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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, May 15 – June 26, 1:00 – 3:00 PM (no class 5/29)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, April 18 – June 6, 2017, 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 Wednesdays, April 19 – June 7, 2017, 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, April 19 – June 7, 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
Landscape Painting for Beginners to Intermediates with Kathleen Curran Smits
Learn to paint the colors and textures of a beautiful landscape in Oils or Acrylics. Min. 3 / Max. 9 students
6 Thursdays, April 6 – May 11, 1:00 – 3:00 PMNon-Members: $145 Members: $130.50
6 Thursdays, May 18 – June 22, 1:00 – 3:00 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, April 6 – May 11, 7:00 – 9:00 PMNon-Members: $145 Members: $130.50
6 Thursdays, May 18 – June 22, 7:00 – 9:00 PMNon-Members: $145 Members: $130.50
Expressive Pastels with Karen Israel
Learn from Karen Israel, an award-winning artist, how to dispel the myths and mysteries of pastel. This course will teach you how to design and plan your painting, visualizing shapes of light and shadow. Learn a variety of block-in techniques including watercolor, charcoal and the direct use of pastel. We will also learn how to vary strokes, render texture and reflections, and how to maintain freshness and vibrancy throughout the painting. Color and form interpretation from photographs will also be taught. The instructor’s demonstration and specific individual instruction will provide the student the understanding to become a confident pastelist. All levels welcome. Min. 3 / Max. 9 students. Download materials list here.
5 Fridays, April 21 – May 19, 9:30 – 11:30 AMNon-Members: $120 Members: $108
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, March 4 – April 29 , 2:00 – 5:00 PM (no class 4/15)Non-Members: $285 Members: $256.50
8 Saturdays, May 6 – June 24 , 2:00 – 5:00 PMNon-Members: $285 Members: $256.50
Experimental Drawing with Melanie Carr
Focus on an experimental approach to materials and mark making in this hands-on workshop. We will expand our understanding of drawing beyond direct observation and increase our awareness of ideas regarding drawing tools, surfaces, and compositions. We’ll make our own tools, and explore mark making methods to include elements of chance, exaggeration, collaboration, and abstraction, to name a few. The format of this workshop consists of a wide variety of mark making and creativity exercises to stimulate the imagination. Be prepared to head back into your studio with a fresh new approach as you discover new ways of thinking about drawing! This workshop is open to students of all levels and is designed for those who are open to experimentation and want to discover connections between mark making, medium, imagination, and intuition. Min. 3 / Max. 10 students. Download materials list here.
4 Mondays, May 1 – 22, 7 – 9PMNon-Members: $95 Members: 85.50
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, April 19 – May 10, 7:00 – 10:00 PMNon-Members: $177.50 Members: $159.75
4 Wednesdays, May 17 – June 7, 7:00 – 10:00 PMNon-Members: $177.50 Members: $159.75
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 weeks, Thursdays, April 20 – June 1, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM (no class 4/27)Non-Members: $145 Members: $130.50
6 weeks, Thursdays, June 8 – July 13, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PMNon-Members: $145 Members: $130.50
Cuffs and Rings in Sterling Metal Clay Workshop with Lisel Crowley
One of the most exciting new developments in Metal Clay, open shelf sterling silver clays offer wonderful new possibilities to metal clay artists. The added finished strength of these formulas allow for the exploration of more delicate work and the creation of items which will hold up to heavy “wear and tear” such as rings and cuffs. Additionally, the ability to form items such as rings and cuffs flat and shape after firing allows for more creative freedom and more organic and flowing designs. During this two-day workshop, Lisel will introduce you to best practices for working with the sterling clay. Whether you are a seasoned metal clay artist or someone just discovering the joys of this fantastic medium, this workshop will help you expand your creative voice in wonderful ways. Open lesson layout here.
Saturday & Sunday, April 29 & 30, 10 AM to 5 PM
Materials fee: $115 payable to instructor, this includes 50 grams of sterling silver metal clay, cubic zirconia and consumables used in class. Tools will be on loan from instructor.Non-Members: $210 Members: $189
Material fee: $30 paid to the instructor the first day of class.
8 Tuesdays, April 4 – May 23, 10:00AM – 12:00PMNon-Members: $190 Members: $171
Paper Weaving Workshop with Peggy Dembicer
Learn several different paper weaving techniques that distinguish themselves from traditional weaving designs and forms. Students will be able to design and execute two or more unique pieces during this workshop. Students will work with individual tabletop looms that are simple to warp and easy to operate. Techniques in off loom weaving will also be demonstrated and taught. There will be examples and demonstrations of ways to further embellish finished weavings with beads, sequins, wire, stitching and/or folding. Download materials list here; additional materials fee: $10 payable to the instructor.
Saturday & Sunday, May 20 & 21, 11AM – 3PM, $120Non-Members: $120 Members: $108
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.
Saturday, May 27, 2017, 2-4 pm in the Drezner GalleryNon-Members $50 Members $45
Materials fee: $15 (payable to the instructor)
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, 2017 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, 2017 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, 2017 from 2-5 pm, $35 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, 2017 6-8 pm, $35 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 Wednesdays, May 3 – June 7, 6:30 – 8:30PMNon-Members: $145 Members: $130.50
or 6 Thursdays, May 4- June 8, 10:00AM – 12:00PM, $145Non-Members: $145 Members: $130.50
SMARTPHONE Workshop – Photos Turned into Works of Art with Andy Mars
Learn how to change a typical photograph using your smartphone (iPhone or Android) or device (iPad or Tablet) into a work of art that you can share with your friends and family! Become an artist and show the world your unique talent. Print and frame your artwork and then voila, you’ll have special gifts you can share for special occasions such as Mother’s Day, birthdays and anniversaries! This workshop is an overview of a 6 week Creative Photo Apps for iPhone and iPad class.
Saturday, May 6, 10AM – 12PM, $30 (sign up with a friend or relative & save 10%)Non-Members: $30 Members/Save on 2: $27
Sunday, May 7, 2-4PM, $30 (sign up with a friend or relative & save 10%)Non-Members: $30 Members/Save on 2: $27
Interior Design Workshop with Interior Designer Donna Miller
Learn the design principles used by professional decorators! This interactive class discusses space planning, furniture placement, color selection, furniture style and construction, lighting and accessories. A step by step workbook to create successful, individual and beautiful rooms is available to participants. Optional workbook: $20 (payable to the instructor)
4 Thursdays, April 20 – May 11, 7:00 – 9:00 PMNon-Members: $120 Members: $108
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, 12-3PMNon-Members: $45 Members: $40.50
Materials fee: $20 (payable to the instructor)
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)
The Art of Aromatherapy with Hallie Sawyers – EVENING CLASS
Essential Oils Basics for Home & Healthcare. Essential oils are everywhere, yet most of us have limited knowledge of how to harness the healing magic of these amazing extracts. Join us as we immerse ourselves in the scent of delicious aromas, understand the therapeutic properties of a variety of essential oils, learn simple safety basics and practice the art of blending our own products with essential oils. This training supplies you with information vital to successfully working with essential oils: safety, purity, dilution guidelines and therapeutic properties. That knowledge is then put to work in hands-on blending activities where we use aromatherapy supplies to make our own products to take home.
Thursday, May 11, 6 – 9PM, $45Non-Members: $45 Members: $40.50
Materials fee: $5 (payable to the instructor)
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.