Adult Fiber Classes

Artist taking an online art class

6767 Fabric Art
Instructor: Denise Banaag
Mondays, 12:30–3 PM
Want to work with fabric, but don’t want to sew? Fabric can be used for much more than just sewing! In this class, students will learn about quilts, landscapes, and abstract and object studies, as well as basic art principles such as color, composition, and pattern. Students will create three to five finished pieces using an assortment of fibers and beads. While no sewing is required, students will have the opportunity to use a sewing machine to add to their work if they desire.
5 sessions: 4/1–5/6 (no class on 4/15)
Tuition: member $185, non-member $205
Materials fee: $25

6796/6797 Exploring Handmade Paper
Instructor: Alicia Cotter
Tuesdays, 12:30–3 PM
In this 5-week session, students will learn the basics of the papermaking process from preparing the pulp, working with tools such as a deckle and mold, and adding embellishments with additives such as dried flower petals. By the end of the sessions, students will be able to walk away with paper that differs in color, has a variety of mix-ins, and incorporates beautiful stitching designs.
6796 5 sessions: 4/2–4/30
6797 5 sessions: 5/14–6/11
Tuition: member $185, non-member $205
Materials fee: $42

6815/6877 Felted Art: Needle Felting in 2D & 3D
Instructor: Martha McDonald
6815 Wednesdays, 9:30 AM–12 PM
6877 Thursdays, 6–8:30 PM
Needle felting is a fun fiber technique that is easy to learn and full of possibilities! Through demonstrations and step-by-step instruction, students will learn how to transform colorful wool roving into beautiful, tactile felted images and objects. Techniques covered will include how to form basic shapes, layer colors, add details, and more. Our class will create landscapes, abstract works and sculptural 3D pieces such as forest animals and succulents, as well as incorporate found objects and upcycled woolens. Individual designs are encouraged and will allow for the creation of truly one-of-a kind pieces of felted art. Some materials provided.
6815 8 sessions: 4/3–5/22
6877 8 sessions: 4/4–5/23
Tuition: member $298, non-member $328
Materials fee: $42

6933 NEW! Introduction to Sewing
Instructor: Jessica Garber
Thursdays, 3:30–6 PM
In this 5-week class, students will learn the basics of sewing by creating their own one-of-a-kind fashion accessory. Students will have the choice to make tote bags, pouches, belts, and more! The instructor will provide demonstrations on how to enhance accessories by incorporating pockets, zippers, and snaps. No prior sewing experience necessary. Some materials provided.
5 sessions: 5/16–6/13
Tuition: member $185, non-member $205
Materials fee: $27