E.L. CORD
MUSEUM SCHOOL
CLASS SCHEDULE

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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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Fiber Arts
Thursday November 14, 2019 6 – 9 pm

Felted Animals and Ornaments

Thursday, November 14
6 – 9 pm

This class is a perfect introduction to the world of fiber. Needle felting is the art of sculpting wool with a specially designed, barbed needle.  Stabbing the wool repeatedly creates a firm, textile object.  Needle-felting is an ideal craft in that it is easy to learn, requires minimal supplies and

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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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Glass
Saturday November 16, 2019 9 am – noon

Glass Bead Workshop

Saturday, November 16
9 am – noon

Create five or more beads in this three hour intensive introductory glass blowing course taught by Mantra Glass Art. You will explore the beautiful world of boroscillicate glass utilizing clear, colored rod and color changing rods. Learn more about the process of melting glass and annealing your finished pieces in

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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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Glass
Sunday November 17, 2019 9 am – noon

Glass Bead Workshop

Sunday, November 17
9 am – noon

Create five or more beads in this three hour intensive introductory glass blowing course taught by Mantra Glass Art. You will explore the beautiful world of boroscillicate glass utilizing clear, colored rod and color changing rods. Learn more about the process of melting glass and annealing your finished pieces in

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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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Painting
Monday November 18, 2019 9 am – noon

Painting in Oil Brushwork Intensive

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

Beginning and advanced students will enjoy this five-day technique-based class. Daily exercises will help build the students abilities to make sensitive and effective brush strokes from glazes to impasto (textural). Will include an exploration of how different brush shapes affect paint application and use of a pallet knife to apply

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Basket Weaving
Saturday November 23, 2019 10 am – 2 pm

Miniature Pine Needle Baskets

Saturday, November 23
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, November 2310 am – 2 pm Instructor: Audrey Frank Ages: Adult (15+) / All Levels Required

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Ceramics
Saturday November 30, 2019 9 am – noon

Ceramic Workshop: Marbled Clay

Saturday, November 30
9:00 am – noon

Learn how to marble different kinds of clay together to create fun effects with different colors and clay bodies. We will be throwing on a pottery wheel and hand building making mostly functional pottery. Bring in your fun ideas, we can make anything! All pieces will be fired and given a

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Digital Design Series
Sunday December 1, 2019 10 am – 2 pm

Documenting the First Year

Sunday, December 1
10 am - 2 pm

A one day intensive workshop for expecting parents on how to document the first year of a baby’s life using available tools (smartphones and tablets). From day one to the 12 month, I will give you the skills and a series of projects to capture the adorable, difficult and fleeting

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Camps for Kids
Sunday December 1, 2019 10 am – noon

Kids’ Corner: Clay Ornaments

Sunday, December 1
10:00 am – noon

Kids of all ages will enjoy playing in clay with their parents as they create holiday ornaments. Families will create keepsake ornaments in this fun and messy class. Class will be run as a two-hour open studio and families are encouraged to stay for as little or as long as

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Holiday / Seasonal
Tuesday December 3, 2019 5 – 8 pm

Hand Painted Ornaments

Tuesday, December 3
5 - 8 pm

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. Tuesday, December 35 – 8 pm Instructor: Iva NeveuxAges: Adults (15+) /

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Camps for Kids
Wednesday December 4, 2019 3:30 – 5:30 pm

Kids’ Corner: Winter Wonders

Wednesdays, December 4 - 18
3:30 - 5:30 pm

Young artists will explore a variety of art materials in this fun three-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, December 4 – 18 3:30 – 5:30 pm Instructor: Kyra PetersenAges: 7 –

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Camps for Kids
Wednesday December 4, 2019 3:30 – 5:30 pm

Young Artist Series: Digital Animation

Wednesdays, December 4 - 18
3:30 - 5:30 pm

Kids ages 11 and up 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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Drawing
Wednesday December 4, 2019 6 – 9 pm

Life Drawing: Open Studio

Wednesdays, December 4 - 18
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 4

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Drawing
Thursday December 5, 2019 1 – 4 pm

Life Drawing: Open Studio

Thursdays, December 5 - 19
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, December 5

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Painting
Thursday December 5, 2019 1 – 4:30 pm

Watercolor: Open Studio

Thursdays, December 5 - 19
1 - 4:30 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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Holiday / Seasonal
Saturday December 7, 2019 9 am – noon

Hand Painted Ornaments

Saturday, December 7
9 - noon

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 79 – noon Instructor: Iva NeveuxAges: Adults (15+) / All

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Girls' Night Out
Saturday December 7, 2019 6 – 8:30 pm

Girls’ Night Out: Tipsy Trees

Saturday, December 7
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 Bob Ross inspired holiday tree paintings. Bring old friends, meet new ones and have a great night over a glass (or two!) of wine and a fun

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Drawing
Sunday December 8, 2019 10 am – 2 pm

Drawing Basics Workshop

Sundays, December 8 and 15
10:00 am – 2 pm

Students will enjoy this introductory level course designed to teach basic drawing techniques including line, form, shading, and composition. This class is designed to provide a foundation for drawing.  Instructor: CJ NorrisAges: Adult (15+) / Beginner Sundays, December 8 and 1510:00 am – 2 pm Supply List: Required Supplies: Paper: Newsprint

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Book Arts
Sunday December 8, 2019 10 am – noon

Kids’ Corner: Handmade Holiday Cards

Sunday, December 8
10:00 am – noon

Kids of all ages will enjoy creating a variety of handmade holiday cards with their parents. Families will create cards together in this fun and messy holiday class. Class will be run as a two-hour open studio and families are encouraged to stay for as little or as long as

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Fiber Arts
Sunday December 8, 2019 3 – 6 pm

Felted Ball Garlands

Sunday, December 8
3 pm - 6 pm

This class is a perfect introduction to the world of fiber. Needle felting is the art of sculpting wool with a specially designed, barbed needle.  Stabbing the wool repeatedly creates a firm, textile object.  Needle-felting is an ideal craft in that it is easy to learn, requires minimal supplies and

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Painting
Tuesday 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
Thursday 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
Friday 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
Friday December 13, 2019 6 – 7 pm

Gingerbread Workshop

Friday, December 13
6 - 7 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 136 – 7 pm Instructor: Kyra PetersenAges: 1 – 12

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Ceramics
Sunday 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
Saturday 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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Art and Wellness
Tuesday January 7, 2020 5:30 – 6:30 pm

The Art of Meditation

Tuesdays, January 7 - 28 
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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Ceramics
Tuesday 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
Wednesday 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
Thursday 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
Saturday 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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Digital Design Series
Saturday 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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Drawing
Wednesday 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
Thursday 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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Ceramics
Tuesday 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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