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Shoemaking: All Levels
This course will help Intermediate students continue on to create different shoe styles yet welcomes Beginners who will be starting with the open-back shoe project. Bring your supplies from previous courses to the first class if you are returning. Students will purchase your materials independently after individual project discussions with the instructor. Click here to see images of recent student work created in class. Sandals by student, Bobbie Sue D. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > creative arts
Thu, Jul 24 - Nov 6
summer
6:30pm weekly
Fashion Studio Series 11-14 Years
A dash of sewing, a sprinkle of Project Runway enthusiasm, and loads of decorative materials, fabrics, and trims, and you have the framework this workshop. From designing your own one-of-a-kind accessories to easy sewing projects and clothing upcycling, you’ll leave this class with lots of projects, fashion savvy, and the ability to hand-sew—a lifelong skill. An introduction to machine sewing will also be included. (more)REGISTER
family life > tweens > tween classes
Thu, Sep 11 - Nov 13
fall
4:30pm11 - 14weekly
Shoemaking
Design and create a pair of fabulous shoes in this wildly popular course. Get exactly what you want and have a perfect fit. Beginners will make a pair of mules (open back shoes), pumps, or a men's style. Intermediate to advanced students can create boots, pumps, or other types of shoes. Learn pattern-making, how to cut leather, assembling the shoe on a last, and finishing methods. Purchase your own materials on a shopping trip to be scheduled at the first class. Register early to secure a place. Ballet flats in a comics print by student, J. Pringle. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > creative arts
Mon, Sep 29 - Dec 15
fall
6:30pm weekly
Shoemaking
Design and create a pair of fabulous shoes in this wildly popular course. Get exactly what you want and have a perfect fit. Beginners will make a pair of mules (open back shoes), pumps, or a men's style. Intermediate to advanced students can create boots, pumps, or other types of shoes. Learn pattern-making, how to cut leather, assembling the shoe on a last, and finishing methods. Purchase your own materials on a shopping trip to be scheduled at the first class. Register early to secure a place. Ballet flats in a comics print by student, J. Pringle. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > creative arts
Sun, Oct 5 - Dec 7
fall
10am custom
Handbag Construction: Clutches + Cross-body Designs
Grab-and-go clutches and sling-em-on cross-body purses are hot trends right now for their size, practical use, and colors. Purchase your favorite prints, colors, and textures in leather and fabric and make a purse uniquely your own from a pattern the instructor will design with you. Students will purchase their own supplies. Knowledge of machine sewing is helpful, but hand-sewing techniques will also be demonstrated. Lab is for continuing students only who need to complete or continue their projects. Clutch by student J. Washburn. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > creative arts
Wed, Oct 22 - Dec 17
fall
6:30pm18 - 0weekly
Shoemaking
Design and create a pair of fabulous shoes in this wildly popular course. Get exactly what you want and have a perfect fit. Beginners will make a pair of mules (open back shoes), pumps, or a men's style. Intermediate to advanced students can create boots, pumps, or other types of shoes. Learn pattern-making, how to cut leather, assembling the shoe on a last, and finishing methods. Purchase your own materials on a shopping trip to be scheduled at the first class. Register early to secure a place. Ballet flats in a comics print by student, J. Pringle. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > creative arts
Fri, Oct 24 - Jan 23
fall
12:30pm weekly
Painting on Silk Intensives
Learn the basics of silk painting with layers of color washes, applied textures, thickened dye imagery, and more! A materials fee will be due at the workshop payable to the instructor, fee amount and additional supply info will be emailed in advance; some supplies are included. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > creative arts
Sun, Oct 26
fall
10am once
Belt + Leather Workshop
Create belt styles using an array of techniques: leather lacing and braiding, decorative knotting, covering buckles, and incorporating chain and other hardware. Students will be emailed the supply list a week before class begins, so register early and come prepared for the first day. Some materials and hardware can be purchased from the instructor. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > creative arts
Sun, Nov 2 - Nov 23
fall
2pm18 - 0weekly
Knitting for All Levels
Sign up to make an assortment of cozy cold-weather knitted accessories now! Lee can teach you how to do fabulous things with a rectangle of knitted stitches - cowls, mitts, ponchos and shawls...the list goes on. But first she'll get you to cast on and learning how to knit - it's much easier than you may think! Lee Apt was a favorite neighborhood knitter at the GreenFlea Market at Columbus and 77th Street, and whose cozy and opulent scarves are admired by all. Lee will contact students in advance to discuss yarn choices and needles, so register now! This is a great workshop for teens, moms, seniors, and working professionals looking for a creative outlet. Line up of jewel-toned scarves by Lee Apt. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > creative arts
