Crafts

Personal Enrichment

Offered through Continuing Education

@ Florissant Valley | Meramec | South County Education Center | Off-Site

Discover, sample and expand your artistic talent with craft classes, needlecraft, weaving, knit and crochet, glass and ceramic, papercraft, and metals and blacksmithing classes. STLCC offers a great selection of craft classes in St. Louis.

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Basketry

A-Door-Able Basket

Dress up your house with this a-door-able basket! In this class you will create a woven basket that adds curb appeal to your home. Basket will measure 8" x 1" x 8" at the rim and can be filled with fall or winter foliage for a picture perfect door decoration.
CRFT:734 | 1 session | $41.50 AGE 60+ | $49 REG

Market Basket

Carry your fall farmers market favorites in this beautiful basket which measures 15 x 8 x 8. No prior experience needed. Register with a friend for a fun-filled Saturday morning!
CRFT:734 | 1 session | $55 AGE 60+ | $65 REG

Double Wine Basket

Create a basket that carries two full-sized bottles of your favorite wine and is specially designed with a wooden “shelf” that holds two glasses. Keep it for those cozy nights watching the sunset or give it as a perfect gift to the wine lover in your life.
CRFT:734 | 1 session | $62.50 AGE 60+ | $75 REG

Crochet

Crochet I

Learn to crochet basic stitches: single, double and treble, to decrease and increase and change colors. Make a simple piece and get help reading patterns. This class is best for beginning students or those who have crocheted before, but long ago. Supply list will be sent.
CRFT:724 | 3 sessions | $32.50 AGE 60+ | $49 REG

Crochet II

Go beyond the basics of crochet with this class learning how to make a flat circle, tubular shapes and textured stitches and build your pattern reading skills. After this class, you will be an intermediate crocheter! You may bring your own project to the last class for help or troubleshooting. Prerequisite: Crochet I or equivalent experience. Supply list sent.
CRFT:726 | 2 sessions | $31.50 AGE 60+ | $49 REG

Crochet in a Day

In this crocheting crash course learn the basics in one day and be on your way to impress friends and yourself. This beautiful form of handiwork is so worth the time. You may bring snacks or a sack lunch. Supply list sent.
CRFT:724 | 1 session | $32.50 AGE 60+ | $49 REG

Crochet: Not Your Granny’s Square

Learn the basic granny square plus other shapes and modern takes on the classic motif including hexagons and triangles. Several joining techniques will also be taught. Supply list sent.
CRFT:726 | 3 sessions | $31.50 AGE 60+ | $49 REG

Crochet: Tips and Tricks

Expert tips and tricks for seasoned crocheters, including the linked crochet turning chain, invisible finish, jogless color change in the round and more. This class is for intermediate to advanced crocheters. Supply list sent.
CRFT:726 | 1 session | $16 AGE 60+ | $25 REG

Tunisian Crochet I

Tunisian crochet is sometimes thought of as a cross between crochet and knit. An elongated hook is used, either called a Tunisian or Afghan hook. Learn the Foundation Row, Tunisian Simple Stitch, Tunisian Knit Stitch, changing colors and binding off. This class is for beginning Tunisian crocheters and provides a good refresher for those who have experience, but may have forgotten some steps. Supply list to be emailed before the start of class.
CRFT:724 | 3 sessions | $32.50 AGE 60+ | $49 REG

Tunisian Crochet II

Now that you’ve learned the basics of Tunisian crochet (simple stitch, knit stitch, purl stitch and reverse stitch), what’s next? In this class, learn several ways to change colors, working in the round with a double ended hook, combination stitches and seaming techniques. Bring a project in progress and get help if needed. Prerequisite: Tunisian Crochet I or similar experience. Supply list sent.
CRFT:724 | 2 sessions | $31.50 AGE 60+ | $49 RE

Tunisian Crochet in a Day

Tunisian crochet is sometimes thought of as a cross between crochet and knit. An elongated hook is used, either called a Tunisian or Afghan hook. Learn the Foundation Row, Tunisian Simple Stitch, Tunisian Knit Stitch, changing colors and binding off. This class is for beginning Tunisian crocheters and provides a good refresher for those who have experience, but may have forgotten some steps. Supply list sent.
CRFT:724 | 1 session | $31.50 AGE 60+ | $49 REG

Amigurumi

Amigurumi is the Japanese art of crocheting small, stuffed yarn creatures. In this class hone your crochet skills and make a small and colorful animal that you will cherish. Supply list sent.
CRFT:724 | 3 sessions | $41.50 AGE 60+ | $58 REG

Pom-Poms, Tassels and More!

