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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

    • 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
    • 2
    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.




    • 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
    • 4
    Registration is closed

     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
    • 5
    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. 


    • 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
    • 24
    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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