E.L. CORD
MUSEUM SCHOOL
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Mosaics
Sunday August 18, 2019 10 am – 3 pm

Mosaics 101: Introduction to Mosaics

Sunday, August 18 
10 am - 3 pm

Students will learn the basics of mosaics, including techniques, design and grouting. Using various materials, students will work towards a 10” x 10” mosaic mirror or 6 x 12 plaque project. All materials provided but students may bring other objects (stones, jewels, beads, etc.) to incorporate into their piece. This

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Mixed Media
Tuesday August 20, 2019 9 am – 12:30 pm

Food Inspired Collage and Paper Cutting

Tuesday and Thursday, August 20 and 22
9 am – 12:30 pm

Join us for a fun and exciting class exploring mixed media paper cutting and collage! Students will create still life inspired collages. We will make delightful little still lives of food using colored paper that we will paint ourselves.  Artists can make larger frame-able sized works and / or greeting

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Ceramics
Wednesday August 21, 2019 6 – 9 pm

Clay: Earthworks

Wednesdays, August 21 - September 25
6 - 9 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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Ceramics
Saturday August 24, 2019 9 am – noon

Ceramic Workshop: Thrown and Altered Forms

Saturdays, August 24 and 31
9:00 am – noon

Learn to throw basic forms and then how to alter them into something extraordinary! Planters into hedgehogs, mugs into foxes, there are endless possibilities. Return to glaze you pieces and bring them to life on the 31st. All pottery will be fired and ready to be picked up two weeks

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Glass
Sunday August 25, 2019 9 am – noon

Glass Fusing

Sunday, August 25
9 am – noon

Learn to create beautiful fused glass coasters or suncatchers. Students will learn basic cutting, scoring and breaking methods with flat fusible glass. We will experiment with rods, frits, stringers, dichroic sparkly glass and more! Create one set of coasters or small sun-catcher in any design. No heat involved and no

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Painting
Sunday August 25, 2019 10 am – 3 pm

Desert Sunsets in Watercolor

Sunday, August 25
10 am – 3 pm

This class will focus on painting the vibrant colors of southwest sunsets in watercolor. Instruction will be given in creating deeply saturated colors by layering multiple washes. A combination of wet and dry brush painting will be used to create the stark contrasts of desert landscapes. Some watercolor experience is

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Young Artist Series
Wednesday August 28, 2019 3:30 – 5:30 am

Young Artist Series: Character Development and Design

Wednesdays, August 28 - October 2
3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

The Young Artist Series is for kids ages 11 – 15* Want to learn some of the secrets behind your favorite characters design and even create your own? This class will teach you some basic techniques used by character designers to help make your characters stand out through their design.

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Camps for Kids
Wednesday August 28, 2019 3:30 – 5:30 pm

Kids’ Corner: Color Creations

Wednesdays,  August 28 - October 2
3:30 - 5:30 pm

Young artists will explore a variety of art materials in this fun six-week after school series. Students will learn and improve on basic drawing, mixed media and painting techniques. All materials and a snack are included with registration. Wednesdays,  August 28 – October 23:30 – 5:30 pm Instructor: Kyra PetersenAges: 7 –

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Painting
Thursday August 29, 2019 10 am – 2 pm

Beginning Watercolor: Summer Watermelons

Thursday, August 29
10 am – 2 pm

Capture the beauty of summer watermelons.  Using the techniques of wet on wet watercolors, students will  learn to create pictures and cards using a loose and expressive approach.  This class is open to all levels. Thursday, August 2910:00 am  – 2:00 pm Instructor: Iva NeveuxAges: Adult (15+) / All Levels

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Drawing
Wednesday September 4, 2019 6 – 9 pm

Life Drawing: Open Studio

Wednesdays, September 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, September 4

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Painting
Thursday September 5, 2019 1 – 4 pm

