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Art of Kokedamas Workshop
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Art of Kokedamas Workshop

$107

with Grace Viola-Pearson

Calendar Aug 10, 2022 at 6 pm

Ages 16 - Adult

This two-hour course will teach the steps used to create beautiful and sustainable live kokedamas plants for the home or office.  The class will discuss the soils used, proper mixing techniques and then move into how to place the plant within the soil and then cover with dried moss, as you use decorative string to hold it together.  Once the kokedamas is complete, it will be decorated using a wide variety of accents, colors, and ideas to make this living work of art an expression of each student's character and inner beauty.  Along with this, the class will discuss proper care and handling of the plant and a quick history of the techniques used and where they originate from.

Wednesday, August 10, 6:00 - 8:00 pm.

Acoustic Guitar - Private Lessons - September- Adult

$128

with Jonathan Edens

Calendar Sep 1, 2022 , runs for 4 weeks

Adults

These private lessons are for beginners or those with little to no past experience who are looking for an easy-going, fun environment. Students will learn basic terminology and foundational aspects of playing the guitar, chords, and melodies. Class is less theory and more practical application but can also be adapted to the needs and wants of each student. Students will need to supply their own guitar, strings, and picks. Four one-hour classes, one per week. Sessions will re-start every 4 weeks. You may register for additional sessions at your leisure.

Once you register for the class, you will receive an email or phone call to schedule your day and time for lessons. Four lessons/dates will be scheduled in this series. Lessons will restart each month through November. Please read the terms and conditions regarding rescheduling lessons and missed lessons.

September 1, 8, 15, 22.

 

Acoustic Guitar - Private Lessons - September- Kids & Teens

$128

with Jonathan Edens

Calendar Sep 1, 2022 , runs for 4 weeks

Ages 7 - 17

These private lessons are for beginners or those with little to no past experience who are looking for an easy-going, fun environment. Students will learn basic terminology and foundational aspects of playing the guitar, chords, and melodies. Class is less theory and more practical application but can also be adapted to the needs and wants of each student. Students will need to supply their own guitar, strings, and picks. Four one-hour classes, one per week. Sessions will re-start every 4 weeks. You may register for additional sessions at your leisure.

Once you register for the class, you will receive an email or phone call to schedule your day and time for lessons. Four lessons/dates will be scheduled in this series. Lessons will restart each month through November. Please read the terms and conditions regarding rescheduling lessons and missed lessons.

September 1, 8, 15, 22

 

Mini Hand Building Session

$118

with Kara Bledsoe

Calendar Sep 1, 2022 at 10:30 am, runs for 4 weeks

Grades 5 - Adult

In this beginner class you will learn the basic clay building techniques needed to form pottery without the need of a wheel. Using minimal tools and most importantly your hands, you will learn to make coils, roll out slabs, and pinching techniques. Students will make many functional items such as bowls and serving plates, as well as fun, decorative pieces. Perfect for those new to clay and for the experienced thrower looking to expand their working knowledge of the medium. All clay, glazes, tools, and kiln firing time will be provided.

Thursdays, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm, September 1, 8, 15, 22.

 

Payment plan available: $25 deposit plus 1 payment of $93.00, paid every two weeks.

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Mixed Media Drawing

$118

with Alice Salyer

Calendar Sep 3, 2022 at 10 am, runs for 5 weeks

Grade 9- Adult

Mixed Media Drawing builds upon a foundation of drawing, while expanding the possibilities with a multitude of mediums. Each week focuses on different materials and techniques. A world of color, texture and composition will be explored, using techniques from printmaking, painting and even textiles! Students are encouraged to explore processes such as collage and abstraction. Art historical movements and themes provide inspiration for student work using both contemporary and traditional art materials. All skill levels are welcome!

10:00 - 12:00 am, Saturdays, September 3, 10, 17, 24, and October 1.

Color Mixing Basics for Oil and Acrylic Painters

$136

with Donna Bird

Calendar Sep 6, 2022 at 1 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Adult

Have you been painting for a while and still desire more vibrant color in your paintings?  This class is designed to help you learn to see and mix colors more accurately for your individual artwork.  In each class we will focus on palette exercises to help you understand the fundamentals of color theory and follow up with a simple still life painting exercise that will apply these principles.  Supplies will be provided.  

1:00 - 3:30pm, Tuesdays, September 6, 13, 20, 27.

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Tap - Level 1

$137

with Olivia Campbell

Calendar Sep 6, 2022 at 5:30 pm, runs for 10 weeks

Grade 9- Adult

This beginner’s class will be very energetic and 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.  

5:30 - 6:30 pm, Tuesdays, September 6, 13, 20, 27, October 4, 11, 18, 25, November 1, 8.

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Potters Wheel Series - Level 1

$324

with Jess Parks

Calendar Sep 6, 2022 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. 

There are only 6 spots in this class to ensure that each student has wheel access.  The registration fee covers all materials including clay, glazes, tools, and kiln firing time.

6:00 - 8:30 pm - Tuesdays, September 6, 13, 20, 27, October 4, 11.

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