Friends of Civic Arts Education Foundation $20 BUYS YOU A CHANCE AT HEAVEN: This year’s ¡Viva Arts! Amazing RaȘe Prize Imagine spending two glorious days with someone special in a secluded oceanfront cottage, reveling in the smells and sounds of ocean waves crashing against your own private Mendocino headlands. Located just two miles north of the charming Village of Mendocino, The Cottage at Sunset Cove is surrounded by privacy. Relax in the hot tub, stroll the garden paths, read on the large deck or garden benches. Enjoy sightings of the local wildlife: deer, wild turkeys, hawks, whales, blue herons, seals, porpoises, and the occasional orca. The cottage is appointed with luxury linens, DVDs, videos, books, binoculars and telescope. The well-appointed kitchen is stocked with beer, water, coffee, juice and all the basic condiments, plus a complimentary bottle of wine – everything needed to provide you with all of the creature comforts you might desire. This amazing scenario can be yours if you are the holder of the winning Raffle Ticket to be drawn at the next Viva Arts Gala Fundraiser on February 3, 2012. Raffle Tickets will be available for sale starting in late April at many of the CAE spring youth performances. Not only might you win but this is a wonderful opportunity for you to provide financial support for the Friends’ efforts to provide scholarships so that children and adults in financial need might enroll in Civic Arts Education’s fantastic programs. Tickets are $20 each, or 6 for $100.
NEED-BASED SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE for SUMMER CAMP The Friends Foundation has been providing the funds to send deserving young students to the Arts, Adventures & Academics (AAA) summer program for the past six years. This five-week enrichment program provides children from kindergarten through their middle school years a unique opportunity for exploration, creativity and hands-on learning during the summer months. Did you know? For over 25 years, AAA has provided a comfortable, supportive environment where young people can inspire one another, where collaboration, experimentation and self-expression are encouraged, and where lifelong friendships are made. “Our Planet: Keeping It Clean and Healthy” is the inspiration for this year’s summer camp, held at Walnut Creek Intermediate School from June 20th through July 22nd. Check out: www.arts-ed.org and go to Arts, Academics and Adventures for all the details. The scholarship program is entirely dependent upon the fundraising efforts of the Friends of Civic Arts Education Foundation. Through your generous donations, as many as 25 children from financially disadvantaged homes might be able to experience this wonderful program with full or partial scholarships. We could use your help. A contribution in the amount of $475 will sponsor one deserving child; however, any gift will be truly appreciated. Please consider a tax deductible donation today. Make your check payable to the Friends of CAE Foundation and send to The Friends Foundation, 111 N. Wiget Lane, Walnut Creek, 94598. More information on the nonprofit 501 (c) (3) foundation is available by going to www.friendsartsed.org
THE FRIENDS FOUNDATION BOARD of DIRECTORS Mary Leigh Miller, President; Nan Siegel,Vice President;Cynthia White, Secretary; Paula Evangelou, Treasurer; Elaine Burman, Office Manager; June Bowen, Fritz Brunner, Phyllis Ceaser, Karen Cassano, Natalie Inouye, Kathy Jakel, Robin Rangel
CIVIC ARTS EDUCATION ENTERS THE DIGITAL AGE! Partnering with Walnut Creek TV Need-based Scholarships for all Civic Arts Education Classes are available through the Friends Foundation This summer Civic Arts Education is offering a wide variety of Digital Arts Classes both for adults and youth. In partnership with the City’s own cable station, Walnut Creek TV, classes offered will include digital moviemaking, digital painting, digital storytelling, anime and manga (Japanese cartoon art styles), drawing for animation and more… Multi-talented digital painter, 2-D and 3-D artist and game designer, Ali Jamalzadeh, who is Course Director at Ex’pression College in Emeryville, will inspire youngsters in his “Learn to Draw Anime and Manga” while adult and teen artists can try their hand at working with electronic drawing tablets in “Digital Painting.” New instructor Karl Baumann, a Masters graduate in Digital Arts and New Media from UC Santa Cruz, will teach both regular teen and adult classes including 5th-9th graders in the Arts, Adventures & Academics summer program and “Digital Storytelling” for teens and adults that will result in artwork to be aired on Walnut Creek TV. Through the partnership with Walnut Creek TV, students will be able to use state-of-the-art HD video equipment including Mac Pro i7 laptop computers and HD video cameras. Equipment such as digital drawing pads, green screen, special HD sound recorders and reflectors will also be available in addition to the laptop equipment already provided for digital photo classes. Digital classes will also include “Cell Phone Shootout,” “Using Photoshop Layers,” “Photoshop made Simple” and semi-digital classes like “The Fabulous Holga, Making Art with a Toy Camera.” Several new instructors and classes have joined this summer’s offerings, including Art Appreciation’s “From Cave Art to Facebook” with Natasha Fallahi, and “Batik" and "Fused Glass” for ages 11 and up with enthusiastic teacher Emily Bittner. These classes offer a perfect family participation opportunity and include supplies!
JUNE BOWEN Interviewed by Mary Leigh Miller June Bowen joined the Friends Foundation Board in 2007. An active Clay Arts Guild member since the early 2000s (she served on the board as its treasurer for two years), June is known for her whimsical, colorful sculptures, which are often assembled and sometimes have moveable parts. She also loves oil painting and recently returned from a one-week trip to Costa Rica, led by a CAE instructor Jody Mattison, where the group found inspiration along the beaches. Her first career was teaching first graders in Fort Lauderdale Florida, probably explaining, June told me, her love of creating child-like sculptures, such as the jack-in-a-box you see in the photo. I asked her how she found her way to California. “I had never been this far west,” she said, which led her to SF State where she earned a Masters in Education. Upon graduation, June – along with many other teachers – faced a hiring freeze in the CA school system, the aftermath of the passage of Prop 13. “I had fallen in love with California,” she confessed, “so I went looking for a second career and ended up in the field of Employee Benefits. June retired in 2002 as an Assistant VP and Employee Benefits Manager at Robertson Stevens, an investment banking firm. Another big accomplishment in California: meeting the man who would become her husband shortly after moving out here. June and Bill have no children but own a little Shih Tzu, Coco, whom they adore. “I love to see the eyes of little children light up when they are exposed to the arts,” she told me. “I guess I’m the same way!”
Why you should become a FRIEND OF THE ARTS Are you one of the thousands of Contra Costa and Bay Area residents who have enjoyed participating in the many arts classes offered by Civic Arts Education? Are you an active supporter of the arts who believe that arts education shapes every stage of life and helps communities and economies to thrive? The Friends of Civic Arts Education Foundation is seeking your support by asking you to become a member of our nonprofit organization. A $50 family membership, for instance, will help sponsor a child taking violin lessons, a senior taking a ceramics class or perhaps a disabled student improving her life through music therapy. The Friends Foundation provides critically needed funding for disadvantaged youth and disabled adults and seniors so they may participate in art, music, dance and drama classes programs provided by Civic Arts Education. Contact the Friends Foundation today! Call us at (925) 939-2787 and ask for a membership brochure. Visit our website to find out more about us: www. friendsartsed.org
WWW.ARTS-ED.ORG As part of our Summer Ceramic workshop Series instructor Lesley Jensen will be offering “Techniques and Design in Slip and Glaze”, June 20-24, 6-9pm. Learn all there is to know about decorating the surface of your ceramic forms. Shown here are some beautiful examples of Lesley’s work. Call the office to sign up or use our EZ Reg system at www.artsed.org.
ART APPRECIATION From Cave Art to Facebook
An engaging look at art through the ages, from pre-history cave paintings to present day digital art. Explore the major movements in western art history such as Renaissance, Baroque, Impressionism and Modern through paintings, sculptures, architecture and moving pictures. Catch a glimpse into the lives of significant artists like Michelangelo, Van Gogh, Picasso, Warhol and discover how the development of technologies has profoundly impacted the way art and culture are expressed. 17843 Sa, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM, Jun 25-Aug 13 Natasha Fallahi; Annex C, Shadelands Art Center Fee: $102; 60+: $92; Classes: 8
CERAMICS & SCULPTURE
Studio use is for instruction and other learning. Work produced or fired in the Civic Arts Ed Ceramics Studio may not be sold except through the Clay Arts Guild and Civic Arts Ed. No work produced outside of classes or open studio will be fired. Class and workshop fees include firing. Clay must be purchased in class. Tools and tool kits may be purchased in the studio.
CORE CLASSES Ceramics
Intro to Sculpture (Beg/Adv)
Learn to wheel throw or handbuild basic ceramic forms. Decorating, glazing and firing techniques will be covered. Emphasis on developing a personal sense of form using sound fundamental skills. Prerequisites: For all Int-Adv classes student must be able to center and throw a simple cylinder and bowl form.
More fully understand the process of working with clay and constructing sculpted ceramic objects from functional to figurative. Investigate broad artistic concepts like abstraction, representation, form and/or narrative through building demonstrations, image presentations and our own explorations in the studio. Techniques include pinch, slab, coil and solid hand building methods. Surface texture and treatments both ceramic and nontraditional also addressed. No wheel work will be taught.
17589 (Beg/Int) Mo, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM, Jun 27-Aug 15 No class July 4 Lynne Meade; Studio E, Civic Park Studios Fee: $149; 60+: $134; Classes: 7 17590 (Int/Adv) Mo, 1:00 PM-4:00 PM, Jun 27-Aug 15 No class July 4 Lynne Meade; Studio E, Civic Park Studios Fee: $149; 60+: $134; Classes: 7 17591 (Beg/Int) Mo, 7:00 PM-10:00 PM, Jun 27-Aug 15 No class July 4 Coreen Abbott; Studio E, Civic Park Studios Fee: $149; 60+: $134; Classes: 7 17592 (Int/Adv) Tu, 7:00 PM-10:00 PM, Jun 28-Aug 16 Bruno Kark; Studio E, Civic Park Studios Fee: $161; 60+: $145; Classes: 8
17671 Tu, 1:00 PM-4:00 PM, Jun 28-Aug 16 Steven Allen; Studio E, Civic Park Studios Fee: $157; 60+: $141; Classes: 8
Teen Clay: Wheelthrowing/Handbuilding See description under YOUTH ART/TEENS & PRETEENS
SPECIAL INTEREST Handbuilding with Soft Slabs (Beg/Adv)
Studio Cleanup Aug 20, 10a-12pm
17593 (Beg/Int) We, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM, Jun 29-Aug 17 Bruno Kark; Studio E, Civic Park Studios Fee: $161; 60+: $145; Classes: 8 17594 (Beg/Int) Th, 1:00 PM-4:00 PM, Jun 30-Aug 18 Lesley Jensen; Studio E, Civic Park Studios Fee: $161; 60+: $145; Classes: 8
17670 Tu, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM, Jun 28-Aug 16 Chris Kanyusik; Studio E, Civic Park Studios Fee: $157; 60+: $141; Classes: 8
17596 (Int/Adv) Th, 7:00 PM-10:00 PM, Jun 30-Aug 18 Lesley Jensen; Studio E, Civic Park Studios Fee: $161; 60+: $145; Classes: 8 17595 (Beg/Adv) Sa, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM, Jun 25-Aug 13 Roger Yee; Studio E, Civic Park Studios Fee: $161; 60+: $145; Classes: 8
Explore a broad variety of techniques and ideas for creating works with soft slabs of clay! Garden Vessels, dinnerware and Wall Reliefs will be among the projects in this course. A variety of surface treatments will be used. Bring your imagination and a sketchbook to the first class. 17672 Th, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM, Jun 30-Aug 18 Ellen Sachtschale; Studio E, Civic Park Studios Fee: $161; 60+: $145; Classes: 8
P: (925) • 943 • 5846 Handmade Art Tiles & Wall Reliefs (Beg/Int/Adv)
17677 Su, 10:00 AM-1:00 PM, Jun 26-Aug 14 No class July 3 Ed Blackburn; Studio E, Civic Park Studios Fee: $149; 60+: $134; Classes: 7
Pottery Making for Raku Firing Raku is a low-firing process. Preheated ware is put into a hot kiln with tongs, then withdrawn and usually heavily smoked. Focus on forms and techniques that work well with the Raku firing process. First half of class will include an overview of Raku and methods of making both handbuilt and wheel thrown objects that work well with the colors and character of Raku glazes. Demos of glaze application, use of resists, terra sigillata and other techniques. Second half of class focuses on learning how to fire work that has been made. Note: Students participate in the firing process and must be physically able to pull their own work from kiln. It is advisable students provide their own gloves and tongs which are also available in the studio for purchase. Prerequisite: 1 quarter of ceramics. No clay beginners. all clay must be purchased in studio. No registration permitted after second class. 17675 Fr, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM, Jul 1-Aug 19 Roger Yee; Studio E, Civic Park Studios Fee: $194; 60+: $175; Classes: 8 17676 Fr, 7:00 PM-10:00 PM, Jul 1-Aug 19 Roger Yee; Studio E, Civic Park Studios Fee: $194; 60+: $175; Classes: 8
NEW Soft Slab, Pinch Pods & Wheel thrown Works (Beg/Adv) Perfect your symmetry on the wheel or make tactile natural looking pots for garden and home. Primary emphasis on handbuilding in Ellen’s trademark organic style 17669 We, 7:00 PM-10:00 PM, Jun 29-Aug 17 Ellen Sachtschale; Studio E, Civic Park Studios Fee: $161; 60+: $145; Classes: 8
Mold Making Workshop
Explore three forms of mold making: 2 part molds for reproducing objects, one part molds to produce simple forms such as bells or plates, and thirdly, making forms for handbuliding projects. First day review mold making and prepare clay and objects. On second day complete preparations and then press and/or pour plaster. Finally we will review how to actually use a mold and how to prepare your molds for use. Bring one or more small simple objects such as a lemon or apple to practice on. Fast moving, fun, intense and a door to a new way of working with clay! Note: Workshop does not qualify as a required ceramics class for open studio enrollment. 17588 Sa, 1:00 PM-5:00 PM, June 11 and Su, 10:00 AM-5:00 PM June 12 Coreen Abbott; Studio E, Civic Park Studios Fee: $83; Classes: 2
The Human Figure: From Any Angle Approach any aspect of the human figure in any style. Realistic heads, abstracted torsos, anatomical hands, cartoon figurines: the options are limited only by our imagination. Be exposed to multiple approaches to the human form through image presentations, building demonstrations and our own research and ideas as we explore the topics of our interests be they pose, narrative, color, anatomy, stylization, etc. No model, so our own concepts and self-supplied reference materials will inform our work. Qualifies as a required ceramics class for open studio enrollment. 17468 Mo-Fr, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM, Jun 20-24 Chris Kanyusik; Studio E, Civic Park Studios Fee: $175; Classes: 5
Techniques & Design in Slip and Glaze
Explore a variety of methods for making art tiles and wall reliefs. Emphasis on decorative techniques with underglazes, slips and glazes to enhance your work. Moldmaking techniques and use of extruded forms will be included. Surface decoration with carving, stamp images and relief designs.
