Adult/Teen Classes at the OAC

ACRYLIC PAINT POURING ART CLASS - LEVEL II

In this intermediate level pouring class you will explore additional techniques and styles of creating fluid acrylic art. You will practice pouring tree rings, blowing flowers from puddle pours and swiping. Each piece will be original and unique – no two pours are ever the same. This class includes two complete paintings ready to hang on your wall (not including the frames). Wear clothes you can get paint on. All supplies included in the course fee. Previous acrylic paint pouring experience is encouraged but not required.

10/26/19
9:00AM–12:00PM Saturday
$34
Sessions: 1
Instructor: Beth DeCoux


CHAINMAIL BRACELET CLASS - CLASSIC BYZANTINE WEAVE

Unleash your creative side! In this workshop, you will learn the basics of creating chainmail weaves, including how jump rings are made, how to properly open and close jump rings, and how the wire gauge and size of the jump ring affect the weaves. You will learn the Classic Byzantine Weave pattern by linking the rings to form an intricate chain. Best of all, you will get to work on this bracelet weave in the workshop, ensuring that you have a solid understanding of the pattern. Each student will receive a kit that includes enough stainless-steel jump rings and clasp to create an 8-inch bracelet. Two smooth jawed pliers will be provided for your use in the class, but if you have your own small pliers, you are encouraged to bring them to class. Instructor will also have Sterling Silver Kits available during class for an additional fee. Your instructor has a love for unique styling and great color combinations that show in her jewelry designs. She is anxious to introduce you to a hobby that she loves!

11/02/19
9:00–11:00AM
Saturday
$24
Sessions: 1
Instructor: Stacy Billings


INTERMEDIATE WATERCOLOR CLASS

In this class we will review the basics and you’ll have time to work on your own painting. Bring several photos of what you would like to paint during class. Techniques essential to watercolor will be covered during classes. If you are a beginner (and weren’t able to take the October class) you are welcome to register for this class. Students are encouraged to bring their own watercolor supplies from home or purchase a complete starter watercolor paint set at local stores or online. Suggested supply list is included with class the beginner class.

11/07/19
6:30–9:00PM Thursday
$39
Sessions: 3
Instructor: Kerry Ohnstad


GALS’ NIGHT OUT AT THE OAC

Calling all gals and friends who would like a night out of fun and creativity. During this evening, you will be shown the variety of ways that clay can be manipulated into useful, decorative and “gifty” creations. You may try throwing pots on the wheel, hand-building, and or utilizing clay slabs to make your unique creation come to life. Delve into your imagination, experiment and have fun. No experience necessary! The pieces that you have created will be bisque fired, glazed with the color of your choosing and fired a second time. Your pieces will be microwave, oven and dishwasher safe. You may pick up your treasures at the Arts Center three weeks after class. Dress casually in clothes that can get messy. All supplies are included in the course fee, including creative treats.

11/08/19
6:30–8:30PM Friday
$22
Sessions: 1
Instructor: Judy Srsen


SPLATTER PAINT

Splatter painting is carefree, unpredictable, energetic and meditative. Each student will create an abstract piece of art and have their own space to experience three different ways, techniques and styles (demonstrated by instructor) of doing splatter painting! One canvas will be provided and students will be able to try techniques on paper before going to their canvas. A variety of paint color choices will be available! This class includes a glass of bubbly or a non-alcoholic beverage. Participants must be 21 years to enroll. Aprons provided, but dress for a mess!

11/15/19
7:30–9:00PM
Friday
$21
Sessions: 1
Instructor: Karly Ohnstad


Youth Classes at the OAC

CLAY MAKE BELIEVE AND MYTHICAL CREATURES (CHILDREN AGES +6 YEARS WITH AN ADULT )

Families (adults and children 6 years and up) come and make a unique mythical or make believe creature together! Your instructor will do short demos on how to make dragons, phoenixes, unicorns and make believe creatures. Then you’ll choose what kind of creature you want to make. Using your imaginations to change and make variations on all creatures will be encouraged. This class goes step by step to show how to make each creature. Pre-cut extruded pieces of clay, which are easily pieced together to make varying creatures are available as an option, to help make the process of creating each creature simple and easy with more time to add textures, details and underglazes to your creature. Aprons provided, please wear clothes that can get clay on them. Course fee listed is per adult/child.

10/12/19
12:30–3:00PM Saturday
$21
Sessions: 1
Instructor: Karly Ohnstad


DISCOVERING PAINTING MEDIUMS: ANIMALS AND LANDSCAPES (AGES 6+)

In this class students will get to choose out several pictures and stencils of animals, like birds, dogs, and cats and objects in landscapes, like trees, plants and flowers to help compose their own painting. Then depending on their individual skill levels, some will use carbon paper to create an outline of their combined chosen images to paint on, others will use stencils to create their painting outline. The basics of primary and secondary colors and how to use acrylics and watercolors will be taught. Every student will have a canvas and have the option to try ideas on painting paper first before starting on their canvas. The instructor will demo how to make a collage using the pieces of leftover painting paper to create texture on the canvas. Many various and fun painting tools will be used. This class is about being able to create a painting in an easy way.

11/02/19
1:00–3:00PM Saturday
$21
Sessions: 1
Instructor: Karly Ohnstad


CLAY HAND BUILDING (AGES 6+)

Learn how to make slab mugs, extruder coil bowls and clay pinch pots in this demo-based class. The Instructor will show hand building sculpting techniques while using varying hand building tools to make these clay objects. Then students will choose what they want to create. How to add texture to pieces will be focused on, along with adding colored underglazes. The Instructor has experience making abstract hand built sculptures and will demo this so students will have the option to try that too. The clay slab roller and extruder will be demoed and the whole process of making a ceramic piece from start to finish will be discussed. Aprons provided, please dress for a mess.

11/09/19
1:00–3:00PM Saturday
$23
Sessions: 1
Instructor: Karly Ohnstad