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A Taste Of Zentangle
Instructor: Jean Theurkauf
Semester: Fall 2012 Registration: 8/15/2012 - 12/19/2012
Worc Resident: $15.00 Non-Worc Resident: $30.00
Date: 10/10/2012 - 10/10/2012 Time: 06:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Location: Technical High Max Seats: 20
Weekday: Wednesdays Weeks: 1
Zentangle is an easy to learn method of creating beautiful images from repetitive patterns. It is a fascinating new art form that is a fun and relaxing way for "non-artists" of any age to expand their creativity and focus. In this two hour introductory class, students learn the basic principles and guidelines for the Zentangle art form. We will cover the history and philosophy of Zentangle and learn to: create beautiful abstract art pieces using a simple, step by step process; focus attention on our pieces and develop a relaxing, meditative practice while we draw; discover that what might appear to be complex and not possible can be broken down into steps that can easily be mastered. There is a $10.00 materials fee, payable to the instructor, collected at the beginning of the class. (cash only)
A Taste Of Zentangle
Instructor: Jean Theurkauf
Semester: Fall 2012 Registration: 8/15/2012 - 12/19/2012
Worc Resident: $15.00 Non-Worc Resident: $30.00
Date: 11/15/2012 - 11/15/2012 Time: 06:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Location: Technical High Max Seats: 20
Weekday: Thursdays Weeks: 1
Zentangle is an easy to learn method of creating beautiful images from repetitive patterns. It is a fascinating new art form that is a fun and relaxing way for "non-artists" of any age to expand their creativity and focus. In this two hour introductory class, students learn the basic principles and guidelines for the Zentangle art form. We will cover the history and philosophy of Zentangle and learn to: create beautiful abstract art pieces using a simple, step by step process; focus attention on our pieces and develop a relaxing, meditative practice while we draw; discover that what might appear to be complex and not possible can be broken down into steps that can easily be mastered. There is a $10.00 materials fee, payable to the instructor, collected at the beginning of the class. (cash only)
Art Camp
Instructor: Jason Blair
Semester: Fall 2012 Registration: 8/15/2012 - 12/19/2012
Worc Resident: $100.00 Non-Worc Resident: $115.00
Date: 9/27/2012 - 11/15/2012 Time: 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Location: Technical High Max Seats: 12
Weekday: Thursdays Weeks: 8
Don’t worry. This “camp” does not require, tents, sleeping bags or bug spray. All you need is your own artistic inclination and the ability to have fun.
This innovative approach to art classes offers ACRYLIC PAINTING and SCULPTING, all in ONE night a week. Each Thursday night, for 8 weeks from 6:00 until 9:00, you will learn two different “subjects”. Please note: each “subject” will have a separate materials fee.

SUBJECT ONE: ACRYLIC TRIO
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

This section of camp will guide the student through the process of painting with acrylics, culminating in three separate pieces: a landscape, a still-life and a portrait.
Suited for beginning to intermediate learners, students will become familiar with the techniques of perspective, form and freestyle painting.
(a materials fee of $65.00 will be required at the beginning of the class, payable by cash to the Instructor. Also, students will be asked to bring in a photograph of someone that they will use to reproduce during the portraiture section of the class)

SUBJECT TWO: CLAY SCULPTING
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Bring out the Michelangelo in you!

Air drying clay is a medium widely used for those who have no access to a potter’s wheel or kiln. Perfect for broadening the imaginative eye of the student as they create from a simple block, the end result will be a bust sculpture. Using a series of tools to assist, the student will mold, scrape, etch and peel away until the final result is revealed. (a materials fee of APPROXIMATELY $80.00 will be required at the beginning of the class, payable by cash to the Instructor. Due to the cost of air drying clay and tools, this fee MAY be lower as students may wish to share some tools or “borrow” from the Instructor. The Instructor will contact each student to determine the final fee)
Beginner's Soapmaking
Instructor: Rosemary Nolan
Semester: Fall 2012 Registration: 8/15/2012 - 12/19/2012
Worc Resident: $25.00 Non-Worc Resident: $40.00
Date: 10/23/2012 - 10/23/2012 Time: 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Location: Forest Grove Middle Max Seats: 14
Weekday: Tuesdays Weeks: 1
Making your own soap is fun, frugal, and not as dangerous or complicated as some sources would make it sound. Plus it’s a great way to avoid exposure to preservatives, artificial fragrances, and chemicals in your body care products, AND great way to make beautiful personalized gifts! We’ll make both glycerin and lye soaps tonight and learn a little bit about aromatherapy along the way. Please bring at least three 1-cup lidded plastic containers to class. $10 materials fee (cash only), payable to instructor.
Biscuit Basket
Instructor: Jennifer Baum
Semester: Fall 2012 Registration: 8/15/2012 - 12/19/2012
Worc Resident: $15.00 Non-Worc Resident: $30.00
Date: 10/24/2012 - 10/24/2012 Time: 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Location: Forest Grove Middle Max Seats: 20
Weekday: Wednesdays Weeks: 1
Using flat reed and seagrass you will weave your very own basket to be used for biscuits, napkins, mail or anything else. In weaving this simple square basket you will learn to layout the base, weave the sides and lash on a rim. Completed basket will measure approximately 7" x 7"

