Visual Arts Classes for Teens and Adults

MONDAY

Beginning Pottery
with Anzietta DiPierro
5:30-6:45 p.m.
8 weeks beginning Sept. 16
$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 Sept. 16
$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.

TUESDAY

Oil Pastels
with Nancy Nelson-Brotz
4-5 p.m.
6 weeks beginning Sept. 17
$50 class fee (or $45 for donors)
$7 materials fee
We’ll explore the medium of oil pastels with various techniques and tips, working with the medium on several substrates to discover the effects. Nature will be our inspiration!

Fall Leaf Mosaic on Panel
ages 16 & up
with Nancy Nelson-Brotz
5-6 p.m.
6 weeks beginning Sept. 17
$55 class fee (or $50 for donors)
$20 materials fee
limit of 8 students
Create a brilliantly-colored fall mosaic, perfect for seasonal decor or a gift, and learn basic techniques and tips of this art form.

WEDNESDAY

Intro to Drawn Thread Embroidery
with Pamela Amy
2:30-4 p.m.
8 weeks beginning Sept. 18
$60 class fee (or $54 for donors)
$5 materials fee
An exploration of historical lace! We’ll learn the art of removing threads to create a lace effect. Perfect for beginners as well as experienced students. Readers/magnifiers are recommended.

Hardanger
with Pamela Amy
6-8 p.m.
8 weeks beginning Sept. 18
$60 class fee (or $54 for donors)
$5 materials fee
We’ll continue to build a repertoire of basic Hardanger stitches and fillers. No experience is needed! Come join our sewing circle and preserve a beautiful Norwegian tradition. Bring embroidery snips and magnifiers; the teacher will supply all other materials.

THURSDAY 

Pit Fire Pottery
with Sandy Rill
6-7:30 p.m.
4 weeks beginning Sept. 19
$40 class fee (or $36 for donors)
$6 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. Pit firing is the original method for baking clay, dating back nearly 30,000 years. The process is typically done in a pit in the ground, where pots are placed and burned.

SATURDAY

Drawing for Beginners
with Rebecca Ollikainen
9-10 a.m.
8 weeks beginning Sept. 21
$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!

Watercolors for Beginners
with Rebecca Ollikainen
10-11 a.m.
8 weeks beginning Sept. 21
$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.

Intro & Aesthetics of Photography
with Don Miskowich
11 a.m. -1 p.m.
8 weeks beginning Sept. 21
$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!