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. Students over 12 but not in high school can attend with another adult registrant.

Silk Scarves

Create a beautiful hand painted silk scarf in a relaxed friendly atmosphere. Colors will flow freely blend and become an abstract work of art. It is impossible to make a mistake in this expressive workshop. Scarves and paints are included.

March 23rd

10:00 – 12:00 pm

$40/participant

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Spring Bouquets in Watercolor Intensive 

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 one flower and then try a larger bouquet.

April 6thsunflower3

9:00 – 2:30pm

$100/ participant

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Fishing for Fun Fused Glass

Create your very own fused glass fish in the ocean!  Design the depths of your ocean. Learn to use frit, rods, stringers and shards of glass all to create a beautiful spring glass tile. Display on your own little easel.   All projects will be fired and delivered about 2 weeks after class.

Thursday, April 18th

6:30-7:30 pm

All ages

$40/ participant

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Creating Textures in Clay Intensive

Stamp, press and roll textures in clay using items including rolling pins, doilies, buttons and natural materials like sticks and leaves. Bend and sculpt clay around a mold to create a vase or mug. Glaze your pottery which will be ready to pick up in 3-4 weeks.

April 27th

9:00 – 2:30pm

$100/ participant

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Mixed Media Intensive

Look at collage artist Richard Hamilton and create a small study of the question what is home? Learn to layer variety of materials including stickers, collage papers, paint, pen work and magazine images.  Play with the arrangement of images and texts. How can collage tell a story? Discuss contemporary collage artists including Emon Toufanian, Bri Lamkin and others who create commentary on this world. Create a final project that addresses a person interest, question or commentary. 

May 4th

9:00 – 2:30pm

$100 / participant

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Mosaic Frames

Make your very own cut mosaic frames using colorful glass, millefiori and mirror tiles. Create a geometric designed frame, approximately 8” x 10”. Use glass snips, glue and grout to construct these beautiful pieces of art.

June 1st

9:00 – 12:00 pm

$50 / participant

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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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Portraiture

Learn the basics of portraiture including facial features and proportions, facial planes and shadows. Create studies in pastels of close up features, concentrating on blending and shadows in pastel. Create a final portrait. Bring a portrait to class or chose from a magazine portrait.

July 27th

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 to understand these concepts. Pick your favorite still life arrangement to draw. This workshop will focus on charcoal drawing and also cover manipulation of charcoal and techniques.

August 24th

9:00am – 2:30pm

$100 / participant

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Open Studio Sessions

Second Saturdays of the Month

Do you need space to practice what you have learned or a project you want to finish up? Register for open studio at The Art Lab. Bring your own supplies and work independently with others in a relaxed and fun social evening. Workshop fee is low and goes to paying for our studio monitor while The Art Lab is also offsite doing Second Saturday events for The Arts District. Gather, get feedback, and create!

Adult only

5:00 – 8:30pm

$15/ session

Register January 12th 2019

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Register August 10th 2019

 

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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.