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September 2014

Kids Rothko-Inspired Abstract Paintings

September 24 @ 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm

Instructor: Rachel Znerold

Mark Rothko was one of the most famous Abstract Expressionist painters and is considered a pioneer of color theory and modern art—and the kids love him! Your child will learn color theory, mood, brush techniques and composition while having fun creating colorful layered paintings to take home!
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Abstract Acrylic Painting & Collage

September 24 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Instructor: Rachel Znerold

Are you curious to explore your creative side, but not sure where to start? Making abstract art is a fun, free-form creative experiment, and there is no right or wrong way to go! Whether you’ve been painting for years, or haven’t yet picked up a brush, we invite you to explore your creative intuition through the fluidity of wet paint and collage materials. Learn styles and techniques from the famous Abstract Expressionists, embark on playful exercises in color theory, mood, gesture, composition, brush strokes and paint textures and create a finished abstract painting to take with you!
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Intro to at home Screen Printing Techniques – 9/28/2014

September 28 @ 11:00 am - 2:30 pm

Instructor: Matlena Hourula

Learn a simple screen printing technique which can be done in the comfort of your own home! In this class, students will use drawing fluid and screen filler to create unique images, which they will then print onto 2 canvas tote bags. Students will leave the class with a silkscreen with their image on it, as well as basic screen printing skills.
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October 2014

Intro to Encaustic Wax Collage – 10/4/2014

October 4 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Instructor: Matlena Hourula

Learn the magic of encaustic! In this class we will learn the basic technique of encaustic wax collage, and photo transferring onto wax. Images will be provided but feel free to bring along photocopies of any images you would like incorporated into your pieces! Students will take home 2 encaustic wax artworks!
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Mixed Media Collage and Photo Transfer

October 18 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Learn how to take those old photos and incorporate them into a one of a kind piece of artwork. We will explore how to transfer copies of photos onto different surfaces from wood to fabric. Participants will also incorporate them into a larger mixed media piece. A wide variety of applications will be introduced as well as discussion of different mediums like paint, varnishes, layering, and collage. Each person will be provided with one 8×10 inch gessoed wood panel.
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Learn How to Sell your Art or Handmade Goods Online – 10/19/2014

October 19 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Instructor: Lanell Dike

Get Your Artwork Noticed & Grow Your Audience. You’ve put your heart and soul into your artwork, creative project or new business. Don’t let your hard work go unnoticed! If you want other people to be involved and engaged with your work, you need a strategy for reaching them. Your marketing plan is the most important tool you have. In 7 essential steps you’ll create a marketing plan that is tailored to meet your specific goals. Come to this class with an idea, project, business or product that you want to promote.
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Intro to Metal Stamped Jewelry 10/20/2014

October 20 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Instructor: Erica Skone-Rees

Want to make a handmade gift from the heart? Here’s your opportunity to create something hand-crafted and original for you or a friend. Use a hammer to stamp a name or your own personalized message on a copper pendant and turn it into a custom designed necklace. In this class you will learn the technique of metal jewelry stamping and go home with one copper “nameplate” necklace ready to wear. Choose from letters, numbers and symbols to craft the perfect design. All materials provided. Level: Beginner, no prior experience necessary!
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Day of the Dead Skull Mosaics

October 25 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Instructor: Mela Delgado

Let’s celebrate The Day of the Dead with a Bling Bling Skull Mosaic! Learn cool techniques on how to use jewelry, beads and glass on a glass picture frame to create an one-of-a-kind skull mosaic to hang near a window. On Day One, we’ll draw and transfer our designs, add our bling, set and glue. Day Two is for grouting our mosaics, as well as discussing the best ways to display them.
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Mom or Dad & Babe Finger Painting Party

October 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Instructor: Rachel Znerold

Are you a new mom and want to make the most of every precious moment AND document your babe as they grow? In this class, we will have some fun using your child’s beautiful fingerprints and love of wet paint as the starting point for the creation of a fun piece of artwork!
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Watercolor Sacred Waters

October 29 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Instructor: Rachel Znerold

Do you find yourself mesmerized by the rhythm and tranquility of water, and want to try your hand at capturing those beautiful linear shapes and colors? Whether you’ve been painting for years, or haven’t yet picked up a brush, we invite you to explore your creative intuition and the sacred nature of water through the fluidity and whimsy of watercolor paint. Embark on playful experiments in color theory, gesture, composition, brush strokes and paint textures and use these techniques to create a finished lake, river or seascape painting to take with you!
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