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July 1, 8, 15, 22
Facilitator: Linda Ewalt & Jean Schnack
Jean and Linda will help you explore new techniques and skills in pottery. Focusing on wheel throwing, additions, lids, feet, handles, trimming, creative diversions, glazing and whatever directions the students would like to pursue. Class demos and collaboration will promote a fun learning environment while pushing skills and creativity to a higher level. Come and join the fun! Fee includes up to 25lbs of clay, glazes, and firing. Ages 16+. Int- Adv
Register by 06/29
Saturday, July 6
Facilitator: Norm Knott
Join in this popular annual event as Norm provides you with ideas and some materials to create an amazing Fairy House to leave in the Womanspace Forest. Fun morning family time adventure! This is just in time for the Fairy Festival on July 21st where hundreds of children, adults (and fairies!) journey through the forest hunting for and admiring these creative and fun fairy homes. Come play in our gardens and woods and use natural materials you find or bring your own all-natural materials to create a comfortable dwelling for our forest fairies. Leaves, shells, stone, pet hair, nut shells, feather are moss are just a few ideas that make beautiful additions to any fairy home. Bring your camera, plus garden gloves, hiking shoes, long sleeves and pants for protection from the forest.
All Ages (Kids 12 and under are free but must register with a paid adult)
Spend the day doing fun fairy things and sign up for the Fairy garden class. Bring lunch and have a picnic in the garden!
Register by 7/03
Create a special indoor fairy house of your very own! Norm will lead you on a special quest to create a special indoor fairy house. We will be using boxes, birdhouses and gourds to start, but please bring your own favorite container like wooden cigar boxes, small wooden crates, or CD cases. Clean out your craft area (or look through Mom's) and bring items to add to the Fairy exchange table for house and furniture assembly. Also, you can bring any artificial and real things from nature (feathers, moss,pebbles, etc) Anything goes, as long as your fairy will feel cozy in their new home!
All Ages (Kids 12 and under are free but must register with an adult)
Register by 07/03
Monday, July 8, 15, 22, 29
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 07/06
Mondays, July 8, 15, 22, 29, August 5, 12
Facilitator: Anya Nelson
Start your week off by doing something you love, while learning to bring your wheel throwing skills to the next level. This class is an excellent opportunity to work alongside peers who are serious about improving their form, throwing larger pieces and incorporating other methods into your pieces. Instructor will tailer each class to the individual participants throwing needs, assist in troubleshooting and take time to work with each person individually.. Excellent peer support and inspiration is encouraged to enhance everyone’s experience. This class is for you if you if you seriously want to improve your proficiency and think outside the box, so come to this “Monday Funday” and let your pottery grow at your own pace. Please bring a list of pottery goals with you or we can work on that together.
Prerequisite beginner throwing skills mastered or instructor approval.
Tuesdays, July 9, 16, 23, 30
Facilitator: Sabrina Tassoni
Learn techniques of hand-building with 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 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 25 lbs of clay, glazes and firings. Additional clay available for purchase. Please bring to class an apron and hand towel. Each student must bring their own pottery tool kit (available at local craft stores or online.)
Register by 07/07
Tuesdays, July 9, 16, 23, 30 (Skip 7/2) August 6
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!
Tuesday, July 9, 16, 23, 30
Facilitator: Rebecca Downing Pelley
Tuesdays, July 9, 16, 23, 30
Wednesdays, July 10, 17, 24, 31
Facilitator: Ron Wick
This class is for beginners and intermediate painters who love to paint with acrylics. Join Ron's class and enjoy painting with acrylic on canvas and other surfaces. "To paint well is to have control of the medium". Together we will explore your potential. Ron will give demonstrations on different subjects each week. Come! Lets enjoy the experience together! Students can bring a painting they have done if they would like to have it critiqued in the first class. Please bring your paints, brushes and canvas and be ready to paint at the first class!
Register by 07/08
Wednesdays, July 10 and 17
Facilitator: Ray Schulz
Students will learn the use of pencils of various shades of darkness, how to create texture, shading techniques, line usage and control. Various still life setups will be used for students to draw from. Instructor will give guidance via critiques. Students should bring 11-14 inch drawing or sketching paper, HB, 4B, 6B Drawing pencils and an art eraser.
Register by 7/8
Thursday, July 11, 18, 25, August 8
If you have mastered the skill of creating basic forms on the pottery wheel then you are ready to move to the next level! This class will allow you to take your skills further and learn to throw with larger amounts of clay and create more intricate forms such as bottles, plates, and lidded vessels. Students are welcome to suggest forms they're interested in creating and demonstrations will be given based on interest. Students are also free to work on their own personal projects and receive assistance from the instructor as needed. Students must have some experience throwing on a wheel and feel comfortable creating the most basic forms. Fee includes up to 25 lbs of clay, glazes and firing. Please bring to class an apron and hand towel. Each student must bring their own pottery tool kit (available at local craft stores or online).
Reg by 07/09
Thursdays, July 11, 18, 25 (skip 7/4) August 1, 8
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.
