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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) 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 10-14
Mon-Fri  6:30-8:30pm

Instructor:  Annaliess Trommatter

Do you love to draw and want to explore line, shape, texture and value in a manner that conveys drama and mystique? Try the visually powerful medium of charcoal. We will experiment with additive and subtractive applications using charcoal pencils and sticks, and learn blending tools and techniques to manipulate the medium for a wide variety of effects. We will also work a bit outdoors so set-up, tools & techniques of plein air drawing may be introduced. Register by June 2 to avoid $15 late fee.

Course fee includes tuition and $20.00 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-July 3
M/W 7-9pm

Instructor:  David Johnson

Delve into the fundamentals of the most relevant acting methods while integrating the actor’s full instrument – the body, voice and mind.  The Actor’s Approach is designed for high school, undergraduate, and community theatre actors who are eager to continue their passion for acting into college or area theatre.  Hone your skills through theatre games, exploration and scene study to make honest and organic choices in developing a role.

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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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Ages 13-18
June 24-28
Mon-Fri     10am-2pm

Instructor: Nicole Osborne

Have you ever wanted to learn how to create your own animated gifs? Edit sound to go along with your animations? Then this week of camp is perfect for you! We will be learning how to use an assortment of software platforms to create our own short animations. We will talk about best practices within the industry. This is a great beginner course for anyone wanting to get started with animation. Class limited to 8 students. Register by June 16 to avoid $25 late fee.

Camp fee includes $25.00 Supply fee.

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Ages 8-14
June 24 - 28
Mon - Fri     10am-2pm

Instructor: Lydia Bratton

Creative nature lovers - join us for a unique experience in the beautiful studios at Windy Knoll Farm! This week-long camp is about making art from our surroundings, incorporating organic elements as creative tools and materials. Combining components such as leaves, twigs, and stones with traditional art media, we will apply a variety of techniques to create clay nature prints, glass-like paintings, natural sculptures, and more. Let’s push the boundaries of what art is and how we perceive ourselves in our earthly habitat. Register by June 16 to avoid $25 late fee.

Camp fee includes $25.00 Supply fee.

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June 24-28
Mon-Fri      6:30-8:30pm

Instructor:  Emily Thomson

Great illustrators masterfully bend realism to suit their visual storytelling and capture the reader’s imagination. Learn techniques, tips and tricks from published children’s book illustrator Emily Thomson. Topics will include the use of thumbnail sketches, creation of polished line drawings, inking and hand coloring techniques. You will take away a better understanding of how to convey a character’s personality and develop your own style. Bring some of your favorite animal or human photographs to use as visual references; we will have more for your choosing, too. Materials will be provided via supply fee. Register by June 16 to avoid $15 late fee.

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Course fee includes tuition and $25.00 supply fee.

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Ages 9-14
July 8-12
Mon-Fri     10am-2pm

Instructor: Lydia Bratton

Imagine creating your very own handmade book inspired by materials, techniques and traditions that date back to ancient Chinese and Egyptian times! We will take a look at some of the earliest surviving inscriptions for idea development.  Students may choose a favorite proverb or write an original expression of truth, then illustrate the concept through a series of bound pages. The construction of these books will consist of natural and modern bookmaking materials, and could include parchment, leather, wood and even clay. Amazing lifetime keepsakes! Register by June 30 to avoid $25 late fee.

Camp fee includes $25.00 Supply fee.

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