Wheel Throwing, Beginning/Intermediate

Starts from: 9/4/2018

$139

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CBW1006
  • Duration
    4 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Students will learn about wheel throwing and techniques by practicing throwing a variety of shapes and sizes. Students will learn to trim their pottery and glazing with some surface decorating will be explored. This class is for beginners and students with some throwing experience who are comfortable in a class with all levels of experience. Any student who is advanced and just wants to throw and works in clay is always welcome if this time slot works in their schedule. (Note: We are not a production studio and the use of outside materials is subject to instructor approval.)

Handbuilding/Sculpture, Beg/Int

Starts from: 9/4/2018

$139

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CCH1007
  • Duration
    4 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Students begin to work with handbuilding techniques in clay such as coils, slabs, punch, molds, and textures. Intermediate students will fine tune techniques for creating pottery and sculptural work. This class will explore many methods, emphasize on design, and encourage creativity. Advanced students are always welcome to continue their exploration with handbuilding. Instruction is provided as needed on individual projects.

Wheel Throwing, Int/Adv

Starts from: 9/5/2018

$139

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CBWH1011
  • Duration
    4 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Learn about wheel throwing techniques by practicing a variety of shapes and sizes. Students will learn to trim their pottery. Glazing with some surface decorating will be explored. This class is for students with some throwing experience who are comfortable in a class with all levels of experience. Any student who is extremely advanced, and just wants to throw is always welcome. (Note: We are not a production studio and the use of outside materials is subject to instructor approval.)

Handbuilding/Sculpture, Int/Adv

Starts from: 9/5/2018

$139

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CCH2007
  • Duration
    4 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Continue your study of handbuilding techniques in clay to fine tune your techniques for creating work in clay and sculptural work. This class will explore many methods, emphasize design, and encourage creativity. Projects are individual and instruction is on a personal basis as the student works. Instruction is provided for each project the student desires to work on.

Wheel Throwing, Int/Adv

Starts from: 9/10/2018

$69

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CWT1005
  • Duration
    3 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Monday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

This class is for students with previous wheel experience and who would like to expand their horizons and technical ability.

***NO CLAY INCLUDED

Wheel Throwing, Beginning – Andrew Long

Starts from: 9/10/2018

$69

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    DELETED
  • Duration
    3 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Monday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

This class is for students with little to no previous wheel experience. We will go over the basic process of taking a lump of clay and turning it into a functional object. This class will cover basic tumblers, mugs, and bowls.

Calligraphy: French Finesse – Foundational

Starts from: 9/25/2018

$159

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CAF1001
  • Duration
    8 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Foundational letterforms are commonly seen in printed material (books and newspapers). Beginners can easily learn these minuscule letters, and in the class we will also learn to make classic Roman capitals. However, in this French Finesse course, after you practice the basic Roman capitals, you’ll add a flourish with a French Script variation. You’ll complete several small projects along with a book project during the eight-session course.

Refurbish With Chalk Paint (supplies donated by Dixie Belle Paint Company)

Starts from: 10/1/2018

$69

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CAC1002
  • Duration
    3 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Monday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

This class will teach you the basics of chalk painting furniture. Bring a small wood project to the second class (examples: single drawer from a dresser; picture frame without glass; small table or wood shelf you can carry in one hand). Wear painting clothes and be prepared to have fun! Bring pad and pencil to take notes.

Chalk painting supplies donated by Dixie Belle Paint Company
1641 Land O’ Lakes Blvd. Ste 6
Lutz, FL 33549
PH: 813-909-1962

Disappearing Nine-Patch Quilt Using “Quilt As You Go” Technique

Starts from: 10/2/2018

$119

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CANP1001
  • Duration
    4 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

In this class I’m going to take you through the steps needed to create an easy, versatile, Disappearing Nine-Patch Quilt. These quilts are my favorites because they are not complicated and can be completed in far less time than other quilt types. You will learn how to strip piece 9-patch squares into a 45 x 45 inch quilt. This course will cover rotary cutting the fabric strips, strip piecing, sewing with ¼-inch seams, how to join the squares, the quilt-as-you-go technique (QAYG), how to sandwich the batting and backing, and how to apply binding. QAYG simplifies quilting for beginners because it is an easy way to join quilted pieces by machine. Instead of handling bulky quilts, you will be able to quilt your project as you piece it. This technique is so easy, it opens up lots of possibilities for more complicated quilting designs on a basic model sewing machine. You can even do a much larger project without the worry of forcing a full-sized quilt through your machine. Materials list: Basic sewing kit include sharp scissors Sewing machine with quilting foot or ¼-inch seam guide Filled bobbins 1 ½ yards light print fabric, washed and pressed open 1 ½ yard dark print fabric, washed and pressed open ¾ yard coordinating print fabric for sashing, washed and pressed open 2 yards of coordinating print fabric for backing and binding, washed and pressed open low loft poly cotton crib Size 45″ x 60″ batting Coordinating sewing thread Rotary cutter, 45 mm Rotary cutting board Acrylic rulers, preferably 5×18 and 9×9 inch Seam ripper Quilt basting spray Masking tape 1 inch Walking foot attachment for quilting

Basketweaving for the Visually Impaired (incl mat’l) – Donation Funded

Starts from: 10/3/2018

$0

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CAB1001
  • Duration
    10 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

This unique craft class is specifically designed for visually challenged adults. We teach basketry that can be done by “feel.” Students work at their own pace in a supportive atmosphere. The instructors and several volunteers give individual attention as needed. The cost of this class was covered by a grant for many years. Effective fall of 2015, the grant no longer exists, so we must charge enough to cover the direct cost of the class.

All materials provided.

English Paper Piecing 101: Hand Quilting

Starts from: 10/3/2018

$35

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CAEP1001
  • Duration
    1 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

English Paper Pieced hexagons are all the rage in hand quilting right now. Such a fun little project to use up your scraps while you sit in front of the TV or on the beach! The technique involves basting fabrics over paper templates and then sewing the shapes together by hand. In this introductory workshop for English paper piecing, you will learn the basic techniques, including how to cut the fabric, cut the templates, baste the pieces, and hand sew them together along with tips and tricks to complete the project successfully. We all need to bring balance to our screen-heavy lifestyles. Meditative hobbies such as English paper piecing (EPP) require you to unplug and slow down. EPP can’t be rushed. As you settle into your project, your whole body will be nurtured by the simple, repetitive process. Enjoy it in silence, in nature, or among friends. In every instance, once you find your rhythm, EPP will often take on a lovely, healing quality.

Supplies needed: • Precut English paper pieces: 1.5-inch hexagons (or other desired size) • Thread • Several hand sewing needles • Thimble • Assorted colors of cotton quilting fabric scraps, 5-inch square or larger, or fat quarters • scissors • Pen or pencil for taking notes • Clear tape or blue painters tape or several clover clips or several small paper clips of binder clips • Cardstock for cutting out pattern • Water-soluble fabric glue stick, such as Sewline or Elmers glue stick • Rotary cutter and cutting mat • Acrylic quilting ruler

Picture Framing & Matting, Beginning (incl mat’l)

Starts from: 10/3/2018

$129

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CAPF1001
  • Duration
    6 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Students learn the techniques of mounting, matting, and framing photos, prints, paintings, needlework, and collectibles to display them proudly in a suitable setting. Instructor provides guide to selection of materials and use of professional tools and equipment. Students learn to cut two 8×10 mats in class, and assemble two precut frames. Students must then bring frame and mat supplies for further projects of their own choosing. MATERIAL FEE FOR THIS CLASS IS NONREFUNDABLE.

Tools, equipment, and material to construct two complete
8 x 10 picture frames are provided. Students must then bring
frame and mat supplies for further projects of their own
choosing. MATERIAL FEE FOR THIS CLASS IS NONREFUNDABLE.

