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Handbuilding with Clay: pottery, tiles, and sculpture with Rebekah Wostrel
From $235

AGE OF STUDENTS: Adults and 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, March 19th - May 7th (8 weeks, $285), May 21st - June 25th (6 weeks, $235)

LOCATION: Studio #6       

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

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

 

Botanical Watercolor Painting with Lara Call Gastinger
$250

DESCRIPTION: This is a 6-week botanical watercolor evening class focusing on Spring specimens. We will learn dry brush techniques such as brush control and color mixing. The classes are for all levels. Paints will be provided but students will be expected to get other supplies. Contact Lara for the supply list.                                                                                                                                                               
STUDENTS: adult or mature teen
DATES and TIMES: Thursday morning, 10-12 am,  April 12 - May 17
LOCATION: Starnes classroom
PAYMENT INFORMATION: $250 check or PayPal to Lara Call Gastinger
CONTACT: laragastinger@gmail.com or laracallgastinger.com
 

 

Botanical Pen Illustration Workshop with Lara Call Gastinger

$65 per Session

DESCRIPTION:  Learn basic botanical illustration techniques that Lara used in the Flora of Virginia. We will use pens to draw and stipple illustrations of plant specimens.           

STUDENTS: adult or mature teen

DATES and TIMES:  Friday, April 13th, 9-12 or Friday May 11th, 9-12

LOCATION: Starnes classroom at McGuffey Art Center

PAYMENT INFORMATION: $65/per session, check or PayPal to Lara Call Gastinger

CONTACT: laragastinger@gmail.com or laracallgastinger.com

 

Jean's Gutsy Abstract Oil Painting Class by Jean Sampson

$225.00

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 OF CLASS:  8 Weeks, Monday Evenings 6:00-8:30
Spring Session: March 26th to May 14th
Summer Session June 18th to August 6th.  

 
LOCATION: The Starnes Classroom at McGuffey, #17, First Floor.  New students will meet for the first class introduction in Jean's studio #26B.

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 OF CLASS: Tuesday evenings, 6:15-8:15
Spring Session:  March 27th to May 15th   
Summer Session:  June 19th to August 7th

LOCATION: Jean’s McGuffey studio 26 B

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: Photoshop Basics

INSTRUCTOR: Stacey Evans

DESCRIPTION: Photoshop is a powerful tool allowing us to edit and create extraordinary images. We learn the architecture and tools of Photoshop. The real fun begins as we take control of the painting and editing tools plus cover a bit of layers and layout.  A personal laptop with Adobe Photoshop is required. Photoshop and Lightroom are available for $9.99/month through the Adobe photography plan website.

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

DATES and TIMES:

Session 1: Sunday, Feb 25 & March 4, 2:00-4:00 PM

Session 2: Sunday, April 29 & May 6, 2:00-4:00 PM

LOCATION: Studio 1/2

PAYMENT INFORMATION: $85

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

 

 

CLASS: Digital Photography: Organize, Edit, Output, Delete!

INSTRUCTOR: Stacey Evans

DESCRIPTION: Let us think about what photographs we want to keep. How we want to create space for them both mentally and physically. We’ll discuss various software and basic editing techniques to help with your file management. Along with sharing different types of output options. Bring a laptop, ipad or iphone with your photographs. This class pairs nicely with Creating Photo Books.

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

DATES and TIMES:  Thursday, March 28 & April 5, 4:30-6:30 PM

LOCATION: Studio 1/2 McGuffey Art Center

PAYMENT INFORMATION: $85

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

 

 

CLASS: Digital Photography: Organizing and Processing Photographs in Adobe Lightroom Classic

INSTRUCTOR: Stacey Evans

DESCRIPTION: Lightroom is a nondestructive digital darkroom. I’ll share a few basic processing tips to get you started and save time. We’ll discuss the advantages and disadvantages of the Lightroom library. A personal laptop with Adobe Lightroom is required. Photoshop and Lightroom are available for $9.99/month through the Adobe photography plan website. This course pairs nicely with Photoshop Basics.

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

DATES and TIMES: Sunday, April 15 & 22, 2:00-4:00 PM

LOCATION of  CLASS: Studio 1/2

PAYMENT INFORMATION: $85

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

 

 

 
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CLASS: Photography: Creating Photo Books

INSTRUCTOR: Stacey Evans

DESCRIPTION: Take photographs stored on your laptop and bring them into the world as a printed book. Our conversation starts with a scale, design, sequence, and narrative. We'll view different types of book examples, cover software options plus have time have in class to begin and edit layouts. Art, family, and travel books are a few ideas. This class pairs nicely with Organize, Edit, Output and Delete!

