Melding with Welding

CLASS ID: 6A0C
Date/Time: Saturday, June 8, 12:30 PM-4:30 PM
Tuition: $89 Member/ $110 Non-Member
Material Fee: $20 payable to instructor
Age/Level: Adults, Teens 16 +, Beginners

In this 4 hour course you will learn about the history of welding and weld a sculpture. TIG Welding melts metal to metal. No sticks, rods or wire. You will learn to use power-tools. Tap into your creativity and take home a sculpture. Safety first, do not wear shorts, dresses or open toed shoes. Do wear jeans, a long sleeved cotton shirt, closed toed leather shoes or boots. Bring leather work gloves and a stone about the size of your fist.

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Intro to Zine Art

CLASS ID: 7A8E
Date/Time: Thursday, July 11, 6:00-8:30 PM
Tuition: $26 Member/$34 Non-Member
Material Fee: $5 depending on project, payable to instructor
Age/Level: Teens 14+, Adults, All Levels

Have you always wanted to put your story on paper? Are you a creative writer, a comic artist, an illustrator, or do you simply love books? This intro class addresses the fundamentals and possibilities of the zine format. Zine Art is a popular format because it is self-published, easily produced and can benefit your artistic practice personally and professionally. Join this class and share your story: every voice matters, and zines are a powerful way to communicate ideas that you’re passionate about, no permission needed.

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Paper Lamps

CLASS ID: 6A8G
Date/Time: Saturday, June 29, 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
Tuition: $26 Member/$34 Non-Member
Material Fee: $10-$15 depending on project, payable to instructor
Age/Level: Teens 14+, Adults, All Levels

Learn how to create a magic and beautiful lamp using only a piece of paper and your imagination! This workshop will apply the Japanese technique of Kirigami (cut and fold) to a common object such as a lamp.

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Cut’n’Fold: The Art of Kirigami and Paper Sculpture

CLASS ID: 6A8F
Date/Time: Thursday, June 20, 6:00-8:30 PM
Tuition: $26 Member/$34 Non-Member
Material Fee: $10-$15 depending on project, payable to instructor
Age/Level: Teens 14+, Adults, All Levels

From Japanese culture this class will explore the technique called Kirigami. You will learn to turn a simple piece of paper into a beautiful pop-up card or into a 3D sculpture by cutting, folding, drawing, painting, and more. You will also explore how light and projection interacts with your 3D object and give it texture and new life. Outcomes can be: 3D paper sculptures, pop-up cards and booklets, paper architecture, small sets, prototypes for furniture.

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Watercolor Koi and Water Lilies

CLASS ID: 6AWC
Date/Time: 2 Mondays, June 3-10, 6:00-8:30 PM
Tuition: $53 Member/$68 Non-Member
Age/Level: Adults, Beginner, Intermediate

For new and returning students, this class will add to the art experience by teaching how to control the paint, making the koi’s colors appear very natural. There are many different colors of koi and students will use beautiful photographs to choose the shapes and colors. Composition is emphasized so that the objects are placed and sized to make an interesting painting. Participants will use movement and rhythm to help lead the viewer’s eye through the painting. Techniques will include texturing the lily pads, masking to save whites, and making bubbles. Everything will be demonstrated step-by-step and students will be amazed by what they’ve created.
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Introduction to Watercolor

Sylvia Benson Finding success in working with watercolor includes learning the basics. Sylvia will describe in detail the materials used in watercolor paintings and how the water and pigment work together on the paper. The class also involves learning brush techniques, mixing colors, graying colors or knocking down the intensity,…

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Painting Birds in Watercolor

CLASS ID: 8AWD
Date/Time: 3 Tuesdays, August 13-27, 6:30-9:00 PM
Tuition: $78 Member/$101 Non-Member
Age/Level: Experienced Beginner and Beyond

Learn to paint birds in watercolor using a three-step approach, focusing on shapes and values. You will learn some basic bird anatomy to make them realistic, and learn how to model form and create the feeling of feathers. You will also learn how to create the backgrounds that will show the bird in its environment. Work from your own photos or instructor photos provided.
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Sumi-e: Poppies and Peonies

CLASS ID: 6ASA
Date/Time: Saturday, June 15, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
Tuition: $95 Member/$119 Non-Member
Material Fee: $22 payable to instructor
Age/Level: Adults, Teens, All Levels
Susan Frame is the author of Japanese Ink Painting and A Beginner’s Art Guide: Sumi-e

It’s finally summer, and the poppies and peonies are blooming! Learn to paint both of them in the sumi-e way, using ink watercolor, rice paper and bamboo brushes. In this class you will learn and refine your 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 photos of poppies and peonies for inspiration. $22 supply fee payable to instructor. Please see supply list for additional items you will need. Bring a lunch.

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Introduction to Oil Painting

CLASS ID: 7AOB
Date/Time: 3 Tuesdays, July 9-23, 6:30 -9:00 PM
Tuition: $99 Member/$126 Non-Member
Age/Level: Adults, Beginner

Oil is the easiest medium to paint with once you know the techniques. Start from the beginning and learn the basics of oil painting from Dan Mackerman. You will enjoy working with this versatile medium as you begin to learn just how simple it can be. Materials included.

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Painting with Encaustic

ENCAUSTIC POPPIES
CLASS ID: 6AMC
Date/Time: Friday, June 21, 1:00-4:00 PM
Tuition: $39 Member/$49 Non-Member
Material Fee: $20 payable to instructor
Age/Level: Adults, Beginner, Intermediate

ENCAUSTIC ABSTRACT
CLASS ID: 6AMD
Date/Time: Saturday, June 22, 10:00 AM-1:00 PM
Tuition: $39 Member/$49 Non-Member
Material Fee: $20 payable to instructor
Age/Level: Adults, Beginner, Intermediate

ENCAUSTIC OPEN STUDIO
CLASS ID: 7AMC
Date/Time: Friday, July 19, 1:00-4:00 PM
Tuition: $39 Member/$49 Non-Member
Material Fee: $20 payable to instructor
Age/Level: Adults, Beginner, Intermediate

ENCAUSTIC BIRCH TREES
CLASS ID: 7AMD
Date/Time: Saturday, July 20, 10:00 AM-1:00 PM
Tuition: $39 Member/$49 Non-Member
Material Fee: $20 payable to instructor
Age/Level: Adults, Beginner, Intermediate

Join in on a new endeavor of working with hot beeswax which contains a resin as a hardening agent and pigments of many colors. It is called encaustic, an ancient art form dating back to the Greeks, which was revived by Jasper Johns and has gained popularity since the 90s. This medium is exciting because of its flexibility and versatility. Wax can be moved with a hot air gun, textured with tools, imbedded with beautiful paper, and turned into a collage. Step-by-step instruction and individual attention will help you develop your painting in this wonderful medium. $20 material fee covers all materials to make one painting; students who wish to make more can buy extra materials for an additional fee. Classes are limited to 6 students; sign up early!

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