Sewing Basics (all levels are welcome/small class size)

Starts from: 10/4/2018

$119

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CAS1001
  • Duration
    5 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Thursday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Are you interested in learning how to sew? No experience required. In this course, you will learn how to use a sewing machine, thread a needle, sew simple stitches, read a pattern, and make a simple garment. Bring your own questions and ideas with you. Sewing machines and all basic materials are provided. Students should bring fabric shears, pins and pincushion, seam/sewing gauge, tape measure, and seam ripper.

Supplies to bring: Fabric shears, pins & pincushion, seam/sewing gauge, tape measure, and seam ripper. Sewing machines and all basic materials are provided.

Knit One/Purl None – Wearable Art (incl mat’l)

Starts from: 10/5/2018

$59

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CAK1001
  • Duration
    4 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Friday
CLASS DESCRIPTION


Learn the art of custom knitting using only the knit stitch. This is a beginner class. You will learn how to cast on, knit, and cast off, using big needles, novelty yarn, ribbons, and fabrics. You will create a trendy, beautiful, one-of-a-kind long wrap or scarf, and finish the class by creating a unique “Rag Bag” or pillow that you will knit with strips of fabric. A field trip for yarn is part of the class. Knitting needles and practice yarn are provided.

Knitting needles and practice yarn are provided.

Sewing Basics (all levels are welcome/small class size)

Starts from: 10/6/2018

$119

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CAS1003
  • Duration
    5 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Saturday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Are you interested in learning how to sew? No experience required. In this course, you will learn how to use a sewing machine, thread a needle, sew simple stitches, read a pattern, and make a simple garment. Bring your own questions and ideas with you. Sewing machines and all basic materials are provided. Students should bring fabric shears, pins and pincushion, seam/sewing gauge, tape measure, and seam ripper.

Supplies to bring: Fabric shears, pins & pincushion, seam/sewing gauge, tape measure, and seam ripper. Sewing machines and all basic materials are provided.

Ikebana: Intro to Japanese Flower Arranging (incl flowers)

Starts from: 10/6/2018

$39

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    AFL1001
  • Duration
    1 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Saturday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Japanese flower arrangements are simple yet elegant, combining the beauty of carefully chosen flowers and branches with the simplicity of nature. The arrangement is designed to enhance the natural shapes and curves of the foliage and branches while bringing in the harmonious colors and seasonality of the different flowers. The basic forms and the Moribana styles of the Ohara School of Ikebana will be introduced in the lessons.

For the Supply List, CLICK HERE.

Beadweaving for Beginners (incl mat’l)

Starts from: 10/9/2018

$59

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CABW1001
  • Duration
    2 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

What is beadweaving? If you have ever sewn by hand, you are already halfway there, but beadweaving is much more fun! The beautiful bracelets, necklaces, and earrings you can make with a pattern, needle, and thread will amaze you. It is a new skill and likely to become a rewarding hobby. The supplies are easily portable. In this class you will get the inside scoop on “tricks of the trade” and insight about buying beads and supplies. Supplies will be provided for this introductory course.

Beg/Int Crochet

Starts from: 10/10/2018

$129

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    deleted
  • Duration
    8 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Do you see a nice blanket, scarf, or sweater and say to yourself, “How’d they do that?” Well if it’s crochet, then come learn!! It’s much easier than it looks, and it’s fun, too! Bring some yarn and a medium-size crochet hook (size H, J, or K). You will learn three basic stitches and several techniques to work with those stitches. You will soon discover all the different things you can make with very simple crochet techniques.

Bring some yarn and a medium-size crochet hook (size H, J, or K).

Beginning Crochet

Starts from: 10/10/2018

$89

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CAC1001
  • Duration
    8 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Does the idea of creating a piece of fabric with a crochet hook and some yarn fascinate you? Did you watch your grandmother crochet when you were a child? Have you crocheted years before and now want to get back to this craft? You will learn the basics of crochet, which is a pathway to creating beautiful accessories and garments. It’s fun and relaxing! Materials needed for class: smooth worsted-weight yarn (#4 on yarn label) — light colored, please. Hook size in either H (5.00 mm), I (5.5 mm), or J (6.0 mm) Handouts will be provided by instructor.

Materials needed for class: smooth worsted weight yarn (#4 on yarn label) — light colored, please. Hook size in either H (5.00 mm), I (5.5 mm) or J (6.0 mm)
Handouts will be provided by instructor.

Intermediate Crochet (Prerequisite: Beginning Crochet)

Starts from: 10/10/2018

$89

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CAC2001
  • Duration
    8 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Take your knowledge of crochet a step further. In this series of classes you will learn how to read patterns and follow directions, learn stitch techniques which can be applied to many different projects, crochet from a chart, take granny squares to a more modern look, crochet in the round (great for hats and baskets) and touch on the basics of Tunisian crochet. Materials needed for class: smooth worsted weight yarn (#4 on yarn label), hook size in either H (5.00 mm), I (5.5 mm), or J (6.0 mm). Handouts will be provided by instructor.

Materials needed for class: smooth worsted weight yarn (#4 on yarn label), hook size in either H (5.00 mm), I (5.5 mm), or J (6.0 mm).
Handouts will be provided by instructor.

Wirewrapping Beach Glass and Stones – Venice (incl mat’l)

Starts from: 10/10/2018

$35

Campus Location
ACE
409 Bahama St
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CABN1004V
  • Duration
    1 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Learn to wire wrap seaglass and stones to make lovely pendants for your necklaces.

English Paper Piecing Quilting: Beyond the Basics

Starts from: 10/10/2018

$35

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CAEP2001
  • Duration
    1 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Itching to build your English Paper Piecing (EPP) Quilting skills with a more advanced project? Learn quick and easy EPP techniques in this advanced workshop, including how to cut the templates, cut the fabric, baste the pieces, and hand sew them together along with tips and tricks to complete the project successfully. Learn how to fussy cut to dramatically maximize the impact of your quilt, plus see how to work the quilt in sections, keeping the project portable and fun! Discover how to sew various shapes beyond hexagons, including diamonds, half-hexagons, stars, squares, and triangles. Learn how to finish your work by appliquéing it to whole cloth for an eye-catching quilt or in a small project such as complementing guest towels. The possibilities are endless and they are sure to be the perfect accent in any room of the house. We all need to bring balance to our screen-heavy lifestyles. Meditative hobbies such as English paper piecing require you to unplug and slow down. EPP can’t be rushed. As you settle into your project, your whole body will be nurtured by the simple, repetitive process. Enjoy it in silence, in nature, or among friends. In every instance, once you find your rhythm, EPP will often take on a lovely, healing quality. Supplies needed: • Precut English Paper Piecing 1.5-inch hexagons (or other desired size) • Precut English Paper Piecing 1.5-inch diamonds (or other desired size) • Hand sewing thread • Several hand sewing needles • Thimble • Assorted colors of cotton quilting fabric scraps 5-inches square or larger, or fat quarters • Scissors • Pen or pencil for taking notes • Clear cellophane tape or blue painters tape or several clover clips or several small paper clips or binder clips • Cardstock for cutting out pattern • Water-soluble fabric glue stick, such as Sewline or Elmers glue stick • Rotary cutter and cutting mat • Acrylic quilting ruler

Supplies needed: • Precut English Paper Piecing 1.5-inch hexagons (or other desired size) • Precut English Paper Piecing 1.5-inch diamonds (or other desired size) • Hand sewing thread • Several hand sewing needles • Thimble • Assorted colors of cotton quilting fabric scraps 5-inches square or larger, or fat quarters • Scissors • Pen or pencil for taking notes • Clear cellophane tape or blue painters tape or several clover clips or several small paper clips or binder clips • Cardstock for cutting out pattern • Water-soluble fabric glue stick, such as Sewline or Elmers glue stick • Rotary cutter and cutting mat • Acrylic quilting ruler

Calligraphy: French Finesse – Foundational

Starts from: 9/25/2018

$159

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CAF1001
  • Duration
    8 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Foundational letterforms are commonly seen in printed material (books and newspapers). Beginners can easily learn these minuscule letters, and in the class we will also learn to make classic Roman capitals. However, in this French Finesse course, after you practice the basic Roman capitals, you’ll add a flourish with a French Script variation. You’ll complete several small projects along with a book project during the eight-session course.

