Painting, Digital Art & Mixed Media Classes

Summer Session 2024
10-Week Session: May 14 – July 20
5-Week Session 1: May 7 – June 8
5-Week Session 2: June 25 – July 27
NO CLASS: July 4 (Holiday)

Fall Session 2023
16-Week Session: August 8 – December 9


7-Week Session 1: August 8 – September 23
Rain Date Makeup: Week of September 26


7-Week Session 2: October 10 – December 9
Rain Date Makeup: Week of December 12


NO CLASS:
November 7 – 11 – Holiday Tables Week
November 21 -25 – Thanksgiving Week

 

 

Winter Session 2024
16-Week Session: January 2 – April 20
7-Week Session 1: January 2 – February 17
7-Week Session 2: March 5 – April 20

TUESDAYS

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INTRODUCTION INTO COLOR THEORY (ENGLISH & SPANISH)

This introductory class teaches beginners the basics of color theory using acrylic paints. Students will learn how to mix any color from the basic primary colors plus black and white. Students will also learn the difference between cool and warm colors, the use of complementary colors, and how things like hue and value work together. Students will be given prompts to help give guidance, or they can choose their own subject matter.

Class is offered and Spanish and English.

Esta clase introductoria enseña a los participantes los conceptos básicos de la teoría del color utilizando pinturas acrílicas. Los estudiantes aprenderán a mezclar cualquier color de los colores primarios básicos más blanco y negro. Los estudiantes también aprenderán la diferencia entre colores fríos y calientes, el uso de colores complementarios y cómo cosas como el tono y el valor funcionan juntos. A los estudiantes se les darán indicaciones para ayudar a orientarlos, o pueden elegir su propio tema.

Clase ofrecida en inglés y español.

Ages:  14+ | Instructor: Jocelyn Lechuga

Tuesdays, 10a.m.-Noon

5 Weeks
Session 1:
May 7 – June 4
Session 2: June 25 – July 23

Location: Tables Studio

Public Price: $92 | Member Price: $82.80

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AFTERNOON ABSTRACT PAINTING

Explore past and current trends in nonobjective painting, exploring acrylic, water-based media and drawing with collage. Students work at their own pace on personal projects with guidance from Jim. All experience levels are welcome, and experimentation will be encouraged.

Ages:  18+ | Instructor: Jim Gross
Tuesdays, 1-3 p.m.

5 Weeks
Session 1: May 7 – June 4
Session 2: June 25 – July 23

Location: Tables Studio

Nonmember Price: $92 | Member Price: $82.50

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AFTERNOON ABSTRACT PAINTING

Explore past and current trends in nonobjective painting, exploring acrylic, water-based media and drawing with collage. Students work at their own pace on personal projects with guidance from Jim. All experience levels are welcome, and experimentation will be encouraged.

Ages:  14+ | Instructor: Jim Gross

Tuesdays, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

7 Weeks
Session 1: Jan. 2 – Feb. 13
Session 2: Mar. 5 – Apr. 16

Location: Tables Studio

Public Price: $129 | Member Price: $116.10

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PAINTING LIGHT IN THE STUDIO

Increase your skills to translate imagery from your tablet or photograph to canvas. Work on principles of design, color harmony, temperature, value, ad more. Demonstrations and short presentations will help refine skills to develop one’s unique voice.

Ages:  14+ | Instructor: Virginia Grass Simmons

Tuesdays, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

7 Weeks
Session 1: Jan. 2 – Feb. 13
Session 2: Mar. 5 – Apr. 16

Location: Easels Studio

Public Price: $196 | Member Price: $176.40

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MULTI-MEDIA: COLORED PENCIL, PASTEL & WATERCOLOR (AFTERNOON)

Learn through exploration in a relaxed environment. Students work on individual projects focusing on composition, perspective, value, color mixing, layering and more in their medium(s) of choice.

Ages:  12+ | Instructor: Gayle Bryson Clayborn

Tuesdays, 3:30–5:30 p.m.

