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B979W18 Glass Cutting Essentials, Thursday 11/1, 1:30 - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Karen Graham
Skill level: B, AB

Learn or improve your basic glass cutting skills by focusing on this essential technique. You'll learn how to cut interesting shapes and create clean edges. This class is required for new students to Dazzling Fused Glass and recommended for returning students and will help you jump into the art of fused glass with confidence. Safety emphasized. Close-toe shoes required.

Enrollment limited to 10; ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 11/1/2018 at 1:30PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 44.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 40.00 ea.

B734W18 Basket Weaving - Bread Basket [New!], Saturday 11/3, 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Debbie Johnson
Skill level: ALL

This charming bread basket will add interest to most any table setting. The finished size is approximately 5" wide x 11" long x 4" tall and will accommodate rolls or bread for four to six people. You'll find many uses! Maintaining tension, shaping and creating an on-going twill pattern are among the skills you'll learn weaving this basket. Materials included. Cafè is open for the half-hour break.

Enrollment limited to 12; ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 11/3/2018 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 103.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 95.00 ea.

B876W18 Altered Papers and Collage, Friday 11/16, 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Patty Carmody Smith
Skill level: ALL

Transform magazine pages into stunning papers for your mixed-media paintings and collages, or as inspirational studies for larger works. You will learn to alter papers with sandpaper and household cleaners and how to enhance them with acrylic paints. We will create some small collages on paper and canvas-covered board and discuss adhesives and substrates. Bring an 11 x 14-inch or smaller canvas panel, scissors, an assortment of paint brushes and some National Geographic magazines. All other materials provided.

Enrollment limited to 12; ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 11/16/2018 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 93.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 85.00 ea.

B924W18 Holiday Glass, Saturday 11/17, 1 - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Diane Petron
Skill level: ALL

Create ornaments, stocking stuffers, or hostess gifts to celebrate the winter season. You will learn the basics of glass fusing: cutting, shaping, layering and working with decorative embellishments. Tools and materials are provided.

Enrollment limited to 10; ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 11/17/2018 at 1:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 58.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 62.00 ea.

B486W18 Get Abstract with Watercolors! Tuesday 11/20, 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Georgia Kandiko
Skill level: ALL

Explore abstract art with watercolor paints. Start by creating black, white, and gray value studies paying attention to the principles and elements of design. Then work intuitively making colorful underpaintings with lots of texture. Finally combine these pieces confidently for an abstract painting with a strong composition. Bring your watercolor supplies and Arches 140 lb. cold press paper. Art Center Cafè is open for the half-hour break

Enrollment limited to 12; ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 11/20/2018 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 78.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 70.00 ea.

B714W18 Kumihimo with Beads, Saturday 12/1, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Traudi Bestler
Skill level: ALL

Kumihimo is an ancient Japanese technique used to make beautiful cords. With beads added, it is a way to make beautiful bracelets. Learn to braid on a Kumihimo disk, create designs, add beads and make a closure without the need for jewelry findings. Materials included but students should bring a scissors, tape measure and a lunch for the half-hour break.

Enrollment limited to 10; ages 14 and up
Single class scheduled on 12/1/2018 at 10:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 76.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 83.00 ea.

B319W18 Introduction to Flower Arranging, Friday 12/7, 1 - 3 p.m. (Sold Out)
Instructor: Lee Persell
Skill level: ALL

Have you ever looked at a vase and wanted to do more than plunk a bouquet of store bought flowers into it? This class will introduce you to the art of flower arranging by breaking down the arrangement into its basic structure: line, shape, color, balance, proportion and texture. Find out why "less is more" and how not to pillage your entire garden for a single bouquet. We will also discuss the use of non-floral elements. Bring a vase or vessel (can be glass, ceramic, or other material) and garden shears or hand pruner.

Enrollment limited to 10; ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 12/7/2018 at 1:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 44.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 41.00 ea.

