Art Classes

Summer 2018 Classes

Crash Course in Pastels
Instructor: Becky Clark
Dates: May 31-June 21
Day: Thursday
Time: 1 pm – 3 pm
Ages: Adult
Cost: $90.00
If you’re fascinated with vibrant color and line work, and want to carve out some time to work with a new medium, Becky will introduce you to the immediate gratification of pastel. This class will allow you to explore subjects while building skill and confidence in your handling of the medium. For beginners and those with drawing experience, the sessions will include drawing exercises and opportunities to create finished artworks and offers an open environment of sharing knowledge and posing questions with individual attention. Topics for class discussions include composition, value ranges, perspective, color and light. In a relatively short time span we will touch on some of the most important aspects of mastering pastels. This can also be a continuation of the studio classes held during the year. Register now!

Travel Watercolor Sketching
Instructor: Deborah Rubin
Dates: July 9-13
Time: 9 am -12 pm
Cost: $170.00
Travel to various places in and around Greenfield to learn how to create small pen & ink with watercolor sketches in a small journal. You supply your own materials: small watercolor journals no bigger than 5×7 plus 3 brushes and hard pan watercolors. It’s easy and great fun! Register now!

2D Drawing, Painting, and Collage
Instructor: Karen Gaudette
Dates: July 23-27
Time: 9 am-12 pm
Ages: 9-12
Cost: $170.00
In this class, students will improve their drawing and observation skills in addition to their imaginations. They will learn how to draw realistically using a grid, create a playful collage using colorful papers that they decorate and make a vibrant painting with liquid watercolors. Dress for a mess! Register now!

3D Sculpture: Fantasy Creatures and Mythical Beings
Instructor: Karen Gaudette
Dates: July 30-August 3
Time: 9 am-12 pm
Ages: 9-12
Cost: $170.00
In this class students will work with a variety of supplies including paris kraft(plaster bandages), polymer clay and soft linoleum. They will carve and print a dragon block print inspired by European and Asian dragons in addition to building and painting a decorative mask of a creature from Greek mythology. A smaller ornament size relief sculpture will be created out of clay. Dress for a mess! Register now!

Painting Summer Flowers in Watercolor
Instructor: Deborah Rubin
Date: August 4-5
Time: 9 am – 4 pm, with lunch break
Ages: Ages 14 and up
Cost: $140.00
Spend the weekend learning several watercolor techniques to create 2 or 3 paintings. Learn to use intense bright colors as well as more traditional pastel colors; wet on dry paper, wet on wet, and some dry brush. Please bring a lunch and watercolor supplies if you have them. Register now!

Craft Potpourri
Instructor: Rhonda Wainshilbaum
Date: August 6-10
Time: 9 am-12 pm
Ages: 6-13
Cost: $170.00
Make intricate, dazzling jewelry and sculptures with Sculpey, clay pottery, a batiked pillow, a collaged mirror, and a mosaic flower pot or stepping stone. Projects will reflect students’ interests. Register now!