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Introduction to Calligraphy on Thursdays in Nov./Dec. at River House

$3375

with Liz Monaco

Calendar Nov 10, 2022 at 11 am, runs for 5 weeks

The word calligraphy means beautiful writing. It can be used on letters, note cards, invitations, place cards, bookmarks, documents, certificates, etc. Look around and you will see some form of calligraphy on signs, home decor goods, and buildings.

This course will give you an introduction to italic style alphabet. Many variations can be attributed to the italic style also known as Chancery, such as modern calligraphy and the more elegant Copperplate.

Supplies needed:

  • Mechanical Pencil
  • Calligraphy Pens: 1 pointed nib, 1 broad tip nib (Cartridge style or dip pens)
  • India ink or non-waterproof ink for dip pens
  • 12" ruler
  • Masking tape
  • Right triangle
  • Unlined paper (printer copy paper)
  • White plastic eraser
  • Small water container
  • Lint-free cloth

Class takes place on Thursdays, November 10, 17, and December 1, 8, 15 from 11:00 - 12:30 at the River House, 179 Marine Street, St. Augustine, FL 32084.

(No class on November 3 or 24)

Classes are for adults age 18+

Will run

Holiday Herbal Crafts: Herb Infused Oils, Vinegars, Ciders & Spirits at COA, Nocatee

$10

with James Carucci

Calendar Dec 6, 2022 at 3 pm, runs for 1 week

Herb-infused oils, vinegars, ciders and spirits are easy to make and are wonderful holiday gifts for everyone on your shopping list. Combinations of aromatic herbs, spices and fruit can create a flavor- packed oil perfect for a vegetable sauté, a bright floral vinegar for a salad or an aromatic gin to make the perfect holiday cocktail. Participants will learn the basic principles of herbal infusions and take home their creations to enjoy themselves or give as gifts during the holiday season.

About the Instructor: James is a Professor of Biological Sciences and Master Herbalist with over 20 years of experience.

Fee: $10

Wednesday, December 6 from 3:00 - 4:00

This is a one day, one hour class.

Class will be held at COA Center at Flagler Health+ At NOCATEE

351 Town Plaza Ave Suite 205, Ponte Vedra  32081

Ages 18 and up.

Will run

Holiday Herbal Crafts: Herb Infused Oils, Vinegars, Ciders and Spirits on Wednesday, Dec. 7 at River House

$10

with James Carucci

Calendar Dec 7, 2022 at 3:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Herb-infused oils, vinegars, ciders and spirits are easy to make and are wonderful holiday gifts for everyone on your shopping list. Combinations of aromatic herbs, spices and fruit can create a flavor- packed oil perfect for a vegetable sauté, a bright floral vinegar for a salad or an aromatic gin to make the perfect holiday cocktail. Participants will learn the basic principles of herbal infusions and take home their creations to enjoy themselves or give as gifts during the holiday season.

About the Instructor: James is a Professor of Biological Sciences and Master Herbalist with over 20 years of experience.

Fee: $10

Wednesday, December 7 from 3:30 - 4:30

This is a one day, one hour class.

Class will be held at River House, 179 Marine St. St Augustine, FL 32084

Ages 18 and up.

Full Course

Holiday Herbcrafting: Herbal Skincare on Wednesday, Dec. 14 at River House

$10

with James Carucci

Calendar Dec 14, 2022 at 3:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Many skincare and cosmetics products contain herbs and essential oils in their formulations. Herbs can moisturize, reduce inflammation and irritation as well as tone and brighten the skin. In this one-day course you will learn how to make soothing skin salves, creams and lip balms which make for great stocking stuffers. You will be able to create the base for your own skincare products and take home your creations for your own use or to give as gifts.

About the Instructor: James is a professor of Biological Sciences at St. Johns River State College and is a Master Herbalist with over 20 years of teaching and clinical experience.

Fee: $10

December 14 from 3:30 - 4:30

This is a one day, one hour class.

Class will be held at River House, 179 Marine St. St Augustine, FL 32084

Ages 18 and up.

Full Course

Herbology at COA Center at Flagler Health+ Village at Nocatee

$25

with James Carucci

Calendar Jan 3, 2023 at 3 pm, runs for 5 weeks

In this fun and hands-on course, you will learn about the history of Herbalism and the many ways herbs can be incorporated in our daily lives. Every week, we will look at different types of herbs and their applications. You will put what you learned into practice by creating your own take-home product to enjoy.

The instructor, James Carucci is a Professor of Biological Sciences at St. Johns River State College in St. Augustine and is a Master Herbalist of over 20 years.

This Class will be held every Tuesday in January at 351 Town Plaza Ave, Suite 205, Ponte Vedra, FL  

 





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