Crafts

Sew and Sews (ON SITE)

Sew and Sews (ON SITE)

Monday, January 25, 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

The Basics of Painting with Pastels (ON SITE)

The Basics of Painting with Pastels (ON SITE)

Tuesday, January 26, 2021 | 9:00-12:00pm

This class is currently full.

 

This is a four week class on Tuesdays from 9-12pm - January 5, 12, and 19th and 26th.

Participants will get to know pastels by experimenting with different kinds of pastels on various surfaces through a simple drawing exercise.  They will then learn how to sketch a simple landscape using basic shapes, lay in color on the surface & blend the pastels using different tools & methods.  Prior experience with pastel painting not required.

Prime Members: free, Standard Members and Guests: $55.00. Materials fee 35.00 for all participants, payable to instructor at time of class

Jan Settle received her BFA degree from Virginia Commonwealth University 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

Valentine Card Making (ONSITE)

Valentine Card Making (ONSITE)

Tuesday, January 26, 2021 | 1:00-3:00pm

Sorry, this class is full.

 

Veteran card maker and Center member Sherry Sinard teaches you how to make one-of-a- kind handmade cards using a Fun Fold technique with a Valentine's theme. Then add embellishments to create your masterpiece. This will include a top fold card and a right-side folded card. Prime Members: free, Standard Members and 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

Crafty Ladies (ON SITE)

Crafty Ladies (ON SITE)

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 | 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 (ON SITE)

Knit-Wits (ON SITE)

Wednesday, January 27, 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

Contact: Marge Haugen 434.964.0197

Crafts DIY (ON SITE)

Crafts DIY (ON SITE)

Thursday, January 28, 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: Cyndi Walsh cynthia.walsh2@gmail.com or Rea Everitt rea.everitt@gmail.com

Watercolor I with Jane Skafte (ONLINE)

Thursday, January 28, 2021 | 11:00-12:30pm

Held over four Thursdays - January 14, 21, 28 and Feb 4 

Art is a thing of the imagination. It’s all about enjoying creative exploration in color. All levels are welcome in this class. Artist Jane Skafte will start with exercises for beginners and anyone who works in other media but feels curious about painting with watercolor. Techniques will be demonstrated, followed by ample time for you to experiment and produce a beautiful work of art. Prime Members: free, Standard Members and Guests: 45.00.

Jane will email you shortly before the class begins and provide 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

Open to all.

Location: Online

Pay for this event online

Watercolor I with Jane Skafte (ONLINE)

Standard Members and Guests $45.00
Prime Members $0.00
Albemarle Woodcarvers (ON SITE)

Albemarle Woodcarvers (ON SITE)

Thursday, January 28, 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

Contact: Al Crittenden, Program Leader - (434) 296-1749

Basics of Painting with Alcohol Ink (On Site)

Basics of Painting with Alcohol Ink (On Site)

Tuesday, February 2, 2021 | 9:00-1:00pm

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

Pay for this event online

Basics of Painting with Alcohol Ink (On Site)

Standard Members and Guests $30.00
Prime Members $0.00
Repurpose Your old Sweater (ON SITE)

Repurpose Your old Sweater (ON SITE)

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

February 12 and 19 (2-week class)

Transform your old woolen sweater you accidentally shrunk or are just no longer wearing into mittens, a hat, tote bag, fingerless gloves, a cowl or scarf, etc. Don’t have an old sweater? A thrift store find is another option. Items need to be preshrunk, primarily wool or a wool blend of other natural animal fibers (e.g., alpaca, angora, cashmere). Make your repurposed item(s) in the first class, then choose a design and needle felt it onto your creation in class two. Some hand sewing required. Prime members -free; Standard Members and Guests - $30. Materials fee: $12 for all participants, payable to instructor at time of class. 

Supply list: 

Please bring the following, if you have them available: (don’t feel you have to go out and buy all these items)

  • Sweater
  • Scissors
  • Straight pins
  •  Ruler or measuring tape
  • Marker/pencil
  • Paper (to draw pattern)
  • Needles and thread (color to coordinate with your sweater)
  • Miscellaneous items: buttons or fasteners Image or idea for needle felt design (we’ll discuss further in class 1, if you are not sure)

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. No experience necessary.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Repurpose Your old Sweater (ON SITE)

Standard Members and Guests $30.00
Prime Members $0.00
Beading Stretch Bracelets - Grandma and Me (ON SITE)

Beading Stretch Bracelets - Grandma and Me (ON SITE)

