What delicacies did the people of the Renaissance enjoy? What new foods were introduced to the civilized world as explorers circumnavigated the globe? What did the tsars of Russia and kings of Spain feast on? How long have crumpets and cucumber sandwiches been served with tea in England? How did the communist revolutions in Russia and China affect the common diet? Just what is Woolton Pie and why was it eaten? What foods are prepared on different continents today? Join us as we prepare authentic recipes used by people throughout history and as we have fun playing games, dramatizing historical events, and doing other hands-on activities that will teach us more about the world in which we live.
Beginning & advanced sewing
Teacher: Ruth Hernandez
First semester beginning sewing students learn about the sewing machine, its parts, and how to use it. They learn proper sewing techniques and about all of the important sewing supplies. They learn to pin, lay out, and cut out projects as they construct simple, fun, practical items: a pillow case, book cover, laundry bag, and tote bag.
Intermediate students make a small quilt, apron, pot holder, skirt, and pajamas. More advanced students select patterns of their own choice, learning more advanced techniques such as zippers, gathering, buttons and buttonholes, facings, sleeves, specialty fabrics, collars, sleeves, etc.
Textbook: “Stitches and Pins” by JoAnn Gagnon,
Students will also need to bring to class a sewing machine, sewing machine needles, bobbins, extension cord, 3-prong pocket folder, thread, hand sewing needles, ruler, tracing wheel, tracing paper, tape measure, seam gauge, pins, pin cushion, seam ripper, dressmaker shears (sewing scissors), water-soluble marking pens/pencils, and materials for each current project.
Yarn Crafts: Crochet Club
Teacher: Vicki Thompson
Beginning crochet students will learn the basic crochet stitches and start from day one on their first project. Students will learn how to read a pattern and yarn label to choose the proper weight and fiber of yarn for their projects. Throughout the semester students will create fun projects including a beaded necklace, hair scrunchie, a spiral coaster, a pillow, a scarf, a hat and more. Advanced students will have the opportunity to choose more complex projects with assistance and approval of the teacher. Projects might include hats, mittens, scarves, slippers, socks, sweaters and more.
Previous Yarn Craft students can use this class to continue with their knitting projects and skills if desired.
Teacher: Julia Ponce
Join us as we learn more basics of cake decorating! No prior cake decorating experience necessary. From piped borders to fun designs, we will continue to learn the fundamentals of cake decorating and have lots of fun along the way! This class will focus on basic techniques, and we will also learn some fun birthday and seasonal designs. We will learn a new technique each week and will practice on cupcakes, cookies, graham crackers and more! Our final project for the semester will be a seasonal/birthday themed cake that students will be able to take home to show off their new skills!Prior students do not need to repurchase the basic kit, and will learn new designs this semester!