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

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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Fanciful Floral Collage

CLASS ID: 6AAD
Date/Time: Monday, June 17, 9:00 AM-3:30 PM
Tuition: $95 Member/$119 Non-Member
Material Fee: $10 Payable to instructor
Age/Level: Adults, All Levels

Collages can be personally charged, playful, insightful, humorous or just plain fun. They are works of art you create using a variety of materials you glue or adhere to a surface. Learn about making acrylic gel skins (like decals) which you will incorporate into your work along with decorative papers, paint, gels and raised stencils. Learn how to directly transfer laser prints onto the surface of a prepared canvas and follow step by step instructions to create your image from that starting point. Learn about and use a variety of acrylic materials as surfaces to work on as you work with composition, balance, color and design. Explore new acrylic materials for interesting textures. All acrylic paints, gels and mediums provided. Open to all levels of painting experience.
Bring to class: Favorite synthetic paintbrushes, palette knives, palettes for paint, 2 – 9” x 12” canvases or other gessoed surfaces to work on, scissors, ruler, favorite drawing tools, decorative papers and/or old paintings to cut up, water container, rags, a bag lunch and a sense of adventure. $10 materials fee payable to instructor.

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Encaustic Effects With Acrylics

CLASS ID: 7AAB
Date/Time: Saturday, July 27, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
Tuition: $95 Member/$119 Non-Member
Material Fee: $10 Payable to instructor
Age/Level: Adults, All Levels

Learn to create the wax like look of encaustic painting with the durability of acrylics. Mimic the soft, luminous effects of beeswax by applying multiple layers of acrylic paints and gels layer upon layer. Cut and bury paper images and stenciled patterns deep below the surface and create lovely soft translucent layers over them. Become familiar with encaustic-like wax formulas, explore a variety of applications and create a whole new feeling in your artwork. Open to all levels of painting experience. See www.whitebeararts.org for supply list.

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Whimsical Butterflies

CLASS ID: 6AAB
Date/Time: Wednesday, June 26, 1:00-3:30 PM
Tuition: $26 Member/$34 Non-Member
Material fee: $5 payable to instructor
Age/Level: All Ages 10+, Beginner and Beyond

Flutter around with these colorful patterned butterflies. Design a favorite butterfly and add lovely shapes in detail. Using a large choice of acrylic colors for palettes and in tubes, bling your butterfly as much as it takes to make it whimsical.

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Whimsical Dragonflies

CLASS ID: 7AAA
Date/Time: Monday, July 15, 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
Tuition: $26 Member/$34 Non-Member
Material fee: $5 payable to instructor
Age/Level: All Ages 10+, Beginner and Beyond

Use acrylic paint on canvas to draw and paint whimsical dragonflies. Don’t worry about exact shapes, the more “out there,” the better! No experience necessary. This class will be tons of fun for everyone, even if you’ve never painted before!

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Whimsical Birds on a Wire

CLASS ID: 6AAA
Date/Time: Friday, June 7, 1:00-3:30 PM
Tuition: $26 Member/$34 Non-Member
Material fee: $5 payable to instructor
Age/Level: All Ages 10+, Beginner and Beyond

Using acrylic paint on canvas, draw and paint fanciful birds. Don’t worry about exact shapes, the more “out there”, the better. No experience necessary. This class will be tons of fun for everyone, even if you’ve never painted before!

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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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Hand Sewing Leather 101- Small Goods

CLASS ID: 6A4S
Time: Wednesday, June 5, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Tuition: $42 Member/$54 Non-Member
Materials Fee: $20 payable to instructor
Age/level: Adults, kids 8+, all levels
Please bring reading glasses if you need them

This entry level class is designed to introduce the classic techniques of hand-sewing with leather. Students can choose from projects that demonstrate the basics of working with leather including cutting, punching, hand sewing, riveting, snap setting, finishing and care. No previous experience with any type of craft or sewing is required. Students will be able to choose from a wide assortment of projects and leather at the beginning of class, including: clutches, belts, coin purses, wallets, Fieldnote covers, phone cases, keychains, sunglass cases and more. (please see MerchantLeather.com/WBCA for project examples).

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Italian 101

Romina Montanari Are you planning to travel to Italy? Learn basic communication skills that will allow you to interact with native speakers and have a more relaxing, enriching and hassle free experience. The objective of this course is to provide students with the vocabulary and skills required for simple and…

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