Additional material fee of $15 is payable to the instructor at the beginning of class (cash only)
Crochet - Beginners
Instructor: Maria Rios
Semester: Fall 2012 Registration: 8/15/2012 - 12/19/2012
Worc Resident: $65.00 Non-Worc Resident: $80.00
Date: 9/25/2012 - 10/16/2012 Time: 06:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Location: Forest Grove Middle Max Seats: 15
Weekday: Tuesdays Weeks: 4
Have you always wanted to learn the basics of crochet?  Are you ready to start making scarfs, afghans, sweaters, etc. for yourself and as gifts.  Join us and get started.  We will work on the basic stitches - slip stitch, single crochet, half double crochet and double crochet.  Depending on your skill, it is possible to finish a small project in this 4 week beginners course.       

Basic supplies required: crochet hook H, solid color worsted weight yarn skein. Cost: $5 - $6
Flower Arranging - Thanksgiving Arrangement
Instructor: Sally Jablonski
Semester: Fall 2012 Registration: 8/15/2012 - 12/19/2012
Worc Resident: $30.00 Non-Worc Resident: $45.00
Date: 11/13/2012 - 11/13/2012 Time: 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location: Quinsigamond Elementary Max Seats: 30
Weekday: Tuesdays Weeks: 1
Come spend a night out and make your Thanksgiving harvest arrangement for your table.  No experience necessary, flowers and containers provided.  Flower arrangement will be long and low style to fit perfectly on your holiday table, accented with fall decor.  

Cost of materials included in tuition.
Holiday Boxwood Tree
Instructor: Sally Jablonski
Semester: Fall 2012 Registration: 8/15/2012 - 12/19/2012
Worc Resident: $30.00 Non-Worc Resident: $45.00
Date: 11/27/2012 - 11/27/2012 Time: 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location: Quinsigamond Elementary Max Seats: 30
Weekday: Tuesdays Weeks: 1
Learn how to make your own holiday tree out of evergreen boxwood. Some decorations included, feel free to bring some of your own accents. Holiday tree will last through your entertaining season.

Cost of materials included in tuition.
Introduction to the Drop Spindle
Instructor: Jennifer Baum
Semester: Fall 2012 Registration: 8/15/2012 - 12/19/2012
Worc Resident: $15.00 Non-Worc Resident: $30.00
Date: 10/10/2012 - 10/10/2012 Time: 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Location: Forest Grove Middle Max Seats: 20
Weekday: Wednesdays Weeks: 1
Ever want to learn to spin your own yarn? In this workshop you will have the opportunity to learn the basics in the Drop Spindle by spinning various fibers including sheep's wool, alpaca and some exotic fiber too. The Drop Spindle provides a fun, economical way to spin fiber into yarn and provides a great foundation into drafting, spinning, and plying techniques.
Additional material fee of $35 (includes spindle and fibers) is payable to the instructor at the beginning of the class (cash only).
It's Fall
Instructor: Sally Jablonski
Semester: Fall 2012 Registration: 8/15/2012 - 12/19/2012
Worc Resident: $30.00 Non-Worc Resident: $45.00
Date: 10/2/2012 - 10/2/2012 Time: 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location: Quinsigamond Elementary Max Seats: 30
Weekday: Tuesdays Weeks: 1
Learn how to make your own fall arrangement using dry and fresh flowers. Arrangements will be made in the natural style. Feel free to bring any dry accents from your garden.

