Writing Roundtable

CLASS ID: 5R22
Date/Time: Tuesday, September 26, 7:00PM – 9:00PM

CLASS ID: 5R23
Date/Time: Tuesday, October 24, 7:00PM – 9:00PM

CLASS ID: 5R24
Date/Time: Tuesday, November, 7:00PM – 9:00PM

Mary Jane LaVigne
Join with fellow writers to talk about craft, try a short exercise, and share work. Bring paper, pen, and a writing sample of up to 500 words to read. Bringing work is optional.

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WBCA Writers’ Group

CLASS ID: 5R21
Date/Time: 6 Fridays: September 29 – November 3, 2:00PM – 3:00PM

Elise d’Entremont
The focus of this group is to encourage fellow writers in their aspirations of writing. We will meet weekly to discuss our work, our writings, our resources, and ways to overcome our obstacles.

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Caricature Woodcarving Workshop

CLASS ID: 4R34
Date/Time: Saturday & Sunday, October 14-15, 9:00AM – 4:00PM

Morris Anderson
This woodcarving class will be use rough-outs from various Caricature Carvers of America carvers like PJ Driscoll, Gerald Sears, Harold Enlow, Phil & Vicki Bishop, and Stu Martin. Instruction will be given in the areas of physical anatomy, proportion, and proper techniques used in caricature carving. The rough-outs will vary from realistic to western caricatures.

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Beginning iPhone Photography

CLASS ID: 5R20
Date/Time: Saturday, September 23, 10:00AM – 4:00PM

Debra Dresler
Learn the key elements that make your photographs look professional with the iPhone and iPad and also get experience using the editing app called Snapseed, the “go-to app” for most photographers. This class will teach you better exposure, focus, composition, tricks and tips of the iPhone, organizing photos, how to take better photos, and enhance floral and landscape photos. No photography experience needed, just bring your iPhone or iPad with the Snapseed app downloaded onto your device and have a general knowledge of operating them. We will also cover the 25 best apps, places to show your photos, and websites to sell your work, and also where to print your treasures onto clothing, canvas, glass, bags, and more. There will be a Books and Resources list for tripods and additional lenses.

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Improving Photographic Skills

CLASS ID: 5R15
Date/Time: Tuesday, September 12, 7:00PM – 9:00PM

CLASS ID: 5R16
Date/Time: Tuesday, October 10, 7:00PM – 9:00PM

CLASS ID: 5R17
Date/Time: Tuesday, November 14, 7:00PM – 9:00PM

Robert Cuerden & David Parker
This course will be an open discussion and critique of photographic skills and technology. Join Robert and David, along with an invited professional photographer, for a session of critique and review of their compositions. Time permitting, there will be an opportunity to do a photo walkabout at the art center and a critique of those images. Be prepared to complete assignments for following sessions. You are encouraged to bring a selection of up to 3 images (digital or prints), which will be reviewed by the instructors and class members in an open critique. Please email questions and/or requests to the instructors at rcuerden@mac.com and dave@davidaparker.com.

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Beginning iPhoneography

CLASS ID: 5R31
Date/Time: 2 Mondays: September 11 & 18, 6:30PM – 8:30PM

Lars Samuelsson
Do you enjoy taking pictures with your iPhone and wish you knew how to use it in a creative way? Whether on vacation, at a family reunion, or taking day-to-day snapshots, the iPhone can be a powerful companion to capture interesting images. In this class we will be “iPhoneographers” and explore the potential of the smartphone. We will explore topics such as exposure, composition, applications, the importance of resolution, and various ways to share and store images. The class will be a mixture of short lectures, assignments, and lots of time for making and talking about iPhoneography.

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Playing with Pollinators in 3-D Cut Paper

CLASS ID: 2R71
Date/Time: Saturday, November 18, 10:00AM – 4:00PM

Vera Ming Wong
Take cut paper to a new level with natural science artist and illustrator Vera Ming Wong. Focusing on pollinators and their host plants, create casual or intricate artworks, from pop-ups to layered cut paper, in 3 dimensions. Explore the symbiosis of pollinators and their plants. Then create a 3-D artwork expressing this intricate relationship.

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Painting the Winter Landscape

CLASS ID: 1R23
Date/Time: 4 Tuesdays: November 28 – December 19, 6:30PM – 9:00PM

Catherine Hearding
One way to make it through a long winter is to learn to appreciate the beauty of the snow-covered landscape. This watercolor course will focus on how to compose a good landscape, value studies to understand shapes and contrast, finding color solutions, and learning a three-step wash approach to watercolor painting, all while painting light-filled winter landscapes.

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Stone Sculpture

CLASS ID: 4R32
Date/Time: 4 Thursdays: September 7 – October 5, 6:00PM – 8:30PM

Scott Malcolm
Stone sculpture is one of the oldest and most fundamental vehicles for human expression. From Stonehenge to Michelangelo’s David, to the soft sensual forms of Henry Moore, stone has been used by men and women to express the mysteries of the human experience reaching back to long before recorded human history. This Stone Sculpture open studio will be held indoors using hand tools on the “soft” stone of your choice. We welcome experienced sculptors who desire to work in community as well as beginners. Small pieces of stone and rudimentary tools along with basic use and safety instruction will be provided to beginners free of charge. Returning students will have the opportunity to build their own custom work table and continue working and developing stone projects while beginning to accumulate their own tools. Small pieces of high quality alabaster will be offered for sale to interested students. Class is open to 6 new students; all returning students are welcome.

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Painting Sunflowers in Watercolor

CLASS ID: 1R09
Date/Time: Tuesday, September 12, 6:00PM – 8:30PM

Lisa Fertig
You will learn how to loosen up in your watercolors as we paint a bright sunflower, and create some texture in the background.

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