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Botanical drawing Creating a study sheet

$105

with Lili Bates

Calendar Apr 6, 2018 at 9:30 am, runs for 1 week

A leaf here, a petal there, flower front, back view, side view. So much to study before the final painting! Learn to see and create botanical details as you create a pleasing study sheet, balancing graphite line and toned drawings with added color notes-- all essential steps toward an accurate botanical painting. Drawing experience necessary. Please bring lunch and snacks. No discounts.

Botanical Drawing Spring Blossoms

$60

with Lili Bates

Calendar May 12, 2018 at 9:30 am, runs for 1 week

Each spring our area trees blossom in abundance, from simple oaks and maples, to dogwood, crabapple, and magnolias. This class will focus on developing your skill at creating depth and texture. Composition will come into play, as your drawings become more finished. Individual attention to each student will be provided to guide you to a completed painting. Drawing experience necessary. Please bring lunch and snacks. No discounts.

Botanical Drawing: Silver Point

$60

with Lili Bates

Calendar Mar 10, 2018 at 9:30 am, runs for 1 week

The intricate beauty of flowers and plant life really shines in silverpoint. The metal drawing develops a soft patina over time. Using a silver wire held in a stylus, master an organic approach to drawing. A light touch is required to achieve the delicate balance. Adding subtle touches of color to the finished drawing is an added bonus. Materials fee of $8 included in the cost of the course for metal and 5 x 7 substrate, which will be provided by the instructor. Drawing experience necessary. Please bring lunch and snacks. No discounts.

Canoe Paddlemaking

$85

with Ken Wise

Calendar Feb 28, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 3 weeks

DATE CHANGE FROM CATALOG - NEW DATE 2/28/18

In this 3-week hands-on workshop you will create a beautiful and useful canoe paddle using hand tools. We will explore traditional designs and local woods. All tools and materials will be provided. $30 material fee is included in the price. Spooncarving (offered in this catalog) or some woodworking experience suggested.

Full Course

Chalk Paint Your Furniture or Kitchen Cabinets

$39

with Miki Earle

Calendar Apr 4, 2018 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Is there furniture in your home that needs a fresh look? Been dreaming of a new kitchen? This class is for YOU!  Each student will learn the simple Royal Chalk 4-step system for painting your furniture in this course.  In this one evening class, you will learn how to create any look your desire…vintage, cottage, antiqued, modern…. in any painted color you desire at a fraction of the cost of new cabinets or new furniture. No experience required! Miki Earle, creator of The Royal Chalk paint line, has taught hundreds of DIY students to successfully refinish furniture and cabinetry.  Visit the royalchalk.com site to get an idea of the beauty you can create. Bring a small portable piece of furniture (For the sake of time no more than 4 spindles on any piece please)  or wooden craft (cleaned thoroughly in a degreasing soap like DAWN) to paint AND a one cup sample mixed in the color you love of flat low-primer paint. We love the Home Depot BEHR Premium Plus flat sheen 8 ounce samples. They will mix-in your color choice.    Wear paint clothes or an apron and bring a small drop cloth. All chalking materials, finishes, paint brushes and tools will be provided. Materials fee $25 payable to the instructor on the night of class. No discounts.

Collage for Fun!

$68

with Deb Arter

Calendar May 2, 2018 at 9:30 am, runs for 2 weeks

Winter is a time to connect with friends. In this two week class we will learn basics of collage and apply knowledge to making cards, 3-D items, wall pieces and great gifts. All supplies are provided. No experience is necessary. Learn about adhesives, die cutters, methods of using magazines, trace monotypes and more. Debra has been teaching adult education classes for over two decades and knows how to apply knowledge of the arts in a systematic manner. Bring scissors and photocopies of photos you might want to use in your work. You will end up with many pieces which will be meaningful to all recipients. Class size limited. $8 Material fee is included in the price of the course.

Combo AM

$96

with Kathie Boldt

Calendar Apr 10, 2018 at 9:30 am, runs for 9 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.

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Combo PM

$96

with Kathie Boldt

Calendar Apr 10, 2018 at 2:30 pm, runs for 10 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.





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