Classes

Summer 2019 Classes begin June 24th!

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Click on the class title for a link to register for each class or click here for a full listing.  For additional assistance or questions, call the Education Department at (407)539-2181.
Past semester schedules: Winter 2019Spring 2019

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 (June 24-August 19)
Cost: $185 + supplies list
Explore line, shape, form, distance and angles while developing skills in drawing and developing your artistic eye.

Intermediate Drawing
Instructor: Calixto O’ Neill
Days/Time: Wednesdays 6pm-8:30pm (June 26-August 21)
Cost: $185 + supplies list
Continue to develop drawing skills through intensive value studies and more, create realistic renderings of people, animals and objects. Beginning Drawing is a prerequisite.

Pen & Ink Drawing with Enhancements
Instructor: Calixto O’ Neill
Days/Time: Fridays 10am-1pm (June 28-August 23)
Cost: $185 + supplies list
Learn to create realistic pen & ink drawings by creating the illusion of forms using tonal values and textures with various pen & ink techniques. Enhancement of watercolor or pastel will also be covered. This is intended for students with a good understanding of basic drawing or better. For Intermediate students or above.

Drawing with Pastels
Instructor: Glen Ward
Days/Time: Saturdays 10am-1pm (June 29-August 3)
Cost: $185 + supplies list
Discover the brilliance of the wonderful world of pastels. Learn the principles of color, perspective, compositions and much more.

PAINTING
Beginning Watercolors
Instructor: Glen Ward
Days/Time: Mondays 1pm – 5pm (June 24-July 29)
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 (June 26-August 21)
Location: Studios at Lake Lily
Cost: $185 + supplies list
Students will learn how to paint still life, landscapes, people, pets with special attention to color, form, texture, value and brush technique.

Painting: Color Theory
Instructor: PJ Svejda
Days/Time: Wednesdays 5:30pm-6:30pm (June 26-July 31)
Location: Studio 10 at the Maitland Art Center
Cost: $110 + supplies list
Learn the basics of color mixing for any painting. This class covers everything from basic color mixing, temperature (which colors are warm or cool), 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 be a new skill with small practice exercises.

Painting: Acrylics
Instructor: PJ Svejda
Days/Time: Wednesdays 7pm-9pm (June 26-August 21)
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!

Advanced Painting
Instructor: Glen Ward
Days/Time: Sundays 1pm – 5pm (June 30-August 4)
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
All Classes meet in Studio 5 at the Maitland Art Center unless otherwise noted

Jewelry Fabrication

  • Instructor: Jim Hosner
    Days/Time: (choose one, classes begin the week of June 24 and end the week of August 19)
    Tuesdays 10am – 1pm
    Tuesdays 6pm – 9pm
    Wednesdays 10am – 1pm
    Saturdays 10am – 1pm
  • Instructor: Candace Stern
    Days/Time: Thursdays 6pm – 9pm
  • Instructor: Marion Fague-Bass
    Days/Time: Thursdays 1pm-4pm

    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: Faceted Stone Settings
Instructor: Jim Hosner
Days/Time: Wednesdays: 6pm – 9pm (June 26-August 21)
Cost: $185 
Materials fee: $50
Students will learn to do stone setting techniques: prong, tube, and gypsy. Prong settings show off the stone, while in tube setting, the stone is set into a metal tube that is added to the design. Gypsy setting places the stone directly into jewelry. Jewelry Fabrication or relevant experience is a prerequisite.

Jewelry: Precious Metal Clay Beginners
Instructor: Marion Fague-Bass
Days/Time: Tuesdays 1pm – 4pm (June 25-August 20)
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: Precious Metal Clay
Instructor: Marion Fague-Bass
Days/Time: Tuesdays 6pm – 9pm (June 25-August 20)
Location: Studio 10
Cost: $185
Materials fee: $25 shop fee. All other clay and stones must be purchased by the 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 (June 27-August 22)
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 (June 27-August 22)
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 June 27)
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 (June 25-August 20)
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 1pm-4pm (June 29-August 24)
Cost: $185
Materials Fee: materials purchased from instructor as needed
This is the perfect class for creating miniatures or cast jewelry. Beginning through advanced students will learn the lost wax method of casting in silver or bronze, including wax carving, investment, and spin casting. Participants must be over 18 years old.

Sculpting 2: Bronze Casting & More
Instructor: Kent Arblaster
Days/Time: Saturdays 10am-1pm (June 29-August 24)
Cost: $185
Materials Fee: $65
Explore new casting methods and finishing techniques using a variety of materials including bronze, waxes, acrylic and urethane plastics, foam rubber, plaster and cement products. Sculpture 1 is a recommended prerequisite, to provide a cast-ready sculpture. Participants must be over 18 years old.