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Crafts & Hobby Classes

Try a Crafts & Hobbies class with us and to learn how to make your own keepsake item. Through hands on learning from our professional instructors you will develop the basic skills to create your own home-made treasures. Our affordable classes provide a lifetime of rewarding hobbies. Sewing, quilting, basket weaving, stained glass and jewelry making are just a few examples of the things you can learn to make with us. Each course is designed to teach you a skill that you can develop so you can learn to make unique crafts that will impress.

Crafts and Hobbies - Upcoming Classes

Class Name

A tunnel book is a 3-dimensional book form consisting of a series of pages that are connected by accordion-folded strips of paper on the sides. Tunnel books are ''read'' through a hole or negative space cut into the pages, allowing the viewer to see through the book to the back cover. Your instructor will explain, demo, teach, and guide you. $12 materials fee is payable to instrucor at first class. Bring your own bone-folder, scissors, glue brush, X-acto knife, steel ruler, awl, cutting mat, beeswax, and a pencil.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section SPA-PEP

05396
$55
5/27/17
Sat 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Pamela MacKellar
CE South Building

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Enter the exciting world of sewing. You will be introduced to the sewing machine, sewing terms, working with a pattern, cutting, marking, and pressing techniques. Projects will include putting on a pocket, inserting a zipper, making buttonholes, working with fusible interfacing etc. Note: A materials fee of $5 is payable to the instructor on the first class meeting. Bring one yard of 45'' wide medium weight woven fabric and matching spool of all purpose sewing thread to the first class.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section SUA-PE

05411
$115
6/5/17 - 6/21/17
Mon, Wed 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Nancy Lovett
Ann Silva's Sewing Center

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Make your own handmade soap for personal use or to kick start a home-based business. This class utilizes the cold process from scratch, not melts and pours, and focuses on natural colors, fragrances, herbs, and ingredients. You"

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section SUA-PE

05375
$105
6/10/17
Sat 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Elizabeth Barnes
Barnes Studio in Peralta

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Designed for the absolute beginner, you will learn all the simple tricks and tips to master the basic stitches of crochet. You will learn how to combine basic stiches to create more stitches. You will also learn the art of reading patterns and diagrams. You will learn this fascinating craft from a former state fair crochet judge. Please bring a crochet hook G or larger and a skein of smooth, worsted-weight yarn. Please no black or homespun yarns.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section SUA-PE

05413
$100
6/10/17 - 7/15/17
Sat 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Shirley Fleischauer
CE South Building

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This course will provide an in-depth introduction to the basic knitting stitches: knit and purl, casting on and casting off, increasing and decreasing. Students will complete a project of their choice. This is a hands-on class with directed instruction and demonstrations. Note: A materials list is available at ce.unm.edu. Approximate cost of materials is $20.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section SUA-PE

05415
$100
6/10/17 - 7/15/17
Sat 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Jeannie Fagerstrom
CE South Building

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Knitters must be comfortable with knitting and purling. Bring Double-Pointed needles or 2 circular and appropriate yarn. For this class, size 1 to 3 needles and sock weight or fingering weight yarn is good. We will start with casting on and knitting a short rib. We will knit socks cuff-down. Time permitting, we will start the second sock right away.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section SUA-PE

05423
$65
6/10/17 - 7/8/17
Sat 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Jeannie Fagerstrom
CE South Building

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Tatting is a technique for handcrafting a lace from a series of knots and loops. Using extra-large thread, designed just for tatting, you will learn this skill that has been practiced by queens and commoners alike. You will learn to master the double stitch and learn to read patterns and diagrams. You will make several items from patterns provided by the instructor. Come and learn all the basic tricks and tips needed to get started. Note: A material fee of $25 will be payable to the instructor at the first session.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment

Section SUA-PE

05417
$100
6/15/17 - 7/20/17
Thu 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Shirley Fleischauer
CE South Building

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The art of basket weaving has been around for millennia and is still enjoyed and appreciated today. Learn the basics of this fun art form including the tools, terms, and techniques and make your own basket. Note: A $40 materials fee will be collected at the first class. You will need to bring utility scissors, a tape measure or ruler, pencil, large towel, white glue, and a 10-inch diameter pan that can hold a water depth of six inches. Class will break for a one-hour lunch.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section SUA-PE

05366
$80
6/17/17
Sat 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Marlene Niemann
CE South Building

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Join UNM CE at Casa San Ysidro learn how to clean historic sheep breed fiber, prepare it for spinning, spin it on a spindle, and weave it on a vertical loom. In this hands on workshop you will learn how to weave on a basic loom as well as the history of fiber arts in New Mexico.

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Section SUA-PE

05419
$149
6/17/17 - 7/8/17
Sat 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Emily Stovel
Casa San Ysidro: The Gutierrez/Minge House

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Homemade body products are ideal if you have sensitive skin. Learn to create a variety of body products using locally available ingredients. You"

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section SUA-PE

05373
$105
7/15/17
Sat 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Elizabeth Barnes
Barnes Studio in Peralta

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In this unique class, we will cut vintage tins into various shapes and add bits and pieces of our own favorite antique gems and jewels. Each student will create beautiful and fun brooches, belts, bracelets and more for personal adornment, or to give as gifts! Add a pin back or a belt buckle and you have a masterpiece! You will be able to make 3-5 pieces depending on what supplies you bring to class and your work style and pace. Note: A materials list is available at ce.unm.edu.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section SUA-PE

05363
$55
7/29/17
Sat 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Phoenix Forrester
Forrester Home - NW Area

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Learn the basic techniques of glass fusing. Create dichroic jewelry, a beautiful plate and a night light. Kiln sizes and firing schedules will be discussed, as well as demonstrations of a variety of firing techniques. All materials included. Note: Closed toe shoes and long pants are required for safety

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section SUA-PE

05384
$240
8/5/17 - 8/12/17
Sat 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Karen Conty
Hot Flash Glass Inc.

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This class is geared for those with some basic knowledge of the sewing machine who would like to learn more about garment construction. Project will help build basic sewing skills, provide more experience working with patterns, and learn to make basic alterations. The project this semester will be a robe. Prerequisite: Beginning Sewing. Note: Supply List is available at Anne Silva's Sewing Center.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section SUA

05420
$120
8/7/17 - 8/30/17
Mon, Wed 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Nancy Lovett
Ann Silva's Sewing Center

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Have you ever wondered about those marvelous spa recipes? Learn the basics of making salt glow scrubs, bath salts, dream pillows, bath bombs, fizzies and sachets. Make full-size samples in class to take home. A gift basket of these items will make anyone feel pampered and loved. The items are easy and inexpensive to make. Note: A materials fee of $20 is payable to the instructor at the beginning of the class. Directions to studio online at ce.unm.edu.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section SUA-PE

05372
$105
8/12/17
Sat 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Elizabeth Barnes
Barnes Studio in Peralta

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Explore the art of stained glass in this class for beginners. You"

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Section SUA-PE

05383
$250
8/13/17 - 8/20/17
Sun 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Donna Greenstreet
Hot Flash Glass Inc.

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UNM Tuition Remission

UNM Staff, Faculty & Retirees: You may use your Personal Enrichment Tuition Remission for Crafts & Hobby Classes.

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