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The Creativity Center

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Open Life Drawing Session With Modelmarathon2Fee: on a donation basisMonitored life drawing session (no instructor) offered to all. Pay what you wish. Open to the public and all enrolled students.

Friday February 6, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Friday March 6, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Friday April 10, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Friday May 8, 10 am – 1:00pm

Beginning Drawing
Most art starts with drawing. From quick sketches to detailed compositions, cover the basics of shading, crosshatching, proportion and size. Learn to use shape, line and texture.8 Thursdays, January 15 –March 5
6:00 – 8:00 pmDrawingClass small
$165 + $8.25 registration fee.
J. Cianflone

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8 Tuesdays, March 24 – May 12
1:00 – 3:00 pm
$165 + $8.25 registration fee.
B. Waldman

Drawing Workshop
Expand your knowledge of drawing. Gain skills by using soft and hard pencils, charcoal and other materials.8 Tuesdays, January 13 – March 3
1:00pm – 3:00pm
$165 + $8.25 registration fee.
B. Waldman

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8 Thursdays, March 12 – April 30
6:00 – 8:00 pm
$165 + $8.25 registration fee.
J. Cianflone

Watercolor WorkshopOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
This class is suitable for students who know the basics of watercolor painting but want to develop their skills. Color mixing, and individual projects will be emphasized.6 Tuesdays, January 13 – February 17
6:00 – 8:00 pm
$135 + $8.25 registration fee.
J. Cianflone
New! Watercolor and Beyond:Explore Mixed Media and Collage
Move beyond traditional watercolor painting by adding decorative papers, pastels, oil crayons, and other media to the paper. The result will be a unique and personal work of art!5 Tuesdays, February 24 – March 24
6:00 – 8:00 pm
$100 + $8.25 registration fee.
J. Cianflone
Introduction to Painting paintpots smallAn introduction to the materials, composition, and fundamentals of painting using acrylics or oil paints.

8 Tuesdays, March 24 – May 12
1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
$300 + $8.25 registration fee.

Contemporary Life Painting Explore contemporary approaches to life painting. A variety of materials such as watercolor, acrylic, oil, pastel etc. will be discussed and demonstrated. One pose per session.

10 Wednesdays, February 25 –May 6
1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Fee: $350 + $8.25

D. Fox

Introduction to Ceramicspottery cropAll levels are welcome in this hand building and wheel throwing ceramics class. Explore making functional pottery forms, such as bowls, cups, vases etc.

8 Tuesdays, March 24 – May 12
6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
$300 + $8.25 registration fee.

D. Hughes

Introduction to Life SculpturesculpsemicirclesmallAn introduction to sculpting from a live model in clay. Topics will include proportion, facial features, basic anatomy and expression.

8 Tuesdays , February 24 – April 14
1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
$350 + $8.25 registration fee

R. Mineo

Introduction to Printmakingliz prints smallThis class is an introduction to printmaking techniques. Students will explore monotype, woodcut, linocut, collograph and dry point. Through practice and experimentation, students will learn to find the appropriate printing techniques to express their ideas.

5 Thursdays, January 15 – February 12
9:30am – 12:30pm Fee: $175 + $8.25

10 Thursdays, February 26 – May 7
(no class March 19)
9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Fee: $350 + $8.25

D. Fox

Beading

bead cropThis introductory course will explore basic beading techniques. Students will learn to make jewelry pieces using seed beads of different sizes, shapes and materials. No experience needed. A materials list will be provided upon registration.

5 Fridays, January 16 – February 13
12:30 pm – 3:30 pm
$188 + $8.25 registration fee.
J. Johnson

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5 Fridays,March 6 – April 3
12:30 pm – 3:30 pm
$188 + $8.25 registration fee.
J. Johnson

New! DRAWING WITH COLOR

Learn to use colored pencils and other media to blend and mix tones, shades, and values in your drawings. Subjects covered will be landscapes, portraits, and florals but experimentation with other ideas is welcome. Some drawing experience necessary.

6 Tuesdays, March 31 – May 5
6:00pm – 8:00pmFee:   $135 + $8.25 reg. fee

J. Cianflone

OIL PAINTING

An introduction to the materials, composition, and fundamentals of painting using oil paints. Students will work on developing style, content and individualized projects.

12 Wednesdays, February 11 – May 6
2:00pm – 4:00pm (no class march 18)
Fee:  $300 + $8.25 reg. fee, S. Forman

WORKSHOP:  WATERCOLOR AND ABSTRACTION
Instructor: Josette UrsoFriday, March 13, 10am – 4pm
Fee: $100 + $8.25 reg. fee
Seen as a vehicle for exploration, this course is appropriate for students of all levels. For the beginner, it serves a superb introduction to the often elusive medium of watercolor. For the more advanced student, abstraction provides a special focus for technique and concept. Students will explore the layering of washes and the exploration of form and color. Working from observation, memory and invention students will be encouraged to push the limits of the medium. Discover the history and various motivations for abstract image makings.
WORKSHOP:  LIGHTROOM

Instructor: Wesley Bernard
Saturday, February 21 10am – 4pm
Fee:  $100 + $8.25
Learn to use LightRoom, a photography software for organizing your photos. This one day workshop will cover converting raw files, cataloging images, enhancing the digital image, outputting images to various file formats, and presentation techniques.

 WORKSHOP:  FAST AND FURIOUS FIGURES IN CLAY

Instructor: Ron Mineo

Friday, Saturday April 17, 18 10am – 4pm
$200 + $20 materials fee + $8.25
Take advantage of this wonderful fast paced opportunity to sculpta figure in clay completed in one weekend. Learn the basics of developing a clay figure  from a dramatic and dynamic pose. Work in a stylized manner or realistically. Students will be encouraged to be creative and expressive and finish a piece in 48 hours. Topics covered will include basic anatomy, gesture, choosing optimal tools, and technical problems related to the medium of clay. Instructor will arrange for the firing of the finished pieces at the conclusion of class, and will discuss strategies for applying appropriate patinas. Open to artists on all levels. Prior experience with the figure and clay construction is recommended but not required.