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Early Spring Classes and Workshops

at the Randolph County Community Arts Center

March 1 – April 9, 2010



 

Drawing and Painting Classes for Teens / Adults

Acrylic Painting            Mondays 6:00 - 7:30        Older Teens and Adults     $65        Teacher: Woodcock

Students will join Elkins artist Kevin Woodcock for an introduction to acrylic painting. Students will learn how to stretch canvas onto frames and to prime the raw canvas with gesso. In addition, students will also learn different acrylic painting techniques including monochromatic under painting, transparent glazing, thick impasto paring using carious tools including brushes, toothbrushes, palette knives, sponges and more. Instruction will be tailored to the skill level of each individual student and returning students will further develop their skills. Limited enrollment of 8 students.

Encaustic Painting        Tuesdays 6:30 - 8:00        Older Teens and Adults     $70        Teacher: Doig

Encaustic painting is the technique of painting with hot, pigmented bees wax. This traditional art form has a fascinating history and dates back to at least 2,500 years. Because of the durable and highly manipulable nature of beeswax, encaustic paintings are impervious to moisture, do not need to be varnished, and withstand centuries without deterioration. The structural properties of the wax itself allow encaustics to be molded, carved, textured, cast, and built up. Encaustics cool immediately, so there is no drying time, yet they can always be reworked. This class will explore the basics of encaustic painting as students experiment with a variety of approaches, including traditional and contemporary techniques, and ample demonstrations will be given. No prior experience with encaustic is necessary.

Watercolor Painting    Wednesdays: April 7, 14 and 21 9:00 - 3:00    Teens and Adults    
$40 each or $100 for all three if paid in full with registration                                            Teacher: Waddell

This course offers beginning and intermediate student techniques in watercolor painting. Basic techniques will be covered, such as using brushes, paint and papers, as well as color mixing and composition. Learn to choose and use colors effectively, build a strong foundation of lights and darks, and use a variety of application techniques. Students will participate in critiques of composition and design in addition to principles of basic craftsmanship. Instruction will be tailored to the skill level of each individual student and returning students will further develop their skills. Limited enrollment of 8 students.

Portrait Drawing         Wednesdays 6:00 - 7:30        Older Teens and Adults     $60        Teacher: Ferguson

Students will join artist Sarah Ferguson for an introduction to portrait drawing. Drawing faces from real life and photographs, students will learn about proportions, shading, and creating different facial expressions in order to capture the essence of the subject. This class is for all levels of students. This class will be taught as a beginning class, but students will be helped individually as they work, so instruction will be tailored to the skill level of the student.

Life Drawing            Thursdays 11:00 - 1:00            All Artists         $45                     Teacher: Self-directed

Intermediate to advanced artists can participate in this open studio. A wonderful opportunity to draw from a clothed model. Supplies not included. Tuition covers fees for the model.

Watercolors for the Rest of Us!     Saturdays, March 27 and April 3 9:00 - 3:00    Older Teens and Adults
$40 each or $65 for both if paid in full with registration. Bring a sack lunch!                     Teacher: McGannon
 

Using a limited palette of colors and a one sitting painting technique, this class is designed to demystify watercolor painting. This approach produces a stylistic look in painting, and does away with color confusion; the paintings being more immediate, more design and mood oriented, and less strictly illustrative. This approach is a perfect way to get ready to tackle outdoor Plein Aire style landscapes or to experiment with going more ZEN in your images. According to McGannon, “Beginners will grow bold and more sure while advanced painters will relax into design and their inner landscapes, freed from strict depiction." The resulting small paintings are perfect for gifts, as leads into larger works, or for meeting friends via the new Internet rage known as artists’ trading cards! A fun class for all levels.

Imaginary Journey – Paint a Story Scroll     Monday, March 22, 2010 9 AM to noon and 1 PM to 4 PM
                                                    Teens and Adults                     $50                         Teacher: Maggi Rhudy

Students will study and create Asian Scroll Paintings that depict travels, adventures, or everyday events. According to Rhudy, the paintings can be "realistic, abstract or anything in between. I would like this to be a fun personal exploration for each person." Rhudy will lead students on relaxing imaginary visual journey and then demonstrate scroll painting techniques using acrylic paints, sponges, sponge brushes and other nontraditional tools. Limit of 8 students
 

Adult Multi Media Classes

Egg Carving Workshop / Oyer Schritzle    Saturday Workshop, March 27 9:00 - 11:00
                        Older Teens and Adults                     $20                                               Teacher: Ken Waddell

Join artist Ken Waddell for a workshop in the age-old tradition of egg carving. Students will transfer designs, either their own or stenciled, to the surface of the prepared eggs. Eggs traditionally tinted red with red onion skin. Students will then use a scratch-carve technique to create the design, relying on the length, placement, and thickness of the lines to bring the image to life.

