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E.L. CORD
MUSEUM SCHOOL
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Painting
Wednesday, December 7
5 - 9 pm

Cards in Watercolor

Join this class to create festive cards for the winter season. Under the guidance of the instructor, students will be using ‘wet on wet’ and ‘wet on dry’ watercolor techniques. There will be a variety of card designs to choose from or feel free to create your own using personal

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Fiber Arts
Saturday, December 10
10 am - 5 pm

Textile Marbling on Scarves

Witness this magical process that transfers the paint from the surface of the water to a silk scarf. In this one-day workshop, Pietro will show students how to print on silk scarves using an array of different patterns and colors that you can choose from.  After some guided practice with

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Fiber Arts
Monday, December 12
10 am - noon

Sewing 101: Learn Your Machine

Learn sewing machine basics with your machine. Bring in your recently serviced sewing machine and we will help you build a relationship starting with the basics. This class covers: threading the machine, threading the bobbin, making a bobbin, thread varieties, needle varieties and uses, foot selection, stitch varieties and purposes,

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Glass
Saturday, December 17 
10 am - 2 pm

Introduction to Glass Art: Kiln Forming and Holiday Ornaments

Students will explore the amazing world of kiln-formed glass art by utilizing clear and colored flat glass and recycled art glass into molds along with various tools and techniques. Students will have the opportunity to create holiday ornaments, slump glass bottles to create unique spoon rests, charcuterie boards and more!

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Youth
Sunday, December 18
10 - 11 am 

Toddler Art Adventures

Parent and child will enjoy exploring a variety of styles and techniques in this fun introductory art workshop. This one-hour workshop encourages creative development and artistic play for our youngest artists in a fun and casual environment. Dress for a mess! This class is in Redfield Learning Center on the

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Mixed Media
Sunday, December 18
10 am - 2 pm

The Art of Collage

Collaging is the art of sticking various different materials such as photographs, pieces of paper or fabric on to a backing. In this class, students will learn about the aesthetics of collage, melding the ideas of reality and fiction as the instructor guides them through the process of creating their

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Youth
Sunday, December 18
11:30 am - 12:30 pm 

Toddler Art Adventures

Parent and child will enjoy exploring a variety of styles and techniques in this fun introductory art workshop. This one-hour workshop encourages creative development and artistic play for our youngest artists in a fun and casual environment. Dress for a mess! This class is in Redfield Learning Center on the

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Camps for Kids
Monday - Friday, December 26 - 30
1 - 4 pm

Winter Break Teen Art Camp: Introduction to Glass Art

Teens ages 12 – 18 will have fun exploring the various techniques and versatility of glass art. In this 5 day camp, students will explore the amazing world of kiln-formed glass art by utilizing clear and colored flat glass and recycled art glass. Additionally, students will learn torch and lamp

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Camps for Kids
Monday - Friday, December 26 - 30
1 - 4 pm

Winter Break Camp: Intro to Painting

Learn the versatility of this multi-faceted medium! Using color theory and form, this camp will focus on different styles and techniques of painting each day. Color mixing will be an important aspect during camp as well as awareness of composition. Students will create a different piece of art each day

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Camps for Kids
Monday - Friday, January 2 - 6
8:30 am - noon

Winter Break Art Camp: Fun with Clay

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 4 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 - Friday, January 2 - 6
9 am - noon

Winter Break Art Camp: Digital Art and Illustration

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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Camps for Kids
Monday - Friday, January 2 - 6
1 - 4 pm

Winter Break Teen Art Camp: Intro to Mixed Media Art

Come explore a variety of art forms as we dive into the world of mixed media art. Under the guidance of the instructor, students will learn foundational and technique skills related to drawing, painting, collage and sculpture. Throughout the week, students will also learn about some contemporary and pop artists

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Drawing
Wednesday, January 4 - 25
1 - 4 pm

Portrait Drawing: Open Studio

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. Wednesday, January 4 –

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Drawing
Thursdays, January 5 - 26
1 - 4 pm

