Next Step Beginning and Intermediate Oils

CLASS ID: 2X46
Date/Time: 3 Thursdays, October 11 – 25, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM

CLASS ID: 2X47
Date/Time: 3 Thursdays, November 8 – 29, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM
No class November 22

Julie Dobson Miner
If you have taken the First Step Beginning Oils 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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Painting Skills for Beginner Painters

SECTION 2: HOW TO USE THE PAINTING TOOLS:
BRUSHES, PALETTES AND SURFACES
CLASS ID: 2X55
Date/Time: 4 Tuesdays, October 16 – November 6, 9:45 AM – 12:15 PM

SECTION 3: DRAWING WITH PAINT:
CAPTURING LIGHT, MASS AND VALUES
CLASS ID: 2X56
Date/Time: 4 Tuesdays, November 13 – December 4, 9:45 AM – 12:15 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 held back later on. In these courses, we will cover 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 develop a painting. This class will be taught in sections, each topic building on the next, 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. This course will continue into the Winter.

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Intermediate/Advanced Painting with Dan Mackerman

CLASS ID: 2X50
Date/Time: 4 Tuesdays, October 16 – November 6, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM

CLASS ID: 2X51
Date/Time: 4 Tuesdays, October 16 – November 6, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

CLASS ID: 2X52
Date/Time: 4 Tuesdays, November 13 – December 4, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM

CLASS ID: 2X53
Date/Time: 4 Tuesdays, November 13 – December 4, 6:30 PM – 9:00 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. For some that may mean inspiring conversation on topics that relate to your work. For others it may mean tips or demos on materials and tools that fine-tune your technique or improve a specific piece. 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. Solvent-free oil painting dating back to the time of Rembrandt is highlighted but any opaque media such as pastel or acrylic are also welcome.

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Experience the Labyrinth

CLASS ID: 9X05
Date/Time: Wednesday, October 17, 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Mary Silvaroli Daul
Whether an experienced traveler or new to the way of the labyrinth, come join others on the path for a morning of reflection and renewal. Gather together for a brief introduction to the labyrinth followed by time to walk, reflect, and share at the close of the morning. Participants may bring a journal to extend and integrate their experience. Discover how each labyrinth journey offers the gift of time and space to rest…release… receive…and return, renewed and refreshed.

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Tai Chi

CLASS ID: 9X11
Date/Time: 6 Thursdays, September 6 – October 18, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
No Class September 20

CLASS ID: 9X12
Date/Time: 6 Thursdays, October 25 – December 6, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
No Class November 22

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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Studio Landscape Painting with Mike Rada

CLASS ID: 2X58 *date change
Date/Time: 3 Thursdays, October 18, 25 & November 15, 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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Bienvenue à la Conversation Française

CLASS ID: 5X20
Date/Time: 2 Thursdays, October 4 & 18, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

CLASS ID: 5X21
Date/Time: 2 Thursdays, November 1 & 15, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Carolynn Johnson
Join us for open-ended conversation among friends. Whatever your proficiency, we’d love to see you. If you’ve always wanted to be more conversational with your French, here’s your opportunity. Bring a notebook if you wish to take notes.

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Clay Studio for All Skill Levels

CLASS ID: 3X25
Date/Time: 4 Thursdays, October 4 – 25, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM

CLASS ID: 3X26
Date/Time: 4 Thursdays, November 1 – 29, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM
No Class November 22

Adama Sow
Senegalese teaching artist Adama Sow will assist potters with wheel throwing, hand-building, and glazing techniques. Demonstrations will cover hand-building and basic wheel-throwing techniques as well as more advanced concepts upon request. Work at your own pace with both individualized and group instruction. No clay experience necessary; all levels are welcome. Materials are included.

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All Ages Clay

CLASS ID: 3X34
Date/Time: 4 Thursdays, October 4 – 25, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

CLASS ID: 3X35
Date/Time: 4 Thursdays, November 1 – 29, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Adama Sow
This all-ages class with teaching artist Adama Sow is the perfect class for kids, teens, and adults, or for parents to take with their children! Demonstrations will cover basic wheel-throwing, hand-building, sculpture, and glazing techniques as well as more advanced concepts upon request. Work at your own pace with both individualized and group instruction. No clay experience necessary; all levels are welcome. Materials included.

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Pottery Wheel for All Skill Levels

CLASS ID: 3X28
Date/Time: 4 Thursdays, October 4 – 25, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

CLASS ID: 3X29
Date/Time: 4 Thursdays, November 1 – 29, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
No Class November 22

Adama Sow
Senegalese teaching artist Adama Sow will teach beginning potters how to control the wheel, and show advanced students how to make a better pot. Demonstrations will cover basic wheel-throwing techniques. No clay experience is necessary. Advanced students are welcome. Materials are included.

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