Adult Classes and Workshops

 

                 

 

EASTERN SHORE ART CENTER SPRING SCHEDULE

              

Adult Spring 2015 Classes:  Spring classes start the week of March 23, 2015 and go through May 15, 2015.  Classes are 8 weeks, unless otherwise noted.   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.  See below for our Refund Policy. 

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Tuesdays:

The BIG Picture with Jane Sellier, 9:00 – 12:00, 6 Weeks $110, $100.  No one ever finishes learning to paint.  In this class we’ll use bigger canvases and emphasis will be on big shapes and bold brushwork.  Demonstrations are broken down into easy to understand steps with personal guidance.  Any subject matter lends itself to this approach so bring a picture or photos that you can use as a reference.  Painting bigger will definitely get you out of the hum drum mode of painting.  Supplies:  medium of your choice, watercolor, oils, acrylics.  24”x30” or larger canvas, paper towels and all of the other painting supplies you normally use.

Oil Painting For Everyone! with Kathleen Bosell, 9:00 – noon, 6 Weeks $110, $100 Members, 9:00 – noon, Studio 5.  Whether you are a beginner or seasoned painter, this is the perfect place to join a fun group of fellow artists and paint a different painting each week.  Students may work from the set-up or bring their own photo from which to work.  We will focus on light, shadow and making paintings crisp and sparkle.  We will discuss color theory, composition and techniques in this fun filled class.  Supplies may be purchased for a fee of $25 for the six week class. 

Loose, Bright and Bold! with Frances Fontaine, $75, $70 Members, 5:30 – 8:30pm, Studio 4.  4 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

 

Pottery – Intermediate to Advanced: Tuesdays $160, $150, 9:30 – 12:30 & 5:30 – 8:30pm, Studio 3. 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.  Students need to bring an apron, hand towels, paper towels, notebook and pencil.  Tuesday morning pottery  class is full.  Call 928-2228, ext. 107 to be placed on the waiting list. 

  

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

 

 Wednesdays:

 

Watercolor, Your Way with Kathy Sheppard Graham, 9:00 – noon, Studio 5, $110, $100 Members, 6 Weeks, Studio 5.    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 to the first class.  Kathy will review your supplies and make suggestions.   

 

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.  Students need to bring an apron, hand towels, paper towels, notebook and pencil. 

Capturing Sunlight in Oil or Acrylic with Ted Burn, 9:00 – noon, $135, $125, Studio 4.  Whether you use oil or acrylic there is a simple technique to capturing bright sunlight and rich shadows in any painting.  Landscape, figurative, still life or any subject in bright clear sunlight.  It doesn’t require a huge investment in new colors.  With a limited palette of six colors plus ivory black and white you can create sumptuous paintings that vibrate with color and light.  It’s a great system to use for plein aire.  Come join me and let’s create some light!  I will teach use in oil demonstrations but the application will work just as well in acrylic.  Supply List

Sketchbook with Kathy Sheppard, 1:00 – 4:00, $110, $100, 6 Weeks, Studio 5.  Spring, summer and vacations are just around the corner! Let’s get our sketch books and learn to capture the “fleeting moments” of the season. Kathy will demonstrate sketch book techniques using pencil, pen, colored pencils and watercolors.  Short field trips will be planned, so come join the fun and learn how to journal your travel adventures or just everyday life!  Supply List

 

Pottery – Intermediate to Advanced: Wednesdays $160, $150, 1:00 – 4:00, Studio 3. 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.  Students need to bring an apron, hand towels, paper towels, notebook and pencil. 

Abstract Painting with Linda Ledet, $110, $100, 5:30 - 8:30pm, Studio 5.  6 weeks, April 15th - May 20th.  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!!  Call 928-2228, ext. 107 to be placed on the waiting list. 

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.   No class, April 29th. 

  

Wood Firing and Native Clays with Zach Sierke, $260, $250, 5:30 – 8:30pm, Studio 3. This course will give wood-fire enthusiasts and those new to wood firing a technically thorough and aesthetically refined approach to Achieving one’s goals using wood-fired kilns.  Zach will share his expert knowledge of wood-firing, native materials and local ceramic history.  Students will come away with techniques for refining wild materials and an understanding the myriad transformations taking place in the wood kiln.  Hand-building and wheel throwing techniques will be covered as well.  A wood firing conducted by Maria Spies will be done at the end of the class.  Fee includes wood firing.  Clay to be purchased separately.  Students should bring apron, hand towels, paper towels, notebook and pen/pencil. 

