Mondays, June 8, 15, 22, 29
Facilitator: Linda Ewalt & Jean Schnack
Due to the Covid19 social distancing recommendations class size is limited to 4 students and masks will be required in the studio.
Ages 16+. Intermediate–Advanced. Explore new techniques and skills in pottery. In this series, students will think outside of the box; be more creative with clay. Combing wheel throwing, hand building and decorative processes to make fun and unique pieces. Class demos and collaboration will promote a fun learning environment while pushing skills and creativity to a higher level. Think outside the box and develop a more creative and artistic expression in clay. Fee includes up to 25 lbs. of clay, glazes, and firing.
Register by: 6/6
Wednesday, June 10
Facilitator: Jaymee Fedor
This class is online only (ZOOM). Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email with the link to join the class.
Ages 6+. Learn how to draw a unicorn step-by-step! We will draw together, or you can draw from your own imagination. When you’re finished drawing, add your own style and environment, and color it with your favorite materials! You will need: paper, pencil with eraser, Sharpie or other black marker, newspaper (as table-protector).
Register by 6/8
Thursday, June 11
Facilitator: Sister Mary Boyd
Charles Wysocki (1928-2002) was a genre painter during the horse and buggy and horseless carriage era. His bright, stylized, hard-edge, whimsical paintings portrayed earlier times in the United States. Nowadays, Wysocki's works are most often found on puzzles, tissue boxes, calendars and prints.
Register by: 6/9
Mondays, June 15, 22, 29, July 6, 13, 20
Facilitator: Anya Nelson
Ages 16+. Prerequisite: beginner throwing skills mastered or instructor approval. 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 tailor 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. 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. Fee includes up to 25 lbs. of clay, glazes and firing. Each student must bring an apron, hand towel and their own pottery tool kit (available at craft stores or online).
Register by: 6/13
Tuesdays, June 16, 23, 30, July 7, 14, 21
Facilitator: Sabrina Tassoni
Beginning–Intermediate Level. Limited to four students. Learn techniques of hand building & wheel throwing 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! Maybe even incorporate the two. Fee includes up to 25 lbs. of clay, glazes and firing. Each student must bring an apron, hand towel and their own pottery tool kit (available at craft stores or online).
Register by: 6/14
Tuesdays, June 16, 23, 30, July 7, 14, 21
Beginning–Intermediate Level. This class will be perfect for anyone who wants to learn the basics of creating pottery on a pottery wheel or someone with little experience who wants to further develop their skills. 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, sgraffito, 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 25 lbs. of clay, glazes and firing. Each student must bring an apron, hand towel and their own pottery tool kit (available at craft stores or online).
Wednesdays, June 17, 24, July 1, 15, 22
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: 6/15
Wednesdays, June 17, 24, July 1, 8
This class is online only (Zoom). You will receive a link in a registration confirmation email.
Instructor: Angie Nofsinger
Beginner - Advanced. Learn how to create lifelike images of eyes using colored pencils. This class focuses on shaping
eyes, color theory to mimic realistic skin tones, highlights and textures. Please have ready your favorite sketching pencils, handheld sharpener, artists eraser, artist quality colored pencils. In this class you will be using specific colors of artist quality colored pencils, a list will be supplied after your registration. For paper the instructor would like you to have pastel card or pastel paper, or a heavy weight drawing paper if that is what you have available.
Thursdays, June 18, 25, July 9, 16, 23, 30
Facilitator: Jennie Johnson Sic
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).
Register by: 6/16
Fridays, June 19, 26, July 10, 17, 24, 31
Register by: 6/17
Saturday, June 20
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! All supplies provided.
Register by: 6/12 *Note Early Registration Deadline!
Tuesday, June 22
Facilitator: Tres Testolin
Due to the Covid19 social distancing recommendations class size is limited to 6 students and masks will be required in the studio.
Register by: 6/20
Tuesday, June 23
Facilitator: Eamonn Talkington
So often we think art requires special supplies and $15 tubes of paint. But that isn't always true. In this two-week course, you will be instructed in the creation of two original abstract works of art. You will be shown how use of various implements and tools for the application of paint, as well as, instructed in the use of various types of paints and mediums. Paint, brushes, and tools supplied. Please bring two canvases any size that "speaks" to you.
Register by: 6/21
Wednesday, June 24
Ages 6+. Learn how to draw anime faces step-by-step! We'll have lots of anime samples to choose from, and the group will vote on which to draw. Customize your anime character with your favorite hair and eyes, or follow along with the instructor for tips! You will need: paper, pencil with eraser, Sharpie or other black marker, newspaper (as table-protector)
Register by 6/22
Thursday, June 25
Facilitator: Cherie Heck
Bring some flickering candlelight to your garden or patio and recycle those beautiful wine bottles you can't bring yourself to throw away! You will try your hand at using a bottle cutter to turn that wine bottle into a candle holder on a copper pole.
You may bring some wine bottles in the color you wish to create with (bring a few, there may be breakage involved!) Or there will be some available at the class, all other supplies are also included. You may want to bring a pair of leather or gardening gloves to handle the glass.
Register by: 6/23
Saturday, June 27
Facilitator: Karla Lombardo
Due to the Covid19 social distancing recommendations class size is limited and masks will be required in the pavilion.
Karla Lombardo of ArtbyKarla will teach you how to make your very own colorful Peace Pole to add creative flair to your garden. Each Peace Pole is a PVC post sleeve measured 4″x4″x44″. ArtbyKarla will provide all of the materials needed to create this project except for varnish that takes overnight to dry. As this class takes around 5 hours, please feel free to bring a lunch and/or snacks along. Space is limited so don’t wait to register! This class will fill up fast!
