Studio Landscape Painting with Mike Rada

Date/Time: 5 Thursdays, January 17 – February 14, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Date/Time: 5 Wednesdays, February 21 – March 21, 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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Family Fun with Bronze Clay

Date/Time: Sunday, January 20, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Kim Bakken-Parr
A great way to spend a Sunday afternoon, playing and creating with bronze clay. After firing, this clay turns into a solid piece of bronze metal. After rolling, shaping and texturing the pieces the clay can be cut out using a cooling cutter to make great Christmas tree ornaments or charms. Prepare to be messy!

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Clay Face Pots

Date/Time: Sunday, January 20, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Erika Arndt
Make a mug with a mug! Try your hand at hand-building as you create a whimsical face on a pinch pot.

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Painting Sunlight

Date/Time: 5 Tuesdays, January 22 – February 19, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Catherine Hearding
How does an artist paint sunlight? This watercolor class will help you answer that question. Watercolor is particularly suited to tackle this task. Using concepts of value, intensity and color temperature, you will learn how to create the strong contrast that suggests sunlight in a painting. You will learn how color affects light and find color solutions for your paintings.

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Zone Color Mixing for Oil Portraiture

Date/Time: Saturday, January 26, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Suzann Beck
This workshop will help take the mystery out of painting skin in light and shadow by helping students link structured color mixing to simplified values of light and dark in the face. Students will have hands-on practice with:
• Identifying value zones on the face
• Building a color chart and color mixing
• Matching the color chart zones to value zones on the face. Bring a lunch.

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Sculpting Workshop for All Ages

Date/Time: Saturday, January 26, 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM & Sunday, January 27, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Erik Pearson
Join Erik Pearson for a two day sculpture workshop. Bring the whole family and work together on one piece, pay per sculpture. Erik will show you how to mix a plaster-like material using household items and then apply the material to a framework of cardboard and tape to create a table top sculpture. It’s like frosting a cake. The material will need approximately 24 hours to cure, after which additional refinements can be made to your piece, or it can be painted and ready to bring home. Come and work individually on a sculpture or with friends or family for a group project. Wear work clothes. Think of some ideas to sculpt: a person, animal, etc. Sign up early! 12 sculpture limit. Bring from home: cardboard and duct tape

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Punch Needle Rug Hooking for Beginners

Date/Time: 2 Tuesdays, January 29 & February 5, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Kim Scanlan
Punch needle rug hooking is a fast and easy craft to learn. In this fun class you will learn the basics of punch needle rug hooking while you work on a 5” Lady Slipper pattern that can be used for a trivet, wall hanging or tabletop decoration. By doing this you will learn everything you need to hook larger pieces. No previous experience with any type of handcraft or with a punch needle is necessary. Time may not allow for the piece to be completed in class, but all stages of rug finishing will be taught so you can finish your piece at home. A #10 regular Oxford Punch Needle and small punch needle lap frame will be provided for your use during class.

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Drawing From Observation

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

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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Clay Open Studio

Every Wednesday & Saturday from December – February

Need more studio time? This class is open to anyone who is enrolled in other clay classes and wants more work time. It is also open to those with clay experience who want to work independently. Instructors will be available to answer your questions and to help with specific needs. Bring your tools for another fun clay day! Materials are included.

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