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Venice Art Center 2009-2010 Course Selection Guide

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Table Of Contents A Little Bit Different ................................ 6 Sumi-e for Beginners & Intermediate................................................................................. 7 Subject: Bamboo ............................................................................................................ 7 Subject: Chrysanthemum ............................................................................................... 7 Bonsai Basics Workshop .................................................................................................... 7 Ikebana Vases and Bowls ................................................................................................... 8 Art and Healing Workshop ................................................................................................. 8 Impressionist and Post-Impressionist Art: Who, What, When, Why and How! ................ 9 Part 1: Interactive Art History: Impressionist & Post Impressionist Art: Who, What, When, Why & How. ...................................................................................................... 9 Part 2: Painting Techniques of the Impressionist & Post - Impressionist Masters: Class & Art Show .................................................................................................................. 10 Reverse Nature Printing on Fabric.................................................................................... 10 Book Making .................................................................................................................... 11 Monoprints ........................................................................................................................ 11 A “Playshop� to Develop Your Personal Art.................................................................... 12 Matting & Framing ........................................................................................................... 12 Glass Fusing Workshop .................................................................................................... 13 Using Art Deckle & Embossing to Create Custom Greeting Cards & Enhance Your Favorite Photos and Art. ................................................................................................... 13 Introduction to Digital Photography ................................................................................. 14 Introduction to Black and White Photography Darkroom ................................................ 14 Making the Most of Your Digital Pictures........................................................................ 14 Calligraphy........................................................................................................................ 15 Recycle with Style ............................................................................................................ 15 Jewelry .............................................................................................................................. 17 Pattern Wire Earrings........................................................................................................ 17 The Classic Bracelet with Variations................................................................................ 17 The Caged Pendant ........................................................................................................... 18 Sculpted Ring.................................................................................................................... 18 Ear Creepers...................................................................................................................... 19 Ziggy Bracelet................................................................................................................... 19 Bow Earrings .................................................................................................................... 20 Bow Bracelet..................................................................................................................... 20 Wavy Bracelet................................................................................................................... 21 Sterling Pattern Wire Bracelet .......................................................................................... 21 Contemporary Pendant...................................................................................................... 22 Freeform Pendant.............................................................................................................. 22 Groovy Pendant with Dangles .......................................................................................... 23 Open Beaded Ring ............................................................................................................ 23

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Sculpted Pendant............................................................................................................... 24 Found Objects ................................................................................................................... 24 Recycled Jewelry .............................................................................................................. 25 Ceramics, Pottery & Sculpture.......................................................................................... 26 Ceramics, Pottery & Sculpture.......................................................................................... 27 Open Studio for Potters..................................................................................................... 27 Beginning Pottery ............................................................................................................. 27 Intermediate/Advanced Pottery......................................................................................... 28 Pottery and the Wheel-All Levels..................................................................................... 28 Hand Building and Wheel Throwing:............................................................................... 29 Thursday Afternoon and Evening Classes for Experienced Students.......................... 30 Hand Building and Wheel Throwing:............................................................................... 31 Wednesday Morning - Hand Building only................................................................. 31 Wednesday Afternoon - Wheel Throwing and Hand Building.................................... 31 Dinner and Clay ................................................................................................................ 32 Sculpture in Clay............................................................................................................... 32 Portrait Bust in Clay.......................................................................................................... 33 Pet Portrait in Clay............................................................................................................ 34

Drawing and Multi-Media...................... 35 Constructing Compositions............................................................................................... 36 Building Form with Lights and Darks .............................................................................. 36 Building a Strong Foundation ........................................................................................... 37 FUNdamentals of Drawing I Beginners & Up ................................................................. 37 Advancing the Foundation FUNdamentals of Drawing lI................................................ 37 Adding Life to Your Face & Figure.................................................................................. 38 Finding Perspective........................................................................................................... 39 A Day in the Life of a Still Life Workshop ...................................................................... 39 Basics of Figure Drawing-FUNdamentals refresher course ............................................. 40 Quick Draw ....................................................................................................................... 40 How to Draw I .................................................................................................................. 41 Animal Portraits in Any Medium ..................................................................................... 41

Acrylic, Oil, Pastel & All Media ............ 42 Composition “Does that tree belong there?�..................................................................... 43 Learning to Make 20th Century, Contemporary Impressionism with Acrylic, Using Blending and Broken Color .............................................................................................. 43 Learning How to Paint a Modern-Contemporary Work by Finding New Ways to Use the Discoveries of the Great Artists of the Past ...................................................................... 44 Color Mixing / Color Matching ........................................................................................ 45 Oil Painting ....................................................................................................................... 46 Pastel in the studio ............................................................................................................ 47 Pastel 101: Introduction to the Versatility of Soft Pastel for Beginners........................... 47 Building a Strong Foundation-FUNdamentals ................................................................. 48

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Acrylics I...................................................................................................................... 48 Oils I............................................................................................................................. 48 Advancing the Foundation-FUNdamentals of Painting II-Acrylics & Oils ..................... 49 Portrait Painting: Emphasis on Children From Photographs ............................................ 49 Out and About: Plein Air 101 & “Green”......................................................................... 50 Mixed Media..................................................................................................................... 51 Plein Air Painting All Mediums ....................................................................................... 51 Start to Finish- ALL Mediums: Intermediate to advanced ............................................... 52 Landscapes in All Media .................................................................................................. 53 Portraits in All Media........................................................................................................ 53 Palette Knife Painting ....................................................................................................... 54 Individual Art Instruction: Oil & Acrylic Painting........................................................... 55

Watercolor ............................................. 56 One Day Watercolor Workshop........................................................................................ 57 It’s Only Paper Beginner to Intermediate Watercolors..................................................... 57 Basic Watercolor Skills..................................................................................................... 58 Creativity in Watercolor.................................................................................................... 59 Stepping Lively with Watercolor...................................................................................... 59 How to Create Powerful Watercolors, Step by Step......................................................... 60 Beginning Techniques Workshop..................................................................................... 60 Beginning Techniques and More ...................................................................................... 61 Greeting Cards & Small Wonders .................................................................................... 61 Watercolor Plus................................................................................................................. 62 Intermediate to Advanced Watercolor .............................................................................. 62 Communicate with Watercolor ......................................................................................... 63 Splash, Splatter & Pour..................................................................................................... 63 Watercolor Wonders ......................................................................................................... 64 The Secrets of Watercolor................................................................................................. 64 How to Rescue a Failed Watercolor ................................................................................. 65 Watercolor Portraits .......................................................................................................... 65

Workshops ............................................ 66 Painting from Photographs ............................................................................................... 67 Instructor Bill Farnsworth............................................................................................ 67 Painting from Life: Plein Air ............................................................................................ 67 Instructor Bill Farnsworth............................................................................................ 67 Designing with Watercolor & Collage Workshop........................................................... 68 Instructor Gerald Brommer.......................................................................................... 68 Zen Painting Workshop .................................................................................................... 69 Instructor Frederica Marshall....................................................................................... 69 Plein Air Workshop .......................................................................................................... 70 Instructors Mary Erickson & Don Demers .................................................................. 70 Flowers and Portraits in Watercolor Workshop................................................................ 71

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Part 1: ................................................................................................................................ 71 Expressive flowers in Watercolor ..................................................................................... 71 Part 2: ................................................................................................................................ 72 Watercolor Rhythms with Portrait and Figure.................................................................. 72 Oil Painting Workshop ..................................................................................................... 74 Creativity Breakout – Color & the Creative Process ........................................................ 75

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A Little Bit Different

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Sumi-e for Beginners & Intermediate

Subject: Chrysanthemum Students learn how to draw detail and paint leaves with shading. We will also learn how to paint plum blossoms. Students learn how to draw branch and tree.

Two day Workshop Instructor Keiko Romerstein

Tuesday 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Series 1- October 13th Fee: One day workshop $60*/Members $85*/ Nonmembers These subjects will be also introduced together with basket, vase, rock and bird in the composition. In this class students will learn the basic traditional Sumi-e techniques while getting to know how to maintain Sumi-e supplies and material.

Bonsai Basics Workshop Instructor Alberto Cruz

Subject: Bamboo Students will learn how to hold a brush upright and draw straight lines. Students will also learn to paint orchids. Students learn how to draw curved lines and to load Sumi ink on the bush. This Bonsai basics workshop will teach participants the origin and history of the ancient art of bonsai. You will learn how to choose the ideal trees to turn them into Bonsai. You will learn to style them and maintain them. It will be a fascinating 2 ½ hours in which each participant will walk

Monday 10:00 am.- 3:00p.m. Series 1- October 12th Fee: One day workshop $60*/Members $85*/Nonmembers

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away with a new hobby and a Bonsai of their own. These will be created by you with the help of the instructor. The fee includes the workshop, literature, use of tools, all Bonsai materials (this includes the pot, soil, turface, wire and plant).

atmosphere but we will learn and make something useful. Ikebana is the art of Japanese flower arranging, they are simple and elegant. We will be making the container and if time permits, we will arrange for an expert to come in and give us the scoop on making an arrangement.

Saturday 9:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. Saturday 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Series 1- September 12 Series 2- November 7th Series 3- January 9th

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Series 1- November 7th & 14th Series 2- January 9th & 16th

Fee: One day workshop $75*/ Member $95*/ Nonmember

Fee: Two day workshop $50*/ Members $60*/ Nonmembers

Ikebana Vases and Bowls Art and Healing Workshop

Instructor Nancy Heart

Instructor Dana Swezey

This is a class for anyone who wants to try making a lovely Ikebana vase out of clay. You don't need any experience, just a willingness to try something new and create a piece of functional art for yourself or to give as a gift for someone special. It is a fun class, short and sweet for the busy person who just wants to get away and be creative for a couple of hours. It's a relaxed

When we express ourselves authentically through drawing, painting, collage and other mediums, there is often a healing effect. This is because there can be something inside us that may be bottled up. Artistic expression allows this a “voice.” This class is

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not about learning to create realistic art. It is about expressing our unique essence. Explorations will include creating a mandala, a colorful collage and a healing image. No art experience is necessary.

the “Viewer’s Award”. That piece will hang in Abbacino Galleria for a time. Students can take Part I without Part II, and may take Part II without participating in the art show. Beginner to Advanced.

