Art Classes

Ages 5 to Adult

CANCELLATION POLICY:

There is a 10% administrative fee for all cancellations.  We cannot issue a refund once the class has started. 

No pro-rated refunds or credits for missed classes.

Fall 2021

Art Class

Kid's Art Class-Art Around the World (ages 8-12)

$160, supplies included

Sep 9, 16, 23, 30, Oct 7, 21, 28, Nov 4, 18, Dec 2

  • Thursdays 4-5 pm

Can join late!  Tuition prorated down $15/missed class.

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Watercolor Pour Class (ages 12+)

$150 + supplies you purchase for class

Oct 21, 28, Nov 4, 18, Dec 2

  • Thursdays 5:30-7:30 pm

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The Art of Creating Sugar Skulls & Ofrenda Making

$65, most supplies included

Oct 26

  • Tuesday 5:30-8:00 pm

  • Masks highly recommended

  • Contribute one art material to add to the mix of skull decorations and a 4"x6" print of a loved one to add to the gold frame and altar

About Our Classes
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Art for Kids (ages 8-12)

This fall we will travel the world by creating projects based on artwork created in countries around the world.  We will explore a variety of art mediums and styles to help our young students have a better understanding of the different art and cultures all over the world.  Taught by Kara Swensen.

 

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Watercolor Pouring (ages 12+)

In this class you will learn to pour watercolors to portray light and contrast in painting using 4 or 5 colors and with very little direct painting with brushes.  You will be amazed at how the paint moves and mingles on the paper.  Taught by Kara Swensen.

In your list of supplies, you will need to order some items ahead of time.  Please do this as soon as you sign up for the class.

Paper towels, thin plastic gloves, spray bottle, 1 bottle of masking fluid (Grumbacher Misket or Winsor and Newton), Rubber cement eraser, small lid from pill bottle or similar size, hair dryer or heat tool, pencil and eraser. 

Paint colors - tube paints only:  Yellow (Aureolin, Transparent Yellow, or Cadmium Yellow Pale), Blue (Cobalt Blue, Prussian Blue, or French Ultramarine Blue), Quininacridone Gold (Daniel Smith), Burnt Orange (Daniel Smith).

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The Art of Creating Sugar Skulls & Ofrenda Making

Learn about the art of sugar skull making and contribute to a community altar which will be on display for a week in the Bullen Center lobby.  Please contribute an art material to add to the mix of things used to decorate the skulls.  You will also need to bring a 4x6 print of a loved one to add to the altar.  Masks are highly recommended.  This class is taught by Maria Ellen Huebner.  Learn more about the Ofrenda and Day of the Dead HERE.

Paint Cans
Acrylic Pouring (ages 12+)

Acrylic pouring combines colors into abstract cell-like patterns on the canvas.  It's a lot of fun and exciting to see colors come together in a pattern that is as unique as you are.  Students will learn how to mix colors, use pouring medium and how colors interact.  We will be learning several different pouring techniques. Taught by Kara Swensen.

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Printmaking (ages 12+)

We will explore how to make Linoleum Prints, Drypoint Etching, and Collagraphs. Students will learn about tools, how to cut a block and etch into plexiglass, how to ink it up and print. We will make multiple prints of varying sizes.  Taught by Kara Swensen.

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Subtractive Charcoal Drawing (ages 12+)

We will engage in the process of drawing using the technique of subtractive drawing.  We will explore working on gesso primed paper with compressed charcoal as well as regular drawing paper.  We will also experiment with using different tools and supplies such as brushes, different erasers, sandpaper, X-Acto knives, turpentine, acetone, and anything else that we would like to explore.  Taught by Kara Swensen.