Visual Arts Classes for Teens and Adults

Winter Teen/Adult Classes

Some classes are available both in-person and virtually. There is no materials fee charge for virtual classes. Students will need to obtain their own materials if attending virtually. Links are provided for purchasing materials via Amazon for convenience, however, students may purchase their materials anywhere they choose.

Remember that our Virtual Learning Scholarship is available for any student taking a virtual class who needs to use it! (Thank you to KeyBank for sponsoring this scholarship!) To take advantage of the scholarship, just select it at checkout. This scholarship is open to anyone who needs it for as long as funds are available. (Please note that the scholarship is ONLY available for virtual class options, not in-person.)

MONDAY

Beginning Pottery
for teens & adults
with Anzietta DiPierro
8 weeks beginning March 22
5-6:15 p.m.
$100 class fee, $20 materials fee
Maximum of 4 students
This class introduces beginning pottery techniques. We’ll focus on hand building with some time for the wheel.
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Studio Potter
for advanced students
with Anzietta DiPierro
8 weeks beginning March 22
6:30-8 p.m.
$100 class fee, $20 materials fee
Maximum of 4 students
This class is designed for students
who have taken beginning pottery with Anzietta DiPierro or who have had a semester of ceramics at the high school or college level.
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Interactive Art History
for grades 9 & up, adults
with Jim Loomis
8 weeks beginning Mar. 15
noon-1 p.m.
$56 class fee, $8 materials fee
Maximum of 6 students
This class will provide hands-on experiences relating to specific historical artistic materials and practices.
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TUESDAY

Pottery Wheel Explorations
for teens & adults
with Jim Loomis
8 weeks beginning Mar. 16
1-2:30 p.m.
$100 class fee, $20 materials fee
Maximum of 4 students
Learn how to center, pull up the walls, and form a variety of shapes including bowls, cups, plates, and more on the wheel. Beginners welcome! If you already have basic knowledge of the wheel and want to improve your skills, you’re welcome, as well!
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Oil Pastels – Landscapes (available in-person & virtual)
for teens & adults
with Nancy Nelson-Brotz
6 weeks beginning Apr. 27
6-7 p.m.
$48 class fee, $8 materials fee
(No materials fee if attending virtually)
Maximum of 6 students in-person
We’ll work with the medium of oil pastels on several substrates, focusing on landscapes and nature. Weather permitting we will work on some Plein Aire techniques. Materials needed: Oil pastels & pastel paper (Optional: blending stumps, masking tape, drawing board)
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Register Virtual

WEDNESDAY

Painting: Color Theory II
for teens & adults
with Jim Loomis
8 weeks beginning Mar. 17
1-2:30 p.m.
$84 class fee, $5 materials fee
Maximum of 6 students
A continuing exploration of color theory for beginners as well experienced painters. (It is not necessary to have taken Color Theory I to take this class; new students are welcome.) Color theory is both the science and art of using color. It explains how humans perceive color, and the visual effects of how colors mix, match, or contrast with each other. It also involves the messages colors communicate, and the methods used to replicate color.
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Carving Wood Sprites
for ages 14 & up, adults
with Ralph Bacon
8 weeks beginning Mar. 17
5-6 p.m.
$56 class fee, $8 materials fee
Maximum of 6 students
Wood sprites are decorative gnomish faces carved into wood chunks and hung on a wall, tree, garden space or back porch. Some stand watch and keep guard, some invite birds and butterflies, others scare off the undesirables. Learn some tricks in carving faces: eyes, nose, cheeks, lips, & chin. If you have a woodcarving knife, bring it along, or borrow one provided. Cottonwood bark will also be provided.
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Hardanger
for adults
with Pamela Amy
8 weeks beginning Mar. 17
6-8 p.m.
$56 class fee, $5 materials fee
Maximum of 6 students
We’ll 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. This a is a great class for novice artists!
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THURSDAY

Pit Fire Pottery
for teens & adults
with Sandy Rill
8 weeks beginning March 18
5:30-7 p.m.
$100 class fee, $20 materials fee
Maximum of 4 students
Students will work on a series of projects incorporating the basic methods of developing sculpture in clay. Projects will be bisque-fired and glazed to create permanent works of art.
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SATURDAY

Drawing for Beginners
for teens & adults
with Rebecca Ollikainen
8 weeks beginning March 23

9-10 a.m.
$56 class fee, $6 materials fee
Maximum of 6 students
Learn basic drawing techniques.
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Watercolors for Beginners
for teens & adults
with Rebecca Ollikainen
8 weeks beginning March 23
10-11 a.m.
$56 class fee, $6 materials fee
Learn watercolor technique while completing a landscape step by step with the instructor.
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