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Handbuilding (Clay Lab)

$305

with Jeremy Foy

Calendar Sep 24, 2024 at 7:15 pm, runs for 7 weeks

Course Description:

Be introduced to hand-building techniques to create functional and sculptural work. With this comprehensive seven-week class meets on Tuesdays from 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm. This class is tailored to first-time students who have little to no prior experience working with clay. Throughout the course, you will have the opportunity to make cups, bowls, mugs, vases, lidded jars, planters, plates, and small containers. You will learn how to add handles, add feet, and utilize a handful of decoration techniques from carving to glazing.

Additionally, students will have access to open studio hours on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm, providing a total of 84 extra hours for independent work outside of class.

Participants will also learn skills such as reclaiming and wedging clay, along with proper artwork storage. Emphasizing repetition of action, this class aims to create an understanding of the proper use of slab rollers, extruders, and hand tools.

This course can be repeated as needed.

 Note: Designed for ages 16 and above. A 25-pound bag of clay, glazes, and kiln firings are included in the course. Attempt to utilize open studio hours to continue to practice your skills.

CER102.424.01                                                                                                                                                                    

Beginning Wheel Throwing Sept 26-Nov 7 Tues. 1:45 (Clay Lab)

$305

with Jeremy Foy

Calendar Sep 26, 2024 at 1:45 pm, runs for 7 weeks

Course Description:

Be introduced to the world of wheel-thrown ceramics with this comprehensive seven-week class that meets on

Course Description:Be introduced to the world of wheel-thrown ceramics with this comprehensive seven-week class that meets on Thursday from 1:45 pm to 4:15 pm. This class is tailored to first-time students who have little to no prior experience working with clay. Throughout the course, you will have the opportunity to make cups, bowls, mugs, and small vases. We will learn how to trim our work, add handles, and utilize a handful of decoration techniques from carving to glazing.

Additionally, students will have access to open studio hours on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm, providing a total of 84 extra hours for independent work outside of class.

Participants will also learn skills such as reclaiming and wedging clay, along with proper artwork storage. Emphasizing repetition of action, this class aims to create an understanding of how to throw on the pottery wheel.

 This course can be repeated as needed.

 Note: Designed for ages 16 and above. A 25-pound bag of clay, glazes, and kiln firings are included in the course. Attempt to utilize open studio hours to continue to practice your skills.

This class is tailored to first-time students who have little to no prior experience working with clay. Throughout the course, you will have the opportunity to make cups, bowls, mugs, and small vases. We will learn how to trim our work, add handles, and utilize a handful of decoration techniques from carving to glazing.

Additionally, students will have access to open studio hours on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm, providing a total of 84 extra hours for independent work outside of class.

Participants will also learn skills such as reclaiming and wedging clay, along with proper artwork storage. Emphasizing repetition of action, this class aims to create an understanding of how to throw on the pottery wheel.

 This course can be repeated as needed.

 Note: Designed for ages 16 and above. A 25-pound bag of clay, glazes, and kiln firings are included in the course. Attempt to utilize open studio hours to continue to practice your skills.

 CER100.424.01                                                                         

Beginning Wheel Throwing Sept 26-Nov 7 Thurs 4:30 (Clay Lab)

$305

with Jeremy Foy

Calendar Sep 26, 2024 at 4:30 pm, runs for 7 weeks

Course Description:

Be introduced to the world of wheel-thrown ceramics with this comprehensive seven-week class that meets on Thursdays from 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm. This class is tailored to first-time students who have little to no prior experience working with clay. Throughout the course, you will have the opportunity to make cups, bowls, mugs, and small vases. You will learn how to trim your work, add handles, and utilize a handful of decoration techniques from carving to glazing.

Additionally, students will have access to open studio hours on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm, providing a total of 84 extra hours for independent work outside of class.

Participants will also learn skills such as reclaiming and wedging clay, along with proper artwork storage. Emphasizing repetition of action, this class aims to create an understanding of how to throw on the pottery wheel.

 This course can be repeated as needed.

Note: Designed for ages 16 and above. A 25-pound bag of clay, glazes and kiln firings are included in the course. Attempt to utilize open studio hours to continue to practice your skills.