Refurbish With Chalk Paint (supplies donated by Dixie Belle Paint Company)

Starts from: 10/1/2018

$69

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CAC1002
  • Duration
    3 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Monday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

This class will teach you the basics of chalk painting furniture. Bring a small wood project to the second class (examples: single drawer from a dresser; picture frame without glass; small table or wood shelf you can carry in one hand). Wear painting clothes and be prepared to have fun! Bring pad and pencil to take notes.

Chalk painting supplies donated by Dixie Belle Paint Company
1641 Land O’ Lakes Blvd. Ste 6
Lutz, FL 33549
PH: 813-909-1962

Disappearing Nine-Patch Quilt Using “Quilt As You Go” Technique

Starts from: 10/2/2018

$119

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CANP1001
  • Duration
    4 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

In this class I’m going to take you through the steps needed to create an easy, versatile, Disappearing Nine-Patch Quilt. These quilts are my favorites because they are not complicated and can be completed in far less time than other quilt types. You will learn how to strip piece 9-patch squares into a 45 x 45 inch quilt. This course will cover rotary cutting the fabric strips, strip piecing, sewing with ¼-inch seams, how to join the squares, the quilt-as-you-go technique (QAYG), how to sandwich the batting and backing, and how to apply binding. QAYG simplifies quilting for beginners because it is an easy way to join quilted pieces by machine. Instead of handling bulky quilts, you will be able to quilt your project as you piece it. This technique is so easy, it opens up lots of possibilities for more complicated quilting designs on a basic model sewing machine. You can even do a much larger project without the worry of forcing a full-sized quilt through your machine. Materials list: Basic sewing kit include sharp scissors Sewing machine with quilting foot or ¼-inch seam guide Filled bobbins 1 ½ yards light print fabric, washed and pressed open 1 ½ yard dark print fabric, washed and pressed open ¾ yard coordinating print fabric for sashing, washed and pressed open 2 yards of coordinating print fabric for backing and binding, washed and pressed open low loft poly cotton crib Size 45″ x 60″ batting Coordinating sewing thread Rotary cutter, 45 mm Rotary cutting board Acrylic rulers, preferably 5×18 and 9×9 inch Seam ripper Quilt basting spray Masking tape 1 inch Walking foot attachment for quilting

Basketweaving for the Visually Impaired (incl mat’l) – Donation Funded

Starts from: 10/3/2018

$0

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CAB1001
  • Duration
    10 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

This unique craft class is specifically designed for visually challenged adults. We teach basketry that can be done by “feel.” Students work at their own pace in a supportive atmosphere. The instructors and several volunteers give individual attention as needed. The cost of this class was covered by a grant for many years. Effective fall of 2015, the grant no longer exists, so we must charge enough to cover the direct cost of the class.

All materials provided.

English Paper Piecing 101: Hand Quilting

Starts from: 10/3/2018

$35

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CAEP1001
  • Duration
    1 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

English Paper Pieced hexagons are all the rage in hand quilting right now. Such a fun little project to use up your scraps while you sit in front of the TV or on the beach! The technique involves basting fabrics over paper templates and then sewing the shapes together by hand. In this introductory workshop for English paper piecing, you will learn the basic techniques, including how to cut the fabric, cut the templates, baste the pieces, and hand sew them together along with tips and tricks to complete the project successfully. We all need to bring balance to our screen-heavy lifestyles. Meditative hobbies such as English paper piecing (EPP) require you to unplug and slow down. EPP can’t be rushed. As you settle into your project, your whole body will be nurtured by the simple, repetitive process. Enjoy it in silence, in nature, or among friends. In every instance, once you find your rhythm, EPP will often take on a lovely, healing quality.

Supplies needed: • Precut English paper pieces: 1.5-inch hexagons (or other desired size) • Thread • Several hand sewing needles • Thimble • Assorted colors of cotton quilting fabric scraps, 5-inch square or larger, or fat quarters • scissors • Pen or pencil for taking notes • Clear tape or blue painters tape or several clover clips or several small paper clips of binder clips • Cardstock for cutting out pattern • Water-soluble fabric glue stick, such as Sewline or Elmers glue stick • Rotary cutter and cutting mat • Acrylic quilting ruler

Picture Framing & Matting, Beginning (incl mat’l)

Starts from: 10/3/2018

$129

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CAPF1001
  • Duration
    6 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Students learn the techniques of mounting, matting, and framing photos, prints, paintings, needlework, and collectibles to display them proudly in a suitable setting. Instructor provides guide to selection of materials and use of professional tools and equipment. Students learn to cut two 8×10 mats in class, and assemble two precut frames. Students must then bring frame and mat supplies for further projects of their own choosing. MATERIAL FEE FOR THIS CLASS IS NONREFUNDABLE.

Tools, equipment, and material to construct two complete
8 x 10 picture frames are provided. Students must then bring
frame and mat supplies for further projects of their own
choosing. MATERIAL FEE FOR THIS CLASS IS NONREFUNDABLE.

Sewing Basics (all levels are welcome/small class size)

Starts from: 10/4/2018

$119

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CAS1001
  • Duration
    5 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Thursday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Are you interested in learning how to sew? No experience required. In this course, you will learn how to use a sewing machine, thread a needle, sew simple stitches, read a pattern, and make a simple garment. Bring your own questions and ideas with you. Sewing machines and all basic materials are provided. Students should bring fabric shears, pins and pincushion, seam/sewing gauge, tape measure, and seam ripper.

Supplies to bring: Fabric shears, pins & pincushion, seam/sewing gauge, tape measure, and seam ripper. Sewing machines and all basic materials are provided.

Knit One/Purl None – Wearable Art (incl mat’l)

Starts from: 10/5/2018

$59

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CAK1001
  • Duration
    4 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Friday
CLASS DESCRIPTION


Learn the art of custom knitting using only the knit stitch. This is a beginner class. You will learn how to cast on, knit, and cast off, using big needles, novelty yarn, ribbons, and fabrics. You will create a trendy, beautiful, one-of-a-kind long wrap or scarf, and finish the class by creating a unique “Rag Bag” or pillow that you will knit with strips of fabric. A field trip for yarn is part of the class. Knitting needles and practice yarn are provided.

Knitting needles and practice yarn are provided.

Sewing Basics (all levels are welcome/small class size)

Starts from: 10/6/2018

$119

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CAS1003
  • Duration
    5 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Saturday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Are you interested in learning how to sew? No experience required. In this course, you will learn how to use a sewing machine, thread a needle, sew simple stitches, read a pattern, and make a simple garment. Bring your own questions and ideas with you. Sewing machines and all basic materials are provided. Students should bring fabric shears, pins and pincushion, seam/sewing gauge, tape measure, and seam ripper.

Supplies to bring: Fabric shears, pins & pincushion, seam/sewing gauge, tape measure, and seam ripper. Sewing machines and all basic materials are provided.

Ikebana: Intro to Japanese Flower Arranging (incl flowers)

Starts from: 10/6/2018

$39

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    AFL1001
  • Duration
    1 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Saturday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Japanese flower arrangements are simple yet elegant, combining the beauty of carefully chosen flowers and branches with the simplicity of nature. The arrangement is designed to enhance the natural shapes and curves of the foliage and branches while bringing in the harmonious colors and seasonality of the different flowers. The basic forms and the Moribana styles of the Ohara School of Ikebana will be introduced in the lessons.

For the Supply List, CLICK HERE.

Beadweaving for Beginners (incl mat’l)

Starts from: 10/9/2018

$59

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CABW1001
  • Duration
    2 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

What is beadweaving? If you have ever sewn by hand, you are already halfway there, but beadweaving is much more fun! The beautiful bracelets, necklaces, and earrings you can make with a pattern, needle, and thread will amaze you. It is a new skill and likely to become a rewarding hobby. The supplies are easily portable. In this class you will get the inside scoop on “tricks of the trade” and insight about buying beads and supplies. Supplies will be provided for this introductory course.

