Adult Classes and Workshops

 

EASTERN SHORE ART CENTER FALL SCHEDULE

              

Fall Classes begin the week of September 13th. Classes are 8 weeks, unless otherwise noted. Click the register button to enroll on-line, call 251-928-2228, ext. 107, or enroll in person; Tuesday - Friday 8:30 - 4:30pm in the Registrar's office. ESAC Family Members and above receive class discounts.  See below for our Refund Policy. 

The ESAC is currently building a new website! We hope to have it up soon, but in the meantime, please call Hannah at 928-2228 ext. 107 to register for any classes.

 

 

Alabama Art Supply in Mobile has agreed to give ESAC students a 20% discount. Call (251) 344-9265 with your supply list, and let them know who sent you! You can even choose to have your supplies delivered to the Art Center, where they'll be waiting for you on the first day of class.

 

Tuesdays

Nitty Gritty, Jane Sellier, 9:30am-12:30pm, $110, $100. Whatever medium you choose to work with, it's important to acquire certain basic skills so you can create a successful painting. This class gets down to the nitty gritty. You'll be introduced to the materials, equipment and techniques associated with the process of painting backed up by detailed step-by-step demonstrations. This class will get you started and build your confidence. No previous drawing or painting experience is necessary (or even preferred) so come and find out what it's all about. Six weeks (September 13-October 18)
      
Supply List

Intermediate to Advanced Pottery, Maria Spies, 9:30am-12:30pm, $185, $175. Only 2 spots left! Intermediate to advanced levels can enjoy 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 and tools may be purchased as needed. Students need to bring an apron, hand towels, paper towels, notebook and pencil. Eight weeks (September 13-November 1)
       
Clay and tools to be purchased separately. Bring supplies noted below.

Impressionism, Benita McNider, 1:00-4:00pm, $135, $125. Only 3 spots left! Join Benita as she teaches you to loosen up your painting style. We’ll be using large brushes and a limited palette to unlock unlimited possibilities - all with an impressionistic style. Learn to eliminate the hard lines and enter the world of intuitive light and color! Eight weeks (September 13-November 1) Supply List

Intermediate to Advanced Pottery, Maria Spies, 5:30-8:30pm, $185, $175. Intermediate to advanced levels can enjoy 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 and tools may be purchased as needed. Students need to bring an apron, hand towels, paper towels, notebook and pencil. Eight weeks (September 13-November 1)
       
Clay and tools to be purchased separately. Bring supplies noted below.

Figure Drawing, Self-Directed, 5:30-8:30pm, $135. Featuring Lydia Host! Bring the medium of your choice and join this self- directed drawing/sketching/painting class. As an added bonus, Lydia Host will be offering instruction on the basics of figure drawing during the first class meeting. Fee covers model fee. Eight weeks (September 13-November 1)
      
Model Fee Included

Digital Photography Now, Stephen Savage, 6:00-8:30pm, $110, $100. This is the perfect class for all levels of photographers. Sessions include composition skills, using a flash, and more. We will cover storing and manipulating photos on the computer and how to email them home. Each week we’ll critique our photographs and learn a new technique—plus it will be fun!  Bring your camera and camera instruction book if you have it. Six weeks (September 13-October 18)

 

Wednesdays

Watercolor Flower Portraits, Kathy Sheppard Graham, 9:00am-12:00pm, $135, $125. If you are fascinated and love flowers, this is the class for you.  Kathy will teach the botanical approach of painting flowers as well as wet n' wet techniques. You will learn how to capture turning petals and leaves and how to add incredible detail to your paintings.  Kathy's drawing, composition and color mixing skills will help and inspire you. Eight weeks (September 14-November 2) Supply List

NEW Intermediate to Advanced Pottery, Maria Spies, 9:30am-12:30pm, $185, $175. Intermediate to advanced levels can enjoy 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 and tools may be purchased as needed. Students need to bring an apron, hand towels, paper towels, notebook and pencil. Eight weeks (September 14-November 2)
       
Clay and tools to be purchased separately. Bring supplies noted below.

Beginning Pottery, Karen Clements, 1:00-4:00pm, $185, $175. Come and play with clay! This introductory class will start with hand-building and teach you how to create with clay. No previous experience needed! Just a desire to learn and have fun! Eight weeks (September 14-November 2)
         
Clay and tools to be purchased separately. Bring supplies noted below.

