Friday, August 28, 2015

Fall Craft Classes‏

It's back to school time for kids, small AND big. This fall, I will be teaching a bunch of fun, short workshops that will create DIY style crafty decorations, as well as a toddler's art class and more.  Below is a listing of the classes I will be teaching, all through the Arlington Parks & Recreation Department.

Hand in Hand
This parent and child class is geared to teach your toddler the first steps in the creative world of art. With guidance from the instructor, the parent / caregiver will guide their child through art projects.
Thursdays, October 22- November 19, 10-11am, 2-5 years old
For more information, including to register, click here.

Holiday Greeting Cards (for kids!)
In this fun one session workshop children will make holiday greeting cards using a variety of materials and techniques.
Tuesday, November 10, 10am-11:30am, 5-13 years old, $23/$43
For more information, including to register, click here.

Paper Garland
Paper garlands can dress up your everyday space, decorate your home for the holidays or make any occasion from a birthday party to a bridal shower a bit more festive. We will make a basic paper garland with simple repetitive shapes and colors using paper, some string and glue and a few basic tools.
Sunday, October 25, 1:30-3:30pm, 16 years+, $31 resident, $51 non-resident
For more information, including to register, click here.

Printmaking: Holiday Cards
Relief printing is one of the simplest yet most creative forms of printmaking, with plenty of artistic and practical applications. In this workshop students will create their own personal “block” and print multiple cards (set of 10) to be used for any holiday or occasion of their choice.
Mondays, November 16 and 23, 7-8:30pm, 12+ years, $41/$61
For more information, including to register, click here.

Recycled Materials Wreath
With a few materials from the recycling bin and some scrap fabric, students will make a pretty paper wreath with a fabric rosette cluster. A fun or funky wreath is a simple way to spruce up the house for the holidays.
Sunday, November 1, 1:30-3:30pm, 16 years +, $28 resident, $48 non resident
For more information, including to register, click here.

Sewn Pennant Bunting
Bunting is SO popular at the moment and it seems to be found in nearly every wedding, holiday party or baby shower board on Pinterest. Bunting is such a cheap and easy way to give any room a more festive feel. In this two-day workshop students will make a triangular “flag” type bunting. Instructor will email list of materials needed or if desired, students can pick from materials provided.
Offered two sessions, each session is two classes.
Tuesdays, Sept 15 + 22, 7-9p, 16 years +, $63/$83
Tuesdays, Oct 20 + 27, 7-9pm, 16 years +, $63/$83
For more information, including to register, click here.


That is the full list of classes I will be teaching. However, below is just a sampling of other classes available through Arlington County. Check them out! Personally, I wish I had more time on my hands, I would love to take the intro to woodworking... or the bookmaking class... or the 
how to draw zombies!! All look like so much fun!

Please let me know if you have questions or need more help. Happy learning! ~Jen


Arlington Art Classes for Fall

Registration for classes has begun
Here is a preview of a FEW of the art classes
that are coming up for Fall 2015.
To see all of our class offerings for fall or to register online go to:
http://parks.arlingtonva.us/programs/art/artclasses/

or  phone 703-228-4747.

NEW! Draw Funny, Make Money
Do you like to draw? Do you want to make money doing something you enjoy? Cartoonist Paul Merklein draws, talks and inspires students to have fun and make money drawing. Students learn what they need to start making money, where they can start making money right away and how much can be made in which markets. This is NOT a “how to draw” class. Walter Reed Ctr. Inst.: Merklein
Ages 16-Adult 5 Sessions $81 140131A Sun., Oct 11, 4:00-5:30pm

Cartooning Students will develop their creativity, imagination and artistic skills through comics and cartooning. Learn the basics in drawing, character design, composition, storytelling, page layout and publishing, amongst a classroom of peers. Each class begins with a simple lesson introducing new techniques and concepts.  Beginners are welcome! To see instructor’s work visit www.greatbigfaces.com Supplies included. Walter Reed Ctr. Inst.: Merklein Ages 9-13   8 Sessions $146
120122A Sun., Sep. 27, 1:30-3:30pm

NEW! How to Draw Super Heroes Learn how to draw cartoon super heroes in this one-day workshop. Walter Reed Ctr. Inst.: Merklein Ages 9-Adult 1 Session $23
120124A Sun., Sep. 27, 4:00-5:30pm

