Crafts

Sew and Sews (ON SITE)

Sew and Sews (ON SITE)

Monday, October 25, 2021 | 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

Monotype and Block Printmaking (Sept-Oct)

Monotype and Block Printmaking (Sept-Oct)

Monday, October 25, 2021 | 1:00pm-3:00pm

Six consecutive Mondays, September 20–October 25

These two simple methods of printmaking are easy to learn and fun to make. You will walk away with a lot of work at the end of this class! Monotypes are fast, involve lots of play and experimentation. Block prints are slower to create with a meditative process—one soft, one crisp, both gorgeous. Award-winning artist Ann Cheeks is the instructor. Prime Members free, Standard Members and Guests $60. Materials fee $30 for all, payable to instructor at time of class. 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 3

Pay for this event online

Monotype and Block Printmaking (Sept-Oct)

Standard Members and Guests $60.00
Prime Members $0.00
Painting the Fall Landscape - Watercolor (ONLINE)

Painting the Fall Landscape - Watercolor (ONLINE)

Tuesday, October 26, 2021 | 10:30am-12:30pm

This is a four week class from October 5th to October 26th.

Registration is now closed, thank you! 

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

Open to all.

Location: Online

Crafty Ladies (ON SITE)

Crafty Ladies (ON SITE)

Wednesday, October 27, 2021 | 9:30am-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, October 27, 2021 | 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 (ON SITE)

Crafts DIY (ON SITE)

Thursday, October 28, 2021 | 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, October 28, 2021 | 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

Essentials of Drawing with Jane Skafte

Essentials of Drawing with Jane Skafte

Friday, October 29, 2021 | 10:30am-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

Sorry, this event has sold out!

Tropical Beauties Cards

Tropical Beauties Cards

Friday, October 29, 2021 | 1:00pm-3:00pm

Veteran card maker and Center member Sherry Sinard teaches you how to make 3 unique tropical themed cards, 2 vertical and 1 horizontal. Add embellishments and sentiments to create your stand-alone masterpiece. Prime Members: free, Standard Members, 10.00, Guests: $15.00 Materials fee: $8.00 per person for all participants, payable to instructor at time of class. 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 9

Pay for this event online

Tropical Beauties Cards

Guests $15.00
Standard Members $10.00
Prime Members $0.00
Learning from the Masters (Acrylic) - Gustav Klimt

Learning from the Masters (Acrylic) - Gustav Klimt

Tuesday, November 2, 2021 | 10:00am-1:00pm

We're sorry, this series has been cancelled.

Join artist Jan Settle for a little art history & lots of fun painting time as you learn about famous artists and their painting styles. With Jan’s instruction & assistance, you will use Gustav Klimt's iconic painting "The Kiss" as a reference but adding 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

Learning from the Masters (Acrylic) - Wassily Kandinsky

Learning from the Masters (Acrylic) - Wassily Kandinsky

Tuesday, November 9, 2021 | 10:00am-1:00pm

We are sorry, this class (series) has been cancelled.

Join artist Jan Settle for a little art history & lots of fun painting time as you learn about famous artists and their painting styles. With Jan’s instruction & assistance, you will use Kandinsky's iconic painting "The Tree of Life" as a reference but adding 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

Felting Santa Ornaments

Felting Santa Ornaments

Friday, November 12, 2021 | 1:00pm-4:00pm

Have fun felting one of these jolly old souls with fiber artist Donna Markey. Donna is a patient, creative teacher who delights in seeing peoples' creativity come to life as they make their felted masterpieces. No experience necessary - all levels welcome. Prime Members: free, Guests: 20.00, Standard Members: 15.00. Materials fee: $12.00 per person for all participants, payable to instructor at time of class.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Sorry, this event has sold out!

Soap Felting

Soap Felting

Friday, November 19, 2021 | 12:30pm-4:00pm

Learn the basics of wet felting, as you apply a colorful assortment of natural sheep fibers to cover individual bars of soap. Make 1 for yourself and 1 to give away - they make lovely gifts! No experience necessary. Fiber artist Donna Markey has studied and played with fiber for years. She loves teaching and sharing this creative art form with people of all ages, and to see the joy in peoples’ faces as they create their own masterpieces! Prime Members: free Standard Members $15.00 and Guests: $20.00 Materials fee: $10 per person, payable to the instructor at time of class.

Open to all.

Location: Art Studio

Seats available: 11

Pay for this event online

Soap Felting

Standard Members and Guests $20.00
Standard Members $15.00
Prime Members $0.00
Mono-Printing Holiday Cardmaking

Mono-Printing Holiday Cardmaking

Friday, December 3, 2021 | 12:00pm-4:30pm

Learn to make beautiful monoprints, gelatin prints and mixed media for holiday cards and stationery. Jane Skafte will teach simple techniques for creating cards that can be mailed, tied to gifts, or given as art prints. This one-day workshop will cover card design, color mixing, image transfer, lettering and embellishment. Prime Members: free, Standard Members, 15.00, Guests: 20.00. Materials fee 25.00 for everyone, payable to instructor at time of class.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 9

Pay for this event online

Mono-Printing Holiday Cardmaking

Guests $20.00
Standard Members $15.00
Prime Members $0.00
Felting Angels with Donna Markey

Felting Angels with Donna Markey

Friday, December 10, 2021 | 1:00pm-4:00pm

Fiber artist Donna Markey will help you choose your colors and show you how to felt your very own angel. Give as a cherished handmade gift or keep for yourself. Prime Members: free, Guests: 20.00, Standard Members: 15.00. Materials fee: $12.00 per person for all participants, payable to instructor at time of class.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 11

Pay for this event online

Felting Angels with Donna Markey

Guests $20.00
Standard Members $15.00
Prime Members $0.00