Class Guide

Students will make an assortment of hand built flowers, eggs, and other Spring fun of their choosing. Once fired, students will then come back the following week at a time TBD and hand paint these items with glazes of their choice to make one of a kind gifts. After the glazed pieces are fired, students and families can pick up the finished pieces! *Youth, ages 5-14 are welcome with an adult but must register as a student.  Learn More
First class:
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 -
6:00pm to 7:30pm

Students are provided an assortment of pre-made wet clay birds and bunnies to assemble and carve designs into for one of a kind keepsakes!  After picking out colors for their creations and the firing process is complete, students and families can pick up finished work the following week!   Learn More
First class:
Monday, April 17, 2017 -
6:00pm to 7:30pm

This course is designed for the more serious focused art student who wants to develop their skills to create successful and interesting drawings. Instruction and demonstration will include all the basics such as the elements of art. Exploring multiple techniques and mediums, students will become confident in their mark making, blending and shading. All supplies will be provided. *new and continuing students welcomed   Learn More
First class:
Saturday, April 15, 2017 -
9:00am to 10:30pm

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:
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm

Are you looking for a serious drawing class for your child? The class will go over the basics and help to fine tune their drawing skills. Students will explore the many ways to "make a mark" while they build new art confidence. Students will also develop a better understanding of the elements of art: line, color, value, shape, texture, form and space while they explore different drawing mediums and techniques.   Learn More
First class:
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 -
4:30pm to 6:00pm

Learn to capture the light, atmosphere, form and pattern in nature and in the landscape through quick sketches and longer studies. Discover, with the lush tones and the rich language of mark, what’s possible with charcoal, graphite, ink, silver point and Conté while you develop skills in spatial concepts and composition. Inspiration from flowers, natural objects, master landscape drawings and photographs will be the springboards to experiment with these mediums. Develop your ability to observe, translate and transform to create unique compositions. Your observation can be enhanced by memory and invention to develop a personal vision. Demonstrations of the use of materials and individual support will accompany each session.   Learn More
First class:
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm

A different type of art! This 2 day workshop is geared towards art enthusiasts wanting to learn how to manipulate wood stain into pieces of art. With wood as the canvas, students will learn to apply different color stains to make the designs they choose - think painting with stains. These beautiful one of a kind pieces on wood are sure to be conversation starters. This class will also provide the building blocks for refinishing wood furniture with an art twist. Instructor: Alicia Weber Cully  Learn More
First class:
Saturday, May 6, 2017 -
10:00am to 2:00pm

Draw it and Make it! Working in both 2D and 3D, students will explore many different art making techniques. Drawing and painting will serve as a basics for this class. After students are set on an idea or theme they will then carry their work over to sculpting and 3D. Get ready for some art making fun.   Learn More
First class:
Thursday, April 20, 2017 -
4:30pm to 6:00pm

It's all about the figure! In this class, students will learn to paint the human form. With classical standards serving as a foundation, students will then experiment and break out their creative powers. *The class will work from a live costumed model each session. Beginning and advanced students are welcomed and will receive individual attention. A supply list will be provided upon registration. *Medium of choice.  Learn More
First class:
Thursday, April 13, 2017 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm

Instructor: Thomas Needham Students will enjoy learning the basics of head/portrait painting as they work from a different live model each week. This course will cover the basics of planes and anatomical proportions of the head. Step-by-step demonstrations in a variety of painting techniques will be demonstrated and individual guidance will be tailored to the students preferred medium of choice. A supply list will be provided upon registration.  Learn More
First class:
Monday, April 17, 2017 -
6:30pm to 9:00pm

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. Students will learn techniques that give acrylics the look of oils. Class is for all levels. New and continuing students welcomed.  Learn More
First class:
Monday, April 10, 2017 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm

Students will explore all kinds of fun painting methods to create one of a kind art in new and inventive ways.  Learn More
First class:
Monday, April 17, 2017 -
4:30pm to 6:00pm

This course is for students who want to weld steel that is 1/8 inch thick and up. At their own workstation, students will learn M.I.G. Welding which is easier to learn and 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 a M.I.G. Welders Manual by Roger Finch and a 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.   Learn More
First class:
Saturday, April 15, 2017 -
9:00am to 12:30pm

Design and create your own stained glass mosaic. This smaller scale, 8" x 10" glass, will allow students to complete a piece in only one day! Each unique piece will be a stunning work of art made from broken glass pieces, glass beads, sea shells, or earthly elements. Popular designs include birds, flowers, landscapes, initials, animals, and abstracts. If you can dream it up, you can design and create a masterpiece! Supply fee covers everything except protective eye wear and your idea. Instructor: Laura Russo  Learn More
First class:
Saturday, May 13, 2017 -
10:30am to 3:30pm

Instructor: Terry Smith This course will address the basics of setting up and composing an appealing still life. Beginning and continuing students will be guided in the painting process using the tools of composition, color, value, intensity, contrast, hard and soft edges, brushwork and careful observation. Through instruction, demonstration and individual attention, this course will benefit beginning and more advanced painters. Beginners will learn an entry and approach to the wonderful and challenging world of oil painting. More advanced painters will enhance and refine their skills as they are introduced to additional methods for painting still life compositions that are appealing and compelling. A supply list will be provided upon registration.   Learn More
First class:
Thursday, April 13, 2017 -
10:00am to 12:00pm

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:
Monday, April 17, 2017 -
10:00am 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, April 11, 2017 -
6:00pm to 8:30pm

It doesn't get any more "old school" than building a camera and developing your own film! Learn to build your very own pinhole camera! Instructor Rosanne Stutts will demonstrate how to take photos with your new camera and develop the images in the darkroom. Images from a pinhole camera are unique, offering interesting angles, blurs of movement, and greath depth.  Learn More
First class:
Saturday, April 29, 2017 -
10:00am to 1:00pm

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, April 12, 2017 -
1:30pm to 4:30pm

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, April 11, 2017 -
6:00pm to 8:30pm

Learn the beautiful art of silk dye painting.  Learn More
First class:
Saturday, May 20, 2017 -
10:00am to 2:00pm

Students are provided with an assortment of pre-made clay pieces to hand decorate with glazes and paint of their choice for one of a kind gifts. Fired glazed pieces can be picked up the following week!   Learn More
First class:
Sunday, April 23, 2017 -
1:00pm to 2:30pm

Students will explore painting techniques and mixed media while creating works inspired by nature.  Learn More
First class:
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 -
4:30pm to 6:00pm

Students will work from a subject of personal choice in this class. Bring a photograph, print or still life for inspiration or an unfinished painting to class. Continue exploring the versatile and exciting visuals possible under the guidance of our instructor. A supply list will be provided upon registration.  Learn More
First class:
Thursday, April 20, 2017 -
6:30pm to 9:00pm

Did someone say clay? This class will go over all the basic techniques needed for building in clay. What's a slab? How do you make and connect coils? What is glaze? All your questions will be answered in this youth ceramics class. Students will create many pieces throughout the weeks and later glaze and fire them to perfection. Bring your creativity and get ready for some fun! *Students must bring a clean towel to each week's session. All other supplies will be provided. *new and continuing students welcomed   Learn More
First class:
Saturday, April 15, 2017 -
9:00am to 10:30am