Studio Coffee

11 Fridays, December 2-February 24, 9:30-10:30 AM
Neil Johnston
Come to WBCA for coffee and discuss art, artists, techniques, and trends. Free with registration. Stay for open studio and make art.

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Open Studio: Artist to Artist

Friday mornings or Wednesday evenings in December – February
No Instructor
Get to know other artists. Grow in knowledge, support, and community by creating together in any medium. Work on your own project with your own supplies. No instruction will be provided; this is an opportunity for open studio with like-minded artists. Bringing snacks is encouraged. Registration is required to attend this class.

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Clay Open Studio

Wednesday or Saturday mornings in December – February
No Instructor
Need more studio time? This class is open to anyone who is enrolled in other clay classes and wants more work time. It is also open to those with clay experience who want to work independently. A WBCA clay instructor will be available to answer your questions and to help with specific needs. Bring your tools for another fun clay day! Materials are included.

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Adult Continuing Ballet

11 Mondays, January 9-March 27, 7:30-8:30 PM
Jan Chamberlin
Join ballet and enjoy the physical and esthetic benefits of dance. Through a barre, centre work, and turning and jumping combinations, this class will provide opportunities for exercise, stretching, and toning the body. This is a wonderful class for those who danced when they were younger and those who never stopped.

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Ballet Barre for All (Seniors Welcome)

11 Thursdays, January 12-March 30, 9:30-10:30 AM
Jan Chamberlin
This class is designed to allow anyone the chance to experience the benefits and joy of ballet. Most of class we will be at the barre performing basic exercises meant to increase strength, endurance, coordination, flexibility, and balance. For the last few minutes of class we will move to the centre and work on simple ballet combinations.  Whether you want to try ballet for the first time, return to class after many years off, learn proper technique to apply at your Pilates Barre class, or want to exercise and need something to hold onto for balance or arm support; this is the class for you! Jan has developed multiple classes to meet the needs for older adults and personally manages lymphedema through regular ballet classes.

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Friday Morning Clay

4 Fridays, February 3-24, 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
Alexander Chinn
Enjoy a morning of clay! Each class begins with a short demonstration followed by working on clay projects: throwing on the wheel, hand-building, tiles, sculptures, etc. All levels are welcome. Materials are included.

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Soar! Mixed Media Mentoring

4 Mondays, February 6-27, 9:30-11:45 AM
Susan Hartzell Vannelli
This class is for those who would like to complete a piece of art, an unfinished painting, pastel, watercolor, drawing, collage, or whatever! This instructor will mentor and help you with a new way of seeing your creative abilities, get you started on a new piece of work, and inspire you to press on and work in a series. Please bring supplies and a project. The instructor will have demonstrations each week for optional projects.

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Textures and Gestures in Clay

4 Mondays, February 6-27, 9:30 AM-12:00 PM
Peter Jadoonath
This class will focus on altering the shapes and surfaces of wheel thrown pottery. Each class will begin with a short demonstration and a lesson to guide you in discovering new ideas. All skill levels will find value in these techniques. You will be encouraged to make shapes that are simple, subtle, and open to alteration. Glazing skills will focus on creating a harmonious relationship between the pot and the surface. Materials are included.

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Moving Beyond the Basics

3 Mondays, February 6-27, 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
Lisa Fertig
Moving on from a beginning watercolor class, explore a little more challenging subject matter as you start to develop your own individual style of painting. This class is designed to create a sound foundation from which to build, with lesson plans to help enforce the principles and elements of design. Demonstrations with a wide range of subject matter will help you gain self-confidence.

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Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain

Monday mornings or evenings in February – March
Suzanne Starks
Some people have always wanted to learn how to draw but have been scared because they lack an artistic background or believe one needs to have “inborn talent”. This unique, two-part series will put those fears to rest, using an acclaimed workbook with drawing exercises that have proven to be highly effective. Learn to access the right side of the brain, which is where non-verbal and creative abilities are concentrated. This series is designed to teach complete novices how to draw and those who already draw to deepen their artistic perception. You will learn the foundation of drawing, “seeing” as an artist sees. You will be challenged by exercises both in and outside of class, and your efforts will be rewarded with the gratification of being able to draw better than you would have ever guessed. Handouts outlining the material, a workbook tailored to the subject, and individual critiques will help everyone accomplish their goal of drawing better. Please register at least a week in advance for this class. Please let the office know if you already have the workbook. Students cannot miss the first week of class.

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