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2014

Education Catalog { January - March }


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2014 Class Catalog { January - March }

Table of Contents Education Program Class Schedule Kids | Art & Dance

4 - 7

Adults | Art & Dance

8 - 14

Literature

15 - 16

Technology 17

Programming and Event Schedule January 18 February 19 March 20 Festival of the Arts

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Artworks Community Support Information .

Community Membership

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Volunteer Opportunities

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Artist Information 22

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KIDS {

ages 2 and up

}

education

After School Art

{1st - 4th Grade}

$ 65.00

Instructed by Andrea Schneider Wednesday | 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM Session 1: January 8, 15, 22, 29 ; February 5, and 12th. Session 2: This program provides your child the opportunity to expand his or her artistic talents during this six-week program. Snacks and art supplies are provided. Class limit 12 students.

Clay Work

{ 1st - 4th Grade }

$ 80.00

Instructed by Joe Percy Wednesday | 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm Session 1: January 15, 22, 29; February 5, 12, and 19th. Session 2: This class is designed for younger students who have little experience with clay. Joe will be teaching the basics of hand built, slab built, wall hanging and free standing pottery over a six-week period. Class Limit: 6

Clay Work for 5th-8th Graders

$ 80.00

Instructed by Andrea Schneider Thursday | 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM Session 1: January 9,16, 23, 30th ; February 6, and 13th. Session 2: February 20, and 27th; March. 6, 13, 20, and 27th This class is for older students who have some experience with clay. Andrea will review the basics of clay hand building and teaching the beginning basics on the wheel

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{ dance } KIDS education

Little Steps Ballet

{ 2 - 4 Years }

$ 48.00

Instructed by Julie Pluger Wednesday | 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Session 1: January 8, 15, 22, 29; February 5, and 12th. Session 2: A delightful introduction to Ballet that includes action songs, simple dance steps, and music that makes little feet want to jump and twirl! Parents encouraged to attend.

Little Steps Ballet { 4 - 6 Years }

$ 48.00

Instructed by Julie Pluger Wednesdays | 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm Session 1: January 8, 15, 22, 29; February 5, 12th. Session 2: Students will learn beginner ballet techniques while building coordination, grace and poise.

Movement & Music for Lil’ Ones { 3 - 4 Years } $ 48.00 Instructed by Julie Pluger Wednesdays | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Session 1: January 8, 15, 22, 29; February 5, and12th. Session 2: An introduction to musical styles, including Classical, Folk, Native American, and Celtic music. Children will develop social and loco-motor skills through games and dance movement. Students will also will explore rhythm and be introduced to a variety of musical instruments. Parents encouraged to attend.

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KIDS {

dance

}

education

Basic Ballet

{ 6 - 10 Years }

$ 48.00

Instructed by Jessica Maas Wednesdays | 6:15 pm – 7:00 pm Session 1: January 8, 15, 22, 29; February 5, and 12th. Session 2: February 19, and 26th; March 5, 19, 26; April 2nd. This is an introduction to ballet for children ages 6-10. Class includes basic ballet positions and an emphasis on coordination and musicality.

Jazz

{ 6 - 10 years}

$ 48.00

Instructed by Jessica Maas Wednesdays | 5:15 pm – 6:00 pm Session 1: January 8, 15, 22, 29; February 5, 12th. Session 2: February 19, and 26th; March 5, 19, 26; April 2nd. This class is an introduction to jazz. Students will continue to learn and improve basic jazz steps and technique. Meanwhile, they will also begin to learn simple combinations. Students will continually buildup their strength and flexibility while having a fun time learning the beauty of dance. Hair: pulled back out of face.

Jazz/Funk

{ 3 - 5 Years }

$ 48.00

Instructed by Jessica Maas Mondays | 5:15 pm – 6:00 pm Session 1: January 6, 13, 20, 27; February 3, and10th. Session 2: February 17, 24; March 3, 17, 24, and 31st. This class will combine basic jazz and hip hop movement. This energetic combination will get the students comfortable with moving their bodies while having fun at the same time. Dress: tank top/t-shirt with shorts/pants, jazz shoes or tennis shoes. Hair: pulled back out of face.

