SUMMER SEMESTER 2020

Classes & Workshops

ADULT ART CAMP

3365/3366 Sip & Sample: Art Camp for Adults (21+)
Instructors: Varies
Wednesdays, 7–9:30 PM
Sip wine, enjoy snacks, and make art! Our talented teaching artists will introduce you to a new art medium each week, which may include ceramics, painting, drawing, or pastel. Perfect for groups of friends, couples, or anyone wanting to create art in a festive and relaxed atmosphere. No art experience is necessary. We’ll provide snacks and some beverages, but you are welcome to also BYOB. Please see our website for full descriptions of weekly projects.
3365 4 sessions: 7/8–7/29 (wheel-thrown ceramics, acrylic painting, mosaics, charcoal drawing)
3366 4 sessions: 8/5–8/26 (handbuilt ceramics, watercolor painting, pastels, pen & ink)
Tuition: member $205, non-member $225

CERAMICS
3467 Functional Ware: More Than Just a Pretty Pot
Instructor: Lisette Bedoya
Mondays, 6–8:30 PM
This class is for those eager to experiment with ceramics! Use a variety of methods to expand on simple forms and focus on finishing techniques.
6 sessions: 7/13–8/17
Tuition: member $220, non-member $240
Materials fee: $30

3468 Raku Fever!
Instructor: Lisette Bedoya
Tuesdays, 6–8:30 PM
Raku fever is in the house! Excited for the next Raku-Fest? Get ahead of the game by throwing and decorating pieces to be bisque fired and ready for raku firing. Taping techniques and glazing strategies will be covered.
6 sessions: 7/14–8/18
Tuition: member $220, non-member $240
Materials fee: $30

3469 Beyond Beginner: Wheel Throwing
Instructor: Lisette Bedoya
Thursdays, 6–8:30 PM
Are you ready to step up your wheel throwing game? Through demonstrations and hands-on practice, students will work through a series of projects designed to introduce new skills to add to their throwing repertoires. Topics such as throwing lidded forms, multiple component forms, and various surface embellishments will be covered. This class is for intermediate students who are proficient in basic wheel throwing.
6 sessions: 7/16–8/20
Tuition: member $220, non-member $240
Materials fee: $30

3480 NEW! Take the Wheel! Beginning Wheel Throwing
Instructor: Sarah Maxwell
Thursdays, 6:30–9 PM
Have you ever wanted to try making pottery on the wheel? Come learn the basic techniques of wheel throwing including centering, pulling, shaping, and trimming in a fun and creative atmosphere. Students will also be guided in decorating and glazing methods to complete their pieces. Class size is limited to six students to maximize individual attention.
6 sessions: 7/16–8/20
Tuition: member $225, non-member $245
Materials fee: $30

DIGITAL MEDIA & PHOTOGRAPHY
3470 NEW! Photoshop CC and Lightroom Classic CC Refresher
Instructor: Donald Polzo
Mondays, 6–8:30 PM
Adobe image editing software has grown quickly over the past five years. Creative Cloud (CC) based updates occur weekly. Keeping up to date with the newest features and remembering the effective legacy features requires constant practice. This course is intended to give the student a refresher in Photoshop CC and Lightroom Classic CC. We will review the basics and get up to date on the newest features of both CC applications. Students will have hands-on practice during class. Students should have prior experience with either or both applications. A syllabus listing the weekly class topics and materials list will be provided to registered students.
6 sessions: 7/13–8/17
Tuition: member $220, non-member $240
Materials fee: $20

3489 Personal Projects: Digital Printing Access
Instructor: Donald Polzo
Tuesdays, 6–9 PM
Continue to further your personal digital projects over the summer using the digital lab’s state-of-the-art Epson P9000 HDX Supercolor printer. Students will have supervised access to this fine art printer over eight individual sessions (students may register for as many sessions as they like). Printing will be done through Photoshop CC or Lightroom Classic CC. Students will bring their own Epson compatible papers. Prerequisite: iMac computer experience, working knowledge of Photoshop CC and/or Lightroom Classic CC.
6 sessions: 7/14–8/18
Tuition: member $255, non-member $285
Materials fee: $40

3487 Discovering the Photographer Within
Instructor: Bill Steele
Thursdays, 6:30–9 PM
Through themed assignments, explore your connection to various subjects and how to express your individual point of view through photography. Photographic techniques will be introduced as tools to enhance each student’s vision. Group discussions will help students explore, clarify, and refine their voices as photographers.
6 sessions: 7/16–8/20
Tuition: member $215, non-member $235
Materials fee: $30

