Winter Classes 2019

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Magpie Eclectic Earrings
Christy Sherman
Saturday, January 26, 10 AM - 1 PM
Embrace your inner magpie, and dig out all your treasures. Learn several techniques to make your own earrings. Match a favorite outfit, make a special gift, design your earrings just the way you like them. We will cover a variety of techniques such as wire spirals, links, and connections between chains, beads, and wire. You'll also learn how to use findings such as headpins, eyepins, jumprings and earwires. This is a great starting point for anyone who wants to make or mend your own jewelry, or for anyone who wants to learn connection techniques for mixed media. No experience needed.
$50 Members     $85 Non-members
$20 Materials fee - All materials included
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Scientific Illustration: Bird Eggs
Susan Sward
Saturday, March 99 AM - 1 PM
Let's explore painting as a naturalist would! In the Victorian era, scientific study and journaling went hand-in-hand. Natural science illustrator Susan Sward will guide the class through observation, color mixing, the use of gouache, and patterning. Students will choose a bird species from the teacher's resource collection. Eggs will be rendered in gouache with attention to color pattern, and shape. Beginners and seasoned artists are both welcome.
$60 Members     $95 Non-members
$15 Materials fee - All materials included

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Scientific Illustration: Feathers
Susan Sward
Saturday, March 169 AM - 1 PM
Let's explore painting as a naturalist would! In the Victorian era, scientific study and journaling went hand-in-hand. Natural science illustrator Susan Sward will guide the class through observation, color mixing, the use of gouache, and patterning. Students will choose a feather from the teacher's resource collection. Feathers will be rendered in gouache with attention to color pattern, and shape. Beginners and seasoned artists are both welcome.
$60 Members     $95 Non-members
$15 Materials fee - All materials included

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Painting with Alcohol Inks
Mary Wojciechowski
Friday, March 22, 10 AM - 3 PM
Alcohol Ink is a highly pigmented and quick-drying medium applied by pouring, brushing or stamping on a non-porous surface such as Yupo. The vibrant colors of this ink intermingle creating unique textural effects, often leading to unexpected results. The five-hour workshop (with a break for lunch) will begin with an introduction to alcohol ink as a painting medium and a demonstration in techniques of pouring, brushing and creating textures with inks. The remaining time will be used for personal exploration with time to complete many paintings on Yupo. After the lunch break, more advanced techniques will be demonstrated and explored. The workshop will end with a critique allowing participants to share their paintings and to discuss what they have discovered.
$65 Members     $100 Non-members
$5 Materials fee - All materials included

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Intro to Tapestry Weaving
Janet Austin
Saturday, March 30, 10 AM - 4 PM
Tapestry is an ancient form of weaving that creates images from yarn. Students will assemble a wooden frame loom, learn to put a warp on it and to weave, using traditional tapestry technique. In addition to technique, we will discuss designing for tapestry, finishing and framing. At the end of class, students will get to take their looms home, with enough yarn to complete the project.
$75 Members     $110 Non-members
$15 Materials fee - All materials included

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Sculpting Flowers and Butterflies
Christy Sherman
Saturday, April 6, 10 AM - 3 PM
Learn to sculpt delicate flowers and butterflies in polymer clay and create a finished piece of art. Techniques will be demonstrated on a relief sculpture of forget-me-nots and a Karner Blue butterfly. Reference images for the same project will be provided, but you're welcome to sculpt whatever you like. We'll cure the sculptures in class, then spend some time on painting techniques for polymer clay with acrylics. I will demo how to frame and mount your pieces and if your paint dries in time, you will be able to frame your own art in class. This is a great starting point for anyone who wants to try sculpting, polymer clay, or for anyone who wants to improve their sculpting skills. No experience needed.
$65 Members     $100 Non-members
$25 Materials fee - All materials included or you may provide your own.
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Foundations of Digital Photography

Cindy Wilson
Wednesdays, February 6 - 274 PM - 6 PM (4 classes)
Do you have a new camera? Winter is a great time to learn how to use your camera: there is beautiful light to make images and you'll be ready to take on the spring with your newfound knowledge!
Go beyond shooting on the automatic setting and learn all about your digital camera's settings and menus. We start with the camera, its buttons and menus, and expand with digital terminology. We will move then to understanding exposure through ISO, aperture and shutter speed. You will also learn about proper focusing techniques. There will be in class instruction, weekly assignments and slide show discussion of our work. Whether a beginner or a refresher, in just four classes you will become a better photographer!
$175 Members     $210 Non-members

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Digital Painting with Procreate on your iPad
Cindy DiDonato
Saturdays, February 23 & March 2, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM (2 classes)
Did you know that digital painting opens a world of possibilities for creativity? You can paint with your finger or a stylus or import photos of your conventional artwork or photography to create layered digital art. All you need is an iPad and a professional app called Procreate. This class will provide an introduction to basic skills needed to create digital art in Procreate.
Procreate can only be used on an iPad and must be purchased from the App store for $9.99 in advance of the class.
$75 Members     $110 Non-members

