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Art Classes and Workshops Held via Zoom



Please note our registration policy: Registrations must be received at least 10 days prior to the first day of class.

 Course # 260X: Drawing and Painting Hummingbirds in Watercolor
Friday, October 9 to 30, 2 pm to 4 pm
Instructor:  Dorie Petrochko

Prerequisite:  None  
$150, 4 weeks
Capture the beauty and iridescence of hummingbirds using watercolor! Learn how hummingbirds fly, feed, behave and nest in the wild. We will work from photos, and bird cams to create realistic drawings that pop off the page!  A knowledge of drawing birds is helpful but not mandatory.  10 students maximum.


Course #151X: Drawing and Painting Feathers
Sunday, October 4 to October 25, 2 pm to 4 pm
Instructor:  Dorie Petrochko

$150, 4 weeks

Capture the beauty of feathers and their intricate detail. Learn about feather anatomy, and iridescence as we draw and paint a broad-wing hawk feather and other brilliantly colored feathers in watercolor.  A knowledge of drawing and painting is helpful but not mandatory. 10 students maximum.

Course # 103X: Observational Drawing/Field Sketching for Beginners
Tuesdays, October 6 to October 27, 10 am – 12 pm
Instructor:  Linda Miller

$150, 4 weeks

This workshop will give students the basics they need to tackle observational drawing. We will focus on gesture drawing and contour drawing, and then integrate these as we explore proportion, perspective, texture, and values. The materials are simple: Conte crayon and newsprint paper, and pencils and drawing paper. The Zoom class will be very interactive with discussion and critiques, demonstrations, and time for working in class.  10 students maximum.

201X Beautiful Graphite/Tonal Portrait of a Leaf

Saturdays, October 17 to November 14, 9-11 am

Instructor:  Susannah Graedel

$200, 5 weeks

Stunning artistry with a pencil!  Learn to create silvery tonal portraits and free yourself from an artificial light source.  Through subtle toning, students will bring their subjects to three-dimensional life in intricate detail.  Registration closes October 7 to ensure time to secure the required materials. There are no prerequisites for this course. 10 students maximum.

286X Painting White and Colored Flowers in Watercolor 
Thursdays, October 22 & 29, November 5 & 12; 9 am - noon 

Instructor: Bivenne Staiger
$240,  4 weeks, 12 hours

Learn the steps to paint a white and later a colorful flower with their foliage and setting. Instructor will send a reference for each with instructions in advance. Student should have a contour drawing prepared from them before class. All stages will be demonstrated with ample time provided for the student to paint, too.

Course #103XII: Observational Drawing/Field Sketching for Beginners Part II

Tuesdays, 10 am-12 pm, November 3, 10, 17, and December 1

Instructor: Linda Miller

$150, 4 weeks 

We will continue to work on our observational drawings using autumn leaves, seedpods, and berries that we can find at this time of year. 10 students maximum.


118X Getting Started in Colored Pencil

Friday, November 6, 13, 20,  9 – 11 am
Instructor: Jan Prentice

$120, 3 weeks
This beginner class will introduce you to the basic materials and techniques used with colored pencil. You will be guided through the creation of a portrait of seasonal gourds where you will learn how to transfer a drawing, apply, layer, and blend colored pencils, and how to achieve beautiful results. Drawing experience helpful but not required. 10 students maximum.

158X Conquer your Crow Quill!
Monday, November 16 to November 30, 9 to 11 am
Instructor:  Susannah Graedel

3 weeks, $120
Registration closes November 6
No birds will be harmed in this class.  Learn to make graceful lines and designs with confidence the old fashioned way.   Feather a crow’s head and learn why less is more when you work with ink.  This three-week class will inspire you to be a cartoonist!  10 students maximum.


Open Studio, Completing Course Projects

Each of our core instructors offer open studios. You can sign up for one that is given by a teacher whose course you have already taken. You will be able to show work in progress as well as finished pieces and get constructive feedback from the group discussion as well as from demos led by the teacher.

255XA Open Studio, Completing Course Projects

Friday, October 16, 10 am to12 noon

Instructor:  Linda Miller

$40, 1 day

255XB Open Studio, Completing Course Projects

Friday, December 4, 2 to 4 pm

Instructor:  Dorie Petrochko

$40, 1 day


255XC Open Studio, Completing Course Projects

Monday, December 7, 9 to 11 am

Instructor:  Susannah Graedel

$40, 1 day

Registration deadline, November 25


255XD Open Studio, Completing Course Projects

Friday, December 11, 9-11 am

Instructor:  Jan Prentice

$40, 1 day

More classes are being planned.  As we transition to remote programming, we will be offering a limited number of on-line courses featuring small classes and the same individualized instruction as our in-person programs.  Our offerings will grow with time.