E.L. CORD
MUSEUM SCHOOL
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Painting
Saturday February 16, 2019 9 am – 2 pm

All About Flowers in Oil

Saturday and Sunday, February 16 and 17
9 am - 2 pm

Explore still life oil painting in this workshop that looks specifically at painting a floral still life. Imploring the techniques and style of the Dutch Masters, both beginning, and more advanced oil painting students will enjoy learning how to set up a floral still life, will consider their composition and

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Photography / Video
Saturday February 16, 2019 10 am – 2 pm

Introduction to Lightroom Classic CC

Saturdays, February 16 and 23
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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Painting
Sunday February 17, 2019 9 am – noon

Painting: Open Studio

Sundays, February 17 - March 3
9 am - 12 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-lifes. 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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Book Arts
Sunday February 17, 2019 10 am – 5 pm

Introduction to Textile Marbling

Sunday, February 17 
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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Painting
Monday February 18, 2019 9 am – noon

Impressionist Painting Techniques in Oil

Monday - Friday, February 18 - 22
9 am - noon

Inspired by the American and French Impressionists, students will use oil paint to explore color, light and shadow in this week-long intensive. This series will explore brushwork techniques, cropped compositions, color breaking and mixing colors directly on canvas. Monday – Friday, February 18 – 229 am – noon Instructor: David McCamantAges: Adult

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Photography / Video
Tuesday February 19, 2019 10 am – 2 pm

Camera Basics for DSLR and Mirrorless Cameras

Tuesday, February 19 and Thursday, February 21
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. Tuesday, February 19 and

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Painting
Wednesday February 20, 2019 10 am – 2 pm

Impressionistic Bouquets in Watercolor

Wednesdays, February 20 and 27
10 am - 2 pm

Learn the techniques to create luscious and loose impressionistic paintings of bouquets.  The class will include demonstrations in “dropping paint,” silhouetting and negative painting.  Some watercolor experience is recommended for this class.    Wednesdays, February 20 and 2710 am – 2 pm Instructor: Carroll CharletAges: Adult (15+) / Some experience in watercolor

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Youth
Wednesday February 20, 2019 3:30 – 5:30 pm

Kids’ Corner: Spring Things

Wednesdays,  February 20 - March 20
3:30 - 5:30 pm

Young artists will explore a variety of art materials in this fun five-week after school series. Students will learn and improve on basic drawing and painting techniques. All materials and a snack are included with registration. Wednesdays,  February 20 – March 203:30 – 5:30 pm Instructor: Jen HenryAges: 7 – 12

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Book Arts
Sunday February 24, 2019 1 – 4 pm

Pop-Up Mail Art Card

Sunday, February 24
1 - 4 pm

In this class, book artist Bel Mills will show you how to create the simple but dynamic mechanism for making a pop-up flowers “bloom” when this card is opened. Perfect for Mother’s Day, birthdays, or any other special occasion. The patterned envelopes and cancelled postage featured in this unique pop-up

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Photography / Video
Saturday March 2, 2019 10 am – 2 pm

Photography: Composition and Techniques

Saturdays, March 2 and 9 
10 am - 2 pm

Take your photographs to the next level by learning proper composition and photography techniques. Students will learn the different ways to compose landscapes, still lifes 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
Sunday March 3, 2019 10 am – 2 pm

Color Studies in Watercolor

Sunday, March 3
10 am - 2 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, tinting color mixes with a third pigment and learning to combine warm and cool hues. We will also explore origins of pigments,

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Mosaics
Sunday March 3, 2019 10 am – 3 pm

Mosaics 101: Introduction to Mosaics

Sunday, March 3
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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Drawing
Wednesday March 6, 2019 6 – 9 pm

Life Drawing: Open Studio

Wednesdays, March 6 - 27
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, March 6

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Drawing
Thursday March 7, 2019 1 – 4 pm

Life Drawing: Open Studio

Thursdays, March 7 - 28
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, March 7

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Painting
Monday March 11, 2019 9 am – noon

