EVENING & SATURDAY CLASSES
FINE ARTS SESSIONS
Crochet: Amigurumi for Absolute Beginners
Amigurumi is the Japanese art of knitting or crocheting small, stuffed yarn creatures. Growing in popularity, the creation of adorable stuffed toys using a hook and yarn is captivating people and rekindling love for an old form of textile making. In this course, you will learn how to crochet from the very beginning! We will show you how to hold your hook, cast on and start crocheting. Along the way we’ll teach you all the stitches and other techniques you’ll need to know to create your amigurumi. While we practice we will also be applying our new skills to other, smaller crochet projects. At the culmination of this course students will crochet, stuff and sew their own amigurumi and be equipped to take on their own crochet projects in the future.
Students will be provided with a 4mm crochet hook to take with them when they finish the class and all the materials to create the intermediate projects as well as their final amigurumi.
Painting: Watercolor & Acrylics
Dive deeper into the painting world, while learning about technique and skills, have the chance to use acrylic and watercolor painting techniques! After an initial overview of value, color and composition students learn the basics of color mixing and paint handling. Students will consider a wide variety of forms through exploration of themes and ideas from different art periods up to contemporary artworks.
Clay: Hand Building Beginning & Intermediate
Dive into clay to learn the basics of hand building, sculpture, and texture! Students will create sculptures using various types of clay and techniques to further develop pottery skills.
Open Art Studio
The open studio invites students to enter and explore all the different media within art! Our classes include drawing, illustration, painting and clay building.