adult courses


 


expressionismsmallclosed | beginning abstract expressionism in acrylic
instructor: al b johnson
thursdays | june 4-25 | 6 pm to 8 pm | $100

This class will introduce the student to elements of abstract expressionism through the use of acrylic mediums. Together we will explore the world of this non-objective art form from start to finish by discussing the artists who championed the Abstract Expressionist movement, learning how to prepare your canvas, and creating pieces that exhibit elements of rhythm, movement, mood, color, value, line, and overall composition.

materials
While all needed materials will be provided, students may bring any additional supplies they wish to include in their compositions. $25 materials fee payable to instructor on the first day of class.

register now: beginning abstract expressionism in acrylic | june 4-25 ($100)


IMG_2972webclosed | advanced abstract expressionism in acrylic
instructor: al b johnson
tuesdays | june 9-30 | 6 pm to 8 pm | $100

This class is for students interested in advanced techniques in abstract expressionism who have experience with the use of acrylic mediums. Additional texture mediums will be used (fiber paste, pumice, etc.) and more time will be spent working toward a developed piece rather than playing and experimenting. Focus will be on presentation of your finished piece, rules of thirds, and composition.

materials
While all needed materials will be provided, students may bring any additional supplies they wish to include in their compositions. $25 materials fee payable to instructor on the first day of class.

register now: advanced abstract expressionism in acrylic | june 9-30 ($100)


webpostponed | painting with light: beginning fused glass
instructor: lizz driscoll
date TBA | $100

Learn the materials and techniques used in creating your own dimensional fused glass painting with frit and powders. Often called “painting with light”, the class will focus on employing your painterly skills in creating textural, light transmitting paintings of your design with compatible stained glass powders and frit (ground glass) resulting after firing in a painting that sparkles and changes with the shifts in available light.

We will create line effects with powder, mix paints with glass powder, create washes, layering, texture and to expand on the 3 dimensional effects possible in this technique, we will also fabricate molded elements to include in our paintings. Come join the glass addiction crew!

materials
All materials included with a $20 materials fee payable to instructor on the first day of class.


suncatcherwebclosed | suncatchers: an introduction to glass fusing
instructor: william crutchfield
wednesdays | june 10 – july 1 | 6 pm to 8 pm | $100

Students will be introduced to the art of fused glass. The class will focus on the creation of hanging sculptural glass projects. The fused glass being used comes in a wide spectrum of beautiful colors. Multiple shapes and pieces of the colored glass will be assembled and fused to create a work of art that can be hung to catch light from any source. After the fuse firing the glass creations will be assembled using chain and copper wire. Students will be encouraged to bring to class various found objects such as wood, stone, and metal beads.

materials
All materials included with a $30 materials fee payable to instructor on the first day of class.

register now: suncatchers: an introduction to glass fusing | june 10 – july 1 ($100)


jimfrom clay to kiln
instructor: jim lummel
closed | wednesdays | june 10 – july 29 | 6 pm to 8:30 pm | $200
closed | thursdays | june 11 – july 30 | 10 am to 12:30 pm | $200
closed | thursdays | june 11 – july 30 | 6 pm to 8:30 pm | $200

Do you want to get your hands dirty and learn how to make beautiful functional pieces you can use every day? Bowls, cups, and simple vases are great projects for beginners but students with more experience are just as welcome! Starting with preparing the clay to throwing on the wheel this class is full of hands-on experience. Learn the properties of firing and finishing, the importance of temperature control, and basic glazing techniques. Your first 25 pounds of clay are included in the class price, but make sure to pick up the Pottery Toolkit from Meininger’s before your first class session.

materials
Pottery Toolkit from Meininger’s.

register now: from clay to kiln | june 11 – july 30 | 6 pm to 8:30 pm ($200)


web2dimensional glass painting: intermediate fused glass
instructor: lizz driscoll
tuesdays | july 7-28 | 6 pm to 8 pm | $100 | pre-requisite: beginning fused glass painting with light

Create a Circle of Light! Participants will design a 10″ circle (background clear or white) with techniques learned in the Beginning class. Week One: Design and select colors, plan dimensional elements. Week Two: Prepare molded and sculpted elements to be used in your design. Week Three: Begin painting process, incorporating molded and sculpted elements. Week Four: Complete painting with powder paint and can be picked up after firing.

materials
All materials included with a $20 materials fee payable to instructor on the first day of class.

register now: dimensional glass painting: intermediate fused glass | july 7-28 ($100)


 

pop-up classes


web3closed | repairs for copper foil
instructor: mickey mclauthlin
sunday | june 7 | 12 pm to 3 pm | $25

This non-studio lecture and demonstration will cover repairing copper foil stained glass from start to finish. Watch and learn as Mickey explains how to create a template to repair a broken panel piece, how to remove the broken glass, and how to replace the broken glass to return your piece to new. Types of glass available to make repairs, manufacturers of glass to use in repairs, and how to identify the manufacturer on available glass will also be covered.

materials
Note taking materials.


creativityanchorclosed | creativity anchor
instructor: jamie samulenok
saturday | june 13 | 2 pm to 4 pm | $30

Being in the creative “zone” is effortless. Time stands still as you produce your most communicative and evocative work. It’s possible to have access that state any time you like! Using Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP), you’ll use your mind/body connection to uncover what that zone means to you, and build an anchor that will let you recall that state in seconds.

We’ll explore the distractions that call you away from your work, positive and negative, and uncover what those disruptions are doing for you. With a few simple tools, you will learn how to put those distractions to bed and get on with the work you’re passionate about.

materials
All materials included.

register now: creativity anchor | june 13 ($30)


IMG_2132closed | paper dancers
instructor: kate hudgens
saturday | june 13 | 1 pm to 4 pm | $40

Create a whimsical Dancer or several Tiny Dancers by learning how to construct a simple wire ‘skeleton’ and papier-mâché body. Students will then add the face and use a variety of tissue paper, ribbons, beads, and other embellishments for their gowns. These graceful Dancers are then threaded with nylon and can be hung from the ceiling to twirl and spin to their heart’s content! This is a great opportunity for parents and kids to take a class together. Due to use of wire and glue gun, children must be at least 8 years old to attend.

materials
All materials included.

register now: paper dancers | june 13 ($40)


IMG_2984webclosed | texturescapes – mixed media kitchen sink
instructor: terza ekholm
saturday | june 27 | 1 pm to 3 pm | $40

Learn to combine common household items like oil, baking soda, and vinegar with acrylic paint, sand, and ink to create textured mixed media pieces you will love. Start with 5×7 foam core board and layer materials as you learn to see everyday items in new ways. Students are encouraged to explore the natural tendencies of these items, as well as different ways to manipulate the media with paintbrushes, feathers, and other tools to get a finished piece. Once you master these techniques you’ll be able to take them into your own kitchen to create more works and continue to broaden your view of artistic materials.

materials
All materials included.


web4decorative soldering
instructor: mickey mclauthlin
sunday | july 12 | 12 pm to 3 pm | $25

Perk up your stained glass pieces with decorative soldering techniques. Prior to class cut, grind, and foil a small work board sampler out of scrap glass. Techniques in decorative soldering will be demonstrated and then applied to the glass sampler. This sampler piece is a great way to reference techniques you will want to remember and use later in finished pieces. Two hours of free open studio time may be used to create the glass sampler prior to the workshop or students can do this at home if they have the ability. Contact Mickey with any questions or for guidance.

materials
All materials included with a $10 materials fee payable to instructor on the day of class.

register now: decorative soldering | july 12 ($25)