Fabrics, Cotton Backing & Lining, Embroidery Floss, Marking Pen, Needles, Appliqué Pins and Stuffing.     

You have a choice of two colors for your butterfly- Golden Yellow or Red Violet.  Please e-mail Moira and let her know which color you would like.  moiramacavoy@gmail.com

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 12

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Intro to Wool Applique and Embroidery

Guests $20.00
Standard Members $15.00
Prime Members $0.00
Paper Crafting with Diane - September

Paper Crafting with Diane - September

Tuesday, September 13, 2022 | 10:00am-12:00pm

Every second Tuesday of the month, Diane Chapman shares her 30 years of paper crafting experience to help you create cards and other novelties. This month, make 3 fall leaves and florals cards with heartfelt sentiments for any occasion. Enjoy decorating a box with leaves, fall paper, a double jute bow, and rhinestones. You will also use an embossing enelope to create a leaf image on your card background.

Prime members free, Standard members $10, Guests $15.  Materials fee: $10 for all, payable to instructor at time of class. 

 

Registration required below.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 12

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Paper Crafting with Diane - September

Guests (September 13, 10am) $15.00
Standard Members (September 13, 10am) $10.00
Prime Members (September 13, 10am) $0.00
Speed Start to Oils

Speed Start to Oils

Tuesday, September 13, 2022 | 5:00pm-8:00pm

In this fast-paced intro to oils with artist Kathleen Hutter, you will receive an overview of tools, mediums, how to use different brushes, and more. Prime Members: Free, Standard Members, $10, Guests $15. Materials fee $30, payable to instructor at time of class. Registration required.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 15

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Speed Start to Oils

Guests $15.00
Standard Members $10.00
Prime Members $0.00
Acrylics with Nga Katz

Acrylics with Nga Katz

Thursday, September 15, 2022 | 10:00am-12:00pm

In this four-week course you will learn about combining colors and various brushstrokes and setting up your composition in acrylics. One painting of a scene in nature will be completed by most each week. Prime Members: free, Standard Members $30, Guests $40. Materials fee $20 for all, payable to instructor during the first class. 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 8

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Acrylics with Nga Katz

Guests $40.00
Standard Members $25.00
Prime Members $0.00
Card Making with Sherry - September

Card Making with Sherry - September

Thursday, September 15, 2022 | 12:30pm-2:30pm

Fall is just around the corner, and Sherry has designed three festive cards and a pocket envelope for you to make. Prime Members: free, Standard Members $10, Guests $15. Materials fee $10 for all, payable to instructor at time of class. 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 7

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Card Making with Sherry - September

Guests $15.00
Standard Members $10.00
Prime Members $0.00
Acrylics with Kathleen Hutter

Acrylics with Kathleen Hutter

Thursday, September 15, 2022 | 5:30pm-7:30pm

Create a lovely fall scene painting with acrylics in this four-week course taught by award winning artist Kathleen Hutter. Learn the steps to making a good painting, how to get the shapes you want, layering techniques, using light and shadow to great effect, and more. Materials not supplied – see list below. Prime Members: free, Standard Members $30, Guests $45.00. 

Materials needed:

  •  Acrylic Paints - warm and cool of each: Red, Yellow, Blue; burnt umber/ashphaltum; white
  • Brushes set: Available here on Amazon
  • canvas or primed panels - 11x14”
  • paper towels

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event

Acrylics with Kathleen Hutter

Guests $45.00
Standard Members $30.00
Prime Members $0.00
Beginners Oil Painting

Beginners Oil Painting

Friday, September 16, 2022 | 1:00pm-4:00pm

Fridays from September 16th to October 21st, 1 - 4 pm (6 weeks)

Artist Kathleen Hutter will teach you the fundamentals of oil painting in this 6-week class. Learn the steps to creating a good painting, how to mix colors, how to SEE, brushwork, how to correct errors, and the importance of light and shadow and creating a focal point. Prime Members: free, Standard Members $60, Guests $70. Materials not provided - see list below.

