Adult/Teen Classes

7 Week Winter Sessions begin the week of January 11, 2021

Contact us at 860.276.1581 to register for sessions, start dates vary for each class.

SoCCA-Adult Class Descriptions - Adult Class Schedule, all classes run for 7 weeks

Mondays
MoMyra peony web copy.jpegBeginner/Intermediate Watercolor Painting 6-8 pm
With Mo Myra
Release your inner artist and create beautiful watercolor still-life and landscape paintings. Mo Myra is an absolute gem of an instructor and teaches beginners foundational basics, “wet on wet” and “dry brush” techniques. Intermediates will continue building their skills and develop more advanced techniques. All students will complete work they can proudly display at home. 
Members: $160, Non-Members: $175, Material Fee: $10   REGISTER HERE:

 
Tuesdays
we_want_you.pngVeteran’s Drawing, Painting & Collage 10-12 noon
With Susan Brereton
This unique class gives veterans their own unique space to explore artistic interests in three different mediums—drawing, painting & collage. Susan will guide beginners and intermediates as they complete drawing exercises in both graphite and charcoal; learn how to create compositions and paint with acrylics; and finally, complete a mixed media collage from start to finish. Truly a one of a kind experience. All materials included.
Members: $160, Non-Members: $175, Material Fee.  $0  REGISTER HERE:
 

Weaving on Looms ClassIntroduction to Weaving 1-3 pm, or 6-8 pm, or Saturday 10am-12noon
With Ulla Budde
If you enjoy the feel and color of textiles, this is a great class for you. Come and join Ulla in this introductory class to learn how to weave on one-harness and two-harness table looms. Weave a custom table runner or a personal scarf. Create works of art you’re proud to keep or to give as a gift. You’ll be inspired to create as you explore yarns, color theory, and weaving techniques.  
Members: $160, Non-Members: $175, Material Fee: $10 ea project. REGISTER HERE:

Oil Painting.jpgBeginner/Intermediate Oil Painting 1-3 pm
With Susan Brereton
This is the perfect class for anyone new to the arts or intimidated by painting. Considered the easiest medium to learn, oils are flexible, forgiving, and easy to manipulate. And oils are fun to work with because they have a beautiful sheen that’s unique to oil paint. Whether you’re are a beginner or intermediate, come discover the basics of oil painting with Susan. When you’re done you’ll have a gorgeous painting to display. 
Members: $160, Non-Members: $175, Material Fee: $10. REGISTER HERE:

TUE Silver Soldering 101 Workshop - Sept 8 - 29, 6:30-8:30pmSilver Soldering 101 6:30-8:30 pm. Begins March 2, 2021
With Deb Jaffe
*Prerequisite-Students must be 17 or older - Want to make beautiful artistic jewelry from real silver? Look no further. We have a unique offering for you. This 4 week, introductory class, taught by Deb Jaffe, is going to teach you the basics of silversmithing in a safe environment. From using a torch to solder, forming metal, and setting a bezel, Deb has you covered. Each student will complete a pair of Calder-inspired mobile earrings, a prong-set pendant and a Bezel set gemstone ring. Limit 4 students per class so register early. 
Members $225, Non-members $255 , Material fee: $40. REGISTER HERE:

image003.jpgSilver Bezel Soldering 102 6:30-8:30 pm. Begins March 30, 2021
With Deb Jaffe
*Prerequisites-Silver Soldering 101; students must be 17 or older - Expand your silversmithing skills in this advanced 4-week course. Each student will complete 2 stunning projects. First, learn the skills required to shape, form, and set a cabochon pendant. Then further develop your silversmithing as you craft a classic prong set ring.  Limit 4 students per class so register early. 
Members $225, Non-members $255 , Material fee: $40. REGISTER HERE:

Wednesdays
Inrto to Drawing.jpegDrawing 10 am-12 noon
With Cindy Parsons
Bring pencil drawings to life! This beginner to intermediate level class will show you how. Working primarily from subject matter that interests you, Cindy will teach you everything from basic compositional techniques to value. From contour lines and perspective to negative and positive space. She will also teach you a wide variety of pencil techniques to help you develop your drawing skills further.
Members: $160, Non-Members: $175, Material Fee: $0. REGISTER HERE:

