E.L. CORD
MUSEUM SCHOOL
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Painting
December 10, 2019 5 – 9 pm

Introduction to Watercolors

Tuesday, December 10
5 -9 pm

This class is designed for anyone who would like to explore the medium of watercolor without the commitment.  Learn techniques such as washes, glazing, wet on wet and much more.  Find out if watercolor is for you.  The class is great for beginners who would like to experiment with watercolor

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Book Arts
December 12, 2019 10 am – 4 pm

Holiday Cards: Wood Type Printing on the Press

Thursday, December 12
10 am - 4 pm

Letterpress print your holiday cards using antique wood and metal type on Katherine’s Vandercook letterpress. During this fun day at Katherine’s studio, Meridian Press, you will learn the basics of letterpress printing: setting type, locking it up in the press, mixing ink and completing an edition of up to 25

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Holiday / Seasonal
December 13, 2019 4 – 5 pm

Gingerbread Workshop

Friday, December 13
4 - 5 pm

Decorate a festive gingerbread house to take home and enjoy for the holidays. Kids will have fun frosting their houses and embellishing them with an assortment of candies to create that perfect winter scene. Dress for a mess! Friday, December 134 – 5 pm Instructor: Kyra PetersenAges: 1 – 12

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Holiday / Seasonal
December 13, 2019 5:15 – 6:15 pm

Gingerbread Workshop

Friday, December 13
5:15 - 6:15 pm

Decorate a festive gingerbread house to take home and enjoy for the holidays. Kids will have fun frosting their houses and embellishing them with an assortment of candies to create that perfect winter scene. Dress for a mess! Friday, December 135:15 – 6:15 pm Instructor: Kyra PetersenAges: 1 – 12

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Ceramics
December 15, 2019 9 am – noon

Ceramic Workshop: Teapots

Sunday, December 15
9:00 am – noon

Learn how to make all of the elements needed to create your own teapot! We will be throwing on a pottery wheel and hand building to make a functional teapot. Spout, handle and lid construction will be covered. All pieces will be fired and ready to be picked up two weeks

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

Growing Artist Series: Art Adventures for 2 – 6 years

Saturday, December 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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Painting
January 6, 2020 6 – 8 pm

Beginning Oil Painting – A Simple Approach for Rapid Success

Mondays, January 6 - 27
6 - 8 pm

Quickly gain basic oil painting skills with this simple approach – start creating your own original art with confidence.This course simplifies the complexities of oil painting alleviating the fears and frustrations experienced by many beginners.This course is designed to equip you with the skills and know-how to create your very

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Art and Wellness
January 7, 2020 5:30 – 6:30 pm

The Art of Meditation

Tuesdays, January 7 - 28 
5:30 - 6:30 pm

Are you ready to begin 2020 with a one-of-a-kind gift to yourself? Can you imagine being happier, healthier, less stressed and more effective? Meditation has been scientifically proven to lower blood pressure, increase energy, reduce insomnia, lesson  depression, and provide the ongoing means to live a more fulfilled and stress-free

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Ceramics
January 7, 2020 6 – 9 pm

Clay: Earthworks

Tuesdays, January 7 - February 4
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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Drawing
January 7, 2020 6 – 9 pm

Drawing Techniques: Shape and Form

Tuesdays, January 7 - 28
6 - 9 pm

Students will enjoy this course designed to emphasize observational drawing to understand shape and form. In this course, students will improve their observational drawing techniques by first working on rendering shapes within the still life. Later on, students will work towards creating dynamic compositions while diving deep into rendering complex

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Youth
January 8, 2020 3:30 – 5:30 pm

Kids’ Corner: Spring Things

Wednesdays, January 8 - February 5
3:30 - 5:30 pm

Young artists will explore a variety of art materials in this fun 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, January 8 – February 53:30 – 5:30 pm Instructor: TBDAges: 7 – 12

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Young Artist Series
January 8, 2020 3:30 – 5:30 pm

Young Artist Series: Character Design and Development

Wednesdays, January 8 - February 5
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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Drawing
January 8, 2020 6 – 9 pm

Life Drawing: Open Studio

Wednesdays, January 8 - 29
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, January 8

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Drawing
January 9, 2020 1 – 4 pm

Life Drawing: Open Studio

Thursdays, January 9 - 30
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, January 9

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Ceramics
January 11, 2020 9 am – noon

Ceramics: Open Studio

Saturdays, January 11 - February 15
9:00 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. Saturdays, January 11 – February 159:00

