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Beginner Acrylic Pour Painting Part I - Spring 2019

$39

with Tara Finlay

Calendar Next session starts Feb 11, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week
With this exciting process, you never know what beautiful patterns will be created until the paint is poured. We’ll cover what types of paint and additives work best to create beautiful abstract art. This class is appropriate for any artistic skill level, from beginner to pro, who wants to learn this technique. You will be transporting your wet paintings home in a container provided by the instructor, but you may want to have some plastic or cardboard in your car for the trip home.

Beginner Acrylic Pour Painting Part II - Spring 2019

$39

with Tara Finlay

Calendar Next session starts Apr 22, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

In this sequel to Beginner Acrylic Pours, we will focus on “swipes” where paint is poured differently than in the beginner class, and then swiped using various implements to reveal layers of color. Popular swipe techniques such as Ocean Wave, Starburst, Paper Towel, and ball chain swipes will be discussed. Each student will be able to choose their own colors and the swipe technique that appeals to them.

You must have taken Beginner Acrylic Pouring with Tara or be familiar with mixing and pouring acrylic paints to take this class.

Boho Dreamcatcher Wall Hanging - Spring 2019

$29

with Tara Finlay

Calendar Next session starts Feb 28, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

This boho dreamcatcher wall hanging is fun and easy to make. The instructor will have beads, trims, ribbons, hoops, and some feathers but if you have specific colors you would like to work with, you should bring them. Yarn, ribbon, decorative trims will all work. For health reasons, please only bring store-bought feathers, not feathers from the wild. If you have a glue gun, please bring it. You can use a doily for your center if you have it- make sure you bring a hoop (like a wooden embroidery hoop) that will fit it.

Bottle Vases - Spring 2019

$29

with Martha Chessie

Calendar Next session starts May 7, 2019 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Bring along 2 glass jars, such as a mayonnaise jar, salsa, spaghetti sauce, or pickle jar, to make these two wonderful baskets just in time for Mother’s Day.

Bring along a mop size bucket, scissors, 12 spring type clothespins, pencil, jackknife, tape measure, and a spray bottle.

Branch Weaving - Spring 2019

$24

with Tara Finlay

Calendar Next session starts May 4, 2019 at 11 am, runs for 1 week

In this gentle introduction to basic weaving, we’ll be working with colorful yarns and Y-shaped branches. Please bring one sturdy Y-shaped branch approximately 1/2” or larger in diameter. The branch should be cut green (not dead, dry, brittle) and free of leaves. If you do not have access to branches, please let us know and the instructor will provide them. The instructor will also have lots of pretty yarn but you can bring any yarn you choose. Various styles and textures of yarn look good together in a weaving.

Dot Mandalas - Spring 2019

$24

with Tara Finlay

Calendar Next session starts May 16, 2019 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week
Dot Mandalas are little works of art made from, well, dots of paint! No artistic experience required. Dot Mandalas can be made on stones, on mugs, on canvases, and more. In class we’ll learn the best tools and paints for dotting and then we’ll practice dotting techniques before making a mini work of art to take home.

Every Picture Tells a Story: Organizing Photographs - Spring 2019

$19

with Jill Braceland

Calendar Next session starts Jan 22, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Learn techniques on how to work through that box of photographs we all have. Integrating the stories behind the pictures will also be explored. Please bring some of your photographs to get started.

Framed Mosaic Suncatcher - Spring 2019

$49

with Tara Finlay

Calendar Next session starts Jun 1, 2019 at 11 am, runs for 1 week
Back by popular demand! Create a stunning work of art to hang in your window using the many items provided such as sea glass, colored glass, shells, and more. In class we will prepare the frames and design and attach the items and hooks so you can hang the finished product. Then you will be given access to an online video to do the optional final step at home- encasing the items in a hard coating of resin.




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