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What is That? Gallery of Fine Art is offering Classes

Posted by ppna on February 11, 2009

The super fine folks at the What is That? Gallery are going to be offering quite a few classes and other programs starting soon. Below you will find a list of the class offerings and the flyer talking about other programs including Girl Scout Badge Classes, Creative Birthday Parties, and Paint your own Ceramics.

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what is that flyer

Studio Classes

What is That Gallery 734-485-0113, whatisthatllc@att.net

Spring Session, 6 weeks

March 2-April 16

No classes April 6-11 for Spring Break

Youth Classes

Clay for Home School Students (6-12 years)

Mondays 10:30-11:45 am, Cost $102/session; Lab fee $15

This exciting course is designed for homeschooled children. Students will enjoy

learning new skills, and discovering techniques to hand build clay projects. Through

pinch pot and coil forms, as well as slab construction, children will be challenged and

delighted while using their creativity. All work will be created in the studio with

underglazes applied by the student. Lab fee covers all materials and firing.

Clay after School

Mondays (9-12 yrs) 4:30-5:45 pm, Cost $102/session; Lab fee $15

Thursdays (6-8 yrs) 4:30-5:45 pm, Cost $102/session; Lab fee $15

Students will work with their hands and imaginations to discover the magical

qualities of clay. They will explore texture, build skills, and bring home wonderful

creations. Pinch, coil, slab, applique and carving demonstrations will be followed

by studio time to create with all the techniques. This class focuses on hand building

& does not include work on the wheel. Students will discover unending possibilities

of creating with hand built clay. Lab fee covers all materials and firing

Youth Theatre Design (9-12 years)

Tuesdays 4:30-5:30 pm, Cost $102/session

This class will focus on the creative, visual arts of theatre. When people think of

theatre, so often they think of the spotlight and the actors. But behind the scenes are

strong creative forces and opportunities. We’ll explore the art of costume, scenic,

prop and makeup design (this does not include sewing). Students will also learn

fundamentals of drawing (persective, shading, composition) which is the foundation

for theatre and all other visual arts.

Creative Experiences for the Young (6-8 years)

Wednesdays 4:30-5:30 pm, Cost $102/session

This class is a high energy art class, designed to bring together many types of art.

The students are challenged and excited to experience creativity through books,

movement, pattern, group work and individual expression. Students will build a

deeper understanding of art and a greater appreciation of the creative self.

Together, we’ll produce works, confidence and fun!

Homeschool art (6-12 years)

Fridays 1030-11:30 am, Cost $102/session

Learn the fundamentals of drawing and painting in a fun, supportive class. This class

is a great way for homeschooling students to experience creativity and art history,

from a professional teaching artist. Students will also find social interaction as a

positive, creative thing. We will work on learning technique basics, study and be

inspired by art styles of the past and also focus on independently inspired projects.

Adventures in Color (6-8 years)

Saturdays 4:30-5:30 pm, Cost $102/session

Students will have fun experimenting with the spectrum of colors. They will create

their own paints and utilize ready made paints. The students with produce their

own works of art with the textures and colors they’ve discovered.

Smock and/or old clothes recommended.

Comic Art (9-12, Teen)

Fridays 4:15-545 pm, Cost $117/session

This class explores the creation, techniques, and subject matter to creating comics and

sequential art. The class includes discussion, in class critiques, studio time, and lessons

aimed at helping beginner students learn the basics of comics as well as add onto any

previous knowledge they may have concerning the medium. Graphic novels, Manga,

and the “comic book” will be covered through some history of comics. A list of

supplies will be available upon registration.

Teen/Adult Classes

Beginning Sewing (Teens/Adults)

Mondays 6:15-7:45 pm, Cost $117/session; Lab fee $15

Students will learn the basics of sewing while making creative projects. This

class will be fun and give the student valuable knowledge that can be used

throughout life. A list of supplies will be available upon registration.

Sewing machine required

Portfolio (Teens/Adults)

Tuesdays 6-8 pm, Cost $156/session

Students will be led through all the fundamentals they need for presenting

professional art work. We will work on printed images of works with appropriate

descritipions, DVD, Jpegs, proper matting and framing for shows, artist statements,

resume, and much more. A list of supplies will be available upon registration.

Watercolor (Adults)

Wednesdays 6-8 pm, Cost $156/session

Students will learn fundamentals of watercoloring painting. All experience levels

are welcome. Learn the basic concepts of value, color mixing, composition and

special tricks and qualities associated with this luminous medium.

A list of supplies will be available upon registration.

Acrylic Painting (Adult)

Thursdays 12-2 pm, Cost $156/session

Thursdays 6-8 pm, Cost $156/session

Students will develop their painting skills and increase their

knowledge and understanding of art. We will focus on finding your

own voice in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. Learn color mixing, characteristics

of acrylic paint, care of brushes, and much more. Abstract, representational,

imaginative, figurative and still life will be presented.

A list of supplies will be available upon registration.

Ceramics (Teens/Adults)

Saturdays 3-5 pm, Cost $156/session, Lab fee: $30

Come explore the techniques of slab, coil, pinch, and wheel working. From

beginners to advanced, try your hand at everything from creating works of

art to surface design. Students have the oppurtunity to explore, and work will

be at an individual pace. Lab fee covers supplies, firing, and the opportunity to s

chedule 1 extra studio use. Details to be worked out with the instructor.


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