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Anime Art Club
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Anime Art Club

$163

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
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Let's Make a Movie

$99

with Raymond Jones

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

$50

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

$66

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

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Pottery Wheel - Bowls - 2 Day Workshop

$70

with Kara Bledsoe

Calendar Mar 16, 2021 at 10:30 am

Grades 5 -Adult

Enjoy a relaxing two-day workshop creating beautiful bowls! Students will spend the first day on the potter’s wheel creating bowl forms. On day two, students will trim bowls on the wheel and learn decorating techniques. The goal is for each student to accomplish making 3 – 5 ceramic bowls. Masks will be required due to close contact during demonstrations and one-on-one instruction.

10:30 am - 12:30 pm, Tuesday, March 16, and Thursday, March 18

Mandala Magic Workshop

$60

with Roslyn Eitel

Calendar Mar 20, 2021 at 1 pm

9th Grade to Adult

Mandalas are circle drawings that are very relaxing to create. The radial and repetitive nature helps focus the mind, enabling concentration and lets creativity flow. During this workshop, students will learn how to draw a radial mandala. Drawing and coloring their mandala will help with mindfulness & bring a sense of peace & relaxation. Students will work on one mandala with different options for coloring. The final piece will be framed & ready to display.

1:00 - 5:00 pm, Saturday, March 20

Mosaic Pet Portrait

$145

with Beverly Thomas Jenkins

Calendar Mar 22, 2021 at 6 pm, 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.

6:00 - 8:30 pm, Mondays, March 22, 29, April 5, 12, 19

Glass Fusion - Garden Stakes

$70

with Karen Hitchcock

Calendar Mar 23, 2021 at 6 pm

Grade 9- Adult

A two-hour glass fusion workshop making decorative glass stakes for your garden or house. Each student can make up to four garden stakes.  All materials are included and fired projects will be available two weeks after class.

6:00 - 8:00 pm, Tuesday, March 23





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