SUMMER SEMESTER 2021

Adult Classes & Workshops

ADULT ONLINE CLASSES

To participate in online classes and workshops, students will need to have access to a computer, tablet, or phone with internet and access to Zoom.

4325 Art Appreciation 101
Instructor: James Adkins
Thursdays, 7–8:30 PM
Gain a better understanding of famous artworks and artists from art history. This easy-to-understand discussion series will cover cultural influences, ideas, and the times that informed artists and their works. This five-week course will start from the very beginning—covering the ancient world and the oldest examples of mankind’s compulsion to create images in the Ice Age—then trace the history of art to Mesopotamia and Egypt, and conclude with the civilizations of ancient Greece and Rome. Discover where and how the foundations of art were established!
5 sessions: 7/15–8/12
Tuition: member $90, non-member $100

ADULT IN-PERSON CLASSES

4193 Sip & Sample I
Instructor: Various
Wednesdays, 7–9:30 PM
Projects in July will be in the following media: ceramics on the wheel, pastels, sketching, watercolor pencil.
4 sessions: 7/7–7/28
Tuition: member $210, non-member $230

4194 Sip & Sample II
Instructor: various
Wednesdays, 7–9:30 PM
Projects in August will be in the following media: handbuilt ceramics, charcoal drawing, acrylic painting, pen and ink.
4 sessions: 8/4–8/25
Tuition: member $210, non-member $230

CERAMICS

4319/4320 Beginning/Intermediate Wheel Throwing
Instructor: Emma Tabachnick
4319 Mondays, 6:30–9 PM
4320 Wednesdays, 6:30– 9 PM
Enter the world of wheel-thrown pottery! Throw pottery on the wheel, trim, and apply surface-decorating techniques. Learn all the steps needed to create and finish beautiful vases, bowls, and plates, including glazing techniques.
4319 – 6 sessions: 7/12–8/16
4320 – 6 sessions: 7/14–8/18
Tuition: member $220, non-member $240
Materials fee: $30

4316 Functional Ware: More Than Just a Pretty Pot
Instructor: Lisette Bedoya
Mondays, 6–8:30 PM
This class is for those eager to experiment! Use a variety of methods to expand on simple forms and focus on finishing techniques.
6 sessions: 7/12–8/16
Tuition: member $220, non-member $240
Materials fee: $30

4317 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: 7/13–8/17
Tuition: member $220, non-member $240
Materials fee: $30

4321 Set the Table: Wheel Thrown Kitchen & Table Ware
Instructor: Emma Tabachnick
Tuesdays, 6:30–9 PM
This class will focus on functional pottery such as bowls, plates, mugs, and other kitchen goods. Focus will be on form, function, design, problem-solving, and consistency. Work on building skills such as centering, pulling, trimming, finishing, and glazing. Students pay attention to detail while developing their own unique style. Self-driven projects are welcome.
6 sessions: 7/13–8/17
Tuition: member $210, non-member $230
Materials fee: $30

4318 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: 7/15–8/19
Tuition: member $220, non-member $240
Materials fee: $30

DIGITAL MEDIA & PHOTOGRAPHY

4315 Personal Projects: Digital Printing Access
Instructor: Donald Polzo
Wednesdays, 4–6:30 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. 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 $205, non-member $225
Materials fee: $25

FIBER

4338 Weaving on a Four-Harness Loom
Instructor: Ellen Hess
Wednesdays, 6:30–9 PM
This class is the perfect introduction to handweaving on a four-harness tabletop loom. Learn how to weave a variety of structure and color patterns such as tabby, tweed, satin, houndstooth and more. Over the course of the class students will create their choice of a scarf, wall piece, or table runner. Finishing methods will also be discussed and demonstrated.
6 sessions: 7/14–8/18
Tuition: member $205, non-member $225
Materials fee: $50

JEWELRY

4328 The Right Start: Jewelry Techniques
Instructor: Kelly Green Grady
Mondays, 6:30–9 PM
Bring creativity and concentration to metalworking! Beginners learn the basics and intermediate students will learn new techniques. Some materials provided. Additional materials to be discussed in the first class.
6 sessions: 7/12–8/16
Tuition: member $205, non-member $225
Materials fee: $25

4309 Explorations in Jewelry Technique & Design
Instructor: Elizabeth Tokoly
Mondays, 9–11:30 AM
This class will begin by covering foundational skills such as piercing by sawing, hammering texture, and bezel setting. Students will then progress to making jump rings and rivets, and hone soldering skills by creating a chain with a toggle clasp. Those wishing to learn more advanced skills will be introduced to step bezel, prongs, and tube setting techniques. Individual designs are encouraged and will allow for the creation of truly one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces.
5 sessions: 7/12–8/9
Tuition: member $180, non-member $190
Materials fee: $25

