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  • Welding for Beginners

    This 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 near the end of the course after consulting with the instructor. Students must be of high school age or older. All equipment and consumable materials are included in the fee for this fascinating technical offering. 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 bring their own safety glasses and welders caps, but the shop also has the necessary welding PPE to borrow. This class will meet inside CVU. Please wear a mask and check-in at the CVU main entrance before the start of class.
  • Watercolor for Beginners 2 - Online

    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 class 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. 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. This class will meet online, via Zoom. An invitation will be sent from the instructor, Ginny Joyner, prior to the start of class.
  • Let's Draw! With Teresa Celemin

    The sad fact is that most of us stop drawing around the age of 8. Isn’t it time to return to that feeling of focused fun? Drawing enables us to express ourselves as well as communicate in a visual way. It is a way to practice staying in the present moment. In this fun, comprehensive class we will explore different techniques like abstract mark making, contour drawing, shading, and sketching. As we experiment with different tools like charcoal, graphite pencils, pens, paint pens, markers and kneaded erasers you’ll figure out what suits your style best. We’ll learn to draw from life using observational skills and the best practices when drawing from photographs. Drawing from our imaginations will also be explored. We’ll discuss the importance of working in a sketchbook and there will be instruction on how to draw faces! This course is for anyone who longs to get back to their drawing roots using the original digital drawing tool: their hands (and fingers)! Absolute beginners welcome! This is a great class to take with friends and/or family. All materials will be provided and each student will receive their own sketchbook. This class will meet inside CVU. Please wear a mask and check in at the main entrance before your first class.
  • Watercolor Studio with Ginny Joyner

    Learn new techniques and increasing your talents over the course of 14 weeks. Ginny helps you with you with color palette and brush technique as you work on your individual projects. Designed for watercolor painters who have had some watercolor and are comfortable working on independent projects. Need a new supply kit? Option to add on a kit worth $50 at the time of registration. This class will meet inside CVU. Please wear a mask and check-in at the CVU main entrance before the start of class.
  • Intro to Spinning with a Drop Spindle

    Spinning is such a rewarding fiber art, you get to make the exact yarn you want to knit, crochet or weave with! Drop spindles are portable, so you can take your spinning with you on the go, and before you know it, you’ll have a skein of yarn that you made! Please note, we will be using wool for felting in this class, in case you have an allergy. Includes a materials kit valued at $30. This class will meet at CVU. Please wear a mask and check-in at the main entrance of CVU before your first class.
  • Carving in Wood -The Spoon

    Join Bob, an experienced educator and woodworker, as he provides a hands-on presentation on how to carve correctly with quality tools. Participants will start with a softwood blank, and leave with a perfectly usable 6" spoon with a personalized handle. Sanitized wood carving gloves as well as high quality carving knives and chisels available for use in class. Option to bring your own tools or purchase our set before or after the class for $35. This class will meet inside CVU. Please wear a mask and check in at the main entrance before your first class.
  • Make Your Own Wooden Picture Frames

    Needing that perfect gift for the holidays? Learn how to make your own picture or photo frames. Construct three picture pine wood frames, one frame 8 1/2 X 11 inches and two frames 5 x 7 inches. (standard photo sizes). Learn basic woodwork safety on how to use a power miter saw, drill, and an air driven pin nailer. Frames can be stained in class or painted at home. All quality wood and materials and glass are included in the fee. Please bring your own tape measure, sound protection, and safety glasses. Wear close-toed comfortable shoes. This class will meet inside CVU. Please wear a mask and check in at the main entrance before the start of class.
  • Watercolor for Beginners

    Learn the foundation of this versatile and creative medium that integrating design, color, composition, texture, and light. Ginny, a professional illustrator, leads everyone through exercises designed to explore the many techniques associated with watercolor. Foster the skills needed to enjoy painting for years to come. Quality materials are important in watercolor and are included in the fee, valued at $50. Kits will be available the first day of class. This class will meet inside CVU. Please wear a mask and check-in at the CVU main entrance before the start of class.
  • Picking Paint Colors for your Home: Trends, Tips, and Tricks

    Color expert, Betsey Dempsey, will briefly guide you through the basic steps to consider when choosing paint colors for your home or business. Some of the topics will include intensity, value, undertones, and how light affects paint colors. We will also discuss color trends as well as many tips and tricks to make picking paint colors easier! This class will meet inside CVU. Please wear a mask and check-in at the main entrance of CVU before class starts.
  • Sewing with Knit Fabrics: T-shirt Edition

