E.L. CORD
MUSEUM SCHOOL
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Drawing
June 2, 2021 6 – 9 pm

Life Drawing: Open Studio

Wednesdays, June 2 - 30
6 - 9 pm

Improve your life drawing skills and explore a variety of media while working freely from a nude model in this popular open studio class. The instructor will be present to coordinate class and offer instruction upon request. Both male and female models will be posed and drawn. Wednesdays, June 2

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Drawing
June 3, 2021 1 – 4 pm

Life Drawing: Open Studio

Thursdays, June 3- 24
1 - 4pm

Improve your life drawing skills and explore a variety of media while working freely from a nude model in this popular open studio class. The instructor will be present to coordinate class and offer instruction upon request. Both male and female models will be posed and drawn. Thursdays, June 3-

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Book Arts
June 5, 2021 10 am – 5 pm

Introduction to Western Paper Marbling

Saturday, June 5
10 am - 5 pm

This popular marbling workshop will introduce students marbling techniques on fabric that can be used for covering books and boxes. Students will begin the day by working on basic marbling skills. With the instructor’s guidance, they will work on new patterns with an eye for nuance. The main focus will

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Photography / Video
June 5, 2021 10 am – 2 pm

Camera Basics for DSLR and Mirrorless Cameras

Saturday, June 5 and 12
10 am - 2 pm

This class is designed for beginning to intermediate photographers who have purchased a digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) camera or a mirrorless camera. Course participants will explore the specific features of DSLR or mirrorless cameras, as well as general photographic skills and techniques to make great pictures. Saturday, June 5 and

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Mixed Media
June 13, 2021 10 am – 3 pm

Watercolor Techniques: Batik Method on Rice Paper

Sunday, June 13
10 am - 3 pm

Take your watercolors to the next level with this fun method of using the batik method of applying hot wax to save and build layers of color. Together, we will create a painting on rice paper, which adds an extra element of interest and texture. Instructor will guide students through

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Camps for Kids
June 14, 2021 9 am – noon

Summer Art Camp for Kids: Spring Animals

Monday - Friday, June 14 - 18
9 am - noon

Kids ages 7 – 12 will have fun exploring a variety of art mediums in this fun and interactive camp. Over this five-day camp, participants will have the opportunity to hand-build clay sculptures, paint mini-masterpieces and sketch in the Museum galleries. A daily snack and all materials are included with

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June 14, 2021 1 – 4 pm

Summer Camp: Digital Art and Illustration

Monday - Friday, June 14 - 18
1 - 4 pm

Kids ages 7 – 12 will have fun playing on the Museum’s iPad Pros as they work on story-boarding, character design and animation in this after school series. Students will also have an opportunity to explore and sketch using the iPads in the Museum’s galleries while looking for inspiration for

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Ceramics
June 15, 2021 5:30 – 8:30 pm

Clay: Earthworks

Tuesdays, June 15 - July 20
5:30 - 8:30 pm

Create decorative and functional pottery in this six-week class designed for the beginner as well as those who have taken intermediate pottery classes in the past.  Students will learn how to work with clay in both hand building, and wheel-throwing techniques. Finishing methods such as decorating, stamping, painting, and staining

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Photography / Video
June 15, 2021 6 – 9 pm

Introduction to Landscape Photography

Tuesday - Thursday, June 15 - 17
6 - 9 pm

Students new to landscape photography or those looking to sharpen their skills will enjoy this introductory level course. The first two days of class will be spent in the classroom exploring camera gear and functions along with the tips and tricks to create dynamic landscape images. Students will review composition

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Painting
June 19, 2021 9 am – 2 pm

Painting Intensive: Portrait Painting in Oil or Acrylic

Saturday and Sunday, June 19 and 20
9 am - 2 pm

Students will be introduced to portrait painting techniques in this weekend intensive. Instructor will cover such topics as using a two-color palette, value scales, keying a painting, as well as, using both line and mass to create a portrait. Students may use acrylic or oil paint. Saturday and Sunday, June

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Photography / Video
June 19, 2021 10 am – 2 pm

Macro Photography

Saturday, June 19 and 26
10 am - 2 pm

Get close to your subjects, see details that you never new existed, and open up whole new avenues of photography with macro lens technology. Macro photography is one of the few forms of photography that shows the world in a way that the human eye cannot see, and creates a