Oil Painting Techniques: Expressive Brushwork and Color Blocking

Monday - Friday, March 11 - 15
9 am - noon

Beginning and advanced students will enjoy this five-day technique-based class. Daily exercises will allow students to explore the use of sensitive and effective brush strokes using paint and medium to manipulate paint with a brush. Will include an exploration of tool use including brushes and the applications and use of

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Painting
Wednesday March 13, 2019 10 am – 3 pm

Butterflies in Ink and Watercolor

Wednesday, March 13
10 am - 3 pm

Learn to combine the texturing of ink and the vibrancy of watercolor to create illustrations while focusing on butterflies. Explore the tradition of scientific illustration while referencing specimens and photographs in this watercolor workshop. No experience necessary. Wednesday, March 1310 am – 3 pm Instructor: Carroll CharletAges: Adult (15+) / All Levels Supply

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Book Arts
Wednesday March 13, 2019 10 am – 5 pm

Introduction to Paper Marbling

Wednesday, March 13
10 am - 5 pm

In this introductory class, student will gain a basic understanding of history, techniques, tools and styles of European marbling. Students will get hands on experience of all aspects of marbling from preparatory mixing of water medium and paints, to the creation of classical patterns. Specific attention will be given to

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Painting
Friday March 15, 2019 9 am – 4 pm

Painting Techniques: The Still Life in Oil

Friday - Sunday, March 15 - 17
9 am – 4 pm

Imploring 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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Book Arts
Saturday March 16, 2019 10 am – 2 pm

Bar Soap Box Book

Saturday, March 16
10 am - 2 pm

In this fun introductory class, you will learn how to use patterned paper, book cloth, and waxed thread to turn an ordinary bar-soap box into a thick mini-journal with a hand-stitched spine. Students will leave with a compact journal ideal for taking on the road or giving as a gift.

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Photography / Video
Tuesday March 19, 2019 6 – 9 pm

Introduction to Landscape Photography

Tuesday - Thursday, March 19 - 21
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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Camps for Kids
Monday March 25, 2019 8:30 am – noon

Spring Break Camp: Fun with Clay

Monday - Friday, March 25 - 29
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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Art High
Monday March 25, 2019 1:30 – 4:30 pm

Art High: Ceramics – Hand Building and Wheel Throwing Techniques

Monday - Friday, March 25 - 29
1:30 - 4:30 pm

Teens ages 13 – 18 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 teens, students will learn about the basics of pottery, glazing and the transformation of their pieces from the

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Painting
Thursday March 28, 2019 10 am – 2 pm

Impressionistic Bouquets in Watercolor

Thursdays, March 28 and April 4
10 am - 2 pm

Learn the techniques to create luscious and loose impressionistic paintings of bouquets.  The class will include demonstrations in “dropping paint,” silhouetting and negative painting.  Some watercolor experience is recommended for this class.    Thursdays, March 28 and April 410 am – 2 pm Instructor: Carroll CharletAges: Adult (15+) / Some experience in

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Basket Weaving
Saturday March 30, 2019 10 am – 2 pm

Miniature Pine Needle Baskets

Saturday, March 30
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.  Saturday, March 3010 am – 2 pm Instructor: Audrey Frank Ages: Adult (15+) / All Levels Required

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Painting
Sunday March 31, 2019 10 am – 2 pm

Introduction to Watercolors

Sunday, March 31
10 am - 2 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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Camps for Kids
Monday April 1, 2019 9 am – noon

Spring Break Art Camp for Kids: From Seeds to Trees

Monday - Friday, April 1 - 5
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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Drawing
Wednesday April 3, 2019 6 – 9 pm

Life Drawing: Open Studio

Wednesdays, April 3 - 24
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, April 3

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Drawing
Thursday April 4, 2019 1 – 4 pm

Life Drawing: Open Studio

Thursdays, April 4 - 25
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, April 4

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Holiday / Seasonal
Saturday April 6, 2019 9 am – noon

Hand Painted Decorative Eggs

Saturday, April 6
9 am - 12 pm

Inspired by her Czechoslovakian heritage, instructor Iva Neveux will introduce students to basic painting techniques to create beautiful decorative eggs. Each student will create two hand-painted eggs using combinations of dots, lines, dashes and curves. All materials included with registration. Saturday, April 69 am – 12 pm Instructor: Iva NeveuxAges: Adults (15+)

