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Ceramics: Beginning/Intermediate


with Jeremy Smith

Calendar Feb 13, 2020 at 6:30 pm, runs for 10 weeks

In this 10 week course, you will explore the beauty of clay by learning to make coil pots, boxes, tiles and functional pottery. Students may personalize their approach to learning new wheel-thrown and hand-building methods. Tools will be available during class. Students will be responsible for purchasing their own clay, which will be available the first night of class for $15 per bag.

Instructor: Jeremy Smith

10 Thursdays, 6:30-8 pm

Begins: February 13, 2020

Location: MCHS

Registration: $89

Full Course

Upholstery Basics


with Kelsie French

Calendar Mar 5, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 8 weeks

If you have a favorite old chair or ottoman, don’t discard it. Reupholster it! Under the direction of a skilled instructor, you will learn basic upholstery techniques and complete a small project during this 8 week class. Students purchase fabric on their own. If the piece you select to upholster includes a separate seat cushion and/or skirt, intermediate to advanced sewing skills are required.

Supply fee $15-$25, depending on your project, payable to instructor.

Instructor: Kelsie French, E. W. French Upholstery

8 Thursdays, 6-9 pm

Begins: March 5, 2020

Location: MCMS

Registration: $95


Full Course

Cleaning with Essential Oils


with Mary Alderman

Calendar Mar 31, 2020 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Cleaning with Essential Oils 

Come join us and learn how chemicals in your cleaning supplies are making your home toxic and what you can do about it.  We will discuss how you can detox your home with natural cleaning supplies you can easily make at home. We will discuss why you should clean with essential oils, the science behind using essential oils for cleaning, safety guidelines and tips for cleaning with essential oils and We will discuss how to use essential oils for cleaning, which oils to use and you will receive recipes for making products for your laundry, bathroom, kitchen, carpets, glass, wood and even the air!  We will make a general cleaning product for you to take home. $10 supply fee, payable to Instructor. 

Instructor: Mary Alderman 

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 

Time: 6:30-8:30 pm

 Location: MCHS 

Registration: $10


Needle Felting Heads - NEW!


with Lori Twiss

Calendar Apr 6, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

First time felters welcome! Learn some tips and tricks to create a head with face features. (If time allows make 2 heads.) All materials supplied, or you may bring your own. Supplies available at class for $8, includes felting pad, needles, rolling stick, fleece (you keep all supplies). If you bring your own needles, pad etc. supply fee $5, includes fleece.

Everyone gets enough fleece to take home to continue felting. Supply fees payable to Instructor at class.

Instructor: Lori Twiss

Monday, April 6, 2020

Time: 6-8:30 pm

Location: MCHS

Registration: $15

Soap Making with Essential Oils


with Mary Alderman

Calendar Apr 28, 2020 at 6:30 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Soap Making with Essential Oils

Come join us in this two-night hands-on class and take home three beautiful and useful bars of soap made with essential oils.  You will learn how to make beautiful soap out of multiple mediums, such as goats’ milk, shea butter or oatmeal. You will bring home a lovely scented bar of soap made with your own hands. Supply fee $20, payable to instructor.

Instructor: Mary Alderman 

2 Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30 pm

Begins: April 28, 2020

Location: MCHS 

Registration: $19


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