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Fiber Arts
June 19, 2021 12 – 3 pm

Needle Felted Animals and Ornaments

Saturday, June 19
Noon - 3 pm

This class is a perfect introduction to the world of ?ber! Needle felting is the art of sculpting wool with a specially designed, barbed needle. Stabbing the wool repeatedly creates a ?rm, textile object. Needle-felting is an ideal craft in that it is easy to learn, requires minimal supplies and

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Digital Design Series
June 20, 2021 9 am – noon

Intro to Digital Illustration

Sunday, June 20
9 am - noon

Learn the basics of the Procreate app while using an iPad Pro. The class will be focused on what each tool does and how to utilize them to create finished digital illustrations, typography and short form animations. NOTE: iPad Pro and Procreate software will be provided for students to use

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Camps for Kids
June 21, 2021 8:30 am – noon

Summer Camp: Fun with Clay

Monday - Friday, June 21 - 25
8:30 am - noon

Kids ages 7 – 12 will have fun exploring the tactile nature of clay.  Instruction will encompass basic hand building, throwing on the wheel, and sculpture.  In this 5 day camp, students will learn about the basics of pottery, glazing and the transformation of their pieces from the heat of

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June 21, 2021 9 am – noon

Summer Art Camp for Kids: Famous Artist’s

Monday - Friday, June 21 - 25
9 am - noon

Kids ages 7 – 12 will have fun exploring a variety of art mediums in this fun and interactive camp. Over this five-day camp, participants will have the opportunity to hand-build clay sculptures, paint mini-masterpieces and sketch in the Museum galleries. A daily snack and all materials are included with

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June 21, 2021 1 – 4 pm

Summer Art Camp for Kids: Famous Artist’s

Monday - Friday, June 21 - 25
1 - 4 pm

Kids ages 7 – 12 will have fun exploring a variety of art mediums in this fun and interactive camp. Over this five-day camp, participants will have the opportunity to hand-build clay sculptures, paint mini-masterpieces and sketch in the Museum galleries. A daily snack and all materials are included with

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Camps for Kids
June 21, 2021 1:30 – 4:30 pm

Summer Camp: Fun with Clay

Monday - Friday, June 21 - 25
1:30 - 4:30 pm

Kids ages 7 – 12 will have fun exploring the tactile nature of clay.  Instruction will encompass basic hand building, throwing on the wheel, and sculpture.  In this 5 day camp, students will learn about the basics of pottery, glazing and the transformation of their pieces from the heat of

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Fiber Arts
June 22, 2021 6 – 9 pm

From Sheep to Yarn

Tuesday and Wednesday, June 22 and 23
6 - 9 pm 

This class will explore the origins of yarn. Taking raw wool freshly sheared from local sheep, students will wash it, card it, spin it into yarn and dye it. Students will finish the class with a custom skein of yarn that they have made from start to finish. All materials

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Camps for Kids
June 28, 2021 9 am – noon

Summer Art Camp for Kids: Native Nevada

Monday - Friday, June 28 - July 2
9 am - noon

Kids ages 7 – 12 will have fun exploring a variety of art mediums in this fun and interactive camp. Over this five-day camp, participants will have the opportunity to hand-build clay sculptures, paint mini-masterpieces and sketch in the Museum galleries. A daily snack and all materials are included with

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Book Arts
June 28, 2021 10 am – 5 pm

Book Arts: Articulated Binding – An Indestructible Cover

Monday, June 28
10 am - 5 pm

An indestructible cover, inspired by Italy’s 1970’s solution to the Yellow Pages in public phone booths, this 360-degree flexible binding offers many advantages because it bends and does not break! It offers visual and tactile delight, employing strips of articulated boards and marbled fabric. In this workshop, instructor Pietro Accardi

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Camps for Kids
June 28, 2021 1 – 4 pm

Summer Camp: Digital Art and Illustration

Monday - Friday, June 28 - July 2
1 - 4 pm

Kids ages 7 – 12 will have fun playing on the Museum’s iPad Pros as they work on story-boarding, character design and animation in this after school series. Students will also have an opportunity to explore and sketch using the iPads in the Museum’s galleries while looking for inspiration for