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The Next Step in Digital Photography
Cindy Wilson
Wednesdays, April 17 - May 8, 4 PM - 6 PM (4 classes)
Now that you are familiar with the basic controls on your digital camera, it's time to take the Next Step! This course will take you deeper into understanding how to make your photographs more closely reflect how you see your subject through advanced controls. Learn more about exposure, raw capture & post processing, creative use of aperture, shutter speed and composition. There will be classroom lessons, assignments and a field trip for more practical experience.
$175 Members     $210 Non-members

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From Value to Tone

Trish Hurley
Saturdays, February 2 - 16, 9 AM - 12 Noon (3 classes)
Starting in black and white, we will paint structure, form and space. We will then work our way to understanding color, tones and glazing. A great class for beginners and those who would like to learn more about the use of colors in a painting. Acrylic or oils are welcome!
$110 Members     $145 Non-members
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Watercolors: Loose and Lively!
Susan Klas Wright
Wednesdays, Feb 20 - March 20, (4 classes, no class March 6)
10 AM - 1 PM
Working with the flow of the medium, we'll be painting loosely, allowing the water and paint to work for us. We will experiment with new approaches to watercolor painting; a careful study followed by a fast and free version of the same image, painting an image upside-down, the use of masking fluid. Our large brushes will allow us greater free wrist action. Lose the fear and feel free to experiment while creating representational or semi-abstract paintings with your own reference materials for inspiration.
$150 Members     $185 Non-members
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A Draped Figure

Karen Murtha
Wednesdays, March 6 - 27, 4 PM - 7 PM (4 classes)
"Explore your talents and enjoy a class focused on figure drawing from one of our carefully selected, professional live models."
Our models will be softly draped as you learn to understand and draw the human figure. Some drawing experience is helpful but new artists are especially encouraged to experience an actual model set up. In this course we will be using a spot lit model, beginning with them partially clothed in tights or swimsuit. As we go forward, they will be draped with a robe or soft fabric. Understanding the structure of anatomy and learning the proportions, perspective and correct relationships, will all be part of accomplishing a correct rendering of the figure. Drapery will add another level to your drawing. Establishing how it lays on the figure, portraying the folds, creases and patterns or print of the fabric is a fun challenge. Light and shadow will play an important part in defining the form. We will begin with 5 to 10 minute poses to establish the proportions, gesture and movement of the figure. As class progresses, the length of time for poses will be extended to develop definition, edges and proper shading to establish the complete form. Instructor assistance and instruction will be provided.
$175 Members     $210 Non-members
Model's fee is included in the course fee
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Confident Color in Pastel
Jeanne Tangney
Thursdays, March 14 - April 25, (5 classes, no class 4/4 & 4/11)
2 PM - 5 PM
Confidence in color selection can increase the visual impact of your painting! In this class, we will thoroughly explore all aspects of color including hue, value, intensity and temperature. We will then plan our palette by selecting from a variety of color schemes, including complementary, analogous - and a few in between! Underpainting techniques, layering, and mark-making will also be explored. Various fun exercises will be included in order to more fully understand ways to interpret your photo references. Classes will include demonstration of methods, materials, and techniques, as well as plenty of individual attention. This class is appropriate for all levels.
$180 Members     $215 Non-members
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Intro to Watercolor
Vicki Iannuccillo
Tuesdays, April 9 - 30, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM (4 classes)
Learn the basics of watercolor painting, techniques for washes and details, materials, color mixing, composition, and much more. You will work from simple still-life objects or a favorite photo for reference, and experience the unique characteristics that watercolors offer.
$150 Members     $185 Non-members
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Painting with Watermedia on Synthetic Papers
Cindy DiDonato and Robin Beckwith
Wednesday & Thursday, April 10 & 11
9 AM - 3 PM (2 classes)
Learn how to use watermedia on Terra Skin and Yupo. Participants will experiment with using various watermedia techniques to create artwork that employs shapes that can be both representational and/or abstract.
$150 Members     $185 Non-members
$30 Materials fee
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Keeping Color Clean
Trish Hurley
Fridays, April 12 - 26, 1 PM - 4 PM (3 classes)
This class is oil painting made easy with a couple of colors and using a palette knife. Learn about application of colors, building up paint and how simple shapes can create great paintings! A great class for beginners or those who want to perfect their oil painting skills.
$110 Members     $145 Non-members
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In Your Right Mind
Donna McCarthy
Saturdays, April 13 - May 4, 10 AM - 1 PM (4 classes)
This class is designed for beginning drawing students and those who wish to improve their drawing skills. Methods devised by Betty Edwards in her book, "Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain" are used, in addition to other methods devised by the instructor to help the student to "see" more accurately. We will begin with the element of line, improving accuracy through contour drawings, and work our way through exercises to enhance understanding of spatial relationships, proportions, effective composition, indicating depth, and 3 dimensional space on a two dimensional surface.
$150 Members     $185 Non-members
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