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EdAdvance Foothills Adult & Continuing Education FALL 2021 Classes

Arts & Crafts

In the Studio with Brenda Tate Portraits (Online)


with Brenda Tate

Calendar Sep 18, 2021 at 1 pm, runs for 1 week

Join award winning photographer Brenda Tate in her Watertown portrait studio and learn the basics of what it takes to start your own photography business. She will teach you what equipment you need, what kind of lighting you need, and how to bring all your talents into a photography business you can start today.  This information can be applied to any photography business: wedding, family, portrait/headshots, newborn, maternity, etc.  A love of photography is needed. Q & A will be available at the end. Specific camera types will not be covered. There are no product endorsements. Invitations to visit the studio will be provided when Covid-9 restrictions are lifted.

Magazine Art (in person) Watertown HS


with Jen Peters

Calendar Sep 20, 2021 at 6:30 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Create a beautiful 8x10 inch picture using magazine cut outs. The picture can be a self-created mosaic or replica of a famous artwork. Please bring old magazines. There is a $5 material fee payable to the instructor at the beginning of first class.

Origami: An Introduction (Online)


with Matthew Myers

Calendar Sep 27, 2021 at 6:30 pm, runs for 3 weeks

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

Calendar Sep 30, 2021 at 5:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

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

Calendar Oct 4, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

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

Calendar Oct 4, 2021 at 6:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks

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

Calendar Oct 5, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

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

Calendar Oct 6, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 5 weeks

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

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