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

DATES and TIMES: Sunday, June 3 & 10, 2-4PM

LOCATION: Studio 1/2 McGuffey Art Center

PAYMENT INFORMATION: $85

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

 

 

CLASS: Photography - ISO, Shutter and Aperture

INSTRUCTOR: Stacey Evans

DESCRIPTION: Take on the creative tools of your camera. Through weekly assignments, you’ll learn how camera setting work together to create the proper exposure while achieving desired results like shallow depth-of-field and motion blur.  A camera with Aperture and Shutter Priority modes is required.  You will be asked to bring digital files or prints in to discuss results.  This course pairs nicely with Light, Composition and Perspective.

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

DATES and TIMES: Tuesdays, April 3 - April 24, 4:30-6:30 PM

LOCATION: Studio 1/2

PAYMENT INFORMATION: $175

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

 

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 for Adults with Renee Balfour

From $225

The class will explore the versatility of oil paint with an emphasis on materials, technique, and individual style.  Students will develop a better understanding of color and mixing paint.  Each class will begin with a demonstration.

MEETING DATES/TIMES:

Monday Mornings, 9:30-1:30, Tuition $385
Session 1      Mar 12th - Apr 30th
Session 2     May 7th - Jun 25th

Tuesday Mornings, 9:00-1:00, Tuition $385
Session 1      Mar 13th - May 1st
Session 2     May 8th - Jun 26th

Tuesday Evenings, 6:30-8:30, Tuition $225
Session 1    Mar 13th - May 1st
Session 2     May 8th - Jun 26

Wednesday Evenings, 6:00-9:00, Tuition $300
Session 1     Mar 14th - May 2nd
Session 2    May 9th - Jun 27th

LOCATION:  Studio 22, McGuffey Art Center

CONTACT:  paintwithrenee@gmail.com   434-960-5115
 

 

Oil Painting for Children and Teens with Renee Balfour
$ 285.00

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 6 to 17

MEETING DATES and TIMES:

Tuesday Session 1:  March 13 - May 8  4:00 - 6:00
Tuesday Session 2:  May 15 - July 3  4:00 - 6:00
Sunday Session 1:  March 11 - May 6  3:00 - 5:00
Sunday Session 2:  May 13 - July 4  3:00 - 5:00

LOCATION:  Studio 22

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

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

 

Mud Masterpieces - Clay for Kids with Rebekah Wostrel

$165.00

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: Kids 5-11                     

DATES and TIMES: 6-week sessions

--Wednesdays 3:30-5;  Session 2: 2/28-4/4 Session 3: 4/18-5/9
--Saturdays 10:30 - 12; Session 2:  3/3-4/7  Session 3: 4/21-5/12                           
LOCATION: Studio 6 

PAYMENT INFORMATION: $160 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!

 
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Spring Break Pottery CAMP with Rebekah Wostrel
$190

For kids who love to get dirty and use their hands!  Campers will have fun drawing and painting on clay and creating colorful pottery while learning a variety of building techniques (including wheel-throwing).  We'll look at lots of art, meet other working McGuffey artists, and have some creative, inspirational outdoor play/work each day.  All materials are non-toxic and food-safe.

STUDENTS: Kids 5-11
DATES AND TIMES: April 2-6, Monday - Friday, 10:30 - 12:30
LOCATION:  Studio 6
PAYMENT INFORMATION:  $190 Pay by personal check or register online rebekahwostrel.com

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

 

Fundamentals of Design with Rebekah Wostrel

$295  

AGE OF STUDENTS:  adults and mature teens

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: Wednesdays 9:30-12, April 11th - May 30th

LOCATION: Studio 6   
PAYMENT INFORMATION: $295 pay by personal check or register online www.rebekahwostrel.com                                                  

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

 

Children's Art Class with Lee Alter
$350

DESCRIPTION: working with positive feelings about their unique artistic expression using watercolor, graphite, clay and sand tray work  

STUDENTS: 3 – 12 yrs.               

DATES and TIMES: Tuesdays March `13 - May 15th, 3:30-5:30, Thursdays, March 15 - May 17, 3:30-5:30, Saturdays March 17 - May 19, 2:00-4:00. 

LOCATION:  Studio 6          

PAYMENT INFORMATION:  pay me the first day $350.00         

CONTACT: leealter@mac.com 760-9658

CONTACT: leealter@mac.com 

 

The Art of Being, Adult Watercolors with Lee Alter
$450


DESCRIPTION: trusting your unique vision through watercolor  
STUDENTS: adults
DATES and TIMES: Wednesdays 10-1pm March 14 - May 16 or Fridays March 16 - May 18                              

LOCATION: McGuffey Art Center, Studio 6          
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:

--Session 1:  March 24 – June 6 (no classes Spring Break March 31 – April 6)

Pease 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: $185 (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.