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Photography / Video
June 28, 2021 6 – 9 pm

Laptop Lecture: Introduction to Lightroom

Tuesday - Thursday, June 28 - 30
6 - 9 pm

Adobe Lightroom Classic CC is quickly becoming the go to application for photographers of any experience level, but so many photographers are not using the application to the fullest potential. There are also features of Lightroom Classic CC that are best left to other applications, and those work arounds will

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Drawing
July 1, 2021 1 – 4 pm

Life Drawing: Open Studio

Thursdays, July 1- 29
1 - 4pm

Improve your life drawing skills and explore a variety of media while working freely from a nude model in this popular open studio class. The instructor will be present to coordinate class and offer instruction upon request. Both male and female models will be posed and drawn. Thursdays, July 1-

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Camps for Kids
July 5, 2021 9 am – noon

Summer Art Camp for Kids: Sculpture

Monday - Friday, July 5 - 9
9 am - noon

Kids ages 7 – 12 will have fun exploring a variety of art mediums in this fun and interactive camp. Over this five-day camp, participants will have the opportunity to hand-build clay sculptures, paint mini-masterpieces and sketch in the Museum galleries. A daily snack and all materials are included with

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Painting
July 5, 2021 6 – 9 pm

Painting Open Studio

Mondays, July 5 - July 12
6 - 9 pm

Students will enjoy developing their painting techniques and skills in this observational open studio class. Weekly subject matter will rotate between nude and clothed models and still-life. Each class will begin with brief instruction followed by an open studio format painting class. Students may use acrylic or oil paint. Dry

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Drawing
July 7, 2021 6 – 9 pm

Life Drawing: Open Studio

Wednesdays, July 7 - 28
6 - 9 pm

Improve your life drawing skills and explore a variety of media while working freely from a nude model in this popular open studio class. The instructor will be present to coordinate class and offer instruction upon request. Both male and female models will be posed and drawn. Wednesdays, July 7

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Fiber Arts
July 7, 2021 6 – 9 pm

Spinning and Dyeing Wool Workshop

Wednesday and Thursday, July 7 and 8
6 - 9 pm

In this two day workshop, students will take raw fleece directly sheared from a local sheep and wash it and comb it, known as carding. Students will then spin it with a home made drop spindle into yarn. Finally, students will dye the yarn with Koolaide!. This fun and lively

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Photography / Video
July 10, 2021 10 am – 2 pm

Photography: Composition and Techniques

Saturday, July 10 and 17
10 am - 2 pm

Take you photographs to the next level by learning proper composition and photography techniques. Students will learn the different ways to compose landscapes, still life’s and people, while also learning different techniques such as High Dynamic Range (HDR), panoramic stitching, long exposures, proper posing for people, working with photo filters

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Ceramics
July 11, 2021 9 am – noon

Ceramics: Open Studio

Sundays, July 11 - August 15
9 am - noon

Intermediate and advanced level students will enjoy developing their hand building and/or wheel throwing techniques in this open studio ceramics class. Instructor will introduce students to new techniques, will encourage experimentation and will assist students with independent challenges. Studio clay and glazes are provided.  Sundays, July 11 – August 159

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Digital Design Series
July 11, 2021 9 am – noon

Intro to Digital Illustration

Sunday, July 11
9 am - noon

Learn the basics of the Procreate app while using an iPad Pro. The class will be focused on what each tool does and how to utilize them to create finished digital illustrations, typography and short form animations. NOTE: iPad Pro and Procreate software is will be provided for students to

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Fiber Arts
July 11, 2021 1 – 4 pm

Polymer Jewelry and Accessories

Sunday, July 11 
1 - 4pm

We are going to go on an Italian adventure where we will copy the Murano masters by creating colorful floral bursts in easy-to-use polymer clay. Students will learn how these small “thousand flowers” sculptures can then be used as pendants, earrings, rings, belt-buckles and beyond. Polymer clay is an extremely

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Camps for Kids
July 12, 2021 9 am – noon

Summer Art Camp for Kids: Mythical

Monday - Friday, July 12 - 16
9 am - noon

Kids ages 7 – 12 will have fun exploring a variety of art mediums in this fun and interactive camp. Over this five-day camp, participants will have the opportunity to hand-build clay sculptures, paint mini-masterpieces and sketch in the Museum galleries. A daily snack and all materials are included with

