Come and enjoy the beauty of flowers in this floral painting class. The student may work in whatever media they wish as long as they know how to use their chosen medium. We will study and learn about the structure of flowers. In this four week class, we will paint a different flower each week. Students are encouraged to bring their own flowers but if not, a selection of flowers will be provided to work from. Working from life provides a better understanding of your subject.
IN AND OUT ON LOCATION LANDSCAPES
Much like the Garden Party classes of the last few years, we will be working outside but taking a little more time to finish our work. We will work outdoors one week and come back into the studio the following week, where you can work from your photos and drawings from the previous week. This is a good chance to be more progressive with your work and end up with more finished piece. The student may choose whatever medium they like to work in. Whether you want to draw on location and paint in the studio or even if you want to just do quick on location paintings and continue them in the studio. This is a great opportunity to work from life and render your own interruption of the landscape. Having some experience in your medium will be a big advance.
INTRO TO WOODWORKING
Interested individuals 55+ will gain basic knowledge for using carpentry tools safely. A small project will be completed. At times safety glasses and ear protectors must be worn. Register early, space is limited. A waiver must be signed upon registration.
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!
PAINTING ACRYLIC LANDSCAPES
This class is for the acrylic painters who like to paint landscapes and is really designed for students who are already familiar with painting in acrylics. We will not cover the beginning techniques, so be prepared to start painting on your first class. We will study different types of scenery and their color schemes like the four seasons and how the light affects the landscape.
PAINTING WATERCOLOUR SKIES
I don’t think any other media can make as wonderful skies as watercolour can. So unique and beautiful and the blending is like no other. In this 6 week class we will uncover some great watercolour techniques to make these fantastic skies including clouds and different sky colours. Skies are not just blue but are made up of an array of many colours and colour combinations. This class is great for the beginner as well as the more seasoned student.
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.