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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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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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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Hand Sewing Leather 201 – Tote Bag and Laptop Case

CLASS ID: 2Y405
Time: Wednesday, February 27, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

CLASS ID: 5Z4S
Time: Saturday, May 11, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Dan Horan of Merchant Leather
This advanced leather-working class will build on your sewing skills, allowing students to create a larger, more complex project. Students will work from custom patterns while being guided through the basics of leather design and construction  including the skills necessary to design their own goods. Project options include a tote bag, cross body purse, 13” laptop case or 15” laptop case. You will be required to choose your project at signup but a variety of leather choices for each project will be available at the beginning of class. Previous hand-sewing (saddle stitch) experience is strongly recommended. While the basics will be covered, the more experience you have, the happier you will be with you finished project. (please see MerachLeather.com/WBCA for project examples)

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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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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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Soar! Mixed Media Mentoring

CLASS ID: 2Y206
Date/Time: 4 Mondays, February 4 – 25, 9:30 AM – 11:45 AM

CLASS ID: 3ZMA
Date/Time: 3 Mondays, March 4 – 25, 9:30 AM – 11:45 AM

CLASS ID: 4ZMA
Date/Time: 3 Mondays, April 1 – 15, 9:30 AM – 11:45 AM

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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