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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

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    YOU MUST REGISTER FOR THE FOLLOWING PROGRAMS.

     

     See details and register online for the classes below.

    Crochet in a Day

    Day-Date               Time

    Sa: 1/17                 9-10 am

    Have you wanted to try crochet but you’re not sure you will catch on? Sign up for this one-time class and learn about crochet in a mini class designed to delight while learning the basics of holding a hook and making a chain. Supplies included.

    Location: Noble Center

    Age: 9+

    Min/Max: 5-24

    Fee-R/NR: $14/$16

    Knitting Made Easy

    Day-Date           Time

    Sa: 1/17             10:30-11:30 am

    Do you want to learn how to knit but you’re not sure you want to take a 6 week class? Sign up for this one-day class to learn how to hold your needles, cast on, and garter stitch. Supplies included.

    Location: Noble Center

    Age: 9+

    Min/Max: 5-24

    Fee-R/NR: $14/$16

    Knitting for All Levels

    Location             Day-Date                 Time

    FRC                    W: 1/14-2/18      4-5:30 pm

    Noble Center      Sa:1/17-2/21        11 am-12:30 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

    Location             Day-Date                 Time

    FRC                  Th: 1/15-2/19           4-5:30 pm

    Noble Center    Sa: 1/24-2/28            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

    63837     M: 2/16-3/16     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: $44/$52

    Holiday Bows

    Day-Date           Time

    Th: 4/9           5:30-8 pm

    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 Alan

    Ages: 13+

     Min/Max: 5-15

    Fee-R/NR: $13/$18

    Advanced Cake Decorating

           Day-Date                   Time

         M: 4/6-4/27            5:30-8 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: $35/$40

    Hooked on Crochet – Intermediate

    Day-Date               Time

    Sa: 3/7-4/18       9 am-10:30 am

    Students should have a basic knowledge of crochet or have completed a basic crochet class. Granny squares, crochet in a circle, and crocheting with beads will be taught.  Additional work outside class is available in creating 7×9 inch rectangles donated for a ‘Warm Up America’ afghan.  You will receive a supply list for this course upon registration. No class 4/4.

    Location: Noble Center

    Age: 9+

    Fee-R/NR: $41/$47

    Intermediate Knitting

    Day-Date                        Time

    Sa: 3/7-4/18               11 am-12:30 pm

    Students should have a basic knowledge of knitting.  You may create a 7×9 inch rectangle donated for a ‘Warm Up America’ afghan. You will receive a supply list for this course upon registration. No class 4/4.

    Location: Noble Center

    Age: 9+

    Fee-R/NR: $41/$47

    Bead Stitching

    Bead Stitching uses seed beads and a needle and thread to create beautiful and fascinating designs. We can teach you all the most popular stitch patterns using a wide variety of seed beads and specialty beads. This class is for beginner through intermediate stitchers. A different pattern will be offered each Saturday.

    Location: Free to Bead

    Age: 12+

    Fee-R/NR: $17/$20

    Day-Date                     Time

    Sa: 1/17                  11 am-2 pm

    Sa: 2/21                  11 am-2 pm

    Sa: 3/21                  11 am-2 pm

    Sa: 4/18                  11 am-2 pm

    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

    Day-Date                     Time

    Sa: 2/7                          1-4 pm

    Sa: 3/7                          1-4 pm

    Sa: 4/4                          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

    Day-Date                           Time

    Sa: 1/24                       11 am-2 pm

    Sa: 2/28                       11 am-2 pm

    Sa: 4/25                       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

    Day-Date                   Time

       M: 3/23-3/30           5:30-7 pm

    ABC All About Me! Baby Scrapbook – The perfect baby shower gift!

    This class is a perfect way to make a Baby Book for your own precious newborn or an extra special keepsake gift! We actually will finish an 8×8 scrapbook in 6 weeks in only 2 hrs. an evening. Just bring along a paper trimmer, a pair of nice scissors, scrap pad and an acid free scrapbooking pen.

    Location: Lakeview Rec Center

    Age: 16+

    Fee-R/NR: $43/$50

      Day-Date                  Time

    Th: 2/5-3/12      6:30-8:30 pm

    See details and register online.

    ASSORTED RECREATION CLASSES

    Introduction to Digital Photography

    Day-Date                Time

    Sa: 1/17-1/31        10 am-12 pm

    For those who have just gotten a new camera or for those who’ve gotten past the scary parts and want to take the next step. We’ll prepare you for what matters in photography, from a grounding in composition, to the basic foundation of controlling the basic elements of shutter speed, aperture, and ISO to tell the stories you want to tell. We’ll also teach you all the things you can “set and forget”, and get you thinking about the handful of things on your camera that matter. You will leave the class feeling more masterful over the tool in your hands – and you’ll start to see where the magic can happen. Bring your camera and a fully charged battery to every class.

    Location: FRC

    Age: 16+

    Min/Max: 7-12

    Fee: $28/$32

    Staging Your Home

    Day-Date      Time

    Sa: 2/7         12-12:30 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/$23

    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

    Day-Date                        Time

    Sa: 2/21-3/14          12-1:45 pm

    Pool & Billiards

    Learn the basic fundamentals of pool or pocket billiards in a fun and relax­ing atmosphere. This private instruction will teach you the technique and strategy of 8 and 9 ball that you need to go out and start winning games on the pool table.

    Location: CueSport Billiard Academy

    Age: 16+

    Fee-R/NR: $80/$96

    Day-Date                       Time

    Th: 2/5-2/26                5-6 pm