“Be true to yourself and all will go well” - Tao Te Ching

Part 1: Interactive Art History: Impressionist & Post Impressionist Art: Who, What, When, Why & How.

Friday 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. October 9th – November 6th Fee: Five Weeks $85*/ Members $105*/ Nonmembers

Impressionism is said to be the first major art movement since the Renaissance and [some say] the last one historically. PostImpressionism extended its ideas, techniques and goals. Who were these artists? What spurned these art movements that so influenced the art of the world? What were these artists trying to achieve. What were their technical processes & how were they used on canvases? This course will interactively address these and other questions.

Impressionist and PostImpressionist Art: Who, What, When, Why and How! Instructor Dr. Mary-Louise Biasotti Hooper

Learn about Impressionism and Post-Impressionism artists in Part I, paint like them in Part II, and then show your work to the public at the Venice Art Center and sponsored by Abbacino Galleria. Show participants are eligible for

Friday 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m Series 1September 11th- October 16th Series 2January 8th-February 12th

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Series2- February 19th-April 2nd (No class on February 26th) Art Show: April 2nd – April 16th Reception: April 2nd 4-6 p.m.

Fee: Six week series $80*/ Members $105*/Nonmembers

Part 2: Painting Techniques of the Impressionist & Post Impressionist Masters: Class & Art Show

Reception sponcered by Abbacino Galleria, Venice Fl. Fee: Six week Series $80*/ Members $105*/ Nonmember

Instructor Dr. Mary-Louise Biasotti Hooper

Reverse Nature Printing on Fabric Instructor Eileen Pokornik

Learn about Impressionism & Post-Impressionism. You will learn to paint like them and show your work at the Venice Art Center. This is a two part course in which students can decide to take one or both classes.

You do not have to be a artist to enjoy this class. Reverse nature printing is an easy and fun way to decorate fabric with materials. We will be using ink and leaves to apply color to fabric. It is a familiar method to create positive prints on light colored fabric. Extracting or reverse printing the color from dark fabric creates a negative print on fabric. The procedure for this extraction is simple. A color removal fluid is applied to the entire surface of the leaf. Then the leaf is placed on a predetermined area of the

Friday 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Series 1October 23rd- December 4th (No class on November 27th) Art show: December 4-18th 2009 Reception: December 4th 4-6 p.m. Friday 9:30 a.m.- 11:30 a.m.

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shirt. Press each leaf gently with a paper towel rubbing all of the veins, edges and stems. Use the same leaf or others to create a unique pattern. The results are surprising and always amazing. There is a $1.00 material fee paid to the instructor on the first day of class.

book, a wonderful keepsake for years to come. Monday 12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Session 1- January 25th Session 2- March 15th Fee: One day $40*/ Members $50*/ Nonmembers

Friday 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Series1- November 13th Saturday 10:00a.m.- 2:00 p.m.

Monoprints Instructor Jamie Friedli

Series1 – January 16th

In this class you will learn that monoprint is the most painterly method among the printmaking techniques; it is actually a printed painting. This printing technique allows for unlimited freedom of expression and is appropriate for beginners to master print makers. Monoprinting is a form of printmaking that has images or lines that cannot be copied; it is considered an original form of art. The process involves painting on a non-porous surface, such as Plexiglass, and then pressing damp rag paper against the image to make the transfer. When the paper is removed, the transferred image is reversed. Only one print is made, hence the term monoprint. This method results in a fluid and exciting image, creating unique and original artwork.

Fee: One day Series $45*/ Members $50*/ Nonmembers

Book Making Instructor Jamie Friedli Welcome to the wonderful world of book making. Your book may be used for a personal journal, an artist drawing sketchbook, a book of family recipes, a summer vacation scrapbook, and even a book for pressed flowers to preserve the memories of last year’s garden. This class will offer you a creative way to express yourself. You may design a simple and easy book or create a distinctive art piece. This class will teach you the classic book form of the folded

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Monday 12:30 p.m. – 4:30p.m.

Series 26:15 p.m. – 8:15 p.m.

Session1- February 1st – 15th

Monday March 22- April 26th

Fee: Three week $80* / Members $105*/ Nonmembers

Session1- 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Fee: Six weeks $80* / Members $105* / Nonmembers

A “Playshop” to Develop Your Personal Art

Matting & Framing

Instructor Suzanne Havens

Instructor Marilyn Cassidy You have learned techniques of visual arts and the rules of strong design. Now you want to express yourself in your own unique ways. This "playshop" leads you in exercises to connect with your concerns, your symbols and roles. This class will allow you to expand your visual vocabulary. Apply your exciting, creative breakthroughs to your creations in a guided and supportive atmosphere. All visual art media are welcome. Come recover a sense of play (instead of work) in your art!

Learning to present your work in the best possible manner is very important. A demonstration of mat cutting as well as a discussion about framing and matting will be given. This is a hands-on workshop, so bring a piece of your own artwork to learn the technique. Remember that the size of the artwork will matter as time may be limited. Bring a mat cutter if you have one. I use a Logan 450 and will have two of them to use for those individuals who are unable to bring one. If you prefer to listen and watch, that is fine also. If you bring a piece of your work, there are a few supplies you will need. Please ask for a supply list.

Tuesday October 13th- November 17th Session 1- 9:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. Session 2- 6:15 p.m. – 8:15 p.m.

Wednesday March 16th Series 1 - 9:30a.m. – 12 noon Series 2 - 1:00p.m. - 3:30p.m.

Wednesday January 13th – February 17th

Fee: workshop $25*/Members $35*/ Non-members

Series 19:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

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Glass Fusing Workshop

Using Art Deckle & Embossing to Create Custom Greeting Cards & Enhance Your Favorite Photos and Art.

Instructor Josephina Espinosa

Instructor Pat Blevins

This is a six week course that will explore the Art Deckle technique of creating unique edgings for your favorite paper and photos, custom embossing, the use of templates of all sizes and shapes as part of creating custom greeting cards, envelopes, scrapbooking pages and stationery. In this class you will learn how to use paper matting to display & enhance your favorite photos and artwork. Learn and share tips using the computer, copier, fabric gift wrap and ribbon. Please supply your own photo or art. There will be a $5.00 material fee paid to the teacher on the first day of class.

Learn to create fused glass pendants, earrings and/or broaches using colored glass, glass frit, confetti and dichotic glass. You will use various components to design your projects, and learn to fire them in a small kiln to achieve the final look you desire. Glass pendants are lovely strung on a cord or as a focal point of a multi-strand necklace. Monday & Tuesday 9:30a.m 12:00 p.m. Workshop 1-January 11th & 12th Workshop 2-February 15th & 16th Workshop 3- March 15th & 16th

Friday 9:30 a.m.- 11:30 a.m. October 2nd – November 6th Fee: Six week $80*/ Members $105* / Nonmembers

Fee: Two half day workshops $70*/ Members $85*/ Nonmembers *Fee includes some supplies

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Series 1- November 5th Series 2– December 3rd Series 3- January 7th Series 4- February 4th

Introduction to Digital Photography Instructor Sue Turconi Confused about megapixels, composition, exposure and formatting? Bring your camera and your instruction book. If you don’t have your own digital camera you can purchase a one time use digital camera ($15-$20) and bring it to this workshop. This is not a computer class.

Fee: One day workshop $20*/ Members $30*/ Nonmembers The darkroom is available as an open studio on Fridays to students who are enrolled in Photography classes. You must provide your own chemicals.

Tuesday 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Fee: $15*/ Members $20*/ Nonmembers

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Series 1- November 3 Series 2- December 1st Series 3- January 5th Series 4- February 2nd

Making the Most of Your Digital Pictures

Fee: One day workshop $20* / Members $30*/ Nonmembers

Instructor Rob Robinson

OK, you’ve taken all those digital pictures. Maybe you think you’ve taken some great shots, but when you look at them, the pictures are washed out, or too dark, or there is that telephone pole that ruins the shot. How can you quickly and easily make each picture look as good as it can? Learn to use the best and easiest-to-use FREE photo software available today, Picasa, from Google (PC and Mac). Then learn how to share your pictures online using free web space. Then get creative making collages, video slide shows, wall papers, movies, and YouTube

Introduction to Black and White Photography Darkroom Instructor Sue Turconi Discover the “hands on” creative side of photography. Work with light and photosensitive materials (supplied). You will experience the excitement of photograms, cliché-verre, stencils, pinhole and traditional 35mm processing. Bring your own negatives, stencils, or flat objects to make images. Thursday 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

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presentations. Bring your laptop and pictures to class for handson Picasa instruction and walk out with your work online for your friends to admire.

Recycle with Style Instructor Frances Smith

Wednesday 6:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. October 7th January 20th Thursday 6:00p.m. – 8:30 p.m. November 12th February 11th Tuesday 6:00p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Old found objects - chairs, stools, candle sticks, salt and pepper shakers, end tables etc. will be our "canvas". We will sand, prime, paint, decorate and seal these pieces to create one of a kind art pieces. Thrift shops are a great source for materials.

March 30th Fee: One day workshop $25*/ Members $35*/ Nonmembers

Calligraphy

Wednesday 1:00 p.m.– 3:30 p.m.

Instructor Frances Smith October 7th – October 28th In this class you will learn the art of beautiful writing from A to Z. You will learn to make impressive signs, artistic cards, poetry, address envelopes, invitations and so much more.

Fee: Four week $65*/ Members $90*/ Nonmembers

Wednesday 9:30 a.m.–12:00 Noon October 7th –October 28th Fee: Four week $65*/ Members $90*/ Nonmembers

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Jewelry

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Jewelry

The Classic Bracelet with Variations

Pattern Wire Earrings

Instructor Katrina Meyer

Instructor Katrina Meyer

This timeless design will quickly become your favorite accessory as it goes with everything. You can add sterling silver or colored copper wire to your 14k. goldfilled bangle or keep it classic in all gold-filled or all sterling silver wire. You will learn techniques that are the basis for many advanced styles of wire crafted bracelets. This project is great for beginning and experienced students alike. There is a $20$25 materials fee (depending on choice of wire), payable to Katrina at the Workshop

Clean, classic and chic will be the earrings that you make for yourself with sterling silver pattern wire and your choice of sterling silver or 14k. gold-filled frame wires. These can be adapted as clip-on also. $12-$15 materials fee (depending on choice of pattern wire), payable to Katrina at the workshop.