Beginning Juggling        Wednesdays 7:00 - 8:00        Teens and Adults         $50            Teacher: Fregonara

Join juggler Jim Fregonara in this fun, informal class that will bring out the inner juggler in you! Learn the basics of three ball juggling and progress to passing and using clubs. Students will be taught to juggle on an individual basis, starting with scarves and progressing to beanbags, balls and hopefully juggling clubs. More advanced jugglers will be able to pass balls and juggle clubs. Have fun while learning and exploring some of the basic techniques seen recently on the Arts Center stage!
 

Music for Tweens / Teens and Adults

Advanced Guitar Studies    Mondays 5:30 - 7:00    4th - Adults             $60                    Teacher: Kaiser

This advanced level class will provide the experienced guitar student with the opportunity to further study major, minor, pentatonic and chromatic scales, 16th notes, bar chords, moveable scales, 5th position, slides, hammer-ons, pull-offs and bends along with music theory / reading, and ear training all in a small group setting. Students will use the Hal Leonard Guitar Method Complete Edition with cds available at your local bookstore or online. Maximum enrollment of 6 students.

Blues You Can Use!    Mondays 7:00 - 8:30        4th - Adults                 $60                    Teacher: Kaiser

This intermediate level class will provide guitar students the opportunity for an in depth study of Blues and Blues based music. Students will study pentatonic scales in all positions and patterns as well as chord voicings. Students will use the text "Blues You Can Use: A Complete Guide to Learning Blues” available at your local bookstore or online. Maximum enrollment of 6 students.

Dulcimer Tunes and Techniques    Thursdays 6:00 - 7:30        10 years old and up
                                                $50.00, plus instrument rental from teacher $10                    Teacher: Moore

Join Luanna Moore for this lap dulcimer class geared for beginning through advanced musicians. Students will learn to play different styles, learn local jam tunes, and basic chords for embellishment and accompaniment. In addition students will learn basic lap dulcimer tab – both by ear and note - strumming, tuning, basic chords for accompaniment in groups as well as several simple tunes. Music will include waltzes, fiddle tunes, gospel, folk and Irish tunes. Students do not need to be able to read music. Beginning students will be accommodated with a 30 minute getting started session prior to the first class. Instrument rental available from teacher for $10 with $40 security deposit. Limit of 8 students.

Beginning Tunes on the Hammered Dulcimer Workshop    Saturdays, March 6 and April 10 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
10 years old and up $20 each or $30 if you sign up and pre pay for both workshops at registration    Teacher: Moore
seven
hammered dulcimers will be available to use.

Join Luanna Moore for a beginning Hammered Dulcimer workshop. Students will learn to play several tunes, learn simple embellishments, continue to develop hammering techniques and learn tunes by ear or by notation. Emphasis will be on getting students to successfully play a number of traditional dulcimer tunes. No musical experience is required and the ability to read music is not required. Students who have absolutely no experience are welcome but should come 20-30 minutes early to get acquainted with the instrument.
 

Pottery and Sculpture Classes for Adults

Hand and Wheel for Adults    Tuesdays 6:00 - 7:30    Thursdays 6:00 - 7:30    Adults $70            Teacher: Pell

Beginning students can learn the fundamentals of hand building and throwing on the potter’s wheel, including centering, raising the wall, thinning, shaping, and trimming. Intermediate students will refine their throwing / building skills and learn new finishing techniques to bring their pottery to a higher level. Experienced pottery students will have the opportunity to create independently. First 25 pounds of clay/glazes included in cost. One additional 25 pounds of clay/glazes $15. Limited enrollment of 6.

Pottery studio guidelines: Use of the kiln is restricted to firing works created at RCCAC for personal use. The Community Arts Center is not to be used for commercial production firing. Tuition includes first 25 lbs of clay. Additional clay can be purchased @ $25 for 25 lbs. This covers the costs of clay, glazes, and firing.

Portrait Sculpture    Wednesday 9:30 - 2:00, model time 10:30 - 12:30    Teens and Adults $85    Teacher: Self-directed

A wonderful opportunity for artists to work from a live (clothed) model to practice hand modeling and sculpting techniques. New artists are welcome. 8-week session with same model beginning April 7.
 

Children’s Multi Media Arts Classes / Workshops

Drawing, Doodling and Defining Your World through Line
   
        Tuesdays 4:00 - 5:15            Kindergarten - 4th grades         $50                                Teacher: Proudfoot Payne

Young artists will explore the basics of drawing and learn to draw what they see. This class is great for those who love art and want to give their drawing skills a boost, while having fun in a no pressure environment. Simple perspective, shading, proportion and line drawing are just a few of the areas that will be explored during the class along with the use of a variety of drawing materials such as: pencil, marker, pen, pastel, charcoal and more.