Wed, Nov 5
fall
6:30pm once
Color Your Home: Paint for Interior Design
Colors are the catalyst for feelings, creating moods and enhancing our lives. They affect us both physically and emotionally. There is no place where the influence of color is felt more than in your own home. In this two-part workshop, students explore the impact of color and its relationship to light in interior design. Learn how to transform your home into a personal retreat! (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > creative arts
Thu, Nov 6 - Nov 13
fall
6:30pm weekly
Sewing Workshop: Mastering the Basics
Change the whole look of your living room or bedroom by swapping out the pillows that came with the set and making your own. This workshop will be a good introduction to sewing for beginners and teach more skilled sewers some great tips. Limited space for enrollment. Supply list for fabric and notions will be emailed in advance. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > creative arts
Mon, Nov 10 - Dec 8
fall
6:30pm18 - 0weekly
Knitting for All Levels
Sign up to make an assortment of cozy cold-weather knitted accessories now! Lee can teach you how to do fabulous things with a rectangle of knitted stitches - cowls, mitts, ponchos and shawls...the list goes on. But first she'll get you to cast on and learning how to knit - it's much easier than you may think! Lee Apt was a favorite neighborhood knitter at the GreenFlea Market at Columbus and 77th Street, and whose cozy and opulent scarves are admired by all. Lee will contact students in advance to discuss yarn choices and needles, so register now! This is a great workshop for teens, moms, seniors, and working professionals looking for a creative outlet. Line up of jewel-toned scarves by Lee Apt. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > creative arts
Wed, Nov 12
fall
6:30pm once
Shoemaking
Design and create a pair of fabulous shoes in this wildly popular course. Get exactly what you want and have a perfect fit. Beginners will make a pair of mules (open back shoes), pumps, or a men's style. Intermediate to advanced students can create boots, pumps, or other types of shoes. Learn pattern-making, how to cut leather, assembling the shoe on a last, and finishing methods. Purchase your own materials on a shopping trip to be scheduled at the first class. Register early to secure a place. Ballet flats in a comics print by student, J. Pringle. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > creative arts
Thu, Nov 13 - Feb 19
fall
6:30pm weekly
Knitting for All Levels
Sign up to make an assortment of cozy cold-weather knitted accessories now! Lee can teach you how to do fabulous things with a rectangle of knitted stitches - cowls, mitts, ponchos and shawls...the list goes on. But first she'll get you to cast on and learning how to knit - it's much easier than you may think! Lee Apt was a favorite neighborhood knitter at the GreenFlea Market at Columbus and 77th Street, and whose cozy and opulent scarves are admired by all. Lee will contact students in advance to discuss yarn choices and needles, so register now! This is a great workshop for teens, moms, seniors, and working professionals looking for a creative outlet. Line up of jewel-toned scarves by Lee Apt. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > creative arts
Wed, Nov 19
fall
6:30pm once
Fashion Studio Series 11-14 Years
Explore the exciting world of fashion illustration by learning basic figure-drawing skills. Introducing drawing and painting techniques, we will stylize the fashion figure and create multiple pages of models to draw your own collection on. We’ll also focus on drawing the face, hairstyles, fabrics, makeup, and more. Each student will start a mood board to catalog elements of their collection and leave with finished works and pages to continue at home. (more)REGISTER
family life > tweens > tween classes
Thu, Nov 20 - Jan 15
fall
4:30pm11 - 14weekly
Painting on Silk Intensives
Learn the basics of silk painting with layers of color washes, applied textures, thickened dye imagery, and more! A materials fee will be due at the workshop payable to the instructor, fee amount and additional supply info will be emailed in advance; some supplies are included. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > creative arts
Sun, Nov 23
fall
10am once
Jewelry + Ceramics + Wearable Art Holiday Sale
A beautiful selection of handcrafted gifts by the artists on staff in the JCC Art Studios. Cash and checks preferred; credit cards are OK! Vendors are artist educators on staff in the JCC Art Studios. (more)LEARN MORE
arts + ideas > art studios > jewelry
Wed, Dec 3 - Dec 4
fall
11am daily
Handbag Construction: Clutches + Cross-body Designs
Grab-and-go clutches and sling-em-on cross-body purses are hot trends right now for their size, practical use, and colors. Purchase your favorite prints, colors, and textures in leather and fabric and make a purse uniquely your own from a pattern the instructor will design with you. Students will purchase their own supplies. Knowledge of machine sewing is helpful, but hand-sewing techniques will also be demonstrated. Lab is for continuing students only who need to complete or continue their projects. Clutch by student J. Washburn. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > creative arts
Wed, Jan 7 - Jan 21
fall
6:30pm18 - 100weekly
5:30am
10:30pm
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