Register online for Spring & Summer 2019 classes!
May • June • July
To register for a class please click on the “Register for this Class” button for the class you wish to register for and enter your information on the following page. You may pay by mailing a check to GRACE or with you credit or debit card via PayPal.
We also offer a PDF form that you can print and mail to us with a check.
Please contact us if you would like to apply for a scholarship for any class.
Effective Social Media for Beginners – A workshop on Instagram and Facebook for Professional Use
Elizabeth Rossano with Julia Wilks of Word & Web
Thursdays April 11, 18 & 25
Class 1: 6:00 – 9:00pm; Class 2 & 3: 6:00 – 8:00pm
Must Pre-Register by April 4
Class Limit: 5 students
Requirements: Participants need to bring laptops and phones or tablets
This class will get you started or boost your confidence using an Instagram account and integrated Facebook page for your business or organization. You’ll learn how to present yourself well on social media and make effective posts. We will start the workshop by building your profiles and pages from the ground up, or give them a facelift if they already exist. Then we’ll develop a strategy for ongoing use and draft your first few posts. Learn how to avoid embarrassing mistakes and make posts that your audience will actually engage with!
Elizabeth Rossano is a videographer and photographer who has studied the social media success of others and has her own experience using these platforms for her business. She is passionate about the amazing potential of social media and at the same time realistic about its limitations. A senior millennial, Elizabeth has come of age alongside these platforms and is both comfortable with them and can relate to the steep learning curve that some face. It’s all going to be okay!
Julia Wilk is a web designer and knowledgeable about the back end of visibility on the web. An artist and a techie, she knows everything from how to fix a broken smart phone to effective graphic design. What the heck is SEO, you ask? Don’t worry, Julia can tell you what you need to know.
Wet Felting for Beginners
Tuesdays June 4 & 11
Cost: $60 + $5 material fee
Must Pre-Register by May 28
Have fun learning the basics of wet felting. We will begin with flat pieces and move on to three dimensional objects. You will need to bring a medium sized towel, small bar of soap (unscented) and a small sushi making mat (co-op keeps them) all other materials will be provided. There is a fair amount of water involved in this technique so please come prepared!
Intro to Quilting: Creating a 9 patch hand piecing square
Wednesdays April 1 & 8
Must Pre-Register by March 25
Creating a 9 patch hand piecing square. Materials supplied, but you are free to bring your own fabric. Nine patches are a traditional quilt block made with nine simple squares. Three rows of three squares create quilt design that is versatile, traditional and trendy — all at the same time. Today, most beginner quilt classes include a nine patch block. By choosing light and dark fabrics, and using them next to one another, a small checkerboard appears. There are no fancy tricks, or difficult techniques needed to make a wonderful simple block with so many possibilities. Because of this, nine patches are the perfect block for either hand piecing or machine piecing.
Class limited to 5 students.
Stained Glass Lotus Flowers
Saturday June 29
Cost: $50 + $15 materials fee
Must Pre-Register by: June 22
In this one day workshop, students will create a stained glass lotus flower while learning the basics of stained glass art. This process will involve cutting glass, copper foiling and soldering. A beautiful selection of glass will be provided. All tools and materials provided. This is a beginner level workshop, no experience necessary.
Lisa Forster Beach
Saturday April 13
Must Pre-Register by April 6
More info coming soon!
Spring Wreath Making
Jocelyn & David Codling
Saturday May 4
Cost: $20 + $10 materials fee
Must Pre-Register by April 27
More info coming soon!