Register by: 6/24
Tuesday, June 30
Add a little sparkle to your garden this summer. With a metal watering can and beads you can make this delightful sun catcher for your garden. Watering cans, beads and supplies are included in the fee, but feel free to bring some beads or trinkets you would like to add to your creation. Please note early registration deadline!
Register by: 6/22
Tuesday, June 30
Wednesday, July 8
Are you brand new to watercolor and have no idea where to start? Or maybe you've been at it for years and need a new perspective. Creating a simple color chart can be a great way to get reacquainted with the potential of your supplies! We will start with a brief overview of color theory, and then jump into plotting out and filling in our color charts! This exercise can take a while, but the end result is very satisfying! You will need: Watercolor paper, pencil and eraser, ruler, 6-10 colors, small flat paintbrush, a palette for mixing (can also use an icecube tray)
Register by 7/06
Wednesdays, July 8
Facilitator: Rafaela Wickstrum
Beginner Level. Here comes the sun!...Learn to sculpt your own Sun and use a variety of materials in this class. Paper mache is an exciting medium where you can create 3-dimensional objects Your imagination makes this class a stepping stone to limitless creativity! No kiln or oven, all air dry materials. There will be a 15 min. break with refreshments halfway through class. Wear old clothes or bring a smock. Come and create something magical! Fee includes all materials.
Register by: 7/6
Thursday, July 9
Ansel Adams (1902-1984), photographer and environmentalist, is famous for his black and white photographs of landscapes. He helped form the group called f/64, an association of photographers who sought a full tonal range in their photos. Part of this presentation will involve the development of the camera.
Register by: 7/7
All supplies are included, EXCEPT you need to bring your own needle-nose pliers/wire cutters. The 4 different ring sizes are 6″, 8″, 14″ and 19″ which are all included.
Saturday, July 11
9:00 am–12:00 pm
For all ages (Kids 12 and under are free with a paid adult). Join in this popular annual event as Norm provides you with ideas and some materials to create an amazing Fairy House to leave in the Womanspace Forest. Fun morning family time adventure! This is just in time for the Fairy Festival on July 18th where hundreds of children, adults (and fairies!) journey through the forest hunting for and admiring these creative and fun fairy homes. Come play in our gardens and woods and use natural materials you find or bring your own all-natural materials to create a comfortable dwelling for our forest fairies. Leaves, shells, stone, pet hair, nut shells, feather are moss are just a few ideas that make beautiful additions to any fairy home. Bring your camera, plus garden gloves, hiking shoes, long sleeves and pants for protection from the forest. Class is limited to 6.
Spend the day doing fun fairy things and sign-up for the Make Your Own Fairy House class. Bring lunch and have a picnic in the garden!
Register by: 7/9
Create a special indoor fairy house of your very own! Norm will lead you on a special quest to create a special indoor fairy house. We will be using boxes, birdhouses and gourds to start, but please bring your own favorite container like wooden cigar boxes, small wooden crates, or CD cases. Clean out your craft area (or look through Mom's) and bring items to add to the Fairy exchange table for house and furniture assembly. Also, you can bring any artificial and real things from nature (feathers, moss,pebbles, etc) Anything goes, as long as your fairy will feel cozy in their new home! Class is limited to 6
For all ages (Kids 12 and under are free but must register with an adult).
Tuesday, July 14, 21, 28
Facilitator: Nancy Mayhew
Register by: 6/30
Wednesday July 15
Register by: 7/13
Mondays, July 20, 27, Aug 3, 10
Ages 16+. Intermediate–Advanced.
Creativity in wheel throwing and hand building for creative minds. Explore new techniques and skills in pottery. demos and collaboration will promote a fun learning environment while pushing skills and creativity to a higher level. Think outside the box and develop a more creative and artistic expression in clay. Fee includes up to 25 lbs. of clay, glazes, and firing.
Register by: 7/18
Mondays, July 20, 27
Facilitator: Marsha Goodheart
Release your inner hippy and use up some of your treasured trinkets you have been saving for something! Join Marsha for this fun class making your own Hippy Dippy Stick to give your life a little sparkle and fun! Supplies included but feel free to bring things you would like to add and a cool stick.
Wednesdays, July 22, 29, Aug 5, 12
Facilitator: Angie Nofsinger
Int-Adv. Learn the art of human portraiture using Pan Pastels and colored pencils. This class will focus off color theory to create lifelike features and skin tones using highlights, shading and blending. Paper will be provided. Equipment needed: your favorite sketching pencils, handheld sharpener, artists eraser, pan pastels and colored pencils.
The set of Pan Pastels and the set of colored pencils used for this class will be available for purchase from the instructor, cost will be $55. If you wish to purchase your own before class a list of supplies will be provided after you register for the class.
Register by: 7/20
Wednesday, July 22
Want to draw better faces but don't know where to start? This drawing session will show you a few different ways to approach portraits. From the tried and true "generic measurements" to a more intuitive way of working, you'll have a solid starting point for depicting the human face!
You will need: Paper, ruler, pencil, eraser, pen
Register by 7/20
No mosaic experience needed! Make a one-of-a-kind original piece of mosaic jewelry and learn some new skills in this fun 2-hour workshop. Students will design and complete either two mosaic pendants or one pendant and one wrap bracelet from start to finish.
All materials will be supplied, which include: