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Classes Taught by Gina Louthian-Stanley

Summer Classes for Adults

Adults, May

Printmaking Lino-Cutwith Gina Louthian-Stanley
3 Classes, Mondays, May 20, 27, and June 3 • 5:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m. • $130 (all materials included) • Ages 14 through Adult

Great for beginners! Using relief-printing techniques, learn how to create a linocut relief print by creating an initial drawing or image of choice, then transferring and carving it onto a linoleum block to be printed. Relief printing is the process of carving away material on a flat surface. The remaining surface is then “rolled” with ink and pressed onto paper to make a final print. Students will get two small blocks (up to 4” x 6”) to carve for creating their own hand carved linocut relief print, 10 sheets of printing paper, two blank greeting cards with envelopes, use of inks and use of tools. (*More paper and lino blocks available for purchase.) Use form at left to contact Gina with questions and to confirm registration so she can order materials. Needs 4 to make, limit 10.register_button

Adults, June

Wabi-Sabi Mixed Media Accordion and Bound Bookswith Gina Louthian-Stanley
2 classes: Saturday & Sunday, June 22-23 • 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. • $130.00 plus a $20.00 material fee payable to Gina at the first class.

This is a great way to create enchanting, mystical mixed media works and fold and bind them into small books or journals! The Wabi-Sabi aesthetic is sometimes described as one of beauty that is “imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete”. Learn a new way to approach mixed media collage! Each participant will get a packet of collage, patterned, and fibrous papers, and base sheets to collage onto. Permanent pens, various inks, acrylics, and stains will be shared with the class. Bring scissors, paper towels, and one small bottle of Liquatex or Golden gel medium, matt. (If you have these on hand, vintage papers, ephemera, handwritten paper, laser copies with small images (3” or less.)… your choice! You can never have enough paper!) A lunch break will be included. Use form at left to contact Gina with questions and to confirm registration so she can order materials. Needs 4 to make, limit 15. register_button

Adults, August

Absolute Basic Drawing for Adultswith Gina Louthian-Stanley
6 Mondays, August 5–September 9 • 5:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m. • $225.00

In this 6-week class, we will explore exercises and very basic fundamentals and techniques of drawing, encouraging us how to ‘see’. We will begin with contour and gesture drawings, value studies, form, negative and positive space, and perspective.
Students will need to bring an 11” x 14” drawing sketchbook. The Canson or Strathmore 300 to 400 series is preferred, a set of drawing pencils(H, B, 2B, 4B, 2H, 4H), a white hard rubber or kneaded eraser, paper stumps (tortillions), a ruler, and a pencil sharpener that holds shavings. Gina will supply other items as needed and a folio of notes. Use form at left to contact Gina with questions and to confirm registration. Needs 4 to make, limit 10. Older teens welcome on approval. (Colored Pencil Drawing to follow this course in the fall).register_button

Fall Classes for Adults

Special Interest Classes!

Compose Yourself! Compositional Strategies and the Elements of Art (Open Studio)with Gina Louthian-Stanley
6 classes: Mondays, September 23, 30, October 7, 21, 28, November 4 • 5:30 p.m.–8:00 p.m. • $150.00 plus an $80.00 supply fee payable to Gina the first class (for all materials needed, papers, paints, brushes, canvases, and scratchboard/tools, and other various materials, and a folio of class notes.)
Don’t know where to begin creating? Learn the basics of Composition and the Elements of Art by learning the Elements using different mediums and techniques. In this relaxed atmosphere, come learn the basics of composing works of art, explore your creative voice, and develop your own visual language using a variety of mediums. We will also be discussing and critiquing famous works of art that relate to the elements. Use form at left to contact Gina with questions and materials list.register_button

Contemporary Shrines, Image Transfers and Mixed Media Magicwith Gina Louthian-Stanley
3 classes: Mondays, November 11, 18, 25 • 5:30 p.m.–8:00 p.m. • $180.00
Most people immediately connect the word “shrine’ with something either religious or contemplative. For this class, a shrine is a self-contained expression of a single thought or theme. (Family, pet, or even a thought or idea.) That’s a pretty broad definition that leaves the door open for a variety of interpretations.
Choose an image of a favorite family member, pet or animal, subject or object and lift it to a place of honor using mixed media and collage. Participants will learn various ways to create image transfers, and design a textured Shrine base using a Wabi-Sabi technique with natural fibered papers and ephemera. Once transferred and designed you will be able to take these components and construct your personal shrine. Gina provides the ‘arch’ and base panel which measure 6” x 6”, decorative papers, paints, inks, brushes and adhesives, and more.
Bring your own good contrast laser (toner, not inkjet) copies of your choice of images no larger than 4” x 6”, some need to be 2” wide. Recommended highly: Personalize your work further using your personal items, your own stencils, etc. (stamps, small beads, mosaic pieces, and collage materials, or small objects you may choose to bring.) Use form at left to contact Gina with questions.register_button

Cold Wax Alchemywith Gina Louthian-Stanley
2 days: Saturday December 7 and Sunday December 8 • 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. • $200 plus $40 material fee for cold wax and other class medium to use, payable to Gina at the beginning of class
Cold wax oil painting mediums create luminous, glowing surfaces, capable of fine detail and subtlety, without the use of heat. We will look at actual examples of various working methods, and create original pieces and explore surfaces and effects possible with the cold wax medium and oil. We’ll use it as a surface treatment to create completed paintings, collages, and incorporate mixed media (including copied photos), by adding wax with various ‘found’ tools. All skill levels would benefit from this class, especially beginners. Bring only your oil paint, and wood panels (or Arches oil paper). Lunch breaks both days. Use form at left to contact Gina when you sign up, and for more info.register_button