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with Donna Bird
Grades K- 2
This class introduces your child to basic art skills and gives them an opportunity to grow as young artists. 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, sculpture and collage, students explore their creativity with exciting and fun projects in the spring. 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.
4:30 - 5:30 pm - Thursdays, February 4, 11, 18, March 4, 11, 18, 25, April 1, 8, 22 (please note there is no class February 25 and April 15)
Mixed Media Drawing
with Alice Sayler
Grade 6- Adult
Our new Mixed Media class builds upon a foundation of drawing, while expanding the possibilities with a multitude of mediums. Students will learn how to create varying degrees of line width using pen & ink; while also being introduced to brush pens -- creating smooth, flowing energetic lines. 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. All skill levels and ages are welcome! This class will transition to online if the need arises.
9:00 - 11:00 am, Saturdays, February 6, 13, 20, March 13, 20, 27 (please note there is no class February 27 and March 6)
with Kara Bledsoe
This is a pottery class for older elementary and middle school age children. In this course, students will create fun decorative and functional projects as well as have the opportunity to explore different techniques for working with clay along with introduction to pottery wheel. Masks will be required due to close contact during demonstrations and one-on-one instruction.
9:00 - 10:30 am - Saturdays, February 6, 13, 20, 27, March 6, 13
Kids N Clay
with Kara Bledsoe
In this course, students will be exposed to a basic introduction to ceramic techniques designed for elementary school aged children. This class will create fun imaginative pieces which will be a mixture of decorative and functional items. Masks will be required due to close contact during demonstrations and one-on-one instruction.
11:30 am - 1:00 pm, Saturdays, February 6, 13, 20, 27
Adventures in Drawing
with Sharon Squibb
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.
5:30 - 7:00 pm, Mondays, February 8, 15, 22, March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, April 5, 12
Mosaic - Abstract Lost and Found
with Beverly Thomas Jenkins
In this class students will learn the direct method technique using mastic as the adhesive . We would ask that students bring their own "lost and found" items, which can include old jewelry, keys, toys, etc. This is a very fun class. Students will take home a 8"x8" one of a kind treasured keepsake!
9am - Noon - Mondays, February 22, March 1, 8, 15
Anime Art Club
with Allison Parker
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.
4:30 - 6:30 pm, Thursdays, March 11, 18, 25, April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Let's Make a Movie
with Raymond Jones
Students will have the opportunity to choose from several local history stories and create a film based on that story. They will learn how to storyboard it into a script for the big screen, how to operate a high definition camera, work with a green screen background, and learn the basics of acting for film. Students will film their production in the television studio located off site in the Elmer Gillespie building.
4:30 - 6:00 pm, Thursdays, March 11, 18, 25, April 1, 8, 15