Intermediate Crochet (Prerequisite: Beginning Crochet)

Starts from: 10/10/2018

$89

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CAC2001
  • Duration
    8 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Take your knowledge of crochet a step further. In this series of classes you will learn how to read patterns and follow directions, learn stitch techniques which can be applied to many different projects, crochet from a chart, take granny squares to a more modern look, crochet in the round (great for hats and baskets) and touch on the basics of Tunisian crochet. Materials needed for class: smooth worsted weight yarn (#4 on yarn label), hook size in either H (5.00 mm), I (5.5 mm), or J (6.0 mm). Handouts will be provided by instructor.

Materials needed for class: smooth worsted weight yarn (#4 on yarn label), hook size in either H (5.00 mm), I (5.5 mm), or J (6.0 mm).
Handouts will be provided by instructor.

Wirewrapping Beach Glass and Stones – Venice (incl mat’l)

Starts from: 10/10/2018

$35

Campus Location
ACE
409 Bahama St
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CABN1004V
  • Duration
    1 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Learn to wire wrap seaglass and stones to make lovely pendants for your necklaces.

English Paper Piecing Quilting: Beyond the Basics

Starts from: 10/10/2018

$35

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CAEP2001
  • Duration
    1 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Itching to build your English Paper Piecing (EPP) Quilting skills with a more advanced project? Learn quick and easy EPP techniques in this advanced workshop, including how to cut the templates, cut the fabric, baste the pieces, and hand sew them together along with tips and tricks to complete the project successfully. Learn how to fussy cut to dramatically maximize the impact of your quilt, plus see how to work the quilt in sections, keeping the project portable and fun! Discover how to sew various shapes beyond hexagons, including diamonds, half-hexagons, stars, squares, and triangles. Learn how to finish your work by appliquéing it to whole cloth for an eye-catching quilt or in a small project such as complementing guest towels. The possibilities are endless and they are sure to be the perfect accent in any room of the house. We all need to bring balance to our screen-heavy lifestyles. Meditative hobbies such as English paper piecing require you to unplug and slow down. EPP can’t be rushed. As you settle into your project, your whole body will be nurtured by the simple, repetitive process. Enjoy it in silence, in nature, or among friends. In every instance, once you find your rhythm, EPP will often take on a lovely, healing quality. Supplies needed: • Precut English Paper Piecing 1.5-inch hexagons (or other desired size) • Precut English Paper Piecing 1.5-inch diamonds (or other desired size) • Hand sewing thread • Several hand sewing needles • Thimble • Assorted colors of cotton quilting fabric scraps 5-inches square or larger, or fat quarters • Scissors • Pen or pencil for taking notes • Clear cellophane tape or blue painters tape or several clover clips or several small paper clips or binder clips • Cardstock for cutting out pattern • Water-soluble fabric glue stick, such as Sewline or Elmers glue stick • Rotary cutter and cutting mat • Acrylic quilting ruler

Supplies needed: • Precut English Paper Piecing 1.5-inch hexagons (or other desired size) • Precut English Paper Piecing 1.5-inch diamonds (or other desired size) • Hand sewing thread • Several hand sewing needles • Thimble • Assorted colors of cotton quilting fabric scraps 5-inches square or larger, or fat quarters • Scissors • Pen or pencil for taking notes • Clear cellophane tape or blue painters tape or several clover clips or several small paper clips or binder clips • Cardstock for cutting out pattern • Water-soluble fabric glue stick, such as Sewline or Elmers glue stick • Rotary cutter and cutting mat • Acrylic quilting ruler

Wirewrapping Beach Glass and Stones – Venice (incl mat’l)

Starts from: 10/17/2018

$35

Campus Location
ACE
409 Bahama St
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CABN1003V
  • Duration
    1 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Learn to wire wrap seaglass and stones to make lovely pendants for your necklaces.

Beadstringing for Beginners (incl mat’l)

Starts from: 10/23/2018

$59

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CASB1001
  • Duration
    2 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Want to learn a new hobby? Interested in discovering your hidden creative talents? Stringing beads is a fun and exciting pastime. It is nice to make beautiful necklaces and bracelets for yourself and your friends. Who knows, you may start your own business! Discover the joy of creating jewelry. This course is designed to teach the basics of stringing beads. You will learn about color and design for beading. You will also learn the “tricks of the trade” and how to buy beads and supplies. Supplies will be provided for this introductory course.

Wirewrapping Beach Glass and Stones – Venice (incl mat’l)

Starts from: 10/24/2018

$35

Campus Location
ACE
409 Bahama St
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CABN1002V
  • Duration
    1 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Learn to wire wrap seaglass and stones to make lovely pendants for your necklaces.

Refurbish With Chalk Paint (supplies donated by Dixie Belle Paint Company)

Starts from: 10/29/2018

$69

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CAC1003
  • Duration
    3 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Monday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

This class will teach you the basics of chalk painting furniture. Bring a small wood project to the second class (examples: single drawer from a dresser; picture frame without glass; small table or wood shelf you can carry in one hand). Wear painting clothes and be prepared to have fun! Bring pad and pencil to take notes.

Chalk painting supplies donated by Dixie Belle Paint Company
1641 Land O’ Lakes Blvd. Ste 6
Lutz, FL 33549
PH: 813-909-1962

English Paper Piecing 101: Hand Quilting

Starts from: 10/31/2018

$35

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CAEP1002
  • Duration
    1 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

English Paper Pieced hexagons are all the rage in hand quilting right now. Such a fun little project to use up your scraps while you sit in front of the TV or on the beach! The technique involves basting fabrics over paper templates and then sewing the shapes together by hand. In this introductory workshop for English paper piecing, you will learn the basic techniques, including how to cut the fabric, cut the templates, baste the pieces, and hand sew them together along with tips and tricks to complete the project successfully. We all need to bring balance to our screen-heavy lifestyles. Meditative hobbies such as English paper piecing (EPP) require you to unplug and slow down. EPP can’t be rushed. As you settle into your project, your whole body will be nurtured by the simple, repetitive process. Enjoy it in silence, in nature, or among friends. In every instance, once you find your rhythm, EPP will often take on a lovely, healing quality.

Supplies needed: • Precut English paper pieces: 1.5-inch hexagons (or other desired size) • Thread • Several hand sewing needles • Thimble • Assorted colors of cotton quilting fabric scraps, 5-inch square or larger, or fat quarters • scissors • Pen or pencil for taking notes • Clear tape or blue painters tape or several clover clips or several small paper clips of binder clips • Cardstock for cutting out pattern • Water-soluble fabric glue stick, such as Sewline or Elmers glue stick • Rotary cutter and cutting mat • Acrylic quilting ruler

Wirewrapping Beach Glass and Stones – Venice (incl mat’l)

Starts from: 10/31/2018

$35

Campus Location
ACE
409 Bahama St
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CABN1001V
  • Duration
    1 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Learn to wire wrap seaglass and stones to make lovely pendants for your necklaces.

Knit One/Purl Too – Wearable Art II

Starts from: 11/2/2018

$59

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CAK2001
  • Duration
    4 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Friday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

For this continuation of Wearable Art I, you must know the knit stitch and how to cast on and cast off. You will learn the purl stitch, the drop stitch, increasing, decreasing and how to read patterns. You’ll learn how to work with different yarn weights, needle sizes, and combining colors to create a beautiful multitextured poncho. Bring your yarn stash and all your needles.

Bring your yarn stash, and all your needles.
Prerequisite: You must know the knit stitch, how to cast on and off.

