Art Classes

Winter 2020

Youth Courses

Kids’ Clay Studio

Instructor: Deborah Bazer
Days/Time: Thursdays, 4:00 to 5:30 p.m.
Dates: 8 weeks, Jan 9 – March 5 (no class Feb 20)
Tuition: $200, materials included

Ages 6-9. Real clay from the ground is squishy, slippery, and so much fun! Come learn about where clay comes from, and what it can do. We’ll create our own artwork, from sculpture to dinnerware, using coil, pinch and slab hand-building techniques, and then finish it with colorful slip (liquid colored clay) and glaze.
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Plants, Knees, Stones and Bees

Instructor: Deborah Bazer
Days/Time: Tuesdays, 4:00 to 5:30 p.m.
Dates: 8 weeks, Jan 7 – March 3 (no class Feb 18)
Tuition: $200, materials included

Suggested ages 7-10. Taking inspiration from form and patterns in animals, plants, insects and bones, we’ll use our hands, feet, knees, as well as more traditional art materials and techniques, to make our own incredible two- and three-dimensional art. We’ll look at the work of artists influenced by nature such as Andy Goldsworthy, Henry Moore, and Georgia O’Keefe, then use paint, wire, charcoal, wool fleece, clay, pencil and natural materials to explore and make our own art.
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Puppets, Masks and Mythological Creatures

Instructor: Lahri Bond
Days/Time: Wednesdays, 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Dates: 8 weeks, Jan 15 – March 11 (no class Feb 19)
Tuition: $190, materials included

Suggested ages 7-11. Through images and stories, we will explore magical tales from long ago, including myths and folklore from Greece, Celtic and Norse legends, African, Asian, Australian and Native American traditions. Together, we’ll create mythological creature drawings, paper maché sculpture, and masks for imaginative play.
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Adult Courses

Handbuilding with Clay

Instructor: Deborah Bazer
Day/Time: Thursdays, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Dates: 8 weeks, Jan 9 – March 11 (no class Feb 19)
Tuition: $200, materials included

Come explore the wonderfully rich world of tiles in a playful, nurturing environment of beginning and advanced adult students. Learn about the history of tiles by creating them through a variety of techniques that have been used for centuries. Raised relief carving, slip inlay and sgraffito will be taught as well as glazing techniques. All work will be fired throughout the session to enable learning about the process from soft clay to finished fired work. Register now!

 

Into the 3rd Dimension: Paper Maché and Mask Making for Adults

Instructor: Lahri Bond
Days/Time: Wednesdays, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Dates: 7 weeks, Jan 15 – March 11 (no class Feb 19)
Tuition: $210, materials included

While children know the messy fun and imaginative possibilities of using Paper Mâché to create three-dimensional sculpture, creatures and mask-making, adults rarely get a chance to explore this highly adaptable medium. Paper Mâché has traditionally been used to make small to large sculpture, puppets, masks, theater and political props. Over the course of eight weeks, students will have a chance to learn basic construction techniques, using a variety of armature, covering
material and finishing methods. This is a perfect class for adults wanting to open up their creativity in a supportive and non-judgmental environment.
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Pastel Studio #2

Instructor: Becky Clark
Days/Time: Thursdays 3:30-5:30
Dates: 14 weeks, Jan 9 – May 7
Tuition: $335, materials included

This studio serves as a continuation of the pastel studios at Artspace and also is a chance for experienced pastel artists and artists new to the medium, or any art, for that matter, to participate. For new people, here is a course description:
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 for 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.
Those who want a formal class will follow a curriculum, but if you are experienced or continuing this studio from last spring and prefer to work on your own, that is fine too! If you work from photographs or already have sketches or objects you wish to work with please bring those along, and if you have your own materials you’re welcome to use those. Otherwise, all materials are provided. Register now!