Classes for Adults (Click here for a registration form)

Thanks to Kraft Pizza Company for their generous support of Adult art classes.

Beginning Pottery
Tuesdays, 6 pm to 9 pm

February 14 March 14 (5 classes)

Instructor: Sue Rolf

Fee: $85

This class is open to all beginning level students. Students will use the pottery wheel to learn throwing techniques and also make hand-built pieces. The cost includes clay, glazes, and firing. A great way to relax, create and have fun! All supplies included.

Drawing Fundamentals for Painting
Tuesdays, 6 pm to 8 pm

February 14 & 21 (2 classes)

Instructor: Mardelle Mathewson

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Fee: $25

Learn to create a value study with perspective and lighting, and layout your composition before you apply paint. This class is must for all beginning students interested in painting. Supplies included.

Printmaking with Charles Mitchell
Wednesdays, 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm

February 15 March 22 (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.

Exploring Book Arts (Grade 10 through Adult)
Saturday, 10 am to 3 pm

February 18 (One day workshop)

Instructor: David Parsons

Fee: $35

This class will explore the book arts from making a book using a single page of paper to making a variety of simple multi page book constructions with different binding techniques. We will learn to score, fold, cut, glue, and sew to create different book types. Our goal will be to complete six books in this session with a variety of materials. We will explore covers made of a variety of materials and the use of other embellishments to enhance our creations. A supply list will be sent prior to class.

Oil Painting from Photographs
Tuesdays, 6 pm to 8 pm

February 28 April 4 (6 classes)

Instructor: Mardelle Mathewson

Fee: $80

Would you like to have an oil painting of a sunset on a lake, or the snowcapped mountains you took a picture of on your last vacation? It’s something you have always dreamed of having a real oil painting hanging in your home! Learn the basics of turning your photo into a painting. Bring your photos and art supplies to class and start painting your memories. Supplies included.

Creativity 101
Thursdays, 6 pm to 8 pm

March 2 23 (4 classes)

Instructor: Leslie Marquardt-Vidas

Fee: $45

Creative block? Lost the inspiration? We will incorporate experimental projects, group brainstorming, and fun exercises to release the creator within you. Supplies included.

The Handmade Sketchbook/Journal (Grade 9 through Adult)
Saturday, 10 am to 3 pm

March 4 (One day workshop)

Instructor: David Parsons

Fee: $35

This class will allow the student to build multi-page hard cover sketchbook/journals. One of our constructions will be a cloth bound multi-page blank text that will teach hard cover and a sewing binding technique. The second book will be a basic “Japanese binding” technique with a hard cover. the completion of the books during class time will be an important goal. A supply packet will be available for purchase or students may provide their own supplies from a list available before the class.

Beaded Components
Wednesdays, 6 pm to 9 pm

March 22 April 12 (4 classes)

Instructor: Phyllis Dintenfass

Fee: $110

Learn a variety of techniques while making beaded beads, closures and cabochons. Use these creations alone as sculpture or as jewelry (pins, bracelets, earrings, or necklaces) in conjunction with other beads. Some may work with other fiber as embellishments to your knitting and sewing. This class is open to all levels of beading experience and participants receive individualized attention. Some materials will be provided; a complete list will be sent prior to the first night of class.

Stone Carving with Charlotte Darling-Diehl (Grade 7 through Adult)
Tuesdays, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
April 4 25 (4 classes)

Instructor: Charlottte Darling-Diehl

Fee: $80

This is a great opportunity for students to work with Charlotte Darling-Diehl, a nationally known stone carver. The technique of direct carving in soft stone is explored. Techniques for finishing the stone and for mounting sculpture are examined. Tool rental and stone are included in the class fee.

Celebrate Spring in Watercolor –
A Workshop with Bridget Austin
April 11, 12, 13, 2006

9:00 am to 3:30 pm

Instructor: Bridget Austin

Fee: $210

Spring is a perfect season to capture in watercolor. The wildflowers, emerging gardens, airy woods and welcome color provide inspiration for many paintings. Students of all abilities, but especially beginner and intermediate painters, are invited to learn some of Bridget’s favorite techniques and share in the excitement of watercolor! Personal color that flows through the painting, sparkling whites and rich darks, negative paintings and layering, various means of creating texture and the illusion of detail, helpful brushwork, and composition control will be part of the class. Daily demos, handouts, personal help and group sharing occur each day.

You may bring the supplies you are currently working with. A supply list will also be sent prior to class.

Tuition fee: $210.00
This fee covers workshop instruction only; it does not include supplies. A materials supply list will be sent upon registration.

Deposit: $40.00
A non-refundable $40.00 deposit is required to hold your place and must be submitted at the time of registration. If the workshop is full when your registration is received, you will be contacted to see if you want to be placed on a waiting list. If not, your deposit will be promptly returned.

Balance: $170.00
The balance is due March 14, 2006. Failure to pay the balance could result in losing your deposit and being replaced by someone on the waiting list.

Beginning-Intermediate Watercolor Workshop (Grade 8 through Adult)
Saturday, April 29

10 am3 pm (One day only)

Instructor: Phil Sealy

Fee: $35

Techniques in watercolor are explored. Two hours of demonstration and information, two hours of hands-on studio work. This is an opportunity to learn from a master watercolorist. Bring the watercolor supplies you’re currently using.

Drawing & Painting for Fun & Relaxation
Mondays, 6:30-8:30 pm

February 13 – March 20 (6 classes)

Instructor: Horace Davis

Fee: $80

Join artist and instructor Horace Davis in this beginning level drawing and painting class. Explore drawing technique, shape, form, perspective, composition, color, and watercolor painting techniques. Discover, learn, and practice the techniques needed to grow in your artistic development…just for fun and relaxation! A supply list will be provided.

“Art Between the Pages” Book Club
First Thursday of the month, 6:00-7:00 pm

Ongoing (see scheduled below):

Join art historian Angie McKiney for this first-ever art center book club exploring literature about art and artists. All books are available through the Appleton Public Library system. Bring your own book and an open mind!

February discussion (2/2/06):

Orchard: A Novel by Larry Watson (246 pgs).

A double portrait of two couples in rural Wisconsin in the 1950s, one of whom is an artist whose paintings of his friend’s wife are reminiscent of Andrew Wyeth’s “Helga” series.

March discussion (3/2/06):

The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson (464 pgs.)

Larson recounts in engrossing detail the creation of Chicago’s World Exhibition in 1893 through the eyes of its architects, while also depicting the gruesome story of a serial killer living in Chicago who preys on young fairgoers.

April discussion (4/6/06):

The Lost Painting by Jonathan Harr (288 pgs.)

A thrilling story which deals with the disappearance and re-discovery of a Caravaggio masterpiece, The Taking of Christ.

May discussion (5/4/06):

O’Keefe and Me: A Treasured Friendship by Ralph Looney (121 pgs.)

Magazine editor Ralph Looney shares memories of his friendship with artist Georgia O’Keefe in the 1960s and ’70s, suggesting that her aloof public image was a false representation.

June discussion (6/1/06):

The Grenadillo Box by Janet Gleeson (324 pgs.)

An apprentice to 18th-century cabinetmaker Thomas Chippendale is exposed to the upper echelons of French society and is faced with the task of solving two murders related to his employment.