Creative Classes

Fall/Winter Creative Classes are now open for registration !


UPCOMING OPEN CLASSES: 


Sewing a Jersey Knit Skirt from Scratch 
Instructor: Emily Quadrio
Date: Sat. March 18, 2017
Time: 12:00-3:00 pm (Optional hour of assisted studio time following the class)
Tuition: $40
Registration: https://tsesewingjerseyskirts.eventbrite.com

Have you thought about making a skirt? Intimidated by sewing patterns? Worried your garment won’t fit? Join us in making a jersey knit skirt during this sewing class! Bring in a commercial elastic waist stretchy skirt and we will use it as a pattern to make your own skirt. Don’t have a skirt to use as a pattern? No problem! We can use your measurements to make a skirt for you. We will be supplying all materials. But, if you have skirt appropriate fabric you wold like to use, feel free to bring it with you. We are using jersey knit fabric, or any stretchy fabric you may like.  **Please note: This is an intermediate sewing class. You will be expected to know how to sew prior to this class.


reusable tote bagSewing Reusable Tote Bags

Instructor: Kimberley Cartwright
Date: Sat. March 25, 2017
Time: 12:00-2:00 pm
Tuition: $20
Registration: https://sewingreusabletotes.eventbrite.com

Join us for a beginner-friendly class and use basic sewing skills to make your own reusable tote bags! These tote bags are great to take to farmers markets, for a weekend get away, or for everyday use. This is great project for anyone who is interested in taking their beginner sewing skills to the next level! All materials provided.


herbsinjarsLiving Art Series: Windowsill Herbs in Glass Jars
Instructor: Aisha Sanders
Date: Sun. March 26, 2017
Time: 12:00-1:30 pm
Cost: $25 (Tuition + Materials)
Registration: https://tselivingartherbs.eventbrite.com

In this Living Art Series workshop you will learn how to create your own indoor herb garden! This class will combine reuse, gardening, and living art. You will also learn about how to care for herbs and indoor plants. All materials are provided (including plants).


Beginning Embroidery Class
Instructor: Chandra Noyes
Date: Sun. April 2, 2017
Time: 12:00-3:00 pm
Registration: https://tsebeginningembroidery.eventbrite.com

Learn all the basics of embroidery! From materials and tools to patterns and stitches, we’ll cover everything you need to know to get you stitching on your own. All materials are provided!


Crochet Your First Granny Square Workshop ( Intermediate Skill Level)
Instructor: Jasmine Suarez
Date: Sat. April 8, 2017
Time: 12:00-2:00 pm
Tuition: $20
Registration:https://tsecrochetgrannysquares.eventbrite.com

This is an intermediate level class where you move on from the basics and learn to interpret crochet charts. Learn tips on how to keep track of rows, what symbols mean, and how to read and follow a basic crochet chart while you make your first granny square.

**Please Note: Students should be familiar with the following techniques before this class: Slip Knot, Chain, Slip Stitch, Single Crochet Stitch, Double Crochet Stitch. You can learn these skills in our Crochet in the Round Class: https://tsecrochetintheround.eventbrite.com


kitchensucculentsLiving Art Series: Succulent Planters from the Kitchen
Instructor: Aisha Sanders
Date: Sun. April 23, 2017
Time: 12:00-1:30 pm
Cost: $25 (Tuition + Materials)
Registration:https://tselivingartseriessucculents.eventbrite.com

In this Living Art Series workshop you will learn how to turn regular household items into unique succulent planters!  This class will combine reuse, gardening, and living art. You will also learn about how to care for succulents. All materials will be provided (including plants).


 

Bohemian Wrap SkirtSewing Bohemian Wrap Skirts

Instructor: Kimberley Cartwright
Date: Sun. April 30, 2017
Time: 1:00-4:00 pm
Tuition: $30
Registration:https://tsewrapskirts.eventbrite.com

Learn to piece together a Bohemian Wrap Skirt! These skirts are customizable and one of a kind. Beginning sewers are welcome! This is unique way to use small fabric scraps to create a beautiful project as well as to further develop your sewing skills. All materials are provided.

 



Pinhole Camera Workshop (All ages!)

Instructor: Dale Rio
Date: Sun. April 30, 2017
Time: 12:00-4:00 pm
Cost: $50 (Tuition + Materials)
Registration: https://tsepinholecameras.eventbrite.com

Pinhole photography is a very accessible way to get involved with traditional photography. Just about any item that can be made light tight can be transformed into a camera, from cookie tins to garbage cans, and film or paper can be used to create negative or positive images. In this workshop, participants will source materials from The Scrap Exchange to create pinhole cameras and use class time to experiment with their new creations! All materials will be provided.


