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.