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Fall 2021

Metalsmithing for Jewelry Fabrication

$175

with Lisa Dienst-Thomas

Calendar Sep 1, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Design and create one-of-a-kind personalized jewelry. Explore jewelry fabrication using basic metalsmithing techniques. This four-week course will cover sawing, piercing, sanding, hand stamping, texturing, forming, and finishing. Each week you can create one or more unique pieces of copper or sterling silver jewelry. Projects may include earrings, pendants, bracelets, or rings. Metal to complete at least four projects is included in the class fee.  Students have access to studio tools and equipment. No experience necessary.  Previous students may take this class and I can assist with any new or unfinished projects. $175 (includes $30.00 for supplies) four 3 hour sessions. Course# MTL100.121.01

Note: For ages 16 and above.

Oil Painting for Beginners w/Kevin Hunter - Online

$135

with Kevin Hunter

Calendar Sep 6, 2021 at 7 pm, runs for 7 weeks

Explore the enchanting world of oil painting in my new online course from Water Street Studio’s School of Art online.

We will cover a range of topics and techniques that I have developed in my 30 plus years of working in oils. When you complete this course, you will be well versed in:

  • How to make a game plan for every piece that is in accord with techniques developed in the Renaissance.
  • How to mix a huge array of colors from a very small selection (palette) of key colors.
  • How to simplify your subject matter into tonal masses. How to create an under painting.
  • How to create darks that breathe and are lively. How to use and blend darks and lights so that your objects are three dimensional.
  • How to mix effective flesh tones.
  • Understanding the components of an effective composition.

We will begin the course with classic color mixing exercises and creating color charts. From there, you will learn to paint simple geometric objects that appear realistic and three dimensional. Along the way, you will discover various brush techniques and gain an understanding what brushes to use when.

In the last few sessions, apply your knowledge to create a still life, a landscape, and a portrait.

The online format has been a wonderful experience for every course I’ve taught. I am certain that you will really develop your skills during our time together!

Each week, I will provide lesson videos that introduce and demonstrate that week's goals. You will have seven days to complete the work of each lesson in preparation for a one hour Zoom meeting in which we show and discuss what has been done.

The course runs Sept 6 - Oct. 18. Video lessons are available beginning Sept. 6. The first Zoom session is on Sept. 13, 7-8 p.m. The final Zoom session is on Oct. 18. 

I will email Zoom links and supply list prior to course start date. Supplies are available through many online and retail outlets including Dick Blick, Amazon, or Michael’s. Course# PNT102.121.01.

For age 16 and above.

Preschool Art Discovery

$145

with Lisa Holzl

Calendar Sep 7, 2021 at 9:30 am, runs for 4 weeks

Children can explore their creativity at their own pace in this child-directed, choice-driven workshop that celebrates the experience of discovery. The focus is on the creation of art, not the outcome. Children use a variety of art materials and surfaces and let their imagination soar as they gain confidence to realize their own unique ideas.

Preschool Art Discovery is facilitated by Water Street Studios Resident Artist Lisa Holzl and meets weekly for one month. Sign-up by the month – each month features new materials, inspirations, and discoveries. For ages 3-5. Children must be potty trained. YTH124.121.01

Make it 3D (6-8yr)

$145

with Lisa Holzl

Calendar Sep 7, 2021 at 4:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Your children will enjoy creating something new each week. They will be using many different tools and mediums along their art journey. Each month will focus specifically on a theme and your child/children will develop their skills during the art process.

Skills may include: drawing, paper, clay, building, mixed-media, painting and so much more.

Course #YTH125-121-01

Getting Started with Colored Pencil - Online Course

$69

with Phillip Schorn

Calendar Sep 7, 2021 at 6:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Explore the beauty of drawing with colored pencils in this online course for beginners. Learn everything you need to get started - types of paper, pencils, how to put the color down, layering, and blending. Each session will include a review and demonstration of new techniques. Course#DRW102.121.01

This live Zoom course meets for 90 minutes, 6-8:30 p.m. for four (4) weeks, Sept. 7 - 28. A recording of each session will be available for you to view if you are unable to attend a live session. Reference images will be supplied. Ages 16 and above.

