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Sewing with a Machine: An Introduction (Online)
with Dawn Zillich
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.
Knitting (in person) HVRHS, Falls Village
Create a stylish yet practical scarf that will give you the opportunity to work with new stitches and patterns in a manageable project. Students will learn how to cast on, bind off, knit, purl, and read a pattern. The instructor will call or email students with a list of supplies prior to the first class.
Yes, you can paint with Acrylics and Oils (in person) Pomeraug HS
with Lorraine Skelskey-Chapin
Learn successful painting techniques, composition, color theory and the effects of light. Bring in a work in progress or start your very first painting! All levels are welcome. The instructor will call students with a supply list prior to the first class.
Floral Wreaths (in person) Pomperaug HS
with Jen Peters
Create a beautiful 6x10 inch wreath made up of artificial flowers of your color choice. Great for Holidays or a specific season. Supplies can be purchased directly from the instructor for $25 at the beginning of class.
Stained Glass Workshop Beginner (in person) Woodbury MS
with Sarah Segovia
Learn the basic techniques of stained glass: cutting, grinding, foiling, and soldering. Participants will create a sun catcher of their choice to take home. There will be a $10 (cash) material fee payable to the instructor on the first night of class.
Lily & Vine Floral Design - Holiday Harmony Wreath (in person)
with Tanya Dowd
This holiday wreath design class will focus on tips and techniques for beautiful wreath making. Participants will choose novelty and silk materials in rich fall tones and create a 24" grapevine door wreath that can be displayed for years to come. Instruction will discuss the do's and don'ts of arranging with faux florals, how it differs from fresh floral design, and preserving your silk arrangement. Join us following class for Thanksgiving hors d'oeuvres and spiced cider or bring your own to share! It's sure to be a festive, fun workshop! There is a materials fee of $40 payable to the instructor on the day of class. HELD AT LILY & VINE FLORAL DESIGN, 405 MIGEON AVE, TORRINGTON.
Drawing Basics (Online)
with Shawna Lee Kwashnak
Learn techniques and methods for creating drawings including how to use values/shading. Students will create several small exercise studies and create a still life drawing of a piece of fruit. Materials needed: pencils, kneaded eraser, vinyl eraser, drawing paper (9x12/11x14” good sizes).
Moravian Star Glass (in person) Litchfield
with Sarah Segovia
In this beginner class we learn the basic techniques of cutting, grinding, foiling, and assembling this beautiful 3D-stained glass hanging star. There is a $10 material fee (cash only) payable to the instructor at the first class.