Acrylic and Mixed Media, Charlotte Green, 1:00-4:00, $135, $125. Come and join us for a fun time using acrylics, oil pastels and found objects to paint on - tin, old boards anything you wish to push the boundaries a bit. Burlap canvases, old chairs, small tables or stools. Think repurpose and way outside of the box! All levels. Eight weeks (September 14-November 2) Supply List

Watercolor Boot Camp, Loran Chavez, 1:00-4:00pm, $135, $125. This class gives you the basics. You’ll have everything that you’ll need to know to go home and do watercolor on your own after this course! We paint a few paintings during class, and you will know how to use your own photographs to create original works of art. $50 for supplies can be paid to the instructor at the beginning of class. Eight weeks (September 14-November 2) $50 supply fee paid to instructor on first day

 

Beginning to Intermediate Pottery, Zach Sierke, 5:30-8:30pm, $185, $175. Whether you are a true “newbie” to pottery or have some skill that you want to enhance, Zach will demonstrate techniques and work with each student on their projects.  This class will cover wheel thrown pottery as well as creating from clay slab.  You will learn to slip, glaze or carve to give your work its own personality. Eight weeks (September 14-November 2)
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lay and tools to be purchased separately. Bring supplies noted below.

Thursdays

Sumi-e, Maria Papp, 9:00am-12:00pm, $145, $135. The Japanese word Sumi–e means “Ink Picture” or “black ink painting”. An economy of brush strokes is used to communicate the essence of the subject. Sumi-e may be regarded as a form of expressionistic art that captures the unseen, and has captivated artists from the Impressionists to the Expressionists on up to Picasso and artists of the present day. The goal of ink painting is not simply to reproduce the appearance of the subject, but to capture its spirit. To paint a flower, there is no need to perfectly match its petals and colors, but it is essential to convey its liveliness and fragrance. You will learn the techniques to create enchanting Sumi-e paintings. Eight weeks (September 29-November 17, Open Studio September 15 and 22) Supply List

Intermediate to Advanced Pottery, Maria Spies, 9:30am-12:30pm, $185, $175. Class is full! Call 928-2228 ext. 107 to be placed on the waitlist. Intermediate to advanced levels can enjoy 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 and tools may be purchased as needed. Students need to bring an apron, hand towels, paper towels, notebook and pencil. Eight weeks (September 15-November 3)
       
Clay and tools to be purchased separately. Bring supplies noted below.

The Cultural Impact of World’s Fairs, Bob Bantens, 1:00-2:30pm, $70, $60. Today our world is in so many ways interconnected, which was not the case at the time of the first Fair in 1851. People, cultures, and industry from around the world were brought together, resulting in a cross-fertilization of many dimensions. Our focus will be on the strong influences that the visual arts experienced from the Fairs. Eight weeks (September 15-November 3)

The Great Mud Debate, Cat Pope, 1:00-4:00pm, $80, $70. Grays and neutrals set the stage for the lead actor: brilliant color. While muddy paint is thought to be dull or dirty, when used correctly it can provide a setting for a very successful painting. Students will learn mixing and overmixing techniques to create color notes that are both harmonious and intentionally “muddy.” Designed for oil and acrylic mediums, this workshop is open to students of all levels. Instructor demonstrations will be done in oil. Four weeks (September 29-October 20) Supply List

Soft Pastels, Michele Traum, 6:00-9:00pm, $135, $125. Pastels are a rewarding medium for quickly achieving brilliant to subdued colors and an easy flowing feel to your paintings. You will learn how to create powerful compositions as well as acquire several techniques to lead you to successful paintings. Bring your own photos to paint from or choose from ones provided. Join this class with lots of demonstrations and individual instruction from artist and educator Michele Traum. Eight weeks (September 15-November 3) Supply List

Iphone Photography, Jennifer Widemire Smith, 6:30-8:30pm, $90, $80. Join us for a 6 week course in iPhone Photography (other smartphones are welcome too). Each class will be a 2-part lecture and hands-on activity. We will shoot and edit together in class and participants are encouraged to bring in photos each week that they can use to ask questions or learn to edit on. In this course you'll learn to use the camera and accompanying apps, such as, Snapseed, Hipstamatic, and Photoshop Express. You'll also learn basic photography skills: framing, rule of thirds, controlling exposure as well as when to use your built in flash. Six weeks (September 15-October 20)

 

Fridays

Portrait Sculpture, Fran Neumann, 9:00am-12:00pm, $175, $165. Using information from photos you bring to class, create an individual portrait of anyone you choose.  Work in terracotta for a piece that can be fired after the end of classes or use plasticine if you want to cast it at a later date.  Some experience with clay is helpful.  Clay to be  purchased separately. Eight weeks (September 16-November 4)
         