There’s no need to know how to knit or crochet to have fun with yarn and fiber. Learn how to hoop weave and make pom-poms and tassels, wall hangings, wrapped objects and more! Supply list sent; some supplies will be available for purchase in class.
CRFT:726 | 2 sessions | $32.50 AGE 60+ | $49 REG

Knitting

Learn to Knit in a Day

Join us for a crash course in knitting. Learn the basics in one fell swoop - casting on, knitting, purling, pattern reading, cabling, and binding off - and be on your way to impress friends and yourself! It’s a beautiful form of handiwork that’s well worth the time. You may bring snacks or a sack lunch. Supply list sent.
CRFT:720 | 1 session | $34 AGE 60+ | $49 REG

Knitting 101

Knitting isn’t just for making winter garments and accessories. Using linen, silk and lighter threads and yarns, create projects and garments that will be useful all year round. Cover the basics - casting on, increasing and decreasing, finishing, a variety of stitches and more. Gain lots of information and tips for future projects, as well as help reading patterns. You may bring unfinished projects or start a new project. All levels welcome. Supply list sent.
CRFT:722 | 3 sessions | $41 AGE 60+ | $55 REG

Knitting: The Next Step

Level up your knitting skills with this fun and interactive class where you will explore skills beyond basic knitting and purling. Learn techniques for increasing and decreasing, lace-making, cabling, mistake fixes and simple pattern reading. Supply list sent. Prerequisite: Knit 101 or equivalent experience.
CRFT:722 | 2 sessions | $41 AGE 60+ | $55 REG 

Double Knitting: Two-Color Stranded Cowl

Challenge your knitting skills and create a beautiful fall scarf. Crafting a beautiful infinity two color stranded cowl you will cherish for years to come.
CRFT:722 | 5 sessions | $42 AGE 60+ | $59 REG

Knitted Hats

Learn how to knit a hat with instructional techniques for casting on, knitting, decreasing and shaping, weaving in ends, and-most importantly-working in the round. You’ll learn both how to use a circular needle as well double-pointed needles. After this class, you’ll be well on your way to more advanced knitting! Supply list sent.
CRFT:722 | 3 sessions | $37 AGE 60+ | $49 REG

Make It and Take It: Pom Hat in the Round

Knit a simple pom hat in the round in one morning! Use the basic knit, and purl stitches and increasing and decreasing techniques to lean how to knit in the round and create a beautiful piece. Prerequisite: Knit 101 or equivalent experience. Supply list sent.
CRFT:720 | 1 session | $34 AGE 60+ | $49 REG

Knitted Sweater: Cardigan

Create your first knitted sweater - a great step for those interested in garment knitting or ready to move into more advanced knitting. We’ll cover sweater construction, design and shaping, and measurements for various sizes and body shapes. Supply list sent.
CRFT:722 | 6 sessions | $82.50 AGE 60+ | $105 REG

Intermediate Knitting: Dog Sweater

Pamper your pooch with a custom dog sweater! Learn how to properly measure your dog and use your knitting skills to make a sweater that will keep Fido from feeling frosty this winter. Prerequisites: intro to knitting class or the ability to knit, purl, cast on and bind off.
CRFT:722 | 5 sessions | $46 AGE 60+ | $65 REG

Knitted Holiday Ornaments

Deck your home and tree with beautiful knitted ornaments or gift them to family and friends. We’ll explore a variety of designs and colors to make the holidays look festive! Supply list sent.
CRFT:722 | 1 session | $33.50 AGE 60+ | $47 REG

