Adult Classes and Workshops
ESAC will be closed from Dec. 23rd through Jan. 1st. If you wish to enroll in a class during this time, you may enroll on-line by clicking the link below; send your check payable to ESAC for the amount due for the class(es) you wish to take to ESAC 401 Oak Ave. Fairhope, 36532 attn: Melinda or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating the class(es) you wish to take. Your name will be added to the class list and you will be contacted in early January for payment information. Please call between January 2 and January 7 if you need assistance with enrollment. Thank you!!!
EASTERN SHORE ART CENTER WINTER SCHEDULE
Adult Winter 2015 Classes: Winter classes start the week of January 12, 2015 and go through March 7, 2015. Classes are 8 weeks, unless otherwise noted. Class registration must be completed by January 7th. See below for our Refund Policy. TO PRINT A SCHEDULE, CLICK HERE.
Oil Painting 101 with Kathleen Bosell, $145, $135 Members, 9:00 – noon, Studio 5. Have you always wanted to paint in oils but were intimidated? Well, now’s your chance to begin from point zero…. Even the supplies are incorporated in the class fee so you don’t have to spend money on materials until you know it’s the medium for you. You will learn color mixing, color theory, composition and techniques in the fun-filled class. Supplies included.
New Look to Old Works…. With Kathleen Bosell, $135, $125 Members, 1:00 – 4:00pm, Studio 5. Are the closets filled with your old paintings you don’t like but haven’t tossed away? Then this class is just for you!!! Bring those works to this class and turn them into something you’re proud to hang. The medium doesn’t matter… it’s learning ‘what is good’ vs ‘what needs correcting’ in order to make it beautiful! Come have some fun while learning, correcting and restoring!
Loose, Bright and Bold! with Frances Fontaine, $110, $100 Members, 1:00 – 4:00pm, Studio 4. 6 WEEKS. Sometimes, you just need to step back get loose and figure out where to go next with your painting. Solve your own problems in a painting!! If you don’t have a teacher/mentor there, you need to have a way to figure out values, lighting effects, basic compositions, etc. Frances will help you pin point what you are trying to achieve in each painting and how to fix any area that is troubling you. You will learn some strategies that will become your checklist for every painting. She is known for simple, direct explanation of painting, color theory, value and makes painting FUN! This class is for intermediate painters. Oil/acrylic use will be taught. www.francesfontaine.com Supply List
Getting Started with Acrylic Painting with Jane Sellier, $135, $125 9:00 – noon, Studio 4.
Whatever medium you choose to work with, it is important to acquire certain basic skills so you can create a successful painting. In this class, you will be introduced to the materials, equipment and techniques associated with painting backed up by detailed step-by-step demonstrations. This class will get you started and build your confidence with acrylic painting. Supply List
Pottery – Intermediate to Advanced: Tuesdays $160, $150, 9:30 – 12:30 & 5:30 – 8:30pm, Members –Intermediate to advanced students 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 may be purchased as needed. Tuesday morning class is FULL. Call 928-2228, ext. 107 to be placed on the waiting list or join the Wednesday afternoon class with Maria Spies.
Digital Photography with Stephen Savage, $100, $90 6:00 – 8:30pm, 6 Weeks. Studio 2. 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.
Wonderful World of Watercolor with Kathy Sheppard Graham, 9:00 – noon, Studio 5, $125, $105 Members Discover the wonders of watercolor with its many aspects. Each week Kathy will give step-by-step instructions of a variety of techniques to create a painting a day! You will learn to use watercolor to paint on any surface which makes great gifts that need no framing. Individuality is always encouraged so you may choose to participate in new projects of work on anything you wish. Kathy always gives gentle critique and attention to everyone. Bring the watercolor supplies that you have.
Explore the Versatility of Painting with Oils and Acrylics with Kathy Sheppard, $135, $125, 1:00 – 4:00pm, Studio 5. Techniques will be used to make acrylics look and flow like oil as well as using them like watercolor. We will then do an oil overpainting on a acrylic base painting. Layering, texture, glazes, splattering and so many other special effects will be taught. Kathy will demo throughout the class and work with each student as needed. Bring the oil and acrylic supplies that you have and canvases the size you wish to paint on.
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. 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 can be purchased as needed.
JUST ADDED! Intermediate to Advanced Pottery with Maria Spies, $160, $150, 12:30 - 3:00pm. Intermediate to advanced students 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 may be purchased as needed.
Relief Printing with Janet Hinton, $110, $100, 9:00 – noon, Studio 4. 6 WEEKS. Join Janet as you explore the basics of creating original multiples through relief printmaking. Included will be linoleum prints and collographics – printing from a collage. Come venture into the world of printmaking! Supply List
Abstract Painting with Linda Lidet, $135, $125, 1:00 – 4:00pm, Studio 4.
5 WEEKS. 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 you are comfortable. Supply list provided upon enrollment.
Figure Drawing, 5:30 – 8:30pm Studio 4 $125 for 8 weeks. Bring the medium of your choice and join this self- directed drawing/sketching/painting class. Fee covers model fee.
Evening Pottery Beginning to Intermediate with Zach Sierke, $160, $150, 5:30 – 8:30pm, 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 creating from clay slab. You will learn to slip, glaze or carve to give your work its own personality. 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 can be purchased as needed. Students 16 - 18 are welcome to join this class.
