Temp Classes

 

ADULT ON – CAMPUS

 

BEADING

 

Designer Earrings Workshop

Lynn Sheft

open to all levels

Saturday April 3

1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

One can never have too many earrings! They’re the perfect accessory to wear with jeans and a sweater or with your little black dress. And they make great gifts.You will learn how to make four original designs from which you can make unlimited earrings simply by changing the bead combinations. You will master wire techniques that will give you the confidence to move on to other jewelry projects. The instructor will supply the beads, pearls, findings and lengths of four different gauges of wire to make these earrings. Fee payable with tuition $22.00

Tuition $52.00

Members $46.80

 

Byzantine Chain Maille Bracelet Workshop

Lynn Sheft

open to all levels

Saturday May 1

1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Just in time for Mother’s Day! This bracelet makes a welcome gift for any of the wonderful women you know. The Byzantine chain maille is one of the oldest and most popular patterns used for jewelry through the centuries. It is made using specific sized jump rings that are woven in a particular pattern. You will learn the proper way to open and close jump rings to ensure the completion of a professional piece of jewelry. The kit includes the silver-plated jump rings and clasp to make a bracelet up to eight inches. Fee payable with tuition $35.00

Tuition $52.00

Members $46.80

 

Introduction to Kumihimo Workshop

Lynn Sheft

open to all levels

Saturday June 5

1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Kumihimo (pronounced coo’me-he-moe) is an ancient Japanese method of braiding cords. Learn how to braid the cords and then integrate seed beads to create a stunning bracelet. The finished product may look complicated, but making Kumihimo jewelry is easy. The tools required are a Kumihimo disk, eight plastic bobbins to hold the cords, and a Kumihimo weight. For the bracelet itself, supplies provided are collapsible beading needle, nylon cord, two colors of size 8/0 seed beads, cones, jump rings, wire and a clasp. Bracelet kits will be supplied in a various color combinations. Instructor will share tips and valuable information, should you want to design a necklace or lariat of your own. Fee payable with tuition $45.00

Tuition $52.00

Members $46.80

 

 

 

 

BLACKSMITHING

 

[BOX] ATTENTION BLACKSMITHING STUDENTS! Students will need safety glasses, leather work gloves, (welding gauntlets not needed) and should wear jeans, a non-flammable cotton shirt and/or jacket, and closed-toed boots or leather shoes. Our forge is an outdoor building that is only semi-enclosed; please dress accordingly. 

 

Open Forge 

Mace Vitale

open to students with blacksmithing experience

Session A: 4 Wednesdays beginning April 7

Session B: 3 Wednesdays beginning May 12

Session C: 4 Wednesdays beginning June 9

6:00 PM –  9:00 PM

Here is a chance for Blacksmithing and Bladesmithing students to continue projects they have started, or start a new project they have been wanting to do under the guidance a working smith. Projects will be tailored to the individual student. Pre-requisite of a beginner blacksmith or bladesmith class. Fee payable with tuition $20.00

Sessions A & C: Tuition $270.00

                          Members $243.00

Session B: Tuition 202.50       

                    Members $182.25

 

Intro To Blacksmithing Workshop 

Mace Vitale

open to all levels

Session A: Saturday – Sunday April 3 – 4

10:00AM – 4:00PM

Greg Amende

Session B: Saturday – Sunday June 26 – 27

10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

This workshop will introduce students to the basics of forging steel to shape using a hammer and an anvil. Fee payable with tuition $45.00

Tuition $300.00

Members $270.00

 

Intro To The Hand Forged Blade Workshop 

Aidan Garrity

open to all levels

Session A: Saturday – Sunday April 17 – 18

Session B: Saturday – Sunday May 22 – 23

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

This weekend workshop will cover the basics of forging, grinding, heat treating, and sharpening of a small utility knife. The instructor will discuss fit and finish, overall knife design, how to sharpen and care for knives, and how to begin making knives on your own. Fee payable with tuition $45.00

Tuition $350.00

Members $315.00

 

 

 

BBQ Tools Workshop

Marsha Trattner

open to all levels

Saturday – Sunday April 24 -25

Get ready for BBQ season! Make your own BBQ tools and learn the art of blacksmithing! This class will teach you basic, traditional skills to make useful kitchen and BBQ utensils, emphasizing hand forging and individual expression. Transform steel round, square and flat stock, as well as sheet metal, into skewers, steak (or vegetable!) turners, meat forks, spatulas, and tongs. Drawing down, slitting, forge welding, spreading, twisting, and scrolling, are just some of the techniques that will turn plain metal into something beautiful and practical. Fee payable with tuition $25.00