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Painting
January 11, 2020 10 am – 3 pm

Botanical Illustration: Winter Gourds

Saturday, January 11
10 am - 3 pm

Learn the techniques of botanical illustration to capture the bounty of winter gourds in watercolor.  Students with watercolor experience and those new to watercolor are welcome. Saturday, January 1110 am – 3 pm Instructor: Carroll CharletAges: Adult (15+) / All levels Supply List: – Basic watercolor set that includes yellows, sap green

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Sensory Play in Paint for Babies
January 12, 2020 9:30 – 10:30 am

Sensory Play in Paint for Babies

Sunday, January 12
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
January 12, 2020 10:45 – 11:45 am

Sensory Play in Paint for Babies

Sunday, January 12
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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Growing Artist Series
January 18, 2020 9 – 10:30 am

Growing Artist Series: Art Adventures for 2 – 6 years

Saturday, January 18
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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Photography / Video
January 19, 2020 10 am – 2 pm

Camera Basics for DSLR and Mirrorless Cameras

Sundays, January 19 and 26
10 am - 2 pm

This class is designed for beginning to intermediate photographers who have purchased a digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) camera, which is a camera with removable lenses. Course participants will explore the specific features of DSLR cameras, as well as general photographic skills and techniques to make great pictures. Sundays, January 19

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Glass
January 19, 2020 11 am – 2 pm

Fused Glass Snowman

Sunday, January 19
11 am – 2 pm

Learn to create beautiful fused glass snowmen. Students learn to cut and assemble flat fusing glass while learning more about color designs and patterns. Students will experiment with frits, stringers, rods and other fun materials. No heat involved and no experience necessary! Sunday, January 1911 am – 2 pm Instructor:

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Digital Design Series
January 25, 2020 9 am – noon

Intro to Digital Illustration

Saturday, January 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.  Saturday, January 259 am – noon Instructor: Joe MoralesAges: Adult (15+) / All

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Book Arts
January 25, 2020 6 – 8:30 pm

Girls’ Night Out: Moon Calendars

Saturday, January 25
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 beautiful moon calendars to celebrate the arrival of the New Year. Bring old friends, meet new ones and have a great night over a glass (or two!)

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Glass
January 26, 2020 11 am – 2 pm

Fused Glass Multicolor Snowflakes

Sunday, January 26
11 am – 2 pm

Learn to create beautiful fused glass multicolor snowflakes. Students learn to cut and assemble flat fusing glass while learning more about color designs and patterns. Students will experiment with frits, stringers, rods and other fun materials. Each person makes (2) 3″ snowflakes or (1) 4″ snowflake, hooks included. No heat

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Glass
February 2, 2020 12 – 3 pm

Fused Glass Earring and Pendant Workshop

Sunday, February 2
noon – 3 pm

Learn to create beautiful fused glass earrings and pendants. Each person can choose to make: Option #1 (1) set of earrings and (1) pendant, Option #2 (3) sets of earrings, or option #3 (2) pendants. Findings or backings are all attached later, by the teacher, to the artwork to ensure

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Painting
February 4, 2020 10 am – noon

Basic Landscape Oil Painting

Tuesdays, February 4 - 25 
10 am - noon

Quickly gain basic landscape oil painting skills with this simple approach – start creating your own original landscapes with confidence.This course simplifies the complexities of landscape oil painting.  You’ll learn how to control light and shadow, create dimension with atmospheric perspective, how to compose for maximum visual impact and more! 

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Drawing
February 4, 2020 6 – 9 pm

Drawing Techniques: Line and Composition

Tuesdays, February 4 - 25
6 -9 pm

Students will enjoy this introductory level course designed to teach basic drawing techniques while focusing on line work, value scales and composition. This class is designed to provide a foundation for drawing, teaching students how to realistically draw objects within an environment. Each class will focus on different drawing techniques

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Drawing
February 5, 2020 6 – 9 pm

Life Drawing: Open Studio

Wednesdays, February 5 - 26
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, February 5

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Drawing
February 6, 2020 1 – 4 pm

Life Drawing: Open Studio

Thursdays, February 6 - 27
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, February 6

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Book Arts
February 7, 2020 10:30 am – 4:30 pm

