Paint, Print and Collage

CLASS ID: 1Y227
Date/Time: Friday, January 25, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Bonnie Cutts
Explore making monoprints and collage materials using Golden OPEN acrylics and a Gelli Plate. In this fast paced and fun class you will work in multiples and see what fun it can be to build and print your images quickly. Roll out paint, stencil a pattern, lay down shapes, and create images layer upon layer as the day goes by. You will work prints on printmaking paper as well as create collage materials. We will work quickly and make several prints without the use of a press. Open to all levels of creative experience and anyone ready to dive in and have some fun!

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Zone Color Mixing for Oil Portraiture

CLASS ID: 1Y214
Date/Time: Saturday, January 26, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Suzann Beck
This workshop will help take the mystery out of painting skin in light and shadow by helping students link structured color mixing to simplified values of light and dark in the face. Students will have hands-on practice with:
• Identifying value zones on the face
• Building a color chart and color mixing
• Matching the color chart zones to value zones on the face. Bring a lunch.

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Sculpting Workshop for All Ages

CLASS ID: 1Y104
Date/Time: Saturday, January 26, 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM & Sunday, January 27, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Erik Pearson
Join Erik Pearson for a two day sculpture workshop. Bring the whole family and work together on one piece, pay per sculpture. Erik will show you how to mix a plaster-like material using household items and then apply the material to a framework of cardboard and tape to create a table top sculpture. It’s like frosting a cake. The material will need approximately 24 hours to cure, after which additional refinements can be made to your piece, or it can be painted and ready to bring home. Come and work individually on a sculpture or with friends or family for a group project. Wear work clothes. Think of some ideas to sculpt: a person, animal, etc. Sign up early! 12 sculpture limit. Bring from home: cardboard and duct tape

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Great iPhone Photography

CLASS ID: 1Y571 *new class ID
Date/Time: Tuesday & Wednesday, January 29 & 30, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Debra Dresler
This comprehensive iPad and iPhone class will make your photographs look professional and grow your skills using the editing app, Snapseed. This is the “go to” for most photographers. This class will teach you better exposure, focus, composition, tricks and tips of the iphone. We will also cover resolution vs. compression, backups, jpgs, and tiff. We will look at the 25 best editing and camera apps, places to show your photos and websites to sell your work, and where to print your treasures on to clothing, canvas, glass, bags and more. There will be a resource list for tripods and additional lenses. Basic knowledge of the operation of your device is necessary, but No photography experience needed. Just bring your iphone or ipad with Snapseed app downloaded onto your device. A fine clear tip stylus is nice, but not required. Amazon has one called a Meko stylus.

On day two, you will learn to use the app Snapseed (free from the App store). This great all-purpose app will give you all its editing and enhancing features. Snapseed also has facial portrait enhancing, adding text, and white balance and sharpening. Time and weather permitting, we will go on a photo Safari around town to take to practice our skills in the classroom. IOS Apple only, Sorry no android, Galaxy etc.

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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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Becoming a Better Painter in Oils or Acrylics

CLASS ID: 2Y212
Date/Time: Friday, February 22 , 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Mary Jo Van Dell
You will quickly notice an improvement in your work with the instruction and ideas you receive in this workshop. You will be personally coached and encouraged to develop or better individual skill and style. Come with an open mind and blank canvas to refresh your passion for painting. Subject matter is up to you. Starting a new piece is preferable but you may also bring a piece in progress. This is the perfect workshop to bring that idea that’s been haunting you to life or to start that big canvas you’ve always wanted to do. A small canvas is fine too! Enthusiasm and some experience are required for this class.

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Felted Slippers

CLASS ID: 2Y409 – just added!
Date/Time: Wednesday, February 6, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM 
Tuition: $75 Member/$95 Non-Member
Material Fee: $30
Age/Level: Family, Teens 16+, Adults, All Levels

Cozy and warm, your new felted slippers are great for the colder days ahead. Learn to layer colorful wool fibers over a custom-sized pattern made from your own feet. Then, explore traditional wet felting techniques and transform the fibers into durable felted slippers. You can even make your slippers reversible! We’re on our feet a lot in felting classes. Some physical stamina required. Previous felting experience helpful.

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Caricature Woodcarving Workshop

CLASS ID: 2Y001
Date/Time: Saturday – Sunday, February 23 – 24, 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 Constructive Figure Drawing

CLASS ID: 2Y202
Date/Time: Tuesday, February 5, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Suzann Beck
Boost your accuracy in drawing the human figure by learning to draw from the inside out. Students will learn the basic proportional relationships of the human body, how to identify gesture, and build major muscle groups on a “wireframe”. The morning session will feature a lecture with illustrations and hands-on exercises. The afternoon will feature a demonstration and student work from a live model. Bring a lunch.

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Painting Contemporary Figurative Paintings

CLASS ID: 7A101
Date/Time: Tuesday – Thursday, July 30 – August 1, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Karen Knutson
Learn to loosen up and paint from the heart! We will be drawing more contemporary versions of people, in the loosest fashion possible. Simplicity is the name of the game in this workshop. Many techniques for texture, how to build layers for depth, working with limited colors, and lots of fun tricks done with rubbing alcohol and other tools, are just some of the new skills that you will learn.

One day, we will learn how to do wire drawings, which will help the students to loosen up! (Wire drawings are done with permanent markers and they resemble wire sculptures when completed.) This workshop is geared for all levels of acrylic students. We will also be trying other mixed media for detail work, like caran d’ ache crayons and prismacolor pencils. Karen Knutson is a very sought after instructor who believes that painting should be fun, but also likes to teach good design at the same time! www.karenknutson.com

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