SUMMER INTENSIVE WORKSHOPS
Learn all there is to know about decorating the surface of your ceramic forms. The full range of slip and glaze decorating techniques will be covererd, from slip trailing to inlay and stenciling. Learn the basics of design as well as explore design using historical and cultural examples. Qualifies as a required ceramics class for Open Studio enrollment. 17529 Mo-Fr, 6:00 PM-9:00 PM, Jun 20-24 Lesley Jensen; Studio E, Civic Park Studios Fee: $175; Classes: 5
Open Studio provides up to 30 hours per week of supervised studio time open to all enrolled ceramics and sculpture students to enhance skills learned and knowledge of the ceramics craft and to share this interest. Hours may be adjusted at City of Walnut Creek’s discretion as needed. No instruction is provided. Student must purchase clay in the studio and provide own tools. Glazes, firing and use of studio equipment are included in the fee. Clay Arts Guild membership qualifies students for discounted open studio fee and other benefits (see above). Use of the ceramics studio is strictly for noncommercial learning purposes and work produced may be sold only through authorized sales or donated to support the program. Note: Studio is closed on all legal City holidays. Actual hours and any changes are posted in studio. Must be taking a ceramics class. Note: Open Studio begins June 25; no open studio prior week of June 20-24 while Summer Ceramic Intensive Workshops are in session. 17467 Approx. 30 hours per week; actual hours posted in studio No class July 3, July 4 Studio E, Civic Park Studios Walnut Creek Clay Arts Guild Member: $55 Nonmembers: $103
Bubbling Over with Inspiration: Creative Variations on Fountains (Int/Adv) Explore and create a variety of fountains that are inspired by forms in nature. Follow the teacher’s example or bring a sketchbook and your imagination and design your own unique fountains. Int/Adv level. Qualifies as a required ceramics class for open studio enrollment. 17469 Mo-Fr, 2:00 PM-5:00 PM, Jun 20-24 Ellen Sachtschale; Studio E, Civic Park Studios Fee: $175; Classes: 5
Civic Arts is excited to offer four intensive ceramic workshops this summer. One of them is Chris Kanyusik’s “The Human Figure: From Any Angle” which will be held Monday through Friday, 9am12 noon, June 20-24. This course will feature realistic heads, abstracted torsos, anatomical hands, cartoon figurines: the options are limited only by our imagination. Some examples of Chris’s work are shown here. See above for more details on this and other intensive ceramic workshops.
Rigid Heddle Loom Weaving Workshop Knitters, spinners and want-to-be weavers, you can weave a scarf in a day! Great for using leftover yarns. We will wind and weave a scarf using a mixture of yarns and also discuss finishing techniques as well as ways to make the rigid heddle loom a versatile loom. All experience levels welcome. Materials: Bring yarn (approximately 600 yards of worsted or DK weight) or pay $5 supply fee. Loom may be rented from instructor for $5. Bring a lunch. 17693 Tu/Th, 6:30 PM-9:30 PM, Jun 28 & 30 Lou Grantham; Studio H, Heather Farm Fee: $61; 60+: $55; Classes: 2
Join East Bay textile artist Reba Siero on July 7 & 14 for her “Lace Weave/ Rigid Heddle Workshop”. Plan, warp and weave a lace weave sample; use a pickup technique to transform the rigid heddle loom into a versatile tool equivalent to the 4-harness loom. Weaving workshops are held at Studio H in Heather Farm, Walnut Creek.
Floor Barre and Hatha Yoga
See descriptions under HEALTH & FITNESS section.
17694 Age: 10 and up Sa, 10:30 AM-1:30 PM, Jul 2 Lou Grantham; Studio H, Heather Farm Fee: $32; Classes: 1
Lace Weave/Rigid Heddle Workshop
17865 Age: 14 and up We, 7:45 PM-9:00 PM, Jun 22-Aug 10 Jennifer O’Neill; Studio D, Civic Park Studios Fee: $91; 60+: $82; Classes: 8
Adult/teen tap is an ideal physical workout and artistic outlet in one! Our tap embraces other dance forms such as ballet and jazz, while promoting musicality, strength, flexibility and balance for the beginning and advanced student alike. Includes a series of warmup exercises, stationary center work and traveling combinations which culminate in a routine set to music. 17679 Age: 13 and up (Tap Fundamentals) Tu, 6:30 PM-7:30 PM, Jun 21-Aug 9 Celeste Lococo; Studio D, Civic Park Studios Fee: $82; 60+: $71; Classes: 8 17680 Age: 13 and up (Musical Theatre Tap) Tu, 7:30 PM-8:30 PM, Jun 21-Aug 9 Celeste Lococo; Studio D, Civic Park Studios Fee: $82; 60+: $71; Classes: 8
17692 Th, 6:30 PM-9:30 PM, Jul 7-14 Reba Siero; Studio H, Heather Farm Fee: $61; 60+: $55; Classes: 2
DECORATIVE & FIBER ARTS NEW How to Bring your Craft Work to Market Learn the basic information needed to begin showing and selling your work in the professional craft market. We will discuss all aspects of the process including preparing a coherent body of work for sale, pricing, documentation and presentation, the application/jurying process, marketing, booth preparation, merchandising, sales and show evaluation. 17849 Tu, 1:00 PM-5:00 PM, Jun 21 & 28 Bonnie Wells; Annex A, Shadelands Art Center Fee: $82; Classes: 2
Adult Ballet (Int)
For students with some formal ballet training. Class includes a barre warm-up, center work, turns, jumps and leaps. Ballet shoes required. Proper ballet attire is not required but wear something that fits close to the body.
Interested in learning to weave but don’t know where to start? This workshop will give you hands-on experience on pre warp looms, including floor and table looms, rigid heddle loom, tapestry loom, Inkle and card weaving. You’ll take home what you have woven along with a greater understanding of weaving and looms. Supply fee: $10 payable in class.
Using a pickup technique to transform the rigid heddle loom into a versatile tool equivalent to the 4-harness loom. The elegant lace weave is a doorway to this versatility. Plan, warp and weave a lace weave sampler. Bring your own loom or rent one for $5. Materials: List available at www.arts-ed.org.
The first dance class is a placement class to ensure each student is enrolled in the appropriate class. We encourage all students to stay enrolled in the same level for at least one year, unless the instructor advises otherwise. ONE CLASS DROP- IN FEE: $16 FIVE-CLASS DROP-IN CARD FEE: $75
Round Robin Weaving
Fabric Dyeing: Color Wheels
A great workshop for beginners as well as more experienced dyers. Learn to make your own colors using procion fiber-reactive dyes. On first day, working with cotton and silk fabric we will dye a double set of the 12 step color wheel using red, yellow and blue. On the second day dye a double set of the 12 Complimentary colors using the same dyes in varying proportions. Then we’ll overdye one set of each in a low depth shade of black. You’ll have a palette of 48 colors in both cotton and silk; an opportunity to dye many colors using a maximum of 3 colors plus black, very economical. Supply fee: $10 for dyes. Materials: List available at www.arts-ed.org. 17689 Sa/Su, 9:30 AM-4:30 PM, Jun 25 & 26 Janice Sullivan; Studio H, Heather Farm Fee: $107; Classes: 2
A Greener Indigo
Explore the magic and mystery of indigo, one of the oldest and most influential dyes. Set up an indigo dye bath using a simple ecological formula suitable for the home studio and sample on a variety of fabrics. Prepare cloth for resist dyeing and experiment in various techniques. The ‘Greener Indigo’ formula dates to the 18th century; it is non-toxic and non-fumy and can also be thickened and used for painting or printing. You may work on a personal project. Supply fee: $25 payable in class for dyes, handouts and textiles you will receive. All levels welcome. Bring a bag lunch. Materials: List available at www.arts-ed.org. 17688 Sa/Su, 9:30 AM-4:30 PM, Jul 16 & 17 Barbara Shapiro; Studio H, Heather Farm Fee: $139; Classes: 2
Kumihimo (Beg) Workshop Back by popular demand! Kumihimo is a Japanese silk braidmaking technique that dates to about 550 C.E., which is traditionally performed on a special stand called marudai. Kumihimo is fast, relaxing and portable. There are hundreds of different kumihimo stitches, from simple to complex, using strands from 4 to 100. Contemporary artists create kumihimo braids for jewelry, hatbands, belts, decorative embellishments for handmade garments or even a pet leash. Materials: List available at www.arts-ed.org. Supply fee: $15 payable in class, includes yarn and a kumihimo marudai kit. Bring a lunch. 17691 Sa, 9:30 AM-4:30 PM, Jul 23 Will Taylor; Studio H, Heather Farm Fee: $56; 60+: $51; Classes: 1
P: (925) • 943 • 5846 NEW
If you are a beginner who wants to learn to weave, a continuing student who wants a warp refresher, or an experienced weaver who wants an opportunity to make a sampler in a weave structure you have not yet tried, then set aside this weekend. Work on a 4 or 8 harness, floor or table loom. Class can be used for prerequisite for fall ongoing intermediate weaving class. Beginners supply fee: $10 payable in class; continuing and experienced weavers bring your own yarn. Bring a lunch. Materials: List available at www.arts-ed.org. 17695 Sa/Su, 9:30 AM-5:00 PM, Jul 30 & 31 Lou Grantham; Studio H, Heather Farm Fee: $112; Classes: 2
Using Your Digital Point & Shoot Camera Having trouble getting your digital camera to give you the results you want? Learn all the features and controls of your digital camera. Learn to make better creative decisions, how to control lighting, movement and flash. Learn how to download pictures from camera into computer, save to a CD, for print or email. Bring your camera manual, and questions to class for individual help. 17830 We, 6:30 PM-9:15 PM, Jun 22-Jul 13 Greg Hazard; Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center Fee: $79; 60+: $71; Classes: 4
Using your Digital SLR Camera
Having trouble getting your digital SLR camera to give you the results you want? Learn all the features DIGITAL MEDIA & PHOTOGRAPHY and controls of your digital camera. We will discuss making better creative decisions, how to control lighting, The photography darkroom is intended to only provide movement and flash. Learn how to download pictures equipment and supplies for purposes of noncommercial from camera into computer, save to a CD, for print or and recreational benefit to the community. email. Bring your camera manual, and questions to class for individual help.
PRIVATE DARKROOMS FOR RENT
Four new private rentable darkrooms. Each has a special 6 foot commercial photo water temperature controlled sink with space for 11x14 trays and 2 enlargers for up to 2 people with separate timers, related paper easel etc. Student provides all chemistry and paper and must be experienced, no instruction is provided. Successful completion of the Arts Ed Basic Darkroom Class or previous experience and Arts Ed instructor approval is required. Darkrooms are available M-Th 9 am-9 pm; Fri 9 am-9 pm, Sat 9 am-4 pm. Wireless internet is also available in the facility. Exhibition and sale opportunities available through the program. Fee: $6 per hour for minimum of 2 hours. $4 for each additional hour, or $80 for 20 hour coupon book. For information contact the Arts Ed Shadelands Office: (925) 943-5842.
CAE Photography Forum The Mission of the Photography Forum is to encourage photographers of all levels to continue to study the art of photography, practice and produce new work, and to share ideas and experiences. Open to all who have an interest in continuing to improve their photography skills. Both digital and film camera users welcome. Meets monthly (June 1 through May 31) to share images, critiques, technical developments, and hear guest speakers. Photographic Field Trips and Workshops allow members to broaden their knowledge of photography. Field trip expenses (entry fees, liability, travel and other costs) are the responsibility of participants. Attendance at one meeting is free to enrolled CAE students. No prorated fee. Pre-registration recommended.
17829 Mo, 6:45 PM-9:30 PM, Jun 20-Jul 18 No class July 4 Greg Hazard; Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center Fee: $79; 60+: $71; Classes: 4
Intro to Photoshop Elements (Beg/Int) Photoshop Elements is a wonderful image editing program with most of the features of Photoshop. Class concentrates on features needed to edit your digital images. Learn how to navigate your way around these programs, viewing and saving files, resizing and cropping. Learn about layers, image adjustments, using levels, hue/ saturation, color balance, and how to use the select and image editing tools to work on photographs; proper color management and workflow techniques. Bring a laptop with a Photoshop Elements program installed. Homework assignments given. Please come early to set up your computer before class starts.
SPECIAL INTEREST NEW
Using Photoshop Layers (Int/Adv)
High-intensity workshop concentrating on the use of Photoshop Layers for image editing and graphic design. Conventional layers, text layers, adjustment layers and layer masks covered in detail as well as hands-on exercises and sample illustrations support lecture material. Receive a CD (yours to keep) with both documentation and class exercises. Bring your laptop with Photoshop installed or use one of ours. 17831 We, 6:30 PM-9:30 PM, Jun 22 Gene Farley; Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center Fee: $33; Classes: 1
Cell Phone Shoot Out Bring your cell phone camera for a creative investigation of the possibilities and potential of this instant, ever-ready form of photography, in your pocket and ready to capture events of your life. Tap into your creative photographic potential, learn composition, point of view and post-processing skills. Programs including CameraBag will be available for post-processing. Class culminates in an exhibition of your art. Grab your cell phone and be ready to shoot. Computers available for printing. 17839 Age: 14 and up Mo, 3:00 PM-5:00 PM, Jun 20-Jul 18 No class July 4 Lois Reynolds Mead; Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center Fee: $72; 60+: $65; Classes: 4
17832 Th, 6:30 PM-8:30 PM, Jun 23-Jul 28 Tom Crews; Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center Fee: $66; 60+: $59; Classes: 6
17840 Tu, 7:00-9:30 PM, 3rd Tuesday of each month Tom Crews; Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center Fee: $65 yearly membership
CORE CLASSES Take Control of Your Digital Camera For photographers who have a Digital SLR Camera and wish to improve their photographic skills. Covers camera functions, transferring files and image file management, resolution and compression. Learn the importance of obtaining correct exposure and how to use your camera’s histogram. We’ll also cover shutter effects and depth of field, creative use of white balance control and filters, how to compose great photos and gain more control over the design. Photographic assignments and a field trip allow you to practice what we learn in class. Field trip destination tba in class. 17833 We,6:30 PM-8:30 PM, Jul 6-Aug 10 plus Field trip Sat, Aug 6, 10a-12pm Tom Crews; Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center Fee: $118; 60+: $106; Classes: 7
Planning a project is half the fun of weaving! Whether it be a cozy foot stool by student Tina Butler, or a flowers and tree wall hanging for your office by student Tina Declerck, the weaving weekend is the place to get advice on how to weave your dream. Workshop will be held July 30 & 31 at Studio H, Heather Farm, 9:30 am-5:00pm. See above for more details or call us at (925) 943-5846.
