Creative Journaling

Date/Time: Monday & Tuesday, October 14 &15, 12:30-4:30 PM
Tuition: $120 Member/$150 Non-Member
Material Fee: $40 Payable to Instructor
Age/Level: Adults, All Levels

Learn creative journaling, an introduction to a unique approach to using watercolor. This class is accessible to non-artists, and inspiring to experienced painters. All Materials provided.

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Crazy Quilt Block with Beaded Imagery

Date/Time: 2 Days, Monday & Wednesday, October 14 & 16,
9:30 AM-3:30 PM
Tuition: $126 Member/$162 Non-Member
Material Fee: $45 payable to instructor
Age/Level: Adults, All Levels

Nancy Eha
Learn how to piece a crazy quilt on a muslin base using the stitch and flip sewing method. Crazy quilts were not constructed for warmth or for the bed; instead they showcased the maker’s needlework skills. The needlework skills taught in this class will be hand beading. The instructor will teach you her unique copyrighted method using small glass beads to recreate traditional thread embroidery stitches found on crazy quilts such as the feather and fly stitches. Then discover numerous fabric beading stitches to create dainty flowers, leaves, vines, raspberries, blackberries, and grapes. You will also add a beaded a spider and web, a sign of good luck on Victorian crazy quilts. Not only will you have a small bead embellished crazy quilt you will be proud of, but also the knowledge of beading stitches and techniques that you will use over and over again on future fabric based beading projects.

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App SamplerBeginning Painterly Photography

Date/Time: Tuesday, October 15, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Tuition: $21 Member/$27 Non-Member
Material Fee: $5 payable to instructor
Age/Level: Adults & Teens 16+, All Levels

Get ready to unlock your creativity with painterly apps on your iPhone or iPad. In this beginning class, we will use 4 apps that paint your photos digitally. Very easy, mostly automatically with filters, and your fingers or stylus. No painting experience needed! Transform your photographs into stunning painterly pictures before your eyes. Watercolor, oil, impressionistic and wild modern looks too. Bring your Apple device with these apps downloaded from the App Store: Brushstroke, Paint can, AquarellaHD, and Prisma. IOS (Apple) only. Sorry No Android, Galaxy etc.

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SAORI Weaving

Date/Time: Tuesday, October 15, 9:30 AM-12:30 PM
Tuition: $32 Member/$41 Non-Member
Material Fee: $20 payable to instructor
Age/level: Adults, All Levels

SAORI is very different from traditional weaving, placing more importance on free expression and creativity than on technical skills or the regularity of the woven cloth. SAORI weaving celebrates the unintentional beauty resulting from our natural creativity and does not try to imitate machine-made products. No two weavers are alike, so it is very natural that every single cloth, freely woven by people with different personalities, is beautiful in a unique way. You are welcome to bring materials from home that you would like to use for your project such as home spun yarn or strips of fabric.

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Kaleidoscope Technique with Bengaka Dye

Date/Time: Tuesday, October 15, 1:30-3:30 PM
Tuition: $21 Member/$24 Non-Member
Material Fee: $15 payable to instructor
Age/level: Adults, All Levels

Chiaki O’Brien
Bengala dyes are made from soil, ‘environmentally safe’ and fun to use. You will love the subtle nature of the colors. Everyone will learn about the history and cultural significance of this unique dye form. There will be 14 colors to choose from. You will have a big circle design just like a kaleidoscope! This is not a good class for people who have latex allergy as dyes contain rubber latex in it.

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Panoramic Landscape Painting with Acrylic Inks-An Adventure in Adult Finger-Painting

Date/Time: Tuesday, October 15, 6:00-9:00 PM
Tuition: $35 Member/$44 Non-Member
Material fee: $26 payable to instructor
Age/Level: Adults 18+, All Levels

David Browne
In this class, you will learn the basic qualities of two kinds of art media that are relatively new. Acrylic ink is a very versatile liquid paint medium and polystyrene is a plastic surface not commonly used for fine art painting. You will literally manipulate the paints with fingers (as well as brushes) to create a small, but vibrant panoramic landscape painting. The painting technique is deceptively simple to begin, but leads to sometimes
 surprising complex images. The instructor will supply all materials, and in case you are concerned about getting paint on your hands, don’t worry! We will use protective gloves and rags for a clean adult finger-painting experience. Class is limited to six, register early!

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Painting Skills for Beginner Painters

SECTION 2: How to use the Painting Tools: Brushes, Palettes, and Surfaces


Date/Time: 4 Tuesdays, October 15-November 5, 9:45 AM-12:15 PM
Tuition: $105 Member/$135 Non-Member

Age/Level: Adults, Beginner

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

Date/Time: 4 Tuesdays, October 15-November 5, 1:00-3:30 PM
Age/Level: Adults, Intermediate to Advanced

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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Whimsical Butterflies

Date/Time: Wednesday, October 16, 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

Sylvia Benson
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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Studio Landscape Painting with Mike Rada

Date/Time: 5 Thursdays, October 17-November 21, 6:00-9:00 PM
**No Class November 7
Tuition: $162 Member/$200 Non-Member
Age/Level: Adults, Experienced Beginner, Intermediate

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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