Creative Classes

Fall/Winter Creative Classes are now open for registration !


UPCOMING OPEN CLASSES: 


valentinesdayUpcycled With Love: Valentine’s Day Gift/Card Making Workshop
**Great for all ages!**
Instructors: Amelia Freeman-Lynde and Chandra Noyes
Date: Sat. February 11, 2017
Time: 11:00-2:00pm
Tuition: $10 per person
Registration: https://tsevalentinesday.eventbrite.com

Join us to make Valentine’s Day gifts/ cards for your friends and loved ones! We will have projects available for kids and adults. Some of the prepared projects will include: Cards, Embroidered Cards, Paper Flowers, Trophy Wine Toppers, Leather Heart Keychains, Leather Bookmarks, and Scrappy Jewelry. All materials will be provided.


31182374321-27350326-2Sewing Infinity Scarves ( ages 16+)
Instructor: Kimberley Cartwright
Date: Sat. February 25, 2017
Time: 12:00-2:00pm
Tuition: $20
Registration: https://tseinfinityscarves.eventbrite.com

Looped accessories that are all the rage these days! Join us for a beginner-friendly class and use basic sewing skills to make your own! We will design our scarves using lightweight fabrics. All materials included. Registration is suggested. Space is limited.


30868952869-27016422Knitting in the Round Class ( ages 16+)
Instructor: Amelia Freeman-Lynde
Date: Sun. February 26, 2017
Time: 1:00-4:00pm
Tuition: $30
Registration: https://tseknittingintheround.eventbrite.com

Have you been interested in taking your knitting skills to the next level? Come learn the skills necessary to knit in the round! We will cover skills such as purling and knitting using circular needles. Once you understand the basics of knitting in the round you will be able to take on projects such as hats, infinity scarves, mittens and more! All materials are provided. **Please note: This is an intermediate knitting class. You should be able to cast on, knit, and bind off before taking this class. Beginning Knitting can be taken as a prerequisite for this class.


textured-crochet-motifCrochet in the Round ( Intermediate Skill Level)
Instructor: Jasmine Suarez
Date: Sat. March 11, 2017
Time: 12:00-2:00pm
Tuition: $20
Registration: https://tsecrochetintheround.eventbrite.com

This class will be focused on learning the process of crochet in the round. You will leave being able to crochet a ring as well as in a continuous spiral. You will also learn skills such as the slip stitch. Learning to crochet in the round is the first step towards being able to take on crochet projects such as hats, mittens, granny squares, and flowers. **Please note: This is an intermediate crochet class. You will be expected to have basic crochet skills. Beginning Crochet can be take as a prerequisite for this class.


gap-foldover-skirtSewing a Jersey Knit Skirt from Scratch
Instructor: Emily Quadrio
Date: Sat. March 18, 2017
Time: 12:00-3:00pm (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 intermediate level 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: 12:00-1:30pm
Tuition: $25
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).


SewingMachine675Beginning Sewing Class ( ages 14+) 

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.


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Crochet Your First Granny Square Workshop ( Intermediate Skill Level)
Instructor: Jasmine Suarez
Date: Sat. April 8, 2017
Time: 12:00-2:00pm
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: Windowsill Herbs in Glass Jars
Instructor: Aisha Sanders
Date: Sun. April 23, 2017
Time: 12:00-1:30pm
Tuition: $25
Registration:https://tselivingartseriessucculents.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).

 


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.

 


sewingBeginning Sewing Class ( ages 14+) 

Date: Sun. May 7, 2017
Time: 1:00-4:00pm
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.


air magnetsLiving Art Series: Nature-Inspired Magnets with Air Plants
Instructor: Aisha Sanders
Date: Sun. May 28, 2017
Time: 12:00-1:30pm
Tuition: $25
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:



embroidery3Beginning Embroidery Class (ages 10+)-SOLD OUT

**This class is great for young crafters!**

Instructor: Chandra Noyes
Date: Sat. Jan. 28, 2017
Time: 12:00-3:00pm
Tuition: $30
Registration: https://tseembroidery.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.


framesCustom Framing Made Easy ( ages 16+) – SOLD OUT
Instructor: Emily Weinstein
Date: Sun. Jan. 29, 2017
Time: 1:00-4:00pm
Tuition: $30
Registration:https://tsecustomframing.eventbrite.com

In this class you will learn how to frame artwork yourself! We will focus on framing standard sized pieces that are on either stretched canvas or board. Participants will learn various methods to create attractive frames without having to be a carpenter. Everyone will leave with at least one finished piece and a clear idea how to tackle future framing projects. Bring a piece to frame! All other materials will be provided.


sewingBeginning Sewing Class ( ages 14+) -SOLD OUT
Date: Sat. February 4, 2017
Time: 12:00-3:00pm
Tuition: $30
Registration: https://tsesewingfebruary.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.


29700705610-26215944Beginning Crochet Class ( ages 12+)- SOLD OUT
Instructor: Jasmine Suarez
Date: Sun. Feb. 5, 2017
Time: 1:00-4:00pm
Tuition: $30
Registration:https://februarycrochet.eventbrite.com

Ready to take on a new craft skill? This introductory class is for crochet beginners, as well as those who have never even tried a single fiber art! Students will learn the basics of crochet stitches while working on a simple pattern. All materials provided, but you are welcome to bring your own.


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Basic Serger Class ( ages 16+)- SOLD OUT
Instructor: River Takada-Capel
Date: Sun. Feb. 5, 2017
Time: 1:00-5:00pm
Tuition: $40
Registration: https://tsesergerfebruary.eventbrite.com

Fear that serger no more! This class covers an introduction to tools, basic cleaning and oiling, threading and sewing samples. It is a great introduction to the sergers available for use in The Scrap Exchange’s Design Center, but you are welcome to bring your own (working) machine from home. Projects also welcome! Join us and find out how a serger can fast track your sewing projects.

**Please Note: If you are bringing a serger from home please make sure to bring your own tools and manual. You must also make sure that your machine is in working condition prior to the class.


airplantwood2Living Art Series: Mounting Air Plants to Scrap Wood- SOLD OUT 
**Great for all ages!**
Instructor: Aisha Sanders
Date: Sun. Feb. 19, 2017
Time: 12:00-1:30pm
Tuition: $25
Registration: https://livingartserieswood.eventbrite.com

In this Living Art Series workshop you will learn how to creatively attach air plants to scrap wood! This class will combine reuse and living art. You will also learn about how to care for air plants. All materials are provided (including plants).

Living Art Series: This  workshop series will give you skills to be able to incorporate living things such as succulents, herbs, and air plants in art and home decor. You will learn about how to care for succulents, herbs, and air plants, as well as how to combine reuse and living art!


20147721377-17508871Beginning Sewing Workshop ( ages 14+)-SOLD OUT

Date: Sun. March 5, 2017
Time: 1:00-4:00pm
Tuition: $30
Registration: https://tsemarchsewing.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. We are currently accepting applications.

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