Saturday, May 28, 2016

June Classes - Paint Your ART Out!

Our June painting classes will focus on different and unusual painting techniques, materials, and methods. Sometimes we won't be using paint per se, but our end result will still be considered a "painting." It is so much fun to be an artist in today's world! There are no barriers or rules one must subscribe to when expressing oneself through artwork. This month is about thinking out of the box regarding what a painting really is!  

Take a look at our June schedule below... you might just see a "painting" technique that you've always wanted to try!

All of these projects are designed for ages 8 and up; no previous painting instruction or experience is required. This month we will be using temperas, acrylics, and watercolors, as well as yarn, art tissue, ink, oil pastel, and unusual substrates (surfaces). Sometimes we may also incorporate collage, computer graphics, pastels, printing, and other media into our work, depending upon the project.

Day: Thursdays
Time: 4:00-6:00 pm (sometimes until 6:30 for longer projects)
Ages: 8 and up - adults are welcome!
Fees: $15 per class or $60 for the full month of June (five Thursdays, save $15!)

June 2 

Yarn Painting!

Traditional Huichol style yarn painting, made easy! This is a type of folk art painting practiced by the Huichol, indigenous people living in the mountainous areas of north central Mexico. It takes some patience, but it's worth it (and we have a shortcut!)

June 9

Tissue Painting!

Did you know you can "paint" with tissue? Layered, collaged, and even scrunched up for texture - some modern artists have put down their paint brushes altogether in favor of this unusual method of painting!

June 16

Watercolor Batik!

Traditional batik is a way to design fabric using wax and cold water dyes. We will use similar techniques to create a batik look on paper, with a few fun tricks and surprising results!

 June 23

 Abstract Relief!

Time for some FUN! This project includes assembled pieces of cardboard, paint, and ink.  Working with color, shape, and pattern are what is this fun project is all about!

 June 30

 Farm Critters!

Instead of painting on canvas, this week we'll be painting on natural wood. What would  make more sense than gracing our wood "canvas" with a cute little farm critter? We're  thinking an adorable little calf or lamb - or maybe a kid (the goat kind)?  So sweet!

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