5 Weeks
Session 1: May 7 – June 4
Session 2: June 25 – July 23

Location: Tables Studio

Public Price: $92 | Member Price: $82.80

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MULTI-MEDIA: COLORED PENCIL, PASTEL & WATERCOLOR

Learn through exploration in a relaxed environment. Students work on individual projects focusing on composition, perspective, value, color mixing, layering and more in their medium(s) of choice.

Ages:  12+ | Instructor: Gayle Bryson Clayborn

Tuesdays, 6-8 p.m.

5 Weeks
Session 1: May 7 – June 4
Session 2: June 25 – July 23

Location: Youth Studio

Nonmember Price: $92 | Member Price: $82.80

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MULTI-MEDIA: COLORED PENCIL, PASTEL & WATERCOLOR (AFTERNOON)

Learn through exploration in a relaxed environment. Students work on individual projects focusing on composition, perspective, value, color mixing, layering and more in their medium(s) of choice.

Ages:  14+ | Instructor: Gayle Bryson Clayborn

Tuesdays, 3:30–5:30 p.m.

7 Weeks
Session 1: Jan. 2 – Feb. 13
Session 2: Mar. 5 – Apr. 16

Location: Tables Studio

Public Price: $129 | Member Price: $116.10

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MULTI-MEDIA: COLORED PENCIL, PASTEL & WATERCOLOR (EVENING)

Learn through exploration in a relaxed environment. Students work on individual projects focusing on composition, perspective, value, color mixing, layering and more in their medium(s) of choice.

Ages:  14+ | Instructor: Gayle Bryson Clayborn

Tuesdays, 6:00–8:00 p.m.

7 Weeks
Session 1: Jan. 2 – Feb. 13
Session 2: Mar. 5 – Apr. 16

Location: Youth Studio

Public Price: $129 | Member Price: $116.10

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WATERCOLOR FOR ALL SKILL LEVELS

Students will master the basics needed to be successful in watercolor including creating a wash, pouring a background, color mixing, color theory, various applications and techniques, as well as rules for composition and design.

Ages:  14+ | Instructor: Bernadette Bradshaw

Tuesdays, 6 – 8 p.m.

5 Weeks
Session 1: May 7 – June 4
Session 2: June 25 – July 23

Location: Tables Studio

Nonmember Price: $92 | Member Price: $82.80

Petey Goes Fishing 30 x 36 (3)

WATERCOLOR FOR ALL SKILL LEVELS

Students will master the basics needed to be successful in watercolor including creating a wash, pouring a background, color mixing, color theory, various applications and techniques, as well as rules for composition and design.

Ages:  14+ | Instructor: Bernadette Bradshaw

Tuesdays, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

7 Weeks
Session 1: Jan. 2 – Feb. 13
Session 2: Mar. 5 – Apr. 16

Location: Tables Studio

Public Price: $129 | Member Price: $116.10

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UKRIANIAN EGG DECORATING

Students will learn the traditional art of pysanka, a wax-resist method of dyeing eggs that dates back centuries. Led by instructor Svitlana Tararuk, participants will be guided through the process of creating two beautifully designed eggs using the pysanka style. Students will get a step-by-step demonstration of the techniques involved and will, then, have the opportunity to experiment with different colors and designs as they craft intricate designs of their own. By the end of the class, each student will have two unique and stunning pysanky to take home as a cherished handmade keepsake.

Ages: 14 + | Instructor: Svitlana Tararuk

Tuesday, 6:00-8:30 p.m.

5 Weeks
Session 1: May 7 – June 4
Session 2: June 25 – July 27

Location: Sculpture Studio

Public Price: $115 | Member Price: $103.50

Ukrainian Egg

UKRIANIAN EGG DECORATING

Students will learn the traditional art of pysanka, a wax-resist method of dyeing eggs that dates back centuries. Led by instructor Svitlana Tararuk, participants will be guided through the process of creating two beautifully designed eggs using the pysanka style. Students will get a step-by-step demonstration of the techniques involved and will, then, have the opportunity to experiment with different colors and designs as they craft intricate designs of their own. By the end of the class, each student will have two unique and stunning pysanky to take home as a cherished handmade keepsake.

