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Acrylic Painting


with Gail Fitzpatrick

Jan 24, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 3 weeks

This class is for beginning and intermediate painters. Topics such as composition, design, color theory, color mixing, color harmony, materials and techniques will be discussed. In addition to learning the fundamentals of painting with acrylics, classes will offer opportunities for experimentation, creativity, and time to work on your own projects.

Materials list:

Acrylic paints... If you're buying a set, try to make sure that the following colors are included: White, Cadmium Yellow Medium, Cadmium Red Medium, Cobalt Blue, Dioxazine Purple, Ultramarine Blue, Yellow Ochre, Burnt Umber, Burnt Sienna, Permanent Green.

 Brushes (various sizes)

Water cups

Palette (Wax paper will suffice)

Palette knife (for mixing paint)

Watercolor paper, illustration board, any heavy paper, canvas boards, stretched canvas (We’ll begin with heavy paper surfaces. Canvas need not be purchased at the beginning) 

Two excellent books that I’ll refer to are listed below. These need not be purchased. I am listing them as a reference, and my copies may be used by students.

Master Class in Watermedia by Edward Betts, Watson-Guptill Publications

Creative Landscape Painting by Edward Betts, Watson-Guptill Publications


Alcohol Ink


with Judy Batchelder

Apr 12, 2017 at 6 pm

Create a useful home decoration or a focus gift for any holiday! Using alcohol ink on tiles you will design a unique tile. Students should wear an old shirt or apron as the ink is permanent. Bring a cookie sheet to transport your project will take about 8 hours to completely set. These make great useful decorations. A materials fee of $7.50 is paid directly to instructor for each tile set. If you wish to take home additional materials to continue creating at home, please let us know by March 29.


Course will run

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Beginner Drawing


with Gail Fitzpatrick

Jan 25, 2017 at 6:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Develop the skills to draw what you see. You will begin with the basics: contour, perspective, value shading , composition, and gesture. Moving on you will do observational drawing using line, gesture, shape, value and texture to record and interpret reality. Materials list: Sketchbook, Kneaded Eraser, Various Pencils, 2B – 6B


Beginner Wood Carving


with Wayne Preston

Jul 11, 2017 at 1 pm, runs for 3 weeks

You will complete two projects to develop your carving skills. Class discussions and items include: how to do basic cuts, how to sharpen your tools, and safe carving techniques. Carving knife available through instructor for $17 to $24.00. Materials fee of $10.00 is paid directly to instructor. To view Wayne's work and for more ideas go to:


Child's Sundress


with Elizabeth Boston

May 2, 2017 at 6:30 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Sew this waisted-yoke sleeveless sundress with your serger and/or sewing machine. The lace-edged flouncy ruffle joins to the skirt with entredeaux and the back closes with four buttons. Whether you choose to make a slip or a sundress, you can almost finish one in the time it takes to choose your fabric! Pattern is available in sizes 3 months to 8 years. For supply list call or visit our website. Pattern included in cost of class.

Materials List:

  • 3 yards of cotton fabric or batiste
  • 4 ½ yards lace edging
  • 2 ½ yards entredeux (optional)
  • Sewing machine and/or Serger
  • Matching thread
  • Buttons or snaps.





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Coffee Filter Quilt - Beginner Friendly & Fun


with Pat Vermette

Mar 2, 2017 at 12 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Lap size: 40’’ X 46’’ or Queen size: 80” X 96” This quilt can be made with all scrap fabrics, and it is beautiful. I made one with all kinds of prints, not paying attention to whether anything matched. It was Christmas, Halloween, Easter, flowers, geometrics, no matching colors, etc. and it turned out wonderful. Kids love them. You can also be a little more creative and pick a background shade or fabric and only put the alternate fabric in a print. This is a chance to use all of those decorative stitches on your sewing machine, so bring a variety of colored threads to use on your blocks. For supply list call or visit our website. Pattern and coffee filters are included in cost of class.

 Material List is available by calling Noble Adult Education 676.3223:

Materials: Besides the usual sewing machine (with decorative stitches) and sewing essentials: Pattern, template and filters will be provided to class participants

 (4 ½“ square)

  • Lap size: 144 (4 ½ “) squares background
  • 35 (6 ½” TO 7” ) squares accent
  • Approx. 2yds for background fabric 2 yds accent 
  • Opt. borders ½ yd inner and 1 yd outer

Queen size: 

  • 480 (4 ½”) squares background
  • 120 (6 ½” to 7”) squares accent Approx.
  • 3 yds background fabric 3 yds accent
  • Opt. borders 1yd inner and 1 ½ yd outer

(6 ½” square)

Lap size: 

  • 112 (6 ½ “) squares background
  • 28 (9 ½” TO 10” ) squares accent  
  • 28 industrial sized coffee filters (round)
  • Approx. 2yds for background fabric 2 yds accent
  • Opt. borders ½ yd inner and 1 yd outer

Queen size: 

  • 224 6 ½” squares background
  • 56 (9 ½” to 10”) squares accent 
  • 56 industrial sized coffee filters (ROUND)
  • Approx. 3 yds background fabric 3 yds accent
  • Opt. borders 1yd inner and 1 ½ yd outer

Note: the background squares can be completely random or more nuetral. The larger accent squares of fabric can be all kinds of prints, the more variety, the better. You do not have to square them up to the 7 ½ to 10” size just an approximation so the filte

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Crochet Baby Afghan - Beginner Friendly


with Elizabeth Chickering

Feb 2, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Elizabeth has come up with another terrific crochet project for you! Make this charming baby afghan using the same pattern Elizabeth's grandmother used to make afghans for all the new arrivals. It is one you will use over and over again! The pattern only calls for single and double crochet making it very beginner friendly. The goal of the class is to complete this 27" x 33" afghan. Bring both G and H crochet hooks, FIVE 1/2 ounce skeins of medium weight (#4) machine washable yarn, a yarn needle and scissors. Students only need to be familiar with single and double crochet.


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Do Your Own Quilt Thing



Mar 1, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Need time to finish a project or stuck on a piece you have not touched in years? Kelly is well versed in working with flannels, minky, and machine quilts with her regular sewing machine. Join the group to laugh, chat, and sew. Show and tell is strongly encouraged. Drop in fee: $9.00 per visit.


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