Intergenerational Ceramics

CLASS ID: 7S02
Date/Time: 4 Mondays: January 8-29, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM

CLASS ID: 7S03
Date/Time: 4 Mondays: February 5-26, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Brittany Trushin
Explore basic hand-building and wheel-throwing skills with this intergenerational beginner/intermediate course for adults, kids, and teens. Focus on learning to make different shapes using the wheel or hand-building skills like pinching, coiling, and slab building. Use your shapes to create utilitarian pottery or sculptural forms. Bring your ideas for specific forms you’d like to learn to make. Class will offer demonstrations and individualized instruction. No clay experience necessary. Materials are included.

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Celebrate Winter in Watercolor

CLASS ID: 1S12
Date/Time: 3 Wednesday: February 6-20, 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Judy Blain
Do you already know how to paint a scene in watercolor? Are you looking for a new challenge? Dusk arrives early in winter and lights from
houses and streets and cars often take on a glow as they reflect from the snow. Lots of photos will be available to paint from and I will demonstrate how to achieve this wet-into-wet effect. As we go through December we will go on to holiday subjects, such as lighted trees and presents under them, outdoor decorations, horse-drawn sleighs and more! We can even design a card in time for the holidays. The February classes will warm up with painting Florida and other warm, tropical landscapes. Each class will start with a demonstration and sometimes they pop up mid-class!

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Woof’s Morning Studio

CLASS ID: 3S07
Date/Time: 3 Tuesdays: December 5-19, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

CLASS ID: 3S08
Date/Time: 4 Tuesdays: January 9-30, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

CLASS ID: 3S09
Date/Time: 4 Tuesdays: February 6-27, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Joshua Woof
Learn something new every week with clay. This class is for those just starting out, or looking to expand their skill set. Learn traditional pottery and hand-building/sculpting techniques. Learn about glazing and surface design choices. This class is centered on individual development, and demonstrations based on group interest. Beginners are encouraged to join, and so are advanced members looking for additional feedback. Materials are included.

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Tuesday Evening Clay

CLASS ID: 3S11
Date/Time: 3 Tuesdays, December 5-19, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

CLASS ID: 3S12
Date/Time: 4 Tuesdays, January 9-30, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

CLASS ID: 3S13
Date/Time: 4 Tuesdays, February 6-27, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Zac Spates
Come explore the endless possibilities in clay! Although this course is self-guided, each class will start with a short demonstration or show-and-tell followed by time to work on individual projects: throwing techniques, hand-building, surface decoration and form resolution, etc. Zac will work with students one-on-one to discuss projects and troubleshoot conceptual and construction issues. Over the course of the quarter, you will build your ceramics vocabulary and develop work that is unique to you. All levels are welcome. Materials are included.

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Intermediate Pastel

CLASS ID: 2S55
Date/Time: 3 Wednesdays: December 6-20, 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM

CLASS ID: 2S56
Date/Time: 3 Wednesdays: January 10-24, 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Christopher Copeland
This indoor class will explore how to add color, depth, and vibrancy to pastel paintings by experimenting with various techniques using a variety of surfaces and textures. Focus will be on composition, light, and color value with individual attention and class demonstrations.

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Clay Open Studio

ALEXANDER CHINN
CLASS ID: 3S14
Date/Time: 11 Wednesdays: December 6 – February 28, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

KATIE BOSLEY
CLASS ID: 3S15
Date/Time: 10 Saturdays: December 9 – February 24, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Various Artists
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. Alex 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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Stone Sculpture

CLASS ID: 4S30   Not in catalog. Just added!
Date/Time: 3 Thursdays, December 7 – 21, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Scott Malcolm
Stone sculpture is one of the oldest and most fundamental vehicles for human expression. From Stonehenge to Michelangelo’s David, to the soft sensual forms of Henry Moore, stone has been used by men and women to express the mysteries of the human experience reaching back to long before recorded human history. This Stone Sculpture open studio will be held indoors using hand tools on the “soft” stone of your choice. We welcome experienced sculptors who desire to work in community as well as beginners. Small pieces of stone and rudimentary tools along with basic use and safety instruction will be provided to beginners free of charge.  Returning students will have the opportunity to build their own custom work table and continue working and developing stone projects while beginning to accumulate their own tools. Small pieces of high quality alabaster will be offered for sale to interested students. Class is open to 6 new students; all returning students are welcome.

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Still Life Painting in Oil

CLASS ID: 2S35
Date/Time: 3 Thursdays: December 7-21, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

CLASS ID: 2S36
Date/Time: 3 Thursdays: January 11-25, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

CLASS ID: 2S70
Date/Time: 3 Thursdays: January 4-25, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM  *No class January 18

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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Beginning Oils

CLASS ID: 2S52
Date/Time: 3 Thursdays: December 7-21, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM

CLASS ID: 2S53
Date/Time: 3 Thursdays: January 11-25, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM

CLASS ID: 2S54
Date/Time: 3 Thursdays: February 8-22, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Julie Dobson Miner
This ongoing class will take you through the entire process from concept to completion of a painting. Julie gently helps you first paint what you see and eventually when you might let go. 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, and color. 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. Continuing students will continue growing in their knowledge.

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Pottery Wheel for All Skill Levels

CLASS ID: 3S41
Date/Time: 3 Thursdays: December 7-21, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

CLASS ID: 3S18
Date/Time: 4 Thursdays: January 4-25, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

CLASS ID: 3S19
Date/Time: 4 Thursdays: February 1-22, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Adama Sow
Senegalese teaching artist Adama Sow will teach beginning potters how to control the wheel, and show advanced students how to make a better pot. Demonstrations will cover basic wheel-throwing techniques. No clay experience is necessary. Advanced students are welcome. Materials are included.

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