Fall 2012 Adult Classes

Asian Style Watercolor

This class will help you work more spontaneously. The rice or cotton paper used in the class is made to be brushed quickly. You will learn techniques similar to toll painting meant to make the maximum statement with a minimum of brush strokes. A materials list is available online or at the KAC office.

with Jane Grace Taylor

Wednesdays September 12 – October 24   4-6PM

(No class September 26)

Non-Member: $95  KAC Member: $85

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Portrait Painting

Learn techniques and tips to help you create captivating watercolor portraits from a photo reference. Participants will learn to work quickly, keeping attention on the overall painting while working on smaller areas.

with Jane Grace Taylor

Wednesdays September 12 – October 24   2-4PM

(No class September 26)

Non-members: $95  KAC Members: $85

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Painting Bold Watercolor

Learn how to make strong color choices. Include a full range of values in your watercolor. Class will meet in Next Gen Studio, working with your own photos. Select photos with strong light source and vivid colors. Materials list available online or at KAC office.

with Catherine Bennett

Wednesdays, September 5- October 10     11:30AM-2:30PM

Non-members: $125    KAC Members:$115

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Pouring for Fun

This studio class will introduce the method of pouring watercolor on a wet surface. Participants will have fun as they discovery how to apply partial pours, how to soften the edges of masked area, and how to design striking arrangements. All levels of experience welcome. Materials list available online or at the KAC office.

with Catherine Bennett

Wednesdays, October 24 – December 5     11:30AM-2:30PM (No class November 21)

Non-members: $125  KAC Members: $115

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Photos vs Plein Air: Why Both Work

Paint in watercolor experimenting with different settings and subjects: Plein Air, clothed model and photo reference in studio. Learn to adjust your speed and other variables in order to take advantage of any situation. Instruction will focus on individual’s compositional style with vivid color, triads and monochromatic-plus-a-splash of color. Both sessions are open to painters with any level of experience. Materials list available online or at KAC office.

with Kathy Kernan

Thursdays, September 27 – November 15      1-4PM or 6-9PM

Non-members: $250, KAC Members: $225

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Wine & Design

This series is for anyone who would like to try painting, collage or other multi-media projects but has no interest in spending a lot of time developing technique (at least not yet!). Or, if you are intimidated by painting classes because you don’t consider yourself an “artist”, Wine & Design is for you. Enjoy a casual evening of creativity and conversation with instruction and support available as needed. To accommodate busy schedules and divergent interests, participants will choose from a few different projects, working at their own pace and attending class when convenient. Paints, brushes, and other media are included in price, and a variety of canvases will be available for purchase at each class. Bring your own wine.

with Emily St. Clair

Thursdays,  September 20 – December 6        7-9PM

4 Class Pass $75    Drop-In $20/class (Over 21)

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Adult Wheel Throwing

Beginners will learn to throw the basic shapes such as cups, vases and bowls with earthenware clay. Intermediate & Advanced students will set individual goals with instructor at the start of each session. This class will feature weekly discussions and demonstrations to help students develop their throwing skills. All the materials are included in the class price. Private & semi-private lessons also available.

with Vartan Poghosian

Thursdays, November 1 – November 29    5-6:30PM (No class Nov 22) FULL

Fridays November 2 – November 30  5-5.30 PM(N0 class November 23)

Non-members;: $110  KAC Members: $100


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Foundations of Jewelry Design & Construction

In this foundational course, beginners will learn to identify and safely use “cold” tools commonly used in all levels of jewelry making. Participants will learn basic design techniques while making jump rings, jump ring chains, chain earrings and necklaces, and adding simple stones & beads. All necessary tools will be available for use in the studio; all raw materials needed for jewelry are included in fee.

with Jim Mullin

Thursdays, September 27 – October 18      6:30-8:30PM

Non-members: $135  KAC Members:$125

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Intermediate Jewelry Design & Construction

Participants will continue to develop their “cold” jewelry-making skills, learning to texture and shape metals. They will practice new techniques while designing and creating staking rings and bangles.

with Jim Mullin

Thursdays,  October 25 – November 15   6:30-8:30PM

Non-members:$135   KAC Members:$125

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Jim Mullin works as a bench jeweler at Lennon’s W.B. Wilcox Jewelers in New Hartford, and has worked in the field for over 15 years. He is a graduate of Stewart’s International School of Jewelers in Jupiter, Florida. For more information about Jim and all of our instructors, please visit our website or contact the KAC office.

 



 Summer Classes



MV Artists Open Studio

Open to artists in all mediums who are members of the Kirkland Art Center. Encouraged to teach, learn and share with one another.

Level: All Levels

Wednesdays 9am-Noon

$6 per class model fee


Asian Watercolor Class

This class will help you work more spontaneously . The rice or cotton paper is made to be brushed quickly. You will learn techniques similar to toll painting meant to make the maximum statement with a minimum of brush strokes. A material’s list will be provided at registration.

with Jane Grace Taylor

Level: All Levels
8 weeks

Wed June 27 – August 22 4-6pm

Member: $85 Non-Member: $95

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Landscape/Plein Air in Watercolor

Landscape painting is an excellent means of enhancing the artist’s immediacy and accuracy in observing and recording form. This course will explore the importance of shape, value, edge quality, composition, and color. Weather permitting, some class time will be spent painting on location (en plein air). A material’s list will be provided at registration.

with Jane Grace Taylor

Level: All Levels
8 weeks

Wed June 27 – August 22 1:30-3:30pm

Member: $85 Non-Member: $95

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Wine & Design

This class is for everyone who is interested in creating a painting to hang in their homes but have no interest in spending a lot of time developing technique (at least not yet!). Or if you are intimidated by painting classes because you don’t consider yourself an “artist”, this course is for you. Enjoy a casual evening of creativity and conversation with acrylic painting. Materials list provided at registration.

with Emily St. Clair

Level: Beginners ages 21+

4 weeks

Thur July 5 -  July 26 7-9pm
Thur August 2 – August 23 7-9pm

Member: $50 Non-Member: $65

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Wheel Throwing for Beginners  

Learn to throw the basic shapes such as cups, vases and bowls with earthenware clay. This class will feature weekly discussions and demonstrations to help students develop their throwing skills. All the materials are included in the class price.

with Vartan Poghosian

Level: Beginner

4 weeks
Thurs July 5 – July 26 5-6:30pm  CANCELED

4 weeks
Thurs August 2 – August 23 5-6:30pm

Member: $100 Non-Member: $110

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Beyond Basic Throwing

This class is for students who are interested in throwing pots they LIKE into pots that they LOVE. Take your work to the next level of meticulous attention, shape and design. Students must have taken Wheel Throwing for Beginners. All the materials are included in the class price.

with Vartan Poghosian

Level: Advanced Beginner

4 weeks
Fri July 6 – July 27 5-6:30pm

4 weeks
Fri August 3 – August 24  5-6:30pm

Member: $100 Non-Member: $110

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