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Beginner art classes

    • March 02, 2024
    • 9:00 AM
    • April 20, 2024
    • 10:30 AM
    • New Dimensions Studio (Upper Level)
    • 15

    Canceled Saturdays, March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, April 6, 13, 20

    8 weeks

    9:00a-10:30a

    Instructor:  Jaymee Fedor 

    Learn the basics of drawing in this eight-week class. It is perfect for absolute beginners who can't even draw a stick figure, though more advanced students may appreciate a refresher, too! We will draw from observation and from samples, and learn various techniques for improving our hand-eye coordination. You will learn that drawing is not a “natural” talent, but a skill that can be learned and practiced! No previous drawing experience is necessary. All supplies are provided, just come with an open mind.

    Register by February 29

    Minimum registration: 7

    • March 02, 2024
    • 11:00 AM
    • April 06, 2024
    • 1:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Studio (Upper Level)
    • 15

    Canceled Saturdays, March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, April 6

    6 weeks

    11:00 am-1:00 pm


    Instructor:  Jaymee Fedor 

    No previous drawing or painting experience necessary, come as you are and learn the basics of acrylic painting in this six week class! This class is perfect for those who’ve always wanted to learn how to paint, but need some help getting started. We will focus on color-mixing, techniques, and value before creating a final painting or two. All supplies are included.

    Register by February 29

    Minimum registration: 6

    • March 06, 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Upper Studio
    • 6
    Register

    Wednesday, March 6
    10:00 am–12:00 pm

    Instructor:  Laura Gomel

    Painting loose with acrylics is a style of painting that focuses on creating expressive and free-flowing artwork. It involves using acrylic paints, which are water-based and dry quickly, allowing artists to work in a spontaneous and intuitive manner. In this class, you will explore different brushwork techniques, such as using broad strokes, cross hatching and splattering. These techniques will help you create dynamic and energetic compositions. The class will also cover color mixing and blending techniques. Additionally, you will experiment with various tools and materials to create texture and interest in your artwork. This may include using palette knives, sponges, or even unconventional objects to apply paint to the canvas. Throughout the class, you will have the opportunity to experiment, take risks, and embrace the freedom of painting loosely with acrylics and have a lot of fun!

    Register by March 4
    Minimum Registered: 3

    • March 13, 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Upper Studio
    • 8
    Register

    Wednesday, March 13
    10:00 am –12:00 pm

    Instructor:  Laura Gomel

    Painting loose with acrylics is a style of painting that focuses on creating expressive and free-flowing artwork. It involves using acrylic paints, which are water-based and dry quickly, allowing artists to work in a spontaneous and intuitive manner. In this class, you will explore different brushwork techniques, such as using broad strokes, cross hatching and splattering. These techniques will help you create dynamic and energetic compositions. The class will also cover color mixing and blending techniques. Additionally, you will experiment with various tools and materials to create texture and interest in your artwork. This may include using palette knives, sponges, or even unconventional objects to apply paint to the canvas. Throughout the class, you will have the opportunity to experiment, take risks, and embrace the freedom of painting loosely with acrylics and have a lot of fun!

    Register by March 11
    Minimum Registered: 3

    • March 16, 2024
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Studio (Upper Level)
    • 12
    Register

    Saturday, March 16

    1:00 pm–3:00 pm

    Instructor: Nicole Landreth

    Join our monthly Studio Art Club for kids, ages 6+.  Each session of our Studio Art Club gives students a unique opportunity to delve into the world of creativity and self-expression through various art projects. 

    Through individualized feedback and guidance from the instructor, students will refine their technical skills, learn to manipulate color and composition, and develop a personal artistic style. They will also engage in group critiques and discussions, fostering a supportive and collaborative learning environment.

    Register 2 days before each class.
    Minimum Registration: 3

    Join us in JanuaryFebruary, March, and April!