Photographic Scavenger Hunt 2011 The Walnut Creek Photography Forum is sponsoring a 2011 201 Photographic Scavenger Hunt. This fun contest is op to all amateur photographers 18 years or older. open Professional photographers, Walnut Creek Civic Arts Pr Education employees and family members, and employees Ed and an family members of sponsors or judges are not eligible. Contestants C will submit a total of 20 photographs taken du 1. For a complete c list of subjects or other questions please email Tom T Crews at email@example.com. Prizes will be awarded for each of the 20 subjects. ficates will be provided by Sarbers Cameras, G Oakland; Camera West, Walnut Creek and Action Photo Services, Concord. The Grand Prize winner will receive aT on Lens donated by Sarbers Cameras of Oakland. The First Runner Up will Tamron receive a Trip for Two Night’s Stay at the Captain’s Inn, Moss Landing, plus a cruise on the Elkhorn Safari Nature Tour. Second Runner Up will receive a Gift Certificate (value $50) from Civic Arts Education that can be used toward any Adult Class.
Learn the fundamentals of digital storytelling by mastering basic techniques for photo, video and audio production and editing. Designed around storytelling techniques combining digital photography with voice-over narration and musical accompaniment within a timebased sequence. Work will emphasize both documentary realism/reflection as well as fictional film techniques. Learn how to best utilize necessary hardware/software and how to produce media critically. We’ll use iMovie and Garageband to learn digital workflows and export stories to DVD. 17835 Age: 16 and up Tu, 6:30 PM-9:30 PM, Jun 21-Aug 9 Karl Baumann; Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center Fee: $160; 60+: $145; Classes: 8
How to Shoot Exciting Travel Photos (Beg/Adv)
Taking photographs while traveling is when ‘it all comes together’; when you are on a trip it is for real! Now is the time to bring your experience and expertise to bear. We’ll start with pre-travel planning, what and how much equipment to take with you. We’ll also cover researching your trip, local regulations, and more. To improve your photography we’ll address three questions: What is the subject of my photograph? How can I emphasize my subject? How can I simplify the image? We’ll cover photographing landmarks and people, payment for photography and shooting in places of worship. Field trip is planned to the San Francisco Farmers Market; transportation planned by Ferry from Oakland Terminal ($11 fare not included in class fee). 17834 Tu, 6:30 PM-8:30 PM, Jul 26 & Aug 2 plus Field Trip, Sat, July 30, 10am-1 pm Tom Crews; Annex C, Shadelands Art Center Fee: $79; Classes: 3
Photography Using Outdoor Light
Ever wonder how the professionals make models look so good in outdoor lighting situations? Get the answers in this one-day workshop. Discussion and demonstrations of outdoor lighting techniques as well as posing techniques with a model. Use of large diffusers and reflectors as well as wireless flashes covered. Basic exposure knowledge and use of an SLR camera (film or digital) required. 17836 Sa, 9:00 AM-1:00 PM, Jul 23 Greg Hazard; Lobby, Shadelands Art Center Fee: $45; Classes: 1
DRAWING, PAINTING & PRINTMAKING Some drawing and painting classes may use undraped models. Teens may be admitted with permission of parent and instructor. Some drawing experience recommended for beginning painting students.
CORE CLASSES Young Adult Drawing & Painting See description under YOUTH ART/TEENS & PRETEENS
Drawing Class: Explorations Journey into the pleasure and deep satisfaction of drawing. The process is immediate, intimate and requires few tools. A good drawing depends on a combination of a sense of play with materials, personal invention and good observation. Explore these three elements by studying different techniques with a variety of black & white media and an assortment of subjects. For all experience levels, this class sets you on an exciting path of line and value. Demos and individual help. Materials: List available at www.arts-ed.org. 17784 Th, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM, Jun 23-Jul 28 Mira M. White; Annex A, Shadelands Art Center Fee: $104; 60+: $94; Classes: 6
Photoshop Made Simple
Are you frustrated by how complex Photoshop seems? This class will shoe the beginner how to achieve beautiful editing in photoshop the easy way -- no layers, no ctl-shift#, no complex commands to follow: just straight forward ways to make your images look beautiful! Laptop computers with Photoshop CS2 provided if you do not have photoshop on yours. Bring images on a USB thumbdrive or memory card to download into the laptop. 17838 We, 6:30 PM-8:30 PM, Jul 20-Aug 3 Greg Hazard; Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center Fee: $52; 60+: $47; Classes: 3
The Fabulous Holga: Making Art with a Toy Camera Free yourself from technology. Express your creativity. Break some rules. Join the Toy Camera revolution that’s sweeping the fine art photographic community. Class introduces the fabulous Holga camera which uses medium format film. A camera (which is yours to keep) and 2 rolls of film included. Learn how to use camera, how to develop film and how to scan negatives for printing. A field trip will give you practice with composition and an occasion to experience for yourself the freedom of expression that comes with using a Holga. Another field trip will visit a professional digital printing lab, while a class session will demonstrate darkroom printing. You will also have an opportunity to display your work for the class and to see fellow students’ work. Younger students 12-15 may enroll if parent is registered as well. Field trip tba in class. 17837 Age: 16 and up Tu, 3:00 PM-5:00 PM, Jun 21-Aug 9 J .M. Golding; Annex C, Shadelands Art Center Fee: $108; 60+: $97; Classes: 8
Drawing & Painting: Intro to Different Mediums Have you always wanted to draw and/or paint, but feel that you know nothing or not enough to get started? Do you want to try a new medium before purchasing products? Then this is the class for you. Core skills taught while exposing you to a wide variety of techniques and mediums, including charcoal, pastels, acrylics, oils and watercolor. A fun class with lots of exposure to techniques and tools with a focus on expanding in the direction of your choice. Supply fee $20 payable at first class. 17785 We, 6:30 PM-9:30 PM, Jun 22-Aug 10 Patsy Taylor; Annex B, Shadelands Art Center Fee: $134; 60+: $120; Classes: 8
Intro to Painting: Oil/Acrylics (Beg/Adv) Primary focus on the development of each student’s personal style in painting. Classes will alternate with short demos, reviews, challenges and end of class critiques. Bring supplies and be prepared to paint in medium of your choice. Information about different mediums and help in selection of a medium will be provided first class. All painting styles and subject matter are acceptable. All levels welcome. Lessons focus on stilllife and landscape. Work primarily from photo references 17787 Mo, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM, Jun 20-Aug 8 No class July 4 Patsy Taylor; Annex B, Shadelands Art Center Fee: $119; 60+: $107; Classes: 7
Night Painting (Beg/Adv): Oil & Acrylics For students of all levels. Using still life both as inspiration and a learning tool, students will be introduced to a variety of subjects while concentrating on learning and reinforcing the fundamentals of painting: drawing, composition, color, and brushwork. Classes will include a variety of short demos, warmups, skills reviews, challenges and end of the class critiques. Focus will be on individual development. Bring supplies and be prepared to paint in medium of your choice. Information about different mediums and help in selection provided at first class for beginners. 17786 Th, 6:30 PM-9:30 PM, Jun 23-Aug 11 Patsy Taylor; Annex B, Shadelands Art Center Fee: $134; 60+: $120; Classes: 8
P: (925) • 943 • 5846 Secrets of Color Does color theory make you cross-eyed? Learn the secrets of color in this exciting workshop. Color mixing becomes a breeze once you understand the simple rules. Each week we will discover different aspects to using color, while you assemble a color ‘bible’ to keep as your personal guide. Lecture and demo, with lots of practical painting exercises. Materials: List available at www.artsed.org. Some materials will be introduced for purchase later in session. 17774 Mo, 1:00 PM-5:00 PM, Jul 25-Aug 22 Jody Mattison; Annex A, Shadelands Art Center Fee: $110; 60+: $99; Classes: 5
Enjoy Watercolor (Beg/Int) Learn the pure and simple techniques of watercolor in this class for beginners and intermediates. Demonstrations each class using watercolor transparently, layered, textured and more. Individual instruction and critique. Materials: Discussed at first class. 17788 Tu, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM, Jun 21-Aug 9 Patricia Strout; Annex A, Shadelands Art Center Fee: $134; 60+: $120; Classes: 8
Watercolor (Int/Adv) Work on all aspects of using watercolor to its fullest to express your creative vision in almost any situation. Work at your own pace and on subjects of your choosing. Bring reference materials and painting materials. Demonstrations and coaching as needed. 17789 We, 2:00 PM-5:00 PM, Jun 22-Aug 10 Leslie Wilson; Annex A, Shadelands Art Center Fee: $134; 60+: $120; Classes: 8
Printmaking: Etching/Intaglio, Relief & Collograph Printmaking is one of the oldest fine art forms and has attracted artists throughout the centuries for its rich graphic qualities, the marriage of ink and paper unique to the medium and the pleasure of its processes. An introduction to three traditional fine art printmaking forms: Etching/Intaglio (multiple prints made from etched metal or metal otherwise worked with tools), Relief (multiple prints made from cutting wood planks and linoleum and related materials) and Collograph (a collagelike hybrid relief and intaglio printmaking form). Try all three forms or concentrate on one or two. Students who wish to work in Monotype printmaking (a single print made from a painted plate) are welcome to do so and instruction will be provided. For Beg/Int/Adv level (experienced artists can continue their development of any or all approaches). All etchants used are non-toxic. Materials: List reviewed and distributed at first class. Supply fee: $15 payable to instructor at first class.
Portrait & Figure Painting
SPECIAL INTEREST Abstract & Nonobjective Painting (Acrylics & Other Suitable Media) Artists of all disciplines come and explore abstract art, pure form on the painted surface. Transform reality or develop completely nonrepresentational imagery. Class supports your process, from accessing your creative source and gathering ideas, to developing concepts and visual vocabulary. Emphasis on composition, color, shape, movement and texture. Experimentation is encouraged; use collage, mixed media and non-traditional media to enhance your work. Demonstrations, activities and individual and group critiques. Materials: List available at www.arts-ed.org. Continuing students bring your own supplies. All levels welcome. 17772 Mo, 1:00 PM-4:00 PM, Jun 20-Aug 8 No class June 27, July 4 Tesia Blackburn; Annex B, Shadelands Art Center Fee: $104; 60+: $94; Classes: 6 17773 We, 1:00 PM-4:00 PM, Jun 22-Aug 10 No class June 29 Tesia Blackburn; Annex B, Shadelands Art Center Fee: $119; 60+: $107; Classes: 7 17825 Tu, 6:30 PM-9:30 PM, Jun 21-Aug 9 William Harsh; Annex B, Shadelands Art Center Fee: $134; 60+: $120; Classes: 8
Learn methods and techniques of painting the figure and portrait in oil, acrylic or pastel. Topics demonstrated include basic block-in, composition, values, color palette, and brushwork as well as measuring, proportion and foreshortening. Pastel layering also demonstrated. Model poses range from quick studies to 3 week sessions, draped and nude, portrait and figure. Weather permitting one session painting the figure in an outdoor environment. Bring materials to first class; materials and supplies discussed. Oil or acrylic paint, chalk or oil pastels. Materials: list available at www. arts-ed.org. Note: Class will meet outside on Aug 6, 8:3011am, to avoid heat). 17781 Sa, 10:00 AM-1:30 PM, Jun 25-Aug 20 No class July 2, July 16 Jody Mattison; Annex B, Shadelands Art Center Fee: $153; 60+: $138; Classes: 7
Portrait & Landscape Painting from Photographs: Oil/Acrylics Expand your creativity and art education while having fun. Learn to create strong compositions and attain accurate color, values, and representation through demonstrations and individual instruction. Acquire a greater visual awareness and skill to interpret and execute a portrait, working from photographs. Develop your painting abilities to work in a representational manner. Materials: list available at www.arts-ed.org. 17782 We, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM, Jun 22-Aug 10 Gary Bergren; Annex B, Shadelands Art Center Fee: $134; 60+: $120; Classes: 8
Quick gesture sketches and longer poses train your eye to observe and render the human form. Learn to use blocking, foreshortening, negative space and other techniques to enhance your drawing skills. Media: charcoal, pencil, conte, pen and ink. Periodic critiques. Materials: Beginners bring pencils and paper to first class. Supplies and materials discussed. Experienced students bring your own supplies. Models for all sessions included in class fee. Payment plan possible on request. Some drawing and painting classes may use undraped models. Teens may be admitted with permission of parent and instructor. 17780 Age: 14 and up Fr, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM, Jun 24-Aug 19 No class July 15 Jody Mattison; Annex B, Shadelands Art Center Fee: $169; 60+: $153; Classes: 8
17790 Th, 6:30 PM-9:30 PM, Jun 23-Aug 11 William Harsh; Annex A, Shadelands Art Center Fee: $159; 60+: $143; Classes: 8
Free yourself from technology in “The Fabulous Holga: Making Art with a Toy Camera” with photographer J.M. Golding. The class will introduce the fabulous Holga camera which uses medium format film. A camera which is yours to keep and 2 rolls of film are included. See below for more details or go to www.arts-ed.org and use our EZ-Reg system to register.
NEW Collage Monotype Printmaking Workshop
Monotypes are unique painted prints, often made using an etching press. Monotype printmaking is also a very suitable medium for artist who like to employ a college and assemblage approach to picture making. Workshop is an introduction to the various ways monotype can be used in collage or collage-like manner. Beginners and experienced printmakers welcome. Expect to produce one or two or more finished prints. Topics include monotype basics; use of masks and stencils in combination with direct painting on the plate; cut and torn papers as shape and drawing; employing textural elements and chine colle techniques. Materials: List available at www.arts-ed.org but most materials (plates, inks, special tools, textural materials, collage papers and printing paper) provided by instructor. Supply Fee: $15 payable in class. Bring bag lunch.
Ever wonder how the professionals make models look so good in outdoor lighting situations? Get the answers with photography instructor Greg Hazard in his “Photography Using Outdoor Light”, a oneday workshop on July 23. There will be demonstrations and discussions of outdoor lighting techniques as well as posing techniques with a model. See page 8 for more details.
17826 Su, 10:00 AM-4:30 PM, Jul 17 & 24 William Harsh; Annex A, Shadelands Art Center Fee: $175; Classes: 2
Starting Art: Drawing from the Very Beginning For beginners and those who haven’t drawn since childhood. Guided, non-threatening instruction to help you use the long-neglected right side (artistic side) of your brain. Expand your abilities to observe and draw what you see. Join others who also think they ‘can’t draw a straight line’ and discover you can! Valuable for teachers. Materials: $10 payable at first session. Bring a bag lunch on Sat. 17844 Sa/Su, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM, Jul 30 & 31 Sarah Gross; Annex A, Shadelands Art Center Fee: $86; Classes: 2
Mix Those Media!
