Tag: Arts and Crafts

Arizona Blankets 4 Kids

These ladies are tying knots in some of the quilts.

Arizona Blankets started in the Phoenix area in 2001 but the Sun Lakes group started in 2005; 4,500 is a lot of quilts. We meet on the third Friday of the month in the Arts and Crafts Room of Cottonwood from 9:00 a.m.-noon. If you care to join us, come on in – you’re welcome…

Capture travel memories with colorful crafts

(Family Features) From road trips to grandma’s house to once-in-a-lifetime treks across the globe, nothing rejuvenates the spirit quite like travel. Now vacation memories can be shared for years to come with simple, do-it-yourself projects. Some of your best memories are made while traveling, so honor them with keepsake crafts that you can make uniquely…

Requests for my acrylic storage containers

Items you will need for your paint saver

Susan Plouzek Most artists spend a fortune trying to find the right system to keeping their wet paints from withering up. We’ve tried the brand name systems with the sponges. They go moldy and the lids are flimsy. We’ve tried the porcelain pans, glass pans, glass palettes, and the new plastic palettes, all guaranteed to…

New Pottery Class

Kathy Thomas When: Wednesdays from 8:00-11:00 a.m. Where: Activity Room 8, Cottonwood Please come and join us as Diane Watkins, well known in the valley, demonstrates and provides instruction and materials to learn functional sculpture, hand building and slab construction. All levels are welcome and if you think you can make it, then you will…

Fun, easy art classes

A beautiful watercolor by Alice Van Overstraeten

Enjoy art with a great group of art students and a inspired teacher. New ideas and materials will be introduced along with the basics. This is a relaxed loose watercolor class full of new ideas; we often finish a painting in each class. Beginners and experienced students will experience growth in their art; new students…

Chase chills away with cozy crafts

(Family Features) Let the blustery winds blow while you stay warm inside and while away the wintry hours with cozy crafts that keep you warm. Start by updating your favorite reading chair or couch with comfy new pillows that invite you to grab a blanket and burrow in tight. Easy Envelope Pillow Covers, a project from…