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Basic Sculptural Welding & Metalworking

$35

with Fernando Fajardo

Calendar Oct 5, 2019 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

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 in the elements to achieve a rusty finish. Instructed by Fernando Fajardo. 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 or you can bring your own. Participants must be 18 or older.

Register by Sept. 26

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.

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Cock-A-Doodle Doo Rooster

$35

with John Dow

Calendar Oct 3, 2019 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

We will create a beautiful rooster on a 12-by-12-inch canvas. This is a great painting for beginners as the instructor will guide you along the way. Taught by guest instructor and painter John Dow.

Register by Sept. 26

Visiting Instructor John Dow is an artist from Hutchinson, Kan. He does mostly commissioned pieces, and his art can be found in collections all over the world. He is mostly known for painting animals, which are his true favorites. He holds classes at Blue Barn Door {studio} with his old school buddy Corey Hayden and enjoys teaching private painting lessons as well.

DIY Wire Rings

$30

with Sandra Clanton and Jerri Drummond

Calendar Oct 21, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Making your own jewelry is a rewarding pursuit whether creating for yourself, family or friends. Join us in this step-by-step workshop on wire ring making. We provide all of the materials for you to choose from to produce three different styles of rings during class. You will learn to make a three-bead ring, a banded ring and a braided ring. All you need is a few beads, some wire and instruction to get started. Instructor duo Jerri Drummond and Sandra Clanton will facilitate this course. You are encouraged to bring the following tools (if you have them): a ring mandrel, round nose pliers, nylon nose pliers, a hemostat clamp, needle nose pliers. Some tools will be available to share during class.

Register by Oct. 14

Instructors and friends Sandy Clanton and Jerri Drummond are handiwork enthusiasts and a teaching dynamic duo who enjoy experimenting with lots of media. Both currently teach and live in Minneapolis, Kan.

Flow Art

$35

with John Dow

Calendar Sep 19, 2019 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Flow painting is a fun and easy way to create one-of-a-kind works of art. Even if you’ve never painted before and don’t consider yourself an artist, this technique is something anyone can do. All it takes is the right supplies and a little know-how, which John will teach you. We will be working with a 12-by-12-inch canvas. You will go home with a wet project in a box so make sure you have room in your vehicle! Taught by guest instructor and painter John Dow.

Register by Sept. 12

Visiting Instructor John Dow is an artist from Hutchinson, Kan. He does mostly commissioned pieces, and his art can be found in collections all over the world. He is mostly known for painting animals, which are his true favorites. He holds classes at Blue Barn Door {studio} with his old school buddy Corey Hayden and enjoys teaching private painting lessons as well.

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Haulin’ Pumpkins Sign

$30

with Megan Haden

Calendar Oct 7, 2019 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Haul in some fall by creating your own autumnal scene featuring sunflowers, pumpkins and an old truck. This painting looks great hanging on your door or leaning up against your fall décor. It measures 12-inches square and will be painted on solid wood. Feel free to mix it up to match your décor. Facilitated by instructor Megan Haden.

Register by Sept. 30

Megan Haden is an instructor at Blue Barn Door {studio}. Megan has been painting signs for several years and loves to help others create. Blue Barn Door {studio} focuses on step-by-step guided instruction in a fun and stress-free environment; bring your friends or come solo and unleash your creativity! And don't worry, Megan is experienced at working even “craft challenged” students through all the steps and techniques that will allow you to have a project that you are proud of.

Line Up Your Stamps

$55

with Pam Wells

Calendar Sep 21, 2019 at 11 am, runs for 1 week

Learn how to accurately align your stamps and punches for higher quality card making. This technique will save time, supplies and frustration when creating multiples of a card or card sets. Participants will learn how to use a stamp positioning tool or a clear block to line up stamps with a matching punch that punches out multiple images, then will put that technique to use in making several cards. All supplies will be provided by the instructor, Pam Wells, and each student will receive the Builder Vases punch and the Vibrant Vases stamp set included in the class fee. Please bring a sack lunch.

Register by Sept. 5

Instructor Pam Wells has been employed by the State of Kansas as a district court reporter for more than 20 years. She primarily does stamping as a hobby, though enjoys hosting classes and workshops to share her love of the craft with others. She has been demonstrating card making and crafts since 2005.

Pinterest Night

$10

with Eileen Thibault

Calendar Sep 19, 2019 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Do you love crafting and Pinterest-ing but never find the time to get to all those projects? Join this hands-on, step-by-step guided class. Your surprise Pinterest craft project will be revealed during class, and all supplies will be provided by your instructor, Eileen.

Register by Sept. 12

Eileen Thibault is a local crafter experienced in using a variety of mediums. She has taught Pinterest classes for several years for Salina Public Library. Eileen has a home workshop where she makes projects that she often donates to fundraisers. She loves sharing her joy of crafting with others. She believes that there are no "failed projects," because crafting is not always supposed to be perfect. It's supposed to be fun!

Full Course

Pinterest Night

$10

with Eileen Thibault

Calendar Oct 17, 2019 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Do you love crafting and Pinterest-ing but never find the time to get to all those projects? Join this hands-on, step-by-step guided class. Your surprise Pinterest craft project will be revealed during class, and all supplies will be provided by your instructor, Eileen.

Register by Oct. 10

Eileen Thibault is a local crafter experienced in using a variety of mediums. She has taught Pinterest classes for several years for Salina Public Library. Eileen has a home workshop where she makes projects that she often donates to fundraisers. She loves sharing her joy of crafting with others. She believes that there are no "failed projects," because crafting is not always supposed to be perfect. It's supposed to be fun!

Full Course




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