Class Guide

LOVE is in the air! Students will make Valentine's Day clay fun from our instructor recommendations or small creations of their own choosing with instructional guidance - platters, heart cutouts, whatever your imagination comes up with! After a day of creating, students will come back in the next week and hand paint these items with glazes of their choice to make one of a kind artwork. Once the glazed pieces are fired, students and families can pick up the finished pieces right in time for Valentine's Day! Youth ages 5+ and adults are all welcomed to register. There is room for all and fun for all!   Learn More
First class:
Monday, February 4, 2019 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm

How do you make a drawing look real and come to life? Shading is the best technique. This class will go over many different drawing exercises and will continue to help students see volume and shape. Instruction will include continued improvement in the drawing basics of line, shape, form, space, texture, value, and composition. Subject matter will include still-life set-ups, photographs, mirror, and working from one’s own imagination. Students will build confidence in their drawing skills and shading techniques.   Learn More
First class:
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm

Da Vinci, Rembrandt, Vermeer, and Renoir all painted from live models. This class provides a great opportunity for you to do the same. The live costumed models will challenge and test your artistic skills. You’ll learn the essential elements that go into a successful painting. Emphasis will be given to the development of the figure in a composition. You will discover why any successful painting is a result of the organization of a visual language; line, form, medium and the student. Students may work in the medium of their choice (watercolor, acrylic, or oil).   Learn More
First class:
Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Are you ready to paint!? This time we are inviting some of your old friends to join us. We all have them. Old paintings and sketches that never really seemed to get off of the ground no matter how much we tried to rescue them. Now we have just the perfect project for them! Join us in this fun and exciting one day workshop as we rethink collage and mixed media. Bring your duds, your tired canvases and even the worst of the worst to this lively workshop where we will cut, collage, and repaint those old pieces into new compositions in ways you’ve never considered. By the end of this fun day of art making, each student will take home a unique finished piece that they will be proud to show and display. New and Continuing students welcomed, no two pieces will ever be the same.  Learn More
First class:
Saturday, March 2, 2019 - 9:30am to 3:00pm

Holding on to random goodies waiting to incorporate them into your art? You’ve been saving cards from the kids and sentimental fabric scraps forever, waiting for the perfect mixed media project. AND NOW, The wait is over! Let our instructor help you turn that box of treasures into something extra beautiful. This exciting exploration class will go step-by-step through the creation of a mixed-media painting from start to finish, including how to build a background, define shapes, create a focal point, and add details. Note: your items will get glued down and painted over so if you’re worried about losing them, please consider having items color copied onto paper for use in this project. Fun items to consider: Children’s artwork, love letters and notes, fabric bits, copies of old photographs, etc., pretty much anything you want to see in your masterpiece! By the end of this fun day of art making, each student will take home a unique finished masterpiece. *New and Continuing students welcomed, no two pieces will ever be the same.   Learn More
First class:
Saturday, February 9, 2019 - 9:30am to 3:00pm

Let's Paint on Easels! Working on an artist easel takes some getting used to, it's never too early to start! Along with easel training, students in this class will learn many painting techniques. This class will explore painting mediums such as tempera and acrylic. Mixed media combinations with drawing mediums will also be explored for beginning our art creations.   Learn More
First class:
Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm

This course will address the basics of setting-up and composing an appealing still life. New and continuing students will be guided in the painting process using the tools of composition, color, value, intensity, contrast, hard and soft edges, brushwork and careful observation. Through instruction, demonstration and individual attention, this course will benefit beginning and more advanced painters. Beginners will learn an entry-level and approach to the wonderful and challenging world of oil painting. More advanced painters will enhance and refine their skills as they are introduced to additional methods for painting still-life compositions that are appealing and compelling.  Learn More
First class:
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 1:00pm to 3:30pm

Carol Kelly Dorn, an award-winning portraitist, has returned to offer an intensive, information-packed workshop on watercolor portrait painting. The first Saturday will be spent with the students following the instructor’s step-by-step demonstrations & one-on-one teaching. Each feature will be discussed & painted as they develop a watercolor portrait from start to finish. They will also discuss the best tactics on deciding upon & drawing out their photographic choices for the following Saturday, when they will be painting from their own personal photos. This class, while designed to teach the basics of portrait painting in a workshop setting, will make an excellent introduction to the more in-depth weekly portrait classes that will be offered in the spring.   Learn More
First class:
Saturday, February 9, 2019 - 10:00am to 3:30pm

Anyone can learn to weave! Come join the fun! This exciting one-day workshop breaks down the weaving process into a fun easy process perfect for beginners or those more experienced just looking to join up with other weavers for the day. Students of all ages have learned the weaving process from skilled artist and instructor Ulrike Beck. All students will be proud of their work and leave with a wonderful finished project at the end of the day. Other future projects will also be discussed after students learn the basics. Tapestry and functional projects will be discussed as we explore and learn this medium.   Learn More
First class:
Saturday, February 16, 2019 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

Students will explore ceramic wheelwork techniques in this class. Instruction will be tailored to the individual skill level of each student. Using the wheel as a tool, forms will be thrown, altered and assembled to create various functional vessels of various shapes and forms. Glazing techniques will also be addressed.  Learn More
First class:
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm

Did someone say clay? Come learn to build functional cups or bowls or your own aesthetic art creation! This class will go over all the basic techniques needed for building in clay. What's a slab? How do you make and connect coils? What is glaze? All your questions will be answered in this youth ceramics class. Students will create many pieces throughout the weeks and later glaze and fire them to perfection. Bring your creativity and get ready for some fun! *new and continuing students welcomed   Learn More
First class:
Saturday, January 26, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:00pm