Crafts

Crafty Ladies (ON SITE)

Crafty Ladies (ON SITE)

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 | 9:30-11:00am

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, April 21, 2021 | 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

Crafts DIY (ON SITE)

Crafts DIY (ON SITE)

Thursday, April 22, 2021 | 10:30-12:30pm

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.

 

 

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Rea Everitt rea.everitt@gmail.com

Albemarle Woodcarvers (ON SITE)

Albemarle Woodcarvers (ON SITE)

Thursday, April 22, 2021 | 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

Sew and Sews (ON SITE)

Sew and Sews (ON SITE)

Monday, April 26, 2021 | 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

Basics of Painting with Alcohol Ink (On Site)

Basics of Painting with Alcohol Ink (On Site)

Tuesday, April 27, 2021 | 9:00-12:00pm

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. Lots of one-on-one instruction from artist Jan Settle.  Prime members free, Standard Members and Guests 30.00. Materials 25.00 per person, 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 $30.00
Prime Members $0.00
Making Jewelry from Dried Acrylic Paint Skins May 4th (ON SITE)

Making Jewelry from Dried Acrylic Paint Skins May 4th (ON SITE)

Tuesday, May 4, 2021 | 9:00-12:00pm

This is a fun class that utilizes the overflow of dried acrylic paint or “skins” from acrylic poured paintings to create unique jewelry! If you’ve taken Jan Settle’s paint pouring class, you may have some skins of your own. If not, she will have plenty for you to choose from to create beautiful, one-of-a-kind pendants or necklaces or earrings. There will be an assortment of silver-colored chains, or you may bring your own. If time permits, we will also use the dried paint skins, bits of paper and other materials to create a beautiful collage. Prime Members: free, Standard Members and Guests $15.00. Materials fee $25.00 for each participant, payable to instructor at time of class.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Making Jewelry from Dried Acrylic Paint Skins May 4th (ON SITE)

Standard Members and Guests fee $15.00
Prime Members $0.00
Watercolor Landscapes with Architectural Elements (ONLINE)

Watercolor Landscapes with Architectural Elements (ONLINE)

Tuesday, May 4, 2021 | 11:00-12:30pm

Tuesdays, May 4-25 (4 week series)

The line quality and shapes of architectural subjects are a wonderful counterpoint to those of nature, and they provide a frame of reference about the location and scale of the landscape in a painting. Jane Skafte will cover the basics of perspective and how it works as the foundation for being able to paint believable architectural subjects and will include demonstrations on how to create a variety of textures. 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

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Watercolor Landscapes with Architectural Elements (ONLINE)

Standard Members and Guests fee $45.00
Prime Members $0.00
Wire Sculpture for Beginners (ONSITE)

Wire Sculpture for Beginners (ONSITE)

Friday, May 14, 2021 | 10:00-11:00am

Meets six Fridays - from May 14 - June 18.

Using soft copper and aluminum wire, your hands and occasionally needle nose pliers, learn to bend, twist, add beads and attach pieces to create 2 and 3-dimensional artwork. Beginning with drawings or photographs, you will quickly create beautiful aluminum or copper wall hangings. Next, you’ll move to simple standing sculptures and/or more complex creations such as beaded crowns for the little girls in your life (or anyone in need of a crown)! Award winning artist Ann Cheeks has been teaching art for over 20 years to adults and children. Class fee: Prime Members free, Standard Members and Guests $60.00. Materials fee $15.00 for all, payable to instructor at first class.

A graduate of VCU and former graphic designer, Ann has been painting and teaching art for over 20 years to adults and children. Her award-winning landscapes have been exhibited throughout the US and are in multiple corporate and private collections.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Wire Sculpture for Beginners (ONSITE)

Standard Members and Guests $60.00
Prime Members $0.00
Painting Landscapes/Seascapes with Oil for Beginners (ONSITE)

Painting Landscapes/Seascapes with Oil for Beginners (ONSITE)

Friday, May 14, 2021 | 2:00-4:00pm

Every Friday for eight weeks - May 14-July 2

Local award-winning artist Ann Cheeks will instruct this 8-week class in oil painting for beginners. 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 2 or more finished paintings. Class fee: Prime members free, Standard Members and Guests 80.00. Materials fee $20.00 for all, payable to instructor at the first class. 

A graduate of VCU and former graphic designer, Ann has been painting and teaching art for over 20 years to adults and children. Her award-winning landscapes have been exhibited throughout the US and are in multiple corporate and private collections.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Painting Landscapes/Seascapes with Oil for Beginners (ONSITE)

Standard Members and Guests $80.00
Prime Members $0.00
Learning from the Masters (Acrylics) (ONSITE)

Learning from the Masters (Acrylics) (ONSITE)

Tuesday, May 18, 2021 | 9:00-12:00pm

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 $20.00. Materials fee $25 for all, payable to instructor at time of first class. This is the first class in a series of learning & painting like the Masters. 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Learning from the Masters (Acrylics) (ONSITE)

Standard Members and Guests $20.00
Prime Members $0.00