WLAAC Classes 2021

February 23, 2021

Welcome to the Fold

taught by Duffy DeFrance (artist, poet, retired librarian)


Learn basic origami skills as you make a variety of flowers for a “Spring Garden Collage.” Instructor Duffy DeFrance has taught this class at the Muscatine Art Center, the Discovery Center, College For Kids, at at libraries. Flowers include roses, tulips, and sunflowers. The class will meet in two 90 minute Zoom sessions.

1st session: Wednesday, March 17, 4:00-5:30:  Flowers
2nd session: Wednesday, March 24, 4:00-5:30: Stems, grass, a rabbit, a frog, and  creating your collage.

Open to anyone aged 8-98!

Making Soft-Sculpted Dolls and Creatures

taught by Monica Leo (Puppeteer/ designer, Eulenspiegel Puppet Theatre


Learn to make a soft-sculpted doll or creature of your own design! Make a child’s doll, a spirit guide, a creature of any kind. Learn to create your own pattern, sew, stuff and assemble, and add details by needle sculpting. Monica, director of Eulenspiegel Puppet Theatre, is skilled at demystifying and simplifying seemingly complex processes so anyone can feel comfortable doing them.

1st session: Tuesday, March 9, 6:30-8:00 PM:   Make your pattern; cut out your pieces
2nd session: Tuesday, March 16, 6:30-8:00 PM: Sew your pieces together, stuff, and  assemble
3rd session: Tuesday, March 23, 6:30-8:00 PM: Needle sculpting, adding hair and eyes
4th session: Tuesday, March 30, 6:30-8:00 PM: Dressing and completing your creature

Open to anyone adept at using a sewing machine!

Fiction Writing

taught by Chuy Renteria (author, dancer, artist, storyteller, teacher  raised in West Liberty)


Are you interested in writing and telling a story? Have you always wanted to write and didn’t know how to start? Or maybe you have been writing but want to explore the process in a laid back and inclusive environment? Join author and West Liberty local Chuy Renteria for at home classes on fiction writing. This four part workshop covers creatively thinking of potential stories and how to best approach and refine them for yourself. For adults and teenagers, but all levels welcome.

4 sessions: Wednesday, March 10 through Wed, March 31, 5:30-6:30 PM

Sign up

To register for a class, or to find out more, call 319-627-2487 or 319-855-0602
or email monica@puppetspuppets.com