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.  Supplies:  One piece of 22"x30" - 100% cotton rag watercolor paper, one 8 pan set of Prang watercolor paints, one soft graphite drawing pencil, white plastic eraser, #2 PigmaMicron pen, small water container, rag. 

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 $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

 

Digital Photography with Stephen Savage, Tues., 6:00 – 8:30pm, 6 WeeksStudio 2. $100, $90 Members. 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. 

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.

Beginning – Intermediate Sumi-e:  Asian Brush Painting with Maria Papp, Studio 5.  $145, $135.  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. 

 Saturday Classes:

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                                       

 Workshops:

 

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.

 

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   

 

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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