Classes at Chico Art Center

Classes

FALL 2014

Registration starts August 31, 2014. Classes begin September 15, 2014. Not all classes start in the first week.

We offer 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.

Scheduled Classes

SEPTEMBER 15 - NOVEMBER 3

Mondays (8 weeks)

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Watercolor Painting

$185 (CAC Member) / $190 (Non-Member)

Instructor: Cynthia Sexton - (530) 899-0150

Does the luminous, free flowing, color-saturated watercolor medium attract yet intimidate you?  I will provide students with a solid understanding of watercolor pigments, brushes and supports.  Experimentation with materials precedes a step-by-step approach to painting.  This 8-week class will cover all of the steps to create a finished watercolor painting of miniature trumpet flowers. Topics to be covered will include materials, masking techniques, painting wet-in-wet for creating luminous transparent colors, how to fine-tune your painting at the end and, how to paint from a less than perfect photo.   Seating will be limited, so signup today by sending an email to csexton19@gmail.com or calling the Center.

SEPTEMBER 16 – NOVEMBER 4

Tuesdays (8 weeks)

2:00pm – 5:00pm

Watercolor Painting

$185 (CAC Member) / $190 (Non-Member)

Instructor: Cynthia Sexton - (530) 899-0150

Does the luminous, free flowing, color-saturated watercolor medium attract yet intimidate you?  I will provide students with a solid understanding of watercolor pigments, brushes and supports.  Experimentation with materials precedes a step-by-step approach to painting.  This 8-week class will cover all of the steps to create a finished watercolor painting of miniature trumpet flowers. Topics to be covered will include materials, masking techniques, painting wet-in-wet for creating luminous transparent colors, how to fine-tune your painting at the end and, how to paint from a less than perfect photo.   Seating will be limited, so signup today by sending an email to csexton19@gmail.com or calling the Center.

SEPTEMBER 16 – OCTOBER 7

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.

OCTOBER 21 – NOVEMBER 11

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.

SEPTEMBER 17 – OCTOBER 22

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 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.

SEPTEMBER 17 – NOVEMBER 5

Wednesdays (8 weeks)

1:00am –4:00pm

Watercolor Painting

$185 (CAC Member) / $190 (Non-Member)

Instructor: Cynthia Sexton - (530) 899-0150

Does the luminous, free flowing, color-saturated watercolor medium attract yet intimidate you?  I will provide students with a solid understanding of watercolor pigments, brushes and supports.  Experimentation with materials precedes a step-by-step approach to painting.  This 8-week class will cover all of the steps to create a finished watercolor painting of miniature trumpet flowers. Topics to be covered will include materials, masking techniques, painting wet-in-wet for creating luminous transparent colors, how to fine-tune your painting at the end and, how to paint from a less than perfect photo.   Seating will be limited, so signup today by sending an email to csexton19@gmail.com or calling the Center.

OCTOBER 16 – NOVEMBER 13

Thursdays (5 weeks)

1:00pm – 3:00pm

More Yard Art!

$100 (CAC Member) / $105 (Non-Member)

Instructor: Erin Wells - (530) 891-8411

Small Garden accessories and handmade small planters. We will create Garden signs, hanging planters & bells or decorative mobiles using buff colored stoneware. No previous experience needed. ($10 for extra clay)

SEPTEMBER 18 – NOVEMBER 6

Thursdays (8 weeks)

6:00pm – 9:00pm

Watercolor Painting – 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”.

SEPTEMBER 19 – NOVEMBER 7

Fridays (8 weeks)

9:00am – Noon

Watercolour

$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

SEPTEMBER 16 – OCTOBER 7

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.

OCTOBER 21 – NOVEMBER 11

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

See description above.

SEPTEMBER 17 – OCTOBER 22

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 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:

OCTOBER 11 & 12

Saturday and Sunday
1:00pm – 3:00pm


 

Halloween Décor Children’s Workshop

$45 (CAC Member & children) / $50 (Non-Member)

Instructor: Erin Wells - (530) 891-8411

A 2 day workshop for children ages 8 to 18. We will create Halloween ornaments using cookie cutters & other everyday tools.

OCTOBER 25

Saturday
10:00am – 4:00pm


 

Watercolor / Oil

$40 (CAC Member & children) / $45 (Non-Member)

Instructor: Mary Louise Anderson - (707) 668-5361

I hope you find this workshop useful to learn new methods for your art or to just get started. Both oil and watercolor technique is discussed. I have been working & teaching both for many years. Visit my website to see my artwork marylouiseanderson@virb.com. Supply list available at Chico Art Center.

NOVEMBER 8

Saturday
10:30am - 1:30pm

 

Colored Pencil : Children and Adult Workshop

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

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. Some scholarships are available.

DECEMBER 6

Saturday
10:30am - 1:30pm

 

Greeting Cards & More: Children and Adult Workshop

$25 (CAC member & children) / $30 (Non-Member)
All materials provided
Ages 9 - Adult

Instructor: Jon Shult - (530) 534-5474

A creative look at greeting card design for all ages and skill levels. Projects include pop up cards and cards that can be hand colored or as a black and white can be printed out then colored and mailed. We will make "to and from" gift tags that can also be used as small cards. Basics of cartooning, graphic design, illustration, and the use of pen, watercolor, and markers will be introduced. Examples of original work will be shown. A wide variety of subjects can be used in addition to cartooning and holiday themes. Bring your lunch and we will take a short lunch break.

NOVEMBER 15 & 16

Saturday & Sunday
9:00am – 4:00pm

 

Pencilific! /Drawing for Life

$140 (CAC Member) / $145 (Non-Member)

Instructor: Lori Stevens - (530) 345-1111

One needs no more than a pencil and paper to begin and exciting life of mark making. We will alternately scribble, doodle, sketch and draw, and although pencil will be the tool of choice, we will throw in some glue, coffee, pastel, and maybe even some black paint. Join us in sketchbook love. Sketch, play, and learn to draw along the way. A perfect class for utter beginners and seasoned artists. See www.Pencilific.com for more information.

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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