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Drawing What You See

$55

with Carolyn Wallace-Zani

Calendar Apr 4, 2019 at 6 pm

If you admire the drawings of the masters and aspire to successfully achieve a likeness of your own subjects, unleash your talent and create a masterpiece of your own! Students will learn the skills of handling the graphite medium to create realistic, three-dimensional forms. Learn about design, values, textures, edges and composition by employing the Elements and Principles of Design. Learn how to suggest a different mood for each of your still life drawings in this class.

Step-by-step instruction includes a demonstration at the beginning of class followed by group exercises. Students will bring props from home to incorporate into their arrangements. Students will work at their own pace to develop their individual drawing style. No previous experience is necessary. All skill levels are welcome. Following each class, there will be a group class critique.

To enroll in enrichment classes, participants must be at least 18 years old and not enrolled in school.

Supply List:

Items with an * will be used the first class.

 

*Graphite Pencils: 2H, HB, B, 2B, 4B *Erasers: Kneaded, White Plastic Eraser (regular and/or “click-pen” style) Erasing Shield *Rulers: (1) 12” Clear Plastic (will need for first class)

       (1) C-Thru Plastic Ruler (has a grid and numbers on it, available at fabric stores, optional)

Sheet of clear Tracing Paper

Sheet of Transfer Paper (acts as a carbon-type transfer paper) Scissors Single Hole Paper Punch

White mat board: 11” x 14” *Paper: 11” x 14” acid free drawing white paper (smooth finish) Support (a panel or board to lean on while drawing) *Clips (to secure your paper to the board you’re leaning on) *Blending Tools: Tortillion, Stump 1 Clear Plastic Page Protector (Letter Size: 8.5” x 11”) Permanent Black Sharpe Marker (Ultra Fine Point) Sewing Gauge (for measuring), Optional (will be discussed in class) Photographs (your pictures/images from home to be used as a referenced). Specifics will be  discussed in class.

Still Life Props (bring from home to incorporate into students’ work, will be discussed in class). Krylon Workable Spray Fixative (spray at home to prevent smudging)

Pre-Class Homework: begin collecting pictures (magazines and photos) of still lifes and landscapes printed only in black and white (and gray tones) for our tone value discussions in class. Items with an asterisk* will be used the first week.

Will run

Painting in Acrylics

$55

with Carolyn Wallace-Zani

Calendar Apr 1, 2019 at 6 pm

Paint your masterpiece using the versatile medium of acrylics! The emphasis in this class will be on learning and understanding the basics through practice. The former student will have the opportunity to develop more confidence by perfecting their current skill level, while the more experienced student will explore their personal style.

Step-by-step instruction includes toning the canvas, blocking-in, painting techniques, choosing materials, mediums, additives and how to design a successful composition. Demonstrations, group critiques, and independent exercises will further enhance your learning experience. No prior painting experience is necessary.

Students must be at least 18 years old and not enrolled in high school to register.

Supply List:

Items with an * will be used the first class. 

 

*Cadmium Yellow

*Lemon Yellow

*Cadmium Red

*Alizarin Crimson Red

*Cerulean Blue

*Ultramarine Blue

*Sap Green

*White

*Black

*Payne’s Gray

*Yellow Ochre

*Raw Umber

*Raw Sienna

*White

*Black

Phthalo Blue

Viridian Green

*Burnt Umber

Burnt Sienna

*#14 Synthetic White Sable Flat Brush

*#8, *#10 Round Bristle (#6) 

*# 10 Flat Bristle (#6, #8)

*#6 Filbert

*#8 Bristle Fan Brush

#14 Bright

#14 Angle

2” Hake Brush (for soft blending)

1½”, 2” Flat Decorator (Liquitex) Palette Wetting Spray Fluid (to be discussed in class) (Liquitex) Slo-Dri Blending Fluid Medium (to be discussed in class)

MANY of these brushes can be bought together as a “Brush Value Pack” at substantial savings and are also recommended. Bring what you already own too. I also use a generic “Value Pak” of assorted bristle brushes and the “Value Pak” Royal Langnickel RSET 9306 Medium Taklon brush set (less than $20.00).

  

Palette Knives:  (Flat, Bent)

*Mixing palette and storage container (a palette/surface to mix your colors on and a sealed, air-tight container to store and transport your wet paints.

