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2020 spring i classes

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    • March 09, 2020
    • April 13, 2020
    • 6 sessions
    • 949 Mirror Lake Road
    • 9
    Register

    Unleash the inspired abstract painter within when expanding your visual vocabulary for abstraction. We will apply design elements relating to composition, color, representation of form and various applications of paint or gesture making. This class will develop a series of studies meant to create a path for an informed personal, individualistic means of expression.

    Acrylics and canvas are recommended however, oils, watercolor, pastel, charcoal, along with gessoed boards, paper etc. are all acceptable.

    A recommended supply list will be sent as soon as a class roster with a minimum of four students is established.  Suitable for all levels.

    Teaching Artist:  James Bongartz

    • March 09, 2020
    • April 13, 2020
    • 6 sessions
    • 949 Mirror Lake Road
    • 10
    Register

    Learn how to print linocuts and woodblocks without a press! Make fun and easy editions of your work using techniques for press-free printing. Students will be using soy based inks for their rich colors. This class is appropriate for students who have prior experience with woodcut or linocut, but no experience is required; all skill levels are welcome! A $15 materials fee is included in the price of the class.

    Teaching Artist: Sarah Schwindt


    • March 09, 2020
    • April 13, 2020
    • 6 sessions
    • 949 Mirror Lake Road
    • 9
    Register

    Learn the ancient technique of shibori dyeing using manual resist techniques and Dharma’s indigo crystals to create beautifully patterned pieces of fabric for wall tapestries, dish towels, and more! I’ll teach you the many different techniques needed to produce rich colors and sharp patterns. Bring your own all-natural fabric (such as cotton, rayon, silk, bamboo, or hemp) and have fun learning a new skill. No previous dye experience is needed and dyes and resist materials will be provided. A $15 material fee is included in the price of the class. 

    Teaching Artist:  Sarah Schwindt   

     

    • March 10, 2020
    • April 14, 2020
    • 6 sessions
    • 949 Mirror Lake Road
    • 7
    Register

    Learn to see as an artist does and apply that new found knowledge to oil painting! From a still life set up you will learn the basics in drawing in order to do a preliminary sketch in oil directly onto canvas. An explanation of tools and mediums will be discussed with a focus on pallet set up. Guided by your instructor you'll quickly learn about shape and form while gaining an understanding of how to see value to complete a tonal under-painting. You'll learn about color mixing and matching as you progress to a full color painting. The concepts and principals taught in Introduction to Oil Painting will help develop the skills to further your path in becoming a better artist.

    Teaching Artist:  Donna Sheehan   


    • March 10, 2020
    • April 14, 2020
    • 6 sessions
    • 949 Mirror Lake Road
    • 8
    Register

    But guess what? You can easily learn how by using acrylic paints! Bring your laptops to paint from your own uploaded photographs or images captured off the Internet. Of course, printed images are suitable for use as source material too. Students will explore blocking-in methods while developing subject matter with expressive color and brushwork. The instructor will give demonstrations and students will start off creating studies of simple still life to learn basic techniques in color mixing and building volume and space. The instructor will offer critiques that assist in constructive problem solving. Supplies are provided by the student and a list will be sent one week prior to the start of class. Level: Beginner’s thru Intermediate.


    • March 10, 2020
    • April 14, 2020
    • 6 sessions
    • 949 Mirror Lake Road
    • 12
    Register

    Would you like to make your drawings appear more realistic than ever before? What if you could produce images using simple drawing materials that looked like paintings or photos? This class will explore those possibilities. By blending and layering different mediums such as pencil, charcoal, ink, colored pencil and pastel, you will discover ways to make your drawings vibrate with color, texture and dimension. We will focus on a variety of subjects, including still lifes, as well as the human figure. For each project, emphasis will be placed on gauging accurate proportions first, followed by value tones and colors. This class goes well beyond the basics and students can expect to produce highly finished works of art. Many of the same concepts taught in this class can be applied to painting.  Teaching Artist:
    David Rivera

       

     

    • March 11, 2020
    • April 15, 2020
    • 6 sessions
    • 949 Mirror Lake Road
    • 7
    Register

    This class is for students with some experience in watercolor who want to work independently on their own projects with instruction. Choose your topic and I can help you develop it. You may choose to work from still life set ups or photos. Direction and guidance will be provided based on each student’s needs. Demos will be used to illustrate different techniques and work will be critiqued at the end of each session. This class is for students with basic knowledge of watercolor through advanced.

    Teaching Artist: Jo-ann Osnoe


    • March 11, 2020
    • April 15, 2020
    • 6 sessions
    • 949 Mirror Lake Road
    • 4
    Register

    From basic flat felting to luxurious surface design, this six week class progresses into Cobweb felting, felt collage, seamless accessory, exploring felt embellishments and finally, felt hat making.  Printed materials with description will be provided. Instructor will have wool fibers as well as silk fabric, exotic thread, variety of yarn available for purchase.  Extra supplies will be shared during each week. 

