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    Pottery with Supervision Only - 14 weeks, PLUS Bonus Open Studio!

    This class is open to those who have taken pottery at Access before or whom have an in-depth understanding of pottery and would like a guaranteed time, space and supplies to work independently on their wheel or slab projects. Our resident ceramics supervisor, Carol Irish, will be available for questions and to help you with your projects, however no direct instruction is available. Students are encouraged to continue learning new methods, and expanding their independent practice. We regret that we cannot offer the space or materials for production of quantity pieces. A wide assortment of low fire glazes, 1 block (25 lbs) of no-talc white clay, and firing costs, are included in the fee. Firing schedule will be at the discretion of the supervisor. In addition to 28 hours of studio time, this class also includes open studio sessions (unsupervised) on Mondays 5-8pm through the end of Dec. This class will meet inside CVU.
  • Watercolor Studio with Ginny Joyner

    With 35 hours of instruction, you will learn new techniques and take your watercolor skills to the next level during this comprehensive 14 week course! Each 2.5 hour session will take place in the visual art space at CVU. Improve your color palette and brush techniques as you work on more challenging class projects as well as your own projects. This course is designed for watercolor painters who have taken watercolor classes previously and are comfortable working independently and with some guided instruction. This is also great class to connected with other watercolor enthusiasts within artistic community! Need a new supply kit? Option to add on a new kit, worth $50, at the time of registration.
  • Watercolor for Beginners 2

    Watercolor 2 continues your foundational skill-building in mixing colors, layering washes, and design composition. If you have some knowledge of watercolor, but want to "brush" up on you skills then this 10 session (20 hour) course is for you! Ginny will use guided photos and content for this class. If you would prefer to use your own projects, that is possible as well, or you can join Watercolor Studio on Wed evenings. All ages and levels welcome! Quality materials are important in watercolor and we can supply you with brushes to keep and a reasonable amount of paint and paper. If you need a supply kit (valued at $50), please choose the option, "Including Supply Kit," when registering.
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    Open Lathe Workshop -Bowl Turning with Eddie!

    This 10-session class is designed for people that have taken at least one bowl turning class and feel comfortable in a woodworking shop and using a lathe. Small class size allows you to work independently with a lathe just for you! Eddie will supervise and is able to guide novice wood bowl turners. Blanks will be available to purchase ($10 each), or BYO wood blanks. Want to buy your own gouge? Contact us for recommendations. Wear closed toed shoes, hat (hair tied back), and bring your own protective eye wear/goggles.
  • Wheel-Throwing and Hand-Building For All Levels - 10 weeks!

    This 10 week class is open to all levels of students who are interested in learning more about hand-building and wheel-throwing. Pots, Platters, ornaments, tableware, tiles, and gifts are possible in this very popular Access class. Jen brings over 20 years of pottery expertise to Access learners, and will focus on helping you advance at your individual learning level. Students may develop skills at their own pace while expressing themselves creatively through clay. BONUS: Unsupervised open studio hours are available on Mondays 5-8pm though the end of December! Low-fire glazes, 25 lbs of no-talc white clay, and all firing costs are included in the fee.
  • Home Decor & Gifts: Mixed Wheel & Hand Building

    This 10 week class is open to all levels of students who are interested in learning more about hand-building and wheel-throwing. Create custom pieces to spruce up your home or give as gifts! We'll explore using both the wheel and hand building clay pieces to make tea light lanterns, coasters, trivets, napkin rings & more! Students will learn techniques along the way such as using textures & carving to enhance their original pieces. Students may develop skills at their own pace while expressing themselves creatively through clay. BONUS: Unsupervised open studio hours are available on Mondays 5-8pm though the end of December! Low-fire glazes, 25 lbs of no-talc white clay, and all firing costs are included in the fee.
  • Introduction to Oil Painting

    Explore the world of painting through beginner oil painting techniques. Together, we will paint beautiful landscapes and experiment with abstract concepts as we progress through the course. To help keep the class fee low, please bring the following materials to class (these items can be found at your local arts and crafts store or Michaels): Paint Brush Pack (include round brushes, flat brushes, and fan brushes in various sizes) Palette Knife 2 Canvases (usually come in a pack of 2, recommended size is 16x24 in., but student’s choice) Container for Brushes Small jar with a sealable lid for turpentine This class is recommended for ages 12+. No previous painting experience necessary.
  • Weaving an Adirondack Pack Basket

    In this course participants will weave and outfit their own Adirondack Pack Basket. The pack basket is carried on a person's back using fitted straps. The Adirondack Pack Basket is perfect for foraging, fishing, picnics, camping and much more. The pack basket will be made out of sustainably harvested reed. All other materials will be responsibly sourced. This class will require 4 sessions for completion. Come and learn a new craft and take home an heirloom! All high-quality materials included. Please check-in at the CVU main entrance before the start of the first class.
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    Introduction to Welding Fabrication

