Creative Arts Classes

EXPRESSIVE ART

Join our Expressive Art Therapy Class! You don’t need to be talented or an artist to participate. The creative process of making art improves a person’s physical, mental, and emotional well-being. Caregivers are encouraged to bring their clients. Supplies are provided. Sharon Appelt will lead this program.

When:
Mondays, September 24 – November 26 (no class Oct. 8 or Nov. 12)
Time:
1:00 – 2:30 pm
Fee:
$30 LSCO M; $50 NM
Register by:
Wednesday, September 20

WATERCOLOUR COLLAGE WORKSHOP

Here’s a fun workshop that will start your fall off. Even wonder what to do with those watercolor paintings that didn’t turn out so well – recycle them into something new. Let’s cut, ripe or tear them up and make a collage. Play and explore different ways of collaging and re-work those unwanted paintings to give them new life. This workshop will be more of a mixed media class but certainly a class for those with open minds and adventurous hearts.

When:
Thursday, September 27
Time:
10:00 am – 3:00 pm (1 hour lunch)
Fee:
$25 LSCO M; $50 NM
Instructor:
Donna Gallant
Register by:
Friday, September 21

EXPRESSIVE PASTEL LANDSCAPES

Let’s get some of that brilliant fall color into our landscapes. Bright red, golds, and oranges against bright blue skies will spur this class to new heights. Come and explore more intense color by using the color wheel in dealing expressive landscapes. If you understand the principles of drawing, this is a great class to experience. You may work with both pencil or chalk pastels and come with a creative imagination. Let the sky be your limit.

When:
Wednesdays, October 3 – November 21
Time:
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Fee:
$40 LSCO M; $60 NM
Instructor:
Donna Gallant
Register by:
Friday, September 28

PAINTING ANIMALS IN WATERCOLOUR

I know some of you have been waiting for this class. Love watercolor, love animals, let’s put them together. Sometimes you can use just a couple of brush strokes to depict an animal and its movement or sometimes you can spend hours doing details. We will try and make it simple and a little less intimidating. Some experience in working with watercolor and drawing are necessary to make this easier for the student to understand and render a good likeness of the animal.

When:
Thursdays, October 4 – November 22
Time:
1:00 – 3:00 pm
Fee:
$40 LSCO M; $60 NM
Instructor:
Donna Gallant
Register by:
Friday, September 28

REVERSE COLLAGE PAINTING – A BRIGHT SPOT ON A WINTER’S DAY

Winter is the perfect time to cozy up in your studio with a cup of something hot and unleash your creativity. When the weather outside is frightful, I find that is the best time to grab my bucket full of cheerful papers and get to work. Come along with me to create a winter-themed piece that celebrates the season while adding a bright spot to your day. For this project we will use a combination of brightly colored papers with dark paint to create a dramatic and unique look that will brighten even the darkest winter days.

When:
Thursday, December 6
Time:
10:00 am – 3:00 pm (1 hour lunch)
Fee:
$25 LSCO M; $50 NM
Instructor:
Donna Gallant
Register by:
Friday, November 30

CREATIVE ZEN-ART CLASS

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!

When:
Mondays, October 1 – December 3 (no class Oct. 8)
Time:
1:00 – 4:00 pm
Fee:
$40 LSCO M; $60 NM
Register by:
Thursday, September 27

INTRODUCTION TO PAPER TOLE

What is paper tole? Paper tole or 3D decoupage is a traditional paper craft. It involves cutting out sections taken from identical printed designs and layering these cutouts creating a three dimensional picture. Participants will be guided through the technique to create a beautiful greeting card that can be given as a gift for Christmas, birthday or any occasion. Some equipment will be supplied, others will be available to purchase from the instructor. If additional days are needed to finish card they will be made available. Beginners very welcome.

When:
Fridays, October 5 – 26
Time:
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Fee:
$25 LSCO M; $40 NM
Register by:
Thursday, September 27

BEGINNER LAPIDARY LESSONS

This basic class is perfect if you are interested in learning the art of Lapidary. Register for this 4 week course today. Choose either Tuesday or Wednesday. All equipment is supplied. The course is instructed by Lapidary members.

When:
Tuesdays, October 9 – 30
Time:
9:00 am – 12:00 pm

or

When:
Wednesdays, October 10 – 31
Time:
1:00 – 4:00 pm
Fee:
$15 LSCO M; $30 NM
Register by:
Friday, October 5

INTRODUCTION TO WOOD WORKING

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.

When:
Tuesdays & Thursdays, October 9 – 25
Time:
1:00 – 3:00 pm
Fee:
$20 LSCO M; $40 NM
Register by:
Friday, October 5