Acrylic-Painting-Class.jpegAcrylic Painting 1-3:30 pm
With Abbe Wade
If you’ve never taken a class with Abbe, you’re in for a real treat. Sign up for this beginner and intermediate class and you will learn her step by step process to make beautiful art. Using a favorite photograph or print you will learn how to paint what you see. Not what you think you see. And you’ll learn how to mix custom colors that are just right for your work. Bring your own image or choose from one of ours.
Members: $160, Non-Members: $175, Material Fee: $10. REGISTER HERE:

Drawing & Painting the Human Figure
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Yes, you can! Come and learn this highly desirable skill. In this class, you will learn how to draw and paint the human figure. Including instruction on how to draw and paint faces, hands, and feet. Various exercises and studies are demonstrated in class including foreshortening, volume, capturing movement, light, and shadow on the human form. Students will also have the opportunity to work with live models during 3 classes. All sessions are beginner-friendly and are appropriate for intermediate and advanced level artists as well. Students are required to bring their own 18” x 24” newsprint pad, charcoal vine, kneaded eraser, white, black, and sepias conte, and an ebony pencil. 
Members: $160, Non-Members: $175, Material Fee: $0. REGISTER HERE:


Fridays

Pastel-Painting.jpegPastel Painting 10 - 12 noon
With Susan Brereton
Open the door and embrace the artistic possibilities of pastel painting. Join Susan as she skillfully guides you through learning multiple pastel techniques. You will study design and layout, and how to create and use both light and shadow. By the end of this course, you will have created your very own pastel painting masterpiece ready to exhibit. 
Members: $160, Non-Members: $175, Material Fee: $10. REGISTER HERE:


Printmaking Techniques Into CollagePrintmaking Techniques Into Collage 1-3 pm
With James Brunelle
Discover endless possibilities and inspiration with James as he takes you on an artistic journey. Students explore printmaking methods with a variety of papers and printmaking techniques. You will learn traditional block-printing, monotype, and mono-printing techniques from demonstrations. Creating your own stunning prints is the first step to producing a series of prints. Then participants will use sketching exercises and multi-layered printing to develop mixed media collage works. All in a supportive environment.  Because some sessions involve cutting linoleum and rubber with gouges and knives, special care and attention to the proper use of tools are required. 
Members: $160, Non-Members: $175, Material Fee: $20. REGISTER HERE:

Saturdays

Weaving on Looms ClassIntroduction to Weaving 1-3 pm, or 6-8 pm, or Saturday 10am-12noon
With Ulla Budde
If you enjoy the feel and color of textiles, this is a great class for you. Come and join Ulla in this introductory class to learn how to weave on one-harness and two-harness table looms. Weave a custom table runner or a personal scarf. Create works of art you’re proud to keep or to give as a gift. You’ll be inspired to create as you explore yarns, color theory, and weaving techniques.  
Members: $160, Non-Members: $175, Material Fee: $10 ea project. REGISTER HERE:

MONDAY

MoMyra peony web copy.jpegWatercolor
Mondays 6-8pm

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TUESDAY

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Art Classes for Veterans
Tuesdays 10am-Noon

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Weaving on Looms Class
Weaving on Looms
Tuesdays 1-3:00pm or 6-8pm, or Saturday 10am-12noon

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Beg/Intermediate Oil Painting
Tuesdays 1-3:00pm 

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Teen Intro Drawing & Painting Tuesday 4-5:30pm
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TUE Silver Soldering 101 Workshop - Sept 8 - 29, 6:30-8:30pm
TUE Silver Soldering 101 Workshop
6:30-8:30pm
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image003.jpgTUE Silver Bezel Soldering 102
6:30-8:30pm
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WEDNESDAY

Inrto to Drawing.jpegDrawing
Wednesdays 10-12:00pm
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Acrylic Painting
Wednesdays 1-3:00pm

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FRIDAY

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Pastel Painting
Fridays 10-12noon

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Printmaking Techniques Into CollagePrintmaking Techniques Into Collage, Friday: 1-3:00pm
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SATURDAY

Weaving on Looms Class
Weaving on Looms
Tuesdays 1-3:00pm or 6-8pm, or Saturday 10am-12noon

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