Adult (14+) Visual Art Classes

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Play & Print: Experimental Printmaking for Adults


Tuesdays, Sep 29-Oct 27 (5 weeks)
6:00-8:30pm, $150
Instructor: Mary Gordon
This class is an introduction to printing relief blocks and monotypes without a printing press. Through demonstrations and hands-on making we will explore the material qualities of fine art papers, inks, and tools for mark-making. Students will learn color mixing, layering, and basic elements of design. Experimentation with materials and concepts is encouraged! Supplies provided.

Intro to Metal Smithing

Tuesdays, Oct 6-Nov 17 (6 sessions)                
6:30-8:30pm, Cost: $145
Instructor: Nate Thompson-Weaver
No prior metals experience needed. In this introduction to the basics of metal smithing we will learn forging, riveting, stamping, and the proper use of metal tools. During this 6 week course we will be using copper and brass to make name plates, brooches, pendants and small scale sculpture. Must be ages 16+.

Basic Batik
Fridays & Saturdays, Oct 16-31
Fri 6:30-9pm & Sat 9am-1pm, $130
Instructor: Robert Hubbard
This wax resist medium will have you learning the techniques to apply the wax and fabric dyes to sheets of cotton fabric. Students will supply their own plain white, pre-washed material about 20”x30” (old pillowcases or sheets are prefect). Students may also bring their own inspiration photo or use the still life set up by the teacher as their subject. Other supplies provided.

Landscape Acrylics

Wednesdays, Oct 7-Dec 2 (8 weeks, no class Nov 25)
Instructor: Robert Hubbard
Use of color, brushes, blending techniques, composition, canvas preparation, care of equipment, and painting ground will be covered to end in a landscape acrylic painting. Each student should bring three black and white and three color images on paper for inspiration. These will be destroyed so please do not bring a priceless work. Photos on phones are not usable. Supplies provided.

Watercolor 2 & 3

Tuesdays, Nov 10-Dec 15 (6 weeks)
Instructor: Robert Hubbard
Students should have a basic understanding of watercolor before taking this class. Intermediate and advanced techniques will be taught. Look for our Watercolor 1 class in spring 2021.

Pen & Ink and Marker Drawing

Tuesdays, Sep 1-Sep 22 (4 weeks) 
Instructor: Robert Hubbard
Drawing is the foundation of 2D art. First two weeks are using Pen & Ink just like the “old masters.” Second two weeks work with permanent markers. Still lifes set up by the teacher will be the subjects for your drawings. Supplies provided, though students may want to invest in materials to practice at home.

Acrylic Painting Techniques

Wednesdays, Sep 2-Sep 30 (5 weeks)
6:30-9pm, $110
Instructor: Robert Hubbard
This tools and techniques class is to help prepare you for painting class or add to your techniques list. Learn how to use acrylic paint, brushes, palette knives, and other tools. Techniques will include application, blending, washes, and underpainting. Supplies provided.