In the Manner of Andy Goldsworthy: Earth Work Artist
                Thursdays, April 8, 15 and 22 4:00 - 5:15        Kindergarten - 5th grades     $30        Teacher: Proudfoot Payne

Young artists will learn about the earth work artist Andy Goldsworthy while discussing the idea as to whether art can be temporary or if it must be permanent to be considered art. Students will conclude the session by creating their own earth work art piece with an understanding of the elements of art and how they can manipulate natural elements around them into artworks.

An Exploration of Earth Day and Sustainable Arts Workshop
                Friday, April 16 4:00 - 6:00                Kindergarten - 4th grades                 $15            Teacher: Proudfoot Payne

Students will learn the history and origin of Earth Day while exploring sustainable ways of creating art. Using recycled and discarded materials, young artists will create decorative and functional art during this two-hour workshop.

 

Children's Pottery Classes

Hand Building Basics for Children    Tuesday 4:00 - 5:00    Kindergarten - 5th grades     $65           Teacher: Pell

While continuing development of sculptural ideas, children will form their slabs, coils, and pinch pots into fabulous creations of their choice in an open studio, self-directed setting. Basic hand building skills will be introduced and developed. Previously enrolled students will continue to develop and improve basic hand building skills.
 

Multi Media Arts Classes for 4th – 8th Grades

Drawing, Doodling and Defining Your World through Line
                    Tuesdays 5:30 - 6:45                    4th - 8th grades             $50                                    Teacher: Proudfoot Payne

Young artists will explore the basics of drawing and learn to draw what they see. This class is great for those who love art and want to give their drawing skills a boost, while having fun in a no pressure environment. Simple perspective, shading, proportion and line drawing are just a few of the areas that will be explored during the class along with the use of a variety of drawing materials such as: pencil, marker, pen, pastel, charcoal and more.

Watercolor Painting for Children    Wednesdays 4:00 - 5:30        4th-8th grades         $60                Teacher: Ferguson

This is a beginning watercolor class. The students will learn how to create different textures by using different brushstrokes and some household objects. They will also learn how to mix colors, control the paint, and many other tips and techniques.

An Exploration of Earth Day and Sustainable Arts Workshop
           
Friday, April 23 4:00 - 6:00            4th - 8th grades                     $15                                        Teacher: Proudfoot Payne

Students will learn the history and origin of Earth Day while exploring sustainable ways of creating art. Using recycled and discarded materials, young artists will create decorative and functional art during this two-hour workshop.
 

Pottery Classes for Middle School / High School

Hand and Wheel for Middle and High School Students
                        Thursdays 4:00 - 5:30        Middle and High School Students         $65                                Teacher: Pell

While continuing development of sculptural ideas, children will form their slabs, coils, and pinch pots into fabulous creations of their choice in an open studio, self-directed setting. Basic hand building skills will be introduced and developed. Previously enrolled students will continue to develop and improve basic hand building skills.

 

Dance and Movement Classes for Teens and Adults

Beginning Juggling        Wednesdays 7:00 - 8:00        Teens and Adults             $50                                Teacher: Fregonara

Join juggler Jim Fregonara in this fun, informal class that will bring out the inner juggler in you! Learn the basics of three ball juggling and progress to passing and using clubs. Students will be taught to juggle, on an individual basis, starting with scarves and progressing to beanbags, balls and hopefully juggling clubs. More advanced jugglers will be able to pass balls and juggle clubs. Have fun while learning and exploring some of the basic techniques seen recently on the Arts Center stage!

Clogging Sampler        Thursdays 6:00 - 7:30            Teens and Adults             $50                                   Teacher: Hill

Do you like all different types of music, and want to learn how to dance to them? This beginning class is open to all levels and will be a sampler of different percussive dance styles that have come to America. Students will experience Clogging, Waltz-Clog, Tap, French Canadian, Boot Dance, and Hand Bone over a course of 6 weeks. A fun and aerobic exercise activity that might just inspire you to dance the nights away at Augusta this summer!


Late Spring Classes at the

Randolph County Community Arts Center

April 19 – June 12, 2010
 

Drawing and Painting Classes for Teens / Adults

Drawing Pets and Animals         Mondays 6:00 - 8:00        Older Teens and Adults         $60            Teacher: Ferguson

Students will join artist Sarah Ferguson for an introduction to drawing animal portraits, using pencils, charcoal and pastels. Using their own photos, students will also learn how to shade, how to create textures, and how to create different facial expressions in order to capture the essence of the subject. This class is for all levels of students. The students will be helped individually as they work, so instruction will be tailored to the skill level of the student.

