Crafts

Online Watercolor Class

Online Watercolor Class

Tuesday, June 2, 2020 | 11:00-12:30pm

This class is held each Tuesday for four weeks until June 16th

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.

Jane is creating a private Facebook group for those who would like to share their finished work online and get feedback from Jane and other participants.

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

Seats available: 1

Pay for this event online

Online Watercolor Class

Standard Members and Guests $40.00
Prime Members $0.00
Shelf Improvement

Shelf Improvement

Thursday, June 4, 2020 | 3:00-4:00pm

The current situation is challenging for many people young and old, and can hinder our inspirations and imagination. Bookstore owner Kathy Judge will show you how to boost morale and brighten up your environment by rethinking and rearranging your bookshelves with design ideas she refers to as shelf improvement. Come away with the knowledge of how to better enjoy and appreciate your immediate surroundings and have fun in the process.

Kathy Judge lived and worked in Charlottesville for many years before moving to Orange in 2017. After settling in, she opened her bookshop, Bound2please Books, in 2019. Selling gently used books in a brick and mortar shop has taught her many things about the art of display and Shelf Improvement.

Free and open to the community.

 

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89206022843

Meeting ID: 892 0602 2843

Open to all.

Location: Online

Acrylic Pour Demo and Giveaway with Rosemary

Acrylic Pour Demo and Giveaway with Rosemary

Monday, June 8, 2020 | 11:30-12:30pm

ACRYLIC POUR DEMO AND GIVEAWAY WITH ROSEMARY

Monday, June 8th 11:30-12:30

Do you enjoy experimenting with art forms? Artist Rosemary Quade Nichols will demonstrate a flower acrylic pour technique that you can easily do at home yourself with a few supplies and a willingness to ‘go with the paint flow’. One of our lucky zoom participants will win the painting Rosemary completes in this presentation! 

Rosemary aka “Rosamaria” has had a love for art for many years, playing with different mediums such as oil, water and acrylic paints, and photography. She recently found her passion in acrylics and is at her happiest when she is doing acrylic pours and abstract paintings in her studio basement lovingly set up for her by her husband, Mark.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83838605700

Meeting ID: 838 3860 5700
 


 

Open to all.

Location: Online

Albemarle Woodcarvers

Albemarle Woodcarvers

Thursday, June 11, 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

Online Watercolor Pencils Class - Beginning and Intermediate

Online Watercolor Pencils Class - Beginning and Intermediate

Friday, June 19, 2020 | 1:00-3:00pm

This class is held each Friday for four weeks until July 10th

Join Joanne Coleman for this multi-ability level class using colored pencils. Online using the zoom platform, learn how to: Blend multiple colors to create a unique effect on your painting, use your pencils to create shading, lines, and shadow to give dimension, and combine colored pencil with watercolor pencil for a lovely sunny effect.  A professional artist for twenty years, Joanne took art classes both in college and with private tutors. 

 

Class fee = Standard Members and Guests - $45.00

       Prime Members – included in membership fee, but registration is still required

Materials needed:

  • Set of colored pencils - primary colors - at least 6-8
  • pencil sharpener
  • 10x12 inch drawing paper
  •  watercolor pencils (usually come in a tin, available at art stores and Amazon.com)
  • 3 small inexpensive paint brushes.

Open to all.

Location: Online

Seats available: 15

Pay for this event online

Online Watercolor Pencils Class - Beginning and Intermediate

Standard Members and Guests $45.00
Prime Members $0.00
Sew and Sews

Sew and Sews

Monday, June 29, 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

Crafty Ladies

Crafty Ladies

Wednesday, July 1, 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

Knit-Wits

Wednesday, July 1, 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

Crafts--DIY

Crafts--DIY

Thursday, July 2, 2020 | 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: Cyndi Walsh cynthia.walsh2@gmail.com or Rea Everitt rea.everitt@gmail.com