Adult Classes

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:
Monday, September 30, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

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:
Wednesday, October 2, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Let’s learn about making our own photographs from start to finish. Understand the composition and lighting of photographs. Then learn to develop your negatives and then your photographs. Total aesthetic control is yours. As the class progresses, you will be able to make all the decisions to produce frameable photographs. Come see what the darkroom magic is all about.  Learn More
First class:
Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm

I have often heard the mournful lament of those new to art expressing disappointment that the other students seem to already know more than they do. If you’re an authentic beginner, then you’re in the right place! In this very basic, structured, informative class we will go over all the materials & how to use them. The first 2 weeks will be spent drawing as we explore values & contrast, forms, texture, proportion, & other elements of design. The 3rd week we’ll get into introductory watercolor mixing & techniques, followed by 2 weeks of painting subject matter step-by-step. Some “in-class” supplies will be available unless noted otherwise in the supply list.   Learn More
First class:
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

This engaging, information-packed class will teach you what you need to know regarding supplies & different techniques with step by step instructions & demonstrations. It will dispel any myths regarding the “unforgiving” properties of watercolor as students focus on the various brush strokes, mixing paints, & color theory, plus many “tricks & fixes” in applying the medium.  Learn More
First class:
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:30pm

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 21, 2019 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Students will enjoy learning the basics of head 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. 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 16, 2019 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm

This 4 week class will focus on painting "alla prima"(all at once) as well as developing greater skills working with a painting knife and brush.  Learn More
First class:
Monday, September 30, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Guided by instructor Terry Smith, students will learn to paint landscapes using various techniques while working from photographs. Remember to bring your favorite images to paint!  Learn More
First class:
Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 9:30am to 12:00pm

Students will explore ceramic wheelwork and handbuilding 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: 8 to 1  Learn More
First class:
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm

Students will explore ceramic wheelwork and handbuilding 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.  Learn More
First class:
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm

Students will explore ceramic wheelwork and handbuilding 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.  Learn More
First class:
Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm

This course will address the basics of setting-up and composing an appealing still life. New 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-level 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.  Learn More
First class:
Thursday, October 31, 2019 - 9:30am to 12:00pm

This foundational drawing class will help you develop the skills to move into any art form. We will focus on the elements & principles of design such as form, value, texture, perspective, composition, etc. Different techniques including gesture & contour exercises, the sight-size method, cross-hatching, blending, & contrast will be explored. A range of drawing materials will also be explained & used in this fun & informative class.   Learn More
First class:
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Crisp air, brilliant blue skies, hills of rust, leaves of gold - Learn how to capture the beauty of the fall season in transparent watercolor. Individual instruction will provide learning opportunities for students and watercolorists of all skills levels. Students will enjoy the opportunity to learn the basics or continue to develop skills in this versatile medium with a full-time watercolorist with over forty years of professional experience. This class will help you acquire confidence in the application of modern watercolor techniques such as wet washes, graduated washes, and the use of masking fluid. Demonstrations, individual guidance, and a step-by-step approach will provide the foundation needed to achieve exciting results in this medium. *A supply list can be downloaded at bottom of page.  Learn More
First class:
Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Pumpkins, gourds, nuts, and ears of Indian corn will be provided for the students to set up their own fall still life composition to paint. Students will gain knowledge in a variety of approaches to still life watercolor painting in this class. Beginning and experienced watercolorists will benefit from instruction as they explore methods that utilize modern watercolor techniques applicable to still life watercolor painting. Curriculum will focus on composition, lighting, value, color, and texture. Professional watercolor techniques to include washes, layering of color and the use of masking, will be demonstrated by the instructor.  Learn More
First class:
Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm