Winter Classes at the Cultural Center

29 Nov Winter Classes at the Cultural Center

VISUAL ARTS
with Odin Smith
Friday, November 24
6-8:30pm
$50 per person
TGIF! Ready to be inspired and to nourish your creative spirits?! Paint together with friends at the Cultural Center’s paint night! Bring your own wine or beer (if you are 21 and up of course) and enjoy our hand passed, delicious appetizers fresh from our culinary arts kitchen. All while you relax and engage in the creation of a work of art made by YOU, guided with the lighthearted, interactive instruction of artist, Odin Smith. No experience is necessary. Simply follow along as Odin will guide you step by step through the painting, at the end of the night you will have created you very own masterpiece to take home!
with Kim Rumberger
Begins Monday, November 27
2 weeks
5:30-9pm
$110/$90 members
Everyone treasures a hand-made holiday ornament for years and years. Create a truly unique and special bronze ornament in this two part class.  Bronze clay is easy to use and much more affordable than silver or gold clay, so you are less inhibited in size, making it easy to build beautiful holiday gifts for family or friends. In part 1 you will build and refine your ornament, preparing it for kiln firing. Kim will take all the prepared pieces home and fire them in her studio kilns. In part 2 you will finish and assemble your fired pieces.  Kim will supply all the tools and accessories and provide the guidance through to a completed project.  No experience necessary, and more advanced students are also welcome.  Clay and certain other supplies will be available for purchase from Kim at the class.
Tuesdays, beginning December 5
3 weeks
10am-noon
$105 per person
Join Odin in a series of sessions that change their directive each month and are devoted to working in a smaller and more intensive learning environment, to improve specific artistic skills.
December’s session is only three weeks, so in this special class, students will be bringing in old paintings and/or paintings that haven’t made the cut (but have probably made the closet or a stack hidden where no one can see them) and we will find ways to create stronger and better paintings from them! Critical thinking and a willingness to try new things are a must, and students will learn how to let go of the old and bring in the new and more beautiful!!
These classes will help artists to become more confident in their own skills and bring a sense of self and creativity to their own work. Taking risks will be encouraged! Must be on an intermediate to advanced level, and must have their own acrylic supplies.
This class meets in Odin’s Studio on the upper level of the Education Wing.
with Odin Smith
Friday, December 8
6-8:30pm
$50 per person
TGIF! Ready to be inspired and to nourish your creative spirits?! Paint together with friends at the Cultural Center’s paint night! Bring your own wine or beer (if you are 21 and up of course) and enjoy our hand passed, delicious appetizers fresh from our culinary arts kitchen. All while you relax and engage in the creation of a work of art made by YOU, guided with the lighthearted, interactive instruction of artist, Odin Smith. No experience is necessary. Simply follow along as Odin will guide you step by step through the painting, at the end of the night you will have created you very own masterpiece to take home!
with Sarah Holl
Thursday, December 14
6:30-8:30pm
$25 per person
In this class students can practice their drawing or painting skills while working from a live model. Students will be encouraged to find their own voice and explore various mediums. Students will receive individual instruction as well as group critiques. Open to all levels of experience. Pre-registration is required.
with Kim Rumberger
Monday, January 8
5:30-9pm
$40/$35 members
How do you connect different parts of jewelry? Wondering what the tools are, and what they are used for? Do you know how to properly open and close jump rings – or even make your own from scratch? In this workshop you will learn everything you need to finish your jewelry creations, and even repair broken pieces.  Basic wire knowledge, wrapping, forming and work hardening, plus an explanation of necessary accessories will be part of the workshop. Feel free to bring anything you need to work on. This will be a hands on techniques learning session. Supplies will be provided by the instructor and some additional accessories will be available for purchase if needed
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with Craig Caldwell
Mondays, beginning January 8
6 weeks
6-8pm
$150/$125 members
 
This class is designed for the beginning drawer who appreciates art and has always wanted to learn to draw as well as for those looking for a refresher course. Instruction will cover the fundamentals of free-hand drawing: line, perspective, composition, understanding light and form, as well as creating illusions of depth, contrast, and texture. Different drawing material, techniques, and methods will be explored. Open to all levels of experience.
with Craig Caldwell
Tuesdays, beginning January 9
6 weeks
6-8pm
$150/$125 members
 