Acrylic Painting                        Tuesdays 6:30 - 3:00        Older Teens and Adults         $65.00        Teacher: Doig

This course introduces students to classical and contemporary painting techniques and concepts, with emphasis on the understanding of its formal language and the fundamentals of artistic expression. Painting from observation will be geared towards realism in the beginning, with an expansion towards exploration. Color theory, linear perspective, pictorial composition, figure/ground relationships, visual perception, spatial concepts, and critical thinking skills will all be discussed and emphasized. Students will explore major painting styles and movements in historical context. Demonstrations will be given throughout the course. The use of acrylic will be the primary medium for this class. Individuality and creativity will be encouraged. Previous painting experience is not necessary.

Life Drawing                            Thursdays 11:00 - 1:00        All Artists                             $45                Self-Directed

Intermediate to advanced artists can participate in this open studio. A wonderful opportunity to draw from a clothed model. Supplies not included. Tuition covers fees for the model.

Printmaking Classes for Teens / Adults

Monotype Printmaking        Saturday, June 12 10:00 - Noon    Saturday, July 10 10:00 - Noon    Older Teens and Adults
$20 for one workshop or $30 if you sign up and pre pay for both workshops at registration                        Teacher: Casseday

Local painter and printmaker, Kadra Casseday will lead students through the monotype printmaking process and explain its relation to other types of printmaking. Students will use oil paints and printing inks to transfer painted and drawn images onto paper. Images will be available to work with, but students are encouraged to bring their own drawings or create as they go through the process.

Pen and Palette... Block Printing for Artists, Writers and Poets.
                                            Saturdays 10:00 - 11:30        Older Teens and Adults         $65.00            Teacher: McGannon

Join Carla (CJ) McGannon for a hands on class for students with or without art or writing experience. This class will delve into how words lead to images and images to words. Students will create a small series of block plates and prints. At the beginning of each class, students will create short and simple 3 line poems known as haikus to inspire simple flowing images and their fellow students. Students will then carve their blocks, pull prints and add hand coloring if desired. According to McGannon, “I hope that students will start thinking and seeing poetically, all the time.”

Multi Media Arts Classes for 4th – 8th Grades

Art to Grow On            Mondays 4:00 - 5:30            4th- 8th Grades             $60                                       Teacher: Ferguson

This class will explore a variety of arts and crafts that deal with a plant theme. Students will make leaf impressions using real plants and chalk pastels, origami flowers, an egg head garden, oil pastel “stained glass” plant drawings, plant sketchbooks, and more.

An Exploration of Earth Day and Sustainable Arts
           
Friday, April 23 Workshop 4:00 - 6:00            4th - 8th grades             $15                                Teacher: Proudfoot Payne

Students will learn the history and origin of Earth Day while exploring sustainable ways of creating art. Using recycled and discarded materials, young artists will create decorative and functional art during this two-hour workshop.

Music for Tweens / Teens and Adults

Advanced Guitar Studies            Mondays 5:30 - 7:00        4th - Adults         $60                                   Teacher: Kaiser

This advanced level class will provide the experienced guitar student with the opportunity to further study major, minor, pentatonic and chromatic scales, 16th notes, bar chords, moveable scales, 5th position, slides, hammer-ons, pull-offs and bends along with music theory / reading, and ear training all in a small group setting. Students will use the Hal Leonard Guitar Method Complete Edition with cds available at your local bookstore or online. Maximum enrollment of 6 students.

Blues You Can Use!            Mondays 7:00 - 8:30            4th - Adults             $60                                       Teacher: Kaiser

This intermediate level class will provide guitar students the opportunity for an in depth study of Blues and Blues based music. Students will study pentatonic scales in all positions and patterns as well as chord voicings. Students will use the text "Blues You Can Use: A Complete Guide to Learning Blues” available at your local bookstore or online. Maximum enrollment of 6 students.

Dulcimer Tunes and Techniques        Thursdays 6:00 - 7:30    10 years old and up         $50
                                                                                    plus instrument rental from teacher $10                    Teacher: Moore

Join Luanna Moore for this lap dulcimer class geared for beginning through advanced musicians. Students will learn to play different styles, learn local jam tunes, and basic chords for embellishment and accompaniment. In addition students will learn basic lap dulcimer tab – both by ear and note - strumming, tuning, basic chords for accompaniment in groups as well as several simple tunes. Music will include waltzes, fiddle tunes, gospel, folk and Irish tunes. New tunes added each session. Students do not need to be able to read music. Beginning students will be accommodated with a 30 minute getting started session prior to the first class. Instrument rental available from teacher for $10 with $40 security deposit. Limit of 8 students.

Pottery and Sculpture Classes for Adults

Pottery studio guidelines: Use of the kiln is restricted to firing works created at RCCAC for personal use. The Community Arts Center is not to be used for commercial production firing. Tuition includes first 25 lbs of clay. Additional clay can be purchased @ $25 for 25 lbs. This covers the costs of clay, glazes, and firing.

