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Arts  Classes

At the Arts Center we offer many different types of Art, including ceramics, sculpting, drawing, painting, graphic art, animation, calligraphy, textiles, landscape, printmaking, guitar building, and stained glass. Something for every age! 

Upcoming events

    • Mon, September 16, 2019
    • Mon, November 11, 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • Clay Studio
    • 8
    Register

    PLAY IN THE CLAY FOR A DAY  with Debbie Gregory

    Are you looking for some inspiration?  Have you wanted to try clay but are just not sure?  Debra Gregory will lead students through a sampling of methods of construction and explore your untapped creativity.  Your pottery will be fired and glazed by Debra to be picked up at a later date. $35 each session. Materials included.

    Session 1: September 16 hand building 

    Session 2: September 23 wheel throwing

    Session 3: November 4 hand building

    Session 4: November 11 wheel throwing


    • Wed, September 18, 2019
    • Wed, October 23, 2019
    • 6 sessions
    • Clay Studio
    • 10

    Students will learn the very basics of working with clay. We will learn how to hand build small projects using pinch pots, slabs, and coils. Students will learn the importance of what it means to 'slip and score' to keep their projects from falling apart! This class is more about the process than the product, but students will still have a fun time, learn a lot about clay and make some cool stuff! And we will get dirty! So, please wear old clothes! 

    Register by Friday before first class


    • Mon, October 14, 2019
    • Mon, November 18, 2019
    • 5 sessions
    • 2-D Studio
    Register

    Learn the art of printmaking using relief linocut press. Linocut allows for a variety of  effects to create unique works. All tools provided and materials provided at a nominal cost. Each 5 week session will include student work matted and framed. 8" x 12" block = $3; 12" x 24" block = $8, 5 weeks

    • Tue, October 15, 2019
    • Tue, December 10, 2019
    • 8 sessions
    • Clay studio
    • 6
    Register

    Clay: Hand-Building Pottery with Anne Schultz 

    Get your hands in the clay!  Learn classic and contemporary methods of pinching, coiling, rolling and glazing clay to create useful and decorative pottery for your home.  All skill levels are welcome.  A wheel throwing demonstration will be included.  Pots are kiln fired at the end of the session. Clay may be purchased through the Arts Center for $25 per bag.



    • Wed, October 16, 2019
    • Wed, December 11, 2019
    • 8 sessions
    • Clay studio
    • 4
    Register


    Clay: Wheel Throwing Pottery with Anne Schultz 

    Get centered on the potters wheel!  Students will learn the basics of making, trimming and glazing functional cups, bowls and vases to create useful and decorative pottery for the home.  Pots will be kiln fired at the end of the session.  Clay may be purchased through the Arts Center for $25 per bag.



    • Wed, October 16, 2019
    • Wed, December 11, 2019
    • 8 sessions
    • Clay studio
    • 3
    Register


    Clay: Intermediate/Advanced Wheel Throwing Pottery with Anne Schultz 

    Stay centered with clay.  Students with wheel throwing experience will focus on progressively building wheel throwing, trimming and glazing skills to make sets and complex pots. Some hand building techniques will be included.  Clay may be purchased through the Arts Center for $25 per bag.




    • Wed, October 16, 2019
    • Wed, November 20, 2019
    • 5 sessions
    • 2-D Studio
    Register

    Join Dave Robinson to learn the ins and outs of Digital Photography. Students will cover the principals of composition, editing and the use of light. They will look at everything from smartphone photography to the use of professional photographic equipment. Each session will result in a print of the students choice matted and framed. Each 8 x 10 print = $0.05, each 13 x 19 print = $1.00; Teacher will provide materials. Student needs at least a smart phone that can take pictures, but will also get to work with professional photographic equipment. 5 weeks

    • Tue, October 22, 2019
    • Tue, December 03, 2019
    • 6 sessions
    • 2-D Art Studio
    • 8
    Register

    The main goal for this class is to get students ages 4-7 to love art! We will look at the basic concepts of art, practice basic art skills, use various art mediums, learn about famous artists and feel successful at being an artist ! After all, a famous artist named Picasso, once said, “Every child is an artist.” And he should know! Register by Friday before first class.  


    • Wed, October 23, 2019
    • Wed, December 04, 2019
    • 6 sessions
    • Clay Studio
    • 8
    Register

    Students will learn the very basics of working with clay. We will learn how to hand build small projects using pinch pots, slabs, and coils. Students will learn the importance of what it means to 'slip and score' to keep their projects from falling apart! This class is more about the process than the product, but students will still have a fun time, learn a lot about clay and make some cool stuff! And we will get dirty! So, please wear old clothes! 