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{ dance } KIDS education

Hip-Hop { 9 - 13 years}

$ 48.00

Instructed by Jessica Maas Mondays | 6:15 PM - 7:00 PM Session 1: January 6, 13, 20, 27; February 3, and 10th. Session 2: February 17, 24; March 3, 17, 24, and 31st. This class will focus on the foundations of hip-hop style and movement. A very energetic class that children can have fun with. Dress: tank top/t-shirt with shorts/pants, jazz shoes or tennis shoes. Hair: pulled back out of face.

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ADULTS {

clay and pottery

}

education

Clay Design for Adults

$116.00

Instructed by Joe Percy Wednesdays | 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Session 1: January 8, 15, 22, 29; February 5, 12th. Session 2: February 19, and 26th; March 5, 19, 26; April 2nd. In this Beginner and Intermediate class students will learn to make jewelry, pottery and sculpture with hand building methods. The use of texture and design will also be taught to embellish the projects. The final product will be glazed. All class materials are included.

Beginning Pottery – Wheelwork

$116.00

Instructed by Margo Berke Mondays | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Dates: February 10, 17, 24th; March 3,10, and 24th. While this class is designed with the beginning ceramics student in mind. Anyone with potter’s wheel experience is encouraged to join for six weeks of “fun in the mud”! Proper techniques will be emphasized to encourage success at any level. Students typically create 4-6 finished pieces of pottery. Class is limited to 5 Adult students. All class materials are included.

Clay Continued… Beyond Salsa Dishes! $121.00 Instructed by Margo Berke Mondays | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Dates: January 21, 28th; February 4, 11, 18th and March 4th This is an intermediate clay class designed as a continuation of basic wheelwork. Margo will help students create more refined pottery pieces with handles and added detail. Class is limited to 5 students. All class materials included.

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{ painting } ADULTS education

Monet and Merlot

$40.00

Instructed by Andrea Schneider Every Third Friday | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM January 17th, February 21st, or March 21st. Join Andrea on the 3rd Friday of each month for a little wine, a little art and whole lot of fun! She’ll guide you through a step by step painting project. You will leave with a completed 12”X12” acrylic painting plus the shared memory of creativity and great conversation with new or old friends. Wine and snacks will be provided. Space is limited to 10 Adults 21 or older! Sign up early!

Speed Batik Painting

$30.00

Instructed by Denise Marvel Aho Monday | February 3, 2014 | 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM Join Denise for this fun, fast paced class exploring the ancient art of Batik on Rice paper. Denise is all about free flowing spontaneity. Come be inspired to create a terrific finished product that you’ll be proud to frame. All learning levels welcome. Limit 6.

Watercolor Painting $27.00 Instructed by Margaret VanFaussien Friday | February 21, 2013 Session 1: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM or Session 2: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Join Margaret and explore various watercolor techniques as you create a complete painting from start to finish. All levels welcome. Join us for one session or further your skills with both.

Intro to Abstract Painting

$27.00

Instructed by Melissa Divietri Thursdays | 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM | Session 1: January 16, 23, 30th Session 2: February 13, 20, 27th | Session 3: March 6, 20, 27th Learn how to lutilize line, shape, value, color, texture and spontaneity. Produce work that is bold, colorful and personally expressive. Expand your skills in a fun and friendly environment. Students will leave with a series of completed paintings.

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ADULTS {

art

}

education

Abstract Painting Collage

$60.00

Instructed by Melissa Divietri Tuesdays | 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Session 1: January 14, 21, 28th | Session 2: February 11,18, 25th or Session 3: March 4, 18, and 25th Go beyond basic Abstract Painting by exploring new techniques and collaging a variety of papers and photographs onto your canvas. Learn to mix acrylic color and to transform objects into advanced shapes. Students will leave with a series of completed paintings. Bring any photographs you would like to incorporate.

