Kolrosing: An Ancient Norwegian Art Form

CLASS ID: 4R07
Date/Time: Saturday, September 30, 10:00AM – 4:00PM

Kim Bakken-Parr
Kolrosing is an old Scandinavian tradition dating back to Viking times and was most often used to decorate objects such as spoons, small bowls or boxes, cups, etc. A specially designed knife is used to cut fine lines into wood. Traditionally, coal dust was rubbed into these incised lines to enhance the design. We will be using instant coffee. The piece will then be rubbed with walnut oil to further enhance the design. Students will become familiar with the kolrosing knife and working with and against the grain of the wood. First patterns will be traced on a basswood practice coaster. Once comfortable with the technique, students will work on their final project. Designs are not limited to only traditional patterns – be creative! All tools and material are provided.

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Moving Beyond the Basics

CLASS ID: 1R06
Date/Time: 3 Mondays: September 11-25, 10:00AM – 12:30PM

CLASS ID: 1R07
Date/Time: 3 Mondays: October 9-30, 10:00AM – 12:30PM

CLASS ID: 1R08
Date/Time: 3 Mondays: November 6-20, 10:00AM – 12:30PM

Lisa Fertig
Moving on from a beginning watercolor class, explore a little more challenging subject matter as you start to develop your own individual style of painting. This class is designed to create a sound foundation from which to build, with lesson plans to help enforce the principles and elements of design. Demonstrations with a wide range of subject matter will help you gain self-confidence.

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Beyond the Basics: Putting Color Theory into Practice

CLASS ID: 1R21
Date/Time: 8 Tuesdays: October 3 – November 21, 6:30PM – 9:00PM

Catherine Hearding
In Basic Color Theory you experimented with different palettes, mixing color, color schemes, and understanding pigments. In this follow-up color theory class, we will take that information and put it to work, as you apply the theory to actual paintings. This class will help you to become familiar with your limited palette and in the process of painting, help you to learn how to apply the principles which you learned. Focus will be on concepts of value, intensity and color temperature and how to use them.

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Take the Fear Out of Color: Strategies for Achieving Vibrant Watercolor Paintings

CLASS ID: 1R22
Date/Time: 8 Wednesdays: October 4 – November 29, 10:00AM – 12:30PM

Catherine Hearding
This watercolor class will focus on how to mix clean, vibrant color. You will explore concepts of color value, intensity and temperature, color mixing and application of color. Move past the basics of color theory, explore structured color schemes and strengthen your color knowledge. This class will introduce you to strategies that will help you to use color with confidence and create paintings that have more visual impact.

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Painting Stillwater

CLASS ID: 1R02
Date/Time: 3 Wednesdays: October 4-18, 1:00PM – 4:00PM

Judy Blain
Most of you already know that Stillwater is a very scenic place. Judy will provide photos of the river, the hilly streets, the old buildings, store and restaurant fronts, people shopping, old churches, etc. for you to work from and you may also bring photos of your own. This is an area just meant for watercolor and there will be at least one demonstration each session. Bring your own watercolor supplies. Bring 140# cold-pressed paper to start with, and Judy will demo on a couple other kinds of paper. Add a tube of white gouache to your watercolors as well.

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Sumi-e For the Season: Small Size

CLASS ID: 1R25
Date/Time: Saturday, December 2, 10:00AM – 4:00PM

Susan Frame
Have fun learning to paint small size minimal stroke sumi-e to use as easily frame-able gifts or holiday cards. We’ll use ink, watercolor and rice paper to paint sparkly holiday scenes. Refresh your brush painting skills in a non-intimidating and fun environment — you’ll also receive lots of encouragement as you develop your own personal approach. Class includes demonstration plus open painting time. Beginners through advanced artists welcome — watercolorists and other painters will also find this useful. Bring your favorite photos for inspiration. $20 supply fee payable to instructor. Please see supply list for additional items you will need. Bring a lunch.

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Sumi-e: Simple Fall Landscapes with Ink and Color

CLASS ID: 1R01
Date/Time: Saturday, October 21, 10:00AM – 4:00PM

Susan Frame
Have fun learning to paint autumn landscapes in the classic sumi-e style. We’ll use ink, watercolor, rice paper, and bamboo brushes to capture the beauty of autumn. Refresh your brush painting skills in a non-intimidating and fun environment — you’ll also receive lots of encouragement as you develop your own personal approach. Class includes demonstration plus open painting time. Beginners through advanced artists welcome — watercolorists and other painters will also find this useful. Bring your favorite photos for inspiration. $20 supply fee payable to instructor. Please see supply list for additional items you will need. Bring a lunch.

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Introduction to Pastel Portraiture

CLASS ID: 2R60
Date/Time: Saturday, September 23, 9:00AM – 4:00PM

Suzann Beck
Suzann’s approach to portraiture in soft pastels will teach you to build colorful portraits step by step. This forgiving technique will help you gradually build to a luminous finish. The workshop will also include tips on achieving drawing accuracy and light effect. The morning session will feature a demonstration with hands-on student work in the afternoon from a live model. Drawing experience suggested but not required. Class will break for an hour at noon, please bring a lunch. Model fee included.

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Introduction to Pastels

CLASS ID: 2R66
Date/Time: 2 Wednesdays: September 20-27, 9:30AM – 11:45AM

CLASS ID: 2R72
Date/Time: 2 Wednesdays: November 8-15, 1:00AM – 3:15PM

Susan Hartzell Vannelli
If you like fresh, pure, vivid colors, you will open your artistic world to new possibilities and creative insights by working with pastels. We will learn about the materials and tools, explore basic pastel techniques, and learn to combine pastels with other mixed media.

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Intermediate Pastel

CLASS ID: 2R65
Date/Time: 4 Wednesdays: November 1 – 29, 1:30PM – 4:00PM

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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