Tuesday 1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Series 1- October 6th Series 2- February 23rd

Tuesday, 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. October 20th

Fee: One day workshop $25*/ Members $35*/ Nonmembers

Fee: One day workshop $40*/ Members $50*/ Nonmembers

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The Caged Pendant

Sculpted Ring

Instructor Katrina Meyer

Instructor Katrina Meyer

Come and learn this intriguing way to capture a stone, shell or beads in a cage of 14k. gold-filled or sterling silver wire. Embellish your pendant with wire swirls and curls or choose from a selection of glass and metal beads. Several decorative techniques will be taught. $15-$18 materials fee (depending on choice of stone or beads), payable to Katrina at workshop

What a fun design this is to make! You’ll learn how to swirl 14k. gold-filled or sterling silver round wire around and through the setting of a 6 mm or 8mm faceted stone of your choice. This design has “individuality” written all over it, so both beginners and experienced wire crafters can come and get creative. $18-$25 materials fee (depending on choice of stone), payable to Katrina at the workshop

Tuesday, 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday 1:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.

November 10th

November 24th Fee: One day workshop $30*/ Members $40*/ Nonmembers

Fee: One day workshop $30* / Members $40*/ Nonmembers

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Ear Creepers

Ziggy Bracelet

Instructor Katrina Meyers

Instructor Katrina Meyer

Get wild, creative and funky making your very own “ziggy” bracelet to express your inner artist! The only difficult part of making this bracelet is deciding which beads to use. This is a perfect project for beginners and experienced wire workers who want to learn something different. $20 materials fee payable to Katrina at workshop

Whether you have pierced ears or not, the delightful earrings you make will comfortably climb up your earlobes and you’ll hear nothing but compliments from everyone who sees them. You’ll have your choice of glass, natural stone or metal beads as well as Swarovski crystals. These also make fabulous holiday gifts! $15-$18 materials fee (depending on choice of beads), payable to Katrina at the workshop

Tuesday 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. December 8th

Thursday, 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. December 3

Fee: One day workshop $25*/ Members $35*/ Nonmembers

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Fee: One day workshop $30*/Members $40*/Nonmembers

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Bow Earrings

Bow Bracelet

Instructor Katrina Meyer

Instructor Katrina Meyer

Learn a new style of bracelet that is fun and challenging. Create your personal jewelry with your choice of 14k. gold-filled or sterling silver wire and metal or glass beads or Swarovski crystals. Some experience working with wire is suggested but not required. $20 materials fee payable to Katrina at workshop.

You’ll be ready to tie one on with the bow earrings that you make using 14k. gold-filled or sterling silver wire and your choice of metal or glass beads or Swarovski crystals. This is a fun and challenging project for all skill levels. These earrings were created to go with the Bow Bracelet (Monday, January 18) but don’t need to be part of a set to get the compliments! There is a $15-$20 materials fee (depending on choice of beads), payable to Katrina at the workshop.

Monday 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. January 18th Fee: One day workshop $35*/ Members $45*/ Nonmembers

Thursday 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. January 7, 2010 Fee: $30*/Members $ 40*/ Nonmembers

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Wavy Bracelet

Sterling Pattern Wire Bracelet

Instructor Katrina Meyer

Instructor Katrina Meyer

Make your own fashion statement with the classic beauty of this bracelet style in your choice of sterling silver pattern wire mixed with 14k. gold-filled or sterling silver frame wires. Beginning and experienced students alike will enjoy this form of metal work and learn new techniques. There is a $25-$28 materials fee (depending on pattern wire chosen), payable to Katrina at the workshop.

Ride the waves of wire and beads as you make this fun, easy and elegant bracelet. Choose the colors of beads that make you smile every time you wear your own creation in 14k. gold-filled or sterling silver wire. There is a $20-$25 materials fee (depending on choice of beads), payable to Katrina at the workshop. Thursday 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. February 4th

Thursday 12:30 p.m.-to 4:30 p.m.

Fee: One day workshop $35*/ Members $ 45*/Nonmembers

March 4, 2010 Fee: $40*/ Members $50*/ Nonmembers

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Contemporary Pendant

Freeform Pendant

Instructor Katrina Meyer

Instructor Katrina Meyer (Side wrap style)

This is a one day workshop in which you will learn to wrap a natural stone, shell or dichroic fused glass in a clean, contemporary style using 14k. gold-filled or sterling silver wire. Some experience in wire work is suggested but not required. $25-$40 materials fee (depending on choice of stone) payable to Katrina at the workshop.

Learn this fun and versatile style of wire work to transform an oddly shaped piece of beach glass, sea shell or natural stone into an attractive pendant. You can further personalize your necklace with metal or glass beads as decoration. This is an excellent project for beginners. This is a one day workshop. $8-$10 materials fee (depending on choice of stone, etc.), payable to Katrina at the workshop

Tuesday 12:30 p.m.- 4:30 p.m. March 23rd

Tuesday 1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Fee: One day session $40*/ Members $50*/ Nonmembers

April 6th Fee: One day workshop $25*/ Members $35*/ Nonmembers

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Groovy Pendant with Dangles

Open Beaded Ring Instructor Katrina Meyer

Instructor Katrina Meyer

Why is this ring is called “open”? Because the underside is open so that it’s adjustable and can also be worn as a toe ring. What fun! Make your ring with your choice of Swarovski crystals, glass or metal beads and 14k. gold-filled wire. $10 materials fee payable to Katrina at workshop

What fun it is to create an eyecatching, swinging pendant with a stone of dichroic fused glass, 14k. Gold-filled or sterling silver wire and glass, natural stone or Swarovski crystals as embellishment! This project is a step above beginner level but no experience is required. Just come and have fun! $8-$20 materials fee (depending on choice of stone), payable to Katrina at the workshop.

Thursday 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. May 6th Fee: One day workshop $20*/ Members $30*/ Nonmembers

Tuesday 1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. April 20th Fee: One day workshop $25*/ Members $35*/ Nonmembers

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Sculpted Pendant

Found Objects

Instructor Katrina Meyer

Instructor Sonya Myers

This new design uses only one or two wires to create something special and unique. You will learn to sculpt wire, a technique using fingers instead of tools. Choose 14k. gold-filled or sterling silver wire and a pearl, bead or faceted stone to complement your favorite outfit $18-$25 materials fee (depending on choice of stone), payable to Katrina at the Workshop.

Transform all those great finds you have been saving into a fascinating piece of jewelry. Using bits of metal, plastic, wood or other natural materials, you’ll create a necklace or bracelet using simple joining methods. Beginners will learn to create simple connections with jump rings and wire. Intermediates will create a more complex piece using the same techniques. This is a great way to recycle and make a stylish, highly personal piece of jewelry, for wearing or giving. No experience necessary!

Monday, 1:00p.m. – 4:00 p.m. May 17th Fee: $30*/ Members $40*/ Nonmembers

Note: Students supply their own tools. Some materials available for purchase from the instructor at the time of class, such as jump rings, wire, connectors, clasps, decorative bits and pieces

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Wednesday 1:00p.m. – 4:00p.m.

same techniques. This is a great way to recycle and make a stylish, highly personal piece of jewelry, for wearing or for giving. No experience is necessary!

December 16th March 17th Saturday 1:00p.m.- 4:00p.m.

Note: Students supply their own tools. Some materials available for purchase from the instructor at the time of class, such as jump rings, wire, other connectors, clasps or decorative bits and pieces.

October 17th February 6th Fee: One day workshop $30*/ Members $50*/ Nonmembers

Wednesday 1:00 p.m. – 4:00p.m.

Recycled Jewelry

October 14th

Instructor Sonya Myers

February 3rd Saturday 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. December 12th March 20th Fee: One day workshop $30*/ Members $40*/ Nonmembers

Transform your unworn jewelry into a one-of-a-kind necklace. You will create a unique piece from parts of your old jewelry and attach it to chain, leather, or ribbons -- or all three! Beginners will learn to create simple connections with jump rings and wire. Intermediates will create a more complex piece using the

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Ceramics, Pottery, & Sculpture

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wheel students will make bowls and cylinders. To complete the process, students will trim, glaze and fire their work.

Ceramics, Pottery & Sculpture Open Studio for Potters

Monday- 9:30a.m.- 12:00p.m.

The pottery studio will be open all day Friday and Saturday for students currently enrolled in pottery or ceramics class. All clay must be purchased from the Venice Art Center. Please remember to clean up the room when you leave. Pre- register as space is limited.

Series 1October 5th - November 2nd Series 2November 9th - December 7th Series 3Jauary 4th - February 1st Series 4 February 8th - March 8th Series 5March 15t h -April 12th Series 6 April 19th - May 17th

Friday & Saturday 9:30a.m.-4:00pm October 3rd- May 29th

Fee: Five week series $140*/ Members $175*/Nonmembers

Fees: $15* per day

Beginning Pottery

*Each five week series includes 25lbs. of clay, glazes and firing.

Instructor Julie Baxter

In this five week course, students will learn the basic steps to successfully hand build or “throw� a pot on the pottery wheel. Hand builders will work on projects of their choice and

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Fee: Five weeks $140*/ Members $175*/ Nonmembers

Intermediate/Advanced Pottery Instructor Julie Baxter

*Each five week series includes 25lbs. of clay, glazes and firing.

Pottery and the Wheel-All Levels Instructor Julie Baxter

In this five week course students will learn to make bigger, better and more consistent pots on either the potter’s wheel or by hand. Each class will begin with a demonstration on a particular technique either for hand building or throwing bowls or cylinders or for trimming and glazing pieces. Because of the size of the class (limited to 6) students will be able to work on varied projects.

This class is for students of all skill levels from beginning to advanced skills. We will work on the basics of hand building and “throwing” a pot on the wheel and continue from there according to each student’s abilities. Since the class is limited in size, you will receive a lot of individual attention.

Monday-1:00p.m.-3:30p.m. Series1October 5th- November 2nd Series 2November 9th- December7th Series 3January 4th-Febuary 1st Series 4February 8th - March 8th Series 5March 15th – April 12th Series 6April 19th- May 17th

Wednesday- 6:00-8:30p.m. Series 1October 7th – November 4th Series 2November 11th- December 9th (No class Nov. 25th) Series 3January 6th- February 3rd

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Series 4February 10th- March 10th Series 5March 17th- April 14th Series 6April 21st – May 19th

Experienced students will work on their chosen projects exploring more deeply glazing and throwing or hand building techniques. Tuesday Morning, Afternoon and Evening Classes for all levels: 9:30 - 12:00, 1:00 - 3:30, 6:008:30

Fee: Five weeks $140*/Members $175*/Nonmembers

Series 1October 13 to November 10 Series 2November 17 to December 15 Series 3January 5 to February 2 Series 4February 9 to March 9 Series 5March 16 to April 13 Series 6April 20 to May 18 Series 7May 25 to June 22

*Each five week series includes 25lbs. of clay, glazes and firing.

Hand Building and Wheel Throwing: Instructor- Walter Yovaish

Students at all levels are welcome, beginners will start with various hand building techniquescoil, pinch and slab methods incorporating textural elements to enhance each piece. A glazing lecture will follow explaining the many techniques available. When the first pieces are completed a wheel throwing demonstration will be given for those who wish to learn that aspect of ceramics.

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Thursday Morning Classes for Beginners Only: 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 Noon

Series 9January 7 to February 4 Series 10February 11 to March 11 Series 11March 18 to April 15 Series 12April 22 to May 6 Series 13May 13 to June 10

Thursday Afternoon and Evening Classes for Experienced Students 1:00 - 3:30, 6:00 - 8:30 Beginning students will start with various hand building techniquescoil, pinch and slab methods incorporating textural elements to enhance the piece. A glazing lecture will follow explaining the many techniques available. When the first pieces are completed a wheel throwing demonstration will be given for those who wish to learn that aspect of ceramics. This is a more challenging atmosphere and a chance for intermediate and advanced students to explore various forms, shapes and design in clay plus experiment with various glazing techniques and applications.

Thursday classes: Series 7October 1st - October 29th Series 8 November 5 to December 10 (No classes Thanksgiving Nov. 19) Series 9January 7 to February 4 Series 10February 11 to March 11 Series 11March 18 to April 15 Series 12April 22 to May 6 Series 13May 13 to June 10 Fee: Five week series $140*/ Members $175*/ Nonmembers

Thursday classes: Series 7October 1 to October 29 Series 8November 5 to December 10 (No classes Thanksgiving Nov. 26th )

All fees include 25 lbs. clay & firing fees.

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Wednesday Afternoon Wheel Throwing and Hand Building

Hand Building and Wheel Throwing: Instructor: Pat Kelly

1:00 - 3:30 If you have had a hankering to get your hands dirty and know that somewhere inside you have that spark of creativity just waiting to see the light of day, then join the class that lets you explore the many facets of clay. Class size is small allowing the beginner or the advanced student the benefit of individual attention. Hand building techniques will cover pinch, coil and slab - easy for beginners, wheel techniques will cover beginning basics as well as advanced projects for those students with experience at the wheel.

Wednesday Morning - Hand Building only 9:30 - 12:00 All levels of ability are welcome. This class will satisfy that urge to successfully work in clay. Whether it is functional or not, traditional or avant-garde, hand building techniques allow the beginner and the advanced student to develop and accomplish finished ceramic creations without the frustration of learning the wheel. You can be successful from day one. Introductions to a variety of decorative elements and simple glaze techniques will be covered. Small classes allow for individual attention.

Wednesday Classes: Series 1October 14 to November 11 Series 2November 18 to December 16 Series 3 – January 6 to February 3 Series 4 – February 10 to March 10 Series 5March 17 to April 14 Series 6April 21 to May 19

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October 12th-November 9th Series 2November 16th-December 14th Series 3January 4th- February 8th Series 4February 22nd – March 22nd Series 5April 5th – May 3rd

Series 7May 26 to June 23 Fee: Five weeks $140*/ Members $175*/ Nonmembers Included in the fee is 25lbs. of clay and firing fees.

Fee: Five weeks $165*/Members $195*/Nonmembers

Dinner and Clay Instructor Amy Webber A new concept with new ideas….

Sculpture in Clay Instructor Nancy Heart

Come have dinner and learn to work in clay. Or if you’re already experienced come and bring your ideas to be created. This class is for everyone. New students will begin with a hand building project and experienced students can work on the wheel or do hand building projects. Instruction will be given as needed to the experienced potters. We will be glazing our clay creations in alternative methods as Raku and Pit firing. Glazing our work and firing will be the third and fifth sessions. Art work created in this class will be the only work fired. This gives the class students the opportunity to have all their work fired during the allotted sessions. Dinner will be delivered from Giovannies Salad and Pizza with a monetary collection at the beginning of the class. Special diets please bring what you need to eat.

Here is your chance to try making that piece of sculpture you’ve always wanted to. It could be a pet, a favorite animal, abstract ideas, small figure, etc. In this class your creation will be from your ideas and artistic conceptions. The goal is to learn the basic techniques of sculpture; discussion throughout the course will include structure, composition, proportion, movement, design, surface finish, transition between forms and modeling a smooth or textured surface. These skills will allow you to capture your ideas in clay.

Monday 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Series 1-

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You will enjoy the “earthy” feeling of the medium and learn to manipulate and handle it with confidence. Be prepared with ideas, pictures, and sketches for your first day of class to ensure you will reach your desired outcome. All levels are welcome and individual attention will be given to each student. This class has a relaxing atmosphere and creativity is encouraged. The class is fun with a serious side in which you will learn and enjoy the world of sculpture. If you have any questions in regard to subject matter for the class you may call the instructor (Nancy) at 4868416.

Tuesday 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 Noon

Thursday 9:30a.m.-12:00 Noon

Portrait Bust in Clay

Series1-6:00 p.m.– 8:30 p.m. Series 1January 5th- February 9th Series 2February 16th – March 23rd Series 3March 30th – May 4th Fee: Six weeks $180*/Members $210/ Nonmembers * Fee includes 25lbs. of clay and firing

Instructor Nancy Heart

Series 1October 22- November 19th Series 2December 3rd- January 14th (No class December 24th & 31st) Series 3January 21st- February 25th Series 4March 4th- April 8th Series 5April 15th- May 20th

Thursday 6 p.m.- 8:30p.m.

In this course, a system of capturing the likeness of a model through the use of photographs and measurements will be presented. This system can be applied to any age person because it consists of a series of

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measurements that are linked to the anatomical reference points throughout the skull, neck and face. An additional benefit is the ability to control size, proportions and placement of facial features. As measurements will give the underlying structure, the series of photographs reveals the forms of the subjects head and facial features as they relate to each other. We will also be exploring the anatomy of the head and capturing likeness, personality and mood as well as exploring the issues of composition. The piece that you will create does not need to be cast after proper finishing techniques it will be fired in the kiln for permanency. Registered students will receive an information sheet detailing how to take their models measurements and pictures, which will be brought to class on the first day. This is a relaxed class and the instructor encourages creativity and fun along with the serious side of learning about technique and medium.

Pet Portrait in Clay Instructor Nancy Heart

Here is your chance to immortalize your loving faithful furry friend! In this class students will learn to make an armature to build your sculpture on. You can learn sculpture techniques or hone your skills by immortalizing your favorite pet. We will work from photographs and measurements. (The measurements are a challenge in itself, but not to worry). You can choose to make a sculpture, a caricature or whatever suits you’re fancy. Your finished piece will be fired in the kiln. While learning the fundamentals of working will clay, you will enjoy the relaxed environment. Come and have fun with us and create a great pet portrait.

There will be a additional supply fee for a personal basic sculpture tool kit. Please call 941-485-7136 class sign-up and availability

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Call 941-485-7136 for class signup and availability.

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Drawing and Multi-Media

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Fee: Six weeks $95*/ Members $120*/ Nonmembers

Constructing Compositions Instructor Ron Sanders

Building Form with Lights and Darks Instructor Ron Sanders

Every good painting or drawing begins first with a well designed composition and no amount of expert rendering will save a poorly designed image. This class will encourage students to understand and explore beneficial compositional ideas that create harmony, movement and direction leading to a primary focal point or idea. The primary areas of focus will be on linear design (size, shape, angle, positive and negative shape relationships) and value patterning. Please check the supply list.

This class will focus on how to avoid flatness in your work by building stronger value patterns. By limiting, and even exaggerating the contrast of lights and darks, a greater illusion of form and depth can be created on the two-dimensional surface of canvas or paper. Students will participate in foundational drawing exercises in charcoal, and then expand to apply these principles to their favorite medium of color. Please check supply list.

Wednesday 5:30pm.- 8:00pm Series 1September 23rd.-October 28th Series 2February 17th - March 24th

Wednesday 5:30 p.m.- 8:00p.m. Series 1November 4th- December 16th (No class November 25th)

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Series 2March 31st- May 5th

Thursday 9:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Series 2January 14- February 11th

Fee: 6 Weeks $95*/ Members $120*/ Nonmembers

Fee: Five week series $85*/ Members $110*/ Nonmembers

Building a Strong Foundation FUNdamentals of Drawing I Beginners & Up

Advancing the Foundation FUNdamentals of Drawing lI

Instructor Karen Hitt

Instructor Karen Hitt

In this class you will learn to understand the essential foundation of every good work of art; DRAWING. A Strong emphasis will be on classic and basic skills helping you to advance to sound draftsmanship, building up a strong drawing foundation and ability to “SEE” with an Artist’s eye. Learn how to reflect with expression, line, value, gesture, composition, form and depth using the basic fundamentals of drawing. You will explore “drawing” as the finished medium, along how to use it for all of your works of art. Classic techniques will be explored as we take lessons from the “Masters” giving you an eye for our own works of art.

This class is designed to further build the essential foundation of STRONG drawing skills. Composition, its purpose further enlightened, along with perspective, value, form and expression will be explored in greater depth. We will also explore “drawing” as the finished medium, along with how to incorporate it into all of your works of art. You will not only develop your draftsmanship, but you will learn how to take control of the viewer’s eyes with strong

Thursday 6:00p.m.- 8:30pm Series 1October 1st- November 5th (No class October 8th)

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compositions just as the ‘Master’ Artist do. Graphite/pencil, Conté crayon, charcoal and ink washes may be used. Classic techniques will be explored as we take lessons from the “Masters” giving us an eye for our own works of art.

