Art

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Classes for Kids & Teens (under 18)

Classes for Teens & Adults

Workshops


Little Rembrandt with Michele Stone

Your kindergarten through 3rd grader will have fun as they create original pieces of art while learning about different mediums and techniques. Kids will use their imagination as they explore colors, textures and genres and expand their knowledge about visual art. Continuous enrollment in this class throughout the year will allow your child(ren) to continue developing their artistic abilities. Soon, you will have plenty beautiful pieces to display in your home!

Ages: 5-7

Materials Fee: $20 (due to the instructor on the first day of class)

Tuition: $68 member / $80 non-member

FALL I

  • Wednesday, 4:15-5:15 pm

FALL II

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Jr. Artists with Michele Stone

Your 3rd through 7th grader will have fun as they create original pieces of art while learning about different mediums and techniques. Kids will use their imagination as they explore colors, textures and genres as they expand their knowledge about visual art. Continuous enrollment in this class throughout the year will allow your child(ren) to continue developing their artistic abilities. Soon you will have plenty of beautiful art pieces to display in your home!

Ages: 8-12

Materials Fee: $20 (due to the instructor on the first day of class)

Tuition: $68 member / $80 non-member

FALL I

  • Wednesday, 5:30-6:30 pm

FALL II

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Studio Create! with Nancy Kirkpatrick

Children ages 8-12 will develop creative smart skills in this class where they will learn to communicate their best ideas and start the visual journey with their dreams and aspirations. Children have imaginative plans that are soon lost since they do not have the ability to visually communicate. This course will teach them how effectively illustrate their best ideas.

Ages: 8-12

Materials Fee: $20 (due to the instructor on the first day of class)

Tuition: $68 member / $80 non-member

FALL II

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Ready, Set…Draw 101 with Michele Stone

Your 3rd through 7th grader will learn the basics of drawing through shading, perspective and value. Kids will use a variety of techniques to expand their knowledge of visual art and increase their drawing capacity.

Ages: 8-12

Supplies List: Artist Loft Fundamentals Sketching & Drawing Set (Item 10125028), Artist Loft Fundamentals Sketch Pad (Item 10128145), masking tape, tracing paper, pencil case

Tuition: $68 member / $80 non-member

FALL I

  • Thursday, 4:15-5:45 pm

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Ready, Set…Draw 102 with Michele Stone

Your 3rd through 7th grader will continue to learn the basics of drawing through shading, perspective and value. Kids will use a variety of techniques to expand their knowledge of visual art and increase their drawing ability. This class is a continuation of Ready, Set, Draw 101.

Ages: 8-12

Supplies List:  Artist Loft Fundamentals Sketching & Drawing Set (Item 10125028), Artist Loft Fundamentals Sketch Pad (Item 10128145), masking tape, tracing paper, pencil case

Tuition: $68 member / $80 non-member

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Making Mandalas with Michele Stone

Your child will learn to relieve stress by creating mandalas and listening to soothing music.  We will also explore the art of doodling and doodling techniques.

Ages: 10-17

Supplies List: No. 2 pencils, Artist Loft colored pencils, Crayola multi-colored markers (a set that includes black), Artist Loft Drawing Pad, pencil case

Tuition: $68 member / $80 non-member

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Intro to Jewelry Making with Michele Stone

If you’ve ever looked at costume jewelry and said, “I can learn to make that,” that this class is for you! You will learn how to design and make your own unique semi-precious stone jewelry, including single-tiered and double-tiered earrings, a bracelet and a necklace. Techniques will include wire-wrapping, attaching findings and utilizing chain and beads of your choice.

Ages: 10-12

Supplies List: Fimo of sculpey clay, medium width tiger wire (any color), matching findings (including crimp beads, jump rings, clasps, and miscellaneous beads to match or compliment. )

Tuition: $68 member / $80 non-member

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Intro to Wire Wrapping & Jewelry Making with Michele Stone

If you’ve ever looked at costume jewelry and said, “I’d like to learn to make that,” than this class is for you! You will learn how to design your own unique semi-previous stone jewelry to make: single-tiered and double-tiered earrings, a bracelet and a necklace. Techniques will include wire wrapping, attaching findings and utilizing chains and beads of your choice.