    This technical hands-on course is designed for those with no welding experience, as well as those who want to improve their skills and learn how to weld using proper methods. The course will cover welding of carbon steel using Oxy-Acetylene torches, SMAW (arc or stick welding), GMAW (MIG or wirefeed welding) and GTAW (TIG welding). Welding of stainless steel and aluminum can be covered as students progress in their abilities. Oxy-Fuel cutting and plasma cutting will also be introduced during the course. There will be the option to weld a small project of your own during the class. All equipment and consumable materials are included in the fee. Recommendations and Requirements: Students must always wear safety toe leather boots, cotton pants and long sleeved cotton shirts. Turtlenecks are recommended for shirt type. All apparel should not have any holes or frays. Students should consider purchasing their own PPE prior to class, such as safety glasses, ear plugs, and welders caps. Students can purchase welding PPE locally at either Haun Welding Supply or Airgas, which are both in Williston, VT. Mention you are a taking an Access class for 10% off! The shop has welding PPE to borrow, but it may not fit properly and is used a fair amount by all students. Min age requirement for this course is high school.
  • Traditional Rug Hooking for Beginners

    Learn the basics of rug hooking while creating a small project. Tools, materials, design, wool quantity, color planning, basic dyeing techniques, and the finishing of your project will be covered. No supplies needed for first class. Hook and fabric kit included in fee. New frames and wool can be purchased in class; used frames are available to use during class or bring your own frame. Intermediates are welcome for those who want help working on a larger project. Designed for high school and older. This class will meet inside CVU.
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    Beautiful Barn Quilts

    Come learn how to make your very own beautiful wooden barn quilt! The size will be 2’x2’ (that’s feet!). They look great just about anywhere and make awesome gifts for both inside or outside your home. We will spend each class learning the steps and having a chance to practice while getting help with your design, layout and colors. You will need to work on your quilt at home each week since each layer takes time to dry before being taped again. You will choose your own design and identify colors at the first class. Have a design in mind? Please email us a photo and we will pass it along to your awesome instructor, Lisa! All quality materials, except paint, will be provided and are included in the fee! Recommended for ages 12 and older.
  • Learn How to Turn a Wooden Bowl!

    Join Andrew Duling, a professional wood turner, to make your first hardwood bowl! Each participant will receive a hardwood blank and have their own lathe to use during class. Learn how to use and work safely on a lathe. Turn a blank into a beautiful wooden bowl and gain the confidence needed to start a new hobby! Safety practices, proper tool use, and properties of wood will be covered. All materials and use of equipment included in the fee. Bring safety eye goggles and wear closed toed shoes. No loose clothing! Wear your hair tied back or wear a hat. Appropriate for high-school aged students and older. Watch the life of a wooden bowl turner...
  • Sewing with Knit Fabrics: Underwear!

    Join Kristi to learn how to sew up your own underwear. Sewing underwear teaches some great skills, and you end up with some pretty comfy garments too! They use very little fabric and stitch up fast. Please choose one of the patterns below and purchase it prior to class. Plan to sew the fabric bands option: Please buy cotton spandex jersey. This is the easiest fabric to use when learning. Places to source fabric include: Joann Fabrics - limited selection but easy to source in person- look for POP collection - more expensive but some great European prints! and many others. If you have questions on the fabric, please contact Access and we will put you in touch with Kristi. Please purchase your pattern from one of the links above, and plan to bring your fabric, a spool of coordinating thread, pins, and scissors or a rotary cutter to the first class. This class will take place inside CVU.
  • Gardens Under Glass

    Make your very own enclosed tropical terrarium as you create a mini self-sustaining ecosystem with Susan Goldstein, founder of Muddy Toes Terrariums. Working with plants can promote a sense of well being and expand your creativity. Come join us as we learn step by step instructions and best practices for keeping your terrarium healthy . This class is interactive, fun and hands-on! You get to garden in a jar and craft a miniature landscape, perfect for your home or office. All high-quality materials are provided including glass, soil, plants, and fairy garden accessories. No gardening experience needed and all are welcome. This class will meet inside CVU.
  • Introduction to Tunisian Crochet

    Have you heard of or seen Tunisian crochet before? This is a fun fiber arts technique that is almost a hybrid of knitting and crochet. If you knit and have wanted to crochet, this class is for you, it’s a great way to ease into crochet. We’ll be working on a cowl in this class using the Tunisian Simple Stitch, which makes a dense, textured fabric. We’ll also go over some other stitches that mimic the knit and purl stitches and allow you so many stitch and texture combinations! Required Materials: Yarn: 400 yards #4 worsted weight yarn, as well as some scrap yarn for practicing other stitch variations Hook: Size 7 or 8 mm Tunisian style hook (long straight or with cable is fine) Other Tools: Darning Needle, tape measure While previous experience with crocheting and/or knitting is helpful, it's not necessary; needle arts newbies will still enjoy the class and be successful. Visit Must Love Yarn and enjoy a 15% discount on any of the supplies needed for class. Mention at checkout that you are taking a class with Kelly Otty thru CVU Access. This class will meet at CVU.
  • Basket Weaving: Two-Handled Lading Round

    The “Two-Handled Lading Round” is a sturdy, two-handled basket built to carry everything from clothes to crops. With a tightly woven and dense double-bottom, the “Two-Handled Lading Round” is certain to be a useful and robust basket for daily use. All high-quality materials are be responsibly sourced and included in the fee. This is a three session class. Please check-in at the CVU main entrance before the first start of class.