Visual Arts Classes for Teens and Adults

MONDAY

Beginning Pottery
with Anzietta DiPierro
5:30-6:45 p.m.
8 weeks beginning Jan. 14
$60 class fee (or $54 for donors)
$16 materials fee
limit of 6 students
This class introduces beginning pottery techniques. Hand-building 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 Jan. 14
$60 class fee (or $54 for donors)
$16 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
6:30-8 p.m.
8 weeks beginning Jan. 14
$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 Pastels
with Nancy Nelson-Brotz
3-4 p.m.
8 weeks beginning Jan. 15
$48 class fee (or $43 for donors)
$7 materials fee
We will work with the medium of oil pastels using various techniques on several substrates to explore the effects.

Mosaics
for ages 16 & up
with Nancy Nelson-Brotz
4-6 p.m.
8 weeks beginning Jan. 15
$60 class fee (or $54 for donors)
$20 materials fee
limit of 6 students
We’ll explore 2 methods of mosaic, grouted & un-grouted, and will work with glass, tile, buttons, and beads to create 2 unique pieces of art.

WEDNESDAY

Mythical Creatures
for ages 14 & up
with Ralph Bacon
5-6 p.m.
8 weeks beginning Jan. 16
$48 class fee (or $43 for donors)
$5 materials fee
Travel to Narnia, visit Camp Half-Blood, explore Middle Earth, and create dragons, gryphons, and many more creatures from the fantasy realm in this imaginitive class!

Intro to Drawn Thread
Embroidery
with Pamela Amy
2:30-4 p.m.
8 weeks beginning Jan. 16
$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 Jan. 16
$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.

Intro to Comic Book Art
for grades 6-12 & adults
with Jeff Harrington
4-5 p.m.
6 weeks beginning Jan. 16
$41 class fee (or $37 for donors)
$7 materials fee
An exploration of comic book art for beginners.If you love comic books and would like to create your own, this is the class for you!

Landscapes for Beginning & Intermediate Artists
for grades 6-12 & adults
with Jeff Harrington
5-6 p.m.
6 weeks beginning Jan.16
$41 class fee (or $37 for donors)
$7 materials fee
An exploration of landscape art, perfect for both beginners and those looking to expand & improve their skills.

THURSDAY 

Teen and Adult Clay Sculpture
with Sandy Rill
7:15-8:45 p.m.
8 weeks beginning Jan. 17
$80 class fee (or $72 for donors)
$11 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 Jan. 19
$60 class fee (or $54 for donors)
$6 materials fee
limit of 10 students
Learn foundational drawing techniques. All supplies are provided — just bring yourself and a creative spirit!

Paint Like Pablo
with Janeane Grisez
9-10 a.m.
Saturdays
8 weeks beginning Jan. 19
$65 class fee (or $59 for donors)
Take a journey through Pablo Picasso’s various periods & techniques. We’ll study the Blue Period, Rose Period, African-Influenced Period, Cubism, & Surrealism. This class offers the opportunity to experiment with acrylic paint and learn essential skills related to this medium. We will complete three paintings by the end of the session.

Watercolors for Beginners
with Rebecca Ollikainen
10-11 a.m.
8 weeks beginning Jan. 19
$60 class fee (or $54 for donors)
$6 material fee
limit of 10 students
Learn watercolor technique while completing a landscape step-by-step. All supplies are provided.

Artistic Bookmaking & Journaling
with Janeane Grisez
10-11 a.m.
Saturdays
8 weeks beginning Jan. 19
$65 class fee (or $59 for donors)
Come learn the process of altered bookmaking! We’ll use repurposed materials for collaging and other creative design techniques, turning old books into works of visual art. Books will be provided, but if you have one you’d like to use, feel free to bring it.

Intro & Aesthetics of Photography
with Don Miskowich
11 a.m. -1 p.m.
8 weeks beginning Jan. 19
$75 class fee (or $68 for donors)
$12 materials fee
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!