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Inspire U Class Schedule 2018



Please note that ALL classes are free, though you may be asked to bring a couple of items to use in your project.  Class sizes are limited.  In order to ensure that we have enough materials for everyone, pre-registration is required for each class.  Information for pre-registration is included in each class description

May 10th: “How to Create Competition Quality Photos” . . .
What the judges are looking for and tips on things that you can do to improve your photography and your prints.

When and Where: From 6 – 8 pm in the exhibit hall at the fairgrounds

About the Class:  Touches on several aspects of a photograph that judges look at when judging a photo contest. Composition, lighting, creative staging, and getting out of the “automatic” mode are just a few of the topics she will touch on.

What to Bring:  Nothing is necessary to bring, but if students would like, they can bring their camera equipment and something for taking notes.

Age and Class Size Limits:  No age limit, size limited to 30 people

About the instructor:  Regina Starkey is owner of Honeysuckle Hills wedding venue, a wedding photographer, and works to mentor young photographers in our community.

June 11th: “Fabric Ornament Class”  

When and Where:  From 4:30 – 7:30 pm at the My People Senior Activity Center

About the Class:  Learn how to make a fabric ornament using squares of fabric straight, pins, and a Styrofoam ball. Anyone that can mark a straight line, fold paper, and has a bit of patience will be able to learn.

What to bring:  No materials needed, all materials will be provided

Age and Class Size Limits:  No limits on either age or class size

About the instructor: Margaret Edwards is retired from Dollywood, and is an active member of the Senior Center. She has been crafting for many years, plays cards, and enjoys teaching and sharing her skills.  She is a former costume maker for local entertainers.

To Pre-register: email scfclasses@gmail.com to reserve your spot; reservation is necessary to ensure that enough materials are available.

June 16th: “Kid Crafting”

When and Where: 10 – 2 Exhibit Hall at the Fairgrounds

About the class:  We have over 40 categories for kids art!  Come on in and make projects that you can enter in the fair.  Minimum of four projects will be available, including Pinterest for Kids

What to bring:  Enthusiasm!
Age and Class Size Limits:  No limit on class size, you must be in 12th grade or under; projects will be geared towards younger rather than older children.

About the instructors:  The Sevier County Fair Youth Board is very excited to be facilitating these classes!

To Pre-register: email scfclasses@gmail.com to reserve your spot; reservation is necessary to ensure that enough materials are available.

June 19th: “Pinterest”

When and Where:  6 – 8 in the exhibit hall at the fairgrounds

About the Class:  The most recent department to be added in our premium book (about 5 years ago) is Pinterest, and it is growing each year. With several categories to pick from, there seems to be something for everyone.  Three different categories will be covered during the class.

What to bring:  All materials will be provided; please bring $2 that will be collected for materials fee at the class.

Age and Class Size Limits:  Class size in limited to 20 people, age limit is 14 and up.

About the instructor:  Christina Adams is a local crafter and owner of Blue Ribbon Crafts. She brings enthusiasm, knowledge, and fun to the process.

To Pre-register: Email scfclasses@gmail.com to reserve your spot; reservation is necessary to ensure that enough materials are available.

June 28th: “Get Started Dehydrating”

When and Where: 6:30 – 8:00 pm at the King Family Library

About the class:  Learn the basics of dehydrating!  1.  Nutritious foods such as vegetables, fruits, herbs and dairy. 2.  Flavorful jerky.  3.  Delicious fruit roll-ups 4.  How to dry flowers

What to Bring:  A desire to learn.  Handouts will be provided for note-taking

Age and Class Size Limits:  No limit on either

About the Instructor: Lee Gray is a Master Gardener who loves to share knowledge of canning, dehydrating, and all things “preserving food”.  He has spent many years learning various methods and looks forward to sharing all the methods and tricks he has learned.

To Pre-register: email scfclasses@gmail.com to reserve your spot; reservation is necessary to ensure that enough materials are available.
July 12th: “Yard Art”

When and Where: 6 – 8 pm at the King Family Library

About the Class:  This is a new exhibit category in the premium book this year; Come create your own dish flower using plates, bowls, and various pieces of glassware.  All supplies provided unless you have special pieces you would like to use. We will have a nice selection for you to choose from.

What to Bring:  Nothing unless you have particular plates/dishes of your own that you would like to use.

Age and Class Size Limits:  Class size is limited to 15 participants; age limit is 15 and older

About the instructors:  Tammie and Sarah Browning are both Sevier County Master Gardeners.  Sarah has been a member since 2009, and Tammie since 2012.  They are both leaders with the Sevier County Junior Master Gardeners as well.  

To Pre-register: Email shallywag@yahoo.coom to reserve your spot or to ask any questions; reservation is necessary to ensure that enough materials are available.

July 16th: “Quilting: Learn how to English Paper Piece”

When and where:  4:30 – 7:30 at the My People Senior Activity Center (On Chapman Highway)

About the class:  A short overview of quilting and the history of quilting.  Then you will be taught how to English Paper Piece.  This is a very easy method of stabilizing fabric together.  Anyone that can thread a needle and sew a straight stitch will be able to learn.

What to bring:  Needle and thread will be provided, but feel free to bring a needle and a thimble (if you use one), and a portable light source (only if you feel you need it to sew).

Age and Class Size Limits: No limits on either

About the instructor:  Sally Lane is a member of the Piecemakers Quilt Guild, a long-time volunteer for the Sevier County Fair, and a volunteer and teacher at the Senior Center.

To Pre-register: email scfclasses@gmail.com to reserve your spot; reservation is necessary to ensure that enough materials are available.
July 24th: “Papercrafting/Bookfolding”

When and where:  6 - 8 Hobby Lobby classroom (Highway 66 location)

About the class: During this class, we will define the different types of greeting cards in our department, we will review the rules for entries, and we will make a small bookfolding project (shadow technique) that will be suitable for entry into the fair exhibits in the Papercrafting department.

What to bring:  One hardcover book (668 – 750 pages, 21cm tall, no photos; if you don’t have a book at home, you can get cheap books at thrift stores, and McKay’s has a free bin out front that might have one as well) ; a metric T-square ruler {available for purchase the night of the class if you don’t have one}, and a fine tip pencil {mechanical pencil is best, also available for purchase the night of the class} the pencil and ruler together should be less than $10), and you will also need a pair of fine point scissors.

Age and Class Size Limits:  Class is limited to 14 participants; age limit is 14 and older

About the instructor:  Teresa has been doing multiple crafts for many years, but has been a consultant for stamping/scrapbooking companies for about ten years.  She is also a test-folder for a prominent bookfolding designer and has taught many classes in the field of papercrafting

How to register:  Please Email Teresa the instructor at crosstitchaholic@aol.com  In your email, please indicate if you will need to purchase a ruler and/or a pencil the night of the class.  Hobby Lobby only keeps one of each in stock, so we will need to make sure that they have enough for those that want/need to purchase them.

July 26th: “Home Canning Basics”

When and Where: 5:30 – 6:30 pm at the UT Extension Office next to the fairgrounds

About the Class: Learn the principles of canning foods at home using safe, updated research-based methods.  Also learn the “secrets of what judges look for” when evaluating canning entries at the Sevier County Fair.

What to bring:  Nothing needed to bring

Age and Class Size Limits: Limit 14 and older, and 27 people in class

About the Instructor: Linda Hyder has been an Extension Agent with UT Extension for 20 years in Sevier County

To Pre-register: call or email Linda 865-453-3695 lhyder@utk.edu



 
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