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Art Classes and Workshops

Register online for these great upcoming art classes!

Handmade Valentines
Are you looking for an evening of creativity with one of our expert crafters? Perfect for mother-child bonding, a girls night out, troop outing, or family/friend time. You’ll work on a fun creative valentine card making project! Make two different style cards using modge podge crafting, stamping, cutting, laser cutting, layering, and hand lettering. Great for beginners as well as seasoned crafters.

Location: The REC Makerspace
Instructor: Suzy Fountaine
Ages: 12 and up
Date: January 24, Wednesday 6:30-8:30PM  52394
Fee:$20 resident / $26 non-resident

Night Out to Paint! 
Have fun and learn to paint with acrylics!  It’ll be like a “Paint-&-Sip” party except without the sip part.  We’ll paint a scene from our own local landscape with step by step instruction in 2 two-hour sessions.  No experience required and all materials are provided.  All ages welcome - perfect for groups or parties.

Location: The REC Makerspace
Instructor: Richard Jahn
Ages: 12 and up
Date: February 21-28, Wednesday, 6:30PM-8:30PM  52396
Fee:$55 resident / $69 non-resident

Needle Felting for Beginners NEW!
Learn to needle felt with Janet, the artist of the popular Etsy Shop “Janet’s Needle Felting.”  Needle felting is a process which uses barbed needles to interlock wool fibers to form desired shapes. In this 3-hour workshop, you will learn to create a cute kitten that also works as a fridge magnet... bring a photo of your favorite cat! You will learn the basics of needle felting, such as shaping, adding colors, connecting different materials, and life-like cat face sculpting essentials. No skills required and all materials will be provided by the instructor.

Location: The REC Makerspace
Instructor: Janet Wang
Ages:12 and up
Date: January 20, Saturday, 1:00-4:00PM  52393
Fee: $35 resident / $46 non-resident

Pop-Art Portraits NEW!
Inspired by famous pop-artist Andy Warhol, this class will teach students to use monotype printmaking, laser-cutting and their own photos to create fun and colorful portraits on paper! No experienced is required and beginners are welcome. Students can expect to go home with 6-10 finished prints which will make great gifts, valentines or décor for your house! All materials included for the class.

Location: The REC Makerspace
Instructor: Allison Hyde
Ages: 14 and up
Date: January 31-February 7, Wednesday, 6:30-8:30PM  52395
Fee: $30 resident / $38 non-resident

Pysanky - Ukrainian Easter Eggs NEW!
Check out this brand-new unique class! Pysanky are intricate colorful designs created on the egg shell through the layering of beeswax and dyes. Participants in this workshop will be introduced to the rich traditions and history of the art of Pysanky. Using the fascinating canvas of the egg shell (chicken, pre-blown and prepared), students will complete a simple star-burst design, with the traditional batik method using kistka, bees wax, dyes, and candle. No experience required and all materials will be provided.

Location: The REC Makerspace
Instructor: Susan Blubaugh
Ages:12 and up
Date: March 10, Saturday, 1:00-4:00PM  52397
Fee: $35 resident / $46 non-resident


Register Online for these great upcoming classes, or you can register in-person at the Auburn Community & Event Center, located at 910 Ninth Street SE, Auburn, WA 98002.