   CER100.424.02                                                                    

Abstract Acrylic 'Pour' Painting Workshop (3D Lab)

$63

with Kelley Cappell

Calendar Sep 28, 2024 at 1 pm, runs for 1 week

This FUN one day workshop led by artist Kelley Cappell will introduce you to the beautiful art of acrylic 'pour' painting and help you to create finished compositions!

Acrylic pour painting is a technique used to create paintings with flowing abstract patterns. The effect is created by combining acrylic paint with a liquid medium. This mixture is then “poured” onto a surface and spread around by means of tilting the surface or manually manipulating the paint.

The results are FUN and abstract! You will complete 4 paintings!

No previous art experience is required. (for 16+)

Included in class registration:

  • Four 11" x 14" primed(painted white) canvases. 
  • WSS will provide instruction and other art materials in registration.

 Course PNT.129.424.01

Brush Up on The Art Masters Series 2 (3-D Classroom)

$45

with Jill Adzia

Calendar Sep 28, 2024 at 1 pm

Discover the secrets of the Impressionist: Monet, Degas, Renoir Impressionist rebelled against the classical subject matter. In this 2 hr, one day class, learn their secrets and about their lives in this art period. After discussion, students have an opportunity to choose a piece to replicate and enjoy sketching, painting and creating in this well loved style guided by a instructor.

Enjoy a friendly atmosphere while creating you own masterpiece.

Invite friends and family... all ages and skill level welcome.  Students under age 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

No prerequisites necessary.

All materials supplied by WSS. 

 

Fall into Fall Watercolor Painting Workshop for Adults (18+)(North Classroom)

$45

with Jill Adzia

Calendar Oct 1, 2024 at 2 pm, runs for 1 week

Enjoy the beauty of the Fall season and create your own vibrant watercolor landscape in this guided two hour class with experienced nature artist, Jill Adzia.

Students will explore using colored pencils and classic watercolor paints to create lovely autumn scenes with rich fall colors.

Students will be guided in watercolor techniques, included color mixing, and use of perspective.  Students will learn how to use the  tools needed to be successful with watercolor landscapes.

Come enjoy and learn the secrets of watercolor landscape! Perfect get together class for friends and family! This is a two hour workshop. 

* All materials provided, come prepared to have some fun.

  PNT.136.323.02

18th Century Botanical Watercolor (3D Classroom)

$110

with Meaghan Green

Calendar Oct 6, 2024 at 1 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Do you want to celebrate spring botanicals and paint your own amazing watercolors?

Join this Class with resident artist, Meaghan Green, and learn how to paint your own watercolor botanicals over 2 weeks!

Beautiful and bright, hand-water colored botanical prints became all the rage in 18th century England. In the wake of the Enlightenment period, artists and explorers carefully studied flora and fauna of all kinds and created detailed and informative sketches of their findings. In this course, we will follow in the footsteps of these inquisitive artists and carefully observe seasonal botanical samples, then create our own hyper realistic water-colored sketches. In addition to sketching and watercolor techniques, students will learn about the rich history of these botanical watercolors and the culture that produced them.

*No previous knowledge of watercolor is required; all skill levels are welcome! for 16+

* Supplies not included in this session. Please bring your own supplies.

Please purchase and bring to first class:

  • Sketching pencils (Blicks studio set)
  • Blick Scholastic Short Handle Wonder White Brush Set - Round, Set of 6 
  • Grumbacher 12 pan opaque set 
  • 9x12 Strathmore watercolor pad 
  • Blick sketch pad board 15x16 

Supplies can be purchased at Blick:https://www.dickblick.com/

Students will leave with finished compositions and the skills to continue painting! Class can be repeated as needed to further develop skills.

  PNT135.424.01

 

 

Acrylic Painting (3-D Classroom)

$140

with Kelley Cappell

Calendar Oct 9, 2024 at 6:30 pm, runs for 5 weeks

This five-week course led by artist Kelley Cappell will introduce you to the beauty of acrylic painting and help you to create several finished compositions. A focus on simple subject matter such as florals, landscapes, paint pouring, and still life ensures that you can confidently learn and practice basic acrylic techniques. 

No previous art experience is required. for adults 16+ 

What students will need for the course:

  • Five, 9" x 12" or 11" x 14" primed canvas panels. 
  • Set of student grade acyrilic paint (minimum of red, blue, yellow, black, and white).
  • Brush set (multiple size for painting).

*If a repeat session is offered, it could be ongoing for students to continue their projects. 

PNT107.424.01

 





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