Adult Classes & Workshops
Free for College Students & Seniors
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Sip & Silk Hand Printed Scarf Making:
Printing on Fabric – Design a stunning scarf! Add a splash of color to your life! It’s as easy as finger-painting! Using Gelli Plate printing we will explore a variety of mark-making techniques to add color and pattern to a silk scarf.
The Gelli Plate is a simple tool that will allow us to stamp directly from it to the fabric, by painting on the plate with thickened dyes, which will be colorfast once set.
The dyes will interact with the gelli plate to create diverse textures, and layering the stamping builds subtly rich color patterns. Kathy will bring a variety of tools, and demonstrate how you can make your own. Dyes will stain your clothes and hands, so please dress accordingly, and bring a pair or two of latex gloves. (Instructor: KathyKlompas at http://kathy.klompas.com
Pour & Paint Rock Painting:
Laura Garramone is an artist from Greene County, who has many talents and accomplishments. A visual artist with experience in Pastels, acrylics, assemblage, welding and gardening art. Most recently exploring fantasy and intuitive painting/art.
Art on rocks was a natural progression for Laura due to her love of nature and stones, crystals and the earth. She has been painting rocks for over 2 years and loves to teach others her techniques. Mandalas, animal, celestial or fantasy figures are all a part of her repertoire.
Beginners as well as more accomplished painters are welcome to join her for an evening of fun and instruction. Acrylic paints, brushes and supplies are included. A selection of rocks will be available to choose or bring your favorite.
Laura has shown her work throughout the region and New York State. She has participated in Plein Aire competitions and has received awards and accolades from the multiple Art Associations in which she is affiliated with. Laura is mostly self-taught, but has had the privilege of studying under some influential talented artist through workshops.
A nurse by trade she dreams of the day that she can dedicate more time to her Art. (Instructor: Laura Garramone)
July 24th (REGISTRATION CLOSED-CLASS IS FULL)
Spontaneous Splash Experiments in Spontaneity:
In this class we explore ways to start a painting and develop it through various techniques which establish a dialogue with the Unconscious-ground of spontaneity, realm of authentic expression.
It is a play between worlds, visible and invisible-physical, emotive and spiritual, whereby abstract images gain substance and depth. Perfect for those who have never painted before as well as seasoned artists who wish to break new ground in their work. This is a preview to the complete First Series of 4 sessions of Experiments In Spontaneity.
Ellen McKay a graduate of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. with continued studies at Pratt Graphics Center and the School of Visual Arts, NY., Ellen McKay’s paintings have been shown in numerous regional galleries.
Teaching experience includes the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, painting and drawing workshops in her studio and many venues in the Hudson River Valley, NY. Ellen McKay’s art work is represented in private collections in the United States, Argentina and in Europe.
(Instructor: Ellen McKay)
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Sweet Hippie Paint Pouring:
Come out and join your favorite Sweet Hippie for a night of fluid art fun! Learn how to make your very own masterpiece!
All supplies included as well
as demonstrations and instruction. No art experience necessary, fun for all
ages. (Instructor: Heather from Sweet Hippie)
August 7th. (REGISTRATION CLOSED-CLASS IS FULL)
Swipe & Swig Gelli Plate Printing:
Gelli Plate printmaking: Monoprinting without a Press
Printing with a Gelli plate is an intriguing process that results in beautiful one-of-a-kind papers with amazing colors, layers and textures.
Pulling prints is simply so exciting and fun, with a wide variety of methods to mix and match. Experiment with traditional monotype techniques of additive, subtractive, masks and stencils. Gather textures and stamps to press into the inked plate for added interest. You will make many, many prints.
It’s such an adrenaline rush to pull each print off the plate! The results are even more dramatic when adding a second or third layer to a print. We will play with a variety of acrylic paints, stencils, textures and mark-making tools. We can print on a variety of papers and cloth. You may complete ready to frame prints, and definitely will go home with a stash of fascinating unique to you papers to inspire future mixed-media works.
Print also on fusible interfacing that can be ironed on to a totebag , T-shirt, apron or Jacket. a cotton item will work best, can not be plastic or vinyl
(Instructor: Kathy Klompas)
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Brew & Beading Hand Beading Jewelry:
In this quick two hour beading sampler class students will be introduced to multiple beading techniques. All students can expect to complete a knotted gemstone necklace and wired seed bead ring in class.
