Crafts

Crafts DIY (ON SITE)

Crafts DIY (ON SITE)

Thursday, August 6, 2020 | 11:00-12:00pm

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: Cyndi Walsh cynthia.walsh2@gmail.com or Rea Everitt rea.everitt@gmail.com

Albemarle Woodcarvers (ON SITE)

Albemarle Woodcarvers (ON SITE)

Thursday, August 6, 2020 | 1:00-2:00pm

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

Block Printing Basics - Print at Home, Learn Online (ONLINE)

Block Printing Basics - Print at Home, Learn Online (ONLINE)

Monday, August 10, 2020 | 10:00-12:00pm

This class is now closed.

Monday, August 10th, 10-12pm and Tuesday, August 11th, 10-12pm

Learn the block printing process from start to finish while creating a canvas bag with your own design. Register to order artist Emily Wool’s block printing kit (15% of sales goes to PHAR Public Housing Area Redevelopment) which provides everything you need to start on your block printing adventure. You will learn to create your own design for printing on fabric including sketching techniques, what to keep and what to take away during the carving process, and how to design a “good” block for printing. Kits will arrive at The Center a week before the online instruction classes – you can pick it up before the online class. Emily runs her block printing business Emily Ruth Prints from her home and is delighted to share her skill and expertise with us. Click here to register. Class fee 70.00 for Standard Members and Guests, 60.00 for Prime members.

Open to all.

Location: Online

Crafty Ladies (ON SITE)

Crafty Ladies (ON SITE)

Wednesday, August 12, 2020 | 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.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Knit-Wits (ON SITE)

Knit-Wits (ON SITE)

Wednesday, August 12, 2020 | 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

Sew and Sews

Sew and Sews

Monday, September 7, 2020 | 10:00-12:00pm

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

Watercolor Landscapes with Jane Skafte (Online)

Watercolor Landscapes with Jane Skafte (Online)

Monday, September 21, 2020 | 4:00-6:00pm

This class is held each Monday for four weeks until October 19th (excluding September 28th)

Jane Skafte offers a judgment-free opportunity to explore watercolor in this four-week online Zoom class for beginning and intermediate artists.  It is all about enjoying creative exploration in color. The subjects will be from reference photos that Jane will send via email links prior to our meetings. In each class session, a variety of techniques and strategies for experimenting with materials will accompany instruction in basic brush skills, transparent layering and color mixing.

Participants will receive an email shortly before class with the zoom meeting link and ID number.

Open to all, but space is limited; please register below. 

 

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

Open to all.

Location: Online

Pay for this event online

Watercolor Landscapes with Jane Skafte (Online)

Standard Members and Guests $45.00
Prime Members $0.00
Drawing From Nature (ONLINE)

Drawing From Nature (ONLINE)

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 | 4:00-6:00pm

This class is held each Wednesday for 4 weeks Until October 14th

This course combines guided sketching exercises from observation of nature with an understanding of the natural geometry of our everyday world - for example, the fractals of trees and the geometric structure of flowers. Online instruction will also include downloadable PDFs of examples by master artists.

Instruction will include making a nature journal.

Participants will receive an email shortly before class with the zoom meeting link and ID number.

Open to all, but space is limited; please register below.

Materials needed:

 paper, tracing paper, pencil, colored pencil, and watercolor paints and brushes.

Open to all.

Location: Online

Pay for this event online

Drawing From Nature (ONLINE)

Prime Members fee $0.00
Standard Members and Guests fee $45.00