Classes at Excellence in Education

Fall 2017 Semester Begins September 7th!

Perfect for homeschoolers, these classes revive time-honored yarn and fabric crafts in a fun, modern way. Students will make practical projects, build lifelong skills, and spark creativity. Classes held at Excellence in Education 2640 S. Myrtle Avenue, Suite A-7, Monrovia, CA 91016.

Watch an interview with Angelia talking about her classes at EIE.

Knitting & Crochet
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Thursdays 2:00 – 2:50 pm
Fall 2016 semester begins September 7th
Ages: 5  and up
Tuition: $225 per semester (Charter students $275 per semester)
Materials fee $25

Let’s play with stitches! In this class students will explore knitting, crochet, and hand sewing. Handcrafts can strengthen hand-eye coordination and encourage relaxation all while instilling practical life skills. Perfect for both girls and boys alike. Tools and materials for first project provided by instructor. Additional materials to be discussed in class.


kids sewing

Sew EASY 

Thursdays 3:00 pm – 4:20 pm                                          
Ages: 8 and up

Tuition: $275 per semester (Charter school students $325)
Materials Fee: $10
Equipment fee: $35 (optional)*

Jump start your sewing savvy with this beginner level class! Get to know your sewing machine – inside and out; learn to use commercial sewing patterns and create your own simple sewing patterns; discover the secrets of fabric selection, and much more.

Required Tools and Materials:
Sewing machine** or equipment fee,* fabric scissors, tape measure, 18″ transparent ruler, tailor’s chalk and/or fabric marker, straight pins, pin cushion, seam ripper, and scrap fabric such as an old bed sheet. Pattern and fabric requirements will be discussed in class.


Sew Easy photoSewing Alterations & Upcycling

Thursdays 4:30 pm – 5:50 pm
Ages: 8 and up
Tuition: $275 per semester (Charter school students $325)
Materials Fee: $25
Equipment Fee: $35 (optional)*

Let’s take your stitches to the next level! Class projects will include building a personalized dress form, learning basic repairs and alterations, installing zippers and buttonholes, and upcycling old clothes to create new styles. Students will also have the flexibility to create their own projects. Prerequisite: Must have completed Sew Easy class or have other previous sewing experience.

Required Tools and Materials:

Sewing machine with matching bobbin or equipment fee*, fabric scissors, tape measure, ruler, tailor’s chalk and/or disappearing fabric marker, straight pins, pin cushion, seam ripper, plus old t-shirts, neck ties, jeans, and/or dress shirts. Additional pattern and/or fabric requirements will be discussed in class.


Sew Intermediate photo

Adult & Teen Sewing

Thursdays 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Ages 16 and up
Tuition: $130 per 4 week session

Sewing isn’t just for kids! This fun class is designed for adults who want to learn sewing and/or refresh their skills. Projects may include pajama pants, aprons, tote bags, pillow cases and more. Or get help with your own unfinished projects. Come on your own or bring friends for a creative night out. Ask about special parent/child rates.

Required Tools and Materials:

Sewing machine with matching bobbin or equipment fee*, fabric scissors, tape measure, ruler, tailor’s chalk and/or disappearing fabric marker, straight pins, pin cushion, seam ripper. Bring one yard of cotton fabric (woven not knit) or an old bed sheet to first class. Additional pattern and/or fabric requirements will be discussed in class.


*Students who do not wish to bring a sewing machine to class may pay $35 per semester for the use of a classroom machine.

**Sewing machines need not be new or computerized models. Any full sized machine in good working order will suffice. No “miniature” or toy sized machines. Please bring the machine manual to class. If you no longer have the manual on hand, try searching online since manufacturers often make PDF copies available on their websites. Instructor has a limited number of sewing machines available for purchase.

Charter Schools:
Purchase orders accepted from California Enrichment Academy, Compass, Excel, Golden Valley, iLead, Inspire, Sage Oak, and Sky Mountain charter schools. 

To Register:
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