Adult Art Classes

Watercolors: Bold and BigWatercolors: Bold and Big

Jean Thomas

Tuesday 1-3:30 p.m.

$135 members / $160 non-members

Have you ever wanted to try watercolor? This class will take a little different approach. Good paintings are achieved with determination, encouragement, and enthusiasm. Painting can lift your spirits and it is one thing we can do at any age. Fall in love with this medium, simply by moving a brush and playing with color and shape. As painters, there are various elements we can choose to make a picture. By using keeping the approach simple, we’ll discover ways to make a painting capture attention. Join us, have fun, and meet new folks who love paint too!

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Figure SculptureFigure Sculpture

Georgi Gelalles

Saturday 1-4 p.m. 

L = All levels

$145 members/ $160 non-members

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.

Firing Fees - determined by size of project; bags of clay - $25 each

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Mixed Media and Oil PaintingMixed Media and Oil Painting

Georgi Gelalles

Sat. 9-12 p.m.

$135 members / $160 non-members

Explore drawing for painting along with basic techniques in acrylic. Learn basic shapes, perspective and intro to figure, in drawing. In painting, loose watercolor, stumbling, thick impasto techniques and mixed media will be taught and demonstrated. Collage, image transfer, stenciling and spray painting also demonstrated and taught. Discussion of famous painters, their techniques, will be part of weekly lesson.

Materials are required including 3 or more 24"x36" canvases. 

 

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Photography for BeginnersPhotography for Beginners

Jennifer Glass

Thursdays 6- 8 p.m. (8-week class)

$135 members/$160 non-members

Learn how to take the kind of photograph you’ll want to print and pass on to the next generation. In this photography for beginners class, you’ll learn the principles of good beginner and intermediate photography and get the skills necessary to create amazing photos.

 Advanced cameras are available at modest price points, but learning how to use them takes an investment. In Photography for Beginners you will learn the the most essential functions of your camera and get ready to confidently put them to work. You’ll get the swing of basic photographic terminology and totally feel prepared to move on to more advanced classes.

 

You will also gain a solid understanding of must-know lighting and composition techniques.Jennifer Glass will guide you through the process of positioning yourself and your subject so you capture the best photo possible with the camera you have – no additional gear needed.

If you want to take more memorable and inspiring photographs of your travels, your friends and family, or the great outdoors, this photography for beginners class is for you. You’ll learn how to make average pictures amazing photographs and gain the ground necessary to continue your photography education.

Materials required: digital camera!

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Beginning Pottery II (Thursdays)Beginning Pottery II (Thursdays)

Elaine Rowgo

Thursdays

9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

A 5-week beginner’s course teaching fundamentals of clay, throwing on the wheel and glazing. This class may be repeated by those who wish to further enhance their study of fundamental pottery techniques. Basic pottery tool set is required. They may be purchased at the Education Center for $12.

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Saturday PotterySaturday Pottery

Bobbie McMillan

Saturday 1-4 p.m.

$300 members / $325 non-members

Having fun while working with clay is the objective of this class. A variety of projects, functional and nonfunctional, for both wheel throwers and handbuilders will be presented. Additionally, assistance with your personal clay objectives is also provided. Surface enrichments, glazing and Raku are also part of the 8 week course.

25 lbs of clay and firing fees are included.

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Mornings on the WheelMornings on the Wheel

Tim Jarvis

Friday 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

IA = Intermediate and Advanced

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.

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Clay by HandClay by Hand

Tim Jarvis

Wednesdays 6-9 p.m.

I = Intermediate 

Learn techniques for throwing basic forms such as bowls, cups, and vases. Heavy emphasis on wheel. Best for potters with some experience.

25 lbs of clay and firing fees are included.

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Beginning Pottery (Saturdays)Beginning Pottery (Saturdays)

Nancy Trezza

Saturday 9 a.m. - 1 2p.m.

$150members/$175 nonmembers

A 5-week beginner’s course teaching fundamentals of clay, throwing on the wheel and glazing. This class may be repeated by those who wish to further enhance their study of fundamental pottery techniques. Basic clay tool set required. It may be purchased at the Education Center for $12.

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Creative Play in ClayCreative Play in Clay

Creative Play in Clay (B)

Elaine Rowgo

Tuesdays 6 – 9 p.m.

$300 members / $325 non-members

A = All levels

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)

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Wheelthrowing and Beyond Wheelthrowing and Beyond

Nancy Trezza

Tuesdays 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

$300 members / $325 non-members

E - Some Experience

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.

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Drawing FundamentalsDrawing Fundamentals

Jean Thomas

Mondays 1-3 p.m.

(all levels, this is more of a fundamentals type class, learn to draw what you see)

Explore drawing as a path to creating. Learn to really “see” the objects you draw, and translate that to a two dimensional surface. Use the basic elements of drawing: line, shape, value, negative space and perspective to create your own personal expression. Through a variety of goal oriented exercises, you will learn the language of how to translate what you see and feel, on to paper. Drawing subjects will be still lifes and some figures. (Materials for this class include: a large newsprint pad, a variety of charcoal, and erasers.)

“The overall effectiveness of a drawing is, first and foremost, determined by the quality, variety, and sensitivity of the marks from which it is made.”

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Go with the Flow Acrylics Go with the Flow Acrylics

Heather Everett

Wednesday 6 – 9 p.m.

$135 members / $160 non-members

A = All levels

Learn to paint with more freedom and expression in this 8-week class designed for students of all levels. Instructor Heather Everett will teach you how to let the paint do all of the hard work as you relax and "go with the flow". This course explores non-objective abstract acrylic painting, emphasizing the basics of design, composition, and color. Some acrylic paints are provided provided, please see updated materials list below.

Student supplies:

For the first class: A few small surfaces to play on, spray bottle, apron, towel

A separate, economical materials list will be provided at the first class and will include additional acrylics, surfaces, brushes and other recommended items.

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Saturday PotterySaturday Pottery

Bobbie McMillan

Saturday 1-4 p.m.

$300 members / $325 non-members

Having fun while working with clay is the objective of this class. A variety of projects, functional and nonfunctional, for both wheel throwers and handbuilders will be presented. Additionally, assistance with your personal clay objectives is also provided. Surface enrichments, glazing and Raku are also part of the 8 week course.

25 lbs of clay and firing fees are included.

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