‘Masters”, Live Models, and Photo References. Day One will be filled with the essentials: Roadmaps of the Figure and Planes of the Face to understand basic anatomy- while we take example and work with the “Master” Artist for style. You will learn just how intentional that stroke of the brush or pastel is to depict a knee, finger, shoulder blade. The next day we will take what we learn and apply it to working from the live model on the figure/portrait. Then on day three we will apply what we have learned from the “Masters” and from life to work more with your photo references of choice. (Karen will also have references on hand). This class will help you draw that person you have wanted to capture young or old. You will bring them to life with your own artistic application. These will be FULL FIGURE days in every way... Learn ways to give your figures a sound leg to stand on and use your artist's eye for the figures anatomy. Learn about the planes of the face and how to capture them more vividly than just an accurate depiction of color of the eyes and hair. You will bring new life to your figures and portraits.

Thursday 6:00 p.m.- 8:30 p.m. February 8th- March 25th ( No class February 25 & March 4th) Fee: Five week series $85*/Members $110*/ Nonmembers

Adding Life to Your Face & Figure Instructor Karen Hitt

Thursday 1:00p.m. – 5:00p.m. Series 1November 5th, 6th, & 7th

This class is designed to touch on three methods of working on the face and figure; using the

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April 8th – April 22nd (Three week series)

and depth using the basic fundamentals of drawing. You will explore “drawing” as the finished medium, along with how to use it for all of your works of art. Classic Techniques will be explored as we take lessons from the “Masters” giving you an eye for our own works of art.

Fee: Three days $100*/Members $130*/ Nonmembers

Finding Perspective

Thursday 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Instructor Karen Hitt

February 4th Fee: (1/2 Day workshop) $40*/ Members $60*/ Nonmember

A Day in the Life of a Still Life Workshop Instructor Karen Hitt

In this class you will learn to understand the essential foundation to every good work of art; DRAWING. A Strong emphasis will be on classic and basic skills helping you to advance to sound craftsmanship, building up a strong drawing foundation and ability to “SEE” with an Artist’s eye. Learn how to reflect with expression, line, value, gesture, composition, form

If painting in Alla Prima or a High Rendering Photo Realism style, the many approaches to bringing to life Your Still Life will be explored. We will discuss the elements that make for a strong Still Life composition and just how to set one up for yourself. Next we will walk through the Artist’ process of taking the

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essential foundation of strong drawing skills, composition, value, capturing light, color theory and expression to a finished work of art. The specifics in all of these areas of study are explained and explored, opening the possibilities available to your creative side, and help you see how to approach your idea, choose your medium, handle that medium, and then apply your creativity with it, start to finish. Karen will demonstrate her techniques along with personal attention to each students work. ALL mediums are welcomed this Day in the Life o a Still Life.

better understand the cause and effect of surface changes on the human form too and how light affects them. Students will work from live models, photographic reference and “Masters” works. No pun intended... our time will be filled with the full figure indeed.

Thursday 10:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.

Quick Draw

Thursday 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 noon February 11th Fee: ½ day workshop $30*/ Members $50*/ Nonmembers

Instructor Joanna Coke

November 19th Fee: One day workshop $70*/ Members $95*/ Nonmember

Basics of Figure DrawingFUNdamentals refresher course Instructor Karen Hitt A workshop designed to give a roadmap of the human figure with all the FUNdamental basics to the student; showing them how to approach, and then give their figure drawings proper proportions from head to toe, not to mention a sound leg to stand on. Skeletal structures and muscle forms will be noted to

If you have been tracing your images before painting and want to improve your drawing skills, then this class is for you. Students will learn to use charcoal, woodless pencils, charcoal pencils, and conte on

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various papers. There will be a specific topic focus for each class series. (4 weeks). Beginner and intermediate level skills welcomed.

February 1st – February 22nd

Friday 9:30 a.m.- 12:00 noon

Animal Portraits in Any Medium

Fee: Four Weeks $80*/ Members $105*/ Nonmembers

Series1: Landscape – October 16th - November 6

Instructor Frances Smith

Series 2: Still LifeNovember 13th – December 11th Series 3: Flowers – January 8th – 29th Series 4: Skies and Water – February 12th – March 12th (No class Feb 26th ) Series 5: Still Life, Glass and Fabric – March 19th – April 9th This class is both fun and informative. You can choose to use pastel, watercolor, ink, acrylics, scratch board, charcoal or guache. Capture the essence of the animal - pet or wild - bird, fish, reptile, cat, dog. Each student selects his own animal. Many references are available. There will be demonstrations.

Fee: Four week Session $65*/ Members $90*/ Nonmembers

How to Draw I Instructor Frances Smith

Monday 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Learn to draw anything you see from simple forms to light and shadows, contrasts and textures. We will use such mediums as charcoal, pencil, conte and ink.

March 22nd – April 19th Fee: Five weeks $80*/ Members $105*/ Nonmembers

Monday 9:30 a.m.-12:00 Noon

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Acrylic, Oil, Pastel & All Media

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Tuesday 9:30 a.m.- 11:30 a.m.

Composition “Does that tree belong there?�

Series 1October 6th- November 10th Series 2February 2nd- March 9th

Instructor Dr. Mary-Louise Biasotti Hooper

Fee: Six weeks $80*/ Members $105*/ Nonmembers

Learning to Make 20th Century, Contemporary Impressionism with Acrylic, Using Blending and Broken Color Instructor Francesco Agresti

Composing the elements is vital to the success of a painting or drawing. Art evokes an emotional response. Good art is well planned and created. It involves designing a picture so that it directs and guides the viewers eye through the piece and reveals the reason in which you created it. It delivers the message to the viewer. But, where does one begin? One begins with choosing a subject, deciding what you want the viewer to experience, then render the piece so that you can achieve that.

With a strong sense of experimentation and daring in our own work, we will begin a painterly dialogue with the artists of the impressionist period (the Plein Air Painters). This will include such impressionist artists as Renoir and Monet and post

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impressionists (e.g. van Gogh and Cézanne).By studying their discoveries of composition and design and understanding how they mixed and applied color with palette knife and brush, we will be able to arrive at our own techniques.

Learning How to Paint a Modern-Contemporary Work by Finding New Ways to Use the Discoveries of the Great Artists of the Past Instructor Francesco Agresti

This is the foundation class......continuing! Tuesday 9:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. Series 1September 22nd- October 27th Series 2November 3rd-December 8th Series 3January 5th – February 9th Series 4February 16th- March 23rd Series 5March 30th – May 4th Series 6May 11th – June 15th

First we have to learn from the artists everything that their works can teach us about form, color and technique. Using the Renaissance as our criteria and as an ideal era in picture making, we will paint our way through such breakaway periods as the: * Baroque ( Rubens ) *Impressionism ( Renoir ,Monet ,van Gogh, & Cézanne) *Modernism (Picasso, Matisse) *Contemporary ( DeKooning, Pollock, Warhol)

Fee: Six weeks $95*/ Members $120*/ Nonmembers

By synthesizing, and appropriating all of these various influences, we will develop a new image of our own.

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Monday 9:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m

mixtures, and what path to take to quickly mix the proper color relative to its Hue, Temperature, Value, and Chroma. Not only will this understanding speed up your painting and give you more confidence as a painter, but will also add more life to your painted works. The class will begin with a color lecture and paint mixing exercise and progress in later weeks to applying our knowledge to painting still life setups under temperature controlled lighting. All wet media welcome.

Series1September 21st- October 26th Series 2November 2nd - December 7th Series 3January 4th – February 7th Series 4February 15th - March 22nd Series 5March 29th - May 3rd Series 6May 10th - June 14th Fee: Six week series $95*/ Members $120*/ Nonmembers

Wednesday 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Series1January 6th – February 10th Series 2 – May 12th – June 16th

Color Mixing / Color Matching Instructor Ron Sanders

Fee: Six weeks $95*/ Members $120*/ Nonmembers

One of the things that slow most painters down is struggling to mix the color they think they see in front of them. This class will specifically focus on properly seeing and analyzing color, understanding how color works in

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December 14th- January 25th (No class on 12/28) Series 3February 1st - March 8th Series 4March 15th - April 19th

Oil Painting Instructor Lynn Aylsworth

Tuesday 1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Series1November 3rd - December 8th Series 2December 15th - January 26th (No class on December 29th) Series 3February 2nd - March 9th Series 4March 16th - April 20th

All Skill levels from beginners to advanced students are welcome to attend this class. We will work on still life, landscapes, portraits and seascapes. Students will be encouraged to retain their own “handwriting” sense of design and composition. The subject matter is chosen by each student and we will be working from photographs or still life set-up. Step by step instructions are available for beginners. The Instructor will work with each student on an individual basis. Please bring any photos or images that you are interested in using in the class.

Fee: Six weeks $90*/ Members $115*/ Nonmembers

Monday 1:30 p.m.- 4:00 p.m. Series1- November 2nd – December 7th Series 2-

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Wednesday – p.m.

Pastel in the studio Instructor Ruth Hook Colby

1:00 p.m.-3:30

Series1November 4th - December 16th Series 2January 6th- February 10th Series 3February 17th - March 24th Series 4March 31s t- May 5th Series 5May 12th-June 16th Fee: Six weeks $90*/ Members $115*/ Nonmembers

Pastel 101: Introduction to the Versatility of Soft Pastel for Beginners

Pastel is an exciting, versatile medium that is truly hands on. We will work with soft pastel on sanded paper using different techniques such as layering, blending and scumbling. The rich vibrant colors are mixed on the paper, not on a palette. Individuality is encouraged with the student using personal photos and references. Framing tips will also be discussed. “Going Green” with pastels explains how to recycle and reuse Wallis paper, also how to create new pastels from used pieces. This is an easy technique with great results. Ruth provides a lot of personal attention while sharing her enthusiasm and love for pastel. Remember to ask for a supply list.

