Salt Valley Arts Classes - Fall 2016

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CHRISTY HOWDEN
Himmeli Wreath
16+
Evangelical Home – Meeting Space
$35
Tuesday, December 6 (1 meeting)
6:30-8:30pm
Description: Learn to make an airy modern geometric wreath based on the Swedish Himmeli! The wreath can be displayed year round as it has a timeless aesthetic. Once you learn to make a wreath you can easily make ornaments and mobiles in the same style.

Fairy Door
12+
Evangelical Home – Meeting Space
$45
Thursday, December 1 (1 meeting)
6:30-8:30pm
Description: Do you love the Ann Arbor Fairy doors? Come paint your very own fairy door to be whimsical or to fit your décor. All supplies are included!

SUSAN MCDOWELL
Landscapes in Glass
17+
Evangelical Home Room 1
$180
Mondays, 11/21-12/12 (4 meetings)
6:00pm-8:30pm
Description: Use crushed glass, glass strips, and glass paints to create a landscape of depth and beauty. Bring photos, drawings, or an idea to the first day of class, which will serve as our project meeting. Working classes will encompass the next three dates. All tools and glass provided. Possible additional material fees may apply based on the project discussion.

Fun with Fusing - Ornaments
17+
Evangelical Home Room 1
$75
Thursday, December 1 (1 meeting)
6:00pm-8:30pm
Description: It’s wintertime! Create up to four, 2” by 6” seasonal ornaments for your tree, your windows, or to give as gifts! All tools and glass provided. Pieces will be fused after class and available to pick up within a week. No experience necessary!

VALERIE MANN
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KATHERINE DOWNIE
Painting in the Style of the Impressionists
18+
Evangelical Home
$90
Time, Dates TBA
Description: The impressionists were fascinated with light and how to capture it through their loose brush strokes. As a class, we will discuss the impressionists’ history and desire to capture light in their paintings, and then we will work on our own pieces using their techniques. Bring a photo of a landscape to work from to the first class.

Painting in the Style of the Cubists
18+
Evangelical Home
$90
Time, Dates TBA
Description: Picasso, Braque, and other cubist painters will be our inspiration for this session. We’ll look at their work and then apply their styles, including collage, into our own pieces. Students are encouraged to bring collage materials (fabrics, images, etc.) to include in their pieces.

Painting in the Style of the Expressionists
18+
Evangelical Home
$72
Tuesdays, 12/6-12/20 (3 meetings)
9:00am-11:30am
Description: We will take Edward Munch, Paul Klee, Franz Marc, and the expressionists to a different, often brightly colored, level. We’ll spend our first class discussing their work and then create pieces utilizing elements of their styles and color palettes.

Acrylic Basics
18+
Evangelical Home
$90
Mondays, 11/28-12/19 (4 meetings)
9:00am-11:30am
Description: Whether you’re new to painting with acrylics or just want a refresher, this class is a great place to start! We’ll work on the basics – painting light and shadow, underpainting, color mixing, using acrylic mediums, and setting up a basic composition.

Fabric Glue Resist
16+
Evangelical Home Meeting Room
$45
Thursday, December 8
6:30-8:30pm
Description: Create a 10.5 x 10.5 inch fabric square using glue as a resist for a batik look. Use a fabric square to embellish on its own or incorporate it into a quilt or create a prayer flag. Students will take home two completed 10.5 x 10.5” square decorated muslin blocks painted and ready for heat setting and washing.

Process: Using Elmer’s blue gel glue, students will create colorful designs with vibrant acrylics and fabric paints using resist methods. At home, pieces will simply be heat set using an iron. They will be washed to remove glue to reveal a colorful block to use as a prayer flag, blocks in a quilt, or for embellishing on its own!

DANIELE O-BRIEN
More classes coming soon.

KEITH MCGUIRE
Watercolors with Keith McGuire
18+
Liberty School Room 26
$60 ($20 per class)
Thursdays, December 1-15 (3 meetings)
10:00am-1:00pm
Description: In this lively on-going monthly class, beginners will learn about materials, color mixing, values, and layering. If you've had some experience with watercolors, you will explore a variety of wet and dry brush techniques through demonstrations and hands-on teaching. The wide range of subject matter (including landscapes, wildflowers, etc.) keeps this class ever-changing and fun! Materials list will be provided. Paper Fee: $6

Watercolors with Keith McGuire
18+
Liberty School Room 26
$60 ($20 per class)
Tuesdays, December 6-20 (3 meetings)
6:00pm-9:00pm
Description: In this lively on-going monthly class, beginners will learn about materials, color mixing, values, and layering. If you've had some experience with watercolors, you will explore a variety of wet and dry brush techniques through demonstrations and hands-on teaching. The wide range of subject matter (including landscapes, wildflowers, etc.) keeps this class ever-changing and fun! Materials list will be provided. Paper Fee: $6

KELSEY KEYES
Multimedia Holiday Ornament Class
Grades K-5
Heritage, Woodland Meadows, Harvest, Pleasant Ridge (Art Rooms)
$24
Monday-Thursday, December 5-8 (1 meeting at each school)
3:40pm-5:00pm
Description: Come create and play with us as we prepare for the holidays! Fresh techniques and old favorites will help us transform new and recycled materials into fantastic ornaments. Take them home to enhance your own holiday atmosphere or give them as fun and festive gifts. Returning students are always welcome!