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Art Journaling Workshop with Patricia HillLearn mixed media tips and tricks in creating powerful Art Journal Pages that will enhance your creativity with each subject you imagine. You will learn techniques using the pencil, pens, paints and markers that will give your work great visual impact. This Art Journaling Class is for anyone that wants to learn the basics of concept to creation illustration, composition balance, transposing your design to paper and best methods and practices. You do not need to have artistic abilities to create journal pages as much of what you will learn is how to view subject matter in an artistic way, transposing methods and what makes an effective visual composition. You will go over the the tools, methods and tips/tricks to create beautifully illustrated visual journeys in this easy to follow class.
MATTERIALS PROVIDED:Buy a nice Mixed Media Journaling Book with thick pages you can use paints and markers on. I recomment a 9x12" Ranger Book but you can use what ever you want to create a journal page such as a manilla file folder. works great and it is easily bound into a custom book.
- Mixed Media Book or Manilla File Folder
- Small Ruler
- Soft and Hard Pencils (H and B) or Borrow Ours
- Fine Point Precision Pen (05 and or 08) or Borrow Ours
- India Inks
- Carbon Paper
- Tracing Paper
ABOUT THE TEACHER: Patricia HillI have worked as a first generation Graphic Designer using my creative skills to climb the ladder to become a Creative Director/Art Direct for Corporate Brands in the high-tech industry in Silicon Valley. One of the most rewarding career moves was being the Creative Director of Team San Jose creating and launching the San Jose City Branding Campaign and eleven cultural facilities including: San Jose Convention Center, The Performing Arts Center, The Montgomery Theatre, The Civic, The California Theatre, North Hall and South Hall (Part of The Tech Museum). My creative visual communications has launched many products and servcies for Silicon Valley - Fortune 500 Corporations such as VM Ware, Cisco, Juniper, Intel, Apple and many others. My early years as a creative began at age four when I was discovered illustrating nudes in the basement of the family's New York home. The passion for art grew and I was invited to join The Norton Simon Museum's Gifted Young Artists in Pasadena, CA at age 13 and later won a scholarship to Art Center School of Design in Pasadena, CA majoring in Communication Arts with a minor in Fashion Design from FIDM. I was scouted by fashion designer Leon Maxx of Max Studio to be a Fashion Trims Designer (Textile Designs) and worked for various design houses for six years until taking a college course in Computer Graphics. Fell in love with a MAC 750 and became a lead Graphic Designer with the Los Angeles Times and worked for various Advertising Firms before moving to San Jose in the 1990s during the high-tech boom. Opened up a Design Agency in Saratoga, CA specializing in Branding, Launch and Marketing for high-tech companies winning numerouse awards for visual design and brand launches. Presently I am getting back to the roots of what makes me the happiest and that is creating with hands and mind. I am most happiest painting, illustrating, knitting, sewing, weaving and sculpting. I enjoy teaching creative classes that interests me and love cultivating creativity in my own cummunity of San Jose. I opened The Makery San Jose to share the creative experience with the community and keep the skills of making with your hands alive in a technology town. Some of my sites: PatriciaHillDesign.com EM: email@example.com TheMakerySJ.com EM: MakeIt@TheMakerySJ.com G-Mail: TheMakerySJ@Gmail.com Find us on Pintrest and Facebook!
Knit Beanie - Knitting 101This is a beginner knit project and it will include learning to knit in the round, long tail cast on, knit stitch, purl stitch, rib-stitch and cast-off. It is recommended that you know the basics such as:
- Cast On / Cast Off
- Knit and Purl Stitch
Class Includes Best Practices:
- Basic Tools Overview - Yarn Weight and Matterials
- Reading a yarn label
- Understanding a stitch pattern basics
- Stitch guage swatch
- Long tail cast on
- Closing the round and stitch marker usage
- Knitting and purling
- Finishing closure
- Medium Weight Yarn (4)
- Use of The Makery Knitting Needle in Round (5.5mm) - On the Back on the yarn label look for the needle icon and above squair icon it should say the size. (5.5mm) - You would look for the 5.5mm on the needle package and you want the cord attached and that also comes in a size. I like the 16 inch for beanies due to the simplicity of not fussing with a long cord. Note you can go up a size but not by too much or the stitches will look loose and effect the guage. If you can't find 5.5 mm, choose 6 mm or 6.5 mm. Note: the Needles in Round have a cord attached to the needles and can be found at most craft supply stores such as JoAnn's Fabrics and Michael's Craft Stores.
