Explore Your Craft Cutting Machine(ages 14+)
Do you have a craft cutting machine that you don’t understand? Want to get it out of the box and make stuff? This class will explore “out of the box” ideas with demonstrations and hands on practice with a Silhouette machine (similar to Cricut) and help finding resources for your particular (any brand) machine. Learn the process for making stickers, appliqués, polymer clay, stencils, glass etching and more. Once you understand how to power up and cut, a new world of crafting will open for you. A handout is provided with recommended local and online resources. Lisa Hoyt is the instructor; she has 20+ years of experience teaching the art of “craft” to students of all ages.
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Register Exploring Your Craft Cutting Machine (ages 14+, April 4, Sat) 28554 4/4/2020 - 4/4/2020 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Sa Green Ridg Info
How to Use Your 35mm Camera for Beginners (12+)
Do you have a new camera with too many bells and whistles? Find out how to use F stops, shutter speeds, resolution, white balance, exposure modes and more. Be sure to bring your camera and camera manual with you. If you don’t have a manual, you can download and print one online. A handout will be provided so you can review the information later. Feel free to bring food to class. Teena Cook has taught photography at VWCC for 30 years and has a Masters Degree.
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Register How to Use Your 35mm Camera for Beginners (ages 12+, Mar 2, M) 28538 3/2/2020 - 3/2/2020 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM M Green Ridg Info
Photopshop II (Menus) (ages 12+)
This class will explore the drop down menus including adjustments, selections and filters. Please bring your computer with photoshop loaded. You can download a 7 day free trial at Adobe.com. After that it is 9.99 a month. We will talk about a less expensive option in class. It takes several hours to load so don’t wait until the last day to do it. A handout will be provided so you can review the information later. Feel free to bring food to class. Teena Cook has taught photography at VWCC for 30 years and has a Masters Degree.
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Register Photoshop II (Menus) (ages 12+, Mar 30, M) 28536 3/30/2020 - 3/30/2020 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM M Green Ridg Info
Photoshop I(Tools) (ages 12+)
This class will cover tools and how to make and move selections, retouch, add type, quick mask, etc. Please bring your computer with photoshop loaded. You can download a 7 day free trial at Adobe.com. After that it is 9.99 a month. We will talk about a less expensive option in class. It takes several hours to load so don’t wait until the last day to do it. A handout will be provided so you can review the information later. Feel free to bring food to class. Teena Cook has taught photography at VWCC for 30 years and has a Masters Degree.
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Register Photoshop I (Tools) (ages 12+, Mar 9, M) 28535 3/9/2020 - 3/9/2020 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM M Green Ridg Info
Photoshop III (Layers& Palettes) (ages 12+)
This class will explore the history, actions and layers palettes. We will create calendars and collages. Please bring your computer with photoshop loaded. You can download a 7 day free trial at Adobe.com. After that it is 9.99 a month. We will talk about a less expensive option in class. It takes several hours to load so don’t wait until the last day to do it. A handout will be provided so you can review the information later. Feel free to bring food to class. Teena Cook has taught photography at VWCC for 30 years and has a Masters Degree.
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Register Photoshop III (Layers & Palettes) (ages 12+, Apr 27, M) 28537 4/27/2020 - 4/27/2020 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM M Green Ridg Info
Paint Pouring I for Beginners (Ages 18+)
The newest trend in home painting, where science meets art, is highly addictive! Google it, then save time and money (and mess) by learning with us. All supplies are provided, including a drying box to transport wet paint safely home as well as gloves and disposable apron, but please wear old clothes and shoes. Bring snacks/drinks if desired. Lisa Hoyt is the instructor; she has 20+ years of experience teaching the art of “craft” to students of all ages.
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Register Paint Pouring I for Beginners (ages 18+, March 16, M) 28562 3/16/2020 - 3/16/2020 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM M Green Ridg Info
Register Paint Pouring I for Beginners (ages 18+, March 28, Sa) 28556 3/28/2020 - 3/28/2020 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Sa Green Ridg Info
Register Paint Pouring I for Beginners (ages 18+, May 14, Th) 28565 5/14/2020 - 5/14/2020 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Th Green Ridg Info
Paint Pouring II (Fluid Art with Acrylics) (18+)
This class picks up where Part I leaves off. Learn different techniques such as swipe, ring pour, and more. This class assumes basic knowledge of paint pouring but students do not have to have had Part I to participate. All supplies are provided, including a drying box to transport wet paint safely home as well as gloves and disposable apron, but please wear old clothes and shoes. Bring snacks/drinks if desired or dinner if coming from work. Lisa Hoyt is the instructor.
