Come unleash your inner artist or simply try something new with our Summer Sampler Series! Classes include jewelry, ceramics, drawing, writing, and fiber arts. With our new health and safety measures in place, we hope to hold these classes in person. To make things as safe as possible we are limiting class sizes and will be working with students to implement our social distancing and cleaning procedures. Classes begin the week of July 27th and run for four weeks.
Hoop Earrings with Carly Kimbrough
Design your own hoop earrings from start to finish. Several forming and cutting demonstrations will be the inspiration for your own designs. This course will cover basic jewelry-making techniques. Students will be taught how to make the hoop, post, and catch; and go over techniques such as cutting, annealing, shaping, soldering, and texturing. All levels are welcome!
Glazed and Confused with Kyla Strid
Unsure what to do about a half-baked (bisqued) ceramic surface? Bring your previously fired ceramic pieces–unglazed & glazed–to explore underglaze and overglaze techniques. We will discuss composition and layering as we explore different options for creating rich surfaces. Previous clay experience recommended.
Lost Wax Casting with Rachel Sudlow
Students will carve wax to create small items that will be cast in bronze or silver. We will also do one nature casting by altering found natural objects to cast. No tools or experience required.
You Call THAT a Story? with Mary Wharff
Here’s a chance to try out some unusual forms of fiction! Each week we’ll learn a new form and use it to write our own short stories. Four weeks, four forms — including Hint Fiction and the story as operating instructions. Please bring your favorite writing tools.
Open Model with Jeff Ridgway
This class provides an opportunity for skilled artists to draw a model each week using their choice of media. The models will do quick gesture poses at the beginning of each session and then a longer pose for the group. This class is not for beginners. Enrollees must provide their own art supplies. Must be 18 to enroll. Photographic devices not allowed.
Virtual Summer Sampler
Stitch-Along: Artist Aprons with Anne Luben
Never enough pockets to keep track of all of those rulers, pencils, brushes, or headphones while moving through the studio? This four-week class will help you build the ultimate, personalized, artist studio apron, all while teaching you basic sewing skills. Leave feeling confident on the sewing machine, and with techniques including patterning, fabric types, finishing seams, constructing pockets, and of course, with your own medium-specific apron. Home sewing machine required. Previous experience threading and operating a sewing machine recommended.
A $40 fee for a supply kit is included in the cost of this class. Students who enroll will receive details on when and how to pick up these kits from the Arts Center before the start of the class. The supply kit fees are non-refundable.