    Join Kristi to learn how to sew up your own T-shirt. This is a great way to own shirts that fit well, use fun prints, or are made in luxe fabrics like merino, linen or silk. In this class we'll use cotton knit fabrics to work toward a TNT (tried-n-true) pattern for your t-shirt. Once you've got your TNT pattern, you'll be able to make as many shirts as you would like in whatever fabrics you choose. You will be using Kristi's favorite basic T-shirt pattern, The Green Tee by Greenstyle Creations. It comes in a wide range of sizes and offers either a v-neck or a scoop neck option, and either short or long sleeves. Use the chart below to determine which size you'll need and then how many yards of fabric. If you fall between sizes, Kristi recommends choosing the fabric amount based on the largest size. If you would prefer a more traditional unisex style t-shirt, please indicate that during registration and we will send you the information. Places to source fabric include: Joann Fabrics - limited selection but easy to source in person jumpingjunetextiles.com - more expensive but some great European prints! naturesfabrics.com girlcharlee.com thefabricfairy.com and many others. Look for cotton or cotton/spandex (or lycra) blend in a medium weight. If you have questions on the fabric, please contact Access and we will put you in touch with Kristi. She will also bring some fabric to class if anyone was unable to source fabric beforehand (and you can reimburse her). Please 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. Please check in at the front entrance of CVU on your first day of class.
  • Pottery with Supervision Only - 14 weeks, PLUS 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 and space to work independently on their wheel or slab projects. Supervisor is able to direct you to equipment and supplies and to process questions. 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. Glazes, 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 class time, this class also includes 14 open studio sessions (unsupervised) on Mondays 5-8pm. Start date Oct 11. This class will meet inside CVU. Please wear a mask and check in at the main entrance before the start of class.
  • Quilting for Beginners

    Join Tammy, an avid lifelong quilter, to learn how to create your own "Pop-Up Blocks" throw-size quilt. Using 4 fabrics and strip piecing, all will create a fun and quick quilt. Finished size will be 42" x 54". Bring in ready-to-sew fabric of your choice, so sign up early to receive info on materials list. Bring your own rotary cutter, mat, and ruler or borrow one while at CVU. This class will meet inside CVU. Please wear a mask and check in at the main entrance before your first class.
  • Essential Oil Diffusing Bracelet Workshop

    Make your own essential oil diffusing bracelet with gemstones and porus, essential oil absorbing lava beads. Throughout the day, the heat of your skin diffuses the oils while you wear the bracelet and you have the benefit of aromatherapy on the go! Learn about different oils, gemstones properties and how they can help us set intentions to guide our lives. Make a custom diffuser bracelet and blend of oil. All materials included in fee. This class will meet inside CVU. Please wear a mask and check in at the main entrance before your first class.
  • Intro to Knitting - Super Bulky, Cozy Cowl

    Join us for this fun, informative class where Kelly will teach you how to Cast On, Knit, Purl and Bind Off. You’ll talk about yarn, needles, other tools of the trade, gauge and pattern reading, so you’ll have a good base of information to get you started off right! This cowl is so much fun to knit and wear, and makes great gifts for the holidays too; you’ll want to make one in every color! Please bring the following materials to the first class: Yarn: 200 yards #6 Super Bulky Yarn Knitting Needle: US 17 24-32” Circular Needle Other Tools: Darning Needle, Stitch Marker (or scrap yarn) 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. Please wear a mask and check-in at the main entrance of CVU before your first class.
  • Mixed Level Wheel and Hand Building For All Levels - 12 weeks!

    This class is open to all levels of students who are interested in hand-building, the wheel, or both. Pots, Platters, ornaments, gifts and more all possible in this very popular Access class. The instructor will focus on your individual learning level. Jen brings over 20 years of pottery expertise to Access learners. Students may develop skills at their own pace while expressing themselves creatively through clay. Additional, unsupervised open studio hours are available on Mondays 5-8pm. All glazes, no-talc white clay, and firing costs are included in the fee. This class will meet inside CVU. Please wear a mask and check-in at the CVU main entrance before the start of class.
  • Carving in Wood - A Comfort Bird

    Join long time master carver and woodworker, Bob Lindemann, as he teaches the principals of safely carving wood, using the tools correctly and efficiently, while creating objects to display or use. Participants will start with a blank and leave with a beautiful comfort bird. These birds are a handheld gift usually given as an act of kindness. Or, mount the small bird on a small stand with feet and gift one for every friend and family member! High quality carving knives and chisels available for everyone to use in class. Option to purchase the tools after the class for $35. This class will meet inside CVU. Please wear a mask and check in at the main entrance before your first class.
  • Batik and Silk Painting Sampler

