Adult and Teen Classes

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Classes are small group classes that are open to beginners. Do you want to dabble in a new art form or pick up tips from an instructor? Or, are you looking for a short series to further explore an art form? Either way, we have something for you. Come, bring a friend and create at The Art Lab. All materials are provided. Our instructors are professional teaching artists and have all had a national background check completed. Teens must be enrolled in high school.

Intensives are longer workshops that are broken into skill and technique practice, one shorter study and one longer finished piece to take home. There is a 30 minute lunch break that will be scheduled.

Watercolor Beaches

Learn the basics of watercolor painting through a series of practice swatches that  include layering, brush techniques, block out methods and paint mixing. Understand all the basics. Practice with step by step guidance to create shell studies practicing new techniques. Create a final beach landscape with the help of your instructor.

June 29th

9:00 – 12:30pm

$100 / participant

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Drawing Composition and  The Still Life

Talk about elements of art that help arrange a still life including: emphasis, movement, balance using a triangle composition, contrast, proportion, pattern and unity. Create several studies of still life compositions studies to understand these concepts. Pick your favorite still life arrangement to draw. This workshop will focus on charcoal, sticks and pencils, and conte.

August 24th

9:00am – 2:30pm

$100 / participant

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Clay Creations

Create clay pocket vases with flowers and leaves that hang on the wall. Also create a platter with pressed flowers and designs using a clay mold. Glaze your pieces during this shorter intensive.

September 14th

10:00 am – 1:30 pm

$85 / participant

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Painting the Invisible: Your Story, Your Art

In this painting and mixed media intensive discover and share life’s stories waiting to become artwork. Learn the emotional meaning of colors, strong composition and collage techniques. Visual language of metaphors will be explored. This multimedia workshop includes acrylic paint, collage, textiles as well as personal items everyone is welcome to bring to class.

October 12th

9:00 – 2:30pm

$100 / participant

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Watercolor Wreaths

Learn watercolor techniques through the practice of painting different leaves and flower shapes. Create several small flower studies before painting a watercolor wreath design with your instructor. Learn some simple calligraphy steps including up and down strokes to draw an inscription inside your wreath if you would like.

November 16th

9:00 – 2:30pm

$100 / participant

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The Art of the Sketchbook

Learn a variety of new techniques including layering with colored pencil, watercolor and collage. Experiment with new techniques including layering with colored pencil, watercolor and collage.  This workshop is divided into technique study pages, one smaller study and themed a themed final series in your sketchbook. Not included in this workshop, one 11 x 14” multi-media sketchbook to be brought to class.

November 30th

9:00 – 2:30pm

$100/ participant

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Want to come for a one session offsite art events? Check out our events page for upcoming programs at SunKing Breweries or Books and Brew.