How To Draw Faces

CLASS ID: 3Z2B
Date/Time: Tuesday, March 19, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Suzann Beck
This workshop emphasizes placing and drawing the features of the face accurately, including:
• How to analyze light and shadow, and create a light effect.
• How to map the features of the face.
• Common errors in portrait drawing.
Both the morning and afternoon sessions will include demos covering the principles of drawing a face and hands-on experience drawing from sculptor’s casts and a live model.

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Create an InSight Labyrinth Collage

CLASS ID: 3Z9A
Date/Time: 3 Wednesdays, March 20 – April 3, 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Mary Silvaroli Daul
The InSight Labyrinth Collage is a “walkable” finger labyrinth that is a personal picture and path of possibilities for your life and your longings. The process of making and walking the InSight Labyrinth Collage will ground you in the wisdom and ways of the labyrinth and life coaching while providing new insights and intentions for walking your days and your life. Designed as a play-shop for women open to dreaming, designing, creating and engaging with other like-minded playmates on the path! Each morning will include time for quiet introspection, experiential and interactive activities to free the inner child and inner wisdom, and a variety of materials to move participants toward completion of a personal finger labyrinth collage.

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Color Theory – Part II: Applying the Theory

CLASS ID: 3ZWE
Date/Time: 8 Wednesdays, March 20 – May 8, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Catherine Hearding
In Basic Color Theory we learned about color palettes, mixing color, color schemes and understanding pigments. We learned about the tools of Value, Intensity and Color Temperature. But how do we put these concepts to work in a real painting? This class will refresh your memory on the theory and each week we will tackle a specific painting problem and learn to solve that problem using our tools from Color Theory.
Prerequisite: Basic Color Theory

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Your Artist Creativity Path

CLASS ID: 3Z6D
Date/Time: 5 Saturdays, March 23 – April 20, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Debra Dresler, Certified Facilitator—Finding your Creative Journey with Uber Bliss

Learn to discover, nurture, support, define and enhance your creative self by joining in this journey. We will work together to discover our passions, truths, purpose, blocks, curiosities, fears, beliefs and goals. Through journals, artist dates, detective work exercises, dream visioning, mindfulness, and audacious FUN, we will meet and travel this creative path together.

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Colorful and Creative: Finger Labyrinth Fun and Functional Art to Use and Adorn

CLASS ID: 3Z9C
Date/Time: Saturday, March 23, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Lisa Gidlow Moriarty
Creating labyrinths for finger walking is a spiritual process that yields a usable table-top labyrinth that can be an art piece for the wall or a one-of-kind gift of functional art. These finger labyrinths are made from tissue paper and cording on stretched canvas. All materials and instruction provided. No experience necessary. Come with a creative spirit and go home with a 12” x 12” completed labyrinth —a gift to yourself or another special person.

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Studio Landscape Painting with Mike Rada

CLASS ID: 2Y291
Date/Time: 5 Wednesdays, February 21 – March 21, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

CLASS ID: 3ZOE
Date/Time: 5 Thursdays, March 28 – April 25, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

CLASS ID: 5ZOE
Date/Time: 5 Thursdays, May 2 – June 13, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Mike Rada
Whether you are just getting started or have painted for many years, this class has much to offer. You will work from your own studies, sketches, drawings, or photos and will learn what it takes to create a successful painting from start to finish. Mike will show examples of his work and give demos, short lectures, and lots of positive encouragement while you work on your own projects and style. The information provided applies to all mediums, so you may work in oils, acrylics, or pastels. Class is limited to 10 students. Students cannot miss the first day of class, as Mike will be giving important lectures and demos. No supplies are needed the first day of class, except paper and pen to take notes.

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Still Life Painting in Oil

CLASS ID: 3ZOA
Date/Time: 4 Thursdays, March 7 – 28, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

CLASS ID: 4ZOA
Date/Time: 3 Thursdays, April 4 – 18, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

CLASS ID: 5ZOA
Date/Time: 4 Thursdays, May 2 – 30, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Christopher Copeland
This class will focus on organizing a still life composition set-up and painting from life. Emphasis will be on drawing and value structure. Finally completing the value study with color and edge-work control.

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Bienvenue à la Conversation Française

CLASS ID: 3Z8C
Date/Time: 6 Thursdays: March 7 & 21, April 4 & 18, Mary 2 & 23, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Carolynn Johnson
Join us for open-ended conversation among friends. Whatever your proficiency, we’d love to see you. If you’ve always wanted to be more conversational with your French, here’s your opportunity. Bring a notebook if you wish to take notes. Sign up for the entire session or attend when you can!

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Next Step Beginning Oils

CLASS ID: 3ZOF
Date/Time: 3 Thursdays, March 7 – 21, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM

CLASS ID: 4ZOG
Date/Time: 3 Thursdays, April 4 – 18, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM

CLASS ID: 5ZOF
Date/Time: 3 Thursdays, May 2 – 23, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM
No Class May 9

Julie Dobson Miner
If you have taken the First Step Beginning Oils class or have painted in oils before this class is for you. This ongoing class will take you through the entire process from concept to completion of a painting. Julie will gently help you first paint what you see and eventually will let you work independently. Most classes will begin with a demo, small discussion/lecture or sharing to increase your knowledge of all the aspects of art including drawing, value, color, planning for success and how to move beyond your reference /not be restricted by it.

The instructor will use traditional oil paints, however, students can also use water mixable oils or acrylics. Julie promotes learning to mix colors by use of a suggested limited palette (warm and cool primaries) as well as limited use of solvents and safe handling practices. Beginner student projects will be offered and eventually progress to help you find your own artistic voice. Julie has a wealth of knowledge to share, and continuing students will keep growing in their knowledge and skill level.

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Photographic Technique & Critique

CLASS ID: 3Z5E
Date/Time: 3 Tuesdays, March 12, April 9, May 14, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Robert Cuerden & David Parker
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 rcuerden@mac.com and dave@davidaparker.com. Come to one class or all 3!

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