    Register by Friday before first class


    • Thu, October 24, 2019
    • Thu, December 12, 2019
    • 6 sessions
    • Clay Studio
    • 7
    Registration is closed

    Roll up your sleeves and learn how to throw on a potter's wheel and the basic hand building methods of pinching, coiling and slab construction to make beautiful and functional pottery you will be proud to say you made! Beginners and experienced students welcome. All pottery made in this class is food safe. This class is geared towards adults and teens. Clay may be purchased through the Arts Center for $25 dollars a bag. 


    • Mon, October 28, 2019
    • Mon, December 09, 2019
    • 6 sessions
    • Clay Studio
    • 5
    Register

     Adult and teens, put on your creative hat and come play in the clay with Debra Gregory as your guide. Using pinch methods, coiling, slab rolling and various methods for decorating, you will create functional and decorative pottery. All experience levels welcome. All pottery created in this class is food safe. Clay may be purchased through the Arts Centre for $25 a bag. 

    • Tue, October 29, 2019
    • Tue, December 10, 2019
    • 6 sessions
    • Clay Studio
    • 8
    Registration is closed

    Grades 4 through 8

    Young potters explore the wonderful world of clay under the guidance of instructor Debra Gregory. Students develop confidence and spark their creativity learning the basics of ceramic hand-building and glazing. Supplies, including clay , are provided. 


    • Mon, November 11, 2019
    • Wed, November 13, 2019
    • 3 sessions
    • 2-D Studio
    Register

    Are you ready to send out your beautiful hand written cards and invitations for holiday events? Do you have certificates or diplomas that need just the perfect lettering? Join Margo Cook to learn the Art of Calligraphy. Margo will give you thorough instruction over the course of three evenings to insure that you are creating lovely letters that will capture the eye of any who receive them. Get ready for the holidays!  Teen and Adult.

    • Fri, December 06, 2019
    • 10:30 AM
    • Sat, December 14, 2019
    • 6:00 PM
    • Douglas Reed House


    • Thu, January 09, 2020
    • Thu, January 23, 2020
    • 2 sessions
    • 1. Gathering Room; 2. Performing Arts Wing
    • 25
    Register

    Join horticulturist and landscape designer Kristi Dodson to learn the basic principals of landscape design. The first class will be a primer on design, while in the second class you will create a mini landscape of your own to take home. First class wear what you will, but the second class you will be playing in the dirt!  Materials provided, but if students have a shallow 6-8" planning container they would like to bring to the second class. they can; though one will be provided for use. 15 - Adults

    Inclement weather make up for the second night will be January 23. 

    • Wed, January 15, 2020
    • Wed, February 19, 2020
    • 6 sessions
    • 2-D Studio
    • 15
    Register

    Recommended for Beginner level Artists or those looking to advance their Art skills.

    In the first 6 sessions, you will be learning drawing and coloring techniques which will include understanding different art mediums and styles from Abstract to Realism with an emphasis on applicable use in Graphic Design and Comic Book/Graphic Novel Art. You will also be exposed to color theory, object and human anatomy, composition, design, and perspective. In the second 6 weeks, we will delve into mixed mediums as we explore creating unique pieces which include Caricatures in Pastels, Flowers in watercolor, and Animal Heraldries in Acrylic.   


    • Wed, February 26, 2020
    • 5:30 PM
    • Wed, March 25, 2020
    • 6:30 PM
    • 2-D Studio
    • 15
    Register

    Recommended for Beginner level Artists or those looking to advance their Art skills.

    In the first 6 sessions, you will be learning drawing and coloring techniques which will include understanding different art mediums and styles from Abstract to Realism with an emphasis on applicable use in Graphic Design and Comic Book/Graphic Novel Art. You will also be exposed to color theory, object and human anatomy, composition, design, and perspective. In the second 6 weeks, we will delve into mixed mediums as we explore creating unique pieces which include Caricatures in Pastels, Flowers in watercolor, and Animal Heraldries in Acrylic.   


    • Wed, April 01, 2020
    • 5:30 AM
    • Wed, May 06, 2020
    • 6:30 PM
    • 2-D Studio
    • 15
    Register

    Ready to take your art to Comic-con or do you want to finally start that Webcomic or Manga!? Learn Art techniques that could get your artwork on Phone apps, T-shirts, and more!
    Recommended for those looking to Advance their Art Skills. (Not for Beginners)

    Learn the ins-and-outs of self-published comic book and Graphic Artists. Learn to create professional Model Sheets and Storyboards, and learn other great Graphic Storytelling Techniques from Controlled Sequencing to Dynamic Compositing that will take your Graphic Art up a level. Emphasis on design, technique, art marketing, and creative development using Traditional and Digital mediums.

    Supplies: 

    • Any sized Sketchpad (at least 8.5” x 11’’)

    • Strathmore 346-1 Paper 300 Series Sequential Art Bristol, Smooth, 11 x 17 Inches, White 24 Sheets



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