Tuition $385.00

Members $346.50

 

The War Hammer Workshop

Mace Vitale

open to all levels

Saturday – Sunday May 15 – 16

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Who doesn’t want a war hammer? In this weekend workshop students will hot punch holes in 1 1/4″ round bar, split the face of the hammer and then forge a spike off the back end. Heat treat and hickory handles….then some testing on a steel drum! Fee payable with tuition $60.00

Tuition $350.00

Members $315.00

 

Jewelry From The Forge

Marsha Trattner

open to all levels

Saturday – Sunday June 5 – 6

10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Learn to make unique jewelry in a unique way—from forged steel. This class will teach you hand forging techniques to transform steel into rings, necklaces, cuffs that can be as delicate or “statement” as you want. Fee payable with tuition $45.00

Tuition $385.00

Members $346.50

 

The Bowie Knife Workshop

Mace Vitale

Pre-requisite of a beginner blacksmith or bladesmith class.

Thursday – Monday June 17 – 21

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

The Bowie knife is one of America’s most famous knives steeped in history and legend. In this five-day intensive, students will learn the ins and outs of forging, grinding, and heat treating this iconic blade. Once the blades are ready students will create a guard and handle using steel and wood. Attention will be paid to the feel and balance of these knives as well as the edge geometry and performance. Pre-requisite of a beginner blacksmith or bladesmith class. Fee payable with tuition $45.00

Tuition $875.00

Members $787.50

 

 

 

CALLIGRAPHY

 

The Uncial Hand Workshop: Traditional Calligraphy

Moki Kokoris

open to all levels

Saturday May 15

9:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Uncial is a majuscule script (written entirely in capital letters). A variation of this hand was used in the famous Book of Kells. It was commonly used by Latin and Greek scribes from the 4th to the 8th century AD. But you can use it to write your favorite Irish proverb or maybe even a bawdy limerick. Fee payable with tuition $22.00

Tuition $79.00

Members $71.10

 

Celtic Knotwork Design Workshop

Moki Kokoris

open to all levels

Saturday May 15

1:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Constructed using a grid method, Celtic knots are complete loops without any beginning or end. Early on, these designs were used mainly for decorative purposes. Over time, people began interpreting them as the crossing of physical and spiritual paths, and as symbols for eternity and the endurance of life, love and faith. Celtic knots are also very popular designs for tattoos (just sayin’!). Fee payable with tuition $18.00

Tuition $79.00

Members $ 71.10

 

 

CERAMICS

 

[BOX] CERAMICS: ABOUT THE SPRING SEMESTER: Each ceramics class will have a single, dedicated, 3-hour practice session that is associated with it. As part of our safety protocols, we are minimizing mingling between class cohorts and keeping groupings small. 

 

From Form To Function

Deborah Staub Luft

open to all levels

10 Mondays beginning March 29

7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

For those who see pots and think food: learn wheel throwing, designing and glazing techniques with an eye to function.This class is for students of all experience levels and centers on structured, hands-on instruction for new students while more experienced students can develop their skills to make larger and more complex forms through teacher demonstrations and individualized instruction. Fee payable with tuition $30.00.Tuition includes bench time: Wednesdays 6:30-9:30pm 

Tuition $390.00

Members $351.00

 

 

 

 

Intermediate/Advanced Wheel Throwing

Claudia Schiavone

open to students with wheel throwing experience

10 Tuesdays beginning March 30

6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Wheel throwing skills and advanced techniques for continuing students. This session will focus on improving skills and exploring new designs and glazing techniques. Students are encouraged to come with a challenging project in mind. Fee payable with tuition $30.00.Tuition includes bench time: Thursdays 6:30-9:30pm. 

Tuition $390.00

Members $351.00

 

Ceramic Sculpture

Lisa Wolkow

open to students with clay experience.

10 Wednesdays beginning March 31

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

For experienced students who would like to work sculpturally in clay, taking full advantage of everything that a ceramics studio can offer. Students will be introduced to ways of experimenting, working and thinking as sculptors, as well as techniques for constructing forms, building surfaces and firing. Students with a background in wheel work may want to explore hand building skills in conjunction with thrown forms. Fee payable with tuition $30.00. Tuition includes bench time: Tuesdays 12:30-3:30pm. 