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Holiday / Seasonal
Sunday April 7, 2019 1 – 4 pm

Hand Painted Decorative Eggs

Sunday, April 7
1 - 4 pm

Inspired by her Czechoslovakian heritage, instructor Iva Neveux will introduce students to basic painting techniques to create beautiful decorative eggs. Each student will create two hand-painted eggs using combinations of dots, lines, dashes and curves. All materials included with registration. Sunday, April 71 – 4 pm Instructor: Iva NeveuxAges: Adults (15+) /

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Painting
Monday April 8, 2019 9 am – noon

Landscapes in Oil: Dramatic Skies

Monday - Friday, April 8 - 12
9 am - noon

Beginning and advanced students will enjoy this five-day technique-based class focused on creating dramatic landscapes with special attention paid to the sky. 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 texture and

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Youth
Wednesday April 10, 2019 3:30 – 5:30 pm

Kids’ Corner: After School Animation

Wednesdays, April 10 - May 1
3:30 - 5:30 pm

Kids ages 8 – 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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Visiting Artist Workshop
Friday April 12, 2019 10 am – 4 pm

Visiting Artist Seminar: Introduction to Dye on Fabric with Ann Johnston

Friday, April 12
10 am - 4 pm

Artist, Ann Johnston, will present a fast-paced lecture/demonstration of both low-water immersion dyeing and painting and printing with Procion MX dyes, introducing the unlimited potential of creating color and pattern on cotton, linen, rayon, and silk. The dyes are versatile, economical and safe to use. Their advantage over paint is

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Painting
Saturday April 13, 2019 9 am – 2 pm

All About Flowers in Oil

Saturday and Sunday, April 13 and 14
9 am - 2 pm

Explore still life oil painting in this workshop that looks specifically at painting a floral still life. Imploring the techniques and style of the Dutch Masters, both beginning, and more advanced oil painting students will enjoy learning how to set up a floral still life, will consider their composition and

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Saturday April 13, 2019 10 am – 3 pm

Natural Illustration: Succulents in Watercolor and Colored Pencil

In this intermediate to advanced level class, students will learn the basics of natural illustration drawing with a focus on summer succulents and mixed media (watercolor and prismacolor). Students will learn about many types of succulents, their natural habitats, and creatures whom interact or co-habitate with succulents. Students will create

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Painting
Wednesday April 17, 2019 9 am – 2 pm

Bristlecone Pine in Ink and Watercolor

Wednesday, April 17
9 am - 2 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.  Wednesday, April 179 am – 2 pm Instructor: Carroll CharletAges: Adult (15+) / All Levels Required Supplies:  Basic Watercolor

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Ceramics
Wednesday April 24, 2019 6 – 9 pm

Clay: Earthworks

Wednesdays, April 24 - May 29
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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Sunday April 28, 2019 10 am – 3 pm

Natural Illustration: Sea Shells in Watercolor and Colored Pencil

In this intermediate to advanced class, students will learn the basics of natural illustration drawing with a focus on sea shells and mixed media (watercolor and prismacolor). Students will learn about many types of sea shells, creating a final detailed drawing of sea shell. Shell specimens will be provided to

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Drawing
Wednesday May 1, 2019 6 – 9 pm

Life Drawing: Open Studio

Wednesdays, May 1 - 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, May 1

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Drawing
Thursday May 2, 2019 1 – 4 pm

Life Drawing: Open Studio

Thursdays, May 2 - 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, May 2

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Mosaics
Monday May 6, 2019 10 am – 3 pm

Mosaic Garden Stone

Sunday, May 6
10 am - 3 pm

In this one-day workshop students will mosaic a 6 x 12 stone paver for the garden. Using glass, ceramic and stone tesserae students will learn the basics of mosaics including tile cutting, design, and grouting. This class builds on the Mosaic 101 class with a lecture on proper techniques for

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Painting
Friday May 17, 2019 9 am – 4 pm

Painting Techniques: The Still Life in Oil

Friday - Sunday, May 3 - 5
9 am – 4 pm

Imploring 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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