Studio Landscape Painting with Mike Rada

CLASS ID: 10BOD
Date/Time: 5 Thursdays, October 17-November 21, 6:00-9:00 PM
 
**No Class November 7
Tuition: $162 Member/$200 Non-Member
Age/Level: Adults, Experienced Beginner, Intermediate

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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Margaux’s Table Special Fish & Seafood Class

CLASS ID: 10B6F
Date/Time: Tuesday, October 22, 6:00-8:00 PM
Tuition: $50 Member/$53 Non-Member
Age/Level: Adults, 21+, All Levels
Location: Margaux’s Table

CLASS ID: 10B6F
Date/Time: Tuesday, October 22, 6:00-8:00 PM
Tuition: $50 Member/$53 Non-Member
Age/Level: Adults, 21+, All Levels
Location: Margaux’s Table

Class ID: 10B6H
Date/Time: Tuesday, October 29, 6:00-8:00 PM
Tuition: $50 Member/$63 Non-Member
Age/Level: Adults, 21+, All Levels
Location: Margaux’s Table

Peggy Doran
Margaux will go to the fresh fish market and select seasonal fresh fish and seafood and show you how to make flavorful fish & seafood worthy of a dinner party or just a simple healthy weekday dinner. Great for hot weather cooking! Don’t eat before you come! Some items we will select will be: fresh seasonal fish fillets, octopus or squid, scallops or lobster, shrimp, and mussels.

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Oil or Acrylic Painting

CLASS ID: 10BOE
Date/Time: 5 Thursdays October 24-November 21, 6:00-8:30 PM
Tuition: $130 Member/$170 Non-Member
Material Fee: $10 payable to instructor
Age/Level: Adults, Teens, All Levels

Holly Stone
If you’re brand new to painting, returning after an absence, or an experienced painter looking for helpful critiques and lots of support in refining your style, this is the class for you! You will be given step by step exercises designed to give you a good grounding in value, color and color mixing, composition, brush handling, palette knife use and more. You will design and complete a painting based on your own photo reference/ image of your choice. Both oil and acrylic paints will be available – we will discuss the pros and cons of each, and you may try them both before deciding on the medium of choice for your painting.
This class offers lots of critiques, tips, playful learning exercises, and support. Instructor has been teaching students of all painting levels for over 20 years. She is committed to helping you develop your own style, and express your voice through art.

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Open Drawing with Instructor

CLASS ID: 11B2B
Date/Time: Tuesday, November 19, 1:00-3:30
Tuition: $26 Member/$34 Non-Member
Age/Level: Adults, Experienced Beginners and Beyond


CLASS ID: 8A2B
Date/Time: Monday, August 12, 5:30-8:00 PM
Tuition: $26 Member/$34 Non-Member
Age/Level: Adults, Experienced Beginners and Beyond

Attention all Drawing from the Paper Up and Portrait Drawing alumni! This is an opportunity to get away for some drawing time while honing your drawing skills. Students are to bring their own projects and supplies. Individualized instruction and critiquing by the instructor throughout the class. Open to alumni of any other drawing classes; must be knowledgeable in shading and basic drawing techniques.

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Symbolism in Your Painting

CLASS ID: 10B1A
Date/Time: Friday-Sunday, October 25-27, 9:30 AM-3:30 PM
Tuition: $350 Member/$438 Non-Member
Age/Level: Adults, All Levels

From ancient times to the present, symbols are a part of our communication both verbally and visually. Everywhere we look, we are aware of the symbolism in our lives. This course focuses on the daily symbols (ex. street signs) and the more meaningful symbols (love, joy, family) important to us. The exercises will be geared toward non-realistic paintings as you find your own vision of creative painting. Join in on the fun of this unique approach to your artful life. Artists will work on separate paintings in each morning and afternoon session. Past experience is helpful; however, an open, experimental and “anything goes” attitude is the best. Critique is a part of each session. All media and all levels of artists are welcome.

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The Essential Birch Bark Box

CLASS ID: 10B9M 
Date/Time: Saturday & Sunday October 26 & 27, 9:00 AM-5:00 PM 
Tuition: $168 Member/$216 Non-Member 
Material Fee: $40 payable to instructor, depending on size and subject 
Age/level: Adults, Intermediate to Advanced

CLASS ID: 10B9M 
Date/Time: Saturday & Sunday October 26 & 27, 9:00 AM-5:00 PM 
Tuition: $168 Member/$216 Non-Member 
Material Fee: $40 payable to instructor, depending on size and subject 
Age/level: Adults, Intermediate to Advanced

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Learn to Draw!

CLASS ID: 10B2E
Date/Time: Monday, October 28, 6:30-8:00 PM
Tuition: $16 Member/$20 Non-Member
Age/Level: Adults, Beginner

Kyle Frederickson
For anyone who has ever said they “can’t even draw a stick figure,” this class is for you. To understand drawing is not that complicated or scary. This will help you feel more comfortable with drawing. Many techniques and styles will be covered so you will be excited when the Pictionary game is brought out.

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Make a Needle Felted Bluebird

CLASS ID: 11B4F
Date/Time: Saturday, November 2, 9:30 AM-1:00 PM
Tuition: $37 Member/$47 Non-Member
Material Fee: $30 payable to instructor
Age/Level: Adults, All Levels, 12+ if accompanied
by registered adult

Students will complete a needle felted Eastern bluebird in class using wool roving and merino prefelt. Students of Karen’s previous needle felting classes will progress in their use of materials to create accurate color and form. Everyone, including beginners will enjoy creating a needle felted bluebird ornament. Some needle felting experience helpful.

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Loose Lush Landscapes

CLASS ID: 11BAA
Date/Time: Saturday, November 2, 9:00 AM-3:30 PM
Tuition: $95 Member/$119 Non-Member
Material Fee: $10 Payable to instructor
Age/Level: Adults, All Levels

Bonnie Cutts
Approach landscape painting using photos for subject matter, and see what fun adding lots of color and texture can be. Come and paint all day in a loose way, applying bold, big brushstrokes with a lot of paint, and/or pour paint for an interesting effect. You will learn to add texture with gels and molding pastes and figure out which material best suits you as you create little paintings packed with emotion. The focus of the class will be on capturing larger shapes rather than details as you simplify the landscape images. Have fun using paint mixed with gels to create thick, textural paintings filled with lots of energy. Class will warm up with quick drawings to define shapes and forms in the landscape image to be painted. Each student will finish several small paintings during the class, all with a different feel depending on the acrylic materials used. All levels of painting experience are welcome. $10 Materials fee paid to instructor.
Bring to class: 4 large synthetic brushes, flats and filberts up to 1”; 6 – 8” x 10” surfaces to paint on – canvas, canvas boards, or gessoed hardboard surfaces; landscape photos – or use the instructor’s; drawing paper and pencils; palette knives; palette for paint; water container, rags, and a bag lunch.

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Clay Open Studio

Every Wednesday & Saturday from September – December

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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