Sewing and Pottery and Jewelry, oh my!

Posted on May 7, 2010


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!  


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.


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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