Stretch your boundaries and approach painting from a less predictable perspective. This class inspires continuing artists and adventurous beginners to strengthen their visual voice, discover the joy of working in a more personal way and new visual territory. Presentations and demos using a variety of dry and wet media. Begin with soft pastels, experiment with color and supplement with mixed media approaches, which may include acrylics, watercolor and collage. Work with the technique of the week or pursue individual projects. Drawing experience required. Materials: list available at www.arts-ed.org.
17783 Fr, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM, Jun 24-Jul 29 Mira M. White; Annex A, Shadelands Art Center Fee: $104; 60+: $94; Classes: 6
Students explore painting on the computer with free digital painting software. Use a digital tablet for painting and image manipulations. The purpose of the class is to become comfortable with all the technical considerations of how to freely paint on the computer. Digital brushes, managing layers and various real media simulating effects will be covered as well as exporting images for web and print and extras like recording and playback of painting progress, working in layers, how to scan in line drawing and paint over photos. Laptops provided; limited enrollment. 17868 Age: 16 & Up Sa, 1:00 PM-3:30PM, June 25-Aug 13 No class July 2 Ali Jamalzadeh; Youth Art 3, Shadelands Art Center Fee: $124; 60+: $112; Classes: 7
WORKSHOPS Palette Knife Painting Workshop Painting with a palette knife can be a very freeing experience, ‘loosening’ your work. It’s a great way to let the unexpected happen and enjoy the results. Whether this might just become your exciting new method of painting, or you use it just to add some areas of interest in your work, or find that it is a way to relax while painting, come explore the potential of painting with a palette knife. Bring 2-4 small supports (8x10 or 9x12), canvas or canvas board is fine; 2 palette knives (metal, spade shaped, one small, one medium); paint (oil or acrylic) that you can be generous with (Daler Rowney is an inexpensive oil brand that works great). Second class on location, weather permitting. 17841 Sa/Su, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM, Jul 9 & 10 Patsy Taylor; Annex A, Shadelands Art Center Fee: $124; Classes: 2
A Beautiful Sketchbook Workshop
Record your daily observations, vacation sketches and family memories. Sketches may provide the framework for future artwork as well. A well-kept sketchbook is a treasure to keep and a basis for referral. Explore the use of graphite, colored pencils, watercolor and pen and ink. A brief introduction about incorporating the written word onto the illustrated page explored as well. Bring the sketchbook and materials of your choice. Sun visor and stadium cushion advised. All levels welcome. Bring lunch. Sketchbook samples will be offered as examples, short demos and a bibliography of journaling books given out. Will meet at Borges Ranch in Walnut Creek at 10 AM (at the picnic tables under the roof near the barn). 17791 Th, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM, Jul 28 Peg Steunenberg; Off-Site Fee: $68; 60+: $61; Classes: 1
Processes of Abstraction Designed to help you explore the very nature of abstraction and what it means to think and work abstractly. What is abstraction? How does one begin to think or see abstractly? What historical figures will be worthy of study? How does the process differ from working in a representational fashion? Another logical beginning is with observational drawing/seeing as a means of establishing a visual dialogue with the world around us. Investigate numerous approaches and a variety of tools, media, and methodology. Materials: List available at www.arts-ed.org 17814 Sa/Su, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM, Aug 6 & 7 Mark Eanes; Annex B, Shadelands Art Center Fee: $172; 60+: $155; Classes: 2
P: (925) • 943 • 5846 OPEN STUDIOS Printmaking Open Studio Open to all experienced printmakers who have taken a CAE class within the past 3 quarters or are currently enrolled in a class. Use a fine art custom handmade French American professional etching press, equipment, blankets and tools in an open studio environment to create your own prints. Supervised use but no instruction provided. Participants provide own paper, plates and inks and any specialized materials. 17775 Th, 1:00 PM-5:00 PM, Jun 23-Aug 11 Staff; Annex A, Shadelands Art Center Fee: $87; Classes: 8 (Fee is $45 if enrolled in another CAE class this quarter) 17776 Fr, 1:00 PM-5:00 PM, Jun 24-Aug 12 Staff; Annex A, Shadelands Art Center Fee: $87; Classes: 8 (Fee is $45 if enrolled in another CAE class this quarter)
Open Studio Workshop with Model Studio available for working from the figure, short and long poses, supervised use; no instructor. Participants provide their own supplies. Different model each week). Enrollment limited. Note: Oils and acrylics ok in Monday class. No solvents in Friday class. 17777 Mo, 6:30 PM-9:30 PM, Jun 20-Aug 22 No class July 4. Jody Mattison, Monitor; Annex B, Shadelands Art Center Fee: $124; Classes: 9 (Fee is $86 if enrolled in another CAE class this quarter) 17778 Fr, 1:00 PM-4:00 PM, Jun 24-Aug 19 No class July 15 Jody Mattison, Monitor; Annex B, Shadelands Art Center Fee: $115; Classes: 8 (Fee is $76 if enrolled in another CAE class this quarter)
Glass Fusing & Slumping
GLASS Dichroic Fused Glass Can’t find the center piece to make your own unique jewelry? Learn to create spectacular opal-like Dichroic glass pendants and more. Go beyond the basic round cabochon. Learn to drill holes in glass, create wire connectors, grind a groove into the side for wire wrapping and more. Take your fused jewelry to the next level. Continuing students will be encourage to expand their knowledge with new techniques and tips to enhance their fusing skill. No previous experience with glass required. Both beginning and more experienced students are welcome. Supply fee: $10 payable in class. 17725 Th, 1:00 PM-4:00 PM, Jun 23-Aug 11 Penny Ruhter; Annex C, Shadelands Art Center Fee: $158; 60+: $142; Classes: 8
Glass Fusing & Forming Find your creative voice by learning to develop layers of glass into a variety of objects fused and formed in a kiln. Creation of both functional and decorative items explored. Materials include dichroic, opalescent, transparent, iridescent and textured glass sheets, as well as frit, powders and rods. Techniques include hand and machine glass cutting, basic cold working and a variety of design, construction and assembly techniques. Embellishment with enamels, mica, precious metals and lusters, decals and screenprinting also covered. Learn basics of mold preparation and firing a kiln. Concentrate on individual goals or follow class schedule. No prior glass experience necessary. Materials: $10 lab fee payable in class.
Learn how to fuse layers of compatible glass in a kiln to create tiles, jewelry, small frames, dishes and ornaments. Techniques covered include glass cutting, surface decoration, pattern bars and slumping into molds. Continuing students will be encouraged to expand their knowledge with new techniques and tips to enchance their fusing skills. Lab Fee: $10 payable in class. 17722 Age: 16 and up We, 6:30 PM-9:30 PM, Jun 22-Aug 10 Penny Ruhter; Annex C, Shadelands Art Center Fee: $158; 60+: $142; Classes: 8
Intro to Glass Blowing Workshop
Make a piece of hand blown glass from the first bubble through the ‘stick up’, shaping and annealing process. All tools and materials (hot glass, decorative powders, colored frits and surface decorative elements) are provided. Info on where to buy your own tools will be provided if you wish to build your own tool box later on. Please wear closed toe shoes with sock and bring a long sleeved shirt and a cut off sock for arm protection. Every participant must have use of both hands and sufficient strength to work near heat for 20 minutes. No gloves necessary. Clear eyewear suggested but not mandatory. 17793 Age: 15 and up Sa, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM, Aug 6 Ann Corcoran/Brian Giambastiani/Michael Nourot; Class held at Nourot Glass Studio, 675 East H St., Benicia, along the historic waterfront; 707-745-1463 Fee: $347; Classes: 1
17723 Age: 16 and up Mo, 1:00 PM-4:00 PM, Jun 20-Aug 8 No class July 4 Jim Wixon; Annex C, Shadelands Art Center Fee: $158; 60+: $142; Classes: 7 17724 Age: 16 and up Mo, 6:30 PM-9:30 PM, Jun 20-Aug 8 No class July 4 Jim Wixon; Annex C, Shadelands Art Center Fee: $158; 60+: $142; Classes: 7
Painting Open Studio Open to all experienced painters and current painting students. Work on your own in a group setting, no instruction. Participants provide their own supplies and are responsible for cleanup. Enrollment limited. 17792 Th, 1:00 PM-5:00 PM, Jun 23-Aug 11 Staff; Annex B, Shadelands Art Center Fee: $87; Classes: 8 (Fee is $45 if enrolled in another CAE class this quarter)
Popular East Bay artist Peg Steunenberg returns this summer for an outdoor workshop on Thursday, July 28. “A Beautiful Sketchbook Workshop” will meet at Borges Ranch in Walnut Creek. Learn how to record your daily observations, vacation sketches and family memories. A well-kept sketchbook is a treasure to keep and can provide the basis for future artwork as well. All levels are welcome. See page 10 for more details; registration is easy online at www.arts-ed.org. Use the EZ Reg icon and your Visa or Mastercard.
Join jewelry instructor Karen Ehrhardt for her popular summer workshop “Chainmaking”. This class meets three times in July and will demonstrate and discuss chainmaking techniques in genereal, with particular emphasis on the classical loop-inloop varieties. Copper wire is provided for sample chains. Some great examples of Karen’s are shown.
HEATLH HEAT HE ATLH LH & F FITNESS ITNE IT NESS SS Floor Barre
Full ballet barre on the floor using the resistance of the floor. Develop every muscle needed for ballet. Help access the correct muscles to achieve perfect placement, simultaneously building abdominal strength and dramatically increasing flexibility. This ‘core strengthening’ class is ideal for non-dancers interested in toning and stretching. No experience necessary.
17681 We, 10:00 AM-11:00 AM, Jun 22-Aug 10 Rebecca Crowell; Studio D, Civic Park Studios Fee: $82; 60+: $71; Classes: 8
Hatha Yoga Introduction and practice of yoga postures and body alignment. Through stretching and relaxation techniques, yoga postures will strengthen the body and stimulate creative energy. Emphasis on correcting and adapting postures to meet individual needs. Bring your own mat, pad, or small rug. Refrain from eating for two hours before class. 17682 (Beg/Int) Mo, 7:00 PM-8:00 PM, Jun 20-Aug 29 No class July 4, Aug 8. Sandra Foster; Perf Arts, Shadelands Art Center Fee: $86; 60+: $78; Classes: 9 17683 (Beg/Int) We, 5:30 PM-6:30 PM, Jun 22-Aug 31 No class Aug 10 Sandra Foster; Studio D, Civic Park Studios Fee: $95; 60+: $86; Classes: 10 17684 (Beg/Int) Fr, 10:00 AM-11:30 AM, Jun 24-Aug 12 Marianne Haynes; Studio D, Civic Park Studios Fee: $91; 60+: $82; Classes: 8 17685 (Beg/Int) Sa, 10:35 AM-11:35 AM, Jun 25-Aug 27 No class July 2, Aug 6 Sandra Foster; Perf Arts, Shadelands Art Center Fee: $82; 60+: $71; Classes: 8
Learn all about chains. Class demonstrates and discusses chainmaking techniques in general, with particular emphasis on the classical loop-in-loop varieties. Soldered and unsoldered, linked and looped and forged chains covered. Make small sample lengths of chain and have time to work on chain of your choice as well. Copper wire is provided for sample chains. Bring any tools that you have and a lunch. Supply fee: $1 payable in class. 17699 Sa, 10:00 AM-2:00 PM, Jul 16-30 Karen Ehrhardt; Studio J, Civic Park Studios Fee: $126; Classes: 3
Glass Bead Making (Beg) Learn how to make beautiful glass beads using a HOT HEAD bead torch. Each student will have a torch to work on to maximize hands-on time. Basic of glass beadmaking include: use of tools and equipment, safety, how to make several different shaped beads, and a variety of surface decoration techniques. Please wear all natural fibers and come prepared to have fun. Must have supplies for first class. No previous experience required. Both beginning and repeat students are welcome. Supply fee: $10 payable to instructor. First class mandatory. Materials: list available at www.arts-ed.org 17726 Th, 6:30 PM-9:30 PM, Jun 23-Jul 28 Melissa McCumiskey; Annex C, Shadelands Art Center Fee: $119; 60+: $107; Classes: 6 17727 All Ages We, 1:00 PM-4:00 PM, Jun 22-Jul 27 Melissa McCumiskey; Annex C, Shadelands Art Center Fee: $119; 60+: $107; Classes: 6
Jewelry Design & Construction (Beg/Int) Emphasis on building basic/intermediate knowledge of jewelry design and construction. Beginning students will design their own jewelry and construct pieces with the fundamental techniques of soldering, sawing, filing, finishing, and basic bezel setting. Lectures, demos, and handouts provide basis of any techniques needed. Int students will progress through more advanced techniques (forging, cold connections, etching, etc). Jewelry will be made from metal sheet and wire. Copper, brass and tools provided. Supply fee: $3 payable in class. New students must attend first class for safety discussion and materials list. 17697 Age: 16 and up Tu, 2:00 PM-5:00 PM, Jun 21-Aug 9 Karen Ehrhardt; Studio J, Civic Park Studios Fee: $142; 60+: $128; Classes: 8 17698 Age: 16 and up Tu, 6:30 PM-9:30 PM, Jun 21-Aug 9 Karen Ehrhardt; Studio J, Civic Park Studios Fee: $142; 60+: $128; Classes: 8
Precious Metal Clay Create your own silver jewelry with Precious Metal Clay, a new medium that is easy to work with and immensely rich in possibilities. PMC is a clay-like substance and when fired in a kiln it loses 30% of its volume and becomes a piece of pure silver (.999). Learn techniques of working with this unique medium, firing it and turning it into a finished, precious piece of jewelry. No experience necessary. Supply fee: $105 payable to instructor. Materials: List available at www.arts-ed.9rg. Note: Supply fee amount subject to change. 17686 We, 1:00 PM-4:00 PM, Jun 22-Jul 27 Hope Weiner; Studio J, Civic Park Studios Fee: $152; 60+: $137; Classes: 6
Open Studio PMC/Mixed Metal Open to Mixed Metal and Precious Metal Clay students currently taking a class. Work on your own; no instruction but supervised use. Participants are responsible for cleanup. 17687 We, 10:00 AM-1:00 PM, Jul 20 Hope Weiner; Studio J, Civic Park Studios Fee: $5; Classes: 1
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Civic Arts offers several different opportunities to play the guitar. Choose from “Beginning Classical Guitar for Tweens”, “Classical Guitar Ensemble” or “Guitar for Adults”. See page 14 for more information on these and other music classes or call our office at (925) 943-5846.
INDIVIDUAL MUSIC LESSONS Civic Arts Education maintains a list of approved professional music teachers for instruction in voice, music therapy for special needs, jazz-improv, brass, percussion, string and woodwind instruments. Lessons are held in Civic Arts facilities. Visit the website www. arts-ed.org for a list of the instructors and contact information. Teachers will make the individual lesson and payment arrangements.