Watercolor: Open Studio

Thursdays, September 5 - 26
1 - 4 pm

This intermediate level open studio class is designed for returning students and experienced students. Students should have a personal work in progress to work towards completing in this fun and social series. Each class will begin with a short lesson addressing a challenge or technique followed by open studio time

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Drawing
Thursday September 5, 2019 1 – 4 pm

Life Drawing: Open Studio

Thursdays, September 5 – 26
1 – 4 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. Thursdays, September 5

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Painting
Tuesday September 10, 2019 6 – 9 pm

Beginning Landscapes with Oils

Tuesdays, September 10 - October 15
6 pm - 9 pm

Beginning students will enjoy this six-week technique-based class focused on creating dramatic landscapes. Working from photo reference, students will explore the use of sensitive and effective strokes to manipulate paint with a brush and pallet knife. Students will explore how to establish depth to create captivating landscape paintings. Tuesdays, September

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Digital Design Series
Thursday September 12, 2019 6 – 9 pm

Digital Design for Leatherwork

Thursdays, September 12 - 26
6 pm - 9 pm

Students will learn how to use iPads programs to create their own digital designs with the goal of making a simple hand stitched book cover out of leather. The finished book cover will display their original design. This class is great for those with leather or scrapbooking interest who want

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Fiber Arts
Saturday September 14, 2019 9 am – 1 pm

Fiber Arts: Natural Dyes of the High Desert

Saturday and Sunday, September 14 - 15
9 am – 1 pm

Inspired by the artwork and lifestyle of Georgia O’Keeffe this class explores the color palette of the high desert through the intersection of plants and natural dyes. Working with Brooke Walshaw of Terrior Herbals, students will learn about regional dye plants and how to ethically harvest them. After harvesting the

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Growing Artist Series
Saturday September 21, 2019 9 – 10:30 am

Growing Artist Series: Art Adventures for 2 – 6 years

Saturday, September 21
9 - 10:30 am

The Growing Artist Series is designed for young artists ages 2 – 6 and their parents. On the third Saturday of each month, children will be encouraged to create art alongside their adult. Each month offers an exploration of different art mediums and basic art skills, introducing little ones to

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Ceramics
Saturday September 21, 2019 9 am – noon

Ceramic Workshop: Intro to Underglazes

Saturday, September 21
9:00 am – noon

Learn the basics of under glazing, color theory, and mixing glazes. Explore underglazes mixing together your own colors. Design and glaze your own tiles and a planter or vase. Underglazes mix and apply more like a traditional paint able to be mixed and layered which makes under glazing not only

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Girls' Night Out
Saturday September 21, 2019 6 – 8:30 pm

Girls’ Night Out: Georgia O’Keeffe Inspired Watercolor Postcards

Saturday, September 21
6 – 8:30 pm

Bring your friends and spend a fun and relaxed evening with us making art and drinking wine! This month we will be creating Georgia O’Keeffe inspired watercolor postcards. Bring old friends, meet new ones and have a great night over a glass (or two!) of wine and a fun project

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Painting
Friday September 27, 2019 9 am – 4 pm

Painting Techniques: The Still Life in Oil

Friday- Sunday, September 27 - 29
9 am – 4 pm

Employing the techniques and style of the Dutch Masters, both beginning and more advanced oil painting students will enjoy learning how to set up a still life, develop a concept and composition and will learn how to take a still life painting from start to finish.  Students will explore oil

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Glass
Friday September 27, 2019 5 – 8 pm

Glass Fusing

Friday, September 27
5 - 8 pm

Learn to create beautiful fused glass coasters or suncatchers. Students will learn basic cutting, scoring and breaking methods with flat fusible glass. We will experiment with rods, frits, stringers, dichroic sparkly glass and more! Create one set of coasters or a small sun-catcher in any design. No heat involved and

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Sensory Play in Paint for Babies
Saturday September 28, 2019 9:30 – 10:30 am

