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WILLIAMSBURG CONTEMPORARY ART CENTER
ADULT ART CLASSES & WORKSHOPS

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adult CLASSES – Spring 2021

monday  |  tuesday  |  wednesday  |  thursday  |  friday

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Sundays
 

Introduction to Natural Dye

   ASP-349-01-21   /  Sunday, 01/24, 01/31

         Location: Virtual Class using Zoom
            Times: 2:00-4:00

              Course Fee:
                Members: $50
                Non-Members: $60
Instructor: Arden Shostak

This class is an introduction to the process of using the natural colors of plants in your backyard or items in your kitchen to dye yarn of fabric.  After this class, you will have the knowledge and tools you need to explore this craft.  Natural dye allows crafters to combine art, botany, and a little bit of chemistry to create something totally unique.  There will also be a discussion of fiber types, drop spindale spinning, local dye plants, planting a dye garden, the history of natural dyes and experimental dye techniques.  The first session of the class will be a lecture.  The second session will be a guided dying activity in which students will follow along at home with the demo and complete their own project.

Upon registering, you will be contacted by the instructor.  She will send you a supply list of materials that meet the requirements for a successful project and sources for purchasing.  Since Arden lives in Rhode Island, it is important to register for this exciting class early so you have time to get the materials.

How to Enroll:  Contact Janis Wood at  757-220-2217 to register and make payment.  For questions, contact Judy Leasure, Art Ed Coordinator, at leasure.judy@gmail.com or 757-941-4668.


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Thursdays
 

Beginner Pine Needle Basketry

   ASP-347-347-01   /  Thursday, 01/21, 01/28

         Location: Virtual Class using Zoom
            Times: 1:00pm-3:00pm

              Course Fee:
                Members: $40.00
                Non-Members: $45.00
Instructor: Becky Butler

In this class, students will learn to start a coil on a prepared wood center, then build up the coil to create a basket.  In the first class, everyone will get started and learn the basic techniques.   In the second class we will add wood beads between the coils and learn techniques for finishing.  Students will have the opportunity to make creative design choices throughout.  The kit will contain all necessary supplies and can accommodate color and style preferences. 

The cost of the supply kit is $10 if you pick it up, $15 if Becky ships it to you.  You will pay Becky directly for the supply kit.

How to Enroll:  Contact Janis Wood at 757-220-2217 to register and make payment.  For questions, contact Judy Leasure, Art Ed Coordinator, at leasure.judy@gmail.com or 757-941-4668.


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Tuesdays
 

Painting Into the Abstract

   ASP-348-ASP-C   /  Tuesday, 02/09, 16, 23

         Location: Virtual Class via Zoom - we will email the Zoom link prior to class
            Times: 1:00 - 3:00 pm

              Course Fee:
                Members: $180
                Non-Members: $200
Instructor: Ken Wright

About the Instructor:  Ken is a Richmond VA native.  He graduated from Norfolk State University with a BFA in graphics and fine arts.  He was a Virginia Arts Commissioner and served on many arts boards over the years.  For more than forty years, Ken has also been an accomplished abstract painter winning more than 300 awards and honors for his works. His paintings have been featured in prominent collections all over the United States and abroad, including those of two former Presidents, George W. Bush and Barack Obama – both pieces hung in the White House during their terms. Ken has also been teaching abstract painting classes and workshops in the Greater Hampton Roads area for 40 plus years.

About the class: For students at all levels of painting experience, knowledge, and ability. Ken will show you how to recognize and paint from realism into abstract - because abstraction is a close-up view of realism. Over the course of three sessions, you will become more creative in the use of shape and form, and learn that to actually paint "abstract," you must first understand "realism" and how it relates to abstraction.  

Supplies to be provided by students:  Several brushes that are suitable for acrylics, including at least one flat brush 2-3 inches wide. Also, canvas, canvas board, and/or heavy or firm paper.  You will also need an assortment of acrylic paints & colors, water container, palette, and paper towels or rags.

Enrollment deadline:  February 6, 2021.  Note: A minimum of five students must be enrolled to proceed with this class, so please enroll as soon as possible.  

How to EnrollContact Janis Wood at (757) 220-2217 or jleewoodart21@msn.com to register and make payment.  For Zoom or other questions, contact Judy Leasure, Art Ed Coordinator, at leasure.judy@gmail.com or 757-941-4668.

