Spring and Summer 2017 Class Schedule: May • June • July
Intro to Drawing with Vine Charcoal
May 4, 11,18
Marie LaPré Grabon
Thursday 6 – 8:30pm
Cost: $85 Students will receive materials list
Working from a still life, participants will be encouraged to experiment with vine charcoal, chamois, and kneaded eraser on charcoal paper. They will discover the variety of expressive lines that can be made with the vine charcoal and how these lines help to define the contour of shapes. Participants will use the chamois and kneaded eraser to create a variety of values. Using these 3 tools together participants will create tonally rich and personally expressive drawings. They will also be introduced to basic composition.
Spring Inspired Watercolor Postcards
Saturday 10am -12:00
Take adult coloring books one step further using watercolors! Step by step introduction to using watercolor on a small scale within the boundaries of a pre-drawn flower image. Leave with a set of four different watercolor flower image postcards just in time for Mother’s Day.
Foundations of Acrylic Painting
May 16, 23, 30, June 6
Tuesday 6 – 8:00pm
Cost: $100 Students will receive materials list
What do you do when you want to paint but don’t know where to start? Acrylics are a great place to start, as this quick drying medium can be used for a wide range of techniques, including washes, layering, impastos and pallet knife painting. Students are introduced to basic painting tools, vocabulary, techniques and a bit of art history. We will cover some basic color theory, care and use of brushes and a discussion of surfaces. This will be an exploratory class that will be useful and fun, whether you’re just starting out, or if you simply want to brush up on your acrylic painting. The elements of acrylics I will go over are washes (using transparencies), impasto (direct opaque painting), limited palette, landscapes from photos, painting from life (still life).
How art and guided meditation can inspire each other
Sarah Spletzer Welters & movementum
Cost: $55; Additional materials fee: $10
I see something you can’t see – – – How art and guided meditation can inspire each other
Do you like to daydream and listen to stories? Do you enjoy following guided meditations? Do you like to collect your dreams in a journal? Do stories inspire you to create something? If your answer to any of these questions is YES, chances are that this workshop is for YOU! I will lead a few guided meditations and so-called dream journeys while you relax, listen and follow where your own imagination leads you. These visualizations will be our base of inspiration that will provide us with the images required to create a drawing and a special kind of collage, called vision board or dream board.
Keep Calm and Stitch On’ Embroidery Class
May 8 & 15
Monday 6 – 8:00 pm
Cost: $55 Students will receive materials list
Learn to embroider using the ‘satin’ embroidery stitch and create your own floral wall hanging in this fun, relaxed class. You will be able to apply this sophisticated looking, yet easy to learn stitch to future embroidery and/or various textile projects. We will also cover a few accent stitches. This class will appeal to both beginning and intermediate learners.
Help Your Voice Go Free – Writing Workshop
June 5, 12, 19 & 26
Monday 6 – 7:30 pm
Cost: $45 Students will receive materials list
Writing techniques to unlock the power of your writer’s voice, no matter what kind of writing you want to do. Learn how to help smother that editor in your head. Premature, compulsive editing makes writing difficult, dreaded and dead. The changes and pauses between your consciousness and the page damps down your voice. You have a sound, texture and rhythm to your voice that when unleashed creates powerful writing and makes a reader listen to you. You may not like your voice, but it’s the only one you have and your source of powerful writing. If you keep writing, it may get better or you may like it better. If you stop writing, you’ll never have a voice and never be heard. Write nonstop 5 minutes a day then bring your favorite selection to our weekly group for positive, noncritical feedback. Your voice will love being set free and make you smile.
Coiled Basket Making
June 17, 24, July 1
Saturday 9:30am – 1pm
Cost: $120 Students will receive materials list
Have you ever wanted to make your own baskets? This simple technique is called “coiling” and can be done using any number of materials. We will explore the basic technique using rope and wool to understand the process and move into other materials as we progress. If you have any left over wool from previous knitting or crocheting projects please bring them with you along with scissors, ruler, pencil and paper.
Collage Monotype Printing
June 22 & 29
Thursday 6:30 – 8pm
Cost: $60; Additional materials fee: $15
In this workshop participants will create a monotype using collage techniques and utilizing a printing press to create an image in reverse. Participants will cut, tear, hole punch, etc. a variety of dry pre-inked oak tag to create a creature, which will be placed onto a print plate and run through the print press with damp blotted paper. Participants will then peel the pre-inked oak tag off their paper, transferring the oak tag colored shapes to paper. This is a one of a kind technique that creates rich and colorful original art.
Dreams, Myths & Fairytales
multi-media art and writing workshop
July 18, 20, 25 & 27
Tuesday & Thursday 6:30-8pm
Cost: $65; Additional materials fee: $10
“There is no ‘must’ in art, which is forever free” Wassily Kandinsky
Using multi-media materials ( water-color, acrylics, collage, pen & ink) & lay-out, assemblage & storyboard techniques we’ll explore the “meaning & magic” In our own lives; along the way creating our own illustrated tales of fantastic, uncharted, multi-layered adventure. Beginner – advanced. 18 yrs. and up. All avatars & animas welcome. A preparatory hand-out will be available.
Ephemeral Motifs – An Earth Art Poster
July 29 & August 5
Saturday 10am – 12pm
Cost: $55; Additional materials fee: $10
In the first session, participants will use a variety of natural materials such as stones, pine cones, bark, leaves, flowers, and twigs to create ephemeral arrangements in the style of “earth” artists Andy Goldworthy and Dietmar Voorwold. A photograph will be taken then the materials re-purposed into other arrangements. Participants will choose one image to be enlarged into a 18”X 24”poster, other photos will be printed on 4X6 paper. In the second session, participants will receive their printed images then work collaboratively to arrange natural materials in a large labyrinth.