, Kingston, NH


September 26, 2013

Creative Classes

EXETER — If you’re looking for a creative way to spend your evenings, register now for a fall course:

Beginning Crochet: Learn how to read directions, increase and decrease, work in rounds vs. rows, and all the different “types” of stitches. Students will make multiple pieces, including a hat, animal, and more as time permits. Supplies provided. Additional yarns can be purchased. Please bring scissors and pencil. Class is held on Thursdays for four weeks, beginning October 3, from 7:00-8:30 p.m. The cost is $60.00.

Chair Caning and Rush Seating: Restore a chair by learning how to weave a cane or rush seat. Chairs should have wood refinished. Bring to first class a chair, pail, scissors, hammer and pencil. Materials provided. Maximum 8 students. Class will meet on Tues., October 8; Thurs., October 10, and Tues., October 15, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The cost is $55.00.

Clay Hand Building: Learn the art of clay hand building through various projects. Students will learn the pinch, coil, soft slab and hard slab methods by creating cups, bowls, plates and tiles. The last class will be for glazing. Class will be held on Tuesdays for six weeks, beginning October 1, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. The cost us $90.00. Supplies are included.

Fly Tying: This course offers instruction on how to tie flies that will catch fish in salt and fresh water. Review fly tying equipment and materials options. Class will be held on Mondays for seven weeks, beginning October 21, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The cost is $100.00. Equipment and materials are provided.

Painting with Pastels: This class will introduce the student to working with soft pastels, or developing skills in an experienced artist. Explore a different subject matter each week. Classes will be held on Tuesdays for six weeks, beginning October 7, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The cost is $90.00. A list of required materials will be provided. Call office for details.

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