    Week 1. Flat Felt making (basic wet felting technique)
    Week 2. Felt embellishments (or collage making) 
    Week 3. Cobweb felting technique (making accessory - scarf)
    Week 4. Felting with resist (making fingerless mittens) 
    Week 5. Felt Hat making (basic)
    Week 6. Felt & Shibori (flat felt made in Week 1 can be used).
    A supply list will be provided by the instructor one week prior to the start of class. 
    Discover the ancient technique of felt making and it’s revival. 

    Teaching Artist: Nelly Kouzmina


    • March 11, 2020
    • April 15, 2020
    • 6 sessions
    • 949 Mirror Lake Road
    • 11
    Register

    This is a basic course to the introduction of digital photography, as well as touching on film photography. Taught by award-winning film photographer, Emilina Filippo, you will be immersed with knowledge on camera settings, color & composition, lighting, creativity, and how to share your images with an audience. You will be learning how to perfect portraits, self-portraits, landscapes and more. You will be shown how to shoot, process, edit, and share your images on platforms like Instagram, 500px, Reddit etc.

    Required: Digital Camera (DSLR Camera: Canon, Nikon, Leica etc.)

    Suggested but not required: Transportation (Car), Adobe Programs (Lightroom), Mac Laptop/ iPad, iPhone

    *Shooting outdoors, may possibly drive to location for photographing*


    Teaching Artist: Emilina Filippo

    • March 12, 2020
    • April 16, 2020
    • 6 sessions
    • 949 Mirror Lake Road
    • 2
    Register

    Students can work on whatever choose - unfinished paintings or begin something new. They can work from photo's or set up their own 'Still LIfe'. With individual guidance and instruction, each student has the opportunity to hone their skills while focusing on their choices. All aspects of oil painting are covered and discussed depending on each students needs. In a setting like this, we learn from each other and stay inspired! Before class ends everyone participates in a critique of the works that were done that day. This is for students with basic oil painting skills through Advanced. 

    Teaching Artist: Anne Gannon

    • March 12, 2020
    • April 16, 2020
    • 6 sessions
    • 949 Mirror Lake Road
    • 10
    Register

    In this workshop we will explore beginner aspects of photography for Digital Single Lens Reflex cameras. We will discuss how to bring together the elements of manual mode to create an evocative image: shutter speed, aperture, and image composition. We will examine how the selection of shutter speeds and apertures can transform your images.

    Kristen will also teach elements of composition, posing, white balance, and some basic editing skills. Students are encouraged to bring any digital cameras they have access to and want to learn how to use. Class will include instructional time with visual examples/powerpoint, class shooting, then review/viewing of class images.

    Week 1: Introduction to Exposure & Proper Exposure – Camera Functions (ISO,

    Shutter Speed, Aperture)

    Week 2: Introductory to Composition (Rule of Thirds, Golden Triangle, Proper Cropping)

    Week 3: Introductory to Basic Lighting – (Open Shade, Directional, Window Light, Rim Light, Direct Light, Golden Hour)

    Week 4: Posing (Best practices/how to guide your subject)

    Week 5: Touching on White Balance/Color/Saturation

    Week 6: Basic Editing Tools (LightRoom/Photoshop basics)

    Teaching Artist: Kristen Russo

    • March 12, 2020
    • April 16, 2020
    • 6 sessions
    • 949 Mirror Lake Road
    • 4
    Register

    This course offers guided instruction to beginning students and those developing skills in watercolor painting. We explore the translucent qualities that are unique to this versatile medium. Essential techniques include: basic washes, mixing/blending colors, painting loose, creating texture, using value sketches to compose a painting, and combining colors to achieve harmonious effects. Specific projects are presented with encouragement for artists to progress at their own rate. Subjects to be painted may be still life set-ups, landscapes, and printed or electronic images. A list of suggested supplies will be provided.

    Teaching Artist: Jill Tressel

    • March 12, 2020
    • April 16, 2020
    • 6 sessions
    • 949 Mirror Lake Road
    • 7
    Register

    Through various drawing and painting exercises, students will explore different methods of observing color. The course will begin with the introduction of the gray scale, and progress, through specific exercises, to working with a full range of colors in a variety of mediums. Students will learn about the relationship between warm and cool colors and how these play into creating the illusion of light and atmoshere. Layering applications on different surfaces (including pre-toned papers and prepared grounds) will be explored and students will acquire a thorough understanding of color concepts through observational exercises. Color will be analyzed in the following order; value, tints and shades, chromatic and achromatic grays, warm/cool contrasts, primary, secondary and tertiary colors, complimentary and harmonizing colors.

    Teaching Artist: David Rivera

    • March 12, 2020
    • April 09, 2020
    • 5 sessions
    • 949 Mirror Lake Road
    • 6
    Register

    But guess what? You can easily learn how by using acrylic paints! Bring your laptops to paint from your own uploaded photographs or images captured off the Internet. Of course, printed images are suitable for use as source material too. Students will explore blocking-in methods while developing subject matter with expressive color and brushwork. The instructor will give demonstrations and students will start off creating studies of simple still life to learn basic techniques in color mixing and building volume and space. The instructor will offer critiques that assist in constructive problem solving. Supplies are provided by the student and a list will be sent one week prior to the start of class. Level: Beginner’s thru Intermediate.



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