Classes at Chico Art Center

Classes

Summer 2016

Registration starts June 20 and runs until class starts. Classes begin July 7, 2016. Not all classes start in the first week.

We offer On Going Open Studios, Scheduled Classes and Workshops.

Registration: You are encouraged to register prior to the first class meeting; early sign ups indicate to instructors that they can offer the class. Registration is on a first come first served basis; no reservations without payment. All fees are due upon registration. Please use a separate check for each class payable to the instructor. Call instructors for additional information and materials lists.

For a current class schedule call the Chico Art Center, 895-8726.
Class dates should always be confirmed by calling the Chico Art Center.

On Going Open Studios

Scheduled Classes

JULY 7 – JULY 28

Thursdays (4 weeks)

6:00pm – 8:00pm

Allegory’s Summer Tribal Belly Dance Workshop Series

$55 (CAC Member) / $60 (Non-Member)
$15 Drop-In (CAC member) / $20 Drop-In (Non-member)

Instructor: Allegory Belly Dance team
Toni Darden - (530) 521-2460

Allegory is pleased to present their 4 week mini-workshop series! Each week a different topic covering tribal belly dance basics will be taught. Topics include: Intro to Improv, Drill & Technique, Prop Introduction and Basic Tribal Belly Dance Choreography. We recommend that you wear comfortable clothing and bring water. All dance levels and abilities are welcomed!

JULY 9 – JULY 30

Saturdays (4 weeks)

10:00am – 11:00am

Allegory Tribal Bellydance Presents:
Teen Summer Belly Dance Class

$32 (CAC Member) / $32 (Non-Member)

Instructor: Allegory Belly Dance team
Toni Darden - (530) 521-2460

Allegory’s teen belly dance classes include learning basic and intermediate belly dance movements. This class will also focus on dance technique. Beginners are always welcomed and invited. This class promotes positive body image and self-confidence. All music and movements are age-appropriate.

JULY 11 – AUGUST 29

Mondays (8 weeks)

11:00am – 2:00pm

Watercolor – NOT FOR BEGINNERS

for those who have minimal previous watercolor experience

$140 (CAC Member) / $150 (Non-Member)

Instructor: Carol Preble-Miles - (530) 893-8716

If you took Watercolor a long time ago, if you have taken only a few classes, if you "sort of know" what to do but are not sure, or just need a "kick start" Try this class. Lessons will be generated by you, the students, working on the problems that you are having, or I will present problems for you to work on such as: What should I paint? How do I paint that? When am I done? How do you do........?This is a sampling of what we might cover in class.

JULY 11 – AUGUST 29

Mondays (8 weeks)

2:00pm – 5:00pm

Watercolor – From the Beginning, Your Way

$140 (CAC Member) / $150 (Non-Member)

Instructor: Carol Preble-Miles - (530) 893-8716

Class will cover color mixing, washes, wet into wet, masking, value studies, painting from life(still), planning compositions and lots of watercolor techniques as well. There will be discussions about quality of paints, paper, and brushes all with economy in mind. I will give you an overview of transparent watercolor painting, give you tools to hopefully find your own “watercolor voice” and enough enjoyment to continue on your journey…. Materials list may be picked up at Chico Art Center or by emailing cpreblemiles@gmail.com, key word “CAC materials list”.

JULY 12 – AUGUST 2

Tuesdays (4 weeks)

6:30pm - 8:00pm
At the artist's studio

Pottery on the Wheel & Raku Firing

$80 (CAC Member) / $85 (Non-Member)
Materials fee $15

Instructor: Dave Owen - (530) 898-0987

Adult and children’s ceramic class for beginners to advanced. Students will learn to throw “off the hump” multiple pieces from a single mound of clay. Artwork will be finished using the Japanese based Raku firing method. Experience the beauty of seeing your glowing pots removed from the fire! This class is taught at the instructor’s studio. Please call for directions.

AUGUST 9 – AUGUST 30

Tuesdays (4 weeks)

6:30pm - 8:00pm
At the artist's studio

Pottery on the Wheel & Raku Firing

$80 (CAC Member) / $85 (Non-Member)
Materials fee $15

Instructor: Dave Owen - (530) 898-0987

Please see description above.

JULY 13 – AUGUST 17

Wednesdays (6 weeks)

10:30am – 12:00pm

Cartooning, Animation and Art Class

$70 (CAC member & children) / $75 (Non-Member)
Ages: 7 - Adult
(Includes professional materials and handouts)

Instructor: Jon Shult - (530) 534-5474

In this fun and exciting class, participants will create simple cartoon and comic book figures, horses, and dragons. Basics of flipbook animation will be taught. Painting and sculpture will be explored. All ability levels including beginners are welcome. You’ll have an option to develop gag cartoons, comic strips, card designs and story boards. Student may come early to class to work on projects and look at material instructor brings in.

JULY 14 – AUGUST 18

Thursdays (6 weeks)

1:00pm – 3:00pm

Papier MachÉ

$125 (CAC Member) / $135 (Non-Member)

Instructor: Sadie Card - (530) 898-9709

The student will learn techniques of sculpting with paper, making special paste, various techniques for tearing paper, armature building, form enhancement, detailing and finishing techniques. No materials fee.