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July 12, 2021 1 – 4 pm

Summer Camp: Digital Art and Illustration

Monday - Friday, July 12 - 16
1 - 4 pm

Kids ages 7– 12 will have fun playing on the Museum’s iPad Pros as they work on story-boarding, character design and animation in this after school series. Students will also have an opportunity to explore and sketch using the iPads in the Museum’s galleries while looking for inspiration for their

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Photography / Video
July 13, 2021 6 – 9 pm

Camera Basics for DSLR and Mirrorless Cameras

Tuesday - Thursday, July 13 - 15
6 - 9 pm

This class is designed for beginning to intermediate photographers who have purchased a digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) camera or a mirrorless camera. Course participants will explore the specific features of DSLR or mirrorless cameras, as well as general photographic skills and techniques to make great pictures. Tuesday – Thursday, July

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Painting
July 17, 2021 9 am – 2 pm

Painting Intensive: Landscapes from Photographs in Oil or Acrylic

Saturday and Sunday, July 17 and 18
9 am - 2 pm

Working in oil paint, students will explore value divisions in landscapes and the basics of brush sketching and massing. With these skills students will learn how to relate color to value and will gain a better understanding of identifying spatial cues in a landscape. Using foundational skills students can then

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Painting
July 18, 2021 10 am – 3 pm

Watercolor: Tips, Tricks and Techniques

Saturday, July 18 
10 am - 3 pm

No middle-value blah paintings here!  Learn some of the fun techniques used when painting with watercolors, including masking sections of your work to “save the white,” creating various textures, and pushing those values. Together we will work on a 15 x 22” image and create small samples of various techniques

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Camps for Kids
July 19, 2021 8:30 am – noon

Summer Camp: Fun with Clay

Monday - Friday, July 19 - 23
8:30 am - noon

Kids ages 7 – 12 will have fun exploring the tactile nature of clay. Instruction will encompass basic hand building, throwing on the wheel, and sculpture. In this 5 day camp, students will learn about the basics of pottery, glazing and the transformation of their pieces from the heat of

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Camps for Kids
July 19, 2021 9 am – noon

Summer Art Camp for Kids: Sculpture

Monday - Friday, July 19 - 23
9 am - noon

Kids ages 7 – 12 will have fun exploring a variety of art mediums in this fun and interactive camp. Over this five-day camp, participants will have the opportunity to hand-build clay sculptures, paint mini-masterpieces and sketch in the Museum galleries. A daily snack and all materials are included with

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July 19, 2021 1 – 4 pm

Summer Camp: Digital Art and Illustration

Monday - Friday, July 19 - 23
1 - 4 pm

Kids ages 7 – 12 will have fun playing on the Museum’s iPad Pros as they work on story-boarding, character design and animation in this after school series. Students will also have an opportunity to explore and sketch using the iPads in the Museum’s galleries while looking for inspiration for

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Camps for Kids
July 19, 2021 1:30 – 4:30 pm

Summer Camp: Fun with Clay

Monday - Friday, July 19 - 23
1:30 - 4:30 pm

Kids ages 7 – 12 will have fun exploring the tactile nature of clay.  Instruction will encompass basic hand building, throwing on the wheel, and sculpture.  In this 5 day camp, students will learn about the basics of pottery, glazing and the transformation of their pieces from the heat of

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Photography / Video
July 19, 2021 6 – 9 pm

Photography: Composition and Techniques

Monday - Wednesday, July 19 - 21
6 - 9 pm

Take you photographs to the next level by learning proper composition and photography techniques. Students will learn the different ways to compose landscapes, still life’s and people, while also learning different techniques such as High Dynamic Range (HDR), panoramic stitching, long exposures, proper posing for people, working with photo filters

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Painting
July 22, 2021 6 – 9 pm

Watercolor Painting with Untraditional Materials

Thursday, July 22
6 - 9 pm

In this 3-hour workshop we will experiment with everything but the kitchen sink painting tools! The kitchen is our inspiration, from spices to utensils. Be prepared to renew your excitement about watercolors as we play with textures, washes and special effects. All students will leave the workshop with a plethora

