Looking for the perfect gift? The Arts Center Education Elves have been hard at work organizing some wonderful classes, workshops and customized art parties that can be terrific gifts for the entire family, business associates or friends. Gift certificates are available. To register for any of these classes or purchase a certificate call 251-2496 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Uncorked Canvas Party - Perfect for a small company holiday or birthday party. Each guest is supplied with paint, brushes, an apron, and an easel for the party. Everyone takes home a 16” x 20” canvas at the end of the night! Feel free to bring your favorite beverages and snacks! $35 member/$45 non-members. We need a minimum of 5 people to host a party.
Perspective Drawing Workshop - Whether you draw or paint professionally, or just doodle for fun, knowledge of perspective can make your artwork look more realistic and three dimensional. In this easy, step-by-step workshop, you’ll learn the basics of one and two point perspective, including point of view, vanishing points, and horizon line. Also learn how to make some objects look closer to the viewer and others look further away all the while maintaining correct proportions. Plus, you’ll learn ways to draw objects and corners accurately without using vanishing points. Total beginners welcome, all materials provided, pre-registration and payment in advance is required. Four Sessions, Tuesdays in January 6, 13, 20, 27 6:30-8:30. Instructor: Christine Burchill. $50 member/ $60 non-member for all 4 sessions. 18 years and older or home school 11th and 12th grade.
Jewelry Making - This workshop is a great introduction into the wonderful world of beads! Students will learn about beads, findings and how to use beading tools. Students will then apply this knowledge to complete a necklace or bracelet that they can wear home! Beginners welcome, 18 years and older, all materials provided. Sign up for one session or multiple sessions, pre-registration and payment in advance is required. Fridays in January 9, 16, 23, 30 and February 6, 13, 20, 27, 6:00 pm. Instructor: Matt Swearingen. $10 members/each session $15 non-member/each session.
Second Saturday- Rumble in the Jungle - January 10th, 10:30 am-12 pm. Ant Hill Drawing/Butterfly Printmaking. Instructor Jennifer Wentz. Dance, Create, and Learn about a magical, beautiful part of our earth! Each Saturday we will focus on a different aspect of the Flora and Fauna from the Rainforest. Students will gain appreciation for the arts while learning sculpture, painting, mosaic, printmaking, dance, fiber art and mixed media. Remember – Dress for a mess! Sign up for one session or multiple sessions, space is limited and pre-registration is required. Grades K-2. $5 members/each session $7 non-members/each session.
Introductory Knitting Workshop - Two Sessions, January 13th & 20th. 6:00-8:00 pm Instructors: Linda Christian and Colleen McCoy. During this introductory class, you will learn casting-on, knitting, and binding-off techniques while making your own infinity scarf that can keep you warm all winter! With the materials fee of $15/student you will receive a starter kit including knitting needles, and 2 skeins of yarn, that you will use in class and can take home after. You do not need to bring any of your own supplies just let us know your favorite color choices when you register. Supply fee $15 * student must supply 1st and 2nd color choice. $30 member/$40 non-member.
Painting Fundamentals and Color Theory - Three Sessions, Mondays starting January 12, 19, 26, 6:00-8:00 pm. Instructor: Anna Jacobson. Learn the proper way of preparing your painting surface, stretch canvas, paint mixing and application. Participants will study how to REALLY see color. We will also explore the drawing behind the paint through the use of acrylic and oil mediums. All materials provided. $90 member/$120 non-member for all 3 sessions. $35 member / $45 non member for 1 session.
Pottery Wheel Wednesdays - Four Sessions, Wednesdays starting January 7, 14, 28, through February 4. 6:00-8:00 pm. Instructor: Michael Dietz. $120 member/ $160 non-member. This is a great way to find out if pottery making is for you by trying your hand at the potter’s wheel. This series of classes will offer instruction on learning how to center clay, creating cups, bowls, and various vessels. Then trim and glaze your vessels for the kiln. All materials provided.
Artful Happy Hour - January 21, 5:30 pm. Paint along with Wassily Kandinsky-Farbstudie Quadrate 1913. Instructor: Anna Jacobson. Scheduled each 3rd Wednesday’s of the Month – come to one session or all of them! Materials Fee $10 each date.
Family Pottery - Join us in creating a Festival of Frozen Figures including snowmen and penguins from the warm environment at the Hansen Ceramic Studio! Bring your child to this fun weekend activity of hand-building with clay. Two Sessions, January 24 & 31, 10 am – Noon. Instructor: Bill Nybo. $25 members/ $35 non-members (1 child & 1 adult).
Introductory Watercolor – Four Sessions, February 2, 9, 16, 23, 6:00-8:00 pm. Instructor: Anna Jacobson. Students will be introduced to watercolor essentials: how to handle the paint, color mixing, proper application techniques and more. This class is designed for beginners and all materials are provided. $120 member/ $ 160 non-member for all 4 sessions, $35 member / $45 non-member for 1 session.
Photography Level 1 – Four Sessions, February 3, 10, 17, 24, 7 pm-8:45 pm. Instructor: Troy Gunderson. Learn the basics of digital photography, what the terms mean, plus techniques that will improve your compositions. You will learn how to use your camera in manual mode and how to adjust the aperture, shutter speed and ISO to achieve photos not obtainable in automatic modes. The main focus of the instruction will be on using your DSLR camera. (Any digital camera is fine, but cameras with adjustable controls are preferred.) $50 for members $60 for non-members.
Fused Glass – Saturday, February 7th, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm; Sunday February 8th, 1:00 – 4:00 pm. Instructor: Jaci Trefz. Create two fused glass projects! This informative, fun and rewarding 2 day introduction to fused glass art will walk you through the basic processes dealing with glass compatibility, studio safety, fusing temperatures and glass cutting. Prior experience not necessary. All materials provided. $35 for members / $45 for non-members.
Introductory Mosaic – Monday, February 9th and Wednesday 11th, 6:30-8:30. Instructor: Bonnie Tressler. I invite you to explore this timeless art-form by studying classical principles and techniques handed down through the centuries by mosaic masters. The class caters to those who wish to learn the beautiful craft of Mosaic and create your own works of art! The class is very informative in all areas dealing with mosaic projects including, design, choosing appropriate substrates, cutting glass and ceramic, mortaring, grouting, and finishing. A materials list will be provided for you to purchase items ahead of time and bring to class. $30 member/ $40 non-member.
Calligraphy – Friday, April 17th, 2 pm – 6 pm. Instructor: Anne Kaese. This class starts at the very beginning, covering the basic tools and preliminary knowledge of modern, pointed-pen calligraphy and giving you a solid understanding of how to compose a truly unique alphabet! We will learn and practice the rules of letter construction, as well as discuss how to choose the right pens, inks, papers, and other materials necessary for calligraphy. Also, we’ll go over assembling your pen, dipping your pen in ink, understanding ink flow and pressure, basic script lowercase letter forms and developing your own lettering style. $40 member/$50 non-member. With the materials fee of $25/student you will receive a calligraphy starter kit that you will use in class and can take home after, you do not need to bring any of your own supplies.