The Crafty Social

Thursdays • 1 p.m.-2:30 p.m. • [Zoom]

Spring intersession: April 15 (10-11:30 a.m.), April 22, 29 • May 6, 13, 20, (27 no class)

Spring session: June 3, 10, 17, 24 • July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 • August 5

Crafting ... childlike freedom to discover or rediscover your creativity, while pushing out of your comfort zone. In this course, you can learn more about a variety of crafts without investing a huge amount of time or money. Ever wonder how all those handcrafted items you see in galleries and fairs are made? It all started with the first step, the basics. The rotating group of instructors will teach a different craft technique each week. If you discover something you enjoy, your instructor can guide you in ways to learn more. If you did not enjoy one craft, attend the next class: the next craft may be more to your liking. The classes are in a demonstration/lecture format, ending with time for questions and answers. No supplies are required to attend the class. Some classes may include handouts that will be made available in advance of each class. Watch the weekly OLLI newsletters if you would like to attend.

Instructors: Various

Coordinators: Michele Frankel, Jill Patterson, Lin Baesler, and
Debbie Maxwell

Co-Hosts: Ellie Monroe and Renee Cabrera

Consultants: Ricki Bremer and Janann Zechmister

Click here to access the Members Only resource page for this class, which includes the syllabus and supply lists.


Spring 2021 Intersession Schedule

April 15, 10:00 a.m. (note different time), Watercolor Cards by Sandy Wessel

  Are you interested in water coloring but hesitant to take that first step? This class is for you!  


April 22, 1:00 p.m., Easy Quilted Bowl Cozy by Florine Miller

  A hot bowl of soup or chili is great—except when it is too hot to take out of the microwave! Solve that problem with a handmade cozy designed to go in the microwave along with the bowl. You can grab your heated food and enjoy it right away.  


April 29, 1:00 p.m., Polymer Clay Bead Making by Jill Patterson

Fun and easy! Endless custom design opportunities and a variety of uses. In this class, necklace making and creation of a focal bead for a pendant will be covered.  


May 6, 1:00 p.m., Adjustable Ladder Ribbon Necklace by Helene Moss

  These crocheted ribbon necklaces are absolutely dazzling and sure to be an instant hit with everyone! They look like shiny beads but are light-weight and easy to make. Make one in every color to match your wardrobe or give as gifts.  


May 13, 1:00 p.m., Card Making by Debbie Keller

Card making is a form of craft that aims to create a handmade card to give. The making and the giving of the card creates joy for both the giver and the receiver. Therefore, it does not only create beautiful works of art, but also fosters special relationships between people.  


May 20, 1:00 p.m., Smash Book by Lin Baesler

Smash books are a compact bookmaking style. They open into a larger form, perfect for customizing however you wish. Once you are finished creating, smash your book back down into a small square that can be tied shut, making it easy to carry.  


May 27, 1:00 p.m., Fairy Gardening by Anne Porter

If you are looking for a fun addition to your outdoor space or a craft product do with children, creating a fairy garden fits the bill. These miniature gardens consist of small landscapes filled with small plants and trinkets designed to “attract” fairies to your garden.