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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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Posted in , on 25 September 2019, by , 0 Comments


Ages 15 & up
Jan. 24 - Feb. 28
Fri. 6:30-8:30pm

Instructor:  Suhail Mir

Learn from a professional and practice the many ways you may enhance photos with the powerful software Adobe Lightroom®. Photographer Suhail Mir will use his own art to demonstrate key ways Lightroom may be used to transform images, and will introduce the software’s photo management, archiving, and backup utilities. Students will work through hands-on tutorials in the Center’s computer lab. Lightroom will be employed for better visual storytelling - improving composition, color balance and tone, sharpening, reducing noise, straightening, or selectively converting to black-and-white. Bring your own images to class on a flash drive or camera chip and be prepared to upload them to computers in the lab. Basic computer knowledge is an essential prerequisite for this class. Enrollment limited to 8 students..

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(5 Weeks)  Feb. 6 - March 5
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 to create very personalized artwork. We will experiment with colored pencil, caran d’ache crayons, paint, collage and printmaking methods to learn the basic skills of art journaling. No previous artistic experience required as there are no rules, just self-expression!  Course fee includes $25 supply fee.

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Posted in , on 25 September 2019, by , 0 Comments


Ages 11-14
February 7 - 28
Fri.  6:30-8:30pm

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.

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Posted in , on 20 January 2020, by , 0 Comments


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 5 to 8
Feb. 9
Sunday    3pm - 5pm

Instructor:  Heather Rankin

Join us for a colorful and zany take on Valentine's Day creativity.  We will examine some superstars of the insect world, learn a little about their real life parts, and design our own Love Bugs using a very special collection of mixed media supplies.  Hidden patterns, textures and character personification will be introduced by instructor Heather Rankin.  Parents take note - our Valentine's Day Sunday Open Dance will be taking place upstairs from 3:30 - 6pm, making this kids workshop a convenient opportunity for your romantic date!  But don't delay, our Love Bugs enrollment is very limited...sign up now!

Course fee includes $5.00 Supply Fee.

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Posted in , on 10 September 2019, by , 0 Comments


Ages 15-Adult
February 15
(4 hours)
Sat. 10:15am - 3:15pm (1 hour lunch break)

Instructor:  Jean Seelig

Enjoy Asian brush painting in this workshop with award-winning artist Jean Seelig.  One stroke techniques will be demonstrated and practiced with an emphasis on the relaxing elements of the art form. Motifs will vary with the season. Bring a lunch or plan to enjoy your mid-class break in a neighborhood eatery.  Course fee includes $15 supply fee.

**Please note - the date of this workshop changed after the catalog was printed.  Saturday Feb. 15 is the correct date.

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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
Feb. 20 - March 19
Thurs.  10:15am - 12:45pm

Instructor:  Mike Flynn

Explore the endless possibilities when using fluid and dry media together to make beautiful art. Working with watercolor, gouache, brushes, pencils, pens and ink we will blend line, stroke, wash, transparent and opaque color to create compelling compositions with subtle and bold textural variation. Subject matter options may vary among a variety of landscapes, seascapes, florals, still-life, and abstraction. Watercolor paper will be provided by the instructor. Supply list will be provided upon registration.

Course fee includes $12.00 supply fee.

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


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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