Ages: 14 + | Instructor: Svitlana Tararuk

Tuesday, 6:00-8:30 p.m.

7-Weeks
Session 1: Jan 2 – Feb. 13
Session 2: Mar. 5 – Apr. 16

Location: Sculpture Studio

Public Price: $161 | Member Price: $144.90

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BEGINNING/INTERMEDIATE ACRYLIC PAINTING

Beginners will cover the basics including color mixing and how to apply acrylic paint with various techniques. Additional topics include perspective, proportion and color theory. Students will choose the subject matter for their paintings with guided instruction. Various creative styles of painting will be explored for further inspiration. Intermediate students continue to build upon the techniques and painting skills learned as a beginner. Students will develop their own artistic voice using fundamental formal ideas and processes.

Ages:  14+ | Instructor: Doug Billings

Tuesdays, 6-9 p.m.

5 Weeks
Session 1: May 7 – June 4
Session 2: June 25 – July 23

Location: Easels Studio

Public Price: $135 | Member Price: $121.50

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BEGINNING/INTERMEDIATE ACRYLIC PAINTING

Beginners will cover the basics including color mixing and how to apply acrylic paint with various techniques. Additional topics include perspective, proportion and color theory. Students will choose the subject matter for their paintings with guided instruction. Various creative styles of painting will be explored for further inspiration. Intermediate students continue to build upon the techniques and painting skills learned as a beginner. Students will develop their own artistic voice using fundamental formal ideas and processes.

Ages:  14+ | Instructor: Doug Billings

Tuesdays, 6:00-9:00 p.m.

7 Weeks
Session 1: Jan. 2 – Feb. 13
Session 2: Mar.5 – Apr. 16

Location: Easels Studio

Public Price: $196 | Member Price: $176.40

WEDNESDAYS

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LUMINOUS LIGHT

The important elements of a well-designed and beautifully “lit” painting will be practiced and discussed. Students will paint from their own photographs. This class is for those who want to immerse themselves in painting for longer periods of time. This will allow more time for instruction and more time to complete your work.

Ages:  14+ | Instructor: Mary Binford Miller

Wednesdays: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

16 Weeks: August 9 – December 6

Location: Easels Studio

Nonmember Price: $716 | Member Price: $644.40

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LUMINOUS LIGHT

The important elements of a well-designed and beautifully “lit” painting will be practiced and discussed. Students will paint from their own photographs. This class is for those who want to immerse themselves in painting for longer periods of time. This will allow more time for instruction and more time to complete your work.

Ages:  14+ | Instructor: Mary Binford Miller

Wednesdays, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

7 Weeks: Jan. 3 – Feb. 14

Location: Easels Studio

Public Price: $391 | Member Price: $351.90

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INTRO TO DIGITAL ART

In this course, participants will delve into the fundamental principles and techniques of digital drawing. Through exploring traditional painting methods, students will enhance their existing painting skills and also acquire knowledge to apply these techniques to traditional art in a digital context.

Ages:  14+ | Instructor: Lauren Miller

Wednesdays, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

7 Weeks
Session 1: Jan. 3 – Feb. 14
Session 2: Mar. 6 – Apr. 17

Location: Youth Studio

Public Price: $129 | Member Price: $116.10

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DIGITAL PAINTING WITH PROCREATE

The tools of Procreate are vast and can be difficult for a beginner to navigate. This class will help you learn what those tools are and how to use them practically. You might find it’s one of the most fun and easy apps use for digital art. Students must supply their own iPad with the ProCreate app and a charger.