Instructor Ruth Hook Colby

In this class you will receive individual attention while learning the basic fundamentals of working with pastels. This will give the student a great foundation of skills, so that they can further their exploration in this medium. We will discuss pastels, the types and the versatility of their uses, fixatives,

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barrier creams, and the characteristics of different papers. Basic materials (Wallis sanded paper, soft pastels, & backing board) will be provided to each student.

medium of choice. This course provides instruction in acrylic or oils for the beginner and helps them to build a strong working foundation in each of them. “The Beauty of Acrylics is that they dry very quickly, and the horror of Acrylics is that they dry very quickly.” The Beauty of Oils is that they dry very slowly, and the horror of oils is that they dry very slowly.” These pros and cons will be worked together for the GOOD. You will learn to see beyond the black and white of a subject, with a strong focus on color theory, how to mix colors, and play on the warm and cool of them. A Classic Renaissance, palette and techniques will also be explored. You will discover, as the Masters did where to begin with design, composition, palette, color theory, transferring and surface selection to build a strong working base in each of these painting mediums.

Monday & Tuesday 9:30 a.m – 4:00 p.m. Series1- October 19th & 20th Series2- January 18th & 19th Series3- March 15th – 16th Fee: Two day workshop $130*/Members $160*/ Nonmembers

Building a Strong Foundation-FUNdamentals Instructor Karen Hitt Acrylics I: Beginners and up Oils I: Beginners and up

Acrylics I: Thursday 9:45a.m.-12:15p.m. October 1th - November 5th ( No class 10/8) Fee: Five weeks $85*/member $110*/ Nonmembers This class will be using two separate mediums and a class specifically for the beginner in each. There will be two separate classes designed to introduce you to the beauty of the specific

Oils I Thursday 6:00p.m.9:00p.m. Series1 - November 12thDecember 17th

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values, shapes, design and developing and advancing your execution in each area the focus in advancing the foundation of your painting.

Fee: Five weeks $85* / Members $110*/ Nonmembers

Advancing the Foundation-FUNdamentals of Painting II-Acrylics & Oils

Thursday 6:00p.m.- 8:30pm January 7th-February 4th Fee: five weeks $85*/ Members $110*/ Nonmembers

Instructor Karen Hitt

Portrait Painting: Emphasis on Children From Photographs Instructor Karen Hitt

This class is designed to further build and enhance the methods and techniques of the student who has been exposed to acrylic or oil painting. Students will be assisted individually in the development of their skills and execution of these very versatile mediums. Demonstrations will be given by the instructor to aid students to their understanding of the processes of composition selection, color theory, advanced design elements and execution. Classic Renaissance palette and techniques will be explored‌ discovering and taking examples from the Masters. Continual emphasis on the importance of color temperature, color theory,

How do you capture that little face you love? Children’s expressions are genuine... and a great joy to capture in art. Though the fundamental of all portraits will be discussed... advancing in how to achieve beyond an accurate depiction of

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the color of the eyes and hair will be explored; matched with learning how to add greater expression and personality to all of your portrait work. Come explore the possibilities, open to all mediums.

scaled down and how to get there with composition, value, design and color. This class is designed for the intermediate to advance student. Students can work in their medium of choice. (The instructor will mainly work in oils) With weather permitting, classes will be held out doors. The First class will meet at the VAC, then out and about from then on. At the end of each day there will be personal and group critiques to discus the challenges and successes of the day. Each student will need their own outdoor easel and supplies. As an added feature to this plein air class, Karen will be working in what are considered “green” oils. These fabulous oils are non-toxic and enabled Karen to paint once again with her beloved oil’s after developing allergies to the standard linseed oil based paints. These oils are NOT water based, but a true OIL based using Walnut Seed Oils. You can even clean your brushes with walnut seed oil. Come work with all the possibilities of green, from the landscape to the paints.

Thursday 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 noon December 3rd - December 17th Fee: Three weeks $60*/ Members $85*/ Nonmembers

Out and About: Plein Air 101 & “Green” Instructor Karen Hitt

Thursday, Friday & Saturday 9:30a.m. – 4:30 p.m. February 18th, 19th & 20th Sometimes the classroom is just too small, and can not truly simulate the effects of the natural light or scale found in nature. “Out and About” will help you to take your drawing and painting to this next degree: Full Scale,

Fee: Three day workshop $165* / Members $195*/ Nonmembers

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February 12th - March 12th ( No class February 26th) Series 5March 19th - April 9th

Mixed Media Instructor Joanna Coke

Fee: Four weeks $65*/ Members $85*/ Nonmembers

Plein Air Painting All Mediums Instructor Sally Christiansen

Break out of your oneness and experiment with 2 or more mediums in your artwork. Start with one medium as a base such as watercolors, acrylics, or pastels and then layer on other techniques to create more interesting results. Learn how to bring out the most of each additional medium with purpose and focus. (Keep your cost of materials down by sharing with others).

You will Experience the individual challenges and rewards of working outdoors with a group of artists using any medium ( pastel, charcoal, watercolor, oil or acrylic; pastel preferred) Classes will meet at local parks and beaches. Call Sally at 484-4113 for the meeting location. Each class will begin with a demonstration. The instructor will guide each student with their work and a critique will be held at the end of each class.

Friday 1:30 p.m. – 4:00p.m. Series 1October 16th- November 6th Series 2November 13th - December 11th Series 3January 8th- 29th Series 4-

Tuesday 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Series1-

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November 10th - December 15th Series 2March 2nd – April 6th

subject of your choice. Demonstrations will also be done by Karen to accompany current student's works. A strong emphasis will be on classic techniques, while exploring and learning from the "Masters" works of art. This four hour class time, in the three week format gives the students greater time to stay on task with their projects at hand. All Mediums are welcome in this open studio atmosphere. It is a great opportunity to explore the variety of mediums available (Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor, Pastel, Graphite)… with all of them being used and demonstrated throughout the 3 week period as each student is individually worked with. Each session is personalized for the students on hand. Supplies needed are each student’s medium of choice and drawing materials. The class is Designed to work with the students supplies on hand. Karen’s color palette is available on her supply list.

Fee: Six weeks $80*/ Members $110*/Nonmembers

Start to Finish- ALL Mediums: Intermediate to advanced Instructor Karen Hitt

This class is designed to take the essential foundation of strong drawing skills, composition, value, capturing light, color theory and expression to a finished work of art. All of these will be explored in depth, to take your creative ideas from start to finish. This is an ongoing study divided into three week sessions. Regular still life and/or a live portrait model on occasion will be set up, or you can work on the

Thursday 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Series 1October 1th- October 22nd (No class October 8th) Series 2December 3rd- December 17th Series 3January 14th- January 28th Series 4March 11th- March 25th Series 5April 29th – May 13th

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Series 6May 20th – June 3rd

Series1September 23rd- October 28th Series 2November 4th- December 16th (No class November 25th) Series 3January 6th - February 10th Series 4February 17th- March 24th Series 5March 31st- May 5th Series 6May 12th- June 16th

Fee: Three Weeks $85*/ Members $110*/ Nonmembers

Landscapes in All Media Instructor Ron Sanders

Fees: Six weeks $95* / Members $120* /Nonmembers

Portraits in All Media Instructor Ron Sanders You will enjoy your time painting landscapes! This open format studio class is available to artists of all skill levels, all media and all styles. Any artist wishing to paint landscapes in a class setting may come to paint and receive personalized input from the instructor on how to move your painting or drawing to the next level. Demonstrations and group critiques will be available at the request of class members. This is an opportunity for experimentation with new styles and techniques, mixed media, or strengthening the style and methods in which you are currently working.

For all the students who took my previous portrait classes and said there just wasn't enough time to apply the principles discussed, this is your class. Come and work in the medium of your choice as we put the principles of portraiture into practice. This

Wednesday 1:00 p.m.- 3:30 p.m.

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open format class is available to all students of all skill levels who want to practice portrait painting with the help and guidance of an instructor. Personal critiques, group critiques and demonstrations will be offered at the request of class members to aid in their development and understanding. Students will work from photographic reference of their choosing.

Palette Knife Painting Instructor Dr. Mary-Louise Biasotti Hooper

Wednesday 9:30 a.m. -12:00 pm. Series 1September 23rd - October 28th Series 2– November 4th-December 16th (No class November 25th) Series 3January 6th- February 10th Series 4 – February 17th- March 24th Series 5March 31st - May 5th Series 6May 12th- June 16th

Painting with a Palette knife using acrylics or oils can produce exciting results. The work can be dramatic or peaceful depending on your technique. This class will cover the basic types of painting knives and techniques to achieve your purposes. Intermediate to Advanced Level.

Fee: Six Weeks $95*/Members $120*/Nonmembers

Wednesday 6:00 p.m. –8:30 p.m. Series1October 7th- November 11th Series 2February 3rd – March 10th Fee: Six week s $95*/ Members $120*/ Nonmembers

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Individual Art Instruction: Oil & Acrylic Painting Instructor Dr. Mary-Louise Biasotti Hooper

Painting is a complicated process. At times, artists need to concentrate on one more areas of the process with individual guided instruction. This new service offers such instruction 1 day a week for 1 or 2 hours. Call the Art Center to schedule times. Cost: $20.00 per hour.

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Watercolor

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One Day Watercolor Workshop

It’s Only Paper Beginner to Intermediate Watercolors

Instructor Anne Abgott

Instructor Nancy Colby

One day themed workshops by Anne Abgott author of "Daring Color". Anne provides the images and the students paint along with her, going home with a finished painting or all of the techniques needed to finish the painting. The subject matter will be cut glass, and silver. The images will be available at the front desk ahead of the class so that the student can come with the image drawn on the paper and already to paint.

All skill levels are welcome to attend this class. Bring your talent and desire to class and we will “meet you where you are” Not all of us progress at the same speed and not all of us have the same goals for our work. One thing that we all have is an interest in watercolor and together, we can achieve far more that we thought. This call is designed to help you develop and fine tune your skills to let you produce the things you aspire to achieve. The subject matter will be your choice and you will be taught the basic skills and techniques that apply to watercolor painting. While

One day workshops: 10:00 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. Series1- December 10th Series2- February 8th Fee: One day workshop $55*/ Members $75*/ Nonmembers

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learning the basics, you will be working on a subject that is in your heart. By choosing your own subject, you will experience a great interest in completion of the work and be able to enjoy great success. Basic color and composition theories are discussed. There will also be demonstrations of techniques and critiques in each class. We will all learn together in a relaxing and fun environment.