Cost of materials included in tuition.
Jewelry Making for Beginners
Instructor: Jana Moriarty
Semester: Fall 2012 Registration: 8/15/2012 - 12/19/2012
Worc Resident: $55.00 Non-Worc Resident: $70.00
Date: 9/25/2012 - 10/16/2012 Time: 06:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Location: Forest Grove Middle Max Seats: 12
Weekday: Tuesdays Weeks: 4
Enjoy learning about the basic beading techniques of jewelry making.  You will learn stringing techniques and linking techniques to create that beautiful professional look.  No prior experience is necessary.  There is a materials fee of $50.00 (cash only) payable to the instructor at the first class.  This fee will cover the cost of materials for all four classes.
Knitting For Beginners
Instructor: Maria Rios
Semester: Fall 2012 Registration: 8/15/2012 - 12/19/2012
Worc Resident: $65.00 Non-Worc Resident: $85.00
Date: 9/26/2012 - 10/16/2012 Time: 06:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Location: Forest Grove Middle Max Seats: 15
Weekday: Wednesdays Weeks: 4
It is time to begin your knitting adventure! Learn to knit and you will find a world of creative possibilities. This class also makes a great refresher if you have not knit in a while. In this class, you will learn the basic knitting techniques; cast on, knit, purl, bind off, increase and decrease as you make your first scarf. You will also learn about the different types and sizes of needles, types of yarns and other knitting accessories. Materials provided by students as follows: Knitting needles size 10, worsted weight yarn. Students may choose a different yarn type (read the yarn label for needle information).
Machine Quilting
Instructor: Kathleen Cooper
Semester: Fall 2012 Registration: 8/15/2012 - 12/19/2012
Worc Resident: $125.00 Non-Worc Resident: $140.00
Date: 9/26/2012 - 11/14/2012 Time: 06:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Location: Forest Grove Middle Max Seats: 25
Weekday: Wednesdays Weeks: 8
Does your machine sew straight stitches? Good! In this class we will make a pillow and lap quilt together, step-by-step, from beginning to end. Don't let the words "making a quilt" turn you away from this hobby that will have you wondering why you didn't do it sooner! The first class will demystify fabric selection for color and how to use the tools to create a sample piece to make a pillow. During this session you will learn how to work color and fabric design, work with a rotary cutter and mat, use a walking foot, about batting and the different types, thread, fabric, how to make binding. In the end, you will have all the tools and knowledge to continue your new found love of sewing quilts! Sewing machine will be needed for this class; any questions about this can be addressed with the instructor.

Approx cost of class: Depending upon supplies you already have… $50-$100
Photography I - Using Your Digital Camera
Instructor: Tom Conroy
Semester: Fall 2012 Registration: 8/15/2012 - 12/19/2012
Worc Resident: $75.00 Non-Worc Resident: $90.00
Date: 9/26/2012 - 11/7/2012 Time: 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Location: Technical High Max Seats: 15
Weekday: Wednesdays Weeks: 9
This class is for the beginner to digital photography. Although Photo 1 is geared to the digital format, those with traditional (film) cameras will also benefit from this class. We will discuss and learn the camera, its functions, the funny little icons, f stops, shutter speeds, and white balance among a variety of other things.  We will look at light, composition, lens choices and digital photo editing.  Weekly assignments are given, discussed, and critiqued during the class.  A field trip to a local area is planned.  Attend this class and explore your photographic creativity with confidence. There is a $15.00 materials fee for this class (cash only, please).
For more information contact the instructor at:  tomconroyphoto@yahoo.com

8 classes and 1 Field Trip

Photography II - More Fun With Your Digital Camera
Instructor: Tom Conroy
Semester: Fall 2012 Registration: 8/15/2012 - 12/19/2012
Worc Resident: $75.00 Non-Worc Resident: $90.00
Date: 9/24/2012 - 11/19/2012 Time: 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Location: Technical High Max Seats: 15
Weekday: Mondays Weeks: 7
This course is a continuation of Photography I.  Although Photo I is not required, a basic knowledge of your camera is essential.  An understanding of the camera's functions is beneficial.  There will be a rapid review of these functions for those who are rusty.  A digital SLR or film SLR will enhance our learning experience.  As a class, we will fine tune your understanding of composition, depth of field, and lighting techniques with ambient light and electronic flash.  There will be a model shoot and another field trip to a local area.  These may involve a small fee.  Participants are expected to bring in projects assigned on a weekly basis for viewing and input by class members and instructor.  If your creative juices are lost or perhaps misplaced, this class will find them.  All photo enthusiasts are welcome.
There is a $15.00 materials fee for this class. (cash only, payable to the instructor at the first class.)
For more information contact the instructor at:  tomconroyphoto@yahoo.com