Clay and tools to be purchased separately. Bring supplies noted below

Drawing Classically, Cleveland Mosher, 3:30-6:30pm, $135, $125. Learn to draw classically by way of studying the drawings of Charles Bargue with the Italian sight-size method. Gain the fundamentals you'll need to draw proportionally with tools over a hundred years proven. The information the student learns in this course will provide valuable knowledge to help them toward drawing from life. Eight weeks (September 16-November 4) Supply List

Saturdays

Botanical Art: The Magic of Drawing with COLORED Inks, Derek Norman, 10:30am-1:30pm, $110, $100. Discover and learn the magic of drawing in pen and colored inks to give your work added impact and vitality. For centuries, classic botanical art has relied on pen and black/sepia ink to bring forth and reveal botanical detail of newly discovered species. With the availability of the new concentrated pigmented inks color adds a whole new ingredient to the presentation of plant and wildflower sketches and drawings. Students will discover a whole new way of depicting depth, dimension and color in plants along with developing a refined stipple technique. Six weeks (September 17-October 22) Supply List

 

*** ALL CLAY CLASSES MUST BRING AN APRON, HAND TOWELS, PAPER TOWLS, A NOTEBOOK & A PENCIL ***

Workshops:

Painting Water with Confidence, Ron Thomson, August 24-25, 10:00am-5:00pm daily. $225, $200 members. Only 1 spot left! The very qualities that compel us to paint water are the same reasons it often defies our attempts. This special workshop will enrich your understanding and appreciation of water's many moods and provide the tools to capture its beauty. Supply List

 

NEW Expressionistic Painting, Linda Ledet, September 8-9, 10:00am-4:00pm daily. $225, $200 members. The Expressionistic Painting Workshop will focus on the art of expression and the dynamics of making your paintings stronger. We will focus on abstract expressionism and the more abstract or emotional aspects of painting. We will also delve into the means of making powerful representational art. It’s a constant and rewarding adventure! The class is designed for oil and acrylic painting. No experience necessary. We will paint like we never painted before. We will embrace our own originality!

 

The Brush and the Wheel, Michael Kline, September 10-11, 10:00am-4:00pm daily. $300, $275 members. Michael Kline delivers this two day hands on workshop diving into the deep well of pottery history and sharing his 25 years of potting experience with demonstrations, discussions, and plenty of time for making. Michael is known for his fluid brushwork and strong traditional wood-fired forms. A variety of surface treatments including brushwork with wax resists and slips, thick slip combing, slip trailing, agate and swirlware, traditional Korean slip inlay, and rope impressing. Be sure to register so you can participate in this exciting workshop! You can visit Michael's website (http://www.klinepottery.com/) to see examples of his work. Payment due by September 1, 2016!

 

NEW Uncorked!, Nancy Raia, September 22, 5:30-8:30pm. $40. Come to the studio for a night of friends, food, and fun! We'll be working in acrylics with ESAC's own Outreach Director Nancy Raia! Bring a friend and a beverage, and create your own masterpiece. We'll provide the food, canvas, and instructor, you bring the fun! Paint and brushes will also be provided, but you can bring your favorite brushes if you prefer!

 

Woodfiring, Maria Spies, September 24-25, 27. $125 pottery dropoff, $100 to participate.

 

NEW How Did I Get That Color? Limited Palette, Loran Chavez, October 7-8, 9:00am-12:00pm daily. $125, $100 members. Have you been curious about why your colors are muddy? Have you ever wanted a method of mixing that creates clean, clear, beautiful colors? Have your paintings faded? Have you ever wanted to know without a doubt which colors are cool or warm, opaque or transparent? Have you ever wanted a limited palette? If you answered yes to any of these questions, join Loran Chavez for a fun, fast-paced workshop that will open up your painting world! Loran has used this method for over 10 years. IT WORKS!

 

NEW Mixed Media Papier-Mâché, Jan Jones, October 10-11, 9:00am-5:00pm Day 1, 1:00-5:00pm Day 2. $125. (@ Jan's Studio!) Leave with completed sculpture (Santa Clauses, Angels, Snowmen, or your choice)

 

NEW Mixed Media Papier-Mâché, Jan Jones, October 17-18, 9:00am-5:00pm Day 1, 1:00-5:00pm Day 2. $125. (@ Jan's Studio!) Leave with completed sculpture (Santa Clauses, Angels, Snowmen, or your choice)

The ESAC is currently building a new website! We hope to have it up soon, but in the meantime, please call Hannah at 928-2228 ext. 107 to register for any classes.

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 Hannah Lyle at 251.928.2228, ext. 107


 

Alabama Art Supply in Mobile has agreed to give ESAC students a 20% discount. Call (251) 344-9265 with your supply list, and let them know who sent you! You can even choose to have your supplies delivered to the Art Center, where they'll be waiting for you on the first day of class.