Upcoming Courses

Courses

Learn how to read a cross stitch pattern and recreate it on fabric. We will make a beautiful Biscornu-a small, octagonal, stuffed ornamental pincushion. After a little homework, you will learn to finish the project in week 2. All supplies for this project will be provided.

Instructor:
Deborah Kimble, Cross Stitch Instructor

Cancellation Policy:
We will refund 100% of your registration fee if the class you wish to take is full or if the class is canceled. A student who withdraws a minimum of 24 hours prior to the first class will receive a registration refund less 15%. Failure to attend class does not constitute withdrawal. All withdrawals must be received in writing and postmarked prior to the first class meeting. No refunds will be issued after the first class meeting.


This course contains no sessions
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Learn how to knit a warm, winter scarf & hat on a loom! In this class, you will discover the basics of yarn types, looms, & beginner knitting techniques, so that you can confidently create scarves and hats for yourself, family, and friends. Choose a soft, bulky yarn (weight 5-6) in your favorite color, and start knitting before the bold months ahead! Supplies will need to be purchased ahead of time and brought to class. A supply list will be provided. 

Instructor:
Candace Bollinger, Owner/Crafter at Ruffled Rose Handmade Accessories

Cancellation Policy:
We will refund 100% of your registration fee if the class you wish to take is full or if the class is canceled. A student who withdraws a minimum of 24 hours prior to the first class will receive a registration refund less 15%. Failure to attend class does not constitute withdrawal. All withdrawals must be received in writing and postmarked prior to the first class meeting. No refunds will be issued after the first class meeting.


Click here to register for Beginner's Loom Knitting September 10-24, 2020, WSU Hughes Metropolitan Complex
Beekeeping is a satisfying hobby that has many potential outcomes. Class study will provide the opportunity to become acquainted with the structure of a bee hive. To become a successful beekeeper, one must know the essential tools of operation and understand the correct terminology that applies to the hive structure, the bees and the beekeeper himself. Students will gain an understanding of the importance of the honeybee to our lifestyles and survival as well as gain an appreciation of this insect's work ethic and team work used for their colony to survive

Instructor:
Jim & Sharon Rowan, Rowan's Honey Shop

Cancellation Policy:
We will refund 100% of your registration fee if the class you wish to take is full or if the class is canceled. A student who withdraws a minimum of 24 hours prior to the first class will receive a registration refund less 15%. Failure to attend class does not constitute withdrawal. All withdrawals must be received in writing and postmarked prior to the first class meeting. No refunds will be issued after the first class meeting.


Click HERE to Register for Beginning Beekeeping September 14, 2020 to October 5, 2020, WSU West
Learn to create unique, personalized, one of a kind floral arrangements that will add color and pizazz to your home décor. Each week you will make one new arrangement using a variety of fresh and silk materials. Weeks 1 and 2: You will work with fresh flowers to create beautiful vase and centerpiece arrangements.Weeks 3 and 4: You will be working with silks to construct a fall swag and a winter/Christmas wreath. You will select and purchase silk flowers in your choice of colors, as well as ribbon, Christmas bulbs and any other fun elements that you want to incorporate into your designs. A supply list will be provided for eachweek.

Instructor:
Tisha Tucker, Perfect Petals

Cancellation Policy:
We will refund 100% of your registration fee if the class you wish to take is full or if the class is canceled. A student who withdraws a minimum of 24 hours prior to the first class will receive a registration refund less 15%. Failure to attend class does not constitute withdrawal. All withdrawals must be received in writing and postmarked prior to the first class meeting. No refunds will be issued after the first class meeting.


Click HERE to Register for Floral Arranging September 9-30, 2020, WSU Hughes Metropolitan Complex
This six-week course focuses on gardening best practices that begin in the fall and last into the early spring-be it vegetables, flowers, shrubs or trees. How do we offer our garden the seasonal care it deserves? Keeping the mercurial nature of Kansas weather in mind, we will discuss the important garden tasks that keep our plants looking their best all year long. Starting with autumn, we will learn when and how to divide perennials, where and what variety of bulbs to plant, how to put a vegetable garden to bed properly for the winter, and the proper way to "clean up" flower beds. We will also talk about the advantages of fall vegetable gardening including hoop houses and cold frames. Winter is a great time for planning, building garden projects and, most of all, perusing the garden catalogues. We will learn how to prune shrubs and trees while they are dormant. Last but not least, we will discuss when and how to start seed indoors.

Instructor: 
Kelly Caswell, Master Gardener

Cancellation Policy:
We will refund 100% of your registration fee if the class you wish to take is full or if the class is canceled. A student who withdraws a minimum of 24 hours prior to the first class will receive a registration refund less 15%. Failure to attend class does not constitute withdrawal. All withdrawals must be received in writing and postmarked prior to the first class meeting. No refunds will be issued after the first class meeting.




Click HERE to Register for Gardening Fundamentals for the Fall: Getting Ready for the Next Growing Season September 9-30, 2020, WSU Hughes Metropolitan Complex
"Where do I even start?" This is a common question asked when people get ready to move to a smaller home. Join us to learn how to answer this question as well as the step-bystep processes needed to get you from "Where do I start?" to "I can do this!" You will learn all steps needed to get you from preparing, who to talk to and how to figure out what to take to what to do with your remaining items. 

