CLASS LOCATION: HILLSBORO LIBRARY, 54 3RD ST. HILLSBORO, WV
This is a fun way to create your own coffee or tea mugs with funny faces or a design of your choice. Cris Bartlett will provide the clay mugs along with clay that each participant will use to embellish their mugs! Participants will not need to bring anything except a desire to learn and have fun with hand built pottery. You can expect to create your funny face or other design and then put some under glaze on your mug in that same class. Cris will then fire the mugs in her kiln and you can pick them up in two weeks
CLASS LOCATION IS THE HILLSBORO LIBRARY, 54 3RD ST. HILLSBORO, WV
Participants will learn to make hot tamales! The tamale dish dates back to ancient civilizations in Mexico as early 4000 BC. Many historians believe the tamales were first made by the Aztecs Ten thousand years ago. Since the early 1900’s, the tamale has made its way across the United States and morphed into a unique culinary staple in the Mississippi Delta, the hot tamale! They are delicious, not too spicy, and reminiscent of corn enchiladas. In other words, if you love Mexican food (and who doesn’t) you will love making and eating hot tamales!
Sally Cobb, who came to our area from New Orleans where she was a restaurant owner, will be our instructor for this fun class. Sally will give participants the knowledge of how to make this Mexican delicacy from scratch. You will take home your own hand made hot tamales and sauce. Dinner to go! Sally says there is no need to bring anything, just your sense of adventure in creating these culinary delights.
PLEASE NOTE, THIS CLASS WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE HILLSBORO LIBRARY 54 3rd ST. Hillsboro, WV
THIS CLASS IS CANCELED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER
Participants will learn the basics of creating a light, fluffy rolled omelet. Bring your appetite. Other materials provided by the instructor, Blair Campbell.
Known for her tasty and delicious cuisine, Blair Campbell hosts a basic yet useful class on the art of classic omelet making. Impress your friends by learning this technique. Bringing her culinary experience to Hillsboro, she is ready to set a new standard for Appalachian Breakfast! This class will really step up your biscuit and gravy plate!
Come join artist, Jacque Minarik to learn about encaustic! Encaustic originates from the Greek word Enkaiein, meaning to burn in, referring to the process of fusing paint and wax. Let’s have fun together learning about this exciting art form. We will create a collage and experiment heating wax, resin, and paint/pigment to create a unique mixed media wax painting. Explore encaustic for the first time or expand your skills. The layering of encaustic paint produces luminous and textured surfaces. Feel free to bring a copied image to add to the layering process for collage or just experiment blending and mixing the wax and pigment to create an abstract piece of art.
What do participants need to bring.
Please bring a copied image to collage if you would like to use your own imagery. Note- copies of photos can be used but a copy on printed computer paper is better than using an original photo printed on photography paper. All other materials are included in the cost of the class.
Jacque Minarik is a local artist and educator. She studied Painting and Printmaking at Virginia Tech and received her Master’s in Art Education from Virginia Commonwealth University. Jacque is from Richmond, VA where she lived and taught art for the past 25 years. She is an active member of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, serving on the Teacher’s Advisory Council. She currently resides in Greenbrier County where her hobbies include: restoring an 1800’s farmhouse, gardening, antiquing, yoga, hiking, coffee, and creating art! Jacque is an International Rotary Scholar and has completed her 200 hour yoga teacher training. She studied Asian Art in Japan and that remains one of her favorite memories and serves as an inspiration for much of her current work. Art is so important because it helps you process everything in your world and allows you to relax and ponder/process your ideas in your brain. It is also a time for reflection. One of her favorite aspects of art is that you can spread hope and joy when you make art and share it. She is excited to share yoga and art with you!
Participants will practice mindfulness and learn basic breathing and stretching techniques to help ease tension and relax the mind and body. Mindfulness is a type of meditation focusing on being aware of what you are sensing and feeling in the moment. In this 45-50 minute class, we will learn basic and gentle breathing techniques, beginning yoga, and stretching poses to help relax the body and mind as well as ease stress. We will use a chair for some poses and modifications can be made for limited mobility. No experience necessary and beginners are welcome!
Participants should wear comfortable clothing and shoes that can be easily removed. Yoga blocks and mats are not necessary, but bring them if you have them.
The registration for this class includes a 6 week series, each Monday starting with November 7-December 12.
Jacque Minarik is a local artist and educator. She studied Painting and Printmaking at Virginia Tech and received her Master’s in Art Education from Virginia Commonwealth University. Jacque is from Richmond, VA where she lived and taught art for the past 25 years. She is an active member of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, serving on the Teacher’s Advisory Council. She currently resides in Greenbrier County where her hobbies include: restoring an 1800’s farmhouse, gardening, antiquing, yoga, hiking, coffee, and creating art! Jacque is an International Rotary Scholar and has completed 200 hours of yoga teacher training. She studied Asian Art in Japan and that remains one of her favorite memories and serves as an inspiration for much of her current work. Jacque believes, “Art is so important because it helps you process everything in your world and allows you to relax and ponder/process your ideas in your brain. It is also a time for reflection.” One of her favorite aspects of art is that you can spread hope and joy when you make art and share it. She is excited to share yoga and art with you!
CLASS LOCATION IS THE HILLSBORO CLASSROOM, 37 HILL ST. HILLSBORO, WV
Pour painting is a technique that many people have described as soothing, restful, and a fantastic way to just create with as little stress as possible. It’s always a surprise to see where the colors will go and discover the new colors created by the natural mixing that happens when the paint flows on the canvas.
Our instructor for this class is Tonja Madison Armstrong, a full time teacher’s aid, full time farmer, and a full time Mom of two teenagers! She obviously has quite a lot of energy, too! She loves this art form and has found it to be the perfect creative expression for her busy life!
Tonja will supply all the paint and canvas. Participants do not need to bring anything except an eagerness to learn a new art form.
If that title for a quilt design doesn’t pique your interest, I don’t know what will. Merry Mayhem’s Case #13! Lisa Gandy is the instructor for this quilt project, and she is known for teaching easy quilt patterns that look crazy hard! Don’t we all like to make easy projects that inspire awe and admiration? Here are the specifics. You choose what size you want to make. Lisa says this quilt is suitable for all skill levels.
Four-patch flip quilt-. The secret of success is being sufficiently bold with your additional fabric. You need the stars surrounding the dark four patch blocks to stand out. You need contrast between the dark and light four patch blocks. Lunch is being provided by your instructor or you may choose to bring a bag lunch.
Fabric for quilt-. 4 charm packs or 1 layer cake. Cut each of the 10 inch squares into four 5×5 squares for a total of 140 (one hundred and forty) 5 inch squares.
1 and 1/4 yds accent fabric for snowball corners. The 1 1/4 yds need to be cut into 2 3/4 in squares.
1 yd border fabric
rotary cutter and mat
sewing machine and basic sewing supplies (pins, scissors, thread)
straight edge for cutting and measuring
Lisa Gandy took first quilting class 2007. In 2009 entered a quilt in York, PA and won 3rd place in first time quilt category. She started teaching classes in 2011; Mystery Quilt, Simplicity Quilt design, Bargello, Dancing Stars and Busy Lizzie Quilt. Originally from Baltimore, MD. Seattle, WA , York, PA and now Marlinton, WV. Now almost the entire family is residing in West Virginia. She was formerly the credit manager for a roofing supply company. She loves camping and anything outdoors. She got hooked on quilting with the first quilt she made, Japanese Lap Quilt made in a class.