Thursdays:

Pottery – Intermediate to Advanced: 9:30 – 12:30, $160, $150, Studio 3. 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. Students need to bring an apron, hand towels, paper towels, notebook and pencil. 

 

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   Supply List         No class April 30th.  CLASS IS FULL!!

Perspective Drawing – Adding a Whole New Dimension to Your Work with Derek Norman, 1:00 – 4:00, 6 weeks, Studio 5, $110, $100.  Perspective can be a complex and difficult subject to confront and actually execute.  Yet it is one aspect of drawing technique that can make or break your work.  We will learn to simplify the subject so it is easy to understand, making it possible to solve any problem of perspective that you may encounter.  Perspective will be addressed as it relates to making your drawing and painting more accomplished.  We will study hardscape, seascape, landscape and botanical perspective.   All levels are welcome in this class.  Class work will be conducted in the studio and on location using various mediums. Supply List

Fridays:

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. 

 

Saturdays: 

 

Botanical Art, Learning How to Draw #1 with Derek Norman, 10:30 – 1:30pm, 6 weeks, $115, $105 Studio 5.  If you have long held a desire to learn how to draw botanicals, then this class is for you and for those who simply wish to take their drawing skills to a higher level.  We will cover a step-by-step process of analytical drawing exercises including the study of negative and positive spatial compositions, convex and concave shapes and botanical perspectives. As the class progresses each student will engage in drawing plants specimens as they learn to recognize and create form by understanding the importance of structure, surface texture and light as “value”.  Feel the magic of creating “value” as your flower drawing slowly emerges and comes to life with shape, form, depth and dimension. Supply List

 Workshops:

   

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.  Class is FULL!!!  Contact Melinda Hicks to be placed in the waiting list, 928-2228, ext. 107.

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.  Class is FULL!!!

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.  Class is FULL.  Please call 928-2228, ext. 107 to be placed on the waiting list.    Supply List

Uncorked! An evening of painting pizza and fun.  Thursday, March 26, 5:30 – 8:30.  $40, supplies included, bring your paint brushes. 

A Guided Tour into Creating with Oils with Natalia Andreeva , April 16, 17, 9:30 – 3:30, $295, $285.  Join Tallahassee, FL artist Natalia Andreeva in this 2-day workshop that will lead you through the steps of designing your composition, format selection, judgment of perspective and illumination.  She will discuss techniques of working with color that will highlight and emphasize your paintings.   We will paint from both still life and landscape which offer wonderful opportunities to create impressionistic art masterpieces.  Natalia will provide guidance, help and friendly critique.    Visit nataliaandreeva.com to view her work.  Supply List

 

Wood Kiln Firing with Maria Spies, April 24, 25, 28.  $100 per shelf to participate, $120 to drop off work.  Workshop is FULL!  Call 928-2228, ext. 107 to be placed on the waiting list.

Watercolor Painting with Emphasis on Color, Composition and Form with Nancy Barry, April 23, 24, 9:30 – 3:30, $185, $175.   This watercolor workshop will emphasize capturing and understanding how light effects color relationships and what role it plays in defining objects.  The same principal applies to all subjects, and is essential in setting up a paintings harmony and mood.  We will work from the still life building color and form to bring realism to your work.  This class is designed for the advanced beginner to intermediate watercolor students.  Supply List

Figuratively Speaking:  Drawing and Painting the Human Form with Ron Thomson,

May 15, 16, 17, 9:00 – 4:00, $325, $315, includes model fee.  This in-depth class will focus on providing the tools and knowledge essential to drawing and painting from a live model.  A nude model will be used all 3 days.  Basic anatomy, proportion and rhythmic balances will be explored as a means of empowering observational skills.  Ron will also introduce the “envelope” technique to aid in proportions and accuracy.  Day one will focus on drawing; painting on days 2 and 3.  Supply List

 

Don’t Toss that Painting! with Kathleen Bosell, May 8, 9:30 – 3:30, $75, $65.  Are your closets filled with your old paintings you don’t like and don’t know how to fix?  Bring those works to this class and turn them into something you’re proud to hang.  The medium doesn’t matter… its learning “what is good” vs “what needs correcting” in order to make it beautiful!  Come have some fun while learning, correcting and restoring!  Each student may bring 3 paints to class with the medium of their choice. 

 

Advanced Coil Pottery Workshop with Shane Reynolds, May 19, 20, 21 $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 to be purchased as needed.  Students should bring apron, hand towels, paper towels, notebook and pen/pencil.       

 

 

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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