Crafts & Hobbies

Digital Photography Essentials – NEW (Only 3 Spots Left!)

Are you tired of cutting off the top of your friends’ heads in pictures? Designed for beginning digital photographers, this class is filled with tips and tricks to help you take better photographs. You’ll learn the principles of good photography and get the skills necessary to create amazing photos. You’ll get the basics of photographic terminology and your instructor, a professional photographer, will share must-know lighting and composition techniques. Learn how to position yourself and your subject so you capture the best photo possible with the camera you have – no additional gear needed. If you want to take more memorable and inspiring photographs of your travels, your friends and family, or the great outdoors, then this class is for you. NOTE: This class is for users of DSLR cameras only; please bring your camera to class.

Thursdays * 5/16/19-5/30/19 * 6-9 pm * $55 (member) $65 (non-member)
Bailey Scott * Room: LT-303

Discover Henna: Hand & Wrist Art

Have you seen the beautiful traditional, temporary tattoos that are used to celebrate Eid al-Fitr, Hindu weddings, and other auspicious occasions? The magical art of mehndi, or henna painting, has been practiced for centuries in India, Africa and the Middle East, and now we’re bringing it here to you. Don’t miss this fun class where you’ll learn the history and traditions of henna, and you’ll discover the art of mixing and using henna with a painting technique to create a unique design that will last up to three weeks; plus, you’ll get a kit to take home to freshen up your artwork later. It’s summer…show off your henna designs!

Monday * 5/20/19 * 6-9 pm * $45 (member) $55 (non-member)
Carli Ray * Room: LT-303

Making Fun Play Structures for the Kids & Grandkids – NEW

Do your kids and grandkids love an imaginary world filled with excitement and fun? In this hands-on class you will learn to build fun play structures constructed from plastic plumbing pipe (PVC pipe). We’ll share all the plans with instructions and we’ll build a structure that can be designed as a castle with a functional drawbridge, a science explorer’s hut in the Amazon, or a simple playhouse for fun and games. We’ll also share tips on working with children to enhance their imaginations, plus ideas for other activities and materials to help the kids in your life excel. NOTE: Please bring a ratchet cutting tool for 1” PVC pipe, and we’ll have some to share too.

Wednesday * 5/22/19 * 6-9 pm * $35 (member) $45 (non-member)
Paul Rheaume * Room: O-109

Folk Art with Paul

If you can hang onto a paintbrush, then you can paint! Painting provides a fun hobby that sharpens your mind and expands your horizons. In this beginner course, join Paul as he guides you step-by-step on how to use the simple one-stroke method as you create incredibly beautiful folk art rose and iris paintings that you will be proud to display in your home. Learn to put the strokes together in different ways to develop your own unique style. Not only will you have fun, it will be amazing to see what you can do with just a stroke of the brush. NOTE Your class fee includes a your paint, a paper pad and folk art brush set so you can continue to paint after class is completed.

Thursdays * 5/23/19–5/30/19 * 2-4 pm * $50 (member) $65 (non-member)
Paul Edwards * Room: LT-304

Online Offerings

Drawing for the Absolute Beginner

Discover Digital Photography

Introduction to Digital Scrapbooking

Photographing Nature with Your Digital Camera

Photographing People with Your Digital Camera