Classes

Spring 2019 Classes begin April 1st!

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Art School Classes for Adults | Spring Semester

Art Classes Supply List

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

Beginning Drawing
Instructor: Calixto O’ Neill
Days/Time: Wednesdays, 6pm-8:30pm (April 3-May 29)
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: Mondays 6pm-8:30pm (April 1-May 27)
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 recommended prerequisite.

Pen & Ink Drawing with Enhancements
Instructor: Calixto O’ Neill
Days/Time: Fridays 10am-12pm (April 5-May 31)
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.

ENCAUSTICS
Encaustics for All
Instructor: Shelley Jean
Days/Time: Thursdays 12:30pm – 3:30pm (April 4-May 9)
Location: Studios at Lake Lily
Cost: $225
Materials: $45
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, specialty papers to incorporate.

PAINTING
Beginning Watercolors
Instructor: Glen Ward
Days/Time: Mondays 1pm – 5pm (April 1-May 6)
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 (April 3-May 29)
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 Svedja
Days/Time: Wednesdays 5:30pm-6:30pm (April 3-May 8)
Location: Studio 10
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 Svedja
Days/Time: Wednesdays 7pm-9pm (April 3-May 29)
Location: Studio 10
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!

Painting with Charcoal
Instructor: Anthony Mancuso
Days/Time: Saturdays 2pm-4:30pm (April 6-June 1)
Location Studios at Lake Lily
Cost: $150 + supplies list
Learn more advanced methods of charcoal drawing with alternative methods. Students will learn to approach the subject with painterly techniques using charcoal as opposed to dry medium. Each student will create 3-4 unique drawings with a more abstracted result without sacrificing form.

Painting: Still Life
Instructor: Anthony Mancuso
Days/Time: Sundays 2pm-4:30pm (April 7-June 12)
Location: Studio 10
Cost: $200 + supplies list
Create three still life paintings while developing concepts such as high key value, color as value and implied narrative. The color palette will be limited and you will approach your subject from a representational perspective. Staying within the limits of your palette you will use dramatic lighting to evoke emotive responses.

Advanced Painting
Instructor: Glen Ward
Days/Time: Sundays 1pm – 5pm (April 7-May 12)
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 will be Studio 5 unless otherwise noted

Jewelry: Fabrication

  • Instructor: Jim Hosner
    Days/Time: (choose one, classes begin the week of April 1 and end the week of May 27)
    Tuesdays 10am – 1pm
    Tuesdays 6pm – 9pm
    Wednesdays 10am – 1pm
    Saturdays 10am – 1pm
  • Instructor: Candace Stern
    Days/Time: Thursdays 6pm – 9pm

Cost: $185
Materials fee: $50
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 (April 3-May 29)
Cost: $185 
Materials fee: $50
Students will earn 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: Precious Metal Clay
Instructor: Marion Fague-Bass
Days/Time: Tuesdays 6pm – 9pm (April 2-May 28)
Location: Studio 10
Cost: $185
Materials fee: $50, depending on project
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: Precious Metal Clay Beginners
Instructor: Marion Fague-Bass
Days/Time: Tuesdays 1pm – 4pm (April 2-May 28)
Location: Studio 10
Cost: $185
Materials fee: $50, depending on project
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.

PHOTOGRAPHY
Located at Studios at Lake Lily

Intro to Digital Photography
Instructor: Michael Van Gelder
Days/Time: Saturdays 10am-1:30pm (April 6-May 11)
Cost: $225 + supplies list
Love photography? New hobby? Received a new DSLR as a gift? Learn how to put it to good use and start capturing memories. Learn how to MAKE pictures instead of just TAKING them. Learn the concepts you see in magazines and online, through hands-on instruction, presentations, assignments and critiques.

Digital Photography Expanded
Instructor: Michael Van Gelder
Days/Time: Sundays 6pm-9pm (April 7-May 12)
Cost: $225 + supplies list
Expand your knowledge of photographic composition and creative imaging. Learn the essentials of metering, and when and where to use it. Learn through group discussions, instructor critiques, and a field trip. Digital Photography is a recommended prerequisite.

Storytelling in Pictures
Instructor: Michael Van Gelder
Days/Time: Saturdays 6pm-9pm (April 6-May 11)
Cost: $225 + supplies list
Expression without words. Give the viewer a story to see in your photographic creativity. Show viewers emotion, time and atmosphere in your photographic captures.

POTTERY
Located in Studio 4

Beginning Pottery
Instructor: Cindy McDowell
Days/Time: Thursdays 6pm-9pm (April 4-May 30)
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: Thursday 1-4pm (April 4-May 30)
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 April 4)
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 (April 2-May 28)
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

Sculpting: Casting Miniatures
Instructor: Kent Arblaster
Days/Time: Saturdays 1pm-4pm (April 6-June 1)
Cost: $185
Materials Fee: $65
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: Thursday 1-4pm (April 4-May 30)
Cost: $185
Materials Fee: as needed
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.

Fiber Art

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