4330 NEW! Lampworked Glass Beads
Instructor: Stephanie Maddalena
Mondays, 6:30–9 PM
The longtime popular workshop is now a class! Dive into the wonderful art of Venetian lampworking where glass rods are melted at a torch and formed around a mandrel to create stunning and unique beads. Learn techniques in forming different shapes, combining colors, adding embellishments, and more. Be warned—this craft is highly addictive!
6 sessions: 7/12–8/16
Tuition: member $205, non-member $225
Materials fee: $75

4310/4311 Jewelry & Metalsmithing
Instructor: Sue Sachs
4310 Tuesdays, 10:30 AM–1 PM
4311 Tuesdays, 7:30–10 PM
Study with Sue Sachs, working artist, master metalworker, and instructor for more 30 years at the Art Center. Learn jewelry and metalsmithing techniques through demonstrations, discussion, and individualized instruction using silver, copper, brass, or in combination. 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: 7/13–8/17
Tuition: member $205, non-member $225
Materials fee: $30

4358 NEW! The Magic of Metal Clay
Instructor: Kelly Green Grady
Wednesdays, 46:30 PM
Metal clay is a unique material that consists of particles of metal suspended in an organic binder. It can be formed like clay, but when fired yields a solid metal object. Students will be introduced to working with PMC3; a silver-based metal clay. Learn how to model, texture and set stones in PMC3 that will be fired to create beautiful finished pieces of jewelry. No jewelry experience necessary! Some materials provided.
6 sessions: 7/148/18
Tuition: member $205, non-member $225
Materials fee: $50

PAINTING & DRAWING

4322 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: 7/12–8/16
Tuition: member $185, non-member $205

4323 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: 7/13–8/17
Tuition: member $185, non-member $205
Materials fee: $45

4324 Watercolor: Pure & Simple
Instructor: Mark de Mos
Wednesdays, 6:30–9 PM
Create loose, expressive watercolor works based on weekly demonstrations which focus on specific concepts. Work from your own original reference photos and/or sketches or from a reference provided by the instructor.
6 sessions: 7/14–8/18
Tuition: member $185, non-member $205

4327 Getting Started: Painting
Instructor: Matthew Langley
Thursdays, 6:30–9 PM
Painting can be a fun and enriching pastime. This class will help break down uncertainties and fears that often give new painters problems and turn them into strengths. Designed for beginners, or people who have been away from making art for a while, this class will teach how to prepare to start painting in any kind of style, building confidence and knowledge along the way. Learn how to set yourself up for success with easy to do exercises that will allow you to confidently handle your supplies and work with acrylic paint.
6 sessions: 7/15–8/19
Tuition: member $185, non-member $205

PRINTMAKING

4312 Printmaking Basics
Instructor: David DiMarchi
Tuesdays, 4–8 PM
This class is a fast-moving exploration of monoprinting, relief, and intaglio processes. Through the demonstration and practice of these techniques, artists will understand the basics of printmaking and professional printmaking practices, as well as prepare them for intermediate workshops, courses, and classes. Projects will include both suites of prints and editioning practices. All artists will benefit from both guided instruction and the use of studio time to delve deeply into processes.
6 sessions: 7/13–8/17
Tuition: member $305, non-member $335
Materials fee: $40

SCULPTURE

4342 Sculpting with Paper Clay: Memento Display Sculptures
Instructor: Judith Hugentobler
Thursdays, 6:30–9 PM
Paper clay is a ceramic body that features minimal dry shrinkage and strong wet-joining properties which makes it ideal for sculpture. Learn the basics of sculpting with paper clay while creating a display for a special momento or found object.
6 sessions: 7/15–8/19
Tuition: member $220, non-member $240
Materials fee: $30

ADULT ONLINE WORKSHOPS

4366 NEW! Hand-Colored Inkjet Prints
Instructor: Nancy Ori
This online workshop is designed to expand your knowledge of painting in a stress-free atmosphere. With demos and hands-on exercises, learn how to enhance inkjet photographs with watercolors and pastels. Using a paint-by-number type of technique, see how easy it is to create a painterly image and a one-of-a-kind piece of art. Discussions will include printing for painting, choosing ‘painterly’ images and how to use each medium so you can continue your creative journeys beyond the workshop. No artistic experience is necessary. Students will be provided with inkjet images and an art materials kit they get to keep for future artmaking.
Saturday, 7/17, 14 PM
Tuition: $65, Materials fee: $15

