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Basic Sculptural Welding & Metalworking

$30

with Fernando Fajardo

Calendar Apr 6, 2019 at 9 am

In this class, you will transform sheet metal into a decorative steel flower to become the center point of your garden or a gift for a loved one. This class will be an opportunity to learn about basic welding technology and metalworking techniques. By cutting, shaping and working raw steel materials using heat and electricity, you will experience the fulfillment of producing a unique flower every time. At the end of this course, you will take your creation home to paint or let it weather the elements to achieve a rusty finish.

Students will need to wear flame retardant (100 percent cotton) clothing and leather shoes or boots. Bring leather gloves. Salina Area Technical College (SATC) will loan students safety glasses for the day. Participants must be 18 or older.

Fernando Fajardo studied welding technology at SATC. He is a certified welding educator through the American Welding Society. Teaching his sixth year at SATC, he currently enjoys working with high school juniors and seniors from over 10 different area high schools. Fernando believes metalworking is a fulfilling craft and should be accessible to more individuals.

Full Course
Basic Sewing
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Basic Sewing

$40

with Kathleen Norman

Calendar Apr 3, 2019 at 6:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks

This class was canceled we apologize for any inconvenience.

Learn to create, repair and save money with needle and thread. Both machine and hand sewing will be taught through three simple sewing projects: a pincushion, pillowcase and tote bag. You will also spend a lesson on basic clothing repair, which you will practice on your own clothes. Projects will start out simple and become more complex as the course goes on. Sewing machines and all materials will be provided, though you can opt to purchase your own fabric for some projects.

Instructor Kathleen Norman has been teaching sewing classes since 2016. She has a bachelor’s degree in fashion and textiles from the State University of New YorkCollege at Oneonta. She is also the founder and executive director of Cloud SewingWorks, a nonprofit whose mission is to empower individuals through sewing and skill development.

Basic Sewing for Kids
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Basic Sewing for Kids

$20

with Kathleen Norman

Calendar Apr 7, 2019 at 1 pm, runs for 2 weeks

This class was canceled we apologize for any inconvenience.

Help your child learn practical life skills in this two-part course. Both machine and hand sewing will be taught by completing two simple sewing projects — a pincushion and a tote bag. Sewing machines and all materials will be provided, though you can opt to purchase your own fabric for some projects. The teaching style of this class will be geared towards youth ages 8-12.

Instructor Kathleen Norman has been teaching sewing classes since 2016. She has a bachelor’s degree in fashion and textiles from the State University of New YorkCollege at Oneonta. She is also the founder and executive director of Cloud SewingWorks, a nonprofit whose mission is to empower individuals through sewing and skill development.

Basic Soap Making

$15

with Jammie Heer

Calendar Apr 13, 2019 at 1 pm, runs for 1 week

Making your own soap can be a fun hobby. It is very eco-friendly and is cost effective. We will learn the technique of making soap and make a small batch together. We will talk about safety measures when working with lye and also about different oils that can be used when making soap. You can take your soap home with you, along with instructions on how to finish at home and recipes to use in the future.

Instructor Jammie Heer is a stay-at-home mom of three very active boys. As a child, Jammie learned to make do with what she had and loves sharing her creative DIY knowledge with others. She teaches a variety of classes and travels to various craft shows, farmers markets and flea markets to sell her homemade goods.

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Bits and Pieces Quilt Top
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Bits and Pieces Quilt Top

$20

with Shawn Delker

Calendar Mar 26, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Finally, a quilt that is scrappy, fast to make, plus it uses all those leftover scraps. A “bits and pieces” quilt is almost all chained pieces so it’s fast and beginner friendly! This class will cover how to chain piece and how to cut accurate squares. We will make a baby size quilt of 30½- by 37½-inches. If you want to prep for the class, cut your scraps into 240, 2- by 3½-inch rectangles. Please bring scraps of fabric from 3½ inches square on up and thread to match the scraps. Other supplies needed are a sewing machine, mat and rotary cutter, acrylic ruler if you have one, small scissors, seam ripper, and iron and iron mat if you have one. If you are not familiar with these quilting tools, please contact CLASS staff for more information.

