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Ceramics Exploration:  Finding Ones Way with Clay with Rebekah Wostrel

AGE OF STUDENTS: Adults/mature teens

Students will learn how to create dinnerware, teapots, and platters using drape molding, slab building, coil construction and other techniques. Students can also use these techniques to make sculptural forms. All projects will be glazed and fired to take home and use.                                                                                             

DATES and TIMES: 
Mondays 6-8:30
Session 1: Sept 24 - Oct 29
Session 2: Nov12 - Dec 17

LOCATION: Studio 6, McGuffey Art Center       

PAYMENT INFORMATION:  $240, pay by personal check or register online www.rebekahwostrel.com                                 

CONTACT: Rebekah Wostrel, rawostrel@gmail.com, www.rebekahwostrel.com

 

CLASS: Art Basics – the Fundamentals of Design with Rebekah Wostrel

DESCRIPTION:  This class explores the concepts of two and three-dimensional art and design. By studying the elements and principles of design and utilizing a variety of art-making techniques (including drawing, collage and sculpture), students will produce creative, engaging and well-crafted compositions. Topics covered: color, value, texture/pattern, space, balance, emphasis, visual rhythm/motion and more!

STUDENTS: Adults and mature teens 

DATES and TIMES:
8 week session
Wednesdays 9:30-12 pm; Oct 10 - Nov 28

LOCATION: Studio 6, McGuffey Art Center                                               

PAYMENT INFORMATION: $295 pay by personal check or register online www.rebekahwostrel.com          
CONTACT: Rebekah Wostrel, rawostrel@gmail.com, www.rebekahwostrel.com

 
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CLASS: Mud Masterpieces - Clay for Kids with Rebekah Wostrel

DESCRIPTION: Kids will have fun learning how to make colorful pots, sculptures and masks. A variety of building techniques will be taught. Students will decorate and glaze their own pieces and all projects will be fired to take home and use! All materials non-toxic and food-safe. Drop-ins welcome!

STUDENTS: Children 5-11 

DATES and TIMES: 6-week sessions

Wednesday Afternoons, 3:45-5:15 pm
Session 1: Sept 19-Oct 24  
Session 2: Nov 7-Dec 12

Saturday Mornings, 10:30-12 pm
Session 1: Sept 22-Oct 27  
Session 2: Nov 10-Dec 15

LOCATION: Studio 6, McGuffey Art Center                                               

PAYMENT INFORMATION: $165 pay by personal check or register online www.rebekahwostrel.com          
CONTACT: Rebekah Wostrel, rawostrel@gmail.com, www.rebekahwostrel.com

 

Rebekah is also available for: Private lessons and portfolio critiques for all ages (clay and/or mixed media sculpture, making pots on the pottery wheel, design fundamentals). Custom classes and POTTERY PARTIES available upon request. Put a class together with friends! Design your own fun theme for a birthday party!

 

Jean's Gutsy Abstract Oil Painting Class by Jean Sampson

AGE OF STUDENTS: Adults

This is a class about process, about not giving up when a painting is going through an “ugly” stage. After an introduction to color and abstract art, the teacher will help you individually explore color mixing and the other elements of the language of painting. You are encouraged to use a painting knife, but brushes are fine, too. You will learn by doing in this intuitive, non-academic and addictive class. We handle your inner critic, too! Supplies are NOT included.  Please contact instructor prior to class.

DAY AND TIME:

8 Weeks, Monday Evenings 6:00-8:30
Summer Session: June 18 - August 6  
Fall Session: September 24 - November 12

Demos in Jean's studio will be offered as make-up opportunities on some Saturdays.
 
LOCATION: The Starnes Classroom, McGuffeyArt Center

PAYMENT:  $225, make checks out to McGuffey Art Center, bring to first class

CONTACT: poeartree@gmail.com (preferred), Home 434-977-7933, www.jeanrsampson.com

 

Beginning Drawing for Chickens with Jean Sampson

$225.00

AGE OF STUDENTS: Adults

This is a class for non-artists who are scared to take a drawing class or who have been intimidated by a class that went too fast. Given gentle support and instruction by a teacher who also had to learn to draw, anyone can discover his or her “inner artist”. The teacher promises not to hover over you as you draw so you will experience very little ”performance anxiety” while doing the exercises. Limited to 8 students. All supplies are provided!  

DAY AND TIME:
8 weeks, Tuesday evenings, 6:15-8:15 pm
September 25 - November 13

LOCATION: Studio 26B, McGuffey Art Center

PAYMENT INFORMATION:  Make check payable to McGuffey Art Center, bring to first class.

CONTACT:  poeartree@gmail.com (preferred), Home (434-977-7933, www.jeanrsampson.com

 

CLASS: Photography: Light, Composition, and Perspective

INSTRUCTOR: Stacey Evans

DESCRIPTION: Notice light and patterns while observing the principles of elements and design in the work of influential photographers. You'll create compositions during in-class and assignment shoots. Bring either digital files or prints to class for critique. Use whatever camera makes you comfortable. This course pairs nicely with Developing a Personal Vision.

STUDENTS: Adult + mature teens (maximum 5, minimum 3)

DATES and TIMES: Tuesday, July 10 - Aug 2, 4-6 PM

LOCATION: Studio 1/2

PAYMENT INFORMATION: $175

CONTACT: stacey@staceyevansphotography.com (434)242-7699

 

CLASS: Photography: Developing a Personal Vision

INSTRUCTOR: Stacey Evans

DESCRIPTION: We’ll begin with the conversation of why people make photographs. Through critique, we establish the strengths in concept and technique of projects. Using hands-on exercises, you’ll get a feel for camera settings and how to approach a subject. An outline of how to further develop your photography practice will be formulated. This class is perfect for anyone wanting to improve their photography from the artist to the family photographer. A camera and prints or digital files are required.

