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    • April 15, 2014
    • 6:30 PM
    • May 20, 2014
    • 9:00 PM
    • McLean County Arts Center
    • 10

    Figure Drawing Open Studio 

    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.


    Tuesday, 4/15-5/20, 6:30-9:00pm


    • April 22, 2014
    • 11:00 AM
    • May 27, 2014
    • 1:30 PM
    • McLean County Arts Center
    • 9

    Daytime Acrylic Painting

    Tuesdays 4/22-5/27, from 11am-1:30pm

    6 Classes: $120




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



    • May 31, 2014
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • McLean County Arts Center
    • 13

    Family Workshops

    · Kite Making on May 31st





    All workshops this summer will be hosted in or around the McLean County Arts Center from 12:00-2:00 pm. Please continue to check our website for more workshops as they are scheduled.


    Participants will be given a look into the history of kite making and design as well as given a choice from a variety of kite designs sure to please and to fly. Weather pending, we will be flying our designs on the grassy space in front of the BCPA. 

    • June 03, 2014
    • 6:30 PM
    • July 08, 2014
    • 9:00 PM
    • McLean County Arts Center
    • 9

    Hands on Clay 

    Tuesdays, 6/3-7/8, 6:30-9:00pm

    6 Classes: $120

     




    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

     


    • June 03, 2014
    • 6:30 PM
    • July 08, 2014
    • 9:00 PM
    • McLean County Arts Center
    • 9

    Rendering the Figure with Brian Simpson

    Tuesday, 6/3-7/8, 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


    • June 05, 2014
    • 6:30 PM
    • July 10, 2014
    • 9:00 PM
    • McLean County Arts Center
    • 9

    Acrylic Painting with Mike McNeil

    Wednesdays, 6/5-7/10, 6:30-9:00pm

    6 Classes: $120




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



    • June 07, 2014
    • 10:30 AM
    • June 21, 2014
    • 11:15 AM
    • McLean County Arts Center
    • 10

    KinderClay Play: Ages 3-6

    3 Saturdays in a row beginning: 6/7, 14, and 21; from 10:30-11:15am

    3 Classes: $55



    This Family oriented programming is for the youngest of artists from ages 3-6 and at least one adult to experience some quality time together. Participants will be provided with quality hands on entertainment for three Saturdays in a row.


    • June 09, 2014
    • 1:30 PM
    • June 20, 2014
    • 3:30 PM
    • McLean County Arts Center
    • 20

    Drawing for Junior High

    MWF beginning 6/9-6/20, 1:30-3:30pm

    6 Classes: $95.00




    Explore your creativity through traditional and contemporary approaches to the process of drawing. Students will be introduced to various drawing techniques that emphasize new approaches to 2-D media. No previous experience needed.




    • June 16, 2014
    • 10:30 AM
    • June 20, 2014
    • 12:00 PM
    • McLean County Arts Center, 601 N. East St., Bloomington, IL
    • 20

    2-Dimensional Adventure Art Camp: Grades 1-3

    $90.00 (non-member)

    $81.00 (member)





    Experience at least one new two-dimensional medium each day. From drawing and painting to collage and printmaking, your young artist will be inspired and amazed at their creations during this week of exploration.

     

     

    • June 23, 2014
    • 10:00 AM
    • June 27, 2014
    • 12:00 PM
    • McLean County Arts Center, 601 N. East St., Bloomington, IL
    • 20

    2-Dimensional Adventure Art Camp: Grades 4-6

    $100.00 (non-member)

    $90.00 (member)





    Experience at least one new two-dimensional medium each day. From drawing and painting to collage and printmaking, your young artist will be inspired and amazed at their creations during this week of exploration.

     

     

    • June 28, 2014
    • 12:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • McLean County Arts Center
    • 21

    Family Workshops


    · IMAGE TRANSFER COLLAGE with Jeri Kelly

     

       
     

    Create a collection of interesting images to use in a unique technique of ink-to-paper image transfer! Organize and transfer images into a collage design that can be taken even further with painting and drawing media.

     

     

    This workshop is ideal for ages 5 and up, but parents are encouraged to help younger children with this project.


     

    All workshops this fall will be hosted in or around the McLean County Arts Center from 12:00-2:00 pm. Please continue to check our website for more workshops as they are scheduled.

