Studio Landscape Painting with Mike Rada

CLASS ID: 2Y291
Date/Time: 5 Wednesdays, February 21 – March 21, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

CLASS ID: 3ZOE
Date/Time: 5 Thursdays, March 28 – April 25, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

CLASS ID: 5ZOE
Date/Time: 5 Thursdays, May 2 – June 13, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Mike Rada
Whether you are just getting started or have painted for many years, this class has much to offer. You will work from your own studies, sketches, drawings, or photos and will learn what it takes to create a successful painting from start to finish. Mike will show examples of his work and give demos, short lectures, and lots of positive encouragement while you work on your own projects and style. The information provided applies to all mediums, so you may work in oils, acrylics, or pastels. Class is limited to 10 students. Students cannot miss the first day of class, as Mike will be giving important lectures and demos. No supplies are needed the first day of class, except paper and pen to take notes.

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Tin Thread Necklace

CLASS ID: 3Z4K
Date/Time: Friday, March 29, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Katherine Buenger
Using tin thread we’ll learn how to make 5 strand braids and then use the braid to create a necklace! Students can choose the necklace length and thread width. Closures are made with reindeer leather and a choice of either antler duffle button and antler ring or stone donut in a variety of color choices. Bring from home: Small sharp scissors

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Wooden Spoon Carving

CLASS ID: 3Z0A
Date/Time: 2 Saturdays, March 30 & April 6, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Fred Livesay
Spoon carving is what might be called a gateway to green woodworking. Seemingly simple, the spoon is a seductive and functional piece of sculpture deeply rooted in the common wooden culture of our ancestors. Spoons reached their highest forms of development in Scandinavia where they were in daily use from well before the Viking era until the 1950s in rural areas. During your two day exploration, you will learn traditional safe knife strokes and safe practices from one of this country’s best spoon carvers. You will begin on a small project, then move to spoons. Discussion and hands-on demonstrations will focus on design, proportions, knife sharpening, decorating and finishing. This class requires some hand strength. There will be a 1 hour break for lunch each week. $20 material fee includes tool usage, practice wood, and spoon blanks. If desired, students may bring their own tools. Bring your favorite old or new wooden spoons to share with the class.

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Still Life Painting in Oil

CLASS ID: 3ZOA
Date/Time: 4 Thursdays, March 7 – 28, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

CLASS ID: 4ZOA
Date/Time: 3 Thursdays, April 4 – 18, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

CLASS ID: 5ZOA
Date/Time: 4 Thursdays, May 2 – 30, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

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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Bienvenue à la Conversation Française

CLASS ID: 3Z8C
Date/Time: 6 Thursdays: March 7 & 21, April 4 & 18, Mary 2 & 23, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Carolynn Johnson
Join us for open-ended conversation among 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. Sign up for the entire session or attend when you can!

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Clay Studio for All Skill Levels

CLASS ID: 3Z3I
Date/Time: 4 Thursdays, March 7 – 28, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM

CLASS ID: 4Z3H
Date/Time: 4 Thursdays, April 4 – 25, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM

CLASS ID: 5Z3H
Date/Time: 3 Thursdays, May 16 – 30, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Adama Sow
Senegalese teaching artist Adama Sow will assist potters with wheel throwing, hand-building, and glazing techniques. Demonstrations will cover hand-building and basic wheel-throwing techniques as well as more advanced concepts upon request. Work at your own pace with both individualized and group instruction. No clay experience necessary; all levels are welcome. Materials are included.

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Next Step Beginning Oils

CLASS ID: 3ZOF
Date/Time: 3 Thursdays, March 7 – 21, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM

CLASS ID: 4ZOG
Date/Time: 3 Thursdays, April 4 – 18, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM

CLASS ID: 5ZOF
Date/Time: 3 Thursdays, May 2 – 23, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM
No Class May 9

Julie Dobson Miner
If you have taken the First Step Beginning Oils class or have painted in oils before this class is for you. This ongoing class will take you through the entire process from concept to completion of a painting. Julie will gently help you first paint what you see and eventually will let you work independently. 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, color, planning for success and how to move beyond your reference /not be restricted by it.

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. Julie has a wealth of knowledge to share, and continuing students will keep growing in their knowledge and skill level.

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All Ages Clay

CLASS ID: 3Z7B
Date/Time: 4 Thursdays, March 7 – 28, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

CLASS ID: 47ZB
Date/Time: 4 Thursdays, April 4 – 25, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

CLASS ID: 5Z7B
Date/Time: 3 Thursdays, May 16 – 30, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Adama Sow
This all-ages class with teaching artist Adama Sow is the perfect class for kids, teens, and adults, or for parents to take with their children! Demonstrations will cover basic wheel-throwing, hand-building, sculpture, and glazing techniques as well as more advanced concepts upon request. Work at your own pace with both individualized and group instruction. No clay experience necessary; all levels are welcome. Materials included.

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Pottery Wheel for All Skill Levels

CLASS ID: 3Z3J
Date/Time: 4 Thursdays, March 7 – 28, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

CLASS ID: 4Z3I
Date/Time: 4 Thursdays, April 4 – 25, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

CLASS ID: 5Z3I
Date/Time: 3 Thursdays, May 16 – 30, 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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Felted Flowers and Vines

CLASS ID: 3Y401
Date/Time: Saturday, June 8, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM *rescheduled date

Leslie Granbeck
Think spring! Create beautiful felted flowers and vines using wool fibers and a little soapy water. Learn to layer additional fibers, like silk and bamboo, for added texture and detail. Make flowers with stems for a bouquet. Pin your flowers on napkin rings or use them to adorn packages. These pretty flowers have a million uses! $20 supply fee, payable to instructor, includes all fibers and supplies.

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