The Papercrafting Club offers classes in creating hand made greeting cards, Memory Books (Journals and Scrapbooks) and TOTEs (Think Outside the Envelope). The club consists of five different card-making groups, and one Memory Book and TOTEs group. Classes are held in small groups, which meet once a week for approximately two hours in the Art Room of the Clubhouse. Volunteer group leaders provide class scheduling, guidance and encouragement to their individual groups. EACH member of the club is asked to demonstrate a cardmaking technique to their class a minimum of twice a year. During class, members learn various techniques such as mixed-media, stamping, embossing and more, resulting in beautiful, handcrafted greeting cards, journals, scrapbooks and other paper arts. The club welcomes new members of every skill level, from beginner to advanced. New club members are placed in the Introduction to Papercrafting group, where they learn the basics of creative card making. After ten weeks, they transition into one of the other groups, where they continue to hone their skills while socializing and making new friends. If a resident would like to join the Papercrafting Club and no Intro Class is scheduled at the time, they will be paired with a “Big Sister” who will mentor them. Dues are $10.00 per year, which entitles each member to participate in card making, scrapbooking and/or journal making. Some classes require a small additional fee for supplies. In time, every member will be expected to have their own basic supply kit to bring to every class. Residents who are interested in joining the club should complete the 'contact information' form and leave it and a $10.00 check for club dues made payable to OHCC Papercrafting Club, in the envelope marked “Papercrafting Club” at the Clubhouse front desk.
The Membership Director will then contact prospective members.