B776W18 Joy of Felting: Luminarias [NEW!], Friday 12/7, 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Leslie Granbeck
Skill level: ALL

Add a warm glow to the holiday season with pretty felted luminarias. Learn traditional wet felting techniques using wool and a little soapy water. Add texture and other design embellishments using a variety of materials. Your luminarias are the perfect accent for the mantle, dinner table, or any spot that needs a little soft illumination. Make two in class. Bring 2-3 hand towels, 1 old bath towel, a plastic bag to carry home wet items and an apron (optional). Cafè is open for the half-hour break.

Enrollment limited to 10; ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 12/7/2018 at 10:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 78.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 85.00 ea.

B444W18 Colors of Snow in Watercolor [NEW!], Wednesday 12/12, 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Georgia Kandiko
Skill level: ALL

Think snow is just white? Think again. Depicting shadows, moonlight, distance, and sunlight on snow are all opportunities to use color in making dynamic snow paintings in watercolor. In this workshop we will start by working small and creating many different snow scenes in a variety of locations and times of day and night. If time permits, we will choose a snow scene and work larger in the afternoon. Bring a full sheet of Arches 140 lb. cold press watercolor paper and your regular watercolor supplies.

Enrollment limited to 14; ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 12/12/2018 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 78.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 70.00 ea.

C715W19 Bead Weaving: Peyote Stitch Basics, Friday, January 18, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Instructor: Cheri Meyer
Skill Level: ALL

Learn the ancient technique of off-loom bead weaving using the peyote stitch. You'll enjoy weaving seed beads together using a needle and thread to form beautiful patterns. This introductory class will teach you the basic peyote stitch and you'll create a one, two, or three-color woven design.

Enrollment limited to 10; ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 1/18/2019 at 9:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 58.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 52.00 ea.

C499W19 Passionate Painting [NEW!] Saturday, January 12, 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Michele Combs
Skill Level: AB, I, AD

Do you want to work loosely with more paint and more confidence? This class is for you. You will create three or four 6" x 8" pochades (pocket paintings) working from life, pictures and/or your imagination. The goal is to paint expressively and quickly. Bring in pictures or objects you would like to paint and all your supplies. The instructor will take you through the steps. This is challenging, but fun. Request a materials list from the Registrar. Bring a lunch for the half-hour break.

Enrollment limited to 15; ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 1/12/2019 at 9:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 79.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 71.00 ea.

C444W19 Painting Sculptural Forms In Watercolor [NEW!], Monday, January 14, 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Sonja Hutchinson
Skill Level: I

Learn techniques to create beautiful antique effects on sculpted forms. Your paintings will come to life through a combination of exciting wet-into-wet paint application, carved out lights, molded edges and glazing finishes. The earthy, weathered effects you'll create may inspire new approaches for painting rocky scenes, figures and buildings. Reference materials will be supplied. Bring regular watercolor supplies, one to two quarter sheets of Arches 140# cold press watercolor paper (11" x 15") and raw umber paint. Cafe is open for the half-hour break.

Enrollment limited to 15; ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 1/14/2019 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 79.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 71.00 ea.

C441W19 No Fumes Oil Painting Sampler [NEW!] Saturday, January, 19, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Instructor: Tracie Thompson
Skill level: ALL

Modern water-soluble oil paints and mediums give you all the richness of oils without the vapors. These work like traditional oils and clean up with soap and water. You’ll create an 8" x 10" prairie landscape (as simple or complex as you choose), and learn some basics about color mixing, layering paint, and creating 3-D depth.

Enrollment limited to 12; ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 1/19/2019 at 10:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 50.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 46.00 ea.

C423W19 Textural Accents in Watercolor [NEW!] Friday, January 25, 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Sonja Hutchinson
Skill level: AB, I

Add dimension and luminous layers to your watercolor paintings. In this workshop, you will enhance your painting surfaces with gesso and matte mediums to amplify areas of interest, create tonal contrast and build visual excitement. This workshop is ideal for those wanting to bring new energy to their watercolors. Request a materials list from the Registrar. Cafe is open for the half-hour break.

