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Visual Arts

Visual Arts


Ages 7-11
March 26 - April 9
Tues. 6:30-8:30pm

Instructors: Martin Cervantez, Lee Darter, Kimberly Faulkner, Jean Seelig

Allow your child to experience the restorative power of creativity with multiple fine artists in the studios at Windy Knoll Farm. Each instructor will guide students in making art in a manner that fosters stress reduction, self-expression, and meditation. Lessons may include Asian Brush Painting, Zentangle, Meditative Dot Painting and more. All exercises provide channels for relaxation and focus. Each student will take away new pieces of art, grater confidence in their creative power, and positive techniques to continue to use in fostering health and wellness.  Tuition below includes $15.00 supply fee.


Ages 7-11
March 29 - April 26
Fri.  6:30-8:30pm
(4 weeks)
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 15 & up 
(5 Weeks)  April 2 - May 7, No class April 16
Tue. 10:30am-12:30pm

Instructor: Michele Frantz
Versatile and forgiving, water-based acrylics may be manipulated with a wide array of methods, applied to many different surfaces, and modified with various additives. We will explore application techniques, surface variations, and the effect of medium additives to stretch the reach of our creativity. Small class size allows for individual instruction: students new to acrylics will learn introductory basics; more advanced students will further develop skills and explore new directions. The class may be taken multiple times; new subject matter is presented in each session. Canvases and boards will be provided by the instructor; registrants will receive a list of materials to bring to class via email after registration.  Course fee includes tuition and $12 canvas fee.


Age 15 & up
(5 weeks) April 3 - May 1
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 - Adult
(5 weeks) April 4 - May 9, No class April 18
Thurs. 7-9pm

Instructor: Michele Frantz

Wild and wonderful color! Learn a variety of techniques, color mixing principles, and special effects in watercolor or acrylics. The program will help clarify the differences in properties and effects that may be achieved with these paints, but the student may determine which medium they wish to use in this combined session. Beginners will learn the basics, while more advanced students will enhance skills and explore new directions. Paper and canvases will be provided, plus a list of additional supplies you will need. Course fee includes $12 supply fee.


Ages 15 - Adult
(5 weeks) April 5 - May 10, No class April 19
Fri. 10:30am-12:30pm

Instructor: Michele Frantz
Jump into an adventure and into the world of watercolor. Beginners will learn the basic tools and techniques of the medium; more advanced students are encouraged to explore new methods, materials and styles. You can grow as an artist with the class since it is offered throughout the year. A different approach or subject matter is presented each session. Watercolor paper will be provided by the instructor, along with individual instruction geared for your comfort level. Supply list will be provided. Course fee includes tuition and paper supply fee.


Age 15 & up
(12 hours) April 5 - May 17; (no class 4/19)
Fri. 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Instructor: Suhail Mir

Do you know the basic functions of your camera, but want to bring the “wow” factor to your photos? Improve your skills through 6 lessons with an expert. We will focus on using composition and lighting to capture more compelling images, and help you transition away from using automatic camera settings and move into the creative use of manual mode. We will gain practice with guided photo walks around town, then learn to take better photos through hands-on tutorials in the Center's computer lab. Please bring your DSLR camera to class. Enrollment limited to 8 students..

Check out the work of the instructor at http://suhailmirphotography.com/


Ages 15 & up
April 6 - May 11, No class April 20
Sat. noon - 2:30pm

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 11-14
April 6 - May 11 (no class 4/20)
(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.) 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. Students new to drawing instruction will learn basic techniques; more advanced students will further develop skills & explore new directions..  Course fee includes $20.00 supply fee.


Ages 7-11
April 8 - May 13 (no class 4/15)
(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. Students new to drawing instruction will learn basic techniques; more advanced students will further develop skills & explore new directions..  Course fee includes $20.00 supply fee.