Still Life Painting in Oil

CLASS ID: 1Y209
Date/Time: 3 Thursdays, January 17 – 31, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

CLASS ID: 2Y209
Date/Time: 4 Thursdays, February 7 – 28, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Christopher Copeland
This class will focus on organizing a still life composition set-up and painting from life. Emphasis will be on drawing and value structure. Finally completing the value study with color and edge-work control.

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Next Step Beginning & Intermediate Oils

CLASS ID: 1Y218
Date/Time: 3 Thursdays, January 17 – 31, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM

CLASS ID: 2Y214
Date/Time: 3 Thursdays, February 14-28, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Julie Dobson Miner
If you have taken the First Step Beginning Oils class or have painted in oils before this class is for you. This ongoing class will take you through the entire process from concept to completion of a painting. Julie will gently help you first paint what you see and eventually will let you work independently. Most classes will begin with a demo, small discussion/lecture or sharing to increase your knowledge of all the aspects of art including drawing, value, color, planning for success and how to move beyond your reference /not be restricted by it.

The instructor will use traditional oil paints, however, students can also use water mixable oils or acrylics. Julie promotes learning to mix colors by use of a suggested limited palette (warm and cool primaries) as well as limited use of solvents and safe handling practices. Beginner student projects will be offered and eventually progress to help you find your own artistic voice. Julie has a wealth of knowledge to share, and continuing students will keep growing in their knowledge and skill level.

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Studio Landscape Painting with Mike Rada

CLASS ID: 1Y215
Date/Time: 5 Thursdays, January 17 – February 14, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

CLASS ID: 2Y291
Date/Time: 5 Wednesdays, February 21 – March 21, 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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Painting Skills for Beginner Painters

CLASS ID: 1Y210
Date/Time: 3 Tuesdays, January 22 – February 12, 9:45 AM – 12:15 PM
*No Class January 29

SECTION 6: PAINTING METHOD #2: BLOCKING-IN
CLASS ID: 2Y211 or 2Y223
Date/Time: 4 Tuesdays, February 19 – March 12, 9:45 AM – 12:15 PM OR 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Dan Mackerman
This is a class for those with either little or no experience or for those with experience that want to pick up tips they might have missed. Learn the skills that are fundamental to painting so that your imagination won’t be restricted later. Drawing techniques for measuring proportion and composing, color mixing tricks, an introduction to the different kinds of brushes and how to use them, and several different easy methods to developing a painting.

This class will be taught in sections, each new topic building upon the last, starting with the most basic skills in the fall and advancing to more exciting levels of painting by the end of spring. Each topic will be demonstrated so you can see how it’s done before you try it yourself.

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Intermediate/Advanced Painting with Dan Mackerman

CLASS ID: 1Y212
Date/Time: 3 Tuesdays, January 22 – February 12, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM
*No Class January 29

CLASS ID: 2Y210
Date/Time: 4 Tuesdays, February 19 – March 12, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Dan Mackerman
This course is designed for intermediate and advanced painting students who wish to broaden their knowledge and experience. Work on your own projects while taking advantage of Dan’s 40+ years of painting. The purpose of this class is to improve upon what you already know, expose you to new possibilities and to make you a better painter. Dan will regularly give demonstrations, share references from his personal library of over 500 books, lead critiques, and give museum tours when the need arises. All media welcome including oil, pastel & acrylic. Solvent-free oil painting, dating back to the time of Rembrandt, will be highlighted.

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Weaving Rugs on a Peg Loom

CLASS ID: 1Y408
Date/Time: Wednesday, January 30, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Decorating areas with handwoven rugs are the perfect way to add a bit of “sheik” to your favorite spaces. The Peg Loom Rug is an easy plain-weave structure made on a sturdy wooden Peg Loom. These cushy rugs are made from core wrapped fleeces, Roving, even mega bulky rug yarn in the color of your choice.

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Tai Chi

CLASS ID: 12Y901
Date/Time: 5 Thursdays, December 13 – January 24, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM  *date change
*No Class December 27 & January 3

CLASS ID: 1Y906
Date/Time: 6 Thursdays, January 31 – March 7, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Aimee Van Ostrand
Tai Chi is practiced by millions of people in the parks and squares of China. The practice of Tai Chi is a series of silent, fluid seamless slow-motion movements and studies show regular practice supports good health and longevity. It improves circulation, balance, mental focus and sense of wellbeing. It is low impact and can easily be modified to be practiced by those with mobility issues. Aimee Van Ostrand is a Licensed Acupuncturist and owner of Healing Within Acupuncture. No experience or equipment is necessary. Wear comfortable clothing. Sign up for a month at a time, or drop in when you can and pay $15 Member/$19 Non-Member per week.

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Friday Morning Clay

CLASS ID: 1Y310
Date/Time: 4 Fridays, January 4 – 25, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

CLASS ID: 2Y311
Date/Time: 4 Fridays, February 1 – 22, 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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Clay Open Studio

Every Wednesday & Saturday from December – February

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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Ballet Barre Level 1 and 2 (Seniors Welcome)

BALLET BARRE LEVEL 1
CLASS ID: 1Y903
Date/Time: 11 Tuesdays, January 8 – March 26, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
*No Class March 5

BALLET BARRE LEVEL 2
CLASS ID: 1Y904
Date/Time: 11 Thursdays, January 10-March 28, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
*No Class March 7

Jan Chamberlin
Ballet dancers begin their day at the barre, and so should you! Using a barre for support we will learn traditional ballet exercises that will increase strength and endurance while also improving balance and coordination. Simple choreography will be taught so each student will feel the joy of dancing and be encouraged to express themselves creatively through the movements. Level 1, perfect for beginners and those wanting to dance at a slower pace, will spend the entire class at the barre. Level 2 is more advanced and will finish each class in the centre dancing without the aid of the barre. Whichever class you attend be prepared to feel lighter, stronger and more graceful when leaving. Whether you want to try ballet for the first time, return to class after years off, learn proper technique to apply to your Pilates barre class, or work on balance, this is the class for you!

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