    January- Multimedia Snowflake Art
    February- Winter Paper Lanterns
    March- Find it! Doodling or Intuitive Art? 
    April- Raindrop Suncatcher

    • April 02, 2024
    • 10:00 AM
    • April 30, 2024
    • 12:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Studio (Upper Level)
    • 5
    Register

    Tuesdays, April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

    5 weeks

    10:00 am–12:00 pm

    Instructor:  Sue Abare

    Ages 18+. Beginning–Intermediate. 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 March 31
    Minimum Registrations: 3

    • April 04, 2024
    • 6:00 PM
    • May 09, 2024
    • 8:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 3
    Register

    Thursdays, April 4, 11, 18, 25, May 2, 9
    6 weeks

    6:00–8:00 pm

    Instructor: Lynette Porter

    Ages 16+. Intermediate. Advance your hand-building skills while having fun in this 6-week class. Explore many hand-building techniques to make mugs, plates, functional pieces and pieces students are interested in creating. Create your own texture and templates and explore many decorating and glazing options. Fee includes up to 25lb of clay, glazes and firing.

    Materials needed: an apron, hand towel, and your own pottery tool kit (available at local craft stores or online). Wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty. Leave your rings, watches and bracelets at home.

    Register by April 2

    Minimum registration: 3

    • April 09, 2024
    • 6:00 PM
    • May 14, 2024
    • 8:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 0
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    Tuesdays, April 9, 16, 23, 30, May 7, 14

    6:00–8:00 pm

    Instructor: Lynette Porter

    Ages 16+. Beginner. In this 6-week class, you will learn essential wheel-throwing techniques from centering to trimming. Bowls and mugs will be the first forms we practice throwing on the wheel. 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 skills needed to create more advanced pieces in the future. Wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty and leave your rings, watches and bracelets at home. Fee includes up to 25 lb. of clay, glazes and firing.

    Materials needed: an apron, hand towel, and your own pottery tool kit (available at local craft stores or online). Wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty. Leave your rings, watches and bracelets at home.

    Register by April 7
    Minimum Registered: 3

    • April 10, 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Upper Studio
    • 10
    Register

    Wednesday, April 10
    10:00a –12:00p

    Instructor:  Laura Gomel

    In this hands-on workshop, you will learn various techniques and methods to manipulate chalk pastels effectively. Our experienced instructor will guide you through the fundamental principles of using pastels, including blending, layering, and creating texture. You will also explore different application techniques to add depth and dimension to your artwork. Throughout the class, you will be encouraged to experiment with colors, shapes, and compositions to develop your unique artistic style. Our instructor will provide insightful tips and feedback to help you refine your skills and bring your creative vision to life.

    Materials required: Chalk pastels, watercolor or pastel paper, blending tools (such as cotton swabs or blending stumps), an eraser, and a fixative (optional)

    You may choose to have supplies provided for you on the registration form for an added fee.

    Register by April 8 
    Minimum Registered: 3

    • April 11, 2024
    • 10:00 AM
    • May 23, 2024
    • 12:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 0
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    Thursdays, April 11, 18, May 2, 9, 16, 23 (skip 4/25)
    6 weeks 

    10:00 am–12:00 pm

    Instructor: Margo Olson

    Ages 16+. Beginner. Begin your journey learning to throw pottery. This 6-week class is for those with no knowledge of throwing on a wheel or with little experience of throwing and need more practice. The instructor will demonstrate during each class and assist learners with improving their skills. Start by throwing simple forms of cylinders and bowls, then to trimming vessels. Glazing will be demonstrated after the greenware is low fired in the kiln. Each glazed piece will then be high fired to finish the process. Fee includes up to 25 lbs. of clay, glazes and firing.

    Materials needed: an apron, hand towel, and your own pottery tool kit (available at local craft stores or online). Wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty. Leave your rings, watches and bracelets at home.

    Register by April 9
    Minimum Registered: 3

    • April 13, 2024
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Studio (Upper Level)
    • 15
    Register

    Saturday, April 13

    1:00 pm–3:00 pm

    Instructor: Nicole Landreth

    Join our monthly Studio Art Club for kids, ages 6+.  Each session of our Studio Art Club gives students a unique opportunity to delve into the world of creativity and self-expression through various art projects. 

