Adult Classes

Winter Term Classes - January 14 - March 20, 2015

NOTE: Current prices displayed reflect an early registration discount of 10% off regular price tuition.  By registering between Nov. 8 - Dec. 20 you automatically receive the discount!

Adult classes are for participants 18 years and older unless otherwise noted. Please call the Education Center directly at 321-674-8923 with any questions.

#667 – Jump-Start Your Creativity and Draw! Winter 2015

Jean Thomas

Drawing isn’t a learned skill so much as it’s a process of discovery that starts with the skills you have had since you were a kid. This process requires a willingness to stretch out of your comfort zone, and just be willing to make lines. One of the most crucial aspects of this class which may differ from other drawing classes is that you should prepare to have fun! This is not a rendering class, i.e. drawing objects to make them look exact or “real.” The goal is to "jump-start" your creativity and improve your ability to really see what you want to draw. Creativity is really about discovering the ability that you can see, record and share your experiences visually. All of this will be done mostly by keeping a journal. You will need some pencils, pens, a little color and an adventuresome spirit. Oh, the places you will go! Join us for some fun, smiles and creative “you time."

Materials required:

SKETCHBOOK

No need to spend more than
$10-15 on your sketchbook. Buy something that fits
your life, budget, and the size of your bag.


Things to consider:
• Portrait or landscape
• Spiral or perfect bound
• 8.5 x 11".
• 8.5 x 5.5"


A few brand suggestions:
• Stillman & Birn
• Canson
• Pentallic
• Strathmore Visual Journal
• Moleskine


Paper quality: 80-100 lbs. Make sure it is for mixed
media, not just pencil.


PENCILS

Choose a few pencils. A soft pencil for
one. (Ebony, or 4 or 6B) B stands for soft. e softer
the lead, the darker the mark. Your common yellow
pencils are HB, which is in the middle, ok, too. It is
good to have a small sharpener, too.


PENS

Prices of pens vary widely. Some common
marker type pens are Sharpie (fine point), Pitt Pens,
Pigma, Micron, and a personal favorite right now:
Uniball Figno Premier 207. (nice, fine line)

BALL POINTS: Bic Cristal (cheap!) Acroball, or
any you have around.


A SET OF WATERCOLORS A small, portable set
is great for work on paper. You can buy watercolors
in tubes but pans are usually easier to start with.
For about $15, you can find decent sets of watercolor
paint — usually 'student grade'.

If you spend a bit more, you will find sets of better
quality: 'artist grade'. The colors are less chalky,
brighter, creamier. A good set will last for years.
Generally, starter sets will have all basic colors that
you'll need. My favorite small set is Koi Pocket Field
Sketch Box by Sakura. It even comes with a decent
brush. 24 colors or less. Around $20.

Other Brands:
• Winsor&Newton
• Cottman
• Pelikan
• Van Gogh

BRUSHES

Two watercolor (short handle) will do,
one round: #6 or thereabouts, and a 1/4” flat.

Optional: a 3/4“ to 1” flat for washes.

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TuesdayJan 13, 2015 – Mar 03, 20151:00 pm – 3:00 pm10 Seat(s) AvailableOpen

Total $144.00

#668 – Figure Drawing for Adults Winter 2015

Stephen Lomazzo

Learn to draw the human figure in a class geared for creative individuals with little drawing experience, or continuing students wishing to work with a nude model. This class will work with charcoal, graphite pencil and cone crayon. Emphasis will be placed on the creative use of materials as well as unique interpretation of the figure. Direction will be given in measurement and proportion techniques to correctly render the figure.

Model fee is extra and will be collected by the instructor at the first class (please bring cash or a check). The amount of the fee depends on the number of students (a 6 student minimum is applicable). A class of 6 students would pay $60 each for 6-weeks of a live model. The price would reduce per each additional student.

Students need to bring:

*2-3 large newsprint pad
*black and white conte crayon
*grey canson paper; will be for later classes
*vine charcoal
*pencils: HB, B, B2

Stephen Lomazzo graduated with the highest temperature in his class from the Savannah College of Art & Design with a BFA in Illustration. Expertly trained in conceptual design, story-boarding, book, poster and editorial illustration, as well as portraiture, Lomazzo’s unique brand of vintage stylization with a modern twist is sure to gain notoriety as more of his illustrations and fine art become main stream

Steve has been drawing since he was old enough to hold a crayon, and he is fluent in a large range of styles and techniques. His ultimate goal is to be bestowed upon the honor of the Caldecott award for children’s book excellence.


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TuesdayJan 13, 2015 – Feb 17, 20156:00 pm – 9:00 pm9 Seat(s) AvailableOpen

Total $112.00

#674 – Creative Play in Clay Winter 2015

Elaine Rowgo

Explore the many ways to create well-made functional and sculptural objects in clay. Develop an understanding and appreciation of clay's strengths, nuances, and flexibility and also an insight into its vast potential for creativity.

Open to beginners and continuing students. Wheel throwers welcome. 25 lbs of clay and firing fees are included.

Materials required:

basic clay tool kit (available at any local art supply or for purchase at Education Center for $12)

additional bags of clay $25.

I am one of those people who played “Art Teacher” to my younger brother and sister, at age 6. I have always loved drawing, painting, and the visual world. Clay is just a wider field of expression in the creative field. So I like to teach my passion about this medium with the hope that my students also find it fascinating.

I enjoy all aspects of clay: wheel throwing; hand building; and sculpture. With my BFA in painting I tend also to combine painting with certain forms. My approach to teaching is to encourage every student to find their own “voice” in clay. Discovering clay’s huge range of possibilities, sharing what I have learned over a decade of teaching, and seeing students explore what clay can do, make it an exciting medium to teach.

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TuesdayJan 13, 2015 – Mar 17, 20156:00 pm – 9:00 pm7 Seat(s) AvailableOpen

Total $292.00

#671 – Go with the Flow Acrylics Winter 2015

Heather Everett

A 6-week class. Let the paint do all of the hard work as you relax and "go with the flow". Instructor Heather Everett will lead the class on an abstract acrylic painting expedition while emphasizing the basics of design, composition and color.

If you need a stress-free creative outlet, this is the class for you.

Students need to bring:

3 surfaces to paint on (3'x3' or larger is best)

Optional: Acrylic paints (tuition includes access to scholastic quality, primary color acrylics. Students may supplement this with their own acrylic paint bodies.)

Heather Everett is an expressionist painter who delves into the pure essence of nature, extracting its purest form, elegant movement, & rich color.

Born and raised in Sioux Falls, SD, Heather Everett moved to Florida in 1994 and started painting in 1998. As a self taught artist, she had much success in South Florida before moving to Paris in 2000, exhibiting with Atelier Artmonique. Heather moved to Satellite Beach in 2001, and in 2004 opened the Heather Everett Studio and Gallery, sharing what she had learned with adults and children. For the past 8 years, she has proudly taught for the visual art program at Indian Harbour Montessori school.

Exhibiting with Agora Gallery in NYC and extensively throughout Central and South Florida, Heather has found her "art family" in the Eau Gallie Arts District, first by opening the EGAD! ArtLab with Derek Gores, then as a resident artist with the Off Center Art Center, and now as an adjunct instructor for the Renee Foosaner Education Center.  Heather teaches a variety of classes and workshops for children and adults.



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TuesdayJan 13, 2015 – Feb 17, 20156:00 pm – 9:00 pm7 Seat(s) AvailableOpen

Total $144.00

#675 – Wheelthrowing and Beyond Winter 2015

Nancy Trezza

10 week class with an emphasis on the art of throwing. This course is for all levels, but some experience is preferred. The curriculum will include hand building, extruding, surface enrichment and glazing techniques.

25 lbs. of clay and firing fees included.

Materials required: basic clay tool kit (available for purchase at Education Center for $12); additional bags of clay $25.

Open studio included. Open studio hours/days will be announced in January.

Nancy Trezza is a recently retired educator from the Northeast. She has been a successful clay artist for 30 years and teaches beginning through advanced ceramics classes at the Renee Foosaner Education Center. Additionally, Nancy maintains and manages the center's glaze and chemical studio.

In her own words: "I pot, therefore I am."

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TuesdayJan 13, 2015 – Mar 17, 20159:00 am – 12:00 pm6 Seat(s) AvailableOpen

Total $292.00

#681 – Wire Wrapping Winter 2015

Deborah Conti

A 4-week studio class that will explore introductory wire-wrapping techniques. Learn how to create wire-wrapped pendants and talismans using simple tools and a found object like a stone, shell or other item. All materials are included. Students may be asked to supply a stone, rock, or other small found object for wrapping.

This is a hands-on class for adults 18 yrs. and older that requires dexterity in the hands and fingers.

Deborah Conti likes exploring the boundaries of many materials including melting glass, twisting wire, molding leather and poking at fibers.  Her varied interests make her an asset to the Renee Foosaner Education Center team, and you never know what you might find her teaching on any given day!

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WednesdayJan 14, 2015 – Feb 04, 201510:00 am – 12:00 pm9 Seat(s) AvailableOpen

Total $90.00

#666 – Art with Found Objects Winter 1015

Stephen Lomazzo

Produced by several of the early twentieth century at movements, found object art originates from the French objet trouvé, describing art created from undisguised, but often modified, objects or products that are not normally considered art, often because they already have a non-art function. Artists such as Pablo Picasso first publicly utilized the idea when he pasted a printed image of chair caning onto his painting titled Still Life with Chair Caning (1912). Marcel Duchamp is thought to have perfected the concept several years later when he made a series of ready-mades, consisting of completely unaltered everyday objects selected by Duchamp and designated as art.

The class will explore a brief history of the artists who made this style acceptable with slides, as well as, several original pieces created by the instructor. Students will then create up to two pieces of art from personal objects, found objects, collage material and anything in between.  First class meeting will be a brief orientation, less than 3-hours.

Materials List (you do not need to have everything for the first class, the list will be discussed and clarified during the first class meeting)

*Heavy duty Glue

*Collage Material

*Scissors

*Xacto Knife

*Tools (Hammer, pliers)

*Paint

*Brushes

Stephen Lomazzo graduated with the highest temperature in his class from the Savannah College of Art & Design with a BFA in Illustration. Expertly trained in conceptual design, story-boarding, book, poster and editorial illustration, as well as portraiture, Lomazzo’s unique brand of vintage stylization with a modern twist is sure to gain notoriety as more of his illustrations and fine art become main stream

Steve has been drawing since he was old enough to hold a crayon, and he is fluent in a large range of styles and techniques. His ultimate goal is to be bestowed upon the honor of the Caldecott award for children’s book excellence.


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WednesdayJan 14, 2015 – Feb 18, 20156:00 pm – 9:00 pm10 Seat(s) AvailableOpen

Total $144.00

#676 – Evenings on the Wheel Winter 2015

Tim Jarvis

A 10-week evening course exploring the art and fundamentals of throwing on the wheel. Learn techniques for throwing basic forms such as bowls, cups, and vases. This class is open to beginners as well as students who would like to continue to develop their skills.

The tuition includes 25 lbs of clay.

Materials required: basic clay tool kit (available for purchase at Education Center for $12); additional bags of clay are $25.

Includes open studio. Open studio hours/days will be announced in January.

While the ancient art of pottery began thousands of years ago, my own journey began more recently, when I formed my first pot in 1978 at the young age of 13. The feeling of the clay in my hands continues to enthrall me to this day. Through many personal achievements and failures, as well as the tutelage of several raku masters, with special individual thanks to Charles & Linda Riggs, I’ve discovered magic in its most elemental and purest form.

In 2004 and 2005, I worked, honed my craft, learned new skills, perfected older ones, at Roundtree Pottery in Panama CityFlorida. While officially employed as a Raku "production potter", I was given the opportunity to develop designs, create glazes, and begin to build my skills as an instructor.

More recently, I’ve returned to my pottery origins, and branched out to include more functional forms as well. This is where pottery speaks to all of us, old and young. Tableware, while functional, can also instill memories within all of us, of a time when our families gather at the table, and enjoy a good meal, and good times. Planters allow us to bring the beauty of Mother Nature inside. In fact, nature plays a pivotal role in design inspiration, be it the use of horse hair, feathers, or leaves for decoration, the clay that I choose that is provided by Mother Earth, or the clay forms that I create to pay homage to the world around us.