- Tapestry Needle
- Stitch Marker
Cable Stitch - 101 ClassLearn the the ancient stitch that can be customized and combined in building pattern in knits. You will create a sample swatch in this class. If you would like to bring your own materials to start a scarf or throw, feel free to items to class such as yarn and needles.
Cable Knitting - 101This class is packed with simple instruction on creating a beautiful cable knit stitch that can be used in combination to make a number of patterns. Bring in your favorite yarn, knitting needles that match yarn wight, straight needles that match yarn weight or borrow our supplies while you enjoy this class. Note: This class is a beginner 101 but we recommend taking a Knit 101 Class before to get comfortable with basic methods before jumping into this class. CLASS COVERS • Long-Tail Cast On • Knit and Purl Stitch. • Working with Cable Needles or Straight Needles MATERIALS:
- Yarn Ball (provided) or BYO
- Knitting Needles or Circular Needles 4mm or 4.5mm (16 or 20 inch cable) or BYO
- Cable Needles or Straight Needles in 4mm or 4.5mm
- Crochet Hook 4mm (optional)
- Tapestry Needle (provided)
- Stitch Marker (provided)
- ScissorsYou are welcome to borrow any of our tools if you do not have time to pick up your own.
Chunky Knit BlanquetCozy up to this chunky throw this winter with a good book and cup of tea! MATERIALS:
- Super Bulky Yarn - 6 to 8 Skeins of 100 to 140 Yards of Bulky (#6, #9, #12)
- Needles: 19mm - 20mm - 22mm (Circular Needles 30inch wire or greater is preferred but if you can't find them choose needles.)
- Tapestry Needle if you choose #6 with large eye. No need for one if you use Super Bulky #9-#12 weight.
- Carry Bag
Fingerless Gloves - Knitting 101-ClassLearn the basic methods of knitting in this simple fingerless gloves class. Learn how to cast on, knit and purl stitch, understand a pattern, cast off and seam in a couple hours with gentle guidence from an instructor. They make the perfect gift! LEARN:
- Learn the Long Tail Cast On
- Learn to basic 101 stitches including: Knit and Purl
- Learn to rib stitch
- Learn to Color Change
- Learn to Read Pattern Shape
- Learn to Cast Off
- Learn Seam Stitch
- 1 Ball DK Super Wash yarn - #3) or Worsted Weight Aaron Blend (#4)
- 2 - Knitting Needles or Circular Needle Sizes - 4 mm, 4.5 mm or 5 mm or Circular Needles with Cord (16" cord if you choose circular needles)
- Crochet Hook (See Yarn Label for Recommendation) Crochet Hook should be same size as yarn recommendation 4 mm, 4.5 mm or 5 mm
- Knit Pattern (provided)
- Stitch Marker (Provided)
- Stitch Counter (Optional)
- 4 Safety Pins (Provided)
- Tape Measure (Provided)
- Tapestry Needle
Indigo Repeat Pattern Paintings Ink & Watercolor - Series of 3Create a series of three, beautiful repeat patterns using indigo ink and/or watercolor that can be framed as wall art. Learn the basic techniques in mixing indigo color, blending techniques that lend to various tonal ranges, brush handling and layout composition. (Although the class uses indigo blue inks, other colors are available in watercolors to choose from.) MATERIALS INCLUDED: All matterials are provided for this painting class. • Subject Matter (Optional) • Ink and Watercolor Paints • Cold Pressed Water Color Paper • Brushes • Mixing Palette • Water Container
Infinity Scarf - Knitting 101Look stylish this winter in a cozy, infinity scarf that is customized to your own liking. MATERIALS NOT INCLUDED: Yarn - The color and choice of yarn are yours to make but we recommend a bulk yarn as it knits faster and is easies on your first infinity scarf. We recommend a bulky (#6) weight yarn in easy care. Tip: Test yarn on your neck skin to see how it feels. Choose 1 skein of yarn of at least 100 yards for a bulky (#6) for a more form fitted infinity scarf that is closer to the neck. For looser infinity scarf get 2 skeins of yarn = 200 yards for a bulky (#6) looser infinity scarf. If you choose lighter weight yarn such as #4 Size Worsted look for 140 yards of yarn for a form fitted infinity and 2 x 140 = 280 yards of yarn skeins for a looser infinity scarf.
