Crafts

Sew and Sews (ON SITE)

Sew and Sews (ON SITE)

Monday, October 26, 2020 | 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

Crafty Ladies (ON SITE)

Crafty Ladies (ON SITE)

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 | 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, October 28, 2020 | 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, October 29, 2020 | 11:00-12:30pm

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

Albemarle Woodcarvers (ON SITE)

Albemarle Woodcarvers (ON SITE)

Thursday, October 29, 2020 | 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

Expressive Watercolor with Jane Skafte (Online)

Expressive Watercolor with Jane Skafte (Online)

Thursday, November 5, 2020 | 4:00-6:00pm

This is a four week class on Thursdays from 4-6 - November 5, 12, and 19th (no class on Thanksgiving), and December 5

Jane Skafte offers a judgment-free opportunity to explore watercolor in this four-week online Zoom class for beginning and intermediate artists.  It is all about enjoying creative exploration in color. The subjects will be from reference photos that Jane will send via email links prior to our meetings. In each class session, a variety of techniques and strategies for experimenting with materials will accompany instruction in basic brush skills, transparent layering and color mixing.

Participants will receive an email shortly before class with the zoom meeting link and ID number.

 

 

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

Expressive Watercolor with Jane Skafte (Online)

Standard Members and Guests $45.00
Prime Members $0.00
Acrylic Pour Ornaments (ON SITE) Nov. 10th

Acrylic Pour Ornaments (ON SITE) Nov. 10th

Tuesday, November 10, 2020 | 9:00-12:00pm

Get ready for the holidays! Participants will select colors and pour acrylic paint on plastic ornaments to create beautiful, one-of-a-kind creations. These make wonderful presents, too! Decorative embellishments will also be provided. This is a FUN class – bring your friends. Prime members free, Standard Members and Guests $25. Materials are $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, 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

Seats available: 7

Pay for this event online

Acrylic Pour Ornaments (ON SITE) Nov. 10th

Standard Members and Guests $25.00
Prime Members $0.00
Card Making (ONSITE)

Card Making (ONSITE)

Tuesday, November 10, 2020 | 1:00-3:00pm

Veteran card maker and Center member Sherry Sinard teaches you how to make one-of-a- kind handmade cards using decorative paper napkins. Choose one of several textured finishes as an overlay, then add embellishments to create your masterpiece. There will be time to make at least 3 cards of your choosing. You can even bring your own design paper napkins to use if you have one you want to make into a card to send to someone special. Prime Members: free, Standard Members and Guests: $15.00 Materials fee: $5.00 per person for all participants, payable to instructor at time of class. 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 5

Pay for this event online

Card Making (ONSITE)

Standard Members and Guests $15.00
Prime Members fee $0.00
Felting Gnomes

Felting Gnomes

Friday, November 13, 2020 | 1:00-4:00pm

Give a Gnome a Home this holiday season! Gnomes or tomtes are traditional to the holidays around the world. They are protectors of hearth and home, are never seen in daylight and bring good luck to the families they live with. Have some fun and create your own needle felt gnome for your home or to bring some luck to someone on your list. 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 and Guests: $20.00 Materials fee: $10.00 per person for all participants.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 8

Pay for this event online

Felting Gnomes

Standard Members and Guests $20.00
Prime Members $0.00
Alcohol Ink Acrylic Ornaments (ON SITE) Nov. 17th

Alcohol Ink Acrylic Ornaments (ON SITE) Nov. 17th

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 | 9:00-12:00pm

Get ready for the holidays! Let's get the ball rolling by creating some beautiful decorations! Alcohol ink is a vibrant and unpredictable medium that is used to create colorful ornaments. Each participant will choose their preferred colors and take home three unique ornaments designed in the workshop. The process is easy and FUN – bring your friends! 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, 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

Seats available: 14

Pay for this event online

Alcohol Ink Acrylic Ornaments (ON SITE) Nov. 17th

Standard Members and Guests $25.00
Prime Members $0.00
Basics of Painting with Alcohol Ink (On Site)

Basics of Painting with Alcohol Ink (On Site)

Tuesday, December 1, 2020 | 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

Seats available: 9

Pay for this event online

Basics of Painting with Alcohol Ink (On Site)

Standard Members and Guests $30.00
Prime Members $0.00
Felting a Snowman (On Site)

Felting a Snowman (On Site)

Friday, December 4, 2020 | 1:00-4:00pm

Join us for some holiday crafting with fiber artist Donna Markey. This kind of snowman never melts! Expand your needle felting skills learning how to join multiple pre-felt balls together, make a carrot nose and adorn these darling snowmen to brighten your Christmas tree or put a smile on the face of the lucky recipient. 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 and Guests: $20.00 Materials fee: $10.00 per person for all participants, payable to instructor at time of class.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 7

Pay for this event online

Felting a Snowman (On Site)

Standard Members and Guests $20.00
Prime Members $0.00
Mixed Media Workshop - Beginners and Intermediate  (ON SITE)

Mixed Media Workshop - Beginners and Intermediate (ON SITE)

Tuesday, December 8, 2020 | 1:00-3:00pm

2 sessions, December  8th and 15th, 1-3pm

Joanne Coleman has created a fun and interesting class that uses acrylic paints, a gel medium, and organic materials on canvas to create a unique landscape all your own. Learn how to: mix colors properly, use organic materials from the garden to create a painting, and glaze a painting with acrylic medium. A professional artist for twenty years, Joanne took art classes both in college and with private tutors. Open to the community.

 

Class fee = Standard Members and Guests –  25.00

                Prime Members – included in membership, but registration is still required

Materials fee = $20.00 for all participants, payable to instructor at time of class

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 12

Pay for this event online

Mixed Media Workshop - Beginners and Intermediate (ON SITE)

Standard Members and Guests $25.00
Prime Members $0.00
Online Watercolor Pencils Class - Beginning and Intermediate

Online Watercolor Pencils Class - Beginning and Intermediate

Thursday, December 10, 2020 | 10:00-12:00pm

Two Thursdays - December 10th and 17th  10am-12pm

Join Joanne Coleman for this multi-ability level class using colored pencils. Online using the zoom platform, learn how to: Blend multiple colors to create a unique effect on your painting, use your pencils to create shading, lines, and shadow to give dimension, and combine colored pencil with watercolor pencil for a lovely sunny effect.  A professional artist for twenty years, Joanne took art classes both in college and with private tutors. 

 

Class fee = Standard Members and Guests - $20.00

       Prime Members – included in membership fee, but registration is still required

Materials needed:

  • Set of colored pencils - primary colors - at least 6-8
  • pencil sharpener
  • 10x12 inch drawing paper
  •  watercolor pencils (usually come in a tin, available at art stores and Amazon.com)
  • 3 small inexpensive paint brushes.

Open to all.

Location: Online

Soap Felting

Soap Felting

Friday, December 11, 2020 | 1:00-3:00pm

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 and Guests: $20.00 Materials fee: $6 per person, payable to instructor at time of class.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 11

Pay for this event online

Soap Felting

Standard Members and Guests $20.00
Prime Members $0.00