E.L. CORD
MUSEUM SCHOOL
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Drawing
Monday November 26, 2018 9 am – noon

Drawing Fundamentals

Monday - Friday, November 26 - 30
9 am - 12 pm

Students will enjoy this week-long intensive course designed to introduce basic drawing techniques including line, tonal value, contrast, form and texture.  The course is designed to provide a foundation for drawing, teaching students how to realistically draw objects and the human figure. Each class will focus on different drawing techniques,

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Painting
Tuesday November 27, 2018 6 – 9 pm

Oil Painting: The Figure in the Landscape

Working in oil paint, students will explore value divisions while focusing on the figure in the landscape. Drawing inspiration from the photographs of Anne Brigman (on view in the Museum through January 2019), students will focus on composition and the ways in which the figure compliments the environment. Students will

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Mixed Media
Wednesday November 28, 2018 10 am – 5 pm

Marbling: Open Studio Session

Paper Marbling Lab is designed to give students more time to perfect the techniques learned in Introduction to Paper or Fabric Marbling and to explore advanced patterns. Professional marbler Pietro Accardi will be on hand to coach students as they create personalized batches of decorative paper to take home. Students

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Camps for Kids
Wednesday November 28, 2018 3:30 – 5:30 pm

Kids’ Corner: After-School Animation

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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Painting
Friday November 30, 2018 10 am – 3 pm

Nightscape in Watercolor

This one-day workshop will present techniques in watercolor to express the beauty of sunsets, starry nights and early dawns.  Both impressionistic and realistic approaches will be explored.   Friday, November 3010 am – 3 pm Instructor: Carroll CharletAges: Adult (15+) / Some watercolor experience Supply list: Watercolor paper cold press 140 lb (Arches

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Holiday / Seasonal
Saturday December 1, 2018 9 am – noon

Hand Painted Ornaments

Inspired by her Czechoslovakian heritage, instructor Iva Neveux will introduce student to basic painting techniques to create beautiful holiday ornaments. Each student will create two hand-painted ornaments using combinations of dots, lines, dashes and curves.  All materials included with registration. Saturday, December 1 9 am – 12 pm Instructor: Iva NeveuxAges: Adults

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Painting
Saturday December 1, 2018 10 am – 4 pm

Winter in the Sierra: Watercolor Workshop

Saturday, December 1 / 10 am – 4 pm Students will enjoy learning techniques to painting snow and reflections while creating a soft watercolor snow scene.  Students will explore the properties of watercolor while experimenting with impressionistic watercolor effects.  All levels are welcome, but this class is ideal for the beginner.

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Basket Weaving
Saturday December 1, 2018 10 am – 2 pm

Miniature Pine Needle Baskets

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, December 1 10 am – 2 pm Instructor: Audrey Frank Ages: Adult (15+) / All Levels

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Holiday / Seasonal
Saturday December 1, 2018 10 am – 4 pm

Holiday Cards: Wood Type Printing on the Press

Saturday, December 1 / 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

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Holiday / Seasonal
Sunday December 2, 2018 1 – 4 pm

Hand Painted Ornaments

Inspired by her Czechoslovakian heritage, instructor Iva Neveux will introduce student to basic painting techniques to create beautiful holiday ornaments. Each student will create two hand-painted ornaments using combinations of dots, lines, dashes and curves.  All materials included with registration. Sunday, December 21 – 4 pm Instructor: Iva NeveuxAges: Adults (15+) /

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Painting
Monday December 3, 2018 9 am – noon

Landscapes in Oil: Dramatic Skies

Monday – Friday, December 3 – 7 / 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

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Drawing
Tuesday December 4, 2018 1 – 4 pm

Drawing: Open Studio – The Costumed Figure

Using media of choice, students will explore costume, texture, and style in this open studio class. Drawing from a live model, students will explore textural costumes, lighting and form in this dynamic class for all skill levels. The instructor will be present to coordinate class and offer instruction upon request.

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Drawing
Wednesday December 5, 2018 6 – 9 pm

Life Drawing: Open Studio

NOTE: THIS IS A THREE WEEK CLASS / Wednesdays, December 5 - 19 / 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, December 5

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Painting
Thursday December 6, 2018 10 am – 3 pm

Botanical Illustration: Winter Gourds

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. Thursday, December 610 am – 3 pm Instructor: Carroll CharletAges: Adult (15+) / All levels Supply List: – Basic watercolor set that includes yellows, sap green

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Drawing
Thursday December 6, 2018 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, December 6

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Drawing
Monday December 10, 2018 9 am – noon

Drawing the Female Form: Inspired by the Photography of Anne Brigman

This week-long intensive drawing class will focus on the foundational drawing techniques for rendering the female figure, inspired by the photographs in the exhibition “Anne Brigman: A Visionary in Modern Photography”. Students will draw the model in a variety of poses exploring the influences of Brigman’s art, such as the

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Book Arts
Wednesday December 12, 2018 10 am – 4 pm

Book Arts: 2019 Planner/Organizer

In this engaging class, students will use Kraft envelopes to make a functional, flexible 2019 planner. Three different binding styles will be covered over the course of the day- accordion, pamphlet stitch, and elastic – with each style adding a layer of functionality to this remarkable book. The finished structure

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Holiday / Seasonal
Friday December 14, 2018 4 – 5 pm

Gingerbread Workshop (4 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 14 4 pm Ages: 1 – 12 with adult (registration is

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Holiday / Seasonal
Friday December 14, 2018 6 – 7 pm

Gingerbread Workshop (6 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 146 pm Ages: 1 – 12 with adult (registration is for

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