It is expected that the student will be able to dedicate time between the sessions.  

What you will need:

  • 48 count Prismacolor softcore pencils
  • One (1) 9”x12”  300 series Strathmore Smooth Bristol Pad
  • One Blick colorless blending pen
  • Pencil sharpener (electric or manual)

Helpful extras….. Smooth surface to draw on, drawing board 1” or 2” clean, soft paintbrush (for use as a drafting brush)

Supplies can be ordered online through Dick Blick or other online outlets. For convenience, see cost and order here: https://www.dickblick.com/lists/blicku/J828F4LHSVHTJ/publicview/

Links to access instructional videos and instructions to schedule Zoom sessions are sent through email prior to the course start date. Questions? email us at info@waterstreetstudios.org

 

Drawing for Beginners - Online

$135

with Kevin Hunter

Calendar Sep 7, 2021 at 7 pm, runs for 7 weeks

Join artist Kevin Hunter for this comprehensive introduction to drawing.

Taught online through instructional videos and live Zoom sessions, you'll develop your skills through exercises and projects using graphite and charcoal to create realistic drawings. Instruction covers line, shape, shadow, perspective, and other key elements of drawing. Course#  DRW100.121.01

The course includes an instructional video each week. Also included are group Zoom session with the instructor for guidance, helpful critique, and/or questions about your work.

What you will need for the course:

  • A minimum 9”x12” drawing pad
  • One #2 pencil
  • One General’s charcoal pencil (soft)
  • One or two kneaded erasers

Supplies are available through many online outlets including Dick Blick, Amazon, or Michael’s.

The course runs Sept. 7-Oct. 19, 2021. Instructional videos become available to students beginning Sept. 7. Group Zoom sessions are every Tuesday 7-8 p.m. and begin Sept. 14. The final Zoom session is Oct. 19. Links to access instructional videos and Zoom sessions are emailed by the instructor prior to the course start date.

Age 16 and above.

Intermediate Color Pencil Drawing

$65

with Phillip Schorn

Calendar Sep 8, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

An excellent opportunity to expand your skills, this new online course with Phillp Schorn is designed for those with some experience with color pencil. You'll work on a rendering of your choice with input from the instructor. Each session will include a review of your work and assistance when needed. The remainder of the time will be a demo on a different technique and/or subject matter. Course#DRW111.121.01

What you will need for this course:

  • 48ct Prismacolor softcore pencils
  • 1 9"x12" 300 series Strathmore Smooth Bristol Pad
  • 1 colorless blending pen
  • Pencil sharpener (electric or manual)

Helpful extras…..

  • Smooth surface to draw on or a drawing board
  • A 1" or 2" clean, soft paint brush (to use as a drafting brush)

Supplies can be ordered through Blick's 

https://www.dickblick.com/lists/blicku/0B04P4GW8O6ZT/publicview/

or other retailer. This live Zoom course meets for 90 minutes on Wednesdays, 6:30 to 8:00 pm for 4 weeks. Students should be able to dedicate time between the sessions.

Introduction to Oil Painting

$165

with Christopher Beaty

Calendar Sep 8, 2021 at 6:30 pm, runs for 7 weeks

Learn to paint with oils in this seven-week class with Chris Beaty MFA! While the focus will be on developing your own unique style and creativity, the course also covers basic terms, materials, and techniques. Learn concepts such as color theory, perspective, spatial relationships, and composition.

You will also study still life in various painting styles and art movements in the historical context. Demonstrations as well as group and individual critiques are provided throughout the course. Course#PNT105.121.01

What you will need:

Paint: titanium white, ultramarine blue, cadmium red, alizarin crimson, cadmium yellow, ivory black and yellow ochre .

Misc. Supplies: #1/ #3/ #5 round brushes, #4 filbert brush, and 3/8” flat brush; Liquin Original medium; bar of ivory soap and plastic soap container, paper palette, diamond shaped palette knife, old kitchen towel (approx. 12” x 18”), clean baby food jar and lid.

 





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