Tuition $390.00

Members $351.00

 

 

Adult Pottery

Justin Gerace

open to all levels

10 Fridays beginning April 2

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Do you have some experience in ceramics and are struggling to get better? Do you enjoy working with clay and want to learn new techniques and gain experience? Or, are you a beginner and don’ know where to start? Adult pottery is the class for you! This class will offer multiple demonstrations on hand building and wheel techniques as well as plenty of information and examples on the proper way to glaze and complete pieces. Fee payable with tuition $30.00. Tuition includes bench time: Thursdays 12:30-3:30pm. 

Tuition $390.00

Members $351.00

 

Beginning Pottery

Justin Gerace

open to all levels

10 Fridays beginning April 2

2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

No experience or artistic ability needed for this pottery wheel class. If you have ever wanted to learn how to make ceramics on the potters wheel, this class is the right fit for you. Come learn all the basic techniques and beginning steps to make successful pottery on the wheel. This course will cover everything from wedging, shaping, trimming, decorating and glazing. Fee payable with tuition $30.00. Tuition includes bench time: Saturdays 10:00am-1:00pm Each ceramics class will have a single, dedicated, 3-hour practice session that is associated with it. As part of our safety protocols, we are minimizing mingling between class cohorts and keeping groupings small. Thank you for your understanding.

Tuition $390.00

Members $351.00

 

 

DRAWING

 

SHORELINE SKETCHING

Julia Rogoff

Prior drawing experience is recommended

4 Tuesdays, beginning April 27 

3:00pm – 5:00pm

Come practice your skills at capturing the beautiful landscape of the Connecticut shoreline.  Learn to keep your equipment to a minimum while capturing a variety of motifs available at Hammonasset Beach Park, including rocks, water, vegetation, beachgoers on the sand. Our emphasis will be on how to capture the dynamic and essential qualities of simple images, with an emphasis on value structure, scale, and composition. Learn how these studies can be developed into larger works at a later date, and how the Great Masters of painting have done so in the past. 

First class will meet in the very last parking lot at Hammonnasset Beach Park, in front of the rocky shoreline area of Meigs Point. 

Come to the first class with:

a lightweight folding stool

a sketchbook or other surface to work on

a small set of black and white media (such as charcoal; pen; or pencil)

and one color media of your choice, such as watercolor, or pastels, or colored pencil

a can of permanent fixative for charcoal and pastels if needed

eraser, paper towels, low-tack artist tape
Tuition $104.00
Members $93.60

 

 

 

 

FIBER

 

Make Friends With Your Sewing Machine Workshop

Claudia Mathison

open to all levels

Sunday April 18

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Ideal for the beginning sewer and those in need of a review. Gain confidence with basic machine and hand sewing techniques. Master proper hemming, fabric measuring and pattern reading. Machines will be provided or you are welcome to bring your own. Fee payable with tuition $15.00

Tuition $26.00

Members $23.40

 

 

 

 

Leaf Printing On Textiles And Papers Workshop

Claudia Mathison

open to all levels

Sunday May 2

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Spring has sprung! Let’s celebrate the season by gathering beautiful leaves, flowers and seed pods to paint and print on tea towels and other textiles. Learn basic leaf printing techniques as well as paints and inks suitable for fabric printing. Students are welcome to bring additional nature items as well as fabrics. Fee payable with tuition $15.00

Tuition $26.00

Members $23.40

 

 

GLASS

 

Stained Glass

Eileen O’Donnell

open to all levels

10 Mondays beginning March 29

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

This class is for beginning and experienced stained glass artists. Build stained glass works of your choosing using the copper foil method. You will learn how to cut glass, foil and assemble pieces into windows, sun catchers, boxes, panel lamps, etc. There will be patterns for you to choose from or you can bring in any ideas you may have. This class will enable you to expand your skills and make beautiful color creations of light.

Tuition $260.00

Members $234.00

 

Lamp Worked Glass Beads Workshop

Stephanie Maddalena

open to all levels

Saturday – Sunday May 22 – 23

10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Students will learn to use a torch to melt glass rods, creating personalized colorful beads. Many decorating techniques will be demonstrated, including enamels, metal foils, flowers and more. Fee payable with tuition $25.00

Tuition $325.00

Members $292.50

 

 

METALS

 

All About Metals

Connie Pfeiffer

open to all levels

10 Tuesdays beginning March 30

6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Learn through demonstration, discussion, and hands on, how to create works of art made of fine metals. From jewelry to small sculpture, students will be introduced to the tools and techniques to manipulate copper, brass and silver. Students will learn sawing, filing, cold connections, soldering, surface textures, forming, fabricating, stone setting, and finishing. Other techniques will be introduced according to class interest. Guidance will be given to encourage creativity and develop design skills. Please be sure to attend the first class and bring a note book and writing utensil. Fee payable with tuition $30.00

