Thursdays

Color and Temperature with Don Sahli

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October 27 @ 6:32 pm

This class focuses on color and temperature using paint on canvas. This fun learning experience will include working from a still life, where ‘color’ will be explored as well as temperature (warm and/or cool). Simple spots of color pieces will be stressed. The abstract foundation will be paramount and the…

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Landscape & Figure Workshop

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October 27 @ 6:32 pm

Day 1: Fundamentals of Landscape Painting  require a strategy to capture the scene with a simplified design and correct color relationships. Impressionism is the effect of light on objects. It’s critical to understand how light creates color and form and how color conveys light. A beginner copies nature, the artist…

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Batik on Cotton

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October 27 @ 6:32 pm

During this batik course, Gustavo will introduce methods developed for easy wax removal, low water consumption during clean-up, and creating designs. The class will use Gustavo’s patterns, but he will also explain to students how to design and make their own patterns. Single, double, and even tricolor patterns on cotton…

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Introduction to Fish Printing (Gyotaku)

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October 27 @ 6:32 pm

This is a hands on fish printing workshop using real fish. Students will learn a brief history of Gyotaku and the basics of how to prepare/set up the fish for printing, how to make special tools for inking, method for inking the fish, and then how to pull detailed prints.…

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Drawing and Painting “Alla Prima”

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October 27 @ 6:32 pm

Develop and enhance skills in both drawing and painting. Participants are encouraged to work with a limited color palette on canvas or heavy paper with the aim of starting and completing a new work during each class session. The students will work with the instructor in creating preparatory drawings and…

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Machine Stitched Baskets

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October 27 @ 6:32 pm

By using a sewing machine to stitch cord together, colorful baskets of almost limitless types and sizes can be made quickly. Students are encouraged to bring a range of colors of thread that they might like to use, along with their own personal sewing machine (required). Although no prior experience…

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Thurmanite Jewelry & Microhardware

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October 27 @ 6:32 pm

This workshop will introduce students to incorporating Thurmanite and microhardware into their jewelry designs. Thurmanite is a layered composite material made of recycled paper and eco-resin that has the appearance of stone but is very lightweight and wearable. Microhardware is a cold-joining technique that is very versatile due to its…

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Watercolor and Pastel Painting

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October 27 @ 6:32 pm

Experiment with the combination of watercolor and chalk pastel to create rich works of art. Learn foundation techniques of watercolor painting and pastel application to expand upon depth of color. This unique way of bringing paintings to life by developing your ability to utilize multimedia techniques results in a very…

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Watercolor for the Absolute Beginner

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October 27 @ 6:32 pm

Throughout this course, students will focus on the basics of painting with watercolors by focusing each class on a specific painting technique as well as sketching basics. Students will create a finished painting each session. (No previous painting experience or art lessons necessary)

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Mix Media and Acrylics

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October 27 @ 6:32 pm

All skill levels are welcome as the class delves into mixing acrylics with their favorite acrylic-based mediums. The class will cover using additives such as gels and modeling paste to add texture to our work. Students will also create works that include collage, embellishments, and found objects to make dynamic…

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