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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

Basketry: Biscuit Basket

A-tisket, a-tasket a handmade biscuit basket! Craft a basket to contain those carbs and add a personal touch to your family table for years to come. Color options will be available at class. All materials included.
CRFT-734 | 1 session | $54 AGE 60+ | $65 REG
S01 Sa 1-5 p.m. | Laura Klaus
June 6 | MC-SW, 106

Basketry: Square Cake Carrier

Cake makes everything better, and nothing beats a homemade treat arriving in a handmade basket! Learn the basics of basket weaving, and leave with a square cake carrier you will enjoy for years to come. Complete with a swing handle that allows for easy cake placing and color options available at class. All materials included.
CRFT-734 | 1 session | $54 AGE 60+ | $65 REG
S02 a 9 a.m.-1 p.m. | Laura Klaus
July 11 | MC-CE

1800’s Shaker Style Cheese Basket

Use natural fibers to create a cheese basket like those used by the Shakers in the 1800’s. Complete with two bushel basket handles, this basket is the perfect addition to your home décor! Learn basket weaving skills and leave with your own handmade creation. All materials included. .
CRFT-734 | 1 session | $61.50 AGE 60+ | $75 REG
S03 Sa 9 a.m.-2 p.m. | Laura Klaus
Aug. 8 | MC-SS, 107

Crochet

Crochet in a Day

Learn to crochet basic single, double and treble stitches and to decrease, 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. You may bring snacks or a sack lunch. Supply list sent.
CRFT-724 | 1 session | $32.50 AGE 60+ | $49 REG
S01 Sa 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Carletta Kemp
June 27 | MC-SO, 111

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 | 2 sessions | $32.50 AGE 60+ | $49 REG
S01 Sa 9 a.m.-noon | Carletta Kemp
July 11 – July 18 | MC-SO, 109

Crochet Tips and Tricks

Explore expert tips and tricks for seasoned crocheters, including the linked crochet turning chain, invisible finish, jogless color change in the round and more. For intermediate to advanced crocheters. Supply list sent.
CRFT-726 | 1 session | $16.50 AGE 60+ | $25 REG
S03 Sa 9 a.m.-noon | Carletta Kemp
Aug. 1 | MC-SO, 111

Tunisian Crochet

Sometimes thought of as a cross between crochet and knitting, Tunisian crochet uses an elongated Tunisian or Afghan hook. Learn the foundation row, Tunisian simple stitch, Tunisian knit stitch, changing colors and binding off. While geared toward beginning Tunisian crocheters, this class also provides a good refresher for those who have experience, but may have forgotten some steps. Supply list sent.
CRFT-724 | 2 sessions | $33 AGE 60+ | $49 REG
S02 Sa 1-5 p.m. | Carletta Kemp
Aug. 1 – Aug. 8 | MC-SO, 111

Floral

NEW! Fresh Tropical Bouquet

Transport yourself to the tropics with this colorful floral creation full of bright tropical Hawaiian flowers. Create your own unique arrangement to take home, and receive expert florist tips and tricks to keep your bouquet beautiful and healthy. All materials included. Registration/refund/withdrawal deadline: 6/15. No refunds after this date.
CRFT-744 | 1 session | $85 AGE 60+ | $95 REG
S01 Sa 10 a.m.-noon | Michelle Coveyou
June 20 | MC-SW, 106

Stunning Succulents in a Vintage Vessel

Learn pro techniques to create a stunning succulent arrangement. Choose your vessel from a selection of real vintage objects, learn how to make succulent/cacti soil and gain planting techniques for maximum contrast. Take home your very own one-of-a-kind vintage succulent creation and the knowledge to create many more. All materials included in the cost of the class. Registration/refund/withdrawal deadline: 6/6. No refunds after this date.
CRFT-744 | 1 session | $69 AGE 60+ | $69 REG
S05 Sa 10 a.m.-noon | Twig and Tarnish
June 27 | MC-SW, 106

NEW! Edible Arrangements 101

Create delicious edible flowers that will steal the show at your 4th of July party. Learn how to masterfully create chocolate-dipped strawberries, apples, melons, grapes and pineapple. Leave class with your own arrangement as well as the skills to make many more. All materials included. Registration/refund/withdrawal deadline: 6/26. No refunds after this date.
CRFT-744 | 1 session | $55 AGE 60+ | $65 REG
S02 Th 6-8 p.m. | Michelle Coveyou
July 2 | MC-SW, 106

We have more!

