Classes at Chico Art Center

Classes

Spring 2016

Registration starts March 21 and runs until class starts. Classes begin April 4, 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

MONDAY

9:00am - Noon

LIFE DRAWING GROUP

Monday’s Life Drawing group meets on Monday morning from 9:00am to 12:00pm. It is a private group that rents space from the Chico Art Center. Although a model is provided, it is not a class with an instructor. Joining the workshop is by permission from the group which relies heavily upon recommendations from group members and other references. You must be a member of the Chico Art Center to participate in this workshop. The other limiting factor is the amount of physical space available. To make inquiries about cost or additional information call Rick @ 530.343.3873.

TUESDAY

9:00am - Noon

WATERMEDIA GROUP

Tuesday’s Watermedia group meets on Tuesday morning from 9:00am to 12:00pm. It is a private group that rents space from the Chico Art Center. There is no model provided, it is not a class with an instructor. You must be a member of the Chico Art Center to participate in this group. Due to space limitations the group membership is limited to 9. Group is currently full. Cost is $20 to $25 per month. For additional information contract Pat Everett through the Chico Art Center.

THURSDAY

9:00am - Noon

FIGURE DRAWING GROUP

Thursday’s 9:00am to 12:00pm figure drawing group meets once per week throughout the year. It is a private group that rents space from the Chico Art Center For prospective new members, 3 sessions of $10.00 per session (drop-in fee) will give them the opportunity to see if this is something for them. Following the three $10.00 sessions, the prospective new person may become a member, with group consensus, a monthly fee applies, plus a yearly CAC membership fee. Session size is limited to 10 artists. A variety of water based mediums is utilized by individual artistic choice. Drop-in fees will not be waived. To make inquiries about cost or additional information call Sally @ 530.898.8211.

FRIDAY

1:00pm - 4:00pm

PORTRAITURE DRAWING GROUP

Friday’s Portraiture drawing group meets on Friday afternoon, twice monthly, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm. It is a private group that rents space from the Chico Art Center. Although a model is provided, it is not a class with an instructor. Joining the workshop is by permission from the group which relies heavily upon recommendations from group members and other references. You must be a member of the Chico Art Center to participate in this workshop. The other limiting factor is the amount of physical space available. To make inquiries about cost or additional information call Mark @ 530.895.3970.

Scheduled Classes

APRIL 4 – MAY 23

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. There will be a make-up class on June 6.

APRIL 4 – MAY 23

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”. There will be a make-up class on June 6.

APRIL 12 – MAY 3

Tuesdays (4 weeks)

1:00pm – 4:00pm

Linoleum Block Printing for Beginners

$85 (CAC Member) / $90 (Non-Member)

Instructor: Christie BeeBe - (530) 877-7629

Learn the art of Printmaking in the beginner’s class. The traditional method will be taught. During this 4 week session, you will learn to carve a linoleum block, prepare the paper, ink & print the block. We will then mat the impressions, or you can make them into cards. Some supplies will be provided. A supply list will be available at the Art Center. Please contact the instructor for additional information.

APRIL 12 – MAY 3

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.

MAY 10 – MAY 31

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.

APRIL 13 – MAY 18

Wednesdays (6 weeks)

3:30pm – 5:00pm

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 art overview 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.

APRIL 13 – JUNE 1

Wednesdays (8 weeks)

6:00pm – 8:00pm

Stained Glass – Beg/Int/Adv

$145 (CAC Member) / $150 (Non-Member)

Instructor: Aaron Needham - (530) 354-1111

Stained glass class covers professional technique, history of the medium and understanding of the materials. Emphasis on the “foil and solder” technique developed by Louis Comfort Tiffany, among others, around the turn of the century. I have a curriculum developed by my father and myself perfected in over 35 years of concurrent courses. Along with basic instruction there is ample direct one on one instruction for intermediate and advanced students and a workplace and community conducive to glass fabrication. Instructor will supply most tools and chemicals for learning, but often students want to purchase glass and supplies for larger projects.

APRIL 14 – MAY 19

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.

APRIL 8 – MAY 27

Fridays (8 weeks)

9:00am – Noon

Watercolor

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

Instructor: Sal Casa - (530) 354-1635

The class will deal with the basic principles of watercolor; from the initial drawing to the completed painting. Material fees are in the class cost.

Children's CLASSES

APRIL 12 – MAY 3

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.

MAY 10 – MAY 31

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.

APRIL 13 – MAY 18

Wednesdays (6 weeks)

3:30pm – 5:00pm

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 art overview 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.

Workshops:

MAY 21

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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We're sorry, but there are currently no Children's Workshops scheduled.

 

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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