Enrollment limited to 12; ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 1/25/2019 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 79.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 71.00 ea.

C478W19 Watercolor Realism on Illustrator Board [NEW!] Saturday, January 26, 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Fred Dingler
Skill level: AB, I

A great opportunity to try working in watercolor on a different surface. Crescent heavy-weight cold press watercolor board is neither rough nor super smooth, giving it just enough tooth for the watercolor artist. The surface will keep your colors brighter and help make details crisp. The first half of the class will focus on creating an accurate drawing followed by an afternoon of careful layering and glazing. Emphasis will be on working slowly and being precise. Bring photo reference materials, regular watercolor supplies, Crescent heavy-weight cold press watercolor board and a lunch for the half-hour break.

Enrollment limited to 15; ages 18 and up
Single class scheduled on 1/26/2019 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 79.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 71.00 ea.

C735W19 Rug Hooked Mug Mat for Valentine's Day [NEW!] Friday, February 1, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
instructor: Laurie Lausen
Skill level: ALL

Learn the basic techniques of rug hooking while creating a Valentine's Day inspired mug mat. You will create a simple heart design, choose your wool strips and try your hand at this early method of making rugs by pulling loops of wool fabric through a linen backing. All materials included. Cafe open for the half hour break.

Enrollment limited to 12; ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 2/1/2019 at 10:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 95.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 88.00 ea.

C487W19 Watercolor Action Scenes [NEW!] Friday, February 1, 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Georgia Kandiko
Skill level: AB, I, AD

Capturing action is easier than you think. Skiing, skating, horseracing--you'll learn how to design a focal point of detail and vignette the rest. This workshop will highlight both wet-into-wet and wet-on-dry techniques. Bring photos of your favorite action scenes (Georgia will have extras available), regular watercolor supplies and Arches 140# cold press paper. Cafe is open for the half-hour break.

Enrollment limited to 12; ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 2/1/2019 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 71.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 79.00 ea.

C462W19 Painting Like Monet, Saturday, February 2, 9:30 - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Michele Coppin
Skill level: ALL

Combine art history with painting as you learn about the Impressionist style by examining the work of Claude Monet. You'll learn about Monet's approaches to color, light and brushwork as you create your own Monet-inspired piece. Bring painting supplies in the medium of your choice (oils, acrylics or pastels) and a painting surface. Bring a lunch for the half-hour break.

Enrollment limited to 12; ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 2/2/2019 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 79.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 71.00 ea.

C417W19 Dramatic Color Abstracts in Watercolor [NEW!] Friday, February 8, 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Georgia Kandiko
Skill level: ALL

Learn ways to use color for dramatic effect. Starting small and practicing wet-into-wet techniques, you will charge in color with both a limited palette and modified limited palette. Then you'll use these skills and color studies to create a vibrant underpainting for a larger abstract or semi-abstract work that will be an exciting visual journey for the viewer. Bring regular watercolor supplies and Arches 140# cold press paper. Cafe is open for the half-hour break.

Enrollment limited to 12; ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 2/8/2019 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 71.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 79.00 ea.

C966W19 Illuminated Stained Glass Mosaic, Two Saturdays, February 9 & 16, 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Instructor: Wendy Andersen
Skill Level: ALL

Use your imagination or a provided pattern and make a stained glass block mosaic that can be internally lit or set in a window to catch the natural light. You'll learn how to use stained glass cutting, breaking and grinding tools and how to grout stained glass to a glass object. Materials provided. Bring a lunch for the half-hour break.

Enrollment limited to 12; ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Saturday starting 2/9/2019 and ending 2/16/2019 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 175.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 161.00 ea.

