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art Classes

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FUNdamentals of Drawing

Each month, Pam, a retired art teacher, will present a separate, 2-hour, drawing lesson.  
This class will help boost your comfort level in making marks, because anyone can learn to draw. We will have fun with lines and shapes while exercising your brain-hand connection to enhance your drawing skills.

January’s focus will be on Line and Shape. Confident, strong lines enhance
your drawing skills.

February will emphasize Value,
an unappreciated aspect of drawing.

In March we will explore Composition, the arrangement of elements around the subject that will bring your message to the viewer.


February 1-CLASS IS FULL, and March 1: Open

1st Wednesday of the month


$25 Members

$30 Non-members

Class registration can be done for each class individually or for all 3: $65 for members;
$75 for non-members.

All funds go towards the Emerald Art Center Scholarship funds, minus any materials
needed for the class.

Thoughtfully taught by Pam Horn

Spring Splash with Watercolors

With spring comes freshness and new beginnings. This workshop will give you the tools to tackle watercolor (which may seem daunting to some people) and create fresh, unique, one-of-a kind paintings. The challenge for you will be to let go, get out of the way, not worry about the outcome, and let the paints and paper play together. We'll use different types of paper and techniques to create "starts," one of which you will bring to a finished painting. All levels welcome. The only requirement: be ready to play and explore and enjoy how watercolors can make amazing images.

March 7-10th

Tuesday-Friday 9:30am-3:30pm

$250 Members, $275 Non-Members

Inspiringly taught by Jo Dunnick

Three-Section Sketchbook

Students will learn to make a three-section Sketchbook.  They will leave with their completed book ready for their own sketches, favorite quotes, or words of wisdom. The instructor is an accomplished sketcher having created many of her own sketchbooks.  All steps will be carefully demonstrated and supervised.  Supplies needed: 15 sheets of 9X12” heavy drawing or mixed media paper, an Exacto knife with a NEW blade (or a box cutter) and an HB or 2B pencil.  (Optional: if you already own a bonefolder, a book binder’s awl or a metal ruler bring them, but don’t purchase as there will be some supplies available.) All other supplies will be provided by the instructor for the $3 supply fee.  Sign up early as this will be a popular class.

Sign up by March 8th.   Maximum students 12, minimum 4


March 12, Sunday

1-4 pm

$30 members $35 non-members

+ $3 supply fee paid to the instructor on the day of class

Expertly taught by Daisy Schrock

Introduction to Needle Felt Painting

This two-week class will teach students about what needle felting is and the wide variety of projects possible using needle felting. After learning the basic skills of needle felting, students will make their own ornament using cookie cutter felting the first week, then create a pastoral scene on pre-felt the second week. "Rose is an engaging speaker and her presentations are easy for beginners to understand, she keeps students' interest with her light-hearted attitude, humor, and passion."


February 10 & 17th

Friday 1-4pm

$60 Member, $75 Non-Member

Plus a $20 materials fee due to the instructor at the start of class.

Carefully taught by Rose Britton

Watercolor Reflections

With lessons focusing on reflections in crystal glass, crystal rocks, water, and windows on, we will focus on how light reflects objects. We'll look at the geometry of refraction to aide our drawings to aide our drawings that we turn into paintings filled with light. These new projects will be presented in a supportive environment. Class time will involve demonstration, practice, questions, and positive critiques of the work. Beginner and Intermediate level painters are encouraged to have basic skills in brushwork and creating washes. Sign up soon, this is a popular class!

About the instructor: Katie Stocks is a retired primary school teacher with grounding in lesson design and planning. In her 2nd career, she has loved teaching watercolor to adults at LCC & Emerald Art Center. Katie values experimentation, questions, and an open-mind, along with the practice of being gentle with yourself.

February 7, 14, 21, & 28th.

Every Tuesday 1:00-3:00pm

$100 Members, $110 Non-Members

A materials list will be provided upon registration.

Joyfully taught by Katie Stocks

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