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Acrylic Pouring ~ Virtual Course

Acrylic Pouring Virtual Course Pre-recorded virtual class available for download April 15. Treat yourself to something new and colorful! In this video, Artist and instructor, Gail Sovick, will walk you step by step through the process of mixing your fluid paints and using them to create your own, unique, abstract painting. Acrylic Pouring is fun […]

Introduction to Wood Burning ~ Virtual Course

Introduction to Wood Burning Virtual Course Join artist and instructor, Chelsea Hoitt, as she demonstrates her various techniques and introduces you to the magic of wood burning! Instructor: Chelsea Hoitt. $10/class.  Supplies not included PURCHASE CLASS HERE  

Introduction to Wood Burning Cont. ~ Virtual Course

Introduction to Wood Burning Continued Virtual Course Join artist and instructor, Chelsea Hoitt, as she demonstrates her various techniques and introduces you to the magic of wood burning! Instructor: Chelsea Hoitt. $10/class. Supplies not included PURCHASE CLASS HERE  

Meditation & Mandalas: Rock Painting Workshop ~ Virtual Course

Meditation & Mandalas ~ Rock Painting Workshop Virtual Course Pre-recorded virtual class. Gather your whole family to paint mandalas on river stones with Boo Radford! This workshop will be instruction interspersed with meditation. There is something uniquely calming about focusing on the task immediately before you, allow yourself to create in stillness and with purpose. […]

Songlines: a Painting Workshop ~ Virtual Course

Songlines: a Painting Workshop Virtual Course Pre-recorded virtual class. Join Cheri Isgreen in this short, 20 minute, painting workshop and find inspiration in the art aboriginal songline painting. This workshop will introduce you to the history of songline painting and how to create a unique image by exploring a new way to view of the […]

Photo Transfer & Colors ~ Virtual Course

Photo Transfer & Colors – Pre-recorded Virtual Class Take a trip down memory lane and learn how to transfer your favorite black & white images to canvas by using a simple trick you can easily achieve at home! Once the image is transferred, add some color to the print using acrylic paints and pens to […]

Book Blast – Session 1

Book Blast Virtual Class Session 1: Tuesdays, 6:00 – 8:30 pm. January 5 – February 16. Pre-program individual conference: schedule directly with Shelley for anytime Dec. 14-31 Session 2: Tuesdays, 6:00 -8:30 pm. March 2 – April 6. Pre-program individual conference: schedule directly with Shelley for anytime Feb. 15-26 Writing a book-length manuscript poses numerous […]

Adult Aerial Conditioning ~ Session 1

Session 1: Mondays, 6:00 – 7:00 pm. January 18 – February 22. CLASS FULL       OR Thursdays, 5:00 – 6:00 pm. January 21 – February 25.  Session 2: Mondays, 6:00 – 7:00 pm. March 8 – April 12.        OR Thursdays, 5:00 – 6:00 pm. March 11 – April 15.  Limit 2 people per class due to […]

Private Acting Lessons

January 18 – April 20, 2021. This course is great for every type of actor. From learning the basics of analyzing text to perfecting audition monologues for professional theatre and college courses. These one on one classes will push you to discover new techniques and refine your existing skills in an intimate setting. You get […]

Introduction to the Basics of Color Concepts

Introduction to the Basics of Color Concepts Virtual Class Tuesdays, 6:00 – 8:00 pm. January 19 – March 2. Color is one of the fundamental elements of creative investigations and as such it is important to not only be exposed to color theory, but to understand how to apply that theory. This workshop investigates the […]

Intro to Stage Makeup ~ (Ages 16+) – Session 1

Session 1: Tuesdays, 6:00 – 8:15 pm. January 19 – February 23. Session 2: Tuesdays, 6:00 – 8:15 pm. March 9 – April 20. (no class on 3/23) Have you ever wanted to learn the basics of stage makeup and how to bring a character alive with different techniques and effects? We will learn and […]

Barre Sculpt Intensive ~ Session 1

Session 1: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6:00 – 7:00 pm. January 19 – February 25. CLASS FULL Session 2: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6:00 – 7:00 pm. March 9 – April 15. Use the fundamentals of ballet to lift your seat, tone your muscles, and feel the burn in this six week long, 12 session barre workout […]

