Arts & Crafts

Whatever interests you want to pursue, there probably is a group of like-minded neighbors who will be happy to have you join them. Whether it’s as energetic as tennis, artistic as china painting or mentally challenging as competitive bridge, you’ll find a club that will welcome you.

We have 22 music and dance clubs ranging from polka to ballroom dance and from big-band to country music. There are clubs for cats, dogs, writers, investors, gardeners, and fun-lovers of every stripe. Click on any of the categories below to learn more.

Below is a list of the Arts & Crafts Clubs we offer. Click one of the links to see more details about that club.

Art Club

Promoting and developing art activities with the knowledge and appreciation artistic expression.

Meetings: Third Monday of each month at 1PM from September through May in the Rollins Theater. Programs include demonstrations by Master Artists.

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Bunka Arts

Life long friendship have developed and members learn new techniques to enhance the beauty of this art.

Meetings: We meet every Monday and Wednesday from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM in the Arts and Crafts Building to stitch together for fellowship and to help one another with our projects. Beginners receive instructions and assistance from 10:00 AM to Noon.

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CERAMICS

Work with many different techniques that produce fine personal treasures and gifts.

Meetings: Daily from 8:30 – 4:00 P.M. in the Ceramics Room. An instructor is present Monday through Friday. Two general membership meetings per year; February and November.

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CHINA PAINTING

Membership: Open to all CA Members. Annual dues are $10.00.

Meetings: Thursday of each month. September through May at 1 PM.

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GONE STAMPIN

Enjoy the art of card making while spending time with others that enjoy the same craft.

Meetings: We meet the first and third Thursdays in the Heritage Room from 1:00 to 4:00 PM. We welcome new and advanced stampers, and especially want beginners so we can show them how much fun we have.

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Lapidary CLUB

Enjoy the creation of wearable art and jewelry of all kinds.

Meetings: Open to all CA Members and (if space allows) Kings Point residents. Club dues are $15 for the first year & $10 annually thereafter. We are located on the east end of the Arts & Crafts Building. Products produced on club equipment and with club supplies may be used for gifts, personal use or for sale in the Retail Store and are not for personal profit. A requirement of membership is a contribution of items to sell in the store and a commitment to work once a month in the store or assist the instructors in the classes.

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MODEL RAILROAD CLUB

All Aboard! The Sun City Central Railroad fills our club room with more than 13 scale miles of   HO track & supports the running of 10 trains at once under computer control.

Meetings: Monday, Tuesday & Friday, 1:00 – 3:00 PM. 915 North Course Lane, adjacent to Sawdust Engineers. Members have access to club room and railroad at any time.

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NEEDLECRAFTERS

Meetings: Summer hours are Mon thru Fri 9am to noon, on Wed, we stay open til 3pm. Winter hours are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 9am to noon. Needlecrafters Room is located next to the Shuffleboard Courts and across from the Ceramics Room.

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NEEDLEPOINTERS

Learning techniques while enjoying this timeless art.

Meetings: Tuesday afternoons, 1:00 – 3:00 PM in the Arts and Crafts Building. An instructor is present to introduce new ideas, and to help. Members may work on individual projects or may participate in group projects.

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PHOTO CLUB

Provides practice and instruction in the art of photography using hi-tech equipment.

Meetings: Second Tuesday of every month throughout the year in the Caper Room (Atrium Building, Central Campus), starting at 6:30 p.m. with an educational program.

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POTTERS WHEEL

Using basic clay techniques to create art and building friendships.

Meetings: Second Our volunteer teaching staff offers beginners lessons in both hand-building and wheel throwing. There is a nominal fee for classes which monies go into the treasury for equipment & supplies.

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SAWDUST ENGINEERS

Workings with wood that allow for therapy and enjoyment for all.

Membership: Open to all CA members. The club has a membership of about 300. All new members must attend a short safety course. Annual dues are $35.00.

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SEW ‘N SEWS

Meetings: Bi-annual club meetings are held in winter and spring at luncheons for entire membership. Classes for beginning sewing and quilting held on Thursday and Friday mornings. Contact: Linda at 390-2377 or scc.sew.n.sews@gmail.com

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SHELLCRAFTERS

Creating home decor, jewelry and useful and unique gifts with seashells.

Meetings: The club meets every weekday in the Arts and Crafts Building. A business meeting combined with a social event is held twice a year.

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STAINED GLASS

Creating beautiful artwork with glass and enjoying this art with others.

Meetings: There is a Club Board Member in the club Mon-Fri, 9am-12 noon. Club meetings are held monthly, Sept – May.

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TAI-PAN BUNKA

Sharing and developing ancient techniques to enhance the beauty of this art.

Meetings: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:00 AM – Noon for lessons, assistance, or just a workshop, in a friendly, casual atmosphere. Beginners are welcome to start any day. The workshop is in the Art and Crafts Building.

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WEAVERS CLUB

Building friendships while perfecting weaving skills.

Meetings: Club meetings are held in the Sandpiper Room at 10:30 am on the second Wednesday of each month, September through May.

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Wood Carving

Using basic woodcarving tools and practices to create lasting pieces of art.

Open Classes: Full range of woodcarving including Beginner, Bird, Chip Carving, Carving-in-the-Round, Recess Carving (3-D), Wood Burning (a form of carving wood with a thermostatically controlled “hot knife”.)

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