 


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Wednesdays
 

Continuing Watercolor 01-21

   ASP-342-342-01   /  Wednesday, 01/13, 01/20, 01/27

         Location: Virtual Class using Zoom
            Times: 09:00-11:00

              Course Fee:
                Members: $105.00
                Non-Members: $120.00
Instructor: Elizabeth Greaf

This is a small class for people who have had some experience with watercolor, preferably at least an introductory class that taught them about watercolor materials and the basics of painting in watercolor.  In this class you will be doing paintings from your own photographs.  The instructor will work with the students as a group and individually during the class to help them further develop their skills.  She will help you plan your approach to your painting, give guidance on the drawing that you are starting with, and then advise, demonstrate, etc. on aspects of the painting wherever you may need her help.  When needed, she’ll use a class session for a concentrated lesson on some aspect of drawing/painting.  When she is working with one student, all are welcome to listen and ask questions as these questions offer a learning opportunity to all.   Get your materials list when you enroll.  If you have questions about items on the materials list, contact the instructor for information.  516 383-1137 or artbyeliz@gmail.com.

This class is one in which people who are working to continually improve their painting skills often enroll continuously.  People find not only the help of the instructor valuable but to continually take class with the same group of people creates an excellent support group for your painting endeavors.

How to Enroll:  Contact Janis Wood at  757-220-2217 to register and make payment.  For questions, contact Judy Leasure, Art Ed Coordinator, at leasure.judy@gmail.com or 757-941-4668.


Continuing Watercolor 02-21

   ASP-343-343-02   /  Wednesday, 02/10, 02/17, 02/24

         Location: Virtual Class using Zoom
            Times: 9:00-11:00 a.m.

              Course Fee:
                Members: $105.00
                Non-Members: $120.00
Instructor: Elizabeth Greaf

This is a small class for people who have had some experience with watercolor, preferably at least an introductory class that taught them about watercolor materials and the basics of painting in watercolor.  In this class you will be doing paintings from your own photographs.  The instructor will work with the students as a group and individually during the class to help them further develop their skills.  She will help you plan your approach to your painting, give guidance on the drawing that you are starting with, and then advise, demonstrate, etc. on aspects of the painting wherever you may need her help.  When needed, she’ll use a class session for a concentrated lesson on some aspect of drawing/painting.  When she is working with one student, all are welcome to listen and ask questions as these questions offer a learning opportunity to all.   Get your materials list when you enroll.  If you have questions about items on the materials list, contact the instructor for information.  516 383-1137 or artbyeliz@gmail.com.

This class is one in which people who are working to continually improve their painting skills often enroll continuously.  People find not only the help of the instructor valuable but to continually take class with the same group of people creates an excellent support group for your painting endeavors.

How to Enroll:  Contact Janis Wood at  757-220-2217 to register and make payment.  For questions, contact Judy Leasure, Art Ed Coordinator, at leasure.judy@gmail.com or 757-941-4668.


Traditional Spanish Cooking

   ASP-350-02-21   /  Wednesday, 02/10, 02/17, 02/24

         Location: Virtual Class Using ZOOM - Link will be sent via E-Mail
            Times: 3:00-5:00 pm

              Course Fee:
                Members: $50.00
                Non-Members: $60.00
Instructor: Candy DeJesus

In this class you will learn how to make traditional Spanish dishes with real Spanish seasoning, "Sofrito".  The instructor will provide a container of Sofrito and a supply list so that you can cook along with her during the class.  When you register for the class, you will receive the supply list and arrangements for picking up your Sofrito. There is a $6 supply fee to cover the cost of the Sofrito that is to be paid to the instructor.

How to Enroll:  Contact Janis Wood at  757-220-2217 to register and make payment.  For questions, contact Judy Leasure, Art Ed Coordinator, at leasure.judy@gmail.com or 757-941-4668.


Continuing Watercolor 03-21

   ASP-344-344-03   /  Wednesday, 03/10, 03/17, 03/24

         Location: Virtual Class using Zoom
            Times: 9:00-11:00 a.m.