Adult Hip Hop ~ Session 1

Session 1: Wednesdays, 6:00 – 7:00 pm. January 20 – February 24.    Session 2: Wednesdays, 6:00 – 7:00 pm. March 10 – April 14.  Students will learn various beginning hip hop dance moves in a fun filled encouraging group environment while building self-confidence. All levels of dancers can join! Min 3 – Max 10 students. […]

Knitting ~ (Ages 15+)

Wednesdays, 6:00 – 8:00 pm. January 20 – February 10. Looking for the right project to master basic knitting skills? Learn to cast on, knit, purl, and cast off with this classic, reversible scarf. Live instructor sessions also come with access to video tutorials of all in class skills. The Broken Garter Scarf is the […]

Playful Vases – In Person Workshop

Wednesdays, 6:00 – 9:00 pm. January 20 & 27. A virtual class will be taught should Covid affect in person meetings: Tuesdays, 6:00 – 9:00 pm. March 23. Join us for a whimsical virtual course with local artist, Kristin Gruenberger. Each student will be provided with the tools needed to complete a mini bud vase […]

Beginning Adult Ballet ~ Session 1

Session 1: Thursdays, 9:30 – 10:30 am. January 21 – February 25.   Session 2: Thursdays, 9:30 – 10:30 am. March 11 – April 15.  Learn the fundamentals of ballet technique while achieving a strong, toned and sculpted physique. No experience necessary.  Min 3 – Max 10 students.  Instructor: Alexandria Rodriguez.  $65/session, $55.25/members.    REGISTER HERE […]

Introduction to the Fundamentals of Pictorial Composition

Introduction to the Fundamentals of Pictorial Composition Virtual Class Thursdays, 6:00 – 8:00 pm. January 21 – March 4. Once of the most often asked questions in the two-dimensional arts is “how do I determine the organization of the pictorial surface; how do I arrange all of the different features of a composition in such […]

Ballet/Tap Combo ~ (Ages 4 – 6)

Mondays, 4:00 – 5:00 pm. January 25 – April 12. (No class 2/15, 3/15) This combo dance class will introduce your little dancers to basic ballet vocab and techniques for a half hour and fun tapping combos the last half hour.  Min 3 – Max 10 students.  Instructor: Alexandria Rodriguez.  $120/student, $102/members.  REGISTER HERE  

Hip Hop Troupe ~ (Ages 5 – 8)

Mondays, 5:00 – 6:00 pm. January 25 – April 12. (No class 2/15, 3/15) Learn various beginning hip hop steps in an encouraging environment while building self-confidence!  Min 3 – Max 10 students.  Instructor: Alexandria Rodriguez.  $120/student, $102/members.  REGISTER HERE  

Adult Creative Clay: Hand-Building – Session 1

Session 1: Tuesdays, 6:00 – 9:00 pm. January 26 – March 2. Instructor: Kit Wijkowski Session 2: Thursdays, 6:00 – 9:00 pm. April 8 – May 13. Instructor: Kristin Gruenberger Students will learn the basics of clay and hand building with exciting creative projects, glazing and firing techniques. No experience necessary. Registration fee includes a […]

Creative Clay: Wheel Throwing – Session 1

Session 1: Thursdays, 6:00 – 9:00 pm. January 28 – March 4. CLASS FULL Instructor: Paige Stewart Session 2: Tuesdays, 6:00 – 9:00 pm. April 6 – May 11. Instructor: TBD Use your knowledge of clay from the hand-building class and apply it to throwing on the wheel! Students will be taught centering, wheel throwing […]

Dance Cardio with Barron ~ Session 1

Join enthusiastic instructor Barron Farnell for a fun and complete Zumba-style dance workout. Students should wear tennis shoes or dance shoes and bring their own water bottle. Ages 18+. Fridays, 9:30 – 10:30 am.  Session 1: Fridays, 9:30 – 10:30 am. January 29 – March 5. Session 2: Fridays, 9:30 – 10:30 am. March 26 […]

