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Pre-Teen and Teen Classes & Workshops

Watercolor - Intermediate Level - ONLINE CLASS

$109

with Sharon Squibb

Calendar Feb 8, 2023 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 $109 plus supplies

5:00 - 6:30 pm, Wednesday ONLINE, February 8, 15, 22, March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, April 5, 12.

Payment plan available: $25 deposit plus 2 payments of $42.00, paid every four weeks.

Daytime Throwing

$282

with Kara Bledsoe

Calendar Feb 9, 2023 at 10 am, runs for 6 weeks

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 potters wheel.

10:00 am - 12:30 pm, Thursdays, February 9, 16, 23, March 2, 9, 16.

Payment plan available: $25 deposit plus 4 payments of $64.25, paid every two weeks.

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Tap - Level 1

$145

with Olivia Campbell

Calendar Feb 14, 2023 at 5:30 pm, runs for 10 weeks

Grade 9- Adult

This beginner’s class will be very energetic and have you happily sweating in no time. Students will learn to perform easy-to-follow tap dance steps and become acquainted with the terminology of tap, which equips students to quickly learn a variety of combinations and routines. Along with these basic steps, students will also learn ear training to improve rhythm and musicality. Students will need to supply their own tap shoes.  

5:30 - 6:30 pm, Tuesdays, February 14, 21, 28, March 7, 14, 21, 28, April 4, 11, 18.

Payment plan available: $25 deposit plus 2 payments of $60.00, paid every four weeks.

Creative Constructions

$140

with Donna Bird

Calendar Feb 15, 2023 at 4:30 pm, runs for 10 weeks

Grades 3-6

Creative Constructions is designed for students who have taken Art Adventures or have the basic art skills needed to create more complex activities and projects. This class will allow young creatives to construct original pieces of art and to learn more about painting, drawing, mixed media, narrative art, and printmaking. Creative Constructions students will be introduced to a variety of art materials and learn new artistic techniques while reinforcing the basic elements of art. For example, students will work with scratchboard, learn perspective drawing, try their hand at watercolor and acrylic painting, and learn about master artists. Small class size allows for individual attention in a fun and inviting environment!

4:30 - 5:30 pm - Wednesdays, February 15, 22, March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, April 5, 12, 19.

Payment plan available: $25 deposit plus 2 payments of $57.50, paid every four weeks.

Metals for Kids and Teens

$147

with Linore Huss

Calendar Feb 16, 2023 at 4:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

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.

4:30 - 5:30 pm, Thursdays, February 16, 23, March 2, 9, 16, 23.

Payment plan available: $25 deposit plus 2 payments of $61.00, paid every four weeks.

High School Metals

$186

with Linore Huss

Calendar Feb 16, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Grades 9 - 12

This is a great class for teens, grades 9 - 12, who want to learn about texturing and forming sheet metal, 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.

6:00 - 7:30pm, Thursdays, February 16, 23, March 2, 9, 16, 23.

Payment plan available: $25 deposit plus 2 payments of $80.50, paid every four weeks.

Young Potters

$151

with Linore Huss

Calendar Feb 18, 2023 at 9 am, runs for 6 weeks

Grades 6-8

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, February 18, 25, March 4, 11, 18, 25.

Payment plan available: $25 deposit plus 2 payments of $63.00, paid every four weeks.

Creative Circle Writers Group

Free

with Jules Corriere

Calendar Feb 23, 2023 at 10 am, runs for 10 weeks

Ages 15- Adult

This writers group meets on the second and fourth 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. 

10:00 am - 11:30 am, Thursdays, February 23, March 9, 23, April 13, May 11, 25. (No class on April 27). Class will meet every 2nd and 4th Thursdays.





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