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Art Journaling With Photographs

$30

with Mandy Russell

Jul 19, 2017 at 6 pm

Learn how to incorporate precious photos in a mixed media art journal. Use different art mediums and learn several art journaling techniques involving your own photographs.  Students will have time to create at least two journal pages and should bring several photos (or copies of them) to adhere in an art journal.  Students may bring a mixed media art journal or the instructor will provide paper. There is a $5 materials fee made payable to the instructor at the start of class.  FMI visit www.mandyrussell.com

Botanical Drawing - Weeds

$30

with Lilian Bates

Aug 10, 2017 at 9:30 am

Our gardens are blooming and flowers are filling our senses with spectacular color and aroma. What lies beneath and between our well cared for blooms? WEEDS! We spray, we pull, and still they persist. There is a quiet dignity to the lonely weed. Dig them up, put them in a pot, and bring the pot to a very interesting class. As always, each student will receive individual attention. Please bring drawing paper, tracing paper, 2H and HB graphite pencils, kneaded eraser, sharpener, colored pencils, clear plastic ruler, masking tape, drawing board, foamcore or masonite work best. Please bring snacks and lunch. Experience required. No discounts. Instructor: Lili Bates Thursday, August 10, 9:30 - 3:00 pm Location: Adult Ed. Center $30 / $35 NR

Botanical Drawing, Artichokes

$60

with Lilian Bates

Jul 13, 2017 at 9:30 am

The artichoke is a classic subject with an unusual botanical structure. Although the form may seem difficult to draw, A simple method will be introduced that is less intimidating for even the beginner. Students will first use graphite pencils, then, if you choose, add colored pencils to capture the various hues to complete the project. Please bring an artichoke to class. Please bring drawing paper, tracing paper, 2h, HB graphite pencils, kneaded eraser, sharpener, colored pencils, clear plastic ruler, masking tape, drawing board , foamcore, masonite is best. Please bring snacks, and lunch. Drawing experience required. Instructor: Lili Bates Thursday & Friday, July 13 & 14, 9:30 am - 3 pm Location: Adult Ed. Center $60/$65 NR  NO DISCOUNTS

Botanical Drawing, Market Flowers in Color

$60

with Lilian Bates

Sep 8, 2017 at 9:30 am

Enjoy this two day workshop using graphite and / or colored pencil techniques to capture the beautiful colors and details of flowers from our local markets. Some flowers will be provided, but students are encouraged to bring their own subjects, either from the market, or one’s own garden. As always, each student will receive individual attention. Please bring drawing paper, tracing paper, 2h, HB graphite pencils, kneaded eraser, sharpener, colored pencils, clear plastic ruler, masking tape, drawing board , foamcore, masonite is best. Please bring snacks & lunch. Experience required. No discounts. Instructor: Lili Bates Friday & Saturday, September 8 & 9, 9:30 - 3:00 pm Location: Adult Ed. Center $60 / $65 NR

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Continuing Drawing AM Session

$95

with Kathleen Boldt

Jun 13, 2017 at 9:30 am

Would you like to further develop your drawing skills? We will work in black and white media, as in tonal drawing, as well as working in color or readying to work in color. Perceiving color relationships demands a depth of experience in seeing tones, so you'll become more skilled in thumbnails. Color theory will come into play to advance the building of fine color perception. Materials discussed at first class - approximately $20-$25. Pre-requisite: a beginner drawing class, recent.

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Continuing Drawing PM Session

$95

with Kathleen Boldt

Jun 13, 2017 at 2:30 pm, runs for 8 weeks

Would you like to further develop your drawing skills? We will work in black and white media, as in tonal drawing, as well as working in color or readying to work in color. Perceiving color relationships demands a depth of experience in seeing tones, so you'll become more skilled in thumbnails. Color theory will come into play to advance the building of fine color perception. Materials discussed at first class - approximately $20-$25. Pre-requisite: a beginner drawing class, recent.

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Drawing: Learning to See

$95

with Kathleen Boldt

Jun 14, 2017 at 9:30 am, runs for 8 weeks

Using material from Betty Edwards, "Drawing from the Right Side of the Brain", students will learn five basic perceiving skills. The process is demanding, engaging and deeply satisfying as you integrate these skills and expand your awareness. Materials discussed at first class, approximately $20-$25. No class week of July 18th.

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Illustration for Comic Books/Graphic Novels, Continued Studies, Continuation

$70

with Vance Bessey

Jul 24, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 5 weeks

For those who have taken the Introduction to Comic Illustration course as well as those who are on their way, this class will delve deep into the skills of Narrative Art and Storytelling, preparing you to create your own stories in Comic Book form. Emphasis on writing the script and presentation of your ideas for potential publication.





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