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Advanced Drawing Fall 2018


with Suzette East

Calendar Sep 11, 2018 at 9 am, runs for 8 weeks

Drawing, In this class we will continue with working on the Nature Sketchbook, in a variety of mediums from colored pencil, watercolor and pen and ink will be explored . A variety or techniques will be examined to create life like drawings from the natural world around us! Class will take in an En Plein Air workshop to Brown Mills where we can see the objects in their environment. A prior class in drawing with Suzette (or similar) is required. Join us and see amazing drawing results. Students need to bring their drawing EQ.

Advanced Painting Fall 2018


with Suzette East

Calendar Sep 11, 2018 at 12 pm, runs for 8 weeks

This fall we will take a break from the landscape scenes and explore the beauty and versatility of Faux Finishes. Students will learn to create rock, marble, bark and more.... plus how these techniques can be used to add decorative finishes to canvases, walls and so much more. Knowledge of painting and materials used is necessary. We will use artist's acrylics and mediums . Students will need painter's tape and x-acto knife q-tips, a larger Filbert brush or feather, sea sponge, small (hair) comb..... Suzette will bring a variety of fun tools to experiment with. Just too much fun....join us and develop great usable creative skills

Beginner Drawing Fall 2018


with Suzette East

Calendar Sep 12, 2018 at 9 am, runs for 8 weeks

Drawing. A great class to learn and understand what the elements and principles of art have to do with realistic drawing. Using step by step "Simple Shape" methods to draw anything with ease. Suzette will supply reference material that she has created specially for this class. Materials need are an artist sketchbook, variety of B and H pencils, tortillions and kneaded erasers Class will get to experiment with other tools to see how to get the visual impact and have fun at the same time.

Beginner Painting Fall 2018


with Suzette East

Calendar Sep 12, 2018 at 12 pm, runs for 8 weeks

Painting, Perfect place for the beginning art enthusiast to get information on creating realistic landscape and still life pieces. Learn how 7 tubes of paint can mix to make the full spectrum of color. Uncover the Brush/Stroke/Consistency method to indicating objects in painting. Students will create reference pieces that will lead to confidence in creating major works, skies/waters/trees and nature objects will be studied! Needs: small canvas panels, Art (tubed) paints - mars black, titanium white, lemon yellow, Magenta or Quinacridone, Thalo blue, Ultramarine blue, burnt umber. Brushes: 1" flat shader or basing brush, 1/4" flat, #1 script liner, #6 round. Water bin, notebook and colored pencil. Dress in comfy "Paint" clothes and be prepared to unleash your creative self!

Chair Caning Fall 2018


with Charles Shaffer

Calendar Sep 10, 2018 at 6:30 pm, runs for 8 weeks

Chair caning is easier than it looks! Don’t let those heirlooms waste away in the attic any longer! Bring your own project in and learn different types of seat weaving - woven and pressed cane, rush, splint and tape. Your project should have all repair and finish work completed before the first class. Starter kits are available if you don’t have a project. Charles Shaffer has been seat weaving since 1972. He has taught many people over the years how to restore priceless (and not so priceless) antiques back to useful service. Materials available for purchase from instructor.

Choose-Your-Yarn-Any-Size “Signature Socks” Fall 2018


with Sherry Corbin

Calendar Sep 13, 2018 at 10 am, runs for 5 weeks

Can you knit and purl? Then you can use one long loop knitting needle to make two socks at the same time, toe up or cuff down. We will develop your pattern using any gauge, and for any size. We’ll explore various ways of casting on, turning the heel and binding off for toe up and cuff down socks. A pattern template will be provided for toe up socks including invisible cast on, gusset heel (looks like cuff down sock), and stretchy bind off. For your socks, select a yarn of your choice with any size long loop needle that creates your desired tension. You may wish to select a solid color yarn in DK weight (yarn size 4) and any gauge long loop needle that will yield about 5 stitches per inch. Bring with you: 1) 47 inch long loop (“magic loop”) knitting needle and 2) your yarn divided into 2 balls.

Digital Camera: Point and Shoot Fall 2018


with Noel Topping

Calendar Sep 12, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Use your Point and Shoot to take photos like a DSLR Camera. Learn how to use the camera to approximate what you can do in professional photography.

Double Knit: Design Your Own With Two Colors Fall 2018


with Sherry Corbin

Calendar Oct 18, 2018 at 10 am, runs for 5 weeks

Can you knit and purl? Then you can double knit! Together we’ll create your own personalized colorful design, then make a chart using two or more colors. You can make your chart with paper and pencil or with an electronic tablet. Choose to create a thick, sturdy, reversible pot holder, hot pad, coaster, or scarf. Your double knit project will be elegant with integrated ends and smooth sides. Bring with you: 1) yarn of your choice, two main colors; 2) two needles (or one circular or long loop) of any size to create the tension you like; 3) a crochet hook for hiding ends and fixing errors; and 4) a tapestry needle for binding off.

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