Crafts

Sew and Sews (ON SITE)

Sew and Sews (ON SITE)

Monday, August 2, 2021 | 10:00-12:00pm

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

Painting Landscapes/Seascapes with Oil for Beginners July-August (ONSITE)

Painting Landscapes/Seascapes with Oil for Beginners July-August (ONSITE)

Tuesday, August 3, 2021 | 2:00-4:00pm

Tuesdays, July 6 - August 24th (8 weeks), 2:00pm-4:00pm

Working from photographs (your own or ones provided) you will set up your palette, learn to mix color, simplify shape, and create the illusion of depth while discovering the luscious feel of oil paint. Odorless mineral spirits will be used, which eliminates the harmful agents typically associated with oil painting. At the end of the class, you will have two or more finished paintings. Award-winning local artist Ann Cheeks is the instructor. Open to all. Prime members free; Standard members and Guests $80. Materials fee is $30 for all, payable to instructor at the first class. 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Painting Landscapes/Seascapes with Oil for Beginners July-August (ONSITE)

Standard Members and Guests $80.00
Prime Members $0.00
Crafty Ladies (ON SITE)

Crafty Ladies (ON SITE)

Wednesday, August 4, 2021 | 9:30-11:30am

Wednesdays, 9:3am-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

Knit-Wits (ON SITE)

Knit-Wits (ON SITE)

Wednesday, August 4, 2021 | 2:00-4:00pm

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

Crafts DIY (ON SITE)

Crafts DIY (ON SITE)

Thursday, August 5, 2021 | 10:30-12:30pm

Thursdays, 10:30am-12:30pm

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

Albemarle Woodcarvers (ON SITE)

Albemarle Woodcarvers (ON SITE)

Thursday, August 5, 2021 | 1:00-3:00pm

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

Paint Party with Tamara Murray (August 12th)

Paint Party with Tamara Murray (August 12th)

Thursday, August 12, 2021 | 5:00-8:00pm

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 your very own masterpiece!  Prime members 15.00, Standard Members and Guests 30.00 (includes materials). 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Paint Party with Tamara Murray (August 12th)

Standard Members and Guests $30.00
Prime Members $15.00
Sea Glass Earrings Workshop

Sea Glass Earrings Workshop

Tuesday, August 17, 2021 | 5:30-7:30pm

Create one-of-a-kind summer earrings in a simple, beautiful design (pictured above). Choose from a variety of crafted sea glass colors and make two complete pairs - keep a pair and give one as gift if you like. Charlotte Beagle has been fashioning beaded jewelry for over 30 years and delights in teaching her craft to others. Prime Members: free, Standard Members and Guests: $10.00. Materials fee $10.00 for all participants, payable to instructor at time of the class.

Contact Carolyn to be put on a waiting list.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Sea Glass Earrings Workshop

Standard Members and Guests fee $10.00
Prime Members $0.00
Learning from the Masters (Acrylics) (ONSITE)

Learning from the Masters (Acrylics) (ONSITE)

Friday, September 3, 2021 | 12:00-3:00pm

There are four separate classes offered. You must sign up for each class individually.

Join artist Jan Settle for a little art history & lots of fun painting time as you learn about Vincent van Gogh, the Painter of Sunflowers. In week one, with Jan’s instruction & assistance, you will paint a vase of sunflowers using van Gogh’s work as a reference but adding your personal creative touch!  Class fee: Prime Members free, Standard Members and Guests $15.00 per weekly class. Materials fee $15.00 for all for each class, payable to instructor at time of class. This is the first class in a series of learning & painting like the Masters.

September 3rd - Sunflowers - Vincent Van Gogh

The three other classes are listed separately. Click on the date(s) below to register for each of the other classes.
September 10th - Water Lily Pond - Monet
September 17th - Starry Night - van Gogh
September 24th - The Scream - Edvard Munch

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Learning from the Masters (Acrylics) (ONSITE)

Standard Members and Guests fee $15.00
Prime Members $0.00
Learning from the Masters - van Gogh (Acrylics)

Learning from the Masters - van Gogh (Acrylics)

Friday, September 17, 2021 | 12:00-3:00pm

There are four separate classes offered. You must sign up for each class individually.

Join artist Jan Settle for a little art history & lots of fun painting time as you learn about Vincent van Gogh and his masterful "Starry Night" painting. With Jan’s instruction & assistance you will use van Gogh's  work as a reference but adding your personal creative touch!  Class fee: Prime Members free, Standard Members and Guests $15.00 per weekly class. Materials fee $15.00 for all for each class, payable to instructor at time of class. This is the first class in a series of learning & painting like the Masters.

September 17th - Starry Night - Van Gogh

The three other classes are listed separately. Click on the date(s) below to be taken to the registration page(s) for each of the other classes.

September 3rd - Sunflowers - Vincent Van Gogh
September 10th - Water Lily Pond - Monet
September 24th - The Scream - Edvard Munch

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Learning from the Masters - van Gogh (Acrylics)

Standard Members and Guests $15.00
Prime Members $0.00
Learning from the Masters - Munch (Acrylics)

Learning from the Masters - Munch (Acrylics)

Friday, September 24, 2021 | 12:00-3:00pm

There are four separate classes offered. You must sign up for each class individually.

Join artist Jan Settle for a little art history & lots of fun painting time as you learn about Edvard Munch, the Norwegian painter whose work "The Scream" is known throughout the world. With Jan’s instruction & assistance, you will use this iconic painting as a reference but adding your personal creative touch!  Class fee: Prime Members free, Standard Members and Guests $15.00 per weekly class. Materials fee $15.00 for all for each class, payable to instructor at time of class. This is the first class in a series of learning & painting like the Masters.

