Adult Art Classes See below for details of classes. Click here for instructor bios.
There are several sessions to choose from. Mature Teens welcome!
The Calistoga Art Center offers workshops and classes to nurture your creativity. (Visit the WorkShops page for special one-day and two-day classes). Beginners, professionals, young & old learn together in a relaxed, fun-filled atmosphere. Classes and workshops are small enough to give a lot of individual attention. You may begin at any session and repeat as many times as you like. Enroll now by paying for your class...simply click the BUY NOW buttons below. Or you may download and enrollment form to mail in with your payment. Or show up to register the first day of class. Pre-enrollment is requested, but you may drop into a class for a day for a drop-in fee. There are minimum enrollment requirements for a class to proceed.
Unless otherwise noted all classes are held at: The Calistoga Art Center/Napa Fairgrounds Cropp Building 1435 North Oak Street,Calistoga, CA 94515
In this class, you will explore acrylic paints and develop your painting skills, learning the basics of values, composition and design, color in theory and practice, and how to create harmonious color in your painting.You will learn different ways to apply paint to a surface, and different ways to approach a painting, looking at the work of many artists for inspiration and education. Our approach is to paint with a spirit of experimentation and discovery, and to learn to see anew. This class is designed for beginning, intermediate, or more advanced painters.
There are several sessions listed below...one class each week, for four weeks.You may begin at any session. Repeat the class as many times as you like...You will always be doing something new! (If you take consecutive sessions, you must re-enroll and pay at the beginning of each session.)
Sessions of 4-weeks: Cost $60 (drop-in rate per day is $25)
Upcoming Winter/Spring 2013 Sessions:
SPRING Session One: 4/10, (no class 4/17 due to Art Exhibit), 4/24, 5/1, 5/8
SPRING Session Two: 5/15, 5/22, 5/29, 6/5
Session: 4/5 (no classes April 12th or 19th due to art exhibit), 4/26, 5/3, 5/10
Medium of your Choice: Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor, Pastel
Fridays 9am to 12pm
You have ideas. Maybe even a masterpiece in mind. So join us in the wonderful world of painting and realize your potential. This course will help to develop the skills of accomplished artists and to build a basis for beginners. Together, we will explore the pleasure of putting brush to canvas and creating lasting works of art. Learn color, technique, composition and more. Come and enjoy the fun of creation.
Artists, come hone your skills, push your boundaries and try different techniques, while finding or developing your unique style Enjoy both individual instruction and group interaction. See how quickly your proficiency develops.
$60 each 4-week session or $25 to drop in for a day
Winter/Spring 2013 SESSIONS:
SPRING Session One: 4/5, (no class april 12th or april 19th due to exhibit) 4/26, 5/3, 5/10
Clay construction, beginning and intermediate. Beginners will use coil, slab, and pinch techniques to create a variety of projects. Advanced students will focus on advanced techniques in slab and throwing on the wheel.
4 Week Sessions:
$100 for 4-week session (20 hours)...that's just $5 per hour and includes glazes and firing. ($25 each bag of clay, additional)
Drop-In fees are $25 per day, but it may take several days to complete a project with building, glazing and firing
Please call Sharie at 707-942-1518 with any questions. For Sharie Rudnick-Renault Biography, clickHERE
Blake forming his clay sculpture
Cathy at the pottery wheel
Sharolyn carefully glazes her work
LISTS UNDERWAY FOR FUTURE CLASSES
Fun & Exploration with Drawing & Painting Mediums with Mary Ann Schildknecht
***This Class WIll Be Offered Again in the Future. Please let us know of your interest!***
Have some fun and while you practice DRAWING, which is the foundation for successful PAINTING. Then keep drawing or choose Oils, Acrylics, Watercolors or Gouache. Or explore a different medium each class! A great place to start delving into the art process or to explore a new medium. Bring your own supplies or instructor will have minimal supplies available for a small fee. CLICK HERE FOR SUPPLY LIST
4-week sessions Session Three: 3/13, 3/20, 3/27, 4/3 Session Four: 4/17, 4/24, 5/1, 5/8 $60 each 4 week-session(drop-in rate per day is $20)
Landscape Painting en Plein-Air with Deirdre Shibano
THERE IS CURRENTLY NO CLASS BEING CONDUCTED AT THIS TIME. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN PLEIN AIR PAINTING, PLEASE EMAIL THE CAC AND LET US KNOW! Our first session will focus on the temperature and value of color and how that applies to plein-air painting. We will be painting the surrounding landscape of Calistoga as well as venturing into and around some of our local wineries!
DRAWING: "Anyone Can Learn to Draw" with Deirdre Shibano
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN THIS CLASS, PLEASE EMAIL THE ART CENTER. WHEN WE HAVE ENOUGH PARTICIPANTS TO OFFER THE CLASS, WE WILL SET THE MEETING TIMES. thank you
SESSION 1: LAYING THE FOUNDATION:
This will be an Academic Approach to drawing. The student will glean the benefit of specific techniques which can be applied to all subjects and genres of drawing. A secure toolbox of techniques will build a sound foundation as we venture into more complex drawing subjects in future sessions. Topics covered in Drawing Contour drawing, blind drawing, measured drawing, perspective, composition, value/shading and creating form realistically through a variety of techniques and medium. Week one: Contour drawing and “blind drawing: By using a variety of still life subjects, we will learn to realize the volume of objects rather than merely the outline. This approach to drawing enables us to see, feel and render the volume of the shape. This techniques applies to still life, landscape sketches, portrait or figurative work. Week two: An Atelier approaches to creating form: We will explore traditional cross-hatching techniques to define three dimensional objects. White on white objects with directed light will be used for these activities. We will learn how to create form through light and dark values without using outline. This technique applies to all forms of drawing three-dimensional objects. Week three: Introducing different mediums: This will include white chalk and charcoal with neutral grey backgrounds. Through exercises of lifting shadow and adding light we will explore additional techniques of creating form. This techniques most notably applies to portraits and atmospheric drawings. Week four: Approaching composition: It is ultimately the artists job to lead the viewer through the drawing or painting to a focal point or to simply experience the emotion that the artist is attempting to address. Using basic shapes found in still-life objects, we will explore creating space and compositional direction by overlapping and placement of forms. This exercise will set a strong foundation for future drawings and/or paintings. This technique applies most notably to still life and landscape work, as well as to portrait and figurative layouts.
* Supplies: Newsprint pad of paper 18x24”, Drawing Pencils: 2B, 4B, 6B and a Kneaded eraser. * I will provide the grey paper, chalk and charcoal
Please feel free to contact me for any additional information: email@example.com or call: 510 734-3818 You may also check out my website @ www.deirdreshibano.com
beginnings of sketching by Deirdre Shibano
Calistoga Art Center 1435 North Oak Street PO Box 197 Calistoga, CA 94515 (707) 942-2278