Basic Watercolor Skills Instructor Carolyn Whitmore

The students will learn the basic techniques of the medium with lessons in design and composition, value and form. Become familiar with the simple palette of color and color mixing

Wednesday 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Series 1September 23rd- October 28th Series 2November 4th- December 9th Series 3January 6th – February 17th (no class January 27th) Series 4February 24th – March 31st Series 5April 7th – May 12th Series 6May 19th – June 23rd

Classes for Beginners Tuesday 9:30 a.m.- 12:00 Noon Series 1September 29th – November 3rd Series 2 November 17th - December 22nd Series 3January 5th- February 9th Series 4February 23rd – March 30th Series 5 April 6th – May 11th

Wednesday 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon Series1January 6th – February 17th (No class on January 27th) Series 2February 24th – March 31st Series 3April 7th – May 12th

Classes for Intermediate ( A continuation of the beginner’s class with demonstrations, individual guidance and various rescue techniques.)

Fee: Six week session $85*/ Members $110*/ Nonmembers

Tuesday 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

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Series 1September 29th – November 3rd Series2 November 17th- December 22nd Series 3January 5th- February 9th Series 4February 23rd – March 30th Series 5April 6th – May 11th

and revel in creating your own masterpiece! All levels are welcome to attend. Handmade papers from the Orient and Nepal will be available for purchase. Tuesday 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Series 1- January 19th Series 2- February 16th Series 3- March 2nd

Fee: Six weeks $80*/ Members $105*/ Nonmembers

Fee: One day workshop $80*/ Members $105*/ Nonmembers

Creativity in Watercolor Instructor Dee Winterhalter

Stepping Lively with Watercolor

Learn techniques that will enable you to find simplicity when creating your own individual watercolors on cold and hot press paper. Learn to mix colors, use negative space, apply several colors on the brush at the same time and learn the techniques of twisting and turning the brush to achieve a fresh quality and avoid over-painting. You will learn to be free and loose in your painting. Try different techniques such as glazing, overwashing, blending, the use of watercolor ink with watercolor paint and “wet into wet” techniques. You can dry brush a waterfall, scrape out rocks and mountains and learn to create moods. Examples of this would be a rainy, foggy day, the primal energy of crashing surf, or the luscious colors and textures of fruit and flowers. You will have fun watching the demonstrations

Instructor Barbara Thelen

Experience the freshness and wonders of the marvelous colors created by the mingling of pigment and water on white paper as you paint beautiful and bold florals and seascapes. There will be something different each day which will help you to create beautiful paintings for your home.

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This is a broad workshop filled with basic techniques and personal instruction, including daily demonstrations.

Fee: Three weeks $60*/ Members $85*/ Nonmembers

Any questions? Call Barbara at: 941-497-2476

Beginning Techniques Workshop

Monday 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. January 11th, 18th & 25th

Instructor Marilyn Cassidy

Three day workshop February 16th, 17th, & 18th March 23rd, 24th, & 25th Fee: Three day workshop $150*/ Members $180*/ Nonmembers

How to Create Powerful Watercolors, Step by Step Instructor Barbara Thelen This two day workshop is offered with the hope that those who have little or no experience in the marvelous medium of watercolor will make the decision to pursue more artistic development in this medium. We will touch on the basics of color theory, brush handling and composition. Various techniques will be demonstrated by the instructor. Please be sure to ask for a supply list.

This is a relaxed class that focuses on helping you develop your own unique sense of style. Beginners and experienced watercolor artists will benefit from the lively exploration of water and color with a strong emphasis on technique and design. Monday 9:30 a.m.- 12:30p.m. Series1October 12th – 26th Series 2November 2nd-16th Series 3April 12th-26th

Wednesday & Thursday 9:30a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Workshop 1-

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November 4th & 5th

Series 4 – March 25th- April 15th

Workshop 2 – January 6th & 7th

Fee: Four week series $80* /Members $105/Nonmembers

Fee: Two days $100*/ Members $130* / Nonmembers

Greeting Cards & Small Wonders

Beginning Techniques and More

Instructor Marilyn Cassidy

Instructor Marilyn Cassidy

This workshop will introduce you to the world of small scale watercolor painting. The instructor will provide demonstrations and guidance in creating cards and small wonders. The basic techniques and presentation of works will be defined. Please ask for supply list.

This course is a continuation of the beginning techniques course, for those students who have decided to continue their skill development. Attention will be given to fundamentals, experimentation, growth and finding your own way. Thursday 1:00 pm.- 4:00 p.m.

Wednesday 9:30 a.m.- 3:30p.m. Workshop 1 – November 11th Workshop 2 – March 17th

Series1November 12th-December 10th (No class November 26th) Series2 January 21st – February 11th Series3 – February18th – March 18th (No class on February 25th)

Fee: One day workshop $60* /Members $85* /Nonmembers

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Watercolor Plus

Intermediate to Advanced Watercolor

Instructor Marilyn Cassidy

Instructor Kris Parins

Take one step further; explore and enhance your watercolors with other media. We will introduce items into wet paint to create new textures. We will also introduce papers to create new design and combine traditional painting with a contemporary twist. Must get supply list

Each week will focus on a different aspect of watercolor painting: value, color, composition and message. New techniques will be explored with each demonstration. There will be a strong emphasis on individual expression, and participants will use their own photographs or sketches for source material. Kris will work with each artist to help move his or her work to the next level.

Wednesdays 1:00 p.m.- 4:30p.m. Series 1November 18th- December 16th ( No class on November 25th) Series 2January 20th-February 10th Series 3February 17th- March 10th Series 4March 24th – April 14th

Thursday 9:30a.m.- 1:30 p.m. November 12th – December 10th (No class on November 26th)

Fee: Four weeks $80* /Members $105* /Nonmembers

Fee: Four week session $80*/ Members $105*/ Nonmembers

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Communicate with Watercolor

Splash, Splatter & Pour Instructor Kris Parins

Instructor Kris Parins

Do you wish you could loosen up? Do you feel stalled in your progress as an artist? Whether your work is abstract or realistic, it’s time to get out of your comfort zone and put the joy back in your watercolor. We will experiment with nontraditional ways of applying the versatile medium of watercolor, such as pouring, stamping, splattering and spraying. Students will work from their own photos or sketches or work in an abstract style. Either way, you will discover techniques that will put new life in your paintings.

Learn to simplify your message and express emotion with value, line, shape, texture and color. See how planning with your own photo or sketch will, you to paint with conviction. You will learn to gain mastery and good studio habits. Kris will guide you in the development of your own style in a supportive encouraging atmosphere. In each weekly demonstration Kris will emphasize a different Intermediate to Advanced level. Thursday 9:30a.m.- 1:30p.m. Session 1January14th - February 4th Session 2(Not a repeat of session1) February 18th – March 11th

Intermediate or Advanced level March 29, 30, & 31 10:00 a.m. – 4:00p.m. Fee: Three day Workshop $150*/ Members $ 180*/ Nonmembers

Fee: Four week session $80*/ Members $105*/ Nonmembers

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Experiments in mixed media – demonstrations using charcoal, inks, gouache with watercolor

Watercolor Wonders Instructor Jerome Chesley

Monday 1:00- 3:30 p.m. Series 1November 16th- December 14th Series 2February 1st- March 8st ( No class on March 1st ) Fee: Five weeks $80*/ Members $105*/ Nonmembers

The Secrets of Watercolor

Whether an abstract or realistic painter, you’ll discover different texture approaches to painting. Have fun utilizing materials to apply along with your watercolor paints to make undersea scenes, landscapes and other subject matter with unique techniques.

Instructor Béatrice del Perugia

Five week lesson plans include: Undersea scene -Plastic wrap In this class you will learn the things that no one will teach you and you have always wanted to know. Learn the Rules of Watercolor which are carved in stone. This will help you to achieve great success in your watercolors, you will learn the secrets of the color wheel, the secrets of edges and the secrets of grey.

Landscape - Plastic wrap for rocks, rolled paper to create clouds. Wisp brushes for trees Abstract objects from realistic shapes Use of gesso and oil pastels Fruit/Vegetable Still Life - salt and texture techniques

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Watercolor Portraits Monday 9:30 a.m – 12:00 noon

Instructor Frances Smith

February 1st - March 8th Fee: Six weeks $95*/ members $120*/ Nonmembers

How to Rescue a Failed Watercolor Instructor Béatrice del Perugia Learn the process of completing a beautiful portrait in one sitting. Transparent watercolor portraits are loose, vivid and bold. Some knowledge of drawing is required. There will be demonstrations. Monday 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon March 22nd- April 19th Just what the title says. Bring me your failed works on paper and we will turn them into successful works of art. Often what we think of as "failures" are only unfinished paintings. There is a long distance between the abandoned work and the darkest black and failure. We can transform an abandoned painting into a finished work for the framer

Fee: Five Week series $80*/ Members $105*/ Nonmembers

Tuesday 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. January 5th Fee: One day workshop $60*/ Members $85*/ Nonmembers

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Workshops

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Painting from Photographs

Painting from Life: Plein Air

Instructor Bill Farnsworth

Instructor Bill Farnsworth

This is a three day workshop, painting Plein Air, in which students will paint from life at different locations each day. Demonstrations will be done every morning with a critique of all work done on day three. All students must have an easel and oil painting supplies.

Students will learn how to work with photographs that Bill will provide. The instructor will paint a demo at the beginning of every day with a final critique of all the students work on day three. All students must have an easel and oil painting supplies. Three day workshop th

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January 18th, 19th & 20th 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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October 26 , 27 & 28 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Fee: Three day workshop $200*/ Members $250*/ Nonmembers

Fee: Three day workshop $200*/Members $250*/ Nonmembers

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resource material in art schools and colleges as well as for instructional posters. In his teaching he emphasizes the importance of exploring new methods in order to broaden the artist’s range of visual expression. His paintings have been in more that 135 one-man shows, 200 group shows, and over 200 international exhibitions. He is represented in over 4,000 private collections in the 37 states, five countries overseas and galleries from California to Florida, Bermuda and London England

Designing with Watercolor & Collage Workshop Instructor Gerald Brommer

Five Day Workshop

January 11th -15th 9:30a.m.- 4:30p.m.

