Winter Classes 2020

Supply and material fees are paid directly to the instructors in class - Thank You.


Illuminated Resin Jewelry
Christy Sherman
Saturday, January 25
10 AM - 2 PM
Take advantage of the transparency of resin and the reflection of light off metal to make gorgeous, glowing jewelry.  We will be using UV resin in class, although this technique will work with any resin. This type of resin requires no mixing, cures with UV light or sunlight and is much easier to work with than standard 2-part resins.  You can make several pendants and try different transparent images with gold, silver or copper metal leaf. You can even stack images together in transparent layers to give it more dimension.  This is a great starting point for anyone who wants to try resin or making jewelry.  No experience needed.
$65 Members   $100 Non-members
$20 Materials fee

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Christy Sherman, Sculpting in Relief
Sculpting in Relief
Christy Sherman
Saturday, April 4
9 AM - 4 PM
Relief sculpture is a marvelous combination of 2 and 3 dimensional techniques - drawing and sculpting at the same time. Look at a coin to see a miniature example of a bas-relief. We will work in polymer clay, and cover different techniques to sculpt, model, texture and paint the surface. I will demo techniques while sculpting an otter, and provide reference images for the same project, but you're welcome to make whatever you like. This is a great starting point for anyone who wants to try sculpting or polymer clay. No experience needed.
$100 Members   $135 Non-members
$25 Materials fee
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Painting with Alcohol Inks
Mary Wojciechowski
Saturday, April 18
10 Am - 3 PM
Our five-hour workshop 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 both abstractly and more representationally, with time to complete many paintings. After the lunch break, more advanced techniques will be demonstrated and explored. The workshop will end with a critique and sharing experiences.
$65 Members   $100 Non-members
$5 Material fee - All materials included
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Vicki Iannuccillo, Jump into Wtercolor
Jump into Watercolor
Vicki Iannuccillo
Tuesdays, January 21 - February 18 (no class 2/4)
10 AM - 1 PM (4 classes)
Learn the basics of watercolor painting or build on what you know in a non-threatening atmosphere. This is a class for beginners and those with some experience to explore the unique characteristics of watercolors. You'll learn techniques for washes and details, color mixing, composition, and much more. Bring your own photographs or still life objects.
$150 Members   $185 Non-members
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Karen Murtha - The Draped Figure
The Draped Figure
Karen Murtha
Wednesdays, January 22 - February 19 (no class 2/5)
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM (4 classes)
"Explore your talents and enjoy a class focused on figure drawing from one of our carefully selected, professional live models."
In this course we will be using a spot lit model, partially clothed in tights or swimsuit.   As we go forward and you learn to understand and draw the human figure, they will be draped with soft clothing or 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 and contours to the body, 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. Some drawing experience is helpful but I encourage new artists, especially, to experience an actual model set up.    Instructor assistance will be provided.
$175 Members   $210 Non-members
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Clean Color
Trish Hurley
Fridays, January 24 - February 21 (no class 2/7)
1 PM - 4 PM (4 classes)
Try a less complicated approach with clear decisions and better results!  Working from the same subject, we will investigate different approaches in each class. First we will create value drawings in charcoal.  Next class after a discussion of color theory, we will work in collage.  Our next classes will have painting demos discussing paint application with a palette knife and then it is time for you to paint with clean color. A great sampler class for beginners or somebody that wants to think outside the box and have creative fun!
$150 Members   $185 Non-members
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Drawing and Painting the Portrait
Jeanne Tangney
Thursdays, February 13 - March 26
(no class 3/5)
2 PM - 5 PM (6 classes)
In this class, we will fully explore the art of portraiture starting with charcoal drawings and progressing to pastels (oil painters are also welcome!). Working first from your photographs and later, live models, we will explore how to create an expressive portrait while learning the importance of shapes, values, color relationships, and edges. We will review some basic proportions for establishing general features, then cover other useful tips for starting a portrait and correcting errors along the way. We will analyze facial planes, form shadows, and cast shadows, discussing how they can be used to portray expression and interest. Demos will be included and you will receive plenty of individualized instruction to help reach your personal goals.
$230 Members   $265 Non-members
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Vicki Iannuccillo, Watercolor Fun
Watercolor Fun!
Vicki Iannuccillo
Tuesdays, March 10 - April 7 (no class 3/31)
10 AM - 1 PM (4 classes)
Experiment with new techniques and play with different materials in this class for students who have had an introduction to watercolors and wish to build and develop their skills and personal style further.  There will be a focus on individual guidance and instruction as you work with your own still-life objects or favorite photographs and just "paint for the fun of it!"
$150 Members   $185 Non-members
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Carol Chew - Colorful Mosaic Creatrions
