Adult Classes and Workshops

 

                 

 

EASTERN SHORE ART CENTER SUMMER SCHEDULE

              

Adult SUMMER 2015 Classes:  Summer classes start the week of June 2, 2015 and go through July 31, 2015.  We are closed the week of June 29th, so no class that week.  Classes are 8 weeks, unless otherwise noted.   Classes are 9:00 - noon daily or 5:30 - 8:30pm for evening classes.  Click the link at the bottom of the page to enroll on-line or call 251-928-2228, ext. 107 or enroll in person; Tuesday - Friday 8:30 - 12:30pm in the Registrar's office. ESAC Family Members and above receive class discounts.  See below for our Refund Policy. 

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Tuesday Classes:

Little Flowers Beginning Watercolor Class with Jane Sellier, 4 weeks, June 2 – 23.  $75, $65, Studio 5.  Watercolor painting has always bee popular.  Maybe you’d like to try it too.  This class is designed for people who haven’t used the medium before so now is your chance!  There will be step-by-step instructions that are easy to follow so everyone can paint successfully. 

Floral Batik with Frances Fontaine, 4 weeks, June 2 -23.  $85, $75, Studio 4.  Sitting on the dock of the bay, watching my friends learn how to batik… summer time fun in the sun!  Wax, colorful dyes, painting, friends and summer.  What more could you want?  We will talk through the steps for making a beautiful floral batik.  Come join us for fun and frivolity!  Supplies included. 

Pottery – Intermediate to Advanced with Maria Spies: Tuesdays: 9:30 – 12:30 $90, $160, $150 – 8:30pm, $160, $150 Members –This class with Maria as she discusses and demonstrates pottery forms and their functions.  Pottery forms often follow function; to fit the hand or pour a certain liquid.  In this class you’re the artist, so form and surface decoration may come first.  Express yourself!  You may decorate the surface with carvings, slips and glazes to make every piece unique.  Maria will help each student on the pottery wheel or with hand building to advance your pottery skills.  Pieces created in class may be fired as part of the class.  All other pieces will be charged the appropriate fee for firing and glazing.  Clay may be purchased as needed.  Please bring your apron, towels, paper towels.   

 

Abstract Painting with Linda Ledet, $75, $65, 5:30 - 8:30pm, Studio 5.  4 weeks, July 7 – 28.  This Abstract Painting course will describe and reveal itself as we experience the gamut and FUN of this genre of art.  This class is designed for oil and acrylics painting.  No experience necessary.  Abstract art is its own unique experience.  We will paint like we never painted before.  Each work is spontaneous and not bound by rules of representational art.  We will not fear our own originality!  Paint with whatever medium you are comfortable with.

Wednesday Classes:

Beginning to Intermediate Pottery with Shane Reynolds,$160, $150, 9:00 – noon, Studio 3.  Whether you are a true “newbie” to pottery or have some skill that you want to enhance, Shane will demonstrate techniques and work with each student on their projects.  This class will cover wheel thrown pottery as well as individual direction in hand building.  You will learn to slip, glaze or carve to give your work its own personality.  

Thursday Classes:

Brushstrokes & Brilliance with Loran Chavez, 4 weeks, June 4 – 25, Studio 4. $85, $75.   This bare bones acrylic class brings you back to basics using demonstrations and instruction.  Learn several techniques, including blending, mediums, patterns – how to make them!, color mixing to avoid making mud, the value of values, layering and glazing.  You will learn the value of a limited palette and good quality brushes.  We will learn how to paint water, building, glass. Flowers, reflections and so much more!  Join Loran Chavez for this fun filled, fast paced, painting class.  Supplies included.

 Pottery – Intermediate to Advanced with Maria Spies: Thursdays: 9:00 – 12:00 $160, $150  Members –This class with Maria as she discusses and demonstrates pottery forms and their functions.  Pottery forms often follow function; to fit the hand or pour a certain liquid.  In this class you’re the artist, so form and surface decoration may come first.  Express yourself!  You may decorate the surface with carvings, slips and glazes to make every piece unique.  Maria will help each student on the pottery wheel or with hand building to advance your pottery skills.  Pieces created in class may be fired as part of the class.  All other pieces will be charged the appropriate fee for firing and glazing.  Clay may be purchased as needed.  Please bring your apron, towels, paper towels.   

