C.A.L.L. offering series of one-day holiday scrapbooking classes at CAC’s Superstition Mountain Campus

By Mason Gates, Intern
Media & Community Events Office

APACHE JUNCTION, Ariz. – Thomas Jefferson was one of the earliest Americans to scrapbook, keeping newspaper clippings that documented the events of his presidency.

Over the years, scrapbooking became a way for people to preserve personal and family histories with pictures, memorabilia and print media. In the 1980s, it developed into a popular form of art and a visual method of storytelling accessible to anyone.

The Central Arizona College’s Lifelong Learners (C.A.L.L.) program will carry on this burgeoning tradition by hosting a trio of holiday scrapbooking workshops beginning in late October at the Superstition Mountain Campus in Apache Junction, Ariz.

Each class will be held from 1-4 p.m. in Room 120 and costs $20 for C.A.L.L. members and $35 for non-members. The class offerings include:

• Scrapbook Card Workshop - Preparing for the Holidays I - Wednesday, Oct. 27
• Scrapbook Card Workshop - Preparing for the Holidays II - Wednesday, Nov. 17
• Scrapbook Card Workshop - Looking at a New Year - Wednesday, Dec. 8.

In each of these classes, students will learn new holiday card-making skills. The course will teach several formats, embellishments and color possibilities using a variety of stamps, tools and techniques meant to inspire. At the end of each class, students will have five cards ready for an assortment of occasions.

The instructor for these courses, La Donna Carman, has been making cards and various items for seven years. She creates scrapbook-related objects for herself, her family and independent sale. 

Carman also uses her skills for charity work. For the past three years she has been involved in making cards and tags for Operation Wounded Warrior, a program through the American Legion where she works with troops injured in Iraq and Afghanistan while they are recovering at the Navy’s Balboa Hospital in San Diego.
In addition to her personal and philanthropic work, Carman is an independent consultant for Close To My Heart, a scrapbook company.

For more information or to register for any C.A.L.L. class, please contact Joel Beck by phone at 480-677-7721, or by e-mail at joel.beck@centralaz.edu.

Central Arizona College - District Office 8470 N. Overfield Road, Coolidge, AZ 85128 Phone: 800-237-9814