Arts

KIDS, TEENS, ADULTS AND FAMILY / AGES 2- ADULT

Just the Two of Us

Just the Two of Us is back with a whole new series of fun and engaging arts and crafts projects for you and your creative little guy or gal! We will spend our time painting, sculpting, crafting with nature, and more! You can leave the mess to us while you spend some quality time with your little one. Note- fee is for one adult and one child, second child would be half the fee.

Instructor: Tara Tischer
8 weeks
Ages: 2-5 with adult
Day: Mondays
Dates: 6/12-8/7
Time: 12:15-1:00 pm
Location: Community Center
R/NR Fee: $25/$30
Min 5/Max 15
Code: 153101A
*No class 7/3

Kids on Canvas

Students will learn about a variety of artists and art genres while experimenting with multiple painting techniques and mediums. Participants will be encouraged to express their unique outlook on the world while drawing inspiration from their weekly lesson.

*Continuing students will be given advanced instruction.

Instructor: Tara Tischer
8 weeks
Ages: 6-16
Day: Tuesdays
Dates: 6/13-8/8
Time: 4:30-6:00 pm
Location: Community Center
R/NR Fee: $40/$45
Min 6/Max 15
Code: 153103A
*No class 7/4

Silk Screening and Block Printing

Students will have the opportunity to design and print their own drawings onto T-Shirts, tote bags, and more! Participants will design an image, create a silk screen, and print the image onto items brought from home. Students will also explore the art of block printing onto paper using soft cut printing blocks. Note- Fabric items will be heat set in class and are machine washable. All inks used are non-toxic and made for printing on light-colored T-shirts, and other cotton or cotton blend fabrics, linen, rayon, polyester, and most other synthetics, except nylon. Please pre wash all items prior to class time.

*Continuing students will be given advanced instruction.

Instructor: Tara Tischer
8 weeks
Ages: 10-18
Day: Mondays
Dates: 6/12-8/7
Time: 4:30-6:00 pm
Location: Community Center
R/NR Fee: $50/$55
Min 6/Max 10
Code: 153108A
*No class 7/3

Young at Art

In this incredibly fun and upbeat class, young artists have the opportunity to learn about the various ways they can express themselves through the arts. Young at Art goes beyond your typical painting projects, and introduces students to the wide world of art through theater, dance, and visual arts projects. Children will be able to freely express themselves in a fully supportive and engaging environment.

*Child must be restroom independent.

Instructor: Tara Tischer
8 weeks
Ages: 3-6
Day: Fridays
Dates: 6/16-8/4
Time: Morning Session: 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Afternoon Session: 12:30-2:30 pm
Location: Community Center
R/NR Fee: $40/$45
Min 5/Max 15
Code: 153102A,B

Studies in Sculpture

Students will be exposed to a wide variety of professional art mediums in this unique and engaging sculpture class. Participants will draw inspiration from weekly lessons presented at class time, while being encouraged to express their unique artistic vision in a fully supportive and fun environment.

*Continuing students will be given advanced instruction.

Instructor: Tara Tischer
8 weeks
Ages: 7-16
Day: Wednesdays
Dates: 6/14-8/2
Time: 4:30-6:00 pm
Location: Community Center
R/NR Fee: $40/$45
Min 6/Max 13
Code: 153106A

Intro to Drawing

In this class, students will learn the fundamentals of drawing using charcoal, graphite, and colored pencil. Participants will explore techniques in perspective and still life compositions while examining the importance of light and dark tones in drawing. All materials are provided but participants may choose to bring supplies from home.

*Continuing students will be given advanced instruction.

Instructor: Tara Tischer
8 weeks
Ages: 10-18
Day: Thursdays
Dates: 6/15-8/3
Time: 4:30-6:00 pm
Location: Community Center
R/NR Fee: $25/$30
Min 4/Max 15
Code: 153107A

Pastel for Kids

Soft pastels and oil pastels will be the focus of this fun class. Learn all about blending colors together without the use of a paintbrush! If you have a photo you would like to paint, bring it with to class, and you will be guided on how to make beautiful art with this versatile medium, pastel!

Instructor: Cheryl Spran
4 weeks
Ages: 6-16
Day: Wednesdays
Dates: 9/6-9/27
Time: 4:30-6:30 pm
Location: Community Center
R/NR Fee: $45/$50
Min 6/Max 18
Code: 153113A

Collage for Kids

No paints or crayons or pencils for this class! Just a lot of imagination, a pair of scissors, a bottle of glue, and all of the different colors and textures we can think of to make our works of art. Like a quilt made of cloth, a mosaic made of tiles, or a stained glass, beautiful works of art are often made from pieces of materials. It will be a lot of fun to create a different picture each week with the little objects that surround us each day!

Instructor: Cheryl Spran
5 weeks
Ages: 6-16
Day: Wednesdays
Dates: 6/21-7/19
Time: 4:30-6:30 pm
Location: Community Center
R/NR Fee: $40/$45
Min 7/Max 18
Code: 153104A

Cartooning

Comic books, graphic novels and anime are all creative ways to tell a story with pictures and words. Learn different ways to make cartoons come alive where animals can talk and people can fly! Join us and be the super-hero of your own story though cartooning.

Instructor: Cheryl Spran
5 weeks
Ages: 6-16
Day: Wednesdays
Date: 8/2-8/30
Time: 4:30-6:30 pm
Location: Community Center
R/NR Fee: $40/$45
Min 7/Max 18
Code: 153114B

Landscape Painting

Join us and learn the joy of painting trees, valleys, mountains, and the desert ...whatever your heart desires is what the landscape expresses. Bring a picture that means something to you and a memory of where you have been or where you want to be. Pictures will also be provided. We will work with acrylic on canvas and creativity will be at the forefront.

Instructor: Cheryl Spran
5 weeks
Ages: 16+
Day: Saturdays
Dates: 7/8-8/12
Time: 12:00-3:00 pm
Location: Community Center
R/NR Fee: $60/$65
Min 8/Max 18
Code: 153112A
*No class 7/29

Oil Painting

This class, for beginner to advanced, will focus on painting one picture over the 3 classes. Wewill learn about, and work with, this very beautiful and slow-drying medium. All supplies will be provided. It is recommended to those who attend that they bring their own photo, in hard copy, which has a special meaning and is a subject that they love.

Instructor: Cheryl Spran
4 weeks
Ages: 16+
Day: Saturdays
Dates: 9/9-9/30
Time: 12:00-3:00 pm
Location: Community Center
R/NR Fee: $50/$55
Min 8/Max 18
Code: 153112B

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