Alcohol Ink Painting for Beginners

CLASS ID: 3ZIA
Date/Time: Friday, March 22, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

CLASS ID: 4ZIA
Date/Time: Saturday, April 27, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

CLASS ID: 5ZIA
Date/Time: Monday, May 13, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Debra Dresler
Join the fun and bring family and friends for an exciting painting event. This art ink medium can be used to create glowing paintings, gorgeous ceramic tiles, and more. Unpredictable, wildly colorful, vibrant inks are used on non-porous surfaces including metal, plastic, glass, Yupo paper, and tile. The possibilities are endless! The colors are fluid dye mixed with rubbing alcohol that can be used full strength for intense bursts of color or diluted for a subtle look similar to watercolor washes. The colors are intermixable and can be brush painted, dripped, splattered, stamped and air blown. This fun class will introduce you to the medium by crafting 2 ceramic tiles. Framing and finished options will be discussed. No painting experience required. $15 material fee paid to instructor for use of all her art supplies, 50 colors of ink, tiles and other equipment. Everything you need. Bring an apron or wear old clothes.

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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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Beginning Calligraphy

CLASS ID: 3Z6F
Date/Time: 3 Saturdays, March 23 – April 6, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Pat Barrett
Learning calligraphy is similar to learning any art form. It involves line, shape, space, texture, color, and movement. In calligraphy there are basic rules and techniques meant to help the learning process. In this class our focus will be on learning the Italic minuscule script (lower case letters). The focus of the first class will be on learning the basics such as tools, supplies, terms, and any other basic information necessary to start putting pen to paper. The focus of the following two classes will be on learning the structure of each letter within the Italic lower case alphabet, spacing, and a bit on layout, as well as individual guidance and answering questions.

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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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Sterling Silver Charm Bracelet with Charms

CLASS ID: 3Z4L
Date/Time: Sunday, March 24, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM *rescheduled date

Kim Bakken-Parr
In the morning we will work with Precious Metal Clay (PMC) to create fine silver charms, which will be 99.9% pure silver. The clay will be rolled, textured, dried, and then kiln fired. This is like working with sticky “Play-Doh”. In the afternoon you will make your own sterling silver bracelets by using pliers to connect sterling jump rings. How jump rings are made will be demonstrated, and you will be given the opportunity to make your own if you choose. The class will finish with connecting the charms to the bracelet. All tools are provided just bring a lunch.

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Clay Monster Spoon Rest

CLASS ID: 3Z7D
Date/Time: Sunday, March 24, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Erika Arndt
Explore clay by smooshing, poking & modeling it into a cute (or frightening!) monster dish. Fired projects will be ready in approximately two weeks after class.

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Taking It All In: A Studio Landscape Oil Painting Workshop

CLASS ID: 3Z1A
Date/Time: Monday – Wednesday, March 25 – 27, 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Painting a landscape in the studio is a contemplative experience. At its best, we are stretching a moment, reflecting more deeply upon a place, and expanding a mood. We will be taking our original inspiration through the process of making drawings and studies in preparation for the final painting. This process will improve our compositions, enrich our understanding of the scene, and clarify why we’ve chosen our subject. By bringing that work inside, we can sort through what is working and what is in the way. This can offer lessons for your next outdoor experience to gather reference material. While you are painting, I will provide assistance with questions, suggestions, and examples. You can get a feel for my work at www.JoshuaCunningham.com.

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Painting Skills for Beginner Painters

SECTION 7: PAINTING METHOD #3: PAINTING IN LAYERS: UNDER PAINTING, GLAZING AND SCUMBLING
CLASS ID: 3ZOB or 3ZOC
Date/Time: 4 Tuesdays, March 26 – April 16, 9:45 AM – 12:15 PM or 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

SECTION 8: FINDING IDEAS: LIFE, PHOTOS, OTHER ARTISTS, IMAGINATION, PROCESS
CLASS ID: 4ZOB or 4ZOC
Date/Time: 4 Tuesdays, April 23 – May 14, 9:45 AM – 12:15 PM or 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

SECTION 9: HONING YOUR SKILLS: OPEN STUDIO
CLASS ID: 5ZOB or 5ZOC
Date/Time: 4 Tuesdays, May 21 – June 11, 9:45 AM – 12:15 PM or 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Dan Mackerman
This is a class for those with either little or no experience or for those with experience that want to pick up tips they might have missed. Learn the skills that are fundamental to painting so that your imagination won’t be restricted later. Drawing techniques for measuring proportion and composing, color mixing tricks, an introduction to the different kinds of brushes and how to use them, and several different easy methods to developing a painting.

This class will be taught in sections, each new topic building upon the last, starting with the most basic skills in the fall and advancing to more exciting levels of painting by the end of spring. Each topic will be demonstrated so you can see how it’s done before you try it yourself.

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Intermediate/Advanced Painting with Dan Mackerman

CLASS ID: 3ZOD
Date/Time: 4 Tuesdays, March 26 – April 16, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM

CLASS ID: 4ZOD
Date/Time: 4 Tuesdays, April 23 – May 14, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM

CLASS ID: 5ZOD
Date/Time: 4 Tuesdays, May 21 – June 11, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Dan Mackerman
This course is designed for intermediate and advanced painting students who wish to broaden their knowledge and experience. Work on your own projects while taking advantage of Dan’s 40+ years of painting. The purpose of this class is to improve upon what you already know, expose you to new possibilities and to make you a better painter. Dan will regularly give demonstrations, share references from his personal library of over 500 books, lead critiques, and give museum tours when the need arises. All media welcome including oil, pastel & acrylic. Solvent-free oil painting, dating back to the time of Rembrandt, will be highlighted.

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Nuno Felted Scarf for Spring

CLASS ID: 3Z4B
Date/Time: Wednesday, March 27, 10:00 AM – 2:30 PM

Leslie Granbeck
Learn a contemporary twist on the traditional art of felt making! Embellish a silk scarf with soft wool fibers to create a beautiful accessory for spring, or just to add a little sparkle to your wardrobe. Choose your color palette of fibers, and then create any design from floral to geometric to abstract. Without knitting or sewing, you’ll create a lovely scarf using a little soapy water and a unique felting technique. Some physical stamina needed for felting classes. $30 materials fee, payable to instructor, includes all fibers and supplies.

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