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WINTER SESSION - JAN.27-MARCH 15
3:00 - 5:00pm Drawing Studio w/ Marlena Faxon
Learn to draw through a variety of exercises, tips and techniques that will sharpen your hand eye coordination, increase levels of observation and ignite your inner artist's eye. Come to class with ideas of what you would like to draw.
Fee: $120 per session (supplies included)
3:30-5:30pm Sew More Club w/ Annie Witte
Using a combination of hand work, stitching, embroidering, machine work, and weaving, we'll create creatures, woven bags, lavendar pillows, aprons and more. Each class will have its own project from start to finish, maybe a tiny bit of overlap to next class. Design, color, format, texture, and imagination will come together.
Fee: $120 per session (supplies included)
6:30 - 8:00pm Comic Drawing w/ Rick Parker
Do you like to draw? Then why not let internationally-known Beavis and Butt-Head cartoonist, Rick Parker, teach you everything it took him 40 years to learn? You can do this in only a few classes. Learn how to create characters, craft stories, draw people and animals - learn all about how to create your own comic book, graphic novel or TV Show. Rick's been there and done that--with his instruction , you'll be able to do it, too! Bring a pencil, paper, eraser and a clipboard. Rick will take you through everything step by step.
7:00 - 9:00pm Open Clay Studio w/ Kat Gillies
This clay class introduces a variety of concepts and techniques used in contemporary ceramic object-making. Projects include ideas and skills used in both sculpture and design around the world and through history. This course includes introduction to slab, pinch, coil, tile and press molds. Through these projects students develop ideas and learn new skills-- building, finishing and firing ceramic objects. This course is open to both students with previous experience and no experience at all.
Fee: $195 per session
1:00 - 2:30pm Snow Magic w/ Charlie Paschal
The magic of winter is anything but white! This class will be full of color, providing an abundance of learning opportunities and skill building through materials and creative experiences. Projects include a variety of drawing, painting, printmaking, clay and sculpture.
Age: 3 - 6
Fee: $120 (includes supplies)
3:30 - 5:00pm Paint & Sew w/ Solvejg Makaretz
Learn the art of fabric painting, and the basics of sewing to design your own creation,whether it be a work of art or a wearable - you'll walk home with a one-of-a-kind!
Fee: $120 (All materials provided)
3:30 - 5:30pm Papier Maché w/ Anne Alexander
10:00 - Noon Acrylic Painting w/ Diana Johnson
3:00 - 5:00pm Kids' Open Clay Studio w/ Kat Gillies
6:30 - 8:00pm Drawing Fundamentals w/ Ed Zelinsky
In my class the only goal will be sharpening your drawing skills in an interesting and natural way. Drawing is fun and we'll keep it that way. Afterward, you can apply what you've learned to painting or portrait making or designing furniture. Confidence in drawing adds confidence to every almost every other creative pursuit.
Need: A stack of 8.5 x 11 photocopier paper. I like the heavier weight myself. Whatever you like to draw with- ball point pen, soft pencil, sharpies. A drawing pad if you like. (I like thin translucent paper so that I can refine a sketch over and over... obsessively sometimes! ;^), Some examples by your favorite drawing artist. David Hockney? Rick Parker? Milton Glaser?
Age: Teen +
6:00 - 8:00pm Alabaster Carving w/ Anne Alexander
9:00 -11:30am Paint & Print w/ Leslie Hamren
Each week we'll delve into a different project - one week we'll do 'easy' botanical paintings (you'll leave with two matted masterpieces), another week you'll use soft linoleum to create your own printing block, (and leave with home-made stationery), and another week we'll be painting and block printing on fabric! You'll have lots of ideas to take home for other projects as well!
FEE: $150 (includes all supplies)
3:30 - 5:30pm Metal Works w/ Ann Thompson
Using examples from a collection of folk toys, students use authentic manufacturing techniques and hand tools to create their own inventive moving art. Along the way, students will experience problem-solving and critical thinking, while gaining insight about materials, engineering processes and craftmanship. And it's a lot of fun!
6:00 - 8:00pm Intro to Painting w/ Tom Flanagan
In this course we will explore in theory and practice how to paint what we see.
At the end of the course each student will leave with a better understanding of how to depict a subject in two dimensions, using still life studies, in oil paint. Whether you are a beginning painter or someone looking for a refresher, working on the mechanics of painting is a great way to build confidence.
“Nature is not only all that is visible to the eye. it also includes the inner pictures of the soul.”
Fee: $120 (supply list supplied on registration)
SATURDAY, FEB 8
10:00- Noon Pewter Hearts w/ Ann Thompson