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Art

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.

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.

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.

Homeschool- Art Adventures

$132

with Donna Bird

Calendar Aug 27, 2020 at 9:30 am, runs for 10 weeks

Grades K-2

This class introduces your child to learn basic art skills and gives them an opportunity to grow as a young artist. Art Adventures has been designed for 5 to 7-year-old children to strengthen their knowledge in art and further develop art vocabulary and skills. With activities such as painting, drawing, and sculpture, students explore their creativity with exciting and fun projects in the fall. Both new and returning students will continue to work on developing their skills with individualized instruction in a small group setting. 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.

Homeschool- Creative Constructions

$132

with Donna Bird

Calendar Aug 27, 2020 at 11 am, runs for 10 weeks

Grades 3-5 

This class is for students who have taken Art Adventures or have some experience with art lessons and have the ability to attempt more complex skills including perspective, sculpture, and painting techniques. Classes are designed to reinforce basic elements of art, while introducing a variety of mediums and artistic techniques to create original pieces of art. For example, students will work with scratchboard, learn to draw in 3D, try their hand at watercolor and acrylic painting, and learn about master artists. The curriculum is ongoing and projects change every semester. Small class size allows for individual attention.

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.

Anime Art Club

$163

with Allison Parker

Calendar Aug 27, 2020 at 4:30 pm, runs for 8 weeks

Grades 5- 12

This class focuses on the Japanese originated comic style of Manga and Anime drawings. During the duration of the course, students will learn the basics of rendering multiple styles of generic anime figures, known characters and, eventually, will be able to create their own original character. Students will learn the rules of proportions and characterized anatomy, pen and ink techniques, and coloring processes. This class will provide a safe and creative space for young artists to experiment within their chosen illustrative styles. All skill levels are welcome! 

This class will transition to online if the need arises.

Payment plan available: $25 deposit plus 1 payment of $138.00, paid every two weeks.




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