Date: Tuesdays, April 4th – 25th
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Instructor: Therese Keating
Location: Room 201, Fiber Arts Studio
Ages: Adults, 18+
Skill Level: Beginning
Sliding Scale: $90 / $160 / $210
Class fee includes a $5 materials fee.
Financial aid available below
Have you always wanted to learn how to crochet? Spend four Tuesday evenings learning the basics of crochet: how to select yarn, hold the hook, and maintain even tension as you learn chain stitch, single crochet stitch and double crochet stitch. By the end of the class you will have completed your first scarf and hopefully be hooked on crochet! This class is especially for beginners, no experience needed. All materials are provided: a hook along with your choice of yarns from Fiber Arts Studio’s vast collection. Repeat students and those who already know the basics but want to practice are also welcome.
Instructor / Artist
I have been crocheting most of my life. My mother taught me, as well as many other things, needlepoint, sewing, quilting, cooking, preserving, etc. I have always favored crochet.
I grew up in Buffalo NY, went to college in Atlanta, started working in the fashion industry in NYC which brought me to LA as the western states sales manager for Giorgio Armani menswear. 40+ years living in LA, a son and a transition (after 20 years) from fashion to wine. I moved to Sonoma 5 years ago (great decision!) and work in guest relations at Opus One in Napa. I’ve become a grandma and play with clay a lot (started that 10 years ago) at the Sonoma Community Center. I continue my sewing, needlepoint and, of course, crocheting all through my life.
When you register for a class, you’ll be offered three price tiers. The middle tier comes closest to what our registration fees used to be, and covers about 50% of the full cost of your participation in the class – with the other 50% covered by community donations. The first tier creates accessibility for people with limited income, while the third tier covers the full cost of participation – so that we can use community donations to support other people’s registration costs. When you choose to register at the third tier, you directly help support the Center’s efforts to remove financial barriers for others.
The Sonoma Community Center (the Center) strives to create an inclusive, safe community where everyone is treated with dignity and respect. The Center is committed to creating such an environment because it brings out the fullest potential in each of us, which, in turn, contributes directly to creating a community of belonging. In order to ensure a positive, safe, and welcoming experience for everyone, all program participants are asked to abide by the following policies, community agreements, and restorative safety protocol.
Financial aid is handled on an individual basis. If you think you qualify, follow the link below to apply.