This workshop will emphasize design applications to all types of compositional formats, and we will use watercolor and collage as basic techniques. Emphasis will be placed on the use of value contrasts, visual movement, limited palettes, temperature contrasts, space division, proportion and shapes as they apply to specific problems of design, and extension. Projects will be directed and demonstrated in a non-objective context and work will be non-objective. A constant reference will also be made to subject oriented applications of the learned design concepts. About the artist: Gerald Brommer is completely involved in art as an innovative watercolor, collage and acrylic painter, teacher, author and juror. He has written over 35 art books which are currently being used as

Fee: Five day workshop $395*/ Members $450*/ Nonmembers

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years at such schools as Ringling College and LA Metro College. She has a BFA in painting and a MA in Art education. She has also been Artist in Residence in schools for Sarasota Arts council for 9 years. She has recently won an honorable mention in 2009 at the International Sumi-e exhibition in Tokyo Japan. Frederica teaches at her art school in Deer Isle, Maine, the gulf of Florida and in China.

Zen Painting Workshop Instructor Frederica Marshall

March 2nd, 3rd, & 4th 10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Fee: Three days $200*/ Members $250*/ Nonmembers

This 3 day workshop will be based on Asian brush painting for all mediums. We will explore the use of brush strokes, brush color loading and modern experimental techniques of painters. These techniques are also very useful when glazing pottery. There will be some supplies provided, but you should refer to the supply list. The cost of the class will include an artist quality sumi-e brush. Additional materials and books may be purchased from the instructor to take home. About the artist: Frederica Marshall lived and studied sumi-e painting, pottery and textile dying in Japan for 28 years. She is an International and National award winning master Sumi-e artist and has been teaching painting for a total for 33

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informational, as both painters share their excitement, joy and knowledge of on-location painting.

Plein Air Workshop Instructors Mary Erickson & Don Demers

About the artists: Don Demers Don is an energetic, incredibly talented and versatile artist who is one of the leaders of today’s contemporary realists. He was born in Lunenberg, a small rural community in central Massachusetts. His interests in painting maritime subjects began while spending his summers on the coast in Boothbay Harbor, Maine. He attended the school of Worcester Art Museum and the Massachusetts College of Arts. He began his professional career as a illustrator, expanding into maritime subjects as years progressed. A move to make his permanent home in Maine marked a dramatic change in his illustration and helped him learn maritime and landscape painting. Don is currently filming a series of instructional videos entitled “The Outdoor Studio�, Soon to be seen on public television. Teaching his techniques and sharing his experiences with artists and demonstrating the depth and versatility of this time honored media is one of the things he enjoys most a an artist. For more information: www.DonaldDemers.com

Join Mary Erickson and Don Demers for a fun, four day excursion into Plein Air painting. This outdoor oil painting workshop includes demonstrations, individual critiques and a lot of one on one attention from both instructors. You will be guides in seeing and capturing the essence of a landscape with the use of value, scale, and color while building your confidence in constructing a painting on location. With practical information on materials, and tips for optimizing the outdoor experience, it is designed to help you experiment and grow as a landscape painter. Instructor demonstrations and student painting will take place at the art center, area beaches, marinas and downtown locations. Intermediate and Advanced painters will benefit from the experience and one-on-one instruction from these accomplished professionals. The workshop will be fun and

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Mary Erickson Mary Erickson was drawn to the world of fine art when she arrived in Venice. Raised in Connecticut, Mary studied at the University of Bridgeport and Sacred Heart University. She initially pursued a career in business. Her passion for painting, and a move to Florida, stirred the desire to pursuit a career. Finally, she realized a long held dream. In 1993 she began painting professionally. With realistic style that ranges from luminism to impressionism, Mary is a versatile artist who specializes in landscape and birds. Her love of the outdoor world is apparent in her work. While painting plein air, she responds to everything around her to create the essence of her environment as she brings the world to life on her canvas. She paints full time in Marshville North Carolina and while she travels. She does like to stay close to the Gulf coast city that she loves. One of her favorite scenes to paint is the beaches of Venice. Mary enjoys sharing her vast knowledge and experiences in this workshop. Her passion for the outdoors and painting is never ending and she will share this passion with you. She teaches with energy, enthusiasm, and encouragement! For more info: www.MaryEricksonART.com

$550*/ Members $600*/ Nonmembers

Flowers and Portraits in Watercolor Workshop Instructor Janet Rogers This is a two part workshop over the course of five days. Take one part or both parts. The second portion builds on the first.

Part 1: Expressive flowers in Watercolor

Fresh flowers in the studio will be the inspiration for the beginning of this workshop. Janet will demonstrate various “fun” exercises geared to interpret flowers in a loose and expressive manner. Discovering the unique “nature” of individual flowers and

March 9th -12th 9:30a.m.- 4:30p.m. Fee: Four day workshop

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“finding” new colors will be highlighted. Demonstrations and individual help will weave throughout these two days, with an emphasis on letting the medium of watercolor lead the students to new adventures in watercolor. Some goals include “keeping the whites”, avoiding “mud”, intuitive color and composition. This portion of the workshop will be two days.

This dynamic workshop is designed to enable students of all levels to quickly gain confidence in their approach to portraits in a more spontaneous, intuitive and expressive way. Demonstrations, class instruction, individual assistance, “show and tell”, and a series of “fun” exercises, (which will include drawing, color and paint application) will weave into class painting time. Special emphasis will be on achieving a fresh look of translucent flesh tones with unique color changes, which will add to the excitement of capturing the essence of the subject. Children’s portraits will also be covered. Although students will work primarily from photographs, we will have an opportunity to work from a model. Our goal will be to bring “life” and interpretation to the portrait and figure, and to discover intuitive color and design. Janet will also focus on achieving quick gesture paintings from photos and the model – having fun with letting the watercolor form the gestures in a fun and fluid manner. This portion of the workshop will be three days long.

January 25th & 26th 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Fee: Two days $160*/ Members $190*/ Nonmembers

Part 2: Watercolor Rhythms with Portrait and Figure

January 27th, 28th & 29th 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Fee: Three days $240*/ Members $270*/ Nonmembers

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ARTIST’S STATEMENT:

Exercises & 20 Steps to Painting Rhythmic Figures in Watercolor”. . We encourage all students to attend both portions of the workshop to get the full impact of Janet’s skills.

“I love the qualities of watercolor – its fluid nature. To me, the integration of artist with the medium is like a dance – full of motion, feeling and expression. I love to watch the painting develop and to discover new color and composition.”

January 25th – 29th 9:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

“As a teacher, I would like to enable students to find their connections with watercolor in new and expressive ways”.

Fee: Five Day Workshop $395*/Members $450*/ Nonmember

JANET ROGERS, AWS A signature member of American Watercolor Society, Janet Rogers is an award-winning artist for both her floral and portrait paintings. Janet is also a signature member of Florida Watercolor Society, and South Carolina Watercolor Society. She is also a popular instructor and has taught extensively throughout the United States and also in Europe. Janet has had two DVD’s produced by Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff, Boone, NC – “Expressive Watercolor Portraits” and “Expressive Watercolor Florals”. Her third DVD has just been released, titled “Watercolor Rhythms – With Figures”. She has also been featured in the book “The OneHour Watercolorist” by Patrick Seslar (North Light). The July/August 2009 issue of American Artist Magazine featured Janet in an article on her painting process titled “3

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at the beginning of each day illustrating different ways to begin a painting. There is no “best way� to do this. One must remain open to the possibilities. One must have options in their arsenal that allows them to tackle any subject matter, which may require a different approach. The most important thing you will take from this workshop is the importance of having fun. Painting, although at times difficult, should be enjoyable.

Oil Painting Workshop Instructor Hodges Soileau

Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday 9:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. In this three day workshop the instructor will impart some of the key principals of painting which are most important, whether working with oils, or any other medium. These principals include shape, value, color temperature, edge quality, composition and paint quality. An example of this is the fact that color is important, but not as important as color temperature. When one is painting from life, the temperature of the light determines the temperature of the color in the light and shadowed areas. This workshop will demonstrate this theory. Another subject that will be addressed is Observation skills. In this class we will teach you to paint in a more painterly manner, and indicate things rather than slavishly rendering a subject. This will be demonstrated and stressed. Hodges will do a demonstration

Series1November 11th,12th & 14th Series 2January 6th, 7th & 9th Fee: Three days $200*/ Members $250*/ Nonmembers

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and fun ways of making these concepts available to everyone who has the desire to learn them, whether a beginner or an experienced artist. Enjoy learning creative methods and practical ideas that will really help you to loosen up and achieve some exciting artistic results. We will focus especially on how to use color and compositional principles to create depth, power and visual impact. We will learn how to combine watercolors, acrylics, water-soluble crayons, oil and regular pastels and terrific new materials* in unique ways. Bill’s students say, “It’s everything you ever wanted to know about art but didn’t learn in art school”. Suitable for all skill levels.

Creativity Breakout – Color & the Creative Process Instructor Bill Buchman A workshop in multimedia abstract painting on paper

Savoir Faire, importer of the world’s finest art materials will supply us with great materials and papers from Sennelier, Cretacolor and Fabriano for the course.

This course is about spontaneity and the creative process, visual composition, and learning how to trust your inner impulse. A big key to the creative process is to relax, to let yourself be free and to have fun. This is where the creativity takes place. It's a free flowing process of heart and mind. Bill will show you how with lots of guidance, demonstrations and new ideas for your stimulating and power-packed three day creative adventure. Bill says, “There are things which every artist should know in order to deal effectively with color, composition, mass, line, shape, design and even creativity itself and yet are frequently not available. I have developed easy

Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. February 23rd, 24th, & 25th Fee: Three day workshop $240*/ Members $270*/ Nonmembers

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See Art. Feel Art. Create Art. Art & fine crafts classes for everyone, beginner, intermediate, advanced | Acrylic, oil, pastel, watercolor, pencil, clay, glass, metal, found objects; painting, drawing, sculpting, throwing, building, wrapping | Landscape, portrait, abstract, symbolic, decorative | Build your knowledge, build your skills, build your confidence | Meet people, meet more people | Love life with our classes, workshops, demonstrations, gallery talks, exhibitions, café, library, grand piano, dark room, joyful spaces, and lots, lots more. Get ready for over 65 pages of classes to choose from!

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