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Pre-Teen and Teen Art

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Hand-Building with Clay


with Jess Parks

Calendar Feb 2, 2021 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. 

6:00 - 8:00 pm - Tuesdays, February 2, 9, 16, 23 March 2, 9

Will run

Watercolor - Intermediate Level - ONLINE CLASS


with Sharon Squibb

Calendar Feb 3, 2021 at 5 pm, runs for 10 weeks

Grades 9 - Adult

This is a class for students who would like to explore watercolor painting from home. It continues the study of watercolor techniques introduced in Fall Semester’s Basics of Watercolor online class, but it is open to all students who wish to experience watercolor painting. Zoom instruction includes step-by-step projects designed to guide you through the painting process from start to finish. The course will offer a variety of special techniques and approaches to making watercolor paintings of different subjects. Students will work on paintings along with the instructor as she demonstrates the steps. You will also receive emails with detailed Power Points so that you may practice further or complete a piece at home. Each session will also be recorded. Students will receive a supply list 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 class (if given proper notice).

Cost is $113 plus supplies

5:00 - 6:30 pm, Wednesday ONLINE, February 3, 10, 17, 24, March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, April 7

Mixed Media Drawing


with Alice Sayler

Calendar Feb 6, 2021 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.

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)

Adventures in Drawing


with Sharon Squibb

Calendar Feb 8, 2021 at 5:30 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.

5:30 - 7:00 pm, Mondays, February 8, 15, 22, March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, April 5, 12  

Anime Art Club


with Allison Parker

Calendar Mar 11, 2021 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.

4:30 - 6:30 pm, Thursdays, March 11, 18, 25, April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Let's Make a Movie


with Raymond Jones

Calendar Mar 11, 2021 at 4:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Grades 8-12

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

Zentangle Method of Drawing - Introduction


with Kay Grogg

Calendar Mar 13, 2021 at 10 am

Grade 9- Adult

The Zentangle Method of Art is an easy to learn art form that is FUN and RELAXING! Beautiful images can be created by drawing structured patterns. As you become engrossed in the process, your focus becomes, “Zen” like and relaxed, resulting in individually unique masterpieces.  Students must complete this class or have previous Zentangle experience before taking, Working With Tan Tiles."  This workshop may transition to online if the need arises.

10:00 am - 12:30 pm, Saturday, March 13

Garden Mushrooms Decorating and Design


with Jess Parks

Calendar Mar 13, 2021 at 1 pm

Grade 9- Adult

During this one-day workshop, students will explore their creative side by decorating and personalizing their own clay mushrooms for their garden or home. Students will receive two pre-constructed clay mushrooms that they design and decorate using stamps, stencils, and other tools.  All student work will be finished with a beautiful glaze and fired to perfection.  Fired projects may be picked up two weeks after class.

1:00 - 4:00 pm, Saturday, March 13

Will run

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