Art Workshops and Classes for All Ages

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Ongoing and Drop-in Classes

Mud Buddies (Ongoing)    SIGN-UP

Instructor: Candace Birchfield
Date:   WEDNESDAYS  Ongoing Drop-in Workshop
Time: 6:30-9:30 pm
Age: 16+
Price:   Drop-in:  $15 (pay ahead for discount)
6 Visits: $78
10 Visits: $120
Materials Fee: $25 for 25 lbs. of clay covers, glazing and firing
** Join a ceramics class and receive free Open Studios

Description:
Join us as we gather to get our hands in clay! Some experience is helpful in this supervised Open Studio for ages 16-adult. No sign-ups necessary, simply come and make pottery and sculpture by hand or with the potter’s wheel. * Only clay purchased through the Arts Center will be used.

 


Classes for Adults

 

 

 

 

Christine Shively, La Demoiselle de Fleur

Fabric Doll Workshop with Christine Shively:

CLASS IS FULL
August 20 – 21, 2016,  9am – 4:30pm
$175 for 2 days, plus additioanl $15 Kit fee on first day of class.
Questions about this class:  contact Geri at olsong@sonoma.edu

This is a beautifully costumed doll that can be displayed on a wall or sit on a shelf. Tab head, wired fingers, Momi paper shoes, using a template sewing technique. Body structure is similar to vintage bed dolls.  Imaginatively costumed, fabric doll with wired fingers. Playing with clothing components, embellishment and expression to promote individuality is a key element of the class. The figure wears a flower fascinator made from wool felt and wire.   Fabric doll and clothing are sewn in advance.
Discussion of placement and shaping of features on the face, highlight and shadow to create depth are also included. An update using embroidery techniques in the face is included. Hair attachment is demonstrated.  Costuming choices using some basic shapes, manipulations and layering create individualization in the doll.  This doll about 14 to 15 inches from head to toe. Color, composition and characterization will be discussed.

Kate Church

Kate Church

The Sculptural Character with Kate Church
September 23 – 25, 2016,  9am-5pm.
$375 for 3 days.
Registration:  email Sherri Morgan at shesculpt@aol.com

You will learn Kate’s personal approach to making faces, hands and feet in polymer clay and creating a figure using simple wire armature and cloth body.  This 3 day workshop will provide you with all of the basics.

 

 


 

Group Tours and School Field Trips

We use the Visual Thinking Strategies method as the basis for experiencing art.  Hands-on art projects available.
Contact Val Richman at 707-762-5600 x101 or VRichman@PetalumaArtsCenter.org for more information or to reserve.

 

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