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Age 18 & up
(5 weeks) January 22 - February 19
Wed. 6:30pm-9:00pm

Instructor: Emily Thomson

This class will provide opportunity to draw the unclothed figure with guidance from the instructor. Live models will pose for both quick sketches and more detailed studies. We will explore gesture drawing, and the movement of line, physical proportion, and the interplay of light and shadow on the human form. Please bring your artist sketching pencils and charcoals, and an 18" x 24" drawing pad. Program is geared toward students with previous drawing experience: advanced beginners and intermediate students welcome. High school students may enroll with parental consent letter, contact the Center for details.

Course fee includes tuition and a $45 model fee.

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Ages 15 & up
(4.5 hours) February 8
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 using 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, cartoon coloring, mixed media explorations, and abstract compositions.  All skill levels welcome. Course fee includes tuition and $8 supply fee.

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Ages 15 & up 
(5 Weeks)  Feb. 18 - March 17
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.

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Ages 15  - Adult
(5 weeks) Feb. 21– March 20
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.

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Age 15 & up
(5 weeks) March 4 - April 1
Wed. 6:30pm-8:00pm

Instructor: Emily Thomson

Interested in improving your skills in creating likenesses and well-drawn faces? We will work from live models as we focus on facial proportions and symmetry and learn the subtle techniques of drawing the details of eyes, nose, and mouth. This portraiture class is suitable for both beginners and experienced drawing students. Please bring your artist sketching pencils and charcoals, and an 18" x 24" drawing pad.

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Ages 15 & up
(4 hours) March 15
Sat. 1pm - 5pm

Instructor: Michele Frantz

Learn to mat and frame art and photos, and save money by doing it yourself. Participants will learn to cut a mat, which tools to use, where to buy supplies, and much more. Bring an image to be matted (size 4 x 6 or 5 x 7), and a frame (size 8 x 10.)

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Ages 15 & up
March 21 - April 25 ; no class 4/11

Sat. 12pm - 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. 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.

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Ages 15 & up 
(5 Weeks)  March 23 - Apr. 27 (no class 4/6)
Mon. 6:00 - 8:30pm

Instructor: Deborah Dismuke

This class will explore the fundamental techniques of oil painting, working from both still life and photographs. Beginners will learn the care and use of essential materials such as brushes, canvases, and mediums, and experienced students will advance their understanding of oils through expert guidance from the instructor. Class designed for students with some background in drawing. Supply list will be provided.

Course fee includes tuition and $12 canvas fee.

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Ages 15 & up 
(5 Weeks)  March 31 - May 5 (no class 4/7)
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.

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Posted in , on 8 October 2019, by , 0 Comments


Ages 15  - Adult
(5 weeks) April 3 – May 8 (no class 4/10)
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.

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