4297 NEW! Tips for Painting Better Landscapes
Instructor: Mark Saenger
Join Mark Saenger as he shares some of the most useful concepts and techniques he has cultivated over his years of painting landscapes. This workshop will accelerate your artistic development! Topics will include: understanding basic rules of composition to give your paintings higher impact; blocking in and brushwork; understanding value distribution in landscapes; finding colors of lights and shadows and working with color temperatures; using color and value for atmospheric perspective to create depth; tips on painting skies, trees, water, and rocks; mixing summer greens and basic color theory; understanding edges and how they can help your work.
Saturday, 7/31, 10 AM–4 PM
Tuition: $110

ADULT IN-PERSON WORKSHOPS

4302 Mosaics: Tiny Pieces Make the Big Picture
Instructor: Donna Conklin-King
Welcome to the world of mosaics, where not only is it okay to break things, it’s expected! This intensive workshop will introduce beginners to the basics of mosaic making. Learn about the amazing variety of materials and adhesives, design and composition, cutting and laying out tiles, and the grouting process. Materials such as vitreous glass tile, ceramic tile, stained glass, and china are available for students to explore and incorporate in their work. All the necessary tools, adhesives, and materials are provided. Students will complete an 8×6 inch mosaic by the day’s end.
Saturday, 7/17, 10 AM–4 PM
Tuition: $110, Materials fee: $20

4305 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, 7/18, 10 AM–4 PM
Tuition: $110

4300 NEW! Altered Books & Art Journals
Instructor: Heidi SanFilippo
Combine art journaling with altered book techniques to create one-of-a-kind journals in this unique hybrid workshop. Repurpose old books and magazines to explore various methods to illustrate inspirational words, create blackout poetry, and using discarded texts to create beautiful embellishments for your journal. Emphasis on both technique and the creative process will be highlighted. Most materials provided. Please bring any old books and/or magazines you’d like to work with.
Sunday, 7/18, 10 AM–4 PM
Tuition: $110, Materials fee: $15

4306 Introduction to Floral Painting
Instructor: Dustin Adamson
Learn to paint beautiful floral compositions in a relaxing and supportive atmosphere. Over the course of two days, students will paint a floral arrangement from direct observation. Topics covered will include creating a pleasing composition, color, and harmony, and using the comparative measurement method of observation. We will look at artists such as Fantin-Latour, Manet, Monet, and Van Gogh for historical reference and inspiration.
Saturday, 7/24, 10 AM–4 PM
Tuition: $110, Materials fee: $15

4341 NEW! Resin-Bonded Sand Cast Aluminum Sculptures
Instructor: Michael Wolf
Learn to use simple tools and materials to create a low-relief aluminum sculpture using a resin-bonded sand mold. On day one students will be introduced to the tools, materials, and techniques of sand-casting sculpture, and work creating a design. On day two students will carve a negative of their designs into a scratch block of resin-bonded sand. Finished scratch blocks will be sent to the foundry at Seward Johnson Atelier to be cast in aluminum, cleaned and patinated. Once completed, students will be notified when their pieces are ready to be picked up at the Art Center.
Saturday, 7/24, 10 AM–12 PM & Sunday, 7/25, 10 AM–2 PM
Tuition: $110, Materials fee: $60

4357 NEW! Silver Metal Clay Jewelry Set
Instructor: Kelly Green Grady
Silver metal clay is a unique material that consists of particles of silver suspended in an organic binder. It can be formed like clay, but when fired yields a solid silver object. Join us as we take a trip into the world of silver metal clay (PMC3). Students will make a custom set of a pendant and earrings while gaining a basic understanding of rolling, texturing, shaping, finishing, and torch firing metal clay. Pieces will be fired and finished in class, so students may wear their creations home!
Saturday, 7/24, 10 AM4 PM
Tuition: $150, Materials fee: $5

4301 NEW! Getting Composed: Drawing Successful Compositions
Instructor: Stephen Yavorski
One of the most important elements in any successful artwork is its composition. This workshop will introduce students to what makes a good composition and why it is so important. Students will be shown how to use linear perspective, shape, detail and contrast to guide the viewers’ eye through a composition. Through discussion, guided practice, and active brainstorming, students will explore applying these concepts their own compositions. Although the focus will be on drawing, this workshop is valuable for artists of any discipline.
Sunday, 7/25, 10 AM–4 PM
Tuition: $110

4294 Beginning Encaustic Painting
Instructor: Kathy Cantwell
Encaustic is a unique medium where pigments mixed with beeswax are melted into liquid form to use as a paint. Begin by learning a brief history of encaustic and how to work safely with heat. Through demonstrations students will learn techniques in surface preparation, handling pigments, fusing layers, getting a smooth surface, mark-making with stabilios, incising, scraping, stenciling, and adding embellishments with photo transfers, pigment sticks, and gold foil. Once these techniques have been practiced, students will put it all together to compose their own painting. Some materials provided.
Saturday, 7/31, 10 AM–4 PM
Tuition: $110, Materials fee: $40

