Kacie Sanderson will be teaching classes about online scrapbooking in February for South Jordan’s Arts at the Gale program. Although she’s only been doing it for a little over a year, Sanderson hopes that she can teach South Jordan residents to love it as much as she does.
“I’ve kind of been looking more into it now that I’m going to be teaching the classes, but I’m a little new at it too,” Sanderson said.
Sandi Kirkendoll is the chair of South Jordan City’s Public Arts and Cultural Development Board, and she taught a quilting class for January’s Arts at the Gale classes. Kirkendoll saw some of Sanderson’s collages on Facebook, liked what she saw and asked if she would want to teach.
“I actually kind of just like to use an app on my phone. It’s basically just an app that puts collages together . . . I’m not really like a sit-down and scrapbook type of person. I like to put the collages together on my phone because I think it works out a little faster,” Sanderson said.
Sanderson uses two apps, Photo Grid and Pics Collage, on her phone to create her photo collages. Using technology to scrapbook allows her to share her work on social media websites instantly.
“If you’re a person like me who feels like you’re not really crafty on your own, then doing scrapbooking online gives you lots of options. Also, you can erase it,” Sanderson said. “If it’s not something that looks good right off, then you can change it before it’s done. I like that because I feel like sometimes I add too much.”
The first class is on Tuesday, Feb. 3 at 7 p.m. and will cover the basic dos and don’ts of how to get started in scrapbooking using an app on a computer. During the first class, Sanderson will also talk with participants about what types of equipment they’ll need for the rest of the classes.
The second class is on Tuesday, Feb. 10 at 7 p.m. In this class, Sanderson will cover how to scan pictures into the computer, how to organize pictures to make them look best and how to focus them around a theme.
The last class is Tuesday, Feb. 17 at 7 p.m. During this class, Sanderson will brush up on everything covered in the previous classes and field questions from the participants. They will also share everybody’s results with the rest of the class.
“I just like that these are free community classes. If you’re interested in learning something, but it’s maybe not something that you can financially do or learn about, then it’s cool that there are free mini-classes to go and learn the basics of things,” Sanderson said about the Arts at the Gale program.
In March, Arts at the Gale will feature classes about Shakespeare for kids. The first class is on March 3; it will be about “As You Like It.” The second is on March 10, and it will be about “Hamlet.” Both start at 7 p.m. Rebeca and Joel Wallin will teach both classes.