Fall and Spring Electives 2018/2019

Fall/Spring Electives
2018-2019

MACHINE SEWING FOR YOUNG LADIES – Fall Semester
Max Students: 10
Ages: 10+
Tutor: Mrs. Shelly Morgan
Cost: $40/Semester

Supplies Needed: sewing machine, basic sewing kit (pins, seam ripper, fabric shears, thread snips, bobbins), wall outlet extension cord
Machine Sewing for Young Ladies: Both semesters. Seamstresses of all ability levels are welcome! Make several projects from start to finish with the use of a sewing machine. Basic sewing skills will be reviewed and strengthened. New skills will be acquired; learn how to install a zipper, apply binding, attach velcro, use interfacing, and other fun sewing techniques. All thread, fabric, and project-specific supplies will be provided by instructor.

BASIC SEWING SKILLS – Fall Semester
Max Students 10
Ages: 7-9
Tutor: Mrs. Sibyl Niemann
Cost per family: $15/Spring Semester

This class is for young beginners! We will start at the very beginning, building skills that will serve the girls well in future projects.
Some skills the girls will learn:
– Following simple verbal instructions
– Threading a needle, tying a knot in thread, and sewing with a running stitch
– Cutting out a simple pattern
– Hemming
– Maybe sewing on buttons!
We will also make some very easy and rewarding projects that will be for the girls to keep or give as gifts. We will do different projects from last year.
Note: We will do some supervised cutting with sharp scissors and using hot irons. If you know your daughter might not be quite able to follow safety instructions, talk to me before signing up or on the first day.
Please note we will be working with needles and hot irons.

HAND EMBROIDERY- Fall Semester
Student Min: 3
Student Max: 5
Age: Girls 8+ (Older students welcome!)
Instructor: Ms. Elizabeth Schmitz
Cost: $35
Supplies: Provided

There are many things one can do with embroidery! People use it to embellish such things as napkins, towels, clothing and accessories, as well as beautifying Church linens and vestments. In this class for girls, students will learn how to begin and finish an embroidery project, and some of the various stitches commonly used in embroidery artwork. Supplies for this class will be provided.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION CLASS FOR BOYS – Fall Semester
Student Min: 10
Student Max: 20
Age: 7-12
Tutor: Mr. Kurt Greene
Cost: $50/Fall Semester

“St. Sebastian’s Boys”
We will play games outside (weather permitting): Soccer, kickball, flag football, Ultimate frisbee, etc.
Inside games will be dodgeball, relay races, etc.
We will also perform proper stretching.

Boys are required to bring a change of clothes, shoes to run around in, and a water bottle.

WOODWORKING, CARPENTRY, AND HANDYMAN SKILLS – Fall Semester
Min Students: 10
Max Students: 15
Age: 7+
Tutor: Mr. Christopher Lentz
Cost: $185/Semester

Each course is designed to teach age- appropriate woodworking skills using both hand tools and power tools. As new skills are introduced students will use them to build more complex and difficult projects. While imparting practical knowledge and skill, emphasis is always placed on enjoyment and safety. Students may request to build an individualized project within their range of ability.

Basic Woodworking, Ages 7-10
Skills: Identification and use of basic hand tools, measurement, joinery, kinds of wood
Project examples: lap joint cross, roman sword, Nordic axe, step stool, toolbox (Some pieces may be precut by instructor for assembly)

MACHINE SEWING FOR YOUNG LADIES – Spring Semester
Max Students: 10
Ages: 10+
Tutor: Mrs. Shelly Morgan
Cost: $40/Semester

Supplies Needed: sewing machine, basic sewing kit (pins, seam ripper, fabric shears, thread snips, bobbins), wall outlet extension cord
Machine Sewing for Young Ladies: Both semesters. Seamstresses of all ability levels are welcome! Make several projects from start to finish with the use of a sewing machine. Basic sewing skills will be reviewed and strengthened. New skills will be acquired; learn how to install a zipper, apply binding, attach velcro, use interfacing, and other fun sewing techniques. All thread, fabric, and project-specific supplies will be provided by instructor.

BOBBIN LACE – Spring Semester
Max Students: 15
Age: Girls ages 8 and up. Older students welcome!
Instructor: Mrs. Nancy Wellington and the MN Lace Society
Cost: Returning Students $15.00/Spring Semester

Beginners $50/Spring Semester (includes the fee of $50 (for beginners) includes your own lace-making “pillow”, hand-made by one of our members from foam board and fabric; twelve pairs (24) of real lacemaking bobbins; the thread you need for your first projects; and all the patterns we will use in the class. You will need to provide pins and a pincushion and a small scissors, as well as any beads you may want to use in a project (optional).

In spring term, the Minnesota Lace Society will offer a 14-week course on bobbin lacemaking for students who are 7 years old or older. Older beginners are welcome. Young beginners must be able to sit in a class and follow instructions: unfortunately, we can’t provide a lace “grandma” for each little girl!
In Bobbin Lace, you will learn how to cross and twist pairs of threads to weave amazing designs! Friendship bracelets, little animals, Valentine hearts, Easter ornaments, almost anything you can draw … scalloped edgings and geometric patterns with lines that weave through each other: this is what you can make out of thread, when you know how to make bobbin lace. You will also have a chance to learn more about bobbin lace: who made it long ago and why, and who makes it today: no, it’s not dead, and it’s fun!

Continuing Bobbin Lace: This is for lacemakers who can work mostly on your own, once you get started. The teacher will provide patterns so you can learn new styles and techniques, or you can work on a pattern of your own. Continuing lacemakers should be ready to help each other, if the teachers are working with the beginners at that moment.
We hope to see you in lace making class!
***Registration: check-off boxes for:
… I have a pillow and bobbins.
… I need a pillow and bobbins.

WOODWORKING, CARPENTRY, AND HANDYMAN SKILLS – Spring Semester
Min Students: 10
Max Students: 15
Age: 7+
Tutor: Mr. Christopher Lentz
Cost: $185/Semester

Each course is designed to teach age- appropriate woodworking skills using both hand tools and power tools. As new skills are introduced students will use them to build more complex and difficult projects. While imparting practical knowledge and skill, emphasis is always placed on enjoyment and safety. Students may request to build an individualized project within their range of ability.

Basic Woodworking, Ages 7+
Skills: Identification and use of basic hand tools, measurement, joinery, kinds of wood
Project examples: lap joint cross, roman sword, Nordic axe, step stool, toolbox (Some pieces may be precut by instructor for assembly)

BOYS AND GIRLS ACTIVITIES AND GAMES – Spring Semester
Ages: 7+
Minimum Students: 10
Maximum Students: 25
Tutor: TBA
Cost: $30

Desire a more active class during those winter months for your 7+ student? Come join us for various activities and games after lunch. We will do things such as:
Obstacle courses, treasure hunts, relay races, small group competitions, various games and much more! Please join us for the fun!