Ikebana: Intro to Japanese Flower Arranging (incl flowers)

Starts from: 11/3/2018

$39

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    AFL1002
  • Duration
    1 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Saturday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Japanese flower arrangements are simple yet elegant, combining the beauty of carefully chosen flowers and branches with the simplicity of nature. The arrangement is designed to enhance the natural shapes and curves of the foliage and branches while bringing in the harmonious colors and seasonality of the different flowers. The basic forms and the Moribana styles of the Ohara School of Ikebana will be introduced in the lessons.

For the Supply List, CLICK HERE.

English Paper Piecing Quilting: Beyond the Basics

Starts from: 11/7/2018

$35

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CAEP2002
  • Duration
    1 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Itching to build your English Paper Piecing (EPP) Quilting skills with a more advanced project? Learn quick and easy EPP techniques in this advanced workshop, including how to cut the templates, cut the fabric, baste the pieces, and hand sew them together along with tips and tricks to complete the project successfully. Learn how to fussy cut to dramatically maximize the impact of your quilt, plus see how to work the quilt in sections, keeping the project portable and fun! Discover how to sew various shapes beyond hexagons, including diamonds, half-hexagons, stars, squares, and triangles. Learn how to finish your work by appliquéing it to whole cloth for an eye-catching quilt or in a small project such as complementing guest towels. The possibilities are endless and they are sure to be the perfect accent in any room of the house. We all need to bring balance to our screen-heavy lifestyles. Meditative hobbies such as English paper piecing require you to unplug and slow down. EPP can’t be rushed. As you settle into your project, your whole body will be nurtured by the simple, repetitive process. Enjoy it in silence, in nature, or among friends. In every instance, once you find your rhythm, EPP will often take on a lovely, healing quality. Supplies needed: • Precut English Paper Piecing 1.5-inch hexagons (or other desired size) • Precut English Paper Piecing 1.5-inch diamonds (or other desired size) • Hand sewing thread • Several hand sewing needles • Thimble • Assorted colors of cotton quilting fabric scraps 5-inches square or larger, or fat quarters • Scissors • Pen or pencil for taking notes • Clear cellophane tape or blue painters tape or several clover clips or several small paper clips or binder clips • Cardstock for cutting out pattern • Water-soluble fabric glue stick, such as Sewline or Elmers glue stick • Rotary cutter and cutting mat • Acrylic quilting ruler

Supplies needed: • Precut English Paper Piecing 1.5-inch hexagons (or other desired size) • Precut English Paper Piecing 1.5-inch diamonds (or other desired size) • Hand sewing thread • Several hand sewing needles • Thimble • Assorted colors of cotton quilting fabric scraps 5-inches square or larger, or fat quarters • Scissors • Pen or pencil for taking notes • Clear cellophane tape or blue painters tape or several clover clips or several small paper clips or binder clips • Cardstock for cutting out pattern • Water-soluble fabric glue stick, such as Sewline or Elmers glue stick • Rotary cutter and cutting mat • Acrylic quilting ruler

Sewing Basics (all levels are welcome/small class size)

Starts from: 11/8/2018

$119

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CAS1002
  • Duration
    5 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Thursday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Are you interested in learning how to sew? No experience required. In this course, you will learn how to use a sewing machine, thread a needle, sew simple stitches, read a pattern, and make a simple garment. Bring your own questions and ideas with you. Sewing machines and all basic materials are provided. Students should bring fabric shears, pins and pincushion, seam/sewing gauge, tape measure, and seam ripper.

Supplies to bring: Fabric shears, pins & pincushion, seam/sewing gauge, tape measure, and seam ripper. Sewing machines and all basic materials are provided.

Sewing Basics (all levels are welcome/small class size)

Starts from: 11/10/2018

$119

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CAS1004
  • Duration
    5 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Saturday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Are you interested in learning how to sew? No experience required. In this course, you will learn how to use a sewing machine, thread a needle, sew simple stitches, read a pattern, and make a simple garment. Bring your own questions and ideas with you. Sewing machines and all basic materials are provided. Students should bring fabric shears, pins and pincushion, seam/sewing gauge, tape measure, and seam ripper.

Supplies to bring: Fabric shears, pins & pincushion, seam/sewing gauge, tape measure, and seam ripper. Sewing machines and all basic materials are provided.

Kumihimo for Beginners (incl mat’l)

Starts from: 11/13/2018

$59

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CAK1002
  • Duration
    2 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

If you have ever braided or done macramé, and even if you haven’t, you are sure to enjoy this class. It is amazing what you can make with some beads and a kumihimo disc. Kumihimo is a Japanese braiding technique. You will be able to choose your own pattern. It is very relaxing and fun to Kumihimo once you learn the basics —which are VERY simple. You will be able to make something as short as a bracelet, or as long as a necklace. You will be amazed and inspired as you learn this new technique.

Calligraphy: French Finesse – Foundational

Starts from: 9/25/2018

$159

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CAF1001
  • Duration
    8 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Foundational letterforms are commonly seen in printed material (books and newspapers). Beginners can easily learn these minuscule letters, and in the class we will also learn to make classic Roman capitals. However, in this French Finesse course, after you practice the basic Roman capitals, you’ll add a flourish with a French Script variation. You’ll complete several small projects along with a book project during the eight-session course.

Refurbish With Chalk Paint (supplies donated by Dixie Belle Paint Company)

Starts from: 10/1/2018

$69

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CAC1002
  • Duration
    3 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Monday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

This class will teach you the basics of chalk painting furniture. Bring a small wood project to the second class (examples: single drawer from a dresser; picture frame without glass; small table or wood shelf you can carry in one hand). Wear painting clothes and be prepared to have fun! Bring pad and pencil to take notes.

Chalk painting supplies donated by Dixie Belle Paint Company
1641 Land O’ Lakes Blvd. Ste 6
Lutz, FL 33549
PH: 813-909-1962

Disappearing Nine-Patch Quilt Using “Quilt As You Go” Technique

Starts from: 10/2/2018

$119

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CANP1001
  • Duration
    4 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

In this class I’m going to take you through the steps needed to create an easy, versatile, Disappearing Nine-Patch Quilt. These quilts are my favorites because they are not complicated and can be completed in far less time than other quilt types. You will learn how to strip piece 9-patch squares into a 45 x 45 inch quilt. This course will cover rotary cutting the fabric strips, strip piecing, sewing with ¼-inch seams, how to join the squares, the quilt-as-you-go technique (QAYG), how to sandwich the batting and backing, and how to apply binding. QAYG simplifies quilting for beginners because it is an easy way to join quilted pieces by machine. Instead of handling bulky quilts, you will be able to quilt your project as you piece it. This technique is so easy, it opens up lots of possibilities for more complicated quilting designs on a basic model sewing machine. You can even do a much larger project without the worry of forcing a full-sized quilt through your machine. Materials list: Basic sewing kit include sharp scissors Sewing machine with quilting foot or ¼-inch seam guide Filled bobbins 1 ½ yards light print fabric, washed and pressed open 1 ½ yard dark print fabric, washed and pressed open ¾ yard coordinating print fabric for sashing, washed and pressed open 2 yards of coordinating print fabric for backing and binding, washed and pressed open low loft poly cotton crib Size 45″ x 60″ batting Coordinating sewing thread Rotary cutter, 45 mm Rotary cutting board Acrylic rulers, preferably 5×18 and 9×9 inch Seam ripper Quilt basting spray Masking tape 1 inch Walking foot attachment for quilting

Basketweaving for the Visually Impaired (incl mat’l) – Donation Funded

Starts from: 10/3/2018

$0

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CAB1001
  • Duration
    10 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

This unique craft class is specifically designed for visually challenged adults. We teach basketry that can be done by “feel.” Students work at their own pace in a supportive atmosphere. The instructors and several volunteers give individual attention as needed. The cost of this class was covered by a grant for many years. Effective fall of 2015, the grant no longer exists, so we must charge enough to cover the direct cost of the class.

All materials provided.

