Sewing and Pottery and Jewelry, oh my!

Posted on May 7, 2010


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It's a good thing that I'm working part time now, because somehow I wound up taking 3 art classes this term.  It's been awhile since I've taken any classes.  3 is a bit much, but I love art classes and I just kind of fell into these.

The first is a sewing class through PCC.  We are making a robe.  We are also learning how to read patterns and how fittings/altering work.  I'm taking the class with my friends Diana and Elizabeth.  Diana has always dreamed of being a fashion designer even if that means she is only creating clothes for herself.  Elizabeth and I are reluctant sew-ers.  Yes, I've sewed in the past, but I was never drawn to it.  So far this class has been wonderful.  I'm learning how to do things the *right* way which probably explains why my previous sewing experiences were so wrought with frustration.  I had no idea how much time and measuring went  into pinning patterns to fabric.  It's work!  

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I'm also taking pottery at the Multnomah Art Center.  My sixteen year old niece asked my husband and I to take a class with her.  Umm, where do I sign up?  It's been great fun hanging out with her.  I took pottery at the Multnomah Art Center when I was her age.  It's wild being back and doing pottery in the same room.  I will hopefully have some things to show here soon.

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Metal Art Clay is the third class I'm taking at it's also at the Multnomah Art Center.  I'm loving this class!  I took a  metal art clay class right when the medium first arrived on the scene at least a decade ago.  I've always wanted to try it again.  Diana and I feel this will be a great addition to our Short Fuses venture since you need a kiln to fire the metal clay. 

Take classes three days a week does make for a hectic schedule, but I'm  having a marvelous time.

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