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Faces: Tips & Tricks

Work on understanding head and face painting and drawing in this two-day workshop. Over the weekend, students will learn proportions of facial anatomy and discover planes and angles of the face and head. Draftsmanship and design of space will also be covered. Learn the tricks for correct portraiture working with drawing the first day, and mixed media the second session. Adults

Tantalizing Textured Mugs

Explore slab construction to handbuild tantalizing mugs from textured clay slabs. Build mugs that have three or four feet or build four sided full-bodied forms using fold up flat patterns. You’ll leave with a unique creation ready for your favorite beverage! Ages 16–Adult

Hinged Clam Jar

Wow everyone! Create an exotic and functional, ceramic, hinged clam jar by combining the use of throwing and hand-building techniques. Throw two bowl forms that are joined lip-to-lip like a clam, cut the lid, add clay hinge components and decorative elements. This project lends itself to carving, sgraffito, and sculpting in an abstract or organic design. We will also be glazing this hinged/lidded form. Ages 16-Adult

ArtTrax: Drawing II

Bemis ArtTrax is a new curriculum created to provide equitable and accessible pathways to the arts. ArtTrax courses introduce the fundamental concepts of painting, drawing, and sculpting through a series of engaging exercises. Emphasis is not on producing finished works of art, but rather on developing a basic skillset through practice and repetition. No prior knowledge or experience in the medium is needed/expected for level I classes. The courses then proceed sequentially, each level building upon what was previously presented. Ages 16-Adult

ArtTrax: Sculpture II

Bemis ArtTrax is a new curriculum created to provide equitable and accessible pathways to the arts. ArtTrax courses introduce the fundamental concepts of painting, drawing, and sculpting through a series of engaging exercises. Emphasis is not on producing finished works of art, but rather on developing a basic skillset through practice and repetition. No prior knowledge or experience in the medium is needed/expected for level I classes. The courses then proceed sequentially, each level building upon what was previously presented. Ages 16-Adult

Whimsical Lidded Boxes

Explore slab construction to handbuild whimsical lidded boxes from textured clay slabs. Move from flat to free-standing using simple measurements and your own handmade flat patterns. These boxes are pure joyful self-expressive textural whimsy! Ages 16–Adult

Watercolor Mountain Landscape

Discover watercolor techniques and try something new! In this class, we will examine the art style of contemporary artist Jen Aranyi, practice drawing a simple, abstract mountain range, then outline it with black Sharpies, and finish the sky with watercolors to create a galaxy-like effect. We will discuss diverse ways to finish the foreground (in front of the mountains, such as trees, a river, a camping scene, etc.). Ages 16-Adult

Still Life Drawing

Explore the basics of still life sketching and shading techniques. Learn to draw the shapes of a still life while discovering the sources of light and its effects. Create exciting still lives with building blocks, party tables, books, and a breakfast menu. Using shading techniques, you will transform two-dimensional drawings to amazing three-dimensional drawings! Ages 12-16