Visual Arts Classes for Teens and Adults

MONDAY

Beginning Pottery
with Anzietta DiPierro
5:30-6:45 p.m.
8 weeks beginning Sept. 17
$60 class fee (or $54 for donors)
$20 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 Sept. 17
$60 class fee (or $54 for donors)
$20 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
for ages 18 and up
with Jim Loomis
7-8:30 p.m.
8 weeks beginning Sept. 17
$80 class fee (or $72 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 Pastel Explorations
with Nancy Nelson-Brotz
noon-1 p.m.
8 weeks beginning Sept. 18
$45 class fee (or $41 for donors)
$8 materials fee
We’ll explore the many methods with which oil pastels can be used in art.

Mosaic Art Glass on Glass Technique
for ages 16 & up
with Nancy Nelson-Brotz
1-3 p.m.
8 weeks beginning Sept. 18
$60 class fee (or $54 for donors)
$20 materials fee
limit of 6 students
Create a stained glass-on-glass style mosaic, starting from your own original design. We’ll cover glass-cutting skills and types of adhesives.

Women’s Art Journaling Class
for ages 16 and up
with Heather Denning
6-7:30 p.m.
6 weeks beginning Sept. 18
$50 class fee (or $46 for donors)
$10 materials fee
This class will introduce methods for creating art journals for personal reflection and wellness. Participants will learn how to construct handmade journals as well as explore prompts for creative writing and expression.

WEDNESDAY

Perspectives in Drawing
for ages 14 and up
with Ralph Bacon
7-8 p.m.
8 weeks beginning Sept. 19
$45 class fee (or $41 for donors)
Develop the skill of creating perspective in your art.

Intro to Drawn Thread Embroidery
with Pamela Amy
2:30-4 p.m.
8 weeks beginning Sept. 19
$60 class fee (or $54 for donors)
$5 materials fee
An exploration of historical lace. Learn the art of removing threads to create a lace effect. Magnifiers or readers are recommended.

Hardanger
with Pamela Amy
6-8 p.m.
8 weeks beginning Sept 19
$60 class fee (or $54 for donors)
$5 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.

THURSDAY 

Teen and Adult Pit Fire Class
with Sandy Rill
7:15-8:45 p.m.
8 weeks beginning Sept. 20
$80 class fee (or $72 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.

SATURDAY

Drawing for Beginners
with Rebecca Ollikainen
9-10 a.m.
8 weeks beginning Sept. 22
$60 class fee (or $54 for donors)
limit of 10 students
Learn foundational drawing techniques. All supplies are provided — just bring yourself and a creative spirit!

Watercolors for Beginners
with Rebecca Ollikainen
10-11 a.m.
8 weeks beginning Sept. 22
$60 class fee (or $54 for donors)
limit of 10 students
Learn watercolor technique while completing a landscape step-by-step. All supplies are provided.

Introduction to Photography
with Don Miskowich
11 a.m. -1 p.m.
5 weeks beginning Sept. 22
$45 class fee (or $41 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!

Aesthetics of Photography
with Don Miskowich
11 a.m.- 1 p.m.
4 weeks beginning Oct. 27
$38 class fee (or $35 for donors)
We’ll put the skills and ideas from Intro to Photography to work creating pictures for aesthetic pleasure. (Students must have already taken Intro to Photography.)