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ADULT CLASSES

 

ADULT CERAMICS

Beginner & Intermediate Students 
Tuesdays, 6:00 – 8:30pm

Email info@artbarnschool.org if interested

With instructor Harold Woodridge, students will learn about the material and will explore different ways to mold and construct clay pieces both on and off the potter’s wheel. This class is appropriate for beginning or experienced potters. Students may choose to work on the wheel or hand-build during the session. Class size limited to 6 students. All supplies included. Ages 18 and older.

OPEN STUDIO

Tuesdays & 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 and older.

WEDNESDAY WATERCOLOR

Wednesdays, 1:00pm – 3:30 pm

March 31- April 28

$100/session

With instructor Lisa Slauson beginning and intermediate students will explore warm and cool color combinations to create landscape paintings with different techniques of applying watercolor to create desired effects.  Students will explore how to capture landscape components such as trees, rocks, skies, grasses, and water. Each week a painting will be completed using photo references and real life as composition references. There will be plenty of time for Q & A.  All supplies included. Ages 18+

INTRO TO DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY

Wednesdays, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
May 5 - 26
$70.00/ 4wk session

Beginners will learn from photographer and instructor Deb Armstrong who will teach basic camera functions and settings, lighting and exposure, composition, file management, and storage, digital editing, and online/social media use. Participants will learn how to operate their digital SLR cameras and learn how to compose eye-catching photos instead of just snapshots. Assignments and group critiques will help advance your skills. Bring your camera and come ready to learn!

PAINTING WITH PASTELS

Wednesdays, 6:30 – 8:30pm
Beginner: Apr 21-May 19, $80/ 5-wk sess

Intermediate & Advanced: May 5-19, $50/ 3-wk sess 
 

Students will be guided step by step through the process of painting with soft pastels with experienced artist and instructor Mary Ann Pals. A 5-week series, designed for those new to the process, will provide a couple weeks of instruction before intermediate and advanced students join the class on week 3.  Students will be provided with a supply list after the first class. Ages 18 and older.

GUEST ARTIST WORKSHOPS

 

ABSTRACTING NATURE

WITH PAT DEWS, AWS, D.F., NWS

ABSTRACTING NATURE 2: LET'S GET STARTED ON FINISHING WITH PAT DEWS, AWS, D.F., NWS

VIRTUAL INTENSIVE WORKSHOP

January 14-January 16: 1:00-4:00pm CST 
$250/person

Join Pat Dews for a three-day virtual workshop. In collaboration with the New Studio for the Visual Arts in Jupiter Florida Pat will present her own finished works and describe her process of abstracting from nature to create compositions. Painting and drawing techniques such as cropping, collaging, painting with washes, creating textures, and composing strata pieces will be demonstrated in this virtual workshop. Utilizing principles and elements of design this workshop will help students create original works through the process of abstracting nature. Participants are encouraged to take photographs of abstract shapes ahead of class. Ages 18+ 

REGISTRATION CLOSED

VIRTUAL INTENSIVE WORKSHOP

March 25- March 27, 1:00-4:00pm CDT

 $250/person

Starts are fun, finishes more difficult. In this follow up virtual workshop, students will focus on finishing paintings and design. Learn with Pat, as she discusses the possibilities for each of her many starts. Watch her totally change a painting using acrylic paints, add more inks or watercolors to a start or end up cropping. Pat will discuss design while she works and why she makes certain decisions. She will also discuss value, which is often the reason why a painting doesn’t work or get into a show. Pat will provide tips and rules to follow as you paint. The workshop will be intense and informative, but not boring! You will leave with renewed vigor and ways to finish your starts.  Participants should plan to work several hours each day outside of class to apply learned techniques. Ages 18+ 

PAPERMAKING: IN THE FIELD

WITH ANDREA PETERSON

INTENSIVE WORKSHOP

 May 21 - May 23, Fri 2-4pm, Sat - Sun 9am-3pm
$265/person

Join us on this papermaking adventure of creating paper from plants that surround you. From farming by-product to locally wild gathered plants, understand the process of turning plant cellulose into fine sheets of paper. Participate in a community field hike around Art Barn on Friday 2-4pm where we will identify and harvest plant species and follow up with processing plant material on Saturday and making sheets of paper on Sunday. The paper made will be a lovely array of color and texture due to the plants attributes. Paper can be works of art in and of themselves or can be used in tandem with another art process such as photography, printing, drawing, painting, sculpting, or bookmaking. 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.

 

SPECIAL CLASSES

SPRING GLASS WORKSHOP

Date: Saturday, Mar 20 10am-1pm

Ages: 14 + 

$65

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 available  for pickup at Art Barn on Sat, Mar 27 from 10am-2pm

CELL PHONE PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP

April 15, 10am-1pm
$35/person

Everyone's a photographer! Many are using their cell phones as their primary camera. Participants will learn cell phone camera settings as well as basic composition and lighting techniques that will help boost creativity. Even if you're not on social media, instructor Deb Armstrong will provide a few tips and techniques that will turn your snapshots into wonderful images that you will want to share. Bring your phone! Ages 18+

NATURE WALK PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP 

May 15, 10am-1pm
$35/person

Join Deb Armstrong on a leisurely nature walk through the Art Barn property. Deb will share tips to improve your Nature Photography skills. She will provide instructions for smartphones, point & shoot cameras, and DSLR cameras to capture better photos of plants and wildlife. After the nature walk participants will regroup with a Q&A discussion led by Deb. Bring your preferred device to capture nature at the Art Barn. Ages 18+

 

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