Series Dates: (Saturdays) 2/24, 3/31, 4/28, 5/26, 6/30
Time: 10:00am – 4pm
Cost: 5 Lessons - $150* Single Lesson: $40
Supply Kit - $25 (Payable to instructor)
From beginners to advanced artist, there’s something for everyone in this drawing workshop. It’s for anyone who wants to improve their drawing skills. Whatever your media preference; oil, acrylics, watercolor, pen and ink, pastels, or even crayons, the better your drawing, the better your results.
The lessons are designed to build your drawing skills from basic to drawing animals and people. Each lesson focuses on a specific topic, you can take one, or all five. To build a solid base of drawing skills, we recommend all five.
Lesson 1: The basics, using lines to create movement and style. Defining how you personally perceive art. Learning to express what you see, think and feel and get it onto
Lesson 2: Using gesture and contour drawing techniques to capture movement of the subject. Helps you move from “flat” to three-dimensional drawings. Trains your eye and hand to work together.
Lesson 3: Creating a value scale, from 1 to 10. Defining how value is used to create dimension. Understanding how perspective and overlapping perspective is used in a composition.
Lesson 4: Drawing a still life by first creating a contour drawing, then developing the composition by use of shading, perspective, value and scale.
Lesson 5: Defines the importance of proportion and perspective in both the human body and animals. Learning to find the basic shapes, alignment of features to others, and the proportions of the parts to the whole.
O’Lynda will first show you how to use these techniques, then give you time to practice. One-on-one attention and advice is yours from an instructor with many years of drawing experience.
Date: Saturday, February 17, 2018
Time: 10 AM – 3:00 PM
In this class you’ll learn how to create custom batik fabric for a quilt, wall hanging, or garment. The batik process generates complex, stitch-able designs with wax resist and color layering on fabric. Wax is applied to fabric with a stamp called a tjap (pronounced “chop”). Several choices of images are offered: turtle (see left), irises, dragonfly, or butterfly.
Colors are painted in layers alternating with wax. An optional crackling technique produces a marbled effect, it’s seen as navy blue background lines in the turtle design above. Finally, the piece is ironed to remove the wax and set the paint colors.
Date: November 7, 8 and 9
Time: 10 AM – 4:00 PM
Cost: $125 for CAG Members $150 for non-members
Putting those first brushstrokes on a blank piece of paper is intimidating for many artists. This workshop helps students get that first stage over quickly — in a fun and freeing way.
During our three days together, we’ll produce two paintings, a half sheet or larger. The first painting is based on a saturated wet into-wet technique, with everyone working on one subject - A Koi Pond. Watercolors, mixed into muffin tins or small cups, are applied in a haphazard way over the entire paper. Very little drawing is needed! Gradually, the koi are “lifted” out of the background using a large, damp brush. The technique is mesmerizing and the damp edges formed by the brush make the koi look as though they are in motion. It is a thoughtful, relaxing process and the results are always surprising.
The second painting is also on a half to full size sheet. Students may have a particular subject in mind, others may wait-and-see…either way works. We will literally pour select colors onto the paper, covering
the entire sheet. When dry, students will draw their subject, then begin painting. Masking fluid and
additional pours can be incorporated, if desired. The end result of both methods is fascinating to view and
difficult to achieve any other way!
(Mon.) Nov. 6, 13, 20, 27 Time: 9:30am – 1:00pm
(Wed.) Nov. 1, 8, 15, 29 Time: 1:00pm – 4:00pm
(Fri.) Nov. 3, 10, 17, 24 Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm
(Sun.) Nov. 5, 12, 19, 26 Time: 2:30pm – 5:30pm
Choose 3 hour sessions @ $90 or 4 hour sessions @ $100
Instructor: Daria Phillips-Custer Phone: 704-641-2910, firstname.lastname@example.org
Join Daria who will assist you in learning how to mold a lump of clay into an expressive art object that reflects your creative side. It’s messy, fun and could possibly be your new passion!