JULY 15 – SEPTEMBER 2

Fridays (8 weeks)

9:00am – Noon

Watercolor

$180 (CAC Member) / $185 (Non-Member)

Instructor: Sal Casa - (530) 354-1635

The class will concentrate on the human head and the figure in Watercolor and Gouache. Material fees are in the class cost.

Children's CLASSES

JULY 9 – JULY 30

Saturdays (4 weeks)

9:00am – 10:00am

Allegory Tribal Bellydance Presents:
Children’s Summer Belly Dance Class

$32 (CAC Member) / $32 (Non-Member)

Instructor: Allegory Belly Dance team
Toni Darden - (530) 521-2460

Allegory’s belly dance classes include learning basic belly dance movements and an introduction to belly dance props. This class promotes positive body image and self-confidence. All music and movements are age-appropriate.

JULY 9 – JULY 30

Saturdays (4 weeks)

10:00am – 11:00am

Allegory Tribal Bellydance Presents:
Teen Summer Belly Dance Class

$32 (CAC Member) / $32 (Non-Member)

Instructor: Allegory Belly Dance team
Toni Darden - (530) 521-2460

Allegory’s teen belly dance classes include learning basic and intermediate belly dance movements. This class will also focus on dance technique. Beginners are always welcomed and invited. This class promotes positive body image and self-confidence. All music and movements are age-appropriate.

JULY 12 – AUGUST 2

Tuesdays (4 weeks)

6:30pm - 8:00pm
At the artist's studio

Pottery on the Wheel & Raku Firing

$80 (CAC Member) / $85 (Non-Member)
Materials fee $15

Instructor: Dave Owen - (530) 898-0987

Adult and children’s ceramic class for beginners to advanced. Students will learn to throw “off the hump” multiple pieces from a single mound of clay. Artwork will be finished using the Japanese based Raku firing method. Experience the beauty of seeing your glowing pots removed from the fire! This class is taught at the instructor’s studio. Please call for directions.

AUGUST 9 – AUGUST 30

Tuesdays (4 weeks)

6:30pm - 8:00pm
At the artist's studio

Pottery on the Wheel & Raku Firing

$80 (CAC Member) / $85 (Non-Member)
Materials fee $15

Instructor: Dave Owen - (530) 898-0987

Please see description above.

JULY 13 – AUGUST 17

Wednesdays (6 weeks)

10:30am – 12:00pm

Cartooning, Animation and Art Class

$70 (CAC member & children) / $75 (Non-Member)
Ages: 7 - Adult
(Includes professional materials and handouts)

Instructor: Jon Shult - (530) 534-5474

In this fun and exciting class, participants will create simple cartoon and comic book figures, horses, and dragons. Basics of flipbook animation will be taught. Painting and sculpture will be explored. All ability levels including beginners are welcome. You’ll have an option to develop gag cartoons, comic strips, card designs and story boards. Student may come early to class to work on projects and look at material instructor brings in.

JULY 13 – AUGUST 24

Wednesdays (7 weeks)

1:00pm – 3:00pm

Summer Art Day @ CAC for Kids: Ages 6-12

$60 (CAC member & children) / $75 (Non-Member)
Bring a snack/ Water provided
(Includes professional materials and handouts)

Instructor: erin wells - (530) 891-8411

A fun and varied Art/Craft Adventure for Kids

We will explore the world of Art and Nature. Colors, Collage, Clay, painting and self-expression.

Week 1: A clay leaf print and a collage of leaves and other natural things.
Week 2: All about color – A mosaic made out of paper and more.
Week 3: Glitzy Rocks and other fun stone treatments.
Week 4: What can you do with (A bag of stuff)!!
Week 5: A day at the beach…sea shell wall plaque.
Week 6: A mixed media extravaganza – markers, crayons, paints and a T-shirt.
Week 7: Air dry clay a monster? Or a sculpture to keep.

Workshops:

AUGUST 6

Saturday
10:30am - 1:30pm

Colored Pencil: Children and Adult Workshop

$25 (CAC Member & Children) / $30 (Non-Member)
Ages 7 - Adult
All materials provided (including professional materials and handouts)

Instructor: Jon Shult - (530) 534-5474

Techniques of colored pencil will be explored in a fun and informative way. Participants will warm up by creating a colorful pattern on a shark drawing that will be provided by instructor. Use of color contrast based on the color wheel will be examined. Students will also create a card and/or small drawing based on teacher’s designs or their own ideas. Examples of commissioned soft toy designs using colored pencil by the instructor will be displayed. This class is for all skill levels including beginners. Materials provided, including top line Prismacolor pencils. Bring your lunch and we’ll take a short lunch break.

Children's Workshops

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DATES

Saturday (1 day)
10:00am – 1:00pm

 

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$20 (CAC Member) / $25 (Non-Member)
Material fee of $30 included in cost
Includes handouts and some materials
Ages: 13 and up

Instructor: Kim Finlan - (530) PHONE

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Special note to parents: Do not drop off children before instructor is in the classroom. Please walk your children to the classroom and pick them up promptly after class. Parents must fill out a medical and information form before the child's first class meeting.

Some additional short classes or workshops may be added during the season.
Check back for updates or call the office.

Chico Art Center welcomes new instructors. Please call the office, (530) 895-8726, for details and applications.


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