Category Archive: For Beginners

Workshops for beginners: introductory techniques, no experience necessary

2018 Winter Art Courses

Winter Term Registration Now Open – Take Advantage of Early Bird Pricing 

Join us for a wide range of art courses designed for art lovers of all skill levels. With our new Annex studio space and expanded courses in glass and drawing, we hope you’ll take advantage of all the artEAST Education Department has to …

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Youth Painting

5–6:30pm Wednesdays, January 10-March 28 Ages 8–11, monthly registration

Instructor: Shelly Vollstedt

Art helps kids to think creatively and gives them an outlet for self expression. Instructor Shelly Vollstedt will teach students painting techniques and color theory at each student’s level while allowing them to explore their own creativity and expression.

This ongoing course allows for each student to …

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Youth Ceramics

6–7:30pm Mondays, January 9-March 27 Ages 8-11

Instructor: Sandra Sinanan

Join instructor “Sam” Sinanan for ceramics at the artEAST Annex studio space and learn clay techniques from hand building to applying glazes. You’ll learn to create architectural, sculptural and functional pieces that can be as practical or abstract as you wish.*

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Acrylic Landscapes

10-11:30am Tuesdays, January 16–February 6, 2018 (4 sessions)

Instructor: Pamela Poirier

Find the artist in you.

Learn techniques to create your own paintings using acrylic paint on canvas. Emphasis on basic line and color composition. Enhance your skills and your confidence in this 4-week course. You’ll explore line, texture, hue and proportion while creating beautiful acrylic …

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Hand Knit Metal Wire Necklace Course

dates to be rescheduled (2 sessions)

Instructor: Anne Lindsay

This exciting class teaches you how to hand knit metal wire jewelry. This technique is also known as the ancient art form of Viking Knit.

Instructor Anne Lindsay will teach you about different wire gauges, how to safely handle wire tools and discover the joy of …

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Oil Painting Course

1:40pm–3:40pm Thursdays, January 4–March 29 (monthly registration)

Instructor: Linda Harold

Join Instructor Linda Harold and learn the basic “how-to’s” of oil painting. You’ll learn about the different types of brushes and how to use them, experimenting with various brush strokes and the vocabulary of color.

Students will learn how and why to use a color wheel, …

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“Drawing Natures Forms” Beginner to Advanced

5:30pm–8:30pm Tuesdays January 9–30, 2018 (4 sesisons)

Instructor: Maja Sereda

Draw along with Maja as you explore many forms of nature: from leaves to mushrooms, pinecones, corals, sea shells and more.

Learn different drawing techniques, sharpen your observation skills, explore textures and tackle different mediums to find your perfect fit. Leave the course with a handful of …

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Ceramic Wheel Throwing

6–9pm Saturdays, March 3, 10 & 17 (3 sessions)

Instructor: Shelly Vollstedt

Bring a friend and enjoy 3 weeks of ceramics instruction on the potter’s wheel with instructor Shelly Vollstedt. Students will spend the first two weeks learning to throw pottery and successfully build ceramic pots using the hypnotic and tactile potter’s wheel. You’ll …

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Watercolor Birds

 

12pm–2pm Tuesdays, March 6–27

Instructor: Shilpa Veerkar

Join instructor Shilpa Veerkar as she guides you in creating watercolor birds in this 4-week painting course. You’ll discover ways to use vibrant colors and textures to enhance your birds and their settings.

Shilpa will teach you gradient techniques and washes through live demos while using watercolors and fine …

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Tin Art Workshop

10am–5pm Saturday, February 24 – new date

Instructor: Nia Michaels

Hammers, tin and shears – oh my! Join instructor Nia Michaels for a full day tin art workshop at the artEAST Annex:

In this class, you will explore working with decorative tins (cookie tins, tea tins, etc) to create colorful, textural pieces. It’s like collage, but …

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Mixed Media: Your Personal Album Cover

3pm-6pm Saturday, March 10

Instructor: Rebecca Morrissey

Have you ever wanted to be a rock star? How about an indie, soul or pop icon? Whatever the dream, now is the time to channel that fantasy into artistic reality.

Think about the music your album cover would represent and then let your imagination fly. You’ll create …

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“Future Masters” Pastel Art Course

5:30pm–8:30pm Tuesdays February 6–27, 2018 (4 sesisons)

Instructor: Maja Sereda

Pastel along with instructor Maja Sereda as she demonstrates how to learn from the great masters about composition, color use and textures.

Through individual assistance see your own style emerge as you begin to master this amazing medium. We will cover a wide range …

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Clay Night Out: Building Art with Your Hands

Friday, February 23, 6:30-9:30pm

Instructor: Shelly Vollstedt

Spend an evening making your own custom clay pieces with our talented ceramic instructors to guide you along the way.

Come with your own creation in mind or explore some of our sample projects to make one-of-a-kind art pieces with your own two hands.

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Beginning Glass Fusing

12pm-4pm Saturday, January 13, 2018 at artEAST Annex

Instructor: John Casey

From this initial 4 hour class, students of all ages will be able to understand the basic physical and chemical characteristics of glass and how these properties effect and dictate the physics behind the melting and molding of glass.  Students will also be …

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Abstract Art Night

6:30-9:30pm Friday, March 2, 2018

Instructor: Ricco DiStefano

Abstract art gives you freedom to create. Let your wild side explore line and shape in this 3-hour art night with instructor Ricco DiStefano. You’ll use palette knives and rags to add texture and form to simple shapes, creating your own one-of-a-kind art piece.

All materials provided.

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Printmaking: Relief and Intaglio Processes

9:30am–12:30pm Wednesdays, March 7-28 (4 sessions)

Instructor: Leslie Nan Moon

Join instructor Leslie Moon as she teaches you two different printmaking techniques using the printing press: Relief and Intaglio. You will learn how to prepare your plates for each technique, transfer your ideas, ink the plate, print your designs and sign your work. A great workshop for …

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Watercolor Greeting Cards

12:30–2pm Tuesdays, November 21 – December 12 (4 sessions)

Instructor: Shilpa Veerkar

Sending cards means sending love, warmth and gratitude. When you give it a personal touch by making the cards yourself, it shows you care.

With various techniques, live demos and step by step instruction, you’ll learn to create various textures and patterns while …

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Art Nights Out this Summer

Join us for these fun Friday Night art sessions where you can learn several different art styles with refreshments and friends. All experience levels welcome.

Clay Night Out 3 hours of ceramic time with two instructors and all the friends you can invite. 6:30-9:30pm July 28 or August 25 Figure …

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Oil Painting Monthly Course

6:30–8:30pm Thursdays, September 7–October 26, 2017 (monthly enrollment)

Instructor: Linda Harold

Join Instructor Linda Harold and learn the basic “how-to’s” of oil painting. If you have painted before, join us for a refresher and quickly move on to working at your own pace. We will begin with different types of brushes and how to use …

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Felting Night Out

6:30–8:30pm, Saturday, August 19

Instructor: Elizabeth Jackson

 

Learn to needle felt in this fun and engaging evening of art with friends and refreshments. Enjoy a relaxing and entertaining night out creating your own felted animal to take home.

Learn to create 3-dimensional sculpture using loose wool and needles with instructor Elizabeth Jackson. All materials …

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