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Upcoming events

    • September 11, 2014
    • 6:30 PM
    • October 30, 2014
    • 9:00 PM
    • McLean County Arts Center
    • 2
    Registration is closed

    Wheel Wise: Learning to Throw 

    Thursdays, 9/11-10/30, 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

     

     

     

     

     


    • October 21, 2014
    • 6:00 PM
    • November 25, 2014
    • 8:30 PM
    • McLean County Arts Center
    • 8
    Registration is closed

    Portraiture with Brian Simpson

    Tuesday, 10/21-11/25, 6:00-8:30

    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


    • October 29, 2014
    • 6:30 PM
    • December 10, 2014
    • 9:00 PM
    • McLean County Arts Center
    • 3

    Acrylic Painting with Mike McNeil

    Wednesdays, 10/29-12/10, 6:00-8:30pm

    6 Classes: $120





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





    • November 04, 2014
    • 6:00 PM
    • December 09, 2014
    • 8:30 PM
    • McLean County Arts Center
    • 11

    Exploring Watercolor

    Tuesdays, 11/4-12/9, 6:00-8:30pm

      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.

     


    • November 05, 2014
    • 11:00 AM
    • December 17, 2014
    • 1:30 PM
    • McLean County Arts Center
    • 7

    Daytime Acrylic Painting with Mike McNeil

    Wednesdays, 11/5-12/17, 11:00-1:30pm

    6 Classes: $120


    NO CLASSES ON 11/26



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





    • 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
    • February 25, 2015
    • 9:00 PM
    • McLean County Arts Center
    • 10

    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

     


    • March 04, 2015
    • 6:30 PM
    • April 22, 2015
    • 9:00 PM
    • McLean County Arts Center
    • 7

    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

     

     

     

     

     








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