Classes at Chico Art Center

Classes

SUMMER 2015

Registration starts June 8, 2015. Classes begin June 22, 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

JUNE 23 – JULY 21

Tuesdays (7 weeks)

1:00pm – 3:30pm

Play with Clay

$85 (CAC Member & children) / $95 (Non-Member)
$160.00 for child and parent (member or not)

Instructor: Erin Wells - email - (530) 891-8411

This is an unstructured afternoon workshop for anyone over 10 who wants to build or create something out of clay. The limits are simple: 7 lbs. of Clay, and your imagination. The project can be whatever you want to do in the 5 week period with the clay that is offered. There will be tools, work boards and lots of information but no pottery wheel and no prepared clay pieces. You can create small sculpture, jewelry, hand built bowls, vases or boxes or something else. I will facilitate the fun with helpful hints and lots of input. I will provide glazes and the firing for the finished products.

Cost includes 7 lbs. of white stoneware clay and one firing.

JUNE 24 – JULY 29

Wednesdays (6 weeks)

10:30pm – 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. Some scholarships are available.

JUNE 24 – AUGUST 12

Wednesdays (8 weeks)

9:00am – Noon

Figure Drawing

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

Instructor: Sal Casa - (530) 343-6887

This class will deal with the figure in Black & White & Color. Strong emphasis will be placed on drawing in charcoal and ink. All levels are welcome. There will be a $10 model fee paid to instructor.

JUNE 26 – AUGUST 14

Fridays (8 weeks)

9:00am – Noon

Watercolour

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

Instructor: Sal Casa - (530) 354-1635

The student will work from a black & white drawing to a one colour study – to a full colour study. Emphasis will be placed on the drawings.

JUNE 29 – AUGUST 17

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 by emailing, key word! “CAC materials list” to cpreblemiles@gmail.com

JULY 7 – JULY 28

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 4 – AUGUST 25

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.

Children's CLASSES

JUNE 23 – JULY 21

Tuesdays (7 weeks)

1:00pm – 3:30pm

Play with Clay

$85 (CAC Member & children) / $95 (Non-Member)
$160.00 for child and parent (member or not)

Instructor: Erin Wells - email - (530) 891-8411

This is an unstructured afternoon workshop for anyone over 10 who wants to build or create something out of clay. The limits are simple: 7 lbs. of Clay, and your imagination. The project can be whatever you want to do in the 5 week period with the clay that is offered. There will be tools, work boards and lots of information but no pottery wheel and no prepared clay pieces. You can create small sculpture, jewelry, hand built bowls, vases or boxes or something else. I will facilitate the fun with helpful hints and lots of input. I will provide glazes and the firing for the finished products.

Cost includes 7 lbs. of white stoneware clay and one firing.

JULY 7 – JULY 28

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.

JUNE 24 – JULY 29

Wednesdays (6 weeks)

10:30pm – 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. Some scholarships are available.

AUGUST 4 – AUGUST 25

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.

Workshops:

JULY 11

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. Some scholarships are available.

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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