Sewing

Introduction to Sewing Machines

Sewing machines can be a bit intimidating. Like any other tool, once you become familiar with its pieces and parts you will have more success (and fun!) using it to your advantage. In this introductory course, learn the basic parts and functions of the sewing machine. This crash course covers threading the machine and bobbin; adjusting tension; stitch width and length; and will introduce you to basic sewing language. You will leave with a finished lunch bag and an arsenal of sewing machine knowledge. All materials provided.
CRFT:713 | 1 session | $35 AGE 60+ | $35 REG

Mending 101

Learn the basic skills needed to mend your own clothes. We’ll learn how to sew on buttons, hooks and snaps, hem skirts and pants, put on patches and repair minor tears and possibly even fix zippers. No experience necessary. All materials provided. Leave with a small repair kit that you will make in the class.
CRFT:713 | 1 session | $35 AGE 60+ | $35 REG

NEW! Sewing for Cosplay and Costumes

Be prepared for the next convention or Renaissance festival with this interactive class. Bring your fabric and pattern and work with the instructor to make your perfect costume. You must be able to use a sewing machine.
CRFT:713 | 2 sessions | $75 AGE 60+ | $75 REG

Fabulous Fabric Holiday Gift Bag

Make gift giving special with a festive fabric bag! Create beautiful one of a kind fabric gift bags that will steal the show this holiday season. All materials are provided.
CRFT:713 | 1 session | $39 AGE 60+ | $39 REG

NEW! Holla-Daze Fabric Wine Bag

The only thing better than receiving wine as a gift is being gifted wine in a custom fabric bag. In this hands-on class sew a holiday wine bag or two or three! These bags will be sure to add the perfect personal touch sure to impress whomever receives your gift. Sign up with a friend and bring along your favorite beverage. Must be 21+ to attend.
CRFT:713 | 1 session | $39 AGE 60+ | $39 REG

Your Personal Dress Form

Construct a dress form that exactly matched to your body with tape and fiberfill. The form will be placed on a simple stand. Wear appropriate undergarments and an old t-shirt. All materials provided.
CRFT:713 | 1 session | $78.50 AGE 60+ | $92 REG

Textiles/Fabrics

Macramé and Merlot

Macramé—it’s “knot” like the ‘70s! Taking the home décor world by storm are these knotted hanging baskets for your houseplants. Get your vintage craft skills on by making a macramé plant holder while enjoying a glass of your favorite beverage. Make this into a group outing with your friends to create macramé and memories that you will cherish. Bring your own beverage of choice. Ages 21+ only.
CRFT:713 | 1 session | $29 AGE 60+ | $29 REG

Spin Your Own Yarn on a Drop Spindle

Make your own yarn without a spinning wheel! Learn to spin yarn from various fiber preps while using a drop spindle. This class is for beginners and wheel spinners who may not have much experience in drop spindle spinning. Registration/refund/withdrawal deadline: 11/11. No refunds after that date. There is an additional $30 material fee, payable to the instructor at the first class.
CRFT:713 | 3 sessions | $32.50 AGE 60+ | $49 REG

Embroidery I

Embroidery doesn’t have to be dancing dishes or kittens in mittens! In this three week class, create a pair of pillowcases that fit your personality. Focus on creating your own designs and using the many resources available to find unique patterns that inspire you. Learn different techniques for transferring designs that are easy and effective and discover different stitches from basic to advanced. Everyone will work together, but each will have a very personalized end product. All supplies included in the cost of the class and will be yours to take home to use again and again. Please bring a pair of scissors to class. No prior experience necessary.
CRFT:728 | 3 sessions | $58.50 AGE 60+ | $75 REG

Embroidery II

Expand your skills with this continuation of Embroidery I, try out different types of materials to stitch on and stitch with. Move on from just cotton on cotton to a variety of mediums while learning more techniques to enhance all of your embroidery, and more stitches to expand your repertoire. Please bring scissors, an embroidery hoop, and needles. All other supplies provided.
CRFT:728 | 3 sessions | $58.50 AGE 60+ | $75 REG