English Paper Piecing 101: Hand Quilting

Starts from: 10/3/2018

$35

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CAEP1001
  • Duration
    1 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

English Paper Pieced hexagons are all the rage in hand quilting right now. Such a fun little project to use up your scraps while you sit in front of the TV or on the beach! The technique involves basting fabrics over paper templates and then sewing the shapes together by hand. In this introductory workshop for English paper piecing, you will learn the basic techniques, including how to cut the fabric, cut the templates, baste the pieces, and hand sew them together along with tips and tricks to complete the project successfully. We all need to bring balance to our screen-heavy lifestyles. Meditative hobbies such as English paper piecing (EPP) require you to unplug and slow down. EPP can’t be rushed. As you settle into your project, your whole body will be nurtured by the simple, repetitive process. Enjoy it in silence, in nature, or among friends. In every instance, once you find your rhythm, EPP will often take on a lovely, healing quality.

Supplies needed: • Precut English paper pieces: 1.5-inch hexagons (or other desired size) • Thread • Several hand sewing needles • Thimble • Assorted colors of cotton quilting fabric scraps, 5-inch square or larger, or fat quarters • scissors • Pen or pencil for taking notes • Clear tape or blue painters tape or several clover clips or several small paper clips of binder clips • Cardstock for cutting out pattern • Water-soluble fabric glue stick, such as Sewline or Elmers glue stick • Rotary cutter and cutting mat • Acrylic quilting ruler

Picture Framing & Matting, Beginning (incl mat’l)

Starts from: 10/3/2018

$129

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CAPF1001
  • Duration
    6 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Students learn the techniques of mounting, matting, and framing photos, prints, paintings, needlework, and collectibles to display them proudly in a suitable setting. Instructor provides guide to selection of materials and use of professional tools and equipment. Students learn to cut two 8×10 mats in class, and assemble two precut frames. Students must then bring frame and mat supplies for further projects of their own choosing. MATERIAL FEE FOR THIS CLASS IS NONREFUNDABLE.

Tools, equipment, and material to construct two complete
8 x 10 picture frames are provided. Students must then bring
frame and mat supplies for further projects of their own
choosing. MATERIAL FEE FOR THIS CLASS IS NONREFUNDABLE.

Sewing Basics (all levels are welcome/small class size)

Starts from: 10/4/2018

$119

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CAS1001
  • Duration
    5 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Thursday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Are you interested in learning how to sew? No experience required. In this course, you will learn how to use a sewing machine, thread a needle, sew simple stitches, read a pattern, and make a simple garment. Bring your own questions and ideas with you. Sewing machines and all basic materials are provided. Students should bring fabric shears, pins and pincushion, seam/sewing gauge, tape measure, and seam ripper.

Supplies to bring: Fabric shears, pins & pincushion, seam/sewing gauge, tape measure, and seam ripper. Sewing machines and all basic materials are provided.

Knit One/Purl None – Wearable Art (incl mat’l)

Starts from: 10/5/2018

$59

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CAK1001
  • Duration
    4 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Friday
CLASS DESCRIPTION


Learn the art of custom knitting using only the knit stitch. This is a beginner class. You will learn how to cast on, knit, and cast off, using big needles, novelty yarn, ribbons, and fabrics. You will create a trendy, beautiful, one-of-a-kind long wrap or scarf, and finish the class by creating a unique “Rag Bag” or pillow that you will knit with strips of fabric. A field trip for yarn is part of the class. Knitting needles and practice yarn are provided.

Knitting needles and practice yarn are provided.

Sewing Basics (all levels are welcome/small class size)

Starts from: 10/6/2018

$119

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CAS1003
  • Duration
    5 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Saturday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Are you interested in learning how to sew? No experience required. In this course, you will learn how to use a sewing machine, thread a needle, sew simple stitches, read a pattern, and make a simple garment. Bring your own questions and ideas with you. Sewing machines and all basic materials are provided. Students should bring fabric shears, pins and pincushion, seam/sewing gauge, tape measure, and seam ripper.

Supplies to bring: Fabric shears, pins & pincushion, seam/sewing gauge, tape measure, and seam ripper. Sewing machines and all basic materials are provided.

Ikebana: Intro to Japanese Flower Arranging (incl flowers)

Starts from: 10/6/2018

$39

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    AFL1001
  • Duration
    1 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Saturday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Japanese flower arrangements are simple yet elegant, combining the beauty of carefully chosen flowers and branches with the simplicity of nature. The arrangement is designed to enhance the natural shapes and curves of the foliage and branches while bringing in the harmonious colors and seasonality of the different flowers. The basic forms and the Moribana styles of the Ohara School of Ikebana will be introduced in the lessons.

For the Supply List, CLICK HERE.

Beadweaving for Beginners (incl mat’l)

Starts from: 10/9/2018

$59

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CABW1001
  • Duration
    2 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

What is beadweaving? If you have ever sewn by hand, you are already halfway there, but beadweaving is much more fun! The beautiful bracelets, necklaces, and earrings you can make with a pattern, needle, and thread will amaze you. It is a new skill and likely to become a rewarding hobby. The supplies are easily portable. In this class you will get the inside scoop on “tricks of the trade” and insight about buying beads and supplies. Supplies will be provided for this introductory course.

Beg/Int Crochet

Starts from: 10/10/2018

$129

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    deleted
  • Duration
    8 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Do you see a nice blanket, scarf, or sweater and say to yourself, “How’d they do that?” Well if it’s crochet, then come learn!! It’s much easier than it looks, and it’s fun, too! Bring some yarn and a medium-size crochet hook (size H, J, or K). You will learn three basic stitches and several techniques to work with those stitches. You will soon discover all the different things you can make with very simple crochet techniques.

Bring some yarn and a medium-size crochet hook (size H, J, or K).

Beginning Crochet

Starts from: 10/10/2018

$89

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CAC1001
  • Duration
    8 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Does the idea of creating a piece of fabric with a crochet hook and some yarn fascinate you? Did you watch your grandmother crochet when you were a child? Have you crocheted years before and now want to get back to this craft? You will learn the basics of crochet, which is a pathway to creating beautiful accessories and garments. It’s fun and relaxing! Materials needed for class: smooth worsted-weight yarn (#4 on yarn label) — light colored, please. Hook size in either H (5.00 mm), I (5.5 mm), or J (6.0 mm) Handouts will be provided by instructor.

Materials needed for class: smooth worsted weight yarn (#4 on yarn label) — light colored, please. Hook size in either H (5.00 mm), I (5.5 mm) or J (6.0 mm)
Handouts will be provided by instructor.

Wirewrapping Beach Glass and Stones – Venice (incl mat’l)

Starts from: 10/10/2018

$35

Campus Location
ACE
409 Bahama St
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CABN1004V
  • Duration
    1 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Learn to wire wrap seaglass and stones to make lovely pendants for your necklaces.

English Paper Piecing Quilting: Beyond the Basics

Starts from: 10/10/2018

$35

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CAEP2001
  • Duration
    1 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Itching to build your English Paper Piecing (EPP) Quilting skills with a more advanced project? Learn quick and easy EPP techniques in this advanced workshop, including how to cut the templates, cut the fabric, baste the pieces, and hand sew them together along with tips and tricks to complete the project successfully. Learn how to fussy cut to dramatically maximize the impact of your quilt, plus see how to work the quilt in sections, keeping the project portable and fun! Discover how to sew various shapes beyond hexagons, including diamonds, half-hexagons, stars, squares, and triangles. Learn how to finish your work by appliquéing it to whole cloth for an eye-catching quilt or in a small project such as complementing guest towels. The possibilities are endless and they are sure to be the perfect accent in any room of the house. We all need to bring balance to our screen-heavy lifestyles. Meditative hobbies such as English paper piecing require you to unplug and slow down. EPP can’t be rushed. As you settle into your project, your whole body will be nurtured by the simple, repetitive process. Enjoy it in silence, in nature, or among friends. In every instance, once you find your rhythm, EPP will often take on a lovely, healing quality. Supplies needed: • Precut English Paper Piecing 1.5-inch hexagons (or other desired size) • Precut English Paper Piecing 1.5-inch diamonds (or other desired size) • Hand sewing thread • Several hand sewing needles • Thimble • Assorted colors of cotton quilting fabric scraps 5-inches square or larger, or fat quarters • Scissors • Pen or pencil for taking notes • Clear cellophane tape or blue painters tape or several clover clips or several small paper clips or binder clips • Cardstock for cutting out pattern • Water-soluble fabric glue stick, such as Sewline or Elmers glue stick • Rotary cutter and cutting mat • Acrylic quilting ruler