Tuition $390.00

Members $351.00

 

Metals: Beyond Basics

Linda Edwards

10 Thursdays beginning April 1

open to students with previous metalsmithing experience

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

This class is structured for the student with previous metalsmithing experience. Focus will be on enriching design vocabulary and addressing artistic intent. Students who wish to expand their design skills may participate in demonstrations and specialized exercises, while other students may choose to investigate independent concepts. Creativity and personal style are encouraged. Bring a sketch book to class. Fee payable with tuition $30.00

Tuition $390.00

Members $351.00

 

Intro To Jewelry/Metals

Michael Lake

open to all levels

10 Fridays beginning April 2

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

This course serves as an introduction to various techniques in jewelry and metal-working with an emphasis on design, metal forming, and fabrication, basic stone setting, surface embellishment, and creative problem solving. Learn the foundational techniques required to explore creative and artistic expression within this field. Through technical demonstrations, visual research, and critical dialogue students will develop the necessary skills to find their unique voice and express ideas through both jewelry and metal objects. Demonstrations will include sawing and pierce work, forming, and soldering. Fee payable with tuition $30.00

Tuition $390.00

Members $351.00

 

Casting for Jewelry/Metals

Michael Lake

open to all levels

10 Fridays beginning April 2

2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

This course serves as an introduction to casting techniques found in jewelry and metal-working with an emphasis on casting, pattern development, advanced fabrication, unit construction, and combining various materials, with a renewed emphasis on creativity and design. Learn the techniques required to explore creative and artistic casting within this field. Through technical demonstrations, visual research, and critical dialogue students will develop the necessary skills to find their unique voice and express ideas through both jewelry and metal objects. Demonstrations will include wax carving, investing, and pattern and texture development. Fee payable with tuition $30.00

Tuition $390.00

Members $351.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

PAINTING

 

Painting From Within/The Outdoors Version Continues
Julia Rogoff
for students with prior painting experience
6 Thursdays beginning April 29

3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
For those interested in working independently, creatively, and outdoors. This semester we will meet at Hammonasset State Park under the shade of the covered picnic pavilions in the West Beach behind The Nature Center and in nearby areas. This is an opportunity to push your work into a more personal vision while being open to the beauty and energy of the inspiring landscape around you. Work in oil, acrylics or other media of your choice, large or small, on paper, canvas, or other surfaces. The sky’s the limit!! Come to the first class with an image or an idea ready to be developed into a more complex work, or allow yourself to work more spontaneously or abstractly.
Please bring your supplies to the first class. There are picnic tables and benches there, but bring a chair, folding table, and/or a folding French easel if you want more flexibility.
First class will meet at Hammonasset State Park Covered Pavilion #4, which is in the area far behind the Nature Center.
Tuition $156.00
Members $140.40

 

 

 

 

SCULPTURE

 

Sculpture In Stone: Studio Time

Open to those who have previously studied stone carving at GAC.

10 Mondays beginning March 29

9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Join other experienced stone sculptors to work on your pieces in a collegial, group environment. Open to those who have previously studied stone carving at GAC.

Fee payable with tuition $25.00

Tuition $520.00

Members $468.00

 

 

WEAVING

 

Floor Loom Weaving

Lucienne Coifman

open to all levels

Session A: 10 Tuesdays beginning March 30 

Linda Edwards

Session B: 10 Saturdays beginning April 3

Beginners will learn the fundamentals of weaving by designing a warp, dressing a loom and weaving a sampler of plain and patterned weaves. A second project of the student’s choice and tailored to their skill will complete the term. Intermediate and advanced students receive individualized instruction and are encouraged to explore the diversity of the craft on four or eight harness looms. Beginners sampler fee of $12.00 payable in class. Bench time available.

Tuition $390.00

Members $351.00

 

 

 

 

 

ADULT ONLINE 

 

 

DRAWING

 

Painting Or Drawing The Portrait

Scott Paterson

open to all levels

10 Tuesdays beginning March 30

12:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Become more confident as a portraitist and capture the personality of your subject in your art. If you are already confident in a medium other than graphite pencil e.g. oil, acrylic, pastels, etc., feel free to bring them to class. If not, we’ll be drawing with pencil, and bring a 9″x12″ sketch pad, a few soft pencils (anything from 6B to 9B), and, preferably, a kneaded eraser.

