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.