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Book Arts
July 24, 2021 10 am – 2 pm

Book Arts: Scraps to Sketchbooks

Saturday, July 24
10 am - 2 pm

Have you ever desired a sketchbook that includes more than one type of paper? Or perhaps a certain size? This class teaches you how to make your own unique sketchbook with endless possibilities for paper type, color, size and thickness. Once you learn the basics of sketchbook making, it is

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Digital Design Series
July 25, 2021 9 am – noon

Intro to Digital Illustration

Sunday, July 25
9 am - noon

Learn the basics of the Procreate app while using an iPad Pro. The class will be focused on what each tool does and how to utilize them to create finished digital illustrations, typography and short form animations. NOTE: iPad Pro and Procreate software is will be provided for students to

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Camps for Kids
July 26, 2021 9 am – noon

Summer Art Camp for Kids: World Art

Monday - Friday, July 26 - 30
9 am - noon

Kids ages 7 – 12 will have fun exploring a variety of art mediums in this fun and interactive camp. Over this five-day camp, participants will have the opportunity to hand-build clay sculptures, paint mini-masterpieces and sketch in the Museum galleries. A daily snack and all materials are included with

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July 26, 2021 1 – 4 pm

Summer Art Camp for Kids: World Art

Monday - Friday, July 26 - 30
1 - 4 pm

Kids ages 7 – 12 will have fun exploring a variety of art mediums in this fun and interactive camp. Over this five-day camp, participants will have the opportunity to hand-build clay sculptures, paint mini-masterpieces and sketch in the Museum galleries. A daily snack and all materials are included with

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Book Arts
July 28, 2021 10 am – 5 pm

Decorative Three Drawer Box

Wednesday, July 28
10 am - 5 pm

Not only for housing books, hand made boxes have a variety of functions. This course will teach the basics of decorative box construction. Students will create a durable and lasting box with three drawers. The instructor will provide one of a kind hand marbled fabrics for students to choose from,

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Book Arts
July 31, 2021 10 am – 2 pm

Book Arts: Folds and Findings

Saturday and Sunday, July 31 and August 1
10 am - 2 pm

This introductory class explores both the form and content of the book with consideration to its movement, alternate readings, and potential sculptural effects. The lotus fold invokes play and experimentation; lending itself to discovery and surprise in both the maker and viewer. We will explore various methods of content generating

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August 2, 2021 9 am – noon

Summer Camp: Digital Art and Illustration

Monday - Friday, Aug 2 - 6
9 am - noon

  Kids ages 7 – 12 will have fun playing on the Museum’s iPad Pros as they work on story-boarding, character design and animation in this after school series. Students will also have an opportunity to explore and sketch using the iPads in the Museum’s galleries while looking for inspiration

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Drawing
August 3, 2021 1 – 4 pm

Portrait Drawing: Open Studio

Tuesdays, August 3 - 31
1 - 4 pm

Improve your portrait drawing skills and explore a variety of media while working freely from a model in this popular open studio class. The instructor will be present to coordinate class and offer instruction upon request. Both male and female models will be posed and drawn. Tuesdays, August 3 –

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Photography / Video
August 3, 2021 6 – 9 pm

Introduction to Astrophotography

Tuesday and Saturday, August 3 and 7
6 - 9 pm

Learn how to shoot the stars, and the moon in this new class for 2019. Students will discover what gear is required to make stunning astrophotography, as well as how to make the gear they own work to get the best shots possible. The first two session of this class

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Drawing
August 4, 2021 6 – 9 pm

Life Drawing: Open Studio

Wednesdays, August 4 - 25
6 - 9 pm

Improve your life drawing skills and explore a variety of media while working freely from a nude model in this popular open studio class. The instructor will be present to coordinate class and offer instruction upon request. Both male and female models will be posed and drawn. Wednesdays, August 4

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Drawing
August 5, 2021 1 – 4 pm

Life Drawing: Open Studio

Thursdays, August 5 - 26
1 - 4pm

Improve your life drawing skills and explore a variety of media while working freely from a nude model in this popular open studio class. The instructor will be present to coordinate class and offer instruction upon request. Both male and female models will be posed and drawn. Thursdays, August 5

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