Adult Classes

Instructor: Staci Swider  Learn More
First class:
Saturday, November 3, 2018 - 9:30am to 3:00pm

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, September 26, 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

This class will take students through all the basics of painting. Students will go over color mixing, brush choices, painting surfaces, gesso, line quality, brush work, and more as they learn to make their masterpieces.   Learn More
First class:
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Botanical Weaving Tapestry Workshop, for Adults & Youth!!  Learn More
First class:
Saturday, November 10, 2018 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

Wash and glaze techniques, brush strokes,value, color theory: the tools needed to create exciting watercolors. Class designed for fun, for the beginner and more experienced artist.  Learn More
First class:
Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 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, October 17, 2018 - 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 22, 2018 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm

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 Roger 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 3, 2018 - 9:00am to 12:30pm

Wildflowers have the glorious habit of arranging themselves in pleasing clumps without the gardener's interference. Using drips and unexpected sources of color combinations for flower heads you can achieve this natural rhythm and create more active compositions. Let our instructor show you how to turn chaos into something beautiful. Using flowers as inspiration but not necessarily what everyone's finished product will be, this experimental class will take you step-by-step through the creation of a mixed-media painting - using texture paste, acrylic paint, and oil pastels. See how to create a painting from start to finish! Class will go over many topics including building a background, defining shapes, creating a focal point, and adding details. All students will leave with a one of a kind work of art. Supply list to be provided once registered.  Learn More
First class:
Saturday, October 13, 2018 - 9:30am to 3:00pm

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, October 22, 2018 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

Working from photographs, students will learn to paint landscapes using various techniques.  Learn More
First class:
Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 9:30am to 12:00pm

The goal of this class is to inspire, instruct, and guide artists to the joy and fun of creating. With the personal goals of each artist in mind, Lala will give individual as well as class instructions and demonstrations. Each session will have a class assignment designed to encourage creativity. Students may choose to participate in the class assignment and/or work on subjects of their own choosing. Students may work in acrylic, watercolor, oil, pastel, drawing, or collage.  Learn More
First class:
Monday, September 24, 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

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 25, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm

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:
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm