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    • January 06, 2015
    • 4:30 PM
    • February 10, 2015
    • 6:00 PM
    • McLean County Arts Center
    • 11

    Three-Dimensional Exploration, Grades 1-3 

    with Sarah Sciba

    Thursdays, 1/6-2/10 from 4:30-6pm

    6 Classes: $95

     

    After School Programming:

    These classes are designed to build upon the students’ level of understanding. Classes are scheduled in 6 week sessions that meet in the evenings for an hour and a half from 4:30pm till 6pm on the nights listed below.





    Students will be introduced to a variety of sculpture techniques during this 6-day class. Young artists will explore the elements of artistic composition and 3-D fundamentals while they manipulate clay, found objects, plaster, wire, and paper mache in order to express the world around them and the imagination within them through three-dimensional forms. This class can be a bit messy!


     

     

     

    Students will be introduced to a variety of sculpture techniques during this 6-day class. Young artists will explore the elements of artistic composition and 3-D fundamentals while they manipulate clay, found objects, plaster, wire, and paper mache in order to express the world around them and the imagination within them through three-dimensional forms. This class can be a bit messy!

    Students will be introduced to a variety of sculpture techniques during this 6-day class. Young artists will explore the elements of artistic composition and 3-D fundamentals while they manipulate clay, found objects, plaster, wire, and paper mache in order to express the world around them and the imagination within them through three-dimensional forms. This class can be a bit messy!

    Students will be introduced to a variety of sculpture techniques during this 6-day class. Young artists will explore the elements of artistic composition and 3-D fundamentals while they manipulate clay, found objects, plaster, wire, and paper mache in order to express the world around them and the imagination within them through three-dimensional forms. This class can be a bit messy!

    Students will be introduced to a variety of sculpture techniques during this 6-day class. Young artists will explore the elements of artistic composition and 3-D fundamentals while they manipulate clay, found objects, plaster, wire, and paper mache in order to express the world around them and the imagination within them through three-dimensional forms. This class can be a bit messy!

    • January 06, 2015
    • 6:30 PM
    • February 10, 2015
    • 9:00 PM
    • McLean County Arts Center
    • 10

    Rendering the Figure with Brian Simpson

    Tuesday, 1/6-2/10, 6:30-9:00pm

    6 Classes: $120 




    Whether drawing or painting, students will get the encouragement they need to succeed and grow in rendering the human figure from head to toe.


    click to view Brian's website


    • January 07, 2015
    • 6:30 PM
    • January 28, 2015
    • 9:00 PM
    • McLean County Arts Center
    • 12

    FEARLESS Drawing with Melanie Scott Dockery

    Wednesdays 9/3-9/24, 6:30-9:00pm

    4 Classes: $80




     

    This class is designed to continue your fearlessness of  drawing. Participants will continue to grow in their knowledge of  materials and techniques that will inevitably instill more confidence in ones drawing skills. 

     



     

    click to view Melanie's website


    • January 07, 2015
    • 6:30 PM
    • February 25, 2015
    • 9:00 PM
    • McLean County Arts Center
    • 6

    Hands on Clay with Grace Sheese

    Wednesdays, 1/7-2/25, 6:30-9:00pm

    8 Classes: $130

     




    Learn some of the oldest building techniques that ceramics provides. Participants of this class will be introduced to coiling, slab construction, and modeling techniques in a very inviting and understanding instructional way. Grace will provide participants with the basic skills of hand building to allow for individual success and creativity. If you have never experienced clay or you are an experienced ceramicist, this is a class for you to grow in your creative endeavors.


     

     

    Adult Classes (16 & Older) Materials are included

     


    • January 08, 2015
    • 4:30 PM
    • February 12, 2015
    • 6:00 PM
    • McLean County Arts Center
    • 11

    Three-Dimensional Exploration, Grades 4-6 

    with Sarah Sciba

    Thursdays, 1/8-2/12 from 4:30-6pm

    6 Classes: $95

     

    After School Programming:

    These classes are designed to build upon the students’ level of understanding. Classes are scheduled in 6 week sessions that meet in the evenings for an hour and a half from 4:30pm till 6pm on the nights listed below.





    Students will be introduced to a variety of sculpture techniques during this 6-day class. Young artists will explore the elements of artistic composition and 3-D fundamentals while they manipulate clay, found objects, plaster, wire, and paper mache in order to express the world around them and the imagination within them through three-dimensional forms. This class can be a bit messy!


     

     

     

    Students will be introduced to a variety of sculpture techniques during this 6-day class. Young artists will explore the elements of artistic composition and 3-D fundamentals while they manipulate clay, found objects, plaster, wire, and paper mache in order to express the world around them and the imagination within them through three-dimensional forms. This class can be a bit messy!

    Students will be introduced to a variety of sculpture techniques during this 6-day class. Young artists will explore the elements of artistic composition and 3-D fundamentals while they manipulate clay, found objects, plaster, wire, and paper mache in order to express the world around them and the imagination within them through three-dimensional forms. This class can be a bit messy!

    Students will be introduced to a variety of sculpture techniques during this 6-day class. Young artists will explore the elements of artistic composition and 3-D fundamentals while they manipulate clay, found objects, plaster, wire, and paper mache in order to express the world around them and the imagination within them through three-dimensional forms. This class can be a bit messy!

    Students will be introduced to a variety of sculpture techniques during this 6-day class. Young artists will explore the elements of artistic composition and 3-D fundamentals while they manipulate clay, found objects, plaster, wire, and paper mache in order to express the world around them and the imagination within them through three-dimensional forms. This class can be a bit messy!

    • January 22, 2015
    • 4:30 PM
    • February 26, 2015
    • 6:00 PM
    • McLean County Arts Center
    • 12

    2-D Exploration for Junior High

    Mondays, 1/22-2/26, 4:30-6:00pm

    6 Classes: $75.00




    Are you looking for a new way to express yourself? Explore your creativity through traditional and contemporary approaches to the process self expression on various two-dimensional surfaces. Students will be introduced to various drawing, painting, and collage techniques that emphasize new approaches to 2-D media. 




    • February 02, 2015
    • 6:30 PM
    • March 09, 2015
    • 9:00 PM
    • McLean County Arts Center
    • 12

    Relief Printmaking with Sarah Sciba

    Mondays, 10/20-11/24, from 6:30-9:00pm

    6 Classes: $120



     

    No previous experience is needed for this introduction to relief printmaking. Participants can expect to create a variety of unique prints and learn skills that will translate well for further experimentation at home. From making holiday cards to creating fine art prints, the possibilities of relief printmaking are nearly endless.

    We will begin by exploring a variety of monotype processes. This is a fun, low-key way to get familiar with the press. After these initial experiments, we will use carving tools to prepare linoleum and wood blocks that can be printed multiple times. In addition to utilizing the art center's printing press, we will discuss hand-printing techniques.




     

    • February 04, 2015
    • 11:00 AM
    • March 11, 2015
    • 1:30 PM
    • McLean County Arts Center
    • 8

    Daytime Acrylic Painting

    Wednesdays, 2/4-3/11, 11:00-1:30pm

    6 Classes: $120





    Learn acrylic painting techniques while investigating light, form and color.





    • February 04, 2015
    • 6:30 PM
    • March 11, 2015
    • 9:00 PM
    • McLean County Arts Center
    • 9

    Acrylic Painting 

    Wednesdays, 2/4-3/11, 6:30-9:00pm

    6 Classes: $120





    Learn acrylic painting techniques while investigating light, form and color.





    • February 23, 2015
    • 4:30 PM
    • March 30, 2015
    • 6:00 PM
    • McLean County Arts Center
    • 8

    Ceramics for Junior High

    Mondays 2/23- 3/30 from 4:30-6:00pm

    6 Classes: $85


    After School Programming:

    These classes are designed to build upon the students’ level of understanding. Classes are scheduled in 6 week sessions that meet in the evenings for an hour and a half from 4:30pm - 6pm on the nights listed below.

