Soar! Mixed Media Mentoring

CLASS ID: 10BME
Date/Time: 4 Mondays, October 7-28, 9:30-11:45 AM
** No Class October 14
Tuition: $72 Member/$93 Non-Member
Age/Level: Adults, Experienced Beginner, Intermediate

CLASS ID: 11BMD
Date/Time: 4 Mondays, November 4-25, 9:30-11:45 AM
Tuition: $96 Member/$124 Non-Member
Age/Level: Adults, Experienced Beginner, Intermediate

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

CLASS ID: 10BMF
Date/Time: 3 Mondays, October 7-28, 12:45-3:00 PM
** NO CLASS 10/4
Tuition: $72 Member/$193 Non-Member
Age/Level: Adults, Experienced Beginner, Intermediate

CLASS ID: 11BME
Date/Time: 4 Mondays, November 4-25, 12:45-3:00 PM
Tuition: $96 Member/$124 Non-Member
Age/Level: Adults, Experienced Beginner, Intermediate


This class is for those who would like to complete a piece of art, work on an unfinished painting, or learn to use 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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Creating a Personal Travel Journal

CLASS ID: 10BMA
Date/Time: 3 Thursdays October 10-24, 1:00-4:00 PM
Tuition: $95 Member/$122 Non-Member
Material Fee: $5 payable to instructor
Age/Level: Adults, Teens, All Levels

Holly Stone
Would you like to be able to capture fun, quick images from scenes of your travels or right in your backyard? This class teaches methods to capture images quickly, create memories of a trip, painted “snapshots” of life around you, or illustrate a written journal. Students will do exercises sketching from life and photos as they develop their own personal style. Opportunities for journal writing, and making your own journal with cover will also be given. Class is designed to be fun, expressive, and supportive.
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Creative Journaling

CLASS ID: 10B1C
Date/Time: Monday & Tuesday, October 14 &15, 12:30-4:30 PM
Tuition: $120 Member/$150 Non-Member
Material Fee: $40 Payable to Instructor
Age/Level: Adults, All Levels

Learn creative journaling, an introduction to a unique approach to using watercolor. This class is accessible to non-artists, and inspiring to experienced painters. All Materials provided.

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Painting Skills for Beginner Painters

SECTION 2: How to use the Painting Tools: Brushes, Palettes, and Surfaces

CLASS ID: 10BOA

Date/Time: 4 Tuesdays, October 15-November 5, 9:45 AM-12:15 PM
Tuition: $105 Member/$135 Non-Member

Age/Level: Adults, Beginner

Dan Mackerman
This is a class for those with either little or no experience or for those with experience that want to pick up tips they might have missed. Learn the skills that are fundamental to painting so that your imagination won’t be restricted later. Drawing techniques for measuring proportion and composing, color mixing tricks, an introduction to the different kinds of brushes and how to use them, and several different easy methods to developing a painting.

This class will be taught in sections, each new topic building upon the last, starting with the most basic skills in the fall and advancing to more exciting levels of painting by the end of spring. Each topic will be demonstrated so you can see how it’s done before you try it yourself.

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Intermediate/Advanced Painting with Dan Mackerman

CLASS ID: 10BOB
Date/Time: 4 Tuesdays, October 15-November 5, 1:00-3:30 PM
Age/Level: Adults, Intermediate to Advanced

This course is designed for intermediate and advanced painting students who wish to broaden their knowledge and experience. Work on your own projects while taking advantage of Dan’s 40+ years of painting. The purpose of this class is to improve upon what you already know, expose you to new possibilities and to make you a better painter. Dan will regularly give demonstrations, share references from his personal library of over 500 books, lead critiques, and give museum tours when the need arises. All media welcome including oil, pastel & acrylic. Solvent-free oil painting, dating back to the time of Rembrandt, will be highlighted.

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Golden Acrylics Lecture & Demo

CLASS ID: 10BAC
Date/Time: Saturday, October 19, 1:00-3:00 PM
Tuition: FREE with Registration Age/Level:
Age/Level: Adults, All Levels

Throughout this two-hour presentation you will hear tons of information about a variety of GOLDEN materials and their inherent possibilities. Extensive information about acrylic paint formulas, gels and mediums will be presented. In addition to all the information about acrylics, you will see numerous Mixed Media samples as well as a variety of Watermedia applications using both acrylics and GOLDEN’S QoR watercolors. Learn about mixing acrylic paints and gels together for engaging effects and about grounds that offer new surfaces to paint on. See examples of a variety of uses for gels and learn how to extend your paint to save yourself money. Open to all levels of painting experience; there is a little something for everyone! Information packets and free samples for all attending. Registration necessary.

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Elements and Principles of Design

CLASS ID: 10B6A
Date/Time: 2 Mondays, October 21 & 28, 6:00-8:30 PM
Tuition: $52 Member/$68 Non-Member
Age/Level: Adults, All Levels

In this class you will learn the foundations of design. Instructor, Susan Hartzell Vannelli will discuss how to use your creative process to distill the principals you need to complete a piece of art. Sue will give demonstrations of each principle. Bring a sketchbook to take notes and practice. This class can be applied to all mediums.

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Clay Open Studio

Every Wednesday & Saturday from September – December

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. Instructors 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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Creating Mandalas: Applying Symbolic and Personal Meaning of Color to Your Art

CLASS ID: 11BMA
Date/Time: 3 Thursdays November 7-21, 1:00-4:00 PM
Tuition: $126 Member/$162 Non-Member
Material Fee: $3 payable to instructor
Age/Level: Adults, Teens, All Levels

Holly Stone
Colors evoke a personal reaction for all of us. In this class, you will explore your personal reactions to colors and color combinations, learn about
traditional meanings of colors in various cultures, and apply this to your own works of art. Using the ancient structure of a mandala, a sacred circle symbolising the universe, you will create several pieces of art as you explore and apply color choices of personal meaning. For experienced artists, this is an opportunity to go outside of your traditional palette and explore subjective reactions to new color combinations. For everyone, it is a great opportunity to explore this age old tradition and enjoy the peace that connecting to these multicultural forms can bring. The instructor brings a background in western art, as well as use of color and mandalas in traditional Indian and Tibetan culture to share with the class.

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