 Workshops:

Wood Kiln Firing with Maria Spies, April 24, 25, 28.  $100 per shelf to participate, $120 to drop off work.  Workshop is FULL!  Call 928-2228, ext. 107 to be placed on the waiting list.

Watercolor Painting with Emphasis on Color, Composition and Form with Nancy Barry, April 23, 24, 9:30 – 3:30, $185, $175.   This watercolor workshop will emphasize capturing and understanding how light effects color relationships and what role it plays in defining objects.  The same principal applies to all subjects, and is essential in setting up a paintings harmony and mood.  We will work from the still life building color and form to bring realism to your work.  This class is designed for the advanced beginner to intermediate watercolor students.  Supply List

Figuratively Speaking:  Drawing and Painting the Human Form with Ron Thomson,

May 15, 16, 17, 9:00 – 4:00, $325, $315, includes model fee.  This in-depth class will focus on providing the tools and knowledge essential to drawing and painting from a live model.  A nude model will be used all 3 days.  Basic anatomy, proportion and rhythmic balances will be explored as a means of empowering observational skills.  Ron will also introduce the “envelope” technique to aid in proportions and accuracy.  Day one will focus on drawing; painting on days 2 and 3.  Supply List

 

Don’t Toss that Painting! with Kathleen Bosell, May 8, 9:30 – 3:30, $75, $65.  Are your closets filled with your old paintings you don’t like and don’t know how to fix?  Bring those works to this class and turn them into something you’re proud to hang.  The medium doesn’t matter… its learning “what is good” vs “what needs correcting” in order to make it beautiful!  Come have some fun while learning, correcting and restoring!  Each student may bring 3 paints to class with the medium of their choice. 

 

Advanced Coil Pottery Workshop with Shane Reynolds, May 19, 20, 21 $195, $185, 9:30 – 4:00 daily.  This workshop is a course in the use of coil building to create larger sculptural ceramic forms with the use of symmetry and asymmetrical compositions.  We will take the mystery out of creating large vessels, discuss glazes and we will cover ways to optimize your working time in the studio while using the techniques learned in this course.  Shane will demonstrate throughout the workshop and have samples of his work available for students to see.  Students will create one or more pieces in this workshop.   Clay to be purchased as needed.  Students should bring apron, hand towels, paper towels, notebook and pen/pencil.     

Collage/Abstract Workshop with Jane Sellier, May 19, 20, 21, 9:30 - 12:30 daily, $85, $75. Collage is a technique of pasting on a surface various materials that result in a pleasing, enjoyable composition that can be embellished using crayons, acrylic paint, ink, markers; anything the artist thinks will add to the composition.  This is an informal, lively class that brings a spirit of adventure to making art.  The instructor will provide some materials and you can bring items that you want to incorporate into your collage.  Supplies:  16"x20" canvas or larger, an inexpensive 2" brush from the hardware store, your choice of materials to  incorporate, i.e. old maps, sheet music, photos, etc., Sharpie permanent marking pens - fine & ultra fine.  Acrylic paints and adhesive will be provided by the instructor.   

Pottery Wood Fire Workshop - Manabigama Kiln with Maria Spies, June 5, 6, 8, $100, limited to 12 participants.  Come join the fun as we learn to glaze, load and fire our Manabigama kiln.  Bring a dish to share for group lunch.  We will work through the weekend to see the wonderful results as the pottery is unveiled when the kiln is re-opened.    Agenda

 

How to Mix the Perfect Pottery Glaze with Maria Spies, August 1, 2, 10:00 – 4:00pm.  $225, $215 Family Member and aboveLearn to be a glaze mixologist!  Working with Maria, each student will explore and develop  glaze samples.  All samples will be fired and evaluated.  Students leave with their choice of glazes (2 – 2 gallon containers) from the workshop.  Please see the attached Agenda and supply list for full details of this fun filled workshop. Supply list and agenda.

 

 

Refund Policy: 

A $25 fee will be charged for class all refunds.  Class refunds will be given up to seven (7) days prior to class or workshop start date.  Thereafter, no refunds will be given.  There is a $75 refund fee for all workshop cancellations.  Workshop refunds will be given up to one month prior to the workshop.  Thereafter, no refunds will be given.      


*Family Members or above. For more information call Melinda Hicks at 251.928.2228, ext. 107

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