Hand and Wheel for Adults        Tuesdays 6:00 - 7:30        Thursdays 6:00 - 7:30        Adults $70            Teacher: Pell

Beginning students can learn the fundamentals of hand building and throwing on the potter’s wheel, including centering, raising the wall, thinning, shaping, and trimming. Intermediate students will refine their throwing / building skills and learn new finishing techniques to bring their pottery to a higher level. Experienced pottery students will have the opportunity to create independently. First 25 pounds of clay/glazes included in cost. One additional 25 pounds of clay/glazes $15. Limited enrollment of 6.

Portrait Sculpture        Wednesdays 9:30 - 2:00, model time 10:30 - 12:30    Teens and Adults     $85    Teacher: Self-directed

A wonderful opportunity for artists to work from a live (clothed) model to practice hand modeling and sculpting techniques. New artists are welcome. Runs for 8 weeks with the same model and begins April 7.

Children’s Multi Media Arts Classes / Workshops

Royalty on Parade!        Wednesdays (April 28, May 5, 12, 19, 26) 4:00 - 5:15    Kindergarten - 5th grades     $50  Teacher: King

Students will march through a medieval European court creating castles, kings and queens, knights and horses and - of course - dragons using a variety of media. Medieval games and music will be incorporated into the classes.

In the Manner of Andy Goldsworthy: Earth Work Artist
                Thursdays, April 8, 15 and 22 4:00 - 5:15        Kindergarten - 5th grades         $30                Teacher: Proudfoot Payne

Young artists will learn about the earth work artist Andy Goldsworthy while discussing the idea as to whether art can be temporary or if it must be permanent to be considered art. Students will conclude the session by creating their own earth work art piece with an understanding of the elements of art and how they can manipulate natural elements around them into artworks.

An Exploration of Earth Day and Sustainable Arts
               
Friday, April 16 Workshop 4:00 - 6:00        Kindergarten - 4th grades         $15                      Teacher: Proudfoot Payne

Students will learn the history and origin of Earth Day while exploring sustainable ways of creating art. Using recycled and discarded materials, young artists will create decorative and functional art during this two-hour workshop.

Pottery Classes for Middle School / High School

Hand and Wheel for Middle and High School Students
   
        Thursdays 4:00 - 5:00            Middle and High School Students                     $70                        Teacher: Pell

Pottery studio guidelines: Use of the kiln is restricted to firing works created at RCCAC for personal use. The Community Arts Center is not to be used for commercial production firing. Tuition includes first 25 lbs of clay. Additional clay can be purchased @ $25 for 25 lbs. This covers the costs of clay, glazes, and firing.

While continuing development of sculptural ideas, children will form their slabs, coils, and pinch pots into fabulous creations of their choice in an open studio, self-directed setting. Basic hand building skills will be introduced and developed. Previously enrolled students will continue to develop and improve basic hand building skills.

Cooking / Gourmet Classes for Older Teens / Adults

Backyard Barbecuing        Saturday, June5 12:00 - 4:00        Older Teens and Adults         $40                    Teacher: Helzer
                                       
In the Great Hall and in a tent outside.

In this one-day workshop full of unforgettable grilling techniques for your summer meats, seafoods and vegetables. Participants will learn the grilling and smoking techniques of professional chefs including high temperature grilling, smoking and smoking on a gas grill. Helzer will share his special recipes for rubs and marinades as well as demonstrate a variety of preparation and grilling / smoking methods – outside of course! Tools of the trade and charcoal vs. gas grilling will be discussed.


Summer Classes at the

Randolph County Community Arts Center

July 5 – August 20, 2010


Drawing and Painting Classes for Teens / Adults

Adventures in Painting    Mondays 5:00 - 6:00    Middle School and High School         $60                    Teacher: Woodcock

Students will use a variety of media and non-traditional painting methods to create their paintings. By moving shapes and strips made from a variety of media around the paper and using multiple colors and techniques to create a landscape feel, students will learn to manipulate their images. As the design emerges on their paper, they will build up layers of paint to create their unique images. In addition, Woodcock will lead students on an exploration of color theory, composition fundamentals and different painting technique while investigating several famous artists who worked in similar styles. The beauty of this style of painting is that students do not need to know how to draw to create beautiful paintings but will learn the freedom of just jumping in and painting without having a complete idea in mind and letting the painting help create itself.

Oil Painting Studio Workshops    Wednesdays, July 14, 21 and 28 9:00 - 3:00   
                                                    $50 each or $120 for all three if paid with registration.                        Teacher: Waddell

This course offers beginning and intermediate techniques in oil painting. Basic techniques will be covered, such as paint mixing, glazing, surface preparation, composition. Learn to choose and use colors effectively, build a strong foundation, and use a variety of application techniques. Students will participate in critiques of composition and design in addition to principles of basic craftsmanship. Continuing students will further develop their skills and techniques. Project format.

