ADULT COMMUNITY EDUCATION PROGRAMS
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ADULT COMMUNITY PROGRAMS
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SIT AND STITCH KNITTING GROUP. KS22-4A
1st and 3rd Thursdays, 6-8 pm , March 23-May 11. Group coordinator: Kristi Sparks
Cost: 4 two hour sessions, $20, Hours purchased may be used in two hour increments at the student’s discretion.
Join friends and fellow knitters for an evening of conversation and relaxation while knitting and sharing ideas, knitting expertise and tips, and project goals. The group will meet in the fiber arts room from 6-8 for a non-instructional open studio “knitting bee.” Novice knitters are welcome with peer support offered
Pottery classes at the Sorensen Tanque Verde Center provide adults in our community an opportunity to develop pottery skills in a positive, creative atmosphere with excellent instruction and state of the art equipment. The program is designed to encourage development of skill in different areas of ceramic art. As an educational facility, we will not support work completed at a production pace. Staff reserves the right to limit clay purchases to two bags per session. A materials fee is included in fees at the time of class purchase for all pottery classes. Clay is available for purchase and glaze and decoration materials are available for student use. All classes will use cone 10 clay and glaze fired in a cone 10 reduction atmosphere. Clay is available for purchase online at the adult leisure program website and may be procured at the studio by showing a receipt to the instructor.
Students will supply tools for their own use.
Instructors: Julie Szerina Stein, Nancy Murray, Cindy Straw, Linda Baker,
Learn basic techniques of slab, coil and pinch construction using the slab roller, clay extruder, molds and hand sculpting to make unique and creative clay objects as well as tile and mosaic projects. Glaze techniques and other surface decoration techniques will be demonstrated as well as various class projects using patterns and interesting textures
Tuesdays, 9-12, Cindy Straw, CS 23-2A March 21-May 9
Wednesdays, 1-4, Julie Stein, JS23-2A March 22-May 10
Wednesdays, 6-9, Julie Stein, JS23-2B March 22- May 10
Thursdays, 9-12, Nancy Murray, NM23-4A. March 23-May 11
Thursdays, 1-4, Nancy Murray, NM23-4B March 23-May 11
Saturdays, 1-4, Linda Baker, LB23-4A March 25-May 13
Instructors: Linda Baker, Karen Reifschneider
Learn or practice wheel technique in a class offering general skill development for wheel throwers of all experience levels. Such topics as making matched sets, lids, rim treatments, altered forms, glazing, and use of alternative surface treatments will be explored.
Wednesday, 6-9, Karen Reifschneider, KR23-2A. March 22-May 10
Wednesday, 9-12, Linda Baker, LB23-2B March 22-May 10
Saturday, 9-12, Linda Baker, LB23-2C March 25-May 13
CONE 10 HIGH FIRE POTTERY CLAY $25
Instructor: Melanie Abel
This class is designed to develop basic through advanced weaving skills. Students will improve their knowledge of warping a loom, reading a draft, and general weaving vocabulary. The student will study and plan a project learning techniques and tricks that make weaving easier and fun. Projects will be chosen according to the skill level and interest of the student with the goal of developing the use of technique, texture and color to achieve the desired effect. After weaving the project the student will learn a variety of of finishing techniques, including wet finishing
To provide more individualized instruction experienced students may be asked to attend from 9-12 while beginners will attend from 1-4.
Weaving, Monday, 9-12, 1-4, Melanie Abel, MA23-2A March 20-May 8
Instructor: Lindsey Kowalski
Macrame can be very easy to learn, and once you’ve got the basics down, the sky is the limit. In this class we will start with a few basic knots helping your hands to learn the muscle memory of the knots you will use most often, We will begin with a plant hanger and move on to fun wall hangings, market bags, decorations, keychains and more. Macrame doesn’t have to be simply art - we’ll make functional items that can easily be put to use in your home.
Do you already know how to macrame? Join us to get new ideas and craft with friends! All levels are welcome and encouraged to join in on the fun.
Lets talk about materials. Materials for the first project will be provided and we will discuss what quantities of cord will be required for subsequent projects. Kits will be available for or you can purchase your own macrame cord.
Macrame, Tuesdays,6-9. Lindsey Kowalski, LK23-2A March 21-May9
INSTRUCTOR; Hannah Ingerson
This relief printmaking class will provide an elementary level focus on the basics of relief printmakin. Instruction will b provided concerning the best methods of designing and carving linoleum and rubber blocks, inking and printing techniques and implementing best practices in printing. Focus will be on building basic printmaking skills applied to a variety of projects with room for individual choice of subject matter and design.
Students will provide their own tools to include a brayer (soft rubber preferred), linoleum cutting tool, sketchbook and pencil or iPad with drawing software, plastic putty knife (1”) and one small tube of black water soluble ink (Caligo preferred). Additional materials needs related to individual projects will be discussed at the first class.
Printmaking, Mondays, 6-9, Hannah Ingerson, HI23-2A. March 20-May 8