Class: Very Special Arts: Sculpture & Texture for Adults with Visual Impairment (3 sessions)

In a small group setting adapted for the success of all adults with visual impairment, students will focus on the many textures and 3-D forms that can be found throughout the Scrap Exchange. Each class session will be an hour long and occur for three consecutive weeks. During the first … Continue reading

Absolute Green Opens March 20 in the Cameron Gallery

Absolute Green recycled visual art by Nghi Vollmer March 20 – April 11, 2015 Opening Reception: Friday, March 20 from 6-9 pm As a self-taught, recycled visual artist, Nghi Vollmer breathes new life to disposable paper materials to present Absolute Green, a marriage of creativity and sustainability. Vollmer’s brand of … Continue reading

Class: Treasure Pouches (for kids!)

Learn basic sewing and simple embroidery while making a pouch to hold your most precious treasures and secret finds! You will design a unique creation with felt, fibers, and beads that you can easily carry with you during your most excellent adventures. No experience necessary! All materials included. Scroll down … Continue reading

Class: Knitted Creatures (for kids!)

Learn the basics of knitting and design a huggable, loveable, creative creature from your own imagination! We’ll use colorful yarns, buttons, and bling as magical decorations that bring them to life. Then we’ll even have a special naming ceremony. Handmade wooden beginner’s needles will be available for use during class. … Continue reading

Class: Basic Sewing (for ages 10+)

A scaled down version of our popular Basic Sewing Workshop, this class is open to children and adults who want to learn the basics of machine sewing. This class will include an introduction to sewing tools and machines. Students will learn and practice two basic stitches before designing and sewing … Continue reading

Warmed Over Sue Realism Opens February 20 in the Cameron Gallery

Warmed Over Sue Realism collage by Jim Kellough February 20 – March 14, 2015 Opening Reception: Friday, February 20 from 6-9 pm Re-using raw materials mined from The Scrap Exchange, Durham artist Jim Kellough presents Warmed Over Sue Realism, a photomontage exhibit in three formats. Collaged-over LP sleeves, scrolls and records will … Continue reading

Class: Basic Knitting Workshop

Learn the basic knit stitch as well as how to cast-on and bind-off in this class. We will cover the tools, vocabulary, and beginner’s skills you will need for your first knitted project. Additional help for completing a project, fixing mistakes, or problem solving will be available during 1st Sunday … Continue reading

Class: Candle Making

Learn and practice two basic ways to make candles – dipping and molding. We will reuse wax from the Scrap Exchange as well as crayons to add color to the wax. Glitter and natural items will be available to make our candles a little more fabulous! All materials included. Scroll … Continue reading

Class: Pocket Loom Weaving

Assemble and weave on your own small, portable rigid heddle loom that fits in your pocket! Learn how to prepare the loom, learn a few weaving techniques, and then finish a small bird or Valentine made from scrap yarns, fibers, and more. During this class, there will also be a … Continue reading

Class: Hand-Tinted Paper Flowers

Learn how to hand-tint and distress ordinary paper sourced from the Scrap Exchange and turn it into a beautiful bouquet. You will learn (by demonstration) techniques for hand-tinting and distressing paper using acrylic paint. Then, you will get hands-on instruction in how to turn the distressed paper into beautiful paper … Continue reading