              Course Fee:
                Members: $105.00
                Non-Members: $120.00
Instructor: Elizabeth Greaf

This is a small class for people who have had some experience with watercolor, preferably at least an introductory class that taught them about watercolor materials and the basics of painting in watercolor.  In this class you will be doing paintings from your own photographs.  The instructor will work with the students as a group and individually during the class to help them further develop their skills.  She will help you plan your approach to your painting, give guidance on the drawing that you are starting with, and then advise, demonstrate, etc. on aspects of the painting wherever you may need her help.  When needed, she’ll use a class session for a concentrated lesson on some aspect of drawing/painting.  When she is working with one student, all are welcome to listen and ask questions as these questions offer a learning opportunity to all.   Get your materials list when you enroll.  If you have questions about items on the materials list, contact the instructor for information.  516 383-1137 or artbyeliz@gmail.com.

This class is one in which people who are working to continually improve their painting skills often enroll continuously.  People find not only the help of the instructor valuable but to continually take class with the same group of people creates an excellent support group for your painting endeavors.

How to Enroll:  Contact Janis Wood at  757-220-2217 to register and make payment.  For questions, contact Judy Leasure, Art Ed Coordinator, at leasure.judy@gmail.com or 757-941-4668.


Continuing Watercolor 04-21

   ASP-345-345-04   /  Wednesday, 04/14, 04/21, 04/28

         Location: Virtual Class using Zoom
            Times: 9:00-11:00 a.m.

              Course Fee:
                Members: $105.00
                Non-Members: $120.00
Instructor: Elizabeth Greaf

This is a small class for people who have had some experience with watercolor, preferably at least an introductory class that taught them about watercolor materials and the basics of painting in watercolor.  In this class you will be doing paintings from your own photographs.  The instructor will work with the students as a group and individually during the class to help them further develop their skills.  She will help you plan your approach to your painting, give guidance on the drawing that you are starting with, and then advise, demonstrate, etc. on aspects of the painting wherever you may need her help.  When needed, she’ll use a class session for a concentrated lesson on some aspect of drawing/painting.  When she is working with one student, all are welcome to listen and ask questions as these questions offer a learning opportunity to all.   Get your materials list when you enroll.  If you have questions about items on the materials list, contact the instructor for information.  516 383-1137 or artbyeliz@gmail.com.

This class is one in which people who are working to continually improve their painting skills often enroll continuously.  People find not only the help of the instructor valuable but to continually take class with the same group of people creates an excellent support group for your painting endeavors.

How to Enroll:  Contact Janis Wood at  757-220-2217 to register and make payment.  For questions, contact Judy Leasure, Art Ed Coordinator, at leasure.judy@gmail.com or 757-941-4668.


Continuing Watercolor 05-21

   ASP-346-346-05   /  Wednesday, 05/12, 05/19, 05/26

         Location: Virtual Class using Zoom
            Times: 9:00-11:00 a.m.

              Course Fee:
                Members: $105.00
                Non-Members: $120.00
Instructor: Elizabeth Greaf

This is a small class for people who have had some experience with watercolor, preferably at least an introductory class that taught them about watercolor materials and the basics of painting in watercolor.  In this class you will be doing paintings from your own photographs.  The instructor will work with the students as a group and individually during the class to help them further develop their skills.  She will help you plan your approach to your painting, give guidance on the drawing that you are starting with, and then advise, demonstrate, etc. on aspects of the painting wherever you may need her help.  When needed, she’ll use a class session for a concentrated lesson on some aspect of drawing/painting.  When she is working with one student, all are welcome to listen and ask questions as these questions offer a learning opportunity to all.   Get your materials list when you enroll.  If you have questions about items on the materials list, contact the instructor for information.  516 383-1137 or artbyeliz@gmail.com.

This class is one in which people who are working to continually improve their painting skills often enroll continuously.  People find not only the help of the instructor valuable but to continually take class with the same group of people creates an excellent support group for your painting endeavors.

How to Enroll:  Contact Janis Wood at  757-220-2217 to register and make payment.  For questions, contact Judy Leasure, Art Ed Coordinator, at leasure.judy@gmail.com or 757-941-4668.



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For additional information, call: 757–229–4949
or visit the gallery at 110 Westover Avenue, Williamsburg.


Unless otherwise noted, Classes & Workshops will be held
in the Art Education Center at the back of the Blue Building,
110 Westover Avenue, Williamsburg.
Our parking lot entrance is one way only from Lafayette Street.
Advance Registration Required.

Call the Gallery to register today!
757–229-4949