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Pre-Teen and Teen Classes & Workshops
Creative Circle Writers Group
with Jules Corriere
Ages 15- Adult
This writers group meets every Thursday of the month at the McKinney Center. The group this year will focus on developing and generating stories for possible use in the monthly radio show “StoryTown Radio Show and Podcast” which performs at the McKinney Center and airs on WETS 89.5 FM. The group will also develop stories and pieces for other special story-based programs that are part of the StoryTown Initiative. In addition, members are encouraged to bring creative works to develop for their own purposes. Techniques in writing for radio and the stage are regularly discussed.
10:30 am - Noon, Thursdays, September 7, 14, 21, 28, October 5, 12, 19, 26, November 2, 9, 16, 30, December 7.
with Beverly Thomas Jenkins
Grades 9 - Adult
This 2-day workshop is for the person who wants to try painting without having prior knowledge of painting. Students will be creating a beautiful vase of flowers using water-solouble oil paint. The style is intuitive, casual, and abstract. The canvas is a 9"x12" flat board which will fit a frame of your choice (not included). This is a great workshop to take with family or friends!
You can also reserve a private workshop with a minimum of 6 guests! Please call the McKinney Center to make this reservation.
6:00 - 8:00 pm, Monday, October 9 and Wednesday, October 11.
with TBD Check at Registration
This is a pottery class for older elementary and middle school age children. In this course, students will create fun, decorative, and functional projects and have the opportunity to explore different techniques for working with clay including the pottery wheel.
9:00 -10:30 am - Saturdays, October 14, 21, 28, November 4, 11, 18.
Glass Fusion - Sushi Dish Workshop
with Karen Hitchcock
Grade 9- Adult
You will learn about different types of glass and how to use the tools to create a project. This particular class will be creating a sushi plate which can be used for many things.
Tuesday, October 17, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Metals for Kids and Teens
with Linore Huss
Grades 4- 8
This is a great class for kids, grades 4 - 8, who want to learn about wire wrapping, basic hammer texture, plier use, the properties of different metals, beadwork, and much more! Students will leave with a collection of bracelets, ornaments, earrings, necklaces, and rings as they choose what they would like to create with each process we learn.
4:00 - 5:30 pm, Thursdays, October 19, 26, November 2, 9, 16, 30. No class on November 23.
Zentangle Method of Drawing - Dingbatz
with Kay Grogg
Grade 9- Adult
Dingbatz are a fun way to incorporate Zentangle in any of your own art projects. They add creativity to your snail mail, name tags, scrapbook art, hand lettering or journaling projects. We will learn the basics of using this new way of Zentangling along with how to create "fake calligraphy". We will create a Thank You Card, Name Tag, and learn a fun way to add interest to other art projects. Basic Zentangle understanding is encouraged but not necessary for this class. Materials will be supplied with class fee.
Saturday, November 4, 10:00 am - 12:30 pm.
Clay - Daytime Throwing
with Kara Bledsoe
Grade 6- Adult
All levels of experience welcome. This daytime throwing class will offer plenty of one-to-one instruction for beginners plus plenty of wheel time for the more experienced thrower to hone their skills. All tools, materials, and firing time is included. Small class size ensures wheel access and daily demos will provide tips and techniques needed to become confident on the potter's wheel.
10:00 am - 12:30 pm, Tuesdays, November 7, 14, 21, 28, December 5, 12.
Glass Fusion - Holiday Ornaments Workshop
with Karen Hitchcock
Ages 14 - Adult
In this two-hour glass fusion workshop, students will make decorative glass holiday ornaments. This hands-on session is designed for fun! Students will make up to five ornaments while learning the basics of fused glass. Students will have the chance to use frit, and stingers glass to make unique creations! All materials are included and fired projects will be available two weeks after the class.
6:00 - 8:00 pm, Thursday, November 9.