Art at the Senior Center
All are welcome to attend these one-session classes designed for all skill levels. No experience necessary and all supplies provided.
April 6, Fused Glass- Garden Stakes
Bring a splash of color and light to your garden or plants with this fun glass workshop. Participants learn to design, cut, and create fused glass creations highlighting their favorite plants, garden creatures or flowers. Each participant is provided enough supplies to produce up to 3 fused glass pieces ranging in size from 2″ – 6″ that will attach to 6″- 12″ metal stakes. Finished artworks are perfect for display in gardens, potted plants or given as special gifts. Must wear long pants and closed-toe shoes. Completed projects available for pick-up at the Senior Center 2 – 3 weeks after class.
April 20, Learn to Paint
If you have always wanted to paint this is a great opportunity to learn the basics in a relaxed and friendly environment. Instructor-led demonstrations guide participants through painting a still-life or landscape using acrylic on canvas board. Each participant leaves with a finished painting and the skills to continue exploring.
May 4, Silk Scarf Painting
Discover a new way to experiment with painting by creating a unique scarf using silk-painting techniques. Each participant is provided with an 8-by-54 inch Habotai scarf to use as their “canvas” as well as care instructions.
May 18, Learn to Weave
Start with how to warp a small loom, begin weaving and changing colors of yarn, then taking the unique finished project off of the loom for a stunning wall or table piece. Each participant learns the flexible process of Saori weaving and leaves with one small finished textile.
June 8, Watercolor Bookmarks
Explore watercolors using a variety of techniques such as lifting, stencils, salt or wax resist, wet on wet and more. The session ends with some creative ways to finish bookmarks with ribbon, drawing or tassels.
June 22, Needle Felting- 3D Flower
Learn the basics of needle felting to shape wool roving into a beautiful flower of your choice. Those familiar with needle felting are welcome to continue to improve skills. The final felted flower can be used as a lovely wall decoration, topper for a gift, fun brooch and more.
July 6, Fabric Coil Bowl
Using a version of the simple blanket stitch, participants build a small container out of fabric strips and cording that can be used as a plant hanger, desk decor and more.
Aug. 10, Fused Glass- Flower Bouquet
Make a bouquet that will last forever. Participants learn how to cut and assemble colorful glass to create a lovely flower arrangement in a vase on a 4-inch by 6-inch flat glass base.
If the cost of the program is prohibiting you from registering, please contact the Art Center supervisor, Jes Schrom, at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss fee options.