Tuition $260.00

Members $234.00

 

The Fine Line & Delicacy of Pen & Ink

Lisa Arnold

open to all levels

5 Thursdays beginning April 1

11:30 AM – 1:30 PM

One of the more quiet mediums, working in pen and ink can give you subtle and fragile line as we work from various studies. It’s all about line when you create shadow and value by cross-hatching, stippling and using long and graceful lines. Demos will be given by the instructor.

Tuition $130.00

Members $117.00

 

Fashion Drawing & Design

Phillip Alexander

open to all levels

10 Thursdays beginning April 1

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

This course teaches students to understand, analyze, and draw the female fashion figure, front, turned, and back views. Students learn how to communicate their design ideas in a fashion sketch through garment details, silhouettes, and color theory. Acquiring skills in design development sketching enables the creation of simple design groups.

Tuition $260.00

Members $234.00

 

 

Drawing – Learning To See For Beginners

Marcy La Bella

open to all levels

5 Fridays beginning April 2

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

This class will focus on drawing skills for people who want to improve their ability to see and express their own visual narrative. We will work in abstraction to build dynamic mark making and use right brain drawing techniques to build the ability to “see.” We will move into color and water based media for some lessons.

Tuition $130.00

Members $117.00

 

Art Nouveau Design

Moki Kokoris

open to all levels

6 Wednesdays beginning April 7

10:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Art Nouveau was an international style of art that flourished between 1890 and 1910. Characterized by its use of sinuous organic forms, it drew inspiration from the natural world, particularly the curved lines of plants and flowers, creating elegant and distinctive designs. In the United States, it was often referred to as “Tiffany style.” This course will focus mainly on the ornamental styles of Alphonse Mucha, Georges Riom and Victor Pierre Horta. Students will learn how to analyze their preferred plant, vine or flower, to stylize its blossoms and leaves, and to then repeat, mirror and weave them into a continuous decorative border or poster design that would make a beautiful framed work of art or personal greeting cards.

Tuition $156.00

Members $140.40

 

Drawing For All

Scott Paterson

open to all levels

5 Mondays beginning May 3

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

We’ll draw with graphite pencil, learning about line, dark and light values, composition and more. We’ll turn the ordinary into the sublime, working from a still life (and other things) of your design. Please bring a few soft pencils (6B to 9B) and a 9″x12″sketchpad to the first class. 

Tuition $130.00

Members $117.00

 

Exploring Color With Pastel Techniques

Lisa Arnold

open to all levels

5 Thursdays beginning May 6

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Pastels can yield bold effects when you use them freely. Go bold with your strokes, explore the depths of color blending and layering as we work on various assignments while zooming together. Creating detail with the medium is an added plus. Demos will be given by the instructor.

Tuition $130.00

Members $117.00

 

 

FIBER

 

Pattern Making: Draping 1

Phillip Alexander

open to all levels

10 Thursdays beginning April 1

12:30 PM – 3:30 PM

In this course each student will learn the fundamentals of pattern-making and draping, through exercises in dart manipulation, slash and spread technique, grading and fitting. Students that complete this course will take with them the skill to create a garment from sketch to completion, through paper draft and first muslin samples. The student will construct variations on basic garments like the bodice, and sleeve to get a full understanding of how the pattern sloper works as the most important tool in the creative process.

Tuition $390.00

Members $351.00

 

Sewing Techniques

Phillip Alexander

open to all levels

10 Fridays beginning April 2

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Students learn the basic professional techniques used in the construction of designers’ sample garments. Sewing techniques–including cutting, construction, and finishing–are explored, using industrial equipment to create sample garments in cotton or cotton-type fabrics.

Tuition $260.00

Members $234.00

 

Pattern Making 3

Phillip Alexander

pre-requisite Pattern Making 1 and/or 2 or basic knowledge of Pattern Making

7 Wednesdays beginning April 21

2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

In this course students learn to develop basic body slopers using standard specification measurements to make collars, jackets, and skirt shapes. Paper patterns as well as a final fabric sample are developed. Students learn the importance of fit and balance in order to create a high-quality production pattern. Specifications are discussed in relation to both pattern development and finished garment measurements.

Tuition $273.00

Members $245.70

 

Tunisian Crochet Workshop

Marsha Borden

students should know how to crochet

Sunday May 2

2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Learn the art of Tunisian Crochet and then take it to the next level!  After reviewing Tunisian Simple Stitch (TSS), we will learn Tunisian Knit Stitch and Tunisian Double Stitch –two extremely versatile stitches customizable to a variety of projects.  By the end of the session, participants will have mastered these stitches and begin crocheting a vintage-style dishrag. If you know how to crochet but haven’t yet learned Tunisian, this class is perfect for you. Participants will need a size J, afghan-length Tunisian crochet hook (at least 14″long) and 100% cotton yarn (worsted weight).

