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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

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Make whimsical cloth dolls based on heritage designs with simple embroidered faces and colorful clothing and accessories. Students will learn how to create their own patterns for bodies and clothing, turning and stuffing tips and a variety of finishing and embellishing techniques. A good sense of humor, basic sewing skills and a portable sewing machine required. Materials list available at ce.unm.edu. 05351 Dollmaking for Fun and Relaxation Winter 2017 Sunny Birklund sbduende@msn.com Supplies list

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section WIA-PE

05351
$105
3/19/17 - 4/9/17
Sun 12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Evelyn Sunny Birklund
CE North Building

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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 WIA-PE

05363
$55
3/18/17
Sat 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Phoenix Forrester
Forrester Home - NW Area

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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 WIA-PE

05372
$105
3/11/17
Sat 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Elizabeth Barnes
Barnes Studio in Peralta

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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 SPA-PE

05384
$240
4/1/17 - 4/8/17
Sat 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Karen Conty
Hot Flash Glass Inc.

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If you've ever wanted to learn how to make beautiful projects using rubber stamps, this is the class for you. All the mystery and difficulty of stamping will be removed, and you'll be amazed by how fun and rewarding this craft can be. You will learn a variety of stamping techniques and make several projects, including cards, gifts, and gift boxes. Note: A materials fee of $10 is payable to the instructor at the beginning of the class.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, Personal Enrichment.

Section WIA-PE

05386
$35
3/6/17
Mon 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Amber Wilson
CE South Building

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This class is designed to learn how to use reactive frits and metals to create one of a kind jewelry pieces and art pieces. A variety of glasses and metals will be available. No additional fees required. Note: Closed toe shoes and long pants recommended for safety.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section WIA-PE

05392
$240
3/4/17 - 3/11/17
Sat 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Karen Conty
Hot Flash Glass Inc.

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This class is designed to learn how to use reactive frits and metals to create one of a kind jewelry pieces and art pieces. A variety of glasses and metals will be available. No additional fees required. Note: Closed toe shoes and long pants recommended for safety.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section SPA-PE

05392
$240
5/20/17 - 5/27/17
Sat 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Karen Conty
Hot Flash Glass Inc.

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The Book Arts encompass the worlds of bookbinding, artists' books, fine and design binding and sculptural books. In this introductory class you will learn how to construct eight basic book structures that are 1) folded and glued, 2) sewn, and 3) non-traditional. Learn the basic techniques and discover which are best for expressing yourself artistically in a book format. Instructor will demo the techniques and students will make each structure themselves. Designed for people with no experience in book construction. Students need to bring to class: bonefolder, scissors, glue brush, Xacto knife, steel ruler, awl, and cutting mat. A materials fee of $36, payable to the instructor at the first class, includes text paper and decorative paper, book board, needle, waxed linen thread, beeswax and glue.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section WIA-PE

05395
$65
3/8/17 - 3/22/17
Wed 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Pamela MacKellar
CE South Building

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Pants are not complicated to sew but it can be a challenge to get them to fit well. Learn the basics of pants fitting and sewing while making a pair of lounge pants. Basic sewing skills are needed. Prerequisite: Beginning Sewing and Garment Sewing: Introduction NOTE: Supply sheet is available at Ann Silva's Sewing Center

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section WIA-PE

05410
$85
2/27/17 - 4/3/17
Mon 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Nancy Lovett
Ann Silva's Sewing Center

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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 SPA-PE

05413
$100
4/1/17 - 5/27/17
Sat 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Shirley Fleischauer
CE South Building

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Students will learn how to do more complex stitches and patterns as well as the basics of crochet. Students will learn at least four stitches and be able to complete two or more projects from patterns and instructions provided by the instructor. Please bring a crochet hook G or larger and a skein of worsted yarn.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment

Section SPA

05414
$100
4/1/17 - 5/20/17
Sat 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Jeannie Fagerstrom
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 SPA-PE

05415
$100
4/1/17 - 5/20/17
Sat 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Jeannie Fagerstrom
CE South Building

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Prerequisite: Beginning Knitting or knowledge of basic knit and purl stitches, casting on and casting off. This class will teach you to expand your basic knitting skills by completing a simple beginners' knit pattern of your choice. Following the instructions at the beginning of the pattern, please arrive at the first class with the needles and yarn as required. Also handy to have: a small pair of scissors, a small writing pad and pencil. Class limited to 10 students.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment

Section SPA

05416
$100
4/1/17 - 5/20/17
Sat 1:00 PM - 3:00 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 SPA-PE

05417
$100
4/6/17 - 5/11/17
Thu 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Shirley Fleischauer
Garfield Middle School

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This blanket offers a journey in color for the crocheter, this work will remind you of the works of Gustav Klimt. The modules are all based on the same motif pattern; they vary only in the number of rounds worked. Crocheted in superwash wool, this blanket is sure to become a modern heirloom.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section SPA-PE

05418
$65
4/5/17 - 5/3/17
Wed 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Jeannie Fagerstrom
CE South 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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