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.

Refund Policy:

A $25 fee will be charged for all class refunds due to a withdrawal.  Refunds will be given up to seven (7) days prior to class start date.  Thereafter, no refunds will be given, unless the ESAC cancels the class.

A $75 fee will be charged for all workshop refunds due to a withdrawal.  Refunds will be given up to one (1) month prior to the workshop start date.  Thereafter, no refunds will be given, unless the ESAC cancels the workshop.  

  

 

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. One spot remaining! Call 928-2228 ext. 107 to register. 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. Class is full! Call 928-2228 ext. 107 to be put on the waitlist. 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. Class is full! Call 928-2228 ext. 107 to be put on the waitlist. 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.

NEW Impressionism, Benita McNider, 1:00-4:00pm, $135, $125. 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

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 15 - November 17, Open Studio September 29 and October 6) 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

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 ***

Refund Policy:

A $25 fee will be charged for all class refunds due to a withdrawal.  Refunds will be given up to seven (7) days prior to class start date.  Thereafter, no refunds will be given, unless the ESAC cancels the class.

A $75 fee will be charged for all workshop refunds due to a withdrawal.  Refunds will be given up to one (1) month prior to the workshop start date.  Thereafter, no refunds will be given, unless the ESAC cancels the workshop.  

  

Workshops:

Uncorked!, Nancy Raia, September 22, 5:30-8:30pm. $40. Class is full! Call 928-2228 ext. 107 to be put on the waitlist. 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.

 

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!

 

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!) Students will be instructed in the process of papier mache: draping and sculpting with paper. This medium can translate into dimensional  artwork on artists canvases or applying as embellishment on furniture, etc. Jan will provide her small sculpted faces for the sculptures the students create. Everyone leaves with a piece they can be proud of! We'll be sculpting Santa Clauses, Angels, Snowmen, or your choice.

 

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!) Students will be instructed in the process of papier mache: draping and sculpting with paper. This medium can translate into dimensional  artwork on artists canvases or applying as embellishment on furniture, etc. Jan will provide her small sculpted faces for the sculptures the students create. Everyone leaves with a piece they can be proud of! We'll be sculpting Santa Clauses, Angels, Snowmen, or your choice.

Botanical Watercolor Workshop, Gary Bukovnik, January 7-8, 2017, 9:30am-3:30pm daily. $275, $255 members. Sign up for this unique opportunity to paint with renowned San Francisco watercolorist Gary Bukovnik. In this hands-on workshop you will learn principles of watercolor and also a way of seeing and representing plants through Gary's unique eyes. $137.50 due September 30, 3016, balance due on November 1, 2016.

NEW Fast and Furious Florals in Acrylic, Melanie Morris, February 17-18, 2017, 10:00am-4:00pm daily. $350, $325 members. Join Melanie Morris for a fun workshop that will help you create fresher and more intuitive acrylic paintings.  The class will paint from life so each student will choose a floral from a number of arrangements that will be provided.  Melanie will start the class by walking students through how to create a successful floral painting – from composition to color mixing.  The class will then paint a series of timed, small paintings with Melanie providing individual instruction.  Melanie will start each timed painting with a demo so there will be numerous demos each day.  Students love this class and are often surprised to find their favorite paintings are the ones they created in the shortest amount of time.  On the second day, the class will pick different floral arrangements and create more quick paintings.  If you want to create looser florals, this is the class for you.  This class is appropriate for all levels – from beginner to advanced. $175 nonrefundable deposit due by November 17, 2016. Balance due January 17, 2017.

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 all class refunds due to a withdrawal.  Refunds will be given up to seven (7) days prior to class start date.  Thereafter, no refunds will be given, unless the ESAC cancels the class.

A $75 fee will be charged for all workshop refunds due to a withdrawal.  Refunds will be given up to one (1) month prior to the workshop start date.  Thereafter, no refunds will be given, unless the ESAC cancels the workshop.   


*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.