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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

Landscapes have long been a source of inspiration for artists, but within the realm of textiles they take on a whole new life. The use of fabric and mixed media techniques opens up a range of possibilities for interpreting texture, light, color, form, and composition. This basic free form class is a non‐sewing approach to collage using recycled fabrics, markers and found art materials. Students will create two 14'x18'' wall hanging panels based on nature, Watershed and the environment. Note: A $15 materials fee is due and payable to the instructor at first class.

Section WIA‐PE

05429
$105
02/21/2018 - 03/21/2018
Wed 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM
Kerry Bergen
CE North Building

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This class is a continuation of Crochet Stitch Sampler and the stitches will increase in complexity. In this class we will learn one to two different stitches each week, depending on the complexity of the stitch. Students will learn how to read more complex patterns and to calculate the repeats of a pattern to enable them to make squares of any size. Students can make dishcloths or squares to be sewn together in an afghan if they desire. Bring a crochet hook size H or larger and worsted weight (size 4) smooth yarn. Please no dark‐colored yarns. Students wishing to make dishcloths should be sure to bring cotton yarn.

Section WIA‐PE

05426
$65
02/24/2018 - 03/17/2018
Sat 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM
Shirley Fleischauer
CE South Building

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Join us at historic Casa San Ysidro and learn the basics of blacksmithing. Blacksmiths work by heating pieces of wrought iron or steel until the metal becomes soft enough for shaping with hand tools. See how little this craft has changed over the past hundred years. You will learn how to create a hand forged kitchen hook.

Note: Tuition Remission eligible.

Section WAA‐PE

05353
$79
02/24/2018
Sat 9:00 AM ‐ 1:00 PM
Dave Sabo
Casa San Ysidro: The Gutierrez/Minge House

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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. Bring your pattern to the first class.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section WIA‐PE

05420
$120
02/26/2018 - 03/21/2018
Mon, Wed 6:00 PM ‐ 8:30 PM
Nancy Lovett
Ann Silva's Sewing Center

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Let your novelty fabrics find a home in a fun text quilt top while learning Afton's stress‐free method of curved piecing without pins. Learn the skills necessary to create an alphabet or phrase of your choice. Pattern included. This course is suitable for those with basic sewing skills, rotary cutting experience, and knowledge of quilt construction. Sewing machines are available for use free of change at Ann Silva's Sewing Center. Materials: See http://quiltingmod.blogspot.com/p/class‐supply‐list.html

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section WIA‐PE

05410
$49
03/01/2018
Thu 6:00 PM ‐ 8:30 PM
Afton Warrick
Bernina Sewing Center

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Learn how to use a domestic sewing machine to create numerous quilting designs for open spaces, borders, and piecing accentuation. Sewing machines are available for use free of change at Ann Silva's Sewing Center. Materials: See http://quiltingmod.blogspot.com/p/class‐supply‐list.html

Section WIA‐PE

05405
$65
03/08/2018 - 03/22/2018
Thu 6:00 PM ‐ 8:30 PM
Afton Warrick
Bernina Sewing Center

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Explore the art of stained glass in this class for beginners. You'll get hands‐on experience as you learn to cut glass, build your soldering skills, and practice assembly techniques for both copper foil and lead came. You'll complete one project using each technique. The instructor will provide all the tools you need. Note: A $40 lab fee will be collected at the first class. Bring a sack lunch to each class meeting.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section WIC‐PE

05383
$250
03/11/2018 - 03/18/2018
Sun 9:00 AM ‐ 3:00 PM
Donna Greenstreet
Hot Flash Glass Inc.

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Sashiko is a form of embroidery from Japan that was used by the working class as far back as the 16th century. Today it has evolved into a beautiful and decorative art form. The white thread on an indigo blue background gives it a distinctive look. It is made using large thread and big stitches that are very easy to work and see. Students will make a square of stitchery that can be made into a pillow or appliqued onto something else such as a tote bag. NOTE: A materials fee of $25 will be payable to the instructor at the beginning of class.

Section WIA‐PE

05428
$49
03/24/2018
Sat 10:00 AM ‐ 12:30 PM
Shirley Fleischauer
CE South Building

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You have made several garments and would like to sew something a little more challenging. In this class we will be construction a camp shirt or a pajama top. The project has a patch pocket, convertible one piece collar, sleeves and button and button hole. Prerequisite: Beginning Sewing. NOTE: Supply List is availalbe at ce.unm.edu

Section SPA‐PE

05412
$120
05/09/2018 - 05/23/2018
Mon, Wed 6:00 PM ‐ 8:30 PM
Nancy Lovett
Ann Silva's Sewing Center

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Join us for this intensive class designed for painters, aspiring faux painters, artists and anyone wishing to learn a variety of faux wall finishes, achieving professional results using professional water‐based glazes. You will learn various techniques such as: Parchment glazing, Leather Frottage, Wood Graining, Faux Marble, Granite, Brick and many more. All these can be applied to any surface to give an incredible and realistic finish at a fraction of the cost of the "real thing" Fine artists can benefit from these techniques for use in their painting work. A $25 materials fee is payable to the instructor at the beginning of class.

Section SPA‐PE

05355
$95
05/14/2018 - 05/28/2018
Mon 6:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM
Cynthia Mulvaney
CE North Building

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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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