February 4 - March 11, 2014, Tuesdays, 6 weeks, 6-8:30pm
Oil paints are known for their beautiful rich colors. They have a depth of hue that is just impossible to get with other kinds of paint. Starting with some basic tools and information we will explore the possibilities of painting with oil. You will learn about types of brushes and how to mix and apply paint. We will learn about using the various mediums available to use for thinning oils or shortening the drying time. In addition, we will cover some color theory so you can feel confident in your use of color as you develop your pieces. By the end of the class, you will come away with several experimental, in process pieces, and at least one finished painting that is vivid, rich, and layered with the depth that comes only with oil paint. More info & Supply List
Robin Christy Humelbaugh
February 12, Wednesday, 1-4pm
Bring yourself, a pencil, and notebook (sketchbook) for a fun overview of the basic watercolor washes and techniques. All of your paints and papers and supports will be supplied on this day only! If you have always wanted to explore watercolor, this is the class for you. We will play with wet in wet, wet on dry, line work, lifting, charging and general paint mixing. This sounds like a lot of work but it really is fun when you get the paint and water to work for you. All supplies included. (A great starter class for the "Learning to See in Watercolor" class).
Feb 13 – March 13, Thursdays 2 - 4:30 pm (5 weeks)
Learn to master acrylics! Unlock your expressive style with a focus on contemporary color and design. Each class includes warm-up paintings, instructor demo’s, lots of painting time and individual attention. Be bold as you practice design while experiencing the versatility of acrylic paints. Achieve rich glazes, edges and shadows. Pair rich, transparent color pigments with powerful opaques. Learn how to make the most of brushes and palette knives. Apply value & color contrast for a stronger painting. No drawing skills are needed as you progress at your own pace without fear. All skill levels are welcome. Appropriate for ages 16 and older. Supply list.
Feb 13 – March 13, Thursdays, 5 weeks, 5:30-8:00 pm
This class takes acrylics beyond traditional limits in combination with a mix of other media, including ink, paper, collage items, gels, etc. Beyond brushes, learn to scrape, scumble, and explore textural overlays. Own your expressive style as you paint intuitively, with a focus on contemporary color and design. Each class includes instructor demo’s, lots of painting time, problem solving and individual attention. Be bold as you practice design while stretching the versatility of acrylic paints. While all levels are welcome, some painting experience is helpful. No drawing skills are needed to broaden your creativity. Appropriate for ages 16 and older. Supply list.
Robin Christy Humelbaugh
February 19 - March 26, Wednesdays, 6 weeks, 1-3:30
Anyone can paint a nice little watercolor given a pattern or simple sketch and the colors to use. However, making art is much more than pretty little pictures. Art should be about who you are in relation to the world around you. Our first session will concentrate on making the patterns for your paintings by sketching designs from magazines and newspapers and the internet. We will add a little color to these designs but will build in the next sessions to make very personal statements that are also beautiful and reflect who you are. We will explore alternative ways to use paint and paper to show textures and lights and darks. The next sessions will concentrate on photos you have taken. Our designs will include some figures, animals or birds; but all in relation to our world around us. Supply list.
February 22, Saturday, 10:30am-4:30pm
Come join us as we create some wonderfully rich and layered printed papers using Gelli or gelatin plates, stamps, stencils, masks and unusual mark making tools that we create in class using personal symbols and images. We will use some of the papers we make in class for some fun projects, (pamphlet journals, cards, garlands, etc.) and you will take home a stack of printed papers for use in future creations. This process is so fun and addictive that you'll be hooked and want to do more! Supply list.
Friday, February 28, 5:30-7:30pm
Saturday, March 1, 10:30-3:30pm
Do you want to try new things, experiment and create with abandon? In this 2 day introductory workshop we will stain boards, apply plaster, texture, sand, and paint. You will be working on 3 pieces at the same time to allow for drying time as you build and subtract the different layers. The result will be 3 finished pieces by the end. Be prepared to get messy and have fun with the process. All skill levels welcome. Supply list.
March 8, Saturday, 10:30am-4:30pm
In this class we will deconstruct a book then cover it with decorative papers, fabric and ribbons. We will then stitch in our signatures, embellishing it with buttons and beads, creating a beautiful professional looking journal. In the second half of the class, we will do some simple pen sketch exercises, adding watercolor and some fun writing prompts. At the end of the day you'll be well on your way to creating your own unique journal style. These journals make great gifts too! Supply list.
March 15, 2014, Saturday, 10-5pm
Join Teacher, Author and Golden Working Artist, Chris Cozen in this full day, hands on class that will take you through the process of developing a multi-layered mixed media composition on your choice of substrates. Chris’ most recent book Acrylic Solutions: Exploring Mixed Media Layer by Layer has stayed at the top of the charts since it was released in March of 2013. If you want to know how to give your paintings structure, understand color, line and form this is the class for you. Chris will share unique inside information on when and where to use acrylic products to give you the specific results you desire, teach you the all-important skill of glazing, and help you move your work to the next level. You will explore collage, do a little invented writing, and learn some shape morphing skills plus much more. This is not a class where everyone will work in concert creating identical works of art. Chris encourages her students to come with an open mind and an attitude of experimentation understanding that every layer leads to another decision! Small supply list.
April 5 & 6, Saturday-10am-5pm, Sunday-12:30-3:30pm
Join Karen and learn how to make this old world, rustic book. This book, called a Coptic book, refers to a method of bookbinding developed by the Copts as early as 2nd Century AD. It is made with wood covers and you will be able to choose from a variety of methods to decorate the cover. The spine of the book is exposed and makes for an intriguing book. The signatures of the book are sewn together using chain stitching across the spine, at the top and bottom of the spine. The sewing will take at least 3 hours, therefore we are extending the class time to include several optional hours on Sunday to finish the book. Supply list, some supplies included.
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