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Pumpkin Vase: Fall Arrangement
with Jazzmyne Kostelnik
Create beautiful arrangement housed in a (real) pumpkin vase. Elegantly celebrate fall with this unique floral decor; or perhaps a sophisticated accent to your Halloween party. A collection of blooms tightly packed into a bright orange pumpkin just screams “fall.” Adorn the mantle for the change of seasons. Come join us for a fun night of designing your own custom floral display inside a pumpkin. Materials fee of $35 (cash only please) due to instructor at beginning of class.
Repurposed Sweater Mittens
with Martha Chessie
Come create a toasty pair of adult size mittens from a well loved wool or wool blend sweater complete with a fleece liner (makes a great present). Please bring along a washed sweater, 1/3 yard fleece, fabric and paper scissors, pins, thread to match and a portable working sewing machine if able. Extra sweaters and fleece will be available for a small fee and a sewing machine is available to share.
with Christine Smith
Weave a cute snowman to help celebrate winter and the holidays. He has a removable hat so he can be used to hold nuts or candy. He is about 10" tall with his hat on. A materials fee of $15 is payable to instructor at class.
with Jazzmyne Kostelnik
When family and friends gather around the table this Thanksgiving, the entire room is sure to be brought to life by this magnificent centerpiece; perfect for the dining table or mantle. Work with Jazzymne to create a unique floral centerpiece to complement your Thanksgiving celebration. Choose from: Candles, orange Asiatic lilies, Viking poms, orange roses, red hypericum and purple statice. Create a lovely thanksgiving centerpiece that everyone will enjoy. Materials fee of $35 (cash only please) due to instructor at beginning of class.
The Working Sketchbook
with Taylor Grant
This class is for new or experienced artists who want to jump-start a daily, habitual art practice. We'll explore the various ways that a daily sketchbook practice can help you improve your technique, serve as a creative outlet, encourage deeper exploration of ideas, and be used as a tool that compliments your artistic endeavors. Learning how to use your sketchbook as a tool will also help you focus + reflect on your visual ideas and give the creation of your art more direction and intent. Bring a new sketchbook of your choosing and various mediums will be provided. We will meet once a week for three weeks. Be prepared to draw every day!
Traditional Watercolor Technique
with Sheila Clough
Our session will begin with an introduction to and demonstration of traditional watercolor techniques. Subsequent weeks will include composition, the use of color and value to create form in a still life and depth in a landscape. Class will be modified to accommodate students of all levels and is appropriate for true beginners and artists who have taken previous classes.
No class 11/11.
SuppliesSketch pad, kneaded gum eraser, soft pencil (HB or softer), pencil sharpener, good student grade cold press watercolor paper pad, paper towels, a good sized water container, watercolor box or watercolor pallet to use with tube paints.BrushesAlways get the best brushes you can afford, they really make a difference. Recommended bush size: round #3, 6, 8, 12; flat 1/2”, 1”My personal favorites are Sax Arts & Crafts True Flow Golden TalonPaintThe quality of the paints you purchase will depend on your experience level. Beginners who are doing watercolor for the first time can get by with a good quality half pan set. Intermediate students are okay with student grade paints. More advanced students will like professional grade. I use Winsor & Newton tube watercolors.All you need is red, yellow and blue so don’t worry about getting the colors listed below if you have different ones already. The list is just a suggestion of basic colors.WatercolorsI like Winsor & Newton tube watercolors. The colors marked with * would be an excellent limited set.Cobalt Blue *Ultramarine Blue*Cadmium Yellow Yellow Ochre*Cadmium red med. Alizarin CrimsonWatercolor PaperThe best papers are expensive. Thickness varies from 72 lb. (thin) to 400 lb. (very thick). The poundage is based on the weight of a ream of 500 sheets. Cold press or rough student grade paper is fine for practice. I use 140 lb. cold press (rough). Hot press is more difficult to use.Art Suppliers:Michaels Arts and Crafts. I always use the coupons found in their weekly adAC Moore – also has couponsArtist & Craftsman supplies, Portland. Traditional Watercolor supply list
with Jazzmyne Kostelnik
Make your own holiday wreath using locally sourced Balsam and pine-cones! Add color with vibrant winter-berry. Create a bow from a classic red, plaid, or unique blue ribbon. Further personalize your wreath by adding small ornaments from home. Materials fee of $38 (cash only please) is due to instructor at the beginning of class.
Youth Clay Night 11/1
with Amanda Williams
Explore a fun, easy beginner level project. Throw clay on the potter's wheel and learn to hand-build sculptural forms. Students will decorate their pieces before they are fired! This class is good for those new to clay or those looking to try something new. Come by yourself or encourage a friend to register too! All experience levels welcome. Appropriate for ages 7-12. Age exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis. Materials fee of $12 (cash) payable to instructor at class. Fee includes glazes, slips & clay.