Watercolors for the Rest of Us!    Saturdays, July 10 and 17 9:00 - 3:00    Older Teens and Adults
                                                       $40 each or $65 for both if paid in full with registration. Bring a sack lunch!    Teacher: McGannon

Using a limited palette of colors and a one sitting painting technique, this class is designed to demystify watercolor painting. This approach produces a stylistic look in painting, and does away with color confusion; the paintings being more immediate, more design and mood oriented, and less strictly illustrative. This approach is a perfect way to get ready to tackle outdoor Plein Aire style landscapes or to experiment with going more ZEN in your images. According to McGannon, "Beginners will grow bold and more sure while advanced painters will relax into design and their inner landscapes, freed from strict depiction." The resulting small paintings are perfect for gifts, as leads into larger works, or for meeting friends via the new Internet rage known as artists’ trading cards! A fun class for all levels.

Life Drawing    Thursdays 11:00 - 1:00    All Artists             $45                                                Teacher: Self-directed

Intermediate to advanced artists can participate in this open studio. A wonderful opportunity to draw from a clothed model. Supplies not included. Tuition covers fees for the model.

Printmaking Classes for Teens / Adults

Monotype Printmaking        Saturday, June 12 and July 10 10:00 - Noon    Older Teens and Adults
            $20 for one workshop or $30 if you sign up and pre pay for both workshops at registration        Teacher: Casseday

Local painter and printmaker, Kadra Casseday will lead students through the monotype printmaking process and explain its relation to other types of printmaking. Students will use oil paints and printing inks to transfer painted and drawn images onto paper. Images will be available to work with, but students are encouraged to bring their own drawings or create as they go through the process.

Pen and Palette... Block Printing for Artists, Writers and Poets.
                                Saturdays 10:00 - 11:30            Older Teens and Adults     $65                            Teacher: McGannon

Join Carla (CJ) McGannon for a hands on class for students with or without art or writing experience. This class will delve into how words lead to images and images to words. Students will create a small series of block plates and prints. At the beginning of each class, students will create short and simple 3 line poems known as haikus to inspire simple flowing images and their fellow students. Students will then carve their blocks, pull prints and add hand coloring if desired. According to McGannon, “I hope that students will start thinking and seeing poetically, all the time.” 5 week class running July 24, 31 and August 7, 14, 21.

Music for Tweens / Teens and Adults

Advanced Guitar Studies            Mondays 5:30 - 7:00        4th - Adults         $60                                Teacher: Kaiser

This advanced level class will provide the experienced guitar student with the opportunity to further study major, minor, pentatonic and chromatic scales, 16th notes, bar chords, moveable scales, 5th position, slides, hammer-ons, pull-offs and bends along with music theory / reading, and ear training all in a small group setting. Students will use the Hal Leonard Guitar Method Complete Edition with cds available at your local bookstore or online. Maximum enrollment of 6 students.

Blues You Can Use!            Mondays 7:00 - 8:30    4th - Adults             $60                                        Teacher: Kaiser

This intermediate level class will provide guitar students the opportunity for an in depth study of Blues and Blues based music. Students will study pentatonic scales in all positions and patterns as well as chord voicings. Students will use the text "Blues You Can Use: A Complete Guide to Learning Blues” available at your local bookstore or online. Maximum enrollment of 6 students.

Pottery and Sculpture Classes for Adults

Pottery studio guidelines: Use of the kiln is restricted to firing works created at RCCAC for personal use. The Community Arts Center is not to be used for commercial production firing. Tuition includes first 25 lbs of clay. Additional clay can be purchased @ $25 for 25 lbs. This covers the costs of clay, glazes, and firing.

Portrait Sculpture            Wednesday 9:30 - 2:00, model time 10:30 - 12:30    Teens and Adults     $85    Teacher: Self-directed

A wonderful opportunity for artists to work from a live (clothed) model to practice hand modeling and sculpting techniques. New artists are welcome. Runs for 8weeks with the same model and begins July 7.

Hand and Wheel for Adults            Thursdays 6:00 - 7:30        Adults             $70                                    Teacher: Pell

Beginning students can learn the fundamentals of hand building and throwing on the potter’s wheel, including centering, raising the wall, thinning, shaping, and trimming. Intermediate students will refine their throwing / building skills and learn new finishing techniques to bring their pottery to a higher level. Experienced pottery students will have the opportunity to create independently. First 25 pounds of clay/glazes included in cost. One additional 25 pounds of clay/glazes $15. Limited enrollment of 6.

Cooking / Gourmet Classes for Older Teens / Adults

Farmer's Market            Saturdays, August 21 and 28 9:00 - 11:00    Older Teens and Adults     $30        Teacher: Helzer

Join Helzer for a Saturday foray into the Elkins Farmers Market. Using fresh garden delights and artisan breads and cheese, Helzer will help students turn their finds into creative delicious dishes. Students are welcome to supplement their purchases with their own home grown produce. Focus on healthy cooking and organic, locally produced products.


