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Painting Oceans & Doing Dirty Pours
Thursdays, September 20 & 27
Facilitator: Dee Santorini
No experience needed! Just come and have fun! Fee includes everything you need -- just show up and create! No brushes, just magic solution in the paint and magic in your hands!! We will pour paint onto boards and canvases, use large squeegees to pull paint over paint....and help the magic happen.
Reg by: 9/17
Wednesday, September 26
Facilitator: Rebecca Bowman
Mondays, October 1, 8, 15, 22
Facilitator: Alicean "Li" Slough
Tuesdays, October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Facilitator: Sue Abare
This class is for those first timers wanting to experience watercolor or someone who wants to expand beginning skills. Have fun exploring the enchantment of water and paint in their irresistible dance. As with all painting, a little drawing experience is helpful. Feel free to bring supplies you may already have or wait for suggestions on what you may want to purchase. Some basic supplies are furnished. We will discuss preparing paper to paint, brushes and their technique, some color theory - but mostly we will jump in the water, and do it!
Register by 09/29
Tuesday, October 2
Facilitator: Janet McGregor
Join this one time class and find out what Cold Wax painting with oils is all about. You will learn the oil & cold wax process of creating abstract work through the use of layers and color interaction. Utilizing cold wax medium, tube oil paint, pigment sticks and a variety of implements we will find new ways to create textures and mark making, along with expressive, richly surfaced paintings. You are encouraged to use alternatives to brushes such as brayers, palette knives, silicone scrapers and squeegees for this class. All supplies provided, but feel free to bring any brayers, palette knives, scrapers, etc if you have them. Just come and experience the fun of Cold Wax painting!
Reg by: 09/27
Wednesdays, October 3, 10, 17, 24
Facilitator: Ron Wick
Register by 10/01
Thursdays, October 4, 11, 18, 25, Nov 1
Intermediate & Advanced Level. In this five-week class we will continue to practice our skill building toward simplicity, spontaneity and success. We will discuss value, wetness, color and composition. Do you know what NOT to paint? Ideas abound, lots of thinking goes on as students and instructor continue learning. Students bring their own supplies.
Thursdays, October 4, 11, 18, 25, Nov 1, 8
Reg by: 10/02
Thursdays, October 4, 11, 18, 25
Facilitator: Janet Buchanan
Learn techniques of hand-building and sculpting in clay. Join this fun class with fellow clay artists to bring yourself to your next level of creativity. Instructor led, mentoring, or independent study. Whatever your skill level, you will enjoy this new evening class of slab, coil, press mold, textures, image transfer and more. Bring your ideas to brainstorm since the sky's the limit! Wheels available for those who are proficient in throwing and wish to incorporate the two. Class includes 25lbs of clay, glazes and firings. Additional clay available for purchase. Please bring an apron and hand towel to class. All levels beginner to advanced.
Register by 10/01
Mondays, October 8, 15, 22, 29, Nov 5, 12
Instructor: Stacey McDonald
This class is for anyone who has basic skills in wheel throwing and wants to stretch their boundaries and be inspired, or the experienced student who would like to explore more advanced techniques. Topics will be determined by the class but can include; throwing larger forms, lids and handles, bottle forms, incorporating hand building into your wheel thrown forms, surface decoration, repeat throwing, glaze techniques, tool making and more. Demonstrations are presented in a 60-minute workshop format, alternating with open work evenings where individual assistance is available. Students must be able to throw a bowl and cylinder before signing up for this class. Fee includes up to 25 lbs. of clay, glazes & firing Ages 16+. Adv Beg - Int.
Register by 10/4
Tuesdays, October 9, 16, 23, 30, Nov 6, 13
Facilitator: Stacey McDonald
Register by 10/04
Tuesdays, October 9, 16, 23, 30
Anything drawn in a circle or a circular image is called a Mandala and anyone can draw one! While the complex meaning of a Mandala is the Universe and connecting to your soul, the down to Earth explanation is : It allows you to set your thinking aside and let your intuition speak! The very nature of creating a Mandala is therapeutic, self healing and creating Mandalas is FUN! Using shapes colors and patterns can represent many things and like Tangling is restful and meditative. It's easy, fun, creative and a great way to de-stress yourself.
Supplies: Good quality drawing paper 9x12 or larger, compass, HB pencil, eraser, .03 black pen and colored pencils or markers & ruler. Everything else will be provided.
Reg by: 10/04
Wednesdays, October 10, 17, 24, 31, Nov 7
Facilitator: Delores Burkholder
Age 18+. Int.-Adv. Join this fun, free form handbuilding clay class and create something you are interested in . We use forms, natural elements, and your imagination to build practical, unusual or whimsical forms with guidance from the instructor. Lots of tools to play with, lots of colors to choose from. So many choices for you to enjoy. Fee includes up to 25 lbs. of clay, glazes & firing.
Register by 10/07
Wednesday, October 10
Facilitator: Sheila Anderson
Paint this trending Modern Farmhouse look ! Perfect to give as a gift or decorate your home during the holidays. Sheila will instruct you how to create this adorable piece. Put it in your entryway or lean it on a mantle. Better yet, paint two and gift one, you can also add the family last name at the top! Fee includes supplies for one project. Bring an additional $10 if you want to make two.