And Now for Something Entirely Different with Jane Sellier, $110, $100, 9:00 – noon, Studio 4. 6 WEEKS. Artistic expression takes many forms and can give relief from the usual routine. In this class, we’ll use wood to make a sculpture, papers and paints to make a collage and you’ll be offered suggestions which will encourage you to use your creative energies to make something entirely different and personal. We’ll try to invigorate our imagination and work with freedom and spontaneity. We’ll play and explore together. Supply List
Yes, You Can Draw with Mary Lou Nicolai, $135, $125, Studio 5. This class will eliminate your fears and insecurities about drawing. You will be able to draw anything when you learn the basic drawing skill taught in this class. So, sharpen your pencils and come join the fun and learn to draw! Supply List
The Art of Drawing with Oil Paint with Benita McNider, 1:00 – 4:00pm, $110, $100, Studio 5. 6 WEEKS. In this oil painting class, Benita will demonstrate a technique for making drawings that won’t allow “drawn edges” to restrict of confine the subject matter. This flexibility allows artwork to develop a personality of its own. We’ll draw and paint to showcase strong composition, interesting shapes, add or delete texture, harmonize colors and glaze paintings. During this 6 week course, Benita will answer questions and address any difficulties on an individual basis. INSIDE YOUR UNIQUENESS – LIVE YOUR CREATIVITY!!! Come find your inner creative self. Supply List
Pottery – Intermediate to Advanced: 9:30 – 12:30, $160, $150 Members –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 may be purchased as needed. Class is full. An additional class has been added on Wednesday afternoon.
Foundations and Expressions in Oil and Acrylic with Ron Thomson, 1:00 – 4:00, Studio 4. $135, $125 . Understanding how to see light is the foundation of painting light. Join us on a low stress journey to express the beauty around us. This class is an on-going exploration not only of light, but the nuts and bolts of all aspects of the painting process. Embark on this exploration directed by your interests. Ron will support both the creative spirit and your artistic prowess. www.ronthomson.net
Figurative Sculpture with Fran Neuman, 9:00 – noon, $200/$190, Studio 5. Students of all levels of ability can study the figure realistically or abstractly using live models. Working in terracotta clays, students learn techniques to fire completed work. Includes model fee, clay purchased separately.
Anything goes with Kathy Sheppard, 10:30 – 1:30pm, $135, $125 Studio 4. Students may work with any medium and subject matter of their choice and receive individual help and encouragement from Kathy. Bring the projects you haven’t finished or get inspired to do something new. Kathy will demo each week. Come join the fun!
Don Andrews Landscape Watercolor Workshop, January 19 – 23, 2015, $500, $475 Members – 5 day workshop. Join Artist Don Andrews for a 5 day color landscape watercolor workshop which will explore new techniques to enhance your landscapes. Don will demonstrate in watercolor. Acrylic painters are welcome to participate in the workshop. $500 workshop fee. $250 deposit required by Sept. 26, 2014, balance due Nov. 28, 2014.
There is a $75 refund fee for all workshop cancellations. Supply List Workshop is SOLD OUT!!!
Raku Pottery Firing with Nolan Windholtz, January 7, 8 $225, $215, 9:00 – 4:00pm. Work with Nolan to design your pottery pieces adding some of Nolan’s “magical” touches if you wish. Your pottery will dry overnight and then be fired in the Raku kiln. 25 lbs. of clay and some glazes will be provided. Students are encouraged to bring Cone 06 glazes that they wish to experiment with. Last day to register is December 31st.
Uncorked, January 29th, $40 per person, 5:30 – 8:30pm. Come for an evening of painting, pizza and fun. You will complete a painting in one evening and share time with friends. So, bring a friend, the beverage of your choice and your sense of humor. Supplies included. Last day to register is January 21st.
A Simple Approach to Creating Painting with Impact with Bill Thompson, $275, $265 February 20, 21st, $9:30 – 3:30pm. The five key elements of painting will be presented including composition/design, shape arrangement, color harmony and more. Bill will help you apply these principles as you create your painting each day and he will help you avoid the simple mistakes that prevent successful paintings. We will explore paint manipulation using the brush and the palette knife. The basics of fundamental impressionistic painting will be demonstrated each day along with one-on-one instruction throughout the workshop. All experience levels are welcome. Oil or acrylic mediums. Supply List Last day to register is February 11th.
Pottery Wood Kiln Firing Hands-On Workshop with Maria Spies, February 20, 21, 24, $100 per shelf for those who participate, $120 to drop off pottery for firing. Shelf size is 12”x 24”x 8” high. All pottery must fit in this space. Workshop is SOLD OUT!!! Contact Melinda Hicks to be placed on the waiting list 928-2228, ext. 107.
Papier-Mache - Mixed Media Sculpting with Jan Jones, $155, $165, February 27, 28. Fri. 9:00 - 4:00, Sat. 10:00 - 2:00pm. Don't think that this is your elementary school papier mache class! You simply will not believe how fun and easy it is to take home a sculpture you will be proud to show your friends and family. Techniques learned may be used in many other ways. Each student will leave with a small sculpture of their choose. So, roll up your sleeves, let's get messy and have fun! Supplies included. Last day to register is February 18th.
An Introduction to Botanical Art with Derek Norman March 13, 14, 2015, 9:30 – 3:30pm $135, $125 Family Members and above. This seminar is designed as an introduction to the world of botanical art. The chances are that you have been looking at flowers all your life but have your really studied their elegant form or marveled at their exquisite detail and design? If no, this seminar is for you! Working from a live plant specimen you’ll learn the fundamentals of botanical drawing and technique. In addition to learning drawing skills, you will have the opportunity of exploring/reviewing such techniques as English dry-brush watercolor, gauche painting, colored-pencil techniques and/or classic pen and ink. Botanical Art – discovering a whole new world of possibilities.
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.
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