Summer Camps at the

Randolph County Community Arts Center

June 14 – August 13, 2010

Summer is a Splendid Thing!          June 14 - 18, 2010         3:00 - 5:00      $65                      Teacher: King
                                                       
Kindergarten - Fifth grades. (Students must have completed kindergarten.)

Students will let the freedom of summer inspire them as they create artworks in a variety of media to celebrate the wonders of these warm days! All the great things of summer - flowers, plants, birds, animals and reptiles - will become the inspiration for a variety of art projects. Media explored will include printmaking, watercolor, clay, tempera, oil pastels and more.

Eat Your 'Art Out"                          July 5th through 9th         12:30 - 4:30    $125                    Teacher: Hicks
                                                       
Kindergarten - Fifth grades. (Students must have completed kindergarten.)

Students will take a week long, artistic venture with the 'food' artists. Using a variety of media, such as oil-pastels, paint, and recyclable materials, campers will create cake collages in the style of Thiebaud, printed posters in the style of Warhol and amazing sculptures in the style of Oldenburg. Pizza, watermelon and ice-cream will be created without gaining a pound!! Camp will also include a daily 'snack' created in the RCCAC kitchen.

Summer Survey of Art                July 12 - 16 12:30 - 4:30                            $125                    Teacher:  Proudfoot Payne
                                                   
Kindergarten - Fifth grades. (Students must have completed kindergarten.)

Young artists will have fun gathering information pertaining to various art techniques through the creation of a portfolio. From learning to draw what they see, folding and dyeing fabric, binding a sketchbook, to compiling a series of prints, artists will explore the basics of different art medias and techniques while utilizing the elements and principles of art. This class is great for those who love art and want to learn more. Repeat campers will enjoy new approaches to a variety of media while further developing skills acquired in earlier camps. All campers should bring a prewashed, 100% cotton white shirt on the first day.

Camp Blue Planet                    August 2-6 1:00 - 5:00        4th - 6th graders         $125            Teacher: Bross-Fregonara

A weeklong investigation into what makes our blue planet so special- from astronomy to diversity to geology and paleontology. All science related activities are very hands-on with one large final art project at the conclusion of the week. After this camp, students will be more familiar about the natural world around them. This will be a jump-start for continued science explorations in school. Activities will be based on proven Project Wild, Aquatic Wild and Flying Wild curricula that are fun and educational.

Let’s Play, Sing and Create in Español!     August 9-13     12:30 - 4:30            $125                Teachers: Martin and King
                                                                   
3rd - 6th grades (Students must have completed 3rd grade.)

Join language teacher Brad Martin and art teacher Beth King on a journey to Spanish speaking countries around the world! Using games and songs from the Hispanic World, Señor Martin will lead the campers as they learn to sing (or chant, recite, or rap) a number of well known and lesser-known songs as well as play games. Students will craft game pieces and materials to be able to play the games later at home. With art teacher Beth King, campers will meet artists such Picasso, Goya, Miro, and Dali while discovering more of the language, music, games, and cultures of Spanish speaking countries worldwide. Students will use a variety of media and processes to create wonderful works of art, all with a Spanish flair! Spanish music and a few tasty treats will round out the experience.


Teacher Spotlight!

Early Spring, Late Spring and Summer

Classes / Camps / Workshops 2010


Nanci Bross-Fregonara is currently a graphic designer and public information specialist with Davis Health System and previously served as Communications Manager at the Arts Center. She also worked with the West Virginia Department of Natural Resources as designer, writer, and assistant editor of West Virginia Wildlife magazine. In that capacity she created many of the Kids Exploration pages and has lead activities in the public schools related to natural science. She is avid promoter of the "Leave No Child Inside" philosophy-- making sure our children learn more about the world around them.

Kadra Casseday, a graduate of West Virginia Wesleyan College, has been teaching art classes for over three years and holds a BA in Studio Art. She is owner of The Blue Door Studio in Elkins. Kadra specializes in monotype printmaking and currently has work on display at Artists at Work in downtown Elkins.

Michael Doig is an area painter and art instructor at Davis and Elkins College. He received his MFA in 2002 from the University of Buffalo SUNY. His work encompasses a broad range of techniques and mediums, such as oil painting, encaustic, and stencil. His fascination with mountain cultures prompted his latest works, The Appalachia Series, which explore the rich cultural history of the people and places of the Appalachian region. Through the use of color, brushwork, and deep, painterly glazes, these large scale oil paintings investigate the links between geology, geography, history, and memory, and invoke a meditation on what it means to be a citizen of Appalachia.

