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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

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 SPA-PE

05363
$55
5/6/17
Sat 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Phoenix Forrester
Forrester Home - NW Area

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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 SPA-PEP

05366
$80
4/8/17
Sat 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Marlene Niemann
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
8/19/17
Sat 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Marlene Niemann
CE South Building

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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'll review the fundamentals of the process and then choose five items from an extensive workbook to create using only 5-6 local ingredients. These products make wonderful gift basket items, too. Note: A $20 materials fee will be collected at the first class.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section SPA-PE

05373
$105
5/13/17
Sat 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Elizabeth Barnes
Barnes Studio in Peralta

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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'll benefit from the instructor's experience in retail, consignment, and in the arts and crafts selling venues. Note: A $20 materials fee will be collected at the first class. Bring a bath-size towel to class.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section SPA-PE

05375
$105
4/8/17
Sat 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Elizabeth Barnes
Barnes Studio in Peralta

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You'll never look at any object the same again. Join us in creating new works of Art from everyday objects. We will work on specific projects and you will dream up some of your own. We will visit ReStore for inspiration and materials.

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Section SPA-PEP

05380
$95
4/11/17 - 4/20/17
Tue, Thu 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Leslye Sneider
CE South Building

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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 SPA-PE

05383
$250
4/2/17 - 4/9/17
Sun 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Donna Greenstreet
Hot Flash Glass Inc.

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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 SPB-PE

05383
$250
4/23/17 - 4/30/17
Sun 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Donna Greenstreet
Hot Flash Glass Inc.

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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 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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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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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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Fuse a beautiful landscape using frit, powders and glass. You may bring a landscape picture you like or you may look at some sample. There is always your imagination as to what the landscape should be. All materials will be provided for your picture (size approximately 12x18).

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Section SPA-PE

05391
$125
4/29/17
Sat 10:30 AM - 4:00 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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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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Experience the wonder of Alice's fantasy world as we create a variety of quilt blocks and go down the rabbit hole with different piecing techniques. Whether you are a beginner or more experienced quilter, it will be an enjoyable learning experience. Sewing machines are available for use free of change at Ann Silva's Sewing Center. Material List available at ce.unm.edu

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Section SPA-PE

05404
$105
4/6/17 - 5/4/17
Thu 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Afton Warrick
Ann Silva's Sewing Center

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Learn how to use your domestic sewing machine to create numerous quilting designs for open spaces, borders, and piece-work accentuation. 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. Material List available at ce.unm.edu

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Section SPA-PE

05405
$85
5/11/17 - 5/25/17
Thu 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Afton Warrick
Ann Silva's Sewing Center

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Learn how to use your domestic sewing machine to create numerous quilting designs for open spaces, borders, and piece-work accentuation. 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. Material List available at ce.unm.edu

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Section SUA-PE

05405
$85
7/13/17 - 8/3/17
Thu 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Afton Warrick
Ann Silva's Sewing Center

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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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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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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 SPA

05420
$120
4/24/17 - 5/17/17
Mon, Wed 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Nancy Lovett
Ann Silva's Sewing Center

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This class is for individuals that want to expand their world of Crochet from afghans, pot holders and scarves, the SKY is the limit! Students will need basic knowledge of how to crochet. If you can chain stitch, slip stitch and single crochet, I can teach you how to read a pattern which will open the door to your creative self. Note: A materials fee of $15 is due at the beginning of the first class.

Note: Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section SPA-PEP

05424
$95
5/6/17 - 6/10/17
Sat 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Rebecca Jeffers
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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