Supplies needed: • Precut English Paper Piecing 1.5-inch hexagons (or other desired size) • Precut English Paper Piecing 1.5-inch diamonds (or other desired size) • Hand sewing thread • Several hand sewing needles • Thimble • Assorted colors of cotton quilting fabric scraps 5-inches square or larger, or fat quarters • Scissors • Pen or pencil for taking notes • Clear cellophane tape or blue painters tape or several clover clips or several small paper clips or binder clips • Cardstock for cutting out pattern • Water-soluble fabric glue stick, such as Sewline or Elmers glue stick • Rotary cutter and cutting mat • Acrylic quilting ruler

Wirewrapping Beach Glass and Stones – Venice (incl mat’l)

Starts from: 10/17/2018

$35

Campus Location
ACE
409 Bahama St
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CABN1003V
  • Duration
    1 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Learn to wire wrap seaglass and stones to make lovely pendants for your necklaces.

Beadstringing for Beginners (incl mat’l)

Starts from: 10/23/2018

$59

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CASB1001
  • Duration
    2 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Want to learn a new hobby? Interested in discovering your hidden creative talents? Stringing beads is a fun and exciting pastime. It is nice to make beautiful necklaces and bracelets for yourself and your friends. Who knows, you may start your own business! Discover the joy of creating jewelry. This course is designed to teach the basics of stringing beads. You will learn about color and design for beading. You will also learn the “tricks of the trade” and how to buy beads and supplies. Supplies will be provided for this introductory course.

Wirewrapping Beach Glass and Stones – Venice (incl mat’l)

Starts from: 10/24/2018

$35

Campus Location
ACE
409 Bahama St
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CABN1002V
  • Duration
    1 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Learn to wire wrap seaglass and stones to make lovely pendants for your necklaces.

Refurbish With Chalk Paint (supplies donated by Dixie Belle Paint Company)

Starts from: 10/29/2018

$69

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CAC1003
  • Duration
    3 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Monday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

This class will teach you the basics of chalk painting furniture. Bring a small wood project to the second class (examples: single drawer from a dresser; picture frame without glass; small table or wood shelf you can carry in one hand). Wear painting clothes and be prepared to have fun! Bring pad and pencil to take notes.

Chalk painting supplies donated by Dixie Belle Paint Company
1641 Land O’ Lakes Blvd. Ste 6
Lutz, FL 33549
PH: 813-909-1962

English Paper Piecing Quilting: Beyond the Basics

Starts from: 10/10/2018

$35

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CAEP2001
  • Duration
    1 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Itching to build your English Paper Piecing (EPP) Quilting skills with a more advanced project? Learn quick and easy EPP techniques in this advanced workshop, including how to cut the templates, cut the fabric, baste the pieces, and hand sew them together along with tips and tricks to complete the project successfully. Learn how to fussy cut to dramatically maximize the impact of your quilt, plus see how to work the quilt in sections, keeping the project portable and fun! Discover how to sew various shapes beyond hexagons, including diamonds, half-hexagons, stars, squares, and triangles. Learn how to finish your work by appliquéing it to whole cloth for an eye-catching quilt or in a small project such as complementing guest towels. The possibilities are endless and they are sure to be the perfect accent in any room of the house. We all need to bring balance to our screen-heavy lifestyles. Meditative hobbies such as English paper piecing require you to unplug and slow down. EPP can’t be rushed. As you settle into your project, your whole body will be nurtured by the simple, repetitive process. Enjoy it in silence, in nature, or among friends. In every instance, once you find your rhythm, EPP will often take on a lovely, healing quality. Supplies needed: • Precut English Paper Piecing 1.5-inch hexagons (or other desired size) • Precut English Paper Piecing 1.5-inch diamonds (or other desired size) • Hand sewing thread • Several hand sewing needles • Thimble • Assorted colors of cotton quilting fabric scraps 5-inches square or larger, or fat quarters • Scissors • Pen or pencil for taking notes • Clear cellophane tape or blue painters tape or several clover clips or several small paper clips or binder clips • Cardstock for cutting out pattern • Water-soluble fabric glue stick, such as Sewline or Elmers glue stick • Rotary cutter and cutting mat • Acrylic quilting ruler

Supplies needed: • Precut English Paper Piecing 1.5-inch hexagons (or other desired size) • Precut English Paper Piecing 1.5-inch diamonds (or other desired size) • Hand sewing thread • Several hand sewing needles • Thimble • Assorted colors of cotton quilting fabric scraps 5-inches square or larger, or fat quarters • Scissors • Pen or pencil for taking notes • Clear cellophane tape or blue painters tape or several clover clips or several small paper clips or binder clips • Cardstock for cutting out pattern • Water-soluble fabric glue stick, such as Sewline or Elmers glue stick • Rotary cutter and cutting mat • Acrylic quilting ruler

Wirewrapping Beach Glass and Stones – Venice (incl mat’l)

Starts from: 10/17/2018

$35

Campus Location
ACE
409 Bahama St
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CABN1003V
  • Duration
    1 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Learn to wire wrap seaglass and stones to make lovely pendants for your necklaces.

Beadstringing for Beginners (incl mat’l)

Starts from: 10/23/2018

$59

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CASB1001
  • Duration
    2 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Want to learn a new hobby? Interested in discovering your hidden creative talents? Stringing beads is a fun and exciting pastime. It is nice to make beautiful necklaces and bracelets for yourself and your friends. Who knows, you may start your own business! Discover the joy of creating jewelry. This course is designed to teach the basics of stringing beads. You will learn about color and design for beading. You will also learn the “tricks of the trade” and how to buy beads and supplies. Supplies will be provided for this introductory course.

Wirewrapping Beach Glass and Stones – Venice (incl mat’l)

Starts from: 10/24/2018

$35

Campus Location
ACE
409 Bahama St
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CABN1002V
  • Duration
    1 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Learn to wire wrap seaglass and stones to make lovely pendants for your necklaces.

Refurbish With Chalk Paint (supplies donated by Dixie Belle Paint Company)

Starts from: 10/29/2018

$69

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CAC1003
  • Duration
    3 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Monday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

This class will teach you the basics of chalk painting furniture. Bring a small wood project to the second class (examples: single drawer from a dresser; picture frame without glass; small table or wood shelf you can carry in one hand). Wear painting clothes and be prepared to have fun! Bring pad and pencil to take notes.

Chalk painting supplies donated by Dixie Belle Paint Company
1641 Land O’ Lakes Blvd. Ste 6
Lutz, FL 33549
PH: 813-909-1962

English Paper Piecing 101: Hand Quilting

Starts from: 10/31/2018

$35

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CAEP1002
  • Duration
    1 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

English Paper Pieced hexagons are all the rage in hand quilting right now. Such a fun little project to use up your scraps while you sit in front of the TV or on the beach! The technique involves basting fabrics over paper templates and then sewing the shapes together by hand. In this introductory workshop for English paper piecing, you will learn the basic techniques, including how to cut the fabric, cut the templates, baste the pieces, and hand sew them together along with tips and tricks to complete the project successfully. We all need to bring balance to our screen-heavy lifestyles. Meditative hobbies such as English paper piecing (EPP) require you to unplug and slow down. EPP can’t be rushed. As you settle into your project, your whole body will be nurtured by the simple, repetitive process. Enjoy it in silence, in nature, or among friends. In every instance, once you find your rhythm, EPP will often take on a lovely, healing quality.

