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.
Whether you are just beginning your creative journey or have been creating for years, art journaling is an amazing tool for self discovery and creativity cutivation. Each week, we will introduce techniques that will further you along your way in a stress free, intuitive, art journaling practice.
What is Art Journaling? Simply put, an art journal is a expressing yourself with art and words. Is it for you? Come join us and find out! All supplies included.
Quilling is an art form that involves the use of strips of paper that are rolled, shaped, and glued together to create decorative designs.Explore this paper art by making a fun quilled piece in one class that is suitable for framing. Learn how to quill paper using basic quilling techniques, what tools and materials you need to start, and what else is out there if you want to expand your knowledge in this area. A great class for beginners who want to learn and those with some experience who want to learn a little more about this art form. Tools will be available to borrow during class, or purchase a set for yourself and take them home. (The instructor will have tools for sale-$10) Feel free to bring your own if you already have tools and want to learn how to use them! Paper strips and mounting materials provided by the instructor.
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.