Thursday, October 11
Facilitator: Sister Mary Boyd
Artemisia Gentileschi 1593-c.1656 Italian Baroque Painter
Artemisia was a female Baroque painter who is considered one of the most accomplished painters in the generation after Caravaggio. She specialized in portraying strong and suffering women. Artemisia’s works demonstrate her great skill in the overall use of color and her use of color in creating depth. “Susanna and the Elders” is one of her most famous works.
Register by 10/09
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Mondays, October 15, 22, 29, Nov 5, 12
Facilitator: Ray Schulz
This class will introduce students to texturing, blending and shading. Students will learn how to use preliminary sketches to their advantage and get to know the many types of pens used for drawing. Ray will also introduce some watercolor/colored pencil techniques to your artwork. Students should bring a 14" x 17" or larger drawing pad and an assortment of felt tip waterproof ink drawing pens. Skill level: Beginner/Intermediate
Register by 10/ 11
Wednesday, October 17
This striking wreath will instantly put you in the Christmas spirit!! And is a nice touch for your Christmas party!
Make two and cheer up a friend. This luxurious piece of art will compliment any mantel or entryway. Sheila will show you how to blend molding paste with green paint to apply impasto and using art tools achieve this look. Cute red berries scatter through the wreath and a cheerful red bow give the finishing touch!! Also looks cute with black background!
Personalize it with the Family name!! Fee includes supplies for one project. Bring an additional $10 if you want to make two.
Register by 10/11
Thursdays, October 18, 25, Nov 1, 8, 15, 29
Sculpting with smooth clay between your fingers, learning how to create creatures and geometric shapes. What more could you want from a quiet afternoon? Just come with some projects you would like to tackle, and Dee will show you hand building techniques, and help you build the things you see in your mind's eye! Reg by 10/15
Back in Black, using a black Canvas
Thursdays, October 18, & 25
Reg by: 10/15
Saturday & Sunday, October 20 & 21
Texture & Incising
Encaustic painting is painting with a hot colored wax solution that gives you a beautiful depth and translucency that you get with no other painting medium. Gorgeous results! It's loose-it's fun- and requires no painting experience!! All materials are furnished, and you will learn both painting and collaging techniques, and go home with 4 pieces of art. Bring a friend and come have a great time.
Register by 10/17
October 22, 29, Nov 5, 12, 19, 26
Carving & Mishima
October 23, 30, Nov 6, 13, 20, 27
You are not a beginner anymore…..but how do you take the next step? Dee will take you through the many forms of decorating your clay pieces, discuss glazing with you, and help you on your way to becoming an advanced potter. Some experience necessary. Fee includes up to 25 lbs. of clay, glazes & firing. Reg by 10/20
Wednesdays, October 24, 31, Nov 7, 14, 21, 28
Facilitator: Gail Faber
If you have drawing experience and would like to learn about the pastel medium and how create a colorful painting, then this is the class for you. We will practice using hard pastels, soft pastels, pastel pencils and different colors and textures of papers, including sanded surfaces. Individual styles will be encouraged as we explore various techniques in layering and blending colors. This class is for beginners and those experienced with pastels.
Some supplies provided. You may bring supplies you already have, or wait for suggestions at the first class for what to purchase.
Reg by: 10/21
Wednesday, October 24
Facilitated by: Ifat Deriwala
Henna art is gaining popularity all over the world. This fun henna party class will help you learn the basic skills of henna design. Simple designs, techniques and stages of developing a design will be covered in this program. Age 10 and up can join the fun. No prior drawing skills required. All supplies included.
Register by 10/22
Wednesdays, October 24
Spend the evening with fellow artists and a glass of wine drawing what you like in any medium. Still life set up provided for drawing, plus hundreds of pictures for inspiration or bring your own subject to draw! Two hours of relaxed drawing with instructor on hand for critique. Bring all your own drawing supplies and your favorite wine to share! Note: Each session is one evening.
Thursdays, October 25, Nov 1, 8, 15, Dec 6, 13
Facilitator: Jennie Johnson Sic
Have you ever wanted to learn how to make wheel thrown pottery? Then this class is for you! Starting from the beginning, you will learn how to wedge, center, pull and shape the clay on a potters wheel. You will get the opportunity to practice both bowl shapes as well as vase shapes and learn how to add handles or other decorative aspects to your work. You will complete the process of thrown pottery by trimming your pieces to get them ready to fire. Once out of the kiln you will glaze and finish off your artwork. Fee includes up to 25lb of clay, glazes and firing. Come ready to learn this enticing new skill!
Reg by 10/23
Wednesdays, October 31, Nov 7, 14, 21
Register by 10/29
Thursday, November 1 & 8
Thursdays, November 1, 8, 15, 29
Register by 10/29
Tuesdays, November 6, 13, 27, Dec 4, 11 (no class Nov 20)
Register by 11/03
Tuesdays, November 6, 13, 20, 27
Reg by: 11/01
Wednesdays, November 7
Register by 11/05
Thursdays, November 8, 15, 29, Dec 6, 13 (no class Nov 22)