Adult's Classes & Workshops

Basic Knitting for Beginners

Adults & Teens 13 & Up
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Saturdays, January 13 & 20
Mornings 9am - 1pm

 $35 for non-members and $30 for members

Taught by Henrietta (Hank) Davis, retired owner of Hank of Yarn knit shop in Southaven. Hank’s patient teaching allows her students to quickly master casting on, the knit stitch and the purl stitch. The only materials required are size 8 straight wooden knitting needles. Scrap yarn will be provided for use in learning the stitches. Optionally, you may bring any worsted weight yarn if you want to get started on a project.

Adults & Teens 13 & Up
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Digital Photography for Beginning Photographers
Saturdays, February 17 & 24
Mornings 9am - 1pm
Non members $45  Members $40

It’s not rocket science. It’s how to go beyond “AUTO” mode, and it’s explained in simple terms. The goals of this class:  to provide participants a familiarization of basic photography, modern digital cameras, photo techniques and photographic post-processing techniques.

Supplies Required: A digital camera (no cell phone cameras), your camera’s instruction manual, a notepad and pen. Your own laptop or internet accessible note pad can be useful as well, but is not required.

DeSoto Arts Council member, author and photographer Rick DeStefanis will present this class.

The Art of BonsaiAdults & Teens 13 & Up

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Non Members-$80, Members- $70 (some materials will be furnished by DAC)

Thursday & Saturday, April 12 & 14

The Art of Bonsai
Thursday evening April 12 from 6-8pm
Saturday April 14 from 9am - 3pm
Non members $80 Members $70
Deadline for sign up March 30

Presented by Bonsai enthusiast Scott Hurula. This will be a hands on class for beginners. Thursday evening will be an overview and introduction to the art of Bonsai. Saturday will be a potting day. Plan to get your hands dirty. Wear appropriate clothing. Soil, a plastic training pot, a small juniper tree, bonsai scissors, wire and an instruction booklet will be provided. Wire cutters will be available for you to borrow, but you may bring your own wire cutters if you wish.

Acrylic Workshop with Chantel Barber –Adults & Teens 13 & Up

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Non Members-$300, Members- $270 (some materials will be furnished by DAC)

Friday & Saturday, April 27 & 28
Mornings from 9am - 4pm Deadline to register is April 6. Upon registration you will be sent a supply list.

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This comprehensive two day workshop is designed to share tips and techniques learned from over twenty-five years of working in the acrylic medium. Chantel’s gentle teaching style will enrich the painting skills of beginners and advanced artists

alike as she demonstrates painting the portrait and figure from reference photos, without losing the energy and vitality of working from life. Students will learn: essential acrylic materials and how to use them, what photographs make the best references

for portrait and figure painting, editing (what you leave out is just as important as what you keep in), color mixing tips, and techniques for capturing a likeness. Students will also learn the importance of edges when working in acrylic. Students are encouraged to bring their own photographs, however Chantel will have some on hand if needed.

Pet portraits are welcome.

Artists/crafters meet together every Saturday from 1-5 to share ideas and life.

Everyone is welcome! Bring your favorite craft and work on it.
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