Classes

Fall 2019 Classes begin September 16. Registration is now open!

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Art School Classes for Adults | Summer Semester

Art Classes Supply Lists – Note: many classes have materials fees. These are due directly to the instructor on the first day of class.

DRAWING
All Classes will be Studios at Lake Lily unless otherwise noted

Beginning Drawing
Instructor: Calixto O’ Neill
Days/Time: Mondays, 6pm-8:30pm (September 16-November 11)
Cost: $185 + supplies list
Explore line, shape, form, distance and angles while developing skills in drawing and developing your artistic eye.

PAINTING
Beginning Watercolors
Instructor: Glen Ward
Days/Time: Mondays 1pm – 5pm (September 16-October 21)
Location: Studios at Lake Lily
Cost: $185 + supplies list
Start at the very beginning to acquire fundamental watercolor skills and explore techniques unique to this medium. A step-by-step approach ensures success for all students, regardless of experience.

Intro to Acrylic Painting
Instructor: Calixto O’Neill
Days/Time: Wednesday 10am-12pm (September 18-October 23)
Location: Studios at Lake Lily
Cost: $185 + supplies list
Students will learn how to paint still life, landscapes, people, and pets with special attention to color, form, texture, value and brush technique.

Applying Color Theory
Instructor: PJ Svejda
Days/Time: Wednesdays 5:45pm-6:45pm (September 18-November 13)
Location: Studio 10 at the Maitland Art Center
Cost: $150 + supplies list
A series of small painting studies focusing on foundational rules of color theory. Learn the basics of color mixing for any painting. This class covers basic color mixing, temperature, highlights, shadows, reflective colors, value – whew! Whether you are a novice or a professional this class is packed with tips and tricks that are sure to change the way you look at color forever. Each class will cover a new skill with small practice exercises.

Painting: Acrylics
Instructor: PJ Svejda
Days/Time: Wednesdays 7pm-9pm (September 18-November 13)
Location: Studio 10 at the Maitland Art Center
Cost: $200 + supplies list
This multi-level class gives you the opportunity to explore acrylic paint to create three guided paintings, each completely different in subject and style. Your fourth painting is done independently with your choice of subject. Whether you have basic skills, are already a painter, or want a refresher, this is a fun class to learn skills, technique and color theory!

Beginning Oil Painting
Instructor: Calixto O’Neill
Days/Time: Wednesdays 6-8:30pm (September 18-October 23)
Location: Studios at Lake Lily
Cost: $185 + supplies list
This class is designed for students who are familiar with painting basics, and are looking to explore new and different techniques, including incorporating mixed media, increasing their skills, and more. Beginning watercolors, or similar, is a recommended prerequisite.

Advanced Painting
Instructor: Glen Ward
Days/Time: Sundays 1pm – 5pm (September 22-October 27)
Location: Studios at Lake Lily
Cost: $185 + supplies list
This class is designed for students who are familiar with painting basics, and are looking to explore new and different techniques, including incorporating mixed media, increasing their skills, and more. Beginning watercolors, or similar, is a recommended prerequisite.

JEWELRY

Jewelry Fabrication
(choose an instructor and day/time, classes begin the week of September 16 and end the week of November 17)

  • Instructor: Jim Hosner
    Days/Time:
    Tuesdays 10am – 1pm
    Tuesdays 6pm – 9pm
    Wednesdays 10am – 1pm
    Wednesdays 6pm – 9pm
    Saturdays 10am – 1pm
  • Instructor: Candace Stern
    Days/Time: Thursdays 6pm – 9pm
  • Instructor: Marion Fague-Bass
    Days/Time: Thursdays 1pm-4pmLocation: Studio 5 at the Maitland Art Center
    Cost
    : $185
    Materials fee: New students: $25 for first 2 projects, student will purchase other materials + $25 shop fee; Returning students: $25 shop fee + purchase their own materials

Join this popular program to learn the three stages of fabrication – cutting, welding, polishing – while completing original projects. Students also learn stone-setting and safety techniques. (Choose one class time from list.)

Jewelry: Metal Clay Beginners
Instructor: Marion Fague-Bass
Days/Time: Tuesdays 1pm – 4pm (September 17-November 12)
Location: Studio 10
Cost: $185
Materials fee: $50 for first project. All other clay and stones must be purchased by the student.
Discover the wonderful world of precious metal clay. Students will get extensive hands-on experience in the basics of metal clay, will be guided step-by-step through the process to design and create several unique pieces while learning best practices for working with metal clay including rolling, texturing, cutting, shaping, refining, firing, finishing, etc.

Jewelry: Metal Clay Ongoing
Instructor: Marion Fague-Bass
Days/Time: Tuesdays 6pm – 9pm (September 17-November 12)
Location: Studio 10
Cost: $185
Materials fee: $50 fee for the first project, all other materials must be purchased by student.
Expand your experience with precious metal clay! Students will continue the hands-on art of precious metal clay, design and create several unique pieces while learning best practices for working with metal clay including rolling, texturing, cutting, shaping, refining, firing, finishing, etc.

POTTERY
Located in Studio 4 at the Maitland Art Center

Beginning Pottery
Instructor: Cindy McDowell
Days/Time: Thursdays 6pm-9pm (September 19-November 14)
Cost: $245
Materials Fee: $40
Students will be taught the basics of working with clay. Techniques in hand building, wheel throwing, altering shapes, decorating, glazing and firing will be covered. Students select the projects made, or select to follow a scheduled project for the lesson. Personal and group instruction are provided.

Pottery for All
Instructor: Cindy McDowell
Days/Time: Thursdays 1-4pm (September 19-November 14)
Cost: $245
Materials Fee: $40
Open to students of all levels who seek instruction on the basics and the finer details of pottery.

Ceramics Open Studio
Instructor: Cindy McDowell
Days/Time: Thursdays 6pm-9pm <4 or 9 weeks> (begins September 19)
Cost: 4 weeks–$124
Cost: 9 weeks–$245
Materials Fee: $40
Looking to pursue a path in ceramics? Need only an occasional helpful hint? Ceramics Open Studio is available! Students provide own materials and supplies to create artwork. Staff are happy to answer occasional questions, but this is for self-directed, experienced artists. Please note: clay body & supplies guidelines available upon request.

Pottery: Alternative Firings
Instructor: Cindy McDowell
Days/Time: Tuesdays 6pm-9pm (September 17-November 12)
Cost: $245
Materials Fee: $40
Work with alternative firing techniques such as saggars, horse hair, raku and pit firing. Other techniques include airbrushing stoneware glazes, trailing glaze and slip, colored clay, colored slip, and other decorative techniques. Beginning pottery, or extensive experience with clay, is recommended before taking this class.

SCULPTURE
Located in Studio 6 at the Maitland Art Center

Sculpting 1: Casting Miniatures
Instructor: Kent Arblaster
Days/Time: Saturdays 10am-1pm (September 21-November 16)
Location: Studio 6

Cost: $185
Materials Fee: materials purchased from instructor as needed
Beginning through advanced students will learn the lost wax method of casting, starting with techniques for sculpting in clay or wax. Then the process moves to construction of polyurethane or silicone molds. Final art pieces are cast in a myriad of materials, including acrylic & urethane plastics, foam rubber, plaster & cement products, plus metals and cold-cast metals. This is the perfect class for creating miniatures or cast jewelry. Participants must be over 18 years old. Class size limited to 6 students. Over flow of students will be scheduled for Saturdays, 1-4pm.