Is the kitchen your happy place? Our Culinary classes offer even more opportunities to try out new food creations.

NEW! All About That Vase!

Come explore the fun and unique ways you can dress up any floral arrangement by using a double-walled vase filled with greens, fruit slices and much more. Create a masterpiece while gaining expert tips and tricks that professional florists use. All materials included. Registration/refund/withdrawal deadline: 7/13. No refunds after this date.
CRFT-744 | 1 session | $75 AGE 60+ | $85 REG
S03 Sa 1-3 p.m. | Michelle Coveyou
July 18 | MC-SW, 106

NEW! Flower Focus: White and Green Classic Arrangement

Create a showstopper arrangement that is all class, boasting beautiful white flowers with vibrant green accents — a stunning centerpiece for any gathering. As you arrange your flowers, receive expert instruction on the care and the tips and tricks used by florists to create professional arrangements. All materials included. Registration/refund/withdrawal deadline: 8/3. No refunds after this date.
CRFT-744 | 1 session | $89 AGE 60+ | $99 REG
S04 Sa 10 a.m.-noon | Michelle Coveyou
Aug. 8 | MC-SW, 106

Sip ‘n Craft

Sip’ n’ Sew: Fold Over Fabric Clutch Bag

Gain comfort and confidence on the sewing machine while making a foldover clutch bag, and enjoy a social hour with your favorite friend(s) and drink. No sewing experience necessary. All materials provided. Ages 21+ only.
CRFT-713 | 1 session | $39 AGE 60+ | $39 REG
S04 F 6-9 p.m.          
June 26 | City Sewing Room

NEW! Dream and Sip: Vision Boarding Soiree

Grab your friends, significant other or come solo with your favorite beverage and put your inner dreams and desires on the table. Enjoy a fun, relaxing evening building your vision board and sipping. Your vision board will serve as your vision of your future. Leave with a tangible representation of your dreams, goals and ideal life. Age 21+. All materials included. Class held at Culinary Arts House. Park on Hartford or Hampton. Flagpole in front. The Culinary Arts House has an exterior staircase that is used for entry into the facility.
CRFT-765 | 1 session | $40 AGE 60+ | $49 REG
S07 Sa 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | Shelby Maxie
June 13 | Culinary Arts House

NEW! Craft and Sip: Sugar Scrub Soiree

Make happy hour more rewarding! Grab your favorite beverage and join in on the fun with your best friend, significant other or solo. Learn about sugar scrubs, how to make them and the benefits of using them. Walk away with your own sugar scrub creations. Age 21+. All materials included. Class held at Culinary Arts House. Park on Hartford or Hampton. Flagpole in front. The Culinary Arts House has an exterior staircase that is used for entry into the facility.
CRFT-765 | 1 session | $50 AGE 60+ | $59 REG
S08 Sa 3-5:30 p.m. | Shelby Maxie
June 13 | Culinary Arts House

NEW! Craft and Sip: Bath Salt Soiree

Make happy hour more rewarding! Grab your favorite beverage and join in on the fun with your best friend, significant other or solo. Learn about bath salts, how to make them and how to use them. Walk away with your own bath salt creations. Age 21+. All materials included. Class held at Culinary Arts House. Park on Hartford or Hampton. Flagpole in front. The Culinary Arts House has an exterior staircase that is used for entry into the facility.
CRFT-765 | 1 session | $46 AGE 60+ | $55 REG
S09 Sa 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | Shelby Maxie
June 20 | Culinary Arts House

NEW! Craft and Sip: Bath Bomb Soiree

Make happy hour more rewarding! Grab your favorite beverage and join in on the fun with your best friend, significant other or solo. Learn about bath bombs, how to make them and how to use them. Walk away with your own bath bomb creations. Age 21+. All materials included. Class held at Culinary Arts House. Park on Hartford or Hampton. Flagpole in front. The Culinary Arts House has an exterior staircase that is used for entry into the facility.
CRFT-765 | 1 session | $46 AGE 60+ | $55 REG
S10 Sa 3-5:30 p.m. | Shelby Maxie
June 20 | Culinary Arts House

Glass and Ceramics

Multicolored Painted Mosaic-Inspired Mug

Create your own unique mosaic-inspired coffee mug that will stand apart from the rest! Learn a specialized painting technique that mimics the appearance of mosaic tiles. Students are invited to bring an adult beverage of their choice. Ages 21+ only. The mug will be food-safe and ready for pick-up one week after class once it has been fired.
CRFT-741 | 1 session | $41.50 AGE 60+ | $49 REG
S01 W 6-8 p.m. | Janet Becker
May 27 | Painted Zebra

