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Craft Center Fall Classes 2014

Craft Center Fall Classes 2014


Wednesday, September 24th                      5:30PM                 Collage Memory Frame Class:                  

Create a one of a kind miniature collage from paper or photos.   Showcase them in a tiny frame to wear or hang them on ribbon.


Wednesday, September 24th     6-7 & 7-8PM                       Sewing 101:

This class will teach you the basics of the sewing machine along with a few simple sewing techniques.


Thursday, September 25th                           6-8PM                   Mono Printing without a Press:

Using live plants and water soluble inks, print botanical images you can make into cards or have them



Monday, September 29th                             6-8PM                   Dorm Light Lampshades

Bring your own mini-lights and learn how to make snazzy lampshades for them using cups and fabric.  Better yet, be one of the first to sign up and the mini lamp will be included.

Tuesday, September 30th                             6-9PM                   Patchwork Pillows:

Add a little comfort to your dorm room.  You will learn a fun and simple quilt pattern to make a colorful throw pillow.  Some sewing experience required.

Tuesday, October 7th                                      6-9PM                   Stained Glass Sun Catchers

Make your dorm room sparkle with these simple to construct sun catchers made out of brightly colored pieces of stained glass.   Learn how to cut glass and solder all in one night!  We will have several different images to choose from, or make your own image.


Thursday, October 7th                                    6-8PM                   Bees:

Have you ever wondered how many bees it takes to make a teaspoon of honey?  Learn the answer to this and all other burning questions about bees and beekeeping.  Stay for a demo and uncapping a frame of honey and sample honey straight from the comb!

Thursday, October 16th                                  6-8PM                   Mini Accordion Photo Album:

These little albums are fun to make and can be displayed most anywhere.  You will use a wide variety of colored and patterned paper to make these little gems.  No need to bring photos, you can add them later.

Wednesday, October 22nd                           6-8PM                   Felted Vessels:

This class will teach you how to go from raw wool to felted fabric which will then be used to make a beautiful, one of a kind vase or bowl.

Wednesday, October 22nd                           5:30PM                                 Crayon Art:

Create a one of a kind colorful piece of art to hang in your dorm room.  Made from crayons and a hair dryer.

Tuesday, November 4th                                                6-9PM                                  

Clay Hand Building Class

Not comfortable throwing on the wheel?  Build bowls using one of two methods taught, pinch or coil


Tuesday, October 28th                                   6-7, 7-8 & 8-9PM              Tie Dye Mania is back:

Choose from one of 3 sessions. T-shirt is included.  Please specify your t-shirt size when you are signing up.  You may also bring up to 3 additional (small) items to dye. 




Tuesday, November 4th                                                6-7 & 7-8PM                      

 Fused Glass Necklace Charm:

Learn how to make glass necklace pieces to hang on your own chain.  You will use a variety of colored glass to make a one of a kind charm.

Tuesday, November 4th                                                                                                6-9PM

Not comfortable throwing on the wheel? Build bowls using one of two methods taught, pinch or coil bowls. 

Wednesday, November 12th                      6-8PM                                   Clay Tiles:

Learn different carving techniques to create your own ceramic wall art.  Carved tiles make beautiful wall art.

Monday, November 17th                              6-9PM                   Zippy Bags

We will be making small twill bags embellished with scraps of fabric and ribbon.  Learn how to put in a zipper.  Some sewing machine experience is recommended. 

Wednesday, December 3rd                         5:30PM                                 Ornament Decorating:

Easy to create ornaments decorated with glitter and/or paint.

Monday, December 8th                                                 6-7PM                                   Felted Ornaments:

Go from raw wool to felted ornaments embellished with beads and bows.  Make great gift to share with friends.

Tuesday, December 9th                                                 6-8PM                                   Elephant Necklace:

Make an adorable silver elephant necklace form an old silver fork.  It takes muscle but it is work it as you create a unique necklace. 



Mini Classes held in Smith Union:


Wednesday, November 12th                      5:30PM                                 Smith Union Open Beading:

We will be adding pop up mini classes throughout the semester so take a walk through the Union to see what the Craft Center is up to.   Stop by the Information desk for a list of classes.  Send an email to Bonnie Pardue at:  bpardue@bowdoin.eduto sign up for classes or with any suggestions you might have for classes.