Classes

Winter 2020 Classes begin January 13. Registration is now open!

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Art School Classes for Adults | Winter 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
Beginning Drawing
Mondays, 6pm-8:30pm (January 13 – March 9)
Instructor: Calixto O’ Neill
Location: The Studios at Lake Lily

Cost: $185 + supplies list
Explore line, shape, form, distance and angles while developing skills in drawing and developing your artistic eye.

PAINTING
Beginning Watercolors
Tuesdays 2:30-4:30pm, January 14-February 18
Instructor: Glen Ward
Location: The Studios at Lake Lily
Cost: $185 + supply 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
Wednesdays 10am-12pm, January 15-February 19
Instructor: Calixto O’Neill
Location: The Studios at Lake Lily
Cost: $185 + supply 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
Wednesdays 5:30-6:45pm, January 15-March 11
Instructor: PJ Svejda
Location: Maitland Art Center Studio 10
Cost: $150 + supply list
A series of small painting studies focusing on foundational rules of color theory. Learn the basics of color mixing for any painting. 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 cover a new skill with small practice exercises.

Painting: Acrylics
Wednesdays 7-9pm, January 15-March 11
Instructor: PJ Svejda
Location: Maitland Art Center Studio 10
Cost: $200 + supply 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; 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, techniques and color theory!

Advanced Painting
Sundays 1-5pm, January 19-February 23
Instructor: Glen Ward
Location: The Studios at Lake Lily
Cost: $185 + supply 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.

Beginning Oil Painting
Wednesdays 6-8:30pm, January 15-March 11
Instructor: Calixto O’Neill
Location: The Studios at Lake Lily
Cost: $200 + supply list
This course will introduce students to the classical way of painting. Students will learn about materials and their use, color wheel creation, and various techniques including pallet knife painting. At least 4 paintings will be completed, based on water scenes, landscapes, still life and portraiture. Prerequisite: basic drawing.

ENCAUSTICS

Encaustics for All
Thursdays 12:30-3:30pm, January 16-February 20
Instructor: Shelley Jean
Location: The Studios at Lake Lily
Cost: $225 + $45 materials fee
These open studio sessions are designed to focus on your growth and interests as an artist working with Encaustics. You can explore painting, photo techniques, mixed media, or monotype printmaking. Shelley can help you discover your voice, problem solve, expand into working larger and create a series. You are welcome to bring your own photos, images, and specialty papers to incorporate.

JEWELRY

Jewelry Fabrication
(choose an instructor and day/time, classes begin the week of January 13 and end the week of March 9)

  • Jim Hosner:
    Tuesdays 10am-1pm or 6-9pm,
    Wednesdays 10am-1pm or 6-9pm,
    Saturdays 10am-1pm
  • Marion Fague-Bass:
    Thursdays 1-4pm
  • Candace Stern:
    Thursdays 6-9pm

Location: Maitland Art Center Studio 5
Cost: $185 + materials fee (see below)
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.) Materials fee for new students: $25 for first two projects + $25 shop fee; returning students: $25 shop fee (bring your own materials).

Jewelry: Metal Clay Ongoing
Tuesdays 1-4pm, January 14-March 20
Instructor: Marion Fague-Bass
Location: Maitland Art Center Studio 10
Cost: $185 + $25 materials fee
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.

Jewelry: Metal Clay Beginners
Tuesdays 6-9pm, January 14-March 20
Instructor: Marion Fague-Bass
Location: Maitland Art Center Studio 10
Cost: $185 + $50 materials fee
Discover the wonderful world of precious metal clay. Students will get extensive hands-on experience in the basics of metal clay and will be guided step-by-step through the process to design and create several unique pieces. Best practices will be taught 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
Thursdays 6-9pm, January 16-March 22
Instructor: Cindy McDowell
Location: Maitland Art Center Studio 4
Cost: $245 + $40 materials fee
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.

Ceramics Open Studio
Thursdays 6pm – 9pm (begins January 16)
Instructor: Cindy McDowell
Location: Maitland Art Center Studio 4
Cost: 4 weeks–$124; 9 weeks–$245 + materials fee: $40
Looking to pursue your own path in ceramics? Need only an occasional helpful hint? Ceramics Open Studio is for you! Bring your own materials and supplies to create artwork using our potter’s wheels and studio. 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
Tuesdays 6pm – 9pm, January 14-March 20
Instructor: Cindy McDowell
Location: Maitland Art Center Studio 4
Cost: $245 + $40 materials fee
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 less used 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: Sculpting & Casting
Saturdays 10am – 1pm, January 18-March 14
Instructor: Kent Arblaster
Location: Maitland Art Center Studio 6
Cost: $185 + materials
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.