Photographic Technique and Critique

CLASS ID: 6A5E
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 rcuerden@mac.com and dave@davidaparker.com.

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Melding with Welding

CLASS ID: 6A0C
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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Intro to Zine Art

CLASS ID: 7A8E
Date/Time: Thursday, July 11, 6:00-8:30 PM
Tuition: $26 Member/$34 Non-Member
Material Fee: $5 depending on project, payable to instructor
Age/Level: Teens 14+, Adults, All Levels

Have you always wanted to put your story on paper? Are you a creative writer, a comic artist, an illustrator, or do you simply love books? This intro class addresses the fundamentals and possibilities of the zine format. Zine Art is a popular format because it is self-published, easily produced and can benefit your artistic practice personally and professionally. Join this class and share your story: every voice matters, and zines are a powerful way to communicate ideas that you’re passionate about, no permission needed.

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Paper Lamps

CLASS ID: 6A8G
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

CLASS ID: 6A8F
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

CLASS ID: 6AWD
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 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 Koi and Water Lilies

CLASS ID: 6AWC
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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Introduction to Watercolor

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,…

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Painting Birds in Watercolor

CLASS ID: 8AWD
Date/Time: 3 Tuesdays, August 13-27, 6:30-9:00 PM
Tuition: $78 Member/$101 Non-Member
Age/Level: Experienced Beginner and Beyond

Learn to paint birds in watercolor using a three-step approach, focusing on shapes and values. You will learn some basic bird anatomy to make them realistic, and learn how to model form and create the feeling of feathers. You will also learn how to create the backgrounds that will show the bird in its environment. Work from your own photos or instructor photos provided.
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