Join Gladys Larson as she takes you through this amazing class. It really is “Yoga for the Brain”. Zen Art creates a sense of calm, lowers stress, increases focus and concentration. Bring a journal with no lines, Micron Pens (3 sizes, 01, 03, 05) HB Pencil. Beginners are welcome. If you have taken classes in the past, don’t worry Gladys will keep you busy!
ART IS FOR EVERYONE
“This course is for anyone from the beginner who wants to learn the basics of art to the person who wants to refresh those forgotten lessons from their school days. Be led through the basics of perspective and value all the way to painting two pieces of artwork in this 12 hour course. An informative and fun course to explore and stimulate the creative spark within. Come and release the power that lies in the right side of your brain! Shelly Lloyd will instruct this course. She is a wildlife artist who sells her art and takes commissions. Through her art she tries to bring people closer to the creatures of the natural world and introduce them up close and personal. She says “When I look around me I see artistic possibilities everywhere! I would not be me without my art.” Ask for a supply list when registering.
BEGINNERS PEN & INK EXERCISES
This class is a perfect opportunity to try your hand at pen and ink. In this class we will cover the basics of using pen & ink by practising pen strokes and brush techniques. Great for any level, even if you are a seasoned artist it’s a good refresher course. Supply List available.
PET PORTRAITS WITH PASTELS AND PASTEL PENCILS
Our pets bring us so much joy – they are sometimes our best friends – cute, cuddly, soft, warm and always happy to see us. In this class we will be studying complete a retendering your pet. At least we can try. We will be drawing aspects of our pets like eyes, ears, noses, mouth and fur. Using pastels and especially pastel pencil is a good way of making them seem soft and furry. This class is for all levels but it helps if you have some drawing under your belt.
MAKING LEMONADE OUT OF LEMONS
Do you have a piece of art work that just doesn’t work or you know something but can’t figure it out. Well this is a great class to work it out. The first week we will exam your piece or pieces and try to pick out a course of action on how to fix or correct elements that will make help your piece be more effective. The next week we will come back after you have adjusted your art work and see if it’s working any better. It’s a great way to fix those troublesome areas and hopefully save your artwork. Even Picasso didn’t always create a masterpiece.
Time has been set–aside for individuals to work on their own art pieces. There is no formal instruction given however, ideas are definitely shared. Program will be held in Craft Room when not used for courses. When in use another location will be found. Note: If there is not space available in another location, this program may be canceled Thursday, February 1 and April 19 as a workshop may be taking place in the Art Room.
KNIT, CROCHET, NEEDLEWORK
If you enjoy needlework register for this program. It’s a great time to work on projects of your choice, share ideas and enjoy a coffee. Beginners are welcome.
Are you interested in making jewelry or other pieces of art that uses rocks and fine gems? If the answer is yes, sign up today. Newcomers are welcome; times for instruction will be arranged. Supply costs extra. Starts the second week in January.
PAPER TOLE WORKSHOP
If you are familiar with the art of paper tole and would like to work on your projects while socializing, consider signing up for this weekly workshop. Ideas are shared however, no formal instruction is given. If you are interested in learning this art please leave your name on the interest list at the Administration Desk.
Experienced quilters are welcome to bring their projects, socialize and share ideas. Must bring own supplies. Please sign up at the Administration Desk.
Wood carving is a form of working with wood using cutting tools. If you are interested in learning this craft pay $5 at the Admin. Desk. Newcomers will be loaned equipment needed to complete a small project. If you choose to continue you will be required to purchase your own tools, wood, etc. and pay the remainder of the fee ($15).
Women and men interested in the wood working program must be familiar with all types of tools a carpenter would use as there is no formal instruction. Some materials are available for use. Ask about classes being offered. For safety, there must be 2 members in the shop at all times.