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Crafts & Hobbies Classes

Floristry Advanced 02/06/2021 - 02/06/2021 $230.00

This course is designed to prepare students for the State Floral Design Test. Students will design flower arrangements, which will be critiqued by the instructor. Also covered will be tips on what the judges will be looking for. All supplies will be included.

Note: Please bring your floristry tools and your floristry book to the class.

Class Times:

Sat Feb 6 2021 09:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Floristry II 01/23/2021 - 01/23/2021 $220.00

Students will gain more detailed instruction in floral design. All supplies are furnished. Students should have basic knowledge of floral design or have taken our Basic Floristry course.

Note: Please bring your floral tools and book to the class. If you haven't purchased "Flowers: Creative Design", you may call the Louisiana Department of Agriculture & Forestry at (225) 952-8100.

Class Times:

Sat Jan 23 2021 09:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Jewelry Making for Beginners - Interested? 01/01/2021 - 12/31/2021 $0.00

Jewelry making is fun and it is a creative way to express who you are with a fashionable end result. In this 4-hour seminar class, you will learn the basics of making jewelry. This will include making necklaces with fine wire, how to make both drop earrings and post earrings, as well as how to work with memory wire for bracelets. Remember, handcrafted jewelry will make delightful gifts.

Learn about/how to:

• The basic terminology of jewelry making

• What glue works best on what surface

• Work with jump rings for earrings and charms

• What a bail and bezel are and how do you use them

• Make bracelets using memory wire

• Learn how to wire wrap earrings

• Learn to make necklaces with wire

• How to attach a wire protector and crimp bead cover

The instructor will provide you with everything you need, including tools. However, if you have your own tools you would like to bring, feel free to do so.

Ages 12 & up

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Class Times:
Photography Basics 02/24/2021 - 03/31/2021 $114.00

If you want to learn how to get the most out of your camera equipment, these sessions will include instruction in the basic principles of picture taking. Learn how to take better pictures of family, vacations, candid photos, portraits, landscapes and action. Special emphasis will be given to learning how your equipment works and how to access and use its features and capabilities. Important topics such as composition, digital media types, capacities and resolution, exposure control and flash will be covered. Student’s individual camera issues will be addressed, and film users are welcome. Students may use any type digital or film camera (not including camera phones). This course is a prerequisite for Intermediate Photography. $114

Instructor: Richard Wallis

Class Times:

Wed Feb 24 2021 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Wed Mar 3 2021 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Wed Mar 10 2021 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Wed Mar 17 2021 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Wed Mar 24 2021 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Wed Mar 31 2021 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Photography Intermediate 03/23/2021 - 04/27/2021 $114.00

So, you have your camera, you know a little about the aperture and shutter speed and even the ISO, but you’re shooting everything in the green box and wondering why they don’t all come out great. You will learn HOW those auto modes work, WHY they sometimes don’t, and WHAT TO DO to make them work for you. You’ll also learn about lenses and which one to choose for each purpose. You’ll learn a little about integrating flash into your pictures. Emphasis will be placed on using the techniques to help you do a better job creatively. We will discuss composition, lighting, use of color and contrast, etc. Having a DSLR is great for this class, but not necessary. If you just want to learn more about how to make your point-and-shoot work better for you, then this class is also for you. Some digital applications will be discussed but will not be the focus of this class. This class will focus on making your creative mind and camera work better for you. $114

Instructor: Danny Izzo

Class Times:

Tue Mar 23 2021 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Tue Mar 30 2021 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Tue Apr 6 2021 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Tue Apr 13 2021 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Tue Apr 20 2021 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Tue Apr 27 2021 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Torch Fired Precious Metal Clay Jewelry 03/20/2021 - 03/20/2021 $125.00

Create a one-of-a-kind heirloom jewelry piece that is truly unique and made by you. Certified instructor, Adrian Guidry will show you how to use Precious Metal Clay to design and mold a charm or pendant, fire with a small butane torch and polish. You will leave with a beautiful, wearable piece that you will cherish forever. Precious Metal Clay is a medium consisting of very small particles of metal such as silver, gold, bronze, or copper mixed with a binding agent and used to making jewelry. Precious metal clay can be shaped just like any soft clay, dried, and then fired in a kiln or with a handheld gas torch. The biding agent burns away, leaving the pure metal. For Ages 16 and up. $125

The workshop will include:
• Introduction to Precious Metal Clay (PMC)
• Guidance in designing your own piece
• Basic for micro torching
• Polishing, finishing, and assembly

Instructor: Adrian Guidry

Class Times:

Sat Mar 20 2021 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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