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EdAdvance Foothills Adult & Continuing Education

Arts & Crafts

Wire Wrap Jewelry Making - R1 HVRHS


with Suzanne Tocci

Calendar May 11, 2020 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. Students can borrow tools from instructor in class or bring their own.  There is a $20 material fee for wire, findings and beads payable to the instructor on the first night of class. *no class 5/25

Cake Decor Flower Fun with Fondant - Watertown


with Rose Ann Mazzola

Calendar May 11, 2020 at 6:30 pm

Use fondant to create roses and other flowers for cake, cupcake and cookie decoration. Students only need to bring two small packages of Fondant (one any color for flowers, one green for leaves). Fondant, about $5 per package, is found at Walmart, Amazon or Michael’s Craft store.  Instructor will share tools for class work.  Participants will learn different methods to create flowers.

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Floral Design - Bringing the Outside In - Southbury


with Justine (Leeper) Ramsey

Calendar May 11, 2020 at 6:30 pm

Students will learn the basic skills and techniques of floral design and will design a holiday arrangement of their own to take home. Students will be designing with products from outdoors along with fresh cut flowers. Perk up your house for the holidays with your own floral display that will showcase any space. There is a materials fee of $30 payable to the instructor.

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Spring into Watercolors with Shawnalee - Torrington


with Shawna Lee Kwashnak

Calendar May 11, 2020 at 6:30 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Spring brings an explosion of delicate and vibrant colors that bring a refreshed spirit to all!  In this class, we will explore methods and techniques of watercolor painting while appreciating New England’s awakening! Students will create paintings of delicate springtime flowers to take home.   Instructor will send a materials list prior to class. There is a one-time class contribution of $5 towards demonstration materials payable on the first class.

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Moravian Star Glass - Torrington


with Sarah Segovia

Calendar May 12, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

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.

Amazing Alcohol Inks: Techniques & Play - Litchfield


with Faye Tway-Grant

Calendar May 12, 2020 at 6:30 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Learn and practice the different ways we 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 supply list will be provided on the first night of class. There is also an option to purchase supplies directly from the instructor for approximately $15. 

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Pen and Ink Drawing - Torrington


with Ray Olsen

Calendar May 12, 2020 at 6:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Do you like to draw but don’t know where to begin? This is the place, and now is the time! Learn to use fine-point markers in doing still life, landscapes, abstracts, or figures. Use these finished drawings, enlarged or reduced, for note cards or for framing. Basic drawing skills are helpful but not required. Instructor will call students with a supply list prior to the first class.

Intermediate Stained Glass (New) - Torrington


with Sarah Segovia

Calendar May 13, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 3 weeks

After having learned the basic techniques in Stained Glass Workshop Beginner, come back to this intermediate level class.  Students can work on their own design, get help with an existing project, and refine their cutting and soldering skills.

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