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Winter/Spring 2014 Offerings: Arts and Crafts

Basic Watercolor
Explore the fun of pure color on wet paper. Discover your own approach to painting with transparent watercolors. Learn ways of using the materials, practice different techniques and apply color theory. Everyone's welcome; no experience necessary. Please bring any supplies you may already have or purchase a pan set of transparent watercolor paints, a pointed round watercolor brush (if not included) approximately size 6, a 9 x 12" pad of 140# watercolor paper, pencil, masking tape, two water containers, two pieces of cardboard (slightly larger than paper). Please see the materials list for this class.
60063
$55
4 Sessions, DCC B05
Thurs., 5/8 - 5/29, 1 - 4 p.m.
Carol Bollinger-Green, Instructor

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Creative Drawing - Drawing Human Facial Features
Work with graphite and learn some creative techniques to help you draw those dreaded facial features – eyes, noses and mouths. These techniques will provide the tools to draw a simple portrait focusing on the expressive qualities of our wonderful faces. Some drawing experience is helpful but not necessary. Please see the materials list for this class.
60130
$33
1 Session, DCC B05
Sat., 4/5, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. (1/2 hour break for lunch)
Colleen Connolly, Instructor

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Advanced Impressionist Landscape Painting in Acrylics
This course will review the techniques learned in the beginning Impressionist landscape class. In addition, we will focus on the development of original composition, color mixing, perspective and texture. Students will create their own palette, learning to work only with the primary colors plus black and white. We will be working on stretched canvas, or gallery-wrapped canvas, if you prefer. Students must have taken a previous Impressionist landscape course or have knowledge of this style and technique. Please see the materials list for this class.
60131
$98
8 Sessions, DCC B05
Thurs., 3/6 - 4/24, 6 - 8 p.m.
Colleen Connolly, Instructor

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Batik for Beginners
This course will introduce students to the beautiful, ancient art of batik. Batik involves painting melted wax images and patterns onto fabric such as muslin. The wax creates the designs on the fabric and the piece is then dyed. The result is a work of art on fabric that can be framed the same as any painting! Students should have some basic drawing skills. Please see the materials list for this class.
60128
$98
8 Sessions, DCC B05
Tues., 2/11 - 4/1, 1 - 3 p.m.
Colleen Connolly, Instructor

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Paint a Portrait in Oils
In this portrait painting workshop, students will paint a portrait using photos for reference. They will learn to form shapes through beginning paint sketching, underpainting, then refining details to create a realistic likeness. More importantly, students will understand the relationship of form, color, light and shadow. Students will explore what questions they can consider as they translate what they see to canvas. The workshop will include a demonstration and a lot of individual attention throughout the workshop. Students will be supplied with a canvas, oil paints, brushes and supplies necessary to complete their oil portrait! Course fee includes $45 materials fee.
60148
$125
1 Session, DCC B05
Sat., 5/24, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. (1/2 hour break for lunch)
Cynthia Mulvaney of CK Mulvaney Artworks, Instructor

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FIBER ARTS
Fiber Arts classes are all taught by Aleta Scheigert.

Knitting for Beginners
With the two basic stitches of knitting, this class will create a sampler scarf and hat. Learn these two stitches - knit and purl - and the possibilities are endless! You will learn to “cast on” the beginning stitches, do the garter pattern (knit every row), do the stockinette stitch (knit one row, purl one row), and ribbing (knit three stitches, purl three stitches, knit three stitches, etc.), then how to “bind off” the end row of stitches. You will then have the ability to design your own scarves, hats, pillow covers and much, much more! Knitting needles and yarn will be provided at the first class. Class fee includes $6 materials fee.
60098
$55
4 Sessions, CTR 294
Mon., 2/10 - 3/3, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

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Knitting for Beginners - Level 2
Make a lace pattern and cable stitch hat. This hat is knit on a circular needle and double-pointed needles. Join us if you already know the basics of casting on and the knit and purl stitches or have taken a beginning knitting class. You will build on the skills you have and learn to follow a pattern. You will need to bring one skein - 3.5 or 4 ounce of knitting worsted, 4-ply yarn. Choose any beautiful color or variegated yarn you like. As a tip, try not to choose a black or very dark colored yarn because they are very difficult to work on at night. Course fee includes a $9 materials fee for needles. The class will use size 6 needles, which will be supplied by the instructor. If you already have a size 6 pair you like, you may request a different size before the first class.
60099
$58
4 Sessions, CTR 294
Mon., 3/24 - 4/14, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