Ages: 13-17

Supplies List: Bead Landing Jewelry tool set (Item 10432304), Bead Gallery Pendant Kit (Item 10475298) (color of your choice); OR Starter Kit by Bead Landing (Item 10268101), thin to medium curb chain (color of your choice), 60″ long

Tuition: $85 member / $100 non-member

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Big Time Art with Michele Stone

As a team, work on public art projects to be displayed in and around the Center.

Ages: 13-18

Supplies: paint shirt

Tuition: $85 member / $100 general admission

FALL I / Mini Session

This class will meet on the following days/times:

  • Monday, October 3 • 5:30 -7 pm
  • Monday, October 10 • 5:30 -7 pm
  • Monday, October 17 • 5:30 -7 pm

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Journaling & Multi-Media with Michele Stone

Your preteen and teen will learn how to express him or herself by creating beautiful journal entries using multi-media and layering techniques.

Ages: 10-17

Materials Fee: $20 (due to the instructor on the first day of class)

Tuition: $42 member / $50 non-member

FALL II / Mini Session

This class will meet on the following days/times:

  • Thursday, November 3 • 6-7:30 pm
  • Thursday, November 10 • 6-7:30 pm
  • Thursday, November 17 • 6-7:30 pm

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Open Painting Class with Margret Thomas

This class will provide individual instruction to develop your own style of painting using acrylics and oils. We will explore many ways to use acrylics, watercolors and oils.  Oil painters can also explore different mediums to create direct or under-painting methods. Choose personal subject matter while learning how to create a good composition, color theory, mixing colors and solving painting problems that arise.

Ages: 18+

Supplies List: large bristle brushes, soft synthetic flats (various sizes), soft rounds (#2-8), acrylic paints (primary yellow, cadmium orange, permanent rose, cobalt, utramarine, blue, titanium white), 9×12″ canvas, panel board or acrylic pad, 9″x12″ sketch pad, tracing paper, 2b-4b pencil, paper towels, large water container, palette, photos for reference

Tuition: $100 member / $115 non-member

FALL I

FALL II

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Drawing from Your Imagination with Nancy Kirkpatrick

Through a series of projects, we will explore the key elements to drawing and then imaging from your memory, dreams and imagination. You will learn how to creatively establish visual support while working on projects. You will discover the secrets in visual relationships and proportion, and how to establish the illusory third dimensions, and even experiment with different modes of abstraction. This course will address the productive role of drawing in imagination, invention, and image development. Whether you are starting from the very beginning or already have some drawing experience, this course will help  you develop a fluent command of drawing as you access your creative process.

Ages: 18+

Supplies List: sketch book

Materials Fee: $20

Tuition: $85 member / $100 non-member

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Inspiration Studio with Nancy Kirkpatrick

Treat yourself to a drink of creative energy. Enrich your experience by exploring serendipitous art process such as paper marbling paintings, creative methods in printmaking and under paintings, painting with transparent textiles, and watercolor techniques with silk painting. Stimulate your creative passion and power of art and self-expresion through painting and mixed media in this inspiring art class! Learn to make the best visual choices in your mixed media artworks. Develop layers using unconventional methods in layers of processes and media that can inspire breakthroughs and creative growth. Learn techniques that draw on your own sources of inspiration. The class is personalized to the needs of the students. This class is for intermediate artists who are looking for new inspiration as well as seasoned artists who are eager to engage their own creative spirit in their art again. Students purchase their own canvas surfaces, brushes and acrylic paint. A sketch book is recommended. The instructor will provide materials for other media as needed for the creative labs incorporated with each class.

