Melding with Welding

CLASS ID: 6A0C
Date/Time: Saturday, June 8, 12:30 PM-4:30 PM
Tuition: $89 Member/ $110 Non-Member
Material Fee: $20 payable to instructor
Age/Level: Adults, Teens 16 +, Beginners

In this 4 hour course you will learn about the history of welding and weld a sculpture. TIG Welding melts metal to metal. No sticks, rods or wire. You will learn to use power-tools. Tap into your creativity and take home a sculpture. Safety first, do not wear shorts, dresses or open toed shoes. Do wear jeans, a long sleeved cotton shirt, closed toed leather shoes or boots. Bring leather work gloves and a stone about the size of your fist.

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Cut’n’Fold: The Art of Kirigami and Paper Sculpture

CLASS ID: 6A8F
Date/Time: Thursday, June 20, 6:00-8:30 PM
Tuition: $26 Member/$34 Non-Member
Material Fee: $10-$15 depending on project, payable to instructor
Age/Level: Teens 14+, Adults, All Levels

From Japanese culture this class will explore the technique called Kirigami. You will learn to turn a simple piece of paper into a beautiful pop-up card or into a 3D sculpture by cutting, folding, drawing, painting, and more. You will also explore how light and projection interacts with your 3D object and give it texture and new life. Outcomes can be: 3D paper sculptures, pop-up cards and booklets, paper architecture, small sets, prototypes for furniture.

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Painting an Oil Portrait from Photo Reference

CLASS ID: 8AOB
Date/Time: Tuesday, August 27, 9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Tuition: $135 Member/$169 Non-Member
Age/Level: Adults, Beginner, Intermediate

Personalize your art or your gift giving by painting a portrait of a loved one. Suzann will walk you through the process of painting a portrait start to finish from your own photo. This workshop includes a demo and hands-on work. Advanced students will have the opportunity to sharpen their accuracy and finishing techniques. This workshop will teach you:
• How to choose a photo to paint from.
• Ways to transfer a basic drawing to canvas.
• How to mix colors for flesh tones.
• Steps to paint a portrait in one or more sessions.
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Fanciful Floral Collage

CLASS ID: 6AAD
Date/Time: Monday, June 17, 9:00 AM-3:30 PM
Tuition: $95 Member/$119 Non-Member
Material Fee: $10 Payable to instructor
Age/Level: Adults, All Levels

Collages can be personally charged, playful, insightful, humorous or just plain fun. They are works of art you create using a variety of materials you glue or adhere to a surface. Learn about making acrylic gel skins (like decals) which you will incorporate into your work along with decorative papers, paint, gels and raised stencils. Learn how to directly transfer laser prints onto the surface of a prepared canvas and follow step by step instructions to create your image from that starting point. Learn about and use a variety of acrylic materials as surfaces to work on as you work with composition, balance, color and design. Explore new acrylic materials for interesting textures. All acrylic paints, gels and mediums provided. Open to all levels of painting experience.
Bring to class: Favorite synthetic paintbrushes, palette knives, palettes for paint, 2 – 9” x 12” canvases or other gessoed surfaces to work on, scissors, ruler, favorite drawing tools, decorative papers and/or old paintings to cut up, water container, rags, a bag lunch and a sense of adventure. $10 materials fee payable to instructor.

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Encaustic Effects With Acrylics

CLASS ID: 7AAB
Date/Time: Saturday, July 27, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
Tuition: $95 Member/$119 Non-Member
Material Fee: $10 Payable to instructor
Age/Level: Adults, All Levels

Learn to create the wax like look of encaustic painting with the durability of acrylics. Mimic the soft, luminous effects of beeswax by applying multiple layers of acrylic paints and gels layer upon layer. Cut and bury paper images and stenciled patterns deep below the surface and create lovely soft translucent layers over them. Become familiar with encaustic-like wax formulas, explore a variety of applications and create a whole new feeling in your artwork. Open to all levels of painting experience. See www.whitebeararts.org for supply list.

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Hand Sewing Leather 201- Tote Bag and Laptop Case

CLASS ID: 8A4T
Time: Thursday, August 29, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Tuition: $63 Member/$81 Non-Member
Material Fee: $40 – $60 depending on the project payable to instructor
Age/level: Adults and teens 12+, 101 or other hand-sewing experience is strongly recommended.
Please bring reading glasses if you need them

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 your finished project. (please see MerachantLeather.com/WBCA for project examples)

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Hand Sewing Leather 101- Small Goods

CLASS ID: 6A4S
Time: Wednesday, June 5, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Tuition: $42 Member/$54 Non-Member
Materials Fee: $20 payable to instructor
Age/level: Adults, kids 8+, all levels
Please bring reading glasses if you need them

This entry level class is designed to introduce the classic techniques of hand-sewing with leather. Students can choose from projects that demonstrate the basics of working with leather including cutting, punching, hand sewing, riveting, snap setting, finishing and care. No previous experience with any type of craft or sewing is required. Students will be able to choose from a wide assortment of projects and leather at the beginning of class, including: clutches, belts, coin purses, wallets, Fieldnote covers, phone cases, keychains, sunglass cases and more. (please see MerchantLeather.com/WBCA for project examples).

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Super Stained Glass Suncatchers

CLASS ID: 6A4O
Date/Time: Saturday-Sunday, June 22, 9:00 AM-2:00 PM, Sunday June 23, 10:00 AM-1:00 PM
Tuition: $95 Member/$122 Non-Member
Material Fee: $10 payable to instructor
Age/Level: All Ages 12+, All Levels

A Suncatcher is a small stained glass project that is light enough to be hung in a window with a suction cup. In this class you will learn the basics of making stained glass without having to invest in all the tools. There will be a variety of patterns available from beginner to more advanced, for those of you who have already had some training working with glass. You will have time to make two to four suncatchers depending on the complexity of the designs you choose. Next you will choose the colors of glass that you want for each part. Then you will be scoring and breaking glass. Tools and grinders will be used to shape the glass to match each pattern piece. When the glass is ready, you will be applying a thin copper foil to the edge and soldering the pieces together. Bring your lunch and water bottle. Students should wear a crew necked t-shirt and shoes with a hard surface and closed top (not an open sandal or mesh top tennis shoe.

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Stained Glass Suncatchers

CLASS ID: 7A4O
Date/Time: Monday-Tuesday, July 22 & 23, 6:00-9:00 PM
Tuition: $84 Member/$108 Non-Member
Material Fee: $5 payable to instructor
Age/Level: All Ages 12+, All Levels

A Suncatcher is a small stained glass project that is light enough to be hung in a window with a suction cup. In this class you will learn the basics of making stained glass without having to invest in all the tools. There will be a variety of patterns available from beginner to more advanced, for those of you who have already had some training working with glass. You will have time to make one or two suncatchers depending on the complexity of the ones you choose. Next you will choose the colors of glass that you want for each part. Then you will be scoring and breaking glass. Tools and grinders will be used to shape the glass to match each pattern piece. When the glass is ready, you will be applying a thin copper foil to the edge and soldering the pieces together. Students should wear a crew necked t-shirt and shoes with a hard surface and closed top (not an open sandal or mesh top tennis shoe).

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