    In this one night class, we will introduce you to the fundamentals of batik and silk painting. Learn how to batik by applying wax as a resist to silk pieces, and then paint them to create elegant pieces of art. We will experiment with various techniques such as layering and using salt and sugar. Students will create a sampler on silk to bring home, using different learned techniques and dyes. All materials are included in the fee. This class will meet inside CVU. Please wear a mask and checkin at the CVU main entrance before the start of class.
  • Make Your Own Cutting Boards

    Join David Rose, local contractor and cabinet shop owner in this new Access class. Design and create your own cutting boards using maple and walnut hardwoods. Everyone will be able to finish 2 boards, one small cheese size board, and a larger serving/carving size board. You will learn the basics of using both power and hand tools as needed to construct your boards. All quality wood and materials are included in the fee. Please bring your own tape measure and safety glasses. This class will meet inside CVU. Please wear a mask and check in at the main entrance before the start of class.
  • Mala Bead Necklace Workshop

    Learn how to make your own mala bead necklace with gemstones, lava, rudraksha and wooden beads. Mala bead necklaces have 108 beads and a tassel and are used to count mantras when meditating. When not being used as a tool, these necklaces symbolize our intent and presence through the power of their gemstones. Learn about the different properties of gemstones as well as discuss mantras to use with your Mala necklace. All quality materials such as beads, gemstones, strands, etc. are included in the fee. This class will meet inside CVU. Please wear a mask and checkin at the CVU main entrance before the start of class. "Laura was a great instructor! She included numerous “value-adds” to the class. Lots of follow-up, handouts, etc. Excellent class!" "What a fun class! Laura was engaging, informative and helpful. I love my mala bead necklace!"
  • Intro to Embroidery

    Learn the basic embroidery stitches, up to 10, while creating a unique embroidery 'sampler'. Linen fabric, needles, plentiful and colorful threads, and handouts will be provided and are included in fee. Needle threading, patterns, design transferring, and much more will be discussed. Designed for high school age and older. This class will meet inside CVU. Please wear a mask and check in at the front entrance of CVU before the start of class.
  • 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. Please wear a mask and check-in at the CVU main entrance before the start of class.
  • Next Steps in Knitting – Knit a Hat

    In this class Kelly will teach you to make a quick to knit hat that everyone will love! You’ll review casting on, and then jump right into working a basic ribbing – alternating the knit and purl stitches in the same round. There will be some relaxing stockinette stitch for a bit, then you’ll take on decreasing to complete the crown shaping. If you’ve done a bit of knitting before, this class is just the thing to take you through the next steps in your journey! Required Materials: Yarn: 60-70 yards #6 Super Bulky Yarn Knitting Needles: US 13 16” Circular Needle, US 13 Double Pointed Needles Other Tools: Darning Needle, Stitch Marker (or scrap yarn) Optional Materials (if you want to add a pompom): Yarn: 10-20 yards matching or contrasting yarn for pompom (this can be any weight yarn and is a fun way to use up scraps!) Tools: PomPom Maker or some pieces of cardboard 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. Please wear a mask and check-in at the main entrance of CVU before your first class.
  • Fused Glass Wind Chime

    Come to this workshop to learn how to make your own set of wind chimes out of glass. The wind chimes can be hung outside in a protected spot, inside on a houseplant or in a window. All materials are included in class fee. Your finished product will be tack fired after class in a glass kiln and available for pick-up at CVU a week later. No experience required. Students ages 8-12 should register with an adult who is also joining the class. This class will meet inside CVU. Please wear a mask and check-in at the front entrance before your class starts.
  • Painting on Bisqueware: Pair of Mugs - ONLINE

    Paint a unique pair of mugs and enjoy a warm beverage with someone special. Make them matching or paint one for you and one for a friend! In this online class, you will receive 2 quality large bisqueware mugs to design on your own with the help from our ceramics instructor, Jen Labie. Jen will show you how to create different styles of patterns such as Moroccan, Mediterranean, Greek designs, or any others of your choosing. Learn how to lay out a design, how to apply glazes, and all about glaze properties. Most of all have a fun evening creating something that will be treasured for years to come! After the class, drop off your creations at CVU to be clear glazed and fired in our kiln which will bring them to life just before the giving season! Supply kits can be picked up at CVU High School, 369 CVU Road, Hinesburg, VT 05461. You will receive an email with the pick-up dates and times as well as a Zoom invitation with information on how to participate before the start date of your class.