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Acrylic/Oil Painting with Zbigniew Grzyb
In this course students will learn about using acrylic/oil paint. We will use acrylics/oil in different ways and explore the flexibility of the medium. Students will have freedom to experiment with different styles and to create their own original artwork. Min. 3 / Max. 9 students Download materials list here.
6 Mondays, July 10 – August 14, 1:00 – 3:00 PMNon-Members: $145 Members: $130.50
All Medium Painting with Deborah Leonard
Creativity is what it’s all about! Whatever your level, you can improve your work with Deborah’s easy teaching style, tips and guidance. Students will explore the flexibility of their preferred medium. Everyone has a unique style and in class you’ll discover yours! Students will have the freedom to experiment and find satisfaction with their work. A material list will be provided.
6 Tuesdays, June 13 – July 25, 1:00 – 3:00PM, $145 (no class 7/4)Non-Members $145 Members $130.50
Landscape Painting in Oil with Julie Weaver – EVENING CLASS
Using the traditional medium of oil paint, this class will focus on capturing landscapes on canvas. The broad term landscape should not be limiting, but alternatively a chance to experience the views we see everyday in a new light. With a mixture of one-on-one time and class discussions, everyone will leave with a renewed sense of what motivates them to be an artist. Additionally, each class will focus on oil painting techniques such as glazing, mixing paints to the perfect color, and making the most out of our tools. This painting class welcomes all levels interested in expanding their painting practice or looking for new inspiration. Min. 3 / Max. 9 students. Download material list here.
5 Tuesdays, May 30 – June 27, 6:30 – 8:30 PMNon-Members: $120 Members: $108
TUESDAY WATER MEDIA! Painting Basics for Everybody with Carolann Dvorak-Brewer
This is the class for EVERYBODY who’s ever wanted to paint, EVERYBODY who used to paint, EVERYBODY who likes to paint now, and EVERYBODY else too. Learn to use watercolor, acrylic, and water-soluble oil paints, and decide which one is for you. Concepts such as shading, color mixing, subject selection, and composition will be demystified. This is a terrific beginner opportunity and an excellent refresher, too. Min. 3 / Max. 9 students. Download material list here.
8 Tuesdays, June 13 – August 8, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM (no class July 4)Non-Members: $285 Members: $256.50
8 Tuesdays, August 15 – October 3, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PMNon-Members: $285 Members: $256.50
WEDNESDAY WATER MEDIA! Painting Basics for Everybody with Carolann Dvorak-Brewer
This is the class for EVERYBODY who’s ever wanted to paint, EVERYBODY who used to paint, EVERYBODY who likes to paint now, and EVERYBODY else too. Learn to use watercolor, acrylic, and water-soluble oil paints, and decide which one is for you. Concepts such as shading, color mixing, subject selection, and composition will be demystified. This is a terrific beginner opportunity and an excellent refresher, too. Min. 3 / Max. 9 students Download material list here.
8 Wednesday, June 14 – August 2, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PMNon-Members: $285 Members: $256.50
8 Wednesday, August 9 – September 27, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PMNon-Members: $285 Members: $256.50
OPEN EASEL STUDIO
FVAC’s Open Easel Studio is intended for students who are working on a painting/drawing at home and would like to receive critique/advice with their work. All skill levels and all types of mediums are welcome. Bring your painting/drawing and your own supplies. A professional artist/instructor will be in the classroom from 12:30 to 2:30PM, and you will be able to use the studio until 4:00PM.
8 Wednesdays, June 14 – August 2, 2017, 12:30 – 4:00 pmNon-Members: $285 Members: $256.50
Ways with Watercolor for Everybody with Carolann Dvorak-Brewer
Experience watercolor painting in all its exciting forms. Demonstrations by your instructor will take you along a journey from traditional to modern, from wet in wet to puddled paint, to drybrush, collage, and much more. Fun new techniques will be introduces each week. You will have opportunities to explore your personal vision with hands on guidance. Download materials list here.
6 Thursdays, June 8 – July 13, 10:30 – 12:30, $145Non-Members: $145 Members: $130.50
6 Thursdays, July 20 – August 24, 10:30 – 12:30, $145Non-Members: $145 Members: $130.50
Landscape Painting for Beginners to Intermediates with Kathleen Curran Smits
Learn how to explore the colors and textures in the beauty of a landscape with oil or acrylic paint. Create depth and contrast in the sky and the earth with the use of color and shape, layering, glazes and washes. Reference photos available or bring your own. The “ins and outs” of working from photos will be discussed. Min. 3 / Max. 9 students. Download material list here.
6 Thursdays, May 18 – June 22, 1:00 – 3:00 PMNon-Members: $145 Members: $130.50
6 Thursdays, September 7 – October 12, 1:30 – 3:30 PMNon-Members: $145 Members: $130.50
Exploring Abstract Painting with Maurice Casas
This class offers a fundamental exploration into the beauty of abstract painting. Instruction focuses on composition, techniques, form, texture and color. Students will develop their own artistic vision, while referencing the works of contemporary painters. This class is ideal for beginners and intermediate painters. Min. 3 / Max. 9 students Download material list here.