Colorful Mosaic Creations
Carol Chew
Fridays, March 13 - April 10 (no class 4/3)
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM (4 classes)
In this class you will learn how to design and create colorful mosaics. You will explore different mosaic tiles, tools and techniques while making two mosaic pieces.  Open to all levels and no previous experience is necessary.
$150 Members   $185 Non-members
$35 Material fee
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Trish Hurley - Abstracting Reality workshop
Abstracting Reality Workshop
Trish Hurley
Saturday & Sunday, April 25 & 26
10 AM  - 2 PM (2 classes)
In this 2-day workshop we will work from a still life. There will be discussions about composition, color and forms in space. On the second day we will work from the same still life and work towards abstraction of the shapes and push the limits of color, line and shape. Emphasis will be placed on drawing and color mixing in both classes. Open to all levels and acrylics or oil paints.
$100 Members   $135 Non-members
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Cindy Wilson, Foundations of Digital Photography
Foundations of Digital Photography
Cindy Wilson
Tuesdays, January 28 - February 18
6 PM - 8 PM (4 classes)
Did Santa bring you a new camera? Or, have you been so frustrated by your digital camera's manual that you rely on automatic? Fret no more. Join Cindy and learn about digital photography from the ground up.  We will explore your digital camera's settings, menus, dials and knobs!  We will work with exposure through ISO, aperture and shutter speed, and also learn about proper focusing techniques. Our class will look at composition techniques to make your photos more pleasing to look at.  There will be in class instruction, assignments and slide show discussion of our work. The winter is the best time to learn to use your camera; there is beautiful light to make images, and the starkness of natures great subject matter. Whether a beginner or a refresher, you will learn in this four class series.
$175 Members   $210 Non-members
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Jan Armor, iPhone Inspired
iPhone Inspired
Jan Armor
Saturdays, February 8 - 29
10 AM - 12 Noon (4 classes)
Learn how to unlock the true power in your iPhone in this hands-on workshop. This deceptively simple camera offers creative people many artistic possibilities well beyond just pushing the button. In this workshop you will learn the secrets built into the camera and its brilliant "Photos" editor and database. You will be introduced to many inexpensive "apps" that multiply the camera's picture-taking potential, as well as allow you to retouch and manipulate your images later. You will learn how to migrate your best images both ways between iPhone and computer. Along the way you will meet and be inspired by gifted men and women who use the iPhone and/or iPad to tell their own story. Included is an image-gathering field trip.
$145 Members   $180 Non-members
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The Wonderful World of Black & White Photography
Cindy Wilson
Mondays - 3 classes
February 17, 4 - 6 PM
February 24, 2 - 4 PM - in the field
March 9, 4 - 6 PM
Create stunning photographs in black and white!  In this 3 part class, we begin by learning to "see" in the world of black and white. We will first look at black and white images and discuss the elements of how they work and look at photographers who work primarily in black and white. We spend our second session photographing in the field, practicing the concepts of seeing and capturing black and white images.  Session three is back in the classroom, working with our files in post processing.  Students must own a camera capable of producing raw files.
$135 Members   $170 Non-members
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Digital Painting with Procreate
Cindy DiDonato
Saturdays, March 14 & 21
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM (2 classes)
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 workshop is intended for those who have worked with Procreate before and wish to move beyond the basic skills. We will begin with a very brief review of the basic Procreate skills and then will move to a more advanced intermediate level.
$75 Members   $110 Non-members
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Less is More!
Cindy Wilson
Tuesdays, April 7 & 14
6 PM- 8 PM (2 classes)
Many times, our photographs are cluttered, vague and contain elements that are distracting to the viewer. This two-session seminar explores seeing and composing photographs with a minimal number of compositional elements: color, objects, shapes and texture, reducing photographic compositions to their essential elements. We will study masters of minimalistic photography and the photographic techniques used. Students will have the opportunity to create simpler images of their own, culminating in a group technique in the second class.
$100 Members   $135 Non-members
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Gouache Illustration: Butterflies
Susan Sward
Saturday, March 28
9 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. Specimens will be rendered in gouache with attention to color, pattern, and shape. Beginners and seasoned artists are both welcome. Please bring a pencil, eraser and 2 small water containers to class.
$60 Members   $95 Non-members
$15 Materials fee - All materials included
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Gouache Illustration: Beetles
Susan Sward
Saturday, May 9
9 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. Specimens will be rendered in gouache with attention to color, pattern, and shape. Beginners and seasoned artists are both welcome. Please bring a pencil, eraser and 2 small water containers to class.
$60 Members   $95 Non-members
$15 Materials fee - All materials included
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