Adult Classes

To register for classes, phone (540) 672-7311, or email us at theartsorange@aol.com.

CLAY:

SM Clay

Hand Building with Clay with Sally Mickley

Sally will guide you in the how and why of hand building—teaching what you can and cannot do with clay. You’ll start with the basics and progress to more advanced work at your own speed, with plenty of individualized attention. This class is ongoing, and no prerequisite is required.

Winter Session 1: January 6, 13, 20, 27, February 3, 10

Winter Session 2: February 24, March 2, 9, 16, 30, April 6

Time: Mondays, 10am–noon

Ages: Adults

Instructor: Sally Mickley

Registration: $100, Supplies $35

 

JA Wheel Thrown

Beginning Wheel-Thrown Pottery with Janet Adams

In this beginners’ class, Janet will share the joy of working with clay. Each session will begin with a demonstration, followed by hands-on opportunities for students to try what was just shown. One-on-one coaching will also be provided. The fundamentals covered in this class include clay preparation, throwing on the wheel, trimming and finishing, and glazing. Typically students finish a session with several finished pieces of their own making. This is an exploratory course for anyone.

Winter Session 1: January 7, 14, 21, 28, February 4, 11

Winter Session 2: February 25, March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

Time: Tuesdays, 10 a.m. –12 p.m.

Ages: Adults

Instructor: Janet Adams

Registration: $100, Supplies $35

 

Intermediate Wheel-Thrown Pottery with Janet Adams

In this intermediate level class, Janet will share the joy of wheel thrown pottery. Typically sessions will be centered around a project, using skills already learned in beginners’ classes and working on new techniques. Students are encouraged to suggest projects, as well, and to experiment with the clay.

Winter Session 1: January 7, 14, 21, 28, February 4, 11

Winter Session 2: February 25, March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

Time: Tuesdays, 1 – 3 p.m.

Ages: Adults

Instructor: Janet Adams

Registration: $100, Supplies $35

 

JM Advanced

Pottery from Basics to Advanced Techniques with Jim Bosket

Learn what makes making pottery so fascinating and satisfying. Jim will teach you the basics of throwing on the wheel and/or hand-building (or help you brush up on old skills) and then work with you to finish and glaze your projects. You’ll work at your own pace with lots of hands-on instruction. This class is but will take a short respite in July.

Winter Session 1: January 7, 14, 21, 28, February 4, 11

Winter Session 2: February 18, 25, March 3, 10, 17, 24

Time: Tuesdays, 6:30–8:30pm

Ages: Adults

Instructor: Jim Bosket

Registration: $100, Supplies $35

 

AH Clay

Wednesday Night Clay Club with Aimee Hunt

Aimee offers personal attention to each student learning to throw on the wheel and hand build. Demonstrations and discussion of form and concepts assist students exploring their own clay project goals. This is an informal class and lots of fun. It is ongoing, restarting every six weeks.

Winter Session 1: Jan 8, 15, 22, 29, Feb 5, 12

Winter Session 2: Feb 19, 26, Mar 4, 11, 18, 25

Time: Wednesdays, 6:30–8:30pm

Ages: All ages

Instructor: Aimee Hunt

Registration: $100, Supplies $35

 

KS Clay

Handbuilding for Adults – Nature Inspired Ceramics with Kim Kangas Stocker: Studies show that creativity and nature reduce stress by boosting the immune system and brain function. Students learn how to use pinch, coil and slab construction to create nature inspired ceramics. Tools, stamps, and small molds will be available for use during this fun introductory class.

Winter Daytime Session: January 9, 16, 23, 30, February 6, 13

Time: Thursdays, 2 – 4 p.m.

Winter Evening Session: January 9, 16, 23, 30, February 6, 13

Time: Thursdays, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Please specify your preference for day or evening class when registering.

Ages: 15+

Instructor: Kim Kangas Stocker

Registration: $100, Supplies $35

 

Handbuilding for Teens – Nature Inspired Ceramics with Kim Kangas Stocker:  Studies show that creativity and nature reduce stress by boosting the immune system and brain function. Students learn how to use pinch, coil and slab construction to create nature inspired ceramics. Tools, stamps, and small molds will be available for use during this fun introductory class.