NEW! How To Draw Zombies
In this one-day workshop Students will learn how to draw zombies for Halloween or any other time of year. Walter Reed Ctr. Inst.:Merklein Ages 9-Adult 1 Session $23 120125A Sun., Oct. 11, 4:00-5:30pm
NEW! Fusing- Argentum & Fine Silver Using Argentum® & Fine Silver, students will review the practical and creative properties of these metals. A simple chain link will serve for practicing techniques: a pair of granulated earrings will be the final process. Thomas Jefferson Ctr. Inst.: Barnes  Ages 16-Adult 3 Sessions $205
140157A
Fri., Sep. 25, 10:00am-1:00pm


NEW!
Small Scale Fold Forming
Students will learn this fascinating technique developed by Charles Lewton Brain and his students. A variety of sample pieces will be produced to serve as technical examples of many of the forms possible. A pin or ring using a favorite techniques will act as a final project. Thomas Jefferson Ctr. Inst.: Barnes Ages 16-Adult 3 Sessions $166
140158A
Thurs., Sep. 17, 7:00-9:30pm
NEW! Acrylic Carving for Jewelers In this alternative materials class, students will be shown the creative possibilities and practical properties of working with Acrylite® acrylic plastics. A brooch / pin will be completed from one of the sample carvings. A carved acrylic ring with a fine silver liner will be the final project. Thomas Jefferson Ctr. Inst.: Barnes Ages 15-Adult 3 Sessions $161
140155A Thurs., Oct. 8, 7:00-9:30pm
Mixed  Media
2D Mixed Media Use multiple mediums to create depth and interesting compositions that include but are not limited to combining paint, watercolor, graphite, pastels, ink and paper, layering media, transferring printed images. Walter Reed Ctr. Inst.: Hussain Ages 16-Adult 8 Sessions $147
120127A Thurs., Sep. 17, 7:00-9:00pm
Book Making and Book Binding
NEW! Beginners Guide to Book Making & Bookbinding Students will learn basic techniques for several kinds of hand-bound books including  Japanese stab stitch. Each class will build skills for use during the next class, resulting in several finished books by the end of the session. Students will learn how to make their own book cloth, learn about archival materials to use and types of glues to use, and types of papers available for these methods. Walter Reed Ctr. Inst.: Rausch Ages 16-Adult 8 Sessions $196 140102A Wed., Sep. 16, 7:00-9:30pm
 
NEW! Parent/Child Birdfeeder Participating parent/child teams will learn how to read a plan, estimate, measure, mark and cut parts for a simple birdfeeder. Adults work together with their child to gain basic woodworking skills using hand tools and some power tools. This class will give a boost to fine motor skills while students create with new confidence. Each adult/child team goes home with a shared project that will make birdwatching more enjoyable this winter. All materials are included. Thomas Jefferson Ctr. Inst.: Fort Ages 8-15 4 Sessions $151
120128A Fri., Sep. 18, 4:30-6:30pm
NEW! Woodworking for Teens Students will learn to create things with their own hands. This class introduces teens to the fundamentals of woodworking. Students will learn basic shop safety, the proper use of hand and power tools, learn to read drawings, measure materials, make plans and use a variety of techniques to build and finish projects. Empower your teen with these basic DIY skills. Thomas Jefferson Ctr. Inst.: Mann  Ages 12-16 8 Sessions $234 
130124A
Mon., Sep. 14, 4:15-6:15pm


NEW! Sew-Social Club
This beginning sewing class focuses on learning about the functions, maintenance and correct use of a sewing machine. This fun course is perfect for the fun loving fashionistas, young professionals and even guys who want to learn how to sew. Socialize while learning the basics: hand sewing, mend garments, zipper replacement, basic tailoring (to update your thrift store finds) and even some DIY ideas for your home. Learn to sew from someone who has worked in the fashion industry and who knows the tricks of the trade. Arlington Mill Center. Inst.: Deolazo Ages 16-Adult 8 Sessions $161
140107A Thurs., Sep. 17, 7:00-9:00pm
NEW! Sewn Pennant Bunting Bunting is SO popular at the moment and it seems to be found in nearly every wedding, holiday party or baby shower board on Pinterest. Arlington Mill Ctr. Inst.: Athanas Ages 16-Adult 2 Sessions $63
140105A Tues., Sep. 15, 7:00-9:00pm
140105B Tues., Oct. 20, 7:00-9:00pm
NEW!Intermediate Wheel  In this intermediate wheel class expand your skills in order to throw "intentionally" with more control. Continue to refine both throwing and trimming techniques, make several types of lids and handles and learn how to incorporate these parts to form a cohesive vessel. Learn to "throw off the hump" to make lids, spouts and cups. Thomas Jefferson Ctr. Inst.: Jeng   Ages 16-Adult 8 Sessions $276  140126A Wed., Sep. 16, 7:00-9:30pm
NEW! Recycled Materials Wreath  With a few materials from the recycling bin and some scrap fabric, students will make a pretty paper wreath with a fabric rosette cluster. A fun or funky wreath is a simple way to spruce up the house for the holidays. If students desire they can bring in old magazines, books and fabric from their stash, but it is not necessary. Arlington Mill Ctr. Inst.: Athanas
Ages 16-Adult 1 Session $28
140104A Sun., Nov. 1, 1:30-3:30pm
Clay Jack O ‘Lantern Workshop  This workshop is a great way for families and individuals to create a pumpkin that can be illuminated and last many years to come. This two day hands-on workshop goes through the steps of building to glazing your clay pumpkin. Each child must register with an adult. Arlington Mill Ctr. Inst.: Drake Ages 6-Adult
2 Sessions $65
120108A Sat./Sun., Oct. 3, 10:00am-12:00pm
120108B Sat./Sun., Oct. 17, 10:00am-12:00pm
NEW! Printmaking: Holiday Cards In this workshop students will create their own personal “block” and print multiple cards (set of 10) to be used for any holiday or occasion of their choice. Fairlington Ctr. Inst.: Athanas Ages 12-Adult 2 Sessions $41
120109A Mon., Nov. 16, 7:00-8:30pm