Mud Puppies ~ (Ages 5 – 8) – Session 1

Session 1: Mondays, 4:15 – 5:45 pm. February 1 – March 8. CLASS FULL Instructor: Brenna Hilgers Session 2: Mondays, 4:15 – 5:45 pm. April 5 – May 10. Instructor: TBD Students will explore the world of clay by creating their very own mugs, plates, sculptures, treasures and more. The final weeks of class will […]

Creating Songs ~ (Ages 16+)

Mondays, 6:00 – 8:00 pm. February 1 – March 29. (No class 3/15) This two-hour songwriting class is for people whose levels of songwriting proficiency range from very beginner through advanced. By the end of this course, students will be able to create original songs, as well as understand and apply the principles, practices, methods […]

Discover Drawing ~ (Ages 7 – 13)

Tuesdays, 4:30 – 6:00 pm. February 2 – 23. Students will follow a fun and easy progression of drawing exercises designed to build technical skills, as well as develop the ability to interpret our world around us on paper. Experienced students will be given extra challenges. Each student will receive a drawing kit and sketch […]

Make a Splash Watercolor: All Levels

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6:00 – 8:30 pm. February 2 – February 18. Discover the magic of watercolor painting! Students will learn brushstroke techniques and the value of light and shadow to add drama to your paintings. All levels welcome. Experienced students will be given extra challenges. Minimum 4 students to run. Instructor: Karen Hill. $120/student, […]

Mud Makers ~ (Ages 9 – 12) – Session 1

Session 1: Wednesdays, 5:30 – 7:30 pm. February 3 – March 10. Session 2: Wednesdays, 5:30 – 7:30 pm. March 24 – April 28. Students in this class will learn how to throw on the wheel. Techniques focusing on centering, throwing, trimming and glazing will be taught. Learn to throw bowls, mugs, plates, vessels and […]

Creating Guitar Music: Square One and Beyond ~ (Ages 16+)

Wednesdays, 6:00 – 8:00 pm. February 3 – March 31 (No class 3/17) This two-hour guitar class is for people whose levels of proficiency on guitar range from very beginner through intermediate. Students will learn to develop and perform songs, understand and apply harmonic theory to guitar music and will master the fundamentals of the […]

Discover Oil Pastels ~ (Ages 8 – 14)

Thursdays, 4:30 – 6:00 pm. February 4 – 25. In this four-week course students will explore the colorful medium of oil pastels to create beautiful landscapes, still life drawings and more. No technical drawing skills are needed to succeed with this medium. You will go home with a number of finished pieces ready to showcase […]

The Greatest Story You’ll Ever Tell

The Greatest Story You’ll Ever Tell Virtual Class Mondays, 6:00 – 8:00 pm. February 15 – March 8. Workshop is intended for individuals seriously interested in the creation of dramatic texts for performance. Participants should come prepared to create, discuss, support each other and be open to new ideas in an enjoyable yet challenging virtual […]

Thursday Film Soirée

Thursday Film Soirée Virtual Class Thursdays, 6:00 – 8:00 pm. February 18 – March 25. In light of the covid-19 global pandemic the artistic exchange of thought and workshopping has come to a screeching halt and the filmmaking community has not been spared. The Thursday Film Soirée seeks to provide a space for filmmakers at […]

Introducing Narrative to the Ceramic Surface

Mondays, 6:30 – 9:00 pm. February 22 & March 1. Try another option for finishing your ceramic pieces and applying new ideas to your work. In this two day hands-on workshop, we will add to what you’ve learned about surface decoration by creating illustrative ceramic tiles utilizing carving, inlay, and transfer techniques. Wet clay tiles […]

Book Blast – Session 2

Book Blast Virtual Class Session 2: Tuesdays, 6:00 -8:30 pm. March 2 – April 6. Pre-program individual conference: schedule directly with Shelley for anytime Feb. 15-26 Writing a book-length manuscript poses numerous challenges, from vision to completion to publication. This deeply immersive and supportive program offers you the encouragement and guidance to get your book […]

Wire Jewelry ~ (Ages 7+)

Wednesdays, 4:30 – 6:00 pm. March 3 & 10. Create your very own one of a kind jewelry! In this class, students will master the basics of wire wrapping and beading to craft unique and fun jewelry. Instructor: Deirdre Jones. $50/student, $42.50/members.   REGISTER HERE  

