Soar! Mixed Media Mentoring

CLASS ID: 5ZMA
Date/Time: 2 Mondays, May 6 & 20, 9:30 AM – 11:45 AM

Susan Hartzell Vannelli
This class is for those who would like to complete a piece of art, an unfinished painting, pastel, watercolor, drawing, collage, or whatever! This instructor will mentor and help you with a new way of seeing your creative abilities, get you started on a new piece of work, and inspire you to press on and work in a series. Please bring supplies and a project. The instructor will have demonstrations each week for optional projects.

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Monday Morning Clay

CLASS ID: 5Z3A
Date/Time: 3 Mondays, May 6 – 20, 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Adam Gruetzmacher
Join potter Adam Gruetzmacher on Monday mornings in an open instruction studio setting. Students will help determine the trajectory of the class through their ideas and desire to explore new techniques in clay on and off the wheel. Work at your own pace and learn through both individual and group demonstration. Open to all skill levels, we will enjoy a relaxed studio environment designed to nurture and explore our ideas. Materials are included.

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Mentoring for All Mediums

CLASS ID: 5ZMB
Date/Time: 2 Mondays, May 6 & 20, 12:45 PM – 3:00 PM

Susan Hartzell Vannelli
This class is for those who would like to complete a piece of art, work on an unfinished painting, or learn to use pastel, watercolor, drawing, collage, or whatever! This instructor will mentor and help you with a new way of seeing your creative abilities, get you started on a new piece of work, and inspire you to press on and work in a series. Please bring supplies and a project. The instructor will have demonstrations each week for optional projects.

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Beginning/Intermediate Clay

CLASS ID: 5Z3B
Date/Time: 3 Mondays, May 6 – 20, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Soojin Choi
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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Mixed Medium May Flowers

CLASS ID: 5ZMC
Date/Time: Monday, May 6, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Susan Hartzell Vannelli
Join us for a fun evening full of spring inspiration. Working from real flowers, you will create a unique painting using pastels, watercolor and collage. Bring a friend!

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Silverpoint Drawing: The Delicate Line

CLASS ID: 5Z1A
Date/Time: Tuesday, May 7, 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Favored in the Renaissance before the invention of the graphite pencil, silverpoint steps into the 21st century with improved tools, materials and techniques. Trail a fine line of real sterling silver on paper you have prepared yourself in class. Silverpoint is an elegant choice for small, detailed work, realistic or abstract. Learn how to apply the surface ground, along with stroke techniques. Trace provided images, or draw your own to create a suite of small drawings which fit into your own hand-painted origami portfolio.

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Tuesday Morning Clay

CLASS ID: 5Z3C
Date/Time: 4 Tuesdays, May 7 – 28, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Zac Spates/Johnne Law McMahan
Learn something new every week with clay. This class is for those just starting out, or looking to expand their skill set. Learn traditional pottery and hand-building/sculpting techniques. Learn about glazing and surface design choices. This class is centered on individual development, and demonstrations based on group interest. Beginners are encouraged to join, and so are advanced students looking for additional feedback. Materials are included.

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Tuesday Afternoon Clay

CLASS ID: 5Z3D
Date/Time: 4 Tuesdays, May 7 – 28, 3:30 PM – 6:00 PM

Zac Spates/Johnne Law McMahan
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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Paella Valenciana

CLASS ID: 5Z6E
Date/Time: Tuesday, May 7, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

CLASS ID: 6A6F
Date/Time: Tuesday, June 18, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Peggy Doran
The Paella is the pan used to cook this legendary dish, and Valenciana refers to the region of Spain on the shores of the Mediterranean where it originated. It is typically cooked outdoors in the countryside on a dry wood fire. The Paella must be set at a suitable height to be surrounded by flames during the first part of the cooking, and the fire must be kept burning at the correct strength. Generally, good Paella depends not so much on the quality of the ingredients as on combining all the components in the correct proportions. The five basic elements – oil, water, rice, heat, and cooking receptacle – need to be balanced with an almost mathematical precision.

The experience and personal touch of whoever is in charge of the cooking are also of utmost importance. The preparation of Paella in the countryside is a ritualistic, festive occasion which can sometimes turn into a gastronomic debate! The relaxed, lighthearted atmosphere is punctuated with jokes and comments on the progress of the food. The experience culminates when the Paella is deemed ready, removed from the fire and carried to the table. Paella Valenciana has Bomba rice, rabbit or pork, green beans, chicken, snails, tomatoes, paprika, and saffron. Peggy’s version of Paella Valenciana will use seafood, pork, chicken, beans, chorizo, and Bomba rice. That’s a mouthful! Bring an apron to class.

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Tuesday Evening Clay

CLASS ID: 5Z3E
Date/Time: 4 Tuesdays, May 7 – 28, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Zac Spates/Johnne Law McMahan
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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