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Classes

Classes

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First timers call the Center at least 24 hours prior to get on Tuesday Studio email list.
Ages 15 to Adult
Tues. 7-9pm

Join us for an informal and lively studio session. Recommended for advanced-beginners and intermediate students working in any 2-D medium, subject, and style you choose.  The instructor provides technical tips, constructive feedback and assistance in achieving goals set by the student. This studio is about encouraging growth and artistic expression.  Students should bring their own supplies, reference materials and a work in progress.  No Advance Sales; Pay at the door. Check with the Center to ensure Studio is Open each week.


Teens & Adults
Apr. 23 - May 21
Tue. 7:30-8:30pm

Instructor: Cookie Bell
No partners needed, but partners welcome! Come learn a variety of line dances and enjoy great music. Get ready for summer dances and put a spring in your step!


Teens & Adults
Apr. 11 - May 23 (no class 4/18)
Thu. 8:30-9:30pm

Instructor: Barbara Brennan
Our Spring session of Ballroom Basics will take advantage of longer days and start at 8:30pm.  If you would like to come out and dance a little later in the evening, here is your chance to have fun!  Ballroom Dancing brings out the social dynamics and best of everyone who likes to “move.” With practice, we will get to know how to Cha-cha, Fox-trot, Swing and more. For each dance we learn, the first 5 basic steps of that dance are taught.  This class is for singles, couples, beginners or those who need a refresher course.


Ages 5-7
(5 Weeks) Apr. 27 - May 25
Sat. 3:00 – 4:45pm

Instructor:  Nikki Osborne
Are you in search of new opportunities to nurture the creativity in your little Picasso? In this class we will explore a variety of mediums and themes involving drawing, painting, collage, and sculpture geared toward the youngest student. Each child will learn to greater appreciate art and their own creative power. Course Fee includes tuition and supply fee.


Ages 15 & up
(5 weeks) May 2-30
Thurs. 10:15am - 12:45pm

Instructor: Mike Flynn
This class is designed for students (beginner to intermediate) who want to explore the unique principles of watercolor: transparency, speed, spontaneity.   Classes will emphasize and demonstrate brush work, color mixing, wash techniques, value patterns, design layout and composition. We will discover “technical tricks” with different tools: palette knives, butter knife, razor blade, plastic credit cards, and learn to make corrections by lifting out, washing out and sponging out already painted surfaces. Class may be taken multiple times; subject matter will vary among a variety of landscapes, seascapes, florals and still-life. Watercolor paper will be provided by the instructor. Supply list will be provided upon registration. Course Fee includes $12.00 paper supply fee.


Ages 15 to Adult
May 4 - May 18
Sat. 9:30am - 12:30pm

Instructor: Don Flory

Do you own a Digital SLR camera but feel you aren’t taking advantage of its capabilities? This class will help you understand what your camera has to offer. We’ll cover issues that are not unique to digital cameras, such as basic camera operations, exposure, light metering, depth of field, ISO settings, as well as issues that are unique to digital cameras such as navigating, jpeg versus raw, setting white balance, color correction, understanding the histogram and more. Each class will include photo walks in our neighborhood for guided practice working with your camera settings. All brands of DSLR camera are welcome.


Ages 16 & up
(2 hours) May 5
Sun. 2:00-4:00pm

Instructor: Kimberly Faulkner, ATR-BC*

Do you need to find more time for self-care in your day? Are you looking to incorporate more creativity in the way you approach caring for others? Join Kimberly Faulkner, a practitioner of art and healing, for this one-time, stress reduction workshop designed for mothers and/or women who identify as caregivers. Through guided meditation and personal reflection, you will tap into creative expression through an art project inspired by nature. Kimberly will review self-care techniques and their uses, the importance of self-care and stress reduction, and share new activities you can practice at home with your family. You are sure to leave rejuvenated and return to care giving with a greater sense of balance. Ideal for all levels; no artistic background required.  Course fee includes tuition and $12 supply fee.

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*Kimberly Faulkner is a board-certified Licensed Creative Arts Therapist (ATR-BC.)   Learn more about Kimberly and her practice at www.bluemonarchcreative.com


Ages 11 - Adult
(2.5 Hours)  May 6
Mon. 6:00-8:30pm

Instructor: Candace Penders
Don’t miss this truly unique opportunity -- all skill levels welcome, no prior art experience needed! Make an original hand-painted silk scarf in time for Mother’s Day in the beautiful studios at Windy Knoll Farm. We will provide design inspiration and material guidance. You will choose your colors and play to your heart’s content in this relaxing, enriching workshop.  Ages 11 -12 must be accompanied by an adult registrant.  Light refreshments will be served.


Ages 5-7
(3 Weeks) May 7-May 23

Tue. & Thu. 5:00-6:00 pm
Do you provide Mom and Dad with lots of entertainment at home? Then bring your imagination and explore your talents in this marvelous adventure into acting. Theatre games and improvisation provide a wealth of new acting skills and self-confidence to budding actors!


Ages 8-12
(3 Weeks) May 7-May 23

Tue. & Thu. 6:00-7:00 pm
Got the acting bug? While perhaps not as easy as accomplished actors make it seem, acting builds on techniques that you can learn and practice. In this class, you will learn many techniques so important to auditioning and developing not only your acting abilities, but your self-confidence. This is your chance to explore audition basics, warm-up routines, script work, improvisation, scene study and character study. Action!