6 Thursdays, May 11 – June 15, 7:00 – 9:00 PM, $145Non-Members: $145 Members: $130.50
6 Thursdays, June 29 – August 3, 7:00 – 9:00 PM, $145Non-Members: $145 Members: $130.50
Drawing and Painting with Oil Pastels with Zbigniew Grzyb – EVENING CLASS
A class offering more than 40 step-by-step sequences that show how to master pastel painting to develop your own individual style. The projects show the whole process of picture making from planning to completion. A series of sessions covering the full range of techniques and skills using oil pastels. Min. 3 / Max. 9 students. Download materials list here.
6 Thursdays, June 29 – August 3, 7:00 – 9:00 PMNon-Members: $145 Members: $130.50
Painting Basics with Paul Iezzi
A course designed for the beginner to the advanced painter. Students wishing to work in Acrylic, Watercolor or Pastel are welcome. The basics of painting including: color mixing, paint application, drawing, and composition, will be addressed in this course. Subject matter will include landscape, still life, and portraiture. Students are encouraged to express creativity and personal vision. Min. 3 / Max. 9 students. Download material list here.
8 Saturdays, May 6 – June 24 , 2:00 – 5:00 PMNon-Members: $285 Members: $256.50
8 Saturdays, July 1 – August 19, 2 – 5PM, $285Non-Members: $285 Members: $256.50
8 Saturdays, August 26 – October 21, 2 – 5PM, $285 (no class Sept. 2)Non-Members: $285 Members: $256.50
Figure Drawing with Paul Iezzi
Learn to draw the human figure using a variety of media including charcoal, pastels, ink, and pencil. Hone or find your ability to “see” through an artist’s eye working with a new live model each week. Personal growth and self-expression are developed through this beginner-friendly series of classes focused on lessons such as gesture, contour, and proportion. Tuition includes live model fee. Min. 3 / Max. 10 student. Download material list here.
4 Wednesdays, June 14 – July 5, 7 – 10PM, $177.50Non-Members: $177.50 Members: $159.75
4 Wednesdays, July 12 – August 2, 7 – 10PM, $177.50
4 Wednesdays, August 9 – September 6, 7 – 10PM, $177.50 (no class August 30)
4 Wednesdays, September 13 – October 4, 7 – 10PM, $177.50
Classical Drawing Skills for All Levels with Carolann Dvorak-Brewer
Experience an awareness of the necessary components needed to draw a successful three-dimensional, representational drawing using graphite, pen and ink, charcoal and/or pastels. Generate confidence in your drawing by having exciting interactive creative exercises each week. Working from still life, exploring the landscape, the human figure and capturing intriguing composition at all levels of experience. Empower your abilities to create by working alongside others encountering the same discoveries. Bring a sketchbook and draw with us! Min. 3 / Max. 10 students. Download material list here.
6 Thursdays, June 8 – July 13, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PMNon-Members: $145 Members: $130.50
6 Thursdays, July 20 – Agust 24, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PMNon-Members: $145 Members: $130.50
Material fee: $20 paid to the instructor the first day of class.
4 Tuesdays, June 6 – June 27, 10:00AM – 12:00PMNon-Members: $95 Members: $85.50
The Art of Making Paper Flowers with Jo Lynn Alcorn
The class will first make an organic looking rose, working from supplied pre-cut petals and learning techniques of curling and curving the paper, and construction techniques to put the flower together. Students will cut out a second flower of their own design, based on what they learned from making the rose. Materials- 100% cotton rag paper and vase. Maximum number of students (adults) 10. Materials fee: $15 (payable to the instructor)
Saturday, May 27 from 2-4 pm in the Drezner GalleryNon-Members $50 Members $45
Sunday, June 11 from 2-4 pm in the Drezner GalleryNon-Members $50 Members $45
Pleat Pattern Origami Designs with Ben Parker
Students will learn the basics of origami tessellation pleat patterns, which use paper overlaps to create intricate gridded designs. Students will go home having created several twist designs as well as a full-fledged pattern. Maximum number of students 15.
Wednesday, June 7 from 6-8 pm in the Drezner GalleryNon-Members $35 Members $31.50
Materials fee: $5 (payable to the instructor)
Paper Engineering and Pop-Up Workshop with Yoojin Kim
This workshop will cover various paper engineering techniques. Students will learn to translate pop-up models into cards or books. Templates will be provided so that everyone can explore various levels of complexity. There are lots of interesting movement and dimension that you can achieve with pop-up structures. At the end of the workshop students will be given the option to bind all pop-up models into a book to take home. Maximum number of students 15.
