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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Studio Coffee

CLASS ID: 3Z6A
Date/Time: 13 Fridays, March 1 – May 31, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
*No class May 24

Neil Johnston
We will gather over coffee to discuss all topics related to art making – studio practice, marketing, philosophy, culture, materials, ideation, process, events, etc. Everyone is welcome and no experience is necessary – we have artists, designers, writers, non-artist art enthusiasts, beginners, professionals, musicians, dancers… Just stop in and let the conversation carry you!

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Open Studio: Artist to Artist

CLASS ID: 3Z6B
Date/Time: 13 Fridays, March 1 – May 31, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM
*No Class May 24

No Instructor
Get to know other artists. Grow in knowledge, support, and community by creating together in any medium.  Artists work on their own projects with their 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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Friday Morning Clay

CLASS ID: 2Y311
Date/Time: 4 Fridays, February 1 – 22, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

CLASS ID: 3Z3K
Date/Time: 5 Fridays, March 1 – 29, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

CLASS ID: 4Z3J
Date/Time: 4 Fridays, April 5 – 26, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

CLASS ID: 5Z3J
Date/Time: 4 Fridays, May 3 – 31, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Alexander Chinn
Join Alex and enjoy your morning with clay! Each class begins with a short demonstration followed by working on clay projects: throwing on the wheel, hand-building, tiles, sculptures, etc. All levels are welcome. Materials are included.

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Mindfulness and Creativity in Poetry and Art

CLASS ID: 3Y801
Date/Time: Saturday, March 2, 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Greta Gaard, Ph.D. in English, MSW in Clinical Social Work & Mina Leierwood, M.A. in Education
Mindfulness practice teaches one how to set aside habitual patterns of thought, and to pay attention to a deeper level of sensations, images, emotions. Similarly, both good writing and expressive art address life’s greatest questions through a grounded awareness of sensations, environments, other beings, and earthly elements. This workshop introduces mindfulness practice accompanied by the practices of reading and writing poetry, and creating art.

In the morning session, we will read short poems that use mindfulness as a lens on life itself — poems by Mary Oliver, Pablo Neruda, Rumi, Lynn Ungar, David Wagoner, Naomi Shihab Nye — discussing these poems in terms of form, metaphor, sensory detail, rhythm and stanzas. The format alternates mindful poetry reading, reflection, discussion, and the practice of mindful poetry-writing.

In the afternoon session, participants will explore paper, ink, watercolor and assemblage to reflect and expound upon their written works. No artistic experience is necessary, only a sense of curiosity is needed. We’ll be learning to trust our intuitive, artist-selves, and with a little coaxing, your inner spirit is sure to come and play. By the end of the workshop, participants will have created a complementary pairing of poetry and art.

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Art Journaling

CLASS ID: 3Y802
Date/Time: Saturday, March 2, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Sue Swanson
Transform a plain lined journal into a work of art to hold your thoughts, hopes and dreams. Learn some easy ways that will have you looking forward to writing in your journal. We will use collage materials, colored pens and pencils to:
• Make a vision board cover
• Sprinkle inspirational pictures and words throughout the pages
• Use punches to zoom in on motivational images
• Learn some doodles and dangles to enhance the pages
• Make Washi Tape doors and windows
Come ready to create!

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Animal Vessels

CLASS ID: 3Z7C
Date/Time: Sunday, March 3, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Margie Jones
Make a hand built vessel, then transform it into a favorite animal. Learn basic hand-building and surface design techniques.

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Dabbling in Polymer Clay

CLASS ID: 3Z7A
Date/Time: Sunday, March 3, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Erika Arndt
Explore this magnificent clay medium and learn some basic techniques as you wrap a pen, votive & make some mini sculptures.

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Woodfire Exploration

CLASS ID: 3Z3A
Meeting: Sunday, March 3, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Glazing & Loading: Saturday & Sunday, May 11 – 12
Firing: Wednesday, May 15 – Sunday, May 19 (Scheduled Shifts)
Unloading: TBA

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