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Origami: An Introduction (Online)
with Matthew Myers
Students will learn how to fold traditional and modern origami. We will go over multiple origami designs and themes, such as plants and animals. *no class 10/11
Quilting: Introduction for Beginners (in person) Litchfield
with Dawn Zillich
Learn the basics of quilt piecing in this extensive six-lesson lesson course. You also will learn about fabric preparation, ironing, seam allowance, strip/chain piecing, making multiples at a time, and brainstorming ways to use class blocks. Instructor will contact participants prior to the first class with a supply list. *no class 10/14 & 11/11
Flowers! (in person) Torrington HS
with Jessica Bartlet
Learn some simple watercolor brush techniques to create some stunning floral studies! Drawing skills need not apply! All we need is a round brush and fun colors. Topics include an introduction of materials, basic paint handling skills, and the magical element of suggestion in painting. All levels of experience are welcome.
Autumn Watercolors (Online)
with Shawna Lee Kwashnak
Explore watercolor techniques for painting the rich colors of autumn. The course includes color mixing, brushstrokes, and shading. Students will complete several small studies and a Fall foliage landscape painting. Materials needed: watercolor paper (9x12/11x14” good sizes), pencils, eraser; watercolors, brushes, paper towels, water rinse cup.
Happy Painters (in person) Pomperaug HS
with Lorraine Skelskey-Chapin
The instructor will demonstrate basic painting techniques and give quick tips on composition and shadowing. Students will start their own painting. The instructor will call students with a supply list prior to the first class.
Perfectly Paper Pieced Quilting (Online)
with Dawn Zillich
Learn the basics of foundation paper piecing. Students will learn how to master small pieces, sharp angles, and seemingly difficult quilt blocks. Confident beginners will love the results from this quilting by numbers method of piecing. Upon successful completion of the course, the students will be able to confidently piece 5 quilt blocks, use paper piecing methods for more accurate blocks, and know how to accurately measure, label and organize block units. Topics to be covered include, but are not limited to seams, equipment, tools, and how to read paper piece patterns. The instructor will contact students with a supplies list prior to the first class. Students should purchase the following book before class begins: Paper Piecing All Year Round by Mary Hertel, C&T Publishing, ISBN: 9781617458941 or eISBN: 9781617458958. Prerequisite: Students must know how to sew and use their machine or have taken “Intro to Sewing with a Machine” or “Intro to Quilting." *no class 10/13
Sea Glass Art (in person) Pomperaug HS
with Jen Peters
Create a beautiful 8x10 framed sea glass mosaic. By using epoxy and different mediums, such as shells, pebbles, and sea glass, you can create a beach themed piece of art! Supplies can be purchased directly from the instructor for $60 at the beginning of class.
Origami for the Beginner (in person) Litchfield
with David Silver
Origami is the ancient traditional Japanese art of folding paper. Origami naturally invites one to mindfulness. Getting lost in folding a model is an enjoyable pursuit. You will learn how to fold a greeting card and the traditional Japanese crane. The basics of how to fold and how to read diagrams will be covered. This is a comprehensive class which includes paper selection, recommended books, and online resources. No previous experience is necessary. There is a $8 cash material fee payable to the instructor at the first class.