Never painted in oils before? This painting class is for the basic beginner or those who desire a refresher course after a long break from painting. You will learn to see well, simplify the visual world into basic shapes, values, and color. This class will allow students to feel confident in their ability to start a painting on their own. *ALL MATERIALS PROVIDED
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An impressive painting starts with a strong composition. Students will begin by creating thumbnail sketches that will be used to establish a composition. They will then learn to use soft/sharp edges, contrasting values, and brushwork to describe textures and surfaces. Canvases and boards will be provided, but students should bring their own paints and brushes. More information on materials will be given upon registering.
A class designed to take your drawing skills to another level and translate these skills into the world of painting. Sharpen your ability to simplify and see well. You will learn how to start your compositions using the “rule of thirds”. Students will work in charcoal, graphite, and finally, paint mono chromatic images in oil. This is an excellent class for any beginning painter.
Dive into the creative process by making works of art with fiber. In this 8-session class students focus their attention on making playful artistic creations through the use of wool and fiber. From the ancient craft of hand felted wool, to collaging, printing and sculpting with fabric, the possibilities for exploring this art form are endless! Get ready for a fiber fest that unlocks your creativity and engages your imagination! The Riverside Community Outreach classes provide an opportunity for people with a variety of abilities and backgrounds to learn together.
Dive into the creative process by making works of art with fiber. In this 8-session class students focus their attention on making playful artistic creations through the use of wool and fiber. From the ancient craft of hand felted wool, to collaging, printing and sculpting with fabric, the possibilities for exploring this art form are endless! Get ready for a fiber fest that unlocks your creativity and engages your imagination! The Community Inclusion Project classes provide an opportunity for people with a variety of abilities and backgrounds to learn together.
Learn more advanced techniques in oil painting and work to build upon the skills you already have. The instructor will demonstrate techniques in class and discuss the materials and tools of oil painting. It is recommended that students have some prior experience with oil painting or have taken Principles of Oil Painting at The Arts Center. Students will need to provide their own brushes, palette knives and paints. Canvases will be provided.
Do you want to make perfect handmade gifts for Christmas this year? Come to the workshop and make some super cute “upcycled” sweater mittens for everyone on your list. Pattern templates for women’s, men’s and kid’s standard sizes will be available. We will provide a pile of sweaters and fleece lining fabric for you to recycle, or bring your own! Please bring your own portable sewing machine to class. If you have a machine, but are feeling a little rusty come an hour early and get a brush up on your sewing skills.
Learn how to “throw” on the potter’s wheel! Create vases, bowls, pots, and more. This class is for the true beginners who have always wanted to try their hand at the wheel. Experienced and approachable instructor Erin White will help you learn the skills it takes to throw a successful piece of pottery. Surface decoration techniques will also be discussed. This is a fun, hands-on class for any enthusiastic beginner, and can be repeated to better improve your skills.
In this 4 week class, students will learn safe techniques to make a “Comfort Bird” and a “Dala Horse.” Roughouts or blanks for each project will be provided by the instructor. The course will also cover the methods needed to achieve and keep a sharp edge on your knife as well as the nature of wood itself as a medium for carving. You will also learn the rudiments of finishing to give your projects a polished look you can be proud of.
Class limited to eight students. There will be a $10 material fee payable to the instructor.
This one-day class is designed to give a hands-on learning experience to all ages and all levels of experience. The instructor will work with participants in a step-by-step process to start and complete one vessel in the 3-hour class period. All pieces created must be left for firing. Once complete, students have the option to pick them up the work or utilize them in the Basic Glazing class.