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  • For questions about our craft and skill programs, contact:
    Samantha Conrad, Coordinator of Leisure Services
    (309) 681-2854 • sconrad@peoriaparks.org

    Craft and Baking Cake Decorating

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    YOU MUST REGISTER FOR THE FOLLOWING PROGRAMS. REGISTRATION OPENS MONDAY, APRIL 27

     

     See details and register online for the classes below.

    Knitting for All Levels

    Code           Day-Date                 Time

    At Noble Center:                  

    66144          Sa: 5/16-6/20          11 am-12:30 pm

    At Franciscan Rec Center: 

    66148          W: 7/8-8/12          4-5:30 PM

    Students will learn basic knitting stitches, how to read a pattern and finish a project.  You will receive a supply list for this course upon registration.

    Age: 9+

    Fee-R/NR: $41/$47

    Hooked on Crochet – Beginner

    Code        Day-Date              Time

    At Franciscan Recreation Complex:

    66143      Th: 7/9-8/13         4-5:30 pm

    At the Noble Center:

    66147      Sa: 5/16-6/20      9-10:30 am

    Learn basic crochet stitches such as chain, single crochet, and double crochet and leave with an in-depth knowledge of crochet terms and helpful hints.  If you wish to do additional work outside of class you can create 7 X 9 inch rectangles to donate for a ‘Warm Up America’ afghan.  You will receive a supply list for this course upon registration.

    Age: 9+

    Fee-R/NR: $41/$47

    Cake Decorating for Beginners

    Code        Day-Date          Time

    66158      M: 6/1-6/29      6-8:30pm

    In this beginner’s class you will improve your baking skills and learn recipes for great frosting.  Learn to decorate your own cakes with borders, flowers, leaves, side drapes, roses, cartoon designs, script writing and more!  And the best part: you take home your own finished cakes!  A supply list will be handed out at the first class.

    Location: Noble Center

    Age: 12+

    Fee-R/NR: $48/$55

    Advanced Cake Decorating

    Code                     Day-Date                       Time

    66159                   M: 7/13-8/3                   6-8:30 pm 

    If you enjoyed the first cake class, you’ll love this one, too.  Learn fancy flowers, fancy borders, string work, basket weave, fun theme cakes and much more!  No cake baking is necessary and you’ll use only one batch of frosting.  A supply list will be handed out at registration.

    Location: Lakeview Recreation Center

    Age: 12+

    Fee-R/NR: $39/$45

    Basic Beading

    This class will teach you all you need to know to create beautiful strung bracelets, necklaces, and earrings. Free to Bead will provide supplies to purchase.

    Location: Free to Bead

    Age: 12+

    Fee-R/NR: $17/$20

    Code                   Day-Date                 Time

    66151                   Sa: 5/2                   1-4 pm

    66152                   Sa: 6/6                   1-4 pm

    66154                   Sa: 7/11                 1-4 pm

    66323                   Sa: 8/1                   1-4 pm

    Loom Woven Bracelet

    Weave a delightful and colorful bracelet using a small simple loom. Similar bracelets sell for hundreds of dollars in exclusive stores, but you can make them for all your friends for a few dollars.

    Location: Free to Bead

    Age: 12+

    Fee-R/NR: $17/$20

    Code                    Day-Date                   Time

    66153                   Sa: 6/27                   11 am-2 pm

    66327                   Sa: 8/22                   11 am-2 pm

    Fairy Gardens

    Search flea markets, thrift stores, basements and attics for a list of items to create and personalize a fairy garden in any theme. A great way to recycle!

    Location: Noble Center

    Age: 16+

    Min/Max: 6-14

    Fee-R/NR: $12/$14

    Code                    Day-Date                       Time

    66348                   Th: 6/4-6/11                   6-8 pm

    66351                   Sa: 6/20-6/27                 9-11 am

     

    Wedding Bows 

    Think of all the times you wished you could make a bow! Now is your chance to learn. This class will teach you how to make bows for pews, holiday decorations, corsages, craft projects and more. Instructor will hand out diagrams for future projects. A supply list will be provided upon registration. Location: Jeffrey Alans Age: 13+

    Fee-R/NR: $13/$18

    Code                   Day-Date                   Time

    66174                   W: 6/3                   5:30-8 pm

     Wedding Florals: Beautiful on a Budget 

    Big day coming up? Learn techniques to arrange silk flowers for your special day. You will learn how to make nosegay, toss, clutch, and cascade bouquets plus boutonnieres, corsages, halos, baskets and pillows. Learn fantastic suggestions that will make your flowers truly special. A supply list will be handed out at the first class. Location: Jeffrey Alans Age: 13+

    Fee-R/NR: $45/$51

    Code                   Day-Date                   Time

    66173                   W: 6/10-7/8               5:30-8 pm

    Woven Bracelet Bead Stitching 

    Learn ot bead stitch and create intricate woven bracelets. A different pattern will be offered each Saturday. Stitches include Peyote, Right Angle Weave, Spiral, and Herringbone. Check www.freetobead.com to find out which bracelet we will be creating. All supplies can be purchased at Free to Bead.

