Fall Classes at Pakachoag

Pakachoag Church, 203 Pakachoag Street, Auburn, announces a new community personal enrichment program starting this fall.  Pakachoag will be offering a variety of adult and youth classes throughout the fall and winter.  The first sessions are now open for registration, and will begin September 14.

You can download a registration form HERE: Fall Classes 2015

Please mail or drop off registration form and check to:

Pakachoag Church
203 Pakachoag St.
Auburn, MA 01501

Space is limited, so sign up early.  If you have any questions, please call the church office at 508-755-8718.

Crocheting Class – taught by Larissa Stretton
Is it a caterpillar or a snake? You decide! At our first class, we’ll make simple chains and circles into adorable bookmarks while learning the basics of crochet. Following classes will make “mug mats” as we put our stitches together to form fabric. We will then proceed to make hand warmers to keep our fingers toasty in the winter!

Dates: Mondays, 9/14, 9/21 and 9/28
Times: 4:00-4:50 PM (grades 1-3 parent/caregiver is welcome to stay)
5:00-5:50 PM (grades 4-8)
Cost per child: $15 for a 3-week class (supplies are not included)

Supplies must be provided by student:
• smooth yarn in desired color (recommend red heart brand)
• crochet hook size G, H or I

Sewing Class – taught by Cheryl Esper

Professional seamstress Cheryl Esper will be teaching the children the art of sewing. With over 28 years of professional experience she will be introducing children how to use material to create their own treasures. Children will go home with a finished project every week.

Dates: Mondays, 9/14, 9/21 and 9/28
Times: 4:30-5:20 PM (Grades 1-3 parent/caregiver is welcome to stay)
5:30-6:20 PM (Grades 4-8)
Cost per child: $25 for a 3-week class (supplies are included only for the child)

Sewing Class – taught by Cheryl Esper
Professional seamstress Cheryl Esper will be teaching the art of sewing. With over 28 years of professional experience she will be introducing students to the sewing machine and working on their own projects with them. Bring in your machines if you have them – those jeans you want to learn how to hem – that pattern that you can’t figure out how to read and learn how to do it on your own! Some machines will be available, but please bring your own in if you have it.

Dates: Mondays, 9/14, 9/21 and 9/28
Time: 6:30-7:20 PM (Grade 9 and up)
Cost per child: $20 for a 3-week session (supplies are not included)

Art Class – taught by Phillip McGaw
During this painting class, students will learn how to develop three dimensional landscapes by doing the background first, allowing drying time and experimenting with wash techniques. Finished canvas products will be created by the end of the class.

Dates: Tuesdays, 9/15, 9/22 and 9/29
Times: 4:30-5:20 PM (Grades 1-3 parent/grandparent is welcome to stay)
5:30-6:20 PM (Grades 4-8)
6:30-7:20 PM (Grade 9 and up)
Cost per child: $25 for a 3-week session (supplies are included only for the child)

Scrapbooking Class – taught by Melissa Walstrom
This class will be an introduction to scrapbooking. Children will make a scrapbook of their own creation. Each week we will focus on a different theme. Please send your children with pictures that coincide with the theme of the week. This open ended class will engage the children and allow them to explore their own creativity!

Week one -“family”; Week two – “all about me”; Week three – “apple fun”

Dates: Tuesdays, 9/15, 9/22 and 9/29
Time: 6:00-6:50 PM (Grades 1-3 parent/grandparent is welcome to stay)
Cost per child: $18 for a 3-week session (supplies are not included)

Supplies must be provided by student:
• 4-6 pictures of each of the themes [“family”, “all about me”, “apple fun”] • old magazines
• 8×11 scrapbook

Introduction to Colored Pencil Class – taught by Marilyn Kulesa
Marilyn is a member of the Colored Pencil society (CPSA) and the American Society of Botanical Artists (ASBA), I have exhibited my work in a variety of shows and galleries. I have taught several colored pencil workshops for adults and teens.

Each participant must bring their own supplies. Supplies: 12 or 24 prismacolor colored pencil set, drawing pad, 9×12 or 11×14 size [canson water color 90 lb. or stonehenge vellum], pencil sharpener, eraser, and regular pencil.

Saturday, 9/19 class – This first class will concentrate on demonstration of colored pencil techniques such as burnishing, blending and using the materials necessary to create a beautiful painting. Marilyn
will provide a variety of patterns to demonstrate these techniques as students follow along. No drawing experience is needed for these classes, just a desire to create and appreciate the beauty of a plant or flower using the medium of colored pencil.

Saturday, 9/26 class – This will be a continuation of the September 19th class encouraging the student to develop the techniques of painting with colored pencil finishing the project already in progress or starting a new painting. Students will be encouraged to bring in a favorite item or work from another pattern provided.

Cost: $40 per participant for a 2-week class
Time: 10:00 AM – 12 Noon (teens and adults)