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EdAdvance Foothills Adult & Continuing Education FALL 2021 Classes

Arts & Crafts

Sea Glass Art (in person) Pomperaug HS


with Jen Peters

Calendar Oct 6, 2021 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

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

Calendar Oct 7, 2021 at 6 pm

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. 

Lily & Vine Floral Design - Festive Fall Florals (in person)


with Tanya Dowd

Calendar Oct 9, 2021 at 4 pm, runs for 1 week

If you have always wanted to learn basic floral design techniques, this is the class for you!  Create a unique and beautiful fall bouquet perfect for giving or for your dining table. This one-of-a-kind arrangement using Fall leaves, berries, twigs, and seasonal blooms is set in a ceramic pumpkin. The rich Fall tones in rust, burgundy, and yellow will warm up any room and add a Fall feel to your holiday decor. More importantly, your creativity and knowledge of design are sure to impress everyone!  There is a materials fee of $30 payable to the instructor on the day of class. HELD AT LILY & VINE FLORAL DESIGN, 405 MIGEON AVE, TORRINGTON.

Amazing Alcohol Inks (Online)


with Faye Tway-Grant

Calendar Oct 12, 2021 at 6:30 pm, runs for 2 weeks

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

Scrapbooking (in person) Woodbury MS


with Megan Lefevre

Calendar Oct 13, 2021 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Learn to preserve your photos, create a two-page scrapbook layout, and try new techniques in scrapbooking. Appropriate for beginners as well as advanced scrapbookers. There is a material fee of $15 payable (cash only) to the instructor on the night of class.

Georgia on my mind (in person) Torrington HS


with Jessica Bartlet

Calendar Oct 18, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Make a botanical masterpiece inspired by one of the most significant artists of the 20th century: Georgia O’Keeffe. 

Don’t worry about the drawing! A sketchbook scale copy of just the drawing will be sent out to students ahead of time to transfer. Topics include and introduction of materials, basic paint handling skills, and the magical element of water in painting. All levels of experience are welcome.

Mosaics Workshop (in person) Woodbury MS


with Sarah Segovia

Calendar Oct 18, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Participants will learn how to cut glass using mosaic tools and grout the finished project. In addition, will learn about types and styles of mosaic techniques and will bring their own finished product home. There is a $5 material fee (cash only) payable to the instructor on the first night of class.

Spinning Wool with a Drop Spindle (in person) HVRHS


with Mary Fairchild

Calendar Oct 18, 2021 at 6 pm

Spin single-ply yarn on a drop spindle from a long and narrow bundle of wool using the park and draft method. Supplies will be purchased directly from the instructor for $10 on the first night of class.

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