Fiber and Fine Arts

Regular Ongoing

Knitting and Crochet Group

Whether or not you are experienced at knit and crochet or just learning, please join us for this time to work on your own projects.  Yarn, tools, advice and encouragement are available.  1st and 3rd Wednesdays.

Date / Time 

Wednesday Feb 5 and 19, March 4 and 18, April 1 and 15, May 6 and 20, June 3 and 17, July 1 and 15, August 5 and 19, September 2 and 16, October 7 and 21, November 4 and 18, and December 2 and 16 2020

10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM

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Needlework Group NEW!
Come stitch with us! Bring your own needlework, embroidery and cross stitch projects to work on in an encouraging, social environment. Raven Fagelson, a graduate of the Royal School of Needlework’s certificate program, will be on hand to assist you with your own projects. Group meets every second Sunday of the month. No registration required.

Date / Time 

Sunday Feb 9, March 8, May 10, June 16, July 12, August 9, September 13, October 11, November 8, December 13, 2020.

2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM

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Achievers Activity Group
Like to try arts and crafts, or movement, music and song? Like to learn new things, listen to stories or just enjoy laughing with friends? All intellectually disabled adults (and their aides) are welcome to our Achievers Activity Group on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month.

Date / Time

Wednesday Mar 11, 2020

10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM

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Individual Programs


FEBRUARY

Kumihimo Japanese Braiding (waiting list)
B J Kruman will lead us through the Japanese art of braiding cords and ribbons for jewelry or trims. Class concludes on February 22 (plan to attend both classes). All supplies provided. $5 suggested donation. Registration limited and required.

Date / Time

Saturday Feb 8 and 22, 2020

10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM

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Rope Basket Making (waiting list)
Hannah Clyburn will lead you through Rope Basket Making. All supplies provided. Registration required. Ages 14 and above (with sewing experience). If you have a portable sewing machine, please bring it and indicate that you will bring your own at registration.

Date / Time

Two Separate Programs

Thursday Feb 6, 2020

10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM

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Saturday Feb 8, 2020

10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM

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Recycled Flowers
Fiber Arts Guild of Pittsburgh member Kitty Spangler will teach you how to make lovely flowers made of non-traditional materials like plastics, paper, cardboard, and other usually discarded materials. Students make single flowers and/or arrangements beautiful enough for the mantle or dining room table. Class meets Tuesdays, February 11, 18 and 25. No special skills are necessary, and all materials and supplies are provided. For adults (ages 12 and above). Registration required. $5 suggested donation.

Date / Time

Tuesday Feb 11, 18 and 25, 2020

10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM

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Charcoal Drawing
Charcoal is a versatile material with the ability to create amazing three dimensional effects and detail. Learn how to maximize the properties of the medium, practice with the corresponding materials and create multiple unique artworks. This material is messy so wear clothes that you feel comfortable getting dirty. Please bring a black and white image for inspiration. Images will be provided for those who do not have one.

Jena Schieb has created programming for children, teens, families and adults at Pittsburgh Filmmakers/Pittsburgh Center for the Arts as Director of Studio Arts for six years. She is a teaching artist with a Master’s Degree in Education, providing art education for students at every age and level in schools and community and cultural organizations like the Carnegie Museum of Art. Registration required. This is a three-part class March 9, 16 and 23. Plan to attend all sessions and register below for all sessions. Materials provided.

Date / Time

Monday Mar 9, 16 and 23, 2020

10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM

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Basic Handsewn Books and Pamphlets
Fiber Arts Guild of Pittsburgh member Kitty Spangler will teach you how to make small, handsewn books using basic materials: paper, card stock, ruler, knife, bone folder, awl, and thread (no paste or glue). We’ll cover the 3-hole pamphlet stitch, concertina book, Japanese stab binding, and more. Class meets Tuesdays, March 10, 17, 24 and 31. No special skills are necessary, and all materials and supplies are provided. For adults (ages 12 and above). Registration required. $5 suggested donation.
 
Date / Time

Tuesday Mar 10, 17, 24 and 31, 2020

10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM

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