SPRING OFFERINGS 2014
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*PLEASE NOTE: If the class of your choice is full or canceled due to lack of enrollment, you will be notified and entitled to a full refund. Class tuition is due in full on or before the first day of the class session. Make-up classes will only be offered when the instructor is unable to teach his/her class.Members of the Library Arts Center may subtract 10% from tuition prices of all classes. Scholarships for children’s classes are available, please inquire. Un-Cork Your Inner Artist
Instructor: Patti Warren Date Options: Tuesday, March 24, 6:30-9pm OR Tuesday, April 15th, 6:30-9pm OR Tuesday, May 27th, 6:30-9pm Painting Themes: TBA Tuition: $35.00
12 student maximum
Description: Come to the Library Arts Center for an evening of creativity, community, and cobalt blue! This is an opportunity for the non-artist to explore his/her expressive side while following step-by-step directions from a certified art instructor. In a relaxed and supportive environment, students will complete a painting suitable for framing. **NOTE: All studio materials will be provided as well as a complimentary glass of wine, so we ask that students are a minimum of 21 years old. Egg-stravaganza! Instructor: Heidi Bartlett Dates/Times: Thursdays, March 27 & April 3, 6:30-9pm Tuition: $35.00 Limited to six participants While away a bit of the winter blues as we wait for Spring to arrive by “elaborating” an egg for a Spring or Easter ornament. This class will use real duck, goose and/or plastic eggshells and a variety of trims, silk flower petals, garden catalog cutouts and miniature items to decorate the exteriors and interiors of the shells. Call on your creative muse to play at whimsy or “egg-legant”; it’s sure to be fun and egg-citing! Materials provided. Any egg-stra garden catalogs or magazines hanging around? Please bring to class for sharing and cutting. Felted Necklaces or Garland Instructor: Amber Grantham Dates/Times: Saturday, March 15, 10:30am-1pm Tuition: $35 Ages: 8 years old through adults (primarily a class for adults) Minimum Enrollment: 5, Maximum: 12 Description: Use a combination of wet felting and needle felting in this class to create and embellish fun and unique shapes that will be strung onto cord for necklaces or garlands. No felting experience necessary, each student will leave class with new felting skills, as well as a beautiful one of a kind necklace or garland. Needle Felted Landscape Instructor: Amber Grantham Dates/Times: Tuesday, April 1, 6:30-8pm Tuition: $35 Ages: 10 years old through adults (primarily a class for adults) Minimum Enrollment: 5, Maximum: 10 Description: In this class, students will be painting without a brush or paints, but rather with wool. Using a combination of wool fabric, yarn, and roving students will needle felt a landscape. Students will leave the studio with their own 5”X7”creation, new felting skills and fresh felting inspiration. Hand Sewn & Embellished Wool Felt Slippers Instructor: Amber Grantham Dates/Times: Saturday, April 26, 10:30am-4pm (bring a bag lunch) NOTE: Registration closes April 11 to allow time for supply ordering and preparation, when registering please give first and second choice of colors you would like your slippers to be, along with foot size. Tuition: $95 Minimum Enrollment:4 , Maximum:10 Description:Use 100% wool felt to hand sew a pair of moccasin-style slippers in the first part of class, then embellish them with ribbon, needle felting, yarn in the second. A great treat for yourself to decadent and creative handmade footwear, or a one of a kind gift for someone else. Learn to Brick Stitch Instructor: Amber Grantham Dates/Times: Tuesday, May 20, 6-8:30pm Tuition: $35 Ages: 12 years old through adults (primarily a class for adults) Minimum Enrollment: 5, Maximum 8: Description: Amber will teach basic brick stitch techniques using seed beads in this class. Students will create a colorful, delicate spring shape in class, and will go home with enough materials to create the 2nd shape for a pair of earrings, including ear wires. Watercolor Workshop Instructor: Margaret Dwyer Dates/Times: Friday, March 14, 9:30am-3:30pm (bring a bag lunch) Tuition: $40 Any experience level welcome. Description: If you want to try your hand at watercolor, or if you are a practiced painter – this class is designed to engage each student beginner to advanced. This is a great opportunity to immerse yourself in watercolor. Core techniques will be covered along with more playful exercises to keep the learning fun. Come & enjoy an interactive painting process that promises to deliver beautiful, colorful & surprising results. Materials list to be posted shortly. Experimental Watercolor Instructor: Margaret Dwyer Dates/Times: Friday, April 4, 9:30-3:30 Tuition: $60 Description: This class, designed to engage advanced and intermediate painters in an unconventional exploration of experimental techniques in watercolor. Participants will explore and practice new techniques, while enjoying the excitement and the freedom an experimental approach brings to painting. Suggested Materials list posted soon. New Materials in Water Media Instructor: Margaret Dwyer Dates/Times: Saturday, May 3, 9:30-3:30, bring a bag lunch Tuition: $40 + Materials Fee Description: When flipping through art supply catalogs, or looking at art in exhibits, it is easy to see that there is an incredible diversity of new materials being introduced on the market which are expanding the possibilities of what can be created with watercolor. Try your hand at using a number of these new products, giving you the opportunity to explore these materials to see what you can do with them before investing in them yourself. The class will include use of aqua boards, fluid acrylic inks, watercolor canvas and water color gesso. Basket Weaving Instructor: Ray Lagasse Dates/Times: Tuesday, April 22, 8:30am – 4:30pm (bring a bag lunch) OR Saturday, May 17th, 8:30am – 4:30pm (bring a bag lunch) Tuition: $98.00 (or $105.00 for the larger pack basket option) Description: In this one-day workshop students can choose to make one of four large-sized baskets: a wool gathering basket, laundry basket, double-pie, or pack basket. The baskets will be woven using reed with a hardwood base, rails, and rim. All materials are created and prepared by Ray Lagasse. Each participant will be asked to choose which basket he or she will be making upon registration. Each Student will leave the workshop with the completed basket of his or her choosing. Registration will close a week before the class starts. BASKET OPTIONS: Wool Gathering Basket 12x12x12 basket form with leather handles and a wooden bottom Laundry Basket 11x18x12 basket form with leather handles Double Pie Basket 10x20x6 basket form with wooden handles Pack Basket 7x14x18 basket form with straps Large Pack Basket 9x16x22 (for higher fee of $105.00–includes tuition) Watercolor: Plein Air Instructor: Robert J. O’Brien AWS NWS Dates/Times: Two-Day Workshop–Saturday, June 28 &29, bring a bag lunch Tuition: $135 This course will explore the techniques of landscape and plein air painting in watercolor. Students will learn basic techniques of landscape painting in an outdoor setting (weather permitting). The class will start with a demonstration by the instructor followed by class painting. The instructor will provide hands on assistance to every student. There will be a critique at the end of each class. The course will emphasize composition, color mixing, values, and painting light and shadow. Drybrush painting and other techniques will also be introduced. It is open to all levels. Some drawing experience is recommended. Adult Open Studio Art Group Facilitator: Heidi Lorenz DROP-IN FEE per session: $8 members / $12 non-members Ongoing,WEDNESDAYS, 9am-12noon Description: Looking for a time to work on current projects? Be inspired to work in a studio environment alongside other area artists in this drop-in group that meets on a weekly basis. The class facilitator, Heidi Lorenz, is available for light guidance. All mediums are welcome. No prior experience is necessary. Please bring all supplies you will need for your projects. Call the Arts Center at 603.863.3040 for more information.