WATERCOLOR: Tuesdays 10am -12 noon, October 28 to December 2, 2014, 6 weeks , $90 Michael Farrar Beginning students will develop fundamental knowledge of materials and techniques used in painting with transparent watercolor.  Subjects covered include still life and landscape. Newcomers learn basic techniques, use of color, value, & contrast (lost & found edges) and temperature and how establish depth and create an interesting painting. Intermediate students will develop an individual style using traditional and new techniques and tools.   A materials list is available upon registration. Basic supplies will be available to use the first day of class. Regular demonstrations and critiques will encourage and help you move ahead no matter what level of expertise.

OIL PAINTING:  Tuesdays, 2-4 pm, October 28 to December 2, 2014, 6 weeks , 6 weeks, $90, Michael Farrar
For beginners, this class will focus on the technical and expressive fundamentals of oil painting.  Beginning students will become familiar with oil paints, mediums, and paint handling.  Learn how to choose canvas, stretchers, prepare your surface. Explore color and brush selection and different techniques for exciting paintings. Experiment with techniques that will give different effects, and learn how to successfully design a painting. Intermediate and more advanced students can polish their skills and develop their own expressive style, regardless of subject matter. Regular demonstrations and critiques. Bring what you have on hand to first class; some materials will be available. Other materials may be purchased following the first class.  A materials list is available upon registration.

 Felted HandbagFELTED HANDBAG:  Saturday November 1, 10-1 pm, Fee $70 (includes materials) Ages 16 & up

Even as a beginner you can wet- felt a lovely durable handbag this half day workshop. Instructor Karen Shapcott will provide all the wool roving and lots of hands on help for novices and those with intermediate skills.  These soft and colorful handbags travel well and gather lots of compliments.  The sample at the Center has a long cross body strap, magnetic closure (unless you have a special charm or button you want to use) plus a pocket on back that fits either cell phone or small camera. Whether you use it for yourself or a gift, these are loads of fun to make- plenty of time to chat with a friend while you are doing the felting, so they are great project to do with a friend.  Ages 16 and up. Minimum 4 people, maximum 6. Please register and pay by October 29 so Karen can be sure to have enough materials. MATERIALS PROVIDED. Instructor: Karen Shapcott