Photoshop Elements - Introduction
Instructor: Edmund Hudson
Semester: Fall 2012 Registration: 8/15/2012 - 12/19/2012
Worc Resident: $65.00 Non-Worc Resident: $80.00
Date: 9/25/2012 - 10/16/2012 Time: 06:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Location: Technical High Max Seats: 10
Weekday: Tuesdays Weeks: 4
You took the photo now you need to edit/alter it. There is a whole world of fun waiting in Digital Image Editing. Adobe’s Photoshop Elements – the low cost, consumer version of Adobe’s Photoshop – will enable you to enrich your colors, fix that ho-hum sky or even put one subject into a different image. You will become familiar with Elements’ tools and palettes, and learn about adjusting color, making selections, transforming and resaving images, as well as optimizing images for the Web and e-mail. Come and enjoy the very exciting and fun world of image editing!

Prerequisite: Basic computer and file management skills. Students should bring their own digital photos on a CD or USB drive.
Photoshop Elements - Intermediate
Instructor: Michelle Trzcinski
Semester: Fall 2012 Registration: 8/15/2012 - 12/19/2012
Worc Resident: $75.00 Non-Worc Resident: $90.00
Date: 10/29/2012 - 12/3/2012 Time: 06:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Location: Technical High Max Seats: 10
Weekday: Mondays Weeks: 5
Have fun mastering different selection techniques, layers and masks.  Explore textures and utilize custom brushes to create artistic photos/collages.  Restore your antique photos before they fade away and are gone forever.  Learn advanced retouching and enhancement techniques.  Incorporate text into your images to create cards, postcards and posters.  Learn more than just the "presets and guided edit" solutions.  Dig deeper into creative solutions and digital imaging possibilities.
Students will have many opportunities to work on their own images individually, in addition to learning new techniques utilizing images provided by the instructor.
PREREQUISITE:  Introduction to Photoshop Elements, or some prior Photoshop experience.  We will review the basics during the first class and there will be opportunities for questions.  Basic computer and file managements skills are required.  Students must bring in a USB Drive to save their work each week.
Sewing! Sewing! Sewing!
Instructor: Kathleen Cooper
Semester: Fall 2012 Registration: 8/15/2012 - 12/19/2012
Worc Resident: $125.00 Non-Worc Resident: $140.00
Date: 9/25/2012 - 11/13/2012 Time: 06:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Location: Forest Grove Middle Max Seats: 10
Weekday: Tuesdays Weeks: 8
Do you want to have fun? This is the class to meet new people while you learn sewing. I enjoy teaching this class because each time I get to share the enthusiasm of teaching sewing to you. I know you want to learn and this session is designed for all levels. Everything from how to make a pillow to making a shirt goes. Have a project that you need motivation to complete? Well, bring in that UFO (unfinished object)! The first class we will all learn the tricks of working those tools (your sewing machine, iron, thread, etc.), along with doing some basic seams to make a pillow case that you'll be happy to recreate for stunning holiday gift giving! From there the excitement grows. Your fear of sewing will be put aside and you will leave this class session with two or three projects of your choice with pride that you made it. A basic supply list will be sent to you. Guaranteed fun the whole session. Bring your machine, any questions about not being able to bring one can be addressed with the instructor prior to the sewing class beginning.