Bands & Orchestras Guitar Ensemble See description under GUITAR INSTRUCTION
Beg Flute Ensemble See description under WIND INSTRUMENT INSTRUCTION
Cello Ensemble Beg Violin Ensemble See description under STRING INSTRUCTION
Summer Music Academy Have fun, meet new friends and build on the essential skills needed to be an informed and skilled musician. Designed to provide an opportunity for instrumental students to immerse themselves in a focused and fun musical setting. Activities enrich musical knowledge, personal performance level, ensemble skills and appreciation of music. Interactive activities for individual, small and large performance groups, games in music theory, ear training, sight singing, rhythmic skills and a survey of orchestral literature and music history. Culminates in concert on Aug 5 following class. Groups will be formed by age and ability. Students must have at least 9 months of experience on their instrument or recommendation from instructor. Register now; space is limited. 17794 Age: 7-15 Mo-Fr, 9:00 AM-2:00 PM, Aug 1-5 Rem Djemilev; Perf Arts, Shadelands Art Center Fee: $252; Classes: 5
Garage Band Are you playing in a rock band? Whether the answer is yes or no, Garage Band will prime you for the gig. A performance class open to a limited number of instrumentalists and singers. Learn the music you like and sound awesome doing it. Previous instrumental and vocal experience highly recommended. 17819 Age: 10 and up Fr, 4:00 PM-5:00 PM, Jun 24-Aug 12 David Duenas; Practice Studio 5, Shadelands Fee: $90; Classes: 8
Intermediate String Orchestra Class emphasizes ensemble skills, more advanced technique and repertoire. A great class to prepare your child for YPSO and DRYO. For students with at least 9 months experience. 17798 Age: 7 and up Fr, 4:20 PM-5:20 PM, Jun 24-Aug 12 Rem Djemilev; Music Classroom, Shadelands Fee: $90; Classes: 8
Young Performers String Orchestra for Summer Sharpen your playing skills with intensive training in this orchestra. Foster friendships, teamwork and musical excellence. Participate in chamber music. No audition necessary. YPO students should remain in YPO throughout the summer. Concert is July 26 in the Shadelands Auditorium, 7pm. 17799 Ages 9-13 Tu, 5:00 PM-6:15 PM, Jun 21-Jul 26 Rem Djemilev; Auditorium, Shadelands Art Center Fee: $70; Classes: 6
Diablo Regional Youth Orchestra for Summer See a big improvement in your personal technique and ensemble skills while playing in a noncompetitive, fun, full symphony orchestra. Explore a wide range of repertoire. No auditions necessary. DRYO students should remain in DRYO throughout the summer. Concert is July 26 in the Shadelands Auditorium, 7pm. 17800 Ages 12-18 Tu, 6:30 PM-8:30 PM, Jun 21-Jul 26 Rem Djemilev; Auditorium, Shadelands Art Center Fee: $91; Classes: 6
Jazz Band Ensemble Feel the thrill of being part of a full Jazz Ensemble. Play music of the jazz masters from the 30s to present day. Please let us know what instrument you play when you register. At least 4 years previous experience required. No audition necessary. Last class is a concert. 17797 Age: 14 and up Th, 7:30 PM-9:30 PM, Jun 23-Aug 11 No class on June 30 Mike Rose; Perf Arts, Shadelands Art Center Fee: $78; Classes: 7
Jazz Improvisation Learn jazz theory and how to turn it into a solo over chord changes. Listen to jazz greats, learn to phrase and build a solo. Study jazz scales and chords. Must be proficient on your instrument and have knowledge of major scales and chords. All instruments welcome. 17795 Age: 14 and up Tu, 7:00 PM-8:30 PM, Jun 21-Aug 9 Mike Rose; Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center Fee: $78; Classes: 8
Middle School Jazz Band Geared towards performers who have had less than four years experience in a jazz band. Work in sectionals and then bring the sections together to form a full band. Prerequisite: 3 years experience on your instrument or private audition with instructor. 17796 All Ages Th, 6:00 PM-7:30 PM, Jun 23-Aug 11 Mike Rose; Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center Fee: $78; Classes: 8
EARLY EDUCATION MUSIC Songs, Games & Brain Gym Music instruction for parent and their children. Games promote brain development and foster fun for parents working with their children. Designed specifically to meet the needs of parents who would like to engage their children in exercises to build intelligence while having a good time themselves. 17801 Age: 1-5 Sa, 8:30 AM-9:30 AM, Jun 25-Aug 13 Stephan Betz; Music Classroom, Shadelands Fee: $73; Classes: 8
Petite Pianist An introductory course to piano for young children. Learn basic note reading, rhythms and simple songs in a fun supportive environment. 17804 Age: 3-5 We, 3:00 PM-3:45 PM, Jun 22-Aug 10 Linda Mortarotti Padilla; Music Classroom, Shadelands Fee: $86; Classes: 8
Summer 2011 Twinkling Ivories (Beg/Continuing) Let your child join in the fun and enjoyment of learning the world of music. A beginning piano and music fundamentals where, through singing, body movement and rhythm work, each child learns beginning piano fundamentals and elementary note reading. Parents are encouraged to stay during class. Supply fee: $3 for music book payable at first class. Note: Prerequisite for Cont class: Beg Twinkling Ivories or teacher’s recommendation. 17803 Age: 5-7 (Beg) We, 2:00 PM-3:00 PM, Jun 22-Aug 10 Linda Mortarotti-Padilla; Music Classroom, Shadelands Fee: $73; Classes: 8 17802 Age: 5-7 (Cont) We, 4:00 PM-5:00 PM, Jun 22-Aug 10 Linda Mortarotti-Padilla; Music Classroom, Shadelands Fee: $73; Classes: 8
GUITAR INSTRUCTION Garage Band See description under BANDS & ORCHESTRAS
Beg Classical Guitar for Tweens Ever want to learn to play the guitar? Here’s the place to begin! Learn some of the basics and discover how fun and easy this instrument can be! Proper technique, tone production, tuning, note reading and single line melodic playing. Students will move on to ensemble playing and basic solo repertoire. No experience in music or guitar necessary. Note: Nylon string classical guitar in appropriate size is required. Supply fee: $18 for text payable at first class. 17821 Age: 9-13 Tu, 5:00 PM-6:00 PM, Jun 21-Aug 9 David Duenas; Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center Fee: $90; Classes: 8
Classical Guitar Ensemble Hands on class that offers an opportunity to rehearse with fellow guitarists, singers and other instrumentalists. Repertoire is derived from classical, jazz, latin and world music traditions. Students are taught to read standard musical notation, chord nomenclature and are given lessons in music theory. Open to guitarists, bassists, woodwind players and singers. 17822 Age: 12 and up Tu, 8:00 PM-9:00 PM, Jun 21-Aug 9 David Duenas; Rehearsal Rm, Shadelands Art Center Fee: $90; Classes: 8
Guitar for Adults Learn to play a time honored and perennial instrument. Cover important topics including effective playing postures, finger style and pick style techniques, reading tablature and standard music notation while playing beautiful melodies. Acoustic nylon or steel string guitars preferred but electric guitars are acceptable if accompanied with a small practice amplifier. Open to teens and adults. No previous experience necessary. 17820 Age: 14 and up Sa, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM, Jun 25-Aug 13 David Duenas; Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center Fee: $90; Classes: 8
WWW.ARTS-ED.ORG PERCUSSION INSTRUCTION Drum Circle Come and play drums in a relaxed setting. Learn rhythmic patterns from Latin America, Africa and Brazil. No previous drumming experience needed. Bring your own drum or use one of ours. Focus is on traditional rhythms, group dynamics and fun fun fun! Don’t miss this exciting class. 17813 Age: 12 and up We, 7:30 PM-8:30 PM, Jun 22-Aug 10 John Waller; Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center Fee: $83; Classes: 8
PIANO INSTRUCTION FOR CHILDREN Petite Pianist Twinkling Ivories See descriptions under EARLY CHILDHOOD MUSIC
Accompanying Class Learn how to play with another musician as we take on the challenge of accompaniment. Instrumentalists will be paired with pianists to learn the art of ensemble playing: finding a piece that suits both, how to listen and polish the piece for an audience. Class culminates in recital for parents and friends. Prerequisite: A good knowledge of note reading and be on at least Level 2 of instruction method chosen. Please let us know your instrument when register. 17818 Age: 10 and up Mo, 2:00 PM-3:00 PM, Jun 27-Aug 8 No class July 4 Stephen Evans; Music Classroom, Shadelands Fee: $56; Classes: 6
Piano Ensemble For piano players who want to play with other pianists. You should have a good ability to read notes and rhythms and have had at least 1 year of private piano instruction. We’ll work on various styles from Beethoven symphonies to jazz and pop and create our very own piano orchestra! 17809 Age: 10 and up Mo, 1:00 PM-2:00 PM, Jun 27-Aug 8 Stephen Evans; Music Classroom, Shadelands Fee: $68; Classes: 6
Piano for Children Develop music reading, good practice habits, musicianship and solid technique at the piano. A piano or keyboard at home required. Class size limited. Please call our main office for information. Materials: $7.50 payable to instructor at first class for book for Beginners. Note: Must have a piano or keyboard at home for practice. 17807 Age: 6-7 (Beg) Th, 2:00 PM-2:50 PM, Jun 30-Aug 11 Stephen Evans; Music Classroom, Shadelands Fee: $75; Classes: 7 17808 Age: 8-9 (Beg) Th, 3:00 PM-3:50 PM, Jun 30-Aug 11 Stephen Evans; Music Classroom, Shadelands Fee: $75; Classes: 7
STRING INSTRUCTION Accompanying Class See description under PIANO INSTRUCTION FOR CHILDREN
Int String Orchestra See description under BANDS & ORCHESTRAS
Beg Violin Ensemble for Children An introduction to the violin in a supportive group. Learn how to hold the violin, read notes, and play simple melodies in a friendly, fun setting. Enrollment limited. Rental of instruments to be discussed first class. 17805 Age: 7 and up Fr, 3:30 PM-4:15 PM, Jun 24-Aug 12 Rem Djemilev; Music Classroom, Shadelands Fee: $90; Classes: 8
Cello Ensemble There’s nothing quite like the glorious sound of a cello choir! The resonance and mellow tones of cellists playing together is inspiring and a huge hit with audiences. Work on ensemble playing and intonation and explore some of the vast cello ensemble literature. Students should have at least 1 year private cello instruction or have progressed to the end of Suzuki Book I. 17810 Age: 10 and up We, 6:30 PM-7:30 PM, Jun 29-Aug 10 Stephen Evans; Music Classroom, Shadelands Fee: $79; Classes: 7
VOCAL INSTRUCTION Musical Theater Showcase Enjoy the summer singing, acting and dancing while preparing a musical theater showcase to be presented at the end. Showcase will consist of group numbers, duets, trios and solos from your favorite Broadway musicals. No audition necessary. Performance will be in evening on Aug 10, 7pm. 17823 Age: 6-9 We, 11:50 AM-12:40 PM, Jun 22-Aug 10 Loree Capper; Music Classroom, Shadelands Fee: $90; Classes: 8 17824 Age: 10-12 We, 12:50 PM-1:40 PM, Jun 22-Aug 10 Loree Capper; Music Classroom, Shadelands Fee: $90; Classes: 8
WIND INSTRUMENT INSTRUCTION Accompanying Class See description under PIANO INSTRUCTION FOR CHILDREN
Recorder 101 for Homeschoolers The recorder is an end blown woodwind instrument that is a great introduction to wind playing! Learn basic music reading skills while learning to play fun songs like ‘Mary Had a Little Lamb’, ‘Ode to Joy’, ‘Jingle Bells’ and many more. Supply fee: $10 payable in class includes books. Bring your own recorder. 17811 Age: 6 and up Tu, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM, Jun 21-Aug 9 Monica Williams; Music Classroom, Shadelands Fee: $83; Classes: 8
Beg Flute Ensemble Come play fun music with other flutists. Learn to improve intonation, tone and rhythm while playing fun music. Supply fee: $10 payable in class for music. All ages welcome. Must have one year experience on instrument. 17812 Age: All ages Tu, 1:00 PM-2:00 PM, Jun 21-Aug 9 Monica Williams; Music Classroom, Shadelands Fee: $60; Classes: 8
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It’s summer and that means more free time for young artists! Come join us for one or more of our very special creative arts adventures at our Summer Art Camps, Ages 5-10. Visual art, theatre and music programs will integrate activities around a common theme. Enjoy it allfrom sculpting your own jungle habitat to moving and acting like a cheetah to drumming out a wild beat. Sign up now; registration is currently open.