Sensory Play in Paint for Babies

Saturday, September 28
9:30 – 10:30 am

Witness your child’s first painting with no mess at home. Your little one will make a creative keepsake for the family to cherish. Not only is finger painting tons of fun, it is also an excellent feeling (kinesthetic) experience and is fantastic for the development of all the big and

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Book Arts
Saturday September 28, 2019 10 am – 2 pm

Book Arts: Scraps to Sketchbooks

Saturday, September 28
10 am - 2 pm

Ready to make a sketchbook that is unique to your personal practice? This introductory class explores the french link bookbinding stitch in pursuit of making a one-of-a-kind customizable sketchbook. Fill it with your preferred paper or a variety of papers. A great way to repurpose extra paper and scraps while

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Sensory Play in Paint for Babies
Saturday September 28, 2019 10:45 – 11:45 am

Sensory Play in Paint for Babies

Saturday, September 28
10:45 – 11:45 am

Witness your child’s first painting with no mess at home. Your little one will make a creative keepsake for the family to cherish. Not only is finger painting tons of fun, it is also an excellent feeling (kinesthetic) experience and is fantastic for the development of all the big and

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Drawing
Wednesday October 2, 2019 6 – 9 pm

Life Drawing: Open Studio

Wednesdays, October 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, October 2

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Drawing
Thursday October 3, 2019 1 – 4 pm

Life Drawing: Open Studio

Thursdays, October 3 -31
1 – 4 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. Thursdays, October 3

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Painting
Friday October 4, 2019 10 am – 3 pm

Watercolor Techniques: Lake Tahoe in Watercolor

Friday, October 4
10 am – 3 pm

This one-day workshop will present lessons and demos on water, granite, mountains and sky that are the hallmarks of Lake Tahoe.  Learn to layer watercolor washes to capture the deeply saturated colors of Tahoe. Friday, October 410 am – 3 pm Instructor: Carroll CharletAges: Adult (15+) All levels Supply list:  Watercolor pallet

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Ceramics
Saturday October 5, 2019 9 am – noon

Ceramic Workshop: Intro to Scraffito

Saturday, October 5
9:00 am – noon

Learn the basics of sgraffito practicing on pre-made green wear tiles and a vase or planter. Students will learn the basics of additive and subtractive sgraffito practice use of negative and positive space and have a beautiful functional vase/planter. All pieces will be fired and given a clear coat of

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Camps for Kids
Monday October 7, 2019 8:30 am – noon

Fall Break Clay Camp

Monday – Friday, October 7 - 11
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
Monday October 7, 2019 9 am – noon

Fall Break: Art Camp for Kids

Monday - Friday, October 7 - 11
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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Camps for Kids
Monday October 7, 2019 1:30 – 4:30 pm

Fall Break Young Artist Series: Hand Building and Wheel Throwing Techniques

Monday - Friday, October 7- 11
1:30 - 4:30 pm

Kids ages 11 – 16 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 intensive for young artists, students will learn about the basics of pottery, glazing and the transformation of their pieces from

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Camps for Kids
Monday October 7, 2019 1:30 – 4:30 pm

Fall Break Young Artist Series Camp

Monday - Friday, October 7 - 11
1:30 - 4:30 pm

Kids ages 11 and up 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 delve into a variety of artistic process and sketch in the Museum galleries. A daily snack and all materials are

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Mosaics
Sunday October 13, 2019 10 am – 3 pm

Mosaics 101: Introduction to Mosaics

Sunday, October 13 
10 am - 3 pm

Students will learn the basics of mosaics, including techniques, design and grouting. Using various materials, students will work towards a 10” x 10” mosaic mirror or 6 x 12 plaque project. All materials provided but students may bring other objects (stones, jewels, beads, etc.) to incorporate into their piece. This

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Ceramics
Tuesday October 15, 2019 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Ceramics: Open Studio

Tuesdays, October 15 - November 19
9:30 am - 12:30 pm

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. Tuesdays, October 15 – November 19

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Ceramics
Tuesday October 15, 2019 6 – 9 pm

