Crafts

Hat Felting

Hat Felting

Friday, January 21, 2022 | 12:00pm-4:30pm

Warm head, happy head! In this wet felting class you will make a lovely, warm, stylish hat (some color choices are shown). Some wet felting experience is helpful, but not required. Bring an apron, 2 bath towels, and some upper body muscle. Prime Members: free, Standard Members, $10.00, Guests, $15.00. Materials fee $30.00 for everyone, payable to instructor at time of class. 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Sorry, this event has sold out!

Sew and Sews

Sew and Sews

Monday, January 24, 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

Learning from the Masters - Lee Krasner

Learning from the Masters - Lee Krasner

Tuesday, January 25, 2022 | 10:00am-1:00pm

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 painter Lee Krasner, pioneer of Abstract Expressionism. With Jan’s instruction & assistance, you will use Krasner’s style as a reference and add your personal creative touch! Class fee: Prime Members free, Guests: 20.00, Standard Members $15.00 per weekly class. Materials fee $15.00 for all for each class, payable to instructor at time of class. 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Sorry, this event has sold out!

Crafty Ladies

Crafty Ladies

Wednesday, January 26, 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

Knit-Wits

Knit-Wits

Wednesday, January 26, 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

Crafts DIY

Crafts DIY

Thursday, January 27, 2022 | 10:30am-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

Albemarle Woodcarvers

Thursday, January 27, 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

Basics of Watercolor for Beginners

Basics of Watercolor for Beginners

Friday, January 28, 2022 | 12:30pm-2:30pm

Every Friday for four weeks, from January 28th to February 18th

Learning watercolor is really fun when someone shows you how to avoid the trouble spots along the way. Artist Jane Skafte promises to make the exercises easy and rewarding in this introductory class. Each week will cover a new topic and technique. Prime Members: free, Standard Members, 40.00, Guests 55.00. Please purchase the supplies below for class:

Materials:

  • A pad or block cold press watercolor paper (140lb, size 12″ x 16″)
  • Pencil
  • Painting palette for watercolor paints 
  • A water container
  • Paper towels or a rag
    • Winsor & Newton Cotman Sketchers’ Pocket Box or individual colors
  • Round synthetic brush (size 6 + 10)
  • Flat synthetic brush 1"
  • Liner or rigger brush
  • Masking fluid
  • Watercolor pencils
  • Small Spray bottle

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Sorry, this event has sold out!

Learning from the Masters - Mary Cassatt

Learning from the Masters - Mary Cassatt

Tuesday, February 1, 2022 | 10:00am-1:00pm

Note: this class was originally scheduled for Jan. 11th and is now on Feb. 1st.

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 the famous Mary Cassatt. With Jan’s instruction & assistance, you will use this American impressionist’s painting style as a reference and add your personal creative touch! Class fee: Prime Members free, Guests: 20.00, Standard Members $15.00 per weekly class. Materials fee $15.00 for all for each class, payable to instructor at time of class. Register here.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Sorry, this event has sold out!

Learning from the Masters - Mary Cassatt - pm

Learning from the Masters - Mary Cassatt - pm

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

Join artist Jan Settle for a little art history & lots of fun painting time as you learn about the famous Mary Cassatt. With Jan’s instruction & assistance, you will use this American impressionist’s painting style as a reference and add your personal creative touch! Class fee: Prime Members free, Guests: 20.00, Standard Members $15.00 per weekly class. Materials fee $15.00 for all for each class, payable to instructor at time of class. Register here.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 11

Pay for this event online

Learning from the Masters - Mary Cassatt - pm

Guests $20.00
Standard Members $15.00
Prime Members $0.00
Beading 101 with Charlotte

Beading 101 with Charlotte

Wednesday, February 2, 2022 | 1:00pm-3:00pm

Center Member Charlotte Beagle has been fashioning beaded jewelry for over 30 years. Join Charlotte for Beading 101 class, where she will talk about beading and how to work with beads to create lovely projects. Prime Members: Free, Standard Members, $10.00, Guests $15.00. 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 4

Pay for this event online

Beading 101 with Charlotte

Guests $15.00
Standard Members $10.00
Prime Members $0.00
Paper Crafting with Diane

Paper Crafting with Diane

Tuesday, February 8, 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.

Daffodils in Bloom!

Four lovely daffodil cards await. Use them for any number of occasions. See you in class!