NEW! Embroidery with Linen

Learn to work with linen creating a fall themed project with warm, muted materials. Expand your skills and learn ways to combine stitches to create a new look. Although a continuation of Embroidery I, Design and Stitch and Embroidery II, participation in those classes is not required. Basic embroidery skills necessary. Please bring scissors, an embroidery hoop and needles. All other supplies provided.
CRFT:728 | 3 sessions | $68.50 AGE 60+ | $85 REG

Weaving: Table Runner

In this beginning class for those interested in weaving, work on a four-shaft preloaded table top loom to create a cotton runner. Select from multiple colors for the runner. Learn basic weaving techniques in tabby and twill. All materials included in class costs.
CRFT:713 | 1 or 2 session | $89 AGE 60+ | $178 REG

Needle Felt: A Holiday Gnome

Learn to needle felt holiday gnomes! Needle felting utilizes a single, barbed needle borrowed from commercial felting machines, to tangle and compact wool fibers into forming three-dimensional felt sculptures. In contrast to traditional felt making methods that use water and friction, needle felting is also known as dry felting. All materials included in class cost.
CRFT:765 | 1 session | $49 AGE 60+ | $49 REG

Paper Crafts

Suminagashi: Japanese Paper Marbling

Learn to make beautiful marbled paper using the ancient Japanese art of suminagashi. Discover the secrets to marbling using a simple floating ink process. Take home sheets of marbled paper to turn into cards, book covers, works of art or anything your heart desires. You’ll also take home your own marbling kit and pan to do hundreds of more designs. Supplies included. Dress appropriately to work with ink and water.
CRFT:742 | 1 session | $58 AGE 60+ | $69 REG

Floral

Fall Fresh Flowers Bouquet

In this hands-on class explore the basics of floral arrangement and design. Learning florists’ tips, tricks and trade secrets that will help you to create beautiful arrangements at home. Take home a rustic wood box filled with a variety of greens as well as fall flowers including sunflowers, mums, hypericum berries and roses. All materials provided.
CRFT:744 | 1 session | $61.50 AGE 60+ | $69 REG

NEW! Silk Flower Thanksgiving Centerpiece

In this hands-on class explore the basics of silk floral arrangement and design. Use wire cutters and floral tape to create a beautiful silk arrangement that you will enjoy for years to come. Learn florists’ tips, tricks and trade secrets that will help you to create beautiful floral arrangements at home. All materials provided.
CRFT:744 | 1 session | $61.50 AGE 60+ | $69 REG

NEW! Fresh Floral Thanksgiving Centerpiece

In this hands-on class explore the basics of floral arrangement and design, learning florists’ tips, tricks and trade secrets that will help you to create beautiful arrangements at home. Take home your own fresh floral arrangement that will steal the show on your Thanksgiving table. All materials provided.
CRFT:744 | 1 session | $57.50 AGE 60+ | $65 REG

NEW! Winter Rose Bouquet

Learn the secrets to a beautiful long-lasting fresh bouquet of long-stemmed roses and greenery crafting a creation to adorn your house for the holidays. This hands-on class explores the basics of floral arrangement and design. Learn florists’ tips, tricks and trade secrets that will help you create beautiful floral arrangements at home. All materials provided.
CRFT:744 | 1 session | $67.50 AGE 60+ | $75 REG

Resinous

Resin Coasters

Create your own set of creative drink coasters. Choose from swirls of colors, add some sparkle or metallic flakes, and embed little trinkets or small mementos as well. In this make and take DIY class, you bring your creativity (and maybe some of your own add ins if you wish), and we supply the rest. Learn the steps and go home with a set of 4 epoxy resin coasters of your own design.
CRFT:765 | 1 session | $34 AGE 60+ | $45 REG

Glass and Ceramics

Mosaic Garden Stones

Repurpose broken plates and forgotten tiles to create a beautiful DIY mosaic. Learn how to cut glass and tile and how to form your own cast concrete creating a unique stepping stone to take home to their outdoor spaces. All materials provided. You are welcome to bring in broken ceramic and glass to use in your mosaic.
CRFT:740 | 1 session | $45 AGE 60+ | $45 REG 

