Arts and Crafts

Take your creativity to the next level with our wide variety of courses in arts and crafts.

How to Register

  • Register online by selecting "Add to Cart" on the desired course(s) and select "Cart" at the bottom of the page when you are ready to process your registration.
    • The “Seats Left” information is updated every half hour and when you checkout.
  • Other registration options are available.

Take Note

All of the basketweaving courses listed in the Spring 2022 Course Brochure will, unfortunately, not be offered. We look forward to offering them again in the future and regret any inconvenience.

Courses

All Occasion Cards

There is no better way to show someone you care than to send them a card handmade by you. In each one of these classes, we will be creating cards that will delight and impress based on different themes. Come create with some amazing colors, images, techniques and folds designed for both the new and experienced stamper. Be sure to bring your own sharp scissors and double-sided adhesive to each class. Course fee includes $10 materials fee.

All rubber stamping classes are taught by Sharyn Bouck, independent Stampin’ Up! demonstrator since 1996. Those younger than 14 must be accompanied by a class registered adult. Contact Sharyn Bouck at sharynbouck@hotmail.com with any questions.

Please review vaccination and mask protocols for on-campus classes.

Course will be held in Day Care Center, Room B05

Sharyn Bouck, Instructor

All Occasion Cards
Schedule Section Seats Left Cost Register
Wednesday, 3/30
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
ZARC-338 600 0 seats left $18Section Full

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April Showers Bring May Flowers

There is no better way to show someone you care than to send them a card handmade by you. In each one of these classes, we will be creating cards that will delight and impress based on different themes. Come create with some amazing colors, images, techniques and folds designed for both the new and experienced stamper. Be sure to bring your own sharp scissors and double-sided adhesive to each class. Course fee includes $10 materials fee.

All rubber stamping classes are taught by Sharyn Bouck, independent Stampin’ Up! demonstrator since 1996. Those younger than 14 must be accompanied by a class registered adult. Contact Sharyn Bouck at sharynbouck@hotmail.com with any questions.

Please review vaccination and mask protocols for on-campus classes.

Course will be held in Day Care Center, Room B05

Sharyn Bouck, Instructor 

April Showers Bring May Flowers
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Wednesday, 4/6
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
ZARC-112 600 0 seats left $18Section Full

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Basic Watercolor

Join us to discover your own unique ways of using transparent watercolor paint, from free experimentation to more controlled approaches. Explore mixing and layering colors, while observing flowers, still life, and landscape. Learn color theory, pencil sketching, composition, drawing directly with a brush, and planning area of wash. Everyone is welcome, both first-time and long-time painters. Please bring whatever materials you may already have, or purchase the following supplies: a pan set of transparent watercolors, a pointed round watercolor brush (approximately size 6; handle will be shorter than oil painting brush), a 9” x 12” pad of 140# watercolor paper, masking tape, pencil, two water containers, and two pieces of cardboard (slightly larger than size of paper).

Please review vaccination and mask protocols for on-campus classes.

Course will be held in Day Care Center, Room B06

Carol Bollinger Green, Instructor 

Basic Watercolor
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Wednesdays, 5/4 - 5/25
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
ZARC-070 600 0 seats left $59Section Full

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Board Art

Scientists have linked creative expression to overall wellness, brain stimulation, and stress reduction. Art also enhances cognitive abilities, stimulates imagination, sharpens problem solving skills, and so much more! Art in Mind is a wellness studio that emphasizes the powerful effects that art has on the soul. Students must withdraw five business days before the start of the course for a full refund.

Join the experienced educators from Art in Mind Studio in creating a beautiful and unique board art project! Learn techniques of painting on wood, including color wash and stenciling. Students will be painting spring flowers on wood boards with several quote options, stencil shapes, and colors to choose from.

Please review vaccination and mask protocols for on-campus classes.

Course will be held in Day Care Center, Room B06

Art in Mind, Instructor 

Board Art
Schedule Section Seats Left Cost Register
Thursday, 3/10
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
ZARC-303 600 18 seats left $55

Cards: Class Series

There is no better way to show someone you care than to send them a card handmade by you. In each one of these classes, we will be creating cards that will delight and impress based on different themes. Come create with some amazing colors, images, techniques and folds designed for both the new and experienced stamper. Be sure to bring your own sharp scissors and double-sided adhesive to each class. Course fee includes $10 materials fee.

All rubber stamping classes are taught by Sharyn Bouck, independent Stampin’ Up! demonstrator since 1996. Those younger than 14 must be accompanied by a class registered adult. Contact Sharyn Bouck at sharynbouck@hotmail.com with any questions.

Please review vaccination and mask protocols for on-campus classes.