    • June 30, 2014
    • 10:30 AM
    • July 04, 2014
    • 12:00 PM
    • McLean County Arts Center, 601 N. East St., Bloomington, IL
    • 20

    3 Dimension Adventure Art Camp: Grades 1-3

    5 Classes; M-F 6/30-7/4; 10:30-12 noon

    $100 (non-member)

    $90.00 (member)





    Experience an adventure of art from all sides with three-dimensional media like yarn bombing, Plaster/paper mache sculpture, and jewelry making. 

     

     

    • July 02, 2014
    • 6:00 PM
    • July 23, 2014
    • 8:30 PM
    • McLean County Arts Center
    • 12

    FEARLESS Drawing I & II 

    Wednesdays 7/2-7/23, 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


    • July 06, 2014
    • 2:00 PM
    • August 03, 2014
    • 4:00 PM
    • McLean County Arts Center
    • 20

    ArtsMart High 

    Sundays, 7/6-8/3, 2:00-4:00pm

    5 Classes, $80




    Anyone who has experienced it can tell you how rough high school really is. This class is for adolescents who want to improve their creative problem solving skills through the expression of visual art. If you are age 14 to 18, enjoy learning and creating visual art, and have two hours during the hottest time of the summer day to spend indoors then this class is for you! See what you can learn and create in six afternoon classes.



    • July 07, 2014
    • 10:00 AM
    • July 11, 2014
    • 12:00 PM
    • McLean County Arts Center, 601 N. East St., Bloomington, IL
    • 19

    3 Dimension Adventure Art Camp: Grades 4-6

    5 Classes; M-F 7/7-7/11; 10:00-12 noon

    $110 (non-member)

    $99.00 (member)





    Experience an adventure of art from all sides with three-dimensional media like yarn bombing, Plaster/paper mache sculpture, and jewelry making. 

     

     

    • July 10, 2014
    • 6:30 PM
    • August 14, 2014
    • 9:00 PM
    • McLean County Arts Center
    • 7

    Wheel Wise: Learning to Throw 

    Thursdays, 7/10-8/14, 6:30-9:00pm

    6 Classes: $120





    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

     

     

     

     

     


    • July 14, 2014
    • 10:30 AM
    • July 21, 2014
    • 12:00 PM
    • McLean County Arts Center
    • 20

    Beginning Drawing, Grades 1-3

    MWF- 7/14, 16, 18, and 21; from 10:30-12:00pm

    4 Classes: $75




    Build your drawing skills and expand your creativity! Students will be introduced to a variety of drawing techniques during this four day class. Young artists will explore the elements of artistic compositions and 2-D fundamentals while they draw from life and their imaginations.


     


    • July 15, 2014
    • 6:30 PM
    • August 19, 2014
    • 9:00 PM
    • McLean County Arts Center
    • 10

    Portraiture with Brian Simpson

    Tuesday, 7/15-8/19, 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 while working from a live model.


    click to view Brian's website


    • July 17, 2014
    • 6:30 PM
    • August 21, 2014
    • 9:00 PM
    • McLean County Arts Center
    • 12

    Exploring Watercolor

    Thursdays, 7/17-8/21 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.

     


    • July 23, 2014
    • 10:30 AM
    • July 30, 2014
    • 12:30 PM
    • McLean County Arts Center
    • 20

    Beginning Drawing, Grades 4-6

    MWF- 7/23, 25, 28, and 30; from 10:30-12:30pm

    4 Classes: $80




    Build your drawing skills and expand your creativity! Students will be introduced to a variety of drawing techniques during this four day class. Young artists will explore the elements of artistic compositions and two-dimensional fundamentals while they draw from life and their imaginations.


     


    • July 26, 2014
    • 12:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • McLean County Arts Center
    • 22

    Family Workshops


    · ALL TANGLED UP-Pen and Ink Drawings

     

       
     

    Participants will learn drawing techniques used by skilled artists to create shading and value differences using ink. Participants will create a unique work of art with the techniques demonstrated and patterning with in different sections of a drawn, tangled surface.

     

     

    This workshop is ideal for ages 5 and up, but parents are encouraged to help younger children with this project.


     

    All workshops this fall will be hosted in or around the McLean County Arts Center from 12:00-2:00 pm. Please continue to check our website for more workshops as they are scheduled.

 




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