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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

Winter Classes for Adults

Oil Painting

Cold Wax Alchemy and Open Studiowith Gina Louthian-Stanley
5 Mondays: January 27 through March 2 (no class Feb.17) • 5:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m. • $225.00
Cold wax oil painting mediums create luminous, glowing surfaces, capable of fine detail and subtlety, without the use of heat. We will create original pieces and explore effects possible with the cold wax medium by using 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. For previous cold wax participants, Gina will offer demos and critiques, and be there to assist in developing your visual journey. *Bring oil paints, and Arches oil paper or recommended 8” x 8” birchboard panels, an old used giftcard, wax paper, Wet Ones, and a 12” palette knife or icing spreader. Gina will bring tools and several materials for you to try, plus furnish one jar of cold wax. (Needs 4 to make) Use form at left to contact Gina with questions.register_button

Mixed Media

Wabi-Sabi Mixed Media Accordion and Bound Bookswith Gina Louthian-Stanley
Two Days: Saturday & Sunday, January 11 and 12 • 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. • $125.00 (plus 25.00 for supplies to make two books.)
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 on the first day, and create small books from those collages on the second day! We will also learn three ways to create image transfers. Each participant will have access book binding tools to use, a variety of patterned, and fibrous papers, and two large base sheets to collage onto. Permanent waterproof pens, various inks, acrylics, and stains will be shared with the class. Please bring scissors, paper towels, and Wet Ones. If you have these on hand: vintage papers, ephemera, handwritten paper, laser copies with small images (3” or less.). You can never have enough paper! Beginners welcome. Use form at left to contact Gina with questions.register_button