The Beginner’s Art Class

Monday, 6:30-8:30 pm
September 18-October 23 (6 classes)
Instructor: Horace Davis
Fee: $70
This is an ideal class for anyone who has wanted to try drawing and sketching but didn’t know where to start. Artist Horace Davis introduces students to the basic techniques of drawing — including the use of shading, proportion and dimension, and sketching of still lifes, plant life and the human face — and explains the mechanics of drawing. Students will also learn to critique simple works of art. Supplies not included (materials list provided at registration).

Beginning Pottery

Tuesdays, 6:00-9:00 pm
September 19-October 17 (5 classes)
Instructor: Sue Rolf
Fee: $85
Potter Sue Rolf instructs students in the use of the pottery wheel for thrown pieces as well as techniques for hand-building in a relaxed atmosphere. Open to beginning-level and returning students who wish to practice their skills. Class fee includes clay, glazes and firing.

Printmaking with Charles Mitchell

Thursdays, 6:30-8:30 pm
September 21-October 26 (6 classes)
Instructor: Charles Mitchell
Fee: $90
Charles Mitchell, master printmaker, shares his knowledge and passion for printmaking. This class is for beginning to intermediate students who want to explore ancient and contemporary techniques in printmaking. Supplies included.

Method Painting Workshop
Saturday, September 23 or Saturday, November 4 10:00 am-3:00 pm (1 class)
Instructor: Mardelle (Mardi) Mathewson
Fee: $35
Here is your chance to put a brush to canvas and end up with an actual oil painting, even if you can’t draw. All of the initial sketching has been done for you on an artist’s canvas, ready for you to paint in the colors. Two different one-day workshops will be held and each is open to anyone who would like to try their hand at oil painting. Each workshop will feature a different scene to be painted. Bring a brown bag for lunch or try one of the restaurants close by.

Journal Book Making Workshop

Saturday, October 7, 9:30 am-2:00 pm (1 class)
Instructor: David Parsons
Fee: $35
This class will fabricate a multi-page hardcover sketchbook/journal. Students will construct the book in one class with materials from a supply list provided or from a kit that can be purchased from the instructor. The journal will be a combination of sewing and using fusible webbing and will contain at least 25 pages of heavyweight paper.

Oil Painting from Photographs

Wednesdays, 6:00-8:00 pm
October 18-November 22 (6 classes)
Instructor: Mardelle (Mardi) Mathewson
Fee: $80
Would you like to have an oil painting of that sunset on the lake, or the snowcapped mountains you took a photo of on your last vacation? Learn the basics of turning your photo into a painting. Bring your photos and whatever art supplies you are currently using or use art center supplies. Beginning students welcome!

Four Beads/Four Stitches

Wednesdays, 6:00-9:00 pm
October 18-November 8 (4 classes)
Instructor: Phyllis Dintenfass
Fee: $110
Learn four bead weaving stitches (peyote, brick, right-angle-weave, square stitches) in four weeks by making beaded beads to wear alone or in combination. Students will explore increasing and decreasing, embellishment, and designing your own creations. Students will receive individual attention from nationally known bead artist and teacher, Phyllis Dintenfass, and work at their own pace. All levels of beaders are welcome. Some supplies not included (materials list provided at registration).

Gouache Workshop with Nina Weiss

Friday, October 20, 2:00-6:00 pm and Saturday, October 21 10:00 am-2:30 pm (2 classes)
Instructor: Nina Weiss
Fee: $195
Gouache is water-based opaque paint with bright saturated color and velvety matte texture. It is quick drying and requires a minimum of materials. In this intensive two-day seminar, we will explore technical possibilities of gouache, such as linear and tonal technique, painterly and graphic application, color, and composition. Gouache is a paint medium ideally suited to both beginner and advanced painting students. Supplies not included (materials list provided at registration).

Art Appreciation for Dummies

Tuesdays, 7:00-8:00 pm
October 24-November 7 (3 classes)
Instructors: Phil Sealy, Jody Vanesky, Angie McKinley
Fee: $15
Here’s your chance to learn all you need to know about basic art appreciation in three sessions. Join master watercolorist Phil Sealy, artist and art educator Jody Vanesky, and art historian Angie McKinley for a series of informal lectures on topics such as identification of different media, evaluating and “reading” art, and understanding genres of art throughout history. A great introduction to art in a relaxed, friendly environment.

Beginning-Intermediate Watercolor Workshop with Phil Sealy

Saturday, October 28, 10:00 am-3:00 pm (1 class)
Grade 8 through Adult
Instructor: Phil Sealy
Fee: $35
Techniques in watercolor are explored, including two hours of demonstration and information, then two hours of hands-on studio work. This is an opportunity to learn from a master watercolorist. Bring whatever supplies you are currently using or use art center supplies. Students should bring a lunch.