Holiday Bonanza: Make it Handmade this Year!

Craft and Holiday Classes

 

Fine Crafts
Stained Glass
Beadwork Bonanza
Halloween and Fall Creations
Holiday Food and Wine

 

Register online, or call Continuing Education and Training at 410-386-8100

 

Fine Crafts

Native American Flute Construction (XXZ-202-A2)

Explore the story of the flute and its significance to Native people as you build your own cedar flute from a blank to finishing detail. Plus, learn to play your flute in the traditional style. All supplies provided. Instructor: Jeremy Wright

Cost: $149 (Fees: $149) .
Wednesdays, Oct. 2 – 30, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. (5 sessions)
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Quilted Tuscany Totes (XXZ-815-A2MP)

Scenes from the 2012 Random House Book FairPut your creative skills to work to make your own quilted tote. This colorful bag is a great holiday gift and easy to make. The tote is 16 1/2” w x 12” h x 4” d, and it has 16 pockets inside. Previous sewing machine experience is required. Bring your own portable sewing machine to class. Instructor: Helen Choma 

Cost: $65 (Fees: $65)
Saturdays, Oct. 12 and 19, 9 a.m. – noon (2 sessions)
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Rhythm Bones (XXZ-215-A2)

Rhythm bones are sets of slabs or sticks, with two held in each hand, that make snapping and rolling sounds when struck together. Explore the rich history of this unique instrument and its mix of traditions from ancient peoples, from Irish immigrants in America to African-American minstrel shows while making a set of your own! Make this distinctive instrument, then learn how to play. Instructor: Jeremy Wright.

Cost: $120 (Fees: $120)
Wednesdays, Nov. 6 – Dec. 4, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. (4 sessions; no class Nov. 27)
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Socks Simplified (XXZ-216-A2MP)

Scenes from the 2012 Random House Book FairImagine your pride when you pull on a pair of socks you made! Take the basic knitting skills further, and learn how to construct a sock on double pointed needles. Master the basic skills of knitting in-the-round, and explore how sock construction can get you started on mittens, gloves, hats and so much more. Prerequisite: Experience with casting on, knit and purl.

Instructor: Pat Kohler
Cost: $65 (Fees: $65)
Thursdays, Oct. 10 – 24, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. (3 sessions)
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Stained Glass

Scenes from the 2012 Random House Book FairGlass Angel Suncatchers (XXZ-293-A2M) 

Use basic glass cutting skills as you create a lovely one-of-a-kind angel suncatcher. Grace your home with this personalized decoration or give as the perfect gift for the person who has everything. No prior experience is necessary. Most supplies are included. Class size is limited. 

Cost: $69 (Fees: $69)
Wednesdays, Nov. 6 and 13, 6:30 – 9 p.m. (2 sessions)
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Stained Glass Lanterns (XXZ-292-A2M) 

Scenes from the 2012 Random House Book FairThe hardest part may be choosing from several designs to create a beautiful stained glass table lantern, using fall, holiday or Mission style design. Amaze your friends and family with a free-standing lantern illuminated with a candle or purchased wiring kit. Some supplies are included. Glass cutting experience is not necessary. Class size is limited.

Cost: $69 (Fees: $69)
Wednesdays, Oct. 9 and 16, 6:30 – 9 p.m. (2 sessions)
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Beadwork Bonanza: Fire Up with Crystals and Beads!

Indulge your passion for beadworking with bead artist Anne Townsley! Leave each class with knowledge, techniques, patterns and beautiful jewelry! Catch Anne’s enthusiasm for beads as she helps you create unique beaded bracelets.

 

Scenes from the 2012 Random House Book FairFlat Peyote Bracelet (XXZ-716-A2)
Wednesday, Sept. 25, 6:30 – 9 p.m.
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Scenes from the 2012 Random House Book FairRussian Spiral (XXZ-894-A2)
Wednesday, Oct. 9, 6:30 – 9 p.m.
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Scenes from the 2012 Random House Book FairSwarovski Crystal Tennis Bracelets (XXZ-354-A2)
Wednesday, Oct. 23, 6:30 – 9 p.m.
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Scenes from the 2012 Random House Book FairAdvanced Beadworking: Captured Cabochon or Rivoli (XXZ-488-A2P)
Saturday, Nov. 9, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
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Swarovski Crystal Advanced Tennis Bracelet (XXZ-625-A2)
Saturday, Nov. 23, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
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Halloween and Fall Creations 

Fab and Frugal Fall Festivities (XXZ-693-A2) 

Scenes from the 2012 Random House Book FairScenes from the 2012 Random House Book FairGather great ideas for planning your next Fall Festivity. Dream up the best food plan for your hungry guests. Whether your gatherings are small adult affairs or include the whole neighborhood, we have a plan and decor for you. You’ll feel like a horn of plenty when you leave class with a party planners checklist, theme and food ideas, and a handmade decoration to sparkle the season. Instructor: Marilyn Higgins 

Cost: $37 (Fees: $37)
Wednesdays, Oct. 2, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
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Ikebana: Fall Arrangement With Gourds (XXZ-880-A2) 

Create a fall Ikebana arrangement using berries and gourds to enhance your fall decor. Learn to emphasize the natural beauty and characteristics of flowers and plants that are readily available with minimal cost. Gather the autumn’s bounty, and see what beautiful arrangement you can make the Japanese way. Supplies provided. Instructor: Allison Campbell

Cost: $50 (Fees: $50)
Saturday, Oct. 5, 10 a.m. – noon
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Quick and Quirky Costumes(XXZ-643-A2) 

