Create a Custom Art Class

Pick a date!
Various Instructors
Create a custom class and enjoy a creative, lively day or evening of art, laughter, and friendships. Absolutely no artistic ability required for fun with a group of friends. Bring favorite drinks and appetizers to spice up the class! Gather a group and call the office to set up dates. There is a 6 person minimum for a custom class.

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Private Technology Instruction Session

Pick a date!
Elise d’Entremont

Bring your own laptop, netbook, tablets or iPad for a private, customized instruction session one-on-one with a very knowledgeable and patient technology instructor. No geek talk, just straight, everyday language to help you succeed with your technology, software, and business-related technology needs. Here are only a few of the many software programs (PC or Mac) Elise can help you with: QuickBooks, Quicken, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, PhotoShop, Photoshop Elements, Google Drive/Docs/Slides/Sheets/Forms/Calendar, Skype, Creating Websites, Photo Editing, Social Media, Cloud storage, keyboarding (typing), or computer basics. Please inquire for any other software help.

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Bienvenue à la Conversation Française

Thursday afternoons in June – August
Carolynn Johnson

Join us for open-ended conversation amongst 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.

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Tai Chi

Thursday afternoons in June – September
Aimee Van Ostrand
Tai Chi is practiced by millions of people in the parks and squares of China. The practice of Tai Chi is a series of silent, fluid seamless slow-motion movements and studies show regular practice supports good health and longevity.  It improves circulation, balance, mental focus and sense of well-being. It is low impact and can easily be modified to be practiced by those with mobility issues. Aimee Van Ostrand is a Licensed Acupuncturist and owner of Healing Within Acupuncture. No experience or equipment is necessary. Wear comfortable clothing.

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Plein Air Painting in Oils

Thursday mornings (NEW!) or evenings in June – August
Christopher Copeland & Toni Nelson
This class will focus on how to interpret light and shadow effects outdoors. Learn how to simplify, design, and connect larger shapes of the landscape, as well as how to apply a foundation quickly and accurately. Emphasis will be on composition and atmospheric perspective with color and value. This class will meet at various local parks, to be determined.

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Basic Techniques for Realistic Oil Painting

Thursday evenings in June – August
Dan Patterson

In this course you will learn the basic techniques for shading, blending, and the importance of soft edges. Dan will also lecture and demonstrate the key details on each object in a still life to give your painting that realistic look. These are simple techniques that with practice can take your painting to a whole new level of realism. We’ll start by working in gray values to concentrate on the blending, shading, soft edges, and handling of the brush to achieve these techniques. After completing the gray value exercise we’ll move onto a color composition and discuss how to apply the techniques and the observation of details and mixing of colors needed for each element of the painting. Dan will be conducting group and individual demonstrations throughout the classes and with practice you will see a positive improvement in your painting skills. A basic understanding of oil painting is recommended.

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Studio Coffee

13 Fridays, June 2-August 25, 9:30-10:30 AM
Neil Johnston

Come to WBCA for coffee and discuss art, artists, techniques, and trends. Free with registration. Stay for open studio and make art.

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Friday Morning Clay

Friday mornings in June – August
Alexander Chinn

Enjoy a morning of clay! Each class begins with a short demonstration followed by working on clay projects: throwing on the wheel, hand-building, tiles, sculptures, etc. All levels are welcome. Materials are included.

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Open Studio: Artist to Artist

13 Fridays, June 2-August 25, 10:30 AM-1:30 PM
OR
12 Mondays, June 5-August 28, 6:00-8:30 PM
No Instructor

Get to know other artists. Grow in knowledge, support, and community by creating together in any medium. Work on your own project with your own supplies. No instruction will be provided; this is an opportunity for open studio with like-minded artists. Bringing snacks is encouraged. Registration is required to attend this class.

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Clay Open Studio

Wednesday or Saturday mornings in June – August
No Instructor

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. A WBCA clay instructor 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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