Clay: Earthworks

Tuesdays, October 15 - November 19
6 - 9 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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Camps for Kids
Wednesday October 16, 2019 3:30 – 5:30 pm

Kids’ Corner:

Wednesdays, October 16 - November 20
3:30 - 5:30 pm

Young artists will explore a variety of art materials in this fun six-week after school series. Students will learn and improve on basic drawing, mixed media and painting techniques. All materials and a snack are included with registration. Wednesdays, October 16 – November 20 3:30 – 5:30 pm Instructor: Kyra PetersenAges: 7

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Young Artist Series
Wednesday October 16, 2019 3:30 – 5:30 pm

Young Artist Series:

Wednesdays, October 16 - November 20
3:30 - 5:30 pm

Kids ages 11 and up will have fun exploring a variety of art mediums in this fun and interactive after school series. Over this six week class, participants will have the opportunity to delve into a variety of artistic process and sketch in the Museum galleries. A daily snack and

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Ceramics
Wednesday October 16, 2019 6 – 9 pm

Clay: Earthworks

Wednesdays, October 15 - November 20
6 - 9 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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Painting
Friday October 18, 2019 10 am – 3 pm

Introduction to Bristlecone Pine in Ink and Watercolor

Friday, October 18
10 am - 3 pm

Bristlecones are a wonderful subject for both realistic and impressionistic watercolors. Using paint and ink, students will learn to capture the essence of these wonders of the natural world.  Some watercolor experience is recommended.  Friday, October 1810 am – 3 pm Instructor: Carroll CharletAges: Adult (15+) / All Levels Required Supplies:  Basic Watercolor

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Painting
Saturday October 19, 2019 9 am – 4 pm

Painting Techniques: The Still Life in Oil

Saturday - Sunday, October 19 -20
9 am – 4 pm

Employing the techniques and style of the Dutch Masters, both beginning and more advanced oil painting students will enjoy learning how to set up a still life, develop a concept and composition and will learn how to take a still life painting from start to finish.  Students will explore oil

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Growing Artist Series
Saturday October 19, 2019 9 – 10:30 am

Growing Artist Series: Art Adventures for 2 – 6 years

Saturday, October 19
9 - 10:30 am

The Growing Artist Series is designed for young artists ages 2 – 6 and their parents. On the third Saturday of each month, children will be encouraged to create art alongside their adult. Each month offers an exploration of different art mediums and basic art skills, introducing little ones to

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Girls' Night Out
Saturday October 19, 2019 6 – 8:30 pm

Girls’ Night Out: 3D Collage Masks

Saturday, October 19
6 – 8:30 pm

Bring your friends and spend a fun and relaxed evening with us making art and drinking wine! This month we will be creating personalized 3D collage masks. Bring old friends, meet new ones and have a great night over a glass (or two!) of wine and a fun project designed

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Painting
Sunday October 20, 2019 10 am – 3 pm

Watercolor Techniques: Batik Method on Rice Paper

Sunday, October, 20
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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Glass
Friday October 25, 2019 5 – 8 pm

Glass Fusing

Friday, October 25
5 - 8 pm

Learn to create beautiful fused glass coasters or suncatchers. Students will learn basic cutting, scoring and breaking methods with flat fusible glass. We will experiment with rods, frits, stringers, dichroic sparkly glass and more! Create one set of coasters or small sun-catcher in any design. No heat involved and no

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Art and Wellness
Tuesday October 29, 2019 5:30 – 6:30 pm

The Art of Meditation

Tuesdays, October 29 - November 19
5:30 - 6:30 pm

Meditation is a technique for inner peace and wellness. Meditation can be a cornerstone of a healthy, happy, productive life. Everyone can do it. This class is taught by an expert who has over 30 years of experience helping people just like you. It does not require concentration or any

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Painting
Saturday November 2, 2019 10 am – 3 pm

