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EdAdvance Foothills Adult & Continuing Education SPRING 2021 Classes

Arts & Crafts

Introduction to Sewing with a Machine (Online)


with Dawn Zillich

Calendar Mar 8, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 5 weeks

Learn the basics of using a home sewing machine. Students will learn how to thread the machine, change the needle and other parts, how to get accurate seam allowance and more. By the end of the class students will be able to confidently sew basic items and maintain their home sewing machine. D. Zillich *no class 4/5 

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Lily & Vine Floral Design - Bells of Ireland (Online)


with Tanya Dowd

Calendar Mar 13, 2021 at 4 pm

March is finally here which means spring is quickly approaching. The season brings an abundance of scented blooms popping up through the snow-covered green grass. This class will use the Bells of Ireland bulb flowers, greens, and grasses to create an inspiring aromatic vase arrangement.  Hard and fresh goods, including floral shears, container, cut flowers and novelty items, will be provided in a box for curbside, contactless pick up at the shop prior to the class time. Call 860-489-0400 to schedule the pickup. Materials fee $25. T. Dowd 

Full Course

Easter Joy: Making Artful Cards (Online)


with Thomas Hlas

Calendar Mar 24, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Easter and Spring, beautiful times to create lovely cards and postcards using collage and painted papers to mail to family and friends. Create handmade Easter postcards as well as decorate envelopes. Share your joy with a handmade Easter card! T. Hlas 

Wire Wrap Jewelry Making (Online)


with Suzanne Tocci

Calendar Apr 5, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Create unique handmade jewelry through demonstration and hands on activities. Participants will be able to create earrings with handmade ear wires, a coil bracelet, or wrap a stone for use as a pendant. Tools needed for class are: small wire cutter, flat nose and round nose pliers, chain nose pliers. The instructor will contact students with a supply list prior to the first class. S. Tocci

Dot Dot Seurat (Online)


with Jessica Bartlet

Calendar Apr 6, 2021 at 9 am

A closer look at Pointillism as a technique. Create a magical acrylic or watercolor painting in the style of Seurat. Students learn about pointillism as a technique and learn to create beautiful colored masterpieces with dots.

Stained Glass for Beginners (In Person) - Litchfield


with Sarah Segovia

Calendar Apr 6, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Students will learn the basic techniques of stained glass: cutting, grinding, foiling, and soldering. Students will create a sun catcher of their choice to take home. There will be a $10 material fee (cash only) payable to instructor.

Will run

Amazing Alcohol Inks: Techniques & Play (Online)


with Faye Tway-Grant

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

Learn and practice the different ways you can produce art using alcohol inks. Create sun catchers, flowers, landscapes, and abstract designs on tile, glass, or canvas. No previous experience is required. A suggested supply list will be emailed to you at least one week prior to class. F. Tway-Grant 

Pen and Ink with Watercolor Drawing (Online)


with Shawna Lee Kwashnak

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

From illustrated manuscripts to printed media, pen and ink with watercolor drawings have held a place of honor throughout the years. In this class, participants will learn valuable skills of creating a drawing using pen, ink, and watercolor. All levels are welcome. Instructor will contact students with a supply list prior to the first class. S. Kwashnak 

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