Support (board to lean on, 11” x 14” )

*Canvas Boards or Stretched Canvas or Masonite Board (pre-primed), (11” x 14” )

*140lb. Cold Press Watercolor Paper (for studies/practice) 11” x 14”

*HB Pencil or Stick of Soft Vine Charcoal

Sheet of clear Tracing Paper

Sheet of Graphite Transfer Paper (acts as a carbon-type transfer paper)

*Blue Painter’s Tape

*Misting Bottle (spray bottle to keep paints moist)

*(2) Water Containers(to wash/rinse brushes)

*Paper Towels

*Gloss Medium(to be discussed in class)

Color Wheel 

Ruler

Smock(recommended)

Sponge(regular 4”x6” kitchen/household)

 

Painting in Watercolor

$55

with Carolyn Wallace-Zani

Calendar Apr 3, 2019 at 6 pm

Learn how to create beautiful paintings using your imagination and your watercolor palette! This class reinforces sound watercolor techniques and practices while allowing opportunities for personal expression. All skill levels are welcome. The former student will have the opportunity to develop more confidence by perfecting their current skill level, while the more experienced student will explore their personal style.

Class exercises include: color theory, color wheel, color mixing, pigment properties, various watercolor techniques, and choosing materials. Learn how, when, and why in choosing various: watercolor papers, brushes, pigments, and techniques to achieve the results you want in your paintings. Demonstrations, group critiques, and independent exercises will further enhance your learning experience. No previous experience is necessary.

Supply List:

*#2 graphite pencil (HB-regular type school pencil)

(1) Cadmium Yellow Watercolor Pencil, (1) Cadmium Red Watercolor Pencil, (1) Ultramarine  Blue Watercolor Pencil 12” ruler (preferably clear) *140lb. acid free cold-pressed watercolor paper/pad (size 9”x12”)

(1) # 6 Fan Synthetic Blend Watercolor Brush (optional)

(1) ½” Synthetic Blend Watercolor Mop Brush (optional) (1) #10 Round Synthetic Blend Watercolor Brush (1) #10 Flat (Wash) Synthetic Blend Watercolor Brush

* Package of assorted watercolor brushes: I use Royal & Langnickel RSET 9306 Medium Gold Taklon (brush set is $9.99 @ A.C. Moore). Brushes will be discussed the first class.

Also, bring what you already own.  *Palette for mixing colors (12” white paper/plastic picnic plates are fine, plain or divided) *(2) two containers to hold your water (plastic cups or coffee cans are fine) Small blow-dryer (to dry your paper before leaving class if necessary) Watercolor palette (optional for storing squeezed out colors, to be discussed later) *Tube Watercolor Pigments:

*French Ultramarine Blue *Cobalt Blue or Cerulean Blue *Burnt Sienna Burnt Umber *Cadmium Yellow *Lemon Yellow Phthalogreen

Sap Green (Optional) *Cadmium Red *Permanent Alizarin Crimson

Liquid Masking Fluid *Board/Support/Painter’s Tape (to secure/tape down your watercolor paper)

Old toothbrush

Small spritz bottle *Color Wheel

Pre-Class Homework: begin collecting pictures, notecards, and paintings of your favorite watercolor artists. Bring these to class for reference and discussion.

 

Rug Braiding

$20
Calendar Jan 28, 2019 at 6 pm

This is an opportunity for people to work on their rug braiding projects and learn from each other. Work on your project and see what others are creating. Participants must bring their own materials to class. Prior rug braiding experience is necessary.

To enroll in enrichment classes, participants must be at least 18 years old and not enrolled in school.

Sketchbook/Journaling

$75

with Kathy (Kal) Elmore

Calendar Mar 27, 2019 at 5:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

A sketchbook is not just for quick drawings of various subjects. Sketchbooks can include photographs, keepsakes, mixed media drawings, and many other things. Some artists like to include text, either handwritten or collaged or stenciled or stamped. A look at artists' sketchbooks reveals that sketchbooks have been used by artists to plan a composition, practice skills, record observations, experiment with ideas and materials, or illustrate one’s life. In this class, participants will explore many ways to use a sketchbook to respond to a prompt. The prompt might be an idea, a quote, a poem, or a song. Participants will experiment with many different processes and techniques including stenciling, collaging, lettering, drawing with different materials, stamping, etc. A variety of materials will be available, but participants are encouraged to bring their own favorite materials to use. Our goal will be to create as many interesting pages as we can. Participants should try to bring the following items to each class: Sketchbook - I prefer a 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 “, spiral bound - It is important that the sketchbook is able to open easily and lay flat when open. It will also need to expand a bit as more things are added to the pages. Try to get a book with medium or heavy weight paper. Pencil, pen, eraser Exacto knife, scissors, ruler, self-healing mat (12x18” is a good size), glue stick, colored pencils, colored markers, watercolors and brush, small cup for water, some colorful patterned paper for collage (wrapping paper pieces, origami paper, etc.), a few magazines for collaging (magazines with good color and lots of pictures are best).

To enroll in enrichment classes, participants must be at least 18 years old and not enrolled in school.

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