Adult Classes

WINTER 2018 CLASSES FOR ADULTS AND TEENS:

 

 

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 ongoing.

Time: Tuesdays, 6:30–8:30pm

Ages: Adults

Instructor: Jim Bosket

Registration: $100, Supplies $35

Dates:

Session I

November 27, December 4, 11, 18, January 8, 15

Session II

January 22, 29, February 5, 12, 19, 26

 

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.

Time: Wednesdays, 6:30–8:30pm

Ages: All ages

Instructor: Aimee Hunt

Registration: $100, Supplies $35

Dates:

Session I

December 12, 19, January 2, 9, 16, 23

Session II

January 30, February 6, 13, 20, 27, March 6

 

Hand Building in 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.

Time: Mondays, 10am–noon

Ages: Adults

Instructor: Sally Mickley

Registration: $100, Supplies $35

Dates:

Session I

January 7, 14, 21, 28, February 4, 11

Session II

February 18, 25, March 4, 11, 18, 25

 

Fundamentals of Wheel-Thrown Pottery with Janet Adams

In this beginning- to intermediate-level class, Janet will share the joy of working with clay. Each session will begin with a demonstration, followed by a hands-on opportunity for students to try what was just shown. One-on-one coaching will also be provided. The fundamentals 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.

Time: Tuesdays, 1–3pm

Ages: Adults

Instructor: Janet Adams

Registration: $100, Supplies $35

Dates:

Session I

January 8, 15, 22, 29, February 5, 12

Session II

February 19, 26, March 5, 12, 19, 26

 

Écorché Anatomy Workshop with Thomas Marsh

In this four-day Écorché Anatomy workshop, students will study:

  • The skeletal system in relation to figurative art
  • The muscular system in relation to figurative art
  • The underlying geometry of the body in relation to figurative art
  • Modeling a 24-inch écorché figure in clay
  • Custom toolmaking

This workshop is designed for serious art students of all ages, from beginner to professional, from high school age to senior citizens. Students should possess a drive to create their best work, be ready to challenge themselves to create an écorché sculpture, and to learn these skills for their own future works. A total of 24 classroom hours will be devoted to clay modeling and related lectures. The workshop will be taught in the classical tradition by master figure sculptor Thomas Marsh, whose artistic genealogy includes Auguste Rodin, Ivan Mestrovic, Antoine Bourdelle, and George Bridgman.

Dates: Wednesday–Saturday, January 2–5

Time: 9am–4pm with a 1-hour lunch break

Ages: 16 and up

Instructor: Thomas Marsh

Registration: $550.00. This includes all materials and instruction. A $100 non-refundable deposit is due to reserve a space, with the remainder of fees due on the first day of class.

REGISTRATION IS LIMITED TO 5 STUDENTS.

 

Stained Glass Workshop with Trish Schornagel

We will use precut bevels to create beautiful, twinkling stars in this quick introduction to Tiffany-style stained glass. With no need to cut glass or use the grinder for shaping, students will learn stained glass in a day and walk away with a gorgeous piece of stained glass.

Date: January 12, 2019

Time: 10am–noon

Ages: 12 and up

Instructor: Trish Schornagel

Registration: $40, Supplies: $20

 

Stained Glass Earrings with Trish Schornagel

Learn how to make a beautiful and unique pair of stained glass earrings. There is no need to cut glass or use the grinder for shaping in this quick introduction to the world of Tiffany-styl stained glass. We will use lead-free solder and the instructor will provide several different colors and shapes of pre-cut glass to choose from.

Date: January 12, 2019

Time: 1–3pm

Ages: 12 and up

Instructor: Trish Schornagel

Registration: $40, Supplies: $20

 

Researching and Relishing All Our Family Stories with Andi Cumbo-Floyd

This workshop will focus on researching and treasuring the harder stories that we all have in our family histories. We’ll talk about how to research the history of enslavement in our families, about how look into criminal histories, about how to locate family members lost (or found) through adoption, and much more. Then, we will discuss the ways we can come to terms with these hard stories, how we might want to share them with family and beyond, and how our own processes of research and acceptance can be helpful to people who are researching their own hard histories.

