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ART CLASSES
Visual art is a form of expression that provides a special autonomy to the artist and the viewer, both children and adults. It can help you see the world from different perspectives and offer a true sense of release and well being. It is an art form that expects the rules to be broken. Please note that we offer artist training, not extracurricular crafts. Learn to draw and paint with expert skill. Although our art classes are not therapy classes, they can certainly be therapeutic. So sign up for a class in: painting, drawing, graphic design or other genre where you are sure to be challenge and inspired. We also host Paint Parties too! Celebrate a birthday, retirement, anniversary etc.

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AGES: 8-12

$150/5 sessions  3 hours each Monday through Friday with a Friday Showing.

Supply list will be provided prior to first class or you may purchase a supply packet from us.

 

Monday June 5th – Friday June 9th

9:00 am – 12:00 noon

Ocean of Color (Ages 8 to 12)

This is a beginners color theory class. Young artist will explore the use of color while exploring the ocean – one of the most versatile sources for art inspiration. Artists will dive into the ocean of animals, swimming and seascapes. We will use a combination of watercolors, color pencils, acrylic paints to create mixed media artworks.

 

Monday June 12th – Friday June 16th

9:00 am – 12 noon

Painting with Style (ages 18-12)

From color mixing to brush technique, composition and more, learn some foundational techniques in this beginner painting camp using acrylics. Experiment with different styles of painting and let your creativity emerge!


Monday June 19th – Friday June 23rd

9:00 am –12:00 noon

I Wish I Could Draw (Ages 8 to 12)

Designed with beginners in mind, this drawing course teaches a step-by-step method that involves organizing shapes and lines together until a recognizable outcome is achieved. Young artists will apply the knowledge they gain through each lesson to create unique masterpieces of their own.

 

Monday June 26th – Friday June 30th

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Story Telling through Art  (ages 8-12)

Learn some of the history of story telling through vase paintings, face jugs, and textile art while completing their own stories.

 

Monday July 17th  –  Friday July 21st

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Creative Acrylic Art (Ages 8 to 12)

When painting with Acrylic Paints artists have a wide spectrum of surfaces to choose from. We'll explore the many options

 

Monday July 24th  –  Friday July 28th

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Charcoal and Color Pencil (Ages 8 to 12)

Explore the possibilities of charcoal drawing! We'll create bold engaging black and white images using charcoal and a hint of color for dramatic effect.

 

Monday July 31st  –  Friday August 4th

9:00 am – 12:00 noon

Watercolor Painting (Ages 8 to 12)

Learn about basic supplies to the various techniques to create beautiful and stunning art you'll be proud to hang.

 

Monday August 14th  –  Friday August 18th

9:00 am – 12:00 noon

Exploring Art Forms and Styles (Ages 8 to 12)

We'll explore four of the main styles that I work in: photorealism, abstract, whimsical, and composite

 

Monday August 21st  – Friday August 25th

9:00 am – 12:00 noon

Mixed Media (Ages 8 to 12)
We'll use various tools and techniques to create exciting pieces of expressive art.

 

 

 

AGES: 10-14

$150/5 sessions  3 hours each Monday through Friday with a Friday Showing.

Supply list will be provided prior to first class or you may purchase a supply packet from us.

 

Monday July 17th – Friday July 21st

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Creative Acrylic Art (Ages 10 to 14)

When painting with Acrylic Paints artists have a wide spectrum of surfaces to choose from. We'll explore the many options.

 

Monday July 24th – Friday July 28th

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Charcoal/ Color Pencil (Ages 10 to 14)
Explore the possibilities of charcoal drawing! We'll create bold engaging black and white images using charcoal and a hint of color for dramatic effect.

 

Monday July 31st – Friday August 4th

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Watercolor Art (Ages 10 to 14)

Learn about basic supplies to the various techniques to create beautiful and stunning art you'll be proud to hang.

 

Monday August 21st – Friday August 25th

1:00pm – 4:00pm

Mixed Media (Ages 10 to 14)

We'll use various tools and techniques to create exciting pieces of expressive art.

