Pottery Wheel for All Skill Levels

Thursday evenings in March – May
Adama Sow

Senegalese teaching artist Adama Sow will teach beginning potters how to control the wheel, and show advanced students how to make a better pot. Demonstrations will cover basic wheel throwing techniques. No clay experience is necessary. Advanced students are welcome. Materials are included.

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Studio Coffee

13 Fridays, March 3-May 26, 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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Friday Morning Clay

Friday mornings in March – May
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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All Clay/Special Topics

Tuesday mornings in March – May
Joshua Woof

Every week learn something new with clay. Expand your skill set, and get feedback where needed. Discuss pottery and hand-building techniques. Discuss glazing and design. Understand how ceramic materials work together. This class is centered around individual development, and discussions based on a group interest.

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Painting with Dan Mackerman

Tuesday afternoons in March – June
Dan Mackerman

This is a painting class taught by demonstration. Watch demos (such as brushwork, clean colors, and layering) and work on personal projects. Reference books, field trips, and critiques are applied as needed to release your inner fauve! Solvent-free oil painting dating back to the time of Rembrandt is highlighted but any opaque media such as pastel or acrylic are also welcome. Drawing experience recommended.

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Tuesday Evening Clay

Tuesday evenings in March-May (new dates added!)
Zac Spates

Come explore the endless possibilities in clay! Although this course is self-guided, each class will start with a short demonstration or show-and-tell followed by time to work on individual projects: throwing techniques, hand-building, surface decoration and form resolution, etc. Zac will work with students one-on-one to discuss projects and troubleshoot conceptual and construction issues. Over the course of the quarter, you will build your ceramics vocabulary and develop work that is unique to you. All levels are welcome. Materials are included.

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Pen & Ink Drawing

Wednesday afternoons in March – May
Doug Garder

Do you like fine line work, like Albrecht Durer’s engravings or Rembrandt’s etchings? Explore the nuances of drawing with a variety of steel pen nibs on white paper to create graphically concise images, using stippling & cross-hatching to build your tonal variations. Perhaps add a light wash of watercolor afterwards to perk things up! Bring in some landscape or lizard photos to work from and see what you can do. Many demonstrations will be offered.

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Basic, Structured Techniques for Realistic Oil Painting

Thursday afternoons in March – June
Dan Patterson

In this class you’ll start by learning the basics of realistic painting. The first 2 weeks will deal primarily in gray shades concentrating on the techniques of shading, blending, soft edges, and the importance of seeing all the details on an object. The last 2 weeks will deal with a small color composition of your own. You’ll also learn the techniques in painting surfaces such as flat, spherical objects and cloth. This class is open to artists with some oil painting experience looking to achieve that next level of realistic oil painting. No drawing experience necessary.

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Becoming a Better Painter in Oils or Acrylics

Friday, March 10 (new!), Wednesdays in March – May, Friday, June 9 (new!)
Mary Jo Van Dell
You will quickly notice an improvement in your work with the instruction and ideas you receive in this workshop. You will be personally coached and encouraged to develop or better individual skill and style. Come with an open mind and blank canvas to refresh your passion for painting. Subject matter is up to you. Starting a new piece is preferable but you may also bring a piece in progress. This is the perfect workshop to bring that idea that’s been haunting you to life or to start that big canvas you’ve always wanted to do. A small canvas is fine too! Enthusiasm and some experience are required for this class.

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Drawing Cooperative

Thursday evenings: March 23, April 27, and May 25
Various Artists

Explore different subjects with various artists while learning new drawing techniques. Work independently or increase your understanding of a subject introduced by the facilitator. All levels and mediums are welcome.

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