Open Studio: Artist to Artist

13 Fridays, March 3-May 26, 10:30 AM-1:30 PM
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7 Thursdays, March 2-April 20, 6:00-8:30 PM
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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Soar! Mixed Media Mentoring

Monday mornings in March – May
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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Mentoring for All Mediums

Monday afternoons in March – May
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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Painting with Encaustic

Friday afternoons or Saturday mornings in April
Sylvia Benson

Join in on a new endeavor of working with hot beeswax which contains a resin as a hardening agent and pigments of many colors. It is called encaustic, an ancient art form dating back to the Greeks, which was revived by Jasper Johns and has gained popularity since the 90s. This medium is exciting because of its flexibility and versatility. Wax can be moved with a hot air gun, textured with tools, imbedded with beautiful paper, and turned into a collage. Step-by-step instruction and individual attention will help you develop your painting in this wonderful medium. $20 material fee covers all materials to make one painting; students who wish to make more can buy extra materials for an additional fee. Classes are limited to 6 students; sign up early!

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Mixed Media Drawing

3 Tuesdays, May 2-23 (no class May 9), 9:30-11:45 AM
Susan Hartzell Vannelli

Have fun learning the key elements of drawing or improving your drawing skills in order to make better paintings. We will learn about the papers and basic tools used, and create a beautiful painting using pencils, colored pencils, charcoal, pastels, pen & ink, and more. No experience necessary!

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Gelli Plate Printing: Printing Without a Press

Saturday, May 13, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
Bonnie Cutts

Explore making monoprints and collage materials using Golden OPEN acrylics with a Gelli Plate and QoR watercolors on a Dura-Lar printing plate. In this fast paced and fun class you will work in multiples and see what fun it can be to build and print your images quickly. Roll out paint, stencil a pattern, lay down shapes, and create images layer upon layer as the day goes by. You will work on prints on printmaking paper as well as create collage materials. We will work quickly and make several prints without the use of a press. Open to all levels of creative experience and anyone ready to dive in and have some fun!

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Painting Birds with Lots of Texture!

Tuesday-Thursday, August 15-17, 9:00 AM-3:30 PM
Karen Knutson

Back for her third summer workshop at WBCA, Karen Knutson loves to introduce students to fun techniques and stretch their imagination into making their paintings semi-abstract. In this workshop we will be making our own stencils using a glue gun. Then we will paint illusionary birds and have fun with color exploration. Another day, we will pour water on a charcoal surface and then incorporating a bird of your choice onto the charcoal surface. Karen will be demonstrating a cardinal, but you can pick your own subject. Collage will be incorporated into an abstract design on the third day, and again, birds will be the subject of this painting, but just the outside shape of the bird. No drawing necessary for this workshop. Get ready to learn so many new textural tricks! Fun to incorporate into any subject for future paintings!

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