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Crochet for Beginners
Learn the basic crochet stitches - chain, single, double - while creating a scarf. With only one needle and these stitches, you can create a variety of patterns and designs. After this introductory class, you will then have the ability to design your own scarves, hats, blankets and more! Crochet is an easy, relaxing craft that can be done quickly, anywhere, anytime. Supplies will be provided at the first class. Course fee includes $6 materials fee.
60100
$55
4 Sessions, CTR 294
Wed., 3/5 - 3/26, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

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NEW!
Crochet for Beginners - Level 2
This class builds on skills to make creative crochet items. Learn new designs by making different squares to join together as you like – perhaps a scarf, purse or hat! Your project will be finished with an edging and flowers or tassels. Students should know the basic single and double crochet stitches or have taken a beginning crochet class. Please bring a crochet hook size G or H and three colors of 4-ply yarn with you to class.
60101
$49
4 Sessions, CTR 294
Wed., 5/7 - 5/28, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

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NEW!
Sewing for Beginners - Sleepover Set
For adults and children (Age 7-10 with adult)
You will learn basic sewing techniques and create your own pillowcase, tote, toiletry bag and stuffed pillow. Both hand and machine stitching will be used. Useful information to be covered in the class will include: how to use a sewing machine; how to utilize the pattern; how to choose the right fabric; how to pin and cut; how to hand stitch a blind hem… and much more! Materials needed (including three yards of fabric) will be discussed at the first class. Your finished project will inspire you to learn more! Students should bring their own sewing machine.
60102
$60
5 Sessions, WIL 113
Sat., 3/1 - 3/29, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

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Basket Weaving Workshops
All basket weaving classes are taught by Joyce Flower.

Hearth Basket
Learn to weave this large rectangular basket and add a handmade treasure to your hearth. It measures 12” high by 18” long and 14” wide. This classic basket is woven on a wooden “D” handle with all natural reed. Course fee includes $30 materials fee.
60088
$60
2 Sessions, DCC B05
Wed., 2/12 and 2/19, 6 - 9 p.m.

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Large Salad Bowl
Weave this companion piece to the small salad bowl for entertaining. This basket is woven over a large heavy acrylic bowl starting on a wooden base. It measures 6” tall and 12” across and is woven with natural and space dyed reed. Course fee includes $32 materials fee.
60089
$62
2 Sessions, DCC B05
Wed., 5/28 and 6/4, 6 - 9 p.m.

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At the End of Your Rope Basket!
Start off with a 5” square base and end up with a beautiful round basket! Woven with natural reed, dyed reed and seagrass in a stacked and twill pattern, you’ll be amazed at what you can create in this one-day workshop. The basket measures approximately 7” tall when finished. Course fee includes a $25 materials fee.
60090
$55
1 Session, DCC B05
Sat., 4/12, 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. (1/2 hour break for lunch)

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Seasons Wall Pouch
Learn to weave this rectangular wall pouch. It measures 4 ½” wide by 7” tall and 3” deep. Woven with dyed and natural reed and completed with a Shaker tape bushel basket handle. Interchangeable hand-painted maple panels for the four seasons are inserted after the basket is woven. Liven up your home décor in any season with this lovely basket! Course fee includes $32 materials fee.
60091
$62
1 Session, DCC B05
Sat., 5/3, 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. (1/2 hour break for lunch)

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Voyage Tote
Learn to weave this versatile tote basket using dyed, natural reed and cane. Basket is 11” long by 6 ½” wide and 12” tall. It is finished off with leather straps making a handsome and sturdy carry-all basket for all your toting needs! Course fee includes $32 materials fee.
60092
$62
2 Sessions, DCC B05
Wed., 5/14 and 5/21, 6 - 9 p.m.

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Floral Design Certificate Program
All floral courses are taught by Judy Pochobradsky of Celestial Designs.

Please note: the materials fee for all floral courses is non-refundable seven business days prior to the start of the course. We must have at least six students registered to run a floral class. Thinking about signing up? Be sure to register early and don’t get closed out or run the risk of a class being cancelled!

This program is designed for those interested in learning floral design from A to Z. Are you thinking of starting your own floral business or trying to get into the trade? The program includes two core components: Introduction to Floral Design and Advanced Floral Design Techniques. Both core courses and two electives (see list below) are required to receive the certificate of completion. Please note: not all courses are offered each semester.

