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GUEST ARTIST WORKSHOPS

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ADULT CLASSES

 
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OPEN STUDIO

Wednesdays & Fridays, 1:00 – 4:00pm

Ongoing

$5.00/day

Enjoy the company of other artists as you create in a self-guided peaceful environment. Bring your own supplies and lunch. Indoor still life subjects available, or bring your own. Plein air vistas are spectacular in all seasons. Ages 18+

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OPEN CLAY STUDIO 

Thursdays, 10:00am – 1:00pm

Oct. 13 - Nov. 10

$175.00/ 5-wk session

Open Clay Studio is open to past Art Barn ceramics students. This is an independent studio time for students to hone their skills and finish their clay projects.  Betsy Barger will assist with clay reclamation, firing, and distributing additional clay. 15 pounds of clay total is included. $2 per Ib of additional clay will be available for purchase. Class size limited to 6 students. Ages 18+

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BEGINNER/ INTERMEDIATE CERAMIC ARTS: WHEEL-THROWING

Tuesdays, 6:00 – 8:30pm

Session 4: Oct. 4 - Nov. 8  

$189.00/ 6-wk session

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With Instructor Harold Woodridge, students will learn the basics of working with clay. Students will practice and explore wheel-throwing to create functional and decorative work. This class is appropriate for beginning or experienced potters interested in improving their wheel-throwing skills. Class size limited to 5 students. All supplies included. Ages 18+

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BEGINNER/ INTERMEDIATE: CERAMIC ARTS HAND-BUILDING

Thursdays, 6:00pm – 8:30pm

Session 3: Oct. 6- Nov. 10 

$189.00/ 6-wk session

REGISTRATION CLOSED

Students will receive an introduction to a variety of hand-building techniques, including; pinch pots, coil, and slab construction. We will also spend time exploring surface decoration with underglazes, stamps, and carving. This class is appropriate for beginning and intermediate ceramicists. Students with experience may also choose to use incorporate wheel-thrown elements in their work. Class size is limited to 7 students. All materials included.  Ages 18+

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PAINTING WITH PASTELS

Wednesdays, 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Beginners

Oct. 5- Nov. 9 (no class 10/19)

$80.00/ 5-wk session

Intermediate/Advanced

Oct. 26 - Nov. 9

$64.00/ 3-wk session

Students will be guided step by step through the process of painting with soft pastels with experienced instructor Mary Ann Pals. A 5-week series, designed for those new to the process will provide a couple weeks of instruction before the intermediate and advanced students join the class on week. A supply list will be provided. Ages 18+

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INDEPENDENT STUDY

Thursdays, 10:00am – 12:00 pm

October 6 - 27 (4-wks)

November 3 - 27 (3-wks)

December 1 - 22 (4-wks)

$60/3-wk sess, $80/4wk sess $100/ 5-wk session

Students will be guided by an experienced instructor, Suzie Rosso, who will help participants advance their style and technique with her gentle approach. Students provide their own supplies and transport their works to and from each class. Ages 18+

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FIGURE DRAWING

Tuesdays, 7:00 – 9:00pm

Session 3: Oct. 4 - 25

$99.00/ 4-wk session

REGISTRATION CLOSED

With Instructor Suzie Rosso, students will learn the basics of figure drawing from a clothed or nude model during each class. If you've always wanted to learn how to draw a figure accurately or add "life" to your artwork this class is for you! Suzie will guide you step by step to creating figures that look like they could walk right off the paper. A supply list will be provided. Ages 18+

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WATERCOLOR BASICS

Wednesdays, 11:00am – 1:30pm- 

Nov. 2- 30 

$145.00/ 5-wk session

With Instructor Kim Vander Vinne, students will learn how to blend colors, apply watercolor to different surfaces, use different techniques, and create a unique palette. Every week paintings will be created from photos or still-life setups. This introductory watercolor class is for the complete beginner and those with minimal experience. All supplies included. Ages 18+

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INTRODUCING WATERCOLOR

Mondays, 6:30pm – 9:00pm

Session 1: Nov. 7 - Dec. 19 (no class Dec. 5) *date change*

$157.00/ 6-wk session

Julia teaches a six week introductory watercolor class designed for the total beginner and those with minimal watercolor experience. This introductory six week Basic Beginner class familiarizes students with a double primary palette, using the watercolor brush and creating watercolor washes, warm and cool color combinations, designing a composition and leaving white along with various techniques for creating texture. The last two classes will further explore watercolor methods depending on the student’s interests. Each week students will paint from photographs or a still life set-up to create an original painting. All supplies included. Ages 18+

GUEST ARTIST WORKSHOPS

 
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WATERCOLOR LANDSCAPES: DELIBERATE DESIGN: WITH RATINDRA DAS

INTENSIVE WORKSHOP

Sep. 29- Oct. 1, 2022, 9:00am-4:00pm

$375/person 3-day workshop

REGISTRATION CLOSED

During this 3-day workshop, returning guest artist Ratindra Das, will provide demonstrations followed by guidance throughout the day. Watercolor landscapes will be broken down into deliberate designs.  Design elements and principles including composition, shape, value, movement, unity, and color will be addressed over the course of this workshop. Lunch will be provided each day. A supply list and assignments will be provided in advance. Ages 18+ 

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COLORED PENCIL: DELICATE TO DYNAMIC WITH KRISTY KUTCH

INTENSIVE WORKSHOP

March 24-25, 2023, 9:00am-4:00pm

$370/person 2-day workshop

Colored pencil is the ideal medium for creating stunning art. Kristy Kutch is the author of two colored pencil techniques books and is featured in four instructional films. She is a positive, supportive instructor who welcomes students with all levels of experience. With an emphasis on floral art with waxy (non-watercolor) pencils, students will create paintings, as these works are aptly called, on white, colored, and varied surfaces. Kristy offers demonstrations, personal attention, and a wealth of information. An array of materials, such as paper, blenders and sample pencils, will also be given to participants. Welcome spring with a floral inspiration! Lunch provided. A suggested supply list will be provided.
Ages 18+ 

Guest Artist Workshops are supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit www.arts.gov.

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SPECIAL CLASSES

 
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BARREL-FIRING WORKSHOP

Saturday, September 24 *DATE CHANGE*

12:00-4:00pm

$75/person

Join instructor Harold Woodridge for a one-day barrel firing workshop. Spend  the day using alternative firing techniques using  foil saggars in an oil barrel kiln. Learn how to construct a barrel kiln,  preparation of Terra Siglatta, and  how to use combustible materials to create different effects on the clay. Participants  may bring up to 3 bisque-fired stoneware or raku pieces (no larger than 10 inches tall) to be  fired. All other  materials will be provided. Finished works will be available for pick up during office hours. 
  Ages 18+

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HOLIDAY GLASS WORKSHOP

Saturday, November 12

10:00am-1:00pm

$75/person

Instructor Mindy Milan will provide an introduction to the fascinating world of warm glass or glass fusing. Students will create jewelry-size pieces, small plates, and candle holders utilizing several techniques. Watch glass melt in the kiln, and learn about the colors and processes of forming glass. Learn a new skill and make gifts for loved ones! All materials provided.  Pieces will be fired off-site and scheduled for pickup at Art Barn during office hours. Ages 14+