Winter Session: January 9, 16, 23, 30, February 6, 13

Time: Thursdays, 4:30–6pm

Ages: 12+

Instructor: Kim Kangas Stocker

Registration: $75, Supplies $35

 

Fine Arts Classes:

Schornagel earrings

[Ear] Ring in the Holidays! With Trish Schornagel

Learn to make four different Holiday and Christmas themed earrings. Perfect for gift-giving, or for yourself to wear this season! (Maximum class is 8)

Date: Saturday, November 30, 2019

Time: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Ages: 12+

Instructor: Trish Schornagel

Registration: $30; Supplies:  $10

 

November WS Schornagel Rings

Hand-forged Ring Workshop with Trish Schornagel

Learn to make three different beautiful and unique rings using copper sheet, sterling silver wire, and copper wire. We will cut, file, anneal, and texturize the metal using tools and a torch. Due to the nature of this artwork, the class will be limited to 4 students. Please register early.

Date: Saturday, November 30, 2019

Time: 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Ages: 14+

Instructor: Trish Schornagel

Registration: $30; Supplies:  $14

 

NC Felt

Needle Felted Santa Ornament Workshop with Nan Crawford

Create a whimsical curly lamb ornament using the needle felting technique and wool from locally raised sheep. This project is lightweight and suitable to either hang or stand on a table top. No previous felting experience required, and all materials are supplied.

Date:  December 7, 2019

Time: 10 am – 1pm

Ages: 14 and up

Instructor: Nan Crawford

Registration: $35, Supplies $15

 

CB Abstract

Breaking Into Abstraction with Carol Barber

Come for some process-driven exercises to get your creativity juices flowing with acrylics! Students in this intensive workshop will learn basic techniques in layering, pattern, shape, composition and unconventional mark making. The emphasis for this class is centered in fun and creative expression!

Date: February 15, 2020 (snow date February 22)

Time:  1pm – 4 pm

Ages: 14 and up

Instructor: Carol Barber

Registration: $45, Supplies $15

 

September Class Skafte Essentials

Watercolors with Jane Skafte

Watercolors are very popular for their simplicity, ease of travel, lack of solvents, and flat painting surfaces like watercolor paper or blocks that take up less room. Jane’s teaching style is casual and experimental, allowing students to learn fundamentals of color mixing, and basic compositional and brush techniques. Allowing students to discover their own voice and techniques that suit their emerging styles and subjects, students are encouraged to bring in whatever reference materials they choose: sketches, photos, etc.

The class atmosphere is relaxed and noncompetitive, enabling all levels to learn comfortably together. Some of the projects are from photographs, and some still life. The class will include frequent demonstrations.

Dates:  Mondays, November 4, 11, 18, December 2

Time: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Ages: 16 and up

Instructor: Jane Skafte

Registration: $75, Supply list provided at registration

 

Essentials of Drawing II with Jane Skafte

By popular request, this class is back and flows from the essentials of drawing class offered in October. Whether a part of that class or not, this drawing class will hone your drawing skills to a new level. In this class, students will continue to stretch their skills to draw through observation, while focusing on creative and technical skills. Students learn line, value, shape, and perspective; still life drawing, composition; the use of media such as pen and ink, pencil, and charcoal, and personal style development.  Each week there will be sketchbook prompts for homework. All ages and experience levels welcome, teen to adult.

Dates:  Thursdays, January 9 16, 23, 30, February 6, 13

Time: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Ages: 14 and up

Instructor: Jane Skafte

Registration: $110, Supply list provided at registration

 

TM Drawing

Portrait Drawing with Thomas Marsh

Study from a master artist the skills necessary to bring your portraits to life. Four weeks include geometry of the head, principles of light and shadow, basic anatomy of the head and proportion and likeness. Filled with one-on-one guidance, discussions, and a final critique this class will boost your drawing skills to the next level.

Dates: Tuesdays, January 7, 14, 21, 28

Time: 6:30 p.m. –8:30 p.m.

Ages: 14+

Instructor: Thomas Marsh

Registration: $75; Supply list provided at registration

 

Creative Kittens in Colored Pencils with Kitty Dodd

Using skills previously learned in other classes with Kitty Dodd, this cute kitten project will bring a smile to those who continue with this class! In 3 sessions with close supervision, the students will create the basics of this drawing. In the 4th (optional) class, eyes, fur and background will be covered. Due to the nature of the class, students are required to have completed a basic colored pencil class prior to registration for this class.

