MAT CUTTING WORKSHOP:  Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015, 2-4pm, $40, Michael Farrar  A properly cut mat – the cardboard piece between the glass and the artwork – can enhance the artwork as well as protect it.  In this class students will learn how to cut a beveled mat, mount and back the work properly, and shrink-wrap it in protective film. Proper presentation and how to select a frame to fit your work will be covered. Those who have successfully completed the mat cutting class may use the Center’s equipment later.  Please bring ONE work on paper to be matted. (watercolor, print, photograph- no needlework or canvas, please.  THIS CLASS FILLS QUICKLY & CLASS SIZE IS LIMITED.

 

MAT CUTTING WORKSHOP:  Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015, 10am-2pm, $40, Michael Farrar  A properly cut mat – the cardboard piece between the glass and the artwork – can enhance the artwork as well as protect it.  In this class students will learn how to cut a beveled mat, mount and back the work properly, and shrink-wrap it in protective film. Proper presentation and how to select a frame to fit your work will be covered. Those who have successfully completed the mat cutting class may use the Center’s equipment later.  Please bring ONE work on paper to be matted. (watercolor, print, photograph- no needlework or canvas, please.  THIS CLASS FILLS QUICKLY & CLASS SIZE IS LIMITED.

 

WATERCOLOR: Tuesdays 10am -12 noon, Sept. 29 to Nov. 3, 2015, 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, Sept. 29 to Nov. 3, 2015, 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.

 

OIL PAINTING:  Tuesdays, 6-8 pm, Sept. 29 to Nov. 3, 2015, 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.

 

ALTERED BOOKS WORKSHOP:  Sunday, October 4, 2015, 1pm to 4pm, $25  More details to follow!

 

DRAWING:  Saturdays, 10am to 12noon, November 7,14, and 21, 2015, 3 weeks, $60, Michael Farrar  The goal is simple – to help you develop your ability to draw what you want the viewer to see. Here’s a great way to get an introduction to the wonderful world of drawing or to rev yourself up with a short-term refresher course. Drawing is the foundation for all the visual arts, you will learn about placement, proportion and values while developing techniques that will help you see and organize your pictures.