Bemis School of Art

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The Essence of Watercolor

Take your basic skills to the next level. Learn to establish your own unique style while combining hard, soft, lost edges, shadow and light, as well as the fusion of color. Choose unique subjects and turn something ordinary into something extraordinary. Ages 16-Adult

Scales and Tales

Join us to create whimsical clay projects inspired by animals with scales and tails. We will learn handbuilding techniques to craft a Chinese dragon mug, fish dish, reptile texture tile, and more! You will explore various glazing techniques and finishes to make your creatures come alive. Ages 9-12

Mountain Landscapes and Watercolor Techniques

Discover unique watercolor techniques and try something new! In this class, we will examine and practice the style of contemporary artist Jen Aranyi, known for drawing simple, abstract mountain ranges, and painting skies with watercolors using special techniques. We’ll explore the diverse ways to finish the foreground which will require some drawing skills but don’t let that intimidate you, this class is for everyone! Ages 16-Adult

Enameling: Equinox

menting with unique material pairings! In this class we will be working withglass fused to copper at high heat. You’ll learn to clean copper, apply layers of transparent and opaque powdered glass, and consider how copper and glass behave when fired together. We’ll make small pieces inspired by the balance of light and dark and the coming of spring. Adults

Colorful Wooden Sculptures

You will learn how to make abstract animals or other wooden sculptures out of wood pieces and gorilla glue. Discover how to paint your sculptures with tempera paint in colorful patterns. We will also learn some history about folk art wooden sculptures and will explore different creative ideas to inspire you and give you the freedom to create more wooden sculptures on your own. Ages 6-9

Collage: Printed, Stamped, Woven

Join us for a unique collage experience where you will piece together large ripped watercolor papers and form abstract shapes. You will design your surfaces with Gelli printing, stamping, paints, pastels, inks, stains, and more. We will weave, perforate, layer, and adhere wallpaper and other unique found paper with our prepared papers. Adults

Garden Concertina

Join us for this fun-filled workshop where you will create a concertina, a folded folio with pockets. Paint and stencil the concertina, collage and distress tags, tuck the tags into the pockets. Step-by-step instructions will be provided for making the concertina folds, and other mixed media techniques. Ages 16-Adult

Pet Portraits

Bring your insight and creativity to reveal the character of your pet that photographs alone cannot. We will work from photographs and use your choice of familiar medium. Expect plenty of examples and learn techniques for accurately transferring your photo to your art surface. Ages 16-Adult

Moments That Matter: Intro to Phone Filmmaking

Create cinematic films that you love, featuring the people you love… on your phone. In this class, you’ll learn how to shoot and edit short films that will become treasured family heirlooms, all while spending more time enjoying the moment and less time looking at a screen. Please bring lunch to enjoy during our breaks. Adults

Animal Portraits

Join us for these after school classes where you’ll get an introduction to learning how to paint your favorite animals or pets, and/or imaginary creatures. We will also explore how to bring character to your animals of choice. You’ll learn about the qualities of both watercolor paints, tempera paints, and several different canvas mediums to paint on. Together we will explore creative ideas that will inspire you and give you the freedom to create your own works of art. Ages 6-9

Colorful Wooden Sculptures

You will learn how to make abstract animals or other wooden sculptures out of wood pieces and gorilla glue. You will learn how to paint your sculptures with tempera paint in colorful patterns, and some history about folk art wooden sculptures. We will explore creative ideas to inspire you and give you the freedom to create more wooden sculptures on your own. Ages 9-12

Dragon Drawing

If you like mythological characters and fantasy art, then you won’t want to miss this course on dragon anatomy drawing! In this class you will learn about the designs of various kinds of dragons, how the different parts of the body are formed with shape and structure, as well as techniques using different mediums to make your dragons look three dimensional. You will leave this class with a better understanding of how to bring your own fantasy to life! Ages 9-12

Dragon Drawing

If you like mythological characters and fantasy art, then you won’t want to miss this course on dragon anatomy drawing! In this class you will learn about the design of various kinds of dragons, how the different parts of the body are formed with shape and structure, as well as techniques using different mediums to make your dragons look three dimensional. You will leave this class with a better understanding of how to bring your own fantasy to life! Ages 6-9