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Tackling Perspective in Drawing


with Jenn Beachler

Calendar Mar 12, 2020 at 4 pm

When Brunelleschi first introduced linear perspective to

the residents of Florence, Italy during the Renaissance,

It almost seemed like magic to them. Suddenly, flat

surfaces of paintings and drawings appeared to have

real depth, like windows into another world! Perspective

can still seem like magic or like a secret formula beyond

our artistic abilities, but it doesn’t have to be this way! 

This class breaks down that secret formula for you, and

makes it understandable and enjoyable! You will be able

to apply linear perspective to your own drawings and

paintings and create the illusion of realistic depth through

the exercises and projects in this workshop.


Making Mini Books


with Jenn Beachler

Calendar Mar 14, 2020 at 11:15 am

Handmade miniature books can be used as journals,

cards, scrapbooks, art objects, story containers, and

gifts—and making them is fun and empowering! In

this class, we will be making some quick and simple

books with different approaches to content to include,

as well as a slightly more complex miniature book that

can be used to hold mementos, cards, or photos. We

will also have fun experimenting with different ways to

decorate and fill our books with content.


Blow-up Butterfly Painting


with Eppie Adams

Calendar Mar 17, 2020 at 6:30 pm

Make a beautiful abstract acrylic painting using a

butterfly’s wing as inspiration.  Students will learn to

look closely at nature, like the painting style of Georgia O’Keefe.  Her goal was to magnify the intimate details

of the flower, so that viewers would appreciate the

great beauty, form, and color in a way that might

otherwise have been missed.  We will do the same

with  the wings of a butterfly.  Students  will paint one

9x12 canvas.  Students need to bring an image of a

butterfly that they would like to use as inspiration for

the painting.


Drawing Portraits in Graphite


with Jenn Beachler

Calendar Apr 9, 2020 at 4 pm

Our faces contain the stories of our lives, of what we

have lived through and all that we have loved. This is why

creating a portrait is such a beautiful gift—we show that

we have truly seen another person and cherished who

they are. But drawing portraits can be intimidating

because they do mean so much. This course enables

artists to develop or refine their skills in drawing portraits.

We will focus on proportions of faces, as well as individual

features, building on these with practice, and then explore

The nuances of capturing likenesses. We will also have fun

discovering different styles, expressions, and techniques

that can be used to individualize expressive portraits, as well.


Seeking Inspiration-Creativity Prompts

Calendar Apr 18, 2020 at 9 am

Don’t think you’re creative?  Or are you stuck in a creative

rut?  Not sure where to or how to seek inspiration?  This

class is designed to get the creative juices moving and to

help students understand that “Art” doesn’t have to be

museum quality perfect.  We’ll be exploring some of the

 techniques that both professional and amateur artists

use to move out of  an artist’s block and back into

creativity mode. We’ll be exploring :

Decalcomania(a technique used to create impromptu

paintings controlled largely by chance),

Masking Tapeas an art medium (which takes a serious

look at the creative capabilities of a utilitarian medium),

Prompt Cubesand how to use them to generate inspiration

Students will take home 1 Decalcomania & Masking Tape Art project each and a set of Prompt Cubes.


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