Instructor:
Kirsten Awe, Rightsize Moving Solutions, and Liz Beugelsdyk, L&L Family Estate Sale

Cancellation Policy:
We will refund 100% of your registration fee if the class you wish to take is full or if the class is canceled. A student who withdraws a minimum of 24 hours prior to the first class will receive a registration refund less 15%. Failure to attend class does not constitute withdrawal. All withdrawals must be received in writing and postmarked prior to the first class meeting. No refunds will be issued after the first class meeting.


This course contains no sessions
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Have you always wanted to know how to knit but aren't sure how to start? This class is for you. Your first project will be a wash cloth.You will learn to cast on, bind off, knit & purl...maybe a sweater is in your future? All supplies needed for this project will be provided.

Instructor:
Deborah Kimble, Knitting Instructor

Cancellation Policy:
We will refund 100% of your registration fee if the class you wish to take is full or if the class is canceled. A student who withdraws a minimum of 24 hours prior to the first class will receive a registration refund less 15%. Failure to attend class does not constitute withdrawal. All withdrawals must be received in writing and postmarked prior to the first class meeting. No refunds will be issued after the first class meeting.


This course contains no sessions
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Have you ever wanted to have fresh eggs daily? If so, you've probably thought about raising chickens in your backyard. The question is how do you get started? This class will cover the basics of raising backyard chickens. Topics include: city regulations, breeds, food, shelter and most important maintaining a happy, healthy brood of chickens.

Instructor:
James Brewster, Local Backyard Chicken Enthusiast

Cancellation Policy

We will refund 100% of your registration fee if the class you wish to take is full or if the class is cancelled. A student who withdraws a minimum of 24 hours prior to the first class will receive a registration refund less 15%. Failure to attend class does not constitute withdrawal. All withdrawals must be received in writing and postmarked prior to the first class meeting. No refunds will be issued after the first class meeting.


This course contains no sessions
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Not sure where to begin, or how to go about rightsizing your home? Learn how to navigate
the process of simplifying your life with tried-and-true strategies that will take you
from cluttered to organized!

Instructor:
Kirsten Awe, Owner, Rightsize Moving Solutions

Cancellation Policy:
We will refund 100% of your registration fee if the class you wish to take is full or if the class is canceled. A student who withdraws a minimum of 24 hours prior to the first class will receive a registration refund less 15%. Failure to attend class does not constitute withdrawal. All withdrawals must be received in writing and postmarked prior to the first class meeting. No refunds will be issued after the first class meeting.


This course contains no sessions
Click here to be notified about the next scheduled program.
Rustic decorations showcase the simplicity and beauty of rural fashion using materials such as jute, burlap, and wood. During this 3-hour workshop, you'll learn how to hand-craft wooden clothespin snowflakes, jute-wrapped candy canes, a country plaid hoop ornaments, and a mason jar "snow globe." Make & take these items with you on the same day! You bring a hot glue gun and hot glue sticks - thes of the materials will be provided.

Instructor:
Candace Bollinger, Owner/Crafter at Ruffled Rose Handmade Accessories

Cancellation Policy:
We will refund 100% of your registration fee if the class you wish to take is full or if the class is canceled. A student who withdraws a minimum of 24 hours prior to the first class will receive a registration refund less 15%. Failure to attend class does not constitute withdrawal. All withdrawals must be received in writing and postmarked prior to the first class meeting. No refunds will be issued after the first class meeting.


Click here to register for Rustick Christmas Make & Take Workshop Saturday, October 17, 2020, WSU Hughes Metropolitan Complex
Learn to create unique, personalized, one of a kind floral arrangements that will add color and pizazz to your home décor. Each week you will make one new arrangement using a variety of fresh and silk materials. Weeks 1 and 2: You will work with fresh flowers to create beautiful vase and centerpiece arrangements. Weeks 3 and 4: You will be working with silks to construct a decorative floral swag and a spring/summer wreath. You will select and purchase silk flowers in your choice of colors, as well as ribbon, and other fun elements that you want to incorporate into your designs. A supply list will be provided for each week.

Instructor:
Tisha Tucker, Perfect Petals

Cancellation Policy:
We will refund 100% of your registration fee if the class you wish to take is full or if the class is canceled. A student who withdraws a minimum of 24 hours prior to the first class will receive a registration refund less 15%. Failure to attend class does not constitute withdrawal. All withdrawals must be received in writing and postmarked prior to the first class meeting. No refunds will be issued after the first class meeting.


This course contains no sessions
Click here to be notified about the next scheduled program.
The trick to good gardening is understanding your own strengths and weaknesses, and being observant of nature's seasonal cycles. This class is a good primer for those who have never gardened but would like to try and for those who want to revisit their current gardening methods. We will learn the basic steps to gardening done well, be it vegetable or flower, raised beds, pots, or in ground. Throughout the six-week course, we will cover all aspects of basic gardening including:

  • Planning a garden for your location and prepping the soil
  • When, where and how to plant
  • The advantages of seed starting
  • Giving plants a close look
  • Loving Kansas weather even when it doesn't love you back
  • Insects, good and bad, and how to manage them
  • Organic vs pesticides (is it an either/or proposition?)
  • Knowing when to grow fruits, herbs and vegetables, and how to harvest
  • Clean up and prep for the next growing cycle

Instructor:
Kelly Caswell, Master Gardener

Cancellation Policy:
We will refund 100% of your registration fee if the class you wish to take is full or if the class is canceled. A student who withdraws a minimum of 24 hours prior to the first class will receive a registration refund less 15%. Failure to attend class does not constitute withdrawal. All withdrawals must be received in writing and postmarked prior to the first class meeting. No refunds will be issued after the first class meeting.


This course contains no sessions
Click here to be notified about the next scheduled program.