Ages:  14+ | Instructor: Lauren Miller

Wednesday, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

7 Weeks
Session 1: Jan. 3 – Feb. 14
Session 2: Mar. 6 – Apr. 17

Location: Youth Studio

Public Price: $129| Member Price: $116.10

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DIGITAL PAINTING WITH PROCREATE

The tools of Procreate are vast and can be difficult for a beginner to navigate. This class will help you learn what those tools are and how to use them practically. You might find it’s one of the most fun and easy apps use for digital art. Students must supply their own iPad with the ProCreate app and a charger.

Ages:  14+ | Instructor: Lauren Miller

Wednesday, 6-8 p.m.

5 Weeks
Session 1: May 8 – June 5
Session 2: June 26 – July 24

Location: Youth Studio

Public Price: $92| Member Price: $82.80

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ABSTRACT PAINTING

Learn about past and current trends in nonobjective painting and explore possibilities with found objects and techniques with mixed media. Students work on individual projects with guidance from the instructor. All skill levels are welcome.

Ages:  14+ | Instructor: Matthew Hilyard

Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

5 Weeks
Session 1: May 8 – June 5
Session 2: June 26 – July 24

Location: Tables Studio

Nonmember Price: $92 | Member Price: $82.80

November#30

ABSTRACT PAINTING

Learn about past and current trends in nonobjective painting and explore possibilities with found objects ad techniques with mixed media. Students work on individual projects with guidance from the instructor. All skill levels are welcome.

Ages:  14+ | Instructor: Matthew Hilyard

Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

7 Weeks
Session 1: Jan. 3 – Feb. 21 (No class Jan. 31)

Session 2: Mar. 6 – Apr. 24 (No class Apr. 3)

Location: Tables Studio

Public Price: $129 | Member Price: $116.10

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EXPLORE THE STUDIOS

In this 7-week course, students will have the opportunity to experience a workshop in every one of Mark Arts’ 7 art studios. Each week will be led by a different instructor who teaches weekly classes in their medium. Workshops will all be beginner level in mediums including acrylic painting, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture, drawing, cooking, and metalsmithing/enameling.

Ages: 16 + | Instructors: See Studios Below

Wednesday, 6:00-9:00 p.m.

7 Weeks
Session 1: Jan. 3 – Feb. 14 
Jan. 3 – Easels
Jan. 10 – Printmaking
Jan. 17 – Ceramics
Jan 24 -Sculpture
Jan. 31 – Tables
Feb. 7 – Culinary
Feb. 14 – Metals

Session 2: Mar. 6 – Apr. 17 
Mar. 6 – Easels
Mar. 13 – Printmaking
Mar. 20 – Ceramics
Mar. 24 – Sculpture
Apr. 3 – Tables
Apr. 10 – Metals
Apr. 17 – Culinary

Public Price: $258 | Member Price: $232.20

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EXPLORE THE STUDIOS

In this 5-week course, students will have the opportunity to experience a workshop in a variety of Mark Arts studios. Each week will be led by a different instructor who teaches weekly classes in their medium. Workshops will all be beginner level in mediums including acrylic painting, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture, drawing, and metalsmithing/enameling.

Ages: 16 + | Instructors: See Studios Below

Wednesday, 6-9 p.m.

5 Weeks
Session 1: May 8 – June 5 
May 8 – Ceramics
May 15 – Sculpture
May 22 – Printmaking
May 29 – Metals
June 5 – Easels

Session 2: June 26 – Easels
June 26 – Ceramics
July 3 – Sculpture
July 10 – Printmaking
July 17 – Metals
July 24 – Easels

Public Price: $185.00 | Member Price: $166.50

THURSDAYS

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LIMITED PALETTE, UNLIMITED COLOR - PART 1

One red, one blue, one yellow, with white can make any color in the world from the brightest bright to the grayest gray. If you struggle to mix the color you desire or have never mixed color, we will take the color wheel down to the primaries without sacrificing saturation – a limited palette with truly unlimited color. This class is suitable for beginners to the seasoned artist. Come enter the wonderful world of color!

