Arts and Crafts


In the ‘70s and ‘80s, I took classes held at neighborhood park and pool during the summer. We’d take swim breaks to learn macrame, cross-stitching and other crafts. It was fun and kept us busy during long, hot summer days. If you have kids and have sent them to similar day camps and classes this summer or in the past, while simultaneously wishing there was something like that for adults, you are in luck. (I don’t have kids and I have also had this wish.)

The Ogden Museum of Southern Art’s Craft Happy Hour starts Sept. 1 with a macrame class by N.O. Finer Fibers. Attendees will create a small plant hanger while sipping beer and wine. The class, $25 for members and $30 for nonmembers, includes supplies and libations.

If crafts aren’t your thing, hold out for the Adult Art Class, beginning Oct. 6. This four-class series (subsequent sessions are Oct. 13, 20 and 27) covers collage, painting, sculpture and non-traditional media and all supplies are provided. The cost is $150 members and $165 for non-members.

Note that if you’d like to take advantage of the member rate for the classes and other events, the museum is offering a 25 percent discount on all membership levels (for new memberships and renewals) through Aug. 31.

Who says art camp is just for kids?



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