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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.

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.

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.

Mixed Media Drawing

$174
Calendar Aug 29, 2020 at 9 am, runs for 6 weeks

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.

Payment plan available: $25 deposit plus 1 payment of $149.00, paid every two weeks.

Mosaic Pet Portrait

$162

with Beverly Thomas Jenkins

Calendar Aug 29, 2020 at 11:30 am, runs for 5 weeks

Grade 9- Adult

Learn mosaics by creating a family keepsake of your favorite animal or beloved pet. This class will teach you basic mosaic principals along with shading techniques, color enhancement choices, etc. to achieve a unique one of a kind finished mosaic. 

This class may transition to online if the need arises.

Payment plan available: $25 deposit plus 1 payment of $137.00, paid every two weeks.

Mosaic Nature

$120

with Beverly Thomas Jenkins

Calendar Aug 31, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Adults

In this class students will learn the basics of mosaics and will make a beautiful one of a kind piece of art to hang on their wall as a treasured keepsake.  The instructor will supply samples for you to choose from, such as meadow flowers, butterflies, dragonflies, etc., or bring your own sample.  The piece will be 5"x7".

This class may transition to online if the need arises.

Payment plan available: $25 deposit plus 1 payment of $95.00, paid every two weeks.

Pumpkin/Jack-O-Lantern Decorating Workshop

$90

with Jess Parks

Calendar Sep 5, 2020 at 3 pm, runs for 1 week

9th Grade - Adult

During this two-hour workshop, students will be able to explore their creative side by carving and designing their own personal clay pumpkins.  Pumpkin forms will be pre-made.  All students will leave with a beautifully glaze-fired and finished pumpking to enjoy for years to come.  Fired project may be picked up in two weeks after the class.

This workshop may transition to online if the need arises.





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