Pattern Printmaking

$42.50

Instructed by Cheryl Gould Wednesday, January 15, 2014 | 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM Create a 4”x4” design to be carved and repeatedly printed on a single sheet of paper to create an overall pattern. Sign up with a friend and work together for a two design print pattern. Reduction printing techniques will be used for multiple colors. Bring a sack lunch. All materials included.

Drawing in a Day

$42.00

Instructed by Cheryl Gould Wednesday, January 22, 2014 | 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM This is a beginning drawing class. Students will learn to access their “right brain” to see as an artist. Bring a transparent bottle of your choice to draw and another favorite still life object. There will be a lunch break to go out or bring your own. All

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materials will be included.


{ art } ADULTS education

Jewelry Making Basics

$20.00

Instructed by Corri Riebow Saturdays | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Session 1: February 2, 2014 or Session 2: March 22, 2014 Join Corri, a local jewelry artist to create a unique piece of jewelry from start to finish. The basics of jewelry making/stringing will be covered. Students will leave with a completed piece of jewelry of their choice. Join us for one session or further your skills with both. All materials will be provided.

Steam Punk Jewelry or Frames Instructed by Maureen Roslanic

$50.00

Saturday, February 22, 2014 | 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Upcycle old watches, costume jewelry and beads to create a Steam Punk Style piece of jewelry or photo frame. Feel free to bring any old jewelry or beads that you would like to incorporate into your design. All materials are inlcuded.

Glass Yard Art Towers

$26.00

Instructed by Robin Atwood Friday, February 21, 2014 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Upcycle unique glass pieces to create sculptures for indoor or outdoor viewing. Make them as tall or as short as you’d like. There’s no better conversation piece than your own creation to help enhance your area. These can make a beautiful addition to a yard, living space, or office. No one piece is alike! All materials included.

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ADULTS {

textiles

}

education

Glass Yard Art Flowers

$26.00

Instructed by Robin Atwood Saturday, March 29, 2014 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Create a masterpiece using vintage, unique, odd glass pieces, or more common glassware. These upcycled glass flowers will help to make any garden, yard, or flower pot sparkle with ‘bling’. No one piece is alike! All materials are included.

T-Shirt Crazy Quilt

$64.00*

Instructed by Ellsie Vredenburg Thursday, February 6, 2014 | 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Do you have a special T-shirt you would like to turn into a piece of art? Your children’s baby clothes that you just can’t part with? Add complimentary fabrics and learn how to stabilize knit t-shirt fabric and use your machine’s decorative stitches to create a unique keepsake. *Cost includes stabilizing kit. Please bring your own sewing machine, threads, t-shirts and complimentary fabrics.

Landscape Quilt Block

$34.00*

Instructed by Elsie Vredenburg Thursday, March 6, 2014 | 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM January 9, 16, 23, 30; February 6, and 13th. This simple landscape is fast and fun to construct. Add a border to frame it, or make it part of a larger project. A

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machine applique technique. * Cost includes fabric kit. Please bring your own sewing machine and threads.


{ basketry }ADULTS education

Basket Weaving Jeanette Fleury and Nancy Randall will be offering Four Favorites to interested students this winter! You may choose to make any three of the baskets or one basket three times! Each session will have a pot-luck lunch provided.

Saturdays | 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM at JF’s Home January 18, February 22, or March 29, 2014.

The High Collar

$59.00

This basket is made using a two-color combination of reed attached to a solid wood base and an inserted handle. Dimensions are 7 to 8 inches high and 9 inches wide.

The Cookie Jar

$46.00

This basket is woven over a gallon glass jar which helps retain the shape. Students may use a variety of reed sizes and colors and will receive a wooden lid.

The Swirl Basket

$57.50

This basket is woven over a solid base with a divider that serves as a handle. The weaving up the side of the basket is continuous with different color reed added as the weaving progresses creating a “swirl” of color. The basket measures 10 inches wide by 7 high.

