Finger Labyrinths: A Path for HeART and Hand

Date/Time: Wednesday, February 20, 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Mary Silvaroli Daul
Come explore the smallest of all labyrinths, known as finger or tabletop labyrinths, and discover how these miniature patterns offer an ever present “path of possibilities” at your fingertips, to inspire art and a more artful way of living. Armed with only the simplest of art tools and a simple guide for drawing the classical labyrinth from its “seed pattern,” participants will move through drawing, “walking”, collaging, and journaling exercises designed to increase curiosity and creativity. Grounded in the ancient wisdom and ways of the labyrinth and a unique “labyrinth as life coach” approach, this class is designed to provide rest for your soles and awareness that all you ever need to journey on the path of the labyrinth is as close to your heart as your hand.

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Whimsical Birds on a Wire

Date/Time: Thursday, February 21, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Sylvia Benson
Using acrylic paint on canvas, draw and paint fanciful birds. Don’t worry about exact shapes, the more “out there”, the better. No experience necessary. This class will be tons of fun for everyone, even if you’ve never painted before!

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Alcohol Ink Painting for Beginners

Date/Time: Thursday, February 21, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Date/Time: Friday, March 22, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Date/Time: Saturday, April 27, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

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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Circle of Life Prayer Bracelets

Date/Time: Saturday, February 23, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Sue Swanson
The word bead comes from the middle English word bede, which means to pray. We will talk about the origin and development of prayer beads throughout the world and how they are being used today. We will create a bracelet using a wide selection of beads including gemstone, glass and metal. The Circle of Life Meditation design was created by Sue to demonstrate the principles of sacred geometry that are present in many cultures. Each person will have an opportunity to talk about their bracelet and how they plan to use it. We will close by using the bracelets together.

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Melted Crayon Canvas

Date/Time: Sunday, February 24, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Date/Time: Sunday, April 7, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Erika Arndt
Have you ever wanted to make one of those brilliant melted-crayon-on-canvas works of art? Using hot glue and a heat gun, we’ll create a bright conversation piece for your wall.

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Introduction to Tai Chi

Date/Time: Tuesday, February 26, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Date/Time: Wednesday, April 10, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM

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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Studio Coffee

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

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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Art Journaling

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

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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