Classes at Chico Art Center

Classes

Spring 2017

Registration starts March 27, 2017, and runs until class starts. Classes begin April 3, 2017. 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

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 3 – MAY 22

Mondays (8 weeks)

11:00am – 2:00pm

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”.

APRIL 3 – MAY 22

Mondays (8 weeks)

2:00pm – 5:00pm

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.

APRIL 4 – APRIL 25

Tuesdays (4 weeks)

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Pottery on the Wheel & Raku Firing

$90 (CAC member & children) / $95 (Non-Member)
Materials fee $20

Instructor: Dave Owen - (530) 801-1135

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 stoneware firing method. Your artwork will be dishwasher and food safe.

MAY 9 – MAY 30

Tuesdays (4 weeks)

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Pottery on the Wheel & Raku Firing

$90 (CAC member & children) / $95 (Non-Member)
Materials fee $20

Instructor: Dave Owen - (530) 801-1135

Please see description above.

APRIL 12 – MAY 17

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 – MAY 18

Thursdays (6 weeks)

1:00pm – 3:00pm
At the instructors home

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 13 – MAY 11

Thursdays (5 weeks)

3:30pm – 5:00pm

Tile – Simple basics and just a bit more

$100 (CAC Member & Children) / $125 (Non-Member)
Ages: Children to Adult

Instructor: erin wells - (530) 891-8411

Tile is so much more than bathroom wall décor. We can make a set of four small coordinating tiles to make a table top or we can create signage for your home or office. How about house numbers on tile? Or a trivet for the kitchen….Very hands on, lots of fun and not extremely complicated…All projects will be fired and finished in the 5 week period.

APRIL 14 – JUNE 2

Fridays (8 weeks)

9:00am – Noon

Watercolor

$160 (CAC Member) / $165 (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 4 – APRIL 25

Tuesdays (4 weeks)

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Pottery on the Wheel & Raku Firing

$90 (CAC Member & children) / $95 (Non-Member)
Materials fee $20

Instructor: Dave Owen - (530) 801-1135

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 stoneware firing method. Your artwork will be dishwasher and food safe.

MAY 9 – MAY 30

Tuesdays (4 weeks)

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Pottery on the Wheel & Raku Firing

$90 (CAC Member & children) / $95 (Non-Member)
Materials fee $20

Instructor: Dave Owen - (530) 801-1135

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 stoneware firing method. Your artwork will be dishwasher and food safe.

APRIL 12 – MAY 17

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 – MAY 11

Thursdays (5 weeks)

3:30pm – 5:00pm

Tile – Simple basics and just a bit more

$100 (CAC Member & Children) / $125 (Non-Member)
Ages: Children to Adult

Instructor: erin wells - (530) 891-8411

Tile is so much more than bathroom wall décor. We can make a set of four small coordinating tiles to make a table top or we can create signage for your home or office. How about house numbers on tile? Or a trivet for the kitchen….Very hands on, lots of fun and not extremely complicated…All projects will be fired and finished in the 5 week period.

Workshops:

APRIL 22

Saturday
10:30am - 1:30pm

CARTOONING and FLIPBOOK ANIMATION:
Children and Adult Workshop

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

Instructor: Jon Shult - (530) 534-5474

Join our in house expert Jon Shult In this fun and exciting workshop! Participants will create simple cartoon and comic book figures, horses, and dragons. Students will be able to draw along with the instructor from pencil to ink stage. Animators practice classical animation in flip books, and are becoming a popular art form in its own right. Students are shown how to do a simple ball bounce and create their own flipbooks. Bring a snack and we will take a short lunch break. Wide variety of ability and age levels including beginners are welcome.

MAY 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. Mother’s Day card design provided as an option.

MAY 12 & MAY 13

Friday & Saturday
1:00pm - 3:00pm

CREATING ABSTRACT LANDSCAPES

$89 (CAC Member) / $94 (Non-Member)
All supplies provided, with the exception that students are encouraged to supply one canvas that is larger than 12” X 12”

Instructors: Michael Schaffer - (916) 213-3530 - and Meriel Wisotsky

You may sign up for this class by visiting www.thenewactionart.com/workshops

The Creating Abstract Landscapes Workshop is an exciting journey of color, materials, and imagination. We explore how to create unique and imaginative abstract backgrounds that blossom into shapes and forms that become beautiful gardens, mountains, fields, and sunsets. The first day we will introduce different mediums and materials that will create the foundation for building your landscape. The second day we will use an assortment of multi-media tools to bring your abstract landscape to life.

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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