Ages: 18+

Supplies List: brushes, acrylic paints, canvas (14″x 18″ to 18″ x 24″) , sketchbook

Materials Fee: $30 (due to the instructor on the first day of class)

Tuition: $120 member / $140 non-member

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Painting with Oils & Pastels with Gainor Roberts

This is a class for everyone, skilled or novice. The techniques of applying paint and building a painting is based on the methods adopted by the French Impressionists. Emphasis is on design, color, and values. The first class is an orientation for new student about materials they need to acquire and the methods used to build a painting. For more information about this method of painting, attend the Lecture/Demonstration on Tuesday night, or visit www.classesbygainor.com.

Ages: 18+

Supplies List: Supplies will be discussed during the first class. Materials list will be handed out. The supplies list will include brushes (assorted sizes), oils or pastel paints, stretched canvas and odorless solvent.

Tuition: $120 member / $140 non-member

FALL I

FALL II

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Intro to Acrylic Texture & Technique with Michele Stone

Explore different techniques, textures and styles of acrylic painting in this introductory class. You will learn how using a palette knife and texture paste coupled with acrylic paints and other media will offer a variety of desired effects and bring your paintings to life. (The Mini Session is an abbreviated version of the 6-week course.)

Ages: 18+

Supplies List: Artist Loft Fundamentals white synthetic brushes (10-pack), Grumbacher Academy Acrylics Introductory Set, 2 16″x20″ Fredix or Artist Loft gallery wrapped canvases, palette knife, plastic knife, plastic spoon, plastic fork, tissue paper, Liquetex modeling paste, Modge Podge

Tuition:

  • Full Session (6 weeks): $100 member / $115 non-member
  • Mini Session (3 weeks): $55 member / $70 non-member

FALL I / Full Session (6 weeks)

FALL I / Mini Session (3 weeks)

This class will meet on the following days/times:

  • Monday, September 12 • 5:30-7:30 pm
  • Monday, September 19 • 5:30-7:30 pm
  • Monday, September 26 • 5:30-7:30 pm

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FALL II / Full Session (6 weeks)

FALL II / Mini Session (3 weeks)

This class will meet on the following days/times:

  • Monday, November 28 • 5:30-7:30 pm
  • Monday, December 5 • 5:30-7:30 pm
  • Monday, December 12 • 5:30-7:30 pm

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Using Photography to Enhance Your Art with Gainor Roberts

In this mini-session, attendees will learn some techniques for taking pictures that can be used to make better paintings. We will cover camera basics [bring your camera, tablet, phone, laptop (all optional)], what makes a good photograph, photo editing basics, software choices and how to make a traced overlay that is transferred to canvas. We will learn that the overlay system is a huge time-saver that is often used in portrait painting to check the accuracy of the details, which can easily move around in a painting.

Ages: 18+

Materials Fee: $15

Tuition: $60 member / $75 non-member

FALL I / Mini Session (3 weeks)

This class will meet on the following days/times:

  • Tuesday, October 4 • 6-8:30 pm
  • Tuesday, October 11 • 6-8:30 pm
  • Tuesday, October 18 • 6-8:30 pm

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FALL II / Mini Session (3 weeks)

This class will meet on the following days/times:

  • Tuesday, November 29 • 6-8:30 pm
  • Tuesday, December 6 • 6-8:30 pm
  • Tuesday, December 13 • 6-8:30 pm

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Intro to Watercolor with Michele Stone

You will learn how to apply and layer watercolor paints and create beautiful paintings with this introductory class.

Ages: 18+

Supplies List: watercolor brushes, Reeves or Artist Loft liquid watercolor set, Canson or Strathmore watercolor paper, 140 lb paper, paper towels, watercolor paint palette, watercolor tape, spray bottle, container for water

Tuition: $85 member / $100 non-member

FALL II / Mini Session (3 weeks)

This class will meet on the following days/times:

  • Tuesday, November 1 • 6-8 pm
  • Tuesday, November 8 • 6-8 pm
  • Tuesday, November 15 • 6-8 pm

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