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 for your 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
S01 W 6-9 p.m.        
May 27 | Perennial
S02 Th 6-9 p.m.       
Aug. 6 | Perennial

Patriotic Platter

Paint your own patriotic platter and steal the show this 4th of July! Learn a variety of painting techniques and, with guidance and support, create a masterpiece you’ll enjoy for years to come. The platter will be food-safe and ready for pick-up one week after class once it has been fired.
CRFT-741 | 1 session | $41.50 AGE 60+ | $49 REG
S02 W 6-8 p.m. | Janet Becker
June 17 | Painted Zebra

Large Ceramic Spoon Rest

Spice up your kitchen with a colorful and creative spoon rest. Learn different painting techniques and create an addition for your home that you will use for years to come. The spoon rest will be food-safe and ready for pick-up one week after class once it has been fired.
CRFT-741 | 1 session | $41.50 AGE 60+ | $49 REG
S03 M 7-9 p.m. | Janet Becker
July 20 | Painted Zebra

Knitting

Knitting I

Knitting isn’t just for making winter garments and accessories. Use linen, silk and lighter threads and yarns to make projects and garments that will be useful all year round. Cover the basics including casting on, increasing and decreasing, finishing, a variety of stitches and more. Get 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.
CRFT-720 | 2 sessions | $40 AGE 60+ | $55 REG
S02 Tu 6-9 p.m. | Cristin Greenlee
June 23 – June 30 | MC-BA, 114

Knit in a Day

Join us for a crash course in knitting, and learn the basics in one day! Explore casting on, knitting, purling, pattern reading, cabling and binding off, placing you well on your way to impress friends and yourself! You may bring snacks or a sack lunch. Supply list sent.
CRFT-720 | 1 session | $40 AGE 60+ | $55 REG
S01 Sa 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | Cristin Greenlee
June 27 | MC-BA, 114

Metal Work and Jewelry

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 medium. You will be exposed to hot steel being hammered, causing 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
S01 Sa 9-11:30 a.m.
June 6 | Mueller Industries
S02 Sa 9-11:30 a.m.
July 25 | Mueller Industries
S03 Sa 9-11:30 a.m.
Aug. 1 | Mueller Industries

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. 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
S04 Tu 5-8 p.m.       
June 16 – June 23 | Mueller Industries
S05 Sa 9 a.m.-noon 
July 11 – July 18 | Mueller Industries

Metalsmithing: Beginning Techniques For Jewelry

Learn the fundamental metalsmithing techniques for making jewelry. Basic metal manipulation skills including sawing, forming and shaping, filing, sanding, soldering and polishing will be explored. 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 | $163.50 AGE 60+ | $225 REG
S06 Th 6-9 p.m. | Kevin Lin
June 11 – July 23 | FV-E, 290

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. 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 | $57 AGE 60+ | $69 REG
S01 Th 6-9 p.m. | Magan Harms
July 30 | STLCC-South County, 201

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. Leave with a finished lunch bag and a treasure trove of sewing machine knowledge. All materials provided.
CRFT-713 | 1 session | $39 AGE 60+ | $39 REG
S05 W 6-9 p.m.        
June 10 | City Sewing Room
S06 Su 1-4 p.m.       
July 12 | City Sewing Room

Green Home Sewing

Save money and reduce waste in this eco-friendly sewing class! Using donated fabric, make re-usable household items like grocery bags, produce and storage bags and reusable towels that can replace the rolls of paper towels used in your home. All materials are provided.
CRFT-713 | 1 session | $39 AGE 60+ | $39 REG
S08 W 6-9 p.m.        
June 17 | City Sewing Room

Nifty and Thrifty Sewing

Bring your great bargain finds to this class and learn how to transform them into treasured items you will want to wear all the time! Learn to take in, let out, shorten hems, move buttons, remove sleeves, crop a top and so much more. Sewing experience not necessary. All other materials provided.
CRFT-713 | 1 session | $39 AGE 60+ | $39 REG
S07 Sa 1-4 p.m.        
July 11 | City Sewing Room

