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Visual Arts Classes for Teens and Adults

MONDAY

Beginning Pottery
with Anzietta DiPierro
5:30-6:45 p.m.
8 weeks beginning January 15
$60 class fee (or $54 for donors)
$15 materials fee
limit of 6 students
This class introduces beginning pottery techniques. Handbuilding techniques will be emphasized with some time for the wheel.

Studio Potter
for advanced students (see below)
with Anzietta DiPierro
6:45-8 p.m.
8 weeks beginning January 15
$60 class fee (or $54 for donors)
$15 materials fee
limit of 6 students
This class is designed for students who have taken Beginning Pottery with Anzietta DiPierro, or who have had a semester of ceramics at either the high school or college level.

Life Drawing
ages 18 and up
with Jim Loomis
7:30-9 p.m.
8 weeks beginning January 15
$60 class fee (or $54 for donors)
$10 materials fee
Students will draw nude and costumed figures from life. Proportions of the human body, shading, and techniques for rendering the figure will be discussed.

TUESDAY

Oil Painting
for ages 16 & up
with Linda Merchant
6:30-8 p.m.
8 weeks beginning January 16
$60 class fee (or $54 for donors)
$10 materials fee
This class is designed for the intermediate artist who wants to expand into oil painting. Students will explore layered techniques in oils, learn how to use the materials, and develop their painting style. Some basic drawing and painting skills are strongly recommended.

WEDNESDAY

Hardanger
with Pamela Amy
6-8 p.m.
8 weeks beginning January 17
$60 class fee (or $54 for donors)
$10 materials fee
We will continue to build a repertoire of basic hardanger stitches and fillers. No experience is necessary! Come join our sewing circle and preserve a beautiful Norwegian tradition. Bring embroidery snips and magnifiers. The teacher will supply fabric, needles, thread and hoops.

Pencil Techniques
for ages 14 & up
with Ralph Bacon
7-8 p.m.
8 weeks beginning January 17
$45 class fee (or $41 for donors)
As one of the most basic of art tools, the pencil is perhaps one of the most versatile. We will explore its use for quick sketching, finished rendering and for value sketches (as a reference for painting watercolors). It can also be used for practicing calligraphy.

THURSDAY

Teen and Adult Sculpture
with Sandy Rill
7:15-8:45 p.m.
8 weeks beginning January 18
$60 class fee (or $54 for donors)
$10 materials fee
Students will work on a series of projects that incorporate the basic methods of developing sculpture in clay, using their own creative ideas. Projects will be bisque-fired and glazed to create permanent works of art.

FRIDAY

Introduction to Photography
with Don Miskowich
1-3 p.m.
8 weeks beginning January 19
$60 class fee (or $54 for donors)
This class will provide a basic understanding of photography, the ability to pick up any camera and figure out the controls, and an introduction to what makes a good picture. Students can bring any camera, even cell phones. Seeing the world around you with a photographer’s eye and taking great pictures is fun, and solving problems can be exhilarating — take this class and see!

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