Art Classes

Art Classes

Fall 2019 

Youth

Clay Village

Instructor: Deborah Bazer
Days/Time: Thursdays, 4:00 to 5:30 p.m.
Dates: 8 weeks, Oct 10 – Nov 21 (no class Oct 9)
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 now!

 

Cartooning for Kids

Instructor: Lahri Bond
Days/Time: Wednesdays, 4:00 to 5:30 p.m.
Dates: 7 weeks, Oct 9 – Nov 20
Tuition: $190, materials included

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!

 

Comic Books, Graphic Novels and Fantastical Drawing for Teens

Instructor: Lahri Bond
Days/Time: Wednesdays, 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Dates: 8 weeks, Sept 18 – Nov 6
Tuition: $190, materials included

For Teens. Always wanted to make create a comic or graphic novel? Now is your chance. Students will learn how to focus their wild ideas into imaginative storytelling, while sharpening their skills in penciling, inking, coloring and alternative rendering techniques. All forms of stories are encouraged, from traditional super heroes and humorous tales, to realistic fiction and experimental storytelling. Original ideas and student collaboration will be fostered. Methods of publication and portfolio building will also be covered. Rolling admission –
students can join at any time. Register now!

 

Adult

Tile Making

Instructor: Deborah Bazer
Day/Time: Thursdays, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Dates: 8 weeks, Oct 10 – Nov 21 (no class Oct 9)
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!

 

Visual Storytelling for Adults

Instructor: Lahri Bond
Days/Time: Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Dates: 7 weeks, Oct 9 – Nov 20
Tuition: $190, materials included

Are you interested in making a children’s book, creating a graphic novel, or just telling a story in pictures? This class is designed to get those kinds of projects organized, started and well on the road to completion. Students will share their fantastical ideas for stories, and then be advised and guided on the best approaches to take. Demonstrations and instruction will be given in pencil and inking techniques, painting using watercolor, gouache and colored inks, as well as airbrush, collage, digital and alternative rendering methods. Students will work on their individual visual stories in class, with the instructor advising what are the best methods to render their creations. Methods of publication and portfolio building will also be covered. Rolling admission –students can join at any time. Register now!

 

FULL: Pastel Studio #1

Instructor: Becky Clark
Days/Time: Thursdays 1:00-3:00
Dates: 14 weeks, Sept. 12-Dec. 19, (No class Nov. 21, Thanksgiving)
Tuition: $335, materials included

Currently this session is full; we have a second studio following this one on Thursdays, 3:30-5:30. Check Studio II for a full description. Hope to see you there! Becky Clark. Register now!

 

Pastel Studio #2

Instructor: Becky Clark
Days/Time: Thursdays 3:30-5:30
Dates: 14 weeks, Sept. 12-Dec. 19, (No class Nov. 21, Thanksgiving)
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!

 

Painting Autumn Colors in Watercolor

Instructor: Deborah Rubin
Days/Time: 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Dates: Oct 19 & 20
Tuition: $150, materials NOT included

Spend the weekend watercolor painting outdoors. Learn some techniques, color theory, and more. Places include Old Deerfield and the Poets Seat. Supply list is minimal and will be sent upon registration. Materials NOT included. Register now!

Attendees should bring:

  • watercolor pad or block, between 9×12 and 16×20
  • small travel watercolor paint set either with tube paints or hard paint.
    Basic colors: cadmium yellow (or cad. yellow hue), yellow ochre,
    ultramarine blue, pthalo or Prussian blue, cadmium red (or cadmium red
    hue), alizarin crimson, any black and any white.
  • Brushes #2 or #3 round, #5 or 6 round, #9 or 10 round. A 1” flat brush is
    helpful. If you have other brushes, bring them of course.
  • Small water container (like individual yogurt cup size)
  • Small rag
  • A totebag or carrying case for all supplies.