Sarah Center

WHO WE ARE

Our Mission is to nurture and nourish  families by offering skills training in jewelry making, sewing, quilting and other forms of art as well as support, so women can build their self-esteem and earn supplemental income for themselves and their families.
During the  cold winter of 1984 with temperatures at 24 degrees below zero The Sarah Center was created: a female-centered outreach ministry and safe gathering place for impoverished women in Over the Rhine.  The need for more than fellowship and a cup of coffee metamorphosed into a creative center of energy for poor women. Today the Sarah Center specializes in encouraging women, from all walks of life, to be self-reliant, embrace their potential and learn new skills in order to grow – creatively, economically, socially and independently.

The Sarah Center provides empowerment through authentic relationship building, life skills and peer support. It serves those challenged by economic or personal issues who want to make positive changes in their lives. Our approach is unique: we foster members’ creativity through our arts curriculum. What starts as a hobby turns into a passion. With passion, dreams are awakened and lives are reclaimed.

Our arts curriculum in jewelry, sewing, quilting and painting is supplemented by classes in empowerment, health and wellness, and Tai Chi.  As skills develop, members are encouraged to sell products through the Sarah Center and its retail partners. Some members have even begun their own craft businesses.

HOW WE DO IT

We offer classes to develop skills, encouragement, and combine them to offer the opportunity  to make a supplemental income.

Our classes are at a New Location

Sarah Center classes are held at New Prospect Baptist Church/Summit Center located at 1580 Summit Rd, Cincinnati, Ohio 45237 in the Roselawn area. Jewelry classes are held in Room 209. Sewing classes and life enrichment classes  are held in Room 211.
(Note: Instructional fees are on a sliding scale based on your income).  There is an Early Registration discount (2 days before first day of class).

FALL CLASSES: AUGUST 28 – NOVEMBER 16

 

Beginning Jewelry

Learn the fundamentals of basic wire work. Learn basic wire skills and other techniques to design and make earrings.
SESSION A:
August 28 – October 2
Mondays and Wednesdays
Time: 11:00 am—2:00 pm
Cost: $75.00
Room: 209
SESSION B:
October 2 – November 1
Mondays and Wednesdays
Time: 5:30 pm—8:00 pm
Cost: $75.00
Room: 209

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Basic Jewelry

20160928_135819 In four (4) easy steps learn how to make beautiful earrings. You will use ear wires, perfect loops and head pins. Come on in and let your creative mind soar!
Choose one of the following classes:

November 2
Time: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Cost: FREE you pay $2.00 for materials
Room: 209
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#Sew.It.Seams!

Would you like to be able to make, repair, alter or re-purpose your clothes? Our sewing series can help you do that, whether you are a beginner, or brushing up on your skills.

 

Beginner Sewing

IMG_2836 Beginner students will learn how to use a sewing machine. You will be able to complete a usable project. Upon completion of the class you receive a sewing kit.
Classes: August 28 – October 2
Mondays & Wednesdays
Time: 10:00 am—12:30 p.m.
Cost: $75.00
Room: 211
Classes: October 2 – November 1
Mondays & Wednesdays
Time: 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Cost: $75.00
Room: 211

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Master Quilting

IMG_2841 This class is designed for Quilters who know the basics of quilting, but have not yet mastered all the procedures in the quilt making process.
It doesn’t matter in which step you need help. Bring your quilting project and let’s get it finished!
Classes: August 29 – October 31
Every other Tuesday
Time: 1:30 pm — 4:00 pm
Cost: $7.50 per week or $37.50
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MAKE A STATEMENT CLASSES

 

Make a Tuffet

Little Miss Muffet sat on a Tuffet – you can make your own tuffet! This can be your masterpiece statement
Classes: Tuesdays (Dates TBD)
Time: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Cost: $75.00 tuffet cover only (material only)
$175.00 tuffet cover (material and hardware included)
Room: 211
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Aromatherapy

Make sense out of scents! Aromatherapy uses natural oils to promote psychological and physical well-being. Learn the basis of aromatherapy – which scents can work for you. You will create your own scents.

Classes dates and times : TBD
Cost:$20.00 (materials included)
Room: 211
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Craft and Chat

Is there a project that you want to complete but for some reason just have not completed it. Pick that project up, bring it  in, together we will complete it in a relaxed environment.

Classes dates and times : TBD
Cost:TBD
Room: 211
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It’s all about YOU

Stress Management

There are many methods to managing stress. Learn relaxation and other techniques to make stress work for you. You will be able to take the fear out of dealing with stress and learn to really love you — because it is all about YOU!

Classes: Thursdays September 7 – September 28
Time:12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Cost: FREE
Room: 211
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