Beginning iPhoneography

CLASS ID: 5R31
Date/Time: 2 Mondays: September 11 & 18, 6:30PM – 8:30PM

Lars Samuelsson
Do you enjoy taking pictures with your iPhone and wish you knew how to use it in a creative way? Whether on vacation, at a family reunion, or taking day-to-day snapshots, the iPhone can be a powerful companion to capture interesting images. In this class we will be “iPhoneographers” and explore the potential of the smartphone. We will explore topics such as exposure, composition, applications, the importance of resolution, and various ways to share and store images. The class will be a mixture of short lectures, assignments, and lots of time for making and talking about iPhoneography.

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Beginning Watercolor

CLASS ID: 1R03
Date/Time: 3 Mondays: September 11-25, 1:00PM – 3:30PM

CLASS ID: 1R04
Date/Time: 3 Mondays: October 9-30, 1:00PM – 3:30PM

CLASS ID: 1R05
Date/Time: 3 Mondays: November 6-20, 1:00PM – 3:30PM

Lisa Fertig
Come and explore the wonder of watercolor by learning the fundamentals and techniques of this exciting medium. Basic class lessons will help you feel comfortable as you discover your journey using watercolors. Pay the instructor an optional material fee of $1 if you wish to keep the lesson plans.

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Moving Beyond the Basics

CLASS ID: 1R06
Date/Time: 3 Mondays: September 11-25, 10:00AM – 12:30PM

CLASS ID: 1R07
Date/Time: 3 Mondays: October 9-30, 10:00AM – 12:30PM

CLASS ID: 1R08
Date/Time: 3 Mondays: November 6-20, 10:00AM – 12:30PM

Lisa Fertig
Moving on from a beginning watercolor class, explore a little more challenging subject matter as you start to develop your own individual style of painting. This class is designed to create a sound foundation from which to build, with lesson plans to help enforce the principles and elements of design. Demonstrations with a wide range of subject matter will help you gain self-confidence.

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Fall Flower Series

CLASS ID: 4R21
Date/Time: 3 Mondays: October 9-23, 10:00AM – 12:00PM

Ginnie Peterson & Therese Sexe
Ginnie Peterson and Therese Sexe from Crocus Hill Studio will teach you how to make beautiful floral arrangements in these fun classes. Every week try new techniques. One week will include succulents and living art.

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Adult Continuing Ballet

CLASS ID: 9R06
Date/Time:  14 Mondays: September 11 – December 18, 7:15PM – 8:15PM

Jan Chamberlin
Join ballet and enjoy the physical and esthetic benefits of dance. Through a barre, centre work, and turning and jumping combinations, this class will provide opportunities for exercise, stretching, and toning the body. This is a wonderful class for those who danced when they were younger and those who never stopped.

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Intro to Photo Editing using Snapseed

CLASS ID: 5R14
Date/Time: Monday, November 13, 6:30PM – 8:30PM

Lars Samuelsson
In today’s digital world with convenient access to a camera, making a photograph has become easier than ever. Despite this, a lot of images could go from being good to great by applying some basic image editing. In this class we will take a closer look at a free application called Snapseed, one of the most popular and effective imaging apps available today. Whether you want to preform basic image enhancement or become more creative with your editing, Snapseed is a great tool to improve your photography. After this class you will be able to use adjustment tools such as crop, white balance, contrast and saturation to greatly enhance you images, and image editing will be a natural part of taking pictures.

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Drawing from the Paper Up

CLASS ID: 2R11
Date/Time: 4 Mondays: September 11 – October 2, 6:00PM – 8:00PM

Julie Erickson
This class is for those who have a desire to draw but have had little or no prior drawing instruction, as well as those who have held back from signing up for beginning drawing classes, fearing it may be assumed that the ‘basics’ are already known. This is a true introductory drawing class, and it will be assumed that you have not had much, if any, prior drawing instruction. The atmosphere will be light and fun and no ‘natural ability’ is required, so come and discover the joys of drawing. After completing this class, you will have the knowledge, tools, and confidence to draw on your own and sign up for other drawing classes. We will learn the differences in and uses of various pencils, pencil strokes, papers, erasers, shading and measuring tools, how to lay out a drawing, as well as some bonus advanced tips and techniques. Drawing will be done from photos provided by the instructor.

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Recycled Journal: Old Book & Mixed Media

CLASS ID: 2R30
Date/Time: Monday, October 2, 1:00PM – 3:00PM

Debra Dresler
Create a journal for your everyday musings or travel experiences using an old hardcover book that you find. Look for a title that grabs you. I will show you how to transform it into a unique writing keepsake. We will also share ideas and techniques to add to your fun artful journal, including pockets, envelopes, small paintings, maps or drawings, and writing prompts to help you get started. No book making experience needed.

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Introduction to Still Lifes in Acrylic or Oil

CLASS ID: 2R28
Date/Time: 4 Mondays: October 9-30, 6:30PM – 9:00PM

Thomas E. Stewart
The instructor will offer a straightforward approach to painting “what you see”. Students will learn the basics of design, drawing, and painting from a still life. One evening of this painting class will be held outside, weather allowing. This will provide some of the basics for plein air painting. Different painting techniques will be explored to achieve a variety of visual effects. Students will receive individual instruction based on their painting experience. Students are also welcome to bring in work from home, any subject matter, and the instructor will help them further develop their paintings. Pay WBCA for all supplies. If you have materials of your own, feel free to bring them.

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Intergenerational Ceramics

CLASS ID: 7R01
Date/Time: 3 Mondays: September 11-25, 3:00PM – 5:30PM

CLASS ID: 7R02
Date/Time: 5 Mondays: October 2-30, 3:00PM – 5:30PM

CLASS ID: 7R03
Date/Time: 4 Mondays: November 6-27, 3:00PM – 5:30PM

Brittany Trushin
Explore basic hand building and wheel-throwing skills with this intergenerational beginner/intermediate course for adults, kids, and teens. Focus on learning to make different shapes using the wheel or hand-building skills like pinching, coiling, and slab building. Use your shapes to create utilitarian pottery or sculptural forms. Bring your ideas for specific forms you’d like to learn to make. Class will offer demonstrations and individualized instruction. No clay experience necessary. Materials are included.

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