Core - two required
Introduction to Floral Design ZARC039
Advanced Floral Design Techniques ZARC040
Electives - two required
Designing Dish Gardens ZARC042
Silk and Dried Floral Design ZARC043
Getting Your Floral Business Started ZARC038
Holiday Boxwood Tree Design ZARC032
Funeral Arranging and Grieving ZARC041
Wedding Design ZARC045

Advanced Floral Design Techniques
This core course includes all aspects of wedding design, hand tied bouquets, topiary design and contemporary arranging. Course fee includes a $275 materials fee. Prerequisite: Introduction to Floral Design.
60095
$425
7 Sessions, DCC B05
Tues., 3/25 - 5/13, 6:30 - 9 p.m.
No class 4/22

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Wedding Design
Whether it is a corsage for an intimate affair or bridal party bouquets for a full service wedding, you will learn all aspects of wedding design, from the consultation to the delivery. Your experience from this course will allow you to design prom bouquets, corsages and boutonnieres, church and reception flowers. Course fee includes a $175 materials fee. Prerequisite: Introduction to Floral Design or program completion.
60096
$225
2 Sessions, DCC B05
Tues., 5/20 and 5/27, 6:30 - 9 p.m.

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Designing Dish Gardens and Potted Plants
Open to anyone who would like to learn more about how to create a thriving dish garden with living material. The class is also ideal for those who wish to have a better understanding of potting and re-potting plants as well as caring for a variety of house plants. Course fee includes a $40 materials fee.
70598
$80
1 Session, DCC B05
Tues., 6/3, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

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Drawing What You See - Drawing from Observation
Have you ever looked at an object and said “I wish I could draw that?” Well, this class will teach you just how to accomplish that! Learning to reduce an object to its simplest form is just the beginning. We will work with graphite pencils but will also add colored pencil and pen. Ideas for drawings will stem from everyday objects to the beauty found in nature. Please see the materials list for this class.
60129
$98
8 Sessions, WIL 113
Mon., 3/24 - 5/26, 6-8 p.m.
No class 4/21, 5/12
Colleen Connolly, Instructor

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Paint a Decorative Floral Box
Students will paint a wooden box using basic techniques of tole and decorative painting. Anyone can do this easy-to-learn art form – no painting experience is necessary! At the end of the class, you’ll have a beautiful summer floral keepsake box and new painting skills. The instructor will provide students with a supply kit including paints and brushes you will be able to use for many more projects! Course fee includes $45 materials fee. Please see the materials list for this class. Students must register by April 14 and any cancellations after this date will not be refunded the materials fee.
60170
$94
4 Sessions, DCC 135
Thurs., 4/24 - 5/15, 6 - 8 p.m.
Nancy Scott, Instructor

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Mural Painting
Join us for a one-day intensive in mural painting! Trompe L'Oeil is French for “fool the eye,” and it is the process of using light and shadow to create a seemingly three-dimensional object on a flat surface. Used in combination with mural painting, an artist can create Trompe L'Oeil elements such as stone block, window arches, columns, shutters, urns and tile. These can be complemented with realistic natural elements such as landscape, sky, plants, water and sunsets. The focus is on learning and practicing painting techniques. Some experience in basic drawing or hand painting is helpful. Students will leave this workshop with lots of new painting skills and have a realistic 3' x 4' mural painting on canvas suitable for home display. Course fee includes a $25 materials fee.
60141
$105
1 Session, DCC B05
Sat.,3/15, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. (1/2 hour break for lunch)
Cynthia Mulvaney of CK Mulvaney Artworks, Instructor

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Amigurumi
If you can single crochet, you can do Amigurumi! Amigurumi is the Japanese art of crocheting small (and not so small), stuffed toys, including animals, dolls, fruits, vegetables, and even whimsical hats for kids or adults. Using only the single crochet stitch, yarn is crocheted “in the round,” which results in a very unique tight stitch, unlike regular crocheting. After learning Amigurumi basics in the first class, we will begin working on a small project and, when completed, will move on to more advanced project(s) in later classes. Students need to know how to crochet at the beginner level or better. The course will not include the teaching of crocheting. Students should bring a crochet hook and worsted weight yarn (any color other than black) to the first class. Students may need to bring other size needles and yarn for projects worked on in later classes. Instructor will provide other materials needed. Course fee includes $6 materials fee.
60138
$55
Mon., 4/7 - 5/5, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
4 Sessions, CTR 293
No class 4/21
Christine Pearce, Instructor

