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WILLIAMSBURG CONTEMPORARY ART CENTER
ADULT ART CLASSES & WORKSHOPS

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adult CLASSES – fall 2022

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Fridays
 

POP-UP CLASS!! - Mini Pine Needle Basket with Nut Center 09-22

   AF-420-09-22   /  Friday, September 30

          Location: WCAC - 110 Westover Avenue
          Times: 1:00-4:00

              Course Fee:
                Members: $65.00
                Non-Members: $70.00
Instructor: BeckyButler

What is a POP-UP Class?  It is a one-time class offered on short notice.  You need to register quickly so that you can participate.  Seats are limited for these classes and the projects will be fun and unusual.  There is no definite schedule for these classes.  They will POP-UP whenever we have a small, fun project to offer.

 Create your own mini pine needle basket started on a black walnut shell.  This mini basket can be embellished with a variety of stitches and/or beads,  You will have many options for colors and variations.  The class is appropriate for both beginners and more experienced students.  All supplies included.

Enrollment Deadline & How to Enroll:  Please contact Michael Jones, Art Center Manager, at (757) 229-4949 or visitwcac@gmail.com by Tuesday, September 27, to register and make payment.  For questions, contact Judy Leasure, Art Ed Coordinator, at leasure.judy@gmail.com or 757-941-4668.


Loom-woven Bracelet 10-22

   AF-419-10-22   /  Friday, October 14

          Location: WCAC - 110 Westover Avenue
          Times: 10:00-1:00

              Course Fee:
                Members: $35.00
                Non-Members: $40.00
Instructor: Tina Christensen-Parman

Come learn how to weave a bracelet on a bracelet loom.  All sorts of bracelets can be created on these little looms.  You can use just about anything from yarn, ribbom, wire, beads.  They are fast to make and you can do many different techniques.  You could even make a small bag on the loom.  No experience required.  The materials fee of $20 to be paid to the instructor at the beginning of class includes the little loom that you will get to keep, plus all the supplies to make a bracelet.

Enrollment Deadline & How to Enroll:  Contact Michael Jones, Art Center Manager, by October 11 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.


Making Elderberry Syrup and Gummies 10-22

   AF-418-10-22   /  Friday, October 19

          Location: WCAC - 110 Westover Avenue
          Times: 10:00-12:00

              Course Fee:
                Members: $25.00
                Non-Members: $30.00
Instructor: Tina Christensen-Parman

Join certified herbalist and registered nurse, Tina Christensen-Parman and learn how to make Elderberry Syrup and Gummies.  They are great for your immune system and fall is a wonderful time to get a little healthier.  We will learn about Elderberry and the other herbs included.  You will take home a bottle of Elderberry Syrup  All materials are included for a $15 supply fee that is paid to the instructor at the beginning of class.

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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Tuesdays
 

Introduction to Watercolor 09-22

   AF-415-09-22   /  Tuesday, September 6, 20, and 27

          Location: WCAC - 110 Westover Avenue
          Times: 12:30-2:30

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

In three sessions you will learn about watercolor materials, basics of using watercolor, and how to create a simple still life painting. You will end with enough insight to begin to paint simple scenes on your own or feel comfortable in early watercolor classes.  If you've been away from painting for a while, this class can refresh your skills and help you get back into it.

 

The first session will teach you about watercolor materials. Please wait to get your supplies after this class.  Bring only pencil and paper to the first session (for notes).

 

Tuesday, September 6, 2022   12:30  – 2:30  

Session One   Watercolor materials, how to choose them, how they work

You need to understand how to select paint, paper, and brushes in order to have tools that will let you achieve your goals in painting. You'll learn why these selections are important and be able to make good decisions as you add materials.

 

Tuesday, September 20, 2022   12:30  – 2:30  

Session Two     Watercolor techniques, basic strokes and techniques

When should the paper be dry, when should it be wet?  How can I use my brush to create the image that I want to make?  What other tools can I use to create images?  How do I "paint" white shapes since I don't use white paint in watercolor?  Demonstration and exercises will help you learn about working with watercolor, it's materials, and equipment to achieve your painting goals.

 

Tuesday, September 27, 2022   12:30  – 2:30  

Session Three  Create a simple watercolor still life painting.

You will create a simple painting that will utilize many of the materials and techniques that were discussed in earlier sessions.  This will give you the opportunity to reinforce what you have learned by trying the techniques in an actual painting.  We will work from specific still life items in a setup for your subject.  These items have been chosen to enable you to use a wide variety of the basic techniques.  You will need to bring a small purple eggplant, a nicely striped Gala apple, and a Bartlett pear to class for your subject

Enrollment Deadline & How to Enroll:  Contact Michael Jones, Art Center Manager, by August 31 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 10-22

   AF-412-10-22   /  Tuesday, October 4, 11, 18

          Location: WCAC - 110 Westover Avenue
          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 September 30 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.




Painting with the Instructor 10-22

   AF-416-10-22   /  Tuesday, October 4, 11, and 18

          Location: WCAC - 110 Westover Avenue
          Times: 12:30-2:30

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

Now that you’ve had a series of introductory classes, learn how to use those basics of watercolor in a painting.  The instructor will e-mail a copy of a photograph to students prior to class.  That scene will be the subject for this 3 session class.  She will take you step by step, from start to finish of the painting, based on the photo, to teach you to utilize the basics of watercolor in a painting.  Each step will be demonstrated, accompanied with careful instruction, then you will try it.  Be sure to print out a copy of the photo for your reference during class.  Get materials list when you enroll.  Contact instructor if you need more information.  516 383-1137  artbyeliz@gmail.com

Enrollment Deadline & How to Enroll:  Contact Michael Jones, Art Center Manager, by September 30 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 11-22

   AF-413-11-22   /  Tuesday, Nobember 1, 8, and 15

          Location: WCAC - 110 Westover Avenue
          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 28 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 12-22

   AF-414-12-22   /  Tuesday, December 6, 13, and 20

          Location: WCAC - 110 Westover Avenue
          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 2 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