FIBER
3488 NEW! Weaving on a Four-Harness Loom
Instructor: Ellen Hess
Wednesdays, 6:30–9:30 PM
This class is a comprehensive introduction to hand weaving on a tabletop loom. Students will learn how to calculate, measure, and wind the warp threads; dress the loom and select a threading plan; thread the heddles and reed; and weave a variety of weave structure patterns. Students will weave their choice of a scarf, wall piece, or table runner. Finishing methods will also be discussed and demonstrated.
6 sessions: 7/15–8/19
Tuition: member $230, non-member $250
Materials fee: $50

JEWELRY
3465, 3466 Jewelry & Metalsmithing
Instructor: Sue Sachs
3465 Tuesdays, 3:30–6 PM
3466 Tuesdays, 7:30–10 PM
Study with Sue Sachs a working artist, master metalworker, and Art Center instructor of more than 30 years. Learn jewelry and metalsmithing techniques through demonstrations, discussion, and individualized instruction using silver, copper, and brass, or a combination of the three. Start by designing your own piece and learn core techniques such as sawing, filing, soldering, texturing, and polishing to bring it to life. Students will be led through a skills-based curriculum, enabling them to learn and grow their skills at their own level and pace. Beginners are welcome. Please bring a sketchbook to the first class to work on your design and take notes. Other materials will be discussed in class.
6 sessions: 7/14–8/18
Tuition: member $205, non-member $225
Materials fee: $30

PAINTING & DRAWING
3471 Draw Everything with Confidence
Instructor: Stephen Yavorski
Mondays, 7–9:30 PM
Build confidence in your drawing skills! Learn how to take what you see in our 3D world and successfully translate it to a flat paper surface through clear instruction on the principles of drawing. If you feel ready to take your work to the next level, you may develop your drawings into paintings.
6 sessions: 7/13–8/17
Tuition: member $185, non-member $205

3476 NEW! Introduction to Painting
Instructor: Joel Tidey
Mondays, 7–9:30 PM
For students new to painting, this class will introduce the materials and basic techniques necessary to get started. Learn how to prepare a surface, block in a composition, mix colors, and achieve dynamic contrasts. Although this class will focus on oil painting, students who wish to work in acrylics are welcome.
6 sessions: 7/13–8/17
Tuition: member $185, non-member $205

3473 Drawing the Figure with Confidence
Instructor: Joel Tidey
Tuesdays, 7–9:30 PM
Figure it out! Learn to simplify the complex nature of drawing the human form by getting familiar with basic anatomy to better understand the figure. Because our poses are short, you will be able to focus on how to initiate a figure drawing through basic structuring. Repetition and practice are key elements in expressing yourself with confidence. Please note: This class uses both female and male life (nude) models. Students under 18 years of age must have written permission from a parent or guardian to participate.
6 sessions: 7/14–8/18
Tuition: member $185, non-member $205
Materials fee: $45

3474 Beginning Watercolor
Instructor: Donna Read
Wednesdays, 7–9:30 PM
Explore watercolors through demonstration and individual instruction and develop and build upon your own unique style while having fun. No matter your current level of skill, learn techniques of watercolor by working from a variety of inspirational materials to create beautiful finished paintings. Paint with confidence and control of this exciting medium.
6 sessions: 7/15–8/19
Tuition: member $185, non-member $205

3481 Introduction to Watercolor Pencils
Instructor: Traci Zaretzka
Thursdays, 6–8:30 PM
Watercolor pencils are a versatile medium. Experiment with a variety of watercolor pencil techniques: using them as traditional watercolors, drawing with them and blending colors with water, drawing on wet paper for bold vibrant colors, and using them for fine details. The first part of the workshop will be a series of small drawings applying the different techniques. In the second part of the workshop, students will have the opportunity to create their own small watercolor paintings using any or all of the techniques learned in class.
5 sessions: 7/23–8/20
Tuition: member $160, non-member $170

PRINTMAKING
3478 NEW! Printmaking for Beginners
Instructor: Aliese Andersen Volk
Tuesdays, 6:30–9 PM
Printmaking is a great way to make dynamic and exciting art! Learn how to create one-of-a-kind monotype prints and generate editions of prints using relief and collagraph techniques. Students will use easy-to-find materials to make printmaking accessible, even outside the classroom.
6 sessions: 7/14–8/18
Tuition: member $190, non-member $210
Materials fee: $30

SPECIAL SUBJECTS
3464 Handmade Books
Instructor: David DiMarchi
Saturdays, 11 AM–3 PM
In this book-making class, artists will become familiar with the tools, materials, and tricks of the bookbinding trade! Throughout this course, we’ll explore contemporary bookbinding, creating multiple book structures for highly personalized soft and hardcover books—ideal for journals, sketchbooks, and artist books. Every artist will leave with beautiful handmade books, and all the knowledge needed to explore binding in their own work. All book-making materials and tools are included, but artists should anticipate supplying recycled prints, decorative and/or handmade papers, photographs, and printed ephemera to include in their bindings. Beginners welcome and encouraged!
3 sessions: 7/11–7/25
Tuition: member $180, non-member $200
Materials fee: $30

