Creative Arts Classes

COLOURED PENCIL and WATERCOLOURS

Back by popular demand – coloured pencil and watercolor.  Tired of the same old techniques in watercolor painting, well this is the class for you. One can achieve such interesting results using coloured pencil or even watercolour pencil with watercolour paints. This style of working can create more intense images, or more soft and sensitive images and you can create wonderful movement throughout your work. This is a great way to work on location or just for sketching. We will cover some basic watercolor techniques but mostly we will be mixing the two. Your choice of whether to use regular coloured pencils or watercolour pencils or both; each have different results. It’s a little like drawing but much more dynamic after you add the paint.

When:
Wednesdays, March 29 – May 31
Time:
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Fee:
$40 LSCO M; $60 NM
Instructor:
Donna Gallant
Register by:
Wednesday, March 22 (after this date add $5)

SCRAPBOOKING Photos Photos Photos

Let us show you quick and easy solutions to getting those photos and memories out of shoeboxes and into albums in 6 weeks. Experienced scrapbookers are welcome. If you have supplies please bring them along with your pictures. If not the instructor will spend time going over supplies you may like to purchase to complete your scrapbook.

When:
Wednesdays, April 26 – May 31
Time:
9:00 – 11:30 am
Fee:
$20 LSCO M; $30 NM
Instructor:
Joan Pittman
Register by:
Friday, April 21 (after this date add $5)

WOODEN WELCOME SIGN

These welcome signs are a fun way to greet people at your home. Each board measures 4.5 feet tall and 11 inches wide and comes with 4 smaller boards that hook onto the sign for each of the seasons. Boards come stained and we will use vinyl stencils to paint the lettering. Leave your boards stained or there will be a variety of paint choices for you to use. We will complete our boards with an indoor/outdoor varnish. All supplies are included in the price of this class. Create one for yourself or as a gift. Join us for a wonderful afternoon.

When:
Thursday, April 27
Time:
1:00 – 4:00 pm
Fee:
$65 LSCO M; $70 NM
Instructor:
Michelle Orthner
Register by:
12:00 pm, Monday, April 24

FARM HOUSE BOXES

Farm house decor is all the rage right now. These rustic farm house boxes are a fun way to decorate for everyday and the seasons, fill them with greenery, mason jars, Christmas balls….there are so many possibilities. Boxes measure 20 x 7 and 5 1/4″ high. Wood will come pre-stained and pre-built. We will use chalk paint to paint our boxes and jars. Finish off your box with some cute black metal handles and a coat of varnish for durability. Bring up to 4 jars to paint to put in your new box. All other supplies are included in the fee. Gather your friends for an evening out. Register soon as space is limited.

When:
Thursday, May 11
Time:
6:30 – 9:30 pm
Fee:
$50 LSCO M; $55 NM
Instructor:
Michelle Orthner
Register by:
12:00 pm, Monday, May 8

CARING FOR YOUR ORCHID

Don’t know what to do after your orchid has dropped all its flowers? Come and get hands on experience to learn how to keep your orchid alive and re-bloom every year for you. Sounds too good to be true? Actually, orchids are not that hard to make them happy! I will give you tips and help you repot your own orchid plant. If you have an orchid bring it to the class. If you do not have one you are welcome to register too. Your fee payable to the instructor will be $25. If you have an orchid your fee payable to the instructor will be $35. You must register at the Administration Desk to participate.

When:
Saturday, May 13
Time:
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Fee:
$5 LSCO M; $10 NM
Instructor:
Tan Dereget
Register by:
Friday, May 5

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When:
Monday, May 15
Time:
2:00 – 4:00 pm
Fee:
$5 LSCO M; $10 NM
Instructor:
Tan Dereget
Register by:
Friday, May 5

GARDEN PARTY

Did you ever want to paint flowers in a garden? We have several locations to paint or draw in someone else’s garden. Pathways, gorgeous groups of flowers, quaint little places and the big blue sky will be our backdrop for class. We had such a great time last year going on location but our windy city did pose a challenge, this year I thought we could try people’s gardens that have a little more shelter for our location work.
The student will be responsible for their own way there and back and their own selection of media and supplies. Our first class will be at the center to get ourselves set up and touch on some basics for working on location, so you will need a sketch book and pencil or watercolor or whatever you wish to practice with. You will need a few other supplies besides your art supplies such as: folding chair, hat, sunscreen, bug spray, jug of water.

When:
Thursdays, May 18 – June 15
Time:
1:00 – 3:00 pm
Fee:
$25 LSCO M; $38 NM
Instructor:
Donna Gallant
Register by:
Thursday, May 11

ZENTANGLE ART

Join Gladys as she takes you through this amazing class. It really is “Yoga for the Brain” Zentangle Art creates a sense of calm, lowers stress, increases focus and concentration, increases creativity and problem solving. Bring a journal with no lines, Micron Pens (3 sizes, 01, 03, 05) HB Pencil.

When:
Tuesdays, May 9, 16, 23, 30
Time:
9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Fee:
$25 LSCO M; $38 NM
Register by:
Friday, May 5

ROCK DECOR

Spring is a fun time to go exploring, why not look for fun rocks and sticks along the way. In this class we will learn how to turn your treasures into beautiful pictures. For those who are not as adventurous Michaels and most Dollar stores carry rocks, sea glass and sea shells. Supplies included for this class include stained boards, paint and an assortment of vinyl cutouts. Please bring a selection of rocks, sticks, shells, etc and you will also need E6000 glue.

When:
Tuesday, May 23
Time:
1:30 am – 4:30 pm
Fee:
$25 LSCO M; $35 NM
Register by:
Friday, May 19

PAINT YOUR PIECE

If you are interested in learning how to paint on bisque to create a one of a kind ceramic item join us! First class will be a trivet to decorate to match your décor! Everything is supplied for this project. Future projects may have a small fee attached. Bring your daughter, son, mother…come and have fun.

When:
Mondays, May 29 – June 26
Time:
1:00 – 3:00 pm
Fee:
$5 LSCO M; $10 NM
Register by:
Friday, May 26

CANADA FLAG

Celebrate this great country that we live in with this wooden Canada flag. It measures 24 x 16 and is great for hanging indoors or out. In this class we will start with stained boards and create our flags using paint and vinyl stencils. All supplies are included for this class. If you are interested in a Saturday class please leave your name at the Administration Desk.

When:
Wednesday, June 7
Time:
1:30 – 4:30 pm
Fee:
$45 LSCO M; $50 NM
Register by:
Friday, June 2

GRANDCHILDREN SIGN

In this class we will use vinyl stencils to create this fun sign. Leave your board stained or choose from a variety of paints to add your own touch to your board, you could even paint the clothes pins that we will attach for hanging pictures. Board measures 24 x 7. Class includes all materials.

When:
Tuesday, June 20
Time:
1:00 – 4:00 pm
Fee:
$30 LSCO M; $35 NM
Register by:
Friday, June16