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St. Valentine's Day on February 14th is arguably the last of the important winter holidays celebrated in America today. In this class we'll explore the cultural and historical meaning and practices of Valentine's Day. We'll spend some time on the ancient roots of the holiday, but we will mainly focus our attention on the holiday as it has been practiced...

$10
W.   Feb 10th, 6:30pm
All levels
(314)

Since its publication in the early 1st century AD, Ovid's poem The Art of Love (Ars Amatoria) has been one of the most popular and controversial works of literature to have survived from the Roman Empire. While on its surface The Art of Love is a humorous and lighthearted look at the dating scene in early Imperial Rome, the poem also serves as a subversive...

$10
W.   Feb 10th, 8:30pm
All levels
(314)

February 14, a beautiful opportunity to cherish all your loved ones; whether it is your (secret?) lover, your mum, dad, your best friend or someone who means a lot to you. This is the day to make them feel special! Express that you care about your loved ones by sending them a beautiful hand-made card, and spread your love for them with hand-printed...

$33
Th.   Feb 11th, 7pm
All levels
(314)

ake your tie-dye skills to the next level! Shibori is the process of manipulating and dyeing fabric. Rather than treating cloth as a two-dimensional surface, it is given a three-dimensional form by folding, crumpling, stitching, plaiting, or plucking and twisting. This class will focus on designing linear patterns on cotton...

$32
Su.   Feb 14th, 10:30am
All levels
(314)

One night in 1848, two bored little girls convinced their mother that they were able to communicate with the spirit world. Through a series of taps and raps, the girls would 'receive' messages from the other side. Soon, the whole town knew about it--within months, the whole world. What started off as a possible child's prank would turn into the birth...

$8
T.   Feb 16th, 8:30pm
All levels
(314)

"Some people say there was no jazz tenor before me. All I know is I just had a way of playing and I didn't think in terms of any other instrument but the tenor." Prior to Coleman Hawkins, the tenor saxophone was seen as just an ensemble instrument and not really appropriate for jazz improvisation. Now ubiquitous, the tenor sax's long struggle to gain...

$10
W.   Feb 17th, 6:30pm
All levels
(314)

Glass has a ubiquitous presence in contemporary western culture, and a link to many disciplines and histories. Glass lenses and windows comprise microscopes, telescopes, cameras and screens that extend our ability to perceive. We live in an environment surrounded by glass, and it is through this material that we, quite literally, see the...

$18
W.   Feb 17th, 7pm
All levels
(314)

Learn the practical applications to embroidery. This class will focus on creating monogrammed designs by combining basic stitches to create a unique tote bag. In addition to fundamental stitches, we will also learn the satin stitch, which can be used to cover large areas, and proves most useful. Students will start these projects in class and be given...

$46
F.   Feb 19th, 6pm
Beginner
(314)

Bring your friend! Or come on your own and then tell your friends all that you have learned. We will look for signs of early Spring stirring in the tree tops! Learn some tree identification basics and find a few trees worthy of close observation for that much anticipated event: bud break.  Dress for the weather; we'll be outside the whole...

$13
Sa.   Feb 20th, 11am
All levels
(314)

After this workshop, you will literally be able to turn every piece of paper into a bookwithout needing to stitch a single page together--with our main tools only being paper, scissors and glue. We will look at 5 different folding techniques, some for which we only need one sheet of standard 8.5”x11” paper; others require different...

$25
T.   Feb 23rd, 6pm
All levels
(314)

In this hands-on class, you'll get to design, create, and take home your own handmade dreamcatcher. We'll learn how to hand-paint fabric and to weave and assemble the finished product. We will have a variety of beads, feathers, and recycled fabrics to work with, or feel free to pring your own to personalize your gift.

$85
T.   Feb 23rd, 6:30pm
All levels
(314)

In this 2-hour intro class to Sichuan cooking, you'll learn how to whip up delicious Sichuan dishes in your own kitchen. Sichuan cooking is well-known for its addictive spicy dishes. And although the flavors are complex, creating the dishes from scratch is surprisingly easy, with a few key ingredients and techniques. We'll discuss the various uses...

$38
F.   Feb 26th, 6pm
Beginner
(314)

Don’t have a green thumb? Needle felt your own garden and you won’t have to worry about watering again. Through agitating (aka stabbing) wool with a felting pen, students will learn the different aspects of this sculpture technique. Students will be provided with a variety of materials, so that each creation will be one of a kind!

$55
Sa.   Feb 27th, 3pm
All levels
(314)

Mesopotamia, the “Land Between the Two Rivers” in present-day Iraq, is often referred to as the Cradle of Civilization. The ancient peoples of this region developed the first cities and multicultural societies, inventedwriting and the wheel, and left behind incredible works of art and a rich and varied literature. Yet despite their...

$10
M.   Feb 29th, 6:30pm
All levels
(314)

Join Carly Cylinder of Flour LA for an evening celebrating the release of her new book,The Flower Chef. Carly will demonstrate some of her favorite ideas from the book as well as take your questions on floral design. After the talk, you'll get to put the tips you learned in action as you create a mini bouquet to...

$28
Th.   Mar 3rd, 6:30pm
All levels
(314)