ART CAMPS Preschool Art Camps, Ages 3-5 Come spend the morning in the Fine Arts Preschool, one day or all five. Lots of age-appropriate visual art activities, from sand painting to building cardboard structures: music and movement activities daily, with circle time and outside play too. Child must be potty trained. 17728 Age: 3-5 Mo, 8:30 AM-12:30 PM, Jun 6 Robin Bogner/Mica Crittendon; Youth Art 3, Shadelands Art Center Fee: $39; Classes: 1 17729 Age: 3-5 Tu, 8:30 AM-12:30 PM, Jun 7 Robin Bogner/Mica Crittendon; Youth Art 3, Shadelands Art Center Fee: $39; Classes: 1 17730 Age: 3-5 We, 8:30 AM-12:30 PM, Jun 8 Robin Bogner/Mica Crittendon; Youth Art 3, Shadelands Art Center Fee: $39; Classes: 1 17731 Age: 3-5 Th, 8:30 AM-12:30 PM, Jun 9 Robin Bogner/Mica Crittendon; Youth Art 3, Shadelands Art Center Fee: $39; Classes: 1
17732 Age: 3-5 Fr, 8:30 AM-12:30 PM, Jun 10 Robin Bogner/Mica Crittendon; Youth Art 3, Shadelands Art Center Fee: $39; Classes: 1 17733 Age: 3-5 Mo, 8:30 AM-12:30 PM, Aug 22 Robin Bogner/Mica Crittendon; Youth Art 3, Shadelands Art Center Fee: $39; Classes: 1 17734 Age: 3-5 Tu, 8:30 AM-12:30 PM, Aug 23 Robin Bogner/Mica Crittendon; Youth Art 3, Shadelands Art Center Fee: $39; Classes: 1 17735 Age: 3-5 We, 8:30 AM-12:30 PM, Aug 24 Robin Bogner/Mica Crittendon; Youth Art 3, Shadelands Art Center Fee: $39; Classes: 1 17736 Age: 3-5 Th, 8:30 AM-12:30 PM, Aug 25 Robin Bogner/Mica Crittendon; Youth Art 3, Shadelands Art Center Fee: $39; Classes: 1 17737 Age: 3-5 Fr, 8:30 AM-12:30 PM, Aug 26 Robin Bogner/Mica Crittendon; Youth Art 3, Shadelands Art Center Fee: $39; Classes: 1
Summer Art Camps Ages 5-10 Put on your art clothes and join us for one or more of our very special creative arts adventures. These theme based arts sessions are designed for children ages 5-10. All activities will be age-appropriate, emphasizing both individual and collaborative creativity. From sculpting your own jungle habitat to moving and acting like a cheetah to drumming out a wild beat. All this in one day! Visual art, theatre and music programs will integrate activities around a common theme. Children should bring both snacks and a lunch plus drink each day. Comfortable clothes to paint and move in work best. Ok to register now. 17086 Age: 5-10 Mo-Fr, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM, Jul 25-29 (Theme: Spaced Out Arts- Become a space ARTSronaut and learn about space and outer space by visually creating rocket ships, robots, aliens and more. Learn to walk and act like a robot, and create space age sounds with a variety of known and unknown instruments.) Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center James Cannata/Tracy Randolph/Lisa Taft Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center Fee: $212; Classes: 5 17087 Age: 5-10 Mo-Fr, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM, Aug 1-5 (Theme: Arts Safari- Take an imaginary journey through a tropical rain forest and create creatures and plants, painting and building your own habitants. Learn to move and act like a monkey, from swinging to jumping all about. Beat out and shout out jungle sounds and noises.) James Cannata/Tracy Randolph/Lisa Taft Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center Fee: $212; Classes: 5 17088 Age: 5-10 Mo-Fr, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM, Aug 8-12 (Theme: Mythical-Mystical Beauties & Beasts-Dream up a dragon, a knight, a wizard, princess or even a mermaid, then make a special place for them to live. Stage a jousting match, learn safe (foam) sword play, create a story and act it out. Make music for a procession of grand sorts....maybe for the king!) James Cannata/Tracy Randolph/Lisa Taft Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center Fee: $212; Classes: 5 17089 Age: 5-10 Mo-Fr, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM, Aug 15-19 (Theme: Wild West Arts-Cowboys and girls, Native Americans, horses and buffalo will all come to life as we create art, theater and music from this exciting part of American life. Learn to paint with sand, learn how to tell stories using your hands and your body without words. Create your own language and learn how to communicate using a drum as your voice.) James Cannata/Tracy Randolph/Lisa Taft Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center Fee: $212; Classes: 5
The Preschools at Heather Farm, Civic Park, and The Fine Arts Preschool We offer well rounded, nurturing, developmentally age-appropriate programs and curriculums for young children 2 to 5 years of age. All of our programs offer hands-on learning opportunities that expand social/emotional, physical, and cognitive capabilities through creative learning experiences. All three programs are play-based. Group activities include the arts, with small focus groups and projects that integrate explorations in pre-math, science, social studies, and early language/literacy experiences. s Beginning this fall 2010, Heather Farm and Civic Park Preschools will become a part of Civic Arts Education programming. For more detailed information about each of the programs you can contact either Julie Padilla at 943-5858 or Carol Chiavetta at 943-5842 during work hours. Spaces currently open / enrollment for the 2011 - 2012 school year
Visit our websites at: www.arts-ed.org or www.WalnutCreekRec.org
I Can Do It Art
An introduction to studio art instruction for older preschool children. Young artists will use their imaginations and learn new skills to create their own works of art. Lots of art materials to explore: paints, clay, wood, chalk, pens, etc. as you draw, paint, and explore new mediums. A wonderful class for developing creativity and confidence. Activities change each quarter for those wishing to repeat.
17700 Age: 4-6 We, 1:30 PM-2:30 PM, Jun 22-Jul 13 Rana Nassar; Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center Fee: $51; Classes: 4 17701 Age: 4-6 We, 2:45 PM-3:45 PM, Jun 22-Jul 13 Rana Nassar; Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center Fee: $51; Classes: 4 17702 Age: 4-6 We, 1:30 PM-2:30 PM, Jul 20-Aug 10 Rana Nassar; Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center Fee: $51; Classes: 4 17703 Age: 4-6 We, 2:45 PM-3:45 PM, Jul 20-Aug 10 Rana Nassar; Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center Fee: $51; Classes: 4
Clay Play: Little Worlds Come explore the wonderful world of clay. The possibilities are endless! Clay isone of the most versatile and forgiving mediums making it a great introduction for young creative minds with or without clay experience. Build imaginary worlds filled with animals, a place for them to live; add flowers and trees, or even a swimming pool! Learn a variety of techniques: pinch, coil, slab, squeeze and more as we create our own little worlds of clay. 17704 Age: 4-6 Mo, 1:30 PM-2:30 PM, Jun 20-Aug 8 No class July 4 Rana Nassar; Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center Fee: $96; Classes: 7
Secondary Colors: Beyond Primary Colors Now that you’ve learned about line, shape, color and form go beyond the basics and add your own personal, creative voice to projects that will reinforce the principles of art. Projects will be designed to mix the mediums you’ve already used and explore more in-depth elements of painting and drawing. Grow as an artist and have confidence in the art decision-making process. 17706 Age: 5-7 We, 5:00 PM-6:00 PM, Jun 22-Aug 10 Sue Scott; Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center Fee: $70; Classes: 8
Adventures in Abstract Art
Primary Colors: Early Elementary Art An introduction to studio art for primary school age children. Drawing, painting and sculpting techniques as children explore the basic design concepts of line, shape, color, texture and more. Sculpture and collage projects will be included. (Completion of ‘I Can Do it Art’ recommended). Children repeating this class will have extended projects that provide further independent growth and development in the medium. 17705 Age: 5-7 We, 3:30 PM-4:30 PM, Jun 22-Aug 10 Sue Scott; Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center Fee: $70; Classes: 8
Imagination and a sense of adventure are all you need to explore the world of abstract art. This freeform style of art allows for lots of creativity. Explore line, shape and color in a way that is unique using tempera, acrylic and watercolor paints. Learn more about creating dept in your paintings, reducing complex subjects to a simpler abstract form and how to create texture with pattern and repetition. Examine works of art and develop your own personal interpretations inspired by famous artists’ techniques. 17707 Age: 5-7 Fr, 3:30 PM-4:30 PM, Jun 24-Aug 12 Sue Scott; Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center Fee: $70; Classes: 8
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Emphasis on encouraging each child’s unique self-expression as they discover the beauty found in natural forms. Work on skills necessary to drawing animals and natural objects using a variety of techniques. Through playful use of tempera, pastels, watercolors and colored pencils students observe and draw plants and animals from the Lindsay Museum (taxidermy). Completion of Primary colors or a similar art class recommended. 17738 Age: 6-8 Fr, 4:00 PM-5:30 PM, Jun 24-Aug 12 Karen Nelson Kelly; Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center Fee: $91; Classes: 8
Green Art In this era of recycling and reusing let’s take those elements and apply them to drawing, painting, and assemblage/collage. From colored yarn and thread to cardboard containers and scrape wood, use your artistry to combine materials to create great works of art. We’ll explore the limitless possibilities of the world of mixedmedia art. Projects will be student driven with regular scavenger hunts at home for that perfect material. 17711 Age: 6-8 Fr, 4:45 PM-5:45 PM, Jun 24-Aug 12 Sue Scott; Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center Fee: $70; Classes: 8
Kids’ Sketch: An Introduction to Drawing ‘Drawing is the art of taking a line for a walk.’--Paul Klee. Learn the fundamentals of drawing and sketching including: line, texture, contour, simple perspective and composition. Projects include still lifes, landscapes, cityscapes, all of which serve to expose students to work in pencil, colored pencil, marker and charcoal. Ideal for students with little or no formal drawing experience to discover the sheer fun and satisfaction of drawing. Children repeating this class will have extended projects that provide further independent growth and development in the medium.
Acrylic & Oil Painting Studio
Art Through the Ages
For children who have had some painting experience and are interested in learning to paint with oil paint (water-based) and//or further explore acrylic paint. Color mixing, light, form, texture and composition will be explored. A great place to learn basic oil painting skills or further explore acrylics. Supply fee: $10 payable in class. (Completion of Paint Box or a similar art class recommended). 17743 Age: 8-11 Tu/Th, 3:30 PM-5:00 PM, Jun 21-Aug 11 Karen Nelson Kelly; Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center Fee: $167; Classes: 16
Int/Adv Cartooning: Character Development & Video Game Concepts Create your own characters, make storyboards, create concepts for video games, develop dynamic perspectives along with creating plots and story lines. Develop or further develop your own heros and villains using character modeling techniques from humorous cartoons to unique comic book styles including Manga action comics to the Marvel classics. 17709 Age: 8-10+ Tu, 5:00 PM-6:30 PM, Jun 21-Aug 9 Tim Hancock; Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center Fee: $91; Classes: 8
Trace the beginnings of art through a series of ‘hands-on’ projects that explore and bring art history to life. From rock painting to designing symmetrical/figurative Grecian vases, to Egyptian art forms, to Roman mosaics, through the Renaissance period and beyond. Mostly 2-dimensional projects using a variety of drawing and painting mediums. 17742 Age: 8-10 Mo, 4:45 PM-6:15 PM, Jun 20-Aug 8 No class July 4 Sue Scott; Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center Fee: $85; Classes: 7
From Papermaking to Pop-Up Books
Prints to paste papers-discover book arts: is that a piece of paper or an instant book or an accordion or a parade? Find out more about this art form as you cut with scissors, fold with confidence, tear with excitement and stitch with purpose as you explore the basics of papermaking and the decorative page. Explore and create books of your own that can hold stories or art. Explore cyanotypes, printmaking with stencils, blocks and screen and some drawing techniques to jump start the story you need to tell. 17817 Age: 8-10+ Tu, 3:30 PM-5:00 PM, Jun 21-Aug 9 Lois Reynolds Mead; Youth Art 3, Shadelands Art Center Fee: $91; Classes: 8
Animation Nation! Bring your toys to life with animation! Create an amazing story by building your own characters and sets out of clay and legos. Learn about storytelling, lighting, filming and basic editing of frame-by-frame animations. The perfect chance to get your hands dirty in the world of animation and filmmaking. 17848 Age: 8-11+ Sa, 1:00 PM-3:00 PM, Jun 25-Aug 13 Natasha Fallahi; Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center Fee: $129; Classes: 8
The Art of Assemblage
Apply the seven principles of design which are the building blocks artists use to construct any work of art. Create your own assemblages from assorted papers, paints, textiles, fibers, wood and other cast-off objects glued on mat board or panel. For final project look closely at the work of Louise Nevelson, known for her abstract sculptures made from cast-off pieces of wood. 17740 Age: 8-10 We, 5:00 PM-6:30 PM, Jun 22-Aug 10 Karen Nelson Kelly;; Youth Art 2, S Shadelands Art Center F Fee: $91; Classes: 8
17708 Age: 6-8 Mo, 3:30 PM-4:30 PM, Jun 20-Aug 8 No class July 4 Sue Scott; Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center Fee: $63; Classes: 7
Cartooning: Basic Skills Learn the basic drawing skills needed to create cartoon characters and stories and that are the foundation of successful cartooning. Expressive faces and bodies in action will be explored, along with creative viewpoints and settings. Media include pencil, pen & ink, brush painting, markers and watercolor. Repeating students will have opportunity to create and work on projects with instructor. 17741 Age: 6-8 Tu, 3:30 PM-4:30 PM, Jun 21-Aug 9 Tim Hancock; Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center Fee: $70; Classes: 8
