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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

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 FAA‐PE

05355
$95
9/25/17 - 10/9/17
Mon 6:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM
Cynthia Mulvaney
CE North Building

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Knitters must be comfortable with knitting and purling. Bring 2 circular needles or 1 long circular and appropriate yarn. For this class, size 1 to 2 needles and sock weight or fingering weight yarn is good. We will be learning toe‐up socks ‐ 1 or 2 at a time.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section FAA‐PE

05423
$65
10/4/17 - 11/1/17
Wed 6:00 PM ‐ 8:30 PM
Jeannie Fagerstrom
Garfield Middle School

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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 FAA‐PE

05410
$85
10/16/17 - 11/1/17
Mon, Wed 6:00 PM ‐ 8:30 PM
Nancy Lovett
Ann Silva's Sewing Center

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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 FAA‐PE

05426
$65
10/21/17 - 11/11/17
Sat 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM
Shirley Fleischauer
CE South 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 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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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

Registration for this section opens 11/27/17

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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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