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Teens

Visual Arts

Teens


Ages 15 - Adult
(5 weeks) Jan. 4 - Feb. 8, No class Jan. 25
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.


Ages 15 & up 
(5 Weeks)  Jan. 8 - Feb. 5
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.


Ages 15 to Adult
Jan. 12 - 26
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 15 & up
January 12-26
Sat. 10:30-12:30pm

Instructor: Michele Frantz

Through a trio of 2 hour workshops, students will learn the basic techniques and supplies needed to get started in acrylics, watercolors and pastels. This class is the perfect overview for the beginner who wants to compare these media options, and would make a wonderful gift for budding artists!

Course Fee includes $20.00 supply fee.


Ages 11 - 18
(10 Hours) Jan. 12 - Feb. 9
Sat. 2-4pm

Instructor: Lydia Bratton
What’s behind Manga & Anime? Why are these so popular? We will look at Japanese cartooning, learn a bit about the history & techniques and apply our skills into making creative and original Japanese frame-boards. Hand drawing and digital tablets may be utilized with a variety of widely accessible software programs, including Krita™, Manga Studio™, Paint Tool Sai™, and MediBang Paint Pro™.  Course fee includes $20 supply fee.


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Ages 15 & up
(6 Weeks)  Feb. 7 - March 21;  no class Feb. 14
Thurs
. 6:30-8:30pm

Instructor:  Jean Seelig
Learn fundamental Asian brush painting techniques while painting on rice paper, silk and other surfaces! Award-winning artist Jean Seelig will introduce the 4000-year-old philosophy, traditions and techniques of Sumi-e brush painting as she teaches students to capture the essential spirit as well as the appearance of natural forms within their designs. One stroke techniques will be demonstrated and practiced during the class. Motifs will vary with the season.
Course fee includes tuition and $15 supply fee.


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Ages 11 - 18
(5 Weeks)  Feb. 7 - March 21;  no class Feb. 14 and March 7
Thu. 6:30-8:30pm

Instructor: Cheryl Miehl
Visual art journaling is an exciting frontier for self-expression. The art form combines art and words, providing a place to access creative energy, stretch image-making capabilities and explore techniques, tools and processes to create very personalized artwork. Artists will experiment with graphite, colored pencil, caran d’ache crayons, paint, collage and printmaking techniques to learn the basic skills of art journaling. Visual Art Journals emphasize the use of color (lots of color!), texture, shape, line and image. No previous artistic experience required as there are no rules, just self-expression!  Course fee includes tuition and $25 supply fee.


Ages 15 & up
(4.5 hours) February 9
Sat. 10am - 2:30pm

Instructor: Michele Frantz

Take your drawings to new depths of visual interest with a better understanding of the colored pencils medium. This workshop will focus on color blending, shading and textural variations possible with an array of application techniques. Train your eye to see form and color with greater distinction -- colored pencils are supremely portable and ideal for urban and plein air sketching in the field, cartoon coloring, mixed media explorations, and abstract compositions.  Suitable for beginners and intermediate students. Course fee includes tuition and $8 supply fee.


Ages 15 & up 
(5 Weeks)  Feb. 19 - Mar. 19
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.


Ages 15 - Adult
(5 weeks) Feb. 22 - Mar. 22
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.