Instructor Shawn Delker has taught quilting for more than 12 years and has been exploring art quilts for the past five years. After learning quilting techniques, Shawn became hooked on quilting and finds that there is always more to learn about it. She is a member of the StudioArt Quilts Association, EDGE (an art quilt group based in the Midwest), and participates in an art quilt group based in Topeka.

Full Course

Casual and Simple Comfort Foods Session 1

$40

with Barry & Meta West

Calendar Apr 29, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Sloppy Joes, potato salad, slaw and dessert bars are on the list for a casual, homemade, comfort food menu. Barry and Meta will demonstrate how to prepare dishes that they grew up eating and are perfect for spring and summer dining. Enjoy Souperburgers with a Creole-style twist that dates back toMeta’s elementary school days. Then try a classic old-fashioned potato salad similar to the salad Barry’s mom used to make — a perfect blend of ingredients with how-tos for egg and potato perfection. Their surprise slaw is full of“surprises” including Napa cabbage, sunflower seeds and a flavor-packed dressing. Dessert is another family favorite that Meta’s mother made for the harvest field, family meals and potluck dinners. Barry and Meta will also make mini-stuffed sweet pepper poppers as an appetizer that will help take the edge off while meal preparations are underway. As a bonus for this class, you will learn how to make a bouquet of veggie flowers, onion brushes, easy-to-carve veggie birds and more fun ways to add flair to your table.

Instructor Barry West taught art in public schools for 28 years. After retirement from teaching, he worked as a chef at the Abilene Country Club and Kirby House. He now teams up with his wife Meta to present cooking classes. Meta West taught family and consumer science at Abilene High School for 33 years. Her catering classes were well known locally and regionally for their quality food preparation and unique presentations. She currently does freelance writing, usually food related.

Full Course

Casual and Simple Comfort Foods Session 2

$40

with Barry & Meta West

Calendar Apr 30, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Sloppy Joes, potato salad, slaw and dessert bars are on the list for a casual, homemade, comfort food menu. Barry and Meta will demonstrate how to prepare dishes that they grew up eating and are perfect for spring and summer dining. Enjoy Souperburgers with a Creole-style twist that dates back toMeta’s elementary school days. Then try a classic old-fashioned potato salad similar to the salad Barry’s mom used to make — a perfect blend of ingredients with how-tos for egg and potato perfection. Their surprise slaw is full of“surprises” including Napa cabbage, sunflower seeds and a flavor-packed dressing. Dessert is another family favorite that Meta’s mother made for the harvest field, family meals and potluck dinners. Barry and Meta will also make mini-stuffed sweet pepper poppers as an appetizer that will help take the edge off while meal preparations are underway. As a bonus for this class, you will learn how to make a bouquet of veggie flowers, onion brushes, easy-to-carve veggie birds and more fun ways to add flair to your table.

Instructor Barry West taught art in public schools for 28 years. After retirement from teaching, he worked as a chef at the Abilene Country Club and Kirby House. He now teams up with his wife Meta to present cooking classes. Meta West taught family and consumer science at Abilene High School for 33years. Her catering classes were well known locally and regionally for their quality food preparation and unique presentations. She currently does freelance writing, usually food related.

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Chair Yoga Session 2

$15

with Melanie Back

Calendar Apr 9, 2019 at 12:15 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Are you looking for lower-impact yoga? In this weekly course, Melanie Back will teach you how you can breathe properly, stretch, strengthen and twist, all while seated. Not just for seniors, these yoga moves can also be used to relax and rejuvenate during the busy workday.

Instructor Melanie Back began her study of yoga through the CLASS program and is now one of our most beloved CLASS instructors. She is a certified 200 hour Registered Yoga Teacher through Yoga Alliance. She received her certification at the Shambhala School of Yoga in Rollinsville, Colo.

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