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2 Free Demos Tomorrow, Kids Classes, & More in August

Also, check out what’s going on for kids next week – photography, clay, and architecture. Lots of options for your young artists! Check online for all our adult and kids summer classes, descriptions and pricing HERE, and register HERE.  All classes are virtual on Zoom. Have a question? Contact us at info@guilfordartcenter.og, M-F.
Wednesday, July 29. 12:30 – 1:30 pm
Instructor: Sharon Schmiedel
Do you have a sketchbook but you’re intimidated to start? This demo is about getting past that fear and jumping in. It will also give you a good idea of how the upcoming class (starts Aug 4 – see below) will run and subjects we will cover.
Cost: FREE, registration required. Register HERE.
Wednesday, July 29. 4:00 – 5:00 pm
Instructor: Jonathan Weekes
In this workshop we will explore some classic Portrait Lighting setups to help improve your portrait photography. Using lighting to enhance the highlight and shadow patterns that fall across the face is called modeling. We will use basic lighting arrangements that can be easily replicated using lamps around your home or even a window. And many of these ‘setups’ can also be used outdoors by using the sun as a main source light.
Cost: FREE, registration required. Register HERE.
August 3-7 (1 day and week-long classes)
Instructor: Claudia Mathison
Let’s be architects and builders as we create our fantasy house. Learn paper folding and design techniques.
Instructor: Megan Mayall
We’ll use air-dry clay to make our goes, who protect our gardens and flowers.
Learn the basic skills of photography using a DSLR camera. Discuss controls, aperture and shutter. Creative assignments help explore framing and composition.
August 10-14 (1 & 4 day classes)
Learn about insects while creating fanciful caterpillar like creatures. Learn paper manipulation and embellishment techniques.
Instructor: Megan Mayall
Use air-dry class to make a nice gift for Mom. It can be as simple or complex as you wish.
Instructor: Claudia Mathison
Explore the art of nature through drawing, painting and crafts. Learn still life drawing and design, pattern, repetition and color in the natural world around you.
August 17-21 (1 day & week-long classes)
Instructor: Claudia Mathison
Learn about ships old and new while designing your own masted vessel and telescope.
Instructor: Megan Mayall
Young artists’ imagination will flow while creating a variety of projects themed around our beautiful shores and surrounding areas. Work in self-hardening clay, along with other materials to create sea themed wind chimes and your favorite fish and sea life.
Instructor: Megan Mayall
We’ll make some super cute monster inspired pinch pots with self-hardening clay. Make them silly or scary!
August 24-28 (1 day & week-long classes)
What does abstract mean and what does a sculpture look like We’ll cut, glue and embellish a 3D abstract work of art.
Instructor: Megan Mayall
Do you hope to meet a fairy some day? If so, let’s start with a door! Create one from self-hardening clay which you can decorate and paint.
Instructor: Jonathan Weekes
Learn the basic skills of photography using a DSLR camera. Discuss controls, aperture and shutter. Creative assignments help explore framing and composition.
4 Thursdays beginning August 6. 6:30-8:30pm
Instructor: Jonathan Weekes
For those who are comfortable with their camera’s exposure controls and want to learn more. Explore the works of various photographers from different eras/styles/philosophies. Combine this with a creative assignment to gain a deeper understanding of what is possible with your camera.
4 Fridays beginning August 7 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Instructor: Jonathan Weekes
Basic mastery of digital camera controls and image composition can greatly improve the quality of your photographs. discuss exposure and proper use of aperture and shutter. We will focus on applying traditional analog photography techniques to the use of digital cameras. Bring a DSLR or mirrorless camera that has shutter and aperture control. Also discuss basic image correction using apps.
4 Tuesdays beginning August 4. 11:30am-1:30pm
Instructor: Sharon Schmeidel
Have a sketchbook sitting around by have some reservations about getting started? This class is for YOU! Open to pencils, markers and watercolor. instructor will introduce ideas, give tips, share demos.
4 Thursdays beginning August 6. 11:30 am-1:30pm
Instructor: Lisa Arnold
Learn or reacquaint yourself with this very forgiving medium. Learn blending, scumbling, feathering and many other tips. Demos will help create dramatic or dreamy moods.

Have you been following GAC instructor Eileen O’Donnell on our faculty demo page? She’s been working on a gorgeous Tiffany lamp and keeping us updated through the process. Check out her photos and videos on our website here.