Wednesday Evening Art Gatherings:   5:30-7:00 pm  $20 per session

We are excited to offer a variety of Art Instructional classes from 5:30 to 7 pm on the 2nd and 3rd Wednesday evening of each month beginning this September, 2018.  (October will only meet the 3rd Wednesday due to floor renovations, November will only meet 2nd Wednesday due to Thanksgiving)

Create with us, relieve stress, learn a new skill, and enjoy the company of other art enthusiasts who are either new or experienced.  Students bring their own supplies.  Ages 14 and up.  Cost: $20 per session.  Must have 5 participants minimum per session, so pre-register for September soon!!  Bring a great attitude and tons of creativity.   If you feel you don’t have it, don’t worry, you will be the end of each session!  Call 276-628-9091 to pre-register

September 12:  Books, Books and more Books!!                Instructor: Jennifer Hilton  

Create instant books, three different types of books from one folding pattern.  Learn to create simple structures for planning, presents, “zines”, art, the ever present “to do” list and more.  These simple structures are easy to master, and creative possibilities are only limited by your imagination.  No sewing, no gluing, just fold and have fun.

Supplies: 8.5X11 sheets of copier paper, colors are OK too, glue stick for collages, pencils, scissors, and your choices of artsy materials for creative input into the books.  Also a bone folder (found at Hobby Lobby) if you have one or a straight edge wooden ruler.

SEPTEMBER  19       BEGINNING DRAWING (OR BRUSH UP ON YOUR EXISTING SKILLS!)           INSTRUCTOR: J. D. FORD  

Learn or brush up on your basic drawing skills.  Fun, relaxed atmosphere with plenty of demo by this enthusiastic instructor who want to get you off to a great start drawing.  Be prepared to have hands-on learning during this class.  Instructor will share his many visual aides to help inspire students!

SUPPLIES: Drawing pad either 9X12 or 18X24, soft lead pencils 2B & 6B, straight edge metal ruler 18”long, NO ERASERS!

OCTOBER 17  6×6 FLOWER COLLAGE,                                     INSTRUCTOR: LISA MAY 

Use a variety of papers to create a one-of-a-kind flower.  Learn to pick papers with subtle shading differences to create a realistic flower collage that will be perfectly imperfect.    SUPPLIES: Assorted papers,(from maps, books, magazines, anything goes) some with text and some plain, colors – especially of your flower color and background color, scrapbook stickers, (rub-ons if wanted).  You may paint your book pages, or plain papers prior to class with acrylic or watercolors also and bring.   Also photograph of a flower and 6X6 sketch of same flower to use during class,  (Instructor will have some copies of a flower sketch if you prefer to not try your own) Mod Podge, a size 6 or ¼” flat brush (old) to use in paste, 1” foam brush, 6X6 canvas or flat panel and scissors.

FRIDAY EVENING DATE   TO BE ANNOUNCED:                  GLAZING TECHNIQUES OF  THE OLD MASTERS     INSTRUCTOR: GREG HOWSER

More classes to be scheduled.  We are hope to build a community of people who want to relax, learn, or just create on a regular basis. Bring a friend, your dinner, and look forward to a fun time using the right side of your brain.

All About Watercolor Pencils   Robin Poteet 2 day Workshop

Friday/Saturday October 26-27, 2018 $175, 8 students minimum

Try these and you might get hooked!  Watercolor Pencils are fun to use and give control over color, intensity, and detail as you create your paintings.  And at the same time, you are improving your drawing skills!

Robin will demonstrate multiple ways to use w/c pencils with and without water.  You’ll have ample time to create several pieces and will learn techniques that can be used to enliven existing paintings.

All levels, including beginners and those unfamiliar with watercolor will benefit!  Supply list coming, pre-register by September 19th, with a $75 deposit to hold your spot.

Supplies:

•  A set of watercolor pencils:  I recommend a 24 pencil set. There are many brands to choose from, such as Prismacolor, Faber-Castell, Derwent, and Caran D’ache.   Prices vary — the difference in brands and cost tends to be in the intensity and softness of the pencil pigments. You’ll definitely notice the difference if you continue to work with w/c pencils, but mid-priced brands will serve you well in the beginning stages.

•   NOTE: whatever you choose, you’ll be able to use these pencils in MANY ways going forward!

 

•  Brushes. You’ll need a couple of watercolor brushes. I suggest a round #6 and a round #14. If you have additional watercolor brushes, they may come in handy. These needn’t be expensive, but do make sure they are SOFT— intended for watercolor rather than bristle oil brushes.

 

• Palette & Paint. One thing I’ll show is how to combine regular watercolors with the pencils. If you want to follow along with this, you’ll need a small palette — a white or clear glass plate works fine, or you buy an inexpensive plastic palette.  IF you already have watercolors (either tube or pan paints), bring a blue, red and yellow, otherwise, I’ll provide a bit so that you can experiment.

WEDNESDAY EVENING ART GATHERINGS:  Nov/Dec.  Each Session only $20,  begins at 5:30, ends at 7:00pm

 NOVEMBER 14    DRAWING CONTINUED           INSTRUCTOR: J. D. FORD  

Learn or brush up on your basic drawing skills.  Fun, relaxed atmosphere with plenty of demo by this enthusiastic instructor who want to get you off to a great start drawing.  Be prepared to have hands-on learning during this class.  Instructor will share his many visual aides to help inspire students!

SUPPLIES: Drawing pad either 9X12 or 18X24, soft lead pencils 2B & 6B, straight edge metal ruler 18”long, NO ERASERS!

DECEMBER 12       PASTE PAPERS                                  INSTRUCTOR: Jennifer Hilton 

fun messy evening with the use of wallpaper paste and acrylic paints, create papers literally “hands on”.  Let your inner child loose finger painting papers to be used in a project of your choice.  Bring basic white paper, acrylic color of your choice, tools to make designs in paper with – i.e. comb, q-tips, or none at all use your fingers!

DECEMBER 19       Holiday Themed 6X6 or Card     INSTRUCTOR: Lisa May

Use the paste papers created last week to make a holiday themed 6X6 canvas, or bring card stock to make artistic greeting cards.  Supplies:  Mod Podge, 6X6 or card stock – as many as you think you can get done.  Scissors, sketch of holiday item of your choice – trees, ornaments, snowmen are a few ideas.  Foam brush and small 1/4 inch brush for glue.  A great attitude and tons of creativity!