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The best camera is the one you have with you and if you have an iPhone there is no reason to regret leaving your digital camera at home. Even professional photographers and artists are recognizing the iPhone as a useful photographic tool. In this class you will learn how to take stunning nature photographs, pleasing portraits, and many tips and techniques for great photography with your iPhone.
Needle felting is a popular fiber craft in which wool fleece is sculpted, using a special barbed needle to stab it into shape. Using a few simple techniques you can create many different pieces from jewelry, appliqué embellishments, décor, and ornaments to toys, wool pets, sculptures, and dolls. In this class you will learn a variety of techniques, create your very own needle felted item, and go home with all the materials you need to continue felting!
There is an artist in everyone and blown ink is a fun way for anyone to create dynamic and captivating pieces of abstract art. All you have to do is take a deep breath and blow! Have a blast creating twisting forms by blowing ink around on paper and experimenting with resists, colors, canned air, and other techniques. You can even illustrate your blots to create animals, flowers, monsters, and more. All ages are welcome. Be prepared to have fun!
The Haiku Spirit
Come explore the spirit of haiku, a form of Japanese poetry almost inseparable from nature. Learn about the true essence of haiku and how it is so much more than the syllabic form poem we are taught in elementary school. Listen to a reading of haiku by the old masters and modern poets and write your own haiku inspired by the world around you.
Journals have long been a private sanctuary for the expression of one’s truest thoughts and feelings. However, simply writing down your thoughts day after day can become stale and unfulfilling. In this class you will learn to give your journal new life and find renewed enthusiasm for creative expression; collage, create, destroy, draw, and paint as well. Life is a multi-sensory experience, now your journaling can be too! Aspiring journalers and seasoned writers welcome.