Stained Glass: Jewelry Box

Make your own stained glass jewelry box that you will treasure for years to come! Class includes an explanation of equipment and terminology. Learn the techniques for glass cutting and grinding as well as copper foiling and soldering to create your own jewelry box in this class. All materials included.
CRFT:753 | 2 sessions | $115 AGE 60+ | $115 REG

Stained Glass: Spider Web

Catch the eyes not flies with this stained glass spider web, a perfect decoration for your window each Halloween. The class includes an explanation of equipment and terminology. Learn cutting and grinding techniques as well as copper foiling and soldering to create your own sun catcher. All materials included.
CRFT:740 | 2 sessions | $115 AGE 60+ | $115 REG

A Tree for Every Season Platter

Create a platter celebrating a tree’s transition through the seasons as it buds in spring, blooms in summer, changes color in the fall and gathers snow in winter. Pieces will be fired and ready for pickup at the shop one week after class. Fee includes all materials and firing. Food-safe.
CRFT:741 | 1 session | $55 AGE 60+ | $65 REG

Small Pet Watering Bowl

Your pet deserves to be pampered. What better way to show them love than to have a hand-painted bowl for their food or water? Join us in this fun painting class and make a pet watering bowl you and your furry friends will treasure. Pieces will be fired and ready for pickup at the shop one week after class. Fee includes all materials and firing. Food-safe.
CRFT:741 | 1 session | $39 AGE 60+ | $49 REG

Mosaic House Numbers

Decorate your house with handmade mosaic house numbers, that will add a fun and colorful addition to any front door! All materials included.
CRFT:740 | 2 sessions | $75 AGE 60+ | $75 REG

Palm Tree Plate

Create your own relaxing sunset vista on a plate - a palm tree in silhouette against a personalized colorful beach scene. Pieces will be fired and ready for pickup at the shop one week after class. Fee includes all materials and firing. Food-safe.
CRFT:741 | 1 session | $44.50 AGE 60+ | $55 REG 

Holiday Canister

Paint a canister ideal for holiday decor or treats - a thoughtful gift to a loved one or a holiday decoration you can enjoy for years to come. Pieces will be fired and ready for pickup at the shop one week after class. Fee includes all materials and firing. Food-safe.
CRFT:741 | 1 session | $40.50 AGE 60+ | $51 REG 

NEW! Mosaic Breakfast Tray

Create a mosaic glass tray work of art that you will love to use in your home or give as a thoughtful handmade gift. All materials included.
CRFT:740 | 2 sessions | $79 AGE 60+ | $79 REG

Stained Glass: Ornaments

Make your holidays sparkle with one-of-a-kind handmade stained glass ornaments! Join us to explore the medium of stained glass and learn its history, how it is made and why it is an intricate and unique art form treasured art form for centuries with its elegance seen around the world. By learning to cut, grind, copper foil and solder, you will create three glass ornaments: an angel, a toy soldier and a bird. All materials included in the cost of the class.
CRFT:740 | 1 session | $59 AGE 60+ | $59 REG

Jewelry

 Metalsmithing: Beginning Techniques For Jewelry Making

Learn the fundamental metalsmithing techniques for making jewelry. Basic metal manipulation skills including sawing, forming and shaping, filing, sanding, soldering and polishing will be taught. You will make two finished pieces—a cuff bracelet and a pendant with a simple stone setting. Acquire the basic building blocks needed for jewelry design. No experience necessary. Students who have had previous experience working with metal may move onto more advanced projects. Supplies included in cost of class.
CRFT:753 | 7 sessions | $162.50 AGE 60+ | $225 REG

Metalsmithing: Intermediate Techniques For Jewelry Making—Rings

Learn how to make rings from sheet metal and wire. Different methods of soldering will also be taught. We will cover a ring band, twisted ring, rolling ring, ring within a ring and bezel settings. Students who have previous experience working with metal may move onto more advanced projects. Tools and metals included in class fee. Prerequisite: Beginning Techniques for Jewelry or equivalent experience is preferred.
CRFT:753 | 7 sessions | $162.50 AGE 60+ | $225 REG

