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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.

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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.

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Intermediate Wire-Wrapped Jewelry

$40

with Sandy Clanton and Jerri Drummond

Calendar Apr 16, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Ready to learn more? Join us for the second level of wire-wrapped jewelry. You will expand on what you learned in the first class by working with better stones and beads while learning more techniques. Choose from several options to make an intricate pendant. There will be an option during the second part of the class to create your own ring. Your course fee includes all the materials you need and some tools will be provided. If you have round- nose, needle-nose pliers or a ring mandrel, please bring them with you to class. If you have something you would really like wrapped, bring that too! * Prerequisite: Wire-Wrapped Jewelry

Instructors Sandy Clanton and Jerri Drummond are friends who enjoy experimenting with lots of media. Both taught and currently live in Minneapolis. The necklaces they have created have helped raise funds for Kansas Figure DrawingGroup, the Gold Wheel, and Ottawa County Arts & Humanities Council.

Monogram Laurel Wreath Plaque

$30

with Megan Haden

Calendar Apr 15, 2019 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Bring some personalized pizzazz to your home with a monogram laurel wreath painting. This project is good for the beginner on up. If you can paint by number, you will be good to go! The sign will measure approximately 12-inches square and can be hung on a wall or grace your entryway table.

Megan Haden is an instructor at Blue Barn Door {studio}. She has been painting signs for several years and loves to help others create. Megan 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 walking even “craft challenged” students through all the steps and techniques that will allow you to have a project that you are proud of.

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Pinterest Night - April

$10

with Eileen Thibault

Calendar Apr 4, 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 craft class and create something surprising and new. Instructor Eileen will coordinate all of the supplies you need for an evening of crafting inspired by Pinterest.

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!

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