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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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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 FAA–PE

05363
$55
10/28/17
Sat 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Phoenix Forrester
Forrester Home – NW Area

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We will spend a fun weekend getting ready for the holidays by making cloth dolls of Santas, elves, Nissen, St. Lucia dolls and more. The teacher will provide inspiration, patterns and demonstrations of tips and techniques. This is an opportunity to use some of those cute holiday fabrics that you may have been saving. Basic sewing skills and a portable sewing machine in good working order required. We will have a potluck lunch both days of holiday goodies.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section FAA–PE

05351
$125
11/11/17 - 11/12/17
Sun, Sat 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Evelyn Sunny Birklund
CE South Building

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Make a holiday shadow box for a lovely centerpiece decoration. You will fill a vintage shadowbox type drawer with a creative holiday scene using twinkle lights, snow sparkle, miniature trees and Christmas decorations, figures, collage and more. It can even have moving pieces, like dancers, and more. A kit including drawer may be purchased from the teacher or bring your own supplies. Part of the fun is trading and sharing!

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section FAA–PE

02216
$125
12/16/17 - 12/17/17
Sun, Sat 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Evelyn Sunny Birklund
CE South Building

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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
1/22/18
Mon 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Amber Wilson
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
2/24/18
Sat 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Dave Sabo
Casa San Ysidro: The Gutierrez/Minge House

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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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