Dates:  Wednesdays, January 8, 15, 22, 29 (optional)

Time: 5– 7 p.m.

Ages: 16+

Instructor: Kitty Dodd

Registration: $75, Supply list provided at registration

 

EM Photography

Introduction to Photography with Eleszabeth E. McNeel

Mystified by what makes a good picture? Baffled by the buttons on your camera? Learn from an expert! Eleszabeth  E. McNeel will help you focus on excellent photography. This class will discuss the basic camera equipment, light, subject matter, and how to make sense of it all. A Saturday field day also is included with hands on guidance from the instructor. After 4 weeks of study, you’ll appreciate, understand and have all of the tools necessary to take your own beautiful photographs.

Note: Please bring your own DSLR or Point & Shoot camera. Cameras are not provided.

Date:  Mondays, February 3, 10, 17, 24

Time: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Ages: 16+

Instructor: Eleszabeth E. McNeel

Registration: $90

 

WORKSHOP:

LM Drawing

Acrylic Painting Workshop with Lou Messa

Acclaimed artist Lou Messa will offer a workshop including demonstrations and individual hands-on coaching and assistance. “If you get into trouble, Lou can get you out!” You will work from your landscape photos; Lou will provide the painting surface. Bring your own acrylic paints and brushes and a desire to improve your painting skills.

REGISTRATION LIMITED TO SIX STUDENTS

Date: Session I: Saturday, January 18, 2020

Session 2: Saturday, February 8

Session 3: Saturday, March 21

Time: 10am–4pm, with a break for lunch

Ages: All ages

Instructor: Lou Messa

Registration: $175 payable to the artist

 

LM Abstraction

Abstractions with Leslie Newman

This inspiring three-day workshop is designed for all levels of abstract artists working with acrylics, to those who are familiar with acrylics and have a basic understanding of color or want to experiment with new styles. Designed for bringing out your own styles, there will be guided exercises and time to explore the art of abstract. Touching on the color wheel and mixing, we will explore washes and landing points building and subtracting. We will also discuss many different styles of composition including value and shape.

Learn to be generous with yourself. Get out of your comfort zone. Let loose your creativity. Get rid of the Inner Critic. By the final phase of this workshop, you will put the finishing touches on your own beautiful abstract painting. For more information, https://www.leslienewmanart.com/workshops-and-private-lessons.

Date:  January 10 – 12

Time: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Ages: adults

Instructor: Leslie Newman

Registration: $475.00, payable directly to Leslie Newman.

 

PS Watercolor

Watercolors Workshop with Peg Sheridan

Join us for a fun day of painting simple winter scenes in watercolor.  Discover how to paint soft shadows in snow, falling snow, and wintery sunsets.  Along the way, you will learn essential skills in watercolor. Peg will offer demonstrations, step-by-step color worksheets, and individual help.  Most students will complete two small paintings in this workshop.  You will be amazed at what you learn in one day!  A materials list will be provided, or you can order a watercolor kit from Peg for $55.
Date:  Saturday, January 25 (snow date: February 29)

Time: 10 – 3 p.m., with a 45 minute lunch break

Ages: 16+

Instructor: Peg Sheridan

Registration: $95, due January 17. Make check payable to Peg Sheridan.  Mail check and form below to me at: 201 Hunters Lane, Staunton, VA 24401.  Contact the artist if you need to make other arrangements for payment.  http://www.pegsheridan.com

 

Clubs and Meetings

The Orange Painting Club meets every Tuesday of the month at 1pm at The Arts Center in Orange. Come and enjoy some fellowship and maybe learn – or teach – a few tips! Membership is free and open to anyone who paints. For more information contact Pam Derrickson at pam.derrickson@gmail.com.

 

Sit & Stitch twice a month at the Arts Center! Join a friendly group of folks getting together and working through their handiwork. Members are primarily knitters, but anyone with a passion for handwork and a project to finish is welcome. This creative group meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month (except holidays!) at 6:30 – 8 p.m. at The Arts Center in Orange. For more information contact Grayson Butterfield at graysonbutterfield@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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