While I continue to enjoy my explorations of the ever changing mysteries of decorative and functional pottery, I've again been blessed with the opportunity to help others to learn, and experience the magic and mystery. In Fall of 2013, I was welcomed into the Foosaner Art Museum family, where I teach wheel throwing to budding artists, host workshops, and oversee their open studio time. I am inspired by the joy I see in others, and look forward to seeing where this path takes me. I hope that I inspire my students, as much as they inspire me.

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WednesdayJan 14, 2015 – Mar 18, 20156:00 pm – 9:00 pm9 Seat(s) AvailableOpen

Total $292.00

#692 – Glass Survey Winter 2015

Fahan Sky McDonagh

An exciting course for all levels from beginner through advanced. Instructor Fahan Sky McDonagh will cover many different glassmaking techniques from jewelry through sculpture, covering something new each week. Topics will include kiln forming, mold building, using recycled glass, bead making and more. Experience in glass, clay or sculpture are helpful but not necessary. Students will learn, take risks and most importantly, have fun with glass! 

Materials required (materials are not needed for the first class, instructor will clarify at first class meeting):

"N-95" filtering facepiece respirator

Black Sharpie

Ziploc bag & Found bottles

McDonagh received an MFA in Glass from the Rochester Institute of Technology in New York in 2013. She received a BA in painting from the University of Central Florida and has attended residencies and symposiums at North Lands Creative Glass in Scotland and Pilchuck Glass School in Washington State. "Satori," her MFA thesis exhibition, was recently selected for publication in the Corning Museum of Glass' New Glass Review 35, Juried International Glass Publication. McDonagh has said glass is an endlessly inspiring medium that elevates her work and gives her the freedom to visually express herself.

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ThursdayJan 15, 2015 – Mar 19, 20151:00 pm – 3:30 pm9 Seat(s) AvailableOpen

Total $382.00

#672 – Surrealism in Film and Art Winter 2015

Stephen Lomazzo

“Although the dream is a very strange phenomenon and an inexplicable mystery, far more inexplicable is the mystery and aspect our minds confer on certain objects and aspects of life.” de Chirico

The Surrealist movement was founded in Paris by a small group of writers and artists who sought to channel the unconscious as a means to unlock the power of the imagination. Disdaining rationalism and literary realism, and powerfully influenced by Sigmund Freud, the Surrealists believed the conscious mind repressed the power of imagination, weighting it down with taboos. Influenced also by Karl Marx, they hoped that the psyche had the power to reveal the contradictions in the everyday world and spur on revolution. Their emphasis on power of the imagination puts them in the tradition of Romanticism, but unlike their forebears, they believed that revelations could be found on the street and in everyday life. The Surrealist impulse to tap the subconscious mind, and their interests in myth and primitivism, went on to shape the Abstract Expressionists, a movement that remains influential today.

This multimedia class will include a combination of gallery tours, lecture, film and hands-on art activities.  Students will explore Surrealism through a discussion of the, “Surrealist Manifesto”, the screening of two short Surrealist films, and two hands on Surrealist-style art projects. The class will also include a docent-led tour of the Foosaner Museum’s exhibition, Frida Kahlo: Through the Lens of Nickolas Muray, an exhibition of photographic portraits of surrealist artist Frida Kahlo. The exhibition is on view at the Foosaner Art Museum from January 10 – March 22, 2015. 

Previous art experience is not required. Students should bring a notepad and pen for the first class. All other supplies will be provided.

Stephen Lomazzo graduated with the highest temperature in his class from the Savannah College of Art & Design with a BFA in Illustration. Expertly trained in conceptual design, story-boarding, book, poster and editorial illustration, as well as portraiture, Lomazzo’s unique brand of vintage stylization with a modern twist is sure to gain notoriety as more of his illustrations and fine art become main stream

Steve has been drawing since he was old enough to hold a crayon, and he is fluent in a large range of styles and techniques. His ultimate goal is to be bestowed upon the honor of the Caldecott award for children’s book excellence.