Tuition $19.50

Members $17.55

 

Quilting For The Home

Alice Chittenden

some machine sewing experience required

5 Wednesdays beginning May 5

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Use scrap piecing techniques to create three useful items for your home – a tablet or laptop cover, a pot holder or trivet and a reversible table runner. Students should have some sewing experience and know how to operate their sewing machines. Join with others who share your enjoyment of sewing and make some wonderful quilted articles for your home.

Tuition $130.00

Members $117.00

 

 

PAINTING

 

Springtime In Watercolor Demo

Sharon Schmiedel

Tuesday March 30

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

The color and warmth of Spring after a snowy winter is wonderful. We will paint with a fresh, experimental approach. We’re going to play with watercolor and not worry about making masterpieces. This demo will give you a good idea of my teaching style, and how the upcoming class will run. Please register by March 26 in order to receive a jpeg of the photo we will be working from.

Tuition $5.00

 

Acrylic Painting

Scott Paterson

open to all levels

10 Fridays beginning April 2

12:30 PM – 2:30 PM

So you have a bit of background in drawing – and maybe painting – or you’ve been painting in acrylic for a while but want to move beyond your current level. This class will help. We’ll cover various approaches to developing and “blocking in” compositions, become more aware of tonal values, make color a friend, and we’ll employ a host of technical tips. We’ll incorporate some critique time, too.

Tuition $260.00

Members $234.00

 

Intuitive Painting

Shilo Ratner

open to all levels

5 Fridays beginning April 2

4:30 PM – 6:00 PM

Embrace creating from the heart. This all-level intuitive painting class explores using your own unique creative process in developing art. Learn to play and embrace paint from a place of no judgment. Students will be introduced to classroom exercises, guided meditation, poetry, and music. No prior painting experience necessary. Please note: No class 4/16

Tuition $97.50

Members $87.75

 

Abstracting The Landscape-Beyond The Visible Workshop

Shilo Ratner

open to all levels

Saturday April 3

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Using the landscape as inspiration students will develop and paint their own abstracted landscape. This workshop focuses on simplifying forms and value studies to develop a finished landscape. Subjects explored are color, value, brush techniques, layering, as well as composition. This workshop will be filled with demonstrations and discussions in a fun and relaxed setting.

Tuition $39.00

Members $35.10

 

Springtime In Watercolor

Sharon Schmiedel

open to all levels

8 Tuesdays beginning April 6

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Ahh Spring, when warmth and abundant color return to us! Landscapes will be our main source of inspiration, but we’l also paint a few floral studies to mix it up. As usual, we’e not going to worry about making masterpieces. I will introduce concepts and give demos at the beginning of each class to encourage a freer way of painting. Then, everyone will paint, play, and ask questions. Open to students of all levels; some drawing experience is helpful but not required.

Tuition $208.00

Members $187.20

 

Watercolor For Beginners

Marcy La Bella

open to all levels

5 Fridays beginning May 7

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

This class will focus upon watercolor ideas and techniques including mixed media processes for beginning watercolorists. Focus will be project-based while introducing methods and processes to build fundamental skills and have fun with this wonderful medium. This is an exploratory class that digs into process and experimentation. It builds upon the work started in Watercolor for Absolute Beginners but it is not required that you have taken it.

Tuition $130.00

Members $117.00

 

Abstracting the Figure

Shilo Ratner

open to all levels

Saturday May 8

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

This workshop examines the figure and how to paint it in the abstract. Some understanding of anatomy may be helpful but is not a requirement. Proportions and measuring will be demonstrated as a reference for students to develop their own interpretations of abstracting the figure on canvas.  

Tuition $39.00

Members $35.10

 

Watercolor For Absolute Beginners Workshop

Marcy La Bella

open to beginners

2 Saturdays May 15 & 22

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Have you wanted to paint in watercolor but felt it was too late to learn or that you wouldn’t be able to? This class is for the absolute beginner and has fear-free confidence building exercises to get you started in this wonderful, accessible medium.  Learn basic techniques, brush control and get started on your first painting in this workshop. 

Tuition $52.00

Members $46.80

 

 

PHOTOGRAPHY

 

Camera Basics- Photo 1

Jonathan Weekes

10 Mondays beginning March 29

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Basic mastery of digital camera controls and image composition can greatly improve the quality of your photographs. This class will discuss exposure and the proper use of the aperture and shutter. We will focus on applying traditional analog photography techniques to the use of digital cameras. We will also discuss basic image correction using apps on a laptop, smartphone, or tablet. Please bring DSLR or mirrorless camera that has shutter and aperture control.

