Paper Quilling

Date/Time: Friday, March 15, 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Meg Erke
The art of quilling, or the coiling and shaping of narrow paper strips to create a design or decorative pattern, has been around for hundreds of years. Work with artist Meg Erke to learn the basic techniques of twisting, coiling, shaping, looping and designing with paper. Students will have the opportunity to make their own special quill work and create greeting cards, or ornaments with their finished quilling, along with the skills to continue creating at home. This accessible art form is perfect for gifts. You’ll be led through the basic process, then set free to create a coiled paper creation to hang in a window or add to a card. Tools, sources for supplies, and reusing paper to make your own strips will all be covered. This craft is perfect for a relaxing morning of conversation, so grab a friend and come coil away!

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Byzantine Bracelet with a Twist

Date/Time: Saturday, March 16, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Kim Bakken-Parr
This bracelet is a modern twist on a traditional chain maile bracelet design. Each student will start out with sterling silver jump rings and end up with a custom bracelet. While the pattern looks complicated it is as simple as counting to six, because the design is repeated after every six jump rings. Pliers are provided but students can bring their own if they wish. Students will also learn how to make jump rings at home. Students who need magnification for this close hand work should bring their own.

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Watercolor Landscape Elements

Date/Time: 4 Tuesdays, March 19 – April 9, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Catherine Hearding
You want to paint landscapes but struggle with how to paint trees, rocks, grasses and skies. This class will help you acquire the skills that you need. We will practice technique for landscape elements so that you have more confidence when approaching your landscape painting. Each class will be devoted to a specific element of the landscape. Instructor demos will show you the technique and you will have time to practice in class with helpful guidance.

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iPad Drawing & Painting: Your Digital Sketchbook

Date/Time: 2 Thursdays, March 21 & 28, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

James Nutt
This iPad drawing class is designed for those who want to learn to draw on the iPad, and are also interested in exploring some of the more detailed programs for drawing on the iPad. Using the program Procreate, the learning curve is short and possibilities are endless. You can undo mistakes, try multiple options, cut and paste, and even paint in the dark. This class is intended to be three quarters drawing class and one quarter learning the technology. Learn to use the iPad as a new and exciting medium and finally have an art studio with you everywhere you go. This class can be used standalone to get you drawing and painting anywhere. We will discuss accessible digital art platforms and get comfortable with the program through a series of drawing exercises, and also explore subjects such as line quality, color, scale, and proportion. iPad required. Please download and install Procreate. Information can be found online at procreate. Note: Stylus is optional and not required. Instructor will bring different examples to try.

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Alcohol Ink Painting for Beginners

Date/Time: Friday, March 22, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Date/Time: Saturday, April 27, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Date/Time: Monday, May 13, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Debra Dresler
Join the fun and bring family and friends for an exciting painting event. This art ink medium can be used to create glowing paintings, gorgeous ceramic tiles, and more. Unpredictable, wildly colorful, vibrant inks are used on non-porous surfaces including metal, plastic, glass, Yupo paper, and tile. The possibilities are endless! The colors are fluid dye mixed with rubbing alcohol that can be used full strength for intense bursts of color or diluted for a subtle look similar to watercolor washes. The colors are intermixable and can be brush painted, dripped, splattered, stamped and air blown. This fun class will introduce you to the medium by crafting 2 ceramic tiles. Framing and finished options will be discussed. No painting experience required. $15 material fee paid to instructor for use of all her art supplies, 50 colors of ink, tiles and other equipment. Everything you need. Bring an apron or wear old clothes.

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Your Artist Creativity Path

Date/Time: 5 Saturdays, March 23 – April 20, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Debra Dresler, Certified Facilitator—Finding your Creative Journey with Uber Bliss

Learn to discover, nurture, support, define and enhance your creative self by joining in this journey. We will work together to discover our passions, truths, purpose, blocks, curiosities, fears, beliefs and goals. Through journals, artist dates, detective work exercises, dream visioning, mindfulness, and audacious FUN, we will meet and travel this creative path together.

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Beginning Calligraphy

Date/Time: 3 Saturdays, March 23 – April 6, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Pat Barrett
Learning calligraphy is similar to learning any art form. It involves line, shape, space, texture, color, and movement. In calligraphy there are basic rules and techniques meant to help the learning process. In this class our focus will be on learning the Italic minuscule script (lower case letters). The focus of the first class will be on learning the basics such as tools, supplies, terms, and any other basic information necessary to start putting pen to paper. The focus of the following two classes will be on learning the structure of each letter within the Italic lower case alphabet, spacing, and a bit on layout, as well as individual guidance and answering questions.

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Colorful and Creative: Finger Labyrinth Fun and Functional Art to Use and Adorn

Date/Time: Saturday, March 23, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Lisa Gidlow Moriarty
Creating labyrinths for finger walking is a spiritual process that yields a usable table-top labyrinth that can be an art piece for the wall or a one-of-kind gift of functional art. These finger labyrinths are made from tissue paper and cording on stretched canvas. All materials and instruction provided. No experience necessary. Come with a creative spirit and go home with a 12” x 12” completed labyrinth —a gift to yourself or another special person.

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Sterling Silver Charm Bracelet with Charms

Date/Time: Sunday, March 24, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM *rescheduled date

Kim Bakken-Parr
In the morning we will work with Precious Metal Clay (PMC) to create fine silver charms, which will be 99.9% pure silver. The clay will be rolled, textured, dried, and then kiln fired. This is like working with sticky “Play-Doh”. In the afternoon you will make your own sterling silver bracelets by using pliers to connect sterling jump rings. How jump rings are made will be demonstrated, and you will be given the opportunity to make your own if you choose. The class will finish with connecting the charms to the bracelet. All tools are provided just bring a lunch.

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Clay Monster Spoon Rest

Date/Time: Sunday, March 24, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Erika Arndt
Explore clay by smooshing, poking & modeling it into a cute (or frightening!) monster dish. Fired projects will be ready in approximately two weeks after class.

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