ADULT WORKSHOPS
3461 NEW! Painting with Wool: Needle Felted Seascapes
Instructor: Martha McDonald
Needle felting is a fun fiber technique that is easy to learn and full of possibilities. Through demonstrations and step-by-step instruction, students will learn how to transform colorful wool roving into beautiful, tactile felted images. Techniques covered will include how to form basic shapes, layering colors, adding details, and more. Students will create a beautiful summer seascape.
Saturday, 7/11, 10 AM–4 PM
Tuition: $105, Materials fee: $25

3492 Still Life Photography
Instructor: Bill Blanchard
Learn the various techniques for shooting high-quality photographic still-lifes, whether classical or for commercial use. Topics will include: setting up a still life photoshoot; natural light; studio strobe and continuous studio light systems; using light to create emotion, mood, mystery, and drama; natural and studio backdrops; creating strong photographic compositions. Limited to six students to allow for maximum time and attention for students. Please bring your camera and a notebook.
Sunday, 7/12, 10 AM–4 PM
Tuition: $105, Materials fee: $15

3491 NEW! Dynamic Plein Air Watercolor Landscapes
Instructor: Mark de Mos
The summer is the perfect time to get outside and paint. Learn to paint dynamic plein air landscapes by using strong contrasts to create excitement. Emphasis will be on using contrasting colors, thick versus thin paint, and various textures to make your watercolor painting pop. Painting plein air will also challenge students to look for design elements on the spot to strengthen their compositions.
Sunday, 7/12, 10 AM–4 PM
Tuition: $105

3462 Abstract Painting
Instructor: Matthew Langley
A painting doesn’t need to be realistic to be outstanding. Discover your voice as a painter as you explore non-representational painting techniques to express your visual ideas. Abstract painting is no different than painting from life. You will learn the structure of making images including format, composition, rhythm, color, surface, and texture. A wide variety of painting styles and approaches will be addressed.
Saturday, 7/18, 10 AM–4 PM
Tuition: $105

3463 NEW! Painting Liquids & Glass in Watercolor
Instructor: Jennie Traill Schaeffer
Painting transparent, shiny surfaces can be challenging. This workshop will show you how to successfully render materials like glass and liquids in watercolor. Working from direct observation students will learn to see and capture the subtle shadows and dramatic highlights that give liquids and glass three-dimensionality and sparkle.
Saturday, 7/18, 10 AM–4 PM
Tuition: $105

3495 Expressive Figure Drawing with Line & Wash
Instructor: Joel Tidey
Experiment with the fascinating new medium water-soluble graphite. Students will work from a live model using line and wash to represent the figure. Gain confidence by learning to see form more simply through painterly expression. Students will improve their skills of observation to create fun and expressive works of art. Some materials provided.
Sunday, 7/19, 10 AM–4 PM
Tuition: $105, Materials fee: $35

3493 Crochet for Beginners
Instructor: Dawn Noonan
Crochet is a fun and easy traditional fiber art. This workshop introduces beginners to all the basics they need to get started so that you can confidently crochet on your own. Students will learn basic crochet stitches and how to read patterns and will be guided through creating their own personalized project.
Sunday, 7/19, 10 AM–4 PM
Tuition: $105

3496 NEW! Handbuilding Raku Animals
Instructor: Sarah Maxwell
Learn various techniques of handbuilding while preparing work to fire in the Art Center’s upcoming Fall Raku-Fest. Students will create a small collection of animals of their choice with guidance that considers the unique effects and challenges that raku firing creates. Exploring the use of colorful underglazes for raku firing will also be covered. Materials fee includes clay, underglazes, and bisque firing of all work.
Saturday & Sunday, 7/25 & 26, 10 AM–4 PM
Tuition: $210, Materials fee: $25

3497 Pen & Ink Drawing
Instructor: Drew Maillard
Explore pen & ink as a medium. Start with value and texture exercises and continue to simple drawings. Experiment with different drawing tools brought by the instructor such as dip-quill pens and brush pens. Open to beginning and intermediate students.
Sunday, 7/26, 10 AM–4 PM
Tuition: $105

3498 Intaglio Printmaking
Instructor: David DiMarchi
Learn how to transform drawings into editionable prints quickly and easily in this workshop. Students will be introduced to the tools and materials of dry-point etching and learn the ins-and-outs of plate making. Students will then be guided in properly inking and wiping plates, and how to use the etching press. Various methods of incorporating color into prints will also be covered. This workshop is the perfect primer for future etching and intaglio classes.
Sunday, 7/26, 10 AM–4 PM
Tuition: $105, Materials fee: $35

