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Classes and/or workshops for adults are listed below. Click here for the Winter Schedule of Classes for children and teens.

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Note: Students under the age of 18 cannot take adult classes unless it is specified as accepting children or teens in the class description. In addition, ages for those 18 and younger must be provided on our class registration form.

 

PAINTING

 

Figures & Faces In Watercolor (part 1) – Karen Frattali

Tues. 12-3pm,
Jan. 16, 23, 30
$70 members / $80 non-members for each session

Explore techniques and pigments to create great paintings of people and animals. If there are no weather related make up days, Figure & Faces part 2 will be held. All skill levels, adult.

Figures & Faces in Watercolor (part 2) – Karen Frattali

Tues. 12-3pm,
Feb. 6,13, 20
$70 / $80 each session

 

Experimental Wet Watercolor – Henrietta Holton-Thomas

Saturday, 9am-1pm,
Feb. 10
$30 members / $35 non-members

This one-day workshop will focus on experimentation with a wet and loose technique. Students will build several layers of colors, then add subject matter and details as the paper dries.

This workshop is for all levels, adult. Supplies needed: watercolors, large, medium and small brushes, several pieces of lightweight and heavyweight watercolor paper.

 

Fixing Mistakes in Watercolor – Tony Bonazzi

Saturday, 9am-4pm,
March 10
$55 members / $60 non-members

Learn how to correct mistakes in watercolor rather than start over. Students will practice techniques to save that masterpiece from the trash.

Beginner & Intermediate skill levels, adult.

Materials needed: watercolors, brushes, watercolor paper & container for water.

 

Introduction to Painting 1 – Carol Herr

Saturday, 10am-4pm,
Jan. 20
$45 / $50 & $15 materials fee (pd. to instructor)

Are you a beginner and not sure how to get started? Have you wanted to try oil or acrylic paint, but you don’t want to invest in expensive materials in case you don’t like them? This workshop will get you started, and all supplies are included. Students will do a small painting, following the instructor step by step. Tips given on the best paints, brushes, etc. to buy.

This workshop is for beginners, Adult or Teen (16+). All supplies included.

 

Winter Painting – Carol Herr

Friday, 9:30am-12noon,
Jan. 26 – March 2
$115 members / $125 non-members

This class for oil or acrylic painters will concentrate on landscape, however students may do other subjects. Composition, color mixing and perspective will be addressed. Each student will work on their own individual pieces with help from the instructor. All skill levels, adult. A materials list is available. Bring a photo to work from or borrow one from the instructor.

 

Color Workshop for Painters – Carol Herr

Saturday, 10am-3pm,
Feb. 17 & 24
$75 members / $85 non-members

Do you have trouble with color? Color mixing can be frustrating for artists of all levels. This workshop will focus on color and how to achieve what you want and need in your paintings. We will work on exercises and develop color charts that students can keep and use as reference in the future.

This workshop is for all levels, adult or teen (16+). Students should bring their favorite paint and supplies they want to work with. They should also bring a canvas paper pad or watercolor paper pad (11x14” or larger), pencil, eraser and ruler.

 

Holistic Pastel Painting - Dot Stepenaski

Tuesday, 9:00 -11:30am,
Jan.16 – Feb. 20
$115 members / $125 non-members

Thanks to a growing interest in pastels, there are new colors and surfaces to work on. This class will work with color as value. When you have a solid understanding of value, you can paint any subject, landscape, portrait or still life. Students who are new will begin working on exercises with how to handle pastels, value and build colors, then work on a painting. Those with more experience will be challenged according to their skill level.

All skill levels. Adult.

Students should contact the instructor to review the supplies they currently have.

 

Drawing

 

Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain – Bradley Gebhart

Monday, 6-7:30pm,
Jan. 22 – Feb. 26
$70 members / $80 non-members

Are you a first time artist or someone who has been working at their art for a long time? A basic drawing class with a twist!

Based on the book, students will work on drawing skills & penciling agility, test the right side of your brain and enhance your ability to create. It’s fun, inventive, and unpredictable! All skill levels, adult. Materials needed: pencil, eraser, drawing pad

 

Improving Your Drawing – Tony Bonazzi

Tuesday, 7-9pm,
Feb. 6 – March 13
$90 members / $100 non-members

Do you have trouble getting your proportions right or do certain objects / subjects frustrate you? This class will give the student the time-tested lessons to draw anything from the simple to the complex.

Beginner – Intermediate skill levels, adult.

Materials needed: drawing pad, pencils, eraser.

 

Pen & Ink Drawing – Tony Bonazzi

Wednesday, 7-9pm,
Feb. 7 – March 14
$90 members / $100 non-members

Learn pen & ink techniques using traditional drawing tools and pens, markers and washes. Students should bring a photo as reference. A demonstration by the instructor will be done at the beginning of each class.

Beginner – Intermediate skill levels, adult.

Materials needed: #4 round brush, india ink, drawing pens, sharpie markers, a pad of Bristol board. Black ink only.

 

Cartoon & Caricature – Sam Mylin

Monday, 7-9pm,
Jan. 15 – Feb. 19
$90 members / $100 non-members

Have you ever felt like a “Cartoon”? In this class we will study caricature and cartooning in a way that has never before been attempted. Students will draw from life...creating pictures and cartoons. The instructor will show you tricks and lessons so you can have even more fun with your drawing.

Beginners and all skill levels. Adult, Teen, Materials: Pencils, Markers, Eraser, Paper

 

Animation – Jim Fitzgerald

Wednesday, 6-8pm,
Jan. 17 – March 21
$150 members / $160 non-members

Study, review and create your own Animation on devices provided for the class, as well as devices you have, such as IPads, IPhones, & Laptops. Explore cell animation, digital graphics, special effects, hand drawn and computer generated, both 2D & 3D. Discuss the earliest history of animation (Roman times) to modern contemporary. You will be amazed at the creative power you have in your hands!

All skill levels. Adult – Teen.

Materials: Bring any of the devices listed above.

 

Jason Herr, LCAA InstructorIllustration and Invention - Jason Herr

Friday, 5-7:30pm,
Feb. 2– March 2
$95 members / $105 non-members

This class will focus on drawing and composition skills that will help to bring to life your own creations. From imagination to sketchbook to finished project, the goal of this class is to give you the tools to take your own individual projects and bring them to life. Beginner to intermediate skill levels. Adult. Materials: Sketchbook, pencils, eraser, ruler.

 

Sculpture & Ceramics

 

Sculpture Workshop – Henrietta Holton-Thomas

Saturday, 9am-1pm,
Jan. 27
$30 members / $35 non-members

This workshop focuses on the rudiments of sculpture, three-dimensional shape, and viewing form in space, using self-hardening clay with ceramic techniques. Building simple shapes of human, animal, organic or abstract forms, we will turn frequently.

All skill levels. Adult.

Materials: A box of self-hardening clay (Amaco or Sculpture House, check for softness), tools (pairing knife, wood shaped or wire headed sculpture tools), board to work on, clear plastic bag to cover piece, material-like sheeting to wipe hands and wrap sculpture, and a plastic container for water. Reference photos of subject matter.

 

Clay Fun! - Marilyn Morrison & Pat Reed Nute

Thursday, 10am-1pm,
Call for available dates (4 weeks)
$90 members / $100 non-members, $16-$20 materials fee

Come enjoy hand-building or throwing on the wheel and make clay pieces which are uniquely yours. You decide what you want to make and we will teach you how. You might want to make something for your garden, house, or someone else.

All skill levels. Adult.

Supplies available at the class, $16 - $20 depending on the sizes of items made.

 

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