Life Drawing: Open Studio

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 5

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Sensory Play in Paint for Babies
Sunday, January 8
9:30 - 10:30 am

Sensory Play in Paint for Babies

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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Toddler Art Adventures
Sunday, January 8
11 am - noon

Sensory Play in Paint for Babies

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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Digital Design Series
Mondays, January 9 - 30
5:30 - 7:30 pm

Young Artist Series: Intro to Digital Painting

Teens 12 – 15 will learn the basics and versatility of procreate to produce their digital painting through form, color and line. Using a photo reference, the instructor will breakdown the steps to convert a photograph to a digital work of art. Students will learn the foundations and techniques of

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Painting
Tuesdays, January 10 - 31
9 am - noon

Beginning Oil Painting – A Simple Approach for Rapid Success

This class simplifies the complexities of landscape and gives the beginner a solid foundation upon which to begin painting representational landscapes in oil. To many people, painting the landscape in oil is an overwhelming undertaking. It doesn’t have to be if approached systematically. Landscape basics in oil class is just

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Book Arts
Tuesdays, January 10 - 31
5:30 - 8:30 pm

Writing Monoline Alphabets and Creating Small Treasures

Make your writing small, smaller, smallest as we work with various tools conducive to tiny writing. Three styles of lettering will be learned in this four week class: Monoline Italic, Clothesline Caps, and Willow by Hand, all of which can all be written in a variety of sizes. These delightful

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Ceramics
Tuesdays, January 10 - February 14
5:30 - 8:30 pm

Clay: Earthworks

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
Tuesdays, January 10 - February 14
6 - 9 pm

Drawing: Introduction to Portraiture

This class teaches the proportions of the face and techniques of how to draw a portrait from observation. Includes an in-depth study of how to draw the eyes, nose, mouth, and ears. Through presentations, demonstrations and practice students will learn how to draw a portrait of a live model. Tuesdays,

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Young Artist Series
Thursdays, January 12 - February 2
5:30 - 7:30 pm

Young Artist Series: Intro to Digital Art and Illustration

Teens ages 12 – 15 will explore the basics of Procreate on the Museum’s iPad Pros as they work on storyboarding, character design and animation in this after school series. Students will also have the opportunity to learn drawing fundamentals and techniques that can be applied to all forms of

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Photography / Video
Saturday, January 14 
9 am - noon

iPhone Photography: Landscape

Learn to shoot high quality landscape photos using your iPhone. With the fast-growing quality of cell phone cameras photography has become a much more accessible form of art. This class will go over the fundamentals of landscape photography, lighting and an editing workflow specific to the iPhone software, as well as

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Glass
Saturday, January 14 
10 am - 2 pm

Introduction to Glass Art: Pendants, Earrings and Rings

Create pendants, earrings and rings in this hands-on introductory glass art workshop. Students will explore the amazing world of kiln-formed glass art by utilizing clear and colored flat glass and recycled art glass, along with various tools and techniques. Learn more about the process of designing, cutting, melting, and kiln-forming

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Ceramics
Sundays, January 15 - February 19
10 am - 1 pm

Ceramics: Open Studio

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 as needed.  Sundays, January 15 – February 1910 am – 1 pm Instructor: Jeff HardcastleAges: Adult

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Painting
Wednesday, January 18 and 25
5 - 9 pm

Watercolor Foundations: Watercolor for Beginners

This class is for students who are new to watercolor or have worked on their own and are looking to improve their watercolor skills with step-by-step instructions. The instructor will discuss various watercolor supplies and suggest appropriate starting materials. Students will learn to recognize various levels of paper wetness and

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Ceramics
Wednesdays, January 18 - February 22
5:30 - 8:30 pm

Clay for Beginners

Learn about the basics of working with clay for producing decorative and functional pottery. Students will learn the process and various techniques for going from an idea to a 3 dimensional completed glazed piece. The class will cover slab and coil construction as well as an introduction to throwing pieces

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Painting
Saturday and Sunday, January 21 and 22
9 am - 2 pm

