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 CarolLuc.com.  Carol Luc is also displaying some of her work in our lobby  

Charcoal Drawing

Have you ever wanted to explore drawing with charcoal? This beginner's class will introduce you to the media and technique of charcoal drawing, a simple and expressive drawing media. We will work from still life and explore value relationships in black and white.

Wednesday, Jan 23 • 2:00-4:00pm • $13M/$18NM
Wednesday, Jan 30 • 2:00-4:00pm • $13M/$18NM
Wednesday, Feb 6  • 2:00-4:00pm • $13M/$18NM

Watercolor: Meditative Mandalas & Color Theory

This class is a fun introduction to the color wheel and mixing colors, with each person developing an individual mandala. We will use color from a more intuitive or emotional approach by exploring color relationships and their application as psychological and symbolic design elements, as well as their application as psychological and symbolic references. Color mixing will be examined to achieve tints, shades and tones. One mandala will take at least two classes to complete.

Wednesday, Feb 13• 2:00-4:00pm • $13M/$18NM
Wednesday, Feb 20• 2:00-4:00pm • $13M/$18NM
Wednesday, Feb 27• 2:00-4:00pm • $13M/$18NM

Class Act Serving Tray


What to do with old baking sheets, larger picture frames, cutting boards, etc., well we have the perfect project for you mod podge serving trays. Bring in your old piece ,and we will cover the item with decorative décor mod podge glue and seal the bottom to be water-resistant. Lunch will include a beef sandwich, onion rings, and dessert.
Friday, Jan 4 • 11:00am -12:30pm • $10M/$15NM
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Picture Frame Lanterns


Dollar store picture frame lanterns that are elegant and a fraction of the cost! Lunch will include a Caprese sandwich, kettle chips, and dessert. 
Friday, Jan 11 • 11:00am -12:30pm • $10M/$15NM
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Quilling with Kathy


Kathy will walk you through the steps of rolling and shaping narrow strips of paper and arranging them to form designs, the art form is thought to date back to the 15th Century. Lunch includes chicken salad croissant sandwich, side, and dessert.
Friday, Jan 25 • 10:30am-12:30pm (Valentine themed) • $10M/$15NM
Friday, Feb 8 • 11:00am -12:00pm • Lunch is not provided for this session, due to the Rat Pack Luncheon.  $5M/$7.50NM
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Popular Decor Dreamcatchers

 
A dreamcatcher is a small hoop containing a horsehair mesh, or a similar construction of string or yarn, decorated with fabric, feathers, and beads, believed to give its owner good dreams. Dreamcatchers were originally made by North American Indians, and today it has become popular wall décor. Lunch will include a delicious bowl of chili, hot potato, and dessert.
Friday, Feb 22 • 11:00am-12:30pm • $10M/$15NM

 

 

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Paint-in-Party Community Event


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 and dessert. 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, Jan 15 • doors open at 5:00 pm, but come when you can, we will be painting and partying until 8:00 pm • $21 (Includes two glasses of wine)
Thursday, Jan 24 • 12:00pm – 2:30pm • $21 (Includes two glasses of ice cream punch)
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Ladies Night Out! Gem Jewelry Making with Marge Community Event 


Let’s create a masterpiece with beautiful gems, either for yourself or your home.  You will learn the art of wire wrap, to make a bracelet, with natural stones or a “window sun catcher”, with natural minerals, and crystals.  Please specify which item you would like to create 1) bracelet 2) window sun catcher.  Marge will walk you through designing a handmade bracelet or window sun catcher with high-end materials.  Dinner will include a sandwich, side, dessert and two glasses of wine.  Note: If you have the following small tools in your toolbox at home, please bring them the day of the event: small round nosed pliers, needle-nosed pliers, and side cutter.  
Tuesday, Feb 19 • doors open at 5:00pm, but come when you can, we will be making jewelry until
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Drop-In Quilling Club Drop-In Zentagle Club



Tuesday, Jan 8 • 10:30am Friday, Jan 11 • 10:30am
Tuesday, Feb 5 • 10:30am Friday, Feb 8 • 10:30am