    Location: Free to Bead Age: 12+

    Fee-R/NR: $23/$28

    Code                   Day-Date                   Time

    66156                   Sa: 5/16                   11 am-1 pm

    66324                   Sa: 6/20                   11 am-1 pm

    66325                   Sa: 7/18                   11 am-1 pm

    66326                   Sa: 8/15                   11 am-1 pm

    Viking Knit 

    Using this ancient technique we will weave fine wire into a beautiful, intricate chain. All supplies can be purchased at Free to Bead.

    Age: 9+ Fee-R/NR: $17/$20

    Location: Free to Bead

    Code                   Day-Date                   Time

    66157                   Sa: 7/25                   11 am-2 pm

    Crystal Mosaic Pendant 

    Create a fabulous pendant using epoxy clay and sparkling crystals. Free to Bead will provide supplies to purchase. All supplies can be purchased at Free to Bead.

    Age: 9+ Fee-R/NR: $17/$20

    Location: Free to Bead

    Code                   Day-Date                   Time

    66155                   Sa: 5/23                   11 am-2 pm

    See details and register online for the classes below here.

    ASSORTED RECREATION CLASSES

    Staging Your Home

    Code            Day-Date       Time

    66088          Sa: 6/13        10 am-12:30 pm

    Whether you are looking to sell your home or create a better living space, this is the class for you!  A session with this Accredited Staging Professional Master will show you how to stage your home for both top dollar and for everyday living.  Learn the professional tips, tricks, and techniques that will make your home more organized and appealing.  Staged homes not only sell faster, they also make loving your home for the long haul easy!

    Location: Noble Center

    Age: 18+

    Min/Max: 5-15

    Fee-R/NR: $18/$22

    Magic I

    Led by professional magician Greg Joyce, you’ll learn how to perform a wide variety of magic with playing cards, money, rope, common items, mind-reading and special props made in class. Soon you’ll be amazing your friends and family! All supplies and an instruction handbook are included.

    Location: Noble Center

    Age: 8+

    Fee-R/NR: $29/$33

    Code                       Day-Date                           Time

    66084                   M-Th: 6/29-7/2                   1:30-3:20 pm

    66118                   M-Th: 8/3-8/6                     1:30-3:20 pm

    Junior Sailing Program 

    This class is intended for beginner and intermediate sailors. Beginning instruction covers basic boat handling, safety, knot tying, terminology, self rescue, and introduction to racing. We will use prams, Zumas and progress to Lasers and then JY 15s. IVY Club will provide boats.

    Location: IVY Club Age: 8-16

    Min/Max: 4-10 Fee: $138/$158

    Code            Day-Date                           Time

    66071          M, Tu, Th: 6/8-6/25           1-4 pm

    Adult Sailing Program 

    The class is intended for beginners and intermediate adults. Beginning instruction covers basic boat handling, safety, knot tying, terminology, self rescue, and introduction to racing. We will use Zumas, Lasers, JY 15’s, and Capri 22s. Informal racing will take place for those who are interested. Sailors will be grouped by experience and abilities.

    Location: IVY Club Age: 17+

    Min/Max: 4-10 Fee-R/NR: $138/$158

    Code                   Day-Date                                     Time

    66070                   M, Tu, Th: 6/1-6/18                   5-8 pm

    Basketball for Youth 

    Learn and practice the basic skills of basketball and play a game each class. Taught by an experienced youth basketball instructor, lessons emphasize individual skill development in dribbling, passing and cutting and confidence and teamwork in game play. Suitable for beginning and intermediate players. During games, players are matched by height and ability. Bring your own basketball for skill instruction and shooting practice. A limited number of basketballs will be available at class.

    Location: United Presbyterian Church

    Age: 8-12 Fee-R/NR: $39/$45

    Code                   Day-Date                           Time

    66115                   Tu: 6/16-8/4*                   6:30-8:10 pm