Painting Intensive: Landscapes from Photographs in Oil or Acrylic

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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Book Arts
Saturday, January 21
10 am - 5 pm

Book Arts: Articulated Binding – An Indestructible Cover

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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Toddler Art Adventures
Sunday, January 22
10 - 11 am 

Toddler Art Adventures

Parent and child will enjoy exploring a variety of styles and techniques in this fun introductory art workshop. This one-hour workshop encourages creative development and artistic play for our youngest artists in a fun and casual environment. Dress for a mess! This class is in Redfield Learning Center on the

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Toddler Art Adventures
Sunday, January 22
11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Toddler Art Adventures

Parent and child will enjoy exploring a variety of styles and techniques in this fun introductory art workshop. This one-hour workshop encourages creative development and artistic play for our youngest artists in a fun and casual environment. Dress for a mess! This class is in Redfield Learning Center on the

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Digital Design Series
Saturday, Saturday 28
9 am - noon

Introduction to Graphic Design

In this workshop students will learn the fundamental principles of graphic design through both visual instruction and hands-on practice on iPads. Students will be given design briefs to exercise their understanding of design theories, and how they can utilize layout, type and color to communicate deeper messages. In this one-day

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Glass
Saturday, January 28
10 am - 2 pm

Introduction to Glass Art: Torch Working and Beadmaking

Create beads and more in this hands-on introductory glass art course. Students will explore the amazing world of lampworking by utilizing clear and colored glass rods, along with various tools and techniques. Learn more about the process of melting, shaping, and forming the glass…then annealing your finished pieces. Additionally, students

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Mixed Media
Saturday, January 28
10 am - 2 pm

The Art of Collage

Collaging is the art of sticking various different materials such as photographs, pieces of paper or fabric on to a backing. In this class, students will learn about the aesthetics of collage, melding the ideas of reality and fiction as the instructor guides them through the process of creating their

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Painting
Wednesday, February 1 and 8
5 - 9 pm

Color Theory and Mixing Pigments in Watercolor

Watercolors are admired for their unique quality – translucence. Learn more about the pigments on your palette and experiment with mixing your own colors to keep the beautiful luminosity of the medium. This class explores color mixing, tonal values, color theory, painting with triads and learning how to avoid muddy

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Kids' Corner
Monday, February 6 - 27 
5:30 - 7:30 pm

Kids’ Corner: Intro to Painting

Using color and shape, this class will focus on a different style of painting each day. Students will learn new techniques and create a different piece of art each day ranging from lifelike to abstract. Students will learn the foundations of drawing and color theory which can be applied to

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Painting
Tuesdays, February 7 - 28 
9 am - noon

Intro to Landscape Painting in Oils

This class simplifies the complexities of landscape and gives the beginner a solid foundation upon which to begin painting representational landscapes in oil. To many people, painting the landscape in oil is an overwhelming undertaking. It doesn’t have to be if approached systematically. Landscape basics in oil class is just

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Photography / Video
Tuesday, February 7
5:30 - 8:30 pm

iPhone Photography: Portraiture

Learn to shoot high quality portraits using your iPhone. With the fast-growing quality of cell phone cameras, photography has become a much more accessible form of art. This class will go over the fundamentals of portraiture, lighting and an editing workflow specific to the iPhone software, as well as printing 1-2

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Kids' Corner
Thursdays, February 9 - March 2
5:30 - 7:30 pm

Kids’ Corner: Intro to Digital Art and Illustration

Kids ages 7 – 11 will explore the basics of Procreate on the Museum’s iPad Pros as they work on storyboarding, character design and animation in this after school series. Students will also have the opportunity to learn drawing fundamentals and techniques that can be applied to all forms of

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Glass
Saturday, February 11
10 am - 2 pm

Introduction to Glass Art: Kiln Forming

Students will explore the amazing world of kiln-formed glass art by utilizing clear and colored flat glass and recycled art glass into molds along with various tools and techniques. Students will also slump glass bottles to create unique spoon rests, charcuterie boards and more! Learn more about the process of

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Sensory Play in Paint for Babies
Sunday, February 12
9:30 - 10:30 am