- Circular Needles in the appropriate size for the weight of the yarn. See the 'Yarn Label' for instruction on needle recommendation. (21 inch or 24 inch Circular Wire is recommended)
- Tapestry Needle that will fit the thickness of your yarn choice.
- Crochet Hook in the size recommended on the yarn label.
- Stitch Marker
Jewelry Making Class - 101Learn the basics techniques of making beautiful necklaces, bracelets and earrings in this introduction to jewelry making. SUPPLIES PROVIDED: All materials are provided for this class including subject matter but feel free to bring in your own matterials but we will provide:
- Beads (provided)
- Findings (provided)
- Tools (provided)
Lovely Blooms Card or Wall Art - Watercolor PaintingLearn the steps to create beautiful flowers and foliage in a simple method that you will want to use time and again. The basics techniques of handling various brushes, mixing colors and blending techniques to achieve the perfect composition. Give it as special gift card or frame it as a Valentine's Day accent for the home and be proud of your work. SUPPLIES PROVIDED: All materials are provided for this class including subject matter but feel free to bring in your own matterials but we will provide:
- Hot Pressed Water Color Paper
- Mixing Tray
- Glitter (optional)
Circle of Life - Macramé Wall Hanging - 101 ClassThis fun introduction to macramé is a great way to get acclimated to the skill without delving deeply in to complexities. and the foundation knots that make up this classic 'Circle of Life' pattern. MATERIALS:
- Macramé Cording (provided)
- Dowel (provided)
- Scissors (provided)
- Measuring Tape
- Paint or Dye (Gradient Dip-Dye Look - Optional)
Design Your Own Paint Party Social at The Makery San Jose
Join us with your friends for a fun filled three hours of painting and goodies!
Choose your subject matter and medium such as watercolor or acrylic and we'll set customise a class for you.
Our instructors will assist you in hosting a custom Maker Class that is jammed pack with simple techniques that are easy to follow and highly enjoyable for ages 8 to adult. Each student will finish a beautiful work of art and have a great memory.
Bookings must be in advance and have a minimum of three people for Small Maker Space and 13-20 for Larger Maker Space.Learn the steps to create beautiful works of art with simple methods that you will want to use time and again. The basics techniques of handling various brushes, mixing colors and blending techniques to achieve the perfect colors and composition. We also have gift card for giving the gift of Maker Class or Party! Call a Makery Teacher for details and a Party Plan at 408-398-4191 or email your information to MakeIt@TheMakerySJ.com and we'll circle back with you. Please add a good time to connect and your name and phone number.
Includes: Sweat Treats, Refreshments and a Drawing to win a Free Makery Class with each hosted party of five people or more.SUPPLIES PROVIDED: All materials are provided for this class including subject matter but feel free to bring in your own matterials but we will provide:
- Acrylic or Water-color Paints
- Canvas or Hot Pressed Water Color Paper
- Mixing Tray
- Mixed Media and Glitter (optional)
Punch Needle Class - 101
Learn to Punch Needle with Ellen Steiger
AboutEllen Steiger has been interested in fiber arts since she was able to hold a needle as a child. Her interests are sewing, knitting, crocheting, embroidery, quilt making, machine embroidery, Scandinavian Loop rugging, Traditional Rug Hooking and Punch Needle Rug Hooking. She is the owner of Needles in the Nest, a studio where classes are taught and rug hooking supplies, including hand-dyed rug yarn and wool, and patterns are sold. Ellen has published a pamphlet on a new version of the Scandinavian Loop Rag Rug with step by step, picture instructions. She has been teaching this technique for 7 years. She discovered Punch Needle Rug Hooking and loved the versatility of hooking a rug of any design. Ellen has been certified as a teacher of Punch Needle Rug Hooking by the Oxford Rug Hooking School. She then tried her hand at Traditional Rug Hooking and can’t seem to stop pulling loops. She is a member of the Association of Traditional Hooking Artists, Green Mountain Rug Hooking Guild and the Peninsula Rug Hookers Guild. She enjoys passing on the American tradition of rug hooking and looping to others so that they can experience the joy of designing and making something beautiful with their own hands. Ellen lives in California, in the beautiful Santa Cruz mountains under the Redwoods. All Materials Provided.