Textiles and Fabrics

NEW! More Macramé Knots

Ready to expand your knotting skills? Gain the skills to tie a variety of knots such as the Josephine knot and monkey fist. Using beads and a selection of high quality fibers, create a handmade 15 x 18 inch wall hanging or a one of a kind plant hanger — your choice! All materials provided.
CRFT-713 | 1 session | $39 AGE 60+ | $39 REG
S03 F 6-9 p.m.          
June 5 | City Sewing Room

Needle Felt Puppy or Kitten

Learn to needle felt a three-dimensional puppy or kitten in this class designed for beginners. See your form take shape as you agitate the wool fiber using a single barbed needle. This is a fun beginning class for wool felting. After learning this technique, students can work on more projects at home to create their own designs.
CRFT-765 | 1 session | $45 AGE 60+ | $45 REG
S01 Tu 6-9 p.m.       
June 23 | MC-BA, 120

Shibori Dyeing

Pillowcases looking tired? Strange spot on your favorite tee? Shibori, a Japanese form of tie dye, is a creative way to give your worn fabrics a beautiful boost! Learn a variety of indigo dyeing methods, from kumo to arashi to itajime. We’ll provide fabric scraps of natural, plant-based fibers like linen, cotton or hemp for you to sample the different methods and a vibrant, striking blue indigo dye you’re sure to love. All materials provided, but you are welcome to bring in a natural fiber napkin or something similarly sized to dye.
CRFT-765 | 1 session | $45 AGE 60+ | $45 REG
S05 Th 6:30-8:30 p.m.          
June 25 | Perennial

Embroidery: Design and Stitch

Embroidery doesn’t have to be dancing dishes or kittens in mittens! In this three week class, create a pair of unique pillowcases that fits your personality, crafting your own designs with inspired patterns. Learn easy, effective design transfer techniques and a variety of stitches, from basic to advanced, in a supportive environment. 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 | $80 AGE 60+ | $115 REG
S01 Th 6-9 p.m. | Magan Harms
July 2 – July 16 | STLCC-South County, 104

T-Shirt Quilting

Turn those old t-shirts into a beautiful quilt that will be a memory keepsake and keep you cozy, too! It also makes a wonderful graduation gift for the student in your life. Bring 15 to 20 of your t-shirts to cut up and sew into a quilt that will be cherished for years to come. All other materials provided.
CRFT-715 | 2 sessions | $65 AGE 60+ | $65 REG
S03 W 6-9 p.m.        
July 1 – July 8 | City Sewing Room
S02 TuTh 6-9 p.m.   
July 21 – July 23 | City Sewing Room

Weaving: Table Runner

In this beginning class, work on a four-shaft, preloaded, tabletop 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 cost.
CRFT-713 | 1 session | $89 AGE 60+ | $89 REG
S01 Sa 10 a.m.-4 p.m.           
Aug. 1 | Craft Central
S02 W 6-9 p.m.        
Aug. 5 – Aug. 1 | Craft Central

Beginner Quilting

This class puts the fun in fundamentals of quilting! Learn how to choose, cut and sew fabric to make a beautiful table runner. You may bring your own fabric (four to five choices of 1/4 yard each) or use fabric provided at the class. All supplies provided including batting, notions and sewing machines.
CRFT-715 | 2 sessions | $65 AGE 60+ | $65 REG
S01 TuTh 6-9 p.m.   
Aug. 11 – Aug. 13 | City Sewing Room

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Upcycling

NEW! Upcycled Wood Wall Planter

Transform discarded pallet wood and unwanted glass food jars into a functional and stylish wall planter! Learn about using reclaimed pallet wood, including how to measure, cut and sand your wood to make a wall hanging. Then use salvaged leather belts and glass mason jars to create a sweet planter to adorn your walls. All materials are provided, but you are welcome to bring your own jars to use.
CRFT-765 | 1 session | $35 AGE 60+ | $35 REG
S04 Sa 10 a.m.-noon             
June 20 | Perennial

Upcycled 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, 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
S03 Sa 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.   
July 18 | Perennial

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. 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 | $30 AGE 60+ | $30 REG
S06 Sa 10-11:30 a.m.            
Aug. 1 | Perennial

Woodburning

Introduction to Wood Burning

Customize your woodworking projects with wood-burned accents. From lettering to stamping, wood-burning skills transform various types of wood into unique, attention-getting pieces. Experiment with different wood-burning tips and learn tricks for a successful finished project. No experience necessary. 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
S02 Th 6:30-8:30 p.m.          
July 16 | Perennial


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