Saturday June 10 from 2-5 pm in the Drezner GalleryNon-Members $40 Members $36
Materials fee: $10 (payable to the instructor)
Expressions of Warli with Prachi Khade-Gurjar
The workshop will first introduce you to the Indian Tribal Art of ‘Warli’, talk about its history and background and how it has made its way from a humble rural setting into the urban. The way in which elements of this art form are drawn will be taught. Once a ‘Warli’ scene is prepared on a card sheet, this sheet would be given a form. Objects like gift boxes, small lampshades will be made out of this ‘Warli’ patterned sheet. Maximum number of students 8.
Saturday, June 17 from 2-5 pm in the Drezner GalleryNon-Members $35 Members $31.50
Materials fee: $5 (payable to the instructor)
Origami Corrugation with Ben Parker
Students will learn the basics of origami corrugations, mountainous free-form folds that open up to intricate play of shadow and light. Maximum number of students 15.
Wednesday, June 21 from 6-8 pm in the Drezner GalleryNon-Members $35 Members $31.50
Materials fee: $5 (payable to the instructor)
Introduction to Creative Photo Apps for iPhone and iPad with Andy Mars in Studio 1B
This session will introduce you to the best photo apps for taking better photos with your iPhone and/or iPad. Learn how to edit your photos with popular editing apps, such as Snapseed. You will learn tips on photo composition and getting better quality images using photo apps giving you control over your shutter speed, aperture and ISO settings. Learning about fun filters and textures that will wow your family & friends! Students are required to have an iPhone 5/5S or later operating system with the option to purchase for a few dollars (average $2-4.00) photo apps for their devices.
6 Tuesdays, June 13 – July 25, 6:30 – 8:30PM (no class 7/4)Non-Members $145 Members 130.50
Take Photoshop To The Next Level! With Andy Mars
Do you want to make ordinary photos extraordinary! Learn about composition and how to edit your best photos. Use the free *Nik Collection plugin which has many photo enhancement features you can incorporate in your photoshop workflow. Discover how to add textures to your photos by using masks, layers and modes for the wow factor!
Class requirement: A laptop with PS CC, PS CS6 or PS Elements 14/15 installed.
*Before the 1st class download the free plug-in Nik Collection. The photos you want to work with in class should be on your laptop.
Evening Class: 6 Tuesdays, September 12 – October 17, 6:30 – 8:30 PMNon-Members $145 Members $130.50
Morning Class: 6 Thursdays, September 14 – October 19, 10 AM – 12 PMNon-Members $145 Members $130.50
Painting Nature with Wool with Elena Gibson
Discover the ancient art of wet felting. Choose a seasonal palette, layout wool to capture your vision of nature and learn how to make a cohesive sheet of felt. Add details and embellishment using special barbed needle. You can bring your own picture as reference. A beginner friendly class.
Sunday, June 4, 12-3PM *** CLASS IS FULL*** please call 860-678-1867 for waiting list.
Botanical Pin with Elena Gibson
Get inspired by the beauty of spring flora and create a one of kind felted blossom. Learn the basic principles of wet felting and explore a variety of strategies to manipulate wool to form flowers. Findings are provided to finish your pieces as a pin. In addition your finished product can be used as an accessory or decoration. The possibilities are endless!
Sunday, June 11, 12-3PMNon-Members: $45 Members: $40.50
Materials fee: $15 (payable to the instructor)
Bear-able felting with Elena Gibson
Explore the fascinating technique of needle felting and create a realistic or stylized bear figure. You will learn how to transform sheep wool with a special barbed needle into a firm (3-4″) felted figure with detailed features. Wool in a variety of natural colors will be available to make different types of bears. In addition, a wet felting technique will be used to further enhance the shape and firmness of the figure.
Sunday, July 9, 12 – 3PM, $45Non-Members: $45 Members: $40.50
Materials fee: $15 (payable to the instructor)
From Field to Fine Art with Ceil Rossi
Create your own unique piece of art from a California-grown gourd. Participants will learn how to plan, design, wood-burn, paint, dye, apply metal foil, and finish the gourd. Open to beginners – no painting or artistic skills necessary. Students should bring to class a set of various angled paint brushes. Materials fee: $10 payable to the instructor
Saturday & Sunday, September 23 & 24, 10AM – 2PM, $120Non-Members $120 Members $108
Knitting 101 with Rebecca Picoult (Studio 10B)
In this introductory knitting course, students will learn the skills necessary to complete simple knitting projects like hats and scarves. Topics include: tools of the trade, how to choose yarn and read a yarn label, the knit and purl stitch, casting on and binding off, reading a simple knitting pattern, blocking your project and measuring gauge, fixing mistakes, decreasing and knitting in the round. Materials provided by instructor. Please bring a small bag or basket to hold all of your materials.
4 Mondays in the Fall, 10AM – 12PM, $95Non-Members: $95 Members: $85.50
Materials fee: $30 to be paid to instructor.