Introduction to Linocut Printing: Birds

Friday, February 7
10:30 am - 4:30 pm

Learn to carve simple, beautiful patterns or images in linoleum and print them using Japanese hand printing techniques. The images of birds we’ll be working with in this class lend themselves especially well to this versatile printmaking process. Found images can be transformed into vibrantly layered compositions using Katherine’s easy

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Holiday / Seasonal
February 8, 2020 9 am – noon

Hand Painted Folk Hearts

Saturday, February 8
9 am - noon

Inspired by her Czechoslovakian heritage, instructor Iva Neveux will introduce students to basic painting techniques to create beautiful hand painted hearts. Each student will create two hand-painted hearts using combinations of dots, lines, dashes and curves. Make one for yourself and one to give to someone you love. All materials

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Holiday / Seasonal
February 9, 2020 10 am – noon

Kids’ Corner: Hand-Marbled Valentine Cards

Saturday, February 9
10 am - 12 pm

Make your own marbled-paper Valentines in this class designed for kids ages 7 – 12. Students will learn a clever technique for creating beautiful marbled patterns on paper using shaving cream and watercolor.  Students will marble paper during the first half of the class, and in the second half, a

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Painting
February 11, 2020 12 – 4 pm

Color Studies in Watercolor

Thursday, February 11
Noon - 4 pm

Translucence is at the heart of watercolor painting. Learn to chart and mix your colors to keep the beautiful luminosity of the medium. This class includes color charting both wet and dry, mixing triads for unusual color, and learning to combine warm and cool hues. An excellent class for both

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Ceramics
February 11, 2020 6 – 9 pm

Clay: Earthworks

Tuesdays, February 11 - March 10
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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Youth
February 12, 2020 3:30 – 5:30 pm

Kids’ Corner: Pop Art

Wednesdays, February 12 - March 11
3:30 - 5:30 pm

Young artists will explore a variety of art materials in this fun 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, February 12 – March 113:30 – 5:30 pm Instructor: TBDAges: 7 – 12

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Growing Artist Series
February 15, 2020 9 – 10:30 am

Growing Artist Series: Art Adventures for 2 – 6 years

Saturday, February 15
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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Digital Design Series
February 15, 2020 10 am – 2 pm

Introduction to Lightroom Classic

Saturdays, February 15 and 22
10 am - 2 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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Basket Weaving
February 16, 2020 10 am – 2 pm

Miniature Pine Needle Baskets

Sunday, February 16
10 am - 2 pm

Create a miniature pine needle basket using natural materials. Learn from the basket making tradition of Audrey Frank’s native Nevadan Washoe/Paiute culture. Explore weaving methods by combining pine needles, sinew and raffia in this one-day workshop.  Sunday, February 1610 am – 2 pm Instructor: Audrey Frank Ages: Adult (15+) / All Levels Required

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Book Arts
February 16, 2020 10 am – 5 pm

Introduction to Textile Marbling

Sunday, February 16
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
February 18, 2020 10 am – 2 pm

Camera Basics for DSLR and Mirrorless Cameras

Tuesday and Thursday, February 18 and 20
10 am - 2 pm

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

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Glass
February 21, 2020 5 – 8 pm

Fused Glass Earring and Pendant Workshop

Friday, February 21
5 -8 pm

Learn to create beautiful fused glass earrings and pendants. Each person can choose to make: Option #1 (1) set of earrings and (1) pendant, Option #2 (3) sets of earrings, or option #3 (2) pendants. Findings or backings are all attached later, by the teacher, to the artwork to ensure

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Painting
February 22, 2020 9 am – 12:30 pm

Stylized African Animals in Acrylic

Saturday and Sunday, February 22 and 23
9 am - 12:30 pm

Using bold colors, modern patterns and engaging compositions, students will use acrylic paint combined with colored pencil to create inspired portraits of African animals. In this two-day intensive, student will work with basic drawing skills, contour lines, loose gridding and blocking techniques to layout the portraits on wooden panels. Final

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Girls' Night Out
February 22, 2020 6 – 8:30 pm

Girls’ Night Out: Rainbow Palette Painting

Saturday, February 22
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 experimenting with rainbow palette painting. 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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Glass
February 28, 2020 5 – 8 pm

Fused Glass Earring and Pendant Workshop

Friday, February 28
5 -8 pm

Learn to create beautiful fused glass earrings and pendants. Each person can choose to make: Option #1 (1) set of earrings and (1) pendant, Option #2 (3) sets of earrings, or option #3 (2) pendants. Findings or backings are all attached later, by the teacher, to the artwork to ensure

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