WEEKLY CRAFTING CIRCLE: Come to work on a knitting, crochet, embroidery or other needlework project. The goal is to create a warm welcoming environment for new and experienced crafters to learn and collaborate. Includes free knitting lessons, beginner to intermediate. Free pattern and instruction for a knitted hat or scarf.
FIGURE DRAWING Class
Students will learn how to draw from a live model, capture gestures and movement, contours, color values, as well as structure and types of drawing techniques (line, shading, perspective).
WATERCOLORS 2: What is Color? Second Installment of Watercolor Class
A class for the beginner, each week the class will explore an aspect of color and color mixing. They will complete a project using that aspect. They will learn the language of color as it applies to watercolor painting; how one color influences another; what is a warm or cool color; how do you mix the color you want and more. The student will become more confident in their use of color in watercolor paintings.
INTRO TO WATERCOLORS Class
Truly a class for the beginner, you will learn basic watercolor techniques that will be your building blocks to painting wonderful, luminous watercolors. You will complete a project each week introducing you to a different technique like washes, light and shadows, wet on wet, color mixing and more. The final class in the series will be devoted to completing a painting using the techniques learned.
ICE-DYED SCARVES Workshop In this class, students will create a unique hand dyed scarf by experimenting with fabric dyes and ice. Extra time is required for the ice to melt, so students will need to return to the studio at a later time to pick up their completed work. No experience is needed!
PASTELS: LANDSCAPES Class The emphasis of this class will be how to create strong focal points and a sense of distance (depth) in a landscape through the use of color. The students will be taught the importance of aerial perspective and how to achieve it. Each class will start with a short demo on basic pastel techniques. The students will work from photo reference and shown how to use the photo as a starting point to create a painting that is strong in both composition and color. Individual instruction will be given to each students based on their level of experience with the medium.
PHOTOGRAPHY 1: Getting Started with Digital Photography Class
This class will cover the basics of digital photography including exposure, white balance, ISO, shutter speed, focus, and other camera operations and how they affect the final image. Students will shoot images during the week which will be discussed in class in light of the topics presented and the needs and interests of the students. May include a field trip.
PHOTOGRAPHY 2: Artistic Considerations in Photography Class
Artistic considerations in photography for intermediate to advanced students who have an excellent working knowledge of the topics presented in Photo 1 – Color vs black & white, compositional elements (rule of thirds, leading lines, etc.), artistic use of depth of field and shutter speed. Other special topics as determined by the interests of the students such as portraits, macro, sports, wildlife, nature, landscapes, learning to see textures, shadows, silhouettes, reflections and photograph them artistically. A field trip will be part of this class.
JEWELRY MAKING WORKSHOP: “Let’s Get Wired 2"
This three hour workshop can be a stand-alone offering or builds upon the techniques that were taught in a similar 2018 workshop. Students will learn basic skills of wire wrapping using a natural gemstones to create a pendant, along with how to create wire swirls, twists, and adding smaller beads to enhance the wire work. Each person will go home with one completed pendant. Supplies and tools will be provided.
WET FELTING WORKSHOP
Students will learn how to wet felt using wool fibers, soap, water and friction allowing them to use the wet felted piece as a canvas for a needle felted painting. The second session will build on the first. Participants will learn how to use a felting needle and more wool to add layers and details to their canvas, thus creating a wool painting. Students will complete a finished piece suitable for framing. Appropriate for beginners and advanced.
OIL PAINTING WITH RAGS workshop
Oil Painting with Rags: No Brushes Allowed – a 3 hour workshop for the novice or advanced oil painter. Using only rags to apply the paint to canvas, you will create a work of art to take home at the end of the session. The novice will learn about the materials involved in oil painting and to paint without fear of making a mistake. The advanced painter will learn to loosen up and get a fresh perspective on their painting. Most of all, you will have fun.
WATERCOLORS 3: BEYOND THE BASICS (Third installment of Water Colors) Class
This is a class for those who have moved on from the beginner stage of watercolor painting. Each week we will emphasize a different watercolor technique and complete a project using that technique. We will cover tonal painting; painting using negative space, sponging and scratching out, resists and more. You will have fun while learning how really versatile watercolors are.
PASTELS: COMPOSITION Class
Working from photographs student will first learn to sketch their floral design. We will discuss the importance of doing a full value study before going on to the pastel painting. There will be a demo at the beginning of each class session showing various pastel painting techniques, then one on one instruction will be given as the students work on their individual paintings. The goal will be to complete 2-3 paintings.
This class is for all skill levels.
This class covers etching and dry point.
2019 Adult Art Classes and Workshops
REGISTRATION OPENS JANUARY 21
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Wayne County Council for the Arts
These classes are partially funded by the Nelson B. Delavan Foundation. Wayne Arts is grateful for their continued support!