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Register Paint Pouring II (Fluid Art with Acrylics) (ages 18+, March 30, M) 28563 3/30/2020 - 3/30/2020 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM M Green Ridg Info
Register Paint Pouring II (Fluid Art with Acrylics) (ages 18+, May 18, M) 28557 5/18/2020 - 5/18/2020 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM M Green Ridg Info
Soap Making (ages 18+)
Learn how soap becomes “soap” through the process of saponification and how to use on line calculators to custom create any soap that suits your personal preference! Participants will have hands on practice creating and following a recipe, learn important safety tips and will leave class with at least one pound of “raw” soap to take home to cure the 6-8 weeks necessary. This is a fast-paced course designed to give the basics of soapmaking. Please bring an old bath sized towel to insulate soap for the ride home. Lisa Hoyt has been teaching soap making for over 20 years.
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Register Soap Making (ages 18+, Feb 29, Sa) 28410 2/29/2020 - 2/29/2020 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Sa Green Ridg Info
Register Soap Making (ages 18+, May 9, Sa) 28555 5/9/2020 - 5/9/2020 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Sa Green Ridg Info
Cell Phone Photography & Snapseed Retouching(12+)
Your cell phone is an amazing camera! This class will cover how to take vertical and horizontal panos, adjust exposures, use accessory lenses and retouch with the revolutionary U point technology of snapseed all with your smart phone. Teena Cook has taught photography at VWCC for 30 years and has a master's degree.
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Waitlist Cell Phone Photography & Snapseed Retouching (ages 12+, Feb 24, M) 28418 2/24/2020 - 2/24/2020 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM M Green Ridg Info
Beginner 3D Needle Felting
Learn the fundamentals of three-dimensional needle felting while creating your own snowman. This workshop will explain how felting with wool is achieved and give you the skills to continue making needle felted art for years to come. All supplies included. Instructor: Laura Campbell.
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Register DIY Wooden Porch Sign (Ages 18+) 31994 3/14/2020 - 3/14/2020 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Sa Brambleton Info
Loom Knitting Workshop(ages 18+)
Three classes in ONE workshop! Learn how to knit in the round (hats, cowls), flat panels (scarves, blankets) and the three most common double knit stitches which can be used to create hats, cowls, scarves, and blankets! This intense but EASY workshop will provide experience casting on and binding off, the four knit stitches as well as the purl stitch. All supplies including lots of printed notes are provided.
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Register Loom Knitting Workshop (ages 18+, Apr 3, F) 28533 4/3/2020 - 4/3/2020 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM F Green Ridg Info
Register Loom Knitting Workshop (ages 18+, Mar 7, Sa) 28532 3/7/2020 - 3/7/2020 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Sa Green Ridg Info
How to Use Your 35mm Camera-Part 2 (ages 12+)
Prerequisite is How to Use Your Camera for beginners. Bring your photographs that you have taken after Part 1 and evaluate them with the class. Find out how to use flash, meters and more. Be sure to bring your camera and camera manual with you. If you don’t have one, you can download one online. A handout will be provided so you can review the information later. Feel free to bring food to class. Teena Cook has taught photography at VWCC for 30 years and has a Masters Degree.
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Register How to Use Your 35mm Camera-Part 2 (ages 12+, Apr 6, M) 28539 4/6/2020 - 4/6/2020 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM M Green Ridg Info
Nature Photography (ages 12+)
This class will focus on the art of nature photography. Learn about lenses, filters, composition, lighting, landscapes and close ups. Be sure to bring your camera and camera manual with you. If you don’t have one, you can download one online. A handout will be provided so you can review the information later. Feel free to bring food to class. Teena Cook has taught photography at VWCC for 30 years and has a Masters Degree.
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Register Nature Photography (ages 12+, May 4, M) 28540 5/4/2020 - 5/4/2020 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM M Green Ridg Info
Let's Make Stuff! (ages 5-10)
Have a blast creating and making! Make ice cream, candles, art, play dough, glow rocks and more! Instructor Debbie Harris taught for Roanoke County Schools for over 20 years. Class is 5 weeks.
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Register All Things Great & Small! (ages 5-10, Apr-May, M) 28551 4/20/2020 - 5/18/2020 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM M Green Ridg Info
Register Lets Make Stuff! (ages 5-10, Mar-Apr, M) 28550 3/2/2020 - 3/30/2020 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM M Green Ridg Info
*NEW* Paint Pouring Special Projects (ages 18+)
Make an upcycled clock from an old vinyl record album and two coasters using special paint pouring techniques. Additional projects will be completed as well. Familiarity with paint pouring is suggested but not required. This 2 week class allows for paint drying time before sealing the projects with a special resin coating. Please be sure you can attend both weeks before signing up.
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Register Paint Pouring Special Projects (ages 18+, April 13 & 20, M) 28564 4/13/2020 - 4/20/2020 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM M Green Ridg Info
Maker's Nite-Bead Stringing (ages 18+)
Learn how to make a 16-18” strung bead necklace and matching earrings. A variety of colors and findings are provided. Wear home your own styled jewelry! The first Monday of every month features Makers Nite which allows an introduction to a new art or craft without having to purchase the materials yourself to try it out. Feel free to bring your dinner if coming from work. Instructor is Lisa Hoyt.