This class will work with students individually and as a group to understand the basic aspects of color: hue, saturation, and value as they pertain to obtaining color harmony in your work. Classes will concentrate on the particular challenges of brushwork, composition and edge control to your work and add drama, intrigue and interest. Specific attention will be on looking at the relationship of color to depth and space in a painting, and concentrate as well on how to mix color to add dimension and depth to paintings. We will also look at mediums and tools to help in this investigation
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with Julia Cumes
Tuesdays, beginning January 9
5 weeks
6-8pm
$115 per person
 
If you’ve always wanted to learn photography but don’t know where to start or if you you’re a more experienced photographer but want to hone your skills, this workshop is for you. Julia Cumes’ photography class introduces photographers to the technical and creative skills photography requires. Through a combination of slide shows and demonstrations, participants will learn the basics of camera operation to produce competent digital photographs. Subjects covered will include aperture, shutter speed, focal length, composition, portraiture and story-telling. Assignments will offer participants the opportunity to practice the techniques and approaches they learn during the workshop sessions. Access to a digital SLR camera and computer are required (no laptops in class
necessary.
with Jamin Eldredge
Tuesdays, beginning January 9
6 weeks
6-8:30pm
$245 per person
 
This 6-week course will give you the foundation of throwing on the wheel.  We will start by learning the stages of the clay from start to finish, the proper vocabulary that goes along with it, and begin to talk about the two firing processes that clay goes through. During this class students will learn to throw basic shapes (bowls and cylinders) on the wheel, apply a foot to each piece by trimming, and glaze bisque ware.  Each student will have finished usable pieces to take home and be ready for an intermediate class. The class will be broken down into these categories; wedging, how to use the potter’s wheel, centering, first pull, compression, shaping, ribbing, cutting off, throwing on a bat, throwing off the hump, trimming, bisque firing, glazing, glaze firing, grinding, and lots of fun!!!!! Beginners and refreshers are welcome
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with Holly Heaslip
Wednesdays, beginning January 10
6 weeks
9:30am-12:30pm
$245 per person
This class is primarily a beginning exploration of clay using the potters’ wheel. A few simple hand building basics will be introduced depending on the students interest. Learning to wedge the clay in preparation for use will be one of the first steps. Basic vocabulary will be introduced as an important part of learning about the techniques, tools and equipment for working with clay. On the wheel we will practice centering the clay, the steps to then make a cylinder, which is the starting point for many forms, and finally , trimming the bottom of the pot. Our last class will be learning to apply glaze to the pottery. Each class will have plenty of hands on time along with demonstrations and individualized instruction. The goal of this class to provide a foundation from which take off in this multifaceted craft. Books, handouts, and examples of pottery will be available to reinforce lessons. All tools, materials, and firings are provided. Beginners and refreshers are welcome. This class meets in the pottery studio in the lower level of the Education Wing.
with Betsy Payne Cook
Wednesdays, beginning January 10
6 weeks
2-4:30pm
$175/$150 members
This is an ideal class for artists who paint with pastels and would like to expand their use of this versatile medium.  It is also suitable for beginners as lessons can accommodate artists who would like to explore painting with pastels. Pastel paint provides so are so many possibilities: using it dry, altering it to a wet medium, combining it with other mediums. And the choices of pastel sticks and surfaces just keeps growing! Each class will begin with an introductory lesson and allow for plenty of easel time with individual feedback. Instruction will include pastel techniques with hard and soft pastels, underpaintings techniques and the principles of composition & color. We will use different surfaces for painting; pastel papers, sanded papers and sanded boards.  Some class favorites such as Canson pastel paper and sanded boards such as Sennelier LaCarte, Art Spectrum, UArt and Pastelmat. We will work from photos, still life set-ups and enjoy some time outdoors if the weather permits! Join this class and have some fun painting with pastels
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with Lance Walker
Wednesdays, beginning January 10
6 weeks
6-8pm
$150 per person
Learn the “construct” of the landscape in oils by Lance Walker.  This lesson will cover all aspects of the construction of a painting through a series of studies.  All levels. This class meets in Lance’s Studio on the upper level of the Education Wing.
with Holly Heaslip
Thursdays, beginning January 11
6 weeks
9:30am-12:30pm
$245 per person
This class is for the student who is newly comfortable with throwing a basic cylinder and bowl form on the potter’s wheel. We will expand on our basic vocabulary and techniques of working on the potter’s wheel. Starting off with a mug form students will explore the connection between form and function. Various mug shapes and types of handles will be our starting point , followed by learning about spouts and the pitcher form. On to learning to use calipers to measure and make a simple cap style lid for a basic jar form is next. These are all starting points from which to explore further the relationship between making a pleasing form that is also functional. Some simple, fun surface design techniques will round out the class.  Demonstrations, individualized instruction and plenty of hands on time round out our class. Books, handouts and examples of pottery will be available to reinforce lessons. All tools, materials, and firings are provided. This class meets in the pottery studio on the lower level of the Education Wing.
with Ed Grossman
Thursday, January 11
6-8pm
$35 per person
Whether they represent personal memories or creativity, your photographs are valuable.
Have you ever:
-Struggled to find a photo you know you have…  someplace?
-Been unable to distinguish between multiple versions of a photo on your computer?
-Lost precious photos on your phone or computer after a crash?
-Wondered about your legal rights when posting images online?
-Forgotten what you charge for a print or which exhibits it’s appeared in?
This course highlights strategies you can employ to avoid these problems and put your mind at ease. Whether you manage your photos using your computer’s file explorer or a digital asset management application like Adobe Lightroom, a well-structured photo library is key to your success. Q&A with the instructor will follow the presentation.
Please note, this course is about folder structure, file names, and backup practices. Any mentions of specific software applications will be to illustrate teaching points only. This class meets in the Photo Studio on the lower level of the Education Wing.
with Lance Walker
Thursdays, beginning January 11
6 weeks
6-8pm
$150 per person
Learn the “construct” of the seascape in oils by Lance Walker.  This lesson will cover all aspects of the construction of a painting through a series of studies.  All levels. This class meets in Lance’s Studio on the upper level of the Education Wing.
with Odin Smith
Fridays, beginning January 12
6 weeks
2-4:30pm
$150/$125 members
Find out why acrylic is one of the hottest trends in making art. Become familiar with the techniques to best use this exciting medium. Learn to use stronger values, better composition, and more dynamic color to give your work strength, depth and interest. Beginners to intermediates will learn to use this expressive medium to bring light and life to their paintings, and most importantly, bring a sense of self to their work. Open to all levels of experience. This class meets in the Owl Hall in the Education Wing
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with Holly Heaslip
Saturdays, beginning January 13
6 weeks
9:30am-12:30pm
$245 per person
Hand building, it’s a personal choice. The potter’s wheel for some, is the only way to make pottery. Hand building is one of the most basic and earliest techniques for transforming clay into useful objects. In this class we will learn coil, slab and pinch methods to make everyday functional ware for the table, home and garden. Using these three methods alone or in combination opens up a wealth of possibilities. This class meets in the pottery studio on the lower level of the Education Wing.
with Kim Rumberger
Mondays, beginning January 15
4 weeks
6-9pm
$175/$150 members
 
