BUY ONE GET ONE 1/2 OFF ALL CLASSES DURING 2017 SPRING I & II SESSONS
*Offer good through April 29th Cannot be combined with any other offers. Second class discount applies to a class of equal or lesser value. Valid on running classes only, cannot be transferred to future sessions.
SPRING I 2017 Mondays February 27 – April 10 Tuesdays February 28 – April 11 Wednesdays March 1 – April 12 Thursdays March 2 – April 13 Saturdays February 25 – April 8
SPRING II 2017 Mondays April 24 – June 12 (No Class Memorial Day May 22nd) Tuesdays April 25 – June 6 Wednesdays April 26 – June 7 Thursdays April 27 – June 8 Saturdays April 29 – June 10
PRINTMAKING Ages 8 - 13 | Anna Thompson Mondays 4:30 – 6:30pm | $205 Create a variety of images and patterns using traditional and non-traditional printmaking techniques. Students will explore stencils, stamps, collage, black and transfer print techniques that will result in exciting works and experiences.
WHEEL THROWING Teen – Adult | Shannon Casey Mondays 5:30 - 7:30pm | $240 In this class students will learn and practice ceramic techniques on the electric wheel including concepts of wedging, centering, and other various basic methods. Students will leave this program with the ability to throw a cylinder, bowl, cup, plate, lidded pots/jars, bottle necks and handles. Students will also learn trimming and textural elements that they can chose to use on their forms. Various glazing practices and the many uses of glazing will take place in the latter weeks, dates depending on the pace of the collective group. Basic materials provided. This is a multi level course suitable for beginners to advanced students.
INTRODUCTORY DRAWING FOR THE BEGINNER Ages 15 - Adult | Hayley Perry Mondays 5 - 7pm | $205 This class will explore introductory drawing while using a variety of media & techniques. Traditional drawing concepts such as line, value, gesture, and contour will be reviewed and applied to our classwork. Most drawings will be strict observational studies of landscape and still life.
CLAY HANDBUILDING Ages Teen - Adult | John Fazzino Mondays 6 - 8pm | $240 In this ceramics class, students will have access to our clay studio and a knowledgeable instructor who will give weekly demonstrations that will guide students along their creative journey. This class is appropriate for student new to the filed as well as the seasoned ceramicist looking to work on independent projects. Beginners to the field of hand building will learn the basics of ancient techniques such as pinch, slab and coil in order to learn a variety of skills that will yield unique ceramic vessels and sculptures of all shapes and sizes. Students will also have the opportunity to explore surface decorations and glazing techniques. Students with previous experience will have the opportunity to explore advanced building techniques that will allow for greater height, volume, and form. By combining slab and coil, students will learn how to push their work into three dimensions with greater ease. *This class is suitable for all levels, students beginner-advanced
DANCING WITH FIRE, RAKU CERAMICS Teen - Adult | Ginny Gillen Tuesdays 5:30 – 7:30pm | $270 *SPRING II ONLY (8 weeks, Class runs until June 13th) Students will be immersed in the world of clay; everything from prehistoric clay working methods, to the modern work of artistic ceramics. Students will have the opportunity to develop skills using the pottery wheel, utilizing sculpting and handbuilding, as well as learning technical aspects of clay including where it comes from, how it’s used how it’s recycled and eventually turned into a finished piece! During this program, students will explore different glazing and firing techniques including building, loading and firing a traditional Japanese Raku Kiln. Students will be directly involved in the magnificent process that brings this dance with fire possible. Safety precautions will be set in place so that students can have a blazingly amazing time!
FANTASY CREATURES Ages 8 - 14 | Lement Banton Tuesdays 4 - 5:30pm | $160 Bring the creatures from your imagination to life! Create original fantasy creatures and the environments they come from. Students will sculpt, shape, and form their creations using a variety of mediums, such as clay, metal, and pipe cleaners. No experience necessary.
BEGINNER WHEEL Ages 8 - 14 | Shannon Casey Tuesdays 4:15 - 6:15pm | $240 In this class students will learn basic ceramic techniques on the electric wheel including concepts of wedging, centering, and other various basic methods. Students leave the eight week program with the ability to throw a cylinder, bowl, cup, plate, lidded pots/jars, bottle necks and handles. Students will also learn trimming and textural elements that they can chose to use on their forms. Various glazing practices and the many uses of glazing will take place in the latter weeks, dates depending on the pace of the collective group. Basic materials provided.
STOP MOTION ANIMATION Ages 8 - 14 | Amanda Albanese Tuesdays 4:30 - 6pm | $180 *SPRING I ONLY This is an introductory course to this fascinating animation technique. If you have ever wondered how movie greats such as The Fantastic Mr. Fox or The Nightmare Before Christmas have been made, this is the class for you. Using yourself, drawings, cut out creations, Claymation and more will be learned in this exciting and creative new class.