 

 

AGES 13 and UP
$120/4 sessions 1 time per week with end of session show

2 hrs each. Supply list will be provided prior to first class or you may purchase a supply packet from us

 

Tuesdays June 6,13, 20, 27

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Color Theory (Ages 13 up)

Confidently mix any color you need. Understand how color works and how to create bright and muted versions of any color.  You will also know how to easily match a color that you are trying to duplicate, and will be able to mix it in your palette. Understand terms and basic color formulas.

 

Fridays June 9, 16, 23, 30

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Acrylic Painting 101 (Ages 13 up)

Introduction to painting with acrylics

 

Tuesday July 11, 18, 25, Aug 1

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Drawing Lines Lines and More Lines (Ages 13 up)

Focus on lines. We'll explore drawing exercises such as gesture drawing, contour line, blind drawing, cross contour and line drawing texture creating techniques before creating a final textured image.

 

July 3rd through 7th [Break]

 

Fridays July 14, 21, 28, Aug 4

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Story Telling Through Art (Ages 13 up)

Learn about some of the ways artists tell stories through art. Express your story with your own piece of narrative art.

 

Tuesdays and Fridays August 8, 11, 15, 18

5:00pm – 7:00pm

Watercolor Painting (Ages 13 plus)

Learn about basic supplies to the various techniques to create beautiful and stunning art you'll be proud to display.

 

ADULTS

 

Fridays 7pm-8:00pm . $100/4 sessions Plus $45 Registration . Starts June 2 - runs 4 week intervals

Introduction to Acrylic Painting. Artists beginning & intermediate skill levels. Enjoy creativity and relaxation at the same time. You will learn all about Acrylics, and our methods for painting acrylics and creative expression. This workshop is a perfect starting point for the absolute beginner or anyone wanting to know more about painting in acrylics. This will be a very relaxed, fun workshop where you will leave with your very own finished piece(s) of art and possibly some new friends. We will learn all about color theory, mixing acrylic paints, brushes, canvas, color and painting techniques while exploring acrylic painting methods. Artist: Susan A. Toler

 

Tuesdays 6pm-7:30pm . $100/4 sessions Plus $45 Registration

Introduction to Drawing. Artists beginning & intermediate skill levels. This class will impart the serious student with the skills necessary to achieve your individual potential in artistic expression.

Artist: Erica Mia O'Riley

 

Thursdays 6pm-8:00pm . $140/4 sessions Plus $45 Registration

Introduction to Charcoal Drawing. Artists beginning and intermediate skill levels. We will learn the basics of drawing with charcoal on paper. Students will explore lighting, composition, and image rendering. Charcoal is a great medium for beginners, and masters alike to create beautiful, bold, black and white imagery. Artist: Julie Kuhfahl


Saturdays 12:30pm-2:00pm . $160/8 sessions Plus $45 Registration
Starts June 2 - runs 4 week intervals
Graphic Design - Older teens and Adults

Learn the basics of tool use as well as the standards for graphic design practices. Curriculum includes: Vocabulary, Elements of Design Principles of Design, Typography, Images for web vs. print, Create a design projects step by step. Where to find usable images without breaking copyright laws. Basic typography does and don'ts. Taught by 30 year practicing graphic artist. Laptop required.

 

TBD 6pm-7:30pm . $80/4 sessions Plus $45 Registration

Open Studio. Whether you have some experience or have never drawn nor painted before, we'll teach you the skills needed to become a fine artist in an easy to learn, step-by-step sequence. You'll guide you every step of the way. Our unique method of instruction and personal attention allows you to learn at your own pace, while making definitive progress in every class. Students work at their own pace on their own projects in a pleasant non-competitive studio setting. Student continue to build knowledge and expand upon fundamental techniques. This class runs continually with beginners, intermediate mixed together and working at their own pace. Feel free to bring your own snacks and beverages to enjoy while we work.


Membership Registration is $45 per year (non-refundable).

To be clear. For new-members, your first class will run $45 plus class tuition. Each class after is tuition only. Instructors may be substituted without prior notice. *REGISTER: Annual Membership is required in order to sign up for classes. The fee is  $45 per family. This fee is non-refundable and only paid once per year, no matter how many family members or how many classes you take with us. You will be asked to register prior to enrollment in classes. By enrolling you agree to our terms.