Tuition $260.00

Members $234.00

 

Noticing Nature

Harold Shapiro

open to all levels

3 Mondays beginning April 12

10:00 AM

12:00 PM

Getting out into nature with your camera is a great way to find some peace in these stressful times. We will have a Zoom introduction and slide show, then the second class will be a socially distanced, masked field trip to a local nature area. Class three will be a review of the photos from the field trip, on Zoom. Please note: 4/12 & 4/26 class meets on Zoom. 4/19 class field trip.

Tuition $78.00

Members $70.20

 

 

SPECIAL INTEREST

 

Creating Monoprints Using A Gelli Plate

Alice Chittenden

open to all levels

5 Wednesdays beginning March 31

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Gelli plate printing is a perfect indoor activity. It’s fun, easily learned and produces great results. Best of all, gel plate printing does not require a printing press, lots of expensive materials or a large work space. Single or multiple layer prints can stand alone as finished works of art or they can be used in the making of cards, collages and journal pages. And the same techniques can also be used on fabric!

Tuition $130.00

Members $117.00

 

 

 

Paint & Collage Mixed Media Journals or Canvas Workshop

Marcy La Bella

open to all levels

2 Saturdays April 10 & 17

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Learn to create beautiful painted backgrounds and add collected images, text and ephemera for your own collage and mixed media journals. These techniques can also be used to create beautiful collage and mixed media paintings on canvas. Class will be working on paper and will learn simple ways to construct handmade journals, while those who wish to can choose to work on canvas can create a mixed media collage painting instead.

Tuition $52.00

Members $46.80

 

Painting With Paper Workshop

Cheryl Tuttle

open to all levels

2 Saturdays April 24 & May 1

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

If you love texture, color, and paper together this is the class for you. In this two-part class, you will create your own collection of colorful expressive papers and use them to create different surface techniques in a painted still life.

Tuition $52.00

Members $46.80

 

Painterly Effects On The Gelli Plate Workshop

Marcy La Bella

open to all levels

2 Saturdays April 24 & May 1

1:30PM – 3:30 PM

You may not realize that the Gelli Plate can be used to create more than just patterned papers and designs. In this workshop we will create painterly mono-printed artworks that begin on the Gelli Plate. We will be using full bodied acrylic paints in this class and working on either watercolor or mixed media paper.

Tuition $52.00

Members $46.80

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

YOUTH ON-CAMPUS

 

AGES 5+

 

Bunnies & Chicks Workshop

Betsy Chichester

Saturday April 3

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

We will start with reading an animal story for inspiration. Then students will have fun with air dry clay while learning to make bunnies and chicks. They will be able to paint their creations and decorate with a few feathers and sequins. Smocks or old clothes recommend.

Tuition $30.00

Members $27.00

 

Clay Fairy Houses Workshop

Betsy Chichester

Saturday May 1

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Using air drying clay students will be instructed in building a fairy house. The houses will then be decorated with things found in nature. Children will be encouraged in making a fairy and other mythical creatures such as a dragon or a unicorn to create their scene.

Tuition $30.00

Members $27.00

 

 

AGES 7+

 

Meet The Masters

Amy Peters

8 Tuesdays beginning March 30

4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Using a variety of media, learn about artists throughout art history. Each week, a different artist will be discussed. Then, art will be created in the style of that artist. Materials include clay, fiber, paint, and more.

Tuition $300.00

Members $270.00

 

 

AGES 10-14

 

Intro To Clay For Tweens and Teens

Sue Doolittle

open to ages 10-14

8 Saturdays beginning April 3

2:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Discover awesome properties of clay and its possibilities with throwing and hand building. Students will get dirty and bend, tear, twist, shape, mold, scratch, impress, cut, and pinch pieces of clay to form functional and non functional pieces, which will be fired and glazed. We will work with the potters wheel and hand building to form each individual piece. Fee payable with tuition $30.00

Tuition $240.00

Members $216.00

 

 

TEENS 14+

 

Intro To Blacksmithing For Teens Workshop

Mace Vitale

Saturday – Sunday May 8 – 9

10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

This workshop will introduce students to the basics of forging steel to shape using a hammer and an anvil. Students will need safety glasses, leather work gloves, (welding gauntlets not needed) and should wear jeans, a non-flammable cotton shirt and/or jacket, and closed-toed boots or leather shoes. Our forge is an outdoor building that is only semi-enclosed; please dress accordingly. For full-day workshops, please bring a lunch to be on the safe side, as there may or may not be time to get food during a lunch break. Fee payable with tuition $45.00

