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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.

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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.

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Ages 15 - Adult
(5 weeks) May 16 - June 13
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.

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June 11-13
T, W, Th 10am - 1pm

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, texture, shape, line and image. No previous artistic experience required as there are no rules, just self-expression! Register by June 2 to avoid $15 late fee.

Course fee includes $25.00 Supply fee.

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Ages 15-Adult
June 17-21
Mon-Fri     6:30-9pm

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, 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. Register by June 9 to avoid $20 late fee.

Course fee includes $12.00 Paper Supply fee.

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June 18-20
Tue, Wed, Thu     10am - 2pm

Instructor: Cheryl Miehl

The Gelli Plate is a tool that encourages play!  Join us as you learn to create amazing prints loaded with layers of color and design.  Prints can be made in just one layer, or through multiple layers where overlapping patterns create 1-of-a-kind papers! We will explore printing many colors in a single “pull” of the plate, or layer colors one “pull” at a time to build unique and interesting designs. We will use commercial stencils, and learn to make our own stencils for more personalized graphics. Color theory and composition will be discussed, and everyday objects will be used to create textures. Learn techniques to hand color finished prints and discover ways to use “junk” prints for other mixed media projects. We will generate a lot of art in three short days - the possibilities are endless with this versatile printmaking experience! Register by June 9 to avoid $20 late fee.

Course fee includes $20.00 Supply Fee.

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July 1-3, 5
Mon-Wed, Fri     10am-2pm ; No class 7/4

Instructor: Michelle Ciancarelli

Combine composition with color theory to learn how the two work together for successful artwork. Learn painting techniques for texture and depth. This course will provide an in-depth introduction to color theory and invite students to think about composition not just in terms of form and value but also regarding color. As there is no one ‘right way’ to paint, we will actively explore a variety of ways to begin and develop a painting, through hands-on investigation of concepts and techniques that these processes entail: tonal (under)painting, block-out (under)painting, wash, direct painting, layering, dry-brushing, blending, texturing, etc. Class is suitable for beginners to experienced painters as challenges will be individualized. No previous experience is required! Pack a lunch or snack each day. Register by June 23 to avoid $20 late fee.

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Course fee includes $25.00 Supply fee.

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Ages 13-Adult
July 1-3, 5
Mon-Wed, Fri     6:30pm-9pm ; No class 7/4

Instructor: Lydia Bratton

What’s behind Manga & Anime? Why are these art forms so popular? We will look at Japanese cartooning, learn a bit about the history and techniques, and apply our skills in making creative and original Japanese frame-boards. Register by June 23 to avoid $15 late fee.

Course fee includes $15 Supply fee.

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Ages 13- Adult
June 24 - 28
Mon - Fri     10am-2pm

Instructor: Martin Cervantez

Step into the 3rd dimension as renowned artist Martin Cervantez leads students through the multi-faceted process of making art from found objects and non-traditional media. Explorations of composition, rhythm, texture, and depth will combine with the engineering of assembly and attachment utilizing the instructor’s fascinating collection of components. All materials will be provided via supply fee.  Register by June 30 to avoid $20 late fee.

Camp fee includes $25.00 Supply fee.

Artist Martin Cervantez is a former Artist in Residence at the U.S. Army Center of Military History where he was responsible for capturing the Army's story on paper and canvas. Current artwork transitions to dynamic abstract creations in two and three dimensions.  This summer Martin shares his passion for visual expression in two sessions at Windy Knoll, providing a vivid introduction to the elements of design through abstraction. These programs are excellent for portfolio development, or just for the joy of creating art with the instructor’s guidance.
See also Martin's second abstract art class
Painting - Mind, Body & Spririt.

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Ages 13- Adult
July 8 - 12
Mon - Fri     6pm-9pm

Instructor: Mike Flynn

Join artist Mike Flynn & learn to paint outdoors at beautiful Windy Knoll Farm in Nokesville. Working both in the field and within an onsite studio, students will take inspiration from nature, regardless of weather.  Set-up, tools & techniques of plein air painting will be introduced. Learn from Mike as he demonstrates and paints throughout the experience. All materials/gear will be provided via supply fee.  Register by June 30 to avoid $20 late fee.

Course fee includes $25 Supply fee.

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