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ThursdayJan 15, 2015 – Feb 05, 20151:00 pm – 4:00 pm9 Seat(s) AvailableOpen

Total $67.00

#665 – The Art of Kinetic Sculpture Winter 2015

Stephen Lomazzo

Pleasure in movement is as great in our daily lives as is our delight in color or sound. The soaring, swooping flight of a bird, a leaf falling, a flag fluttering, water flowing – all are movements which give us a great deal of pleasure or excitement or peace, according to our moods. A mobile is created for the sake of movement and it is the particular way in which it moves that captures our attention and intrigues us.

Mobiles (kinetic forms) gather their fundamentals in drawing and painting rather than traditional sculpture. After presenting a historical and cultural overview of this thoroughly “modern” art form, the class will explore the relationships between a series of two or three dimensional shapes, which combined in a stylistic approach, will form an artistic abstract composition.

Students will learn the use of: balance, form, color and design, as well as the use of negative space, light and mood. At the end of the course, you will have created a minimum of two mobiles. Students do not need any prior art knowledge to create these pieces of art.

Students need to bring:

One pair of Needle nose plier

Awl

One pair of wire cutters

One pair of scissors

One Utility knife

Cutting surface (plastic, wood or self-healing preferred)


Stephen Lomazzo graduated with the highest temperature in his class from the Savannah College of Art & Design with a BFA in Illustration. Expertly trained in conceptual design, story-boarding, book, poster and editorial illustration, as well as portraiture, Lomazzo’s unique brand of vintage stylization with a modern twist is sure to gain notoriety as more of his illustrations and fine art become main stream

Steve has been drawing since he was old enough to hold a crayon, and he is fluent in a large range of styles and techniques. His ultimate goal is to be bestowed upon the honor of the Caldecott award for children’s book excellence.


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ThursdayJan 15, 2015 – Feb 19, 20156:00 pm – 9:00 pm10 Seat(s) AvailableOpen

Total $144.00

#679 – Glass Fusing Winter 2015

Fahan Sky McDonagh

Students will learn basic glass kiln forming techniques such as glass cutting, fusing, slumping, cold finishing and some color theory for project design. Each project will yield an ultimate product: functional or nonfunctional, representational or abstract based on the individual.

Tuition includes materials, firing fees, and open studio.

McDonagh received an MFA in Glass from the Rochester Institute of Technology in New York in 2013. She received a BA in painting from the University of Central Florida and has attended residencies and symposiums at North Lands Creative Glass in Scotland and Pilchuck Glass School in Washington State. "Satori," her MFA thesis exhibition, was recently selected for publication in the Corning Museum of Glass' New Glass Review 35, Juried International Glass Publication. McDonagh has said glass is an endlessly inspiring medium that elevates her work and gives her the freedom to visually express herself.

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ThursdayJan 15, 2015 – Mar 19, 20156:00 pm – 9:00 pm10 Seat(s) AvailableOpen

Total $405.00

#677 – Advanced Ceramics Winter 2015

Bobbie McMillan

Advanced ceramics is a 10-week studio course for those seeking to continue their ceramic skills in throwing, hand building and glazing techniques. Working in a series is recommended for those serious about improvement in forming and glazing techniques but it is certainly not required. Creative throwing exercises will be introduced. Finishing, glazing techniques and weekly demonstrations are provided. Open studio, 25 lbs of clay and firing fees included in the price of tuition.

Bobbie McMillan is currently pursuing her MA in Ceramics Arts at Hood College, in Fredrick, Maryland. She holds a BFA in ceramics from the University of Houston, Houston, Texas.

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ThursdayJan 15, 2015 – Mar 19, 20159:30 am – 12:30 pm9 Seat(s) AvailableOpen

Total $292.00

#669 – Go Beyond the Flat Surface Winter 2015

Jeanne Diehl-Shaffer

The goal of this course is to push the student's creative side while teaching the elements and principles of design as well as teaching techniques of working with mixed media, with an emphasis on acrylic paint.

Students will be provided a creative flow environment in which they can experiment and learn using their choice of mixed media with acrylic paint being the primary focus. Students may choose to work on canvas or paper using acrylic paint, modeling paste, pencil, charcoal, pastel, string, found objects, etc. Demonstrations will focus on techniques using the different materials to create both visual and tactile texture. In addition to working with a variety of materials, the students will be taught the elements and principles of design; line, shape and mass, space, texture, color, unity and variety, balance, emphasis, rhythm, proportion and scale, and composition.

