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February 2018

Beginning Blacksmithing 1: Create a Wall Mount J-Hook

February 17 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Mueller Industries, 12951 Maurer Industrial
Saint Louis, 63127 United States
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$79 Sold out
Blacksmith Hook

A blacksmith creates objects from wrought iron or steel by forging the metal and using tools to hammer, bend, and cut to create useful items. In this introductory class, you will explore the craft of blacksmithing to make your very own wall mount J-hook!  Join us to learn the proper use of blacksmithing tools, including proper fire and forge control, while you hammer and twist steel in the traditional blacksmith medium. Please wear protective clothing! You will be exposed to…

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Beginner Weaving: Table Runner (Week 2 of 2)

February 19 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Craft Central, 8500 Delmar
Saint Louis, MO 63124 United States
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***This class is offered in conjunction with the STLCC Continuing Education program. You MUST register for this class through the STLCC programs.*** St. Louis Community College Registration Options This is part two of the class. Students will continue to learn the basics of weaving by working on a 4-shaft pre-loaded tabletop loom of white cotton. Students will be allowed to pick from a variety of colors for their table runner. *Class meets on two Mondays - Feb 12 and 19 2018, from 5-8:30pm. *There is…

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Beginning Blacksmithing 5: Create a Bottle Corkscrew

February 20 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mueller Industries, 12951 Maurer Industrial
Saint Louis, 63127 United States
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$120 5 tickets left

In the last class of this series, you will continue exploring the craft of blacksmithing to make a neat bottle corkscrew! You will apply the techniques you learned in all four previous classes, and progress by learning how to punch holes, draw out (taper), and bend steel in the traditional blacksmith medium. Your completed corkscrew would be a great handmade gift for the wine lover in your life! Please wear protective clothing and closed-toed shoes! Gloves and safety glasses will…

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Beginning Blacksmithing 4: Create a Scrolled Plant Hanger

February 20 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mueller Industries, 12951 Maurer Industrial
Saint Louis, 63127 United States
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$110 4 tickets left

In the fourth class of this series, you will continue exploring the craft of blacksmithing to make a plant hanger with simple, yet beautiful scrolling detail. You will apply the techniques you learned in your three previous classes, and progress by learning how to scroll then finish the metal in the traditional blacksmith medium. Please wear protective clothing and closed-toed shoes! Gloves and safety glasses will be provided, and limited shop aprons are available on-site. The J-hook, J-hook with decorative…

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Copper Chasing: Leaves (Week 1 of 2)

February 20 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Craft Central, 8500 Delmar
Saint Louis, MO 63124 United States
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***This class is offered in conjunction with the STLCC Continuing Education program. You MUST register for this class through the STLCC programs.*** St. Louis Community College Registration Options This is a two part class. Copper chasing is one of the oldest metalsmithing occupations, producing useful items such as tools, kitchenware, tableware, jewelry, and more for centuries. Shaping metal with a hammer is the fundamental element of smithing. In this class, you will learn how to cold-hammer copper and apply the technique of copper chasing…

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Learn to Knit: Knitting 101

February 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Craft Central, 8500 Delmar
Saint Louis, MO 63124 United States
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$15 10 tickets left

This class is designed for the beginning knitter! Students will gain an understanding of basic stitches and techniques while putting them into practice. In Knitting 101 you will learn: Which needles and yarn are best for beginners How to tie a slip knot How to bind-off and purl How to read a simple knitting pattern Knitting abbreviations Swatching How to choose the correct equipment and yarn for projects This class is designed to be an introductory lesson to the craft,…

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Stained Glass: Night Light

February 21 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Craft Central, 8500 Delmar
Saint Louis, MO 63124 United States
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$69 4 tickets left

Create a stained glass night light in one class! Learn to cut and grind glass, work with copper foil, and solder your light. You will complete the project by adding an electric plug. There is a maximum of 6 people for this class. Price: $69 (Includes all materials)

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Embroidery: Canvas Tote Bag with Prairie Flowers

February 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Craft Central, 8500 Delmar
Saint Louis, MO 63124 United States
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$55 10 tickets left

In this beginner class you will learn basic embroidery stitches used in candle-wicking embroidery: french and colonial knots, running stitch, stem stitch, back stitch and lazy daisy stitch. You will be stitching on an unbleached canvas tote bag.  The end result will be a lovely prairie flower design! Leave class with a new favorite tote for yourself, or as a personalized gift for a loved one! There is a maximum class size of 10. Price: $55 (Includes all materials)

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Beginning Blacksmithing 2: Create a Wall Mount J-Hook with Decorative Leaf

February 24 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mueller Industries, 12951 Maurer Industrial
Saint Louis, 63127 United States
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$90 3 tickets left

In the second class of this exciting series, you will continue exploring the craft of blacksmithing to make a wall mount hook with a decorative leaf! You will apply the techniques you learned in the J-hook class, and progress by "spreading" and "fullering" metal in the traditional blacksmith medium. Your decorative hook would be a beautiful handmade gift for a loved one! Please wear protective clothing and closed-toed shoes! Gloves and safety glasses will be provided, and limited shop aprons…

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Ceramics: Asian Tea Set

February 24 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Craft Central, 8500 Delmar
Saint Louis, MO 63124 United States
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***This class is offered in conjunction with the STLCC Continuing Education program. You MUST register for this class through STLCC.*** St. Louis Community College Registration Options Create a custom painted ceramic Asian tea set with a pot and tea cups. Students will choose a glaze to paint their project. Students may also choose to transfer a pattern onto the set and paint the image from a variety of under-glazes. Projects will be fired and ready for pickup within one week!…

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