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  • Autumn's Glory: Watercolor Painting

    Using watercolor and various techniques, we will capture the spirit of fall foliage . Students will have the option to choose the size of their successful paintings. Materials are required for this class. The material list is in the class confirmation email. All Community Education participants are required to follow SPPS COVID guidelines (https://www.spps.org/safelearningplan), and all other communicated health and safety expectations. Failure to do so could result in removal from the class/program.
  • Winter Solitude: Watercolor Painting

    A layered application of watercolor will be used to paint this tranquil winter scene. Materials are required for this class. The material list is in the class confirmation email. All Community Education participants are required to follow SPPS COVID guidelines (https://www.spps.org/safelearningplan), and all other communicated health and safety expectations. Failure to do so could result in removal from the class/program.
  • Pop-Up Valentines

    Learn three or four ways to make images pop up, and explore a die cutter with some Valentine dies so you can send the love to your friends and family. All Community Education participants are required to follow SPPS COVID guidelines (https://www.spps.org/safelearningplan), and all other communicated health and safety expectations. Failure to do so could result in removal from the class/program.
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  • Glass Fusing Fun

    Design a fused glass piece with expert guidance in a fun and casual setting. Choices include: nightlight, candle holder, small dish, pair of coasters, or a sun-catcher/hanging piece. One project per person, chosen upon arrival. Materials, tools and kiln firings included in the price. Finished artwork will be ready for pick up 1-2 weeks later. All Community Education participants are required to follow SPPS COVID guidelines (https://www.spps.org/safelearningplan), and all other communicated health and safety expectations. Failure to do so could result in removal from the class/program.
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    Beginning Knitting Part 2

    If you survived Knitting 101 and is totally fearless, this class could be your next challenge! There is a supply list to purchase materials before class. Prerequisite: Knitting 101. All Community Education participants are required to follow SPPS COVID guidelines (https://www.spps.org/safelearningplan), and all other communicated health and safety expectations. Failure to do so could result in removal from the class/program.
  • Blacksmith Fundamentals: Bottle Openers

    Ages 18 and up. Begin building your blacksmith skills by forging your own bottle opener! Bottle openers are quick to make and can incorporate all basic blacksmithing processes in one compact project. End class with a celebratory bottle-opening to try out your new tool (that means a beer or soda is included!). Open to all experience levels. Please note the following before registering: *Wear closed toe shoes and dress in layers. Wear clothes you can get dirty. *Face masks are recommended but not required. *It is recommended that you bring your own work gloves and safety glasses. If you can't, there will be some to use; you will be asked to help sanitize them after use. *The Chicago Avenue Fire Arts Center is located near George Floyd Square and the street with access to the parking lot may be closed to traffic. Please give yourself a little extra travel time in case you need to find street parking a block or two from the studio.
  • Poinsettia: Watercolor Painting

    This watercolor is painted using transparent watercolor and wet into wet watercolor techniques. Materials are required for this class. A material list is in the email confirmation notes. All Community Education participants are required to follow SPPS COVID guidelines (https://www.spps.org/safelearningplan), and all other communicated health and safety expectations. Failure to do so could result in removal from the class/program.
  • Introduction to Watercolor

    Watercolor painting doesn’t have to be hard! We’ll focus on smaller paintings for use as cards or small framed paintings. Different techniques and paintings each season! This class has a supply list to purchase in the email confirmation notes. All Community Education participants are required to follow SPPS COVID guidelines (https://www.spps.org/safelearningplan), and all other communicated health and safety expectations. Failure to do so could result in removal from the class/program.