C392W19 Stalled Painting Fix-It Clinic [NEW!] Saturday, February 9, 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Tracie Thompson
Skill level: ALL

It's time to get back to that unfinished painting! In this fun and relaxed workshop, you will bring two to five incomplete oil or acrylic works, get feedback, make changes, and put on the finishing touches. The instructor will help you identify and fix problem areas and match colors as needed. Bring your regular painting supplies. If you were working from a photo, bring the original photo as well. Bring a lunch for the half-hour break.

Enrollment limited to 12; ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 2/9/2019 at 10:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 66.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 60.00 ea.

C911W19 Two Working Together, Separately [NEW!] Saturday, February 9, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Instructors: Will Swanson and Janel Jacobson
Skill level: ALL

Join special guest artists Will Swanson and Janel Jacobson as they share their approaches to making pots, their intentions and their experience. Working with stoneware and porcelain, they will both demonstrate their techniques of wheel-throwing, altering and surface embellishment. Discussions will include form, glazes and firing. Participants should expect to observe, ask questions and enjoy time spent with these two dedicated pot-makers. Bring a lunch for the half-hour break.

Enrollment limited to 30; ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 2/9/2019 at 9:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 160.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 144.00 ea.

C411W19 Color Mixing 101 [NEW!] Friday, February 15, 10 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Instructor: Tracie Thompson
Skill level: ALL

Do you keep mixing mud instead of the colors you want? This beginner-friendly class is a great foundation for better color control. You’ll use acrylic paints (or your own oils if you would like to bring them) to explore the fundamentals of color in a relaxed, fun atmosphere. You’ll go home with a mixing sample sheet and plenty of notes for reference, including Tracie’s popular "How to Read a Paint Tube," which takes the confusion out of buying paints. Cafe is open for the half-hour break.

Enrollment limited to 12; ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 2/15/2019 at 10:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 60.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 54.00 ea.

C412W19 Creative Collage and Mixed Media, Two Saturdays, February 16 & 23, 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Bryan Holland
Skill level: ALL

Explore collage and mixed media techniques that can be used to create finished collage works or be layered with your own original drawing/painting. The first class will focus on collage and image transfer techniques; the second class will look at additional techniques such as stencils and printmaking for added effect. Some materials provided, including two cradled panel supports. Request a materials list from the Registrar. Some painting or drawing experience is recommended. Bring a lunch for the half-hour break.

Enrollment limited to 15; ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Saturday starting 2/16/2019 and ending 2/23/2019 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 166.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 151.00 ea.

C716W19 Free-Form Peyote Stitch Bracelet Friday, February 22, 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Cheri Meyer
Skill level: AB, I AD

Weave, mix colors and incorporate beads into a freeform bracelet design that will fit your exact wrist size. In this class, you will build on the basic peyote stitch and learn different designs and an easy closure technique. Take home instructions included. You will need to select and bring your own beads and materials. Request a materials list from the Registrar. Pre-requisite: Bead Weaving: Peyote Stitch Basics or equivalent knowledge. Cafe is open for the half hour break.

Enrollment limited to 10; ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 2/22/2019 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 79.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 71.00 ea.

C319W19 Introduction to Flower Arranging, Friday, February 22, 1 - 3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Lee Persell
Skill level: ALL

Have you ever looked at a vase and wanted to do more than plunk a bouquet of store bought flowers into it? This class will introduce you to the art of flower arranging by breaking down the arrangement into its basic structure: line, shape, color, balance, proportion and texture. Find out why "less is more" and how not to pillage your entire garden for a single bouquet. We will also discuss the use of non-floral elements. Bring a vase or vessel (can be glass, ceramic, or other material) and garden shears or hand pruner.

Enrollment limited to 10; ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 2/22/2019 at 1:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 51.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 48.00 ea.

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Hours
Monday          9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Tuesday         9 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Wednesday    9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Thursday        9 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Friday             9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday        9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
   (mid-June through August, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.)
Sunday closed


Building is closed for Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve through New Year's Day*, Memorial Day and the last week in August through Labor Day.* There is no open studio when the building is closed. 

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