Soldered Jewelry Pendants

Create an upcycled stained glass pendant from scraps of ceramic and glass. Using copper foil, flux and lead-free solder to sculpt a custom jewelry pendant. Learn how to safely use a glass cutter and grinder to create custom shapes from found vintage plates, mirrors and clear glass. Also, learn to make a custom-sized jump ring and tips on right places to look for upcycled treasures for all your upcycled jewelry projects. Note: This class requires hand strength and the use of a very hot tool. Patience, an eye for safety and hand dexterity will help participants achieve their design goals. All materials provided.
CRFT:753 | 1 session | $50 AGE 60+ | $50 REG

Wood Burning

Introduction to Wood Burning

Learn how to customize your woodworking projects with wood-burned accents. From lettering to stamping, wood burning is a great skill to transform various types of wood into unique pieces that everyone will ask about. You’ll experiment with different wood burning tips, and you’ll learn tricks for a successful finished project. No experience necessary. You will leave with a few wood-burned samples, including a keychain and other bits of salvaged wood. All materials provided.
CRFT:765 | 1 session | $45 AGE 60+ | $45 REG

Metal Work

Metalsmithing: Copper Chasing Leaves

Metalsmithing is one of the oldest metalworking occupations, producing useful items such as tools, kitchenware, tableware, jewelry and more for centuries! Shaping metal with a hammer is the fundamental element of smiting and in this class, you will learn how to cold hammer copper and apply the technique of copper chasing to create images of leaves in copper plates. All materials included in cost of class.
CRFT:753 | 2 sessions | $99 AGE 60+ | $99 REG

Beginning Blacksmith: Create a Wall Mount J-Hook

A blacksmith creates objects from wrought iron or steel by forging metal and using tools to hammer, bend and cut to create useful items. In this introductory class, explore the craft of blacksmithing to make your very own wall mount J-hook. Learn the proper use of blacksmithing tools including fire and forge control while you hammer and twist steel in the traditional blacksmith medium. You will be exposed to hot steel being hammered which emits sparks that can come in contact with your clothing. Please wear protective clothing; your arms and legs should be covered, and you must wear closed-toed shoes. Gloves and safety glasses will be provided and limited shop aprons are available on-site.
CRFT:753 | 1 session | $89 AGE 60+ | $89 REG

Upcycling

Introduction to Upholstery: Dining Room Chair

Get a hands-on introduction to basic upholstery as you explore the tricks to recovering the seat of an old dining room chair and creating a new seat structure with webbing. Plus, you’ll leave with your own handmade webbing stretcher. You may bring in one or two dining room chairs from your set to practice reupholstering. The class will work in small groups. All materials provided.
CRFT:713 | 1 session | $39 AGE 60+ | $39 REG

Eco-Friendly Furniture Restoration Demo

In this demonstration and talk, learn tips on repairing joints and refinishing surfaces… all with the earth in mind! Through hands-on demonstrations, learn all about natural paints, stains and waxes. Learn to add a pop of color to your projects with milk paint, mix and apply a fresh coat of signature wood wax and cook up natural stain from walnuts. You’ll leave this workshop with the knowledge to add a whole new look to your furniture without harming the environment or compromising your health.
CRFT:765 | 1 session | $35 AGE 60+ | $35 REG

NEW! Pallet Serving Tray

Upcycle found pallets into a rustic serving tray, learning best practices to safely and efficiently deconstruct and reassemble materials using tools like the miter saw and power drill and brad gun. Finish off your tray with a wash of eco-friendly milk paint, and add reclaimed hardware for the perfect finished piece!
CRFT:765 | 1 session | $45 AGE 60+ | $45 REG

Wine Bottle Re-Use

Do you have a hard time recycling beautiful glass bottles? Transform your used wine bottles into a self-watering planter. Learn safe ways to cut glass bottles using techniques you can replicate at home. Discover an easy, eco-friendly way to remove adhesive residue. In class you’ll practice scoring and cutting glass with a custom glass cutter tool in combination with a hot/cold water bath. Decorate your home with these upcycled creations, or give as a handmade gift.
CRFT:765 | 1 session | $45 AGE 60+ | $45 REG

 

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