Supplies needed: • Precut English paper pieces: 1.5-inch hexagons (or other desired size) • Thread • Several hand sewing needles • Thimble • Assorted colors of cotton quilting fabric scraps, 5-inch square or larger, or fat quarters • scissors • Pen or pencil for taking notes • Clear tape or blue painters tape or several clover clips or several small paper clips of binder clips • Cardstock for cutting out pattern • Water-soluble fabric glue stick, such as Sewline or Elmers glue stick • Rotary cutter and cutting mat • Acrylic quilting ruler

Wirewrapping Beach Glass and Stones – Venice (incl mat’l)

Starts from: 10/31/2018

$35

Campus Location
ACE
409 Bahama St
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CABN1001V
  • Duration
    1 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Learn to wire wrap seaglass and stones to make lovely pendants for your necklaces.

Ikebana: Intro to Japanese Flower Arranging (incl flowers)

Starts from: 11/3/2018

$39

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    AFL1002
  • Duration
    1 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Saturday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Japanese flower arrangements are simple yet elegant, combining the beauty of carefully chosen flowers and branches with the simplicity of nature. The arrangement is designed to enhance the natural shapes and curves of the foliage and branches while bringing in the harmonious colors and seasonality of the different flowers. The basic forms and the Moribana styles of the Ohara School of Ikebana will be introduced in the lessons.

For the Supply List, CLICK HERE.

English Paper Piecing Quilting: Beyond the Basics

Starts from: 11/7/2018

$35

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CAEP2002
  • Duration
    1 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Itching to build your English Paper Piecing (EPP) Quilting skills with a more advanced project? Learn quick and easy EPP techniques in this advanced workshop, including how to cut the templates, cut the fabric, baste the pieces, and hand sew them together along with tips and tricks to complete the project successfully. Learn how to fussy cut to dramatically maximize the impact of your quilt, plus see how to work the quilt in sections, keeping the project portable and fun! Discover how to sew various shapes beyond hexagons, including diamonds, half-hexagons, stars, squares, and triangles. Learn how to finish your work by appliquéing it to whole cloth for an eye-catching quilt or in a small project such as complementing guest towels. The possibilities are endless and they are sure to be the perfect accent in any room of the house. We all need to bring balance to our screen-heavy lifestyles. Meditative hobbies such as English paper piecing require you to unplug and slow down. EPP can’t be rushed. As you settle into your project, your whole body will be nurtured by the simple, repetitive process. Enjoy it in silence, in nature, or among friends. In every instance, once you find your rhythm, EPP will often take on a lovely, healing quality. Supplies needed: • Precut English Paper Piecing 1.5-inch hexagons (or other desired size) • Precut English Paper Piecing 1.5-inch diamonds (or other desired size) • Hand sewing thread • Several hand sewing needles • Thimble • Assorted colors of cotton quilting fabric scraps 5-inches square or larger, or fat quarters • Scissors • Pen or pencil for taking notes • Clear cellophane tape or blue painters tape or several clover clips or several small paper clips or binder clips • Cardstock for cutting out pattern • Water-soluble fabric glue stick, such as Sewline or Elmers glue stick • Rotary cutter and cutting mat • Acrylic quilting ruler

Supplies needed: • Precut English Paper Piecing 1.5-inch hexagons (or other desired size) • Precut English Paper Piecing 1.5-inch diamonds (or other desired size) • Hand sewing thread • Several hand sewing needles • Thimble • Assorted colors of cotton quilting fabric scraps 5-inches square or larger, or fat quarters • Scissors • Pen or pencil for taking notes • Clear cellophane tape or blue painters tape or several clover clips or several small paper clips or binder clips • Cardstock for cutting out pattern • Water-soluble fabric glue stick, such as Sewline or Elmers glue stick • Rotary cutter and cutting mat • Acrylic quilting ruler

Sewing Basics (all levels are welcome/small class size)

Starts from: 11/8/2018

$119

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CAS1002
  • Duration
    5 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Thursday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Are you interested in learning how to sew? No experience required. In this course, you will learn how to use a sewing machine, thread a needle, sew simple stitches, read a pattern, and make a simple garment. Bring your own questions and ideas with you. Sewing machines and all basic materials are provided. Students should bring fabric shears, pins and pincushion, seam/sewing gauge, tape measure, and seam ripper.

Supplies to bring: Fabric shears, pins & pincushion, seam/sewing gauge, tape measure, and seam ripper. Sewing machines and all basic materials are provided.

Sewing Basics (all levels are welcome/small class size)

Starts from: 11/10/2018

$119

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CAS1004
  • Duration
    5 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Saturday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Are you interested in learning how to sew? No experience required. In this course, you will learn how to use a sewing machine, thread a needle, sew simple stitches, read a pattern, and make a simple garment. Bring your own questions and ideas with you. Sewing machines and all basic materials are provided. Students should bring fabric shears, pins and pincushion, seam/sewing gauge, tape measure, and seam ripper.

Supplies to bring: Fabric shears, pins & pincushion, seam/sewing gauge, tape measure, and seam ripper. Sewing machines and all basic materials are provided.

Kumihimo for Beginners (incl mat’l)

Starts from: 11/13/2018

$59

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CAK1002
  • Duration
    2 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

If you have ever braided or done macramé, and even if you haven’t, you are sure to enjoy this class. It is amazing what you can make with some beads and a kumihimo disc. Kumihimo is a Japanese braiding technique. You will be able to choose your own pattern. It is very relaxing and fun to Kumihimo once you learn the basics —which are VERY simple. You will be able to make something as short as a bracelet, or as long as a necklace. You will be amazed and inspired as you learn this new technique.

Picture Framing and Matting Intermediate

Starts from: 11/14/2018

$119

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CAPF2001
  • Duration
    5 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

This class is designed for those who have taken the introductory course or who have instructor approval. Advanced students learn the techniques of various styles of mat cutting, including specialty corners, multiple matting, circles, ovals, V-grooves, inlays, and filets. Tools, equipment, and material to construct one complete wooden 11 x 14 picture frame are provided. Students must then bring frame and mat supplies for further projects of their own choosing. MATERIAL FEE OF $43 FOR THIS CLASS IS NONREFUNDABLE.

Refurbish With Chalk Paint (supplies donated by Dixie Belle Paint Company)

Starts from: 11/26/2018

$69

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CAC1004
  • Duration
    3 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Monday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

This class will teach you the basics of chalk painting furniture. Bring a small wood project to the second class (examples: single drawer from a dresser; picture frame without glass; small table or wood shelf you can carry in one hand). Wear painting clothes and be prepared to have fun! Bring pad and pencil to take notes.

Chalk painting supplies donated by Dixie Belle Paint Company
1641 Land O’ Lakes Blvd. Ste 6
Lutz, FL 33549
PH: 813-909-1962

Ikebana: Level 2 (Moribana) (incl flowers)

Starts from: 12/1/2018

$39

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    AFL2001
  • Duration
    1 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Saturday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

This course is designed to introduce the next level of floral designs to the students who have taken at least two classes of the introductory course within the past year. While the floral material needed for the arrangements is provided, students are encouraged to bring various branches if they would like to include them in their arrangements.

For the Supply List, CLICK HERE.

Let’s Make Earrings: Fun & Easy Class for Beginners (incl mat’l)

Starts from: 12/4/2018

$35

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    CAE1001
  • Duration
    1 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

This single three-hour course is designed for beginners and anyone who would like to learn how to make earrings. You may use charms and/or beads, plus chain or simple eyepins, to design beautiful earrings. Make earrings for yourself, your friends, and perhaps for sale once you learn the basics from this course. It is quick and easy and quite enjoyable to make earrings – you’ll soon have a pair to go with every outfit and a lot left over to give away as gifts.

What students say: “Friendly, patient, knowledgeable, encouraging”;
“This was super fun! Love Louise”; “Good simple instructions/patient”;