Adult Aerial Conditioning ~ Session 2

Session 2: Mondays, 6:00 – 7:00 pm. March 8 – April 12.        OR Thursdays, 5:00 – 6:00 pm. March 11 – April 15.  Limit 2 people per class due to Covid. In this class students will gain an understanding of body conditioning and how to apply it to aerial dance. Students will go through beginner […]

Intro to Stage Makeup ~ (Ages 16+) – Session 2

Session 2: Tuesdays, 6:00 – 8:15 pm. March 9 – April 20. (no class on 3/23) Have you ever wanted to learn the basics of stage makeup and how to bring a character alive with different techniques and effects? We will learn and execute varying theatrical make-up styles such as; corrective stage make-up, character makeup, […]

Barre Sculpt Intensive ~ Session 2

Session 2: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6:00 – 7:00 pm. March 9 – April 15. Use the fundamentals of ballet to lift your seat, tone your muscles, and feel the burn in this six week long, 12 session barre workout class with Alex! Ages 18+.  Min 3 – Max 10 students.  Instructor: Alexandria Rodriguez. $120/session, $102/members.  […]

Adult Hip Hop ~ Session 2

Session 2: Wednesdays, 6:00 – 7:00 pm. March 10 – April 14.  Students will learn various beginning hip hop dance moves in a fun filled encouraging group environment while building self-confidence. All levels of dancers can join! Min 3 – Max 10 students. Instructor: Alexandria Rodriguez. $65/session, $55.25/members. REGISTER HERE  

Old School Animation: 2D and 3D stop-motion in the world of digital tendencies

Old School Animation: 2D and 3D stop-motion in the world of digital tendencies Virtual Class Wednesdays, 6:00 – 8:00 pm. March 10 – 31. +Workshop will end with a live screening on Wednesday March 31st at 6pm Old-School Animation: 2D and 3D stop-motion animation in the world of digital tendencies is a workshop designed for […]

Beginning Adult Ballet ~ Session 2

Session 2: Thursdays, 9:30 – 10:30 am. March 11 – April 15.  Learn the fundamentals of ballet technique while achieving a strong, toned and sculpted physique. No experience necessary.  Min 3 – Max 10 students.  Instructor: Alexandria Rodriguez.  $65/session, $55.25/members.    REGISTER HERE  

Application of Color Concepts in Drawing and Painting: Intermediate Level

Application of Color Concepts in Drawing and Painting: Intermediate Level Virtual Class Tuesdays, 6:00 – 8:00 pm. March 16 – April 13. Color is one of the fundamental elements of creative investigations and as such it is important to not only be exposed to color theory, but to understand how to apply that theory to […]

Pictorial Composition in Drawing and Painting: Intermediate Level

Pictorial Composition in Drawing and Painting: Intermediate Level Virtual Class Thursdays, 6:00 – 8:00 pm. March 18 – April 15. One of the most often asked questions in the two-dimensional arts is “how do I determine the organization of the pictorial surface; how do I arrange all of the different features of a composition in […]

Watercolor Portraiture

Mondays, 6:00 – 8:00 pm. March 22 – April 26. Spend some time exploring the art of portraiture in watercolor paints with local artist, Sarah Schmidt. Participants will learn the basics of creating watercolor portraits and developing their existing portraiture skills. Instructor: Sarah Schmidt. $120/student, $102/member includes all supplies.   REGISTER HERE  

New Ways to Write Plays

New Ways to Write Plays Virtual Class Mondays, 6:00 – 8:00 pm. March 22 – April 12. Workshop is intended for individuals seriously interested in the creation of dramatic texts for performance. Participants should come prepared to create, discuss, support each other and be open to new ideas in an enjoyable yet challenging virtual learning […]

Mud Makers ~ (Ages 9 – 12) – Session 2

Session 2: Wednesdays, 5:30 – 7:30 pm. March 24 – April 28. Students in this class will learn how to throw on the wheel. Techniques focusing on centering, throwing, trimming and glazing will be taught. Learn to throw bowls, mugs, plates, vessels and more! No experience necessary. Class is scheduled to occur in person in […]