Air Dry Clay Sculpture Like immediate results when working with clay? This class explores self-hardening clay medium which doesn’t require a kiln. The polymer clay comes in a variety of colors and is easily shaped and formed. Once the sculpture is completed, it can be baked in an oven, giving it a ceramic like finish. Projects include whimsical creatures, free-form sculpture, and more. We’ll also do elements of jewelry making such as beads and bracelets. 17739 Age: 6-8 Fr, 2:00 PM-3:30 PM, Jun 24-Aug 12 Karen Nelson Kelly; Youth Art 3, Shadelands Art Center Fee: $91; Classes: 8
NEW Your Creative Nature: Drawing & Painting Animal Life & Natural Objects
Civic Arts is pleased to welcome new instructor Ali Jamalzadeh this summer. Ali will be teaching “Learn to Draw Anime & Manga (Japanese Style Cartooning) for artists ages 11 and up as well as “Digital Painting” for ages 16 & up. Both classes are held on Saturdays at our Shadelands campus. Ali currently works as lead artist at Insight Enterprises and is Course Director at Ex’pression College in Emeryville. It’s easy to register online, just go to our website at www.arts-ed.org and click on the EZ icon
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A great opportunity for older children who haven’t had a lot or any experience working with clay to explore this versatile medium. Focus on learning basic handbuilding skills such as scoring, using slip, coil building, using molds and glazing. We’ll make functional bowls, plates and mugs as well as animals and birdhouses. 17710 Age: 8-10 Mo, 2:45 PM-4:15 PM, Jun 20-Aug 8 No class July 4 Rana Nassar; Youth Art 3, Shadelands Art Center Fee: $88; Classes: 7
Figure Drawing for Fashion Design
The world of fashion is exciting! Any number of people can reproduce the image of a model wearing a garment. It takes a special artist to capture the essence of the fashion idea, the flow and rhythm of the pose, as well as to show the garment to its best advantage. To that end this class will teach techniques in construction of the figure; drawing the head; drawing the garment and rendering fabric and texture whether from life or from photographs. Bring your favorite fashion magazines. Most drawing done using graphite and charcoal pencils and colored markers. Completion of ‘Paint Box’ or a similar art class recommended. 17744 Age: 8-11+ We, 3:00 PM-4:30 PM, Jun 22-Aug 10 Karen Nelson Kelly; Youth Art 3, Shadelands Art Center Fee: $91; Classes: 8
TEENS/PRETEENS Teen Clay: Wheelthrowing/Handbuilding Beginning to intermediate instruction on the electric potter’s wheel. Instruction and creative opportunity for handbuilding techniques and projects as well. Supply fee: $33 payable at first class for tool kit if needed ($15) and bag of clay ($18). 17673 Age: 12-17 We, 4:30 PM-6:30 PM, Jun 29-Aug 17 Ellen Sachtschale; Studio E, Civic Park Studios Fee: $108; Classes: 8 17674 Age: 12-17 Th, 4:30 PM-6:30PM, Jun 30-Aug 18 Ellen Sachtscale; Studio E, Civic Park Studios Fee: $108; Classes: 8
Teen Drawing & Painting For young artists interested in taking their drawing and painting to a higher level. Explore a variety of subjects, developing an understanding of form, composition, line, light/shadow, perspective and color. Students may work at the easel with classes building on each other, initially focusing on basic techniques, then moving on to more complex projects. Students will be exposed to a variety of mediums including acrylics, pastels, charcoal pencil and watercolor, etc. Continuing students receive individual help in their specific areas of interest and may work in the medium of their choice. 17746 Age: 11 and up Tu, 4:15 PM-6:15 PM, Jun 21-Aug 9 Patsy Taylor; Annex B, Shadelands Art Center Fee: $92; Classes: 8
Precious Metal Clay for Kids
Learn the basic techniques for metal clay. Techniques will first be learned with polymer clay. These techniques will then be applied to silver metal clay. You will create two fine silver pieces, the first projects a finger print charm and the second a stamped design of your choice creating a charm or ‘dog tag’ style charm. All materials used are non-toxic. Supply fee: $15 payable at first class. 17745 Age: 8-15 Tu, 3:30 PM-5:30 PM, Jun 21-Jul 19 Hope Weiner; Youth Art 3, Shadelands Art Center Fee: $87; Classes: 5
Round Robin Weaving, Ages 10 & Up See description in ADULT DECORATIVE & FIBER ARTS section
Young Adult Drawing & Painting For the serious art student this class will be focused on learning core traditional skills in drawing and painting. Emphasis on completion of projects in still-life, landscape, figure and portrait. Students encouraged to bring portfolio requirements (AP Studio Arts) if relevant to their needs. Projects individualized for personal development if necessary. Figure and portrait will be completed using photo references. Supply fee: $15 payable in class. A sketchbook for notes is a plus; interest and dedication required; skills will be taught. 17747 Age: 14 and up Tu, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM, Jun 21-Aug 9 Patsy Taylor; Annex B, Shadelands Art Center Fee: $134; 60+: $120; Classes: 8
Beg Batik: The Ancient Process of Waxing & Dyeing Cloth Learn the basic ancient techniques of Batik. Learn how to draw on fabric with hot wax and then to dye the fabric with a variety of dyes to create and see your painted image. Once the image is painted an iron is used to melt the wax out and your bright image will be left for years. Learn and apply waxing and dyeing techniques as you create a wall hanging with a theme of your choosing. Other projects including sewing and creating with dye will be explored. 17851 Age: 11 and up Th, 1:00 PM-3:30 PM, Jun 23-Aug 11 Emily Bittner; Youth Art 3, Shadelands Art Center Fee: $150; Classes: 8
Beginning Glass Fusing Come and learn the basics of glass fusing. Focus on the basic techniques of applying heat and fusing glass pieces together. Inclusion will be another technique we’ll explore--this is when an object (metal such as copper) is fused between 2 pieces of glass. Designed worked out on paper first to incorporate line, pattern, and repetition. Explore many simple glass project ideas, like fusing glass bottles that help you understand the basics. Class collaborations encouraged with at least one project created from student ideas. 17850 Age: 11 and up Th, 10:00 AM-12:30 PM, Jun 23-Aug 11 Emily Bittner; Annex C, Shadelands Art Center Fee: $150; Classes: 8
Learn to Draw Anime & Manga (Japanese Style Cartooning) In this int/adv class explore techniques to draw character, robots, monsters and animals in the style of Japanese animation and comic books. Various anime sub styles explored such as cute, cool, scary, exaggerate and realistic, along with different sub genres such as fantasy, mecha, cyberpunk, futuristic. An overview of shading, techniques both color and B&W as well as an introduction to character and story design. We’ll use traditional drawing materials and learn a brief history of this art form. 17842 Age: 11 and up Sa, 9:30 AM-12:00 PM, Jun 25-Aug 13 No class July 2 Ali Jamalzadeh; Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center Fee: $122; Classes: 7
Storyboard Animation Illustration Learn how the beginnings of animated films are created and how to tell a short story with the knowledge of directing the viewer’s eye, setting emotion and getting the most response with simple illustrated storyboard frames. Final project puts those drawings to motion the same way professional storyboard artists do, using the same technique used for the director and director’s crew to go to the next step. 17748 Age: 11 and up Sa, 1:00 PM-3:00 PM, Jul 9-Aug 13 Lauren Shahroody; Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center Fee: $98; Classes: 6
Digital Painting See description under ADULT DRAWING, PAINTING & PRINTMAKING
Intro to Glass Blowing Workshop, Ages 15 & Up See description under ADULT GLASS Section
Cell Phone Photo Shoot-Out, Ages 14 & Up See description under ADULT DIGITAL MEDIA & PHOTOGRAPHY
Precious Metal Clay for Kids, Ages 8-15 See description under SCHOOL AGES ART
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Cast members will work together with YTC staff members to put on a full length musical in just three weeks! Learn complex choreography, musical harmony and staging all while having fun and working as a team! The creative process will continue as you help create sets and props. Costumes help round out the production. Performances (open to the public) will be held in the Shadelands Art Center Auditorium on June 30 & July 1 at 4:30 & 7pm. This summer’s musical is ‘Dear Edwina Jr.’. A $10 performance fee is included in the course fee. Registration now open. No audition necessary. 17023 Age: 5-6 Mo-Fr, 2:30 PM-4:00 PM, Jun 13-Jul 1 Noelle Arms, Director Rachel Pergamit, Director/Producer; Perf Arts, Shadelands Fee: $297; Classes: 15 17024 Age: 7-14 Mo-Fr, 1:00 PM-4:00 PM, Jun 13-Jul 1 Noelle Arms, Director Rachel Pergamit, Director/Producer; Perf Arts, Shadelands Fee: $472; Classes: 15
Summer Theatre 2011 “Hold on tight to who you are, don’t lose that joy to please a crowd, and if they still don’t understand then you’ll have to sing a little louder.” Edwina Spoonapple The Youth Theatre Company presents the entertaining musical “Dear Edwina, Jr.” this summer as part of Summer Theatre. Cast members will hop, skip and jump into the world of Edwina Spoonapple, advice-giver extraordinaire. The kids of Paw Paw, Michigan are putting on a show with Edwina and all kinds of advice is going to be given from how to set a table to how to make friends and how to be polite. YTC cast members, ages 5 – 14, will rehearse, aided by their Teen Interns and the YTC staff, for 3 weeks and at the end of the program will proudly present four performances on June 30 and July 1 at 4:30 and 7 pm. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the Shadelands front desk or at the Shadelands Box Office one hour prior to show time. Auditions are also up next for the Youth Theatre Company. Students interested in being part of Jr. Theatre or Teen Theatre can call to schedule an audition in August. Auditions take place in mid-September. Call the Shadelands office at (925) 943-5846 to make an appointment and check out the YTC website for more information at www.YouthTheatreCompany.org.
YTC Summer Theatre Interns Open only to 2010-11 Teen Theatre students. For application email Co-Director Rachel Pergamit at firstname.lastname@example.org. This is a paid position. Program runs June 13-July 1, 12:45-4:15 pm, MondayFriday.
Youth Theatre Company Summer Theatre
Auditions for the Youth Theatre Company's Jr. Theatre and Teen Theatre will be in mid September! Call our office (943-5846) in August to make your appointment. Jr. Theatre is for students ages 10-14 and Teen Theatre is for students in high school. Both programs require a year long commitment. For more information, check out the YTC website atwww,YouthTheatreCompany.org.
By the Kids, For the Kids By the Kids, For the Kids is a student produced and performed charity event benefitting the local community. Students ages 8-18 will be given an opportunity to perform and/or direct numbers from popular musicals. Students work together to learn songs and dances and to enrich their leadership and theatrical abilities. Our goal is to give students opportunities to direct, perform and work with their peers in the world of theatre while raising money for two deserving charities: Friends of Civic Arts and the Monument Crisis Center. Starting Sept 1 students will meet twice a week to rehearse for a final performance on October 2. The community will gather to see the students work and support two noble charities as well.
Pre-Ballet Mommy and Me Dance Class: Parent & Child
Sing, play games, stretch, increase selfconfidence in a special time between parent and child while learning basic dance concepts.
17749 Age: 2-4 Th, 10:00 AM-10:45 AM, Jun 23-Aug 11 Pamela Rousseau; Rehearsal Rm, Shadelands Art Center Fee: $75; Classes: 8 17750 Age: 2-4 Fr, 11:30 AM-12:15 PM, Jun 24-Aug 12 Pamela Rousseau; Rehearsal Rm, Shadelands Art Center Fee: $75; Classes: 8
Blend the discipline of ballet with the freedom of creative dance. Begin with basic positions and steps of ballet; then leap, spin and kick while improvising to music, words and pictures. Listen to stories and music of wellknown classical ballets. Parents may watch last session only. Attire: Girls wear black leotard, pink footed tights and pink ballet slippers; hair must be worn in a bun away from face. Boys: Wear black tights, white T-shirt and black ballet slippers. Class size limited. 17751 Age: 3-4 Tu, 3:30 PM-4:15 PM, Jun 21-Aug 9 Pamela Rousseau/Erin Leedom; Rehearsal Rm, Shadelands Art Center Fee: $75; Classes: 8 17752 Age: 3-4 We, 3:45 PM-4:30 PM, Jun 22-Aug 10 Amanda McGovern; Rehearsal Rm, Shadelands Art Center Fee: $75; Classes: 8 17753 Age: 3-4 We, 4:30 PM-5:15 PM, Jun 22-Aug 10 Amanda McGovern; Rehearsal Rm, Shadelands Art Center Fee: $75; Classes: 8
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17754 Age: 3-4 Th, 10:45 AM-11:30 AM, Jun 23-Aug 11 Pamela Rousseau; Rehearsal Rm, Shadelands Art Center Fee: $75; Classes: 8 17755 Age: 3-4 Fr, 10:45 AM-11:30 AM, Jun 24-Aug 12 Pamela Rousseau; Rehearsal Rm, Shadelands Art Center Fee: $75; Classes: 8 17756 Age: 3-4 Sa, 9:00 AM-9:45 AM, Jun 25-Aug 13 Jennifer Oâ€™Neill; Perf Arts, Shadelands Art Center Fee: $75; Classes: 8
Tap-children (Tiny Tappers) See description under SCHOOL AGES section.
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Pre-Ballet II Registration requirement: This course level is for students who are new to dance at age 5-6 or who have completed one or two years in Pre-Ballet. Attire: Girls wear black leotard, pink footed tights and pink ballet slippers; hair must be worn in a bun away from face. Boys: Wear black tights, white T-shirt and black ballet slippers.
17757 Age: 5-6 Mo, 3:30 PM-4:15 PM, Jun 20-Aug 8 No class July 4 Joan Kramer; Exercise Room, Tice Valley Gymnasium Fee: $67; Classes: 7 17758 Age: 5-6 We, 5:15 PM-6:00 PM, Jun 22-Aug 10 Amanda McGovern; Rehearsal Rm, Shadelands Art Center Fee: $75; Classes: 8 17759 Age: 5-6 Fr, 10:00 AM-10:45 AM, Jun 24-Aug 12 Pamela Rousseau; Rehearsal Rm, Shadelands Art Center Fee: $75; Classes: 8 17760 Age: 5-6 Fr, 3:30 PM-4:15 PM, Jun 24-Aug 12 No class July 1 Joan Kramer; Rehearsal Rm, Shadelands Art Center Fee: $67; Classes: 7 17761 Age: 5-6 Sa, 11:45 AM-12:45 PM, Jun 25-Aug 13 Jennifer O’Neill; Rehearsal Rm, Shadelands Art Center Fee: $75; Classes: 8
Ballet for Children I Introduction to the beauty, grace and discipline of ballet. Each class will include a traditional barre and center, children will enjoy dancing to the magical music from classical ballets such as Sleeping Beauty and Nutcracker. Hair must be pulled back in a bun away from face. Attire: girls wear black leotard, pink footed tights and pink ballet slippers. Boys wear black tights, white Tshirt and black ballet slippers. Registration requirement: Students must have completed a full year in Pre-Ballet or Pre-Ballet II and be at least 7 years of age.