Materials Needed

  • Van Gogh Oil Color Paint, 10x20ml tubes, Basic Set available on Amazon 
  • Artify15 Piece Brush Set, Intermediate Series avalable on Amazon
  • paper towels;
  • canvas or primed panels - 11x14”
  • turpenoid
  • Liquin®

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 13

Pay for this event

Beginners Oil Painting

Guests $70.00
Standard Members $60.00
Prime Members $0.00
Fall Wood Paint and Sip

Fall Wood Paint and Sip

Monday, September 19, 2022 | 3:00pm-5:00pm

Monday September 19, 3:00-5:00pm

Create an easy beginners fall painting. Using simple acrylic techniques, Jamie Schwartz will show students how to create a beautiful painting on a wood sign. A glass of wine will be provided by Greenberry’s wine selection. These classes are open to all and no experience is required. Material fee due to instructor day of class, $20. Prime members $5, Standard members $15, Guests $30. This class will take place outside on our back terrace.

Upon arrival, pick up your glass of wine from Greenberry's and meet us on the back terrace!

Brief bio on Instructor: My name is Jamie and I own an Art & Craft Bar in downtown Charlottesville called Pikasso Swig. I have a degree in Studio Art and have spent my entire life creating. I now teach classes at my own studio to both children and adults. I have worked with all age groups and have worked with all artistic abilities, from beginners to advanced students

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 29

Pay for this event

Fall Wood Paint and Sip

Guests (Sept 19) $30.00
Standard Members (Sept 19) $15.00
Prime Members (Sept 19) $5.00
Collage with Ann Cheeks

Collage with Ann Cheeks

Tuesday, September 27, 2022 | 1:30pm-4:30pm

Cut, tear, mess around, paste – play with shape, color, and words to create what you want – a serious, silly, beautiful, little artwork from several sources (newspaper, magazines, photographs, colored paper, maps) – bring your own or use materials supplied. Prime members: free, Standard members $10, Guests $15. Materials fee $10 for all, payable to instructor at time of class.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 10

Pay for this event

Collage with Ann Cheeks

Prime Members fee $0.00
Standard Members $10.00
Guests $15.00
Abstract in Acrylic with Ann Cheeks

Abstract in Acrylic with Ann Cheeks

Tuesday, October 4, 2022 | 1:30pm-4:30pm

Can’t draw? No worries! The goal of this workshop is to create the ish-ness of a place, feeling, or idea. Artist Ann Cheeks will gently guide you through the painting process using landscape as a starting point, then encourage experimentation and expression. Prime members: free, Standard members $10, Guests $15. Materials fee $15 for all, payable to instructor at time of class.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 7

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Abstract in Acrylic with Ann Cheeks

Prime Members fee $0.00
Standard Members $10.00
Guests $15.00
Draw and Paint What You See Part 2

Draw and Paint What You See Part 2

Wednesday, October 5, 2022 | 4:30pm-6:00pm

Wednesdays October 5-26, 4:30-6:00pm

Join teacher, Desmond Cormier, in this new and unique beginner’s course. Part 2 of "Draw and Paint What You See" will continue on the adventure of using the medium of graphite, charcoal, conte’ crayon, ink and various color mediums to draw still lifes. The goal will be to have a finished drawing and bring a composition to completion. For those who did the first course, we will build on your knowledge acquired, new participants are welcome to join the class. Students did not need to attend the previous class in order to attend this new course. For new students, don’t worry we will go over all the drawing concepts of part 1. This class teaches careful observation, realistic drawing, and basic drawing and painting skills. Materials needed are posted below. Prime members free, Standard Members $40, Guests $55.

-Teach students how to draw by careful observation

-Draw realistic, avoiding symbols

-Teach basic drawing and painting skills

Materials List:

Hb,2b,4b art pencils

Kneaded eraser and gum eraser

Tortillions and blending stumps

Pencil sharpener

Willow charcoal

Charcoal pencils

White charcoal

Fine sharpie pen

Drawing pad 11x14 70lb and up

Pad of newsprint

 

Can get materials at Art Box Ivy Square or any arts and crafts store.

Brief Bio on Instructor: From 1995-2018 Desmond was an Art Teacher at CHS and Buford Middle School, teaching in the gifted program. Desmond has shown at galleries and has been collected by private individuals.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 12

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Draw and Paint What You See Part 2

Prime (RSVP Oct. 5-26)
Standard Members (Oct. 5-26) $40.00
Guests (Oct. 5-26) $55.00