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Adult Special Interest Classes
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Pencil Drawing

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Pencil Drawing

If you have ever wanted to capture the beauty around you in a drawing, here is your opportunity to learn how to do just that. Whether you are a beginner or intermediate artist, this class will help you explore your creativity. Learn how to design detailed and realistic drawings by using both different grades of drawing pencils and blenders. Explore toning, shading and the use of different pencils to create textures for different subjects. Step-by-step instruction, in a pleasant and relaxed learning environment, will help you develop the confidence you need to work towards mastering the skill of drawing. A supply list will be mailed to you before class begins.

Pencil Drawing Supply List


  • Drawing paper (Strathmore Drawing Medium & Mead are two excellent brands, there are also other good brands to use)

  • Size 9x12 or 11x14 80 lb. comes in 12 or 24 sheet tablets

  • Pencils - Prismacolor Sketch Accessory Set. This set includes:

  • 3 Pencils - 8B - HB - 6H

  • Sanding Pad - Vinyl Eraser - Blending Stump

  • 2 Tortillons

  • As with Drawing Paper there are also other fine sets of Drawing Pencils available, such as Staedtler and Lowe Cornell

  • Pencils - Hard - 2H H F HB B 2B 6B - Soft

  • 12" Ruler

  • Note: A blending Stump also known as a Tortillon is a very important tool when doing a drawing in pencil. This allows the student to blend and shade to achieve realistic results.

    These are suggestions for supplies, but any combination of these or other brands will do.

Start: Jan 17 2023

End: Feb 2 2023

6 30 PM to 9 00 PM

15

Tuesday Thursday

$69 + supplies

Watercolor

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Watercolor

Take time for yourself this year. Learning how to paint with watercolor is a beautiful, fun way to express yourself creatively. Designed for beginner and intermediate artists, this course will help you explore various techniques in watercolor, such as mixing colors, applying glazes, using the dry brush technique, wet on wet application, and lifting of paint from an area to achieve desired effect. Hands-on instruction in a relaxed environment will help you learn foundational skills, explore your artistic side and also teach you to embrace new techniques. Art is an adventure, and you are invited to explore with us as you learn the unique skill of painting with watercolor! A supply list will be mailed to you before class begins.

Watercolor Supply List


  • Watercolor Paper (Size 9x12) 140 lb. weight Cold Press Paper (Strathmore and Cottman by Windsor Newton are two excellent brands). NOTE: Paper to light (90 lbs.) will buckle and not allow students to achieve the desired effect.

  • Watercolor Paint (Tubes only). Colors needed include: Red, Yellow, Green, Ultramarine Blue, Burnt Umber, Raw Sienna, Yellow Ochre

  • Watercolor paint comes in sets. Sets include:
  • Niji (great for both beginners or advanced students
  • Thomas Kincade Watercolor Paint Set
  • Grumbacher and Windsor Newton

  • Brushes - Either a 1 or 1 1/2 inch Flat Brush

  • Round Brush (#8 or #6 Size), Round Brush (#4 Size), Liner or Detail Brush (Size #1)

  • Brushes also come in sets. (Brushes or very important, so stay away from cheap sets, as the bristles tend to come off while painting).

  • Plastic Pallette or Styrafoam Plate

  • Plastic Container for Water

  • Pencil (No. 2)

  • Eraser and 12 inch Ruler

Start: Mar 7 2023

End: Mar 23 2023

6 30 PM to 9 00 PM

15

Tuesday and Thursday

$69 + supplies

Watercolor

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Watercolor

Take time for yourself this year. Learning how to paint with watercolor is a beautiful, fun way to express yourself creatively. Designed for beginner and intermediate artists, this course will help you explore various techniques in watercolor, such as mixing colors, applying glazes, using the dry brush technique, wet on wet application, and lifting of paint from an area to achieve desired effect. Hands-on instruction in a relaxed environment will help you learn foundational skills, explore your artistic side and also teach you to embrace new techniques. Art is an adventure, and you are invited to explore with us as you learn the unique skill of painting with watercolor! A supply list will be mailed to you before class begins.

Watercolor Supply List


  • Watercolor Paper (Size 9x12) 140 lb. weight Cold Press Paper (Strathmore and Cottman by Windsor Newton are two excellent brands). NOTE: Paper to light (90 lbs.) will buckle and not allow students to achieve the desired effect.

  • Watercolor Paint (Tubes only). Colors needed include: Red, Yellow, Green, Ultramarine Blue, Burnt Umber, Raw Sienna, Yellow Ochre

  • Watercolor paint comes in sets. Sets include:
  • Niji (great for both beginners or advanced students
  • Thomas Kincade Watercolor Paint Set
  • Grumbacher and Windsor Newton

  • Brushes - Either a 1 or 1 1/2 inch Flat Brush

  • Round Brush (#8 or #6 Size), Round Brush (#4 Size), Liner or Detail Brush (Size #1)

  • Brushes also come in sets. (Brushes or very important, so stay away from cheap sets, as the bristles tend to come off while painting).

  • Plastic Pallette or Styrafoam Plate

  • Plastic Container for Water

  • Pencil (No. 2)

  • Eraser and 12 inch Ruler

Start: Nov 1 2022

End: Nov 17 2022

6 30 PM to 9 00 PM

15

Tuesday Thursday

$69 + supplies

Developing Your Photographic Eye

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Developing Your Photographic Eye

Develop the critical eye you need to elevate the quality of your photographs! Among areas to be covered- understanding your camera, basics of composition, aperature, depth of field, shutter speed, the 12 commandments of natural lighting, how to take a perfect portrait, how to plan ahead to elevate the quality of your photographs. Students will be required to shoot assignments on their own time, share them with the class each week and provide honest but fair critiques of other students' work. One pick from five categories is required including: Portraits, Weather, Slice of Life Feature, Special Event and Landscape. About the Instructor: Lucy Schaly is an award-winning photojournalist with more than 25 years working at newspapers in Western PA and Ohio. She shoots editorial events, portraits, weddings, engagements, senior portraits, family portraits and sports photos for business and families. With her unique style of capturing those special moments that matter, she wants to help you develop an eye for taking your own amazing photos! Students are required to bring their own DSLR camera and memory card with them to class.

Start: Apr 5 2022

End: May 17 2022

6 00 PM to 8 00 PM

14

Tuesdays

$89

Beekeeping Basics II

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Beekeeping Basics II

Novice beekeepers. Spring is around the corner and is the PERFECT season to take your beekeeping to the “next level." It is important to pay attention to the time of year when getting your bees to raise and this advanced class will explain why. Good planning is a key part of successful beekeeping. Learn the vital steps to taking great care of your bees. Lectures and discussions will include: Honey Bee Anatomy and Reproduction, Diseases and Pests, Queen Production and Grafting & Making Splits, Pollination and Honey Production & Anatomical Structure of Flowers, Honey Marketing & Labeling, Pesticides, Honey Bee Nutrition and Setting Up Your Apiary. If you are brand new to beekeeping, completing Beekeeping Basics before enrolling in this advanced class is suggested. The two classes are designed to work together to help you become a better beekeeper!

Start: Feb 23 2023

End: Mar 30 2023

6 00 PM to 8 00 PM

12

Thursday

$99

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