Approximate cost of supplies for class: $20-$50
SEWING: DO YOUR OWN ALTERATIONS AND REPAIRS
Instructor: Priscilla Messinger
Semester: Fall 2012 Registration: 8/15/2012 - 12/19/2012
Worc Resident: $125.00 Non-Worc Resident: $140.00
Date: 9/25/2012 - 11/13/2012 Time: 06:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Location: Forest Grove Middle Max Seats: 15
Weekday: Tuesdays Weeks: 8
Do you have clothes hanging in your closet, or even still in the bags, unworn because they need a hem or some other alteration? This is your opportunity to make them wearable. You will learn to hem a pair of pants, jeans or skirt/dress, including hand and machine techniques. You will also learn to replace an elastic waistband, sew on a button securely, and do simple repairs. You will be e-mailed a list of supplies before the start of classes.
Soap Felting
Instructor: Jennifer Baum
Semester: Fall 2012 Registration: 8/15/2012 - 12/19/2012
Worc Resident: $15.00 Non-Worc Resident: $30.00
Date: 9/26/2012 - 9/26/2012 Time: 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Location: Forest Grove Middle Max Seats: 20
Weekday: Wednesdays Weeks: 1
Come join us for a fun introduction to wet felting. We will discuss the basics of wet felting while creating 3 beautiful pieces of functional artwork. Working with a variety of natural fibers from locally grown wool and alpaca, we will create a total of 3 felted bars of soap. This is a beginner level class but appropriate for anyone interested in soap felting. Additional materials fee of $20 is payable to the instructor at the beginning of the class (cash only).
Spooks and Spiders
Instructor: Sally Jablonski
Semester: Fall 2012 Registration: 8/15/2012 - 12/19/2012
Worc Resident: $30.00 Non-Worc Resident: $45.00
Date: 10/23/2012 - 10/23/2012 Time: 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location: Quinsigamond Elementary Max Seats: 30
Weekday: Tuesdays Weeks: 1
Learn how to make your own Halloween centerpiece for your Halloween party. Includes fresh flowers and ghostly accents. BOO!

Cost of materials included in tuition.
The Art of Rubber Stamping
Instructor: Fran Bellerive
Semester: Fall 2012 Registration: 8/15/2012 - 12/19/2012
Worc Resident: $50.00 Non-Worc Resident: $65.00
Date: 9/26/2012 - 10/17/2012 Time: 07:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Location: Forest Grove Middle Max Seats: 20
Weekday: Wednesdays Weeks: 4
Rubber stamping is a fun and inexpensive way to create art that you can share with family and friends. Beginners, as well as advanced stampers, will benefit from this course. We will explore exciting new techniques for stamping, coloring, watercolor backgrounds, alcohol markers and inks and doodle art. We will create beautiful and fun interactive greeting cards as well as explore all the latest techniques. If there is something special you want to learn, we can do that too. You will be astonished at your own creativity and happy with the knowledge you take with you when this short 4-week course is over. Please bring to class a double-sided tape runner or glue stick and a pen/pencil for notes. A supply list for the next three weeks will be given on the first night.
The Art of Rubber Stamping
Instructor: Fran Bellerive
Semester: Fall 2012 Registration: 8/15/2012 - 12/19/2012
Worc Resident: $50.00 Non-Worc Resident: $65.00
Date: 10/24/2012 - 11/14/2012 Time: 07:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Location: Forest Grove Middle Max Seats: 20
Weekday: Wednesdays Weeks: 4
Rubber stamping is a fun and inexpensive way to create art that you can share with family and friends. Beginners, as well as advanced stampers, will benefit from this course. We will explore exciting new techniques for stamping, coloring, watercolor backgrounds, alcohol markers and inks and doodle art. We will create beautiful and fun interactive greeting cards as well as explore all the latest techniques. If there is something special you want to learn, we can do that too. You will be astonished at your own creativity and happy with the knowledge you take with you when this short 4-week course is over. Please bring to class a double-sided tape runner or glue stick and a pen/pencil for notes. A supply list for the next three weeks will be given on the first night.
The Gentle Art of Hand Piecing and Hand Quilting
Instructor: Beth Lewis
Semester: Fall 2012 Registration: 8/15/2012 - 12/19/2012
Worc Resident: $125.00 Non-Worc Resident: $140.00
Date: 9/25/2012 - 12/4/2012 Time: 06:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Location: Technical High Max Seats: 10
Weekday: Tuesdays Weeks: 11
Come learn to do patchwork quilting the way our grandmothers did--all by hand. Machine work has its place but not when you want to relax and watch TV or visit with friends and family. Handwork is highly portable making it perfect for travel, sitting in a waiting room or watching a soccer game.
In these eleven weeks, we will start at the very beginning to learn to cut, piece, and quilt, all by hand, a 30” square wall hanging made up of four different squares in your choice of fabrics. Learn to make your own templates, too. We will even do some applique. Supply list will include suggestions for selecting fabrics.
If you have enjoyed this class in the past, join us again. Returning beginners will have even more new squares to learn or start your own hand quilting-project.
So leave that sewing machine at home and come join us as we rediscover the joys of the gentler paced and more social art of hand piecing and hand quilting. Once you have decided to join us and registered, e-mail the instructor for the supply list at bethTlewis@verizon.net .