OUTDOOR ART EXCURSIONS Ages 10 - 13 | Amanda Albanese Tuesdays 4 - 5:30pm | $180 *SPRING II ONLY In this exciting and new class outdoor excursions will meet the wonderful world of drawing and photography. Whether we are going on an trail walk, or investigating a historical part of the neighborhood, sketchbook and cameras will be in hand to observe, record, and discuss the everyday incredible things we see along the way. This class will also include outdoor drawing and sketching activities, digital camera usage and indoor studio time where we will learn how to draw from a photograph using various drawing techniques.
MUSIC TOGETHER Preschool | Lori Istok Wednesdays 9:30 - 10:15am or 10:30 - 11:15am | *Visit Lori’s website for pricing & registration Music and movement classes for infants, toddlers, preschoolers and the grownups who love them. A community of families sharing songs, instrument play, rhythm chants, and movement activities in a relaxed, playful, non-performance-oriented setting. Music is learned through developmentally appropriate activities that support and respect the unique learning styles of very young children. Pure Fun with your child every week! *For registration please visit www.lorismusictogether.com.
PLEIN AIR ARTISTS Ages 12 - 15 | Amanda Albanese Thursdays 4 - 5:30pm | $180 *SPRING II ONLY Have you ever wondered what it would be like to sit outside and paint the things you see? In this amazing new class you will have the opportunity to set up your own outdoor station and paint the beautiful streets of Rolfe Square. Come one come all and let’s make some art!
RUG HOOKING FOR BEGINNERS Ages 12 - Adult | Hayley Perry Thursdays 5 - 6:30pm | $105 (4 Weeks Only: Spring I class runs March 2nd-23rd. Spring II class runs April 27th-May 18th) Students will learn the basic design lessons, tools and techniques associated with Primitive North American Rug Hooking. During the course of the class, students will design and complete one small sized mat.
FUNDAMENTALS OF DRAWING FOR KIDS Ages 8 - 15 | Beth Plante Thursdays 5 – 6:30pm | $160 Students will learn all the basic skills necessary, practicing techniques such as form, shading, line, and perspective; all geared toward making drawings more lively. Due to the nature of instruction, please note: Student MUST be able to attend 1st class. A true beginner’s class.
PAINTING FUNDAMENTALS FOR ADULTS Teen - Adult | Beth Plante Thursdays 7 - 8:30pm | $180 Want to learn how to paint? This is where you start. Learn brush stroke, texture washes, and all the techniques to create a beautiful painting! This is a great class for beginners or returning students to brush on their skills. Students will complete at least one piece during this class. *Basic supplies provided, students may need to purchase additional paint or canvases per instructor directions.
CERAMICS FOR YOUR GARDEN Teen - Adult | Anna Thompson Saturdays 1 – 3pm | $240 *SPRING II ONLY Learn beginning clay techniques while creating projects for your garden. We will make custom flower pots and tags as well as other garden accessories. Get ready for Summer with us!
CLAY FUN Ages 7 -11 | Anna Thompson Saturdays 9:30 – 11:30am | $200 In this class students will have lots of hands on time working with clay. Children will learn new techniques while creating fun ceramic projects. We will make projects such as: masks, dioramas and beautiful boxes, wall pieces and animals! Each session brings forth new projects and ideas full of creativity and imagination.
READING ARTS Ages 4 - 6 | Claudia Decesare Saturdays 9:30 - 10:30am | $110 Interact with your favorite book in a new and creative way! Paint, draw, sculpt and design works of art based on books like Goodnight Moon and Where the Wild Things Are. Each week brings a new reading and art adventure!
DRAWING WITH THE ANIMALS Ages 8 - 12 | Amanda Albanese Saturdays 10 - 11:30am | $220 *SPRING II ONLY Wow who loves animals? Who loves to draw? Who loves to draw animals? If you yelled an excited YES! YES! YES! then this is the class for you. This class will merge multiple visits to the zoo with in class studio time. Zoo time will include taking pictures, drawing and learning about all the amazing animals we encounter along the way. Back in the studio we will continue our animal research through a series of amazing drawings, paintings, and mixed media art pieces. *Zoo admission included in tuition price.
LET’S PAINT! PAINTING FOR KIDS Ages 5 - 8 | Claudia Decesare Saturdays 11 - 12:30pm | $160 Would you like to paint your favorite pictures with all different kinds of paints? Come and learn how water color and acrylic paints can work their magic on your paintings. Learn how to make all the colors of the rainbow by mixing just three or four colors in all kinds of combinations! Learn about the artwork of famous artists!!!!! Sound good? Let's Paint!!
PAPER MACHE FOR KIDS Ages 7 - 11 | Anna Thompson Saturdays 1 - 3pm | $200 * SPRING I ONLY We will use classic french technique to create functional and sculptural project. This is a wonderful intro to Sculpture class for kids. We will learn about armatures, build up the forms and paint the surface. Please join us!