Watercolor: Tips, Tricks and Techniques

Saturday, November 2
10 – 3 pm

In this workshop, I will share with you some really great tips, tricks and techniques I have learned along the way, either through my own experimentation or from some pretty amazing artists including Carl Purcell, Karen Frey, the late, great, Charles Reid, and John Salminen. You don’t need to be

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Drawing
Wednesday November 6, 2019 6 – 9 pm

Life Drawing: Open Studio

Wednesdays, November 6 - 20
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, November 6

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Painting
Thursday November 7, 2019 10 am – 3 pm

Bristlecones as Portraits in Watercolor and Pencil

Thursday, November 7
10 am – 3 pm

Learn to capture the personality of the extraordinary Bristlecone Pine in watercolor and pencil.  This class may be taken as an extension of the class  ‘Introduction to Bristlecones’ for those who want to continue working with this unique subject (students from previous classes are welcomed!) or as a stand alone

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Drawing
Thursday November 7, 2019 1 – 4 pm

Life Drawing: Open Studio

Thursdays, November 7 - 21
1 – 4 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. Thursdays, November 7

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Glass
Sunday November 10, 2019 9 am – noon

Glass Fusing

Sunday, November 10
9 am – noon

Learn to create beautiful fused glass coasters or suncatchers. Students will learn basic cutting, scoring and breaking methods with flat fusible glass. We will experiment with rods, frits, stringers, dichroic sparkly glass and more! Create one set of coasters or small sun-catcher in any design. No heat involved and no

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Book Arts
Tuesday November 12, 2019 9:30 am – 2:30 pm

Hand-carved Blocks with Watercolor: Winter Botanicals

Tuesday and Thursday, November 12 and 14
9:30 am - 2:30 pm (day 1), 9:30 am - 12:30 pm (day 2)

Hand-colored linocut prints combine the dramatic presence of a linocut with the versatility and vibrant hues of watercolor painting. During the first session of class students will learn will the basics of carving and printing a linocut print by hand.  Students will carve into traditional battleship gray linoleum as well

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Painting
Friday November 15, 2019 9 am – 4 pm

Painting Techniques: The Still Life in Oil

Friday- Sunday, November 15 - 17
9 am - 4 pm

Employing the techniques and style of the Dutch Masters, both beginning and more advanced oil painting students will enjoy learning how to set up a still life, develop a concept and composition and will learn how to take a still life painting from start to finish.  Students will explore oil

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Growing Artist Series
Saturday November 16, 2019 9 – 10:30 am

Growing Artist Series: Art Adventures for 2 – 6 years

Saturday, November 16
9 - 10:30 am

The Growing Artist Series is designed for young artists ages 2 – 6 and their parents. On the third Saturday of each month, children will be encouraged to create art alongside their adult. Each month offers an exploration of different art mediums and basic art skills, introducing little ones to

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Fiber Arts
Saturday November 16, 2019 6 – 8:30 pm

Girls’ Night Out: Custom Stamped Tea Towels

Saturday, November 16
6 – 8:30 pm

Bring your friends and spend a fun and relaxed evening with us making art and drinking wine! This month we will be creating custom stamped tea towels. Bring old friends, meet new ones and have a great night over a glass (or two!) of wine and a fun project designed

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Sensory Play in Paint for Babies
Sunday November 17, 2019 9:30 – 10:30 am

Sensory Play in Paint for Babies

Sunday, November 17
9:30 – 10:30 am

Witness your child’s first painting with no mess at home. Your little one will make a creative keepsake for the family to cherish. Not only is finger painting tons of fun, it is also an excellent feeling (kinesthetic) experience and is fantastic for the development of all the big and

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Sensory Play in Paint for Babies
Sunday November 17, 2019 10:45 – 11:45 am

Sensory Play in Paint for Babies

Sunday, November 17
10:45 – 11:45 am

Witness your child’s first painting with no mess at home. Your little one will make a creative keepsake for the family to cherish. Not only is finger painting tons of fun, it is also an excellent feeling (kinesthetic) experience and is fantastic for the development of all the big and

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