    Through individualized feedback and guidance from the instructor, students will refine their technical skills, learn to manipulate color and composition, and develop a personal artistic style. They will also engage in group critiques and discussions, fostering a supportive and collaborative learning environment.

    Register 2 days before each class.
    Minimum Registration: 3

    Join us in JanuaryFebruary, March, and April!

    January- Multimedia Snowflake Art
    February- Winter Paper Lanterns
    March- Find it! Doodling or Intuitive Art? 
    April- Raindrop Suncatcher

    • April 16, 2024
    • 10:00 AM
    • May 21, 2024
    • 12:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Tuesdays, April 16, 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21
    6 weeks

    10:00 am–12:00 pm

    Instructor: Nancy O'Neill

    Ages 16+. Beginner. Join in on this fun pottery class to learn the basics of hand building! Working with textures, stamps, decals, different glaze techniques, and more, Nancy will guide you through the process of creating your one of a kind pottery pieces. Fee includes up to 25 lbs. of clay, glazes & firing.

    Materials needed: your ideas/inspirations, an apron, hand towel, and your own pottery tool kit (available at local craft stores or online). Wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty. Leave your rings, watches and bracelets at home.

    Register by April 14
    Minimum Registered: 3

    • April 17, 2024
    • 9:00 AM
    • April 24, 2024
    • 11:00 AM
    • New Dimensions Studio (Upper Level)
    • 8
    Register

    Wednesdays, April 17, 24
    2 weeks

    9:00–11:00a

    Instructor: Rita Carpenter

    Ages 18+. This class will be using different techniques to create loose watercolor backgrounds and flowers or fields of flowers. We will use wet-on-wet for looser backgrounds and use masking fluid for flowers to be painted after drying background.

    Materials needed: if you have watercolor paints and brushes, bring to the class. Other supplies will be provided.

    Register by April 15
    Minimum Registered: 3

    • April 17, 2024
    • 2:30 PM
    • May 22, 2024
    • 4:30 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 2
    Register

    Wednesdays, April 17, 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22
    6 weeks

    2:30–4:30 pm

    Instructor: Nancy O'Neill

    Ages 16+. Beginner. Join in on this fun pottery class to learn the basics of hand building! Working with textures, stamps, decals, different glaze techniques, and more, Nancy will guide you through the process of creating your one of a kind pottery pieces. Fee includes up to 25 lbs. of clay, glazes & firing.

    Materials needed: your ideas/inspirations, an apron, hand towel, and your own pottery tool kit (available at local craft stores or online). Wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty. Leave your rings, watches and bracelets at home.

    Register by April 15
    Minimum Registered: 3

    • April 20, 2024
    • 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 5
    Register

    Saturday, April 20

    12:30–3:30 pm

    Instructor:  Jaymee Fedor 

    Ages 12+. In this 3-hour workshop we will learn how to make our own simple chia pet with white clay. First we will sculpt our forms, then hollow them out! We'll add textural lines that will serve as grooves for our chia seed mixture. Once class is over, the pieces will be fired and picked up at a later date. Chia seed mix and instructions for sprouting will be included. Start thinking now about what you want your new little friend to look like, and bring your sketches to class! Fee includes clay, glazes and firing.

    Materials needed: an apron, hand towel, and your own pottery tool kit (available at local craft stores or online). Wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty. Leave your rings, watches and bracelets at home.

    Register by April 18

    Minimum registration: 3

    • April 27, 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Studio (Upper Level)
    • 7
    Register

    Saturday, April 27

    12:00p-3:00 pm

    Instructor: Maggie Magnuson 

    In this class you learn basic watercolor painting techniques, then practice those techniques and paint your very own greeting card masterpiece. You will plan, draw, paint and ink your artwork using your own inspiration, or if you prefer you may use source material that will be available. All supplies will be provided for this class making it a perfect introduction to watercolor for a beginner or intermediate painter. It will be a relaxing and fun class designed to explore your inner artist.

    Register by April 25
    Minimum Registered: 3


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