Buzz Sessions to begin next week, sign up TODAY!

Neighbors teaching neighbors for everyday life; The Learning Hive, is a Western Catskills Community Revitalization Council, Inc. initiative that provides a sustainable connected learning experience to the region. Educational workshops focusing on homeowner, tenant & landlord, upcycling, home DIY projects & more will be held in Stamford at the Western Catskills Community Arts Center, up the hill from the Community Warehouse at 76 Main Street in the Village of Stamford.

Buzz Sessions are right around the corner! Classes are small, available slots limited. Call today for more details & to reserve a seat in one or more of the following:

Painting on Glass series taught by longtime artisan, Lillian Miccio. Discover in this hands-on workshop the art of painting on glass. Learn to create your own unique household décor & gifts, unlike anything you, friends, & family have seen before. $50 for a 6-week session or $10 per individual session. Every Friday afternoon 1 pm – 2:30 pm, beginning June 5th.

Get ready to buy a house! Purchasing your first home is a tremendous stepping stone; start out on the right foot by being fully informed. As a HUD approved housing counselor, Elizabeth Estelle will be hosting a 1st time home buyer’s buzz session. Learn to resolve credit issues, create long & short term budgets, prepare to shop for a mortgage, choosing a realtor, etc. Free. June 12, noon - 1 pm.

Chair & Small Furniture Structural Repair with Don Dales, who has decades of experience in the industry. Don will walk the group through basic structural repair of small wooden chairs, stools & furniture in a comprehensive lesson on common techniques, structure terminology, types of glue, tools to use, etc. $10 for a 3 hour lesson. Saturday, June 13th, 9 am – noon.

Discover the Art of Reupholstering small chairs (dining room, stools, etc.) with Don Dales, known to be one of the most skilled craftsmen in the area. This workshop will consist of two lessons. Demonstration based; learn the tools & materials of the trade, as well as the process to do it yourself in a small group setting. $15 for both lessons. Saturday, June 27th & July 11, 1 pm – 3 pm.

For more details & to sign up, call 607-652-2823 ext. 104 to speak with Elizabeth or e-mail [email protected].

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