Drawing • Painting • Mixed Media • Clayworks • Open Studio •Art Uncorked • Art Lectures
Thursdays, August 22, 29, September 5, 12, 19
Facilitator: Sue Abare
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 08/20
Wednesdays, August 28, September 4, 11, 18, 25
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 08/26
Tuesdays, September 3, 10, 17, 24, Oct 1, 8
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 09/01
Wednesdays, September 4, 11, 18, 25
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 09/02
Mondays, September 9, 16, 23, 30, Oct 7, 14
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 09/07
Mishima & Sgrafitto
September 9, 16, 23, 30
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 09/07
Mondays, September 9, 16, 23, 30, Oct 7, 14
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, September 10 (6:00- 9:00 pm) & October 1 (6:00- 8:00 pm)
Facilitator: Rafaela Wickstrum
Calling all witches! Get your broom fired up and come out and join us for an adventure in sculpting! Create your one of a kind witch sculpture with her own special personality, no two will be alike! Learn the age-old craft of sculpture by manipulation and skillfully moving the clay. The first class you will spend creating your sculpture. In the second class you will paint and add the 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!
Thursdays, September 12, 19, 26, Oct 3, 10, 17
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 09/10
Thursday, September 12
Facilitator: Sister Mary Boyd
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 9/11
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Wednesday September 12
Facilitator: Kim Morhardt
Reg by: 9/10
Thursdays, September 12, 19, 26, October 3, 10, 17
Facilitator: Eammon Talkington
Register by 09/10
Saturday, September 14
Facilitator: Judith Koren Shanahan
In this class, you will learn about combining disparate papers and ephemera to make a 5"x7" piece of art which can be mailed as a postcard, given as a small gift, or framed as a keepsake for yourself or friends. Participants should bring their own scissors (marked with their name), and any small decorative pieces of paper or stamps, etc. they want to include. I will provide a variety of papers, adhesives, brushes, coloring agents (such as Marabou crayons) and your art will be sealed with acrylic medium, or sprayed, as a final finish.
Saturdays, Sept 14, 21, 28, Oct 5, 12, 19
Mondays, September 16, 23, 30, October 7
Facilitator: Alicean "Li" Slough
Reg by: 09/14
Mondays, September 16, 23, 30, Oct 7, 14
Facilitator: Rebecca Downing Pelley
Add excitement to ink drawings by enhancing them with color via pencil, marker, watercolor, collage and combinations. Students will be provided with a variety of potential ideas to explore as they desire. Students should bring to class: a small selection of waterproof drawing pens (microns) a variety of ball point pens, a small selection of inexpensive synthetic brushes, a 7”x10”, or 14" x 17" or larger mixed media drawing pad, a #2 pencil and art eraser. Hobby Lobby, Michaels and Walmart have these supplies. level: Intermediate/Advanced Register by 09/14
Facilitator: Christi Russell
Tapestry weaving is an ancient technique used by many cultures to create fabrics for clothes, wall hangings and furniture. In this class students will learn the basics of tapestry weaving, how to plan and design a tapestry project, and traditional easy to learn tapestry techniques. Students will also learn how to build and set up a loom, add plain weave, utilize rya knots, incorporate soumak and create shapes while experimenting with color, pattern and texture. Plus, a few important finishing steps to get your work off your loom and onto your wall. Take your loom home and keep creating after the class! Students need to bring: 4 skeins of different types of yarn in colors of their choice, optional beads and other things to add to their weaving.
Tuesday, September 17
Facilitator: Regina Lombardo
Register by 09/15
Tuesday, September 17
Facilitator: Tres Testolin
Wednesdays, September 18 & 25
Crash Classes are designed to introduce a new medium, new concepts, or deepen existing skills and understanding.
Explore the versatility and range of charcoal as a dramatic drawing medium. Students will experiment with various charcoal grades and techniques to practice mark-making, powerful line work, texture, shading and tone. All materials provided.
Register by 09/16
Saturday, September 21
Facilitator: Lincoln Bias
Tuesdays, September 24, October 1, 8
Facilitator: Kathy Rasmus
Have you always wanted to learn how to make baskets? Come and learn the coiling technique to create unique and beautiful baskets. We will explore how create baskets with a variety of forms, embellishments and finishes. You learn ways to add beads, fringe and interesting edges to clay pieces. The only supplies you will need is medium weight yarn. This is a great new way to use up all that extra yarn you have laying around. Each class time we will concentrate on the steps in building your basket. All other supplies will be provided.
Tuesday, September 24
Reg by: 09/22
Sales & Marketing For Artists - FREE Informational Session
Facilitator: Emily Watson Rice
Join Emily and other artists for this free informational session as she talks about what the full day workshop, Sales & Marketing for Artists on October 13th, will be about. This day long workshop will include two sessions:
Part A: Sales skills for artists who don’t like selling (9:00am-Noon)
Part B: Marketing & Technology (1:00pm-4:00pm)
Wednesday, September 25
Reg by: 09/23
Thursday, September 26
Reg by: 09/24
Facilitator: Linda Ewalt
Learn a new technique for clay! Linda will show you the intriguing technique of Lithography. Though the name sounds a bit intimidating, photo lithography image transfer onto clay is an interesting process. Students should bring several 4x6, high quality, high contrast, black and white images printed on plain white copy paper from a copy machine that uses toner. Inkjet and laser prints will not work. Two images will be selected to print on clay, the extras will be for backup or future use. This is a messy process, dress accordingly and leave your jewelry at home. All supplies included.
Register by 09/24
Friday, Sept 27, Oct 4, 11, 18, 25, Nov 1
Sick of the same ol same ol date night or girls night out? This is a perfect fun night out for those who want to learn the basics of creating pottery on a pottery wheel with their spouse, significant other or friends! Learn essential wheel-throwing techniques from centering to trimming. Mugs and small vases will be the first forms we practice throwing on the wheel. Then enhance these pieces with hand-built elements such as handles and decorating the surfaces with underglaze, sgrafitto, and more. This class will give the student with little or no experience the opportunity to learn and develop a basic set of wheel-throwing skills. After taking this class, the student will take with them a small collection of functional wheel-thrown pottery as well as the confidence and skills needed to create more advanced pieces in the future. Fee includes up to 25lb 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).
Register by 9/25
Saturday, September 28
Facilitator: Lincoln Bias
Reg by: 09/26
Tuesdays, October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
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