The Crafty Social

Alternate Thursdays • 1 p.m.-2:30 p.m. • [Zoom]

Summer session: June 10, 24 • July 8, 15 • 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.


SUMMER 2021 Intersession Schedule


June 10 - Sandy Wessel - Floral Arranging

Both fresh and silk floral design and arranging will be covered in this class. The techniques are different, but the result is the same … beautiful arrangements.  


June 24 - Florine Miller - Quilt as you Go July 4th Table Runner 

Quick and easy … make one for every season and holiday! Great gift idea too!  


July 8 - Jill Patterson - Kumihimo – Japanese Braiding Technique

  Using multiple strands of cord and/or ribbon, make bracelets or necklaces … easier than it looks. Different designs and patterns are possible by changing your braiding material and varying the thickness or number of strands.  


July 22 - Lin Baesler -  Upcycled Jewelry Necklace – Part 1

Do you have old jewelry you no longer wear; wondering what to do with it? Lin, our instructor for this two-part class, has your answer.  


August 5 - Lin Baesler -  Upcycled Jewelry Necklace – Part 2

All the “bling” is attached, now the bib necklace will be completed and ready to wear.