Course will be held in Day Care Center, Room B05

Sharyn Bouck, Instructor 

Cards: Class Series
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Wednesdays, 2/9 - 4/6
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
ZARC-102 600 0 seats left $80Section Full

Call to be added to wait list

Cards: For the Guys

There is no better way to show someone you care than to send them a card handmade by you. In each one of these classes, we will be creating cards that will delight and impress based on different themes. Come create with some amazing colors, images, techniques and folds designed for both the new and experienced stamper. Be sure to bring your own sharp scissors and double-sided adhesive to each class. Course fee includes $10 materials fee.

All rubber stamping classes are taught by Sharyn Bouck, independent Stampin’ Up! demonstrator since 1996. Those younger than 14 must be accompanied by a class registered adult. Contact Sharyn Bouck at sharynbouck@hotmail.com with any questions.

Please review vaccination and mask protocols for on-campus classes.

Course will be held in Day Care Center, Room B05

Sharyn Bouck, Instructor

Cards: For the Guys
Schedule Section Seats Left Cost Register
Wednesday, 2/23
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
ZARC-342 600 2 seats left $18

Drawing for the Absolute Beginner

If you've always been interested in drawing but don't really know how to get started, then this is the course for you. Gain a solid foundation and understanding of the basics of drawing and become the artist you've always dreamed you could be! You'll become intimately familiar with paper types, drawing styles, rendering techniques, and the basic principles of perspective, layout, design, lighting, volume, and space. If you have an interest in learning what it's like to draw or would love to increase your current knowledge in the field of art and illustrating, then this course aims to fulfill all of your needs. This course is taught online through our partnership with Ed2go. To log into your online classroom, please visit www.ed2go.com/hvcc and select My Classroom. Please note, it may take 24 – 48 hours before your registered course appears in My Classroom.

Drawing for the Absolute Beginner
Schedule Section Seats Left Cost Register
Online, 2/9 - 4/1 ZILC-065 600 15 seats left $99
Online, 3/16 - 5/6 ZILC-065 601 13 seats left $99
Online, 4/13 - 6/3 ZILC-065 602 15 seats left $99

Hearts for All Cards

There is no better way to show someone you care than to send them a card handmade by you. In each one of these classes, we will be creating cards that will delight and impress based on different themes. Come create with some amazing colors, images, techniques and folds designed for both the new and experienced stamper. Be sure to bring your own sharp scissors and double-sided adhesive to each class. Course fee includes $10 materials fee.

All rubber stamping classes are taught by Sharyn Bouck, independent Stampin’ Up! demonstrator since 1996. Those younger than 14 must be accompanied by a class registered adult. Contact Sharyn Bouck at sharynbouck@hotmail.com with any questions.

Please review vaccination and mask protocols for on-campus classes.

Course will be held in Day Care Center, Room B05

Sharyn Bouck, Instructor

Hearts for All Cards
Schedule Section Seats Left Cost Register
Wednesday, 2/9
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
ZARC-341 600 0 seats left $18Section Full

Call to be added to wait list

Introduction to Interior Design

Are you a creative person with an eye for design? If so, this course will show you how to transform plain living spaces into beautiful and functional rooms.  Interior design takes training as well as talent, and these lessons will give you the know-how you need to design a room from floor to ceiling. You’ll delve into color theory, industry trends, spatial arrangements, floor plans, traditional and modern interior design ideas, and other basics. In addition, you’ll explore a range of careers in interior design and get insider tips for entering this exciting field.  Because interior design is constantly evolving, you’ll also learn about some of the latest trends affecting the industry. You’ll investigate “green” sustainable design, and you’ll find out how to modify your designs for people with special needs.  As you master design skills step-by-step, you’ll complete your first project: a fully developed room design complete with spatial layout, lighting, and finish selections. Your new knowledge and hands-on practice will give you the confidence you need to start creating beautiful residential interiors for yourself and others.  This course is taught online through our partnership with Ed2go.  To log into your online classroom, please visit www.ed2go.com/hvcc and select My Classroom. Please note, it may take 24 - 48 hours before your registered course appears in My Classroom.

Introduction to Interior Design
Schedule Section Seats Left Cost Register
Online, 2/9 - 4/1 ZILC-067 600 13 seats left $115
Online, 3/16 - 5/6 ZILC-067 601 15 seats left $115
Online, 4/13 - 6/3 ZILC-067 602 15 seats left $115

Light-up Bottle and Glass Set

Scientists have linked creative expression to overall wellness, brain stimulation, and stress reduction. Art also enhances cognitive abilities, stimulates imagination, sharpens problem solving skills, and so much more! Art in Mind is a wellness studio that emphasizes the powerful effects that art has on the soul. Students must withdraw five business days before the start of the course for a full refund.