Daria will show you how to hand build from a lump of wet clay to a finished glazed work.
You’ll get to explore coil, slab and pinch methods as well as applying several types of glazes. Projects can be functional or sculptural depending on what you’d like to create.
Class fee is for 4 sessions, classes run for 4 consecutive weeks. All skill levels are welcome.
Dates: September 15
10:00 – 4:00
Cost: $55 (Plus Supply Kit from instructor - $25)
Cut Paper Sculpting brings a different perspective to art by creating 3-D images from a flat piece of paper. It literally jumps right off the mat. These 11x14 art pieces are an elegant addition to your home or perhaps you need a unique gift.
And you don’t need a ton of craft skills to create these beautiful pieces. All levels of experience, including beginners, are welcome. Kristy will guide you through each step of the process. You should be able to leave with a stunning finished piece of art.
Choose your preferred design: fierce dragon head, dainty fairy or jungle parrot. Once you’ve signed up for class, email Kristy and let her know the design you’d like to do so she can create a custom kit for you.
You will need a shadow box frame for your finished piece, it’s included in the Class Kit. Please remember to bring your own scissors. Spend an enjoyable day with unique results!
Dates: (Saturdays) June 10, July 29, August 5
Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Cost: $55.00 per class, $150.00 for all three
These all-day workshops are designed for anyone that wants to have fun experimenting with mixed media painting. Susan will guide you through a series of steps in this stress-free process. The workshop is for all levels of experience from none to expert. In each workshop, you will start with a textured underpainting and Susan will guide you through different techniques to add layers of interest in different media. Susan will demonstrate and then help you individually to achieve interesting, expressive works of art. You may elect to paint a realistic or abstract subject.
You may register for individual workshops or all three at a discount. There is a small fee of $20 for the less common materials. Each participant should pay the instructor at the beginning of the session. You are asked to bring some common painting materials. You will receive a supply list of the items you need to bring when you register.
June: You will create a textured underpainting with fibers and use templates to paint your design.
July: You will create an underpainting of mark making with various media and paint negatively and with
glazes to create your design.
August: You will create your design with decorative collage papers and paint.
Dates: October 11, December 6
Time: 1:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Cost: $30 for each class
This class is Susan’s newest monthly hand embroidery class. We like to call it the BOM (Block of the Month) class. It’s going to be a fun journey seeing what unique ways we can make hand stitched seeds and pods inspired from nature. These little treasures can be created for a Prayer Flag or Garland, Fabric Book or a Wall Quilt. Learn many different Stumpwork techniques and fun embroidery stitches, some from the 1600 - 1700’s. It’s fun, inspiring and yes you will learn many embellishing techniques. The classes will be a minimum of 6 months, but maybe a couple more depending on how many pods Susan ends up creating.
CLOSED-April Series: 3, 4 & 7 Time: 6 pm - 8:30 pm
CLOSED-May Series: 11, 18 & 25 Time: 10 am - 12:30 pm
CLOSED-June Series: 8, 15 & 22 Time: 10 am - 12:30 pm
CLOSED-July Series: 13, 20 & 27 Time: 10 am - 12:30 pm
Cost: $35.00 per class ($90.00 all 3 in a series)
Skill Level: Open to All Levels
These painting classes are designed for anyone that wants to have fun experimenting with expressive painting techniques. This is a stress-free class. You can paint in the medium of your preference, watercolor or acrylics. Susan will demonstrate a different technique each week and then help you individually to achieve interesting, expressive works of art. You may elect to paint realistic or abstracted subjects. The emphasis in this class is on having fun while interpreting what you see in an expressive way.
Date: Saturday, March 18th Time: 10 AM – 4:30 PM Cost: $55
Art journaling is a relaxing and meditative way for us to slow down and savor the “everyday
things” we take for granted: a sentimental object, a place visited, a favorite quote, a beautiful
flower, etc. As you begin to journal the everyday things in your life, you are creating a treasured