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SUMMER ART CLASSES 2018

Figure Drawing / Open Studio 

Tuesdays, June 5-July 17 (skip July 3)
Time: 7:00-9:00 pm
(six 2-hour sessions)
Ages 18 & up
Minimum students: 4, Max: 12          
Class Fee: CAC member: $50, non-member: $60
Registration deadline: May 31

Artists are invited to draw or paint the figure from a live clothed model. A monitor will direct the model to change poses and provide guidance, if desired. There is no instruction but students are encouraged to seek advice from others in the class. Students must bring their own supplies and materials. Easels will be provided. Students may choose to sign up for the full 6 weeks or choose to drop-in fee $10.00 per class. We need at a minimum of 4 artists signing up for the full eight weeks for this class to take place.

 

Constructing Inflatables Workshop

Sunday, June 24
Time: 2:00-4:00pm
Claire Ashley, Instructor
All Ages (small children must be accompanied by guardian)
Minimum students: 6, Max: 12
Class Fee: CAC member: $15, non-member: $20
Registration deadline: June 16

Description: Students will create an inflatable form about the size of a pillow that can be decorated and shaped with duct tape. All materials are included but students are welcome to bring their own decorative elements and materials. For inspiration, experience Claire Ashley‘s exhibition in Gallery 3R on display till June 22.

 

Basic Drawing

Tuesdays, July 17- August 21
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm (six 2-hour sessions)
Janet Keturi, instructor
Ages 15 & up
Minimum students: 6, Max: 12
Class Fee: CAC Member: $65, Non-Member: $75
Registration Deadline: July 10

Develop your observational abilities and rendering skills in this introduction to the principles of drawing. Use pencil and charcoal while learning the fundamentals and vocabulary of drawing. Begin to develop your own unique drawing style through quick sketches as well as more developed drawings from observation. Before long, you will discover that you can draw!

Material List
1-newsprint pad 18x24 or smaller
1 box of medium vine or willow charcoal
1 or more inexpensive technical pencils (Bic or generic are good)
1 kneaded eraser

 

Oil Painting

Wednesdays, July 18 - August 22
6:30pm -8:30pm (six 2-hour sessions)
Janet Keturi, instructor
Ages 15 & up
Minimum students: 6, Max: 12
Class Fee: CAC Member: $85, Non-Member: $95
Registration deadline: July 11

Learn how to paint with oil paints or enhance the skills you already have. The goal is to learn foundations while building your confidence in painting. This class will help you become an independent and observant painter so you can create your own original art. Bring all of your supplies to the first class. For those with previous experience and are looking for guidance, bring supplies and references to first class (you may bring a larger than 8x10 canvas). Some previous art instruction is recommended but not required.

The class schedule is as follows:
week 1- mixing paint, values, color and more
week 2- painting the sphere
week 3- painting the cube
week 4- still life
week 5- still life continued
week 6- to be announced

Material List
canvas board 8” x 10” or canvas paper pad (pad recommended for beginners)
1 box oil paint set (any brand, qty. 12 or less, small tubes, name brand are recommended)
1 brite (short flat bristles) brush set
1 brite (short flat bristles) 1.5 ” or 2”brush
1 flat palette or a palette with a lid
plastic wrap for covering palette (may need to cover palette in between sessions)

1 goose neck (bent) palette knife
odorless environmentally safe mineral spirits
jar with lid for mineral spirits

 

Intermediate Drawing

Thursdays, July 19 - August 23
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm (six 2-hour sessions)
Janet Keturi, instructor
Ages 15 & up Minimum Students 6, Max. 12
Class Fee: CAC Member: $65, Non-Member: $75
Registration deadline: July 12

Intermediate Drawing builds upon your Fundamental Drawing skills through drawing more complex subjects from observation. You will learn additional approaches to drawing as well as continuing quick sketch exercises at the beginning of each class. You will have more confidence, independence and skill upon completion of this class.

Material List
1-newsprint pad 18x24 or smaller
1 box of medium vine or willow charcoal
1 or more inexpensive technical pencils (Bic or generic are good)
1 Kneaded eraser
1-Sketch book

 

Encaustic Classes -- 2018

Instructor:  Elizabeth Davis
Location: Contemporary Art Center, Elizabeth’s studio on 3rd floor
(press 3R in the elevator)

MAY
Encaustic Basics

Saturday, May 26
9 – noon each day
Cost:  $95
Minimum enrollment: 1  Maximum enrollment: 4
All material and equipment provided
To register or to get questions answered, send an email to davisej@comcast.net

Just Collage
Thursday, May 24

6 – 9 PM
Cost:  $35
Minimum enrollment: 1  Maximum enrollment: 4
All material and equipment provided
To register or to get questions answered, send an email to davisej@comcast.net

Just Monotypes
Thursday, May 31

6 – 9 PM
Cost:  $35
Minimum enrollment: 1  Maximum enrollment: 4
All material and equipment provided
To register or to get questions answered, send an email to davisej@comcast.net

Wednesday Wax (Encaustic Open Studio)
For those with prior experience in Encaustic … work on a small project, expand your skill, find out what’s new in the world of wax!

Most Wednesdays between 10 AM and 4 PM

Minimum 2 hours, $10 per hour

Bring your own supports (no larger than 12” x 12”, please), all other material and equipment provided

To register or to get questions answered, send an email to davisej@comcast.net


Wednesday Wax (Encaustic Open Studio)
For those with prior experience in Encaustic … work on a small project, expand your skill, find out what’s new in the world of wax!

Most Wednesdays between 10 AM and 4 PM

Minimum 2 hours, $10 per hour

Bring your own supports (no larger than 12” x 12”, please), all other material and equipment provided

To register or to get questions answered, send an email to davisej@comcast.net

 

Sign up today over the phone with Visa, MasterCard or Discover Card or come in during business hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 11:00am - 5:00pm and pay with credit card, cash or check.

William Butler, Executive Director      Contemporary Art Center
309-674-6822      artcentr@mtco.com      www.peoriacac.org

 
 
 
Contemporary Art Center 305 SW Water St., Peoria, IL 61602 (309) 674-6822 artcentr@mtco.com