Adult Classes

Adult classes are for participants 18 years and older unless otherwise noted.

#470 – Evenings on the Wheel, Fall 2014

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 September. 


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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WednesdaySep 10, 2014 – Nov 12, 20146:00 pm – 9:00 pm5 Seat(s) AvailableOpen

Total $325.00

#251 – Creativity with Torn Paper, Fall 2014

Jeanne Diehl-Shaffer

Explore creative ways to express yourself using torn paper and mixed media in this new studio course.  Students will tackle multi-media composition in abstract or representational format. A series of two dimensional art pieces using torn paper, cut paper, paint, colored pencil, pastels, wax pencils, and more will be created upon completion of the course.

Student Supply List:

  • Heavier water color papers
  • Acrylic or watercolor paints
  • Ailenes Tacky Glue
  • Colored Pencils
  • Scissors
  • Box Knife (optional)
  • Additional supplies as projects develop

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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ThursdaySep 11, 2014 – Oct 30, 20146:00 pm – 9:00 pm6 Seat(s) AvailableOpen

Total $150.00

#202 – Modern-Classic Oil Painting Techniques, Fall 2014

Georgi Gelalles

 

Study the foundation and tradition of oil painting as you work from a variety of motifs. In addition to oil painting techniques, the formal issues of color and composition will be presented through discussion and demonstrations. Inspiration will also be found in the museum's permanent collection and current exhibition.

Both beginning students and students wishing the continue formal painting study are welcome to attend.

Supply List

Canvas 16"x20"
Oil paints: basic set of 10-12, including Titanium White, Ivory Black, Payne's Gray
Bristle or stiff synthetic brushes, palette knife
Vine Charcoal and H, 2B, 6B pencils
Sketch book big enough to make notes of experiments

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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SundaySep 14, 2014 – Nov 02, 20141:00 pm – 4:00 pm8 Seat(s) AvailableOpen

Total $135.00

#470 – Go with the Flow, Fall 2014

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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TuesdaySep 09, 2014 – Oct 14, 20146:00 pm – 9:00 pm10 Seat(s) AvailableOpen

Total $135.00

#654 – Creative Play in Clay, Fall 2014

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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TuesdaySep 09, 2014 – Nov 11, 20146:00 pm – 9:00 pm5 Seat(s) AvailableOpen

Total $325.00

#636 – Figure Drawing for Adults, Fall 2014

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:

*large newsprint pad
*black, white, brown conte crayon
*toned canson paper (white, grey, black)
*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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TuesdaySep 09, 2014 – Oct 14, 20146:00 pm – 9:00 pm9 Seat(s) AvailableOpen

Total $125.00

#640 – Jewelry 101: Metals and Leather, Fall 2014

Deborah Conti

A fun class designed to give you loads of skills and ideas for creating fun jewelry pieces using metals, beads, leather, found objects and whatever else can be found lurking about. This class is designed to teach you the fundamentals and give you skills to create unique pieces that reflect your own artistic expressions.

For all levels, beginners and up.

Modest supply list at first class.

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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WednesdaySep 10, 2014 – Oct 29, 20149:30 am – 12:30 pmFullClosed

Total $150.00

#633 – Advanced Ceramics, Fall 2014

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. Styrofoam mold making will be introduced for those interested in replicating relief tiles or other slab work. Finishing, glazing techniques and weekly demonstrations are provided. $25 clay fee includes firing fees and 25 lbs. of clay.

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

25lbs of clay, glazes and firing fees included.

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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ThursdaySep 11, 2014 – Nov 13, 20149:30 am – 12:30 pm3 Seat(s) AvailableOpen

Total $325.00

#639 – Needle Felting, Fall 2014

Deborah Conti

In this class we will play with DRY NEEDLE felt making...using a special "barbed needle" to manipulate roving (colored, un-spun wool) to create 2- dimensional scenes and 3 dimensional sculptural objects such as holiday balls and animals.
We will cover the history of felt making and various felt making techniques. A very simple technique that moves fast, is portable and is a lot of fun. No skill required but the ability to gently stab a needle into a tight ball of wool!

Modest supply list at first class.

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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TuesdayOct 14, 2014 – Nov 04, 20141:00 pm – 3:00 pm8 Seat(s) AvailableOpen

Total $100.00