classes are suspended through april 30

We have suspended programming through the end of April in an effort to help contain the spread of COVID-19. Thank you for understanding and for your patience as we continue to monitor things. Stay safe and healthy!


RESCHEDULED FOR JULY! Ninety-five percent of people’s mental activity isn’t fully conscious. How do we react to art? What imagery grabs us most? Come hear Dan Hill, author of First Blush: People’s Intuitive Reactions to Famous Art, speak about the groundbreaking and longest ever conducted study that used eye-tracking technology to discover how we take in art. You’ll also hear about how seven core emotions are expressed when we view art. This inside scoop is not only fascinating, but can inform anyone creating portraits, both printing and photographing.

Thursday, July 30| 6-7:30 pm
Art Studio
Guild Member: $4.50 | Non-Member: $5
Instructor: Dan Hill


Did you miss one of these classes or want to take it again? Let us know! Email Education and Volunteer Manager Megan Proft at with class requests or ideas – we do our best to offer what our community wants!


Part open studio, part instruction, part experimentation, this class will meet your individual needs based on your creative goals. Riki Kölbl Nelson, an artist and arts educator, has taught students aged 9 to 90. She provides exercises designed to stretch the skills and creativity of the participants. You’ll be part of a facilitated group, gaining feedback and encouragement to take your art making to the next level for both beginning and advanced students. You can choose your preferred medium to work in – watercolors, acrylic, oils, pastels, or color pencils – and purchase your own materials for the class. This class can also be helpful for those who wish to add artwork to their memoirs. Some materials for the students will be on hand at the first session. Instructor: Riki Kolbl Nelson


In Drawing I, you will develop your observational drawing skills through instruction, drawing exercises and directed practice. Instructor Matt Bowers believes that all people have what it takes to draw! This class is geared for beginners but all levels are welcome. Instructor: Matt Bowers


NEW CLASS! In these workshops, you’ll build on your figural drawing skills through practice, instruction and feedback while learning new techniques specific to figure drawing. In the two-hour experience, you’ll get to sample what figure drawing is all about. In the four-hour experience, you’ll have a chance to dive deeper and explore the relationship between lines, shapes, paper plane edges and negative space that inform your subject. You’ll be invited to participate in group or one-on-one critiques. Class will include clothed models. Register for one or both! Instructor: Kate Douglas


NEW CLASS! Learn and practice the skills of portraiture. In the two-hour experience, you’ll explore proportion, shading and line. In the four-hour experience, go further with your portrait drawing by using observational skills, specific exercises and more advanced techniques. Please bring an enlarged (8.5”x11”) photo of a face to work from. Register for one or both! Instructor: Kate Douglas


Creating Community Club (CCC) is an art club for young adults on the autism spectrum. Create art collaboratively and individually this fall with CCC! This program prioritizes social connections made through the arts while simultaneously providing opportunities to stretch artistic technique and provide an outlet for personal growth and creative expression. Participants are encouraged to be “group ready.” Ages 14+. Instructor: Bridget Novak


Take your fused glass art making up a level! In this introductory class, you’ll learn different techniques in cutting glass and designing your own one-of-a-kind 6″ x 6″ piece! Come with an idea for a piece you’d like to design, or bring an open mind to let creativity guide you. Items will be ready to pick up 2 weeks after class. An additional materials fee of $20 will be paid directly to the instructor at class. A list of equipment/items to bring from home will be provided to you prior to the class. Instructor: Rose-Marie James

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