Art Classes

Summer 2019

Vikings of the Far North

Instructor: Astrid Sheckels
Day/Time: One week, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to noon
Dates: July 15-19
Tuition: $200, materials included

Let’s travel back in time to when the Vikings sailed the northern seas! In this week long camp you’ll learn to write in runes, sew your own authentic Viking clothing, create armor and jewelry, listen to stories from Norse mythology, and even discover your own secret Viking name! Filled with fun facts, engaging projects and challenging skills, this camp is perfect for daring young adventurers! Register!

Spring Semester 2019

Mindfulness & Abstract Painting for Adults

Instructor: May Emery
Day/Time: Sunday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Dates: May 12
Tuition: $90, materials included

Enjoy painting in the moment! Get to know the work of Abstract Expressionist painters Helen Frankenthaler (American, 1928-2011) and Grace Hartigan (1922-2008) through fine art reproduced images. Expand the possibilities of self expression in painting through the guided exercises while learning about color and the use of shape. Bring a bag lunch. Register!

Clay Village for Kids with Deborah Bazer

Instructor: Deborah Bazer
Day/Time: Wednesday, 4 to 5:30 p.m.
Dates: 8 weeks, April 3 to May 29 (no class April 17)
Tuition: $200, materials included

Ages 6-10. Using clay from the ground and found objects, we’ll create our own villages that will be fired and can be brought home to play with for years to come. Learning pinch, coil and slab techniques, we’ll create houses, castles, ponds (that really hold water), gardens (that really grow plants) and animals. Who knows what can be found in the moat of the castle? Buried treasure? Mermaids? A slippery, scaled beastie? Maybe your village has a dragon that lives nearby? Or an enchanted forest where the most perfect unicorn dwells? …The possibilities are endless.Come create with us! All you need is your imagination and clothes that can get messy. Register!

Cartooning for Kids

Instructor: Lahri Bond
Days: Wednesdays, 4 to 5:30 p.m.
Dates: 8 weeks, April 3 – May 29 (no class April 17)
Tuition: $190, includes materials 

Suggested ages 6-10. While The Avengers, Wonder Woman, Spiderman, and Guardians of the Galaxy capture the imagination in popular movies and cartoons, their origins are in the simple line drawings, and fertile imaginations of young artists. We will explore the art of visual storytelling, beginning with learning to draw some of our favorite cartoon and comic characters, before inventing our own. Drawing instruction includes the use of pencil, inking, and coloring techniques to illustrate multi-paneled stories. We will also make our own masks, symbols, utility belts, and super-gear to become the actual superheroes we have drawn. Rolling admission – students can join at any time. Register now!

Ceramics: Tilemaking for Adults

Instructor: Deborah Bazer
Day/Time: Wednesday, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Dates: April 3 to May 29 ( no class on April 17), 8 weeks
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!

Ceramics: Hand Building for Adults

Instructor: Rhonda Wainshilbaum
Days: Mondays, 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Dates: January 28 – May 27 ( no class February 18, April 15)
Tuition: $350, including supplies

Clay is easy, relaxing, forgiving and fun to use. Learn coil, slab, pinch and several decorating techniques. Make functional and sculptural objects you will treasure for years. We will make animals garden sculptures, painted and carved platters, toad houses, mugs and more. No experience necessary.  Register now!

Open Pastel Studio 

Instructor: Becky Clark
Days: Thursdays 3:30 to 5:30

Dates: January 10 to May 16, no class on February 21 and April 18
Tuition: $380, includes materials

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.  If you work from photographs or already have sketches or objects you wish to work with please bring those along. Register now!

Registration Closed – class is full
Watercolor Intensive for Beginners (6 weeks)

Instructor: Astrid Sheckels
Day: Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to noon.
Dates: March 5, 12, 19, 26; April 2, 9
Tuition: $160 including materials

This course is designed to introduce beginners to the tricky medium of watercolor. Each structured lesson will focus on a different aspect of painting with watercolor, from color theory and handling of paint, to application of washes and creating texture. Painting demonstrations are an essential part of each class, along with hands on instruction and plenty of room for personal creativity. Some previous drawing experience is encouraged. Materials are provided.

Pastel Studio Advanced (closed)

Instructor: Becky Clark
Days: Thursdays, 1 to 3 p.m.

Dates: January 10 to May 16, no class on February 21 and April 18

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.

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