Classes and Open Studios – 2019

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Scratchboard Workshop

Instructor: Julie Babb

Feb 15 /  Friday  / 11 am – 2:30 pm  (Bring Lunch)!

Members $40 /  Non-members $45  /  Additional materials fee $10This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is Scratchboard-693x940.jpgThis one-day workshop will cover basic scratchboard techniques, including transferring image, practice time, understanding the different tools for scratching and a finished piece to take home.  Students may bring a suitable photo (9X12, good contrast) that can be rendered in black and white.  Additional photos will be supplied, as well as materials.  Additional material’s fee of $ 10 is required.  Two sessions, morning and afternoon, are included, with a break for lunch.

Introduction to Gouache Painting

Instructor: Julie Babb

Feb 19 – Mar 26  / Six weeks every Tuesday /  10 am – 12 noon

Members $110  /  Non-members $120This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is Gouache-940x746.jpgThis course will  cover usage, applications, pros and cons of the gouache medium.  Gouache is an opaque form of watercolor and lends itself perfectly for illustration and intricate detail. The course will include color mixing, some basic color theory, blending on paper brush techniques.  Subjects will be mostly from the natural world – shells, feathers, etc. Some basic supplies will be included in the first week of class.  Supplies list available upon registration.

Intermediate Drawing                 

Instructor: Julie Babb

Feb 21 – Mar 28 / Six Weeks every Thurs / 10 am to 12 noon

Members $110 / Non-members $120This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is Drawing-5-940x526.jpgThis course is for those who have some basic drawing skills, but would like to further develop their technique . Shading, contrast, proportion, composition and basic perspective will be covered,  as students’ requirements change.  Students should have a set of good drawing pencils , a sketchbook, tracing paper, both a kneaded and vinyl  eraser and some quality acid-free drawing paper.

DROP IN and PAINT!  Thursdays!

Open Studio morning for painters.  Each Thursday this drop in group will begin at 10:00 and end around 12:30.  We are asking for a $5.00 donation for the gallery. The fee will be paid at the time of your arrival.  All levels of ability are invited.  You will work on your own painting projects. Bring your own supplies.

Hand Building with Clay &  Studio Time

The studio will be open from 12:00 until 4:30 pm Monday thru Friday.   Join in the ongoing  group!

A two-hour class will be offered every Wednesday from 1PM until 3PM. The three basic methods of hand building with clay are pinch, slab and coil. We will explore all of these, both alone and in combination, to create both functional and decorative items. You will also learn basic glazing techniques. Use of the studio at other times must be done with the approval of the River Arts Director.

The fee for use of the studio will be $150.00 per month. This will include use of wheels, slab rollers, hand tools and glazes in buckets and 4 classes. Class attendance will be optional, but is included in the fee.

Firing will be done on as needed basis, but may only be done by the instructor.  Kiln firing may require additional nominal charges.

Clay will be available for purchase at a cost reflecting the current market price.

For more information, call 563-1507 or email info@riverartsme.org


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