Arts & Crafts

Instructor Carol Luc is an accomplished artist with an M.F.A. in painting, Northern Illinois University, M.A. in painting, B.F.A. in Advertising Design, Wayne State University.  In addition to her degrees, Carol has done course work at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and at the Center for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI.  If you would like to see her work and read more about the instructor visit  Carol Luc is also displaying some of her work in our lobby 

Watercolor: Still Life Studies

Watercolor studies, sometimes include flowers as well as simple set-ups, will challenge you to use color and value more realistic manner.  Each week will have a different still life set up to work from. 
Wednesday, Apr 17 • 2:00-4:00pm • $13M/$18NM 
Wednesday, Apr 24 • 2:00-4:00pm • $13M/$18NM 
Wednesday, May 1  • 2:00-4:00pm • $13M/$18NM

Watercolor with Carol Luc

Carol Luc will be taking a break during the summer, but watercolor will resume in the Fall.  Register before the summer break!  The last class we will have a party with coffee and dessert.
Wednesday, May 1   • 2:00-4:00pm • $13M/$18NM
Wednesday, May 8   • 2:00-4:00pm • $13M/$18NM
Wednesday, May 15 • 2:00-4:00pm • $13M/$18NM
spring wreath

Spring Wreaths

Wreaths are in!  Celebrate the season by making a spring wreath with Maria.  She promises this is an easy craft for all.  

Daytime session, lunch is not provided for this session, due to Men’s Club Brunch.  
Monday, Apr 15 • 11:00am -12:00pm • $10 

Dinner community event, includes a BLT, cole slaw and dessert
Tuesday, Apr 16 • 5:00-7:00pm • $16

Helping Children in Need

Linus is a non-profit organization that provides love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need through the gifts of new, handmade blankets and afghans, lovingly created by volunteer “blanketeers.”  Edie Doughty will be instructing the group in how to make a soft fleece blanket for a child in need to donate to the Linus Project.  Please register for one blanket option 1) I want to make a tie fleece blanket 2) I want to make a crocheted edge blanket.  You will need to bring a sharp pair of scissors and hooks if you are making a crocheted edge blanket.  Coffee and donuts will be provided.  The cost includes the price of the fleece and yarn to create your blanket.  
Wednesday, Apr 24  • 1:00-2:30pm • $10 
Wednesday, May 22 • 2:30-4:30pm  • $10
Wednesday, June 26• 1:00-3:00pm  • $10 

Charcoal Drawing

Instructor:  Kathleen Gallegos
Charcoal drawings, the sweeping elegance of charcoal makes it a wonderful accent for any decor. Artwork that's made from charcoal encompasses an array of moods and techniques yet share grace and strength of artistic vision.  Explore simple techniques and approaches to create the perfect piece that represents your artistic talent!
Tuesday, June 4    • 10:00-11:30am • $13M/$18NM
Tuesday, June 11  • 10:00-11:30am • $13M/$18NM
Tuesday, June 18  • 10:00-11:30am • $13M/$18NM

Paint-in-Party Community Event Flower Canvas Painting

Let's join the new paint-in party craze. You don't have to be an experienced artist to create a work of art.  We will learn how to paint a simple painting with step by step instructions while enjoying a meal which includes a grilled chicken sandwich, chips, dessert and two glasses of wine.  Paint-in-party is the perfect time to get together with family and friends.  Space is limited!  This program is a community event; everyone is welcome.  
Tuesday, May 21 • Doors open at 5:00pm • $21(under 21 years)/$22 (Adults 21 + years)  (Register by May 17)

String Art Community Event

Dinner includes an American sub sandwich, pasta salad and dessert.
Tuesday, June 11 • Doors open at 5:00pm • $22 adult and children over 12 
(Register by June 7)

Tie Dye Community Event

Be creative and bring something or multiple things to tie dye, for example an old pillow, summer wrap, shirt, bag, shower curtain, curtains, the possibilities are endless. Dinner includes a BLT sandwich, cole slaw and dessert.
Tuesday, June 18 • Doors open at 5:00pm • $22 adult and children over 8 (Register by June 14)
tye dye

Ladies Night Out!  Gem Jewelry Making with Marge - Community Event

Come and create another unique, individual, and beautiful piece of jewelry.  We'll be making charm bracelets!!  You'll use your new skills and learn some more ways to wire wrap.  All are welcome, even if you missed the first session. We'll be going over what was learned in class #1 and learning new techniques!!  *Please bring your reading glasses and small jewelry tools if you have them.  Dinner will include chicken salad on croissant, fruit and dessert with two glasses of wine. 
Tuesday, June 25 • Doors open at 5:00pm, we will be making jewelry until 7:30 • $47
(Register by June 17)