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Register Maker's Nite-Bead Stringing (ages 18+, March 2, M) 28558 3/2/2020 - 3/2/2020 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM M Green Ridg Info
Maker's Nite-Silk Scarf Painting (ages 18+)
This new class will allow you to hand paint an 8” x 54” Habotai Silk Scarf. We will review several technique options and then paint scarves! The first Monday of every month features Makers Nite which allows an introduction to a new art or craft without having to purchase the materials yourself to try it out. Feel free to bring your dinner if coming from work. Instructor is Lisa Hoyt.
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Register Maker's Nite-Basics of Heatpressing (ages 18+, May 4, M) 28560 5/4/2020 - 5/4/2020 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM M Green Ridg Info
Register Maker's Nite-Silk Scarf Painting (ages 18+, April 6, M) 28559 4/6/2020 - 4/6/2020 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM M Green Ridg Info
Genealogy for Beginners (ages 12+)
This class will cover how to set up a free account with family search which accesses the largest genealogical data base in the world. The class will cover how to enter data and navigate through the program. Please bring your laptop and the names, birthdates and deathdates and places of your parents, grandparents etc. We will hope to connect to existing research. You will need to access your email to confirm your account.
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Register Genealogy for Beginners (ages 12+, Mar 3, Tu) 28534 3/3/2020 - 3/3/2020 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Tu Green Ridg Info
Intro to Amigurumi: Crochet a Baby Yoda
Amigurumi is the Japanese art of knitting or crocheting small, stuffed yarn creatures. Join us for a workshop on the techniques and skills needed to read an Amigurumi pattern and make your own stuffed Baby Yoda. Some basic crochet background and skills required. All supplies and pattern included. Instructor: Laura Campbell.
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Register Intro to Amigurumi: Crochet a Baby Yoda (Ages 18+) 31991 4/4/2020 - 4/4/2020 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Sa Brambleton Info
Crochet a Spring Daisy Garland
Join us as we crochet a string of blue and white (or yellow and white) daisies and beads into a garland that can be used in your spring décor. All supplies provided, but some experience with basic crochet is required. Step by step instruction will be provided and you should have a complete the project to take home with you. Instructor: Laura Campbell.
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Register Crochet a Spring Daisy Garland (Ages 18+) 31992 5/9/2020 - 5/9/2020 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Sa Brambleton Info
Make a Paper Flower Bouquet
Welcome spring and summer with a bouquet that never wilts! Learn how to make a variety of realistic flowers using different types of paper. The flowers can be assembled into a bouquet, wreath or vase for display. No experience necessary. Bring your own scissors and glue gun/sticks. All the paper, floral supplies and templates will be provided. Please bring your own scissors! Instructor: Laura Campbell.
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Register Make a Paper Flower Bouquet (Ages 18+) 31993 4/25/2020 - 4/25/2020 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Sa Brambleton Info
Slime Time
Whether you know all about slime or this is news to you, Slime is all the rage! Skip the mess at home and learn to make slime with us at the Brambleton Center. All slime making materials will be provided and each participant will go home with slime of their very own! Pre-registration is required.
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Register Slime Time! 35028 4/4/2020 - 4/4/2020 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Sa Brambleton Info
DIY Polymer Clay Jewelry
Polymer clay, unlike natural clay, dries much faster and does not need to be fired in a kiln. Those facts make it the perfect clay medium for anyone in any location! In this class, you will learn to carve and manipulate this amazing medium to create your very own wearable art! Create earrings, necklace pendants, bangle bracelets, or anything your mind can think of! All the creations you make during the class are yours to take home! Pre-registration is required.
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Register DIY Polymer Clay Jewelry 35029 4/4/2020 - 4/4/2020 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Sa Brambleton Info
DIY Beeswax Food Wraps
Eco-friendly food wraps, or beeswax wraps, are a reusable, eco-friendly, plastic-free alternative to plastic food wrap. They can be used for anything you would use plastic wrap for (fruits/veggies, leftovers, sandwiches, etc.) and are fun and easy to make yourself! This class will teach you to make your own food wraps using cotton fabric and beeswax. Each participant will make two wraps to take home! Pre-registration is required.
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Register DIY Beeswax Food Wraps 35030 3/28/2020 - 3/28/2020 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Sa Brambleton Info
DIY Tea Cup Candle
Did you know it is very easy to make your own candles? Do you have tea cups that you love and don’t know what to do with?! Well, this class combines the two and allows you to make charming tea cup candles! You will learn the skill of making and scenting your own candle and put that old tea cup to use again! Don’t worry, if you don’t have a tea cup we will provide one for you! Pre-registration is provided.
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Register DIY Tea Cup Candle 35031 3/28/2020 - 3/28/2020 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Sa Brambleton Info