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Kid's Tap

$127

with Olivia Campbell

Calendar Aug 25, 2020 at 4 pm, runs for 10 weeks

Grades 1-5

In this children’s dance course, students will begin with steps and shuffles and eventually build towards time steps and fun combinations. Students will focus on learning about the tap shoe as well as learning the basics of tap dance. As the class progresses, they will work center floor and learn basic choreography. Students will need to bring tap shoes to class. They should wear clothing that is comfortable, fitted, and flexible that allows them to move freely. All skill levels welcome!

This class will transition to online if the need arises.

Payment plan available: $25 deposit plus 1 payment of $102.00, paid every two weeks.

Basics of Watercolor - ONLINE CLASS

$115

with Sharon Squibb

Calendar Aug 25, 2020 at 5 pm, runs for 10 weeks

Grade 9 - Adult

This is a class for students who would like to explore the basics of watercolor painting from home.  Zoom instruction includes step-by-step projects designed to guide you through the painting process from start to finish.  The course will include an overview of special brushes, materials, and techniques artists use to create watercolor art.  Students will work on each project along with the instructor as she demonstrates the steps.  You will also receive emails of detailed PowerPoint presentations that illustrate each project so that you may practice further or complete a piece at home.  No experience necessary.  Students will receive a supply list by email after they register.  Students may purchase their own supplies or through the McKinney Center for an extra $50.00.  If purchased through the McKinney Center, materials can be picked up prior to the first class (if given proper notice).

Payment plan available: $25 deposit plus 1 payment of $90.00, paid every two weeks.

Tap for Adults - Level 1

$137

with Olivia Campbell

Calendar Aug 25, 2020 at 5:30 pm, runs for 10 weeks

Grade 9- Adult

This beginner’s class will be very energetic and will have you happily sweating in no time. Students will learn to perform easy to-follow tap dance steps and become acquainted with the terminology of tap, which equips students to quickly learn a variety of combinations and routines. Along with these basic steps, students will also learn ear training to improve rhythm and musicality. Students will need to supply their own tap shoes.

This class will transition to online if the need arises.

Payment plan available: $25 deposit plus 1 payment of $112.00, paid every two weeks.

Hand-Building with Clay

$150

with Jess Parks

Calendar Aug 25, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Grade 9- Adult

Hand-building with pottery is another way of working with clay. The basic techniques are easier to learn and the range of forms you can produce is much broader. If you are interested in clay, but aren’t sure the wheel is for you, consider hand-building and begin creating wonderful functional pieces of artwork on your very first day. This class will give you the opportunity to create unique projects each week. Students will focus on the vocabulary of clay, slab construction, pinch pots, surface texture, clay impression and more. For students who are looking for a place to express their creativity, hand-building may be the experience for you. 

Payment plan available: $25 deposit plus 1 payment of $125.00, paid every two weeks.

Creative Constructions

$132

with Donna Bird

Calendar Aug 26, 2020 at 4:30 pm, runs for 10 weeks

Grades 3-6

Creative Constructions is designed for students who have taken Art Adventures or have the basic art skills needed to create more complex activities and projects. This class will allow young creatives to construct original pieces of art and to learn more about painting, drawing, mixed media, narrative art, and sculpture. This Fall, Creative Constructions student will be introduced to a variety of art materials and learn new artistic techniques while reinforcing the basic elements of art. For example, students will work with scratchboard, learn perspective drawing, try their hand at watercolor and acrylic painting, and learn about master artists. Small class size allows for individual attention in a fun and inviting environment!

This class will transition to online if the need arises.

Payment plan available: $25 deposit plus 1 payment of $107.00, paid every two weeks.

Beginning Acoustic Guitar- Group Class- Kids and Teens

$100

with Jonathan Edens

Calendar Aug 26, 2020 at 5 pm, runs for 12 weeks

Grades 5-12

This group class is a great way to determine if guitar is right for you. Students will learn how to play guitar in an easy-going, fun environment. Students will learn basic terminology, foundational aspects of playing the guitar, chords and melodies. This class is less theory and more practical application for those who wish to play and pick at home, with a recording or with each other. Students will need to supply their own guitar, guitar strings and picks. The class may be divided into two separate classes depending on the number of students who register and age range. 

This class will transition to online if the need arises.

Payment plan available: $25 deposit plus 1 payment of $75.00, paid every two weeks.

Adventures in Drawing

$158

with Sharon Squibb

Calendar Aug 26, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 10 weeks

Grade 9- Adult

This class explores basic drawing techniques and how to use a variety of drawing media: pencils, color pencils, oil pastels, chalk pastels, charcoal, and pen & ink. The instructor will provide step-by-step instruction with demonstrations with each new technique. Students will do a number of studies and finished pieces using each media/technique.

This class will transition to online if the need arises.

Payment plan available: $25 deposit plus 1 payment of $133.00, paid every two weeks.

Potters Wheel Series Level 1

$14981

with Jess Parks

Calendar Aug 26, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Adults

This beginning level class is designed for those wishing to develop their own skills on the potter’s wheel. This class is designed to build students’ skills in the foundational elements of clay, glazes, and terminology. Every class will demonstrate a different wheel throwing exercise. 

Payment plan available: $25 deposit plus 1 payment of $124.81, paid every two weeks.




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