PAINT LICK — The Paint Lick Community Arts Center will offer two classes to give area residents the opportunity to hand-make hearts for valentines for Valentine’s Day.
The first is a “Learn to Tat” class, set for 2-3:30 p.m. Jan. 24, 31 and Feb. 7. Students will use the lacemaking technique of tatting to make hearts for valentine cards. Tatting is a fairly new form of lacemaking; it developed in the mid-19th century and was beloved by Victorians. In this three-week class, participants will learn the basic techniques and will tat one or more hearts in time for Valentine’s Day. The instructor is Debbonnaire Kovacs, featured artist in Berea.
Class fee is $25, including materials participants will keep. To register, call (859) 925-2741.
The second heart class is “Papermaking Hearts,” which is set for 9:30-11:30 a.m. Jan. 29. It is a one-time workshop. Instructor Alisa Vogt, featured November artist in Lancaster, will lead students through the process of creating paper pulp in a blender from paper scraps, then filling heart-shaped molds with the pulp to form the hearts. Garden seeds can be added to the wet pulp as a gift to the recipient of the card. When this is dry, the hand-made paper heart can be used in making one’s own valentine cards. Some hearts will be flat and some will be three dimensional.
Class fee is $25. Materials included; bring paper scraps. To register, call (859) 925-2741.