Caricature Woodcarving Workshop

CLASS ID: 10B9L 
Date/Time: Saturday & Sunday, October 12-13, 9:00 AM-4:00 PM 
Tuition: $147 Member/$189 Non-Member 
Material Fee: $20-$45 payable to instructor, depending on size and subject 
Age/level: Adults, Intermediate to Advanced

This woodcarving class will be 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. 

Bring from home: SHARP set of hand carving tools, normal run of gouges, Vs, veiners, and knives that you are comfortable using (no power tools).

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Introduction to Acrylics

CLASS ID: 8AAA
Date/Time: 2 Mondays, August 19 & 26, 6:00-9:00 PM
Tuition: $63 Member/$81 Non-Member
Material Fee: $15 payable to instructor
Age/Level: Adults, Beginner

CLASS ID: 11BAC
Date/Time: 2 Mondays, November 4 & 11, 6:00-9:00 PM
Tuition: $63 Member/$81
Non-Member Material Fee: $15 payable to instructor
Age/Level: Adults, Beginner

Have fun learning the basics of painting with acrylics on canvas. Enjoy making beautiful brush strokes with this versatile medium. No experience necessary. Pay the instructor for all supplies.

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Introduction to Tai Chi

CLASS ID: 11B9F
Date/Time: Tuesday, November 19, 2:00-3:00 PM
Tuition: FREE with registration ($5 suggested donation)
Age/Level: Adults, Teens, All Levels

Aimee Van Ostrand
Learn about this beautiful and healthy art form during a free class. Just dress comfortably so you can move, no special outfits required! Aimee will let you know about the health benefits and give you a brief history before she guides you through the Yang Style short form.

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Watercolor Orchids and Irises

CLASS ID: 8AWE
Date/Time: 2 Fridays, August 16-23, 1:00-3:30 PM
Tuition: $53 Member/$68 Non-Member
Age/Level: Adults, Beginner, Intermediate

Orchids and irises are both flowers with wonderful shapes and delightful buds that make a beautiful flower composition. You will have dozens of photos to choose from for your paintings. Complementary colors, values, and textures will enhance the paintings. There will be demonstrations in all aspects of painting the colorful orchids and shapely iris, as well as individual instruction and evaluation.
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Watercolor Pet Portraits

CLASS ID: 8AWC
Date/Time: 3 Wednesdays, August 14-28 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
Tuition: $78 Member/$101 Non-Member
Age/Level: Experienced Beginner and Beyond

Work on capturing the personality and likeness of your favorite pet. You will learn how to create realistic looking eyes, wet noses, whiskers and fur, using a three-step watercolor process. Bring photos of your favorite pet, or use instructor provided photos.
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Beginning iPhone/ iPad Photographic Safari Plus Editing

CLASS ID: 8A7B
Date/Time: Thursday, August 22, 1:00-4:00 PM
Tuition: $32 Member/ $41 Non-Member
Material Fee: $10 Payable to Instructor
Age/Level: Ages 13-18, All Levels

Let’s go on a fun Photographic Safari around town and learn to use your iPhone/iPad camera . In this class you will learn tips and tricks of using your camera, better composition, tuning an image, cropping, filters, frames, the most useful photography apps and more. We will take photos either outside or in the studio with Still Life setups, and then use the editing app, Snapseed. This is the “go to app” for most photographers and it is free. Bring your device with Snapseed downloaded on to it from the App Store. Come ready to play with your images. IOS Apple only. Sorry no Android, Galaxy etc.

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Secret or Not? Let’s Find Out!

CLASS ID: 8A7A
Date/Time: Thursday, August 22, 10:00-11:30 AM
Tuition: $18 Member/$22 Non-Member
Material Fee: $2 payable to Instructor
Age/Level: Ages 3-6

The Secret Path, by Nick Butterworth, is the story of Percy the Park Keeper and his furry friends who must work together to find the right path out of the park’s big, scary maze. The story is brought to life as our explorers watch a short video of this sweet tale followed by fun movement and art adventures, exploring simple patterns to cut, trace, color and walk, as we discover the difference between mazes and labyrinths, inside and out!

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Loosen Up Your Painting!

CLASS ID: 5ZWC
Date/Time: 4 Thursdays, May 2 – 30, 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Calvin deRuyter
This class is for those who want to explore abstraction and non-objective painting to discover a path to abstraction in their own work. Or, at a minimum, to “loosen up” their paintings! It will include looking at the work of other abstractionists to give us an understanding of why their paintings “work.” There will be exercises based on abstraction techniques, and also a lot of time to paint different kinds of abstracted paintings. This class is for all skill levels, but being receptive to new concepts, fun, play, self-evaluation, and constructive feedback is required. This is a watermedia based class that works in acrylic, watercolor or both. Please bring reference materials/photos. You can choose to work in watercolor or acrylics in this class.

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Hand Sewing Leather 201- Tote Bag and Laptop Case

CLASS ID: 8A4T
Time: Thursday, August 29, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Tuition: $63 Member/$81 Non-Member
Material Fee: $40 – $60 depending on the project payable to instructor
Age/level: Adults and teens 12+, 101 or other hand-sewing experience is strongly recommended.
Please bring reading glasses if you need them

This advanced leather-working class will build on your sewing skills, allowing students to create a larger, more complex project. Students will work from custom patterns while being guided through the basics of leather design and construction including the skills necessary to design their own goods. Project options include a tote bag, cross body purse, 13” laptop case or 15” laptop case. You will be required to choose your project at signup but a variety of leather choices for each project will be available at the beginning of class. Previous hand-sewing (saddle stitch) experience is strongly recommended. While the basics will be covered, the more experience you have, the happier you will be with your finished project. (please see MerachantLeather.com/WBCA for project examples)

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Duct Tape Woven Shoulder Bag

Class ID: B613
Thursday, July 18
Time: 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Ages 8-13

Class ID: B010
Thursday, August 15
Time: 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Ages 6-12

Pick your favorite patterns of duct tape to create your fabulous one-of-a-kind bag. You’ll weave together tape strips, add a strap and pockets, and then finish with a nifty magnet closure. Then you can make a matching wallet, pouch, and keychain!

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