Create a Custom Art Class

Pick a date!
Various Instructors
Create a custom class and enjoy a creative, lively day or evening of art, laughter, and friendships. Absolutely no artistic ability required for fun with a group of friends. Bring favorite drinks and appetizers to spice up the class! Gather a group and call the office to set up dates. There is a 6 person minimum for a custom class.

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Private Technology Instruction Session

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Elise d’Entremont

Bring your own laptop, netbook, tablets or iPad for a private, customized instruction session one-on-one with a very knowledgeable and patient technology instructor. No geek talk, just straight, everyday language to help you succeed with your technology, software, and business-related technology needs. Here are only a few of the many software programs (PC or Mac) Elise can help you with: QuickBooks, Quicken, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, PhotoShop, Photoshop Elements, Google Drive/Docs/Slides/Sheets/Forms/Calendar, Skype, Creating Websites, Photo Editing, Social Media, Cloud storage, keyboarding (typing), or computer basics. Please inquire for any other software help.

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Plein Air Painting in Oils

Thursday mornings (NEW!) or evenings in June – August
Christopher Copeland & Toni Nelson
This class will focus on how to interpret light and shadow effects outdoors. Learn how to simplify, design, and connect larger shapes of the landscape, as well as how to apply a foundation quickly and accurately. Emphasis will be on composition and atmospheric perspective with color and value. This class will meet at various local parks, to be determined.

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Basic Techniques for Realistic Oil Painting

Thursday evenings in June – August
Dan Patterson

In this course you will learn the basic techniques for shading, blending, and the importance of soft edges. Dan will also lecture and demonstrate the key details on each object in a still life to give your painting that realistic look. These are simple techniques that with practice can take your painting to a whole new level of realism. We’ll start by working in gray values to concentrate on the blending, shading, soft edges, and handling of the brush to achieve these techniques. After completing the gray value exercise we’ll move onto a color composition and discuss how to apply the techniques and the observation of details and mixing of colors needed for each element of the painting. Dan will be conducting group and individual demonstrations throughout the classes and with practice you will see a positive improvement in your painting skills. A basic understanding of oil painting is recommended.

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Open Studio: Artist to Artist

13 Fridays, June 2-August 25, 10:30 AM-1:30 PM
OR
12 Mondays, June 5-August 28, 6:00-8:30 PM
No Instructor

Get to know other artists. Grow in knowledge, support, and community by creating together in any medium. Work on your own project with your 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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Clay Open Studio

Wednesday or Saturday mornings in June – August
No Instructor

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. A WBCA clay instructor 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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Beginning/Intermediate Clay

Monday evenings in June – August
Brittany Trushin

Explore basic hand building and wheel-throwing skills with this beginner/ intermediate course. Focus on learning to make different shapes using the wheel or hand-building skills like pinching, coiling, and slab building. Use your shapes to create utilitarian pottery or sculptural forms. Bring your ideas for specific forms you’d like to learn to make. Class will offer demonstrations and individualized instruction. No clay experience necessary. Materials are included.

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Tuesday Evening Clay

Tuesday evenings in June – August
Zac Spates

Come explore the endless possibilities in clay! Although this course is self-guided, each class will start with a short demonstration or show-and-tell followed by time to work on individual projects: throwing techniques, hand-building, surface decoration and form resolution, etc. Zac will work with students one-on-one to discuss projects and troubleshoot conceptual and construction issues. Over the course of the quarter, you will build your ceramics vocabulary and develop work that is unique to you. All levels are welcome. Materials are included.

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Pen & Ink Drawing

Tuesday evenings in June – August
Doug Garder

Do you like fine line work, like Albrecht Durer’s engravings or Rembrandt’s etchings? Explore the nuances of drawing with a variety of steel pen nibs on white paper to create graphically concise images, using stippling & cross-hatching to build your tonal variations. Perhaps add a light wash of watercolor afterwards to perk things up! Bring in some landscape or lizard photos to work from and see what you can do. Many demonstrations will be offered.

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Clay Studio for All Skill Levels

Thursday evenings in June – August
Adama Sow

Senegalese teaching artist Adama Sow will assist potters with wheel throwing, hand-building, and glazing techniques. Demonstrations will cover hand-building and basic wheel-throwing techniques as well as more advanced concepts upon request. Work at your own pace with both individualized and group instruction. No clay experience necessary; all levels are welcome. Materials are included.

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