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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How to Paint with Oils with Frances Fontaine, 4 weeks, July 7 - 28, 9:00 - noon, Studio 4. For the beginning oil painter looking for a comprehensive introduction to oil painting filled with encouraging, easy-to-follow instructions. This class is a no-fear guide to enjoying oil painting with great results. Come experience this rich, buttery textured medium in a laid back, comfortable atmosphere, FUN is on the menu! All Supplies included. Class is full.
Pottery – Intermediate to Advanced with Maria Spies: Tuesdays: 9:00 – 12:00 $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. Supply List Class is full. See class on Wednesday evenings below.
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.
Abstract Painting with Linda Ledet, $75, $65, 5:30 - 8:30pm, Studio 5. 4 weeks, July 8 – 29. 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. Click supply list above. Class is FULL.
Beginning – Intermediate Sumi-e: Asian Brush Painting with Maria Papp, Studio 5. $75, $65. August 6 - 27. 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.
Pottery – Intermediate to Advanced with Maria Spies: Thursdays: 9:00 – 12:00 $160, $150. 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.
Beginning Soft Pastels with Jane Sellier, Fridays, 9:00 - 12:00, Studio 4, $50, $45. July 10-31. Soft pastels are unique. No other painting medium offers the speed and directness when painting. Jane will show you how to paint with pastels to achieve wonderful results with little or no mess. Pastels have a soft buttery feel and the colors are vibrant and pure because the sticks are made with nearly 100% pure pigment. In short, they are showy and exiting! Come join the fun and learn to use this medium to the fullest! All supplies included.
Botanical Drawing Summer Fun with Derek Norman, Saturdays June 6 – July 25, 10:30 – 1:30pm, 7 weeks, $125, $115. For those who are joining Derek’s class for the first time, we will work to enhance your drawing skills and take them to a new level. We will work through analytical drawing exercises at the beginning and progress to botanical perspectives, drawing from plant specimens. For those who have taken Derek’s class, students will learn the art of applying color and color blending with colored pencil and watercolors to their botanical drawings. Students will learn to understand the importance of structure, surface texture and light as “value”. All students will learn to surprise yourself and amaze your friends with yournew drawing skills learned! Supply List
How to Mix the Perfect Pottery Glaze with Maria Spies, August 1, 2, 10:00 – 4:00pm. $225, $215 Family Member and above. Learn 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.
Papier Mache – Mixed Media With Jan Jones, August 11 & 13, 9:00 – 4:00, $165, $155
Don’t think this is your elementary school papier mache class! You simply will not believe how fun and easy it is to create a sculpture you will be proud to show your friends and family. Techniques learned may be used in many other ways. So roll up your sleeves, get messy and sculpt like Michelangelo! We will start our creations on Tuesday, August 11th, let them dry and finish up on Thursday, August 13th.
Flora & Fauna Watercolor Workshop with Kathy Sheppard Graham, August 17 – 21, $350, $330 members. This fun filled workshop will begin with painting flora from live plants and fauna from photographs. Kathy Sheppard has accomplished the art of botanical painting and is known for her intricate detail and realistic painting style. You will learn techniques of giving light, dimension and luminosity to your work which can be applied to any type of painting. We will work on a ½ sheet of paper or smaller. All levels of painters are welcome to attend. Come relax, make new friends while you create painting you will enjoy for a lifetime. Supply List
Advanced Coil/Slab Pottery Workshop with Shane Reynolds, August 11, 12, 13 $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 and tool kits to be purchased as needed.
Quick Landscpape Studies with Melanie Morris, September 17, 18, 9:30 - 3:30pm, $225, $215. Join acrylic painter Melanie Morris for a new workshop that promises to be a lot of fun and will help you create fresher landscape paintings. Each student will paint a quick, small landscape from a photograph and then use this small painting as a reference for a larger painting. Throughout the two days, Mealnie will paint several demos and help everyone individually. Students will work from their own photographs so each painting will be unique.
Wood Kiln Firing with Maria Spies, September 18, 19, 22. $100/shelf, $120 to drop off your pottery. Once again we will be firning up our Manabigama wood kiln in September. So bring your pottery and join the fun as we wait to see the pottery when the kiln is re-opened. Pot luck Friday and Saturday, bring a dish to share.
Negativity Isn't Always Bad! Explorating Negative Space with Mary Lou Nicolai, October 23, 24, 9:30 - 3:30pm, $155, $145. Students will learn how to see negative space in a new light and how to use these spaces to make your composition stronger. You will learn how to paint beautiful watercolors/acrylics simply by painting the negative spaces. This workshop is for the intermediate to advanced watercolor or acrylic student. Bring your watercolors or acrylics, paper, brushes and lunch and jump into the negative!
Mosaic Pendant Workshop with Gila Rayberg, November 7, 10:30-1:00pm, $75, supplies included. Join Gila for a fun adventure of creating mosaic pendants for yourself or for gifts. Each student will create two mosaic pendants of their own design. Full instruction will be given by Gila during the workshop. Come let your creativity abound and see what you can create!
Watercolor … Creative Design and Innovative Color Patterns with Judi Betts
February 22 – 26, 2016, 9:30 – 3:30 daily. $550, $500 members.
Ways to develop your own personal painting style will be explored by this master of creativity and expression. Variation and simplification in design, influence of color, variations in texture, and the use of abstract images are some of the essentials which will be explored. You will learn to see and understand Judi’s concept of ‘magical shapes”; as well as discover new ways to see and capture mood and emotion. The workshop’s focus is to assist the artist in creating their own expressive paintings. In addition to planning landscapes, you may want to further develop your skills with animal and human figures.
With over 100 awards to her credit, Judi is a painter who also teaches. Her paintings are known for their luminosity, humor and sparkle. Judi’s classes are spirited and upbeat, fun and constructive. The lectures and demos are designed to encourage, expand and explore. It’s recommended that you bring many photographs to work from. Participants are encouraged to bring a few finished paintings or sketchbooks for professional review with Judi. Daily challenges are given which are personalized to each student’s level of experience...SOMETHING EXCITING!
$275/$250 deposit due by September 8, 2015 to reserve a place in the workshop. $275/$250 due Nov. 20th. There is a $75 cancellation fee up to Nov. 20, 2015. Thereafter, no refunds will be issued.
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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