Sensory Play in Paint for Babies

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, February 12
11 am - noon

Sensory Play in Paint for Babies

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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Digital Design Series
Wednesday, February 15
6 - 9 pm

Introduction to Graphic Design

In this workshop students will learn the fundamental principles of graphic design through both visual instruction and hands-on practice on iPads. Students will be given design briefs to exercise their understanding of design theories, and how they can utilize layout, type and color to communicate deeper messages. In this one-day

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Painting
Saturday and Sunday, February 18 and 19
9 am - 2 pm

Painting Intensive: The Portrait in Oil or Acrylics

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, February

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Printmaking
Saturday, February 18
10 am - 2 pm

Intro to Printmaking: Linoleum Block Prints

Contemporary linoleum block printing is an exciting, economical, and accessible alternative to traditional woodblock printmaking. Linoleum blocks can be easily printed at home with little set-up. Students will learn to transfer an image to a block, use tools to carve, register multiple layers, use a press, and print by hand.

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Glass
Monday, February 20
5 - 9 pm

Introduction to Glass Art: Pendants, Earrings and Rings

Create pendants, earrings and rings in this hands-on introductory glass art workshop. Students will explore the amazing world of kiln-formed glass art by utilizing clear and colored flat glass and recycled art glass, along with various tools and techniques. Learn more about the process of designing, cutting, melting, and kiln-forming

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Ceramics
Tuesdays, February 21 - March 28
5:30 - 8:30 pm

Clay: Earthworks

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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Textile
Saturday, February 25
10 am - 5 pm

Box Making: Hatch-Top Box

Handmade boxes are not only lovely, they are also quite useful and can be used to store a range of objects, not just books. Using hard board or masonite and marbled fabric, the instructor will walk students through the basics of creating decorative boxes. Expanding on these primary box building

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Mixed Media
Saturday, February 25
10 am - 2 pm

The Art of Collage

Collaging is the art of sticking various different materials such as photographs, pieces of paper or fabric on to a backing. In this class, students will learn about the aesthetics of collage, melding the ideas of reality and fiction as the instructor guides them through the process of creating their

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Digital Design Series
Sunday, February 26
9 am - noon

Introduction to Digital Illustration

Learn the basics of Procreate while using the Museum’s iPad Pro. Students will learn what each tool in Procreate is used for and how to utilize them to create finished digital illustrations, typography and short form animations. Drawing foundations and techniques will be learned and applied throughout the class.  NOTE: iPad

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Toddler Art Adventures
Sunday, February 26
10 - 11 am

Toddler Art Adventures

Parent and child will enjoy exploring a variety of styles and techniques in this fun introductory art workshop. This one-hour workshop encourages creative development and artistic play for our youngest artists in a fun and casual environment. Dress for a mess! This class is in Redfield Learning Center on the

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Ceramics
Sundays, February 26 - April 2
10 am - 1 pm

Ceramics: Open Studio

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 as needed.  Sundays, February 26 – April 210 am – 1 pm Instructor: Jeff HardcastleAges: Adult (15+)

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Toddler Art Adventures
Sunday, February 26
11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Toddler Art Adventures

Parent and child will enjoy exploring a variety of styles and techniques in this fun introductory art workshop. This one-hour workshop encourages creative development and artistic play for our youngest artists in a fun and casual environment. Dress for a mess! This class is in Redfield Learning Center on the

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Ceramics
Mondays, February 27 - April 3
5:30 - 8:30 pm

Clay for Beginners

Learn about the basics of working with clay for producing decorative and functional pottery. Students will learn the process and various techniques for going from an idea to a 3 dimensional completed glazed piece. The class will cover slab and coil construction as well as an introduction to throwing pieces

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Drawing
Tuesdays, February 28 - April 4
6 - 9 pm

Drawing I: Fundamentals

This is an introductory drawing class with an emphasis on the fundamentals of how to draw what you see, and how to make things look 3-dimensional by modeling form with light and shadow. Focus will be primarily on creating original compositions of still life’s in developing these skills with the

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