Continuing Education

Home & Garden


Intro To Interior Design

Bridget Duffy, interior designer and instructor

Now is your chance to become your own interior designer and decorator. Explore basic design principles, practices and skills. Learn about spatial relations, scale, color, textiles, lighting and accessories, and floor plans. Design a floor plan based on your own personal space. 3 SESSIONS

Tues, Sept 16-Sep 30, 7-9 pm
Fee and Code: $59, XHOME 058 W


NEW! Intro To Beginner Sewing

Betty McCarty, instructor

Learn how to construct a garment by using a commercial pattern from a simple pattern. This course is a perfect follow-up to Intro To Machine Sewing. Students must have basic knowledge of the sewing machine. Required is a portable sewing machine, a pair of scissors, straight pins, and a 18”x2” clear plastic sewing ruler. Leave with your completed project. Materials fee $30 payable to the instructor. 3 SESSIONS

Sat, Sept 20-Oct 4, 10 am-2 pm
Fee and Code: $99, XHOME 071 W


NEW! Intro To Textiles

Bridget Duffy, interior designer and instructor

Learn about the textile industry and its effects on home furnishings markets. Attention is given to fiber identification, yarn and fabric construction and decoration. Emphasis on consumer information, fabric performance, care, and labeling. 2 SESSIONS

Tues, Oct 7 & Oct 14, 7-9 pm
Fee and Code: $39, XHOME 070 W


Intro To Machine Sewing

Betty McCarty, instructor

Do you have a love of fabric and design for the home and wardrobe? Do you have a sewing machine, or want one, but just don’t know how to use it? Learn how to operate and understand the parts of a sewing machine. Instructor will guide you through basic techniques to get you started on your first project. If available, bring a portable sewing machine to class.

Sat, Oct 11, 10 am-1 pm
Fee and Code: $29, XARTC 139 W


Design And Sew A Custom Pillow

Betty McCarty, instructor

Now that you have a basic understanding of the sewing machine, you are ready for your first project. Cover the basics of machine sewing techniques. Learn how to do a simple straight stitch. Design, create and leave with a custom pillow. Materials fee $10 payable to the instructor for fabric and spool. Note: Must bring a portable sewing machine to class.

Sat, Oct 18, 10 am-1 pm
Fee and Code: $29, XARTC 144 W


NEW! Create A Gracious Home

Franca Giuliani, feng shui consultant and instructor

Who we are and how we feel shows up in the space we inhabit. Learn basic feng shui principles and see your home with a whole new perspective. Develop a fresh, healthy approach to design and learn how to make your space reflect the best you.

Thurs, Nov 6, 7-9 pm
Fee and Code: $24, XHOME 069 W

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