Register by 07/09
Thursday, July 11
Facilitator: Sister Mary Boyd
Deborah Kay Butterfield (born May 7, 1949) is an American sculptor. Along with her artist-husband John Buck, she divides her time between a farm inBozeman, Montana and studio space in Hawaii. She is known for her sculptures of horses made from found objects, like metal, and especially pieces of wood.
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Monday, July 15
Facilitator: Alicean "Li" Slough
Come discover the beauty and simplicity of Chinese brush painting in this one time introductory session. What is the difference between “Western” and “Chinese” watercolor? In this class you will learn about the basic strokes and techniques, supplies and philosophy. After discussion and demonstration, you can give it a try. All supplies provided just come and learn something new!
Reg by: 07/13
Wednesday July 17
Facilitator: Kim Morhardt
Reg by: 7/15
Mondays, July 22, 29, Aug 5, 12, 19, 26
Facilitator: Rebecca Taylor
Reg by: 7/20
Tuesday, July 23
Facilitator: Tres Testolin
This is a fun and messy class! Just come and have fun! Tres will share her acrylic paint pouring recipe and lots of tips and tricks. Everything you need including paint, tools and 2 canvases will be provided. If you have specific colors or tools you want to work with, please feel free to bring them. If you bring your own paint you will need at least 4 colors of the small bottles of craft paint for each canvas (2 included in this class).
Wednesdays, July 24, 31, August 7, 14, 21
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 07/22
Note: This class has a new instructor, new time and description.
Wednesday July 24, 31
Crash Classes are designed to introduce a new medium, new concepts, or deepen existing skills and understanding.
Explore the medium of soft pastels and how to use them by investigating techniques. Pastels encompass the joys of both painting and drawing. All supplies provided.
Register by 07/22
Sorry, this class has been cancelled
Thursday, July 25, August 1, 8, 15, 22
Pen and ink with mixed media is the focus of 10 hours of class time. Explore using pastel, colored pencil, water color and collage to give your pen & ink drawings a new dimension! This is a class of exploration and fun! Students should think about and bring in their own collage subjects. Students should bring to class: a selection of waterproof drawing pens, ball point, brush point pen! (Hobby Lobby or Michaels are local sources). 14" x 17" or larger good quality drawing pad and a good art eraser. Pastels, watercolor, colored pencils, and collage glue and some collage papers will be provided.
Register by 7/23
Thursdays, July 25, August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
This class is ideal for the young artist (ages 10-15) who is interested in learning to throw pottery on a wheel. Students of any skill level will be welcomed, although we we will be focusing on basic techniques and forms. These are endless possibilities when working with clay. Mugs, vases, and bowls are just some of the forms that students can learn to make. At the end of this four week class, students will have fully functional and finished pieces to take home. Class fee includes up to 25 lbs of clay, glazes, and firings. Students will be required to bring an apron, hand towel, and basic pottery tool kit (available at local craft stores or online). Fee includes up to 25 lbs of clay, glazes and firing.
Register by 07/23
Friday, July 26th
Facilitated by: Ifat Deriwala
Henna tattoo class will provide simple, easy and fun techniques to create henna designs. Participants will learn to make henna paste. A henna kit and a henna pen will be provided and participants can take this home with them. It will be an a couple o f hours of creativity and fun. Participants will learn about henna designs from different cultures around the world. No prior drawing skills required.
Register by July 24th
Monday, July 29, August 5, 12, 19, 26
Register by 7/27
July 30 (6:00- 9:00 pm), August (6:00- 8:00 pm)
Facilitator: Rafaela Wickstrum
Create your own crescent moon sculpture! Learn the age-old craft of sculpture by manipulation and skillfully moving the clay into a desired work of art. In this class you will learn about how to make your own armature or by using found objects. The first class you will spend creating your sculpture. In the second class you will paint and add your finishing touches to your masterpiece!
This class will include ALL materials including your very first set of sculpting tools. Just come have fun and create something magical!
Reg by: 07/25
Please note: Time has been changed to 6:00-8:00pm
Thursdays, Aug 1, 8, 15, 22
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: 07/29
Mondays, August 5, 12, 19, 26
Reg by: 08/03
August 5, 12, 19, 26
Register by 08/03
Tuesdays, August 6, 13, 20, 27
Tuesday, August 6
Reg by: 8/4
Tuesdays, August 6, 13, 20, 27
Wednesdays, August 7, 14, 21, 28
Register by 08/05
Wednesday, August 7, 14, 21, 28, Sept. 4
Explore ink as a drawing material by trying various tools, surfaces and techniques. Learn to create value and textures using ink media. Students should bring a pad of Mixed Media paper such as a Canson XL pad 9"x12". Skill level: Beginner/Intermediate
Thursday, August 8
David Hockney, OM, CH, RA (born 9 July 1937) is an English painter, draftsman, printmaker, stage designer, and photographer. As an important contributor to the pop art movement of the 1960s, he is considered one of the most influential British artists of the 20th century.
Register by 8/06
Wednesday August 13
Reg by: 8/11