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If you want to write your memoirs and don't know where to start, this class is a good place to begin. We will provide ideas and tips to get you started writing stories.
Beginning Origami (the art of Japanese paper folding) is for students with little or no experience. The first class will start with a brief history of this craft. Students will learn basic folding techniques, how to read diagrams, and follow (printed, verbal, and visual) instructions. There will be four sessions. The first week will be focused on basic skills needed to make simple folded paper objects. Each consecutive week will involve learning more challenging skills needed to make more complex products. Students will make a minimum of two origami objects per class, more if time allows. Solid color origami paper (7"x7") will be provided. Students may purchase fancier paper if desired. 7"x7"or larger origami paper is required. Mrs. Brooks taught art in the public schools for 30 years, and taught origami to numerous classes. She also taught origami to adult students in her home studio. This craft was always a favorite.
Many people have seen a Mountain Dulcimer during a vacation to the Appalachian Mountains, they may even have one displayed on the wall or discretely stored under a bed, but many are unaware of the ancestry of this uniquely American folk instrument. In addition to exploring the dulcimer's history and how it moved from being a regional to a national instrument, the course will discuss the people involved in its development and demonstrate the music traditionally played on the Mountain Dulcimer.
This course is designated for Lifelong Learning Members Only. To register for this course, please contact our office at 252-328-9198.
Grab any 3 colors of smooth worsted weight yarn (#4 on the yarn label) in you stash and we can make a hat! If you don't have a stash call Nancy she has plenty and is willing to give it away. Directions call for a US size 6 and 8. Bring your 8 stitch markers, tapestry needle, scissors as notions. You finish the hat by either a second size 8 circular needle or a set of size 8 double pointed needles. Nancy will teach both, if needed. This hate fits 19.55 inch circumference which is large child head at 18 sts/4" in stockinette stitch. Please feel free to call Nancy at 258-0279 for any help securing your supplies and answering questions before the class begins.
Do you have a creative streak that you want to let loose? Join us as we take over the Painted Peacock and create our works of art. Pottery pieces, studio fees, and refreshments are included in the course price, and staff (and some stencils) will be available to assist you with your creative endeavors. Tiles that can be hung or turned into trivets, Christmas ornaments, and coffee mugs are preselected items, however these items can be switched out with like valued items.
Join Tamyra Jovel, the Family Caregiver Resource Specialist at Mid East Commission Area Agency on Aging as you view an eye opening film on Alzheimer's disease. An hour long film will be followed by discussion and conversation with those in attendance.
There are no costumes, makeup, special lighting, or movement. For the audience it is like listening to a story on the radio. Like radio drama, much is left to the listener's imagination.
This course will teach participants techniques for working with chocolate including handling chocolate properly, melting and tempering chocolate, choosing the proper chocolate for the type of candy being made, creating flavor infusions, making molded chocolates, truffles and barks. Recipes will be provided.
People love to hear, read, and share stories. Nowadays, it is critical to be able to convey your experiences and stories with a purpose. What makes a great storyteller is when you become the message and deliver your stories with impact. Whether audience is your children, friends, community members, employees, or leaders, the art of storytelling is a proven method that will help you inspire and influence others. In this program, the instructors will demonstrate techniques on how to better share stories that will have an impact on your audience. Students will learn through exercises that aim to build self-confidence and poise, connect with audiences and better express their unique style through storytelling.
Zentangle is an artistic meditation that supports relaxation, focus, and inspiration. Over the past 10 years Zentangle has developed and grown worldwide. This class will work with color, shading, and new patterns to create beautiful images from multiple repetitive patterns. Anyone who can hold a pen can tangle so all levels are welcome on this journey!

Make sure to bring your gourd or pumpkin no larger than 12" to Zentangle! These can be found at any craft store.