Crafts

Landscape Oil Painting

Landscape Oil Painting

Friday, May 20, 2022 | 1:00pm-4:00pm

Fridays, May 5-June 24th 1-4pm (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: $50, payable to instructor at time of class. 

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: 2

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Landscape Oil Painting

Guests (Starts May 6, 1pm) $125.00
Standard Members (Starts May 6, 1pm) $100.00
Prime (Starts May 6, 1pm) $0.00
Sew and Sews

Sew and Sews

Monday, May 23, 2022 | 10:00am-12:00pm

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 maching, 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

Sand Art Painting

Sand Art Painting

Tuesday, May 24, 2022 | 11:00am-12:30pm

Create a beautiful mountain scene (or a scene of your choice) with colored sand. All paintings will be framed for hanging. Instructor Jamie Schwartz, Owner of Pikasso Swig Craft Bar, holds a degree in Studio Art and teaches several art mediums to all ages. Prime Members: free, Standard Members $10, Guests $15. Materials fee $25 for all, payable to instructor at time of class.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 5

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Sand Art Painting

Guests (May 24th 11am) $15.00
Standard Members (May 24th 11am) $10.00
Prime Members (May 24th 11am) $0.00
Crafty Ladies

Crafty Ladies

Wednesday, May 25, 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, May 25, 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, May 25, 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

Oil Painting for Beginners

Oil Painting for Beginners

Thursday, May 26, 2022 | 9:30am-12:30pm

Thursdays, May 5th-June 23rd (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: $50, payable to instructor at time of class.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 3

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Oil Painting for Beginners

Guests (Starts May 5, 9:30am) $125.00
Standard Members (Starts May 5, 9:30am) $100.00
Prime Members (Starts May 5, 9:30am) $0.00
Card Making with Sherry - Summer Treats

Card Making with Sherry - Summer Treats

Thursday, May 26, 2022 | 12:30pm-2:30pm

Avid veteran card maker Sherry Sinard will show you how to make summer treats cards and a pocket envelope. Prime Members; free, Standard Members, $10.00, Guests $15.00.  Supplies $10 for all, payable to the instructor at the beginning of class.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 1

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Card Making with Sherry - Summer Treats

Guests (May 26, 12:30pm) $15.00
Standard Members (May 26, 12:30pm) $10.00
Prime (May 26, 12:30pm) $0.00
Albemarle Woodcarvers

Albemarle Woodcarvers

Thursday, May 26, 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

Beginning Crochet

Beginning Crochet

Thursday, June 2, 2022 | 1:30pm-2:30pm

Thursdays, June 2-23rd 1:30-2:30 (4 weeks)

Member Jane Hermann has been crocheting since she was twelve years old and enjoys the calming creativity that comes with simple repetitive patterns. Learn how to make a chain and three basic crochet stitches to a create either a scarf or a hat for your first project. Bring your own yarn/wool or choose from a variety of colors we have here free at The Center. You will need to bring a crochet hook (size G or H, or 6,7,8). Prime Members, free, Standard Members $20, Guests $35.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Sorry, this event has sold out!

Wood Burning - Spoons and Coaster

Wood Burning - Spoons and Coaster

Tuesday, June 7, 2022 | 11:00am-1:00pm

In this introductory wood burning class, you will customize 3 wooden spoons and a coaster (spoons and coaster provided). Have fun using a stencil and creating your composition. Instructor Jamie Schwartz, owner of Pikasso Swig Craft Bar, holds a degree in Studio Art and teaches several art mediums to all ages. Prime Members: free, Standard Members $10.00, Guests $15.00. Materials fee $15.00 for all, payable to instructor at time of class.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 9

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Wood Burning - Spoons and Coaster

Guests (June7th, 11am) $15.00
Standard Members (June7th, 11am) $10.00
Prime (June7th, 11am) $0.00
The Great Bead Frame Up

The Great Bead Frame Up

Tuesday, June 7, 2022 | 2:00pm-4:00pm

Learn the techniques to frame gemstone beads with metals, mother-of-pearl, and hematite. Join links together to form your choice of a pendant, bracelet, or earrings. Center Member Charlotte Beagle has been fashioning beaded jewelry for over 30 years. Come have fun making beautiful jewelry to wear or gift. Prime members free, Standard Members $10.00, Guests $15.00. Materials fee: $10.00 per person, payable to instructor at time of class.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 8

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The Great Bead Frame Up

Guests $15.00
Standard Members $10.00
Prime Members $0.00
Hand Embroidery II

Hand Embroidery II

Monday, June 13, 2022 | 10:00am-12:00pm

Expand your hand embroidery skills with Lazy Daisy, French Knots, Herringbone, Fly and Chain stitches.  We will also review Stem, Back and Running stitches.  With these basic stitches in your repertoire you should be able to complete most embroidery designs you will encounter. Sisters Moira and Ellen MacAvoy have been sewing for over 50 years and have taught many classes in hand embroidery, from beginners to advanced. Bring to class- 6- or 7-inch embroidery hoop, small ruler, pencil & paper, small scissors for cutting thread, thimble if you like to use one. All other materials will be provided. Prime Members: free, Standard Members, $10.00, Guests $15.00. Materials fee $15.00 for all, payable to instructor at time of class. 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 10

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Hand Embroidery II

Guests (June 13, 10am) $15.00
Standard Members (June 13, 10am) $10.00
Prime Members June 13, 10am) $0.00
Paper Crafting with Diane - June

Paper Crafting with Diane - June

Tuesday, June 14, 2022 | 10:00am-11:00am

A parade of poppies for June!

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 papercraft a parade of poppies with Diane – two all occasion cards, one birthday card, and a petite pillow gift box.  

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: 8

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Paper Crafting with Diane - June

Prime Members (June 14)
Standard Members (June 14) $10.00
Guests (June 14) $15.00
Acrylics Basics

Acrylics Basics

Tuesday, June 14, 2022 | 10:00am-1:00pm

We're sorry, this class has been cancelled.

 

Acrylic paints may become your favorite medium once you discover its versatility and the easy clean up!  Learn about the different grades of acrylic paint, the correct brushes to use, how to mix paint to create a wide variety of colors, what type of surfaces can be used, and so much more!  Experiment with many techniques of acrylic painting along with individual assistance from instructor Jan Settle.  Prime Members, free, Standard Members, $10.00, Guests $15.00. Materials fee, $15.00 for all participants, payable to instructor at time of class. 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Acrylics Level II

Acrylics Level II

Tuesday, June 21, 2022 | 10:00am-1:00pm

We're sorry, this class has been cancelled.

 

This class is for folks who recently took the Acrylics Basics class or for those who have some experience in painting with acrylics. Acrylic paints may become your favorite medium once you discover its versatility and the easy clean up!  Experiment with many techniques of acrylic painting along with individual assistance from instructor Jan Settle.  Prime Members, free, Standard Members, $10.00, Guests $15.00. Materials fee, $15.00 for all participants, payable to instructor at time of class. 

Open to all.

Location: The Center