Sarah Ferguson was born and raised in West Virginia. She currently lives in Philippi, with my husband and son. Ferguson has an art education degree from West Liberty State College and has taken several graduate art courses from WVU. She has taught in the Barbour County School system, given private art lessons and also taught several years at the Barbour County Youth Arts Camp. According to Ferguson: "Growing up family traveled extensively, which I think has inspired most of my artwork. I look around me every day for inspiration, no matter where I am. I also take lots of photographs, so that I always have artistic ideas close at hand. I love to do anything and everything creative. Most of my artwork is either in watercolors or pastels, but that is only the beginning."

Fregonara Jim has been juggling for more than 20 years, having started with the Frederick Jugglers club in Frederick. MD and continuing as a “freelance” juggler with performances at, Elkhenge, Augusta, Forest Festival and other local venues. By day, Jim is a wildlife biologist with the WV DNR.

Derrick Helzer’s life long love and passion for foods comes from his Mom. He refined his technical and classical skills while working at the Greenbrier as a chef. Now an Elementary Education major at Davis and Elkins College, he continues to foster his love of foods through his catering business and Fabulous Fruits business. Helzer lives in Elkins with his wife Holly and their three children.

Virginia Hicks is a full-time professional art teacher with Upshur County Schools. Prior to this Hicks was an instructor with the Arts Bank program for seven years and has taught at most Randolph County elementary schools. She also taught art at WVWC for six years and has been an instructor of children's workshops, teacher workshops and summer camps at RCCAC for the past several years. She originates from Manchester, England where she earned a Bachelors degree in Textile Design and a Masters degree in Education.

Becky Hill has been dancing for 13 years and has taught and attended Augusta Heritage Center since she was 12. She had the opportunity to work with Footworks Percussive Dance Ensemble and Rhythm in Shoes Dance Company. This last summer she worked at as an intern at Augusta Heritage and is excited about spreading the traditional arts in Elkins!

Guitarist Billy Kaiser attended the Musicians Institute (MI) in Hollywood, CA. He has been teaching guitar privately and playing in the region for three year. Kaiser is a member of the Elkins based Appalachian Jazz Project.

Beth King holds degrees in Journalism, Photography and Art Education from the University of Georgia; is an adjunct lecturer in art education at D&E College as well as the Executive Director of RCCAC. She has 18 years of teaching experience in elementary and secondary schools.

Brad Martin has taught Spanish for 30 years at Elkins High School and also German for the past 16 years after having lived and studied in Venezuela, Mexico, and Spain as a student. His teaching experience ranges from pre-school to college and also includes being a counselor at high school Spanish camps. He has led 24 tours and exchanges to various countries over the years. He prefers a high-energy, active immersion style of teaching. He prefers a high-energy, active immersion style of teaching.

Carla (CJ) McGannon is an award winning artist, illustrator and print maker from New Mexico. She has worked and studied in Mexico, Ireland and India as well as the USA. According to CJ. "I believe that inside everyone there is an artist, musician or poet waiting to be invited forward. I love to see students of any age or experience welcome their inner muse with joy. My classes are geared to be fun and challenging, with judgments left at the door." CJ enjoys mixing mediums such as poetry and painting, and working collaboratively on shared ideas within the class...yielding remarkable results and sometimes long term friendships! Whether a beginner or a pro, an artist or a writer, CJ invites you to "Come out and play!"

Luanna Moore has been playing the mountain dulcimer since 1969 and the hammered dulcimer since 1996. A Physical Education teacher at George Ward Elementary School, she teaches private lessons in addition to working with school students at George Ward. She does outreach demonstation for 4H groups and nursing / assisted living homes.

Susan Pell has been creating pottery for over 20 years. She spent seven years as an elementary and secondary teacher. Susan has been a pottery teacher at RCCAC since 2004 and her work is on exhibit at the Primitive Blessing Gift Shop in the American Mountain Theater.

Kylie Proudfoot-Payne graduated from Davis and Elkins College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology / Human Services and Art Education. Kylie is a practicing artist who specializes in depicting color in nature through art.

Maggi Rhudy has degrees in Art and German literature as well as teacher certification. Freelance artist Rhudy is also an experienced teacher. She has taught art and German to students ages 5 to 75. She retired from teaching at Elkins High School and now enjoys pursuing the many artistic techniques she has taught.

Ken Waddell is now retired from the field of education and currently is an adjunct professor at Alderson Broaddus College. A member of the Seneca Trails Artists’ Guild and a juried member of the West Virginia Watercolor Society, he has received numerous awards for his oils and watercolors. His paintings can be viewed at Mountain Treasures in Philippi.

Kevin “ Woody” Woodcock creates his visual artworks in his home studio and works as a commercial silkscreen printer and sign maker at The Art Medium Company. He received his BFA in Printmaking at West Virginia University in 1986 and his MFA in Printmaking at Louisiana State University in 1989. Kevin was a resident artist in the Artsbank program in 1994 and has taught workshops in area schools. “When I was young the wilderness seemed like a place of mystery and adventure. This sense of mystery and adventure is still with me when I am creating artwork.”