Adult Classes

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

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.

Dates: September 9, 16, 23, 30, October 7, 14

Session II: October 21, 28, November 4, 11, 18, 25

Time: Mondays, 10am–noon

Ages: Adults

Instructor: Sally Mickley

Registration: $100, Supplies $35

 

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.

Fall Session 1: August 20, 27, September 3, 10, 17, 24

Fall Session 2: October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, November 5

Fall Session 3: November 12, 19, 26, December 3, 10, 17

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.

Fall Session 1: August 20, 27, September 3, 10, 17, 24

Fall Session 2: October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, November 5

Fall Session 3: November 12, 19, 26, December 3, 10, 17

Time: Tuesdays, 1 – 3 p.m.

Ages: Adults

Instructor: Janet Adams

Registration: $100, Supplies $35

 

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.

Fall Session 1: August 20, 27, September 3, 10, 17, 24

Fall Session 2: October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, November 5
Fall Session 3: November 12, 19, 26, December 3, 10, 17

Time: Tuesdays, 6:30–8:30pm

Ages: Adults

Instructor: Jim Bosket

Registration: $100, Supplies $35

 

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.

Fall Session I: August 14, 21, 28, September 4, 11, 18

Fall Session II: September 25, October

Time: Wednesdays, 6:30–8:30pm

Ages: All ages

Instructor: Aimee Hunt

Registration: $100, Supplies $35

 

Fine Arts Classes:

 

WORKSHOP:

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!”

REGISTRATION LIMITED TO SIX STUDENTS

Date: Session I: Saturday, August 24; Session II: Saturday, October 19

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

Ages: All ages

Instructor: Lou Messa

Registration: $175

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.

 

September Class Barber Teens

Drawn to Art for Teens with Carol Barber

Looking for a class for your aspiring artist? This introductory drawing class is open to teens ages 11 – 16. This class offers basic drawing lessons for beginners, but also challenges the seasoned artist. Created as a casual workshop environment, these classes will use different drawing materials for line quality and various shading methods, practicing measurement and proportions in artwork.

Dates:  Wednesdays, September 4, 11, 18, 25 & October 2, 2019

Time: 4 – 6 p.m.

Ages: 11 – 16

Instructor: Carol Barber

Registration: $110, Supply list provided at registration

 

Needle Felted Sheep 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:  September 14, 2019

Time: 10 am – 1pm

Ages: 14 and up

Instructor: Nan Crawford

Registration: $35, Supplies $15

 

September WS Barber Sparking

Sparking Creativity with Acrylics 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:  September 14, 2019

Time:  1pm – 4 pm

Ages: 14 and up

Instructor: Carol Barber

Registration: $45, Supplies $15

 

September Class Skafte Essentials

Essentials of Drawing with Jane Skafte

Are you looking to learn the basics of drawing? Stretch your skills as an artist? This class focuses on creative and technical skills to draw through observation, in order to express emotions, ideas, or inner visions. 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.  Included in the classes are using different drawing materials for line quality and various shading methods, practicing measurement and proportions in artwork.

Each week there will be sketchbook prompts for homework. All ages and experience levels welcome, teen to adult.

Dates:  Tuesdays, September 24, October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 2019

Time: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Ages: 16 and up

Instructor: Jane Skafte

Registration: $110, Supply list provided at registration

 

 

Introduction to Colored Pencils with Kitty Dodd

In preparation for a special project, this class will be for the total beginner and as a refresh for those who want to remember what they once learned.  Pencil types, accessories, strokes, and manipulations will be shown.

To participate in the following project, this class (or one taken before) is a prerequisite.

Date: September 25

Time: Wednesday, 5 p.m. –7 p.m.

Ages: 16+

Instructor: Kitty Dodd

Registration: $30; Supply list provided at registration

 

Nuno Felting on Silk with Jane Skafte

Like wet felting, Nuno felting combines layers of fabric into one flat piece of felt fabric, creating a sturdier fabric.  Nuno felting, however, is a much more delicate fabric felting technique. It melds thin layers of wool into a sheer fabric such as silk gauze to create a lightweight felt that can completely cover the background fabric or be used as a single decorative design. The Nuno felting process is particularly suitable for fine garments and scarves, since silk-backed felt ensures a stable felt that will not stretch out of shape like normal felt.  In this workshop, you will be able to experiment with wool roving and alpaca fleece on silk, with the opportunity to use dyes to create a scarf or fabric that can be used for sewing. Due to its nature, this class is limited to 8 students.

Date:  Saturday, November 2, 2019

Time: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Ages: 16 and up

Instructor: Jane Skafte

Registration: $50, Supplies $45

 

October WS Schornagel Wire wrapped

Wire Wrapped Pendants Workshop with Trish Schornagel

Ever see a really creative necklace that was almost your style? Perhaps if the stone was a different color, or the wire wrapped a bit differently? Why not make your own? In this class, you’ll learn a wire wrapping technique that will secure just about any cabochon, stone, bead, etc. into a beautiful, unique pendant, creating your own unique style. Guaranteed oooh’s and ahhhh’s from friends & family! An assortment of stones to wrap will be available. Because of the nature of this artwork, the class size is limited to 5. Please register early.

Date:  Saturday, October 5, 2019

Time: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Ages: 14 and up

Instructor: Trish Schornagel

Registration: $30, Supplies $20

 

Gypsy Earrings Introduction to Metalsmithing with Trish Schornagel

Learn how to make unique and beautiful earrings! Trish will lead you through the process by cutting and forging copper sheet, coiling wire, and using a torch to ball up fine silver wire. Every pair is different and uniquely your own creation! Because of the nature of this artwork, the class size is limited to 4. Please register early.

Date:  Saturday, October 5, 2019

Time: 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Ages: 14 and up

Instructor: Trish Schornagel

Registration: $30, Supplies $20

 

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 three sessions with close supervision, the students will create the basics of this drawing. In the fourth optional class, eyes, fur, and background will be covered. Due to its nature, students are required to have completed a basic colored pencil class prior to registration for this class.
Date: November 6, 13, 20 (November 27 is an optional attendance class)

Time: Wednesday, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Ages: 16+

Instructor: Kitty Dodd

Registration: $70; Supply list provided at registration

 

Setting the Stage for Still Life Painting with Nancy Wallace

Have you ever struggled to begin the still-life process? This class will cover the black white and gray studies that are great preparation for making a still life painting. Discussions and practice in how to set up and arrange items for effective design and working in studies from these set ups. Included in the class are instructions about how to do this in black, white and gray. Plenty of one-on-one guidance from this esteemed instructor makes this class a must for painters from beginning to advanced. This very popular class is restricted to 15 students. Please register early.

Date: Saturday, November 9

Time: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Ages: 16+

Instructor: Nancy Wallace

Registration: $50; Supplies:  $20

 

November WS Barber Beginning Acrylics

Beginning Acrylic Painting with Carol Barber

Students in this intensive workshop will learn basic techniques in layering, shading, and color mixing, with an emphasis on fun and creative expression.  You will work from life to achieve a painterly work of art.

Dates: Saturday, November 9

Time: 2 – 5 p.m.

Ages: 16+

Instructor: Carol Barber

Registration: $50, Supplies:  $15

 

Schornagel earrings

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, TBD

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, TBD

Time: 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Ages: 14+

Instructor: Trish Schornagel

Registration: $30; Supplies:  $14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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