4296 NEW! Handmade Paper Journals
Instructor: Dawn Noonan
Learn how handmade paper is made from beating and screening pulped fibers to the pressing and finishing of sheets. Find out how specialty papers are made by using embedded materials such as dried flower petals, seeds, and confetti. We will explore the many personal and creative uses for handmade papers including using your sheets of handmade paper to create your own journal! Most materials provided.
Sunday, 8/1, 10 AM–4 PM
Tuition: $110, Materials fee: $40

4339 NEW! Loom-Woven Pet Leashes
Instructor: Ellen Hess
What better gift to give to your best friend than their own handmade loom-woven leash? Learn how to loom weave a usable pet leash in this fun and unique workshop. Explore yarn colors, textures, and striped patterns as you weave a distinctive gift for that special pet. Looms will be pre-warped so you can start to weave right away. Metal clasp and loop handle will be sewn in class, so students will leave with a finished product!
Sunday, 8/1, 10 AM–4 PM
Tuition: $110, Materials fee: $25

4359 Introduction to Chalk Pastels
Instructor: Carolyn Bednar
Have you wanted to try working with pastels but weren’t sure where to begin? Make this comprehensive workshop your starting point! Working with provided materials learn techniques in mark-making, layering, blending, and setting pastels. Students will leave with the knowledge necessary to begin their own explorations in the wonderful world of pastels.
Sunday, 8/1, 10 AM4 PM
Tuition: $110, Materials fee: $25

4299 NEW! Painted Pet Portraits
Instructor: Sandy Ruda
Paint a portrait of your pet or favorite animal! This workshop covers the essentials of creating an 11×14 inch animal portrait in oil or acrylic. Explore foundational drawing skills, learn to establish realistic proportions, practice color mixing, and create texture to add realism and bring your subject to life. Please bring a few reference photos of your pet or select from images provided in class.
Saturday, 8/7, 10 AM–4 PM
Tuition: $110

4307 One-Day Realistic Portraits in Oil
Instructor: Stephanie Deshpande
Believe it or not, you can create a realistic oil portrait in just one day! Discover how to begin with underpainting, develop and build up the color palette, and finalize your image. This workshop will cover oil painting techniques, including comparing values, measuring, finding edges, and looking for and developing color relationships. Learn the simple steps needed to create a successful, expressive portrait in one day!
Sunday, 8/8, 10 AM–4 PM
Tuition: $110, Materials fee: $40

4326 NEW! Painting with Wool: Needle Felted Undersea Scene
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 undersea scene.
Sunday, 8/8, 10 AM–4 PM
Tuition: $110, Materials fee: $25

4308 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.
Saturday, 8/14, 10 AM–4 PM
Tuition: $110, Materials fee: $40

4295 NEW! Repoussé Hammering Techniques
Instructor: Sue Sachs
Repoussé is a hammering process that exploits the plasticity of metal to create low and high relief with texture and irregular forms. Working with sheet copper, brass, or silver, students will learn to use both dapping punches and chasing tools on pitch to create 3D textural forms.
Saturday & Sunday, 8/14 & 15, 10 AM–4 PM
Tuition: $220, Materials fee: $40

4314 NEW! Get Your Values Worth: Drawing Darks & Lights
Instructor: Stephen Yavorski
Seeing and executing dynamic darks and lights in your artwork is an essential skill that creates contrast and heightens drama. Gain a better understanding of values and how to control lights and darks to use them more effectively and easily. Through demonstration and drawing exercises students will learn how to identify and translate differing values. Students will then apply what they have learned in a simple still-life drawing. Although the focus will be on drawing, this workshop is valuable for artists of many disciplines.
Sunday, 8/15, 10 AM–4 PM
Tuition: $110

4303 NEW! To-Die-For Tie Dye!
Instructor: Dawn Noonan
Come play in our outdoor studio space to transform plain cotton garments into exciting and unique pieces of art! Starting with garments of white cotton, learn how to wind rubber bands around your pieces to create dazzling patterns. Then apply colorful dyes that will make the patterns pop. Some materials provided. A rain date is scheduled for the following Saturday, August 28, in case of inclement weather.
Saturday, 8/21, 10 AM–4 PM (rain date Saturday, August 28)
Tuition: $110, Materials fee: $20

4298 NEW! Introduction to Colored Pencil
Instructor: Sandy Ruda
Learn how to use colored pencils to create dimension and realism on paper in this relaxed, no-stress workshop. The principles of drawing, color, and composition will be covered to help students master this medium. A still-life set up will be provided, but students are welcome to bring reference photos if desired. Individual attention will be emphasized. Beginners are welcome.
Sunday, 8/22, 10 AM–4 PM
Tuition: $110

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