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Visual Arts

Visual Arts


Ages 15 & up 
(5 Weeks)  Oct. 22 - Nov. 19
Tue. 10:30am-12:30pm

Instructor: Michele Frantz

Versatile and forgiving, acrylic paints may be manipulated with a wide array of techniques, applied to many different surfaces, and modified with various additives. Students new to acrylics will learn introductory basics; experienced students will improve skills and explore new directions. Class is offered throughout the year with a different approach presented each session. List of acrylics supplies given upon registration; canvases and boards will be provided by instructor.

Course fee includes tuition and $12 canvas fee.


Age 15 & up
(5 weeks) October 9 - November 6
Wed. 7:00pm-8:30pm

Instructor: Emily Thomson
Develop your observational and rendering skills. Learn to understand and draw in terms of line, value, shape, texture, light, space, composition, and perspective using a variety of media and techniques. Please bring your artist sketching pencils and charcoals, and an 18" x 24" drawing pad. This class may be taken multiple times; the lessons presented will vary from session to session. Students new to drawing instruction will learn basic techniques; more advanced students will further develop skills & explore new directions.


Ages 15 & up
Oct. 24 - Nov
. 21
Thu. 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. 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  - Adult
(5 weeks) Oct. 25– Nov. 22
Fri. 10:30am-12:30pm

Instructor: Michele Frantz

Explore the beautiful fluidity and transparency of watercolor. Beginners will learn basic tools and techniques; experienced students will explore new methods, materials and styles. Class is offered throughout the year with a different approach presented each session. List of watercolor supplies given upon registration; watercolor paper will be provided by instructor. Course fee includes tuition and $12 paper supply fee.


Ages 11-14
November 1 - November 22
Fri.  6:30-8:30pm

Instructor:  Lydia Bratton

Wish you had more time to make something amazing in the art room? Come indulge design impulses in our Friday night studio art class!  Find plenty of individual instruction and opportunities to try new media and techniques; projects explored may vary with each student's interest. We will draw, paint, sketch, and build dynamic creations. Course fee includes $15.00 supply fee.


Ages 7-11
November 2 - December 14 (no class 11/23 & 11/30)
(5 weeks)
Sat. 3:00-4:30pm

Instructor:  Lydia Bratton
Improve your fundamental drawing skills with a wide array of lessons which will include the use of traditional art mediums (pencil, marker, pastels, etc.) and technology (drawing software, tablets.) Class may be taken multiple times; lessons will vary from session to session. Course fee includes $20.00 supply fee.


Ages 11-14
November 4 - December 2
(5 weeks)
Mon. 6:30-8pm

Instructor:  Lydia Bratton
Improve your fundamental drawing skills with a wide array of lessons which will include the use of traditional art mediums (pencil, marker, pastels, etc.) and technology (drawing software, tablets.) Learn to recognize and proportionally represent edges, shapes, negative space, line, and shadow. Class may be taken multiple times; lessons will vary from session to session. Course fee includes $20.00 supply fee.


Ages 13- Adult
(3 Weeks) Nov. 5 - Nov. 19
Tuesdays     6:30 - 8:30pm

Instructor: Martin Cervantez

Martin shares his passion for engaging and surprising the viewer through uniquely artistic manipulation of acrylic paint. Learn textural tools and innovative techniques to create vibrant art with this versatile medium, and experience the healing potential of creativity when you are open to the possibilities! Course fee includes $15.00 Supply fee.


Ages 15 & up
(4.5 hours) November 7, 14, & 21
Thu. 7-8:30pm

Instructor: Michele Frantz

If you love pure color, you will love pastels! Learn about different pastel supports (types of papers and boards) while exploring a variety of techniques in this workshop. Dive right in without needing paintbrushes, solvents or a palette - no other medium allows you to apply rich color to the support as quickly as you can with pastels. Students new to the medium will learn basic tools & techniques; more experienced students will further develop skills and explore new directions. Supplies will be provided.  Course fee includes $8 supply fee.


Ages 5-8
Nov. 9 & 16
Saturday     3pm - 4:45pm

Instructor:  Heather Rankin

Our mini-classes for ages 5-8 feature a variety of 2D and 3D art projects to encourage exploration, discovery, and FUN! In this session children will create their own organic botanical creature using elements from nature ---leaves, pine sprays, twigs & more.  We will learn about form, texture, layers and collage techniques in creating an autumnal keepsake.

Course fee includes $5.00 Supply Fee.