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WILLIAMSBURG CONTEMPORARY ART CENTER
ADULT ART CLASSES & WORKSHOPS

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adult CLASSES – fall 2021

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Fridays
 

Pine Needle Pendants 10-21

   AF-378-10-21   /  Friday, October 29

          Location: WCAC - 110 Westover Avenue
          Times: 12:30-4:30

              Course Fee:
                Members: $50.00
                Non-Members: $60.00
Instructor: Becky Butler

Pine Needles aren't just for baskets!  In this class you will make your own unique pine needle pendant or brooch pin.  Participants will learn to coil pine needles around a stone center and use beads to embellish their design.  The finished piece can be worn as a brooch or a pendant.  There will be many style and color options, so your piece will be unique.  The deadline for registration is Wednesday, October 27.

Supplies include mounted stone, pine needles, waxed linen thread, beads, sewing needle, gauge, and beeswax.  A $10 supply fee is to be paid to the instructor at the first session.

How to Enroll: Contact Michael Jones, Art Center Manager, at 757.229.4949 or visitWCAC@gmail.com (Monday - Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm) to register and make payment.

For questions, contact Judy Leasure, Art Ed Coordinator, at leasure.judy@gmail.com or 757-941-4668.


Pine Needle Ornaments 11-21

   AF-379-11-21   /  Friday, November 19

          Location: WCAC - 110 Westover Avenue
          Times: 9:00-12:00

              Course Fee:
                Members: $40.00
                Non-Members: $50.00
Instructor: Becky Butler

Coiled pine needles make wonderful rustic and decorative ornaments.  In this class you will learn to coil pine needles around your choice of ornament center, then embellish it with beads, ribbons, etc.  There will be choices of dyed or natural pine needles, a wide variety of threads and beads, as well as several different options for centers.  Deadline for enrollment is Wednesday, November 17.

Supplies iinclude pine needles, waxed lined thread, center, beads,  ribbons, sewing needle, gauge, beeswax.  A supply fee of $10 is payable to the instructor at the beginningn of the class.

How to Enroll: Contact Michael Jones, Art Center Manager, at 757.229.4949 or visitWCAC@gmail.com (Monday - Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm) 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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Saturdays
 

Introduction to Bead Embroidery 10-21

   AF-376-10-21   /  Saturday, October 2, 9, 23, 30

          Location: WCAC - 110 Westover Avenue
          Times: 2:00 - 4:00

              Course Fee:
                Members: $100.00
                Non-Members: $120.00
Instructor: Catherine Bond

Students will learn to embellish fabric using needle and thread to attach glass beads to materials.  You will learn 3-4 basic stitches which can combine to create elaborate jewelry, wall art, or even 3-dimensional objects.  You will work on a project designed by the instructor and will have information you can use to execute your own work.  Follow-up sessions may be possible.  All materials will be provided by the instructor for a fee of $10 which is payable directly to the instructor at the first class.  The deadline for registering for this class is Wednesday, September 29.

How to Enroll: Contact Michael Jones, Art Center Manager, at 757.229.4949 or visitWCAC@gmail.com (Monday - Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm) to register and make payment.

For questions, contact Judy Leasure, Art Ed Coordinator, at leasure.judy@gmail.com or 757-941-4668.

 


Introduction to Watercolor Workshop 10-21

   AF-374-10-21   /  Saturday, October 16

          Location: WCAC Art Education Center and Virtual over Zoom
          Times: 9:00 - 4:00

              Course Fee:
                Members: $125.00
                Non-Members: $140.00
Instructor: Elizabeth Greaf

Learn about the materials, the basic strokes, how and when to paint on wet and on dry paper, and how to create artwork in watercolor.  Students will build skills regarding what they hear and see, not only by trying the basics as they are demonstrated, but also by painting a simple still life.  The workshop day is divided into three parts (similar to the series of three regular introductory classes that are offered).  This workshop is taught by discussion, demonstration, and your own watercolor experiences in the workshop.  There will be a break for lunch.

 

Elizabeth Greaf is a highly experienced instructor of watercolor and related art skills such as drawing and color theory.  She is a professional artist, creating landscapes in both watercolor and oil. 

 

Note: If you register by September 15, you will have the economical option of purchasing the necessary art supplies from the instructor.  If you request it at that time, the instructor will set up adequate materials and equipment for you to get through the one day workshop and continue painting for a while until you have to purchase additional materials.  Materials Fee is $55 payable to Elizabeth Greaf.  If you prefer to directly purchase the full materials list, please review information on selection and sources that she will email to once you’ve registered to take the workshop.  This information is essential to acquiring materials that will give you a good start in watercolor. 

Enrollment Deadline & How to Enroll:  Contact Michael Jones, Art Center Manager, by October 14 at (757) 229-4949 or visitwcac@gmail.com 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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Sundays
 

Painting Loose Florals in Watercolor 10-21

   AF-377-10-21   /  Sunday, October 10, 17, 24

          Location: WCAC - 110 Westover Avenue
          Times: 2:00-3:00

              Course Fee:
                Members: $45.00
                Non-Members: $55.00
Instructor: Cory Steiger

Instructor will provide step-by-step instruction on how to paint loose florals with watercolor and pen and ink.  Subjects will be seasonal including roses, pumpkins, leaves, etc.  Students will be provided with a materials list upon registering for the class.  Deadline for registration is Thursday, October 7.

How to Enroll: Contact Michael Jones, Art Center Manager, at 757.229.4949 or visitWCAC@gmail.com (Monday - Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm) 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
 

Continuing Watercolor 10-21

   AF-370-10-21   /  Tuesday, October 5, 12, 26

          Location: WCAC Art Education Center and Virtual over Zoom
          Times: 9:00-11:00

              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.

Enrollment Deadline & How to Enroll:  Contact Michael Jones, Art Center Manager, by October 1 at (757) 229-4949 or visitwcac@gmail.com to register and make payment.  For questions, contact Judy Leasure, Art Ed Coordinator, at leasure.judy@gmail.com or 757-941-4668.


Continuing Watercolor 11-21

   AF-371-11-21   /  Tuesday, November 9, 16, 30

          Location: WCAC Art Education Center and Virtual over Zoom
          Times: 9:00-11:00

              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.

Enrollment Deadline & How to Enroll:  Contact Michael Jones, Art Center Manager, by November 5 at (757) 229-4949 or visitwcac@gmail.com to register and make payment.  For questions, contact Judy Leasure, Art Ed Coordinator, at leasure.judy@gmail.com or 757-941-4668.


Continuing Watercolor 12-21

   AF-372-12-21   /  Tuesday, Decemberr 7, 14, and 28

          Location: WCAC Art Education Center and Virtual over Zoom
          Times: 9:00-11:00

              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.

Enrollment Deadline & How to Enroll:  Contact Michael Jones, Art Center Manager, by December 3 at (757) 229-4949 or visitwcac@gmail.com 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