 Prime members free, Standard members $10, Guests $15.  Materials fee: $10.00 for all, payable to instructor at time of class. 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 10

Pay for this event online

Paper Crafting with Diane

Guests $15.00
Standard Members $10.00
Prime Members $0.00
Felt a Valentine

Felt a Valentine

Friday, February 11, 2022 | 1:00pm-4:00pm

Felt a sweet lovable mouse or owl and a puffed heart for you or your Valentine. Donna Markey. Prime Members: free, Standard Members $15.00, Guests $20.00.  Materials fee $12.00 for all, payable to instructor at time of class.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Felt a Valentine

Guests $20.00
Standard Members $15.00
Prime Members $0.00
Intro to Acrylic Painting - am

Intro to Acrylic Painting - am

Tuesday, February 15, 2022 | 10:00am-12:30pm

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

Seats available: 11

Pay for this event online

Intro to Acrylic Painting - am

Guests $15.00
Standard Members $10.00
Prime Members $0.00
Intro to Acrylic Painting - pm

Intro to Acrylic Painting - pm

Tuesday, February 15, 2022 | 1:00pm-3:30pm

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

Seats available: 12

Pay for this event online

Intro to Acrylic Painting - pm

Guests $15.00
Standard Members $10.00
Prime Members $0.00
Watercolor for Beginners/Intermediates

Watercolor for Beginners/Intermediates

Friday, March 4, 2022 | 12:30pm-2:30pm

Four weeks, March 4 - 25th

Artist Jane Skafte promises to make the exercises easy and rewarding in this introductory class. Each week will cover a new topic and technique. This class is designed for absolute beginners, those who have tried watercolor, but “just made a big mess, and those with some watercolor experience, but don’t yet know how to create the effects you’ve admired in others’ watercolor paintings.  Prime Members: free, Standard Members, 40.00, Guests 55.00. 

Materials:

  • A pad or block cold press watercolor paper (140lb, size 12″ x 16″)
  • Pencil
  • Painting palette for watercolor paints 
  • A water container
  • Paper towels or a rag
  • Winsor & Newton Cotman Sketchers’ Pocket Box or individual colors
  • Round synthetic brush (size 6 + 10)
  • Flat synthetic brush 1"
  • Liner or rigger brush
  • Masking fluid
  • Watercolor pencils
  • Small Spray bottle

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 10

Pay for this event online

Watercolor for Beginners/Intermediates

Guests $55.00
Standard Members $40.00
Prime Members $0.00
Birds of a Feather Felting

Birds of a Feather Felting

Friday, March 11, 2022 | 1:00pm-4:00pm

Songbirds are busy this time of year. Come needle felt your own Bluebird, Chickadee, or both. Beginning needle felters welcome. Open to all. Prime Members: free, Standard Members $15.00, Guests $20.00. Donna Markey Materials fee $12.00 payable to the instructor at time of class.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 11

Pay for this event online

Birds of a Feather Felting

Guests $20.00
Standard Members $15.00
Prime Members $0.00
Paper Paintings with Jan Settle - am

Paper Paintings with Jan Settle - am

Tuesday, March 15, 2022 | 10:00am-1:00pm

This is a three week class, from March 15-29th

Paper painting is a technique involving hand painted rice paper torn into small shapes adhered to a canvas to create a painting. Participants will choose from several reference photos and, using acrylic paint, stencils and brayers, will paint the rice paper and basic shapes from the photo directly onto the canvas. The whole collage-like process will take 3 class sessions for completion. Join the fun and create colorful works of art. Prime Members: free, Standard Members, $20.00, Guests $40.00. Materials fee $20.00 for all, payable to instructor at time of class.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 11

Pay for this event online

Paper Paintings with Jan Settle - am

Guests $40.00
Standard Members $20.00
Prime Members $0.00
Paper Painting with Jan Settle - pm

Paper Painting with Jan Settle - pm

Tuesday, March 15, 2022 | 1:30pm-4:30pm

This is a three week class, from March 15-29th

Paper painting is a technique involving hand painted rice paper torn into small shapes adhered to a canvas to create a painting. Participants will choose from several reference photos and, using acrylic paint, stencils and brayers, will paint the rice paper and basic shapes from the photo directly onto the canvas. The whole collage-like process will take 3 class sessions for completion. Join the fun and create colorful works of art. Prime Members: free, Standard Members, $20.00, Guests $40.00. Materials fee $20.00 for all, payable to instructor at time of class.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 12

Pay for this event online

Paper Painting with Jan Settle - pm

Guests $40.00
Standard Members $20.00
Prime Members $0.00
Felting Bunnies

Felting Bunnies

Friday, April 8, 2022 | 1:00pm-4:00pm

Choose your style of bunny in this fun needle felting class celebrating Spring. Fiber artist Donna Markey has studied and played with fiber for years. She loves teaching and sharing this creative art form. No experience necessary. Prime Members free, Standard Members, $15.00, Guests, $20.00. Materials fee: $12.00 for all, payable to instructor at time of class.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 11

Pay for this event online

Felting Bunnies

Guests $20.00
Standard Members $15.00
Prime Members $0.00