Thursdays, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

In the first class students will learn everything needed to crochet without a pattern by creating a stuffed mushroom. Empowered by their new skills, each student will work on a project of their own design or inspired by provided list of sculptural or utilitarian projects throughout the rest of the class session. Instructor will assist students along the way with their creations, with students leaving the class with a finished product.

See below for materials list.

  • Age: Adults and Teens 13+
  • Session: 4 weeks (February 2 – 23, 2023)
  • Instructor: Karen Saunders
  • Cost: $100/student
  • Class Size: minimum of 3 students registered to run class; no more than 15 students total
  • Class Location: CCAC @ Short Vine (2728 Short Vine Street).
  • Registration Deadline: January 27, 2023

Crochet hooks and yarn will be provided for the first class; students are encouraged to bring hooks and yarn as best suit their chosen projects to subsequent classes.

Karen Saunders
Karen is a multi-disciplinary artist who hopscotched across the Midwest before landing in Cincinnati, where she’s been practicing as an artist and arts educator for almost three decades. She has a BFA from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with an emphasis on Ceramics, and an MA in Art Education from Miami University at Oxford.

For the better part of 20 years she has worked with diverse audiences at local institutions such as the Cincinnati Art Museum and the Kennedy Heights Arts Center, and exhibiting her art at such venues as the Contemporary Arts Center, Canton Art Museum, Richmond Art Museum, 21c Museum/Hotel.

She routinely works collaboratively with community and artist groups, with one notable example being the Bombshells of Cincinnati, a largely anonymous group of local lady crafters who juxtapose vandalism with the non-threatening nature of fiber art.

Karen is inspired by large-scale projects that might intimidate less-resourceful and creative artists. She is ever challenging her own expectations and growing her ongoing practice.