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Crafts

Crafts

Albemarle Woodcarvers

Every Thursday at 1:00pm-3:00pm

Next Meeting: Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 1:00pm

Details:

albemarle_carversNovice, intermediate, and accomplished woodcarvers gather weekly to learn the craft or hone skills. Participants provide their own supplies, although current members provide assistance and loan supplies to get new participants started and offer information on what to purchase to continue.  As founder Will Hansen said, “If you can peel a potato, you can learn to do woodcarving.”

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Ceramics

Every Tuesday at 10:00am-12:00pm

Next Meeting: Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 10:00am

Details:

CeramicsCeramics is one of the longest-running Center programs, having started in 1961 at the original facility downtown. Instructor Novella Mawyer, who owns Lazy Daisy Ceramics and The Paintin’ Place, offers a fun, therapeutic, creative time for all. Participants choose from a wide array of decorative and useful projects. Per class fee does not include project fees.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Contact: Novella Mawyer 434.295.7801

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Ceramics

Members (per class) $3.00
Guests (per class) $5.00


Crafty Ladies

Every Wednesday at 9:30am-11:30am

Next Meeting: Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 9:30am

Details:

crafty_ladies_h&mEstablished in 1992 with the goal of utilizing participants’ skills to give back to the community, this group makes quilts for local charities to use for fundraising; knits hundreds of hats and mittens for children enrolled in the MACAA Head Start Program; knits or crochets caps for newborns at UVa Hospital, and more. Much prep work is done on our own time at home (using mostly donated materials) and we come together for finishing work. New members of all skill levels are welcome.

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Knit-Wits

Every Wednesday at 3:00pm-4:30pm

Next Meeting: Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 3:00pm

Details:

knittingKnit-Wits is the new name for the Knitting for Beginners group.  If you want to learn to knit—join us!  If you want company while you knit—join us!  If you want some ideas for your projects—join us!  New participants always welcome and will learn at the first meeting what donated supplies are available and what they will need to purchase.

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

Contact: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) 434.964.0197

Fee: To be announced


Oil Painting Classes

Every Thursday at 6:00pm-8:00pm

Next Meeting: Thursday, May 7, 2015 at 6:00pm

Details:

OIL PAINTING CLASS WITH MIKE URISS                                                                                  
Thursdays, 6:00-8:00pm, May 7,14,21,28, June 4 and 11.

Why do we make art? To impress someone; to explore our feelings? For fun, or profit? Any of the above is fine, but whatever you do, have fun!  I’ll show you how. 

As a teacher, I am satisfied when learners succeed, especially when they may have doubted their ability early on.  I believe I am successful because of my concern for learners, and because I know learners-I know what they are going through.  I have been a student all my life; “a good artist is always a student.” (Charles Hawthorn).  Remember this: your best work is your next work.

In this class, we’ll cover the basics, and for the benefit of returning learners, we’ll pick up where we left off—we meet each student at her or his stage of development.  Overall, we’ll explore line art, shading (modeling), perspective rendering, and brush work to build forms in light and dark.

Learners explore an introductory technique of oil painting called “grisaille” (a monotone foundation to begin with before adding color).  Occasionally, human volunteers will be the subject.  Additionally, learners will paint still life and possibly landscape (weather permitting).

Mike has taught beginning/intermediate drawing classes here at the Senior Center, and is a gifted and patient teacher for all skill levels.  He has been creating award-winning commercial and fine art for over 25 years. Mike received his training in traditional media in Chicago at the American Academy of Art, and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. While living in San Diego and working full time as a graphic designer and illustrator, Mike studied digital art at Platt College, where he was also an authorized trainer for Autodesk 3D Studio. At EURORSCG Dahlin SmithWhite in 1996, Mike was designated lead illustrator for all Intel web content.

This oil painting class is a six week course and space is limited.  Sign up at the Senior Center Front desk or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) and a list needed supplies will be emailed to you.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

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Oil Painting Classes

Members $48.00
Guests $60.00


Sew and Sews

Every Monday at 10:00am-12:00pm

Next Meeting: Monday, April 20, 2015 at 10:00am

Details:

Pinkie Puppets is now the Sew & Sews!  The need for our dear puppets is no more; we are re-inventing ourselves and invite you to join us.  We are making medical dolls; baby, children, and adult bibs; children’s pillowcases; foster care bags; and wheelchair and walker holders—much more diversified than before.  There is a lot of machine sewing, basting, pinning, and cutting.  All skill levels can be put to wonderful use.  Donations of fabric, thread, and anything that could be used for our new projects would be greatly appreciated.

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free