Taking an art class can improve your life in many ways – sign up today and take advantages of just a few of the benefits of art:

  • Encourages creative thinking
  • Boosts self-esteem and provides a sense of accomplishment
  • Reduces stress - helps you feel calm and happy 
  • Improves personal wellness by increasing positive emotions
  • Creates opportunities for spontaneity and joy

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Class Offerings

Drawing

Drawing - Beginners 
Explore drawing in all the many mediums available. Use traditional pencil, colored pencil and pastel pencil. Still life, landscape and figurative ideas will be explored. This is a great class even if you have very little experience but want to move that art passion into the next level. Instructor: Dana Schoeneshoefer

Drawing – All Levels  
Explore drawing skills and start to understand forms, using lights and darks to shape the subject. Practice line/drawing values, edges and planes in learning about design and perspective. Apply these skills to create a drawing. Great for beginner and intermediate artists who want to continue learning about drawing. Instructor: Dana Schoeneschoefer

Oil Painting

Oil Painting Beginners
Give painting a try! Learn the basics of composition, oil painting materials and their use, then progress to colors and color mixing, values and composition. Start with a landscape, then proceed to your choice of subject. Each class includes a demonstration taught by a patient instructor who knows how to make class fun! Instructor: Marva Moir

Testimonial from past participant: "This was my first art class and I was absolutely blown away by my teacher!"

Oil Painting Intermediate
Join this class of serious artists to paint, discuss techniques and share your passion for art. Color and value are emphasized. Tips and techniques are presented to help artists grow their work in an encouraging, informal setting. Instructor: Marva Moir

 

Photography

Beginning Photography
Focus on digital photography as a fine art medium and develop basic camera operation skills. Create sharp, properly exposed photos using various settings. Class covers technical and artistic/aesthetic concepts. Requires a working digital camera, preferably a DLSR with manual adjustments. Outdoor photo shoots are part of this class. Instructor: Shannon Long

Testimonial from past participant: "Class has brought me so much joy and I have learned how to express myself through art."

Watercolor

Beginning
Do you want to use watercolors because of their vibrancy and spontaneity, but the last time you tried, you created a mud puddle? Learn about watercolor surfaces, mixing and controlling paint, various types of watercolor paint, and brushes. Complete a small painting to frame at home. $10 supply fee due at class. Instructor: Dana Schoeneschoefer

Testimonial from past participant: "My stress level is through the roof but this outlet has been a true gift. The community I find myself a part of now is unbelievable."

Intermediate Watercolor Workshop
If you have taken a beginning watercolor class or workshop and have a paint kit, but want to further in your skills, this is the workshop for you. Complete two paintings with at least one painted outdoors. The workshop begins with demonstrations, followed by guided independent work on the assignment. $10 supply fee due at class. Instructor: Dana Schoeneschoefer