Classes will begin with demonstrations, brain teasers and visual imagery exercises. Students will primarily work at their own pace, creating several finished pieces or just one. Students will receive individual attention with their choices of projects and self development. Critiques will end each week's work.

Materials List:

Canvas or paper (size and type – student's choice) I recommend each student to at least create one piece on canvas, as many of the techniques that will be demonstrated lend themselves to a canvas surface.
Acrylic Paints: Minimum of the primary colors, plus titanium white and black or paynes gray
Brushes: a variety of sizes
Vine charcoal
Sketch book- any type of bound journal with unlined paper will work (a small size is ideal so that you can carry it with you anywhere)
Optional:

Palette knives
String, cheese cloth, fabric scraps
Sand
Modeling paste
Acrylic mediums
Colored pencils
Wax pencils
Pastels
Found objects

Specializing in fine arts and design, Jeanne began painting at a young age and continued studying Interior Design, Architecture and Environmental Design in later years. She finished her Ph.D. and continued painting and teaching design and rendering at the University level. She has taught and displayed work in Stillwater, OK., Washington, D.C., Alexandria, VA., Chapel Hill, N.C., San Francisco, CA., and Florida. In addition to teaching at the Renee Foosaner Education Center, Jeanne is an adjunct professor at Eastern Florida State College and Indian River State College.

Jeanne works in mixed media, using a highly textured canvas with the primary pigment being acrylic paint. Her inspirations come from nature, architecture, and figurative drawing.

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FridayJan 16, 2015 – Mar 06, 20159:00 am – 12:00 pm10 Seat(s) AvailableOpen

Total $144.00

#693 – Mornings on the Wheel Winter 2015

Tim Jarvis

A 10-week course exploring the art and fundamentals of throwing on the wheel. Learn techniques for throwing basic forms such as bowls, cups, and vases. This class is open to beginners as well as students who would like to continue to develop their skills.

The tuition includes 25 lbs of clay.

Materials required: basic clay tool kit (available for purchase at Education Center for $12); additional bags of clay are $25.

Includes open studio. Open studio hours/days will be announced in January.

While the ancient art of pottery began thousands of years ago, my own journey began more recently, when I formed my first pot in 1978 at the young age of 13. The feeling of the clay in my hands continues to enthrall me to this day. Through many personal achievements and failures, as well as the tutelage of several raku masters, with special individual thanks to Charles & Linda Riggs, I’ve discovered magic in its most elemental and purest form.

In 2004 and 2005, I worked, honed my craft, learned new skills, perfected older ones, at Roundtree Pottery in Panama CityFlorida. While officially employed as a Raku "production potter", I was given the opportunity to develop designs, create glazes, and begin to build my skills as an instructor.

More recently, I’ve returned to my pottery origins, and branched out to include more functional forms as well. This is where pottery speaks to all of us, old and young. Tableware, while functional, can also instill memories within all of us, of a time when our families gather at the table, and enjoy a good meal, and good times. Planters allow us to bring the beauty of Mother Nature inside. In fact, nature plays a pivotal role in design inspiration, be it the use of horse hair, feathers, or leaves for decoration, the clay that I choose that is provided by Mother Earth, or the clay forms that I create to pay homage to the world around us.

While I continue to enjoy my explorations of the ever changing mysteries of decorative and functional pottery, I've again been blessed with the opportunity to help others to learn, and experience the magic and mystery. In Fall of 2013, I was welcomed into the Foosaner Art Museum family, where I teach wheel throwing to budding artists, host workshops, and oversee their open studio time. I am inspired by the joy I see in others, and look forward to seeing where this path takes me. I hope that I inspire my students, as much as they inspire me.

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FridayJan 16, 2015 – Mar 20, 20159:00 am – 12:00 pm10 Seat(s) AvailableOpen

Total $292.00

#673 – Figure Sculpture Winter 2015

Georgi Gelalles

Live models are essential for the figure sculptor. All levels students can enjoy step-by-step instruction in building an armature and creating a full figure or portrait ceramic sculpture. We emphasize classical realism as well as modern semi-abstract trends.

