Adult Classes

Plan on days of splash, paste, and paint! Using a combination of papers that we paint, stamp, and tear, plus acrylic paints. We will create beautiful and exciting landscapes, still-lives, and who knows what!  Learn More
First class:
Monday, October 16, 2017 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm

Acrylics are one of the most popular and versatile art mediums, and offer the artist a wide variety of opportunities of self-expression. With personal goals in mind, demonstrations and individual attention will be used to instruct traditional as well as advance techniques. Class is designed for both the experienced and inexperienced painter.  Learn More
First class:
Monday, September 18, 2017 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm

Wet on wet watercolor techniques yield soft, subtle, atmospheric results. This class will guide you through the the initial experiments as you discover the different movements of watercolor pigments and how they interact. Primarily student paintings will be wet on wet but this class will also introduce ways to control your composition. Get ready for some relaxing meditative painting and experimentation as we explore the boundaries of this traditional medium in new ways.   Learn More
First class:
Wednesday, November 1, 2017 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm

Instructor: Will D. Tullis This class is designed to teach students essential functions while using a digital SLR camera. Instruction will include, shutter speeds, controlling motion, exposure control, and menu items such as resolution, file types, ISO and white balance. Instruction will also include an introduction to downloading, sizing and e-mailing images, basic image editing using Photoshop and taking better pictures using great composition techniques. Bring your camera, manual, and a jump drive to the first class. *Students will need a SLR digital camera and camera manual   Learn More
First class:
Thursday, September 7, 2017 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm

This class is geared toward our Photoshop beginners. In this class students will learn what all the Photoshop tools are, what they do, where they are located; what all the tabs are, where they’re located, and what they do. You will also learn to use layers, layer masks, selection tools, paint tools, clone tools and the retouching tools. We will also cover how to use Adobe Camera RAW, how to process your RAW files and save them as Photoshop or JPEG files depending on their use. Also included will be how to make composites and how to selectively change colors in an image.  Learn More
First class:
Thursday, October 12, 2017 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm

If you love to draw, this class is for you. Students will learn that "talent" simply means seeing in a "right-brain" way, and that anyone can learn to SEE visual relationships. A series of drawing exercises developed by Dr. Betty Edwards introduces you to new ways of looking at the world allowing you to draw with astonishing ease and speed. Students are encouraged to bring drawing materials such as pencil assortments, conté crayon, charcoal and any other dry media to facilitate the creation of still life images and figure work. Students are invited but not required to order and bring in their Betty Edwards' book "Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain." *New and Continuing Students Welcomed!  Learn More
First class:
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm

Da Vinci, Rembrandt, Vermeer, and Renoir all painted from live models. This class provides a great opportunity for you to do the same. The live costumed models will challenge and test your artistic skills. You’ll learn the essential elements that go into a successful painting. Emphasis will be given to the development of the figure in a composition. You will discover why any successful painting is a result of the organization of a visual language; line, form, medium and the student. Students may work in the medium of their choice (watercolor, acrylic, or oil).   Learn More
First class:
Monday, October 16, 2017 -
6:30pm to 9:00pm

Students will enjoy learning the basics of head painting in watercolors as they work from a different live model each week. This course will cover the basics of planes and anatomical proportions of the head. Students may paint in the medium of their choice; watercolor, acrylic, or oil. Various painting techniques will be demonstrated and individual guidance will be tailored to the students preferred medium of choice.   Learn More
First class:
Monday, September 11, 2017 -
6:30pm to 9:00pm

This independent study is for the more advanced ceramic student only. Students will be able to work at their own pace with their own objectives and goals in mind. Ceramic firing time will be available at a once a week schedule. Students are welcomed to use glazes and tools on hand. One bag of clay will be provided at the beginning of the session. Additional clay is available for $20 a bag if needed. Outside clay is prohibited unless otherwise specified. Size restrictions are in place. No individual pieces over 12" x 12" are allowed at this time. Students must bring a clean towel each week and maintain a clean work area. No Instructor: Students communicate directly with the Education Coordinator (Erica Pastecki)  Learn More
First class:
Thursday, September 7, 2017 -
6:00pm to 8:30pm