This four-session series is for the metal clay artist who wants to learn more advanced techniques that take more time than a one-night workshop to complete.  Build your skills and tool set for metal clay art, so you can take your artwork home. Work on techniques such as stone setting, hollow forms, carving, syringe clay and extruding, and more.  Bring your own tools to each session. Kim will fire all pieces in her home studio kilns so you can focus on the clay work at each session.  Some tools and all clay will be available for purchase from the instructor at each session.
with Sarah Holl
Thursday, January 18
6:30-8:30pm
$25 per person
In this class students can practice their drawing or painting skills while working from a live model. Students will be encouraged to find their own voice and explore various mediums. Students will receive individual instruction as well as group critiques. Open to all levels of experience. Pre-registration is required.
with Odin Smith
Friday, January 19
6-8:30pm
$50 per person
TGIF! Ready to be inspired and to nourish your creative spirits?! Paint together with friends at the Cultural Center’s paint night! Bring your own wine or beer (if you are 21 and up of course) and enjoy our hand passed, delicious appetizers fresh from our culinary arts kitchen. All while you relax and engage in the creation of a work of art made by YOU, guided with the lighthearted, interactive instruction of artist, Odin Smith. No experience is necessary. Simply follow along as Odin will guide you step by step through the painting, at the end of the night you will have created you very own masterpiece to take home
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with Ed Grossman
ongoing
$75 for 1 hour

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