Each week we review and analyze modern figurative sculpture as well as classic forms. All students will complete at least one portrait or figure by the end of class.

Model fee extra and collected at first class. Due to various sizes of work produced, clay and firing fees are not included.

Bags of clay - $25 each

Firing Fees - determined by size of project

Georgi Gelalles has worked in mixed media for over 30 years either in painting or sculpture and has exhibited in many group shows both in New York City and in Florida. She graduated MFA from FSU, did graduate work at NYU, School of Visual Arts, Associates Degree, computer graphics at Keiser College, Melbourne. Georgi Gelalles taught art in public school, NYC, for 25 years. She is a member of the Artists Guild of Brevard, Brevard Cultural Alliance, Strawbridge Artists Guild, Artists Registry, and is currently working both with sculpture and mixed media collage.

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SaturdayJan 17, 2015 – Mar 21, 20151:00 pm – 4:00 pm9 Seat(s) AvailableOpen

Total $135.00

#678 – Beginning Pottery Winter 2015

Nancy Trezza

A 5-week class designed for the beginning student, this course covers the basics of throwing on the potter's wheel and hand building techniques. Surface enrichment and glazing will be covered. Bring your pottery tool kit, towel and pottery apron to first class.

25 lbs. of clay and firing fees are included.

* Tuition for this class does not include open studio time.

Supply List:

Basic pottery tool kit (are available to purchase a any local art supply or here for $12).

Nancy Trezza is a recently retired educator from the Northeast. She has been a successful clay artist for 30 years and teaches beginning through advanced ceramics classes at the Renee Foosaner Education Center. Additionally, Nancy maintains and manages the center's glaze and chemical studio.

In her own words: "I pot, therefore I am."

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SaturdayJan 17, 2015 – Feb 14, 20159:00 am – 12:00 pm6 Seat(s) AvailableOpen
SaturdayFeb 28, 2015 – Mar 28, 20159:00 am – 12:00 pm10 Seat(s) AvailableOpen

Total $112.00

#670 – Experimental Oil Painting Winter 2015

Georgi Gelalles

Explore drawing and transferring images for painting along with basic techniques in acrylics as well as oil paints. Loose watercolor effects, scumbling, thick impasto techniques, and mixed media will be taught and demonstrated as well as classic and modern oil techniques. Start from zero and learn how to mix colors, create different brush strokes, and layer color. Mixed media and acrylics as under paintings for surface oil painting and wax media mixed directly with oil paints will also be demonstrated and used as short projects for interested students.

Supply list:

Drawing Tools:
#HB, H pencil
White eraser or kneadable eraser
Hand pencil sharpener

Brushes: (synthetic or natural bristles OK)
#0, 5, 8, 12 Rounds
#6, ¾”, 1” Flats You can find some of these cheaper in a brush kit
# 8 filbert
#2 Fan Brush

Oil ptg set (12 or more)Titanium white, lemon yellow, yellow ochre, vermillion red,
crimson red, cerulean blue, ultramarine blue, sap green, viridian (hue), burnt sienna,
burnt umber, mars black, Payne’s gray)
Titanium White (medium container)
Linseed Oil,
Damar Varnish,
Odorless Mineral Spirits or Turpentine

Optional: palette w/tight cover, deep enough to hold a sponge under the squeezed
paints--available in several sizes & brands, or large plastic tray with tight sealing cover
--table easel, we usually work flat on tables, but regular floor easels available
Brush carrier or tube
Roll of paper towels for personal cleanup
Wear old painting clothes.

Georgi Gelalles has worked in mixed media for over 30 years either in painting or sculpture and has exhibited in many group shows both in New York City and in Florida. She graduated MFA from FSU, did graduate work at NYU, School of Visual Arts, Associates Degree, computer graphics at Keiser College, Melbourne. Georgi Gelalles taught art in public school, NYC, for 25 years. She is a member of the Artists Guild of Brevard, Brevard Cultural Alliance, Strawbridge Artists Guild, Artists Registry, and is currently working both with sculpture and mixed media collage.

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SaturdayJan 17, 2015 – Mar 07, 20159:30 am – 12:30 pm8 Seat(s) AvailableOpen

Total $144.00