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Felted Slippers

CLASS ID: 2Y409 – just added!
Date/Time: Wednesday, February 6, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM 
Tuition: $75 Member/$95 Non-Member
Material Fee: $30
Age/Level: Family, Teens 16+, Adults, All Levels

Cozy and warm, your new felted slippers are great for the colder days ahead. Learn to layer colorful wool fibers over a custom-sized pattern made from your own feet. Then, explore traditional wet felting techniques and transform the fibers into durable felted slippers. You can even make your slippers reversible! We’re on our feet a lot in felting classes. Some physical stamina required. Previous felting experience helpful.

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Introduction to Clay: Pottery Wheel

Date/Time: 4 Saturdays, February 2 – 23, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Johnne Law McMahan
Curious about the potter’s wheel? This class will introduce beginners to throwing. Learn the steps and skills that transform a lump of clay into incredible functional forms. No clay experience necessary.

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Caricature Woodcarving Workshop

Date/Time: Saturday – Sunday, February 23 – 24, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Morris Anderson
This woodcarving class will use rough-outs from various Caricature Carvers of America carvers like PJ Driscoll, Gerald Sears, Harold Enlow, Phil & Vicki Bishop, and Stu Martin. Instruction will be given in the areas of physical anatomy, proportion, and proper techniques used in caricature carving. The rough-outs will vary from realistic to western caricatures.

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Cut Paper Art: Papercutting for Beginners

Date/Time: Tuesday, February 19, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Andrea Martin
If you have ever wanted to create beautiful designs out of paper, this class is for you! Papercutting is a unique art form practiced by artists all over the world and has evolved into a wide range of unique cultural styles. In this class, you will learn to create basic designs, which will then be cut out of paper using only the simple tools of the papercutter – a pair of scissors and/or a craft knife. These designs will be applied to a variety of projects. Andrea will provide templates that you can use, or you can create your own designs. No previous papercutting or drawing experience needed.

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Sumi-e: The Three Friends of Winter

Date/Time: Saturday, February 2, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Susan Frame
The “Three Friends of Winter” in traditional brush painting are the Plum Blossom, Pine, and Bamboo. We’ll use ink, rice paper, and bamboo brushes to combine all the “friends” in one painting. Refresh your brush painting skills in a non intimidating and fun environment. You’ll also receive lots of encouragement as you develop your own personal approach. Class includes demonstration plus open painting time. Beginners through advanced artists welcome — watercolorists and other painters will also find this useful. Please see supply list for additional items you will need. Bring a lunch.

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Watercolor Hydrangeas

Date/Time: 2 Wednesdays, February 13 & 27, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Sylvia Benson
Brighten the winter by painting a hydrangea in a terra cotta pot. Using mask, negative painting, spattering, and texturing techniques, paint a beautiful hydrangea. Each process and technique are demonstrated by the instructor with personal attention for questions. Let’s have some fun together.

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Introduction to Watercolor

Date/Time: 2 Saturdays, February 16 & 23, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Sylvia Benson
Finding success in working with watercolor includes learning the basics. Sylvia will describe in detail the materials used in watercolor paintings and how the water and pigment work together on the paper. The class also involves learning brush techniques, mixing colors, graying colors or knocking down the intensity, methods for producing textures, doing value studies, and discussing what makes a good composition. Use a viewfinder to choose an eye-catching composition that can be painted in a larger abstract version, illustrating high, medium, and low key value. Curious? Join us to experience, enjoy, and relax while learning.

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Painting Sunlight

Date/Time: 5 Tuesdays, January 22 – February 19, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Catherine Hearding
How does an artist paint sunlight? This watercolor class will help you answer that question. Watercolor is particularly suited to tackle this task. Using concepts of value, intensity and color temperature, you will learn how to create the strong contrast that suggests sunlight in a painting. You will learn how color affects light and find color solutions for your paintings.

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The Colors of Winter

Date/Time: 5 Wednesdays, January 23 – February 20, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Catherine Hearding
The beauty of the winter landscape is a compelling subject for watercolorists. In this watercolor class you will learn how to compose a landscape, how to create value studies to understand shapes and contrast, and find color solutions for painting snow. You will also learn a three-step wash approach to watercolor painting, all while painting light-filled winter landscapes. Bring your own photo references or use ones provided by instructor.

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Becoming a Better Painter in Oils or Acrylics

Date/Time: Friday, January 11 , 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Date/Time: Friday, February 22 , 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

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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