Join us Monday, January 18th, at 11 am for another mindful doodling experience! Last week, we created doodle borders with watercolors and tape. This Monday, we will create circular shaped doodles using watercolors, and fine tipped pens. Bring your art journals, greeting cards, or watercolor paper along with your pens, markers, and watercolors for a fun, and relaxing class.
Toys aren't just for kids anymore! Adults are discovering that playing with toys creates joy and helps with stress relief. After all, we are all kids at heart, aren't we?
Making a toy from sheets of paper is very satisfying. Origami is known to have physical and mental health benefits, so let's make an interactive toy and have some fun too!
See you Friday at 2 pm MST!
We will be folding colorful kaleidoscope spinning toys this Friday, January 15th, at 2 pm MST. You will need three sheets of six-inch square origami paper in an assortment of colors to make one of these delightful toys that kids of all ages will enjoy. Be sure to register by clicking here so you don't miss out on all the fun. If you can't make our live classes, they are always available to view at any time, but they are much more fun when shared with friends.
Doodling is a form of mindful drawing that is very relaxing. It also helps focus the mind on staying in the moment. Doodling has many creative, as well as health benefits, and we can generate so many beautiful ideas with the stroke of a pen!
Benefits of Doodling
Let's Create Something Fun Together!
For this Monday's live class, starting at 11 am MST, we will be creating circular doodles using simple repetitive shapes. Grab a couple of paper sheets, your art journal, a pencil, ruler, watercolors, and a brush, and lett's create something relaxing and fun!
Join us this Friday, January 8th, at 2 pm MST for some folding fun! We will be folding a cute shirt, skirt, and pants into a variety of fashionable outfits! Just cut several sheets of paper 3" x 6" or cut your standard origami paper in half. You can even use your paper money to make them, so bring some cash too. Origami clothes made with money make great gifts also!
You can register for the event by clicking here. See you Friday!
We are starting the new year with a live class on making the classic crochet granny square! Granny squares are versatile and the base of various practical projects, from pincushions to purses to blankets!
This Monday, we will crochet two granny squares and a cute flower using standard weight yarn, then next week, we will construct an adorable pin cushion out of the pieces!
See you Tuesday!
Our live class starts at 3 pm MST, so head on over to the Upcoming Events tab at the top of this page, and click on Crochet Crafternoon to register!
Happy New Year, crafters! Last week we created brush rest bowls from air-dry clay, and this week we will finish them using mixed media techniques. If you missed the live class, you could catch it on our On-Demand page. All of our past events are listed there!
On Monday, January 4th at 11 AM MST, we will be painting our air-dry clay creations using layers of paint, and will make them look like ceramic!
Try to seal your dried clay pieces before class with a thin gesso coat and let them dry so you can paint along in class. See you Monday!
Help us usher 2021 in with lots of laughter, inspiration and learning!
Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020, 2 p.m. MT
RSVP & Register for the Zoom Link:
2:00 p.m. Welcome & Introductions
2:10 p.m. Ugly Sweater Contest
(with handmade prizes)
2:20 p.m. Word of the year & resolution share
2:30 p.m. Art with Jennifer
2:50 p.m. Crafting with Karen
3:10 p.m. Dancing with Cindy
3:30 p.m. Closing & Goodbyes
Let's make adorable air dry clay mini bowls to use as a brush rest or ring holder. The bowls can be beautiful gifts for friends or family too! This live class will be in two parts. The first class will be creating, shaping, and smoothing the bowl shapes using cookie cutters or a craft knife. Since air-dry clay takes about a day or so to dry, we will be painting and glazing the bowls the week after.
Make Your Own Air Dry Clay!
You can make your own air-dry clay using common ingredients right from your kitchen! Watch the video for three different recipes. Make up a batch to have ready for Monday's class!
Let's create unique patterns with eraser carvings and rubber stamps. For this Monday's mixed-media event, we will carve a simple design that can be an intricate pattern when repeated.
We will try some fun inking techniques that we can apply to paper, fabrics, and more!
blank eraser carving material
carving tools or Xacto knife
stamp pads in assorted colors
block printing ink, acrylic paints, retarder medium (optional)
greeting card stock, paper or fabric
For this Fold-it Friday event, we will be folding beautiful five-point stars to make into a garland or decoration for any holiday or occasion. To make the star, you will need a sheet of paper cut into a pentagon. The paper size can range from 12" to 7" depending on the size star you wish to fold.
You have three sizes to choose from depending on the size of your paper. You can always adjust the size up or down by changing the settings on your printer.
Before the start of class, download, print, and trace the pentagon shape onto the back of your paper.
Download the templates here!
If you are feeling brave, and would like to create a pentagon from a square, watch this helpful video. In class, we will start with the pentagon, so have some ready to fold!
How to Fold the Star Video
The Arts and Crafts
Club offers you an opportunity to make new friends, expand your creative skills, and share your passion for creativity in a fun and supportive virtual environment.
Karen Parsons is an artist who loves to craft. Her years of experience as an author, designer, and instructor in the art and craft materials industry has allowed her to discover and share unique experiences in creativity.
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