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Wednesdays, May 1, 8, 15, 22
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 04/29
Facilitator: Rebecca Taylor
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: 04/29
Mondays, May 6, 13, 20, June 3, 10, 17
Facilitator: Sabrina Tassoni
If you are interested in learning the basics of relief printmaking, this beginner-friendly class is the perfect time to do it. Students will learn to design prints, carve them, and print them. One color prints will be the main focus but multi-color prints are a possibility for those who are interested. We will primarily be working with linoleum blocks and potentially wood. Printing is possible on both paper and fabric. Students are encouraged to bring an 18x24 pad of drawing paper, a sharpie, a sketchbook, and their creativity.
Register by 05/04
Mondays May 6, 13, 20, June 3, 10, 17
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.
Reg by 05/04
Tuesdays, May 7, 14, 21, 28
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 05/05
Wednesdays, May 8, 15, 22, 29 June 5
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 05/06
Thursday, May 9
Facilitator: Sister Mary Boyd
Henri Matisse (1869- 1954)
Henri Matisse was a diverse, 20th century, French painter, scultptor and graphic designer, who experimented in different styles from Impressionism to Abstraction. He was part of the Fauve Movement early in his career and is known for his use of bold color and design, which he used all of his life.
Register by 05/07
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Thursday May 9
Facilitator: Kim Morhardt
Reg by: 5/07
Saturday, May 11
Facilitator: Norm Knott
Namaste! For centuries Prayer Flags have been hung to send beneficial prayers and good fortune into the atmosphere every time the wind blows them. Using centuries old ground rules we will design our own interpretations of Tibetan Prayer Flags. Each participant will be given a blank set of five flags to be decorated with prayers, positivity, good vibes, and the artists' energy. To decorate the flags we'll use vintage wood blocks from Norm's collection along with pens and paints. When they are completed they can be used to decorate home and garden areas!
Register by: 05/02
May 13, 20, June 3, 10
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 05/11
Mondays, May 13, 20, June 3
Facilitator: Marsha Goodheart
Retablos are part of the Mexican folk art traditions. A way to honor a loved one, ourselves, a special memory, and/or a spiritual expression. This small temple base will give us the size that draws the viewer in to see more details. We will be creating from a 6x6 wooden altar. (Kit included) All materials included except for the personal items you will use in the altar.
Ideas/Options to play with: Personal photos, handwritten notes, Lyrics from a favorite song, poem, or quote, Images of a favorite place, maps, where you grew up, small objects, jewelry, keys, buttons, coins, symbols that represent something meaningful, random images from magazines, words that share your feelings.
Reg by: 05/11
Tuesdays, May 14, 21, (Skip 5/28) June 4, 11, 18
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!
Register by 5/12
Tuesday, May 14
Facilitator: Alicean "Li" Slough
Reg by: 05/12
Thursdays, May 16, 23, skip 5/30 June 6, 13, 20
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 5/14
May 16 (1:00 - 4:00 pm), June 6 (1:00 - 3:00)
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 the finishing touches to your masterpiece! This class will include ALL materials including your very first set of sculpting tools. Just come and have fun and create something magical!
Reg by: 05/09
Thursdsay, May 16
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).
Reg by: 5/14
Thursdsay, May 23
Facilitator: Cherie Heck
Reg by: 5/20
Thursdsay, May 23
Monday, June 3, 10, 17, 24
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 06/02
Tuesdays, June 4, 11, 18, 25
Register by 06/02
Tuesdays, June 4, 11, 18, 25, July 2, 9
Reg by: 6/02
Wednesdays, June 5, 12, 19, 26
Register by 06/03
Thursday, June 6, 13, 20, 27
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 06/04
Thursday, June 6, 13, 20, 27, July 11, 18
Facilitator: Karen Gines
We will gather up all the methods we have tried and invite them to mingle with each other. An artist's search for a 'style' that is their own can be nurtured by sharing and experimenting with all the gems you have found along the way. Acrylic on canvas with impressionistic or abstract ideas... I am thinking of "trees" as a subject that can be very flexible. Please no photos... (bring 2 canvas' each class no smaller than 18"x 20") and your acrylic paints, brushes, and supplies.
Call Karen if you have questions.... 815-229-5696 www.karengines.com
Reg by: 06/04
Thursdays, June 6, 13, 20, 27, July 11, 18
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 06/04
Mondays, June 10, 17, 24, July 1, 8, 15
Register by 06/08
Tuesdays, June 11, 18, 25, July 2
In this class you will learn about some of the differences between the "western" brush and the "Chinese" brush and their respective paints, controlling water and mixing colors, composition and some of the basic strokes using the Chinese brush. There will be a power point presentation, as well as demonstration before you begin painting. The subject matter will be the Four Gentlemen: Wild Orchid, Bamboo, Chrysanthemum and Plum Blossom. Supplies provided, but if you would like to buy your own here is the supply List: Rice paper (roll or pad), Traditional or Authentic Chinese watercolors, Brushes: 1 small, med, large, brush holder, Ink stick or traditional Chinese Ink (liquid), Ink Stone, porcelain palette or 8 jar lids. You can purchase most things at area craft stores.
Reg by: 06/08
Wednesdays, June 12, 19, 26, July 3, 17 (no class 7/10)
Register by 06/10
Wednesday June 12
Reg by: 6/10
Thursday, June 13
Edward Hopper (1882- 1967)
Edward Hopper was an American artist, who portrayed private moments in unexceptional places, such as hotel rooms, diners, gas stations and old houses. His works, presented in cities and small towns, have a possible story, but remain enigmatic and suggest universal experiences.
Register by 06/11