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Photographic Technique and Critique

Date/Time: 3 Tuesdays, June 18, July 9, August 13, 7:00-9:00 PM
Tuition: FREE with registration ($5 suggested donation)
Age/Level: Adults, All Levels

This course will be an open discussion and critique of photographic skills and technology. Join Robert and David, along with an invited professional photographer, for a session of critique and review of their compositions. Time permitting, there will be an opportunity to do a photo walkabout at the art center and a critique of those images. Be prepared to complete assignments for following sessions. You are encouraged to bring a selection of up to 3 images (digital or prints), which will be reviewed by the instructors and class members in an open critique. Please email questions and/or requests to the instructors at and

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Melding with Welding

Date/Time: Saturday, June 8, 12:30 PM-4:30 PM
Tuition: $89 Member/ $110 Non-Member
Material Fee: $20 payable to instructor
Age/Level: Adults, Teens 16 +, Beginners

In this 4 hour course you will learn about the history of welding and weld a sculpture. TIG Welding melts metal to metal. No sticks, rods or wire. You will learn to use power-tools. Tap into your creativity and take home a sculpture. Safety first, do not wear shorts, dresses or open toed shoes. Do wear jeans, a long sleeved cotton shirt, closed toed leather shoes or boots. Bring leather work gloves and a stone about the size of your fist.

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Paper Lamps

Date/Time: Saturday, June 29, 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
Tuition: $26 Member/$34 Non-Member
Material Fee: $10-$15 depending on project, payable to instructor
Age/Level: Teens 14+, Adults, All Levels

Learn how to create a magic and beautiful lamp using only a piece of paper and your imagination! This workshop will apply the Japanese technique of Kirigami (cut and fold) to a common object such as a lamp.

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Cut’n’Fold: The Art of Kirigami and Paper Sculpture

Date/Time: Thursday, June 20, 6:00-8:30 PM
Tuition: $26 Member/$34 Non-Member
Material Fee: $10-$15 depending on project, payable to instructor
Age/Level: Teens 14+, Adults, All Levels

From Japanese culture this class will explore the technique called Kirigami. You will learn to turn a simple piece of paper into a beautiful pop-up card or into a 3D sculpture by cutting, folding, drawing, painting, and more. You will also explore how light and projection interacts with your 3D object and give it texture and new life. Outcomes can be: 3D paper sculptures, pop-up cards and booklets, paper architecture, small sets, prototypes for furniture.

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Watercolor Frogs

Date/Time: 2 Thursdays, June 20-27, 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
Tuition: $53 Member/$68 Non-Member
Age/Level: Adults, Beginner, Intermediate

Pick from a large variety of frog photos and paint it using different texturing, shadowing, and fading out techniques. Choose a background for your frog and develop the beautiful coloring. All aspects of the painting will be demonstrated and personal assistance as needed.
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Watercolor Koi and Water Lilies

Date/Time: 2 Mondays, June 3-10, 6:00-8:30 PM
Tuition: $53 Member/$68 Non-Member
Age/Level: Adults, Beginner, Intermediate

For new and returning students, this class will add to the art experience by teaching how to control the paint, making the koi’s colors appear very natural. There are many different colors of koi and students will use beautiful photographs to choose the shapes and colors. Composition is emphasized so that the objects are placed and sized to make an interesting painting. Participants will use movement and rhythm to help lead the viewer’s eye through the painting. Techniques will include texturing the lily pads, masking to save whites, and making bubbles. Everything will be demonstrated step-by-step and students will be amazed by what they’ve created.
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Sumi-e: Poppies and Peonies

Date/Time: Saturday, June 15, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
Tuition: $95 Member/$119 Non-Member
Material Fee: $22 payable to instructor
Age/Level: Adults, Teens, All Levels
Susan Frame is the author of Japanese Ink Painting and A Beginner’s Art Guide: Sumi-e

It’s finally summer, and the poppies and peonies are blooming! Learn to paint both of them in the sumi-e way, using ink watercolor, rice paper and bamboo brushes. In this class you will learn and refine your 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. Bring photos of poppies and peonies for inspiration. $22 supply fee payable to instructor. Please see supply list for additional items you will need. Bring a lunch.

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Introduction to Pastels

Date/Time: 2 Mondays, June 3 & 10, 6:00-9:00 PM
Tuition: $63 Member/$81 Non-Member
Material Fee: $15 payable to instructor
Age/Level: Adults, Beginner and Beyond

If you like fresh, pure, vivid colors, you will open your artistic world to new possibilities and creative insights by working with pastels. We will learn about the materials and tools, explore basic pastel techniques, and learn to combine pastels with other mixed media.

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Plein Air Pastel

Date/Time: 3 Wednesdays, June 5-26, 1:30-4:00 PM
No Class June 19
Tuition: $84 Member/$102 Non-Member
Date/Time: 3 Wednesdays, July 10-24, 1:30-4:00 PM
Tuition: $84 Member/$102 Non-Member
Date/Time: 3 Wednesdays, August 7-28, 1:30-4:00 PM
No Class August 14
Tuition: $84 Member/$102 Non-Member
Age/Level: Adults, Intermediate to Advanced
Location: First week at WBCA
* Sign up for all three classes and save! $242 Member/$296 Non-Member

To the plein air painter, the immediate application of pastels lends itself to capturing the changing light effects of the outdoors. Observe and study nature firsthand. Make quick and direct decisions to produce spontaneous, fresh, and colorful light-filled paintings. Demos, one-on-one guidance, and group critiques are a part of this class. The first class will meet at WBCA; later weeks will meet at various nearby parks.
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Give it a Try: Learn Oil Painting

Date/Time: Thursday, June 6, 12:30-4:30 PM
Tuition: $48 Member/$60 Non-Member
Age/Level: Adults, Teens 14+, Beginner

Are you interested in learning oil painting? This is the perfect class to introduce you to this exciting medium. This class is designed to give you the very basics of oil painting. Join us to learn the basics of painting with oil. You will love how easy this medium is! Materials are included.

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