Eastern Mountain Leather Shoes (Ages 9+)
Instructor: Dara Page
Date: Sat. May 6, 2017
Time: 12:00-3:00pm
Tuition: $30
Registration: https://tseleathershoes.eventbrite.com

Come learn leather shoemaking of the Carolinas! In this class each student will learn how to create modern versions of traditional moccasins. We will cover a variety of hand and machine techniques so you can design custom shoes for yourself. Each student will leave with a pair of leather shoes they make themselves and the knowledge of how to make more. All materials are provided.


Sprouts & Microgreens: Homegrown Living Foods
Instructors: Cristina Rojas and Christelle Siohan
Date: Sat. May 13, 2017
Time: 2:00-3:30 pm
Cost: $18 (Tuition + Materials)
Registration:https://tsesproutsandmicrogreens.eventbrite.com

Do you want to grow healthy protein-rich food indoors year-round? Then sprouting is for you! Sprouts & Microgreens are bursting with life! Join us to lean about the health benefits of sprouting your seeds, beans, grains and nuts. You’ll each receive sprouting containers and we’ll share with you how to easily grow sprouts and microgreens at home in a few basic steps. We’ll also go over recipes for making sprouted hummus, almond milk, sprouted nut “cheese”, sprouted bread, a fermented sprout drink, and more!

 


 

Handcrafted Cosmetics
Instructors: Cristina Rojas and Christelle Siohan
Date: Sat. May 27, 2017
Time: 2:00-4:30 pm
Cost: $31 (Tuition + Materials)
Registration: https://tsenaturalcosmetics.eventbrite.com

It’s time to indulge in a spa day! Step away from toxic chemicals in industrial cosmetics and learn how to make your own safe & nurturing body products. We will introduce you to safe ingredients and over 35 recipes to make your own facial care, hair care, body care and makeup products. You will make 3 of your own products: For your lips, we will make a moisturizing balm. For your feet, a sugar scrub treat. For your body, a soothing bath salt mix. Let the scents & textures enchant you, and take samples home. You will also receive a PDF with 35+ recipes.


air magnetsLiving Art Series: Nature-Inspired Magnets with Air Plants
Instructor: Aisha Sanders
Date: Sun. May 28, 2017
Time: 12:00-1:30 pm
Cost: $25 (Tuition + Materials)
Registration: https://tselivingartseriesshellmagnets.eventbrite.com

In this Living Art Series workshop you will learn how to create natural magnets with shells and air plants!  This class will combine reuse, natural materials, and living art. You will also learn about how to care for air plants. All materials are provided (including plants).


UPCOMING SOLD OUT CLASSES:


 

Beginning Sewing Class ( ages 14+) -SOLD OUT

Date: Sat. April 1, 2017
Time: 12:00-3:00pm
Tuition: $30
Registration: https://tsesewingapril.eventbrite.com

Always wanted to learn how to use a sewing machine? Join a textile artist and long-time sewing instructor for this class designed for brand new beginners and re-entry sewers. We will cover tools and sewing concepts, machine threading and troubleshooting, straight stitch, zigzag, and appliqué stitches. Students will design and sew a class project using The Scrap Exchange’s awesome wealth of fabrics and trims. All tools and materials are provided, but feel free to bring your own sewing machine, fabric scissors, and/or fabrics.


Beginning Sewing Class ( ages 14+) -SOLD OUT

Date: Sun. May 7, 2017
Time: 1:00-4:00 pm
Tuition: $30
Registration: https://tsesewingmay.eventbrite.com

Always wanted to learn how to use a sewing machine? Join a textile artist and long-time sewing instructor for this class designed for brand new beginners and re-entry sewers. We will cover tools and sewing concepts, machine threading and troubleshooting, straight stitch, zigzag, and appliqué stitches. Students will design and sew a class project using The Scrap Exchange’s awesome wealth of fabrics and trims. All tools and materials are provided, but feel free to bring your own sewing machine, fabric scissors, and/or fabrics.

 


Early Bird Registration Bonus!

Register for any class more than 3 weeks in advance, and receive a $5 store voucher. This voucher is valid for two weeks toward the purchase of any materials in the Scrap Exchange retail store! Voucher is provided to you on the first day of class. Note: This offer is not valid on free meetups or events. The voucher may not be applied to programming or Cameron Gallery items.

Refund Policy

Refunds for class fees will be issued if the class is cancelled by The Scrap Exchange for any reason. If you register for a class and cannot attend, a refund will only be issued if you notify the Scrap Exchange at least 24 hours before the class begins.


We also offer private sewing, knitting, crochet, and weaving lessons at $30 per hour, subject to instructor availability.
Please contact Anna Graves, Education Coordinator, at outreach[at]scrapexchange.org or 919-213-1278 to make arrangements or to inquire about other possible lessons.


If you are interested in teaching Creative Classes at The Scrap Exchange please contact Anna Graves, Education Coordinator at outreach[at]scrapexchange.org. 

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