Design a dog, fashion a feline or create a critter and "bring it to life" with paper mache. Students will use a variety of recyclable materials including plastic bottles, cardboard and newspaper to create an animal's body shape, then add layers of paper mache, embellishments and paint to create their very own "Art-Official Pet". During the process, we'll explore a variety of techniques, textures and recipes in paper mache. Materials fee covers all needed supplies. This workshop meets for 4 Mondays.
Learn the simple and serene world of painting Sumi-e (painting with ink) and Japanese Kanji Calligraphy (Shodo). This casual class is for anyone and covers the basic skills of Japanese brush painting for beginners, as well as more advanced techniques for experienced learners. Learn Shodo techniques with Japanese brushes. Master brushstroke control to draw Japanese characters, such as "heart" and "moon." The class also focuses on Sumi-e to draw images, such as Bamboo and Koi fish. Learn the historical and cultural background of Shodo and Sumi-e. The lecture will be minimal with focus on plenty of hands-on studio time. Learn how to balance Yin and Yang, using the contrast of ink to create the desired results. *A $10 materials fee is paid directly to the instructor to cover cost of sumi ink and use of Japanese brushes for session. Instructor will provide a variety of Japanese papers to try in the first class.
Find new life in works you've started to paint! Create new work that wows! Cut loose and explore because anything is possible! What to expect: 2 experienced and fun instructors (Lorraine Potocki and Candy Schultheis), limitless exploration, enthusiastic encouragement. You are welcome to work in the 2D medium of your choice or play with something new.
Do you love working with a variety of media? This class allows you to experiment with all the supplies you have. Learn how to add texture with gels and mediums and to incorporate paint, inks, pastels, stamps, papers we make in class and much more to create layers and interest in your piece.
In this class you will learn some different techniques to create beautiful works of art with alcohol inks on Yupo paper. No experience necessary! A new painting will be completed each week focusing on a different subject, and building on the techniques we will learn. The instructor will give step by step directions and demos while allowing you plenty of time to explore this fascinating medium.