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Fun with Color - The Basics of Color Mixing
One of the most difficult parts of learning how to paint is understanding color and how colors combine to create the exact shade you want. Learn the basics of color and how to mix. You will work from a chosen image and duplicate the colors used. The color wheel will be explained as well as the meaning of shades, tints, warm and cool colors. Please see the materials list for this class.
60132
$33
1 Session, DCC B05
Sat., 4/26, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. (1/2 hour break for lunch)
Colleen Connolly, Instructor

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PAPER CRAFTS

The Envelope, Please
Why go with boring, white, normal-sized envelopes when you can use colorful paper to create everything from itty bitty to long and skinny? The creativity-boosting Envelope Punch Board makes it easy to customize envelopes in up to 66 different sizes! Learn how to use it and then take it home to continue with the envelope craze! Bring sharp scissors and strong double-sided adhesive. Course fee includes $25 materials fee for Envelope Maker. Students must register by Feb 17. Any withdrawals after this date will not be refunded the materials.
60149
$35
1 session, DCC 135
Tues., 2/25, 6 - 7:30 p.m.

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Faux Watercolor Wonder Cards
Love the look of watercolor but don't want to do it yourself? Create five different card designs that combine colors, stamped images and accessories for an easy faux watercolor look with no water necessary. Bring sharp scissors and double-sided adhesive. Course fee includes a $10 materials fee.
60150
$20
1 session, BTC Mtg Rm 1
Thurs., 3/6, 6 - 7:30 p.m.

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Watercolor Wonder Cards
Watercolor it yourself the easy way with no experience needed. You will be going home with your own Blender Pen and Aqua Painter so you can continue creating your own gorgeous watercolor projects. Bring sharp scissors and double-sided adhesive. Course fee includes $18 materials fee.
60151
$28
1 session, DCC 135
Tues., 3/11, 6 - 7:30 p.m.

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Mini Memory Album
In this class, we’ll have everything you need to create a 7” x 5" personalized memory album. Bring photos for your album along with your favorite double-sided adhesive and sharp scissors. Course fee includes $18 materials fee. Students must register by April 25. Any withdrawals after this date will not be refunded the materials.
60159
$28
1 Session, DCC 135
Sat., 5/3, 9 - 11 a.m.

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Burlap and Blooms Wreath
This cheerful wreath will liven up your home. Welcome Spring with a handmade wreath decorated with paper flowers and burlap ribbon. Bring along a glue gun and sharp scissors. Course fee includes $22 materials fee. Students must register by April 4. Any withdrawals after this date will not be refunded the materials.
60158
$32
1 Session, DCC 135
Sat., 4/12, 9 - 11 a.m.

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Cards, Cards, Cards
Surprise and amaze friends and family with your own handmade cards. They’ll hardly believe you made them yourself! Each session will have a different theme and use a variety techniques – rubber stamps, ink, punches, decorative papers and so much more! Please bring sharp scissors or a paper trimmer and your choice of double-sided adhesive. Course fee includes a $10 materials fee per class. If you sign up for all five, the materials fee is only $40.

Birthday Flowers
What a great combination – birthdays full of flowers for your favorite gal!
60152
$20
1 Session, DCC 135
Tues., 3/18, 6 - 7:30 p.m.

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Thinking of You
There is always someone’s day we can brighten with this card.
60153
$20
1 Session, DCC 135
Tues., 3/25, 6 - 7:30 p.m.

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Masculine Birthday
A special birthday card for the special guys in your life on their special day.
60154
$20
1 Session, DCC 135
Tues., 4/1, 6 - 7:30 p.m.

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Thank You
Thank you means even more with a handmade card!
60155
$20
1 Session, DCC 135
Tues., 4/8, 6 - 7:30 p.m.

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Miscellaneous Cards
This will be a mix of most-requested cards.
60156
$20
1 Session, DCC 135
Tues., 4/15, 6 - 7:30 p.m.

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All Five Classes
60157
$90
5 Sessions, DCC 135
Tues., 3/18-4/15, 6 - 7:30 p.m.

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All of the papercrafting classes above are taught by Sharyn Bouck - independent Stampin' Up! demonstrator. She’s on the Web at sharyn.stampinup.net. Any questions about these classes, feel free to contact her at sharynbouck@hotmail.com.

Paper Filigree Flowers
Welcome spring with fun and beautiful crafts! Quilling, or paper filigree, is the art of creating designs with narrow strips of paper. It is believed to have originated during the Renaissance, when French and Italian nuns used quilling to decorate religious items to simulate the iron filigree work of the time. The name quilling comes from the belief that bird quills were used to roll the paper coils. The shaped coils can be arranged to form flowers, leaves and almost anything imaginable!