NEW! Holiday Greeting Cards for Kids In this fun one session workshop children will make holiday greeting cards using a variety of materials and techniques. Dress to get messy. Fairlington Ctr. Inst.Athanas Ages 5-12 1 Session $23   120106A Tues., Nov. 10, 10:00-11:30am
NEW! Beading 101: Necklace & Earring Set In this introduction to beading workshop, students will learn the fundamentals of bead stringing, design and tips on how to choose your wire, fasten clasps and set crimps. Students will create a single strand necklace and a basic pair of earrings. No prior beading experience necessary. Materials are included, but if students want to work with specific colors or beads the instructor will email supply list before first class. Arlington Mill Ctr. Inst.: House Ages 15-Adult 1 Session $31 140150A Wed., Sep. 16, 7:00-9:00pm

NEW! Beading 101: Dangle Earrings Learn basic design principles to create great looking earrings for any occasion. Students will make two or three pairs, depending on time and how quickly skills are picked up. No prior beading experience necessary. Materials are included, but if students want to work with specific colors or beads, the instructor will email supply list before first class. Arlington Mill Ctr. Inst.: House Ages 15-Adult 1 Session $26
140151A Wed., Sep. 23, 7:00-9:00pm
140151B Wed., Oct. 28, 7:00-9:00pm

NEW! Beading 101: Multistrand Necklace  In this workshop, students will learn finishing techniques for multi-strand necklaces and bracelets. No prior beading experience necessary. Materials are included, but if students want to work with specific colors or beads, the instructor will email supply list before first class. Arlington Mill Ctr. Inst.: House Ages 15-Adult 1 Session $40
140152A Wed., Sep. 30, 7:00-9:00pm


Registration for DPR classes begins August 12th Classes begin Sept 14th
 

To see all of our class offerings for fall or to register online go to http://parks.arlingtonva.us/programs/art/art-classes/
or register by phone  703-228-4747.

Arlington County can provide upon request 
reasonable modifications for people with disabilities. Two weeks advance notice is preferred.
Call 703-228- 4740 

or email TRinfo@arlingtonva.us

Fee Reduction
DON’T LET FEES BE A BARRIER. Arlington County residents may request a fee reduction! All participants must submit fee reduction applications PRIOR to registration, since discounts are NOT RETROACTIVE. Fee reductions are available on a sliding scale based on household income and size.
For more information visit:   http://parks.arlingtonva.us/fee-reduction-policy-overview/
Copyright © *2015 Arlington County DPR, Office of Creative Resources All rights reserved.
Our mailing address is:
Art Class Program Manager
3308 S Stafford St
Arlington, VA 22206

Saturday, July 25, 2015

S.O.S. Sale!!


HELP!!
S.O.S. Sale
aka Save Our Sewing (Machine) Sale!

The Jen-A-Fusion Sewing Machine is being held hostage at the Evil Repair Shop and we must get enough to ransom its freedom!
Please help by taking advantage of this great sale! The more you buy, the more you save!

Buy one item…..get 5% off.
Buy two items…..get 10% off.
Buy three items.....get 15% off.
Buy four items.....get 20% off.
Buy five or more items.....get 30% off! 
**Aprons not included in sale** 


Sale runs from Saturday, July 25 until further notice. Only stock in store available for discount, no special orders.
Sale location: Torpedo Factory Art Center
105 N. Union Street
Studio #320
Alexandria, VA 22314
Hope to see you there!