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Creative Arts

Sell Your Treasures on ETSY
Attention all artists and vintage lovers, the hottest way to sell your artwork or vintage items is online at Etsy.com. This class is for firsttime sellers and it will teach you the ins and outs of opening an Etsy shop. Pick up tips on photographing your items, writing effective item descriptions, integrating with social media sites, and simple ways to optimize search engine results.
Tue 6-9 p.m. Mar 4 1 Session
Pamela Klarup CTC-215, IVCC CEX-4611-303 $39

Basic Bracelet and Earrings
This course is designed for the beginning jewelry-maker. You’ll make a bracelet using basic stringing techniques as well as a pair of earrings. Please bring a pair of fingernail clippers to class. There is a  $7 material fee payable to the instructor the night of class.
Tue 6-8 p.m. Feb 18 1 Session
Carey Burns C-326, IVCC HLR-2761-302 $25

earringEarring Party II: Holiday Sparkle
In this course, you’ll make dazzling earrings for Independence Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve using headpins, eye pins, and Swarovski crystals. Please bring a pair of wire cutters and round or needle nose jewelry pliers to class. There is a $15 material fee payable to the instructor the night of class.
Tue 6-8 p.m. Apr 22 1 Session
Carey Burns C-326, IVCC HLR-2771-304 $25

Watercolor Painting [Beginners & Intermediate]
Become a budding artist. Discover the joys and challenges of watercolor. This class offers step by step guidance in creating realistic landscapes, seascapes and still life painting. Do not purchase art supplies prior to class. You will receive a list of supplies at the first class. If you already have watercolor supplies from previous projects, bring them to class so the instructor can review them. Melody Best has taught in a variety of art mediums since 1990. She is a member of the Prairie Arts Council and is certified by the New York Botanical Garden in Botanical Drawing/Painting. Melody holds a B.S. in Art from Eastern Illinois University. This class is offered both at IVCC and at Princeton High School.

Thu                   6:30-8:30 p.m.   April 3-May 8     6 Sessions
Melody Best     Rm104,             HLR-1109-404    $135

                        Princeton High School

 

Tue                   6:30-8:30 p.m.   Apr 8-May13     6 Sessions
Melody Best     Rm 101, IVCC   HLR-1109-304    $135
                       Art Room

Learn to Knit
Knitting is now popular among all ages for creating unique, one-ofa-kind projects. From basic scarves and pot holders to colorful socks and intricate lace shawls, knitting is being seen everywhere and done by almost everyone. In this class you will learn how to cast on, knit, purl, bind off, increase, decrease, garter stitch, stockinette stitch, ribbing, seed stitch and most important of all, how to read a pattern. At the end of this class, you will have a firm foundation upon which to build. There is a $10 material fee payable to instructor at class. Jane Vogt has been doing craft work all her life and loves learning. She is skilled in knitting, crochet, needlepoint, cross-stitch, many types of bead work, and weaving.

Mon 6-9 p.m. Mar 10-24 3 Sessions
Jane Vogt CTC-123, IVCC HLR-2712-303 $59

Knitting [Level 2]
Continue your handmade journey. Learn intarsia, entrelac, 3-needle, cables, and i-chord techniques. Students should have taken “Learn to Knit” in a previous semester, or have experience with knitting prior to taking this class. A list of supplies will be sent to the student prior to the start of class.
Wed 6-9 p.m. Apr 16-30 3 Sessions
Jane Vogt Rm 101, HLR-2713-634 $59

Ottawa Center
Mon 6-9 p.m. Apr 28-May 12 3 Sessions
Jane Vogt C-326, IVCC HLR-2713-304 $59

Crochet [Level 2]
Take your crochet skills to the next level. Learn broomstick lace, entrelac, tapestry, tunisian and filet crochet techniques. Students should have taken “Learn to Crochet” in a previous semester, or have experience with crochet prior to taking this class. A list of supplies will be sent to the student prior to the start of class.
Wed 6-9 p.m. Feb 19-Mar 5 3 Sessions
Jane Vogt Rm 101, HLR-2770-632 $59

Ottawa Center
Wed 6-9 p.m. Mar 26-Apr 9 3 Sessions
Jane Vogt C-326, IVCC HLR-2770-303 $59

Creative Gourd Art
There are 23 different types of gourds that you will learn about in this introduction to gourd art. You will work with two different types of gourds as you learn how to clean the inside and prepare the outside surface for using as the base for a variety of techniques including painting, sculpting, and carving. Learn how to turn the common gourd into a work of art that you can keep for years to come. Tools used in class will be provided by your instructor. There is a $20 material fee payable to the instructor on the first night of class. Registration deadline is March 18. Bill Ferguson is a member of the Illinois Gourd Society and American Gourd Society. He has been working with gourds for many years. Bill has a background in Art Education and Art History from Southern Illinois University.
Tue 6-8 p.m. Apr 1-22 4 Sessions
Bill Ferguson Rm 101, HLR-2301-634 $65
Ottawa Center

Stepping Stone rotatedGarden Mosaic I: Stepping Stone
Discover the art of mosaics as you complete a beautiful stepping stone for your garden. For beginners, you’ll learn the basic techniques to make a stone that will weather and decorate your garden. This is a first step to mosaics and once you complete this piece you will see endless possibilities to be transformed by mosaics. Please bring a $16 material fee to the first class. JoEllen Fiorentini has created numerous garden mosaics from bowling balls to birdbaths. With a degree in Art from Illinois State University, she has been decorating Bergners for over 30 years. As a member of the Utica Garden Club, she has been inspired to bring art to her garden.
Tue/Thu 6-8 p.m. Mar 18-27 4 Sessions
JoEllen Fiorentini B-101, IVCC HLR-2742-303 $59
Art Room

Garden Mosaic II: [You Pick the Project]
Advance your mosaic skills. This class is for students who have taken the Garden Mosaics I: Garden Stepping Stone class. The techniques learned in the first class will be applied to a mosaic project of your choice. The student must supply their own project piece (ie. birdhouse, fairy house, bowling ball or pin, flower pot, etc.) with prior arrangements discussed with your instructor one week prior to the start of class. Students will also be able to design and supply pieces of tessarae for their mosaic project. Please bring a $15 material fee to the first class.
Tue/Thu 6-9 p.m. Mar 18-Apr 3 6 Sessions
JoEllen Fiorentini B-101, IVCC HLR-2767-303 $92
Art Room

Carve a Personalized Print
Create a relief print of your child (or grandchild), a friend, a pet, or an animal. Learn basic printmaking techniques, such as hand carving your print block, inking, and printing to create your own unique prints. Learn how to use printmaking techniques to create frameable art, greeting cards, print on fabric; including t-shirts, or create a popart effect. Students should bring a 4 X 6” *CLOSE-UP photograph of their child (or grandchild), a friend, a pet, or an animal to class. *Close-up photograph: A photograph taken from a short distance that gives a very detailed picture, such as a picture that frames the face and shoulders. Please bring a sack lunch to class. All materials are included in the course fee.
Sat 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Jun 7 1 Session
Vanessa Goslin B-101, IVCC HLR-2760-06 $48
Art Room