Join the experienced educators from Art in Mind Studio in learning how to paint on a glass wine bottle that will light up to beautifully glow with a set of wine glasses! You will be walked through the steps of painting cherry blossoms on a clear wine bottle and two wine glasses. The class will include a battery powered cork with a light string attached to insert into the bottle, embellishments for the bottle and wine charm for glass, plus an extra set of batteries to take with you.

Please review vaccination and mask protocols for on-campus classes.

Course will be held in Day Care Center, Room B06

Art in Mind, Instructor 

Light-up Bottle and Glass Set
Schedule Section Seats Left Cost Register
Thursday, 4/14
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
ZARC-315 600 12 seats left $60

Painting in the Style of Thomas Kinkade

Thomas Kinkade was most famous for his use of light in his paintings. In celebration of his extraordinary contribution to the art world, we will paint a version of his impressionist-style garden under the guidance of artist Noreen Powell. She takes a step-by-step approach and offers a lot of one-on-one instruction to help you create your own beautiful version of Kinkade’s garden painting. This class is perfect for beginner and intermediate painters that want to expand their knowledge of color values and perspective. Join us in The Living Room Art Gallery located in the Visitor Center of Historic St. Agnes Cemetery, Menands, NY. Yes, the gallery is in a Victorian-era cemetery! It features high ceilings and enormous arched windows that allow for a lot of natural light. It is a beautiful, peaceful place. We provide all the necessary materials including canvas, paints and brushes, and tabletop easels. We also provide delicious snacks and beverages. All you do is come and relax and learn painting skills with creative, like-minded people! Course includes $45 materials fee.

Students must comply with the COVID-19 protocol of this off-campus site. 

Course is held at Historic St. Agnes Cemetery (48 Cemetery Avenue in Menands)

Noreen Powell, Instructor

Kelly Grimaldi, Coorindator

Painting in the Style of Thomas Kinkade
Schedule Section Seats Left Cost Register
Friday, 4/1
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
ZARC-332 600 0 seats left $55Section Full

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Van Gogh Sunflowers

Scientists have linked creative expression to overall wellness, brain stimulation, and stress reduction. Art also enhances cognitive abilities, stimulates imagination, sharpens problem solving skills, and so much more! Art in Mind is a wellness studio that emphasizes the powerful effects that art has on the soul. Students must withdraw five business days before the start of the course for a full refund.

Join the experienced educators from Art in Mind Studio in creating a beautiful Van Gogh-inspired canvas painting. Learn techniques of painting with acrylic paints on canvas as we walk you through each step. Students will be painting on a 16” x 20” canvas with all supplies included.

Please review vaccination and mask protocols for on-campus classes.

Course will be held in Day Care Center, Room B06

Art in Mind, Instructor 

Van Gogh Sunflowers
Schedule Section Seats Left Cost Register
Thursday, 5/12
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
ZARC-344 600 16 seats left $55

Welcome Spring Cards

There is no better way to show someone you care than to send them a card handmade by you. In each one of these classes, we will be creating cards that will delight and impress based on different themes. Come create with some amazing colors, images, techniques and folds designed for both the new and experienced stamper. Be sure to bring your own sharp scissors and double-sided adhesive to each class. Course fee includes $10 materials fee.

All rubber stamping classes are taught by Sharyn Bouck, independent Stampin’ Up! demonstrator since 1996. Those younger than 14 must be accompanied by a class registered adult. Contact Sharyn Bouck at sharynbouck@hotmail.com with any questions.

Please review vaccination and mask protocols for on-campus classes.

Course will be held in Day Care Center, Room B05

Sharyn Bouck, Instructor 

Welcome Spring Cards
Schedule Section Seats Left Cost Register
Wednesday, 3/23
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
ZARC-203 600 0 seats left $18Section Full

Call to be added to wait list

Winter Birch Light-up Wine Bottle

Scientists have linked creative expression to overall wellness, brain stimulation, and stress reduction. Art also enhances cognitive abilities, stimulates imagination, sharpens problem solving skills, and so much more! Art in Mind is a wellness studio that emphasizes the powerful effects that art has on the soul. Students must withdraw five business days before the start of the course for a full refund.

Join the experienced educators from Art in Mind Studio in learning how to paint on a glass wine bottle that will light up to beautifully glow! You will be walked through the steps of painting a winter scene on a blue wine bottle. The class will include a battery powered cork with a light string attached to insert into the bottle, embellishments for the bottle, and an extra set of batteries to take with you.

Please review vaccination and mask protocols for on-campus classes.

Course will be held in Day Care Center, Room B06

Art in Mind, Instructor 

Winter Birch Light-up Wine Bottle
Schedule Section Seats Left Cost Register
Thursday, 2/17
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
ZARC-288 600 11 seats left $55

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Regular Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Summer Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
(excluding college holidays and vacations)