Tuition $300.00

Members $270.00

 

 

APRIL VACATION WORKSHOPS FOR YOUTH & TEENS

 

Paper Quilling Workshop 

Lynn Sheft

Monday April 12

Session A: Ages 9+: 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Session B: Teens 13+: 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Paper quilling is an art form that employs strips of paper that are wrapped around a slotted tool and pressed into various shapes. These are then glued down to create 3-dimensional pictures that may be used in frames, greeting cards, and boxes. It is believed that quilling was first practiced in ancient Egypt and was popular in Renaissance France and Italy as well as 18th century Europe. Colonists brought quilling to America. The technique is enjoying a resurgence in popularity today, and it is easy to master. Students will learn all the techniques to create fanciful images, animals, plants and more. Fee payable with tuition $10.00

Session A: Tuition $22.50

                    Members $20.25

Session B: Tuition $30.00

                   Members $27.00

 

Wire Wrapped Bead Bracelet Workshop

Lynn Sheft

Tuesday April 13

open to ages 9+

10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Learn to wire wrap beads to make a stunning beaded bracelet you’ll be proud to wear or give as a gift to someone special. (Remember Mother’s Day is May 9th.)  You’ll also learn to make the clasp, Infinity connector and charms. If time allows, your instructor will also show you how to make a simple bead pendant. Fee payable with tuition $10.00

Tuition $22.50

Members $20.25

 

 

 

Beaded Earrings Workshop

Lynn Sheft

Tuesday April 13

Teens 13+

1:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Why buy earrings when you can make them inexpensively? In this workshop, you will either make hoop or teardrop earrings (your choice) that you’ll embellish with beads. You’ll learn the foolproof technique to make ear wires and then the frame. The final product will be a fashionable pair of earrings you’ll be proud to wear or give as a gift to someone special. (Remember Mother’s Day is May 9th.) Fee payable with tuition $15.00  

Tuition $30.00

Members $27.00

 

 

 

 

Shell Crafts Workshop 

Lynn Sheft

Wednesday April 14

Session A: Ages 9+: 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Session B:Teens 13+:1:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Transform shells into a unique piece of art using glue and paint. Bring your own shells or use the collection supplied by your instructor. Fee payable with tuition $3.00

Session A: Tuition $22.50

                    Members $20.25

Session B: Tuition $30.00

                    Members $27.00

 

 

Spring Sock Gnome Workshop 

Lynn Sheft

Thursday April 15

Session A: Ages 9+: 10:00AM -11:30 AM

Session B: Teens 13+: 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM

What can be more adorable than a Spring Gnome to decorate your room? In this workshop, you’ll follow easy steps to build this cute gnome using socks, faux fur, fiberfill, rice, and cord. Pieces will be secured using needle and thread. You can embellish this cute little fellow as you see fit to make him your own. Fee payable with tuition $6.00

Session A: Tuition $22.50

                    Members $20.25

Session B: Tuition $30.00

                    Members $27.00

 

Friendship Bracelets Workshop

Lynn Sheft

Friday April 16

Session A: Ages 9+: 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Session B: Teens 13+: 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Learn to create friendship bracelets using the ancient craft of knotting called macramé Your instructor will teach you several basic knots that will turn an ordinary bracelet into one you’l be proud to give to your BFF. Once you’e learned the basic knots, you can develop your own designs. Fee payable with tuition $10.00

Session A: Tuition $22.50

                    Members $20.25

Session B: Tuition $30.00

                    Members $27.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

YOUTH ONLINE

 

AGES 8+

 

Up In The Air

Alice Chittenden

5 Mondays beginning March 29

4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

In this class students will look up at the sky above and beyond for inspiration in the creation of an interesting group of art projects. We’ll begin with a close look at the most abundant creatures in the sky – birds. Next we’ll imagine ourselves in the sky and draw a city at night complete with tall buildings, stars and colorful lights.  Clouds, treetops and hot air balloons will find their way into more art work. Last, but not least, we will construct a hanging sculpture that will also be up in the air.

Tuition $75.00

Members $67.50

 

What’s Your Name?

Alice Chittenden

4 Mondays beginning May 3

4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

We are all given a name when we are born and it stays with us our whole life. It is a way other people identify us and also one way we identify ourselves. In this class we will make three different projects all connected in some way to our name. Students will have lots of fun with these projects and plenty of opportunity to use their imagination. Join us for this engaging class.

Tuition $60.00

Members $54.00