Designed for students wanting to continue with their ballet training. Class will continue with the traditional barre and center work, improving technique, working on proper body alignment and will have an emphasis on vocabulary. Hair should be pulled back in a bun away from face. Attire: See ‘Ballet for Children’ above. Registration requirement: Students must have completed a full year in the Ballet I level and be at least 7 years old in the second grade. A placement class must be taken in Ballet II if a student is transferring from another dance program. 17768 Age: 7-11 Tu, 5:00 PM-6:00 PM, Jun 21-Aug 9 Pamela Rousseau/Erin Leedom; Rehearsal Rm, Shadelands Art Center Fee: $75; Classes: 8 17769 Age: 7-11 Sa, 10:40 AM-11:40 AM, Jun 25-Aug 13 Jennifer O’Neill; Rehearsal Rm, Shadelands Art Center Fee: $75; Classes: 8
Jazz/Hip Hop Come learn fun and funky dance moves! Learn to kick, leap and turn to the latest hip hop and pop music. It’s a high energy class with a strong emphasis on jazz technique. At the end of the session we will have a performance for friends and family. Note: jazz shoes required. 17770 Age: 7-11 Sa, 1:00 PM-2:00 PM, Jun 25-Aug 13 Jennifer O’Neill; Rehearsal Rm, Shadelands Art Center Fee: $75; Classes: 8
Tap-Children Noisy, fun, irresistible and contagious, youth tap is an ideal introduction to the dance studio! Civic Arts tap embraces other dance forms such as ballet and jazz, while promoting the young student’s musicality, strength, flexibility and balance. A series of warm-up exercises, stationary center practice and traveling combinations will culminate in a routine set to music. 17845 Age: 3-4 (Tiny Tappers) Th, 4:00 PM-4:45 PM, Jun 23-Aug 11 No class June 30 Emily Garcia; Rehearsal Rm, Shadelands Art Center Fee: $67; Classes: 7
Ballet for Children II
17846 Age: 5-7 (Intro) Th, 4:45 PM-5:30 PM, Jun 23-Aug 11 No class June 30 Emily Garcia; Rehearsal Rm, Shadelands Art Center Fee: $67; Classes: 7 17847 Age: 7-9 (Beg) Th, 5:30 PM-6:15 PM, Jun 23-Aug 11 No class June 30 Emily Garcia; Rehearsal Rm, Shadelands Art Center Fee: $67; Classes: 7
Diablo Ballet Summer Dance Intensive
This 3-week dance Intensive features worldclass teachers from Diablo Ballet and is directed by Professional Inter/Advanced Program Director Rebecca Crowell. Designed for students ages 9-18 with at least one year ballet experience. Classes include ballet technique, pointe/repertoire, character dance and Pilates and will culminate in a performance. For audition info please call the office at 943-5846 or Diablo Ballet at 943-1775 ext. 3. Space is limited. Attire required: black leotard, pink tights, black skirt, pink ballet slippers, pointe shoes and hair in a bun. Audition fee is $15. Performance is July 29 at Shadelands. Open for enrollment now. 17026 Age: 9-18 (Int) Mo-Fr, 10:00 AM-3:00 PM, Jul 11-29 Rebecca Crowell/Members, Diablo Ballet; Rehearsal Rm, Shadelands Art Center Fee: $632 17027 Age: 9-18 (Adv) Mo-Fr, 10:00 AM-3:00 PM, Jul 11-29 Rebecca Crowell/Members, Diablo Ballet; Perf Arts, Shadelands Art Center Fee: $632
Move and groove to this high-energy approach to hip hop that pushes you to the boundaries of expression. Embrace multi-level performers and challenge yourself with fun and funky moves grounded in a strong technical base. Dance is not about body type but about a passion for movement! 17771 Age: 10-16 We, 6:45 PM-7:45 PM, Jun 22-Aug 10 Jennifer O’Neill; Studio D, Civic Park Studios Fee: $91; Classes: 8
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17765 Age: 7-10 Mo, 4:30 PM-5:15 PM, Jun 20-Aug 8 No class July 4 Joan Kramer; Exercise Room, Tice Valley Gymnasium Fee: $67; Classes: 7 17767 Age: 7-10 Tu, 4:15 PM-5:00 PM, Jun 21-Aug 9 Pamela Rousseau/Erin Leedom; Rehearsal Rm, Shadelands Art Center Fee: $75; Classes: 8 17764 Age: 7-10 Fr, 4:30 PM-5:15 PM, Jun 24-Aug 12 No class July 1 Joan Kramer; Rehearsal Rm, Shadelands Art Center Fee: $67; Classes: 7 17766 Age: 7-10 Sa, 9:45 AM-10:30 AM, Jun 25-Aug 13 Jennifer O’Neill; Perf Arts, Shadelands Art Center Fee: $75; Classes: 8
W - Class held at Tice Valley Community Gymnasium, 2055 Tice Valley Blvd., Walnut Creek
• Banquets • Parties • Corporate Meetings • Business Retreats • Trade Shows • Seminars • Wedding Receptions
The Shadelands Arts Center auditorium and meeting rooms are now available for your special rental events. The price and the ambiance are sure to please! Availability: Year round, daily, 7am-1:00am
111 Wiget Ln., Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Reception Capacity: Seated Dining- 300 guests; Theater style seating- 450 guests Lovely shaded outside patio
Services/Amenities: Catering: BYO; Fully equipped commercial kitchen; Tables & Chairs; Dance Floor; Corporate Meeting Equipment available Call or Click for additonal information and rates 925-256-3575 www.walnut-creek.org/rentals
Non-Profit rates available Rooms available for small business meetings
THANK YOU Donors, Partners & Sponsors
Thanks to our sponsors Concannon Vineyard J & J Event Design Wilma Lott Catering Chairs for Affairs Coit Financial Group City of Walnut Creek Dutch Girl Cleaners Major in kind sponsors Albion River Inn Boundary Oak Golf Course Coi Restaurant, Chef Daniel Patterson and John Ricca Embassy Suites Gene Farley Photography Gretchen and Dean Smith John Gravell Joseph Family Vineyards Lark Creek Café Linda and Rich Moulton Little River Inn Mary-Leigh Miller Mayor Sue and Senator Richard Rainey Mendocino Hotel Pat and David Pava Redwood House Bed & Breakfast Renaissance Club Sport Ross Ranch, Mendocino Roundtree Country Club Silver’s at the Wharf, Fort Bragg Skunk Train, Fort Bragg Soroptomist International Mendocino The Cottages at Napa Timothy Near and Michael Butler Tom Crews Photography Walnut Creek Marriott
In Kind Donors Thanks to the many generous friends who donated wines for the Wine Pull Special thanks to our Guest Emcee, Gary Pokorny, former City Manager Thanks to faculty and students who provided entertainment Ise Ankey, Pat and Lee Baxter, Kathee Colman, Gene and Gail Farley, Jay Healey, Mark Joseph, Virginia Lane, Home Depot
Donors 1515 Restaurant Lounge All Abroad Adventures, Fort Bragg All in the Kiln American Conservatory Theater Aurora Theatre Company Bay Area Discovery Museum Berkeley West Edge Opera Bing Crosby’s Restaurant and Piano Lounge Blackhawk Museum Boundary Oak Golf Course Broadway Plaza Buckhorn Grill Cal Performances California Shakespeare Theatre Carol Fowler Center REPertory Company Chef Jon Lee Asian Confusion Cuisine Childrens Discovery Museum of San Jose Christine and Mike Livitski Company C Contemporary Ballet Contra Costa Musical Theatre de Young Diablo Ballet Diablo Hills Golf Course Diablo Symphony Association Dirito Brothers, Concord Nissan Doug Rowe East Bay Nature Flemings Steakhouse Foxtail Golf Club Gerri Owens Hair Salon Grace Dumalac Design Harris Restaurant Hilton Concord IFly SF Bay Jack’s Restaurant and Bar Kay DeMartini Lamplighters Music Theatre Lark Creek Restaurant Lindsey Wildlife Museum Massimo Ristorante Maximum Carpet Cleaning Oakland Athletics Baseball Company Oakland Ballet Company Oakland Raiders Oakland Symphony Oakland Zoo Pecan Restaurant Pet Food Express Photographer Gene Farley Pier 39 Rocco’s Pizzeria Round Hill Country Club Salvatore Ristorante San Francisco Chamber Music San Francisco Creamery Company San Francisco Giants San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
San Francisco Symphony Scotts Seafood Bar and Grill Silk Road Smuin Ballet St Supery Vineyards Steve Silver’s Productions Inc., Beach Blanket Babylon Sugar Bowl Corp Taheri’s Mediterranean Restaurant The Gina Khan Salon Walnut Creek Ford Walnut Creek Recreation Walnut Creek Yacht Club Artist Donors Arlynn Bloom Bob Brittain Bonnie Wells Brian Murphy Chris Kanyusak David Lipton Elaine Burman Ellen Sachtschale Gerry Wallace Hetta Malone Photography, Jan Muto Jane Burton, Jeka Lambert Jim Hafft Joan Kay Matsushima Jody Mattison Joe Bologna John Ricca Photography Karen Ehrhardt Kathy Ikeda Lia Abrams Photography Linda Huffman Martha Kean Mimi Wild Nourot Glass Studio Rene Steinpress Richard Valenti Photography Roswitha Kress Sherry Kwint Cattoche Shirley Nootbar Studio 522 Art Glass Tom Donahue Mary-Leigh Miller Nan Siegel Major Donors – over $5,000 Dutch Enterprises Donors $1,000- 2500 By The Kids For The Kids Carole Dwinell Children’s Hospital Oakland City Of Walnut Creek Civic Arts League Diane Longshore de Golia Empire Realty
Funding Factory James Irvine Foundation Laura Depole Mary Leigh Miller State Roofing Systems, Inc Major Funders - $500-1000 Christine Hazarian Gary Skrel Jenean and Brian Davidson June and Bill Bowen Natalie Inouye Paula and Steve Evangelou Shane Bartling Sharon and Bob Burke Sunrise Bistro Funders $250-$500 Ballou Plum Wealth Advisors LLC Carol and Ken Fowler Cindy and Tom Silva East Coast Pizza Bar & Grill Edy and Jeff Schwartz Invest In Others Charitable Foundation Jay Healey Karen Cassano Kathy and Jim Jakel Mima Baird Monica Underwood Todd and Emilia Bauleke Washington Mutual Matching Gift Program Supporters - $100-250 Adria and Norman Schwartz Adriane Lee Bird Albert and Grace Cheng Andrea and Al Blachman Anne Olsen B R Cohn Charity Events Barnabas and Veronika Kerekes Barry and Niki Gordon Brian and Maria Tanczos California Pizza Kitchen Claude and Lisa Caputi, Claudia and Howard Nemir Contra Costa Branch of Music Teachers Association Cynthia and Jack White Cynthia Schultz David and Kathleen Gibbons Dawn Yates Della Sandoval Dick and Maxine VrMeer Dirk Mellema Doug Rowe Edward and Janice Hohman Elaine Burman Esther and Al Garrotto Glynnis and John Cowdery Holly Ingraham and David Julius
James and Marcia Berryman Jane Rotermund Jay Healey Jesse Goldberg Joe Bologna John Perfetto Karen and Bob Stoker Kathryn Nelson Kathryn Thomas Larry and Ellen Beans Laurie Itow and John Greitzer Lerio Ray Marily and Lu Hughes Mark and Clare Coffey Mary Parish Michael and Denise Weiner Nan Siegel Patricia and David Pava Pattee Court Peter and Amy Mercieca Peter and Petra Fischer Phillip and Gretchen Arth Phyllis and Harvey Ceaser Reggie and Elizabeth Marshall Richard Del Foss Sami Ben Grine Sandra Reed Teresa Drouillard Wai Ming and Frances Chan
HOW TO REGISTER
Registration begins Monday May 16, 2011
Scholarship applications now being accepted for the Summer 2011 quarter. Application deadline is Monday, June 6, 2011 All fee courses and camp registrations reflect a $2 administrative processing fee. ON-LINE: Log onto www.arts-ed.org and click on the EZReg logo FAX: Fax your registration, with VISA or MasterCard information, to: (925) 988-9907 MAIL: Mail the registration form with your payment to: Civic Arts Education 111 N. Wiget Ln. Walnut Creek, CA 94598 Make checks payable to: City of Walnut Creek WALK-IN: Shadelands location; 111 Wiget Ln., Walnut Creek Office Hours: 9am-4:30pm M-Fr Closed: Dec 23-31 (designated furlough days) Jan 15-17; Feb 19-21 (holidays) Arts Ed Administration and AAA offices by appointment only 943-5846 First floor City Hall 1666 N. Main St., Walnut Creek, 94596 E-Mail: email@example.com Note that classes may have filled during the Mail-in/Fax-in period.
• Pre-registration is required for participation in classes. Please, do not attend a class if you have not been registered.
Civic Arts Ed Shadelands Art Center Campus, 111 N. Wiget Lane , WC 94598 (925) 943-5846 Civic Park Preschool, 1375 Civic Dr., WC 94596 (in Civic Park Community Center ) Heather Farm Preschool & Studio H, 500 N San Carlos Dr. , WC 94598 (rear of Heather Farm Park ) Tice Valley Community Gym, 2055 Tice Valley Blvd. , WC 94595 Civic Arts Ed Civic Park Campus Studios D, E & J, 1313 Civic Dr., WC 94596 (in Civic Park)
• Registration forms received prior to the dates specified will not be given priority consideration; however, you may fax, mail, or drop off your form at any time. • Complete one registration form per family. Forms may also be downloaded from our website, www.arts-ed.org.
• Waiting lists will be established once a class has reached maximum enrollment. If a space opens or a new class is created, you will be notified. • A class may be cancelled if minimum enrollment is not met. A full refund will be provided.
• Make-up dates for missed classes will only be granted for class cancellations resulting from direction of the Civic Arts Division.
• Refunds are allowed up to seven days prior to first class; a $10 service fee will be charged.
PHONE-IN: Call (925) 943-5846 during office hours. Please have your class title, number and credit card information ready.
Information: This brochure is published quarterly by the City of Walnut Creek . Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the information. Updated information is available on the web at www.arts-ed.org Equal Opportunity: The City maintains a policy of non-discrimination in admission to, treatment in or employment in City of Walnut Creek programs or activities.
Photos and Video: The City reserves the right to photograph or videotape facilities, activities and program participants. All photos remain the property of the City and may be used for publicity or promotional purposes. Standards of Behavior: For everyone’s enjoyment and safety, all participants and audiences in City programs are expected to treat each other and facilities with respect and abide by all rules and direction from staff. City staff reserves the right to refuse service to anyone for failure to abide by these standards. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the City of Walnut Creek encourages those with disabilities to participate in our programs. If you have any special needs that require specific accommodations so you can fully enjoy one of our classes, please call the Civic Arts office at (925) 943-5846. Please provide us with your email address so that we may contact you if there is an important change to the class schedule. Periodically, we provide registrants with department updates and exclusive offers via e-mail. Civic Arts Education does not share our customers’ e-mail addresses or telephone numbers with any third parties
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SPECIAL EVENTS & PERFORMANCES May 2-June 1 “Make Your Mark” visual art and design program for high school students, art exhibit, 1st Floor, City Hall
June 1 – July 27 Richard Cammack, acrylics on canvas exhibit, Shadelands
“Make Your Mark” Teen artwork exhibit
May 3-June 1 Children’s Art Exhibit, Shadelands
June 1 & 3 Spring Dance Performance, Shadelands, 7pm; tickets $10 (Wed performances Ages 7 & under; Fri performances Ages 7 & Older)
May 6 & 7 “Inside the Dancer’s Studio”, an innovative series combining a fully staged dance performance with audience participation, including post performance reception, Shadelands; for ticket information call (925) 943-1775 or go to www.diabloballet.org (Fri at 7:30pm; Sat at 2pm and 7:30 pm)
June 2 Jazz Band Concert, Shadelands, 7:30pm; tickets $10 June 2-July 28 Valerie Corvin, painting exhibit, acrylics on canvas; 1st Floor, City Hall
May 16 Registration begins for most CAE summer classes
May 19 - Aug 3 Tina Nelson, art exhibit, Boundary Oak Golf Course, Walnut Creek
June 20 “Arts, Adventures & Academics” begins; continues through July 22; held at Walnut Creek Intermediate CAE summer classes begin June 30 & July 1 Youth Theatre Company Summer Theater performances of “Dear Edwina”, Shadelands; 4:30pm & 7pm; tickets $10 May 20 & 21 Junior Theatre performances of “Honk, Jr”, Del Valle Theater, Walnut Creek (Fri, 7pm; Sat, 2pm & 7pm); tickets $15 general admission; $12 for groups of 10 or more
July 28 – Oct 6 Chris Kutscher, watercolor exhibit; 1st Floor, City Hall
May 22 Community Music School Student Recital, Shadelands, 11am-6pm, free of charge May 31 Youth Orchestras of the Diablo Valley concert, Shadelands, 7pm; tickets $10
July 29 Diablo Ballet Summer Dance Intensive performance, 7:30pm, Shadelands; tickets $5 at the door Aug 11 Jazz Band Ensemble concert, Shadelands, tickets $10
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CITY COUNCIL: Cindy Silva, Mayor, Bob Simmons, Mayor Pro Tem, Kish Rajan, Gary Skrel, Kristina Lawson. CITY MANAGER: Ken Nordhoff
ARTS, RECREATION & COMMUNITY SERVICES DEPARTMENT ARTS COMMISSION: Reginald Marshall, Chair; Fritz Brunner Vice-Chair; Jacquelyn Smith, Carol Fowler, Suzanne Marsella ARTS EDUCATION ADVISORY COUNCIL: Holly Starr Cvetich, Chair; Gene Farley, Vice-Chair; Victoria Brandt, Secretary; Nan Siegel, Florence McAuley, Michael Weiner DEPARTMENT DIRECTOR: Barry Gordon