Other seed beading techniques will be covered with the opportunity to try both on and off-loom work. Materials for the two projects will be included. Experienced students are encouraged to bring their own materials for experimentation as well (thread, needles, beads etc.)
Leslie Reed is a practicing artist living in Athens. She graduated from RISD majoring in Glass. Leslie has studied jewelry making and beading with many teachers including Joyce j. Scott. (Instructor: Leslie Reed)
Toast & Transfer:
SEEING IT THROUGH IMAGE TRANSFER WORKSHOP WITH TINA CHADEN.
Image transfer is an amazing technique enabling an artist to layer one transparent image over the other creating the depth and richness that has made Tina Chaden’s collages world renown.
In this two hour workshop you will learn to create transparent pictures from any found material that can be placed on a laser color copier bed.
Students will be instructed on how to combine simple painting and collage methods with basic image transfer techniques. All labels of art making experience are encouraged to attend. (Instructor: Tina Chaden)
2019 TUESDAY & THURSDAY SUMMER EVENING CLASSES
AGES 13 & UP: FAMILIES, GROUPS, COLLEGE STUDENTS & COUPLES WELCOME
PLEASE CHECK THE CALENDAR FOR POP UP WEDNESDAY EVENING ART CLASSES~ WEDNESDAY EVENING CLASSES WILL BE FOR ADULTS ONLY
Summer Art Classes give students and other members of our community an opportunity to choose what types of classes they want to attend, while receiving guidance from trained artists in a fun and relaxed environment. Our summer evening art classes are free for students 8th grade and up and seniors. $10.00 fee for all others.
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WEEK 1: JULY 9TH & JULY 11TH
Delicate Mindful Musical Watercolors & Microns:
All levels are invited to come experiment with watercolors and learn about how to take inspiration from an artist by taking apart their work. The students will work with Kandinsky and his delicate lines and how music inspired him. We’ll create our own meditative musically inspired compositions over free flowing watercolors. This is a super relaxing, mood altering class. (Instructor: Wendy Doney)
WEEK 2: JULY 16TH & JULY 18TH
Students will sketch outside and come in to the studio to paint their drawing with acrylic paints. Students will learn how to create the illusion of space to make a realistic painting. Students will learn and understand how to use basic color theory to complete their project. (Instructor: Natalie Boburka)
WEEK 3: JULY 23RD & JULY 25 (SPECIAL SATURDAY JULY 27TH)
Meditative Pattern Based Design: This relaxing, meditative art experience is for anyone who loves to doodle! We’ll work on constructing individual patterns, and use them in a variety of structures, some with color added first and some with color added after. You’ll leave this class with a number of small pieces and a higher level of relaxation and calmness
Saturday Special Session: 1:00pm-3:30pm
Group Pattern Based Design Hidden Figures: All participants from session #1 plus a guest if wanted.We’ll take what we learned and create a giant group design which you will make all the decisions about, from color, to what to use, and what to hide. (Instructor: Natalie Boburka)
WEEK 4: JULY 30TH & AUGUST 1ST (SPECIAL SATURDAY AUGUST 3RD)
Site Specific Sculptures:
No experience necessary- all levels welcome! We’ll use Athens waterfront as inspiration to create Marquette’s to be used as a basis for larger site specific abstract sculptures using a variety of sculpture wire, wire mesh, wooden dowels, hot glue, spray paint, and metal tape.
Saturday Special Session:1:00pm-3:30pm
All participants from session #1 plus a guest if wanted. We’ll work together to create a flock of birds to perch on the gazebo at the riverfront! We’ll get a group picture and the birds will migrate to different places in Athens. (Instructor: Natalie Boburka)
WEEK 5: AUGUST 6TH & AUGUST 8TH
Found Art Poetry: Students will create a poem based on the magazine article of their choice. They will then learn the art of calligraphy which they will be able to apply to their artwork for a cohesive piece that combines art with poetry. (Instructor: Wendy Doney)
WEEK 6: AUGUST 13TH & AUGUST 15TH
Bookmaking as a Sculpture & a Book: Students will create a lotus style book where they will write a story adding pictures, drawings, photos, prints, etc. by being inspired by themes found in nature. (Instructor: Wendy Doney)