Drawing From Observation

CLASS ID: 1Y226
Date/Time: Saturday, February 2, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Jim Clark
Lose your fear of drawing in this supportive class. Develop techniques for drawing what you see in exciting and expressive ways! Gain confidence as you learn or enhance your drawing skills with Jim as your guide. Explore the endless possibilities of different media – charcoal, graphite, and ink and how to use them on different surfaces. You will create drawings and learn how to evaluate and talk about art in a positive environment. This is a great class for beginning and continuing students alike.

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Mixed Media, Picasso Style

CLASS ID: 2Y703
Date/Time: Saturday, February 2, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Sylvia Benson
Meows and cock-a-doodle dos can be heard coming from the room. Join in on painting cats or dogs just like Picasso would, with crayons and watercolors. Draw the cat’s face, frontal and profile, with eyes different sizes or shapes and ears somewhere? Also, experience drawing with eyes closed, using line to produce a rooster in oil pastels, blending the colors to achieve depth.

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Drawing From the Paper Up

CLASS ID: 1Y223 *Date change from catalog
Date/Time: 5 Mondays, January 14 – February 11, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Julie Erickson
This class is for those who have a desire to draw but have had little or no prior drawing instruction. It is also for those who have held back from signing up for beginning drawing classes, fearing it may be assumed that the ‘basics’ are already known. This is a true introductory drawing class, and it will be assumed that you have not had much, if any, prior drawing instruction. The atmosphere will be light and fun and no ‘natural ability’ is required, so come and discover the joys of drawing. After completing this class, you will have the knowledge, tools, and confidence to draw on your own and sign up for other drawing classes. We will learn the differences in and uses of various pencils, pencil strokes, papers, erasers, shading and measuring tools, how to lay out a drawing, as well as some bonus advanced tips and techniques. Drawing will be done from photos provided by the instructor.

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Open Studio: Artist to Artist

CLASS ID: 12Y201
Date/Time: 9 Fridays, December 21 – February 22, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM
*No Class December 28

No Instructor
Get to know other artists. Grow in knowledge, support, and community by creating together in any medium.  Artists work on their own projects with their own supplies. No instruction will be provided; this is an opportunity for open studio with like-minded artists. Bringing snacks is encouraged. Registration is required to attend this class.

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Soar! Mixed Media Mentoring

CLASS ID: 1Y207
Date/Time: 4 Mondays, January 7 – 28, 9:30 AM – 11:45 AM

CLASS ID: 2Y206
Date/Time: 4 Mondays, February 4 – 25, 9:30 AM – 11:45 AM

Susan Hartzell Vannelli
This class is for those who would like to complete a piece of art, an unfinished painting, pastel, watercolor, drawing, collage, or whatever! This instructor will mentor and help you with a new way of seeing your creative abilities, get you started on a new piece of work, and inspire you to press on and work in a series. Please bring supplies and a project. The instructor will have demonstrations each week for optional projects.

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Mentoring for All Mediums

CLASS ID: 1Y208
Date/Time: 4 Mondays, January 7 – 28, 12:45 PM – 3:00 PM

CLASS ID: 2Y207
Date/Time: 4 Mondays, February 4 – 25, 12:45 PM – 3:00 PM

Susan Hartzell Vannelli
This class is for those who would like to complete a piece of art, work on an unfinished painting, or learn to use pastel, watercolor, drawing, collage, or whatever! This instructor will mentor and help you with a new way of seeing your creative abilities, get you started on a new piece of work, and inspire you to press on and work in a series. Please bring supplies and a project. The instructor will have demonstrations each week for optional projects.

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Fundamentals of Composition

CLASS ID: 12Y203
Date/Time: Monday, February 18, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Debra Dresler
Learn the 9 fundamental elements of visual design composition. We will explore each of these elements by referencing pictorial examples of the basic components to help you make your artwork shine. No more guessing about placement, spacing, texture or the basic foundation for your work of art. These principals apply to all mediums.

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Art Journaling

CLASS ID: 3Y802
Date/Time: Saturday, March 2, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Sue Swanson
Transform a plain lined journal into a work of art to hold your thoughts, hopes and dreams. Learn some easy ways that will have you looking forward to writing in your journal. We will use collage materials, colored pens and pencils to:
• Make a vision board cover
• Sprinkle inspirational pictures and words throughout the pages
• Use punches to zoom in on motivational images
• Learn some doodles and dangles to enhance the pages
• Make Washi Tape doors and windows
Come ready to create!

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Introduction to Constructive Figure Drawing

CLASS ID: 2Y202
Date/Time: Tuesday, February 5, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Suzann Beck
Boost your accuracy in drawing the human figure by learning to draw from the inside out. Students will learn the basic proportional relationships of the human body, how to identify gesture, and build major muscle groups on a “wireframe”. The morning session will feature a lecture with illustrations and hands-on exercises. The afternoon will feature a demonstration and student work from a live model. Bring a lunch.

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Painting Contemporary Figurative Paintings

CLASS ID: 7A101
Date/Time: Tuesday – Thursday, July 30 – August 1, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Karen Knutson
Learn to loosen up and paint from the heart! We will be drawing more contemporary versions of people, in the loosest fashion possible. Simplicity is the name of the game in this workshop. Many techniques for texture, how to build layers for depth, working with limited colors, and lots of fun tricks done with rubbing alcohol and other tools, are just some of the new skills that you will learn.

One day, we will learn how to do wire drawings, which will help the students to loosen up! (Wire drawings are done with permanent markers and they resemble wire sculptures when completed.) This workshop is geared for all levels of acrylic students. We will also be trying other mixed media for detail work, like caran d’ ache crayons and prismacolor pencils. Karen Knutson is a very sought after instructor who believes that painting should be fun, but also likes to teach good design at the same time! www.karenknutson.com

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