     


     

     

    Students in grades 6-8 can participate in six classes of claytastic experimentation- from slab construction and coiled pots to throwing on a pottery wheel. Participants will complete at least three glazed and fired pieces of art during this six week class

     

     

     

    • February 24, 2015
    • 6:30 PM
    • March 31, 2015
    • 9:00 PM
    • McLean County Arts Center
    • 10

    Portraiture with Brian Simpson

    Tuesday, 2/24-3/31, 6:30-9:00

    6 Classes: $120 




    Whether drawing or painting, students will get the encouragement they need to succeed and grow in rendering the human figure from head to toe while working from a live model.


    click to view Brian's website


    • March 03, 2015
    • 4:30 PM
    • April 14, 2015
    • 6:00 PM
    • McLean County Arts Center
    • 12

    Two-Dimensional Exploration, Grades 1-3

    Tuesdays 3/3-4/14 from 4:30-6pm

    6 Classes: $75

    NO CLASS ON 3/24

     

    After School Programming:

    These classes are designed to build upon the students’ level of understanding. Classes are scheduled in 6 week sessions that meet in the evenings for an hour and a half from 4:30pm till 6pm on the nights listed below.





    Students will be introduced to a variety of drawing, painting, and collage techniques during this 6-day class. Young artists will explore the elements of artistic composition and 2- D fundamentals while they draw natural subjects, paint from their imagination, and explore new and old ways of creating on various two-dimensional surfaces.


     

     

     

    • March 04, 2015
    • 6:30 PM
    • April 22, 2015
    • 9:00 PM
    • McLean County Arts Center
    • 5

    Wheel Wise: Learning to Throw 

    with Grace Sheese 

    Wednesdays, 3/4-4/22, 6:30-9:00pm

    8 Classes: $130





    This class is designed for beginners to experiment with the process and techniques of creating functional and artistic wares using the addictive pottery wheel. Participants will be introduced to the tools and techniques like coning and doming to center the clay, opening the form, pulling the walls, collaring, and using tools to smooth and decorate the surface before and during the trimming process. Experienced potters are encouraged to enroll in this exciting class to experiment and grow in their abilities.


     



    (16 & Older) Materials are included

     

     

     

     

     


    • March 05, 2015
    • 4:30 PM
    • April 16, 2015
    • 6:00 PM
    • McLean County Arts Center
    • 12

    Two-Dimensional Exploration, Grades 4-6

    Tuesdays 3/5-4/16 from 4:30-6pm

    6 Classes: $75

    NO CLASS ON 3/26

     

    After School Programming:

    These classes are designed to build upon the students’ level of understanding. Classes are scheduled in 6 week sessions that meet in the evenings for an hour and a half from 4:30pm till 6pm on the nights listed below.





    Students will be introduced to a variety of drawing, painting, and collage techniques during this 6-day class. Young artists will explore the elements of artistic composition and 2- D fundamentals while they draw natural subjects, paint from their imagination, and explore new and old ways of creating on various two-dimensional surfaces.


     

     

     

    • March 18, 2015
    • 6:00 PM
    • April 22, 2015
    • 8:30 PM
    • McLean County Arts Center
    • 12

    Exploring Watercolor

    Wednesdays, 3/18-4/22, 6:30-9:00pm

      6 Classes: $120




    Designed for the beginner watercolorist and those wishing to learn figurative techniques in the medium, this class covers fundamentals in watercolor: materials and care, paper stretching, wash techniques, glazing, layering, brush work, masking, and other tricks to help the beginning painter execute their ideas in the medium. Subject matter will center on transparent still life objects, as well as materials the students choose to bring in to paint. Participants who have previous watercolor experience are encouraged to attend and to bring their own supplies, ideas, and objects to paint. No previous watercolor experience is necessary.

     








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