Ages: 16+ | Instructor: Melinda Weis

Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

7 week Course
Dates: March 9 – April 20

Location: Easels Studio

Nonmember Price $156 |  Member Price $140.40

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UNLIMITED COLOR - PART 2

In this continuation of Limited Palette, Unlimited Color. we are removing the limit in this palette and learning the principles of color. What colors play well together? Why does the color on my palette look different when I lay it on my canvas? When you learn the why of color, it opens up a whole new world of informed possibilities. This class is suitable for beginners to the seasoned artist but completion of Limited Palette, Unlimited Color is required.

Ages: 16+ | Instructor: Melinda Weis

Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

7 weeks – Session 1:
August 10 – September 21

Location: Easels Studio

Nonmember Price $156 |  Member Price $140.40

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SMALL PAINTINGS, BIG IMPACT

Gain confidence in your art making. Painting small is the quickest way to improve your skills! In this course students will explore how to craft small paintings while focusing on the important elements of a successful composition. Learn how to let go of what is not needed and pick up speed along the way. Any paint medium is welcome. Students must have working knowledge of their chosen medium.

Ages: 14+ | Instructor: Melinda Weis

Thursdays, 9:30 a.m.-Noon

7 weeks: Jan. 4 – Feb. 15

Location: Easels Studio

Public Price $161 | Member Price $144.90

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BEYOND THE BRUSH

Painting is traditionally done with a brush of different sizes, shapes, and bristle type. We are going to explore making art with unconventional tools. Yes, you can still use your favorite brushes, but let’s think outside the box (and maybe even use that box) to make art from realism to abstraction and everything in between. All painting mediums welcome.

Ages: 14+ | Instructor: Melinda Weis

Thursdays, 9:30 a.m.-Noon

7 weeks: Mar. 7 – Apr. 18

Location: Easels Studio

Public Price $161 | Member Price $144.90

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BEYOND THE BRUSH

Painting is traditionally done with brushes of different sizes, shapes, and bristle type. We are going to explore making art with unconventional tools. Yes, you can still use your favorite brushes, but let’s think outside the box (and maybe even use that box) to make art from realism to abstraction and everything in between. All painting mediums welcome.

Ages: 16+ | Instructor: Melinda Weis

Thursdays, 9:30 a.m.-Noon

10 weeks
May 16 – July 25 (No class July 4)

Location: Easels Studio

Public Price $230 | Member Price $207

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ADVANCED WATERCOLOR

Students will work on individually driven projects with instruction on professional techniques and use of color. Students are encouraged to discuss ideas, techniques and learned skills with fellow students in this friendly studio environment.

Ages: 18+ | Instructor: Bernadette Bradshaw

Thursdays, 1–3 p.m.

10 Weeks
May 16 – Aug 1 (No classes June 6 & July 4)

Location: Tables Studio

Public Price $185 | Member Price $166.50

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ADVANCED WATERCOLOR

Students will work on individually driven projects with instruction on professional techniques and use of color. Students are encouraged to discuss ideas, techniques and learned skills with fellow students in this friendly studio environment.

Ages: 18+ | Instructor: Bernadette Bradshaw

Thursdays, 1:00–3:00 p.m.

7 Weeks
Session 1: Jan. 4 – Feb. 15

Session 2: Mar. 7 – Apr. 18

Location: Tables Studio

Public Price $129 | Member Price $116.10

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PAINTING IN AMAZING TECHNICOLOR

Each artist makes palette choices that dramatically affect the feel of a painting, but choosing the right colors is not as easy as it seems. This class will explore all the facets of color – hue, chroma, value and mixing. All media are welcome, but painting experience is required.

Ages: 16+ | Instructor: Melinda Weis

Thursdays, 1–4 p.m.

10 Weeks
May 16 – July 25 
(No class July 4)

Location: Easels Studio

Public Price $277 |  Member Price $249.30

Artwork by Melinda

PAINTING IN AMAZING TECHNICOLOR

Each artist makes palette choices that dramatically affect the feel of a painting, but choosing the right colors is not as easy as it seems. This class will explore all the facets of color – hue, chroma, value and mixing. All media are welcome, but painting experience is required.

