Archive for the ‘Classes + Camps’ Category

SOLD OUT ! Introduction to Woodcarving

Thursday, January 19th, 2017

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.

NEW CLASS! Clean Cooking for Health

Thursday, January 19th, 2017

Learn how to eat to elliminate joint pain, high cholesterol and lower the risk of type 2 diabetes. This healthy cooking class will give you insight about how to eat, and recipes to get you on your way to feeling better than you have in years.

Painting Pathways:Oil & Acrylic

Thursday, January 19th, 2017

Study a variety of approaches to painting while strengthening basic skills. We’ll explore the difference between painting from direct observation and indirect sources such as photographs and imagination. Turpentine-free mediums keep the classroom healthy, and non-toxic choices in painting are discussed. Materials are supplied except brushes (you may buy brushes from the instructor the first day). Prerequisite: Painting Color or equivalent experience.

On Your Toes – A Dance Workshop

Thursday, January 19th, 2017

In this workshop participants will be introduced to the amazing world of dance photography. In this workshop we will be working with both natural and studio lighting to create some unique stop action and artistic images. Prerequisite: Photo 101 and Fluidly shooting in Manual camera settings. Participants will need:access to a variety of subjects to shoot weekly camera, portable, external hard drive, CD/ DVD or flash drive note book and writing utensil.

SOLD OUT! Drawing for the Terrified

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

This is a class for anyone who has ever said, “I can’t draw” (but wished it were otherwise!). In this introductory drawing class for new students as well as those looking to build on a little experience, you will develop and refine skills and increase your powers of observation. Students will learn at their own pace while following a structured course with emphasis on self-discovery and skill development, as they investigate a broad range of drawing materials. Students leave with a greater confidence and the skill to move on to more drawing or painting classes.

Painting Voice:Oil & Acrylic

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

This class explores why we paint, how to choose subject matter and source materials, and how to work toward your own personal style as an artist. Quick and fun exercises will explore expressive possibilities and build painting skills. We’ll address concerns related to projects of your own choice, attuned to each student’s level. Prerequisites:Painting Color, Painting Pathways, or equivalent experience.*Students should bring paints and brushes, materials fee covers painting surfaces.

Painting Color: Oil & Acrylic

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

A creative approach to color theory with a focus on adding richness and vitality to your paintings. This all-levels class is appropriate for complete beginners or experienced painters who would like to deepen their understanding of color. Demonstrations and presentations, as well as hands on experience teach students reliable color mixing and use of color to express form, light, and mood. Turpentine-free mediums keep the classroom healthy, and non-toxic choices in painting are discussed. Materials are supplied except brushes (you may buy brushes from the instructor the first day).

Silver Metal Clay Exploration

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

Explore the many ways that you can use silver in a metal clay formulation to create jewelry designs of your own. The newest way of working with silver is metal clay which can be shaped like clay to produce uniquely textured surfaces, resulting in durable beautiful silver jewelry. Students will learn metal clay working techniques and make pendants, earrings, charms, and rings. The class will also cover techniques for setting and firing stones directly in metal clay. Each student will leave with at least four finished pieces of jewelry. No previous experience necessary. Students will pay a materials fee of $78 directly to the instructor at the start of class.


Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

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.

NEW START DATE! Macro Photography on Location

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

In this one day workshop students will explore the world of macro photography while on location shooting a variety of interesting subjects. We will first meet at the art center to go over the basics of shooting and then travel on location where we will explore the world close up. In the later afternoon students will return to the art center to share their discoveries. Prerequisite: Intro to Photography or firm knowledge of Aperture, Shutter Speed, ISO, and Camera Metering.