From duct tape to duchess, learn some quick and dirty tricks that are sure to get you treats! Learn tricks used by costume designers and crafty types to turn everyday objects into fantastic costumes. Leave with some great ideas for costumes of all shapes and sizes. No sewing needed, just imagination and some seasonal magic. Instructor: Cassandra Casey

Cost: $37 (Fees: $37)
Mondays, Oct. 7, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
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Spooktacular Halloween Makeup (XXZ-814-A2) 

Scenes from the 2012 Random House Book FairMake this year the spookiest ever! Learn makeup techniques to turn your family into movie stars, monsters and much more. Learn tricks and tips from a theatrical makeup artist. Use everyday items to transform yourself and others into incredible characters. And, leave with a small makeup kit. Instructor: Cassandra Casey

Cost: $39 (Fees: $39)
Monday, Oct. 14, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
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Holiday Food and Wine

Baked Buche de Noel (Yule Log) (XCO-051-A2) 

Celebrate the season with this classical French Christmas cake. Prepare Genoise (sponge cake), spread it with chocolate butter cream, roll it into a log shape then spread and decorate your log with more butter cream. Take one home to enjoy right away! This is a hands-on class. Instructor: Greg Hutsell

Cost: $59 (Fees: $59)
Thursday, Dec. 5, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
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Cookie Decorating with Marshmallow Fondant (XCO-054-A2) 

Good bye piping bags and royal icing … hello Marshmallow Fondant! Transform ho hum sugar cookies into marvelous morsels that rival those in magazines and on Pinterest. Practice the basics, and learn techniques for this simple yet sensational style of cookie decorating. Take home a tool kit, decorated cookies, marshmallow fondant, recipes and resources. Visit www.facebook.com/whateverwhimsy for photographs of sample cookies. This is a hands-on class. Instructor: Marilyn Higgins

Cost: $49 (Fees: $49)
Tuesday, Oct. 22, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
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Lighten Up! Healthy Holiday Dishes (XCO-052-A2) 

High flavor and visual appeal doesn’t have to be full of unwanted calories! Make this holiday season healthier by emphasizing bold flavors and fresh foods for your side dishes. Prepare rich tasting, but healthy sides such as roasted root vegetables, wild rice stuffing or gratinee’s, and go home with at least one side dish to share with your family. This course combines demonstration with hands-on learning. Instructor: Tim Norwood 

Cost: $54 (Fees: $54)
Thursday, Oct. 24, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
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Tasting The Bubbles: Champagne Appreciation (XCO-004-A2) 

Beneath the bubbles there is wine! All champagnes are sparkling wines, but not all sparkling wines are Champagne. Discover the differences and taste the sparkling wines of Spain, Italy, California and France as you compare Champagne to Prosecco, Moscato and Cava. Explore food parings to go with and glass-ware/stemware to use with your sparkly. Students must be 21 years of age. Instructor: Bernie Vogel 

Cost: $49 (Fees: $49)
Wednesday, Dec. 4, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
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Wine, Food and Entertaining (XCO-005-A2) 

Add the special touch of wine to meals and entertaining. Learn to balance flavors and textures through paring wine and food. Taste a variety of wines good for seafood, meats, spicy foods and desserts. Discover the secrets of serving wine perfectly when entertaining, giving wine as a gift and making savvy restaurant purchases. Students must be 21 years of age. Instructor: Bernie Vogel 

Cost: $49 (Fees: $49).
Wednesdays, Nov. 13, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
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Instructors

Allison Campbell lived in Kobe, Japan for more than 10 years and learned to speak the language as a native. Her experience has led her to teach English to Japanese children in Japan and teach Japanese to Americans since 1993. Locally, she demonstrates Japanese flower arranging and Origami art.

Cassandra Casey, utilizing a Bachelor’s of Arts in Theatre and 20 years in school and community theatre, transforms kids and adults into fantastic characters through makeup and costume. Her sense of fun and drama will help your fall events be the best ever!

Helen Choma has been sewing for more than 50 years and developed a passion for quilting 29 years ago. She is a master of numerous quilting techniques and teaches at local quilting shops. In 2009, Helen had a solo quilt exhibit at the college.

Marilyn Higgins has been teaching and crafting with adults and kids since 2000. Her varied experiences make her a wonderful instructor. Whether she is planning a party or teaching cookie decorating, her energy and enthusiasm is obvious. See her creative occasions on Facebook.

Greg Hutsell has been cooking all his life. Using fresh local ingredients, he has developed his own classic style. His classes are tailored to students of all skill levels and students can look forward to hands-on experiences with a delicious tasting at the end.

Pat Kohler has been knitting for more than 40 years and loves helping others learn this old yet constantly evolving craft. She has taught knitting classes at Michaels and the Carroll County Public Library where she also works as a Children’s Librarian.

Chef Tim Norwood, a graduate of the Baltimore Culinary Institute, has been teaching culinary arts at the Carroll County Career and Technology Center since 1997. A sought after teacher, he brings his exuberance and expertise to the classroom. He enjoys creating unique dishes using basic techniques and experimenting with the flavors of authentic ethnic ingredients, and then combining them both with bounty found in local grocery stores.

Bernie Vogel began his wine education while in the restaurant business in the late 70’s. He has been in professional fine wine sales and distribution for over 20 years and is currently a Fine Wine Specialist with the Republic National Distributing Company.

Jeremy Wright is a multi-talented performer and artist. Born Cree from the north-west plains of Canada, he was raised Quaker in Maryland. He enjoys working in mediums from wood to watercolor to ceramics. He holds a BFA in Ceramic Arts from Ohio University.

 


 

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