Finger Labyrinths: A Path for HeART and Hand

CLASS ID: 2Y901
Date/Time: Wednesday, February 20, 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Mary Silvaroli Daul
Come explore the smallest of all labyrinths, known as finger or tabletop labyrinths, and discover how these miniature patterns offer an ever present “path of possibilities” at your fingertips, to inspire art and a more artful way of living. Armed with only the simplest of art tools and a simple guide for drawing the classical labyrinth from its “seed pattern,” participants will move through drawing, “walking”, collaging, and journaling exercises designed to increase curiosity and creativity. Grounded in the ancient wisdom and ways of the labyrinth and a unique “labyrinth as life coach” approach, this class is designed to provide rest for your soles and awareness that all you ever need to journey on the path of the labyrinth is as close to your heart as your hand.

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Whimsical Birds on a Wire

CLASS ID: 2Y203
Date/Time: Thursday, February 21, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Sylvia Benson
Using acrylic paint on canvas, draw and paint fanciful birds. Don’t worry about exact shapes, the more “out there”, the better. No experience necessary. This class will be tons of fun for everyone, even if you’ve never painted before!

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Alcohol Ink Painting for Beginners

CLASS ID: 2Y208
Date/Time: Thursday, February 21, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

CLASS ID: 3ZIA
Date/Time: Friday, March 22, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

CLASS ID: 4ZIA
Date/Time: Saturday, April 27, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

CLASS ID: 5ZIA
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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Studio Landscape Painting with Mike Rada

CLASS ID: 2Y291
Date/Time: 5 Wednesdays, February 21 – March 21, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

CLASS ID: 3ZOE
Date/Time: 5 Thursdays, March 28 – April 25, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

CLASS ID: 5ZOE
Date/Time: 5 Thursdays, May 2 – June 13, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

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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Becoming a Better Painter in Oils or Acrylics

CLASS ID: 2Y212
Date/Time: Friday, February 22 , 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Mary Jo Van Dell
You will quickly notice an improvement in your work with the instruction and ideas you receive in this workshop. You will be personally coached and encouraged to develop or better individual skill and style. Come with an open mind and blank canvas to refresh your passion for painting. Subject matter is up to you. Starting a new piece is preferable but you may also bring a piece in progress. This is the perfect workshop to bring that idea that’s been haunting you to life or to start that big canvas you’ve always wanted to do. A small canvas is fine too! Enthusiasm and some experience are required for this class.

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Caricature Woodcarving Workshop

CLASS ID: 2Y001
Date/Time: Saturday – Sunday, February 23 – 24, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

CLASS ID: 5Z0A
Date/Time: Saturday – Sunday, May 18 – May 19, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Morris Anderson
This woodcarving class will 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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Circle of Life Prayer Bracelets

CLASS ID: 2Y404
Date/Time: Saturday, February 23, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Sue Swanson
The word bead comes from the middle English word bede, which means to pray. We will talk about the origin and development of prayer beads throughout the world and how they are being used today. We will create a bracelet using a wide selection of beads including gemstone, glass and metal. The Circle of Life Meditation design was created by Sue to demonstrate the principles of sacred geometry that are present in many cultures. Each person will have an opportunity to talk about their bracelet and how they plan to use it. We will close by using the bracelets together.

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Poem Pocket

CLASS ID: 2Y701
Date/Time: Sunday, February 24, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Margie Jones
Build with slabs to make a unique clay pocket. Learn hand-building techniques and texturing. Use your pocket to hold poems and secret messages!

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Melted Crayon Canvas

CLASS ID: 2Y707
Date/Time: Sunday, February 24, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM

CLASS ID: 4Z7A
Date/Time: Sunday, April 7, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Erika Arndt
Have you ever wanted to make one of those brilliant melted-crayon-on-canvas works of art? Using hot glue and a heat gun, we’ll create a bright conversation piece for your wall.

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Introduction to Tai Chi

CLASS ID: 2Y902
Date/Time: Tuesday, February 26, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

CLASS ID: 4Z9J
Date/Time: Wednesday, April 10, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM

CLASS ID: 5Z9F
Date/Time: Tuesday, May 28, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Aimee Van Ostrand
Learn about this beautiful and healthy art form during a free class. Just dress comfortably so you can move, no special outfits required! Aimee will let you know about the health benefits and give you a brief history before she guides you through the Yang Style short form.

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