This course is for students who want to weld steel that is 1/8 inch thick and up. At their own workstation, the students will learn M.I.G. Welding, Torch Brazing and Plasma cutting. M.I.G. welding is easier to learn and is the most commonly used type of welding today. These skills can be used to create anything from Garden Art to building a utility trailer. Each class will include theory, demonstration, and individual hands-on instruction. All basic supplies, including the M.I.G. Welders Manual by Richard Finch and the Victor Welding Guide are included in the materials fee and supplied on Class #1. No prerequisite is required for this class. A personal safety equipment list will be provided upon registration. *New and Continuing Students Welcomed.  Learn More
First class:
Saturday, September 9, 2017 -
9:00am to 12:30pm

*Session I & II are identical, just taught at different times. This course is for students who want to weld steel that is 1/8 inch thick and up. At their own workstation, the students will learn M.I.G. Welding, Torch Brazing and Plasma cutting. M.I.G. welding is easier to learn and is the most commonly used type of welding today. These skills can be used to create anything from Garden Art to building a utility trailer. Each class will include theory, demonstration, and individual hands-on instruction. All basic supplies, including the M.I.G. Welders Manual by Richard Finch and the Victor Welding Guide are included in the materials fee and supplied on Class #1. No pre-requisite is required for this class. A personal safety equipment list will be provided upon registration. *New and Continuing Students Welcomed.  Learn More
First class:
Saturday, November 4, 2017 -
9:00am to 12:30pm

Art and Art History! This class is designed for the beginning artist that wants to explore and try new techniques. Students will look at historic art movements as inspiration and create works that flow with those movements. This class will focus on Dada, Post-Expressionism, CoBra Art, Fauvism, and other forms of contemporary art. Students are encouraged to bring in images and reference materials that they are inspired by to discus with the class. Acrylics, watercolor, and various dry art mediums are welcomed. The recommended color palette list will be provided at registration but is not mandatory. Come open minded and ready to explore and work on expanding our creative voices.  Learn More
First class:
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm

At each of the four class sessions, students will start and finish a still life painting, working outdoors, with individualized guidance and instruction. Subjects will be flower, fruit, and/or vegetable arrangements but may also be "intimate landscapes;" i.e., porch scenes, garden walls, etc. General goals: Students will learn to work fast and loose, making quick decisions about subject matter, composition, colors, values, etc. and working rapidly to execute a painting before the daylight changes or time runs out.   Learn More
First class:
Thursday, September 21, 2017 -
9:30am to 12:00pm

Explore the fundamentals of photographic composition and build a portfolio of awesome black and white images. The technical aspects of black-and-white photography will be emphasized. All that's required is a 35-mm camera with manual controls. Come see what the darkroom magic is all about. Limited number of cameras are available for rent. For more information contact the school prior to class.  Learn More
First class:
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 -
6:00pm to 8:30pm

If you like the out-of-doors and you want to paint, this plein air oil painting class is for you. Our accomplished instructor will enhance your experience and facilitate artistic progress. The course begins with a lecture covering the steps to creating a successful painting. Lessons will address the various issues encountered in the painting process, including drawing, composition, values, hue and temperature, and edges. This course emphasizes individual instruction and is tailored to problems each student encounters while painting. If several students are having trouble with a specific concept, a lecture on that point is given.   Learn More
First class:
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm

Students will explore ceramic wheelwork techniques in this class. Instruction will be tailored to the individual skill level of each student. Using the wheel as a tool, forms will be thrown, altered and assembled to create various functional vessels of various shapes and forms. Glazing techniques will also be addressed. The supply fee covers 22 ½ pounds of clay, tools, glazes and firing. Students must provide a clean towel each week. student/instructor ratio: 6 to 1 20 contact hours  Learn More
First class:
Tuesday, September 5, 2017 -
6:00pm to 8:30pm

Fall Landscapes in Watercolor : Brilliant skies, rolling hills, rustic barns, and dusty old roads…learn to paint the beauty of the sky and land in watercolors. Instructor Thomas Needham will demonstrate how a landscape can be executed in watercolor from start to finish using a step-by-step approach. Individual guidance and demonstrations on the essential elements found in many landscapes.   Learn More
First class:
Thursday, September 14, 2017 -
6:30pm to 9:00pm

Students will gain knowledge in a variety of approaches to still life watercolor painting in this class. Beginning and experienced watercolorists will benefit from personalized instruction with a focus on composition, lighting, value, color and texture. Demonstrations will include professional watercolor techniques to include washes, layering of color, and the use of masking. A supply list may be downloaded from our website or at registration once confirmed.  Learn More
First class:
Thursday, October 19, 2017 -
6:30pm to 9:00pm