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March 2018

Spring Gourd Bunnies

March 10 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Caldwell Family YMCA, 3720 South Indiana Ave.
Caldwell, ID 83605 United States
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$12

#2277 - Create a bunny out of natural materials, just in time for spring! During this class, you’ll create a small rabbit using a bottle gourd for your creation. Finish with paints, markers, and embellishments. We’ll provide ideas; you provide imagination! Good for all levels of experience.  Class fee: $12 (non-refundable)

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Ukrainian Easter Egg Gourds

March 12 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
The Gourd Shop, 1416 Rochester Street
Caldwell, ID 83605 United States
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$8

#2098 - Create your own unique spring keepsake inspired by the decorative, beautiful Easter eggs of the Ukraine. In this class, you’ll use wood burners to etch geometric patterns onto egg-shaped gourds, then fill in with colored pencils to bring your masterpiece to life. You’ll have time to eat lunch on your own. $8 pay in cash at door, bring own lunch.

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Thai Flower Making Craft

March 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Caldwell Family YMCA, 3720 South Indiana Ave.
Caldwell, ID 83605 United States
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$5

#2279 - Welcome the new season with a lovely flower bud arrangement! Your instructor, Nina, will tell you about her childhood in Thailand while guiding you through this craft. Thread, stems, and some fabric will be provided; if you have a preferred color scheme in mind for your flowers, bring lightweight, cotton-blend fabric or nylon netting cut into four-inch squares

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Picturesque Paperfolding for Beginners

March 28 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hispanic Cultural Center, 315 Stampede Dr.
Nampa, ID 83687 United States
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Free

#2092-1 - Learn how to transform bits of colored paper into enchanting animals, iris fold flowers, or even a colorful display in the shape of Idaho. You’ll leave with art that can be framed, turned into greeting cards, or saved as ornaments and mementos. All materials and supplies will be furnished; all you need is your imagination! * requires 2092-1 taken first.

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April 2018

Making Your Own Laundry Detergent

April 5 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
AARP Idaho, C.W. Moore Plaza 250 South 5th Street #800
Boise, ID 83702 United States
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$5

#2280 - Here’s a tip for the cost-conscious and environmentally concerned: You don’t need to buy your laundry detergent at the store. In this class, you’ll learn how to make your own effective detergent for a fraction of the cost. You’ll leave with your own finished product, ready for use. Class fee: $5 (non-refundable).

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Drawing: Learning To Look

April 9 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
AARP Idaho, C.W. Moore Plaza 250 South 5th Street #800
Boise, ID 83702 United States
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$15

#2281 - Think you can’t draw? Don’t sell yourself short! This class will guide and train you as you put pencil to paper. Study stunning drawings by incredible artists and explore the concepts of perspective, light source, and design. Then put all your new knowledge to work! This class is open to all levels; no experience necessary. Class Fee: $15 (non-refundable) April 9, 11, 13

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Spring Gourd Dolls

April 14 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Caldwell Family YMCA, 3720 South Indiana Ave.
Caldwell, ID 83605 United States
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$12

#2278 - Use nature’s materials to create a figurine! During this class, you’ll create a small doll, animal, or fantasy figure using a banana-size gourd for your creation’s body and a small gourd for the head. Finish with paints, markers, and embellishments. We’ll provide ideas; you provide imagination. Good for all levels of experience.

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Picturesque Paperfolding for Beginners

April 23 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Caldwell Family YMCA, 3720 South Indiana Ave.
Caldwell, ID 83605 United States
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Free

#2092-2 - Learn how to transform bits of colored paper into enchanting animals, iris fold flowers, or even a colorful display in the shape of Idaho. You’ll leave with art that can be framed, turned into greeting cards, or saved as ornaments and mementos. All materials and supplies will be furnished; all you need is your imagination! * requires 2092-1 taken first.

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May 2018

Beginning Mosaics

May 15 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
TBD Boise, ID 83713 United States + Google Map
$10

#2282 - Go from beginner to mosaic master in two sessions! During the first session, you’ll mosaic a terra cotta flowerpot using broken tile. During the second session, you’ll grout your new masterpiece. Every flowerpot will be unique and beautiful — it’s impossible to make a mistake! All supplies provided. Please wear comfortable clothing, as you’ll be working at tables in a garage. Class fee: $10 (non-refundable). May 15, 17   Note: May 17, 2018 class is 10 am to 11:30 am. 

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Wine and Design

May 23 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Bouquet Flower Shop, 618 East Boise Ave.
Boise, ID 83713 United States
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$20

#2283 - Ever wanted to create flower shop-worthy arrangements on your own? During this class, you’ll learn the basics of floral design while sipping wine, enjoying light snacks, and creating a floral design you can take home.

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