This workshop is designed for genealogists, family historians, or anyone with a family history that intrigues or troubles them. No specific skills needed. Bring a piece or two of family history in the form of a photo or document that tells or symbolizes a hard part of your family story, along with a notebook and pen or a laptop.

Date: Monday, January 14, 2019

Time: Monday, 5–8pm

Ages: Adults

Instructor: Andi Cumbo-Floyd

Registration $50

 

Introduction to Colored Pencils with Kitty Dodd

You will be astonished at how quickly you can produce a gorgeous colored pencil painting. In this two-hour workshop, you will be introduced to basic techniques as well as layering and blending. Kitty will have a subject that will be the focus of the class.  Your pencils or those provided.

Date: January 24, 2019

Time: Thursday, 5–7pm

Ages: 16 and up

Instructor: Kitty Dodd

Registration $60, Supply list upon registration

 

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.

Time: Tuesdays, 6–8pm

Ages: All ages

Instructor: Carol Barber

Registration: $65, Supplies:  $15

Dates:

Session I: January 29, February 5, 12

Session II: March 5, 12, 19

 

Stained Glass Peace Sign Heart with Trish Schornagel

Craft a beautiful suncatcher for your Valentine! We will use precut glass to create beautiful “peace sign” hearts. There is no need to cut glass or use the grinder for shaping in this quick introduction to the world of Tiffany-style stained glass crafting.

Date: February 2, 2019

Time: 10am–noon

Ages: 12 and up

Instructor: Trish Schornagel

Registration: $40, Supplies: $15

 

Vintage Plate Pendants with Trish Schornagel

What do you do with broken china plates? Family heirlooms? Vintage dishes?  Learn how to transform these broken pieces into gorgeous handmade jewelry. We will use lead-free solder and the Tiffany copper foil method as used in traditional stained glass making. Bring your own pieces, dishes, or choose from the instructor’s stash.

Date: February 2, 2019

Time: 1–3pm

Ages: 12 and up

Instructor: Trish Schornagel

Registration: $40, Supplies: $20

 

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: Saturday, February 9, 2019

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

Ages: All ages

Instructor: Lou Messa

Registration: $175

 

Create and Craft Realistic Characters in Fiction and Memoir with Andi Cumbo-Floyd

In this workshop, we will discuss the necessaries for creating complex, real-to-life characters in your fiction or memoir writing.  From physical description to dialect, from behaviors to beliefs, we’ll talk about various ways to get at who your characters—even if they were/are real people—are on the page. Andi will lead exercises to help you explore your characters when you feel like you need new insight into who they are.

This workshop is designed for writers of all experience levels. No experience necessary.  Bring a notebook and pen or your laptop.

Date: February 11, 2019

Time: Monday, 5–8pm

Ages: Adults

Instructor: Andi Cumbo-Floyd

Registration $50

 

Abstract Expressionist Painting with Carol Barber

Explore different approaches to composition and various methods of paint application to get you started creating abstract paintings.

Date: February 23, 2019

Time: Saturday, 1–4pm

Ages: All ages

Instructor: Carol Barber

Registration: $40, Supplies:  $10

 

Have Fun Cartooning Everyday Words! with Mack Rowe

If you enjoy laughing, having a good time, and doodling, you’ll love creating WordToons with words you use every day. Design, draw, and color cartoons in this fun and pun-filled workshop with professional cartoonist and punster Mack Rowe. Fun for all ages!

Date: March 2, 2019

Time: Saturday, 10–11:30am, 12:30–2pm (3 hours total, with a break for lunch)

Ages: All ages

Instructor: Mack Rowe

Registration: $35, Supplies: $5

 

 

 

 

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