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

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: 8-10

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

Tuition: $68 member / $80 non-member

FALL I

FALL II

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Jewelry Making for Kids with Michele Stone

Would you like to design your own piece of jewelry? If so, than this class is for you! You will learn how to design your own unique jewelry to make single-tiered and double-tiered earrings, a bracelet and a necklace. Technique will include creating your own beads, wire wrapping, attaching findings and utilizing tigerwire and beads of your choice to create a one-of-a-kind piece of jewelry. 

Ages: 8-10

Supplies List: Fimo or Sculptey clay / medium width any color / medium tiger wire / matching findings (including crimp beads, jump rings and claps) / miscellaneous beads to match or compliment the clay

Tuition: $45 member / $55 non-member

FALL II / Mini Session (3 weeks)

This class will meet on the following days/times:

  • Thursday, November 2 • 4-5:30 pm
  • Thursday, November 9 • 4-5:30 pm
  • Thursday, November 16 • 4-5:30 pm

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Drawing Basics & More with Michele Stone

This class is for third through seventh graders who already understand the basics of drawing, shading, and value. Students will build upon their knowledge by adding color through shading, perspective and value. Since students will enter this class with varying levels of experience, the instructor will take into account each individual child’s knowledge and specific areas for growth.  

Ages: 8-12

Supplies List: Artist Loft Fundamentals Sketching & Drawing Set (item 10125028) / Artist Loft Fundamentals Sketch Pad (item 10128145) / Artist Loft Fundamentals Colored Pencils (item 10124971) / masking tape / tracing paper / pencil case

Tuition: $85 member / $100 non-member

FALL I

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Teen Mixed Media with Michele Stone

Draw, paint and create! Students will mix it up to create unique works of art incorporating drawing, painting and various objects. 

Ages: 12-16

Supplies List: Two 11″x14″ canvases

Tuition: $45 member / $55 non-member

FALL I / Mini Session (3 weeks)

This class will meet on the following days/times:

  • Tuesday, September 12 • 5-6:30 pm
  • Tuesday, September 19 • 5-6:30 pm
  • Tuesday, September 26 • 5-6:30 pm

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Creative Journaling with Michele Stone

More info coming soon.

Ages: 12-16 

Supplies List: A 9″x12″ spiral-bound sketch book.

Tuition: $45 member / $55 non-member

FALL II / Mini Session (3 weeks)

This class will meet on the following days/times:

  • Tuesday, November 28 • 5-6:30 pm
  • Tuesday, December 5 • 5-6:30 pm
  • Tuesday, December 12 • 5-6:30 pm

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Jewelry & Wire Wrapping for Teens & Adults with Michele Stone

Do you like uniquely crafted jewelry? Do your friends like unique piece, too? In this class, you will design pieces for yourself, or to give as gifts. Through simple wire wrapping techniques, you will learn to wrap semi-precious stones into earrings, as well as design a pattern for either a bracelet or necklace with beads of your choice. 

Ages: 13+

Supplies List: E6000 jewlery and bead glue / Bead Landing™ Jewelry Tool Set (item 10432304) / Bead Gallery® Pendant Kit (item 10475298) — color of your choice, or equivalent pendant and bead kit / Starter Kit by Bead Landing™ (item 10268101) / thin to medium 60″ long curb chain — color of your choice / all items can be found at Michael’s / if you prefer other stones, please feel free to purchase them instead.

Tuition: $45 member / $55 non-member

FALL II / Mini Session (3 weeks)

This class will meet on the following days/times:

  • Thursday, November 30 • 5:30-7 pm
  • Thursday, December 7 • 5:30-7 pm
  • Thursday, December 14 • 5:30-7 pm

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Understanding the Basics of Drawing with Gainor Roberts

Learn the fundamentals of classical drawing (perspective and proportion) the first night, and make a drawing based on what you learned the next two nights. Students will receive a 20-page booklet written by the instructor called Understanding the Basics of Drawing. We work with pencils, but students are encouraged to investigate other drawing media: ink, silverpoint and charcoal. For more information, visit www.classesbygainor.com.

Ages: 13+

Materials Fee: $8 (due to the instructor on the first day of class)

Tuition: $70 member/  $85 non-member

FALL I / Mini Session (3 weeks)

This class will meet on the following days/times:

  • Friday, September 15 • 1-3:30 pm
  • Friday, September 22 • 1-3:30 pm
  • Friday, September 29 • 1-3:30 pm

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Exploring Acrylic & Mixed Media on Canvas with Michele Stone

Have you ever wondered how to mix sand with acrylic? What about adhering newspaper or metal foil to your painting?  Will hot glue stick to the canvas? You will learn all of this and more as you explore the application of different media to your paintings. Come to the first class with an idea of what you would like to create and at the end of this three-part mini-session, you will go home with at least one beautiful 3D piece of art!

Ages: 16+

Supplies List: synthetic flat brushes in various sizes / synthetic round brushes in various sizes / acrylic paints in your favorite colors (be sure to include at least one of the following hues: white, black, yellow, blue, red and green) / 9″x12″ canvas or panel board / 2b pencil / paper towels / modge podge / water container / palette or palette paper and palette knife / subject matter with coordinating supplies (example: if you image includes newspaper and buttons, please bring newspaper and buttons) / additional supplies will be available for a nominal fee 

Tuition: $60 member / $70 non-member

FALL II / Mini Session (3 weeks)

This class will meet on the following days/times:

  • Monday, October 30 • 6-8 pm
  • Monday, November 6 • 6-8 pm
  • Monday, November 13 • 6-8 pm

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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 / two 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: $100 member / $115 non-member

FALL I

FALL II

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Basics of 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: $100 member / $115 non-member

FALL I

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Creative Painting 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: $85 member / $100 non-member (Fall I and Fall II will meet five weeks, instead of our standard six weeks. The tuition price has been adjusted to account for the shorter sessions.)

FALL I

  • Wednesday, 9:30 – 11:30 am / REGISTER

(No class October 4.)

FALL II

  • Wednesday, 9:30 – 11:30 am / REGISTER

(Class starts on November 8.)

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Painting with Oil & Pastels with Gainor Roberts

Students may work at their own pace using pastels or oils. The method of applying paint and building a painting is based on the methods adopted by the French Impressionists. This is a class for everyone, skilled or novice. The first class is a orientation about the materials and methods of pastel and oil mediums as well as an introduction to the work of selected Impressionist painters. This class emphasizes design, color, and values. Students will be given a booklet called “The Six Stages of Painting; How to Think Like an Impressionist Painter” written by the instructor which is a guide to the six stages of building a canvas.

Ages: 18+

Supplies List: Oil paint (your choice of brand) / long handled brushes / canvas (stretched) in small to medium size / odorless solvent / and palette (optional) / pastels (your choice of brand and type) / pastel paper / backing board / set of pastel pencils / eraser

Tuition: $120 member / $140 non-member

FALL I

FALL II

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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: $8 (due to the instructor on the first day of class)

Tuition: $70 member / $85 non-member

FALL II / Mini Session (3 weeks)

This class will meet on the following days/times:

  • Friday, November 3 • 1-3:30 pm
  • Friday, November 10 • 1-3:30 pm
  • Friday, November 17 • 1-3:30 pm

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