Crafts

Sew and Sews

Sew and Sews

Monday, July 22, 2019 | 10:00-12:00pm

Pinkie Puppets is now the Sew & Sews! The need for our dear puppets is no more; we are re-inventing ourselves and invite you to join us. 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

Fee: free

Crafty Ladies

Crafty Ladies

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 | 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.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Knit-Wits

Knit-Wits

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 | 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

Fee: To be announced

Crafts--DIY

Crafts--DIY

Thursday, July 25, 2019 | 11:00-12:45pm

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

Fee: free

Albemarle Woodcarvers

Albemarle Woodcarvers

Thursday, July 25, 2019 | 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

Fee: free

Stained Glass Panel Making - Tuesday

Stained Glass Panel Making - Tuesday

Tuesday, August 6, 2019 | 4:00-6:00pm

This class runs from August 6 through August 27.

This class is for beginner and intermediate students! Create your own small stained glass window or panel using the copper foil method.  You will learn cutting, grinding, wrapping and soldering as you make a window using the same technique made famous by Tiffany and Co. when they produced their lamps.  Julie Madden who has 30+ years teaching experience is the instructor.  Members $60; Guests $70 (Price includes all materials) Space is limited! Sign up at the Welcome Desk or online.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Stained Glass Panel Making - Tuesday

Member $60.00
Guest $70.00
Paint Party

Paint Party

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 | 10:00-12:00pm

Join local artist Tamara Murray as she walks you through a step-by-step painting lesson designed to help you learn to differentiate between positive and negative space, to practice mixing colors, and to sharpen your manual dexterity.  Participants will leave with new skills and your very own masterpiece! Class size is limited to 14 participants. Members: $30/Guests: $35. Please register in advance at the Welcome Desk or online.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Paint Party

Member $30.00
Guest $35.00
How to Navigate Long Distance Care

How to Navigate Long Distance Care

Thursday, September 19, 2019 | 10:00-11:00am

Did you know that nearly 15 million Americans provide unpaid care to an older adult making them more likely to have physical and emotional health problems themselves? Come join us and learn how to manage your own stress, locate neighborhood resources, stay in contact, and plan visits. Presented by Candace Schoner, Director of Intake and Community Relations for Visiting Angels of Charlottesville. Candace has been a long-distant caregiver for her mother for over five years.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free