STUDENTS: Adult + mature teens (maximum 5, minimum 3)

DATES and TIMES: Thursday, July 12 - Aug 4, 4-6 PM

LOCATION: Studio 1/2

PAYMENT INFORMATION: $175

CONTACT: stacey@staceyevansphotography.com, (434)242-7699

 

Oil Painting with Renee Balfour

This class will explore the versatility of oil paint with an emphasis on materials, technique and individual style. The class will teach students to better understand color and the subtle variations of color. Students will be encouraged to experiment with color and color mixing to create a more dynamic painting.

MEETING DATES/TIMES:

Monday Mornings, 9:30-1:30, 8 weeks
Tuition $385
Session 1    Sept 10 - Oct 29
Session 2   Nov 5 - Jan 8
Session 3   Jan 14 - March 6

Tuesday Mornings, 9:00-1:00, 8 weeks
Tuition $385
Tuesday Evenings, 6:30-8:30
Tuition $225
Session 1    Sept 11 - Oct 30
Session 2    Nov 6 - March 5
Session 3    Jan 15 - March 5

Wednesday Evenings, 6:00-9:00
Tuition $300
Session 1    Sept 11 - Nov 7
Session 2   Nov 14 - Jan 9
Session 3   Jan 16 - March 6

LOCATION:   Studio 22, McGuffey Art Center

CONTACT:  paintwithrenee@gmail.com   434-960-5115
Please contact Renee for information about paint parties, individual classes and special workshops

 

Oil Painting for Children and Teens with Renee Balfour

DESCRIPTION: Students will explore the versatility of oil paint while learning concepts and techniques. Focus will be on composition and color, color mixing. They will be encouraged to incorporate these techniques into their own work. Students will be guided to greater risks with artistic expression while building a better understanding of materials and technique

STUDENTS: Age 7 to 17

MEETING DATES and TIMES:

Tuesday
Session 1     Sept 11 - Oct 30   4:00
-6:00
Session 2     Nov 6 - Jan 8 4:00-6:00
Session 3     Jan 15 - March 6  4:00-6:00

Sunday classes have two time options
12:30
-2:30 or 3:00-5:00
Session 1     Sept 9 - Oct 28
Session 2     Nov 4 - Jan 6
Session 3     Jan 13 - March 3

LOCATION:  Studio 22, McGuffey Art Center

PAYMENT INFORMATION: $285 All Materials included. For registration and payment information go to: reneebalfour.com

CONTACT: Renee Balfour   paintwithrenee@gmail        434-960-5115. 

 

Children's Art Class with Lee Alter

DESCRIPTION: Using watercolor, sand tray work, and mixed media. Creating a nurturing atmosphere for the children in their creative process and helping them with techniques and materials.

STUDENTS: 3 – 12 yrs.               

DATES and TIMES:

Tuesdays 3:30-5:30 pm, Sept 11 - Dec 4

Thursdays 3:30-5:30 pm: Sept 13 - Dec 6

Saturdays 2-4 pm, Sept 15 - Dec 8

LOCATION: Studio 6, McGuffey Art Center       

PAYMENT INFORMATION: $350, Payment due the first day to Lee Alter
CONTACT: leealter@mac.com, 760-9658

 

The Art of Being, Watercolor and Graphite with Lee Alter
$450


DESCRIPTION: Using watercolor and graphite and learning to trust one’s intuition in the creative process. 
STUDENTS: adults and teens
DATES and TIMES:
(12 weeks long)
Mondays 6-9pm, September 10 - December 3
Wednesdays 10-1pm, September 12 - December 5

LOCATION: Studio 6, McGuffey Art Center   
PAYMENT INFORMATION: Pay instructor the first day of class $450.00 for the semester                            
CONTACT: leealter@mac.com 760-9658  

 

Family Music Classes for Children Birth through 5 Years and their adults

INSTRUCTORS: Estela Knott and Dave Berzonsky, Blue Ridge Music Together

Do you LOVE MUSIC?  Check out Blue Ridge Music Together and experience what beautiful music your family can make together. BRMT offers fun, well-researched, non-performance oriented family music classes for children birth to five and their loving adults. 

AGES: Birth to 5 and adults

DAYS/TIMES:

Fall Session: September 4th through November 12th

Please view our full class schedule @ www.blueridgemusictogether.com

LOCATION:  Studio 11, McGuffey Art Center  (view website for classes at other locations in Charlottesville and Crozet) 

COST: $190 (for 10 week session and includes all materials) Sibling fee $95 (siblings 8 months or younger free with registered sibling).

CONTACT: www.blueridgemusictogether.com
Email: director@blueridgemusictogether.com or call

434-293-6361 for more information or to register for a class.     

 

CLASS: Botanical watercolor class

INSTRUCTOR: Lara Call Gastinger   

DESCRIPTION: This 6 week Thursday evening class (6:30-8:30) will introduce you to basic botanical painting. We will focus on end of summer plants and the arrival of fall leaves. The classes are for all levels and take place at McGuffey Art Center. The classes run from September 13th until October 25th (no class on October 11th).

STUDENTS: adults and mature teens (max 12)

DATES and TIMES:
6 weeks, 
6:30-8:30 pm
September 13 - October 25 (no class October 11)  

LOCATION: Starnes classroom, McGuffey Art Center

PAYMENT INFORMATION: $250 Pay check to Lara or register on her website.

CONTACT: laragastinger@gmail.com  laracallgastinger.com