3500 NEW! Where the Surf Meets the Turf: Seascapes & Landscapes
Instructor: Andrea Gianchiglia
What better way to enjoy the summer than to paint the sultry sea and lush landscapes? Students will create various seascapes and landscapes from either personal reference images or ones provided by the instructor. Any medium is welcome, and various demonstrations will be given. Focus points will be capturing dynamic waves, wet sand, rock formations, calm reflections, summer foliage, and more.
Sunday, 8/2, 10 AM–4 PM
Tuition: $105

3501 NEW! Portrait Photography & Lighting
Instructor: Bill Blanchard
Learn about the tools and techniques used to achieve high-quality photography portraits whether for personal or professional use. Posing individuals, couples, and small groups will be covered, as well as various lighting methods to create flattering images. Students will have access to studio equipment and backdrops and will be instructed in how to properly set up for shooting.
Saturday, 8/8, 10 AM–4 PM
Tuition: $105, Materials fee: $25

3490 A Day of Sketching: Drawing for All Levels
Instructor: Mary Jean Canziani
Working in charcoal and pencil from a still life, students will work on increasing their observational skills and honing their drawing techniques. It is the sketching practice we all need as a foundation for working in any medium, or for the simple pleasure of drawing.
Sunday, 8/9, 10 AM–4 PM
Tuition: $105

3494 Crocheted French Market Bag
Instructor: Dawn Noonan
Everyone knows the chic mesh market bags the French love to use for their shopping. Learn how to crochet your own with naturally beautiful cotton yarn. This fashionable and functional bag will give your shopping a little extra flair and help you go green! For students with some crochet experience.
Sunday, 8/9, 10 AM–4 PM
Tuition: $105

3502 NEW! Industrial Landscapes
Instructor: Joel Tidey
Industrial sites can have a beauty of their own. Explore the differences and challenges of painting an industrial-themed landscape versus a traditional one. Learn how to use the shapes and shadows of buildings to make an exciting composition. Attention to details such as weathering and rusting on structures will emphasize the industrial environment.
Saturday, 8/15, 10 AM–4 PM
Tuition: $105

3503 Lampworked Glass Beads
Instructor: Stephanie Maddalena
Visit Venice without leaving the studio with this popular workshop! Learn to make beautiful Venetian-glass beads using glass rods and a hand-held torch.
Saturday & Sunday, 8/29 & 30, 10 AM–4 PM
Tuition: $210, Materials fee: $65

3504 Drawing in Perspective
Instructor: Drew Maillard
Want to add depth and realism to your drawing and painting? Learn to draw one-, two-, and three-point perspective; measure in perspective, and achieve uniform proportions throughout a drawing through step by step instruction. Follow along with the instructor through various exercises for hands-on learning.
Sunday, 8/23, 10 AM–4 PM
Tuition: $105

TEEN CLASSES
3477 NEW! Make Your Own Books (ages 14−17)
Instructor: Aliese Andersen Volk
Mondays, 6−8 PM
This class will introduce students to the tools and techniques used to create handmade books. Various construction, binding, and decorative methods will be explored. Students will leave the class with several one-of-a-kind journals, sketchbooks, or gifts to share with friends and loved ones.
6 sessions: 7/13−8/17
Tuition: member $175, non-member $195
Materials fee: $25

3472 Just Drawing (ages 13−17)
Instructor: Stephen Yavorski
Tuesdays, 6−8 PM
Build confidence in your drawing skills! Learn how to take what you see in the 3D-world and successfully translate it to a 2D-paper surface. Whether you are an experienced artist preparing to create a portfolio or are new to the art world, students will receive individual attention appropriate to their level.
6 sessions: 7/14−8/18
Tuition: member $175, non-member $195

3479 NEW! Exploring Ceramics (ages 13−17)
Instructor: Sarah Maxwell
Wednesdays, 6−8 PM
Learn fundamentals or continue your exploration of wheel throwing, handbuilding, and sculpting with clay. Emphasis will be on learning the correct techniques to create, decorate, and glaze functional and sculptural ceramic pieces.
6 sessions: 7/15−8/19
Tuition: member $175, non-member $195
Materials fee: $28

3475 Just Painting: Intro to Oils (ages 13−17)
Instructor: Stephen Yavorski
Thursdays, 6−8 PM
Learn the foundation skills of painting in oils in this introductory course. Cover basics such as blocking in a composition, color mixing, values, and proper handling of materials. Please wear clothes that can get messy.
6 sessions: 7/16−8/20
Tuition: member $175, non-member $195
Materials fee: $38

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