Classes at Chico Art Center

Classes

Fall 2015

Registration starts August 31, 2015. Classes begin September 14, 2015. 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 14 – NOVEMBER 2

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.

SEPTEMBER 14 – NOVEMBER 2

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”.

SEPTEMBER 15 – OCTOBER 6

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 20 – NOVEMBER 10

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 previous description above.

SEPTEMBER 23 – OCTOBER 28

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 16 – NOVEMBER 4

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 that 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.

SEPTEMBER 18 – NOVEMBER 6

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

SEPTEMBER 22 – NOVEMBER 10

Tuesdays (8 weeks)

3:30pm – 5:30pm

OK Kids, Let’s Make Art!

$80 (CAC Member) / $85 (Non-Member)
$20 material fee

Instructor: Lorraine Slattery - AKA Miss S - (530) 345-4128

Class includes an exploration of a variety of mediums; oil pastels, paint, pencils…looking at art with emphasis on elements of design.

SEPTEMBER 15 – OCTOBER 6

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 20 – NOVEMBER 10

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 previous description above.

SEPTEMBER 23 – OCTOBER 28

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:

SEPTEMBER 17

Thursday

6:00pm – 8:00pm

Workshop on the “Zentangle” Practice: Adult Workshop

$30 (CAC Member) / $35 (Non-Member)
$10 material fee

Instructor: Joan McCormick - (530) 343-5606

Expand your life by learning the mindful practice of Zentangle…experience quiet focus while creating beautiful art. Zentangle is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. View zentangle.com. Minimum class size of 5.

OCTOBER 3

Saturday

10:00am – 4:00pm

Drawing From Nature with Colored Pencil

$40 (CAC Member) / $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. Learn about how to create a work of art through an in depth study of design principle and color pencil. Visit my website to see my artwork marylouiseanderson.virb.com

OCTOBER 29

Thursday

6:00pm – 8:00pm

Workshop on the “Zentangle” Practice: Adult Workshop

$30 (CAC Member) / $35 (Non-Member)
$10 material fee

Instructor: Joan McCormick - (530) 343-5606

Please see previous description above.

NOVEMBER 7

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. Some scholarships are available.

NOVEMBER 19

Thursday

5:30pm – 8:30pm

Create a Zentangle Garland for the Holidays:
Adult Workshop

$35 (CAC Member) / $40 (Non-Member)
$10 material fee

Instructor: Joan McCormick - (530) 343-5606

Prior experience with Zentangle required. View zentangle.com. Minimum class size of 5.

DECEMBER 6

Saturday

10:30am - 1:30pm

Greeting Cards & More: Children and Adult Workshop

$25 (CAC Member) / $30 (Non-Member)
Ages 7 - Adult
All materials provided

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.

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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