Dance Cardio with Barron ~ Session 2

Join enthusiastic instructor Barron Farnell for a fun and complete Zumba-style dance workout. Students should wear tennis shoes or dance shoes and bring their own water bottle. Ages 18+. Fridays, 9:30 – 10:30 am.  Session 2: Fridays, 9:30 – 10:30 am. March 26 – April 30. Instructor: Barron Farnell. $60/session, $51/members.  No drop-in’s. REGISTER HERE […]

Sculpture in Clay

Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. March 29 – April 2. Join artist and instructor, Paige Stewart, in this week long workshop and learn the art of sculpture in clay. Students will be led step-by-step through the process of using clay coils to create a sculpture, and taught how to add the finishing […]

How to write and draw American comics and Manga ~ (Ages 11 – 14)

Tuesdays, 4:30 – 6:00 pm. March 30 – May 4. Explore the tools needed to create a successful comic book! Students will learn character creation, page design, and how to clean up, finish and publish a comic. Min. 4 students to run. Instructor: Ellie Fortune. $75/student, $63.75/members.   REGISTER HERE  

Mud Puppies ~ (Ages 5 – 8) – Session 2

Session 2: Mondays, 4:15 – 5:45 pm. April 5 – May 10. Instructor: TBD Students will explore the world of clay by creating their very own mugs, plates, sculptures, treasures and more. The final weeks of class will be spent glazing their projects. Open to all experience levels. Class is scheduled to occur in person […]

Creative Clay: Wheel Throwing – Session 2

Session 2: Tuesdays, 6:00 – 9:00 pm. April 6 – May 11. Instructor: TBD Use your knowledge of clay from the hand-building class and apply it to throwing on the wheel! Students will be taught centering, wheel throwing and trimming techniques. No experience is necessary, although some hand-building experience is preferred. Registration fee includes a […]

Fantastic Beasts & How to Draw Them ~ (Ages 12 – 16)

Thursdays, 4:30 – 6:00 pm. April 8 – April 29. Using familiar animals as reference, students will learn how to combine biological features to make new fantastic creatures that will look like they came straight out of a movie or comic book. By incorporating storytelling elements and real-world biology, you can create something truly unique! […]

Adult Creative Clay: Hand-Building – Session 2

Session 2: Thursdays, 6:00 – 9:00 pm. April 8 – May 13. Instructor: Kristin Gruenberger Students will learn the basics of clay and hand building with exciting creative projects, glazing and firing techniques. No experience necessary. Registration fee includes a 25 lbs bag of clay, supplies and kiln firings $170/session, $146/members.   REGISTER HERE  

Making Jewelry: Starting with the Basics

Making Jewelry: Starting with the Basics Virtual Class One 2.5 hours of demonstration and questions. Sunday, April 11. 9:30 am -12 pm. In this workshop we’ll talk about getting yourself set up for the next two workshops. We’ll do some basic exercises to get comfortable with our new tools. I’ll go over techniques and language […]

Textured Ring Band in a Day!

Textured Ring Band in a Day! Virtual Class Sunday, April 18. 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. In this workshop participants will learn multiple ways to create a textured ring band, using sterling silver. The techniques to be covered will include: annealing, soldering, sawing, filing, sanding, texturing, and basic finishing. Participants will be given multiple options […]

Basic Bezel Setting

Basic Bezel Setting Virtual Class Sunday, April 25. 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. In this workshop participants will learn how to create and properly set a stone or object smaller than 1” round into a bezel setting. I will demonstrate how to create settings for cabochon stones and uneven objects. Working with fine silver bezel […]

Still Life Watercolor Painting

Wednesdays, 4:30 – 6:00 pm. April 28 – May 19. Working in watercolor, students will create still life paintings from observation and photographs. Develop skills in color, composition, transparency, layering, as you experiment with a variety of styles and techniques of watercolor and learn to capture and express light and form through painting. Instructor: Sarah […]

“A Sense of Place” – Travel Sketch Journaling

Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. May 22 & 23. Travel sketching has become a worldwide movement. Capture the charm of mountain towns and historic neighborhoods by focusing on cultural environments. This course will give students a range of strategies to confidently record their experiences using watercolor, ink and pencil. Come prepared for […]

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