Friday, February 12, 2021 | 1:00-2:30pm

Friday, February 12, or Monday February 15

Looking for something fun to do with a grandchild on these days off from school, or do you just want to treat yourself to a new bauble? Join Bobbi Hughes in this “make it, take it” stretch bracelets class, fun for all ages. Pre-made packets will be available for you to choose from along with printed instructions. Cost for each bracelet made - $5.00, payable at time of class. Email Carolyn to register and indicate the 1. names of all people attending and 2. class date.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Beginner Acrylic Pour Class Feb. 16  (ON SITE)

Beginner Acrylic Pour Class Feb. 16 (ON SITE)

Tuesday, February 16, 2021 | 9:00-12:00pm

Acrylic Paint Pouring is a fun and exciting way to set your creativity free and play with color. Fluid acrylic paints in your choice of colors are layered and poured onto a canvas surface, and the rest is up to your imagination! Join artist Jan Settle to learn the basic techniques of acrylic pouring – no experience required. No two paintings are ever the same; you will take home two finished paintings after they have dried.

Prime Members free; Standard Members and Guests $25. Materials $15 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, and 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

Pay for this event online

Beginner Acrylic Pour Class Feb. 16 (ON SITE)

Standard Members and Guests fee $25.00
Prime Members $0.00
Controlled Acrylic Pour March 2 (ON SITE)

Controlled Acrylic Pour March 2 (ON SITE)

Tuesday, March 2, 2021 | 9:00-12:00pm

If you enjoy doing acrylic pours, you’ll love this class with Jan Settle. Learn how to control the paint mixed with pouring medium to create a simple landscape. Reference photos of landscapes and all supplies are provided. Each person will take home 1–2 paintings. Prior experience with acrylic pouring is required.

Standard members and guests $25; Prime members – included in membership. Materials are $15 per person payable to the instructor at time of class. 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Controlled Acrylic Pour March 2 (ON SITE)

Standard Members and Guests fee $25.00
Prime Members $0.00

Anyone Can Draw! with Jane Skafte (ONLINE)

Wednesday, March 3, 2021 | 11:00-12:00pm

This class is held over four Wednesdays -  March 3, 10, 17, 24 

In this fun, step-by-step online class artist Jane Skafte will help you work your way through exercises designed to train your eye, hand and imagination to work together as a unit. Most students notice striking improvement as the class moves along. Learn to use texture and line, light and shadow, foreground and background, and several rendering techniques to draw expressively whether you have a background in art or not. Jane will also be giving optional “homework” assignments for those who want a little more practice outside of class time. Prime Members: free, Standard Members and Guests: 45.00. Register here.

Jane will contact you shortly before the class via email and send you a Zoom link.

Supplies:

Pencils 2H-6B

Sketch book (like Strathmore 400 series, or similar)

Drawing pen - Micron, pilot pen, or similar

Colored pencils 

Open to all.

Location: Online

Pay for this event online

Anyone Can Draw! with Jane Skafte (ONLINE)

Standard Members and Guests $45.00
Prime Members $0.00
Dimensional Wet Felting (ON SITE)

Dimensional Wet Felting (ON SITE)

Friday, March 5, 2021 | 1:00-4:00pm

In this introduction to wet felting, you will learn the basic techniques of creating a dimensional object. Create a bowl or vase to hold treasures on your dresser, as an attractive accent piece, or to hold a small bunch of posies. Please bring two bath towels and an apron is also recommended for some good, clean fun. Class fee: Prime Members: free, Standard Members and Guests, $20.00. Materials fee: $10.00 for all participants, payable to instructor at time of class. 

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. No experience necessary.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Dimensional Wet Felting (ON SITE)

Standard Members and Guests $20.00
Prime Members $0.00
Making Jewelry from Dried Acrylic Paint Skins (ON SITE)

Making Jewelry from Dried Acrylic Paint Skins (ON SITE)

Tuesday, March 16, 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. 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

Pay for this event online

Making Jewelry from Dried Acrylic Paint Skins (ON SITE)

Standard Members and Guests fee $15.00
Prime Members $0.00
Felt a Mini Teddy Bear (ON SITE)

Felt a Mini Teddy Bear (ON SITE)

Friday, April 9, 2021 | 1:00-4:00pm

You’ll have fun creating a teddy bear in this needle felting class. 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. No experience necessary. Prime Members: free, Standard Members and Guests: $20.00 Materials fee: $6.00 per person for all participants, payable to instructor at time of class. 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Felt a Mini Teddy Bear (ON SITE)

Standard Members and Guests $20.00
Prime Members $0.00