The Sturdy Market Basket

$59.00

This basket will be made over a 12x12 “D” handle which means that the handle is a part of the base and the sides. You will be encouraged to design the color combination for the side-weaving.

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ADULTS {

dance

}

education

Adult Ballet for Beginners

$65.00

Instructed by Julie Pluger Wednesdays | 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Session 1: January 8, 15, 22, 29 ; February 5, and 12th. Session 2: February 19, 26; Mar. 5, 12, 19, and 26th. Strengthen your core, improve your posture, and increase your strength and flexibility with the art of ballet! Basic Ballet positions and techniques will be the focus.

West Coast Swing & Bachata

$48.00

Instructed by Clare Freeman Thursdays | 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Session 1: January 9, 16, 23, 30; February 6, and 13th. Session 2: February 20, 27; Mar. 6, 13, 20, and 27th. This class is aimed at novice and intermediate dancers. We will explore the basic patterns and styling of these upbeat, popular nightclub dances. West Coast Swing is the perfect dance for date night, weddings, cruises, and other social events. Bachata is a sassy Latin dance from the Dominican Republic. We recommend you bring a partner, but a partner is not required. No prior dance experience is necessary.

Square & Contra Dance

$20.00

Instructed by Mark Baumann Tuesdays | 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM February 4,11,18, and 25th. (minimum of 8 students) Learn the basic steps for traditional square and contra dancing. The square dancing will be in the style that was common before the western style started, and contra dance is very similar to square dancing. No experience needed. This is an excellent activity for families with children about ten years old and up. Please bring comfortable shoes. This class is co-sponsored by the Wheatland Music Organization.

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{ dance } ADULTS education

Oriental Dance

$48.00

Instructed by Clare Freeman Tuesdays | 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM January 9, 16, 23, 30; February 6, and 13th. Students will cover the basic steps and combinations of this dance form, technique, musicality, and cultural considerations, delving into the dances of Egypt, the Arabian Peninsula, and Turkey. No experience required.

Nightclub Two-Step and Hustle

$48.00

Instructed by Clare Freeman Thursdays | 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM February 20, 27; March 6, 13, 20, and 27th. Join national Hustle award winner Clare Freeman for six weeks of Hustle and Nightclub Two-Step classes. We will explore the fundamental patterns of these “ballroom�/partner dances and then build musicality and styling. Hustle is a fast, fun, flashy nightclub dance that works well to popular hits and looks stunning on the dance floor of nightclubs, at weddings, at office parties, and at social dances. No experience necessary. If you have a partner, bring them! But partners are not required.

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JANUARY

programming and events Basket Weaving Jeanette Fleury and Nancy Randall will be offering Four Favorites to interested students this winter! You may choose to make any three of the baskets or one basket three times! Each session will have a pot-luck lunch provided.

Saturdays | 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM at Jeanette Fleury’s Home January 18, February 22, or March 29, 2014.

The High Collar

$59.00

This basket is made using a two-color combination of reed attached to a solid wood base and an inserted handle. Dimensions are 7 to 8 inches high and 9 inches wide.

The Cookie Jar

$46.00

This basket is woven over a gallon glass jar which helps retain the shape. Students may use a variety of reed sizes and colors and will receive a wooden lid.

The Swirl Basket

$57.50

This basket is woven over a solid base with a divider that serves as a handle. The weaving up the side of the basket is continuous with different color reed added as the weaving progresses creating a “swirl” of color. The basket measures 10 inches wide by 7 high.

The Sturdy Market Basket

$59.00

This basket will be made over a 12x12 “D” handle which means that the handle is a part of the base and the sides. You will be encouraged to design the color combination for the side weaving.

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FEBRUARY

programming and events

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JANUARY

programming and events

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FOTA

programming and events

Art Attack 2014

$ FREE

Festival of the Arts Exhibit March 4, 2014 - March 28, 2014 | 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM Reception March 9, 2014 from 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM Area School Art Teacher Exhibit featuring nearly 400 Kintergarten through 12th, area wide student works of art.

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MARCH

programming and events

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FOTA

programming and events

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