You can then use the shapes to create cards and gifts tags, or to adorn picture frames, boxes, scrapbook pages and more. Prepare gift cards and tags for loved ones for the upcoming holidays! This class will focus on creating beautiful spring flowers to adorn your crafts. Please bring scissors, tweezers and a ruler with you to class. Course fee includes $7 materials fee.
60175
$19
1 Session, DCC 135
Thurs., 3/20, 6 - 8 p.m.

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60176
$19
1 Session, DCC 135
Mon., 4/14, 6 - 8 p.m.
Laurie Hepler, Instructor

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NEW!
Scratch Foam Printmaking Workshop
Join us for a short and fun, basic printmaking workshop. In just one morning, you can learn this easy technique using foam. Then, use it again and again for lots more creative experiences in your studio or at home with your family. Course fee includes $15 material fee.
60182
$35
1 Session, DCC B05
Sat., 2/22, 9 a.m. - Noon
Tamara DeMartino, Instructor

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Hand Painted Silk Scarf Workshop
In this one-day workshop, you will make two hand painted scarves using fiber reactive dyes. Keep them for yourself or give as a gift! Bring a friend or family member – this is lots of fun to do together. Channel your creativity into beautiful wearable art. Course fee includes $15 materials fee.
60183
$35
1 Session, DCC 135
Sat., 4/5, 9 a.m. - Noon
Tamara DeMartino, Instructor

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SilverSilk Capture Wrap Bracelet
In this class, students will be creating a gorgeous bracelet with colorful beads woven and channeled in between two SilverSilk chains. Beads may vary in color or shape, but will be either Swarovski crystals or Swarovski pearls. Please bring in your own clipboard, approximately 15 x 9 inches. Course fee includes $25 materials fee.
60171
$45
1 Session, DCC 135
Wed., 5/14, 6 - 8 p.m.
Joanne Farash of Silver Lining, Instructor

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Crystal Clay
Crystal clay is a new and fun creation! It’s a clay that doesn’t need heat to set. This jewelers’ clay can be molded onto an embellishment and adorned with crystals. Join us for this fun class and make your own creation with crystal clay. Two projects will be completed. Beginners are welcome and no experience is necessary. Course fee includes $30 materials fee.
60172
$50
1 Session, DCC 135
Wed., 4/9, 6 - 8 p.m.
Joanne Farash of Silver Lining, Instructor

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Basic Jewelry for Beginners
This beginning class will cover the basics of making jewelry, including tools. In just one session, we will complete a jewelry project consisting of a silver bracelet with matching earrings. Join us and be introduced to this fun and creative art form and walk away with some new jewelry! Course fee includes $15 materials fee.
60173
$40
1 Session, DCC 135
Mon., 3/24, 6 - 8 p.m.

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60174
$40
1 Session, DCC 135
Wed., 4/30, 6 - 8 p.m.
Joanne Farash of Silver Lining, Instructor

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Zentangle® 101: The Basics
The Zentangle ® method is a fun and relaxing way to create beautiful images from repetitive patterns. Zentangle was designed with the non-artist in mind and has been shown to relieve stress and anxiety by boosting focus and creativity. It provides artistic satisfaction and an overall sense of personal well-being. Each participant will learn approximately three to four ‘tangles’ per session. The Zentangle method is enjoyed the world over, across a wide range of skills, interests and ages. “Anything is possible, one stroke at a time.” This course is taught by Cindy Bishop, a Certified Zentangle Teacher. For more information, please visit: www.zentangle.com. Course fee includes $13 materials fee.
60093
$43
4 Sessions, CTR 150
Thurs., 3/20 - 4/10, 6 - 8 p.m.

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60094
$43
4 Sessions, DCC 135
Tues., 4/29 - 5/20, 6 - 8 p.m.
Cindy Bishop, Instructor

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Paint an Impressionist Still Life
Impressionism is one of the most beloved styles of painting. Artists such as Monet, Renoir and Degas featured light and the ever-changing effects it can create in their work. In just a day, you will learn how to paint a simple still-life featuring the color and textures of flowers, using the quick, loose style of these amazing artists. This is a beginning painting class, though a basic knowledge of drawing and painting is helpful. Please see the materials list for this class.
60133
$33
1 Session, DCC B05
Sat., 3/8, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. (1/2 hour break for lunch)
Colleen Connolly, Instructor

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