September 24th - The Scream - Edvard Munch

The three other classes are listed separately. Click on the date(s) below to register for each of the other classes.
September 3rd - Sunflowers - Vincent Van Gogh
September 10th - Water Lily Pond - Monet
September 17th - Starry Night - van Gogh

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Learning from the Masters - Munch (Acrylics)

Standard Members and Guests $15.00
Prime Members $0.00
Painting the Fall Landscape - Watercolor (ONLINE)

Painting the Fall Landscape - Watercolor (ONLINE)

Tuesday, October 5, 2021 | 11:00-12:30pm

The fall landscape is dramatically different from every other season!  That drama can be captured by paying attention to:  Color, especially the contrasts of cool against warm, and bright against neutral; light, since the landscape receives more sunlight; and trees, because they reveal their structure. Join popular watercolor artist Jane Skafte – Prime Members: free, Standard Members and Guests $45.00.

 

Closer to the class, Jane will email you with the Zoom link.

Supply list:
 
  • Watercolor paper 140lb, size 12″ x 16″ or similar
  • Pencil
  • Painting palette for watercolor paints 
  • Water container
  • Paper towels or a rag
  • Brushes: there is a pretty good synthetic set at Michael’s, Artist loft set: 
  • Wash brush (1")
  • Flat brushes (sizes 10, 6)
  • Round brushes (sizes 10, 3, 5, 1)
  • Filbert brushes (sizes 6, 4, 1)
  • Winsor & Newton® Cotman® Watercolors Sketchers' Pocket Box  OR: if you have paint already or want to add to your supply: (The individual colors are suggested, don’t worry if you have another brand that calls the color by another name. You need the primary colors in both warm and cool (e.g. warm blue is purplish and cool blue is greenish)
  • Two reds:  for example, Alizarin Crimson and permanent red or Cadmium red
  • Two blues: for example, Cobalt Blue or Ultramarine and Cerulean blue 
  • One or two greens: for example, Hookers green or sap green
  • Two yellows: for example, Lemon yellow and Gamboge
  • Nice colors to have (can be added later): Raw sienna, burnt umber, ivory black, paynes gray, quinacridone rose
  • Nice to have: watercolor pencils

Members only.

Location: The Center

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Painting the Fall Landscape - Watercolor (ONLINE)

Standard Members and Guests $45.00
Prime Members $0.00
Basics of Painting with Alcohol Ink (On Site)

Basics of Painting with Alcohol Ink (On Site)

Friday, October 8, 2021 | 12:00-3:00pm

Participants will learn all about this colorful and delightfully unpredictable medium – alcohol ink. Each person will experiment using different inks and surfaces to create images using different techniques, and receive lots of one-on-one instruction from artist Jan Settle.  Prime members free, Standard Members and Guests 15.00. Materials 20.00 for all participants, payable to instructor at time of class. 

About the Artist

Jan Settle received her BFA degree from Virginia Commonwealth Universty and worked in the field of Interior Design for many years. She paints with acrylics, watercolor, pastels, and her new passion is Acrylic Paint Pouring. Jan is a member of the Blue Ridge Art League of Culpeper, the Mid-Atlantic Pastel Society (MAPS) and the Firnew Farm Artists Circle of Madison. Her work can be seen in local galleries and in many of the exhibits held by MAPS. You can follow Jan on Facebook at CastleRock Designs and Workshops.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Basics of Painting with Alcohol Ink (On Site)

Standard Members and Guests $15.00
Prime Members $0.00
Essentials of Drawing with Jane Skafte

Essentials of Drawing with Jane Skafte

Friday, October 15, 2021 | 10:30-12:30pm

This is a four week class from October 15-November 5th.

This class is designed to give you a good foundation in the basics of drawing. You will become familiar with several drawing styles, rendering techniques, and principles of perspective in order to draw different subjects with ease and accuracy. Artist Jane Skafte will cover still life, drawing from photographs and portraits, in pencil, ink and colored pencil. 

Supplies for drawing (please bring these to class):

  • Quality Drawing Pencils, like a tin of Derwent graphite pencils
  • Sketch book (at least 14" in short dimension) Drawing or Mixed media
  • Erasers: kneaded eraser and white vinyl
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Drawing pens-- like micron pens. One brush pen
  • Optional: Colored pencils

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Essentials of Drawing with Jane Skafte

Standard Members and Guests $55.00
Prime Members $0.00
Multimedia Collage

Multimedia Collage

Friday, October 22, 2021 | 12:00-3:00pm

Stretch your creative mind to make a painting of whimsical shapes & colors in this fun class using multiple media with instruction from Jan Settle.  Every painting will be a unique expression of your imagination!  Open to all. Prime members: Free,  Standard Members and Guests 20.00. Materials fee, $10.00 for all, payable to instructor at time of class.

About the Artist

Jan Settle received her BFA degree from Virginia Commonwealth Universty and worked in the field of Interior Design for many years. She paints with acrylics, watercolor, pastels, and her new passion is Acrylic Paint Pouring. Jan is a member of the Blue Ridge Art League of Culpeper, the Mid-Atlantic Pastel Society (MAPS) and the Firnew Farm Artists Circle of Madison. Her work can be seen in local galleries and in many of the exhibits held by MAPS. You can follow Jan on Facebook at CastleRock Designs and Workshops.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Multimedia Collage

Standard Members and Guests $20.00
Prime Members $0.00