Ages: 14+ | Instructor: Melinda Weis

Thursdays, 1:00–4:00 p.m.

16 Weeks: Jan. 4 – Apr. 18

Location: Easels Studio

Public Price $443 | Member Price $398.70

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DUNGEONS AND CRAFTS

Dungeons and Crafts is an immersive Dungeons and Dragons course that equips students with the skills to host their own creative sessions. Through this class, participants will master map creation, character design, storytelling essentials, and game development. Dungeons and Dragons, a renowned tabletop game, fosters artistic expression, mathematical proficiency, role-playing abilities, and imaginative thinking, guaranteeing both enjoyment and the formation of friendships. As a culmination of the course, students will engage in a beginner-level gameplay experience together.

Ages:  14+ | Instructor: Rachel McCabe

Thursdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

7 Weeks
Session 1: Jan. 4 – Feb. 15
Session 2: Mar. 7 – Apr. 18

Location: Youth Studio

Public Price: $129| Member Price: $116.10

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BEGINNING / INTERMEDIATE WATERCOLOR

Learn the art of watercolor painting, including the three characteristics of the medium (transparent, translucent, opaque), forms of watercolor, painting equipment, painting composition guidelines and basic color theory.

Ages 14+ | Instructor: Caryl Morgan

Thursdays, 6:30–8:30 p.m.

5 Weeks
Session 1: May 9 – June 6

Session 2: June 27 – Aug. 1 (No class July 4)

Location: Tables Studio

Nonmember Price: $92 | Member Price: $82.80

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BEGINNING / INTERMEDIATE WATERCOLOR

Learn the art of watercolor painting, including the three characteristics of the medium (transparent, translucent, opaque), forms of watercolor, painting equipment, painting composition guidelines and basic color theory.

Ages 14+ | Instructor: Caryl Morgan

Thursdays, 6:30–8:30 p.m.

7 Weeks
Session 1: Jan. 4 – Feb. 15

Session 2: Mar. 7 – Apr. 18

Location: Tables Studio

Public Price: $129 | Member Price: $116.10

Ukrainian Egg

UKRAINIAN EGG DECORATING

Students will learn the traditional art of pysanka, a wax-resist method of dyeing eggs that dates back centuries. Led by instructor Svitlana Tararuk, participants will be guided through the process of creating two beautifully designed eggs using the pysanka style. Students will get a step-by-step demonstration of the techniques involved and will, then, have the opportunity to experiment with different colors and designs as they craft intricate designs of their own. By the end of the class, each student will have two unique and stunning pysanky to take home as a cherished handmade keepsake.

Ages: 14 + | Instructor: Svitlana Tararuk

Thursday, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

7 Weeks
Session 1: August 10 – September 21
Session 2: October 12 – December 7

Nonmember Price: $125 | Member Price: $112.50

FRIDAYS

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INTRODUCTION TO PAPER ARTS

Students can expect to learn how to fold different origami patterns. We will go over some basic paper sculpture techniques which include creating paper flowers using crepe paper. Also, students will learn how to make simple booklets and then more complicated bookmaking techniques.

Ages 14+ | Instructor: Lauren Miller

Saturdays, 11 a.m.–1 p.m.

5 Weeks
Session 1: May 11 – June 8

Session 2: June 29 – July 27

Location: Tables Studio

Public Price: $92 | Member Price: $82.80

Painting Drop-in Open Studio

Fridays, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Students currently enrolled may attend open studio free of charge.
For previous students not currently enrolled, open studio is available for $25 per session.

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BACK TO COLOR BASICS

Let’s take color down to the very basics. If you struggle to mix the color you desire or have never mixed any color ever, we will take the color wheel down to the primaries without sacrificing saturation – a limited palette with unlimited color. This class is suitable for beginners to the seasoned artist.

Ages:  16+ | Instructor: Melinda Weis

Thursdays, 9 a.m.  – noon

Dates: May 14 – July 2

Location: Easel Studio

Nonmember Price: $210 | Member Price: $189

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